Period
to 13 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for DV Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Developed Vetting (DV) Clearance
England > London
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 378 270 201
Rank change year-on-year -108 -69 +48
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 275 472 581
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.58% 0.99% 1.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.61% 5.83% 7.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 226 213
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £313 £286 £328
90th Percentile £710 £650 £700
England median daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 5
London median hourly rate £35.00 £30.65 £49.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.19% -37.69% -
10th Percentile £33.76 £20.84 £32.30
90th Percentile £57.50 £42.24 £65.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year +27.27% -28.57% +24.60%

DV Cleared is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 7,617 8,103 7,693
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.17% 17.06% 17.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,897 5,419 4,967
London median daily rate £500 £475 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £269
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 171 117
London median hourly rate £23.92 £21.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.24% +10.26% -6.02%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.50 £11.91
90th Percentile £54.79 £48.75 £48.95
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year - -1.96% +5.24%

DV Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing DV Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for DV Cleared in London

DV Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DV Cleared in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for DV Cleared in London

DV Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DV Cleared in London over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DV Cleared in London

DV Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing DV Cleared in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DV Cleared in London

DV Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DV Cleared in London over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for DV Cleared in London

DV Cleared
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DV Cleared within the London region over the 6 months to 13 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London -58 49 £475 -2.56% 8
South London -25 19 £513 +7.89%
West London -24 11 £475 -2.56% 7
DV Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing DV Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the London region with a requirement for DV Cleared.

1 275 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 131 (47.64%) SC Cleared
3 92 (33.45%) Agile Software Development
4 50 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
5 48 (17.45%) Java
6 44 (16.00%) Linux
7 41 (14.91%) Oracle
8 39 (14.18%) Migration
9 38 (13.82%) Windows
10 35 (12.73%) Finance
11 29 (10.55%) Project Management
12 28 (10.18%) ITIL
13 24 (8.73%) DevOps
14 23 (8.36%) Data Centre
15 22 (8.00%) Active Directory
15 22 (8.00%) Python
16 21 (7.64%) SQL
16 21 (7.64%) Configuration Management
16 21 (7.64%) Programme Management
16 21 (7.64%) Docker
16 21 (7.64%) REST
17 20 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management
17 20 (7.27%) Scrum
17 20 (7.27%) Microsoft
17 20 (7.27%) Coaching
17 20 (7.27%) Windows Server
17 20 (7.27%) Problem-Solving
18 19 (6.91%) Collaborative Working
18 19 (6.91%) User Stories
18 19 (6.91%) Git (software)

DV Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 17 (6.18%) Confluence
2 8 (2.91%) nginx
3 6 (2.18%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.45%) Apache Spark
4 4 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.73%) Apache Solr
5 2 (0.73%) IIS
5 2 (0.73%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.36%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.36%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.36%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (1.82%) Spreadsheet
2 4 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.73%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.73%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (2.91%) Oracle ERP
1 8 (2.91%) Oracle Financials
2 5 (1.82%) Oracle Payroll
3 4 (1.45%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 17 (6.18%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (4.36%) GitHub
3 8 (2.91%) PaaS
4 6 (2.18%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (2.18%) Quay.io
5 4 (1.45%) IaaS
6 3 (1.09%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.73%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (0.73%) SaaS
7 2 (0.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.36%) Datadog
8 1 (0.36%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.82%) Firewall
2 15 (5.45%) Network Security
3 12 (4.36%) WAN
4 9 (3.27%) TCP/IP
5 7 (2.55%) VPN
6 5 (1.82%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (1.82%) Cisco Firepower
6 5 (1.82%) LAN
6 5 (1.82%) SSL
6 5 (1.82%) Wireless
7 3 (1.09%) Broadband
7 3 (1.09%) DNS
7 3 (1.09%) HTTP
7 3 (1.09%) ISDN
7 3 (1.09%) Kerberos
8 2 (0.73%) Internet
8 2 (0.73%) IPsec
8 2 (0.73%) SAN
9 1 (0.36%) IPv4
9 1 (0.36%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.55%) PostgreSQL
2 17 (6.18%) SQL Server
3 10 (3.64%) Big Data
3 10 (3.64%) NoSQL
4 6 (2.18%) Hadoop
5 4 (1.45%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.09%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.09%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (0.73%) Apache Hive
7 2 (0.73%) GIS
7 2 (0.73%) HBase
7 2 (0.73%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.73%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.73%) Power BI
7 2 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.36%) Amazon Aurora
8 1 (0.36%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.36%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 19 (6.91%) Git (software)
2 18 (6.55%) JIRA
3 17 (6.18%) Jenkins
4 16 (5.82%) Cucumber
5 13 (4.73%) Selenium
6 9 (3.27%) GitLab
7 7 (2.55%) Artifactory
8 5 (1.82%) Bitbucket
9 4 (1.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (1.09%) SonarQube
11 2 (0.73%) IntelliJ
11 2 (0.73%) Sonatype Nexus
11 2 (0.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 2 (0.73%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 1 (0.36%) ERwin
12 1 (0.36%) FishEye
12 1 (0.36%) git-flow
12 1 (0.36%) JMeter
12 1 (0.36%) WATIR
General
1 35 (12.73%) Finance
2 9 (3.27%) Telecoms
3 8 (2.91%) Electronics
3 8 (2.91%) Law
3 8 (2.91%) Manufacturing
3 8 (2.91%) Marketing
4 2 (0.73%) Back Office
4 2 (0.73%) Military
5 1 (0.36%) Automotive
5 1 (0.36%) Digital Economy
5 1 (0.36%) Local Government
5 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 36 (13.09%) Developer
2 34 (12.36%) Analyst
3 27 (9.82%) Architect
4 20 (7.27%) Consultant
5 19 (6.91%) Business Analyst
6 15 (5.45%) Project Manager
7 13 (4.73%) Integration Developer
7 13 (4.73%) Network Engineer
8 12 (4.36%) Java Developer
8 12 (4.36%) Oracle Consultant
8 12 (4.36%) Test Engineer
9 11 (4.00%) SC Cleared Project Manager
9 11 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
9 11 (4.00%) Technical Architect
10 10 (3.64%) DV Cleared Business Analyst
10 10 (3.64%) Oracle Developer
10 10 (3.64%) Oracle Specialist
11 8 (2.91%) Business Manager
11 8 (2.91%) Software Developer
12 7 (2.55%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (7.64%) REST
2 17 (6.18%) SOAP
3 13 (4.73%) RESTful
4 12 (4.36%) .NET
5 11 (4.00%) Oracle Fusion
6 8 (2.91%) Velocity
7 6 (2.18%) Elastic Stack
7 6 (2.18%) Web Services
8 5 (1.82%) Spring
8 5 (1.82%) Spring Boot
9 4 (1.45%) Apache Camel
9 4 (1.45%) Middleware
10 3 (1.09%) JSON
10 3 (1.09%) Kafka
11 2 (0.73%) Drools
11 2 (0.73%) HTML
11 2 (0.73%) SAML
12 1 (0.36%) ASP.NET
12 1 (0.36%) STL
12 1 (0.36%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.36%) Data Centre
2 13 (4.73%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (4.36%) Greenfield Project
4 10 (3.64%) Cyberattack
5 8 (2.91%) Clustering
6 5 (1.82%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.45%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.09%) CMDB
8 3 (1.09%) Cyberthreat
9 2 (0.73%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.73%) CESG
9 2 (0.73%) Cyber Defence
9 2 (0.73%) NHS
9 2 (0.73%) PKI
10 1 (0.36%) Enterprise Cloud
10 1 (0.36%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.36%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.36%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.36%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.36%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 44 (16.00%) Linux
2 38 (13.82%) Windows
3 20 (7.27%) Windows Server
4 12 (4.36%) Unix
5 8 (2.91%) CoreOS
5 8 (2.91%) Windows 10
6 6 (2.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (1.82%) Solaris
8 3 (1.09%) CentOS
8 3 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.09%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.73%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.73%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.36%) Android
10 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.36%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (33.45%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
3 39 (14.18%) Migration
4 29 (10.55%) Project Management
5 28 (10.18%) ITIL
6 24 (8.73%) DevOps
7 21 (7.64%) Configuration Management
7 21 (7.64%) Programme Management
8 20 (7.27%) Coaching
8 20 (7.27%) Problem-Solving
8 20 (7.27%) Scrum
8 20 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management
9 19 (6.91%) Collaborative Working
9 19 (6.91%) User Stories
10 18 (6.55%) Business Intelligence
10 18 (6.55%) Test Automation
11 17 (6.18%) Risk Management
12 16 (5.82%) PRINCE2
13 15 (5.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 14 (5.09%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 48 (17.45%) Java
2 22 (8.00%) Python
3 21 (7.64%) SQL
4 18 (6.55%) Bash Shell
5 12 (4.36%) C#
5 12 (4.36%) PowerShell
6 10 (3.64%) Ruby
7 7 (2.55%) Go
8 6 (2.18%) C
9 4 (1.45%) Java 8
9 4 (1.45%) JavaScript
10 3 (1.09%) Groovy
10 3 (1.09%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.73%) Perl
11 2 (0.73%) PHP
12 1 (0.36%) C++
12 1 (0.36%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.36%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.36%) VB
12 1 (0.36%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 275 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 131 (47.64%) SC Cleared
3 12 (4.36%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (4.36%) ISEB
4 11 (4.00%) ISTQB
5 8 (2.91%) CCNA
5 8 (2.91%) Degree
6 6 (2.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 5 (1.82%) CISSP
8 4 (1.45%) CISM
8 4 (1.45%) JNCIA
9 3 (1.09%) CISA
9 3 (1.09%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (1.09%) GIAC
9 3 (1.09%) SANS
10 2 (0.73%) APMG
10 2 (0.73%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.73%) CLAS
10 2 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.73%) GREM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.18%) PMO
2 3 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.09%) JSP 440
2 3 (1.09%) SLA
3 2 (0.73%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.73%) Def Stans
3 2 (0.73%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.36%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.36%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (8.00%) Active Directory
2 21 (7.64%) Docker
3 11 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (3.27%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (2.18%) Ceph
5 6 (2.18%) etcd
5 6 (2.18%) flannel
5 6 (2.18%) GlusterFS
5 6 (2.18%) SkyDNS
6 2 (0.73%) HDFS
6 2 (0.73%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.73%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.73%) vSphere
6 2 (0.73%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.36%) KVM
7 1 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.36%) Squid
7 1 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.36%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 15 (5.45%) Puppet
2 14 (5.09%) Ansible
3 11 (4.00%) Kubernetes
4 9 (3.27%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 9 (3.27%) vCenter Server
5 8 (2.91%) HAProxy
5 8 (2.91%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 7 (2.55%) Graphite
6 7 (2.55%) Prometheus
6 7 (2.55%) rkt
6 7 (2.55%) Sysdig
7 5 (1.82%) Netcool
7 5 (1.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 5 (1.82%) Terraform
7 5 (1.82%) TrustSec
8 4 (1.45%) SCCM
9 3 (1.09%) NetBackup
9 3 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.73%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (0.73%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 41 (14.91%) Oracle
2 20 (7.27%) Microsoft
3 17 (6.18%) Cisco
3 17 (6.18%) VMware
4 9 (3.27%) CheckPoint
5 8 (2.91%) McAfee
5 8 (2.91%) SAP
6 7 (2.55%) NetApp
7 6 (2.18%) Citrix
7 6 (2.18%) Juniper
8 5 (1.82%) Fortinet
8 5 (1.82%) HP
8 5 (1.82%) Splunk
9 4 (1.45%) Red Hat
9 4 (1.45%) SolarWinds
9 4 (1.45%) Veritas
10 3 (1.09%) ArcSight
11 2 (0.73%) 3PAR
11 2 (0.73%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.73%) Barracuda Networks