Period
to 29 September 2020

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 29 September 2020 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
29 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 116 325 403
Rank change year-on-year +209 +78 -121
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 309 257 236
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.30% 0.68% 0.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.82% 4.29% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 162 108
Median daily rate £525 £523 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.48% +4.50% +8.70%
10th Percentile £400 £375 £371
90th Percentile £688 £725 £670
England median daily rate £525 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 7
Median hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -7.14% +37.25%
10th Percentile £35.00 £21.65 £33.76
90th Percentile £43.90 £34.56 £57.50
England median hourly rate £35.00 £44.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year -20.90% +26.43% +59.09%

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 2,855 5,996 7,314
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 21.22% 15.86% 16.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,815 3,974 4,753
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £313 £313 £283
90th Percentile £663 £694 £675
England median daily rate £480 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 109 183
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £22.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +52.64% +22.62%
10th Percentile £18.01 £13.50 £14.05
90th Percentile £47.82 £53.75 £51.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% +44.00% -13.04%

DV Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for DV Cleared in London

DV Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing DV Cleared in London.

Daily rate trend for DV Cleared in London

DV Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing DV Cleared in London over the 6 months to 29 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for DV Cleared in London

DV Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing DV Cleared in London.

Hourly rate trend 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 29 September 2020. 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 +124 28 £543 +0.93% 8
West London +54 12 £500 +11.11% 4
South London +53 3 £500 +6.38% 2
North London +12 3 £600 +36.36%
DV Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 29 September 2020, 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.

1 309 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 173 (55.99%) SC Cleared
3 78 (25.24%) Agile Software Development
4 61 (19.74%) Public Sector
5 58 (18.77%) DevOps
6 55 (17.80%) Windows
7 53 (17.15%) Oracle
8 51 (16.50%) AWS
9 44 (14.24%) Microsoft
10 43 (13.92%) SQL
11 41 (13.27%) Java
12 38 (12.30%) Azure
13 36 (11.65%) Linux
14 30 (9.71%) Project Management
15 29 (9.39%) Scrum
15 29 (9.39%) PowerShell
16 28 (9.06%) ITIL
17 27 (8.74%) C
17 27 (8.74%) Python
18 26 (8.41%) SQL Server
18 26 (8.41%) Migration
18 26 (8.41%) Kubernetes
19 24 (7.77%) Windows Server
19 24 (7.77%) Stakeholder Management
20 23 (7.44%) Microservices
20 23 (7.44%) Decision-Making
21 22 (7.12%) Ansible
21 22 (7.12%) Docker
21 22 (7.12%) Mentoring
21 22 (7.12%) Web Services

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 13 (4.21%) Elasticsearch
2 12 (3.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 10 (3.24%) Confluence
4 8 (2.59%) WebLogic
5 7 (2.27%) Apache
5 7 (2.27%) ArcGIS
6 5 (1.62%) IIS
7 4 (1.29%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.65%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.65%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.32%) Jetty
10 1 (0.32%) Mongrel
10 1 (0.32%) nginx
10 1 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.32%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.32%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (3.88%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.94%) Photoshop
3 4 (1.29%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.97%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.97%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (2.27%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (0.97%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 51 (16.50%) AWS
2 38 (12.30%) Azure
3 20 (6.47%) SaaS
4 18 (5.83%) PaaS
5 11 (3.56%) Azure Stack
6 7 (2.27%) GCP
7 5 (1.62%) OpenShift
7 5 (1.62%) Serverless
8 4 (1.29%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (1.29%) Amazon S3
8 4 (1.29%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.65%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 2 (0.65%) Azure Functions
10 1 (0.32%) Amazon GuardDuty
10 1 (0.32%) Amazon Macie
10 1 (0.32%) AWS CodeBuild
10 1 (0.32%) AWS CodeCommit
10 1 (0.32%) AWS CodeDeploy
10 1 (0.32%) AWS CodePipeline
10 1 (0.32%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 22 (7.12%) VPN
2 21 (6.80%) DNS
3 18 (5.83%) Firewall
4 16 (5.18%) LAN
5 10 (3.24%) DMZ
5 10 (3.24%) WAN
6 8 (2.59%) DHCP
7 7 (2.27%) Multicast
7 7 (2.27%) Network Security
7 7 (2.27%) SAN
8 6 (1.94%) TCP/IP
9 5 (1.62%) Kerberos
9 5 (1.62%) SNMP
9 5 (1.62%) TACACS
10 4 (1.29%) Internet
10 4 (1.29%) OSPF
10 4 (1.29%) Structured Cabling
11 3 (0.97%) IPv4
12 2 (0.65%) OpenLDAP
13 1 (0.32%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (8.41%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.53%) MongoDB
3 11 (3.56%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (2.91%) Oracle Database
5 8 (2.59%) Oracle ODI
6 5 (1.62%) Big Data
6 5 (1.62%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.29%) GIS
7 4 (1.29%) MySQL
7 4 (1.29%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (1.29%) Redis
7 4 (1.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.97%) IDOL
8 3 (0.97%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (0.97%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.97%) Oracle BI EE
8 3 (0.97%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (5.83%) Jenkins
2 17 (5.50%) Git (software)
2 17 (5.50%) GitLab
3 12 (3.88%) JIRA
4 8 (2.59%) Selenium
5 7 (2.27%) JMeter
6 6 (1.94%) Bitbucket
6 6 (1.94%) Gatling
7 5 (1.62%) LoadRunner
7 5 (1.62%) SoapUI
8 4 (1.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (1.29%) Cucumber
8 4 (1.29%) NeoLoad
8 4 (1.29%) SonarQube
8 4 (1.29%) Sonatype Nexus
8 4 (1.29%) WebDriver
9 3 (0.97%) Jasmine
9 3 (0.97%) Postman
9 3 (0.97%) REST Assured
10 2 (0.65%) Gradle
General
1 61 (19.74%) Public Sector
2 19 (6.15%) Finance
3 18 (5.83%) Law
4 12 (3.88%) Police
5 6 (1.94%) Military
6 5 (1.62%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.29%) Banking
8 3 (0.97%) Electronics
8 3 (0.97%) Local Government
8 3 (0.97%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.97%) Marketing
9 2 (0.65%) Legal
9 2 (0.65%) Publishing
10 1 (0.32%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 39 (12.62%) Analyst
1 39 (12.62%) Developer
2 37 (11.97%) Architect
3 22 (7.12%) Business Analyst
4 19 (6.15%) DevOps Engineer
5 16 (5.18%) DV Cleared Business Analyst
5 16 (5.18%) Project Manager
6 14 (4.53%) DV Cleared Project Manager
6 14 (4.53%) Technical Architect
7 13 (4.21%) Java Developer
8 12 (3.88%) Azure Engineer
8 12 (3.88%) Network Engineer
8 12 (3.88%) Senior DevOps
8 12 (3.88%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 11 (3.56%) Cloud Engineer
10 10 (3.24%) Cloud Architect
10 10 (3.24%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
11 9 (2.91%) Consultant
11 9 (2.91%) Programme Director
12 8 (2.59%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (7.12%) Web Services
2 20 (6.47%) REST
3 19 (6.15%) Oracle Fusion
4 16 (5.18%) Node.js
5 15 (4.85%) React
5 15 (4.85%) Spring
6 14 (4.53%) Elastic Stack
7 13 (4.21%) AngularJS
7 13 (4.21%) SOAP
8 12 (3.88%) Spring Boot
9 10 (3.24%) SAML
10 8 (2.59%) Kafka
10 8 (2.59%) Pandas
10 8 (2.59%) scikit-learn
11 6 (1.94%) HTML
11 6 (1.94%) LDAP
12 5 (1.62%) CSS
12 5 (1.62%) Keycloak
12 5 (1.62%) Middleware
13 4 (1.29%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (5.18%) Data Centre
3 13 (4.21%) Management Information System
3 13 (4.21%) Public Cloud
4 11 (3.56%) Hybrid Cloud
5 7 (2.27%) Private Cloud
6 5 (1.62%) Cloud Native
6 5 (1.62%) Cyber Defence
6 5 (1.62%) User Experience
7 3 (0.97%) Algorithms
7 3 (0.97%) HP StoreVirtual
8 2 (0.65%) CCTV
8 2 (0.65%) CMDB
8 2 (0.65%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.65%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.65%) PKI
9 1 (0.32%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.32%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 1 (0.32%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.32%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 55 (17.80%) Windows
2 36 (11.65%) Linux
3 24 (7.77%) Windows Server
4 16 (5.18%) Windows 10
5 10 (3.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (2.59%) Unix
6 8 (2.59%) VMS
6 8 (2.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (2.59%) Windows Server 2016
7 6 (1.94%) Windows 7
7 6 (1.94%) Windows Server 2019
8 3 (0.97%) Solaris
9 2 (0.65%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.32%) AIX
10 1 (0.32%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (25.24%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (18.77%) DevOps
3 30 (9.71%) Project Management
4 29 (9.39%) Scrum
5 28 (9.06%) ITIL
6 26 (8.41%) Migration
7 24 (7.77%) Stakeholder Management
8 23 (7.44%) Decision-Making
8 23 (7.44%) Microservices
9 22 (7.12%) Mentoring
9 22 (7.12%) Open Source
10 21 (6.80%) Coaching
11 20 (6.47%) Project Delivery
11 20 (6.47%) Risk Management
12 18 (5.83%) Business Case
12 18 (5.83%) Data Science
12 18 (5.83%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 17 (5.50%) Configuration Management
13 17 (5.50%) Data Analysis
13 17 (5.50%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 43 (13.92%) SQL
2 41 (13.27%) Java
3 29 (9.39%) PowerShell
4 27 (8.74%) C
4 27 (8.74%) Python
5 21 (6.80%) Shell Script
6 16 (5.18%) Bash Shell
7 14 (4.53%) TypeScript
8 9 (2.91%) JavaScript
9 8 (2.59%) Java 8
10 7 (2.27%) PL/SQL
11 6 (1.94%) VB
12 4 (1.29%) Perl
13 3 (0.97%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.65%) C#
15 1 (0.32%) C++
15 1 (0.32%) Go
15 1 (0.32%) Gremlin
Qualifications
1 309 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 173 (55.99%) SC Cleared
3 18 (5.83%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (3.24%) CCNA
4 10 (3.24%) CISSP
5 7 (2.27%) CCNP
5 7 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.62%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 4 (1.29%) APMP
7 4 (1.29%) CISM
7 4 (1.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (0.97%) CISA
8 3 (0.97%) ISEB
8 3 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.65%) CESG Certified Professional
9 2 (0.65%) MCDBA
10 1 (0.32%) CLAS
10 1 (0.32%) MCP
10 1 (0.32%) MCSA
10 1 (0.32%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.24%) PMO
1 10 (3.24%) QA
2 6 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (1.94%) NCSC
3 4 (1.29%) Government Security Classifications
3 4 (1.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 3 (0.97%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.97%) RMADS
5 2 (0.65%) COBIT
5 2 (0.65%) GDPR
5 2 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.32%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.32%) JSP 440
System Software
1 22 (7.12%) Docker
2 19 (6.15%) Active Directory
3 14 (4.53%) Virtual Machines
4 12 (3.88%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (1.62%) VMware NSX
6 3 (0.97%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.97%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.32%) Xen
8 1 (0.32%) XenApp
8 1 (0.32%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 26 (8.41%) Kubernetes
2 22 (7.12%) Ansible
3 19 (6.15%) Kibana
3 19 (6.15%) Terraform
4 15 (4.85%) logstash
5 8 (2.59%) Single Sign-On
6 6 (1.94%) Grafana
6 6 (1.94%) SCCM
7 5 (1.62%) WSUS
8 3 (0.97%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 3 (0.97%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.97%) Puppet
9 2 (0.65%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.65%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (0.65%) OSSEC
10 1 (0.32%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.32%) HP SiteScope
10 1 (0.32%) OpenView
Vendors
1 53 (17.15%) Oracle
2 44 (14.24%) Microsoft
3 17 (5.50%) Cisco
4 15 (4.85%) VMware
5 9 (2.91%) Lumension
5 9 (2.91%) Sophos
6 8 (2.59%) ServiceNow
7 7 (2.27%) ESRI
7 7 (2.27%) Palo Alto
8 6 (1.94%) SolarWinds
8 6 (1.94%) Splunk
9 4 (1.29%) HP
10 3 (0.97%) Citrix
10 3 (0.97%) SAP
10 3 (0.97%) Symantec
11 2 (0.65%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.65%) Northgate
11 2 (0.65%) Remedy
12 1 (0.32%) Fortinet
12 1 (0.32%) Ivanti