Period
to 15 January 2021

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 15 January 2021 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
15 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 152 255 364
Rank change year-on-year +103 +109 -103
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 298 302 282
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.72% 0.99% 0.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.91% 5.49% 3.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 216 137
Median daily rate £500 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £364 £375 £340
90th Percentile £688 £738 £763
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Median hourly rate £76.50 - £55.00
10th Percentile £54.00 - £52.50
90th Percentile £78.65 - £57.50
England median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +11.11% +63.64% +10.00%

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 3,343 5,496 7,188
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 19.24% 18.01% 16.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,337 3,888 4,721
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £670 £688 £675
England median daily rate £475 £465 £450
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 91 135
Median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.92% +68.89% +18.42%
10th Percentile £17.09 £18.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £60.00 £52.50 £47.40
Median hourly rate £40.00 £32.88 £25.00
% change year-on-year +21.67% +31.50% +16.89%

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 15 January 2021.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing DV Cleared in London over the 6 months to 15 January 2021.

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 15 January 2021. 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 +69 26 £525 -2.33% 15
West London +42 12 £500 +17.65% 1
South London +54 11 £370 -29.52% 2
North London +6 1 £625 +38.89%
DV Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 15 January 2021, 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.

1 298 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 125 (41.95%) SC Cleared
3 81 (27.18%) Agile Software Development
4 50 (16.78%) DevOps
5 40 (13.42%) SQL
5 40 (13.42%) Oracle
6 39 (13.09%) Linux
7 37 (12.42%) Windows
8 36 (12.08%) Public Sector
9 35 (11.74%) Microsoft
10 32 (10.74%) Java
11 30 (10.07%) Cybersecurity
11 30 (10.07%) AWS
12 28 (9.40%) PowerShell
13 27 (9.06%) C
13 27 (9.06%) SQL Server
14 26 (8.72%) Migration
15 25 (8.39%) ITIL
16 24 (8.05%) Python
17 23 (7.72%) Finance
18 22 (7.38%) Stakeholder Management
18 22 (7.38%) Information Security
19 21 (7.05%) Active Directory
19 21 (7.05%) Project Management
19 21 (7.05%) Risk Management
20 20 (6.71%) Test Automation
20 20 (6.71%) Windows Server
21 19 (6.38%) Azure
21 19 (6.38%) Jenkins
21 19 (6.38%) Mentoring

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 9 (3.02%) Apache
1 9 (3.02%) ArcGIS
2 8 (2.68%) Confluence
3 7 (2.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 6 (2.01%) SAS
5 5 (1.68%) IIS
6 4 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.34%) MS Exchange
7 3 (1.01%) CMS
7 3 (1.01%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.67%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.67%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.34%) Jetty
9 1 (0.34%) Mongrel
9 1 (0.34%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.34%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Fuse
9 1 (0.34%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (5.03%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.68%) Photoshop
3 5 (1.68%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (1.34%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.67%) Sketch
6 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (2.35%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (1.01%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.34%) OpenText Process Suite
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 30 (10.07%) AWS
2 19 (6.38%) Azure
3 9 (3.02%) Serverless
4 6 (2.01%) Azure Stack
5 5 (1.68%) OpenShift
5 5 (1.68%) PaaS
5 5 (1.68%) SaaS
6 4 (1.34%) GCP
7 3 (1.01%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (1.01%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (1.01%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 3 (1.01%) GitHub
8 2 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.67%) Azure Data Factory
8 2 (0.67%) Azure Functions
8 2 (0.67%) IaaS
8 2 (0.67%) Logic Apps
8 2 (0.67%) Power Platform
8 2 (0.67%) PowerApps
9 1 (0.34%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.36%) DNS
2 8 (2.68%) DHCP
3 7 (2.35%) Firewall
4 6 (2.01%) LAN
4 6 (2.01%) SAN
4 6 (2.01%) VPN
5 5 (1.68%) WAN
6 4 (1.34%) IPv4
7 3 (1.01%) AMQP
7 3 (1.01%) Kerberos
7 3 (1.01%) Structured Cabling
8 2 (0.67%) Multicast
8 2 (0.67%) Network Security
8 2 (0.67%) OpenLDAP
8 2 (0.67%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.34%) FTP
9 1 (0.34%) HTTP
9 1 (0.34%) IPsec
9 1 (0.34%) SSL
9 1 (0.34%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (9.06%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.37%) Big Data
3 11 (3.69%) Oracle Database
4 7 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (2.01%) GIS
6 4 (1.34%) IDOL
7 3 (1.01%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.01%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 3 (1.01%) MySQL
7 3 (1.01%) Oracle BI EE
7 3 (1.01%) Oracle Database 12c
7 3 (1.01%) Oracle ODI
7 3 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.01%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (1.01%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (1.01%) SQL Server 2017
7 3 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (6.38%) Jenkins
2 15 (5.03%) JIRA
3 13 (4.36%) Git (software)
3 13 (4.36%) GitLab
3 13 (4.36%) Selenium
4 9 (3.02%) JMeter
4 9 (3.02%) LoadRunner
5 6 (2.01%) HP UFT
5 6 (2.01%) NeoLoad
5 6 (2.01%) SilkPerformer
6 4 (1.34%) Maven
7 3 (1.01%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.67%) Axure RP
8 2 (0.67%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.67%) Gradle
8 2 (0.67%) RStudio
9 1 (0.34%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.34%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.34%) Travis CI
9 1 (0.34%) webpack
General
1 36 (12.08%) Public Sector
2 23 (7.72%) Finance
3 16 (5.37%) Law
4 5 (1.68%) Police
4 5 (1.68%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.01%) Military
6 2 (0.67%) Banking
6 2 (0.67%) Billing
6 2 (0.67%) Electronics
6 2 (0.67%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.67%) Marketing
7 1 (0.34%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.34%) Legal
7 1 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 36 (12.08%) Developer
2 34 (11.41%) Analyst
3 33 (11.07%) Architect
4 22 (7.38%) Business Analyst
5 17 (5.70%) DevOps Engineer
5 17 (5.70%) DV Cleared Business Analyst
6 11 (3.69%) Consultant
6 11 (3.69%) DV Cleared Project Manager
6 11 (3.69%) Project Manager
7 10 (3.36%) Data Engineer
7 10 (3.36%) Solutions Architect
7 10 (3.36%) Technical Architect
8 9 (3.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (2.68%) Azure Engineer
9 8 (2.68%) Field Engineer
9 8 (2.68%) Java Developer
9 8 (2.68%) Oracle Architect
9 8 (2.68%) Programme Director
9 8 (2.68%) ServiceNow Developer
10 7 (2.35%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.03%) Oracle Fusion
2 11 (3.69%) Kafka
3 10 (3.36%) Spring
3 10 (3.36%) Spring Boot
4 8 (2.68%) REST
5 6 (2.01%) LDAP
5 6 (2.01%) React
5 6 (2.01%) RESTful
5 6 (2.01%) Web Services
6 5 (1.68%) .NET
6 5 (1.68%) AngularJS
6 5 (1.68%) Apache NiFi
6 5 (1.68%) Middleware
6 5 (1.68%) Node.js
7 4 (1.34%) CSS
7 4 (1.34%) HTML
7 4 (1.34%) SOAP
8 3 (1.01%) GraphQL
8 3 (1.01%) JSON
9 2 (0.67%) XGBoost
Miscellaneous
1 13 (4.36%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.69%) Data Centre
3 10 (3.36%) Management Information System
4 9 (3.02%) CESG
5 7 (2.35%) Algorithms
6 6 (2.01%) Hybrid Cloud
6 6 (2.01%) User Experience
7 5 (1.68%) CESG CLAS
7 5 (1.68%) PKI
7 5 (1.68%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.34%) HP StoreVirtual
9 3 (1.01%) CCTV
9 3 (1.01%) Smartcard
9 3 (1.01%) YubiKey
10 2 (0.67%) Cloud Native
10 2 (0.67%) Cyber Defence
10 2 (0.67%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.67%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (0.67%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 39 (13.09%) Linux
2 37 (12.42%) Windows
3 20 (6.71%) Windows Server
4 14 (4.70%) Windows 10
5 13 (4.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (3.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (3.02%) Windows Server 2019
8 8 (2.68%) Windows 7
8 8 (2.68%) Windows Server 2016
9 4 (1.34%) Unix
10 3 (1.01%) Solaris
10 3 (1.01%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.67%) VMS
12 1 (0.34%) AIX
12 1 (0.34%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (27.18%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (16.78%) DevOps
3 30 (10.07%) Cybersecurity
4 26 (8.72%) Migration
5 25 (8.39%) ITIL
6 22 (7.38%) Information Security
6 22 (7.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 21 (7.05%) Project Management
7 21 (7.05%) Risk Management
8 20 (6.71%) Test Automation
9 19 (6.38%) Mentoring
10 18 (6.04%) Decision-Making
11 17 (5.70%) ERP
11 17 (5.70%) Scrum
12 16 (5.37%) Performance Testing
12 16 (5.37%) Project Delivery
13 15 (5.03%) Data Migration
13 15 (5.03%) Microservices
14 14 (4.70%) Analytics
15 13 (4.36%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 40 (13.42%) SQL
2 32 (10.74%) Java
3 28 (9.40%) PowerShell
4 27 (9.06%) C
5 24 (8.05%) Python
6 9 (3.02%) JavaScript
6 9 (3.02%) PL/SQL
7 8 (2.68%) Shell Script
7 8 (2.68%) VB
8 7 (2.35%) Bash Shell
9 5 (1.68%) C#
9 5 (1.68%) TypeScript
10 4 (1.34%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.01%) Java 8
11 3 (1.01%) Perl
12 2 (0.67%) R
13 1 (0.34%) C++
13 1 (0.34%) Lua
Qualifications
1 298 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 125 (41.95%) SC Cleared
3 16 (5.37%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (3.69%) CESG Certified Professional
5 10 (3.36%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 10 (3.36%) CISSP
6 6 (2.01%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (2.01%) PMP
7 5 (1.68%) CLAS
8 4 (1.34%) APMP
8 4 (1.34%) CEH
8 4 (1.34%) CISM
8 4 (1.34%) ISTQB
8 4 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (1.34%) PMI Certification
9 3 (1.01%) Degree
9 3 (1.01%) ISEB
10 2 (0.67%) CCNA
10 2 (0.67%) CCNP
10 2 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 8 (2.68%) NCSC
1 8 (2.68%) PMO
2 7 (2.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 6 (2.01%) NIST
3 6 (2.01%) QA
4 5 (1.68%) Government Security Classifications
4 5 (1.68%) JSP 440
5 4 (1.34%) RMADS
6 2 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.34%) GDPR
System Software
1 21 (7.05%) Active Directory
2 17 (5.70%) Docker
3 13 (4.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (3.02%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (2.35%) VMware NSX
6 4 (1.34%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.34%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.34%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.34%) Xen
Systems Management
1 18 (6.04%) Ansible
1 18 (6.04%) Terraform
2 12 (4.03%) Kubernetes
3 5 (1.68%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 4 (1.34%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (1.34%) SCCM
4 4 (1.34%) WSUS
5 2 (0.67%) Data Guard
5 2 (0.67%) Grafana
5 2 (0.67%) Kibana
5 2 (0.67%) logstash
5 2 (0.67%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (0.67%) OSSEC
5 2 (0.67%) Puppet
5 2 (0.67%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.34%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.34%) Packer
6 1 (0.34%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 40 (13.42%) Oracle
2 35 (11.74%) Microsoft
3 16 (5.37%) VMware
4 12 (4.03%) Lumension
4 12 (4.03%) Sophos
5 11 (3.69%) ServiceNow
6 10 (3.36%) Cisco
7 9 (3.02%) ESRI
8 6 (2.01%) HP
8 6 (2.01%) SolarWinds
9 4 (1.34%) Palo Alto
9 4 (1.34%) Symantec
10 3 (1.01%) Google
10 3 (1.01%) Micro Focus
10 3 (1.01%) OpenText
10 3 (1.01%) Splunk
11 2 (0.67%) BT
11 2 (0.67%) Databricks
11 2 (0.67%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.67%) SAP