Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 354 117 303
Rank change year-on-year -237 +186 +80
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 220 319 303
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.62% 2.31% 0.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.04% 11.53% 5.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 240 212
10th Percentile £411 £386 £356
25th Percentile £500 £462 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £528 £515
Median % change year-on-year +9.00% +2.43% +3.00%
75th Percentile £650 £613 £600
90th Percentile £679 £688 £723
England median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 2
10th Percentile £47.15 £37.25 £20.48
25th Percentile £49.63 £38.75 £22.33
Median hourly rate £54.75 £42.50 £26.34
Median % change year-on-year +28.82% +61.37% -52.11%
75th Percentile £59.06 £61.13 £31.01
90th Percentile £59.63 £71.55 £33.26
England median hourly rate £56.50 £45.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year +25.56% -2.17% +22.50%

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 5,452 2,766 5,971
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.34% 20.06% 16.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,637 1,991 4,138
10th Percentile £350 £313 £308
25th Percentile £435 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £545 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +9.00% - -
75th Percentile £638 £588 £600
90th Percentile £725 £663 £700
England median daily rate £500 £485 £470
% change year-on-year +3.09% +3.19% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 30 96
10th Percentile £14.95 £17.69 £12.75
25th Percentile £20.27 £26.06 £19.81
Median hourly rate £36.25 £36.75 £28.25
Median % change year-on-year -1.36% +30.09% +41.25%
75th Percentile £51.88 £44.88 £48.94
90th Percentile £60.28 £53.88 £52.50
England median hourly rate £32.25 £31.61 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.02% -20.98% +74.44%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 18 October 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
West London -17 11 £566 +13.25% 5
Central London -88 6 £585 +11.43% 3
North London -1 1 - -
DV Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 220 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 135 (61.36%) SC Cleared
3 86 (39.09%) Agile Software Development
4 58 (26.36%) Linux
5 52 (23.64%) DevOps
6 45 (20.45%) Scrum
7 42 (19.09%) Cybersecurity
8 41 (18.64%) VMware
9 40 (18.18%) Windows
9 40 (18.18%) Social Skills
10 38 (17.27%) AWS
11 37 (16.82%) Active Directory
12 36 (16.36%) SQL
13 35 (15.91%) Oracle
13 35 (15.91%) Docker
14 34 (15.45%) Ansible
14 34 (15.45%) VMware Infrastructure
14 34 (15.45%) ITIL
15 33 (15.00%) C
16 32 (14.55%) PowerShell
16 32 (14.55%) Azure
17 30 (13.64%) Microsoft
18 29 (13.18%) Python
18 29 (13.18%) Java
19 26 (11.82%) Red Hat
19 26 (11.82%) Migration
20 25 (11.36%) Jenkins
21 24 (10.91%) Scaled Agile Framework
22 23 (10.45%) Terraform
22 23 (10.45%) Windows Server

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 18 (8.18%) Confluence
2 17 (7.73%) Apache
3 13 (5.91%) IIS
3 13 (5.91%) SharePoint
4 7 (3.18%) Tomcat
5 6 (2.73%) ArcGIS
6 5 (2.27%) MS Exchange
6 5 (2.27%) WebLogic
7 4 (1.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.91%) CMS
9 2 (0.91%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.91%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.45%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.45%) JBoss
10 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Fuse
10 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (6.82%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.73%) Photoshop
3 4 (1.82%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.36%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (0.45%) Adobe XD
6 1 (0.45%) Figma
6 1 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.45%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 5 (2.27%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.45%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.45%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.45%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.45%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 38 (17.27%) AWS
2 32 (14.55%) Azure
3 17 (7.73%) GCP
4 11 (5.00%) Serverless
5 9 (4.09%) Microsoft 365
6 8 (3.64%) OpenShift
7 7 (3.18%) IaaS
7 7 (3.18%) PaaS
7 7 (3.18%) SaaS
8 3 (1.36%) Azure Stack
9 2 (0.91%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.45%) Amazon ECS
10 1 (0.45%) Amazon EKS
10 1 (0.45%) GitHub
10 1 (0.45%) Google Workspace
10 1 (0.45%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 17 (7.73%) Firewall
2 9 (4.09%) Software-Defined Networking
3 8 (3.64%) DNS
4 6 (2.73%) Internet
4 6 (2.73%) WAN
5 5 (2.27%) SAN
5 5 (2.27%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.82%) HTTP
6 4 (1.82%) iSCSI
6 4 (1.82%) NAS
6 4 (1.82%) NetScaler
6 4 (1.82%) OSPF
6 4 (1.82%) SSL
7 3 (1.36%) BGP
7 3 (1.36%) EIGRP
7 3 (1.36%) VLAN
8 2 (0.91%) IPv4
8 2 (0.91%) Kerberos
8 2 (0.91%) TACACS
8 2 (0.91%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (9.55%) SQL Server
2 20 (9.09%) Big Data
3 8 (3.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (3.64%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (3.64%) SQL Server 2014
3 8 (3.64%) SQL Server 2016
3 8 (3.64%) SQL Server 2019
4 7 (3.18%) Oracle Database
5 6 (2.73%) GIS
5 6 (2.73%) MongoDB
6 5 (2.27%) Oracle Database 12c
7 4 (1.82%) MariaDB
7 4 (1.82%) MySQL
7 4 (1.82%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.91%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.91%) Metadata
8 2 (0.91%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.45%) Oracle Exadata
9 1 (0.45%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 25 (11.36%) Jenkins
2 22 (10.00%) JIRA
3 13 (5.91%) GitLab
3 13 (5.91%) Selenium
4 11 (5.00%) Git (software)
5 8 (3.64%) Cucumber
5 8 (3.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 4 (1.82%) Postman
7 3 (1.36%) JMeter
8 2 (0.91%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.45%) Axure RP
9 1 (0.45%) Gerrit
9 1 (0.45%) Gradle
9 1 (0.45%) LoadUI
9 1 (0.45%) Maven
9 1 (0.45%) RSpec
9 1 (0.45%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.45%) Subversion
9 1 (0.45%) Vagrant
General
1 40 (18.18%) Social Skills
2 21 (9.55%) Public Sector
3 14 (6.36%) Finance
4 7 (3.18%) Organisational Skills
4 7 (3.18%) Presentation Skills
5 5 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.27%) Documentation Skills
6 4 (1.82%) Influencing Skills
7 3 (1.36%) Law
7 3 (1.36%) Military
7 3 (1.36%) Police
8 2 (0.91%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.45%) Billing
9 1 (0.45%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 31 (14.09%) Architect
2 29 (13.18%) Analyst
3 24 (10.91%) Developer
4 18 (8.18%) Business Analyst
5 15 (6.82%) DV Cleared Business Analyst
6 14 (6.36%) DevOps Engineer
7 13 (5.91%) Cloud Architect
8 12 (5.45%) DBA
9 11 (5.00%) Data Engineer
9 11 (5.00%) Software Engineer
9 11 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
10 9 (4.09%) Cloud Solutions Architect
10 9 (4.09%) Consultant
10 9 (4.09%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
11 8 (3.64%) Project Manager
11 8 (3.64%) SQL DBA
12 7 (3.18%) Tester
13 6 (2.73%) Infrastructure Architect
13 6 (2.73%) Python Developer
13 6 (2.73%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (8.64%) Apache NiFi
2 14 (6.36%) Web Services
3 11 (5.00%) Kafka
4 10 (4.55%) JSON
4 10 (4.55%) XML
5 8 (3.64%) Gherkin
5 8 (3.64%) Middleware
6 7 (3.18%) .NET
6 7 (3.18%) Apache Avro
6 7 (3.18%) HTML
6 7 (3.18%) Oracle Fusion
7 6 (2.73%) CSS
7 6 (2.73%) REST
8 4 (1.82%) Elastic Stack
9 3 (1.36%) ASP.NET
9 3 (1.36%) GraphQL
9 3 (1.36%) Node.js
9 3 (1.36%) SOAP
9 3 (1.36%) XSLT
10 2 (0.91%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.09%) Clustering
2 14 (6.36%) Public Cloud
3 10 (4.55%) Data Centre
4 7 (3.18%) Data Structures
5 5 (2.27%) CESG
5 5 (2.27%) CESG CLAS
5 5 (2.27%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (1.82%) CCTV
6 4 (1.82%) Driving Licence
6 4 (1.82%) PKI
7 2 (0.91%) Cybercrime
7 2 (0.91%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.91%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.91%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.45%) CMDB
8 1 (0.45%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.45%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.45%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.45%) Replication
8 1 (0.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 58 (26.36%) Linux
2 40 (18.18%) Windows
3 23 (10.45%) Windows Server
4 22 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (6.36%) Windows 10
6 13 (5.91%) Windows Server 2016
7 12 (5.45%) Windows Server 2019
8 7 (3.18%) Windows 7
8 7 (3.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (3.18%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (2.73%) Unix
10 4 (1.82%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.91%) CentOS
12 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (39.09%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (23.64%) DevOps
3 45 (20.45%) Scrum
4 42 (19.09%) Cybersecurity
5 34 (15.45%) ITIL
6 26 (11.82%) Migration
7 24 (10.91%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 22 (10.00%) Microservices
9 21 (9.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 21 (9.55%) Software Engineering
10 18 (8.18%) Test Automation
11 17 (7.73%) Configuration Management
11 17 (7.73%) SDLC
11 17 (7.73%) Stakeholder Management
12 16 (7.27%) Performance Optimisation
13 14 (6.36%) Change Management
13 14 (6.36%) Load Balancing
14 13 (5.91%) IT Strategy
14 13 (5.91%) Service Management
15 12 (5.45%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 36 (16.36%) SQL
2 33 (15.00%) C
3 32 (14.55%) PowerShell
4 29 (13.18%) Java
4 29 (13.18%) Python
5 19 (8.64%) C#
6 9 (4.09%) JavaScript
7 7 (3.18%) Bash Shell
8 6 (2.73%) VB
9 5 (2.27%) C++
10 4 (1.82%) PL/SQL
10 4 (1.82%) Scala
10 4 (1.82%) TypeScript
11 2 (0.91%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.45%) Go
12 1 (0.45%) R
12 1 (0.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 220 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 135 (61.36%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (3.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (2.27%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (2.27%) CESG Certified Professional
5 5 (2.27%) CLAS
6 3 (1.36%) AWS Certification
6 3 (1.36%) Degree
7 2 (0.91%) CCNA
7 2 (0.91%) CCNP
7 2 (0.91%) CISM
7 2 (0.91%) CISSP
7 2 (0.91%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (0.91%) ISEB
7 2 (0.91%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.45%) CCIE
8 1 (0.45%) MCSE
8 1 (0.45%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.00%) QA
2 7 (3.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.73%) PMO
4 5 (2.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 5 (2.27%) JSP 440
4 5 (2.27%) RMADS
5 4 (1.82%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (1.82%) SLA
6 2 (0.91%) Accessibility
6 2 (0.91%) COBIT
7 1 (0.45%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.45%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.45%) NIST
7 1 (0.45%) WCAG
System Software
1 37 (16.82%) Active Directory
2 35 (15.91%) Docker
3 34 (15.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (6.82%) VMware NSX
5 9 (4.09%) vSphere
6 4 (1.82%) NFS
6 4 (1.82%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.45%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
7 1 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 34 (15.45%) Ansible
2 23 (10.45%) Terraform
3 16 (7.27%) Kubernetes
4 15 (6.82%) Microsoft Clustering
5 11 (5.00%) Puppet
6 10 (4.55%) Cisco CUCM
7 9 (4.09%) vRealize
7 9 (4.09%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 7 (3.18%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (2.27%) Data Guard
9 5 (2.27%) Grafana
9 5 (2.27%) Prometheus
10 4 (1.82%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 4 (1.82%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 4 (1.82%) FortiGate
11 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Intune
11 2 (0.91%) Packer
11 2 (0.91%) SCCM
12 1 (0.45%) Cobbler
12 1 (0.45%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 41 (18.64%) VMware
2 35 (15.91%) Oracle
3 30 (13.64%) Microsoft
4 26 (11.82%) Red Hat
5 21 (9.55%) Cisco
6 13 (5.91%) CheckPoint
7 7 (3.18%) HP
8 6 (2.73%) ESRI
8 6 (2.73%) Google
8 6 (2.73%) Lumension
8 6 (2.73%) Sophos
9 5 (2.27%) Citrix
9 5 (2.27%) F5
10 4 (1.82%) Dell
10 4 (1.82%) EMC
10 4 (1.82%) LogRhythm
10 4 (1.82%) NetApp
10 4 (1.82%) Palo Alto
11 2 (0.91%) Cloudera
11 2 (0.91%) ServiceNow