Period
to 21 March 2019

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 21 March 2019 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
21 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 313 250 253
Rank change year-on-year -63 +3 -34
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 327 493 424
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.76% 1.06% 1.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.66% 6.05% 6.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 255 179
London median daily rate £525 £547 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.02% +18.91% -8.00%
10th Percentile £336 £375 £350
90th Percentile £750 £688 £691
England median daily rate £485 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -3.00% +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 12
London median hourly rate £35.00 £33.80 £47.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.55% -28.09% +70.91%
England median hourly rate £12.00 £27.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year -55.56% -29.87% +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 7,019 8,145 6,832
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.40% 17.49% 16.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,475 5,316 4,569
London median daily rate £500 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.11% +2.78%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £280
90th Percentile £685 £675 £644
England median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 216 127
London median hourly rate £34.51 £22.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +56.86% -20.00% +28.97%
10th Percentile £13.00 £14.00 £13.19
90th Percentile £56.00 £49.12 £50.00
England median hourly rate £29.00 £25.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +16.00% -10.71% +1.82%

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 21 March 2019.

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
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 21 March 2019. 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 -50 66 £510 -2.86% 17
South London -21 12 £513 -2.38% 1
West London -32 6 £444 -19.32% 3
North London -7 2 £600 +26.32%
DV Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 21 March 2019, 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.

1 327 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 144 (44.04%) SC Cleared
3 118 (36.09%) Agile Software Development
4 77 (23.55%) Java
5 57 (17.43%) Data Centre
6 56 (17.13%) Migration
7 53 (16.21%) Collaborative Working
8 50 (15.29%) Oracle
9 49 (14.98%) Linux
9 49 (14.98%) Finance
10 47 (14.37%) Cybersecurity
11 46 (14.07%) REST
11 46 (14.07%) SOAP
11 46 (14.07%) Coaching
12 41 (12.54%) Python
13 39 (11.93%) RESTful
14 37 (11.31%) Windows
15 36 (11.01%) Stakeholder Management
16 34 (10.40%) DevOps
17 33 (10.09%) Business Intelligence
18 32 (9.79%) Project Management
18 32 (9.79%) PostgreSQL
19 30 (9.17%) Bash Shell
20 29 (8.87%) Git (software)
20 29 (8.87%) SQL
20 29 (8.87%) Docker
21 28 (8.56%) User Stories
22 27 (8.26%) Puppet
22 27 (8.26%) ITIL
23 25 (7.65%) Configuration Management

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 (5.50%) Confluence
2 16 (4.89%) nginx
3 4 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (0.92%) Apache
4 3 (0.92%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.61%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.31%) JBoss
6 1 (0.31%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.31%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.31%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.31%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.31%) Adobe Captivate
2 1 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.31%) Weka
Business Applications
1 10 (3.06%) Oracle Payables
2 9 (2.75%) Oracle E-Business Tax
2 9 (2.75%) Oracle Receivables
3 8 (2.45%) Oracle Financials
3 8 (2.45%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 7 (2.14%) Oracle ERP
4 7 (2.14%) Oracle General Ledger
5 6 (1.83%) Oracle Assets
5 6 (1.83%) Oracle Cash Management
6 5 (1.53%) Oracle Payroll
7 3 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 20 (6.12%) GitHub
2 16 (4.89%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (3.98%) Quay.io
4 9 (2.75%) PaaS
5 7 (2.14%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (1.83%) IaaS
7 4 (1.22%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.61%) Datadog
9 1 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.31%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.31%) SaaS
9 1 (0.31%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.50%) WAN
2 17 (5.20%) Firewall
3 12 (3.67%) LAN
4 10 (3.06%) Network Security
5 9 (2.75%) TCP/IP
5 9 (2.75%) VPN
6 7 (2.14%) Broadband
6 7 (2.14%) ISDN
7 5 (1.53%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (1.53%) Wireless
8 4 (1.22%) Cisco Firepower
9 3 (0.92%) HTTP
10 2 (0.61%) DNS
10 2 (0.61%) SAN
10 2 (0.61%) SSL
11 1 (0.31%) BGP
11 1 (0.31%) DHCP
11 1 (0.31%) Internet
11 1 (0.31%) OSPF
11 1 (0.31%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (9.79%) PostgreSQL
2 16 (4.89%) Big Data
2 16 (4.89%) NoSQL
3 10 (3.06%) SQL Server
4 9 (2.75%) Hadoop
5 4 (1.22%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.92%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.61%) Amazon Aurora
7 2 (0.61%) Apache Hive
7 2 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.61%) GIS
7 2 (0.61%) HBase
7 2 (0.61%) MySQL
7 2 (0.61%) Redis
7 2 (0.61%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.31%) Apache Accumulo
8 1 (0.31%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.31%) MS Access
8 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 29 (8.87%) Git (software)
2 21 (6.42%) JIRA
3 18 (5.50%) Cucumber
3 18 (5.50%) GitLab
4 17 (5.20%) Jenkins
4 17 (5.20%) Selenium
5 16 (4.89%) Artifactory
6 4 (1.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (1.22%) Bitbucket
6 4 (1.22%) Gradle
6 4 (1.22%) Maven
6 4 (1.22%) MSI
7 3 (0.92%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.61%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.31%) CodeSonar
9 1 (0.31%) ERwin
9 1 (0.31%) git-flow
9 1 (0.31%) JMeter
9 1 (0.31%) Robot Framework
9 1 (0.31%) WATIR
General
1 49 (14.98%) Finance
2 15 (4.59%) Law
3 10 (3.06%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.75%) Electronics
4 9 (2.75%) General Ledger
5 8 (2.45%) Manufacturing
5 8 (2.45%) Marketing
6 5 (1.53%) Italian Language
6 5 (1.53%) Russian Language
6 5 (1.53%) Spanish Language
7 3 (0.92%) Military
8 2 (0.61%) Back Office
8 2 (0.61%) Legal
8 2 (0.61%) Local Government
9 1 (0.31%) Automotive
9 1 (0.31%) Digital Economy
9 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 39 (11.93%) Architect
2 37 (11.31%) Developer
3 36 (11.01%) Analyst
4 27 (8.26%) Consultant
5 24 (7.34%) Business Analyst
5 24 (7.34%) Technical Architect
6 19 (5.81%) Systems Engineer
7 17 (5.20%) Oracle Consultant
7 17 (5.20%) Project Manager
8 16 (4.89%) DevOps Engineer
8 16 (4.89%) Technical Leader
9 13 (3.98%) Change Manager
9 13 (3.98%) DV Cleared Business Analyst
9 13 (3.98%) Java Developer
9 13 (3.98%) Network Engineer
10 12 (3.67%) Cloud Consultant
10 12 (3.67%) Test Engineer
11 11 (3.36%) Business Manager
12 10 (3.06%) Business Change Manager
12 10 (3.06%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (14.07%) REST
1 46 (14.07%) SOAP
2 39 (11.93%) RESTful
3 16 (4.89%) Elastic Stack
4 15 (4.59%) .NET
5 11 (3.36%) Web Services
6 10 (3.06%) JSON
7 9 (2.75%) Oracle Fusion
8 7 (2.14%) XML
9 6 (1.83%) Spring
10 4 (1.22%) Middleware
10 4 (1.22%) Spring Boot
11 3 (0.92%) Apache NiFi
11 3 (0.92%) Kafka
11 3 (0.92%) Node.js
11 3 (0.92%) RabbitMQ
11 3 (0.92%) Velocity
12 2 (0.61%) Apache Camel
12 2 (0.61%) Java EE
12 2 (0.61%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 57 (17.43%) Data Centre
2 18 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (3.67%) Robotics
4 10 (3.06%) Greenfield Project
5 8 (2.45%) Cyberattack
6 7 (2.14%) Data Structures
7 5 (1.53%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 4 (1.22%) Cybercrime
8 4 (1.22%) Cyberthreat
8 4 (1.22%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.92%) Algorithms
9 3 (0.92%) PKI
10 2 (0.61%) CESG
10 2 (0.61%) Clustering
10 2 (0.61%) Replication
10 2 (0.61%) User Experience
10 2 (0.61%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.31%) e-Learning
11 1 (0.31%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.31%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 49 (14.98%) Linux
2 37 (11.31%) Windows
3 16 (4.89%) CoreOS
4 13 (3.98%) Windows 10
5 12 (3.67%) Unix
6 11 (3.36%) Windows Server
7 8 (2.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (1.53%) CentOS
8 5 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.61%) Solaris
9 2 (0.61%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.31%) Android
10 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.31%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.31%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.31%) Mac OS X Server
10 1 (0.31%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (36.09%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (17.13%) Migration
3 53 (16.21%) Collaborative Working
4 47 (14.37%) Cybersecurity
5 46 (14.07%) Coaching
6 36 (11.01%) Stakeholder Management
7 34 (10.40%) DevOps
8 33 (10.09%) Business Intelligence
9 32 (9.79%) Project Management
10 28 (8.56%) User Stories
11 27 (8.26%) ITIL
12 25 (7.65%) Configuration Management
13 20 (6.12%) Microservices
13 20 (6.12%) Scrum
13 20 (6.12%) Service Design
14 19 (5.81%) GAP Analysis
14 19 (5.81%) Problem-Solving
14 19 (5.81%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 18 (5.50%) ERP
15 18 (5.50%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 77 (23.55%) Java
2 41 (12.54%) Python
3 30 (9.17%) Bash Shell
4 29 (8.87%) SQL
5 19 (5.81%) Ruby
6 15 (4.59%) C#
6 15 (4.59%) Go
7 13 (3.98%) PowerShell
8 11 (3.36%) C
9 6 (1.83%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.92%) PHP
10 3 (0.92%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.61%) C++
11 2 (0.61%) Java 8
11 2 (0.61%) Perl
11 2 (0.61%) R
11 2 (0.61%) Scala
12 1 (0.31%) ES6
12 1 (0.31%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.31%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 327 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 144 (44.04%) SC Cleared
3 12 (3.67%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (3.67%) ISTQB
4 11 (3.36%) ISEB
5 8 (2.45%) Degree
6 7 (2.14%) CCNA
7 5 (1.53%) CISSP
8 3 (0.92%) AWS Certification
8 3 (0.92%) CISM
8 3 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (0.92%) CTC Cleared
8 3 (0.92%) RHCE
9 2 (0.61%) APMG
9 2 (0.61%) CESG Certified Professional
9 2 (0.61%) Chartered Engineer
9 2 (0.61%) CISA
9 2 (0.61%) CLAS
9 2 (0.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.61%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.53%) QA
2 3 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.61%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.61%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 2 (0.61%) JSP 440
3 2 (0.61%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.61%) PMO
4 1 (0.31%) COBIT
4 1 (0.31%) NIST 800
4 1 (0.31%) RMADS
4 1 (0.31%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (8.87%) Docker
2 18 (5.50%) Active Directory
3 15 (4.59%) etcd
3 15 (4.59%) flannel
3 15 (4.59%) SkyDNS
4 13 (3.98%) Ceph
5 12 (3.67%) GlusterFS
6 7 (2.14%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (1.53%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.61%) HDFS
9 2 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.61%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.61%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.31%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 27 (8.26%) Puppet
2 25 (7.65%) Ansible
3 17 (5.20%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 17 (5.20%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 16 (4.89%) HAProxy
4 16 (4.89%) Prometheus
4 16 (4.89%) Sysdig
5 15 (4.59%) Graphite
5 15 (4.59%) rkt
6 8 (2.45%) Kubernetes
7 7 (2.14%) SCCM
7 7 (2.14%) vCenter Server
8 6 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (1.22%) Terraform
9 4 (1.22%) TrustSec
10 2 (0.61%) SELinux
11 1 (0.31%) Grafana
11 1 (0.31%) Linux-HA
11 1 (0.31%) QRadar
11 1 (0.31%) Salt
Vendors
1 50 (15.29%) Oracle
2 18 (5.50%) Microsoft
3 15 (4.59%) Cisco
4 14 (4.28%) VMware
5 8 (2.45%) SAP
5 8 (2.45%) Splunk
6 7 (2.14%) CheckPoint
7 6 (1.83%) NetApp
7 6 (1.83%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.22%) Fortinet
8 4 (1.22%) Juniper
8 4 (1.22%) Qualys
9 3 (0.92%) McAfee
10 2 (0.61%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.61%) Citrix
10 2 (0.61%) F5
10 2 (0.61%) HP
10 2 (0.61%) IBM
11 1 (0.31%) 3PAR
11 1 (0.31%) ArcSight