Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 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
18 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 264 383 278
Rank change year-on-year +119 -105 -74
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 324 262 446
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.91% 0.57% 0.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.40% 3.60% 5.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 108 213
London median daily rate £525 £506 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +2.63%
10th Percentile £375 £309 £266
90th Percentile £689 £708 £625
England median daily rate £500 £450 £465
% change year-on-year +11.11% -3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 7
London median hourly rate £26.34 £35.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.75% +27.27% -44.09%
10th Percentile £20.48 £33.76 £20.53
90th Percentile £33.26 £57.50 £44.42
England median hourly rate £42.00 £35.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +27.27% -1.08%

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 5,996 7,285 7,812
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.78% 15.96% 16.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,023 4,681 5,198
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £310 £275 £263
90th Percentile £694 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 188 174
London median hourly rate £35.00 £23.48 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +49.05% +17.41% +3.28%
10th Percentile £16.08 £13.00 £13.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £54.01 £48.47
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £25.12
% change year-on-year +40.00% -0.48% -1.49%

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 18 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DV Cleared in London over the 6 months to 18 November 2019.

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 18 November 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 +43 52 £538 +10.54% 8
West London +34 18 £425 -10.53% 10
North London - 10 £450 - 1
South London +23 4 £525 +2.44% 2
East London - 1 £525 - 4
DV Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 324 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 170 (52.47%) SC Cleared
3 75 (23.15%) Agile Software Development
4 67 (20.68%) Linux
5 60 (18.52%) Java
6 59 (18.21%) Cybersecurity
6 59 (18.21%) DevOps
7 56 (17.28%) Windows
8 50 (15.43%) Python
9 46 (14.20%) Ansible
10 43 (13.27%) Docker
11 40 (12.35%) Analytical Skills
11 40 (12.35%) AWS
12 39 (12.04%) Oracle
13 36 (11.11%) ITIL
13 36 (11.11%) Configuration Management
13 36 (11.11%) Software Engineering
13 36 (11.11%) Jenkins
14 34 (10.49%) Git (software)
15 32 (9.88%) Bash Shell
16 31 (9.57%) Continuous Integration
17 30 (9.26%) VMware
18 29 (8.95%) Windows Server
19 28 (8.64%) SQL
19 28 (8.64%) C
20 27 (8.33%) C++
20 27 (8.33%) Military
20 27 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
21 26 (8.02%) DNS
21 26 (8.02%) Problem-Solving

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 (5.56%) Confluence
2 12 (3.70%) WebLogic
3 11 (3.40%) Tomcat
4 9 (2.78%) Apache
5 8 (2.47%) JBoss
5 8 (2.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 7 (2.16%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (1.54%) MS Exchange
7 5 (1.54%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 4 (1.23%) Apache Spark
8 4 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (1.23%) IIS
9 3 (0.93%) Documentum
9 3 (0.93%) Jetty
9 3 (0.93%) Jupyter
9 3 (0.93%) Oracle Self-Service HR
10 2 (0.62%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2000
11 1 (0.31%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (1.54%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.85%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 40 (12.35%) AWS
2 18 (5.56%) Azure
3 13 (4.01%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (3.40%) OpenShift
5 6 (1.85%) IaaS
6 4 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.23%) PaaS
6 4 (1.23%) SaaS
7 2 (0.62%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (0.62%) GitHub
7 2 (0.62%) Power Platform
7 2 (0.62%) Serverless
8 1 (0.31%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.31%) AWS Step Functions
8 1 (0.31%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 26 (8.02%) DNS
2 22 (6.79%) Internet
3 19 (5.86%) Firewall
4 17 (5.25%) VPN
5 13 (4.01%) DHCP
6 11 (3.40%) Wireless
7 10 (3.09%) SNMP
7 10 (3.09%) SSH
8 8 (2.47%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 8 (2.47%) HTTP
8 8 (2.47%) TCP/IP
9 7 (2.16%) Network Security
9 7 (2.16%) SAN
10 5 (1.54%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (1.54%) WAN
11 4 (1.23%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (1.23%) IPv4
11 4 (1.23%) NX-OS
11 4 (1.23%) VSAN
12 3 (0.93%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
2 21 (6.48%) SQL Server
3 18 (5.56%) Big Data
3 18 (5.56%) Hadoop
4 17 (5.25%) MySQL
5 14 (4.32%) Amazon RDS
6 11 (3.40%) Oracle Database
7 7 (2.16%) MongoDB
8 5 (1.54%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.93%) Cloudera CDH
9 3 (0.93%) MariaDB
10 2 (0.62%) Apache Accumulo
10 2 (0.62%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.62%) Power BI
10 2 (0.62%) QlikView
10 2 (0.62%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.31%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.31%) MS Access
11 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 36 (11.11%) Jenkins
2 34 (10.49%) Git (software)
3 16 (4.94%) GitLab
3 16 (4.94%) Rational DOORS
4 15 (4.63%) JIRA
5 13 (4.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 10 (3.09%) Bitbucket
7 9 (2.78%) Cucumber
7 9 (2.78%) Maven
7 9 (2.78%) Mercurial
7 9 (2.78%) Subversion
8 8 (2.47%) SonarQube
9 7 (2.16%) Selenium
10 6 (1.85%) FindBugs
10 6 (1.85%) Log4j
11 5 (1.54%) Bitbucket Server
11 5 (1.54%) EasyMock
11 5 (1.54%) JUnit
12 3 (0.93%) Gradle
12 3 (0.93%) Leiningen
General
1 27 (8.33%) Military
2 24 (7.41%) Public Sector
3 15 (4.63%) Finance
4 11 (3.40%) Law
5 6 (1.85%) Aerospace
5 6 (1.85%) Games
6 5 (1.54%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.23%) Electronics
7 4 (1.23%) Legal
7 4 (1.23%) Police
8 3 (0.93%) Marketing
8 3 (0.93%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.31%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 34 (10.49%) Architect
2 27 (8.33%) Software Engineer
3 25 (7.72%) Consultant
4 23 (7.10%) Developer
5 18 (5.56%) Analyst
5 18 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
6 16 (4.94%) Network Engineer
6 16 (4.94%) Systems Engineer
7 13 (4.01%) C++ Software Engineer
7 13 (4.01%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
8 12 (3.70%) Administrator
9 10 (3.09%) DBA
9 10 (3.09%) Embedded Engineer
9 10 (3.09%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 9 (2.78%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
10 9 (2.78%) C/C++ Software Engineer
10 9 (2.78%) Embedded C Software Engineer
10 9 (2.78%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
10 9 (2.78%) Project Manager
10 9 (2.78%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (6.48%) XML
2 18 (5.56%) JSON
3 17 (5.25%) Spring
4 12 (3.70%) Elastic Stack
5 11 (3.40%) React
6 10 (3.09%) .NET
6 10 (3.09%) Web Services
7 9 (2.78%) Middleware
7 9 (2.78%) RabbitMQ
8 8 (2.47%) Java EE
9 6 (1.85%) Oracle Fusion
10 5 (1.54%) AngularJS
10 5 (1.54%) EJB
10 5 (1.54%) HTML
10 5 (1.54%) JSF
10 5 (1.54%) Node.js
11 4 (1.23%) Apache NiFi
11 4 (1.23%) HTML5
12 3 (0.93%) GWT
12 3 (0.93%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 40 (12.35%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (5.25%) Data Centre
3 10 (3.09%) PKI
4 8 (2.47%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 7 (2.16%) ASIC
6 6 (1.85%) Cloud Native
6 6 (1.85%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (1.54%) Clustering
7 5 (1.54%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.54%) Replication
8 4 (1.23%) HP StoreVirtual
9 3 (0.93%) Derivative
9 3 (0.93%) Robotics
9 3 (0.93%) User Experience
10 2 (0.62%) Cyberattack
10 2 (0.62%) Cyberthreat
10 2 (0.62%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.31%) BYOD
11 1 (0.31%) Cybercrime
11 1 (0.31%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 67 (20.68%) Linux
2 56 (17.28%) Windows
3 29 (8.95%) Windows Server
4 25 (7.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 24 (7.41%) Ubuntu
6 13 (4.01%) CentOS
7 11 (3.40%) Debian
8 10 (3.09%) Windows 10
9 6 (1.85%) Unix
9 6 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (1.54%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.93%) Android
11 3 (0.93%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.93%) Solaris
11 3 (0.93%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.62%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.31%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.31%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.31%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (23.15%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (18.21%) Cybersecurity
2 59 (18.21%) DevOps
3 36 (11.11%) Configuration Management
3 36 (11.11%) ITIL
3 36 (11.11%) Software Engineering
4 31 (9.57%) Continuous Integration
5 26 (8.02%) Problem-Solving
6 25 (7.72%) Scrum
7 23 (7.10%) Test Automation
8 19 (5.86%) BDD
8 19 (5.86%) OO
8 19 (5.86%) OOD
9 18 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
9 18 (5.56%) TDD
10 17 (5.25%) Project Delivery
10 17 (5.25%) Project Management
10 17 (5.25%) Risk Management
10 17 (5.25%) Service Delivery
11 16 (4.94%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 60 (18.52%) Java
2 50 (15.43%) Python
3 32 (9.88%) Bash Shell
4 28 (8.64%) C
4 28 (8.64%) SQL
5 27 (8.33%) C++
6 19 (5.86%) JavaScript
7 17 (5.25%) PowerShell
8 10 (3.09%) Go
9 9 (2.78%) T-SQL
10 7 (2.16%) Ruby
11 5 (1.54%) Perl
11 5 (1.54%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.23%) C#
12 4 (1.23%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.93%) Clojure
13 3 (0.93%) ClojureScript
13 3 (0.93%) Groovy
13 3 (0.93%) Scala
14 2 (0.62%) R
Qualifications
1 324 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 170 (52.47%) SC Cleared
3 14 (4.32%) Degree
4 11 (3.40%) ITIL Certification
5 10 (3.09%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (2.78%) Master's Degree
7 6 (1.85%) ISEB
7 6 (1.85%) ISTQB
8 5 (1.54%) CCNA
8 5 (1.54%) CCNP
9 4 (1.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.93%) CISA
10 3 (0.93%) CISSP
10 3 (0.93%) HNC
10 3 (0.93%) TOGAF Certification
11 2 (0.62%) CCIE
11 2 (0.62%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (0.62%) MCSE
11 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.62%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.16%) Government Security Classifications
2 6 (1.85%) GDPR
3 4 (1.23%) NCSC
3 4 (1.23%) QA
4 3 (0.93%) PMO
4 3 (0.93%) SLA
5 2 (0.62%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.62%) ECSS
5 2 (0.62%) Web Application Security Consortium
6 1 (0.31%) DO-160
6 1 (0.31%) DO-254
6 1 (0.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.31%) NIST
6 1 (0.31%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.31%) RMADS
System Software
1 43 (13.27%) Docker
2 21 (6.48%) Active Directory
3 18 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
3 18 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (5.25%) Hyper-V
5 7 (2.16%) Oracle RAC
5 7 (2.16%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (1.85%) vCloud
7 5 (1.54%) VMware NSX
8 4 (1.23%) vSphere
9 3 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.93%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.62%) HDFS
10 2 (0.62%) NFS
10 2 (0.62%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.62%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.31%) etcd
11 1 (0.31%) Firmware
11 1 (0.31%) Oracle Clusterware
11 1 (0.31%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 46 (14.20%) Ansible
2 24 (7.41%) Puppet
3 16 (4.94%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 16 (4.94%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 7 (2.16%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 7 (2.16%) Kubernetes
5 4 (1.23%) Cisco Prime
5 4 (1.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 4 (1.23%) SCCM
5 4 (1.23%) vCenter Server
5 4 (1.23%) WSUS
6 3 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.93%) Salt
6 3 (0.93%) SELinux
6 3 (0.93%) vRealize
7 2 (0.62%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.62%) Terraform
8 1 (0.31%) Nagios
8 1 (0.31%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 39 (12.04%) Oracle
2 30 (9.26%) VMware
3 25 (7.72%) Microsoft
4 19 (5.86%) Juniper
5 17 (5.25%) Google
6 16 (4.94%) Apple
7 14 (4.32%) Cisco
8 12 (3.70%) F5
9 11 (3.40%) Red Hat
10 9 (2.78%) Atlassian
11 8 (2.47%) HP
12 7 (2.16%) Aerohive Networks
13 6 (1.85%) Citrix
13 6 (1.85%) Cloudera
13 6 (1.85%) NetApp
13 6 (1.85%) Sybase
14 5 (1.54%) CheckPoint
14 5 (1.54%) Palo Alto
15 4 (1.23%) SolarWinds
15 4 (1.23%) Twitter