Period
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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 28 June 2022 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
28 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 284 280 178
Rank change year-on-year -4 -102 +178
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 365 242 253
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.93% 0.90% 1.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.96% 5.43% 7.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 197 181
10th Percentile £424 £400 £413
25th Percentile £475 £475 £475
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £550 £550
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £675 £650 £613
90th Percentile £725 £700 £688
England median daily rate £575 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +9.52% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
10th Percentile £69.31 - £37.25
25th Percentile £73.29 - £38.75
Median hourly rate £76.25 - £42.50
75th Percentile £77.25 - £45.08
90th Percentile - - £45.87
England median hourly rate £72.50 £52.50 £50.87
% change year-on-year +38.10% +3.21% +323.88%

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 6,127 4,454 3,451
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.66% 16.60% 19.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,320 2,992 2,370
10th Percentile £381 £346 £313
25th Percentile £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -2.44%
75th Percentile £650 £625 £588
90th Percentile £750 £713 £650
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 68 51
10th Percentile £21.59 £18.63 £18.50
25th Percentile £25.68 £23.75 £22.00
Median hourly rate £42.75 £37.00 £35.00
Median % change year-on-year +15.54% +5.71% +18.64%
75th Percentile £49.77 £49.69 £47.79
90th Percentile £67.50 £59.05 £51.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £34.47 £27.50
% change year-on-year +23.29% +25.35% -15.38%

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 28 June 2022.

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 28 June 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -4 42 £569 -1.94% 4
West London -16 3 £588 +6.82% 2
South London - 3 £495 - 1
DV Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 2022, 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.

1 365 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 260 (71.23%) SC Cleared
3 126 (34.52%) Agile
4 82 (22.47%) Linux
5 78 (21.37%) Cybersecurity
6 67 (18.36%) DevOps
7 65 (17.81%) Docker
8 63 (17.26%) Scrum
9 61 (16.71%) Windows
10 57 (15.62%) Kubernetes
11 54 (14.79%) VMware
12 53 (14.52%) AWS
12 53 (14.52%) Public Sector
13 47 (12.88%) Social Skills
14 46 (12.60%) Java
15 44 (12.05%) Oracle
16 42 (11.51%) Ansible
17 39 (10.68%) SQL
18 38 (10.41%) Microservices
18 38 (10.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 37 (10.14%) CI/CD
20 35 (9.59%) Terraform
21 34 (9.32%) Active Directory
22 33 (9.04%) PowerShell
23 32 (8.77%) VMware Infrastructure
23 32 (8.77%) Azure
23 32 (8.77%) ITIL
23 32 (8.77%) Firewall
24 31 (8.49%) JavaScript
25 30 (8.22%) 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 21 (5.75%) Apache
2 12 (3.29%) IIS
3 6 (1.64%) Confluence
4 4 (1.10%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.82%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.55%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (1.37%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.82%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.27%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.27%) InVision
4 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.27%) Sketch
4 1 (0.27%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 4 (1.10%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (0.82%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 53 (14.52%) AWS
2 32 (8.77%) Azure
3 14 (3.84%) SaaS
4 13 (3.56%) OpenShift
4 13 (3.56%) PaaS
5 11 (3.01%) Azure DevOps
5 11 (3.01%) Serverless
6 10 (2.74%) IaaS
7 6 (1.64%) GCP
8 4 (1.10%) Azure Sentinel
8 4 (1.10%) Azure Stack
9 3 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.82%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.82%) Amazon SQS
9 3 (0.82%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (0.82%) Power Platform
9 3 (0.82%) Route 53
10 2 (0.55%) Microsoft 365
11 1 (0.27%) Figma
11 1 (0.27%) Google Workspace
Communications & Networking
1 32 (8.77%) Firewall
2 9 (2.47%) Software-Defined Networking
2 9 (2.47%) VPN
3 8 (2.19%) LAN
3 8 (2.19%) WAN
4 7 (1.92%) DNS
4 7 (1.92%) VLAN
5 6 (1.64%) SAN
5 6 (1.64%) SSH
5 6 (1.64%) TCP/IP
6 5 (1.37%) NAS
6 5 (1.37%) Network Security
6 5 (1.37%) OSPF
7 3 (0.82%) AMQP
7 3 (0.82%) BGP
7 3 (0.82%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (0.82%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (0.82%) Internet
7 3 (0.82%) Reverse Proxy
7 3 (0.82%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.93%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.38%) Big Data
3 11 (3.01%) Hadoop
3 11 (3.01%) MySQL
4 9 (2.47%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (1.92%) GIS
5 7 (1.92%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.10%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.82%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.82%) Metadata
7 3 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (0.82%) Oracle ODI
7 3 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (0.82%) Power BI
7 3 (0.82%) Qlik Sense
7 3 (0.82%) Redis
8 2 (0.55%) Cloudera CDH
8 2 (0.55%) Metadata Repository
Development Applications
1 29 (7.95%) Jenkins
2 24 (6.58%) GitLab
3 13 (3.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 12 (3.29%) Git (software)
4 12 (3.29%) JIRA
5 3 (0.82%) Mocha
5 3 (0.82%) Sinon.JS
6 2 (0.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.55%) Axure RP
6 2 (0.55%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.55%) Gradle
6 2 (0.55%) JUnit
6 2 (0.55%) Maven
6 2 (0.55%) Postman
6 2 (0.55%) Serenity BDD
6 2 (0.55%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.27%) Balsamiq
7 1 (0.27%) Cypress.io
7 1 (0.27%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.27%) Subversion
General
1 53 (14.52%) Public Sector
2 47 (12.88%) Social Skills
3 17 (4.66%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (3.84%) Finance
5 11 (3.01%) Influencing Skills
6 8 (2.19%) Documentation Skills
6 8 (2.19%) Presentation Skills
7 6 (1.64%) Law
8 5 (1.37%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.82%) Police
9 3 (0.82%) Publishing
10 2 (0.55%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.55%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 2 (0.55%) Military
11 1 (0.27%) Advertising
11 1 (0.27%) Electronics
11 1 (0.27%) Legal
11 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 53 (14.52%) Developer
2 48 (13.15%) Analyst
3 33 (9.04%) DevOps Engineer
4 32 (8.77%) Architect
5 31 (8.49%) Business Analyst
6 22 (6.03%) Scrum Master
7 19 (5.21%) DV Cleared Business Analyst
8 18 (4.93%) DBA
9 17 (4.66%) Consultant
10 16 (4.38%) Project Manager
11 14 (3.84%) Data Engineer
12 13 (3.56%) Designer
12 13 (3.56%) SQL DBA
13 12 (3.29%) Platform Engineer
14 11 (3.01%) Java Developer
15 10 (2.74%) Infrastructure Architect
15 10 (2.74%) UX Designer
16 9 (2.47%) Cloud Architect
16 9 (2.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 9 (2.47%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (5.48%) Apache NiFi
2 19 (5.21%) React
3 15 (4.11%) CSS
3 15 (4.11%) HTML
4 13 (3.56%) Kafka
5 12 (3.29%) .NET
5 12 (3.29%) Node.js
6 10 (2.74%) Oracle Fusion
6 10 (2.74%) REST
7 9 (2.47%) AngularJS
8 8 (2.19%) Spring
9 7 (1.92%) JSON
9 7 (1.92%) SOAP
9 7 (1.92%) Spring Boot
9 7 (1.92%) XML
10 6 (1.64%) Elastic Stack
11 5 (1.37%) Web Services
12 4 (1.10%) OAuth
12 4 (1.10%) OpenID
13 3 (0.82%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.12%) Clustering
2 16 (4.38%) User Experience
3 13 (3.56%) Data Centre
4 10 (2.74%) CESG
5 8 (2.19%) PKI
6 4 (1.10%) EMC VMAX
6 4 (1.10%) EMC VNX
6 4 (1.10%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (1.10%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (0.82%) Cybercrime
7 3 (0.82%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.55%) CMDB
8 2 (0.55%) Cyberattack
8 2 (0.55%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.55%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.55%) Insider Threat
8 2 (0.55%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.55%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.27%) PMI
9 1 (0.27%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 82 (22.47%) Linux
2 61 (16.71%) Windows
3 30 (8.22%) Windows Server
4 28 (7.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (2.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (2.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (1.64%) Windows Server 2019
7 5 (1.37%) Unix
7 5 (1.37%) Windows Server 2016
8 3 (0.82%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.27%) Solaris
9 1 (0.27%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (34.52%) Agile
2 78 (21.37%) Cybersecurity
3 67 (18.36%) DevOps
4 63 (17.26%) Scrum
5 38 (10.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 38 (10.41%) Microservices
6 37 (10.14%) CI/CD
7 32 (8.77%) ITIL
8 27 (7.40%) Software Engineering
9 25 (6.85%) Configuration Management
9 25 (6.85%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 25 (6.85%) Stakeholder Management
10 23 (6.30%) SDLC
11 22 (6.03%) Platform Engineering
12 21 (5.75%) Migration
13 19 (5.21%) Change Management
13 19 (5.21%) Test Automation
14 16 (4.38%) Performance Optimisation
14 16 (4.38%) Workshop Facilitation
15 15 (4.11%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (12.60%) Java
2 39 (10.68%) SQL
3 33 (9.04%) PowerShell
4 31 (8.49%) JavaScript
5 29 (7.95%) Python
6 24 (6.58%) C
7 23 (6.30%) Bash
8 17 (4.66%) C#
9 7 (1.92%) Scala
9 7 (1.92%) TypeScript
10 6 (1.64%) Shell Script
11 5 (1.37%) C++
11 5 (1.37%) Go
12 2 (0.55%) Groovy
13 1 (0.27%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 365 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 260 (71.23%) SC Cleared
3 8 (2.19%) CESG Certified Professional
3 8 (2.19%) CISM
3 8 (2.19%) CISSP
4 5 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (1.37%) Degree
5 4 (1.10%) CEH
5 4 (1.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 4 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (0.82%) AWS Certification
6 3 (0.82%) CCNP
6 3 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.55%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.27%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.27%) CCNA
8 1 (0.27%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (0.27%) GSEC
8 1 (0.27%) JNCIA
8 1 (0.27%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (2.47%) NIST
3 7 (1.92%) NCSC
4 6 (1.64%) QA
5 4 (1.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 4 (1.10%) JSP 440
5 4 (1.10%) SLA
6 3 (0.82%) Accessibility
6 3 (0.82%) PMO
7 1 (0.27%) GDPR
7 1 (0.27%) NIST 800
7 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.27%) RMADS
7 1 (0.27%) WCAG
System Software
1 65 (17.81%) Docker
2 34 (9.32%) Active Directory
3 32 (8.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (3.29%) VMware NSX
5 10 (2.74%) vSphere
6 8 (2.19%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (1.10%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 3 (0.82%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.27%) Firmware
10 1 (0.27%) NFS
Systems Management
1 57 (15.62%) Kubernetes
2 42 (11.51%) Ansible
3 35 (9.59%) Terraform
4 25 (6.85%) Microsoft Clustering
5 12 (3.29%) Cisco CUCM
6 11 (3.01%) Grafana
7 9 (2.47%) vRealize
7 9 (2.47%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 8 (2.19%) SCCM
9 7 (1.92%) EMC VPLEX
10 6 (1.64%) Kibana
10 6 (1.64%) Packer
10 6 (1.64%) Puppet
11 5 (1.37%) Nagios
11 5 (1.37%) SCOM
12 4 (1.10%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 4 (1.10%) Prometheus
12 4 (1.10%) vCenter Server
12 4 (1.10%) VxRail
12 4 (1.10%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 54 (14.79%) VMware
2 44 (12.05%) Oracle
3 27 (7.40%) Microsoft
3 27 (7.40%) Red Hat
4 23 (6.30%) Cisco
5 11 (3.01%) CheckPoint
6 9 (2.47%) ServiceNow
7 8 (2.19%) EMC
8 6 (1.64%) Atlassian
8 6 (1.64%) Juniper
9 5 (1.37%) Splunk
10 4 (1.10%) Commvault
10 4 (1.10%) F5
10 4 (1.10%) McAfee
10 4 (1.10%) Palo Alto
11 3 (0.82%) Forcepoint
11 3 (0.82%) Remedy
12 2 (0.55%) Citrix
12 2 (0.55%) Symantec
12 2 (0.55%) Veritas