Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 266 201 238
Rank change year-on-year -65 +37 +102
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 458 571 471
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.97% 1.27% 1.00%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.79% 7.37% 6.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 222 259
London median daily rate £488 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% - -
10th Percentile £269 £338 £300
90th Percentile £625 £700 £625
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% -0.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 0
London median hourly rate £27.50 £49.19 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.09% - -
England median hourly rate £27.00 £33.15 £30.90
% change year-on-year -18.55% +7.28% +12.36%

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 7904 7744 7555
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.78% 17.17% 16.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 5270 5007 4984
London median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £268 £258
90th Percentile £650 £638 £632
England median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 113 139
London median hourly rate £21.03 £19.23 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.36% -3.85% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.30 £12.02
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.84 £46.77
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.25 £24.00
% change year-on-year -0.99% +5.21% +26.32%

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017. 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 -10 91 £463 +8.82%
West London -3 27 £488 +2.63% 2
South London -57 16 £450 - 2
North London 0 11 £463 -
East London - 1 - -
DV Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing DV Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for DV Cleared.

1 458 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 142 (31.00%) SC Cleared
3 136 (29.69%) Agile Software Development
4 93 (20.31%) Windows
5 76 (16.59%) Java
6 67 (14.63%) Oracle
7 61 (13.32%) Active Directory
8 60 (13.10%) SQL
9 56 (12.23%) ITIL
9 56 (12.23%) Amazon AWS
10 54 (11.79%) Linux
11 49 (10.70%) Big Data
12 47 (10.26%) VMware
13 46 (10.04%) Microsoft
14 44 (9.61%) C
14 44 (9.61%) Finance
14 44 (9.61%) Migration
15 43 (9.39%) XML
16 40 (8.73%) PRINCE2
16 40 (8.73%) Data Modelling
17 39 (8.52%) JIRA
18 37 (8.08%) HP
18 37 (8.08%) Analytical Skills
19 36 (7.86%) Hadoop
19 36 (7.86%) ISEB
19 36 (7.86%) Data Migration
20 35 (7.64%) Stakeholder Management
20 35 (7.64%) Data Quality
21 34 (7.42%) DevOps
21 34 (7.42%) 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 26 (5.68%) MS Exchange
2 16 (3.49%) Apache
3 15 (3.28%) SharePoint
4 14 (3.06%) Elasticsearch
5 12 (2.62%) Confluence
6 10 (2.18%) Skype for Business
7 6 (1.31%) WebSphere
7 6 (1.31%) WebSphere Portal
8 4 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (0.87%) nginx
8 4 (0.87%) OpenStack
8 4 (0.87%) SAS
9 3 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.66%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.44%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.44%) IIS
10 2 (0.44%) JBoss
10 2 (0.44%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (2.62%) Microsoft Office
1 12 (2.62%) Spreadsheet
2 11 (2.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.44%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.31%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 56 (12.23%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (2.84%) Office 365
3 8 (1.75%) GitHub
4 7 (1.53%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.87%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.66%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (0.66%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.44%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (0.44%) Quay.io
8 2 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.22%) Google Drive
9 1 (0.22%) PaaS
9 1 (0.22%) SaaS
9 1 (0.22%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 1 (0.22%) Slack
9 1 (0.22%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.71%) WAN
2 16 (3.49%) TCP/IP
3 15 (3.28%) DNS
4 14 (3.06%) Firewall
5 12 (2.62%) LAN
5 12 (2.62%) VPN
6 11 (2.40%) Network Security
7 10 (2.18%) SAN
8 9 (1.97%) Skype
9 8 (1.75%) DHCP
10 7 (1.53%) Internet
11 6 (1.31%) ISDN
12 5 (1.09%) Broadband
13 4 (0.87%) Cisco ISE
13 4 (0.87%) NAS
13 4 (0.87%) SNMP
13 4 (0.87%) VoIP
14 3 (0.66%) PuTTY
14 3 (0.66%) RTP
14 3 (0.66%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (10.70%) Big Data
2 36 (7.86%) Hadoop
3 31 (6.77%) Oracle Database
4 29 (6.33%) Relational Database
5 27 (5.90%) SQL Server
6 21 (4.59%) HBase
7 14 (3.06%) PostgreSQL
8 13 (2.84%) Oracle Database 10g
9 12 (2.62%) Oracle Database 11g
10 11 (2.40%) GIS
10 11 (2.40%) MongoDB
11 10 (2.18%) NoSQL
12 8 (1.75%) MySQL
13 3 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
13 3 (0.66%) SAS Enterprise Guide
13 3 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
13 3 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
13 3 (0.66%) SQL Server 2016
14 2 (0.44%) Apache Hive
14 2 (0.44%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 39 (8.52%) JIRA
2 15 (3.28%) Git (software)
2 15 (3.28%) Selenium
3 11 (2.40%) JMeter
4 10 (2.18%) Selenium IDE
4 10 (2.18%) WebDriver
5 9 (1.97%) JUnit
5 9 (1.97%) LoadRunner
6 8 (1.75%) Jenkins
7 7 (1.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (1.09%) Burp Suite
9 4 (0.87%) Ant
9 4 (0.87%) Artifactory
9 4 (0.87%) Bitbucket
9 4 (0.87%) GitLab
9 4 (0.87%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (0.87%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.66%) IntelliJ
10 3 (0.66%) Maven
10 3 (0.66%) Toad
General
1 44 (9.61%) Finance
2 15 (3.28%) Telecoms
3 12 (2.62%) Marketing
4 11 (2.40%) Electronics
4 11 (2.40%) Manufacturing
5 10 (2.18%) Law
6 6 (1.31%) Military
7 5 (1.09%) Banking
8 4 (0.87%) Legal
9 3 (0.66%) Publishing
10 2 (0.44%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.44%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.44%) Retail
11 1 (0.22%) Advertising
11 1 (0.22%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 70 (15.28%) Analyst
2 42 (9.17%) Developer
3 28 (6.11%) Architect
4 27 (5.90%) Consultant
5 26 (5.68%) Business Analyst
6 19 (4.15%) Support Engineer
7 17 (3.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 16 (3.49%) Project Manager
9 15 (3.28%) 2nd Line Support
10 14 (3.06%) DBA
10 14 (3.06%) DV Cleared Business Analyst
10 14 (3.06%) Oracle DBA
11 13 (2.84%) Project Officer
11 13 (2.84%) Support Officer
11 13 (2.84%) Technical Architect
12 12 (2.62%) Project Support Officer
13 11 (2.40%) Integration Engineer
13 11 (2.40%) Security Officer
13 11 (2.40%) Test Engineer
13 11 (2.40%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (9.39%) XML
2 31 (6.77%) JSON
3 21 (4.59%) Kafka
3 21 (4.59%) Web Services
4 18 (3.93%) JMS
5 15 (3.28%) Elastic Stack
6 13 (2.84%) JSF
7 12 (2.62%) .NET
8 11 (2.40%) J2EE
9 6 (1.31%) CSS
9 6 (1.31%) HTML
9 6 (1.31%) Middleware
9 6 (1.31%) REST
10 5 (1.09%) Node.js
10 5 (1.09%) RESTful
10 5 (1.09%) Spring
11 4 (0.87%) .NET Framework
11 4 (0.87%) Express
11 4 (0.87%) SOAP
12 3 (0.66%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 37 (8.08%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (6.77%) PKI
3 23 (5.02%) Management Information System
4 17 (3.71%) Clustering
5 14 (3.06%) Data Structures
6 11 (2.40%) Data Centre
7 7 (1.53%) PMI
8 5 (1.09%) BYOD
8 5 (1.09%) Data Protection Act
8 5 (1.09%) User Experience
9 4 (0.87%) Fat Client
9 4 (0.87%) Smartphone
9 4 (0.87%) Thin Client
10 3 (0.66%) CMDB
11 2 (0.44%) Blackberry
11 2 (0.44%) CESG
11 2 (0.44%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.44%) EPoS
11 2 (0.44%) Smartcard
11 2 (0.44%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 93 (20.31%) Windows
2 54 (11.79%) Linux
3 34 (7.42%) Windows Server
4 26 (5.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (5.46%) Unix
6 18 (3.93%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (3.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (3.71%) Solaris
8 14 (3.06%) Windows XP
9 12 (2.62%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (1.75%) Windows 7
11 6 (1.31%) Windows Vista
12 5 (1.09%) Android
13 4 (0.87%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.87%) Windows 10
14 2 (0.44%) CentOS
14 2 (0.44%) CoreOS
14 2 (0.44%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.44%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.22%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (29.69%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (12.23%) ITIL
3 44 (9.61%) Migration
4 40 (8.73%) Data Modelling
4 40 (8.73%) PRINCE2
5 36 (7.86%) Data Migration
6 35 (7.64%) Stakeholder Management
7 34 (7.42%) DevOps
8 33 (7.21%) Collaborative Working
9 32 (6.99%) Coaching
9 32 (6.99%) Scrum
9 32 (6.99%) Service Management
10 29 (6.33%) Project Management
11 27 (5.90%) Data Cleansing
12 25 (5.46%) Cybersecurity
12 25 (5.46%) Data Transformation
12 25 (5.46%) Post-Production
12 25 (5.46%) Programme Management
13 24 (5.24%) Software Engineering
14 23 (5.02%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 76 (16.59%) Java
2 60 (13.10%) SQL
3 44 (9.61%) C
4 24 (5.24%) PL/SQL
5 22 (4.80%) Python
6 14 (3.06%) Bash Shell
6 14 (3.06%) C#
7 9 (1.97%) PowerShell
7 9 (1.97%) Ruby
8 7 (1.53%) JavaScript
8 7 (1.53%) Scala
9 6 (1.31%) Perl
9 6 (1.31%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.66%) C++
10 3 (0.66%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.44%) Go
11 2 (0.44%) Groovy
11 2 (0.44%) PHP
11 2 (0.44%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 458 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 142 (31.00%) SC Cleared
3 36 (7.86%) ISEB
4 18 (3.93%) ISTQB
5 17 (3.71%) Degree
6 15 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (2.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 9 (1.97%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (1.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 8 (1.75%) CBAP
9 8 (1.75%) CCNA
9 8 (1.75%) CCSP
9 8 (1.75%) CTC Cleared
9 8 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (1.53%) CREST Certified
10 7 (1.53%) MCSE
10 7 (1.53%) PMI Certification
11 6 (1.31%) Chartered Engineer
11 6 (1.31%) CITP
11 6 (1.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (7.64%) Data Quality
2 10 (2.18%) PMO
3 6 (1.31%) Government Security Classifications
4 5 (1.09%) QA
5 4 (0.87%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.66%) GAAP
6 3 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.66%) SLA
7 2 (0.44%) Def Stans
7 2 (0.44%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.44%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.22%) GDPR
8 1 (0.22%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.22%) P3O
8 1 (0.22%) RMADS
8 1 (0.22%) WAI
System Software
1 61 (13.32%) Active Directory
2 24 (5.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (3.06%) Docker
4 13 (2.84%) Oracle Clusterware
4 13 (2.84%) Oracle RAC
5 7 (1.53%) Hyper-V
5 7 (1.53%) Virtual Desktop
6 5 (1.09%) FreeRADIUS
6 5 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (1.09%) vSphere
7 4 (0.87%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.66%) vCloud
8 3 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.44%) Ceph
9 2 (0.44%) etcd
9 2 (0.44%) flannel
9 2 (0.44%) GlusterFS
9 2 (0.44%) Postfix
9 2 (0.44%) SkyDNS
9 2 (0.44%) Squid
Systems Management
1 15 (3.28%) NetBackup
1 15 (3.28%) Puppet
1 15 (3.28%) SCCM
2 14 (3.06%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (3.06%) Netcool
2 14 (3.06%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 13 (2.84%) Data Guard
3 13 (2.84%) Kubernetes
3 13 (2.84%) logstash
3 13 (2.84%) Oracle Flashback
3 13 (2.84%) Oracle RMAN
4 12 (2.62%) Ansible
5 8 (1.75%) Kibana
6 7 (1.53%) Terraform
7 6 (1.31%) Sysdig
8 5 (1.09%) Nessus
8 5 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.87%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 4 (0.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 4 (0.87%) WSUS
Vendors
1 67 (14.63%) Oracle
2 47 (10.26%) VMware
3 46 (10.04%) Microsoft
4 37 (8.08%) HP
5 22 (4.80%) Juniper
6 19 (4.15%) CheckPoint
7 18 (3.93%) F5
7 18 (3.93%) Palo Alto
8 17 (3.71%) Citrix
9 16 (3.49%) McAfee
10 14 (3.06%) Atlassian
11 13 (2.84%) Cisco
12 12 (2.62%) Veritas
13 11 (2.40%) SAP
14 8 (1.75%) Splunk
15 6 (1.31%) Fujitsu
15 6 (1.31%) Google
15 6 (1.31%) Lumension
16 5 (1.09%) Qualys
16 5 (1.09%) Red Hat