Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 204 209 363
Rank change year-on-year +5 +154 -89
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 277 257 267
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.25% 1.09% 0.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.82% 5.68% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 183 142
10th Percentile £375 £406 £375
25th Percentile £463 £469 £438
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £516 £550 £531
Median % change year-on-year -6.14% +3.53% -3.41%
75th Percentile £613 £628 £675
90th Percentile £691 £737 £850
England median daily rate £513 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -2.38% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
10th Percentile " " £31.40
25th Percentile £54.00 " £31.63
Median hourly rate £66.25 £46.40 £33.00
Median % change year-on-year +42.78% +40.61% -2.37%
75th Percentile £78.38 " £34.13
90th Percentile £78.60 " £34.20
England median hourly rate £50.00 £49.23 £12.00
% change year-on-year +1.56% +310.25% -56.36%

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 4,061 4,523 6,944
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 18.31% 19.18% 16.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,792 3,103 4,617
10th Percentile £325 £300 £300
25th Percentile £425 £400 £410
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £500
75th Percentile £600 £600 £600
90th Percentile £688 £675 £688
England median daily rate £488 £475 £468
% change year-on-year +2.63% +1.60% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 68 118
10th Percentile £17.50 £17.70 £12.85
25th Percentile £26.65 £21.00 £18.21
Median hourly rate £36.50 £38.25 £29.00
Median % change year-on-year -4.58% +31.90% +45.00%
75th Percentile £51.56 £48.66 £46.91
90th Percentile £60.00 £53.23 £53.75
England median hourly rate £40.00 £26.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +50.94% -3.64% +23.55%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 20 April 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
Central London +37 24 £538 -6.52% 12
South London +53 9 £350 -39.13% 2
West London +32 7 £525 +5.00% 4
DV Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 277 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 141 (50.90%) SC Cleared
3 108 (38.99%) Agile Software Development
4 66 (23.83%) DevOps
5 59 (21.30%) Cybersecurity
6 54 (19.49%) Java
7 47 (16.97%) Linux
8 39 (14.08%) Python
9 37 (13.36%) Scrum
10 35 (12.64%) Docker
10 35 (12.64%) AWS
11 34 (12.27%) Azure
12 33 (11.91%) Microsoft
13 32 (11.55%) PowerShell
13 32 (11.55%) Terraform
14 31 (11.19%) C
15 30 (10.83%) SQL
15 30 (10.83%) Windows
15 30 (10.83%) Ansible
15 30 (10.83%) Big Data
16 29 (10.47%) Jenkins
16 29 (10.47%) Test Automation
16 29 (10.47%) Software Engineering
17 28 (10.11%) Oracle
18 27 (9.75%) Risk Management
18 27 (9.75%) JIRA
19 25 (9.03%) Finance
19 25 (9.03%) Migration
19 25 (9.03%) Windows Server
20 24 (8.66%) Public Sector

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 (7.58%) Confluence
2 16 (5.78%) Apache
3 12 (4.33%) SharePoint
4 6 (2.17%) ArcGIS
4 6 (2.17%) WebLogic
5 5 (1.81%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (1.44%) SAS
7 2 (0.72%) Documentum
7 2 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.72%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.72%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.72%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.36%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.36%) IIS
8 1 (0.36%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.36%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 13 (4.69%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.17%) Photoshop
2 6 (2.17%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (1.44%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.72%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.36%) FileZilla
5 1 (0.36%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 3 (1.08%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.72%) Primavera
3 1 (0.36%) iTrent
3 1 (0.36%) OpenText Process Suite
3 1 (0.36%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 35 (12.64%) AWS
2 34 (12.27%) Azure
3 18 (6.50%) Serverless
4 10 (3.61%) Azure Stack
5 8 (2.89%) GCP
6 5 (1.81%) Azure Data Factory
7 4 (1.44%) GitHub
7 4 (1.44%) Microsoft 365
7 4 (1.44%) OpenShift
7 4 (1.44%) PaaS
7 4 (1.44%) SaaS
8 3 (1.08%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (1.08%) IaaS
8 3 (1.08%) Power Platform
9 2 (0.72%) Azure Logic Apps
9 2 (0.72%) PowerApps
10 1 (0.36%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.97%) Firewall
2 7 (2.53%) VLAN
3 4 (1.44%) DHCP
3 4 (1.44%) DNS
3 4 (1.44%) LAN
3 4 (1.44%) OSPF
3 4 (1.44%) VPN
3 4 (1.44%) WAN
4 3 (1.08%) AMQP
4 3 (1.08%) Network Security
5 2 (0.72%) BGP
5 2 (0.72%) EIGRP
5 2 (0.72%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (0.72%) InfiniBand
5 2 (0.72%) IPv4
5 2 (0.72%) iSCSI
5 2 (0.72%) Multicast
5 2 (0.72%) NAS
5 2 (0.72%) Structured Cabling
5 2 (0.72%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (10.83%) Big Data
2 15 (5.42%) SQL Server
3 8 (2.89%) GIS
4 6 (2.17%) Hadoop
5 5 (1.81%) Data Mining
5 5 (1.81%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.44%) Tableau
7 3 (1.08%) MySQL
7 3 (1.08%) Oracle ODI
7 3 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.72%) Data Lake
8 2 (0.72%) IDOL
8 2 (0.72%) Oracle Exadata
8 2 (0.72%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.72%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.72%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 1 (0.36%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.36%) Geospatial Data
9 1 (0.36%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 29 (10.47%) Jenkins
2 27 (9.75%) JIRA
3 18 (6.50%) Selenium
4 14 (5.05%) GitLab
5 9 (3.25%) JMeter
6 8 (2.89%) Git (software)
7 7 (2.53%) Cucumber
7 7 (2.53%) LoadRunner
8 6 (2.17%) NeoLoad
9 5 (1.81%) HP UFT
9 5 (1.81%) JUnit
9 5 (1.81%) SilkPerformer
10 4 (1.44%) Mockito
11 2 (0.72%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.72%) Maven
11 2 (0.72%) RStudio
11 2 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.72%) Toad
12 1 (0.36%) SpecFlow
12 1 (0.36%) Subversion
General
1 25 (9.03%) Finance
2 24 (8.66%) Public Sector
3 10 (3.61%) Law
4 5 (1.81%) Police
5 4 (1.44%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.08%) Legal
7 2 (0.72%) Billing
7 2 (0.72%) Electronics
7 2 (0.72%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.72%) Marketing
8 1 (0.36%) Advertising
8 1 (0.36%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.36%) Back Office
8 1 (0.36%) Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (12.64%) Analyst
2 29 (10.47%) Developer
3 24 (8.66%) Architect
3 24 (8.66%) Business Analyst
4 21 (7.58%) DevOps Engineer
5 18 (6.50%) Software Engineer
6 15 (5.42%) DV Cleared Business Analyst
7 14 (5.05%) Consultant
8 13 (4.69%) Azure Engineer
8 13 (4.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 12 (4.33%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
9 12 (4.33%) Senior Software Engineer
10 10 (3.61%) Coordinator
10 10 (3.61%) Data Engineer
10 10 (3.61%) Security Assurance Coordinator
11 9 (3.25%) Solutions Architect
12 8 (2.89%) Project Officer
12 8 (2.89%) ServiceNow Developer
13 7 (2.53%) Automation Test Analyst
13 7 (2.53%) Security Advisor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (7.58%) Kafka
2 16 (5.78%) Apache NiFi
3 10 (3.61%) React
4 8 (2.89%) Spring
5 7 (2.53%) AngularJS
5 7 (2.53%) Gherkin
5 7 (2.53%) Middleware
5 7 (2.53%) Node.js
5 7 (2.53%) Web Services
6 6 (2.17%) Elastic Stack
6 6 (2.17%) Oracle Fusion
6 6 (2.17%) REST
6 6 (2.17%) RESTful
7 5 (1.81%) .NET
8 4 (1.44%) HTML
8 4 (1.44%) RabbitMQ
8 4 (1.44%) Spring Boot
9 3 (1.08%) GraphQL
9 3 (1.08%) JSON
9 3 (1.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.05%) CESG
1 14 (5.05%) Data Centre
2 12 (4.33%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.33%) Hybrid Cloud
3 11 (3.97%) CESG CLAS
4 7 (2.53%) Organisational Skills
5 6 (2.17%) Data Structures
5 6 (2.17%) User Experience
6 5 (1.81%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.44%) CCTV
7 4 (1.44%) Cyber Defence
7 4 (1.44%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.08%) Analytical Mindset
8 3 (1.08%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.08%) PKI
9 2 (0.72%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.72%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.72%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.36%) Cybercrime
10 1 (0.36%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 47 (16.97%) Linux
2 30 (10.83%) Windows
3 25 (9.03%) Windows Server
4 11 (3.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (3.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (3.25%) Windows Server 2019
6 8 (2.89%) Windows Server 2016
7 7 (2.53%) Windows 10
7 7 (2.53%) Windows 7
8 6 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (2.17%) Unix
9 3 (1.08%) Ubuntu
9 3 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.72%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (38.99%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (23.83%) DevOps
3 59 (21.30%) Cybersecurity
4 37 (13.36%) Scrum
5 29 (10.47%) Software Engineering
5 29 (10.47%) Test Automation
6 27 (9.75%) Risk Management
7 25 (9.03%) Migration
8 24 (8.66%) Microservices
9 21 (7.58%) Stakeholder Management
10 19 (6.86%) Information Security
11 17 (6.14%) Continuous Integration
11 17 (6.14%) ITIL
12 16 (5.78%) Information Assurance
12 16 (5.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 15 (5.42%) Configuration Management
14 14 (5.05%) SDLC
15 13 (4.69%) Analytics
15 13 (4.69%) Problem-Solving
15 13 (4.69%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 54 (19.49%) Java
2 39 (14.08%) Python
3 32 (11.55%) PowerShell
4 31 (11.19%) C
5 30 (10.83%) SQL
6 14 (5.05%) C#
7 12 (4.33%) Bash Shell
8 10 (3.61%) TypeScript
9 9 (3.25%) JavaScript
10 6 (2.17%) VB
11 5 (1.81%) R
12 4 (1.44%) C++
12 4 (1.44%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.08%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.08%) Scala
14 2 (0.72%) Lua
14 2 (0.72%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.72%) XPath
15 1 (0.36%) COBOL
15 1 (0.36%) Perl
Qualifications
1 277 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 141 (50.90%) SC Cleared
3 16 (5.78%) CESG Certified Professional
4 12 (4.33%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (4.33%) CLAS
5 11 (3.97%) Degree
6 7 (2.53%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (2.17%) CISSP
7 6 (2.17%) PMP
8 5 (1.81%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 5 (1.81%) CISM
9 4 (1.44%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (1.44%) CREST Certified
9 4 (1.44%) PMI Certification
10 3 (1.08%) AWS Certification
10 3 (1.08%) CEH
11 2 (0.72%) ISEB
11 2 (0.72%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.72%) OCP
11 2 (0.72%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (3.61%) JSP 440
3 9 (3.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 8 (2.89%) QA
4 8 (2.89%) RMADS
5 6 (2.17%) PMO
6 5 (1.81%) NIST
7 4 (1.44%) NCSC
8 2 (0.72%) COBIT
8 2 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 17025
8 2 (0.72%) SLA
9 1 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.36%) GRC
System Software
1 35 (12.64%) Docker
2 19 (6.86%) Active Directory
3 11 (3.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (2.53%) VMware NSX
5 4 (1.44%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.72%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
6 2 (0.72%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.36%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.36%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.36%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 32 (11.55%) Terraform
2 30 (10.83%) Ansible
3 20 (7.22%) Kubernetes
4 7 (2.53%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (1.81%) Grafana
5 5 (1.81%) Prometheus
6 4 (1.44%) Puppet
7 2 (0.72%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.72%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.72%) MIIS
7 2 (0.72%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.72%) Oracle ZFS
7 2 (0.72%) SCOM
7 2 (0.72%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.72%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.36%) EnCase
8 1 (0.36%) FTK
8 1 (0.36%) Packer
8 1 (0.36%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.36%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 33 (11.91%) Microsoft
2 28 (10.11%) Oracle
3 15 (5.42%) VMware
4 9 (3.25%) Cisco
5 8 (2.89%) HP
5 8 (2.89%) ServiceNow
6 6 (2.17%) ESRI
6 6 (2.17%) Google
6 6 (2.17%) Lumension
6 6 (2.17%) Sophos
7 5 (1.81%) CheckPoint
7 5 (1.81%) Databricks
7 5 (1.81%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.08%) IBM
8 3 (1.08%) McAfee
8 3 (1.08%) Micro Focus
8 3 (1.08%) OpenText
9 2 (0.72%) Cloudera
9 2 (0.72%) Hyperion
9 2 (0.72%) SAP