Period
to 22 January 2020

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 22 January 2020 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
22 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 247 352 254
Rank change year-on-year +105 -98 -43
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 300 292 504
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.99% 0.66% 1.09%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.51% 4.06% 6.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 129 233
London median daily rate £525 £520 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +8.70%
10th Percentile £375 £345 £364
90th Percentile £736 £750 £650
England median daily rate £500 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 10
London median hourly rate £175.00 £35.00 £33.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +400.00% +3.55% -28.09%
10th Percentile £162.50 £35.00 £21.45
90th Percentile £187.50 £53.00 £57.50
England median hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year +12.90% +14.81% -29.87%

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 5,447 7,193 8,051
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 18.02% 16.15% 17.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,680 4,597 5,330
London median daily rate £500 £500 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.04% +5.95%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £675 £668
England median daily rate £463 £450 £448
% change year-on-year +2.78% +0.56% +5.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 153 186
London median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% +19.05% +3.40%
10th Percentile £18.46 £12.50 £13.75
90th Percentile £53.00 £52.50 £53.13
England median hourly rate £35.00 £28.42 £23.88
% change year-on-year +23.15% +19.04% -8.17%

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 22 January 2020.

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 22 January 2020. 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 +57 48 £538 +7.50% 4
West London +32 14 £425 -10.53% 9
North London +19 4 £450 -33.33%
South London +27 3 £525 +2.44% 1
DV Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2020, 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.

1 300 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 157 (52.33%) SC Cleared
3 64 (21.33%) Agile Software Development
4 59 (19.67%) DevOps
5 58 (19.33%) Linux
6 57 (19.00%) Windows
7 54 (18.00%) Cybersecurity
8 50 (16.67%) Oracle
9 49 (16.33%) Python
10 46 (15.33%) Java
11 35 (11.67%) Software Engineering
12 34 (11.33%) AWS
13 33 (11.00%) Windows Server
14 32 (10.67%) Ansible
15 31 (10.33%) Public Sector
15 31 (10.33%) Bash Shell
16 30 (10.00%) Configuration Management
16 30 (10.00%) Docker
17 29 (9.67%) C++
18 28 (9.33%) Git (software)
19 27 (9.00%) Continuous Integration
19 27 (9.00%) VMware
20 26 (8.67%) TOGAF
20 26 (8.67%) C
20 26 (8.67%) SQL
20 26 (8.67%) ITIL
20 26 (8.67%) DNS
21 25 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
22 23 (7.67%) Microsoft
22 23 (7.67%) Ubuntu

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 9 (3.00%) Confluence
1 9 (3.00%) Tomcat
2 7 (2.33%) MS Exchange
3 6 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (2.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 6 (2.00%) WebLogic
4 5 (1.67%) Apache
5 4 (1.33%) IIS
5 4 (1.33%) JBoss
6 3 (1.00%) Documentum
6 3 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 2 (0.67%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.67%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.67%) SAS
8 1 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.33%) Jetty
8 1 (0.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (2.33%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (1.00%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.00%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.67%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.67%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (0.67%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 34 (11.33%) AWS
2 13 (4.33%) Amazon EC2
2 13 (4.33%) Azure
3 9 (3.00%) OpenShift
4 8 (2.67%) SaaS
5 7 (2.33%) IaaS
6 6 (2.00%) PaaS
7 4 (1.33%) Amazon S3
7 4 (1.33%) CloudFront
7 4 (1.33%) Heroku
8 2 (0.67%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.67%) GitHub
8 2 (0.67%) Serverless
9 1 (0.33%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.33%) AWS Step Functions
9 1 (0.33%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.33%) Power Platform
9 1 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 26 (8.67%) DNS
2 22 (7.33%) Internet
3 18 (6.00%) VPN
4 14 (4.67%) Firewall
5 13 (4.33%) DHCP
6 11 (3.67%) SSH
6 11 (3.67%) Wireless
7 9 (3.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 9 (3.00%) SAN
7 9 (3.00%) TCP/IP
8 7 (2.33%) SNMP
9 6 (2.00%) HTTP
10 5 (1.67%) IPv4
10 5 (1.67%) Network Security
10 5 (1.67%) WAN
11 3 (1.00%) BGP
11 3 (1.00%) DMZ
11 3 (1.00%) LAN
11 3 (1.00%) OSPF
11 3 (1.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
2 19 (6.33%) SQL Server
3 14 (4.67%) Amazon RDS
3 14 (4.67%) Hadoop
4 11 (3.67%) Big Data
5 10 (3.33%) MySQL
5 10 (3.33%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.33%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.00%) Cloudera CDH
7 3 (1.00%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (0.67%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.67%) MariaDB
8 2 (0.67%) Oracle Exadata
8 2 (0.67%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.67%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 2 (0.67%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 1 (0.33%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.33%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.33%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 28 (9.33%) Git (software)
2 23 (7.67%) Jenkins
3 16 (5.33%) GitLab
4 9 (3.00%) JIRA
5 8 (2.67%) Rational DOORS
5 8 (2.67%) Selenium
5 8 (2.67%) SonarQube
6 7 (2.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 7 (2.33%) Bitbucket
6 7 (2.33%) Maven
6 7 (2.33%) Mercurial
6 7 (2.33%) Subversion
7 6 (2.00%) Cucumber
7 6 (2.00%) FindBugs
7 6 (2.00%) Log4j
8 4 (1.33%) Bitbucket Server
8 4 (1.33%) EasyMock
8 4 (1.33%) gulp
8 4 (1.33%) JUnit
9 3 (1.00%) Postman
General
1 31 (10.33%) Public Sector
2 20 (6.67%) Military
3 13 (4.33%) Finance
4 11 (3.67%) Law
5 5 (1.67%) Legal
5 5 (1.67%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.33%) Aerospace
6 4 (1.33%) Electronics
7 3 (1.00%) Games
7 3 (1.00%) Marketing
7 3 (1.00%) Police
7 3 (1.00%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.67%) Advertising
8 2 (0.67%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 40 (13.33%) Architect
2 30 (10.00%) Developer
3 25 (8.33%) Software Engineer
4 15 (5.00%) Analyst
4 15 (5.00%) Enterprise Architect
5 14 (4.67%) DevOps Engineer
5 14 (4.67%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
5 14 (4.67%) Project Manager
6 13 (4.33%) Network Engineer
7 12 (4.00%) C++ Software Engineer
7 12 (4.00%) Software Developer
8 11 (3.67%) Consultant
9 9 (3.00%) DBA
9 9 (3.00%) Systems Engineer
9 9 (3.00%) Technical Support
10 8 (2.67%) Business Analyst
10 8 (2.67%) Embedded Software Developer
10 8 (2.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 8 (2.67%) Oracle DBA
10 8 (2.67%) Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.00%) Spring
2 13 (4.33%) Web Services
2 13 (4.33%) XML
3 12 (4.00%) Elastic Stack
4 10 (3.33%) .NET
4 10 (3.33%) JSON
4 10 (3.33%) Node.js
5 9 (3.00%) React
6 7 (2.33%) CSS
6 7 (2.33%) RabbitMQ
7 6 (2.00%) Apache NiFi
7 6 (2.00%) Flask
8 5 (1.67%) Oracle Fusion
9 4 (1.33%) EJB
9 4 (1.33%) HTML
9 4 (1.33%) JSF
9 4 (1.33%) Middleware
9 4 (1.33%) SQLAlchemy
10 3 (1.00%) SOAP
10 3 (1.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.67%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (5.00%) Data Centre
3 6 (2.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 6 (2.00%) Linux Command Line
3 6 (2.00%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.67%) ASIC
4 5 (1.67%) HP StoreVirtual
4 5 (1.67%) PKI
5 4 (1.33%) Cloud Native
6 3 (1.00%) Public Cloud
7 2 (0.67%) CESG
7 2 (0.67%) Clustering
7 2 (0.67%) Cyberattack
7 2 (0.67%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (0.67%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (0.67%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.33%) Blog
8 1 (0.33%) Derivative
8 1 (0.33%) Replication
8 1 (0.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 58 (19.33%) Linux
2 57 (19.00%) Windows
3 33 (11.00%) Windows Server
4 23 (7.67%) Ubuntu
5 15 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (4.67%) CentOS
7 11 (3.67%) Debian
8 10 (3.33%) Windows 10
8 10 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (1.33%) Unix
11 3 (1.00%) Mac OS X
11 3 (1.00%) Windows 7
11 3 (1.00%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.67%) Solaris
13 1 (0.33%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.33%) HPUX
13 1 (0.33%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (21.33%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (19.67%) DevOps
3 54 (18.00%) Cybersecurity
4 35 (11.67%) Software Engineering
5 30 (10.00%) Configuration Management
6 27 (9.00%) Continuous Integration
7 26 (8.67%) ITIL
7 26 (8.67%) TOGAF
8 21 (7.00%) Project Management
9 20 (6.67%) Migration
10 19 (6.33%) OO
10 19 (6.33%) OOD
11 18 (6.00%) BDD
11 18 (6.00%) Information Security
11 18 (6.00%) Test Automation
12 17 (5.67%) Enterprise Architecture
12 17 (5.67%) Project Delivery
12 17 (5.67%) TDD
13 16 (5.33%) Architectural Design
13 16 (5.33%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (16.33%) Python
2 46 (15.33%) Java
3 31 (10.33%) Bash Shell
4 29 (9.67%) C++
5 26 (8.67%) C
5 26 (8.67%) SQL
6 19 (6.33%) JavaScript
7 15 (5.00%) PowerShell
8 8 (2.67%) Go
8 8 (2.67%) PL/SQL
9 6 (2.00%) T-SQL
10 5 (1.67%) C#
10 5 (1.67%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.00%) Perl
11 3 (1.00%) Ruby
12 1 (0.33%) Clojure
12 1 (0.33%) Groovy
12 1 (0.33%) R
12 1 (0.33%) Scala
12 1 (0.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 300 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 157 (52.33%) SC Cleared
3 12 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
4 11 (3.67%) CISM
4 11 (3.67%) CISSP
5 10 (3.33%) CEH
6 8 (2.67%) CTC Cleared
7 6 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.33%) ISEB
8 4 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (1.00%) CESG Certified Professional
9 3 (1.00%) Degree
9 3 (1.00%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.67%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.67%) CCNA
10 2 (0.67%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.67%) MCITP
10 2 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.67%) SANS
10 2 (0.67%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.33%) NIST
2 9 (3.00%) GDPR
2 9 (3.00%) PMO
3 8 (2.67%) Government Security Classifications
3 8 (2.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (2.00%) NCSC
5 5 (1.67%) Data Quality
6 4 (1.33%) QA
7 2 (0.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.67%) SLA
7 2 (0.67%) Web Application Security Consortium
8 1 (0.33%) DO-160
8 1 (0.33%) DO-254
8 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.33%) RMADS
System Software
1 30 (10.00%) Docker
2 21 (7.00%) Virtual Machines
3 20 (6.67%) Hyper-V
3 20 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (5.33%) Active Directory
5 8 (2.67%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (1.33%) GlusterFS
7 3 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.67%) Oracle Clusterware
8 2 (0.67%) vCloud
8 2 (0.67%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.67%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.67%) vSphere
9 1 (0.33%) etcd
9 1 (0.33%) Firmware
9 1 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 32 (10.67%) Ansible
2 20 (6.67%) Puppet
3 15 (5.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 15 (5.00%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 6 (2.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 5 (1.67%) Terraform
6 4 (1.33%) vCenter Server
6 4 (1.33%) WSUS
7 3 (1.00%) Data Guard
7 3 (1.00%) Kubernetes
7 3 (1.00%) Nessus
7 3 (1.00%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (1.00%) SELinux
8 2 (0.67%) Nexpose
8 2 (0.67%) OpenVAS
8 2 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.67%) Oracle Flashback
8 2 (0.67%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.33%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.33%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 50 (16.67%) Oracle
2 27 (9.00%) VMware
3 23 (7.67%) Microsoft
4 14 (4.67%) Juniper
5 12 (4.00%) Apple
5 12 (4.00%) Cisco
5 12 (4.00%) Google
6 9 (3.00%) Atlassian
6 9 (3.00%) F5
7 8 (2.67%) Red Hat
8 7 (2.33%) Aerohive Networks
9 6 (2.00%) HP
9 6 (2.00%) Palo Alto
10 4 (1.33%) Cloudera
10 4 (1.33%) Lumension
10 4 (1.33%) ServiceNow
10 4 (1.33%) Sophos
11 3 (1.00%) Citrix
11 3 (1.00%) SAP
11 3 (1.00%) Symantec