Period
to 17 February 2018

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 17 February 2018 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
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 261 223 224
Rank change year-on-year -38 +1 +50
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 467 471 526
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.00% 1.14% 1.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.84% 6.83% 6.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 178 268
London median daily rate £525 £460 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.13% -5.15% +2.11%
10th Percentile £374 £325 £275
90th Percentile £650 £658 £638
England median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 1
London median hourly rate £33.80 £47.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.09% +70.91% +96.43%
10th Percentile £21.45 £36.25 £26.25
90th Percentile £57.50 £65.00 £28.75
England median hourly rate £27.50 £39.25 £30.90
% change year-on-year -29.94% +27.02% +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 8,000 6,893 7,727
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 17.18% 16.69% 17.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,296 4,528 5,219
London median daily rate £493 £451 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.32% +0.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £258 £275 £263
90th Percentile £673 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £408
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.10% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 128 125
London median hourly rate £22.50 £21.85 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.00% +9.23% +17.65%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.60 £12.02
90th Percentile £50.32 £50.00 £44.43
England median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% +3.77% +40.58%

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 17 February 2018.

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 17 February 2018.

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 17 February 2018. 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 -14 112 £495 +15.65% 5
West London -12 56 £550 +15.79% 13
South London -58 33 £513 - 2
East London - 4 - -
North London -6 2 £445 +36.92%
DV Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 17 February 2018, 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.

1 467 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 178 (38.12%) SC Cleared
3 129 (27.62%) Agile Software Development
4 103 (22.06%) Java
5 92 (19.70%) Windows
6 74 (15.85%) Oracle
7 70 (14.99%) C
8 69 (14.78%) SQL
9 58 (12.42%) Active Directory
10 56 (11.99%) Microsoft
11 55 (11.78%) Software Engineering
12 54 (11.56%) Project Management
13 53 (11.35%) Linux
14 50 (10.71%) ITIL
15 48 (10.28%) XML
15 48 (10.28%) Oracle Database
16 47 (10.06%) Finance
17 46 (9.85%) Migration
18 42 (8.99%) Stakeholder Management
18 42 (8.99%) PL/SQL
18 42 (8.99%) Amazon AWS
19 40 (8.57%) Windows Server
19 40 (8.57%) PRINCE2
19 40 (8.57%) Scrum
20 39 (8.35%) Cybersecurity
21 37 (7.92%) VMware
21 37 (7.92%) ISEB
22 36 (7.71%) Test Automation
23 35 (7.49%) Data Migration
23 35 (7.49%) DevOps

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 19 (4.07%) MS Exchange
2 14 (3.00%) WebSphere
2 14 (3.00%) WebSphere Portal
3 12 (2.57%) SharePoint
4 11 (2.36%) Confluence
5 5 (1.07%) Apache
5 5 (1.07%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (1.07%) OpenStack
5 5 (1.07%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (0.64%) JBoss
6 3 (0.64%) nginx
7 2 (0.43%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.43%) IIS
8 1 (0.21%) SAS
8 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.21%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (3.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (1.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (1.71%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.64%) Stata
5 2 (0.43%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.43%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.43%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.43%) Revit
6 1 (0.21%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.21%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 14 (3.00%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.21%) OpenText Process Suite
Cloud Services
1 42 (8.99%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (1.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.28%) Office 365
4 5 (1.07%) IaaS
5 3 (0.64%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (0.64%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.43%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.43%) G Suite
6 2 (0.43%) GitHub
6 2 (0.43%) PaaS
6 2 (0.43%) SaaS
7 1 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.21%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (0.21%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.21%) Google Drive
7 1 (0.21%) Heroku
7 1 (0.21%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.21%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 24 (5.14%) TCP/IP
2 22 (4.71%) Network Security
3 21 (4.50%) WAN
4 18 (3.85%) Firewall
5 17 (3.64%) VPN
6 14 (3.00%) DNS
7 11 (2.36%) Broadband
7 11 (2.36%) ISDN
7 11 (2.36%) LAN
8 7 (1.50%) Cisco ISE
8 7 (1.50%) DHCP
8 7 (1.50%) Wireless
9 6 (1.28%) Internet
10 5 (1.07%) Skype
10 5 (1.07%) VoIP
11 4 (0.86%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (0.86%) SAN
11 4 (0.86%) SSL
12 3 (0.64%) RTP
12 3 (0.64%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (10.28%) Oracle Database
2 35 (7.49%) Big Data
3 30 (6.42%) Oracle Database 11g
4 29 (6.21%) GIS
4 29 (6.21%) Oracle Database 10g
5 25 (5.35%) SQL Server
6 19 (4.07%) Relational Database
7 17 (3.64%) Hadoop
8 13 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
9 12 (2.57%) Redis
10 8 (1.71%) MongoDB
10 8 (1.71%) MySQL
11 7 (1.50%) HBase
12 5 (1.07%) NoSQL
13 4 (0.86%) Amazon Redshift
13 4 (0.86%) BusinessObjects
13 4 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
14 3 (0.64%) Amazon RDS
14 3 (0.64%) Spotfire
14 3 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 29 (6.21%) JIRA
2 20 (4.28%) Selenium
3 13 (2.78%) Jenkins
4 10 (2.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 10 (2.14%) Cucumber
4 10 (2.14%) JUnit
5 8 (1.71%) JMeter
5 8 (1.71%) Selenium IDE
5 8 (1.71%) WebDriver
6 7 (1.50%) Git (software)
7 6 (1.28%) Bitbucket
7 6 (1.28%) EasyMock
7 6 (1.28%) LoadRunner
8 5 (1.07%) Burp Suite
8 5 (1.07%) Visual Studio
9 4 (0.86%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (0.64%) Artifactory
10 3 (0.64%) Maven
10 3 (0.64%) RStudio
11 2 (0.43%) Ant
General
1 47 (10.06%) Finance
2 17 (3.64%) Law
2 17 (3.64%) Telecoms
3 10 (2.14%) Electronics
3 10 (2.14%) Manufacturing
3 10 (2.14%) Marketing
4 9 (1.93%) Military
5 6 (1.28%) Banking
5 6 (1.28%) Legal
6 5 (1.07%) Publishing
7 4 (0.86%) Local Government
8 2 (0.43%) Advertising
8 2 (0.43%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.21%) Retail
Job Titles
1 68 (14.56%) Analyst
2 59 (12.63%) Developer
3 29 (6.21%) Architect
4 28 (6.00%) Business Analyst
5 21 (4.50%) Integration Engineer
5 21 (4.50%) Java Developer
5 21 (4.50%) Project Manager
6 20 (4.28%) Consultant
7 19 (4.07%) Test Engineer
8 16 (3.43%) DV Cleared Java Developer
9 14 (3.00%) Development Engineer
9 14 (3.00%) Senior Test Engineer
9 14 (3.00%) Software Development Engineer
9 14 (3.00%) Software Integration Engineer
9 14 (3.00%) Support Engineer
10 13 (2.78%) DBA
10 13 (2.78%) Oracle DBA
10 13 (2.78%) Software Developer
10 13 (2.78%) Test Analyst
10 13 (2.78%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (10.28%) XML
2 32 (6.85%) Web Services
3 31 (6.64%) JSF
4 28 (6.00%) J2EE
5 20 (4.28%) Spring
6 18 (3.85%) JSON
7 13 (2.78%) Spring Boot
8 12 (2.57%) Node.js
9 11 (2.36%) .NET
10 10 (2.14%) Apache Camel
11 9 (1.93%) Elastic Stack
11 9 (1.93%) JMS
11 9 (1.93%) Redux
12 8 (1.71%) HTML
12 8 (1.71%) Kafka
13 7 (1.50%) CSS
13 7 (1.50%) EJB
14 6 (1.28%) Middleware
15 4 (0.86%) React
16 3 (0.64%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 33 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (4.50%) PKI
3 17 (3.64%) Management Information System
4 13 (2.78%) Clustering
5 12 (2.57%) Data Centre
6 10 (2.14%) Data Structures
7 9 (1.93%) Cyberthreat
7 9 (1.93%) User Experience
8 7 (1.50%) PMI
8 7 (1.50%) Wiki
9 5 (1.07%) BYOD
10 4 (0.86%) Cyberattack
10 4 (0.86%) Smartphone
11 3 (0.64%) CMDB
11 3 (0.64%) Graphic Design
12 2 (0.43%) Fat Client
12 2 (0.43%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.43%) Smartcard
12 2 (0.43%) Taxonomies
12 2 (0.43%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 92 (19.70%) Windows
2 53 (11.35%) Linux
3 40 (8.57%) Windows Server
4 24 (5.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (4.50%) Unix
6 17 (3.64%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (3.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (3.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (3.00%) Windows XP
9 12 (2.57%) Solaris
9 12 (2.57%) Windows 7
10 7 (1.50%) CentOS
11 6 (1.28%) Windows Vista
12 4 (0.86%) Android
12 4 (0.86%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.64%) Windows 10
14 2 (0.43%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.43%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.21%) AIX
15 1 (0.21%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (27.62%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (11.78%) Software Engineering
3 54 (11.56%) Project Management
4 50 (10.71%) ITIL
5 46 (9.85%) Migration
6 42 (8.99%) Stakeholder Management
7 40 (8.57%) PRINCE2
7 40 (8.57%) Scrum
8 39 (8.35%) Cybersecurity
9 36 (7.71%) Test Automation
10 35 (7.49%) Data Migration
10 35 (7.49%) DevOps
11 34 (7.28%) Programme Management
12 33 (7.07%) Web Application Development
13 30 (6.42%) Requirements Analysis
13 30 (6.42%) Software Architecture
14 29 (6.21%) Quality Management
15 28 (6.00%) SDLC
16 27 (5.78%) Test Scripting
17 26 (5.57%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 103 (22.06%) Java
2 70 (14.99%) C
3 69 (14.78%) SQL
4 42 (8.99%) PL/SQL
5 25 (5.35%) Python
6 20 (4.28%) JavaScript
7 13 (2.78%) Bash Shell
8 10 (2.14%) Ruby
9 9 (1.93%) C#
9 9 (1.93%) PowerShell
10 7 (1.50%) Perl
11 3 (0.64%) C++
11 3 (0.64%) Scala
12 2 (0.43%) PHP
12 2 (0.43%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.21%) Go
13 1 (0.21%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.21%) XPath
Qualifications
1 467 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 178 (38.12%) SC Cleared
3 37 (7.92%) ISEB
4 22 (4.71%) ISTQB
5 21 (4.50%) Degree
6 17 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (2.57%) Numerate Degree
8 11 (2.36%) CREST Certified
8 11 (2.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 10 (2.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 9 (1.93%) CTC Cleared
10 9 (1.93%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (1.71%) CISSP
12 7 (1.50%) CBAP
12 7 (1.50%) PMI Certification
13 5 (1.07%) CCNA
13 5 (1.07%) CCSP
13 5 (1.07%) Chartered Engineer
13 5 (1.07%) CITP
13 5 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.71%) Data Quality
2 11 (2.36%) PMO
3 6 (1.28%) QA
4 5 (1.07%) Government Security Classifications
4 5 (1.07%) JSP 440
5 4 (0.86%) Def Stans
6 3 (0.64%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.43%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.43%) SLA
8 1 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.21%) P3O
8 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.21%) RMADS
8 1 (0.21%) WAI
System Software
1 58 (12.42%) Active Directory
2 25 (5.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.78%) Oracle Clusterware
3 13 (2.78%) Oracle RAC
4 7 (1.50%) vSphere
5 6 (1.28%) Docker
5 6 (1.28%) Virtual Desktop
6 5 (1.07%) FreeRADIUS
6 5 (1.07%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.07%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.43%) Terminal Server
8 2 (0.43%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.21%) Firmware
9 1 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.21%) Samba
Systems Management
1 13 (2.78%) Data Guard
1 13 (2.78%) NetBackup
1 13 (2.78%) Netcool
1 13 (2.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 13 (2.78%) Oracle Flashback
1 13 (2.78%) Oracle RMAN
2 12 (2.57%) Puppet
3 11 (2.36%) SCCM
4 10 (2.14%) HP Quality Center
5 9 (1.93%) logstash
6 8 (1.71%) Ansible
7 6 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (1.28%) vCenter Server
8 5 (1.07%) Nessus
9 4 (0.86%) Kibana
9 4 (0.86%) Kubernetes
9 4 (0.86%) WSUS
10 3 (0.64%) Grafana
10 3 (0.64%) HAProxy
10 3 (0.64%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 74 (15.85%) Oracle
2 56 (11.99%) Microsoft
3 37 (7.92%) VMware
4 32 (6.85%) HP
5 19 (4.07%) Cisco
6 16 (3.43%) CheckPoint
6 16 (3.43%) Juniper
7 15 (3.21%) Red Hat
8 14 (3.00%) Fujitsu
8 14 (3.00%) McAfee
9 12 (2.57%) Citrix
10 11 (2.36%) F5
11 10 (2.14%) Palo Alto
11 10 (2.14%) SAP
12 9 (1.93%) Atlassian
12 9 (1.93%) Veritas
13 8 (1.71%) Google
14 7 (1.50%) Lumension
14 7 (1.50%) Splunk
15 6 (1.28%) AlienVault