The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for DV Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 June 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 / North West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 153 116
Rank change year-on-year +29 -37  
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 12 6 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.41% 0.16% 0.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.27% 0.77% 4.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 19
Median daily rate £463 £364 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.14% -9.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £356 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £381 £730
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £420
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £49.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £21.55
% change year-on-year -24.00% +16.00%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West.

Academic & Professional Certification
North West
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 528 775 754
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 17.88% 20.56% 20.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 517 896 927
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £266 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £585 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 45 155
Median hourly rate £40.00 £43.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.97% +91.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £11.80 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.75 £47.39 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +14.03% +26.66%  

DV Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing DV Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for DV Cleared in the North West

DV Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DV Cleared in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for DV Cleared in the North West

DV Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing DV Cleared in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DV Cleared in the North West

DV Cleared
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester - 3 £450 - 2
Lancashire +7 2 - -
Cumbria 0 2 - -
Merseyside - 2 £525 -
DV Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 North West region with a requirement for DV Cleared.

1 16 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (56.25%) SC Cleared
3 7 (43.75%) C
3 7 (43.75%) Linux
4 5 (31.25%) UML
4 5 (31.25%) C++
5 4 (25.00%) Information Security
5 4 (25.00%) Scrum
5 4 (25.00%) CISSP
5 4 (25.00%) Qt
5 4 (25.00%) Bash Shell
5 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (25.00%) CESG Certified Professional
6 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
6 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
6 3 (18.75%) Windows
6 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
6 3 (18.75%) Web Services
6 3 (18.75%) Open Source
7 2 (12.50%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (12.50%) QRadar
7 2 (12.50%) SANS
7 2 (12.50%) Case Management
7 2 (12.50%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 2 (12.50%) GDPR
7 2 (12.50%) .NET
7 2 (12.50%) Oracle
7 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
7 2 (12.50%) C#

DV Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) LAN
1 2 (12.50%) VoIP
1 2 (12.50%) WAN
2 1 (6.25%) AMQP
2 1 (6.25%) Firewall
2 1 (6.25%) Internet
2 1 (6.25%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (6.25%) Network Security
2 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (12.50%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Hadoop
1 2 (12.50%) NoSQL
1 2 (12.50%) Redis
1 2 (12.50%) SAP BW
1 2 (12.50%) SAP HANA
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) Big Data
2 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Ant
1 1 (6.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (6.25%) Eclipse
1 1 (6.25%) Gradle
1 1 (6.25%) Hudson
1 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
1 1 (6.25%) JIRA
General
1 2 (12.50%) Military
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Developer
2 5 (31.25%) C++ Developer
3 4 (25.00%) Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Information Assurance Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) SAP Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) SAP HANA Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Security Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Security Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) C# Developer
5 1 (6.25%) C++ Software Developer
5 1 (6.25%) CISSP Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Security Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) ServiceNow Developer
5 1 (6.25%) SOC Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) Qt
2 3 (18.75%) Web Services
3 2 (12.50%) .NET
3 2 (12.50%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (12.50%) JMS
4 1 (6.25%) CSS
4 1 (6.25%) EJB
4 1 (6.25%) HTML
4 1 (6.25%) Java EE
4 1 (6.25%) RESTful
4 1 (6.25%) WCF
4 1 (6.25%) XML
4 1 (6.25%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
1 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
2 2 (12.50%) CESG
3 1 (6.25%) Cyber Attack
3 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.25%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Linux
2 3 (18.75%) Windows
3 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) UML
2 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (25.00%) Information Security
2 4 (25.00%) Scrum
3 3 (18.75%) Open Source
3 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
4 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (12.50%) Case Management
4 2 (12.50%) Data Modelling
4 2 (12.50%) Information Assurance
4 2 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (12.50%) OO
4 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 2 (12.50%) Security Architecture
4 2 (12.50%) SIEM
4 2 (12.50%) TDD
4 2 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (6.25%) Information Governance
5 1 (6.25%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) C
2 5 (31.25%) C++
3 4 (25.00%) Bash Shell
4 2 (12.50%) C#
4 2 (12.50%) Java
4 2 (12.50%) Python
5 1 (6.25%) Perl
5 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
5 1 (6.25%) SQL
5 1 (6.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (56.25%) SC Cleared
3 4 (25.00%) CESG Certified Professional
3 4 (25.00%) CISSP
4 2 (12.50%) CISM
4 2 (12.50%) CLAS
4 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (12.50%) SANS
4 2 (12.50%) SSCP
5 1 (6.25%) CCNA
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (6.25%) MCITP
5 1 (6.25%) MCPD
5 1 (6.25%) MCSA
5 1 (6.25%) MCSE
5 1 (6.25%) NCDA
5 1 (6.25%) NCIE
5 1 (6.25%) VCAP
5 1 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) GDPR
1 2 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (12.50%) PCI DSS
2 1 (6.25%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Kibana
1 2 (12.50%) logstash
1 2 (12.50%) QRadar
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) IBM
1 2 (12.50%) LogRhythm
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle
1 2 (12.50%) SAP
1 2 (12.50%) Splunk
2 1 (6.25%) Apple
2 1 (6.25%) Atlassian
2 1 (6.25%) Avaya
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) NetApp
2 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
2 1 (6.25%) ServiceNow
2 1 (6.25%) VMware