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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Developed Vetting (DV) Clearance
England / North West
Rank 126 130 134
Rank change year-on-year +4 +4  
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 4 29 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.15% 0.76% 0.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.81% 3.61% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 21 13
Median daily rate £413 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.15% -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £425 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £490 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £441 £425 £428
% change year-on-year +3.64% -0.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £55.55 £30.00
% change year-on-year -60.39% +85.16%  

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 493 803 709
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 18.96% 21.00% 20.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 399 327
Median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £540 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 50 66
Median hourly rate £42.24 £40.00 £46.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.59% -13.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £15.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £62.50 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

DV Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing DV Cleared as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DV Cleared in the North West over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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 0 3 £400 -15.78% 3
DV Cleared
England

DV Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 18 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 15 (83.33%) SC Cleared
3 5 (27.78%) CISSP
3 5 (27.78%) Cybersecurity
3 5 (27.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (22.22%) Investment Management
4 4 (22.22%) SAP FI
4 4 (22.22%) SAP FI/CO
4 4 (22.22%) Information Security
4 4 (22.22%) SAP CO
4 4 (22.22%) SAP
5 3 (16.67%) C
5 3 (16.67%) SQL
5 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 3 (16.67%) CESG
5 3 (16.67%) Data Protection
5 3 (16.67%) Network Security
5 3 (16.67%) CITP
5 3 (16.67%) TOGAF
5 3 (16.67%) MBCS
5 3 (16.67%) Security Architecture
5 3 (16.67%) CESG Certified Professional
5 3 (16.67%) IISP
5 3 (16.67%) Social Engineering
6 2 (11.11%) Case Management
6 2 (11.11%) SANS
6 2 (11.11%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (11.11%) QRadar
6 2 (11.11%) SDLC

DV Cleared
Top Related 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 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (5.56%) GlassFish
1 1 (5.56%) JBoss
1 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.56%) WebLogic
1 1 (5.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 2 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (22.22%) SAP CO
1 4 (22.22%) SAP FI
1 4 (22.22%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) Network Security
2 2 (11.11%) Internet
2 2 (11.11%) LAN
2 2 (11.11%) VoIP
2 2 (11.11%) WAN
3 1 (5.56%) Firewall
3 1 (5.56%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Redis
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) Hadoop
2 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) JIRA
1 2 (11.11%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (11.11%) Rational Rhapsody
1 2 (11.11%) VectorCAST
2 1 (5.56%) ClearCase
2 1 (5.56%) Eclipse
2 1 (5.56%) Eclipse RCP
General
1 2 (11.11%) Avionics
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Architect
2 4 (22.22%) Consultant
2 4 (22.22%) Management Consultant
2 4 (22.22%) SAP Consultant
2 4 (22.22%) SAP FI Consultant
2 4 (22.22%) Security Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Lead Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Lead Security Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Domain Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Security Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) C# Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Java Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Principal Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Security Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) ServiceNow Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) Elastic Stack
1 2 (11.11%) Web Services
2 1 (5.56%) EJB
2 1 (5.56%) J2EE
2 1 (5.56%) RESTful
2 1 (5.56%) Swing
2 1 (5.56%) SWT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 3 (16.67%) CESG
3 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.56%) Cyber Attack
4 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
4 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Unix
2 1 (5.56%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (22.22%) Information Security
2 4 (22.22%) Investment Management
3 3 (16.67%) Data Protection
3 3 (16.67%) Security Architecture
3 3 (16.67%) Social Engineering
3 3 (16.67%) TOGAF
4 2 (11.11%) Case Management
4 2 (11.11%) HOOD
4 2 (11.11%) Integration Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Load Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (11.11%) Open Source
4 2 (11.11%) SDLC
4 2 (11.11%) SIEM
4 2 (11.11%) Unit Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (5.56%) Risk Management
5 1 (5.56%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) C
1 3 (16.67%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) Ada
2 2 (11.11%) Perl
3 1 (5.56%) C#
3 1 (5.56%) Java
3 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 18 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 15 (83.33%) SC Cleared
3 5 (27.78%) CISSP
4 3 (16.67%) CESG Certified Professional
4 3 (16.67%) CITP
4 3 (16.67%) IISP
4 3 (16.67%) MBCS
5 2 (11.11%) Degree
5 2 (11.11%) SANS
5 2 (11.11%) SSCP
6 1 (5.56%) CCNA
6 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (5.56%) CISM
6 1 (5.56%) HND
6 1 (5.56%) ISEB
6 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
6 1 (5.56%) MCSA
6 1 (5.56%) MCSE
6 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (5.56%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Kibana
1 2 (11.11%) logstash
1 2 (11.11%) QRadar
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) SAP
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.11%) IBM
3 2 (11.11%) LogRhythm
3 2 (11.11%) Splunk
4 1 (5.56%) Apple
4 1 (5.56%) Avaya
4 1 (5.56%) NetApp
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle
4 1 (5.56%) ServiceNow
4 1 (5.56%) Sun
4 1 (5.56%) Sybase
4 1 (5.56%) VMware