Period
to 23 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for DV Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 23 January 2019 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 > South East
6 months to
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 95 123 107
Rank change year-on-year +28 -16 -22
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 404 333 330
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.52% 2.01% 2.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.78% 8.93% 8.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 156 200
South East median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £240 £175 £263
90th Percentile £550 £600 £575
England median daily rate £475 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 23 12
South East median hourly rate £12.00 £12.00 £37.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -67.65% +20.05%
England median hourly rate £30.00 £27.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year +11.11% -29.87% +24.60%

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 the South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3,747 3,731 4,029
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 23.40% 22.49% 26.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,110 2,097 2,469
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +0.61% +1.88%
10th Percentile £240 £221 £260
90th Percentile £588 £569 £575
England median daily rate £450 £448 £425
% change year-on-year +0.56% +5.29% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 192 221
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £25.69 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.24% +11.70% -36.11%
10th Percentile £12.12 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £55.00 £49.88 £50.00
England median hourly rate £28.53 £23.75 £26.00
% change year-on-year +20.13% -8.65% -3.70%

DV Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for DV Cleared in the South East

DV Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DV Cleared in the South East

DV Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DV Cleared in the South East over the 6 months to 23 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DV Cleared in the South East

DV Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DV Cleared in the South East

DV Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DV Cleared in the South East over the 6 months to 23 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for DV Cleared in the South East

DV Cleared
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 23 January 2019. 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
Thames Valley +32 271 £420 -1.18% 14
Buckinghamshire +26 142 £388 -6.40% 7
Berkshire +37 129 £475 -13.64% 7
Hampshire -17 128 £450 -2.65% 31
Surrey -14 3 £500 -4.76% 3
Home Counties - 1 - -
DV Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, 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 South East region with a requirement for DV Cleared.

1 404 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 164 (40.59%) SC Cleared
3 142 (35.15%) Microsoft
4 133 (32.92%) Windows
5 77 (19.06%) ITIL
6 74 (18.32%) Active Directory
7 68 (16.83%) Firewall
7 68 (16.83%) PowerShell
8 67 (16.58%) VMware
9 60 (14.85%) Windows Server
10 58 (14.36%) Office 365
11 57 (14.11%) SQL
12 54 (13.37%) SharePoint
13 52 (12.87%) Cisco
13 52 (12.87%) Windows Server 2008
14 50 (12.38%) Service Management
14 50 (12.38%) Migration
15 47 (11.63%) Project Management
16 46 (11.39%) Windows Server 2012
17 45 (11.14%) MS Exchange
18 44 (10.89%) DNS
19 43 (10.64%) Microsoft Office
19 43 (10.64%) Data Centre
19 43 (10.64%) Problem-Solving
20 42 (10.40%) WAN
20 42 (10.40%) McAfee
20 42 (10.40%) Internet
21 41 (10.15%) Microsoft Azure
21 41 (10.15%) VMware Infrastructure
21 41 (10.15%) ITIL V3

DV Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 54 (13.37%) SharePoint
2 45 (11.14%) MS Exchange
3 31 (7.67%) Skype for Business
4 27 (6.68%) IIS
5 25 (6.19%) Exchange Server 2007
6 18 (4.46%) SharePoint Server
7 16 (3.96%) Exchange Server 2010
8 14 (3.47%) SharePoint 2013
9 13 (3.22%) Exchange Server 2013
10 11 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2003
11 8 (1.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (0.99%) Apache
13 3 (0.74%) Office Communications Server
14 2 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
15 1 (0.25%) Apache Qpid
15 1 (0.25%) Apache Spark
15 1 (0.25%) Confluence
15 1 (0.25%) Jupyter
15 1 (0.25%) Live Communications Server
15 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 43 (10.64%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.98%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 58 (14.36%) Office 365
2 41 (10.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.72%) Azure Active Directory
4 10 (2.48%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (2.48%) SaaS
5 9 (2.23%) IaaS
6 5 (1.24%) OneDrive
7 4 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (0.74%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.74%) Amazon SQS
8 3 (0.74%) AWS Fargate
8 3 (0.74%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (0.74%) Serverless
9 2 (0.50%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 68 (16.83%) Firewall
2 44 (10.89%) DNS
3 42 (10.40%) Internet
3 42 (10.40%) WAN
4 37 (9.16%) LAN
5 36 (8.91%) TCP/IP
6 32 (7.92%) VPN
7 22 (5.45%) Reverse Proxy
7 22 (5.45%) Skype
8 21 (5.20%) DHCP
9 19 (4.70%) Network Security
10 15 (3.71%) SAN
11 14 (3.47%) BGP
12 13 (3.22%) Cisco ASA
13 12 (2.97%) BIG-IP
13 12 (2.97%) IPsec
13 12 (2.97%) OSPF
14 10 (2.48%) MPLS
15 8 (1.98%) Cisco ISE
15 8 (1.98%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (6.68%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (1.98%) Oracle Database
3 8 (1.98%) Power BI
4 7 (1.73%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (1.24%) Big Data
5 5 (1.24%) Oracle Database 12c
5 5 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (0.74%) EDRMS
7 3 (0.74%) Hadoop
7 3 (0.74%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (0.50%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.50%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (0.50%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.25%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (1.49%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.24%) MSI
2 5 (1.24%) Toad
3 3 (0.74%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.74%) JIRA
4 2 (0.50%) GitLab
4 2 (0.50%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.25%) Gradle
5 1 (0.25%) Maven
5 1 (0.25%) StarTeam
General
1 25 (6.19%) Finance
2 4 (0.99%) Military
3 3 (0.74%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.25%) Electronics
4 1 (0.25%) Law
4 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 59 (14.60%) Architect
2 56 (13.86%) Analyst
3 35 (8.66%) Network Engineer
4 32 (7.92%) Consultant
5 21 (5.20%) Solutions Architect
6 20 (4.95%) Project Manager
7 19 (4.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 19 (4.70%) Support Engineer
8 16 (3.96%) 2nd Line Support
9 14 (3.47%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
9 14 (3.47%) DV Cleared Project Manager
9 14 (3.47%) Operations Technician
10 13 (3.22%) Migration Engineer
11 12 (2.97%) Infrastructure Architect
11 12 (2.97%) IT Manager
11 12 (2.97%) IT Project Manager
11 12 (2.97%) Technical Leader
11 12 (2.97%) Wintel Engineer
12 11 (2.72%) Administrator
12 11 (2.72%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (5.69%) Web Services
2 5 (1.24%) Node.js
3 4 (0.99%) .NET
3 4 (0.99%) ASP.NET
3 4 (0.99%) ModSecurity
4 3 (0.74%) 802.1X
4 3 (0.74%) CSS
4 3 (0.74%) LDAP
4 3 (0.74%) MEAN Stack
4 3 (0.74%) Vue.js
4 3 (0.74%) XML
5 2 (0.50%) ADSI
5 2 (0.50%) HTML
5 2 (0.50%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (0.50%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.25%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.25%) Apache Avro
6 1 (0.25%) Apache Camel
6 1 (0.25%) Kafka
6 1 (0.25%) React
Miscellaneous
1 43 (10.64%) Data Centre
2 23 (5.69%) PKI
3 22 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (5.45%) Self-Motivation
4 18 (4.46%) Microsoft Licensing
5 15 (3.71%) Replication
6 13 (3.22%) Management Information System
7 12 (2.97%) Clustering
8 10 (2.48%) Public Cloud
9 6 (1.49%) Driving Licence
9 6 (1.49%) Smartcard
9 6 (1.49%) User Experience
9 6 (1.49%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 5 (1.24%) Mobile App
10 5 (1.24%) Private Cloud
11 4 (0.99%) Security Operations Centre
12 3 (0.74%) CESG
12 3 (0.74%) HP Storage
13 2 (0.50%) CESG CLAS
13 2 (0.50%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 133 (32.92%) Windows
2 60 (14.85%) Windows Server
3 52 (12.87%) Windows Server 2008
4 46 (11.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 34 (8.42%) Windows Server 2003
6 27 (6.68%) Linux
7 18 (4.46%) Windows 10
8 17 (4.21%) Windows 7
9 13 (3.22%) Unix
10 6 (1.49%) Windows Vista
11 4 (0.99%) Android
11 4 (0.99%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.99%) CentOS
11 4 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.99%) VMS
12 3 (0.74%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.50%) Solaris
13 2 (0.50%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.50%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (19.06%) ITIL
2 50 (12.38%) Migration
2 50 (12.38%) Service Management
3 47 (11.63%) Project Management
4 43 (10.64%) Problem-Solving
5 41 (10.15%) ITIL V3
6 39 (9.65%) Change Management
7 29 (7.18%) ITSM
8 27 (6.68%) PRINCE2
9 26 (6.44%) Agile Software Development
10 24 (5.94%) Incident Management
10 24 (5.94%) Information Security
10 24 (5.94%) Service Delivery
11 19 (4.70%) Mentoring
11 19 (4.70%) Presales
12 18 (4.46%) Patch Management
12 18 (4.46%) Security Operations
12 18 (4.46%) Software Distribution
12 18 (4.46%) Software Licensing
13 16 (3.96%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 68 (16.83%) PowerShell
2 57 (14.11%) SQL
3 17 (4.21%) C
4 13 (3.22%) Python
5 11 (2.72%) Java
5 11 (2.72%) JavaScript
6 6 (1.49%) PL/SQL
7 5 (1.24%) C#
8 3 (0.74%) Bash Shell
8 3 (0.74%) VB
9 2 (0.50%) C++
9 2 (0.50%) Ruby
10 1 (0.25%) Go
10 1 (0.25%) Perl
10 1 (0.25%) VBA
10 1 (0.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 404 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 164 (40.59%) SC Cleared
3 29 (7.18%) Microsoft Certification
4 26 (6.44%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (4.95%) CCNP
6 16 (3.96%) CISSP
6 16 (3.96%) Degree
7 15 (3.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 13 (3.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 11 (2.72%) CCNA
9 11 (2.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 8 (1.98%) CESG Certified Professional
10 8 (1.98%) Citrix Certification
10 8 (1.98%) MCSA
11 7 (1.73%) HNC
12 6 (1.49%) CCA
12 6 (1.49%) CEH
12 6 (1.49%) CISM
12 6 (1.49%) ISEB
12 6 (1.49%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.95%) QA
2 15 (3.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (3.22%) SLA
4 6 (1.49%) RMADS
5 3 (0.74%) Government Security Classifications
5 3 (0.74%) JSP 440
5 3 (0.74%) PMO
6 2 (0.50%) GPG13
6 2 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.25%) COBIT
7 1 (0.25%) Dublin Core
7 1 (0.25%) GDPR
7 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 74 (18.32%) Active Directory
2 41 (10.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (6.93%) Hyper-V
4 19 (4.70%) Virtual Machines
5 15 (3.71%) vSphere
6 9 (2.23%) Docker
7 8 (1.98%) vCloud
8 7 (1.73%) VMware Workstation
9 6 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (1.49%) XenDesktop
9 6 (1.49%) XenServer
10 5 (1.24%) Firmware
11 4 (0.99%) VMware NSX
11 4 (0.99%) XenApp
12 3 (0.74%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (0.74%) ISA Server
12 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (0.74%) UAG
12 3 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.25%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 25 (6.19%) SCCM
2 22 (5.45%) McAfee ePO
3 12 (2.97%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 12 (2.97%) SCVMM
4 11 (2.72%) OVSD
4 11 (2.72%) SCOM
5 10 (2.48%) WSUS
6 9 (2.23%) vCenter Server
7 6 (1.49%) Cisco CUCM
7 6 (1.49%) FortiGate
8 5 (1.24%) Ansible
9 4 (0.99%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (0.99%) NetBackup
9 4 (0.99%) Puppet
10 3 (0.74%) EMC NetWorker
11 2 (0.50%) Cisco Prime
11 2 (0.50%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
11 2 (0.50%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 2 (0.50%) vRealize
Vendors
1 142 (35.15%) Microsoft
2 67 (16.58%) VMware
3 52 (12.87%) Cisco
4 42 (10.40%) McAfee
5 40 (9.90%) Juniper
6 35 (8.66%) Citrix
7 31 (7.67%) HP
8 29 (7.18%) Oracle
9 15 (3.71%) F5
10 11 (2.72%) EMC
11 9 (2.23%) Forcepoint
11 9 (2.23%) LogRhythm
11 9 (2.23%) Lumension
12 7 (1.73%) CA
12 7 (1.73%) SolarWinds
13 6 (1.49%) Palo Alto
13 6 (1.49%) Remedy
13 6 (1.49%) Riverbed
14 5 (1.24%) ArcSight
15 4 (0.99%) SevOne