Period
to 30 October 2020

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 30 October 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 > South East
6 months to
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 37 103 124
Rank change year-on-year +66 +21 0
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 172 312 359
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 4.74% 2.26% 2.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.68% 9.01% 9.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 209 216
Median daily rate £525 £463 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.51% +18.97% -4.01%
10th Percentile £357 £325 £237
90th Percentile £638 £615 £540
England median daily rate £525 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 13
Median hourly rate £35.00 £55.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.36% +96.43% +133.33%
England median hourly rate £43.25 £43.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -0.57% +24.29% +40.00%

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 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 1,172 3,463 3,655
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 32.30% 25.11% 22.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 610 1,965 2,019
Median daily rate £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £285 £253 £235
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
England median daily rate £475 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 245 210
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +6.25% +72.97%
10th Percentile £15.61 £15.06 £13.50
90th Percentile £58.50 £82.50 £53.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.07 £25.00
% change year-on-year -0.19% +40.26% -2.69%

DV Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing DV Cleared as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing DV Cleared in the South East.

Daily rate trend for DV Cleared in the South East

DV Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing DV Cleared in the South East over the 6 months to 30 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for DV Cleared in the South East

DV Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing DV Cleared in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for DV Cleared in the South East

DV Cleared
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing DV Cleared in the South East over the 6 months to 30 October 2020.

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 30 October 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
Hampshire +31 104 £513 +7.89% 27
Thames Valley +57 63 £525 +16.67% 12
Berkshire +46 35 £400 -11.11% 12
Buckinghamshire +24 28 £625 +40.45%
Surrey +83 1 £875 +34.62%
Kent +28 1 £475 +26.67% 1
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
DV Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 South East region with a requirement for DV Cleared.

1 172 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 59 (34.30%) SC Cleared
3 54 (31.40%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (26.16%) VMware
5 37 (21.51%) Windows
5 37 (21.51%) Microsoft
6 36 (20.93%) VMware Infrastructure
7 30 (17.44%) Active Directory
8 24 (13.95%) Migration
9 23 (13.37%) Microsoft Office
9 23 (13.37%) IaaS
10 22 (12.79%) Continuous Improvement
10 22 (12.79%) Cisco
11 21 (12.21%) MS Visio
11 21 (12.21%) Linux
12 20 (11.63%) Oracle
12 20 (11.63%) Microsoft Excel
12 20 (11.63%) Scaled Agile Framework
13 19 (11.05%) Scrum
14 18 (10.47%) DevOps
15 17 (9.88%) DNS
15 17 (9.88%) Service Management
16 16 (9.30%) SQL
16 16 (9.30%) Public Sector
16 16 (9.30%) VMware NSX
17 15 (8.72%) vSphere
18 14 (8.14%) vRealize
18 14 (8.14%) Windows Server
18 14 (8.14%) SQL Server
18 14 (8.14%) DHCP

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 9 (5.23%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.74%) IIS
3 2 (1.16%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (1.16%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.58%) Apache
4 1 (0.58%) Documentum
4 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.58%) WebLogic
Applications
1 23 (13.37%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (12.21%) MS Visio
3 20 (11.63%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.91%) Primavera
2 3 (1.74%) Infor M3
2 3 (1.74%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.16%) Oracle Payroll
3 2 (1.16%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 23 (13.37%) IaaS
2 12 (6.98%) Azure
3 4 (2.33%) Office 365
3 4 (2.33%) PaaS
4 3 (1.74%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.16%) Azure Stack
5 2 (1.16%) Power Platform
5 2 (1.16%) SaaS
5 2 (1.16%) ShareGate
6 1 (0.58%) Azure Functions
6 1 (0.58%) Logic Apps
6 1 (0.58%) PowerApps
6 1 (0.58%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 17 (9.88%) DNS
2 14 (8.14%) DHCP
3 11 (6.40%) Firewall
3 11 (6.40%) VSAN
4 8 (4.65%) LAN
4 8 (4.65%) WAN
5 6 (3.49%) TCP/IP
5 6 (3.49%) VPN
6 5 (2.91%) IPsec
6 5 (2.91%) VLAN
7 4 (2.33%) POP3
7 4 (2.33%) SMTP
7 4 (2.33%) SNMP
8 3 (1.74%) Network Security
9 2 (1.16%) BGP
9 2 (1.16%) Cisco Firepower
9 2 (1.16%) DMZ
9 2 (1.16%) Junos
9 2 (1.16%) MPLS
9 2 (1.16%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.14%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.91%) GIS
3 4 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (2.33%) SQL Server 2019
4 3 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.16%) Big Data
5 2 (1.16%) Geospatial Data
5 2 (1.16%) SQL Server 2017
6 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.58%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.58%) Pentaho
6 1 (0.58%) PolyBase
6 1 (0.58%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.58%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.33%) JIRA
2 2 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.58%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.58%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.58%) JUnit
3 1 (0.58%) Subversion
3 1 (0.58%) TestDirector
General
1 16 (9.30%) Public Sector
2 8 (4.65%) Electronics
2 8 (4.65%) Finance
3 7 (4.07%) Manufacturing
3 7 (4.07%) Marketing
3 7 (4.07%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.33%) Military
5 1 (0.58%) Legal
Job Titles
1 46 (26.74%) Architect
2 11 (6.40%) Analyst
2 11 (6.40%) Cloud Architect
2 11 (6.40%) Solutions Architect
2 11 (6.40%) VMware Architect
3 9 (5.23%) Agile Coach
3 9 (5.23%) Cloud Engineer
4 8 (4.65%) Developer
4 8 (4.65%) Network Engineer
5 7 (4.07%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
5 7 (4.07%) Project Manager
5 7 (4.07%) Service Architect
5 7 (4.07%) VMware Engineer
6 6 (3.49%) Digital Agile Coach
6 6 (3.49%) Test Analyst
6 6 (3.49%) Wintel Engineer
7 5 (2.91%) Delivery Manager
7 5 (2.91%) Oracle Specialist
7 5 (2.91%) Project Planner
7 5 (2.91%) Senior Digital Agile Coach
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.07%) 802.1X
1 7 (4.07%) HTML
2 5 (2.91%) CSS
3 3 (1.74%) .NET
3 3 (1.74%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (1.74%) Web Services
4 2 (1.16%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.16%) D3.js
4 2 (1.16%) Entity Framework
4 2 (1.16%) LINQ
4 2 (1.16%) ModSecurity
4 2 (1.16%) OpenLayers
4 2 (1.16%) Pandas
4 2 (1.16%) PyTorch
4 2 (1.16%) RESTful
4 2 (1.16%) TensorFlow
4 2 (1.16%) XML
4 2 (1.16%) XSL
5 1 (0.58%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.58%) Apache NiFi
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.56%) Private Cloud
2 12 (6.98%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.65%) Hybrid Cloud
4 7 (4.07%) PKI
5 6 (3.49%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.33%) Fat Client
6 4 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (2.33%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.74%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.16%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.16%) CMDB
8 2 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.58%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.58%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.58%) Replication
9 1 (0.58%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 37 (21.51%) Windows
2 21 (12.21%) Linux
3 14 (8.14%) Windows Server
4 5 (2.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.74%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.74%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.16%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (1.16%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (0.58%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (0.58%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (31.40%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (13.95%) Migration
3 22 (12.79%) Continuous Improvement
4 20 (11.63%) Scaled Agile Framework
5 19 (11.05%) Scrum
6 18 (10.47%) DevOps
7 17 (9.88%) Service Management
8 14 (8.14%) Programme Management
9 13 (7.56%) Project Delivery
9 13 (7.56%) Project Management
10 12 (6.98%) Decision-Making
10 12 (6.98%) PRINCE2
11 11 (6.40%) Coaching
11 11 (6.40%) ITIL
11 11 (6.40%) Load Balancing
11 11 (6.40%) Waterfall
12 10 (5.81%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (5.81%) Converged Infrastructure
12 10 (5.81%) Release Train
12 10 (5.81%) Strategic Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 16 (9.30%) SQL
2 9 (5.23%) PowerShell
3 7 (4.07%) PL/SQL
4 6 (3.49%) JavaScript
4 6 (3.49%) Python
5 5 (2.91%) Java
6 4 (2.33%) C
6 4 (2.33%) C#
7 3 (1.74%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.74%) Perl
7 3 (1.74%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.16%) R
9 1 (0.58%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.58%) VB
Qualifications
1 172 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 59 (34.30%) SC Cleared
3 11 (6.40%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (5.23%) Degree
5 8 (4.65%) CCNA
5 8 (4.65%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (4.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (4.07%) APMP
7 5 (2.91%) CCNP
7 5 (2.91%) ISTQB
8 4 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (2.33%) ISEB
9 3 (1.74%) CESG Certified Professional
9 3 (1.74%) CISM
9 3 (1.74%) CISSP
9 3 (1.74%) CRISC
9 3 (1.74%) JNCIA
10 2 (1.16%) MCAD
10 2 (1.16%) MCITP
10 2 (1.16%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.49%) SLA
2 5 (2.91%) JSP 440
3 4 (2.33%) PMO
4 3 (1.74%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (1.74%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 3 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 3 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.74%) NCSC
4 3 (1.74%) NIST
4 3 (1.74%) NIST 800
4 3 (1.74%) RMADS
System Software
1 36 (20.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (17.44%) Active Directory
3 16 (9.30%) VMware NSX
4 15 (8.72%) vSphere
5 11 (6.40%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (5.23%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (4.07%) NFS
8 6 (3.49%) VMFS
9 3 (1.74%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (1.16%) vCloud
11 1 (0.58%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 14 (8.14%) vRealize
2 12 (6.98%) vCenter Server
3 8 (4.65%) SCOM
3 8 (4.65%) vMotion
4 7 (4.07%) Ansible
5 6 (3.49%) Terraform
6 5 (2.91%) SCCM
7 4 (2.33%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 3 (1.74%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (1.74%) Puppet
9 2 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (1.16%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.58%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 1 (0.58%) SCDPM
10 1 (0.58%) WhatsUp Gold
10 1 (0.58%) WSUS
Vendors
1 45 (26.16%) VMware
2 37 (21.51%) Microsoft
3 22 (12.79%) Cisco
4 20 (11.63%) Oracle
5 13 (7.56%) Dell
6 8 (4.65%) Juniper
6 8 (4.65%) SAP
7 6 (3.49%) NetApp
7 6 (3.49%) Palo Alto
7 6 (3.49%) SolarWinds
8 4 (2.33%) McAfee
9 3 (1.74%) BMC
9 3 (1.74%) CheckPoint
9 3 (1.74%) EMC
9 3 (1.74%) Remedy
9 3 (1.74%) Symantec
10 2 (1.16%) Blue Coat
10 2 (1.16%) Citrix
10 2 (1.16%) Lumension
10 2 (1.16%) Red Hat