Period
to 20 November 2018

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 20 November 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 > South East
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 109 125 102
Rank change year-on-year +16 -23 -22
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 384 315 375
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.31% 1.88% 2.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.22% 8.39% 8.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 170 211
South East median daily rate £400 £416 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.85% -2.12% +1.19%
10th Percentile £240 £162 £290
90th Percentile £540 £575 £575
England median daily rate £450 £468 £450
% change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% +2.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 31 11
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £12.00 £43.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% -72.27% +40.06%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £18.55
90th Percentile £66.18 £57.50 £55.65
England median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £27.80
% change year-on-year +27.27% -1.08% -10.03%

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 3,759 3,753 4,297
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.57% 22.44% 26.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,099 2,141 2,639
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £240 £213 £255
90th Percentile £585 £550 £550
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 215 215
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £25.69 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.70% -24.44% +13.52%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.00 £11.91
90th Percentile £55.00 £50.00 £52.25
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.12 £26.00
% change year-on-year -0.48% -3.38% +8.33%

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 20 November 2018.

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 20 November 2018.

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 20 November 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
Thames Valley +34 247 £378 -8.98% 27
Buckinghamshire +29 139 £375 -2.91% 12
Hampshire -11 130 £444 +11.00% 31
Berkshire +29 108 £450 -10.00% 12
Surrey -17 3 £488 -7.14% 6
Home Counties - 1 - -
Kent - 1 £353 -
East Sussex - 1 £588 -
DV Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 South East region with a requirement for DV Cleared.

1 384 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 158 (41.15%) SC Cleared
3 126 (32.81%) Microsoft
4 114 (29.69%) Windows
5 91 (23.70%) ITIL
6 72 (18.75%) Active Directory
7 65 (16.93%) VMware
8 63 (16.41%) Firewall
9 59 (15.36%) PowerShell
10 58 (15.10%) Service Management
11 55 (14.32%) Cisco
12 53 (13.80%) ITIL V3
13 52 (13.54%) SQL
13 52 (13.54%) Windows Server
14 51 (13.28%) Change Management
14 51 (13.28%) Project Management
15 49 (12.76%) Windows Server 2008
15 49 (12.76%) Data Centre
16 48 (12.50%) Office 365
16 48 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
17 47 (12.24%) Microsoft Office
18 43 (11.20%) WAN
18 43 (11.20%) Citrix
19 42 (10.94%) VMware Infrastructure
19 42 (10.94%) Windows Server 2012
20 41 (10.68%) MS Exchange
21 40 (10.42%) SharePoint
21 40 (10.42%) McAfee
22 39 (10.16%) Microsoft Azure
23 38 (9.90%) LAN

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 41 (10.68%) MS Exchange
2 40 (10.42%) SharePoint
3 31 (8.07%) Skype for Business
4 23 (5.99%) IIS
5 19 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2007
6 15 (3.91%) SharePoint 2013
7 14 (3.65%) Exchange Server 2013
8 13 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2010
9 12 (3.13%) SharePoint Server
10 8 (2.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 8 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (1.30%) Apache
12 2 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.26%) Apache Qpid
13 1 (0.26%) Apache Spark
13 1 (0.26%) ArcGIS
13 1 (0.26%) Confluence
13 1 (0.26%) Jupyter
13 1 (0.26%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 47 (12.24%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.60%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 48 (12.50%) Office 365
2 39 (10.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.60%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (2.60%) Azure Active Directory
4 9 (2.34%) Amazon S3
4 9 (2.34%) Amazon SQS
4 9 (2.34%) AWS Fargate
4 9 (2.34%) AWS Lambda
4 9 (2.34%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (2.34%) SaaS
4 9 (2.34%) Serverless
5 7 (1.82%) IaaS
6 5 (1.30%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.52%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 63 (16.41%) Firewall
2 43 (11.20%) WAN
3 38 (9.90%) LAN
4 33 (8.59%) DNS
5 29 (7.55%) TCP/IP
6 28 (7.29%) Internet
7 24 (6.25%) VPN
8 20 (5.21%) Skype
9 19 (4.95%) DHCP
10 18 (4.69%) Network Security
11 15 (3.91%) SAN
12 14 (3.65%) Cisco ASA
12 14 (3.65%) Reverse Proxy
13 13 (3.39%) BGP
13 13 (3.39%) BIG-IP
13 13 (3.39%) IPsec
14 11 (2.86%) OSPF
15 10 (2.60%) MPLS
15 10 (2.60%) Wireless
16 9 (2.34%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (5.47%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (2.08%) MongoDB
3 8 (2.08%) Oracle Database
3 8 (2.08%) Power BI
3 8 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (1.56%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (1.30%) Big Data
5 5 (1.30%) MySQL
5 5 (1.30%) Oracle Database 12c
5 5 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.52%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.26%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.26%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.26%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 12 (3.13%) Git (software)
2 9 (2.34%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.56%) MSI
4 5 (1.30%) Toad
5 4 (1.04%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.78%) GitLab
6 3 (0.78%) JIRA
6 3 (0.78%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.26%) Gradle
7 1 (0.26%) Maven
7 1 (0.26%) Selenium
7 1 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 35 (9.11%) Finance
2 9 (2.34%) Legal
3 4 (1.04%) Military
4 2 (0.52%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 64 (16.67%) Analyst
2 41 (10.68%) Architect
3 27 (7.03%) Network Engineer
3 27 (7.03%) Project Manager
4 21 (5.47%) Consultant
5 18 (4.69%) Support Engineer
6 17 (4.43%) Developer
6 17 (4.43%) DV Cleared Project Manager
7 16 (4.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 15 (3.91%) Administrator
8 15 (3.91%) Solutions Architect
9 13 (3.39%) Technical Leader
10 12 (3.13%) Wintel Engineer
11 11 (2.86%) 3rd Line Support
12 10 (2.60%) 2nd Line Support
13 9 (2.34%) Cloud Developer
13 9 (2.34%) Network Architect
13 9 (2.34%) Service Analyst
14 8 (2.08%) Network Specialist
14 8 (2.08%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (5.47%) Web Services
2 8 (2.08%) Vue.js
3 4 (1.04%) ModSecurity
3 4 (1.04%) Node.js
4 3 (0.78%) .NET
4 3 (0.78%) ASP.NET
4 3 (0.78%) CSS
4 3 (0.78%) LDAP
4 3 (0.78%) MEAN Stack
5 2 (0.52%) ADSI
5 2 (0.52%) HTML
5 2 (0.52%) Web Services Management
5 2 (0.52%) XML
6 1 (0.26%) CGI
6 1 (0.26%) KML
6 1 (0.26%) Middleware
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.26%) Spring
6 1 (0.26%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 1 (0.26%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 49 (12.76%) Data Centre
2 27 (7.03%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (4.95%) PKI
4 15 (3.91%) Self-Motivation
5 14 (3.65%) Management Information System
6 12 (3.13%) Clustering
6 12 (3.13%) Microsoft Licensing
6 12 (3.13%) Replication
7 9 (2.34%) Public Cloud
8 8 (2.08%) Driving Licence
9 7 (1.82%) Mobile App
10 6 (1.56%) Smartcard
10 6 (1.56%) User Experience
10 6 (1.56%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 5 (1.30%) Computer Science
12 4 (1.04%) Fat Client
12 4 (1.04%) Security Operations Centre
12 4 (1.04%) Thin Client
13 3 (0.78%) CESG
13 3 (0.78%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 114 (29.69%) Windows
2 52 (13.54%) Windows Server
3 49 (12.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 42 (10.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (7.29%) Linux
6 25 (6.51%) Windows 7
7 21 (5.47%) Windows Server 2003
8 16 (4.17%) Unix
9 13 (3.39%) Windows 10
10 7 (1.82%) Windows Vista
11 5 (1.30%) CentOS
11 5 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.78%) Solaris
13 2 (0.52%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.26%) Android
14 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.26%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.26%) SUSE
14 1 (0.26%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (23.70%) ITIL
2 58 (15.10%) Service Management
3 53 (13.80%) ITIL V3
4 51 (13.28%) Change Management
4 51 (13.28%) Project Management
5 48 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
6 36 (9.38%) Migration
7 33 (8.59%) ITSM
8 32 (8.33%) Service Delivery
9 27 (7.03%) Agile Software Development
9 27 (7.03%) Incident Management
9 27 (7.03%) PRINCE2
10 22 (5.73%) Information Security
11 20 (5.21%) Configuration Management
12 18 (4.69%) Risk Management
13 17 (4.43%) Patch Management
14 16 (4.17%) Mentoring
15 15 (3.91%) Problem Management
15 15 (3.91%) Virtual Environments
16 14 (3.65%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 59 (15.36%) PowerShell
2 52 (13.54%) SQL
3 19 (4.95%) C
4 18 (4.69%) Python
5 15 (3.91%) JavaScript
6 10 (2.60%) Java
7 5 (1.30%) VBScript
8 4 (1.04%) C#
8 4 (1.04%) VB
9 3 (0.78%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.78%) C++
10 2 (0.52%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.52%) Ruby
11 1 (0.26%) Perl
Qualifications
1 384 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 158 (41.15%) SC Cleared
3 33 (8.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 26 (6.77%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (5.21%) CCNP
6 14 (3.65%) CISSP
6 14 (3.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 13 (3.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 12 (3.13%) MCSA
9 10 (2.60%) CCNA
9 10 (2.60%) Degree
9 10 (2.60%) ISEB
10 9 (2.34%) HNC
11 8 (2.08%) CISM
11 8 (2.08%) Citrix Certification
11 8 (2.08%) ISTQB
11 8 (2.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 8 (2.08%) PMP
12 7 (1.82%) CESG Certified Professional
12 7 (1.82%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.25%) QA
2 17 (4.43%) SLA
3 12 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.56%) RMADS
5 3 (0.78%) Government Security Classifications
6 2 (0.52%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.52%) PMO
7 1 (0.26%) GDPR
7 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 72 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 42 (10.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (8.33%) Hyper-V
4 19 (4.95%) Virtual Machines
5 16 (4.17%) vSphere
6 14 (3.65%) Docker
7 7 (1.82%) vCloud
8 6 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (1.56%) VMware Workstation
8 6 (1.56%) XenServer
9 5 (1.30%) Firmware
10 3 (0.78%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (0.78%) ISA Server
10 3 (0.78%) Terminal Server
10 3 (0.78%) UAG
10 3 (0.78%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.52%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.26%) iptables
12 1 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 33 (8.59%) SCCM
2 18 (4.69%) WSUS
3 15 (3.91%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 13 (3.39%) McAfee ePO
5 12 (3.13%) SCVMM
6 11 (2.86%) Ansible
6 11 (2.86%) OVSD
7 9 (2.34%) SCOM
8 8 (2.08%) vCenter Server
9 7 (1.82%) FortiGate
10 6 (1.56%) Cisco CUCM
10 6 (1.56%) Single Sign-On
11 4 (1.04%) Microsoft Clustering
11 4 (1.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 3 (0.78%) NetBackup
12 3 (0.78%) Puppet
13 2 (0.52%) Cisco Prime
13 2 (0.52%) Kubernetes
14 1 (0.26%) Netcool
14 1 (0.26%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 126 (32.81%) Microsoft
2 65 (16.93%) VMware
3 55 (14.32%) Cisco
4 43 (11.20%) Citrix
5 40 (10.42%) McAfee
6 32 (8.33%) HP
7 31 (8.07%) Juniper
8 26 (6.77%) Oracle
9 17 (4.43%) F5
10 13 (3.39%) EMC
11 9 (2.34%) Forcepoint
11 9 (2.34%) LogRhythm
12 8 (2.08%) Lumension
12 8 (2.08%) Riverbed
13 6 (1.56%) NetApp
13 6 (1.56%) Palo Alto
13 6 (1.56%) SolarWinds
14 5 (1.30%) Remedy
15 4 (1.04%) CA
15 4 (1.04%) SevOne