Period
to 7 April 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 7 April 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
7 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 74 91 115
Rank change year-on-year +17 +24 -19
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 252 438 344
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 2.64% 2.78% 2.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.05% 11.64% 9.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 260 130
Median daily rate £490 £463 £414
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.89% +11.78% -2.59%
10th Percentile £363 £312 £263
90th Percentile £638 £606 £550
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 29 20
Median hourly rate £41.25 £12.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +243.75% - -51.48%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £12.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +191.67% -56.36% -28.57%

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 2,281 3,763 3,800
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 23.92% 23.89% 22.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,272 2,153 2,044
Median daily rate £438 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £238 £263 £250
90th Percentile £600 £593 £570
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 221 199
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.37% +12.50% -4.00%
10th Percentile £15.75 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £60.50 £50.25 £52.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year +9.38% +36.17% -18.97%

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 7 April 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 7 April 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 7 April 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 +32 148 £475 - 23
Thames Valley -27 98 £506 +12.44% 11
Buckinghamshire -17 49 £494 +12.22% 2
Berkshire -30 49 £516 +14.56% 9
Surrey +61 5 £600 - 1
M4 Corridor - 1 £550 -
DV Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 7 April 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.

1 252 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 80 (31.75%) Windows
3 71 (28.17%) SC Cleared
4 69 (27.38%) Active Directory
5 65 (25.79%) Microsoft
6 62 (24.60%) Windows Server
7 52 (20.63%) Migration
8 51 (20.24%) VMware
9 47 (18.65%) Windows Server 2012
10 41 (16.27%) PowerShell
10 41 (16.27%) SQL
11 39 (15.48%) Configuration Management
11 39 (15.48%) Windows Server 2008
12 33 (13.10%) VMware Infrastructure
13 31 (12.30%) Windows 7
14 30 (11.90%) ITIL
15 29 (11.51%) Data Migration
15 29 (11.51%) Public Sector
16 26 (10.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 26 (10.32%) Cisco
16 26 (10.32%) Linux
16 26 (10.32%) Citrix
16 26 (10.32%) Validation
17 25 (9.92%) Firewall
17 25 (9.92%) OpenView Configuration Management
18 24 (9.52%) Test Scripting
19 23 (9.13%) Oracle
20 22 (8.73%) Agile Software Development
21 21 (8.33%) Service Management
22 20 (7.94%) PKI

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 18 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 16 (6.35%) SharePoint
3 12 (4.76%) Skype for Business
4 10 (3.97%) IIS
5 6 (2.38%) Documentum
6 4 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.40%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.40%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 17 (6.75%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.98%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.59%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 12 (4.76%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (1.59%) Oracle Cash Management
2 4 (1.59%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.59%) Oracle Receivables
3 3 (1.19%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (1.19%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.57%) SaaS
2 6 (2.38%) AWS
2 6 (2.38%) IaaS
3 5 (1.98%) Azure
4 4 (1.59%) Office 365
5 2 (0.79%) GitHub
6 1 (0.40%) PaaS
6 1 (0.40%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 25 (9.92%) Firewall
2 15 (5.95%) DNS
2 15 (5.95%) TCP/IP
3 13 (5.16%) DHCP
4 11 (4.37%) LAN
5 10 (3.97%) Skype
5 10 (3.97%) WAN
6 9 (3.57%) Cisco Nexus
7 8 (3.17%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (3.17%) Network Security
7 8 (3.17%) SAN
8 7 (2.78%) BGP
8 7 (2.78%) Cisco Firepower
9 5 (1.98%) VLAN
10 4 (1.59%) MPLS
10 4 (1.59%) Multicast
10 4 (1.59%) NetScaler
10 4 (1.59%) VSAN
11 3 (1.19%) Unified Communications
11 3 (1.19%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.75%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.76%) EDRMS
3 4 (1.59%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (0.79%) Neo4j
4 2 (0.79%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.79%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.40%) EDMS
5 1 (0.40%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle OWB
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.40%) Power BI
5 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (2.78%) MSI
1 7 (2.78%) StarTeam
2 6 (2.38%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.59%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (1.19%) MagicDraw
4 3 (1.19%) Subversion
5 2 (0.79%) Artifactory
5 2 (0.79%) Maven
6 1 (0.40%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.40%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.40%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.40%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.40%) Hudson
6 1 (0.40%) JIRA
6 1 (0.40%) JMeter
6 1 (0.40%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.40%) Toad
6 1 (0.40%) Trac
General
1 29 (11.51%) Public Sector
2 14 (5.56%) Military
3 13 (5.16%) Finance
4 12 (4.76%) General Ledger
5 9 (3.57%) Marketing
5 9 (3.57%) Telecoms
6 8 (3.17%) Electronics
6 8 (3.17%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.79%) Legal
8 1 (0.40%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 33 (13.10%) Architect
2 30 (11.90%) Developer
3 24 (9.52%) Analyst
4 20 (7.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 13 (5.16%) Wintel Engineer
6 11 (4.37%) Consultant
6 11 (4.37%) Support Engineer
6 11 (4.37%) Test Analyst
7 10 (3.97%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
7 10 (3.97%) Linux Engineer
8 9 (3.57%) DBA
8 9 (3.57%) Systems Engineer
9 8 (3.17%) DV Cleared DBA
9 8 (3.17%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 8 (3.17%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
9 8 (3.17%) Network Engineer
9 8 (3.17%) Programme Manager
9 8 (3.17%) Test Engineer
10 7 (2.78%) Java Developer
10 7 (2.78%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.76%) XML
2 11 (4.37%) 802.1X
3 8 (3.17%) REST
4 7 (2.78%) .NET
5 5 (1.98%) SOAP
6 4 (1.59%) Web Services
7 3 (1.19%) Ajax
7 3 (1.19%) AngularJS
7 3 (1.19%) HTML
7 3 (1.19%) JSON
7 3 (1.19%) SAML
7 3 (1.19%) Spring
8 2 (0.79%) Middleware
8 2 (0.79%) ModSecurity
8 2 (0.79%) Node.js
8 2 (0.79%) OAuth
8 2 (0.79%) OpenID
8 2 (0.79%) React
8 2 (0.79%) SailPoint
8 2 (0.79%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.94%) PKI
2 14 (5.56%) Data Centre
3 9 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.17%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.79%) Clustering
6 2 (0.79%) Driving Licence
6 2 (0.79%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.40%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.40%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.40%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.40%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.40%) PMI
7 1 (0.40%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.40%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.40%) User Experience
7 1 (0.40%) VHDL
7 1 (0.40%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 80 (31.75%) Windows
2 62 (24.60%) Windows Server
3 47 (18.65%) Windows Server 2012
4 39 (15.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 31 (12.30%) Windows 7
6 26 (10.32%) Linux
7 18 (7.14%) Windows 8
8 15 (5.95%) VMS
9 9 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (2.78%) Windows Vista
11 5 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (1.98%) Windows 10
11 5 (1.98%) Windows Server 2016
12 4 (1.59%) Unix
13 1 (0.40%) AIX
13 1 (0.40%) CentOS
13 1 (0.40%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (20.63%) Migration
2 39 (15.48%) Configuration Management
3 30 (11.90%) ITIL
4 29 (11.51%) Data Migration
5 26 (10.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 26 (10.32%) Validation
6 24 (9.52%) Test Scripting
7 22 (8.73%) Agile Software Development
8 21 (8.33%) Service Management
9 17 (6.75%) Cybersecurity
10 16 (6.35%) Problem-Solving
11 15 (5.95%) Disaster Recovery
11 15 (5.95%) Project Management
11 15 (5.95%) Test Automation
11 15 (5.95%) Unit Testing
12 14 (5.56%) Customer Requirements
13 13 (5.16%) Programme Management
13 13 (5.16%) Software Delivery
14 12 (4.76%) ITSM
14 12 (4.76%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 41 (16.27%) PowerShell
1 41 (16.27%) SQL
2 18 (7.14%) Java
3 17 (6.75%) PL/SQL
4 16 (6.35%) Shell Script
5 10 (3.97%) C#
5 10 (3.97%) JavaScript
5 10 (3.97%) VB
6 8 (3.17%) VBScript
7 7 (2.78%) C
7 7 (2.78%) C++
8 6 (2.38%) Python
9 2 (0.79%) Go
9 2 (0.79%) Ruby
9 2 (0.79%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.40%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.40%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.40%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.40%) XPath
10 1 (0.40%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 252 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 71 (28.17%) SC Cleared
3 16 (6.35%) ISEB
4 15 (5.95%) ISTQB
5 9 (3.57%) Degree
6 8 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (1.98%) Chartered Engineer
8 5 (1.98%) MCSA
8 5 (1.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (1.59%) CCIE
10 3 (1.19%) CCNP
10 3 (1.19%) PMI Certification
10 3 (1.19%) PMP
11 2 (0.79%) APMP
11 2 (0.79%) CCNA
11 2 (0.79%) HND
11 2 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.79%) MCSE
11 2 (0.79%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.17%) SLA
2 4 (1.59%) QA
3 3 (1.19%) Def Stans
3 3 (1.19%) JSP 440
3 3 (1.19%) PMO
4 2 (0.79%) GDPR
5 1 (0.40%) COBIT
5 1 (0.40%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.40%) NCSC
5 1 (0.40%) RMADS
System Software
1 69 (27.38%) Active Directory
2 33 (13.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (6.75%) Docker
3 17 (6.75%) vSphere
4 14 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (4.37%) Virtual Servers
5 11 (4.37%) XenApp
6 10 (3.97%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 10 (3.97%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (3.97%) XenDesktop
7 8 (3.17%) Virtual Desktop
8 6 (2.38%) Hyper-V
9 4 (1.59%) UAG
9 4 (1.59%) VMware NSX
10 3 (1.19%) Snort
11 2 (0.79%) NFS
11 2 (0.79%) VMFS
12 1 (0.40%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.40%) NDS
12 1 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 25 (9.92%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 15 (5.95%) Ansible
3 13 (5.16%) HP Quality Center
4 12 (4.76%) SCCM
5 11 (4.37%) WSUS
6 8 (3.17%) SCOM
7 5 (1.98%) HP ALM
7 5 (1.98%) vCenter Server
8 4 (1.59%) BladeLogic
8 4 (1.59%) EMC NetWorker
9 3 (1.19%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 3 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (1.19%) Puppet
9 3 (1.19%) vRealize
10 2 (0.79%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 2 (0.79%) HP SiteScope
10 2 (0.79%) HP UCMDB
10 2 (0.79%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.79%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.79%) vMotion
Vendors
1 65 (25.79%) Microsoft
2 51 (20.24%) VMware
3 26 (10.32%) Cisco
3 26 (10.32%) Citrix
4 23 (9.13%) Oracle
5 18 (7.14%) HP
6 14 (5.56%) Juniper
7 11 (4.37%) Remedy
8 10 (3.97%) Dell
8 10 (3.97%) Palo Alto
9 9 (3.57%) McAfee
9 9 (3.57%) Riverbed
9 9 (3.57%) SAP
10 8 (3.17%) Blue Coat
10 8 (3.17%) Lumension
10 8 (3.17%) Red Hat
11 6 (2.38%) Adobe
11 6 (2.38%) CA
12 5 (1.98%) EMC
12 5 (1.98%) Hyperion