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 3 months to 30 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.

Developed Vetting (DV) Clearance
England / South East
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 86 59
Rank change year-on-year -4 -27  
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 186 228 310
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.35% 2.42% 3.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.27% 8.86% 11.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 99 163
Median daily rate £425 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +5.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £345 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £509 £536
UK excluding London median daily rate £441 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +3.64% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 4
Median hourly rate £12.00 £55.65 £55.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -78.43% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.25 £55.55 £30.00
% change year-on-year -58.14% +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 South East.

Academic & Professional Certification
South East
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2249 2574 2684
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 28.39% 27.37% 27.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1340 1587 1395
Median daily rate £403 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.62% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £269 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 108 109
Median hourly rate £27.38 £37.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.00% +64.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £62.55 £50.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £39.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -23.07% +73.33%  

DV Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 3 months to 30 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
Buckinghamshire +35 97 £450 +4.65% 3
Hampshire -37 45 £385 -8.69% 8
Berkshire +20 39 £350 -3.44% 4
Middlesex - 2 £550 -
Surrey +5 1 - - 2
DV Cleared
England

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

1 365 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 185 (50.68%) SC Cleared
3 114 (31.23%) Windows
4 111 (30.41%) Microsoft
5 58 (15.89%) Active Directory
6 56 (15.34%) Agile Software Development
7 54 (14.79%) Cisco
7 54 (14.79%) ITIL
8 47 (12.88%) VMware
9 40 (10.96%) Windows Server
10 39 (10.68%) Oracle
11 38 (10.41%) CRM
11 38 (10.41%) Risk Management
12 37 (10.14%) MS Office
12 37 (10.14%) Dynamics CRM
13 35 (9.59%) VMware Infrastructure
13 35 (9.59%) Unix
13 35 (9.59%) Finance
14 34 (9.32%) MS Excel
15 33 (9.04%) Windows Server 2008
16 31 (8.49%) Linux
16 31 (8.49%) Cisco Certification
17 28 (7.67%) HP
17 28 (7.67%) SQL
18 27 (7.40%) OSCP
19 26 (7.12%) Analytical Skills
19 26 (7.12%) CREST Certified
19 26 (7.12%) CCNP
20 25 (6.85%) SCCM
21 24 (6.58%) PowerShell

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 19 (5.21%) MS Exchange
1 19 (5.21%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.47%) IIS
3 8 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (1.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 6 (1.64%) SharePoint Server
5 5 (1.37%) Confluence
5 5 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (1.37%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 4 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2000
6 4 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (1.10%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.55%) ArcGIS
7 2 (0.55%) Documentum
7 2 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.27%) Apache
8 1 (0.27%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.27%) SAS
8 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 37 (10.14%) MS Office
2 34 (9.32%) MS Excel
3 12 (3.29%) MS Project
4 6 (1.64%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.27%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 37 (10.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (2.47%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (2.47%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (1.37%) SAP GTS
3 5 (1.37%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (0.82%) Hyperion Planning
5 2 (0.55%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.27%) Primavera
6 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.01%) IaaS
2 7 (1.92%) PaaS
3 6 (1.64%) Office 365
4 4 (1.10%) SaaS
5 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (6.30%) Firewall
2 20 (5.48%) TCP/IP
3 19 (5.21%) LAN
3 19 (5.21%) WAN
4 15 (4.11%) Cisco Nexus
4 15 (4.11%) IPsec
4 15 (4.11%) Network Security
4 15 (4.11%) Wireless
5 14 (3.84%) DNS
6 13 (3.56%) Cisco ASA
6 13 (3.56%) DHCP
7 12 (3.29%) OSPF
8 11 (3.01%) VLAN
9 9 (2.47%) BIG-IP
10 8 (2.19%) BGP
10 8 (2.19%) SAN
11 7 (1.92%) Ethernet
12 6 (1.64%) FTP
12 6 (1.64%) SNMP
12 6 (1.64%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (6.03%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.19%) Big Data
2 8 (2.19%) Oracle Database
3 7 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (1.64%) Relational Database
4 6 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (1.10%) Hadoop
5 4 (1.10%) MySQL
6 3 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.82%) Essbase
6 3 (0.82%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.82%) MS Access
6 3 (0.82%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle Discoverer
7 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 18 (4.93%) MSI
2 11 (3.01%) Visual Studio
2 11 (3.01%) Visual Studio Team System
3 8 (2.19%) Ant
4 7 (1.92%) StarTeam
5 6 (1.64%) Eclipse
5 6 (1.64%) Gradle
6 5 (1.37%) Jenkins
6 5 (1.37%) JIRA
6 5 (1.37%) Rational DOORS
7 3 (0.82%) Git (software)
7 3 (0.82%) Hudson
7 3 (0.82%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (0.82%) Selenium
8 2 (0.55%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.55%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.55%) JUnit
8 2 (0.55%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.55%) Maven
8 2 (0.55%) SoapUI
General
1 35 (9.59%) Finance
2 14 (3.84%) Legal
3 7 (1.92%) Military
3 7 (1.92%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.64%) Electronics
5 4 (1.10%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.82%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.55%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.27%) Law
8 1 (0.27%) Marketing
8 1 (0.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 61 (16.71%) Architect
2 45 (12.33%) Analyst
3 33 (9.04%) Developer
4 30 (8.22%) Network Engineer
5 26 (7.12%) Consultant
6 21 (5.75%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
7 14 (3.84%) Business Analyst
7 14 (3.84%) Project Manager
8 13 (3.56%) CRM Developer
8 13 (3.56%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 13 (3.56%) Microsoft Developer
8 13 (3.56%) Security Analyst
8 13 (3.56%) Solutions Architect
9 12 (3.29%) DV Cleared Business Analyst
9 12 (3.29%) Lead Architect
10 11 (3.01%) Java Developer
10 11 (3.01%) Security Consultant
11 10 (2.74%) Network Architect
11 10 (2.74%) Support Engineer
12 9 (2.47%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (5.75%) .NET
2 18 (4.93%) CSS
2 18 (4.93%) HTML
3 16 (4.38%) XML
4 12 (3.29%) Web Services
5 11 (3.01%) .NET Framework
5 11 (3.01%) ASP.NET Web API
5 11 (3.01%) WCF
6 4 (1.10%) EJB
6 4 (1.10%) Java EE
6 4 (1.10%) JMS
6 4 (1.10%) XSLT
7 3 (0.82%) J2EE
7 3 (0.82%) JFC
7 3 (0.82%) JSON
7 3 (0.82%) XSD
8 2 (0.55%) 802.1X
8 2 (0.55%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.55%) RESTful
8 2 (0.55%) WDK
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.12%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (6.58%) Management Information System
3 15 (4.11%) Data Centre
4 14 (3.84%) CESG
5 12 (3.29%) Fat Client
5 12 (3.29%) Thin Client
6 8 (2.19%) Clustering
7 6 (1.64%) PKI
8 5 (1.37%) CCTV
8 5 (1.37%) e-Learning
8 5 (1.37%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.10%) CMDB
10 3 (0.82%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.82%) Smartcard
10 3 (0.82%) Smartphone
11 2 (0.55%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.55%) Hedge funds
11 2 (0.55%) Taxonomies
12 1 (0.27%) Replication
12 1 (0.27%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 114 (31.23%) Windows
2 40 (10.96%) Windows Server
3 35 (9.59%) Unix
4 33 (9.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 31 (8.49%) Linux
6 24 (6.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 20 (5.48%) Windows 7
8 16 (4.38%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (4.11%) Windows Vista
10 10 (2.74%) Solaris
11 8 (2.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (1.64%) Windows XP
13 4 (1.10%) CentOS
13 4 (1.10%) HPUX
13 4 (1.10%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (0.82%) Windows 10
15 1 (0.27%) AIX
15 1 (0.27%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.27%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (15.34%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (14.79%) ITIL
3 38 (10.41%) CRM
3 38 (10.41%) Risk Management
4 24 (6.58%) Project Management
4 24 (6.58%) Service Management
4 24 (6.58%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 23 (6.30%) Protective Monitoring
5 23 (6.30%) Security Testing
6 22 (6.03%) Incident Management
7 21 (5.75%) PRINCE2
8 20 (5.48%) Configuration Management
9 18 (4.93%) Migration
10 17 (4.66%) Risk Assessment
10 17 (4.66%) Stakeholder Management
11 15 (4.11%) Change Management
11 15 (4.11%) ITIL V3
12 14 (3.84%) Cybersecurity
12 14 (3.84%) DevOps
13 13 (3.56%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 28 (7.67%) SQL
2 24 (6.58%) PowerShell
3 18 (4.93%) JavaScript
4 16 (4.38%) Java
5 14 (3.84%) VBScript
6 12 (3.29%) C
7 11 (3.01%) Perl
8 10 (2.74%) C#
9 9 (2.47%) Python
10 7 (1.92%) C++
11 4 (1.10%) Bash Shell
11 4 (1.10%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.10%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.82%) VB
13 2 (0.55%) PHP
14 1 (0.27%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 365 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 185 (50.68%) SC Cleared
3 31 (8.49%) Cisco Certification
4 27 (7.40%) OSCP
5 26 (7.12%) CCNP
5 26 (7.12%) CREST Certified
6 24 (6.58%) CEH
7 22 (6.03%) CCNA
8 17 (4.66%) CISSP
9 14 (3.84%) CESG Certified Professional
10 10 (2.74%) ISEB
11 9 (2.47%) Degree
12 8 (2.19%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 5 (1.37%) ISTQB
15 4 (1.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 4 (1.10%) JNCIA
15 4 (1.10%) JNCIS
15 4 (1.10%) SANS
15 4 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.84%) QA
2 12 (3.29%) RMADS
3 10 (2.74%) SLA
4 9 (2.47%) GPG13
5 4 (1.10%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.55%) FedRAMP
6 2 (0.55%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.55%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.27%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.27%) PMO
7 1 (0.27%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 58 (15.89%) Active Directory
2 35 (9.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (4.66%) Hyper-V
4 8 (2.19%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (2.19%) XenApp
4 8 (2.19%) XenDesktop
5 6 (1.64%) vCloud
6 4 (1.10%) Docker
6 4 (1.10%) Samba
7 3 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.82%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (0.82%) vSphere
8 2 (0.55%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.27%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.27%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.27%) UAG
9 1 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 25 (6.85%) SCCM
2 22 (6.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 10 (2.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 9 (2.47%) McAfee ePO
4 9 (2.47%) SCOM
5 8 (2.19%) AppDNA
5 8 (2.19%) Netcool
6 5 (1.37%) OVSD
6 5 (1.37%) Tivoli
7 4 (1.10%) vRealize
7 4 (1.10%) WSUS
8 3 (0.82%) AirWatch
8 3 (0.82%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.82%) Puppet
8 3 (0.82%) Unicenter
9 2 (0.55%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 2 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.55%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 1 (0.27%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (0.27%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 111 (30.41%) Microsoft
2 54 (14.79%) Cisco
3 47 (12.88%) VMware
4 39 (10.68%) Oracle
5 28 (7.67%) HP
6 24 (6.58%) Juniper
7 21 (5.75%) Citrix
8 17 (4.66%) Intel Security
9 12 (3.29%) F5
10 9 (2.47%) Lumension
10 9 (2.47%) Palo Alto
10 9 (2.47%) Red Hat
11 8 (2.19%) AppSense
11 8 (2.19%) Veritas
12 6 (1.64%) SAP
13 4 (1.10%) ArcSight
13 4 (1.10%) Atlassian
13 4 (1.10%) EMC
13 4 (1.10%) Sun
14 3 (0.82%) Forcepoint
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