Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 99 111 127
Rank change year-on-year +12 +16 -23
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 316 384 315
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.35% 2.31% 1.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.40% 10.22% 8.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 235 170
South East median daily rate £475 £400 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -3.85% -2.12%
10th Percentile £338 £240 £162
90th Percentile £588 £540 £575
England median daily rate £500 £450 £468
% change year-on-year +11.11% -3.74% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 12 31
South East median hourly rate £50.00 £20.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +150.00% +66.67% -72.27%
England median hourly rate £42.00 £35.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +27.27% -1.08%

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 3,362 3,759 3,753
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 24.95% 22.57% 22.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,838 2,099 2,141
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £250 £240 £213
90th Percentile £588 £585 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 256 198 215
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £25.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +55.70% -24.44%
10th Percentile £15.50 £13.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £78.75 £55.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £25.12
% change year-on-year +40.00% -0.48% -3.38%

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 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 20 November 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 20 November 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
Hampshire +24 154 £475 +6.98% 32
Thames Valley -22 153 £456 +20.78% 14
Berkshire -3 105 £475 +5.56% 10
Buckinghamshire -28 47 £433 +15.33% 3
Kent +19 7 £375 +6.38%
Surrey +43 1 £650 +33.33% 2
Middlesex - 1 £500 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £375 - 1
DV Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 316 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 126 (39.87%) Windows
3 101 (31.96%) SC Cleared
4 95 (30.06%) Active Directory
5 82 (25.95%) Microsoft
6 81 (25.63%) VMware
7 68 (21.52%) Windows Server
8 63 (19.94%) Migration
9 62 (19.62%) Windows Server 2012
10 48 (15.19%) PowerShell
10 48 (15.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 46 (14.56%) VMware Infrastructure
12 44 (13.92%) Windows 7
12 44 (13.92%) Cisco
12 44 (13.92%) Linux
13 42 (13.29%) Citrix
14 41 (12.97%) ITIL
15 39 (12.34%) Windows Server 2008
16 36 (11.39%) SCCM
17 30 (9.49%) vSphere
17 30 (9.49%) SQL
18 29 (9.18%) Problem-Solving
18 29 (9.18%) Data Centre
19 28 (8.86%) QA
20 27 (8.54%) Firewall
20 27 (8.54%) Configuration Management
21 26 (8.23%) MS Exchange
21 26 (8.23%) Customer Requirements
22 25 (7.91%) Cybersecurity
22 25 (7.91%) SQL Server

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 26 (8.23%) MS Exchange
2 16 (5.06%) SharePoint
3 12 (3.80%) Skype for Business
4 9 (2.85%) IIS
5 7 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (1.90%) Documentum
7 2 (0.63%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.63%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.32%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 21 (6.65%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.27%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.95%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.32%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 5 (1.58%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.95%) Dynamics GP
2 3 (0.95%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.63%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 19 (6.01%) Azure
2 12 (3.80%) IaaS
2 12 (3.80%) Office 365
3 5 (1.58%) AWS
3 5 (1.58%) Power Platform
4 4 (1.27%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 4 (1.27%) GitHub
5 3 (0.95%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.63%) Azure Stack
7 1 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (8.54%) Firewall
2 22 (6.96%) LAN
3 21 (6.65%) Network Security
4 20 (6.33%) DNS
4 20 (6.33%) WAN
5 18 (5.70%) TCP/IP
6 11 (3.48%) DHCP
6 11 (3.48%) VSAN
7 9 (2.85%) SAN
7 9 (2.85%) Skype
8 8 (2.53%) BGP
8 8 (2.53%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (2.53%) iSCSI
8 8 (2.53%) OSPF
9 7 (2.22%) BIG-IP
9 7 (2.22%) DMZ
9 7 (2.22%) Intrusion Detection
9 7 (2.22%) NX-OS
10 6 (1.90%) Cisco ISE
10 6 (1.90%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (7.91%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.85%) EDRMS
3 7 (2.22%) SQL Server 2016
4 6 (1.90%) Big Data
4 6 (1.90%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (1.58%) Power BI
6 4 (1.27%) Neo4j
6 4 (1.27%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 4 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.95%) MySQL
7 3 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.63%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.63%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.63%) SSDT
9 1 (0.32%) GIS
9 1 (0.32%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.32%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 22 (6.96%) MSI
2 15 (4.75%) InstallShield
3 7 (2.22%) AdminStudio
3 7 (2.22%) StarTeam
4 5 (1.58%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.63%) Artifactory
5 2 (0.63%) ClearCase
5 2 (0.63%) ClearQuest
5 2 (0.63%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.63%) MagicDraw
5 2 (0.63%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (0.63%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.32%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.32%) JIRA
6 1 (0.32%) JMeter
6 1 (0.32%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 14 (4.43%) Public Sector
2 13 (4.11%) Finance
2 13 (4.11%) Military
3 6 (1.90%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.58%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.27%) Billing
5 4 (1.27%) Electronics
6 3 (0.95%) Marketing
7 2 (0.63%) Advertising
8 1 (0.32%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.32%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.32%) Law
Job Titles
1 43 (13.61%) Architect
2 42 (13.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 28 (8.86%) Analyst
4 24 (7.59%) Developer
5 21 (6.65%) Network Engineer
6 18 (5.70%) Support Engineer
7 17 (5.38%) Test Engineer
8 16 (5.06%) Applications Packager
9 15 (4.75%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
10 14 (4.43%) Test Analyst
11 13 (4.11%) Wintel Engineer
12 12 (3.80%) Consultant
12 12 (3.80%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
13 11 (3.48%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 11 (3.48%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
14 10 (3.16%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 10 (3.16%) Applications Specialist
14 10 (3.16%) Network Architect
15 9 (2.85%) Test Leader
16 8 (2.53%) DV Cleared Application Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.48%) 802.1X
2 10 (3.16%) XML
3 5 (1.58%) REST
4 4 (1.27%) .NET
4 4 (1.27%) AngularJS
4 4 (1.27%) HTML
4 4 (1.27%) Node.js
4 4 (1.27%) React
4 4 (1.27%) SOAP
4 4 (1.27%) Vue.js
5 3 (0.95%) Ajax
5 3 (0.95%) ASP.NET
5 3 (0.95%) Middleware
6 2 (0.63%) ModSecurity
6 2 (0.63%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (0.63%) Web Services
7 1 (0.32%) JSON
7 1 (0.32%) Kendo UI
7 1 (0.32%) KML
7 1 (0.32%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.18%) Data Centre
2 24 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (5.70%) PKI
4 11 (3.48%) Management Information System
4 11 (3.48%) Replication
4 11 (3.48%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (3.16%) Clustering
6 6 (1.90%) Driving Licence
7 3 (0.95%) CMDB
7 3 (0.95%) Data Structures
7 3 (0.95%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (0.95%) Taxonomies
8 2 (0.63%) CESG
8 2 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.63%) Internet of Things
8 2 (0.63%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.63%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.32%) Acoustics
9 1 (0.32%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.32%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 126 (39.87%) Windows
2 68 (21.52%) Windows Server
3 62 (19.62%) Windows Server 2012
4 44 (13.92%) Linux
4 44 (13.92%) Windows 7
5 39 (12.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (5.70%) Windows 10
6 18 (5.70%) Windows 8
7 12 (3.80%) VMS
8 11 (3.48%) Unix
9 5 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (1.58%) Windows Vista
10 3 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.63%) Android
11 2 (0.63%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.63%) CentOS
11 2 (0.63%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.63%) Solaris
12 1 (0.32%) AIX
12 1 (0.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (19.94%) Migration
2 48 (15.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 41 (12.97%) ITIL
4 29 (9.18%) Problem-Solving
5 27 (8.54%) Configuration Management
6 26 (8.23%) Customer Requirements
7 25 (7.91%) Application Packaging
7 25 (7.91%) Cybersecurity
7 25 (7.91%) Service Management
8 24 (7.59%) Agile Software Development
8 24 (7.59%) Service Delivery
9 23 (7.28%) Validation
10 22 (6.96%) Disaster Recovery
10 22 (6.96%) ITSM
11 19 (6.01%) Project Management
12 18 (5.70%) Data Migration
12 18 (5.70%) Incident Management
13 17 (5.38%) ITIL V3
13 17 (5.38%) Test Scripting
14 16 (5.06%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 48 (15.19%) PowerShell
2 30 (9.49%) SQL
3 16 (5.06%) C
3 16 (5.06%) C#
4 14 (4.43%) Python
5 11 (3.48%) Java
6 9 (2.85%) JavaScript
7 7 (2.22%) Bash Shell
8 6 (1.90%) PL/SQL
8 6 (1.90%) Shell Script
9 5 (1.58%) C++
9 5 (1.58%) VB
10 4 (1.27%) Go
10 4 (1.27%) Ruby
11 3 (0.95%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.95%) VBScript
12 1 (0.32%) Korn
12 1 (0.32%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.32%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.32%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 316 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 101 (31.96%) SC Cleared
3 23 (7.28%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (5.70%) ISEB
5 17 (5.38%) ISTQB
5 17 (5.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 16 (5.06%) CCNP
7 15 (4.75%) Degree
7 15 (4.75%) MCSE
7 15 (4.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 13 (4.11%) CCNA
9 6 (1.90%) Citrix Certification
10 5 (1.58%) Chartered Engineer
11 4 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (0.95%) CESG Certified Professional
12 3 (0.95%) HND
12 3 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.95%) MCITP
13 2 (0.63%) CCIE
13 2 (0.63%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (8.86%) QA
2 17 (5.38%) SLA
3 6 (1.90%) JSP 440
4 5 (1.58%) NCSC
5 3 (0.95%) Dublin Core
5 3 (0.95%) RMADS
6 2 (0.63%) COBIT
6 2 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.32%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.32%) GDPR
7 1 (0.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.32%) PMO
System Software
1 95 (30.06%) Active Directory
2 46 (14.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (9.49%) vSphere
4 22 (6.96%) vCloud
5 18 (5.70%) Hyper-V
5 18 (5.70%) VMware ESXi
5 18 (5.70%) XenApp
6 17 (5.38%) Microsoft App-V
7 16 (5.06%) Virtual Machines
7 16 (5.06%) VMware Workstation
8 13 (4.11%) VMware NSX
9 9 (2.85%) Docker
9 9 (2.85%) Virtual Servers
9 9 (2.85%) XenDesktop
10 8 (2.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 5 (1.58%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (1.27%) DFS Replication
13 3 (0.95%) NFS
13 3 (0.95%) Snort
14 2 (0.63%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 36 (11.39%) SCCM
2 23 (7.28%) SCOM
3 20 (6.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 19 (6.01%) HP Quality Center
5 15 (4.75%) vRealize
6 11 (3.48%) vCenter Server
7 8 (2.53%) WSUS
8 6 (1.90%) Ansible
8 6 (1.90%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 6 (1.90%) Terraform
9 5 (1.58%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (1.58%) Puppet
9 5 (1.58%) QRadar
10 4 (1.27%) EMC NetWorker
10 4 (1.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 3 (0.95%) HP Operations Orchestration
11 3 (0.95%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (0.95%) Microsoft Intune
11 3 (0.95%) NetBackup
11 3 (0.95%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 82 (25.95%) Microsoft
2 81 (25.63%) VMware
3 44 (13.92%) Cisco
4 42 (13.29%) Citrix
5 24 (7.59%) Juniper
6 18 (5.70%) McAfee
7 14 (4.43%) HP
8 13 (4.11%) Oracle
9 12 (3.80%) NetApp
10 11 (3.48%) Palo Alto
10 11 (3.48%) Riverbed
11 10 (3.16%) Lumension
12 9 (2.85%) Ivanti
13 8 (2.53%) CA
13 8 (2.53%) Dell
13 8 (2.53%) Fortinet
14 7 (2.22%) F5
14 7 (2.22%) Novell
14 7 (2.22%) ServiceNow
15 6 (1.90%) EMC