Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 105 116 111
Rank change year-on-year +11 -5 -21
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 333 369 348
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.28% 2.20% 2.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.42% 9.75% 8.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 190 197
South East median daily rate £490 £398 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.27% -1.85% -3.57%
10th Percentile £338 £254 £270
90th Percentile £625 £548 £550
England median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 15 33
South East median hourly rate £12.00 £28.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.14% +133.33% -43.74%
England median hourly rate £42.00 £31.00 £20.39
% change year-on-year +35.48% +52.07% -18.46%

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 3,534 3,783 3,889
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 24.15% 22.51% 24.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,029 2,082 2,165
South East median daily rate £434 £425 £402
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.06% +5.72% +0.50%
10th Percentile £263 £240 £249
90th Percentile £599 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 230 204 248
South East median hourly rate £39.00 £34.50 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.04% +70.37% -19.00%
10th Percentile £12.45 £13.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £78.75 £52.05 £50.15
England median hourly rate £36.00 £22.66 £29.00
% change year-on-year +58.87% -21.86% +9.43%

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 18 August 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 18 August 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 18 August 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 +13 167 £479 +2.41% 29
Thames Valley -12 157 £498 +37.05% 18
Berkshire +4 97 £460 -3.16% 15
Buckinghamshire -20 60 £588 +62.07% 1
Kent 0 4 £363 +2.84% 1
DV Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 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.

1 333 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 141 (42.34%) SC Cleared
3 106 (31.83%) Windows
4 75 (22.52%) Microsoft
5 69 (20.72%) VMware
6 65 (19.52%) Active Directory
7 60 (18.02%) Migration
8 53 (15.92%) SQL
9 50 (15.02%) Oracle
9 50 (15.02%) Windows Server
10 46 (13.81%) PowerShell
11 45 (13.51%) Cisco
12 41 (12.31%) Linux
13 40 (12.01%) Finance
13 40 (12.01%) Windows Server 2012
14 35 (10.51%) SQL Server
14 35 (10.51%) VMware Infrastructure
15 33 (9.91%) Windows 7
15 33 (9.91%) SCCM
15 33 (9.91%) Business Intelligence
16 32 (9.61%) Oracle EBS
17 31 (9.31%) PL/SQL
18 30 (9.01%) McAfee
18 30 (9.01%) Problem-Solving
19 29 (8.71%) SharePoint
19 29 (8.71%) Firewall
20 28 (8.41%) vSphere
21 27 (8.11%) Data Migration
21 27 (8.11%) LAN
21 27 (8.11%) Data Centre

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 29 (8.71%) SharePoint
2 22 (6.61%) MS Exchange
3 20 (6.01%) IIS
3 20 (6.01%) SharePoint Server
4 7 (2.10%) Skype for Business
5 4 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (1.20%) JBoss
5 4 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.60%) Apache Pig
6 2 (0.60%) Documentum
6 2 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.30%) Apache
7 1 (0.30%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.30%) Confluence
7 1 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.30%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 13 (3.90%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.30%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 32 (9.61%) Oracle EBS
2 21 (6.31%) Oracle EBS R12
3 12 (3.60%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.30%) Primavera
5 1 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 21 (6.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (4.20%) Office 365
3 10 (3.00%) IaaS
4 6 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (1.20%) PaaS
5 4 (1.20%) Power Platform
5 4 (1.20%) Yarn
6 3 (0.90%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (0.90%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 2 (0.60%) SaaS
8 1 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (8.71%) Firewall
2 27 (8.11%) LAN
3 26 (7.81%) WAN
4 21 (6.31%) Network Security
5 18 (5.41%) Internet
6 11 (3.30%) DNS
6 11 (3.30%) TCP/IP
7 9 (2.70%) VSAN
7 9 (2.70%) Wireshark
8 8 (2.40%) SNMP
9 7 (2.10%) iSCSI
9 7 (2.10%) VPN
10 6 (1.80%) BIG-IP
10 6 (1.80%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (1.80%) Cisco Nexus
10 6 (1.80%) DMZ
10 6 (1.80%) IKE
10 6 (1.80%) Intrusion Detection
11 5 (1.50%) IPsec
11 5 (1.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (10.51%) SQL Server
2 21 (6.31%) Oracle Database
3 15 (4.50%) Oracle BI EE
4 14 (4.20%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (4.20%) Oracle Exadata
4 14 (4.20%) Relational Database
5 10 (3.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 10 (3.00%) RDBMS
6 7 (2.10%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (1.80%) Big Data
7 6 (1.80%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 5 (1.50%) SQL Server 2016
8 5 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (1.20%) Power BI
9 4 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.90%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.60%) Apache Hive
11 2 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1 (0.30%) MongoDB
12 1 (0.30%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 21 (6.31%) MSI
2 14 (4.20%) InstallShield
3 6 (1.80%) AdminStudio
3 6 (1.80%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.20%) JUnit
4 4 (1.20%) Maven
4 4 (1.20%) webpack
5 3 (0.90%) Eclipse
5 3 (0.90%) StarTeam
5 3 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.90%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.60%) Ant
6 2 (0.60%) ClearCase
6 2 (0.60%) ClearQuest
6 2 (0.60%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.60%) JIRA
6 2 (0.60%) Selenium
6 2 (0.60%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.30%) GitLab
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle APEX
General
1 40 (12.01%) Finance
2 22 (6.61%) Public Sector
3 14 (4.20%) Telecoms
4 13 (3.90%) Electronics
4 13 (3.90%) Manufacturing
4 13 (3.90%) Marketing
5 9 (2.70%) Military
6 2 (0.60%) Advertising
6 2 (0.60%) Billing
7 1 (0.30%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.30%) Avionics
7 1 (0.30%) Environmental Health
7 1 (0.30%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 42 (12.61%) Architect
2 27 (8.11%) Network Engineer
3 23 (6.91%) Consultant
3 23 (6.91%) DBA
4 21 (6.31%) Developer
5 20 (6.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 19 (5.71%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
7 18 (5.41%) Analyst
8 15 (4.50%) Applications Packager
8 15 (4.50%) Operations Technician
8 15 (4.50%) Oracle DBA
9 13 (3.90%) DV Cleared DBA
10 12 (3.60%) Support Engineer
11 11 (3.30%) 2nd Line Support
12 10 (3.00%) Wintel Engineer
13 9 (2.70%) 2nd Line Support Technician
13 9 (2.70%) Administrator
13 9 (2.70%) Security Manager
13 9 (2.70%) Support Technician
13 9 (2.70%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.60%) Middleware
1 12 (3.60%) Oracle Fusion
2 8 (2.40%) .NET
3 7 (2.10%) HTML
4 5 (1.50%) Node.js
4 5 (1.50%) XML
5 4 (1.20%) HTML5
5 4 (1.20%) Spring
5 4 (1.20%) Spring Boot
6 3 (0.90%) 802.1X
6 3 (0.90%) Ajax
6 3 (0.90%) AngularJS
6 3 (0.90%) CSS
6 3 (0.90%) JSON
6 3 (0.90%) Kendo UI
6 3 (0.90%) React
6 3 (0.90%) REST
6 3 (0.90%) Vue.js
7 2 (0.60%) GWT
7 2 (0.60%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.11%) Data Centre
2 24 (7.21%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (7.21%) Self-Motivation
3 21 (6.31%) Management Information System
4 16 (4.80%) PKI
5 14 (4.20%) Clustering
6 7 (2.10%) CESG
6 7 (2.10%) Driving Licence
6 7 (2.10%) Replication
7 4 (1.20%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.20%) Security Operations Centre
7 4 (1.20%) Taxonomies
8 3 (0.90%) Acoustics
8 3 (0.90%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.60%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.60%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.60%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 106 (31.83%) Windows
2 50 (15.02%) Windows Server
3 41 (12.31%) Linux
4 40 (12.01%) Windows Server 2012
5 33 (9.91%) Windows 7
6 22 (6.61%) Windows Server 2003
7 20 (6.01%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (5.41%) Windows 10
9 17 (5.11%) Unix
10 14 (4.20%) AIX
11 11 (3.30%) Oracle Linux
12 7 (2.10%) Windows 8
12 7 (2.10%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.90%) Solaris
13 3 (0.90%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.60%) Android
14 2 (0.60%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.60%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.60%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (18.02%) Migration
2 33 (9.91%) Business Intelligence
3 30 (9.01%) Problem-Solving
4 27 (8.11%) Data Migration
5 26 (7.81%) ITIL
6 25 (7.51%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (7.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 23 (6.91%) Cybersecurity
7 23 (6.91%) DevOps
8 20 (6.01%) Application Packaging
8 20 (6.01%) Security Monitoring
9 19 (5.71%) Data Protection
9 19 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
9 19 (5.71%) Security Operations
9 19 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
10 18 (5.41%) CRM
10 18 (5.41%) Server Patching
10 18 (5.41%) User Acceptance Testing
11 17 (5.11%) Information Assurance
11 17 (5.11%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (15.92%) SQL
2 46 (13.81%) PowerShell
3 31 (9.31%) PL/SQL
4 22 (6.61%) Python
5 18 (5.41%) Shell Script
6 17 (5.11%) C
7 11 (3.30%) Java
7 11 (3.30%) JavaScript
8 10 (3.00%) C#
9 6 (1.80%) C++
10 4 (1.20%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.20%) Java 8
11 3 (0.90%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.30%) Korn
12 1 (0.30%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.30%) VB
12 1 (0.30%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 333 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 141 (42.34%) SC Cleared
3 25 (7.51%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (5.11%) CCNP
6 15 (4.50%) Degree
6 15 (4.50%) MCSE
6 15 (4.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 9 (2.70%) CCNA
7 9 (2.70%) CESG Certified Professional
8 8 (2.40%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 7 (2.10%) Citrix Certification
9 7 (2.10%) ISEB
9 7 (2.10%) ISTQB
10 6 (1.80%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (1.50%) JNCIP
12 3 (0.90%) IISP
12 3 (0.90%) MCITP
13 2 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
13 2 (0.60%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (7.51%) QA
2 14 (4.20%) SLA
3 10 (3.00%) JSP 440
4 8 (2.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (2.10%) RMADS
6 5 (1.50%) GDPR
7 4 (1.20%) Dublin Core
7 4 (1.20%) Government Security Classifications
8 3 (0.90%) COBIT
8 3 (0.90%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 3 (0.90%) NCSC
9 2 (0.60%) GPG13
9 2 (0.60%) PMO
10 1 (0.30%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.30%) MISRA
10 1 (0.30%) MISRA C
System Software
1 65 (19.52%) Active Directory
2 35 (10.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (8.41%) vSphere
4 24 (7.21%) VMware ESXi
5 19 (5.71%) Hyper-V
6 18 (5.41%) vCloud
7 16 (4.80%) Microsoft App-V
8 15 (4.50%) Oracle RAC
9 12 (3.60%) VMware NSX
10 11 (3.30%) Virtual Machines
10 11 (3.30%) VMware Workstation
11 7 (2.10%) XenApp
12 3 (0.90%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.60%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 2 (0.60%) Docker
13 2 (0.60%) VirtualBox
14 1 (0.30%) ISA Server
14 1 (0.30%) NFS
14 1 (0.30%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 33 (9.91%) SCCM
2 16 (4.80%) McAfee ePO
3 14 (4.20%) SCOM
4 13 (3.90%) Oracle RMAN
5 11 (3.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 11 (3.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 11 (3.30%) WSUS
6 10 (3.00%) vCenter Server
7 9 (2.70%) vRealize
8 8 (2.40%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (1.80%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 5 (1.50%) Cisco CUCM
11 4 (1.20%) Hadoop YARN
11 4 (1.20%) Microsoft Clustering
11 4 (1.20%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 4 (1.20%) QRadar
11 4 (1.20%) SCVMM
12 3 (0.90%) Ansible
12 3 (0.90%) Terraform
12 3 (0.90%) vMotion
Vendors
1 75 (22.52%) Microsoft
2 69 (20.72%) VMware
3 50 (15.02%) Oracle
4 45 (13.51%) Cisco
5 30 (9.01%) McAfee
6 25 (7.51%) Citrix
7 20 (6.01%) Juniper
8 17 (5.11%) IBM
9 11 (3.30%) SAP
10 10 (3.00%) Informatica
11 9 (2.70%) HP
12 8 (2.40%) CA
12 8 (2.40%) Ivanti
12 8 (2.40%) Lumension
12 8 (2.40%) NetApp
13 7 (2.10%) Novell
14 6 (1.80%) F5
14 6 (1.80%) Fortinet
14 6 (1.80%) Palo Alto
14 6 (1.80%) Riverbed