Period
to 10 August 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 10 August 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
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 58 98 119
Rank change year-on-year +40 +21 -9
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 163 343 357
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 3.31% 2.31% 2.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.68% 9.54% 9.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 208 185
Median daily rate £500 £485 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.04% +22.85% -4.82%
10th Percentile £352 £338 £251
90th Percentile £638 £625 £548
England median daily rate £538 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +7.50% +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 27 15
Median hourly rate £35.00 £12.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +191.67% -57.14% +133.33%
England median hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £34.40
% change year-on-year +12.14% +1.74% +68.75%

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 1,396 3,595 3,788
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 28.36% 24.19% 22.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 770 2,071 2,082
Median daily rate £457 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.46% +2.94% +4.94%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £241
90th Percentile £613 £590 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 240 203
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.94% +58.14%
10th Percentile £18.18 £12.00 £13.50
90th Percentile £68.75 £77.63 £52.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.07 £23.00
% change year-on-year -0.19% +52.46% -20.69%

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 10 August 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 10 August 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 10 August 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 +21 88 £475 - 16
Thames Valley +37 70 £525 +5.53% 21
Buckinghamshire +31 47 £568 +3.18% 1
Berkshire +13 23 £413 -8.33% 20
M4 Corridor - 2 £550 -
Kent +29 1 £475 +31.03% 1
DV Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 10 August 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.

1 163 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 57 (34.97%) SC Cleared
3 36 (22.09%) SQL
4 30 (18.40%) Windows
5 29 (17.79%) Oracle
5 29 (17.79%) Active Directory
6 28 (17.18%) Microsoft
7 27 (16.56%) Migration
8 24 (14.72%) Agile Software Development
9 23 (14.11%) Public Sector
10 21 (12.88%) VMware
11 19 (11.66%) SQL Server
11 19 (11.66%) PL/SQL
11 19 (11.66%) ITIL
11 19 (11.66%) PowerShell
12 17 (10.43%) Windows Server
12 17 (10.43%) Cisco
13 15 (9.20%) Data Migration
13 15 (9.20%) Project Delivery
14 14 (8.59%) Firewall
15 13 (7.98%) Project Management
15 13 (7.98%) Unit Testing
15 13 (7.98%) Windows Server 2008
16 12 (7.36%) VMware Infrastructure
16 12 (7.36%) Windows Server 2012
16 12 (7.36%) Linux
17 11 (6.75%) PRINCE2
17 11 (6.75%) Shell Script
17 11 (6.75%) Management Information System
17 11 (6.75%) Decision-Making

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 10 (6.13%) SharePoint
2 8 (4.91%) IIS
3 4 (2.45%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (2.45%) Skype for Business
4 3 (1.84%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.61%) Apache
6 1 (0.61%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.61%) Documentum
6 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.61%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (4.29%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.45%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (5.52%) Oracle Payables
2 5 (3.07%) Primavera
3 4 (2.45%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (1.84%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (1.23%) Oracle Payroll
5 2 (1.23%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.52%) Azure
1 9 (5.52%) IaaS
2 6 (3.68%) SaaS
3 4 (2.45%) Office 365
3 4 (2.45%) PaaS
4 3 (1.84%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.23%) Power Platform
5 2 (1.23%) ShareGate
6 1 (0.61%) AWS
6 1 (0.61%) Azure Functions
6 1 (0.61%) Azure Stack
6 1 (0.61%) Logic Apps
6 1 (0.61%) PowerApps
6 1 (0.61%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.59%) Firewall
2 8 (4.91%) DNS
3 6 (3.68%) Network Security
4 4 (2.45%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (2.45%) Cisco ISE
4 4 (2.45%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (2.45%) DHCP
4 4 (2.45%) LAN
4 4 (2.45%) WAN
5 3 (1.84%) Kerberos
5 3 (1.84%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.84%) VLAN
5 3 (1.84%) VXLAN
6 2 (1.23%) Cisco Firepower
6 2 (1.23%) DMZ
6 2 (1.23%) Junos
6 2 (1.23%) Skype
6 2 (1.23%) VSAN
6 2 (1.23%) Wireless
7 1 (0.61%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (11.66%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.07%) GIS
2 5 (3.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.45%) SQL Server 2019
4 3 (1.84%) Big Data
4 3 (1.84%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.23%) Geospatial Data
5 2 (1.23%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2017
6 1 (0.61%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.61%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.61%) Impala
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.61%) Pentaho
6 1 (0.61%) PolyBase
6 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (1.84%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.61%) ClearCase
2 1 (0.61%) ClearQuest
2 1 (0.61%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.61%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.61%) Hudson
2 1 (0.61%) JUnit
2 1 (0.61%) MSI
2 1 (0.61%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.61%) StarTeam
2 1 (0.61%) Subversion
2 1 (0.61%) Toad
General
1 23 (14.11%) Public Sector
2 10 (6.13%) Military
3 9 (5.52%) General Ledger
4 6 (3.68%) Electronics
4 6 (3.68%) Finance
5 5 (3.07%) Manufacturing
5 5 (3.07%) Marketing
5 5 (3.07%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (17.79%) Architect
2 19 (11.66%) Developer
3 15 (9.20%) Analyst
4 8 (4.91%) Test Analyst
5 7 (4.29%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (3.68%) Consultant
6 6 (3.68%) DBA
6 6 (3.68%) Delivery Manager
6 6 (3.68%) Oracle Developer
6 6 (3.68%) Technical Developer
7 5 (3.07%) DV Cleared DBA
7 5 (3.07%) Project Planner
7 5 (3.07%) SQL DBA
8 4 (2.45%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
8 4 (2.45%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 4 (2.45%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
8 4 (2.45%) Infrastructure Tester
8 4 (2.45%) Oracle Specialist
8 4 (2.45%) SQL Server DBA
8 4 (2.45%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.52%) .NET
2 8 (4.91%) HTML
3 7 (4.29%) XML
4 6 (3.68%) CSS
5 5 (3.07%) SAML
6 4 (2.45%) Web Services
7 3 (1.84%) .NET Framework
7 3 (1.84%) Entity Framework
7 3 (1.84%) LINQ
7 3 (1.84%) OAuth
7 3 (1.84%) OpenID
7 3 (1.84%) SailPoint
7 3 (1.84%) XSL
8 2 (1.23%) D3.js
8 2 (1.23%) OpenLayers
8 2 (1.23%) Pandas
8 2 (1.23%) PyTorch
8 2 (1.23%) RESTful
8 2 (1.23%) TensorFlow
9 1 (0.61%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.75%) Management Information System
2 9 (5.52%) PKI
3 8 (4.91%) Data Centre
4 4 (2.45%) Client/Server
4 4 (2.45%) Fat Client
4 4 (2.45%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (2.45%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.23%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.61%) Clustering
6 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.61%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.61%) PMI
6 1 (0.61%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.61%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.61%) Replication
6 1 (0.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 30 (18.40%) Windows
2 17 (10.43%) Windows Server
3 13 (7.98%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (7.36%) Linux
4 12 (7.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (6.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (4.29%) Windows 7
7 6 (3.68%) Windows Server 2016
8 5 (3.07%) Windows 8
8 5 (3.07%) Windows Vista
9 4 (2.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2019
11 1 (0.61%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (16.56%) Migration
2 24 (14.72%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (11.66%) ITIL
4 15 (9.20%) Data Migration
4 15 (9.20%) Project Delivery
5 13 (7.98%) Project Management
5 13 (7.98%) Unit Testing
6 11 (6.75%) Decision-Making
6 11 (6.75%) PRINCE2
7 10 (6.13%) Change Management
7 10 (6.13%) Configuration Management
7 10 (6.13%) Scrum
7 10 (6.13%) Test Scripting
7 10 (6.13%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (5.52%) Performance Tuning
8 9 (5.52%) Problem-Solving
8 9 (5.52%) Programme Management
8 9 (5.52%) Service Management
8 9 (5.52%) Validation
9 8 (4.91%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 36 (22.09%) SQL
2 19 (11.66%) PL/SQL
2 19 (11.66%) PowerShell
3 11 (6.75%) Shell Script
4 9 (5.52%) JavaScript
5 7 (4.29%) C#
5 7 (4.29%) Java
6 4 (2.45%) Python
6 4 (2.45%) T-SQL
6 4 (2.45%) VB
7 3 (1.84%) C
7 3 (1.84%) VBScript
8 2 (1.23%) R
8 2 (1.23%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.61%) Scala
Qualifications
1 163 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 57 (34.97%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (3.68%) Degree
5 5 (3.07%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (3.07%) ISTQB
5 5 (3.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (2.45%) ISEB
6 4 (2.45%) MCSA
7 3 (1.84%) APMP
7 3 (1.84%) CCIE
7 3 (1.84%) HND
7 3 (1.84%) MCAD
7 3 (1.84%) MCITP
7 3 (1.84%) MCPD
8 2 (1.23%) CCNA
8 2 (1.23%) CCNP
9 1 (0.61%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (0.61%) CRISC
9 1 (0.61%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.91%) SLA
2 1 (0.61%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (0.61%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.61%) JSP 440
2 1 (0.61%) NCSC
2 1 (0.61%) NIST
2 1 (0.61%) NIST 800
2 1 (0.61%) PMO
2 1 (0.61%) RMADS
System Software
1 29 (17.79%) Active Directory
2 12 (7.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.91%) vSphere
4 4 (2.45%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.45%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.84%) UAG
5 3 (1.84%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (1.23%) Docker
6 2 (1.23%) vCloud
6 2 (1.23%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.61%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.61%) NDS
Systems Management
1 10 (6.13%) SCCM
2 9 (5.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 8 (4.91%) SCOM
4 5 (3.07%) Single Sign-On
4 5 (3.07%) WSUS
5 4 (2.45%) BladeLogic
5 4 (2.45%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (2.45%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (2.45%) vCenter Server
6 2 (1.23%) vMotion
6 2 (1.23%) vRealize
7 1 (0.61%) Ansible
7 1 (0.61%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.61%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.61%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 29 (17.79%) Oracle
2 28 (17.18%) Microsoft
3 21 (12.88%) VMware
4 17 (10.43%) Cisco
5 8 (4.91%) HP
5 8 (4.91%) Remedy
6 7 (4.29%) Blue Coat
6 7 (4.29%) Juniper
6 7 (4.29%) Riverbed
6 7 (4.29%) SAP
7 5 (3.07%) CheckPoint
7 5 (3.07%) Citrix
7 5 (3.07%) McAfee
7 5 (3.07%) NetApp
8 4 (2.45%) Red Hat
8 4 (2.45%) SolarWinds
9 3 (1.84%) Computacenter
9 3 (1.84%) F5
9 3 (1.84%) Lumension
9 3 (1.84%) NetIQ