Period
to 21 September 2018

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 21 September 2018 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 122 113 94
Rank change year-on-year -9 -19 -7
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 345 344 419
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.09% 2.10% 2.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.38% 9.12% 8.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 196 195
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% -4.76% +0.72%
10th Percentile £255 £184 £290
90th Percentile £548 £550 £560
England median daily rate £450 £445 £450
% change year-on-year +1.12% -1.11% +1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 34 11
South East median hourly rate £52.92 £12.00 £21.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +340.96% -43.74% -11.57%
England median hourly rate £37.55 £20.39 £27.50
% change year-on-year +84.20% -25.87% -

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 3,680 3,773 4,697
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.25% 23.03% 26.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,033 2,138 2,820
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%
10th Percentile £235 £225 £256
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 210 199
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £20.75 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +92.77% -11.70% -2.57%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.00 £12.20
90th Percentile £55.00 £50.25 £52.25
England median hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £25.31
% change year-on-year -12.73% +8.65% +12.49%

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 21 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DV Cleared in the South East

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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 21 September 2018.

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 21 September 2018. 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
Thames Valley +4 207 £380 -4.94% 19
Hampshire -11 130 £470 +25.33% 27
Buckinghamshire +1 110 £365 -8.75% 10
Berkshire +20 97 £475 +5.56% 8
Surrey -25 6 £488 - 2
East Sussex - 1 £588 -
Kent - 1 £353 -
DV Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, 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.

1 345 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 159 (46.09%) SC Cleared
3 100 (28.99%) Microsoft
4 91 (26.38%) Windows
5 89 (25.80%) ITIL
6 70 (20.29%) Firewall
7 66 (19.13%) Cisco
8 59 (17.10%) Active Directory
9 57 (16.52%) Service Management
10 53 (15.36%) VMware
11 49 (14.20%) Change Management
12 46 (13.33%) ITIL V3
12 46 (13.33%) Office 365
13 45 (13.04%) Project Management
14 43 (12.46%) Microsoft Office
14 43 (12.46%) Problem-Solving
15 42 (12.17%) Juniper
16 41 (11.88%) PowerShell
17 39 (11.30%) VMware Infrastructure
17 39 (11.30%) SQL
17 39 (11.30%) Finance
17 39 (11.30%) Windows Server
18 38 (11.01%) Service Delivery
18 38 (11.01%) Windows Server 2012
19 36 (10.43%) SharePoint
19 36 (10.43%) Microsoft Azure
20 34 (9.86%) WAN
21 33 (9.57%) MS Exchange
22 32 (9.28%) Migration
22 32 (9.28%) 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 36 (10.43%) SharePoint
2 33 (9.57%) MS Exchange
3 30 (8.70%) Skype for Business
4 20 (5.80%) IIS
5 14 (4.06%) Exchange Server 2013
5 14 (4.06%) SharePoint 2013
6 13 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2007
6 13 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
7 12 (3.48%) SharePoint Server
8 5 (1.45%) Apache
9 3 (0.87%) JBoss
10 2 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.29%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 43 (12.46%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.61%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (1.16%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 46 (13.33%) Office 365
2 36 (10.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (3.48%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (2.32%) Amazon S3
4 8 (2.32%) Amazon SQS
4 8 (2.32%) AWS Fargate
4 8 (2.32%) AWS Lambda
4 8 (2.32%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (2.32%) SaaS
4 8 (2.32%) Serverless
5 6 (1.74%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (1.45%) IaaS
7 3 (0.87%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 70 (20.29%) Firewall
2 34 (9.86%) WAN
3 31 (8.99%) LAN
4 30 (8.70%) Cisco ASA
5 29 (8.41%) DNS
6 24 (6.96%) TCP/IP
7 23 (6.67%) VPN
8 22 (6.38%) Internet
8 22 (6.38%) SAN
9 20 (5.80%) Cisco ISE
10 18 (5.22%) BGP
10 18 (5.22%) Skype
11 17 (4.93%) DHCP
12 16 (4.64%) IPsec
12 16 (4.64%) Network Security
12 16 (4.64%) OSPF
13 14 (4.06%) Wireless
14 12 (3.48%) Cisco Nexus
15 10 (2.90%) MPLS
15 10 (2.90%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (5.51%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.48%) Amazon RDS
3 10 (2.90%) Oracle Database
4 9 (2.61%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (2.32%) MongoDB
6 5 (1.45%) MySQL
6 5 (1.45%) Oracle Database 12c
6 5 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (0.87%) Amazon Aurora
8 3 (0.87%) Power BI
9 2 (0.58%) Big Data
9 2 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.29%) SAP Data Services
10 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (2.61%) Jenkins
2 8 (2.32%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.74%) MSI
4 5 (1.45%) Toad
5 4 (1.16%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.87%) GitLab
6 3 (0.87%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.29%) JIRA
7 1 (0.29%) JMeter
7 1 (0.29%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.29%) Selenium
7 1 (0.29%) SilkTest
7 1 (0.29%) Subversion
7 1 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 39 (11.30%) Finance
2 12 (3.48%) Legal
3 6 (1.74%) Military
4 5 (1.45%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 48 (13.91%) Analyst
2 43 (12.46%) Architect
3 37 (10.72%) Network Engineer
4 27 (7.83%) Project Manager
5 18 (5.22%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
6 15 (4.35%) Support Engineer
7 14 (4.06%) Developer
7 14 (4.06%) DV Cleared Project Manager
8 13 (3.77%) Solutions Architect
9 12 (3.48%) Network Architect
10 11 (3.19%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 11 (3.19%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 11 (3.19%) Systems Engineer
10 11 (3.19%) Technical Leader
11 9 (2.61%) Administrator
11 9 (2.61%) Delivery Manager
11 9 (2.61%) Service Manager
12 8 (2.32%) Business Analyst
12 8 (2.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 8 (2.32%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (6.09%) Web Services
2 8 (2.32%) Vue.js
3 4 (1.16%) Web Services Management
3 4 (1.16%) XML
4 3 (0.87%) JSON
4 3 (0.87%) LDAP
4 3 (0.87%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (0.87%) Redux
5 2 (0.58%) .NET
5 2 (0.58%) ADSI
5 2 (0.58%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.58%) CSS
5 2 (0.58%) ModSecurity
6 1 (0.29%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.29%) CGI
6 1 (0.29%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.29%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (9.28%) Data Centre
2 27 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (4.06%) PKI
4 11 (3.19%) Management Information System
4 11 (3.19%) Replication
5 10 (2.90%) Microsoft Licensing
6 8 (2.32%) Mobile App
6 8 (2.32%) Public Cloud
7 7 (2.03%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (1.45%) Clustering
8 5 (1.45%) Driving Licence
9 3 (0.87%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.87%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.87%) Fat Client
9 3 (0.87%) HP Storage
9 3 (0.87%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.87%) Thin Client
9 3 (0.87%) User Experience
10 2 (0.58%) Security Operations Centre
10 2 (0.58%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 91 (26.38%) Windows
2 39 (11.30%) Windows Server
3 38 (11.01%) Windows Server 2012
4 31 (8.99%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (8.12%) Linux
6 27 (7.83%) Windows 7
7 17 (4.93%) Unix
8 13 (3.77%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (3.48%) Windows 10
10 7 (2.03%) Windows Vista
11 5 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (1.45%) Solaris
12 4 (1.16%) AIX
12 4 (1.16%) CentOS
13 3 (0.87%) HPUX
13 3 (0.87%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.58%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.29%) Data ONTAP
15 1 (0.29%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (25.80%) ITIL
2 57 (16.52%) Service Management
3 49 (14.20%) Change Management
4 46 (13.33%) ITIL V3
5 45 (13.04%) Project Management
6 43 (12.46%) Problem-Solving
7 38 (11.01%) Service Delivery
8 32 (9.28%) Migration
9 25 (7.25%) Agile Software Development
9 25 (7.25%) ITSM
10 21 (6.09%) PRINCE2
11 19 (5.51%) DevOps
12 18 (5.22%) Configuration Management
13 16 (4.64%) Problem Management
13 16 (4.64%) Virtual Environments
14 15 (4.35%) Mentoring
15 14 (4.06%) Network Monitoring
16 13 (3.77%) Business Development
17 12 (3.48%) Customer Requirements
17 12 (3.48%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 41 (11.88%) PowerShell
2 39 (11.30%) SQL
3 16 (4.64%) Python
4 15 (4.35%) C
5 11 (3.19%) JavaScript
6 8 (2.32%) Java
7 5 (1.45%) VBScript
8 4 (1.16%) C#
8 4 (1.16%) VB
9 3 (0.87%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.58%) C++
11 1 (0.29%) Perl
11 1 (0.29%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 345 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 159 (46.09%) SC Cleared
3 30 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (7.25%) CCNP
5 21 (6.09%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (2.61%) ISEB
6 9 (2.61%) MCSA
7 8 (2.32%) Degree
7 8 (2.32%) JNCIS
7 8 (2.32%) PMP
7 8 (2.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 7 (2.03%) CISSP
8 7 (2.03%) HNC
8 7 (2.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 7 (2.03%) PMI Certification
9 6 (1.74%) APMP
9 6 (1.74%) CCNA
9 6 (1.74%) ISTQB
10 5 (1.45%) CCDP
10 5 (1.45%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.80%) QA
2 17 (4.93%) SLA
3 4 (1.16%) RMADS
4 3 (0.87%) Government Security Classifications
5 2 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.58%) PMO
6 1 (0.29%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.29%) GDPR
6 1 (0.29%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 59 (17.10%) Active Directory
2 39 (11.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (6.09%) Hyper-V
4 13 (3.77%) vSphere
5 10 (2.90%) Docker
5 10 (2.90%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (1.45%) vCloud
6 5 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.16%) Firmware
7 4 (1.16%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (0.87%) Snort
8 3 (0.87%) Terminal Server
8 3 (0.87%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.58%) XenApp
10 1 (0.29%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.29%) iptables
10 1 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.29%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.29%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 27 (7.83%) SCCM
2 16 (4.64%) WSUS
3 13 (3.77%) SCOM
4 12 (3.48%) McAfee ePO
4 12 (3.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 11 (3.19%) Ansible
5 11 (3.19%) FortiGate
6 9 (2.61%) Single Sign-On
7 6 (1.74%) OVSD
8 3 (0.87%) HP Data Protector
8 3 (0.87%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (0.87%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 3 (0.87%) Puppet
8 3 (0.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.58%) Cisco Prime
9 2 (0.58%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.29%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.29%) Nagios
10 1 (0.29%) Nessus
10 1 (0.29%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 100 (28.99%) Microsoft
2 66 (19.13%) Cisco
3 53 (15.36%) VMware
4 42 (12.17%) Juniper
5 31 (8.99%) Citrix
6 30 (8.70%) Oracle
7 29 (8.41%) McAfee
8 23 (6.67%) HP
9 20 (5.80%) F5
10 14 (4.06%) EMC
11 10 (2.90%) SolarWinds
12 9 (2.61%) Lumension
13 8 (2.32%) NetApp
13 8 (2.32%) Palo Alto
14 6 (1.74%) Forcepoint
15 5 (1.45%) LogRhythm
16 4 (1.16%) Extreme Networks
16 4 (1.16%) Fujitsu
16 4 (1.16%) SAP
17 3 (0.87%) IBM