Period
to 18 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 129 97 73
Rank change year-on-year -32 -24 -17
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 316 382 526
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.89% 2.28% 2.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.50% 8.82% 10.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 214 274
South East median daily rate £416 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.12% +1.19% +3.07%
10th Percentile £163 £292 £266
90th Percentile £573 £575 £550
England median daily rate £465 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +3.33% +2.86% +1.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 11 55
South East median hourly rate £12.00 £43.28 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -72.27% +40.06% +81.02%
England median hourly rate £27.50 £27.80 £30.90
% change year-on-year -1.08% -10.03% +12.36%

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 3719 4333 5253
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.27% 25.89% 26.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2119 2658 3117
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £212 £255 £258
90th Percentile £550 £550 £525
England median daily rate £425 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 218 249
South East median hourly rate £25.69 £34.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.44% +25.93% +58.82%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.96 £11.96
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.25 £50.35
England median hourly rate £25.12 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -1.49% +10.87% +21.05%

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 November 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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 -9 185 £415 -2.35% 2
Buckinghamshire -2 117 £388 -9.88% 1
Hampshire -15 113 £400 +0.63% 2
Berkshire -16 70 £500 +17.65% 1
Surrey -18 5 £525 -4.55% 1
M4 Corridor - 5 - -
DV Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 316 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 134 (42.41%) SC Cleared
3 121 (38.29%) Windows
4 97 (30.70%) Microsoft
5 80 (25.32%) ITIL
6 70 (22.15%) Active Directory
7 60 (18.99%) VMware
8 59 (18.67%) Windows Server
9 51 (16.14%) McAfee
9 51 (16.14%) VMware Infrastructure
10 47 (14.87%) HP
11 46 (14.56%) SQL
12 45 (14.24%) Cisco
13 42 (13.29%) PowerShell
14 40 (12.66%) Windows Server 2012
15 39 (12.34%) Migration
16 37 (11.71%) Firewall
17 36 (11.39%) Service Management
18 35 (11.08%) SharePoint
19 33 (10.44%) Juniper
20 32 (10.13%) LAN
20 32 (10.13%) Windows Server 2008
21 31 (9.81%) Lumension
21 31 (9.81%) Finance
22 29 (9.18%) Project Management
22 29 (9.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
22 29 (9.18%) SQL Server
22 29 (9.18%) ITIL V3
23 28 (8.86%) Oracle
23 28 (8.86%) Windows Server 2003

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 35 (11.08%) SharePoint
2 20 (6.33%) MS Exchange
3 19 (6.01%) IIS
4 13 (4.11%) SharePoint Server
5 11 (3.48%) Skype for Business
6 7 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (1.58%) Office Communications Server
9 4 (1.27%) Documentum
10 2 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 25 (7.91%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (4.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (4.75%) Microsoft Project
3 7 (2.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.27%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.95%) Dynamics GP
2 3 (0.95%) Teamcenter
3 2 (0.63%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 21 (6.65%) Office 365
2 11 (3.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.90%) IaaS
3 6 (1.90%) PaaS
4 5 (1.58%) SaaS
5 4 (1.27%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.95%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 37 (11.71%) Firewall
2 32 (10.13%) LAN
3 19 (6.01%) WAN
4 16 (5.06%) Internet
5 15 (4.75%) VLAN
6 13 (4.11%) SAN
7 12 (3.80%) BGP
7 12 (3.80%) OSPF
8 10 (3.16%) Network Security
9 9 (2.85%) DNS
10 8 (2.53%) TCP/IP
11 7 (2.22%) IPsec
11 7 (2.22%) Skype
11 7 (2.22%) SSL
12 6 (1.90%) Cisco ISE
13 5 (1.58%) SMS
14 4 (1.27%) Intrusion Detection
14 4 (1.27%) Junos
15 3 (0.95%) Structured Cabling
16 2 (0.63%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (9.18%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.53%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.27%) Relational Database
4 3 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (0.95%) SQLPlus
5 2 (0.63%) MS Access
5 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.32%) Big Data
6 1 (0.32%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.32%) GIS
6 1 (0.32%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.32%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.32%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 16 (5.06%) MSI
2 3 (0.95%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (0.95%) Toad
3 2 (0.63%) JIRA
4 1 (0.32%) Ant
4 1 (0.32%) Burp Suite
4 1 (0.32%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.32%) Gradle
4 1 (0.32%) Hudson
4 1 (0.32%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.32%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.32%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.32%) Selenium
4 1 (0.32%) Selenium IDE
4 1 (0.32%) StarTeam
4 1 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.32%) WebDriver
General
1 31 (9.81%) Finance
2 11 (3.48%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.22%) Military
4 5 (1.58%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 55 (17.41%) Architect
2 30 (9.49%) Network Engineer
3 27 (8.54%) Analyst
4 19 (6.01%) Service Manager
5 15 (4.75%) Consultant
5 15 (4.75%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
5 15 (4.75%) Project Manager
5 15 (4.75%) Solutions Architect
6 14 (4.43%) Network Architect
6 14 (4.43%) Support Engineer
7 13 (4.11%) Operations Technician
8 12 (3.80%) DV Cleared Project Manager
9 10 (3.16%) Build Engineer
9 10 (3.16%) Migration Engineer
10 9 (2.85%) Business Analyst
10 9 (2.85%) Designer
10 9 (2.85%) Network Specialist
10 9 (2.85%) Service Analyst
10 9 (2.85%) Service Desk Analyst
11 8 (2.53%) Service Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.90%) .NET
2 3 (0.95%) Web Services
2 3 (0.95%) XML
3 2 (0.63%) EJB
3 2 (0.63%) J2EE
4 1 (0.32%) CSS
4 1 (0.32%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.32%) HTML
4 1 (0.32%) Java EE
4 1 (0.32%) JMS
4 1 (0.32%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.38%) Data Centre
2 11 (3.48%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.48%) Management Information System
3 9 (2.85%) PKI
4 6 (1.90%) Public Cloud
5 5 (1.58%) Microsoft Licensing
6 4 (1.27%) Data Protection Act
6 4 (1.27%) Private Cloud
6 4 (1.27%) Replication
6 4 (1.27%) Virtual Team
7 3 (0.95%) CCTV
7 3 (0.95%) CESG
7 3 (0.95%) Smartcard
8 2 (0.63%) Clustering
8 2 (0.63%) Cybercrime
8 2 (0.63%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 1 (0.32%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.32%) CMDB
9 1 (0.32%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.32%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 121 (38.29%) Windows
2 59 (18.67%) Windows Server
3 40 (12.66%) Windows Server 2012
4 32 (10.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (8.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 25 (7.91%) Windows Vista
7 17 (5.38%) Linux
7 17 (5.38%) Windows 10
8 11 (3.48%) Windows 7
9 10 (3.16%) Unix
10 5 (1.58%) Android
10 5 (1.58%) Apple iOS
11 4 (1.27%) Solaris
11 4 (1.27%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (25.32%) ITIL
2 39 (12.34%) Migration
3 36 (11.39%) Service Management
4 29 (9.18%) ITIL V3
4 29 (9.18%) Project Management
5 26 (8.23%) Service Delivery
6 24 (7.59%) Service Design
7 22 (6.96%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (6.96%) PRINCE2
8 19 (6.01%) Change Management
8 19 (6.01%) ITSM
9 18 (5.70%) Software Distribution
10 16 (5.06%) Stakeholder Management
11 15 (4.75%) Risk Management
12 14 (4.43%) Security Operations
13 13 (4.11%) Security Monitoring
13 13 (4.11%) Server Patching
14 12 (3.80%) Information Security
14 12 (3.80%) Software Delivery
15 11 (3.48%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 46 (14.56%) SQL
2 42 (13.29%) PowerShell
3 5 (1.58%) Java
4 4 (1.27%) C
4 4 (1.27%) VBScript
5 2 (0.63%) ANSI SQL
5 2 (0.63%) PL/SQL
5 2 (0.63%) Python
6 1 (0.32%) C#
6 1 (0.32%) C++
6 1 (0.32%) Perl
6 1 (0.32%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 316 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 134 (42.41%) SC Cleared
3 26 (8.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 24 (7.59%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (6.01%) CCNP
6 17 (5.38%) Microsoft Certification
7 15 (4.75%) CCNA
8 13 (4.11%) MCSE
9 12 (3.80%) MCSA
10 9 (2.85%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (2.22%) CCIE
12 4 (1.27%) CESG Certified Professional
12 4 (1.27%) CISSP
12 4 (1.27%) Degree
12 4 (1.27%) MCP
13 3 (0.95%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 3 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 2 (0.63%) HNC
14 2 (0.63%) JNCIA
14 2 (0.63%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (7.59%) SLA
2 20 (6.33%) QA
3 16 (5.06%) ISO 9001
4 12 (3.80%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 6 (1.90%) JSP 440
6 5 (1.58%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 5 (1.58%) PMO
7 4 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.95%) COBIT
9 1 (0.32%) P3O
System Software
1 70 (22.15%) Active Directory
2 51 (16.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.16%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (2.53%) Hyper-V
4 8 (2.53%) vSphere
5 7 (2.22%) Firmware
6 6 (1.90%) BitLocker
7 5 (1.58%) VMware NSX
7 5 (1.58%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.32%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.32%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 29 (9.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 23 (7.28%) McAfee ePO
3 17 (5.38%) SCCM
4 11 (3.48%) OVSD
4 11 (3.48%) SCOM
5 7 (2.22%) QRadar
6 6 (1.90%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (1.90%) Oracle RMAN
7 5 (1.58%) SCSM
8 3 (0.95%) WSUS
9 2 (0.63%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.63%) Puppet
10 1 (0.32%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.32%) logstash
10 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 1 (0.32%) Nessus
10 1 (0.32%) Netcool
10 1 (0.32%) OpenView
10 1 (0.32%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 97 (30.70%) Microsoft
2 60 (18.99%) VMware
3 51 (16.14%) McAfee
4 47 (14.87%) HP
5 45 (14.24%) Cisco
6 33 (10.44%) Juniper
7 31 (9.81%) Lumension
8 28 (8.86%) Oracle
9 9 (2.85%) SolarWinds
10 8 (2.53%) Citrix
11 7 (2.22%) BT
12 6 (1.90%) Symantec
13 5 (1.58%) Apple
13 5 (1.58%) Dell
13 5 (1.58%) ServiceNow
14 4 (1.27%) ArcSight
14 4 (1.27%) Borland
14 4 (1.27%) Sophos
14 4 (1.27%) Veeam
15 3 (0.95%) Red Hat