Period
to 20 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for DV Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 20 May 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 West
6 months to
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 53 33 19
Rank change year-on-year -20 -14 +4
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 180 271 453
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.55% 5.20% 7.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.84% 16.38% 22.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 171 225
South West median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £388 £289 £331
90th Percentile £628 £613 £575
England median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 9
South West median hourly rate £27.50 £38.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +40.00% -42.11%
10th Percentile £24.38 £26.25 £22.50
90th Percentile £31.88 £47.20 £28.75
England median hourly rate £25.00 £30.91 £27.50
% change year-on-year -19.12% +12.40% +20.43%

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 West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South West
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,402 1,654 1,984
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.63% 31.71% 33.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 776 1,056 1,209
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £220 £239 £255
90th Percentile £563 £575 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 149 135
South West median hourly rate £32.50 £39.50 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.72% -2.47% +3.85%
10th Percentile £17.50 £17.00 £12.70
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.00 £51.30
England median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% +9.09% +25.00%

DV Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing DV Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for DV Cleared in the South West

DV Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DV Cleared in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for DV Cleared in the South West

DV Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DV Cleared in the South West over the 6 months to 20 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DV Cleared in the South West

DV Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing DV Cleared in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DV Cleared in the South West

DV Cleared
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 20 May 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
Gloucestershire -1 78 £500 +5.26% 30
Wiltshire +1 75 £500 +19.05% 9
Bristol -24 9 £410 -21.53% 3
Devon - 6 - -
Somerset -1 2 £575 +75.57%
DV Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 20 May 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 West region with a requirement for DV Cleared.

1 180 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 55 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (23.33%) Java
4 38 (21.11%) SC Cleared
5 34 (18.89%) C
6 27 (15.00%) Windows
6 27 (15.00%) Linux
7 26 (14.44%) Cybersecurity
8 25 (13.89%) Finance
9 22 (12.22%) Scrum
10 19 (10.56%) Microsoft
11 18 (10.00%) Cisco
11 18 (10.00%) Test Automation
12 17 (9.44%) ITIL
12 17 (9.44%) Migration
13 16 (8.89%) Telecoms
13 16 (8.89%) ISTQB
13 16 (8.89%) Risk Management
13 16 (8.89%) Active Directory
13 16 (8.89%) Jenkins
13 16 (8.89%) DevOps
14 15 (8.33%) Red Hat
15 14 (7.78%) Project Management
15 14 (7.78%) Cisco Certification
15 14 (7.78%) Service Management
16 13 (7.22%) ISEB
16 13 (7.22%) CCNP
16 13 (7.22%) Requirements Management
16 13 (7.22%) Information Assurance
16 13 (7.22%) JSP 440

DV Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 9 (5.00%) Confluence
2 4 (2.22%) Apache Solr
2 4 (2.22%) IIS
2 4 (2.22%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.22%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.11%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.11%) JBoss
3 2 (1.11%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.56%) Apache
4 1 (0.56%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.56%) CMS
4 1 (0.56%) Documentum
4 1 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.56%) nginx
Applications
1 7 (3.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.00%) Office 365
2 4 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.56%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.67%) Firewall
2 11 (6.11%) Internet
3 8 (4.44%) DNS
4 6 (3.33%) DHCP
4 6 (3.33%) DMZ
4 6 (3.33%) SAN
5 5 (2.78%) VoIP
6 4 (2.22%) LAN
6 4 (2.22%) WAN
7 3 (1.67%) BGP
7 3 (1.67%) Broadband
7 3 (1.67%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (1.67%) EIGRP
7 3 (1.67%) NX-OS
7 3 (1.67%) SMS
7 3 (1.67%) Wireshark
8 2 (1.11%) Network Security
8 2 (1.11%) Software-Defined Networking
8 2 (1.11%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.11%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.44%) Big Data
2 6 (3.33%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.78%) Hadoop
4 4 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.67%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.11%) Apache Accumulo
7 1 (0.56%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.56%) GIS
7 1 (0.56%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.56%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 16 (8.89%) Jenkins
2 12 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 12 (6.67%) JIRA
2 12 (6.67%) JUnit
3 11 (6.11%) Selenium
4 10 (5.56%) Cucumber
4 10 (5.56%) EasyMock
5 9 (5.00%) Bitbucket
6 3 (1.67%) Git (software)
6 3 (1.67%) JMeter
7 2 (1.11%) Rational Team Concert
7 2 (1.11%) WATIR
8 1 (0.56%) Gradle
8 1 (0.56%) Hudson
8 1 (0.56%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.56%) Maven
8 1 (0.56%) Rational Functional Tester
8 1 (0.56%) Rational Quality Manager
8 1 (0.56%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 25 (13.89%) Finance
2 16 (8.89%) Telecoms
3 12 (6.67%) Electronics
3 12 (6.67%) Manufacturing
3 12 (6.67%) Marketing
4 8 (4.44%) Military
5 1 (0.56%) Billing
Job Titles
1 29 (16.11%) Analyst
2 26 (14.44%) Developer
3 23 (12.78%) Java Developer
4 17 (9.44%) Test Analyst
5 16 (8.89%) Consultant
5 16 (8.89%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
6 15 (8.33%) Architect
7 12 (6.67%) DV Cleared Java Developer
8 11 (6.11%) Network Engineer
9 10 (5.56%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
10 9 (5.00%) Security Architect
11 7 (3.89%) Coordinator
11 7 (3.89%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 7 (3.89%) Security Manager
12 6 (3.33%) Applications Support
12 6 (3.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 6 (3.33%) Firewall Engineer
12 6 (3.33%) Project Control Officer
12 6 (3.33%) Project Officer
12 6 (3.33%) Security Assurance Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.67%) EJB
2 11 (6.11%) JSF
3 10 (5.56%) Spring
4 9 (5.00%) Web Services
5 8 (4.44%) J2EE
6 4 (2.22%) .NET
7 3 (1.67%) XML
7 3 (1.67%) XSLT
8 2 (1.11%) CSS
8 2 (1.11%) EJB 3.0
8 2 (1.11%) Hibernate
8 2 (1.11%) Java EE
8 2 (1.11%) JAXB
8 2 (1.11%) JPA
8 2 (1.11%) ModSecurity
8 2 (1.11%) PrimeFaces
8 2 (1.11%) REST
8 2 (1.11%) XSD
9 1 (0.56%) Kafka
9 1 (0.56%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.00%) Wiki
2 8 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.33%) PKI
4 5 (2.78%) CESG
4 5 (2.78%) Cyber Defence
4 5 (2.78%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.56%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.56%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.56%) NHS
6 1 (0.56%) PMI
6 1 (0.56%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.56%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 27 (15.00%) Linux
1 27 (15.00%) Windows
2 13 (7.22%) CentOS
3 12 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 12 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (4.44%) Windows 10
4 8 (4.44%) Windows Server
5 7 (3.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (3.33%) Unix
7 4 (2.22%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.56%) Android
8 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.56%) Solaris
8 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (14.44%) Cybersecurity
3 22 (12.22%) Scrum
4 18 (10.00%) Test Automation
5 17 (9.44%) ITIL
5 17 (9.44%) Migration
6 16 (8.89%) DevOps
6 16 (8.89%) Risk Management
7 14 (7.78%) Project Management
7 14 (7.78%) Service Management
8 13 (7.22%) Information Assurance
8 13 (7.22%) Requirements Management
9 12 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (6.67%) Digital Marketing
9 12 (6.67%) Incident Management
9 12 (6.67%) PRINCE2
9 12 (6.67%) Programme Management
10 11 (6.11%) Business Analysis
11 10 (5.56%) Configuration Management
11 10 (5.56%) OO
Programming Languages
1 42 (23.33%) Java
2 34 (18.89%) C
3 9 (5.00%) Python
4 7 (3.89%) SQL
5 4 (2.22%) Bash Shell
5 4 (2.22%) C#
5 4 (2.22%) C++
5 4 (2.22%) Perl
5 4 (2.22%) PowerShell
5 4 (2.22%) Ruby
6 1 (0.56%) Dart
6 1 (0.56%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.56%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.56%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 180 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 38 (21.11%) SC Cleared
3 16 (8.89%) ISTQB
4 14 (7.78%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (7.22%) CCNP
5 13 (7.22%) ISEB
6 7 (3.89%) CCNA
6 7 (3.89%) CESG Certified Professional
6 7 (3.89%) CISSP
7 6 (3.33%) CCDA
7 6 (3.33%) CCDE
7 6 (3.33%) CCDP
7 6 (3.33%) CCENT
7 6 (3.33%) CCIE
7 6 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (1.67%) CISA
8 3 (1.67%) CISM
8 3 (1.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (1.11%) APMP
9 2 (1.11%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.22%) JSP 440
2 4 (2.22%) RMADS
3 2 (1.11%) COBIT
3 2 (1.11%) HMG Infosec
4 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.56%) PMO
System Software
1 16 (8.89%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.89%) Hyper-V
4 6 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.11%) Docker
6 2 (1.11%) VMware NSX
6 2 (1.11%) vSphere
7 1 (0.56%) KVM
Systems Management
1 9 (5.00%) FortiGate
2 6 (3.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 6 (3.33%) WSUS
3 4 (2.22%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (1.67%) Opsview
4 3 (1.67%) Puppet
4 3 (1.67%) SCCM
5 2 (1.11%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (1.11%) HP ALM
5 2 (1.11%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.11%) SCOM
5 2 (1.11%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.56%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.56%) Ansible
6 1 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 19 (10.56%) Microsoft
2 18 (10.00%) Cisco
3 15 (8.33%) Red Hat
4 12 (6.67%) SAP
5 9 (5.00%) Fortinet
5 9 (5.00%) VMware
6 8 (4.44%) HP
6 8 (4.44%) Oracle
7 4 (2.22%) Remedy
8 2 (1.11%) CA Agile Central
8 2 (1.11%) Centrify
8 2 (1.11%) Ivanti
8 2 (1.11%) Scality
8 2 (1.11%) Sophos
9 1 (0.56%) ArcSight
9 1 (0.56%) Cloudera
9 1 (0.56%) ESRI
9 1 (0.56%) Splunk