Period
to 18 September 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 18 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 West
6 months to
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 45 41 21
Rank change year-on-year -4 -20 +4
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 249 249 430
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.29% 4.57% 7.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.94% 15.13% 23.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 123 216
South West median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £356 £295 £325
90th Percentile £575 £656 £597
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 11 19
South West median hourly rate £37.55 £34.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.44% +23.64% -
10th Percentile £25.50 £26.25 £22.50
90th Percentile £42.00 £47.50 £47.50
England median hourly rate £37.55 £20.44 £27.50
% change year-on-year +83.69% -25.66% -

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 1,667 1,646 1,802
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 28.74% 30.22% 31.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 842 921 1,079
South West median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +1.91%
10th Percentile £256 £225 £255
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
England median daily rate £450 £426 £415
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.73% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 117 97
South West median hourly rate £41.53 £40.50 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.54% +17.39% -12.10%
10th Percentile £17.50 £16.90 £20.00
90th Percentile £48.38 £53.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £23.65 £27.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -14.00% +5.77% +15.56%

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 18 September 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DV Cleared in the South West over the 6 months to 18 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 18 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
Wiltshire -1 118 £506 +7.71% 23
Gloucestershire +4 108 £475 - 34
Bristol -15 14 £550 +4.76% 5
Devon +5 2 £346 +17.21% 6
DV Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 18 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 West region with a requirement for DV Cleared.

1 249 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 77 (30.92%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (25.70%) C
4 57 (22.89%) Microsoft
5 56 (22.49%) Windows
6 52 (20.88%) SC Cleared
7 49 (19.68%) Java
8 44 (17.67%) ITIL
8 44 (17.67%) Linux
9 37 (14.86%) Cisco
10 35 (14.06%) PRINCE2
10 35 (14.06%) Active Directory
10 35 (14.06%) Cybersecurity
10 35 (14.06%) Analytical Skills
11 34 (13.65%) Service Management
12 31 (12.45%) Project Management
12 31 (12.45%) Windows Server
13 30 (12.05%) IT Strategy
13 30 (12.05%) SCCM
13 30 (12.05%) PowerShell
14 29 (11.65%) Technical Architecture
15 28 (11.24%) Finance
15 28 (11.24%) VMware
16 27 (10.84%) Information Assurance
17 25 (10.04%) VMware Infrastructure
17 25 (10.04%) Scrum
17 25 (10.04%) Software Engineering
17 25 (10.04%) Web Services
18 24 (9.64%) JSP 440
19 23 (9.24%) Windows Server 2012

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 13 (5.22%) JBoss
2 11 (4.42%) Confluence
3 10 (4.02%) SharePoint
4 7 (2.81%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.61%) Apache
5 4 (1.61%) Apache Spark
6 3 (1.20%) IIS
6 3 (1.20%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.80%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.40%) CMS
8 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 14 (5.62%) Microsoft Project
2 13 (5.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.61%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (3.21%) Primavera
2 2 (0.80%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.80%) Towers Watson Igloo
3 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.61%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.01%) Office 365
4 1 (0.40%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 19 (7.63%) Firewall
2 15 (6.02%) WAN
3 11 (4.42%) LAN
4 10 (4.02%) Intrusion Detection
4 10 (4.02%) Software-Defined Networking
5 9 (3.61%) Cisco Nexus
5 9 (3.61%) DNS
5 9 (3.61%) SAN
6 8 (3.21%) DHCP
7 7 (2.81%) Network Security
7 7 (2.81%) Unified Communications
7 7 (2.81%) VLAN
8 6 (2.41%) Broadband
9 5 (2.01%) NAS
10 4 (1.61%) BGP
10 4 (1.61%) Internet
10 4 (1.61%) VoIP
11 3 (1.20%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (1.20%) VPN
12 2 (0.80%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.61%) Apache Accumulo
1 4 (1.61%) Hadoop
2 2 (0.80%) MongoDB
2 2 (0.80%) Oracle Database
2 2 (0.80%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (0.40%) Big Data
3 1 (0.40%) MySQL
3 1 (0.40%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (7.63%) JUnit
2 15 (6.02%) JIRA
2 15 (6.02%) Selenium
3 14 (5.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 13 (5.22%) Rational Team Concert
5 12 (4.82%) Cucumber
5 12 (4.82%) Jenkins
6 10 (4.02%) MSI
7 6 (2.41%) EasyMock
7 6 (2.41%) Git (software)
8 5 (2.01%) Bitbucket
9 4 (1.61%) JMeter
9 4 (1.61%) WATIR
10 1 (0.40%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.40%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.40%) Rational Functional Tester
10 1 (0.40%) Rational Quality Manager
10 1 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 28 (11.24%) Finance
2 8 (3.21%) Banking
2 8 (3.21%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.81%) Military
4 3 (1.20%) Electronics
4 3 (1.20%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.20%) Marketing
5 1 (0.40%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.40%) Billing
5 1 (0.40%) Law
5 1 (0.40%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 48 (19.28%) Architect
2 33 (13.25%) Developer
3 21 (8.43%) Analyst
4 20 (8.03%) Java Developer
4 20 (8.03%) Solutions Architect
5 12 (4.82%) Network Engineer
5 12 (4.82%) Security Architect
5 12 (4.82%) Test Analyst
6 11 (4.42%) Consultant
6 11 (4.42%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
6 11 (4.42%) Test Engineer
7 10 (4.02%) Applications Packager
7 10 (4.02%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
7 10 (4.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 10 (4.02%) Project Manager
8 8 (3.21%) Project Officer
9 7 (2.81%) DV Cleared Application Packager
9 7 (2.81%) Support Engineer
10 6 (2.41%) Business Analyst
10 6 (2.41%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (10.04%) Web Services
2 21 (8.43%) XML
3 18 (7.23%) EJB
3 18 (7.23%) JSF
4 17 (6.83%) J2EE
5 15 (6.02%) REST
6 13 (5.22%) EJB 3.0
6 13 (5.22%) Hibernate
6 13 (5.22%) JAXB
6 13 (5.22%) JPA
6 13 (5.22%) PrimeFaces
6 13 (5.22%) XSD
6 13 (5.22%) XSLT
7 9 (3.61%) JSON
8 8 (3.21%) .NET
8 8 (3.21%) JSP
8 8 (3.21%) SOAP
9 6 (2.41%) Spring
10 2 (0.80%) JFC
10 2 (0.80%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 35 (14.06%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.42%) Management Information System
3 7 (2.81%) PKI
4 6 (2.41%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (2.41%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (2.01%) CESG
5 5 (2.01%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.01%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.01%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 5 (2.01%) Wiki
6 2 (0.80%) Fat Client
6 2 (0.80%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (0.80%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.40%) Cybercrime
7 1 (0.40%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 56 (22.49%) Windows
2 44 (17.67%) Linux
3 31 (12.45%) Windows Server
4 23 (9.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (7.23%) Windows 7
6 17 (6.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (6.02%) Windows 10
8 13 (5.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (4.02%) CentOS
10 4 (1.61%) Ubuntu
11 3 (1.20%) Unix
12 2 (0.80%) Solaris
13 1 (0.40%) Fedora
13 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.40%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (30.92%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (17.67%) ITIL
3 35 (14.06%) Cybersecurity
3 35 (14.06%) PRINCE2
4 34 (13.65%) Service Management
5 31 (12.45%) Project Management
6 30 (12.05%) IT Strategy
7 29 (11.65%) Technical Architecture
8 27 (10.84%) Information Assurance
9 25 (10.04%) Scrum
9 25 (10.04%) Software Engineering
10 20 (8.03%) Stakeholder Management
11 19 (7.63%) Configuration Management
11 19 (7.63%) Information Security
12 18 (7.23%) ITIL V3
12 18 (7.23%) Security Architecture
13 17 (6.83%) Migration
13 17 (6.83%) Risk Management
13 17 (6.83%) SDLC
13 17 (6.83%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 64 (25.70%) C
2 49 (19.68%) Java
3 30 (12.05%) PowerShell
4 23 (9.24%) Python
5 10 (4.02%) C++
6 8 (3.21%) C#
7 7 (2.81%) Bash Shell
8 6 (2.41%) SQL
9 5 (2.01%) Perl
9 5 (2.01%) Ruby
10 2 (0.80%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.80%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.40%) Korn
11 1 (0.40%) PHP
11 1 (0.40%) VB
Qualifications
1 249 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 52 (20.88%) SC Cleared
3 20 (8.03%) ISTQB
4 19 (7.63%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (6.43%) CISSP
6 14 (5.62%) ISEB
7 11 (4.42%) CCNA
7 11 (4.42%) CISM
8 10 (4.02%) CESG Certified Professional
9 9 (3.61%) CISA
10 8 (3.21%) Degree
10 8 (3.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 7 (2.81%) ISSAP
11 7 (2.81%) ISSEP
12 6 (2.41%) CCNP
12 6 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (2.01%) MCSE
13 5 (2.01%) RHCE
14 4 (1.61%) HNC
14 4 (1.61%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (9.64%) JSP 440
2 16 (6.43%) HMG Infosec
3 14 (5.62%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 6 (2.41%) PMO
5 4 (1.61%) RMADS
6 3 (1.20%) QA
7 2 (0.80%) COBIT
7 2 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.40%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (14.06%) Active Directory
2 25 (10.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (4.42%) Microsoft App-V
4 10 (4.02%) Hyper-V
5 7 (2.81%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (2.81%) vSphere
6 6 (2.41%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (1.20%) Firmware
8 3 (1.20%) VMware NSX
8 3 (1.20%) XenServer
9 2 (0.80%) XenApp
9 2 (0.80%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.40%) Docker
10 1 (0.40%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.40%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 30 (12.05%) SCCM
2 15 (6.02%) SCOM
3 10 (4.02%) Puppet
4 9 (3.61%) vCenter Server
5 4 (1.61%) Cisco Prime
5 4 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.61%) WSUS
6 3 (1.20%) Opsview
7 2 (0.80%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.80%) HP ALM
7 2 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.80%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (0.80%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.80%) PowerCLI
7 2 (0.80%) SCDPM
7 2 (0.80%) vRealize
8 1 (0.40%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.40%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.40%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 57 (22.89%) Microsoft
2 37 (14.86%) Cisco
3 28 (11.24%) VMware
4 19 (7.63%) Oracle
5 13 (5.22%) Red Hat
6 9 (3.61%) McAfee
7 7 (2.81%) Citrix
8 6 (2.41%) HP
9 5 (2.01%) Atlassian
9 5 (2.01%) Juniper
9 5 (2.01%) SAP
10 4 (1.61%) CA Agile Central
10 4 (1.61%) Scality
11 2 (0.80%) Fujitsu
11 2 (0.80%) Remedy
11 2 (0.80%) Sophos
12 1 (0.40%) NetApp
12 1 (0.40%) Symantec
12 1 (0.40%) Veritas
12 1 (0.40%) Wyse