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 3 months to 27 June 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 West
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 20 26
Rank change year-on-year -15 +6  
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 138 227 190
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 5.05% 7.61% 6.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.95% 22.70% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 122 99
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £356 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £595 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £420
% change year-on-year +1.19% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 7
Median hourly rate £42.00 £26.25 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.00% -4.54%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £24.06 £22.84
% change year-on-year -6.48% +5.36%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the South West.

Academic & Professional Certification
South West
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 865 1000 855
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 31.67% 33.55% 27.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 513 613 509
Median daily rate £425 £393 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.28% +0.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £598 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 43 47
Median hourly rate £42.50 £28.75 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.82% -31.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £21.88 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +14.03% +18.15%  

DV Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing DV Cleared as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire +25 73 £470 +27.02% 6
Gloucestershire -8 39 £425 -10.52% 5
Bristol +8 17 £525 +10.52% 3
Somerset -3 4 £538 -12.24% 1
DV Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 West region with a requirement for DV Cleared.

1 267 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 87 (32.58%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (24.34%) SC Cleared
4 60 (22.47%) Project Management
5 55 (20.60%) C
6 51 (19.10%) Finance
7 45 (16.85%) ITIL
8 44 (16.48%) PRINCE2
9 39 (14.61%) Java
10 36 (13.48%) Windows
11 33 (12.36%) Oracle
12 31 (11.61%) Programme Management
13 30 (11.24%) Telecoms
14 27 (10.11%) Marketing
15 26 (9.74%) Business Intelligence
16 25 (9.36%) Linux
16 25 (9.36%) DevOps
17 24 (8.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
17 24 (8.99%) Digital Marketing
17 24 (8.99%) SAP
17 24 (8.99%) Electronics
17 24 (8.99%) Manufacturing
18 23 (8.61%) Management Information System
18 23 (8.61%) Cisco
18 23 (8.61%) Active Directory
19 22 (8.24%) Software Engineering
19 22 (8.24%) Degree
20 21 (7.87%) Web Services
20 21 (7.87%) SQL
21 20 (7.49%) J2EE

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 19 (7.12%) SharePoint
2 11 (4.12%) SharePoint Server
3 10 (3.75%) Confluence
4 7 (2.62%) JBoss
5 6 (2.25%) ColdFusion
5 6 (2.25%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (1.87%) Apache
7 4 (1.50%) ArcGIS
7 4 (1.50%) MS Exchange
7 4 (1.50%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (1.50%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.12%) IIS
9 2 (0.75%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.75%) CMS
9 2 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.75%) Live Communications Server
9 2 (0.75%) SAS
9 2 (0.75%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (6.37%) Microsoft Project
2 10 (3.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (3.37%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (1.50%) LaTeX
5 2 (0.75%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 24 (8.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (1.87%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.37%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.62%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.25%) Office 365
3 4 (1.50%) Amazon S3
3 4 (1.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.12%) IaaS
5 2 (0.75%) SaaS
6 1 (0.37%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.62%) Firewall
2 10 (3.75%) TCP/IP
3 9 (3.37%) DNS
3 9 (3.37%) ISDN
4 8 (3.00%) Ethernet
5 7 (2.62%) DHCP
5 7 (2.62%) Unified Communications
6 6 (2.25%) LAN
6 6 (2.25%) MPLS
6 6 (2.25%) VLAN
6 6 (2.25%) VPN
6 6 (2.25%) WAN
7 5 (1.87%) Internet
7 5 (1.87%) SAN
7 5 (1.87%) VoIP
8 4 (1.50%) Broadband
8 4 (1.50%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (1.50%) Network Security
8 4 (1.50%) SMS
9 3 (1.12%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.24%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.49%) Big Data
3 11 (4.12%) Hadoop
4 7 (2.62%) MongoDB
5 5 (1.87%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.12%) Apache Hive
7 3 (1.12%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.12%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.75%) Geospatial Data
8 2 (0.75%) MS Access
8 2 (0.75%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.37%) GIS
9 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 18 (6.74%) JIRA
2 9 (3.37%) Bitbucket
3 7 (2.62%) JUnit
4 6 (2.25%) Git (software)
4 6 (2.25%) Selenium
5 5 (1.87%) Cucumber
6 4 (1.50%) Jenkins
6 4 (1.50%) QUnit
6 4 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (1.12%) LoadRunner
7 3 (1.12%) Rational Functional Tester
8 2 (0.75%) Ant
8 2 (0.75%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.75%) Gradle
8 2 (0.75%) Hudson
8 2 (0.75%) Rational Rhapsody
8 2 (0.75%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.37%) Sahi
9 1 (0.37%) WATIR
General
1 51 (19.10%) Finance
2 30 (11.24%) Telecoms
3 27 (10.11%) Marketing
4 24 (8.99%) Electronics
4 24 (8.99%) Manufacturing
5 12 (4.49%) Military
6 2 (0.75%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.75%) Games
Job Titles
1 39 (14.61%) Developer
2 34 (12.73%) Project Manager
3 26 (9.74%) Architect
4 24 (8.99%) Java Developer
5 22 (8.24%) Analyst
5 22 (8.24%) DV Cleared Project Manager
6 17 (6.37%) Consultant
7 13 (4.87%) Support Engineer
8 11 (4.12%) Coordinator
8 11 (4.12%) Enterprise Architect
9 10 (3.75%) Administrator
10 9 (3.37%) DV Cleared Java Developer
10 9 (3.37%) Systems Engineer
11 8 (3.00%) Project Coordinator
12 7 (2.62%) Network Engineer
12 7 (2.62%) Oracle Developer
12 7 (2.62%) Programme Manager
12 7 (2.62%) Systems Administrator
12 7 (2.62%) Technical Architect
13 6 (2.25%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (7.87%) Web Services
2 20 (7.49%) J2EE
3 14 (5.24%) XML
4 13 (4.87%) XSLT
5 11 (4.12%) EJB
6 9 (3.37%) Hibernate
7 7 (2.62%) .NET
7 7 (2.62%) EJB 3.0
7 7 (2.62%) JAXB
7 7 (2.62%) JPA
7 7 (2.62%) JSF
7 7 (2.62%) PrimeFaces
7 7 (2.62%) REST
7 7 (2.62%) RESTful
7 7 (2.62%) XSD
8 6 (2.25%) Ember.js
8 6 (2.25%) Handlebars
8 6 (2.25%) HTML
8 6 (2.25%) jQuery
9 5 (1.87%) React
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.61%) Management Information System
2 14 (5.24%) Computer Science
3 10 (3.75%) PMI
4 7 (2.62%) Data Centre
4 7 (2.62%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (1.87%) PKI
6 4 (1.50%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.50%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.50%) Clustering
7 3 (1.12%) Cyber Defence
8 2 (0.75%) CESG
8 2 (0.75%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.75%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.75%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.37%) Blog
9 1 (0.37%) EMC VMAX
9 1 (0.37%) iPad
9 1 (0.37%) RSA SecurID
9 1 (0.37%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 36 (13.48%) Windows
2 25 (9.36%) Linux
3 16 (5.99%) Windows Server
4 11 (4.12%) Unix
5 8 (3.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (2.62%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (2.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (2.25%) Windows 10
7 6 (2.25%) Windows XP
8 5 (1.87%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (1.50%) Apple iOS
10 3 (1.12%) CentOS
10 3 (1.12%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.75%) Android
11 2 (0.75%) Solaris
12 1 (0.37%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (32.58%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (22.47%) Project Management
3 45 (16.85%) ITIL
4 44 (16.48%) PRINCE2
5 31 (11.61%) Programme Management
6 26 (9.74%) Business Intelligence
7 25 (9.36%) DevOps
8 24 (8.99%) Digital Marketing
9 22 (8.24%) Software Engineering
10 20 (7.49%) Scrum
11 18 (6.74%) Configuration Management
11 18 (6.74%) Performance Monitoring
12 17 (6.37%) Service Management
13 16 (5.99%) Information Assurance
13 16 (5.99%) Risk Management
14 15 (5.62%) Migration
15 14 (5.24%) Change Control
15 14 (5.24%) Coaching
15 14 (5.24%) Software Testing
16 13 (4.87%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 55 (20.60%) C
2 39 (14.61%) Java
3 21 (7.87%) SQL
4 20 (7.49%) Python
5 18 (6.74%) C++
6 11 (4.12%) C#
7 10 (3.75%) Perl
8 8 (3.00%) JavaScript
9 7 (2.62%) PL/SQL
10 4 (1.50%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.50%) Ruby
11 3 (1.12%) MATLAB
12 2 (0.75%) Ada
12 2 (0.75%) Ada 95
12 2 (0.75%) Embedded C
12 2 (0.75%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.75%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.37%) Dart
13 1 (0.37%) PHP
13 1 (0.37%) R
Qualifications
1 267 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 65 (24.34%) SC Cleared
3 22 (8.24%) Degree
4 14 (5.24%) CISSP
5 13 (4.87%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (4.87%) PMI Certification
6 11 (4.12%) Chartered Engineer
7 10 (3.75%) CCNA
7 10 (3.75%) CITP
8 9 (3.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 9 (3.37%) MBCS
9 8 (3.00%) CLAS
9 8 (3.00%) PMP
9 8 (3.00%) SANS
10 7 (2.62%) CREST Certified
11 6 (2.25%) ISEB
11 6 (2.25%) Oracle Certification
12 5 (1.87%) GCIA
12 5 (1.87%) GCIH
12 5 (1.87%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.24%) JSP 440
2 8 (3.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (2.62%) PMO
4 6 (2.25%) QA
5 4 (1.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 4 (1.50%) SLA
6 3 (1.12%) COBIT
6 3 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.37%) GPG13
System Software
1 23 (8.61%) Active Directory
2 14 (5.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.25%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.87%) Snort
5 4 (1.50%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (1.12%) vCloud
6 3 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.12%) XenServer
7 2 (0.75%) Firmware
7 2 (0.75%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.37%) Docker
8 1 (0.37%) KVM
Systems Management
1 7 (2.62%) Computer Incident Response Team
2 6 (2.25%) Ansible
2 6 (2.25%) Puppet
3 5 (1.87%) RSA enVision
4 4 (1.50%) NetBackup
4 4 (1.50%) Netcool
4 4 (1.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 3 (1.12%) SCDPM
5 3 (1.12%) SCOrch
5 3 (1.12%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.75%) SCOM
6 2 (0.75%) Unicenter
6 2 (0.75%) vRealize
6 2 (0.75%) WSUS
7 1 (0.37%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.37%) Grafana
7 1 (0.37%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.37%) SCCM
7 1 (0.37%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 33 (12.36%) Oracle
2 24 (8.99%) SAP
3 23 (8.61%) Cisco
4 20 (7.49%) Microsoft
5 16 (5.99%) VMware
6 10 (3.75%) Atlassian
6 10 (3.75%) Juniper
7 9 (3.37%) EMC
8 7 (2.62%) ArcSight
8 7 (2.62%) Citrix
8 7 (2.62%) HP
8 7 (2.62%) Red Hat
9 6 (2.25%) SevOne
10 5 (1.87%) BMC
10 5 (1.87%) LogRhythm
10 5 (1.87%) Remedy
10 5 (1.87%) Splunk
11 4 (1.50%) ESRI
12 3 (1.12%) SolarWinds
12 3 (1.12%) Veritas
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