Period
to 16 February 2019

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 16 February 2019 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
16 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 19 46 24
Rank change year-on-year +27 -22 0
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 503 204 358
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 7.91% 3.91% 6.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 24.54% 14.83% 20.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 100 212
South West median daily rate £500 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +16.67% -
10th Percentile £389 £397 £302
90th Percentile £600 £676 £590
England median daily rate £475 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 15 33
South West median hourly rate £34.25 £27.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.55% -28.57% +40.00%
10th Percentile £22.88 £22.50 £26.25
90th Percentile £48.58 £40.25 £47.50
England median hourly rate £27.50 £27.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year +1.85% -29.87% +24.60%

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 2,050 1,376 1,753
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 32.23% 26.40% 32.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,157 763 1,115
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £305 £211 £222
90th Percentile £600 £600 £575
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 75 147
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -14.47% -6.75%
10th Percentile £17.50 £17.50 £14.00
90th Percentile £52.52 £47.50 £47.50
England median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% -9.09% +4.27%

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 16 February 2019.

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 16 February 2019.

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 16 February 2019. 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 +4 223 £480 -8.57% 45
Wiltshire +12 210 £500 -2.44% 32
Somerset +31 32 £550 -
Bristol -11 22 £500 +19.76% 15
Devon +3 5 £358 -
DV Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 16 February 2019, 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.

1 503 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 128 (25.45%) Agile Software Development
3 124 (24.65%) Windows
4 119 (23.66%) SC Cleared
5 102 (20.28%) Linux
5 102 (20.28%) Microsoft
6 89 (17.69%) Analytical Skills
7 88 (17.50%) C
7 88 (17.50%) Finance
8 85 (16.90%) PowerShell
9 79 (15.71%) Java
9 79 (15.71%) ITIL
10 68 (13.52%) SCCM
11 60 (11.93%) Active Directory
12 58 (11.53%) Windows Server
13 57 (11.33%) Python
13 57 (11.33%) VMware
14 54 (10.74%) PRINCE2
15 52 (10.34%) Scrum
16 51 (10.14%) Oracle
17 49 (9.74%) Project Management
18 48 (9.54%) Test Automation
19 47 (9.34%) C#
20 45 (8.95%) JSP 440
20 45 (8.95%) Software Engineering
20 45 (8.95%) Windows Server 2012
21 44 (8.75%) Technical Architecture
22 43 (8.55%) Critical Thinking
23 42 (8.35%) SQL
24 41 (8.15%) Information Assurance

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 16 (3.18%) SharePoint
2 15 (2.98%) Apache
3 12 (2.39%) JBoss
4 10 (1.99%) Confluence
5 9 (1.79%) IIS
6 6 (1.19%) ColdFusion
6 6 (1.19%) MS Exchange
6 6 (1.19%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 6 (1.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 6 (1.19%) WebLogic
7 5 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (0.99%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.80%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.40%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.40%) CMS
11 1 (0.20%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.20%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 23 (4.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (2.39%) Microsoft Project
3 9 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (1.39%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.80%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (1.99%) Oracle BPM
2 8 (1.59%) Primavera
3 3 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.98%) Amazon AWS
1 15 (2.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (1.19%) Office 365
4 4 (0.80%) OpenShift
5 3 (0.60%) npm
6 2 (0.40%) PaaS
7 1 (0.20%) IaaS
7 1 (0.20%) SaaS
7 1 (0.20%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 38 (7.55%) Firewall
2 22 (4.37%) LAN
3 19 (3.78%) Network Security
4 18 (3.58%) WAN
5 16 (3.18%) Internet
6 15 (2.98%) NAS
7 12 (2.39%) DNS
8 11 (2.19%) Fibre Channel
9 10 (1.99%) BGP
9 10 (1.99%) Intrusion Detection
9 10 (1.99%) iSCSI
9 10 (1.99%) OSPF
9 10 (1.99%) VoIP
10 9 (1.79%) DHCP
11 8 (1.59%) Cisco Nexus
11 8 (1.59%) SAN
11 8 (1.59%) TCP/IP
12 7 (1.39%) HTTP
13 6 (1.19%) Junos
14 5 (0.99%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (4.37%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.98%) GIS
3 17 (3.38%) MongoDB
4 16 (3.18%) MySQL
5 14 (2.78%) Big Data
5 14 (2.78%) Oracle Database
6 11 (2.19%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (1.59%) Hadoop
8 6 (1.19%) Oracle BI EE
8 6 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (0.99%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.80%) Oracle Database 12c
10 4 (0.80%) Power BI
11 3 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.40%) Apache Accumulo
12 2 (0.40%) BusinessObjects
13 1 (0.20%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 24 (4.77%) MSI
2 22 (4.37%) Git (software)
3 21 (4.17%) JIRA
4 20 (3.98%) Team Foundation Server
5 17 (3.38%) Cucumber
6 12 (2.39%) Selenium
7 10 (1.99%) Jenkins
7 10 (1.99%) JUnit
8 6 (1.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (0.99%) Rational Team Concert
10 4 (0.80%) Bitbucket
10 4 (0.80%) EasyMock
10 4 (0.80%) JMeter
11 3 (0.60%) Gradle
12 2 (0.40%) Eclipse
12 2 (0.40%) IntelliJ
12 2 (0.40%) Maven
12 2 (0.40%) WATIR
12 2 (0.40%) WebDriver
13 1 (0.20%) Mercurial
General
1 88 (17.50%) Finance
2 24 (4.77%) Telecoms
3 22 (4.37%) Marketing
4 21 (4.17%) Electronics
4 21 (4.17%) Manufacturing
5 17 (3.38%) Banking
6 9 (1.79%) Military
7 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.20%) Law
Job Titles
1 81 (16.10%) Architect
2 47 (9.34%) Developer
3 45 (8.95%) Solutions Architect
4 29 (5.77%) Analyst
5 25 (4.97%) Test Leader
6 23 (4.57%) Applications Packager
6 23 (4.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 23 (4.57%) Project Manager
7 22 (4.37%) Java Developer
8 20 (3.98%) Administrator
8 20 (3.98%) Network Engineer
9 19 (3.78%) Project Officer
10 18 (3.58%) Wintel Engineer
11 17 (3.38%) Business Analyst
12 15 (2.98%) Consultant
12 15 (2.98%) Software Developer
13 14 (2.78%) Applications Architect
14 13 (2.58%) Security Architect
14 13 (2.58%) Support Engineer
15 12 (2.39%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (7.95%) XML
2 31 (6.16%) Web Services
3 28 (5.57%) JSON
4 26 (5.17%) SOAP
5 23 (4.57%) .NET
5 23 (4.57%) JSP
6 13 (2.58%) AngularJS
6 13 (2.58%) HTML
7 12 (2.39%) CSS
7 12 (2.39%) Node.js
7 12 (2.39%) REST
8 11 (2.19%) React
9 10 (1.99%) Middleware
9 10 (1.99%) Software Packaging
9 10 (1.99%) Spring
10 9 (1.79%) Hibernate
11 8 (1.59%) EJB
11 8 (1.59%) J2EE
11 8 (1.59%) Java EE
12 7 (1.39%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 89 (17.69%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (4.17%) PKI
3 18 (3.58%) Data Centre
4 14 (2.78%) HP Storage
5 12 (2.39%) Management Information System
6 9 (1.79%) Clustering
6 9 (1.79%) Replication
7 7 (1.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 6 (1.19%) Cyber Defence
9 5 (0.99%) Algorithms
9 5 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
9 5 (0.99%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (0.99%) VHDL
10 4 (0.80%) Fat Client
10 4 (0.80%) Linux Command Line
10 4 (0.80%) Private Cloud
10 4 (0.80%) Thin Client
11 3 (0.60%) Cyberthreat
11 3 (0.60%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.60%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 124 (24.65%) Windows
2 102 (20.28%) Linux
3 58 (11.53%) Windows Server
4 45 (8.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 39 (7.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 37 (7.36%) Windows 10
7 33 (6.56%) Windows 7
8 30 (5.96%) Unix
8 30 (5.96%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (3.58%) Solaris
10 13 (2.58%) CentOS
11 5 (0.99%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.60%) Embedded Linux
12 3 (0.60%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.20%) Android
14 1 (0.20%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.20%) Fedora
14 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (25.45%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (15.71%) ITIL
3 54 (10.74%) PRINCE2
4 52 (10.34%) Scrum
5 49 (9.74%) Project Management
6 48 (9.54%) Test Automation
7 45 (8.95%) Software Engineering
8 44 (8.75%) Technical Architecture
9 43 (8.55%) Critical Thinking
10 41 (8.15%) Cybersecurity
10 41 (8.15%) Information Assurance
11 40 (7.95%) IT Strategy
12 39 (7.75%) Continuous Improvement
12 39 (7.75%) Service Management
13 37 (7.36%) Stakeholder Management
14 36 (7.16%) ITIL V3
15 35 (6.96%) Information Security
16 34 (6.76%) Problem-Solving
16 34 (6.76%) TOGAF
17 33 (6.56%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 88 (17.50%) C
2 85 (16.90%) PowerShell
3 79 (15.71%) Java
4 57 (11.33%) Python
5 47 (9.34%) C#
6 42 (8.35%) SQL
7 32 (6.36%) C++
8 31 (6.16%) JavaScript
9 12 (2.39%) Shell Script
10 10 (1.99%) Bash Shell
11 8 (1.59%) PHP
12 7 (1.39%) T-SQL
13 5 (0.99%) Java 8
13 5 (0.99%) PL/SQL
13 5 (0.99%) Ruby
14 3 (0.60%) Embedded C
15 2 (0.40%) Embedded C++
15 2 (0.40%) Perl
16 1 (0.20%) Objective-C
16 1 (0.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 503 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 119 (23.66%) SC Cleared
3 29 (5.77%) Degree
4 25 (4.97%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (3.38%) CISSP
6 14 (2.78%) CCNA
7 13 (2.58%) CISM
8 12 (2.39%) ISEB
8 12 (2.39%) RHCE
9 11 (2.19%) CESG Certified Professional
9 11 (2.19%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (1.99%) CISA
10 10 (1.99%) ISSAP
10 10 (1.99%) ISSEP
10 10 (1.99%) ISTQB
10 10 (1.99%) MCSE
10 10 (1.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 10 (1.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 9 (1.79%) APMP
12 8 (1.59%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (8.95%) JSP 440
2 37 (7.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 32 (6.36%) HMG Infosec
4 23 (4.57%) QA
5 12 (2.39%) RMADS
6 6 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (1.19%) PMO
7 4 (0.80%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.60%) SLA
9 2 (0.40%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 60 (11.93%) Active Directory
2 38 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (6.76%) Microsoft App-V
4 33 (6.56%) Hyper-V
5 20 (3.98%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (3.18%) Virtual Desktop
7 14 (2.78%) Docker
7 14 (2.78%) vSphere
8 10 (1.99%) VMware NSX
9 9 (1.79%) Firmware
9 9 (1.79%) Oracle RAC
9 9 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.60%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.40%) XenApp
11 2 (0.40%) XenServer
12 1 (0.20%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.20%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 68 (13.52%) SCCM
2 17 (3.38%) SCOM
3 16 (3.18%) Puppet
4 10 (1.99%) vCenter Server
5 9 (1.79%) Ansible
5 9 (1.79%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 6 (1.19%) SCVMM
7 5 (0.99%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 5 (0.99%) NetBackup
7 5 (0.99%) Tivoli
8 4 (0.80%) vRealize
9 3 (0.60%) Cisco Prime
9 3 (0.60%) Data Guard
9 3 (0.60%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (0.60%) Kibana
9 3 (0.60%) SCOrch
9 3 (0.60%) WSUS
10 2 (0.40%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (0.40%) Grafana
10 2 (0.40%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 102 (20.28%) Microsoft
2 57 (11.33%) VMware
3 51 (10.14%) Oracle
4 36 (7.16%) Cisco
5 29 (5.77%) Citrix
6 28 (5.57%) HP
7 23 (4.57%) Red Hat
8 21 (4.17%) SAP
9 17 (3.38%) NetApp
10 15 (2.98%) Atlassian
10 15 (2.98%) EMC
11 13 (2.58%) Brocade
12 9 (1.79%) Juniper
12 9 (1.79%) McAfee
13 7 (1.39%) Sybase
13 7 (1.39%) Veritas
14 6 (1.19%) Remedy
15 5 (0.99%) Scality
16 4 (0.80%) CA
16 4 (0.80%) SolarWinds