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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Developed Vetting (DV) Clearance
England / South West
Rank 33 14 25
Rank change year-on-year -19 +11  
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 128 249 186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.93% 8.58% 5.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.76% 26.10% 20.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 117 110
Median daily rate £475 £450 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -1.74%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £363 £393
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £441 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +3.64% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 1
Median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £55.55 £30.00
% change year-on-year -60.39% +85.16%  

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 812 954 905
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 31.27% 32.87% 29.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 533 558 552
Median daily rate £395 £388 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.93% -6.17%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 70 27
Median hourly rate £38.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.41% +6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £20.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £57.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 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
Gloucestershire -5 55 £475 - 7
Wiltshire -5 35 £400 +10.34% 2
Bristol +11 20 £525 +30.84% 1
Somerset +1 2 £328 -
DV Cleared
England

DV Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 296 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 100 (33.78%) Agile Software Development
3 89 (30.07%) C
4 76 (25.68%) Java
5 54 (18.24%) Project Management
5 54 (18.24%) SC Cleared
6 53 (17.91%) Finance
7 45 (15.20%) Windows
8 44 (14.86%) Software Engineering
9 42 (14.19%) Oracle
10 40 (13.51%) ITIL
10 40 (13.51%) PRINCE2
10 40 (13.51%) Python
11 35 (11.82%) Scrum
12 33 (11.15%) Linux
13 32 (10.81%) SharePoint
14 31 (10.47%) Web Services
14 31 (10.47%) Microsoft
15 30 (10.14%) J2EE
15 30 (10.14%) Information Assurance
16 29 (9.80%) MS Excel
17 28 (9.46%) Requirements Management
18 26 (8.78%) Cisco
19 25 (8.45%) Active Directory
19 25 (8.45%) Programme Management
20 24 (8.11%) Software Testing
21 23 (7.77%) DevOps
22 22 (7.43%) Hadoop
22 22 (7.43%) Continuous Improvement
23 21 (7.09%) Change Control

DV Cleared
Top Related 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 32 (10.81%) SharePoint
2 13 (4.39%) WebLogic
3 12 (4.05%) SharePoint Server
4 11 (3.72%) SharePoint 2013
5 9 (3.04%) JBoss
6 8 (2.70%) SAS
7 7 (2.36%) Apache
8 6 (2.03%) MS Exchange
9 4 (1.35%) Confluence
9 4 (1.35%) WebSphere
10 3 (1.01%) Apache Pig
10 3 (1.01%) ArcGIS
10 3 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.68%) ColdFusion
11 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.68%) IIS
11 2 (0.68%) Live Communications Server
11 2 (0.68%) Oracle Application Server
11 2 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 29 (9.80%) MS Excel
2 18 (6.08%) MS Project
3 12 (4.05%) MS Office
4 6 (2.03%) CPLEX
5 2 (0.68%) LaTeX
5 2 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.34%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 12 (4.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.01%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (1.01%) Primavera
3 1 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (2.70%) Amazon S3
2 7 (2.36%) Office 365
3 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.38%) DNS
1 10 (3.38%) Firewall
2 9 (3.04%) VLAN
3 8 (2.70%) DHCP
3 8 (2.70%) SAN
3 8 (2.70%) TCP/IP
4 7 (2.36%) Internet
5 6 (2.03%) Structured Cabling
5 6 (2.03%) VoIP
6 4 (1.35%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (1.35%) LAN
6 4 (1.35%) Unified Communications
6 4 (1.35%) WAN
7 3 (1.01%) Junos
7 3 (1.01%) Network Security
8 2 (0.68%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (0.68%) Skype
8 2 (0.68%) VPN
8 2 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.68%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (7.43%) Hadoop
2 16 (5.41%) Big Data
2 16 (5.41%) SQL Server
3 8 (2.70%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.35%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.01%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.68%) Apache Accumulo
6 2 (0.68%) Apache Hive
6 2 (0.68%) MS Access
6 2 (0.68%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.34%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.34%) GIS
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.34%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 21 (7.09%) Selenium
2 13 (4.39%) JIRA
3 11 (3.72%) Cucumber
3 11 (3.72%) JUnit
4 10 (3.38%) LoadRunner
5 8 (2.70%) Jenkins
6 6 (2.03%) Ant
6 6 (2.03%) Bitbucket
7 5 (1.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (1.35%) JMeter
8 4 (1.35%) Maven
8 4 (1.35%) Rational DOORS
9 3 (1.01%) Eclipse
9 3 (1.01%) Git (software)
9 3 (1.01%) Rational Functional Tester
9 3 (1.01%) Selenium IDE
9 3 (1.01%) WebDriver
10 2 (0.68%) Gradle
10 2 (0.68%) Hudson
10 2 (0.68%) QUnit
General
1 53 (17.91%) Finance
2 17 (5.74%) Telecoms
3 13 (4.39%) Marketing
4 12 (4.05%) Electronics
4 12 (4.05%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.36%) Military
6 2 (0.68%) Back Office
6 2 (0.68%) Games
7 1 (0.34%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 60 (20.27%) Developer
2 46 (15.54%) Java Developer
3 26 (8.78%) Project Manager
4 25 (8.45%) Architect
5 23 (7.77%) Consultant
6 19 (6.42%) DV Cleared Project Manager
7 18 (6.08%) DV Cleared Java Developer
8 16 (5.41%) Systems Engineer
9 15 (5.07%) Analyst
9 15 (5.07%) Coordinator
10 14 (4.73%) Project Officer
11 13 (4.39%) Project Coordinator
12 11 (3.72%) Information Assurance Consultant
12 11 (3.72%) Support Engineer
12 11 (3.72%) Test Engineer
13 10 (3.38%) CISSP Consultant
13 10 (3.38%) Integration Engineer
13 10 (3.38%) NOC Engineer
13 10 (3.38%) Project Support Officer
13 10 (3.38%) Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (10.47%) Web Services
2 30 (10.14%) J2EE
3 17 (5.74%) XML
4 14 (4.73%) EJB
5 13 (4.39%) Hibernate
5 13 (4.39%) XSLT
6 12 (4.05%) XSD
7 11 (3.72%) JPA
7 11 (3.72%) RESTful
8 10 (3.38%) JSF
8 10 (3.38%) REST
9 9 (3.04%) EJB 3.0
9 9 (3.04%) JAXB
9 9 (3.04%) PrimeFaces
10 8 (2.70%) HTML
11 7 (2.36%) Middleware
12 6 (2.03%) .NET
12 6 (2.03%) CSS
13 5 (1.69%) JDBC
13 5 (1.69%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.74%) Management Information System
2 6 (2.03%) CESG
3 5 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (1.69%) Client/Server
3 5 (1.69%) PKI
4 4 (1.35%) Data Centre
4 4 (1.35%) Driving Licence
4 4 (1.35%) Fat Client
4 4 (1.35%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 4 (1.35%) Thin Client
5 3 (1.01%) Cyber Defence
5 3 (1.01%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (0.68%) CCTV
6 2 (0.68%) Clustering
6 2 (0.68%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.68%) Smartcard
6 2 (0.68%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 45 (15.20%) Windows
2 33 (11.15%) Linux
3 16 (5.41%) Windows Server
4 13 (4.39%) Unix
5 10 (3.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (2.36%) Windows 7
7 6 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (2.03%) Windows 10
7 6 (2.03%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (2.03%) Windows XP
8 3 (1.01%) Solaris
8 3 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.68%) AIX
9 2 (0.68%) Android
9 2 (0.68%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.68%) CentOS
10 1 (0.34%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (33.78%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (18.24%) Project Management
3 44 (14.86%) Software Engineering
4 40 (13.51%) ITIL
4 40 (13.51%) PRINCE2
5 35 (11.82%) Scrum
6 30 (10.14%) Information Assurance
7 28 (9.46%) Requirements Management
8 25 (8.45%) Programme Management
9 24 (8.11%) Software Testing
10 23 (7.77%) DevOps
11 22 (7.43%) Continuous Improvement
12 21 (7.09%) Change Control
12 21 (7.09%) SDLC
13 19 (6.42%) Mathematics
13 19 (6.42%) Validation
14 17 (5.74%) Risk Management
15 15 (5.07%) Migration
16 14 (4.73%) Continuous Integration
17 13 (4.39%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 89 (30.07%) C
2 76 (25.68%) Java
3 40 (13.51%) Python
4 21 (7.09%) C++
4 21 (7.09%) Perl
5 18 (6.08%) C#
5 18 (6.08%) SQL
6 16 (5.41%) JavaScript
7 14 (4.73%) Bash Shell
8 8 (2.70%) Ruby
9 6 (2.03%) PowerShell
10 5 (1.69%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.35%) MATLAB
12 3 (1.01%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.68%) Embedded C
13 2 (0.68%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.68%) PHP
13 2 (0.68%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.34%) Ada
14 1 (0.34%) Ada 95
Qualifications
1 296 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 54 (18.24%) SC Cleared
3 20 (6.76%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (6.42%) Degree
5 15 (5.07%) CCNA
6 13 (4.39%) CISSP
6 13 (4.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 12 (4.05%) ISEB
8 11 (3.72%) CLAS
9 8 (2.70%) ISTQB
10 5 (1.69%) HNC
10 5 (1.69%) JNCIE
11 4 (1.35%) JNCIA
12 3 (1.01%) APMP
12 3 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (1.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (1.01%) JNCIP
13 2 (0.68%) BC Cleared
13 2 (0.68%) CESG Certified Professional
13 2 (0.68%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.39%) JSP 440
2 12 (4.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (3.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 7 (2.36%) PMO
4 7 (2.36%) QA
5 3 (1.01%) SLA
6 1 (0.34%) COBIT
6 1 (0.34%) GPG13
System Software
1 25 (8.45%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.69%) Docker
3 5 (1.69%) Hyper-V
3 5 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (1.01%) Snort
4 3 (1.01%) vCloud
5 2 (0.68%) ISA Server
5 2 (0.68%) ProxySG
5 2 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.34%) vSphere
6 1 (0.34%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (1.35%) NetBackup
1 4 (1.35%) Netcool
1 4 (1.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.01%) SCCM
2 3 (1.01%) SCDPM
2 3 (1.01%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 3 (1.01%) WSUS
3 2 (0.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (0.68%) Nessus
3 2 (0.68%) QRadar
3 2 (0.68%) Unicenter
3 2 (0.68%) vRealize
4 1 (0.34%) Cisco LMS
4 1 (0.34%) Computer Incident Response Team
4 1 (0.34%) Kibana
4 1 (0.34%) RSA enVision
4 1 (0.34%) SCOM
Vendors
1 42 (14.19%) Oracle
2 31 (10.47%) Microsoft
3 26 (8.78%) Cisco
4 14 (4.73%) HP
5 13 (4.39%) SAP
6 11 (3.72%) VMware
7 8 (2.70%) Red Hat
8 7 (2.36%) Citrix
8 7 (2.36%) Intel Security
9 6 (2.03%) ILOG
9 6 (2.03%) Juniper
10 4 (1.35%) 3PAR
10 4 (1.35%) Atlassian
10 4 (1.35%) CheckPoint
10 4 (1.35%) IBM
11 3 (1.01%) ArcSight
11 3 (1.01%) Cloudera
11 3 (1.01%) ESRI
11 3 (1.01%) Remedy
11 3 (1.01%) Veritas
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