Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 42 21
Rank change year-on-year +8 -21 +5
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 355 248 422
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 5.63% 4.40% 7.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 18.37% 15.47% 23.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 121 213
South West median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £372 £350 £313
90th Percentile £588 £663 £600
England median daily rate £450 £460 £450
% change year-on-year -2.17% +2.22% +2.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 17 25
South West median hourly rate £37.55 £32.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.54% +18.18% -
10th Percentile £22.50 £24.75 £22.50
90th Percentile £42.00 £40.25 £47.50
England median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £27.80
% change year-on-year +27.27% -1.08% -10.03%

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 1,933 1,603 1,819
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 30.67% 28.44% 31.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,002 861 1,115
South West median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +3.23%
10th Percentile £271 £220 £250
90th Percentile £587 £600 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 108 100
South West median hourly rate £41.53 £38.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.87% +40.00% -29.94%
10th Percentile £17.50 £16.64 £13.90
90th Percentile £48.25 £51.13 £47.50
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.69 £25.00
% change year-on-year -2.69% +2.76% +8.70%

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 15 November 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 15 November 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 15 November 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 +3 158 £513 +7.89% 18
Gloucestershire +3 149 £500 -4.76% 30
Bristol -4 18 £450 -21.74% 3
Somerset +8 17 £513 +2.50% 5
Devon +5 4 £313 +5.93%
DV Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 15 November 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.

1 355 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 100 (28.17%) Agile Software Development
3 87 (24.51%) Windows
4 85 (23.94%) SC Cleared
5 77 (21.69%) Microsoft
6 73 (20.56%) Linux
6 73 (20.56%) C
7 71 (20.00%) Java
8 62 (17.46%) PowerShell
8 62 (17.46%) Analytical Skills
9 60 (16.90%) ITIL
10 49 (13.80%) Oracle
11 48 (13.52%) Finance
12 47 (13.24%) SCCM
13 46 (12.96%) Cybersecurity
14 45 (12.68%) Windows Server
15 44 (12.39%) Active Directory
16 42 (11.83%) PRINCE2
16 42 (11.83%) Technical Architecture
17 41 (11.55%) Software Engineering
17 41 (11.55%) Python
17 41 (11.55%) Service Management
18 39 (10.99%) Cisco
19 37 (10.42%) XML
19 37 (10.42%) Project Management
19 37 (10.42%) Scrum
20 36 (10.14%) JSP 440
21 35 (9.86%) Web Services
21 35 (9.86%) IT Strategy
22 34 (9.58%) 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 18 (5.07%) JBoss
2 12 (3.38%) SharePoint
3 11 (3.10%) Apache
4 8 (2.25%) Confluence
4 8 (2.25%) MS Exchange
5 6 (1.69%) IIS
6 5 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (1.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 5 (1.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 5 (1.41%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.41%) WebLogic
7 4 (1.13%) Apache Spark
7 4 (1.13%) ColdFusion
8 3 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.56%) CMS
9 2 (0.56%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.28%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.28%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 20 (5.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (4.79%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (1.41%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.56%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (2.82%) Primavera
2 8 (2.25%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.56%) Towers Watson Igloo
4 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.38%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.13%) OpenShift
4 3 (0.85%) npm
5 1 (0.28%) Office 365
5 1 (0.28%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 22 (6.20%) Firewall
2 15 (4.23%) WAN
3 12 (3.38%) Intrusion Detection
3 12 (3.38%) Network Security
4 11 (3.10%) LAN
4 11 (3.10%) SAN
5 10 (2.82%) DNS
6 9 (2.54%) DHCP
6 9 (2.54%) Software-Defined Networking
7 8 (2.25%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (1.97%) Unified Communications
8 7 (1.97%) VLAN
9 6 (1.69%) HTTP
9 6 (1.69%) Internet
9 6 (1.69%) NAS
10 5 (1.41%) Broadband
10 5 (1.41%) VoIP
11 4 (1.13%) TCP/IP
12 3 (0.85%) BGP
12 3 (0.85%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.66%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.38%) Big Data
2 12 (3.38%) MySQL
3 11 (3.10%) GIS
3 11 (3.10%) MongoDB
3 11 (3.10%) Oracle Database
4 7 (1.97%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (1.69%) Oracle BI EE
6 5 (1.41%) Hadoop
6 5 (1.41%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.13%) Apache Accumulo
8 3 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (0.85%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.56%) Power BI
10 1 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.28%) Geospatial Data
10 1 (0.28%) RethinkDB
Development Applications
1 23 (6.48%) Git (software)
2 22 (6.20%) MSI
3 20 (5.63%) JUnit
4 17 (4.79%) JIRA
5 15 (4.23%) Cucumber
5 15 (4.23%) Selenium
6 14 (3.94%) Rational Team Concert
7 13 (3.66%) Jenkins
8 11 (3.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 11 (3.10%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (1.69%) JMeter
10 5 (1.41%) EasyMock
11 4 (1.13%) WATIR
12 2 (0.56%) Bitbucket
12 2 (0.56%) Gradle
12 2 (0.56%) IntelliJ
12 2 (0.56%) Maven
13 1 (0.28%) FishEye
13 1 (0.28%) Robot Framework
13 1 (0.28%) SpecFlow
General
1 48 (13.52%) Finance
2 15 (4.23%) Telecoms
3 13 (3.66%) Banking
4 12 (3.38%) Marketing
5 11 (3.10%) Electronics
5 11 (3.10%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.69%) Military
7 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.28%) Law
7 1 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 65 (18.31%) Architect
2 47 (13.24%) Developer
3 32 (9.01%) Solutions Architect
4 27 (7.61%) Java Developer
5 23 (6.48%) Analyst
6 21 (5.92%) Applications Packager
7 16 (4.51%) Business Analyst
7 16 (4.51%) Test Leader
8 15 (4.23%) Project Manager
9 14 (3.94%) Security Architect
9 14 (3.94%) Test Engineer
10 13 (3.66%) DV Cleared Application Packager
10 13 (3.66%) Network Engineer
10 13 (3.66%) Project Officer
11 12 (3.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 11 (3.10%) Consultant
12 11 (3.10%) Support Engineer
13 10 (2.82%) Administrator
13 10 (2.82%) Applications Architect
13 10 (2.82%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (10.42%) XML
2 35 (9.86%) Web Services
3 20 (5.63%) JSON
4 19 (5.35%) REST
5 18 (5.07%) J2EE
6 17 (4.79%) SOAP
7 16 (4.51%) .NET
7 16 (4.51%) JSF
8 15 (4.23%) EJB
8 15 (4.23%) Hibernate
8 15 (4.23%) JSP
9 14 (3.94%) EJB 3.0
9 14 (3.94%) JAXB
9 14 (3.94%) JPA
9 14 (3.94%) PrimeFaces
9 14 (3.94%) XSD
9 14 (3.94%) XSLT
10 10 (2.82%) AngularJS
11 9 (2.54%) Node.js
12 8 (2.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 62 (17.46%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (3.66%) Computer Science
3 12 (3.38%) Management Information System
4 10 (2.82%) PKI
5 8 (2.25%) Data Centre
6 7 (1.97%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 7 (1.97%) Replication
7 6 (1.69%) Clustering
7 6 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (1.13%) Cyber Defence
8 4 (1.13%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (1.13%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (0.85%) CESG
10 2 (0.56%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.56%) Cyberthreat
10 2 (0.56%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.56%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 2 (0.56%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.56%) Verilog
10 2 (0.56%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 87 (24.51%) Windows
2 73 (20.56%) Linux
3 45 (12.68%) Windows Server
4 34 (9.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 33 (9.30%) Windows 7
6 30 (8.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 29 (8.17%) Windows 10
8 23 (6.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (3.10%) Unix
10 6 (1.69%) CentOS
11 5 (1.41%) Ubuntu
12 4 (1.13%) Solaris
13 2 (0.56%) Embedded Linux
14 1 (0.28%) Android
14 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.28%) Fedora
14 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (28.17%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (16.90%) ITIL
3 46 (12.96%) Cybersecurity
4 42 (11.83%) PRINCE2
4 42 (11.83%) Technical Architecture
5 41 (11.55%) Service Management
5 41 (11.55%) Software Engineering
6 37 (10.42%) Project Management
6 37 (10.42%) Scrum
7 35 (9.86%) IT Strategy
8 34 (9.58%) Test Automation
9 31 (8.73%) Critical Thinking
10 30 (8.45%) Information Assurance
11 28 (7.89%) ITIL V3
12 27 (7.61%) Information Security
13 23 (6.48%) Problem-Solving
14 22 (6.20%) Customer Engagement
14 22 (6.20%) Service Delivery
15 21 (5.92%) ITSM
15 21 (5.92%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 73 (20.56%) C
2 71 (20.00%) Java
3 62 (17.46%) PowerShell
4 41 (11.55%) Python
5 31 (8.73%) C#
6 26 (7.32%) SQL
7 18 (5.07%) C++
7 18 (5.07%) JavaScript
8 11 (3.10%) Bash Shell
9 7 (1.97%) Shell Script
10 6 (1.69%) PHP
11 5 (1.41%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.13%) Perl
12 4 (1.13%) Ruby
12 4 (1.13%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.56%) Embedded C
14 1 (0.28%) Korn
14 1 (0.28%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 355 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 85 (23.94%) SC Cleared
3 22 (6.20%) Cisco Certification
3 22 (6.20%) CISSP
4 16 (4.51%) CISM
5 14 (3.94%) CESG Certified Professional
5 14 (3.94%) CISA
5 14 (3.94%) Degree
5 14 (3.94%) ISTQB
6 13 (3.66%) CCNA
6 13 (3.66%) ISEB
7 12 (3.38%) ISSAP
7 12 (3.38%) ISSEP
8 10 (2.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 10 (2.82%) RHCE
9 9 (2.54%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (2.25%) MCSE
11 6 (1.69%) CCNP
11 6 (1.69%) MCSA
12 5 (1.41%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (10.14%) JSP 440
2 26 (7.32%) HMG Infosec
2 26 (7.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 10 (2.82%) QA
4 8 (2.25%) PMO
5 7 (1.97%) RMADS
6 2 (0.56%) SLA
7 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 44 (12.39%) Active Directory
2 27 (7.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (6.76%) Microsoft App-V
4 16 (4.51%) Hyper-V
5 11 (3.10%) Virtual Desktop
6 10 (2.82%) Docker
7 7 (1.97%) vSphere
8 6 (1.69%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (1.41%) Firmware
9 5 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (1.13%) XenServer
11 2 (0.56%) XenApp
11 2 (0.56%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.28%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.28%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.28%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 47 (13.24%) SCCM
2 16 (4.51%) SCOM
3 15 (4.23%) Puppet
4 9 (2.54%) vCenter Server
5 6 (1.69%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 5 (1.41%) Ansible
7 4 (1.13%) Cisco Prime
7 4 (1.13%) NetBackup
7 4 (1.13%) vRealize
7 4 (1.13%) WSUS
8 3 (0.85%) Data Guard
8 3 (0.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 3 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.85%) PowerCLI
9 2 (0.56%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.56%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 2 (0.56%) Opsview
9 2 (0.56%) SCDPM
9 2 (0.56%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 77 (21.69%) Microsoft
2 49 (13.80%) Oracle
3 39 (10.99%) Cisco
4 32 (9.01%) VMware
5 13 (3.66%) Red Hat
5 13 (3.66%) SAP
6 11 (3.10%) HP
6 11 (3.10%) McAfee
7 9 (2.54%) Citrix
8 6 (1.69%) Atlassian
9 5 (1.41%) Juniper
9 5 (1.41%) Sybase
10 4 (1.13%) CA Agile Central
11 3 (0.85%) Adobe
11 3 (0.85%) Cognos
11 3 (0.85%) Scality
12 2 (0.56%) NetApp
12 2 (0.56%) Remedy
12 2 (0.56%) Sophos
12 2 (0.56%) Veritas