Period
to 12 July 2020

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 12 July 2020 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
12 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 16 17 65
Rank change year-on-year +1 +48 -27
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 283 565 166
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South West 9.49% 8.93% 3.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 22.59% 27.12% 11.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 363 86
Median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £400 £401 £365
90th Percentile £675 £640 £588
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 13 7
Median hourly rate £42.50 £46.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.61% +31.43% -7.89%
10th Percentile £26.25 £41.60 £26.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £64.95 £42.00
England median hourly rate £36.25 £19.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year +85.90% -33.90% +7.27%

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 1,253 2,083 1,462
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 42.02% 32.92% 27.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 757 1,218 747
Median daily rate £481 £450 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.83% +6.51% +5.63%
10th Percentile £313 £304 £223
90th Percentile £650 £629 £569
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 152 100
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.25 £41.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.16% +2.39% +3.16%
10th Percentile £22.70 £14.94 £17.38
90th Percentile £52.23 £52.50 £48.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year - +40.00% -16.67%

DV Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing DV Cleared as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing DV Cleared in the South West.

Daily rate trend for DV Cleared in the South West

DV Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing DV Cleared in the South West over the 6 months to 12 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for DV Cleared in the South West

DV Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing DV Cleared in the South West.

Hourly rate trend for DV Cleared in the South West

DV Cleared
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing DV Cleared in the South West over the 6 months to 12 July 2020.

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 12 July 2020. 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 +7 128 £500 +5.26% 8
Gloucestershire 0 109 £525 +5.00% 28
Bristol +23 30 £575 +4.55% 3
Cornwall - 7 £538 -
Somerset +5 5 £600 +4.35%
Devon +7 1 £578 +85.05% 1
DV Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 12 July 2020, 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.

1 283 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 90 (31.80%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (26.15%) SC Cleared
4 57 (20.14%) Windows
5 50 (17.67%) Linux
6 49 (17.31%) Public Sector
7 44 (15.55%) VMware
8 43 (15.19%) Finance
9 38 (13.43%) Java
10 35 (12.37%) ITIL
10 35 (12.37%) Microsoft
10 35 (12.37%) Project Management
11 34 (12.01%) C
12 33 (11.66%) Active Directory
12 33 (11.66%) JIRA
12 33 (11.66%) Windows Server
13 32 (11.31%) Windows Server 2012
14 30 (10.60%) DevOps
15 28 (9.89%) Risk Management
16 27 (9.54%) Military
16 27 (9.54%) Cybersecurity
16 27 (9.54%) Confluence
17 26 (9.19%) PKI
17 26 (9.19%) Python
18 25 (8.83%) PowerShell
18 25 (8.83%) Information Assurance
19 24 (8.48%) Bash Shell
19 24 (8.48%) Programme Management
20 23 (8.13%) Scrum
20 23 (8.13%) Jenkins

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 27 (9.54%) Confluence
2 13 (4.59%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.12%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.77%) Moodle
5 4 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.06%) Apache
7 2 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.35%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.35%) GeoServer
8 1 (0.35%) JBoss
8 1 (0.35%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (5.30%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (4.24%) MS Visio
3 6 (2.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.12%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.06%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.71%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.30%) AWS
2 12 (4.24%) Azure
3 6 (2.12%) Office 365
4 4 (1.41%) PaaS
5 3 (1.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (0.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (0.71%) Amazon ECS
6 2 (0.71%) Amazon EKS
6 2 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.71%) AWS Fargate
6 2 (0.71%) IaaS
6 2 (0.71%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.71%) SaaS
7 1 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.35%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.35%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.35%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (0.35%) GCP
7 1 (0.35%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.24%) WAN
2 11 (3.89%) LAN
3 10 (3.53%) Firewall
4 8 (2.83%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (2.83%) DHCP
5 7 (2.47%) BGP
5 7 (2.47%) DNS
5 7 (2.47%) Wireshark
6 6 (2.12%) Network Security
6 6 (2.12%) OSPF
7 5 (1.77%) DAB
7 5 (1.77%) Wireless
8 4 (1.41%) VPN
9 3 (1.06%) IPsec
9 3 (1.06%) Software-Defined Networking
10 2 (0.71%) EIGRP
10 2 (0.71%) Ethernet
10 2 (0.71%) SAN
11 1 (0.35%) Internet
11 1 (0.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (5.65%) Apache Accumulo
1 16 (5.65%) Hadoop
2 9 (3.18%) Big Data
3 7 (2.47%) SQL Server
4 5 (1.77%) SSDT
5 4 (1.41%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.41%) Oracle Database 12c
6 3 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.71%) Geospatial Data
7 2 (0.71%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.71%) MySQL
7 2 (0.71%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.35%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.35%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.35%) QGIS
8 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 33 (11.66%) JIRA
2 23 (8.13%) Jenkins
3 19 (6.71%) Bitbucket
4 3 (1.06%) Ant
5 2 (0.71%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.71%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (0.71%) Robot Framework
5 2 (0.71%) Selenium
5 2 (0.71%) Terragrunt
5 2 (0.71%) TestRail
6 1 (0.35%) JUnit
6 1 (0.35%) MSI
6 1 (0.35%) Rational Team Concert
6 1 (0.35%) VersionOne
General
1 49 (17.31%) Public Sector
2 43 (15.19%) Finance
3 27 (9.54%) Military
4 18 (6.36%) Electronics
4 18 (6.36%) Manufacturing
4 18 (6.36%) Marketing
4 18 (6.36%) Telecoms
5 13 (4.59%) Aerospace
6 5 (1.77%) Legal
7 3 (1.06%) Law
8 1 (0.35%) Games
8 1 (0.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 35 (12.37%) Project Manager
2 28 (9.89%) Architect
3 25 (8.83%) Analyst
4 21 (7.42%) Administrator
4 21 (7.42%) DV Cleared Project Manager
5 20 (7.07%) Developer
5 20 (7.07%) Systems Administrator
6 17 (6.01%) Linux Administrator
6 17 (6.01%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 14 (4.95%) Consultant
8 13 (4.59%) Business Analyst
8 13 (4.59%) Systems Administration Leader
9 12 (4.24%) Test Engineer
10 9 (3.18%) Information Assurance Consultant
10 9 (3.18%) PowerShell Engineer
10 9 (3.18%) Solutions Architect
10 9 (3.18%) Systems Engineer
11 8 (2.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 8 (2.83%) Java Developer
12 7 (2.47%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (6.36%) Apache NiFi
2 17 (6.01%) Kafka
3 9 (3.18%) XML
4 8 (2.83%) .NET
5 7 (2.47%) Web Services
6 6 (2.12%) REST
7 5 (1.77%) Spring
8 4 (1.41%) Middleware
9 3 (1.06%) AngularJS
9 3 (1.06%) SOAP
10 2 (0.71%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.71%) Hibernate
10 2 (0.71%) HTML
10 2 (0.71%) JPA
10 2 (0.71%) JSON
10 2 (0.71%) Oracle Fusion
10 2 (0.71%) SailPoint
10 2 (0.71%) Software Packaging
10 2 (0.71%) Spring Boot
11 1 (0.35%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.19%) PKI
2 13 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.53%) User Experience
4 9 (3.18%) Data Centre
5 7 (2.47%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (1.77%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.41%) Clustering
8 3 (1.06%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.06%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.71%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.71%) Cyber Defence
9 2 (0.71%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.71%) Fibre Optics
9 2 (0.71%) Replication
9 2 (0.71%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.35%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.35%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.35%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.35%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.35%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 57 (20.14%) Windows
2 50 (17.67%) Linux
3 33 (11.66%) Windows Server
4 32 (11.31%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (7.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 20 (7.07%) CentOS
7 19 (6.71%) Windows 10
8 11 (3.89%) Windows Server 2016
9 7 (2.47%) Windows 7
10 5 (1.77%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (1.06%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (1.06%) Solaris
12 2 (0.71%) Unix
12 2 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.35%) Fedora
13 1 (0.35%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.35%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.35%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (31.80%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (12.37%) ITIL
2 35 (12.37%) Project Management
3 30 (10.60%) DevOps
4 28 (9.89%) Risk Management
5 27 (9.54%) Cybersecurity
6 25 (8.83%) Information Assurance
7 24 (8.48%) Programme Management
8 23 (8.13%) Scrum
9 22 (7.77%) Stakeholder Management
10 21 (7.42%) Continuous Improvement
11 20 (7.07%) Business Intelligence
11 20 (7.07%) PRINCE2
11 20 (7.07%) Project Planning
12 19 (6.71%) Migration
12 19 (6.71%) Service Management
13 18 (6.36%) Digital Marketing
13 18 (6.36%) SFIA
14 17 (6.01%) Incident Management
14 17 (6.01%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 38 (13.43%) Java
2 34 (12.01%) C
3 26 (9.19%) Python
4 25 (8.83%) PowerShell
5 24 (8.48%) Bash Shell
6 14 (4.95%) Perl
7 11 (3.89%) C#
8 8 (2.83%) C++
8 8 (2.83%) SQL
9 6 (2.12%) JavaScript
9 6 (2.12%) VB
10 3 (1.06%) AWK
10 3 (1.06%) Jython
10 3 (1.06%) PHP
10 3 (1.06%) sed
11 2 (0.71%) Groovy
11 2 (0.71%) Java 8
12 1 (0.35%) R
12 1 (0.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 283 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 74 (26.15%) SC Cleared
3 15 (5.30%) CISSP
4 14 (4.95%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (4.95%) ISTQB
5 11 (3.89%) ISEB
6 10 (3.53%) APMP
6 10 (3.53%) Degree
7 8 (2.83%) CCDP
7 8 (2.83%) CCNP
7 8 (2.83%) SSCP
8 7 (2.47%) CISM
9 6 (2.12%) PMP
10 5 (1.77%) CCNA
10 5 (1.77%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (1.77%) JNCIS
11 4 (1.41%) CESG Certified Professional
11 4 (1.41%) PMI Certification
12 3 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (1.06%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.24%) JSP 440
2 10 (3.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (3.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 4 (1.41%) PMO
5 3 (1.06%) Def Stans
5 3 (1.06%) NIST 800
5 3 (1.06%) RMADS
6 2 (0.71%) GDPR
6 2 (0.71%) NIST
7 1 (0.35%) COBIT
7 1 (0.35%) COSO
7 1 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.35%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 1 (0.35%) NCSC
7 1 (0.35%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (11.66%) Active Directory
2 20 (7.07%) Docker
3 19 (6.71%) VMware ESXi
4 17 (6.01%) vSphere
5 13 (4.59%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 10 (3.53%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (2.83%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (2.83%) Virtual Desktop
8 6 (2.12%) Hyper-V
9 4 (1.41%) DFS Replication
9 4 (1.41%) NFS
9 4 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.71%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.35%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.35%) Samba
11 1 (0.35%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.35%) Xen
Systems Management
1 17 (6.01%) Ansible
2 16 (5.65%) SCCM
3 8 (2.83%) PowerCLI
3 8 (2.83%) SCOM
4 6 (2.12%) WSUS
5 4 (1.41%) Failover Clustering
5 4 (1.41%) Microsoft Clustering
5 4 (1.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 4 (1.41%) SCDPM
5 4 (1.41%) SCSM
5 4 (1.41%) SCVMM
5 4 (1.41%) Terraform
5 4 (1.41%) vCenter Server
6 3 (1.06%) Oracle ZFS
6 3 (1.06%) Puppet
6 3 (1.06%) vRealize
7 2 (0.71%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.71%) HP ALM
7 2 (0.71%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.71%) Nagios
Vendors
1 44 (15.55%) VMware
2 35 (12.37%) Microsoft
3 20 (7.07%) Red Hat
4 19 (6.71%) SAP
5 17 (6.01%) Atlassian
5 17 (6.01%) Cisco
6 9 (3.18%) Juniper
7 8 (2.83%) ArcSight
7 8 (2.83%) Oracle
8 7 (2.47%) CA
8 7 (2.47%) SolarWinds
9 6 (2.12%) Citrix
9 6 (2.12%) Gemalto
10 5 (1.77%) BiZZdesign
10 5 (1.77%) Brocade
10 5 (1.77%) Dell
10 5 (1.77%) HP
10 5 (1.77%) Veeam
11 4 (1.41%) NetApp
12 3 (1.06%) ILOG