Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 21 27
Rank change year-on-year -22 +6 +2
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 249 415 414
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.40% 7.26% 6.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.66% 23.65% 20.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 205 229
South West median daily rate £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £351 £313 £340
90th Percentile £663 £600 £597
England median daily rate £470 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +4.44% +2.68% +0.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 29 11
South West median hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% - -
10th Percentile £24.38 £22.50 £26.25
90th Percentile £40.25 £47.50 £28.75
England median hourly rate £27.00 £27.80 £30.90
% change year-on-year -2.88% -10.03% +12.36%

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 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 1590 1755 1977
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 28.10% 30.69% 30.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 863 1085 1225
South West median daily rate £410 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +3.23% +1.97%
10th Percentile £213 £233 £250
90th Percentile £600 £573 £532
England median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 106 131
South West median hourly rate £38.00 £27.50 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.18% -32.10% +15.71%
10th Percentile £16.38 £13.50 £13.00
90th Percentile £53.38 £47.50 £50.25
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +26.32%

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 23 November 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
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 23 November 2017. 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 +16 105 £475 +31.03% 5
Gloucestershire -6 100 £525 +16.67% 5
Bristol -30 15 £575 +15.00%
Somerset +4 9 £500 -18.37%
Devon -16 2 £295 -15.71%
DV Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 249 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 77 (30.92%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (25.30%) SC Cleared
4 55 (22.09%) Finance
5 50 (20.08%) C
6 49 (19.68%) Project Management
6 49 (19.68%) Telecoms
7 46 (18.47%) Programme Management
8 44 (17.67%) Business Intelligence
9 43 (17.27%) SAP
9 43 (17.27%) Electronics
9 43 (17.27%) Manufacturing
9 43 (17.27%) Marketing
9 43 (17.27%) Digital Marketing
10 37 (14.86%) ITIL
11 36 (14.46%) PRINCE2
12 34 (13.65%) Windows
13 32 (12.85%) Cisco
13 32 (12.85%) Active Directory
14 30 (12.05%) Management Information System
15 29 (11.65%) Java
16 25 (10.04%) Stakeholder Management
17 21 (8.43%) Scrum
18 20 (8.03%) Military
19 19 (7.63%) Change Management
19 19 (7.63%) Configuration Management
19 19 (7.63%) SQL
19 19 (7.63%) Linux
20 18 (7.23%) Degree
20 18 (7.23%) Problem Management

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 15 (6.02%) Skype for Business
2 13 (5.22%) SharePoint
3 10 (4.02%) CMS
4 9 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (2.41%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (1.20%) IIS
6 3 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.80%) Live Communications Server
8 1 (0.40%) Apache
8 1 (0.40%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.40%) Confluence
Applications
1 9 (3.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.20%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.40%) LaTeX
4 1 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.80%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (0.80%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.80%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.40%) Maximo
2 1 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.20%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (7.23%) Unified Communications
2 14 (5.62%) Ethernet
3 13 (5.22%) DNS
4 12 (4.82%) DHCP
4 12 (4.82%) Firewall
5 11 (4.42%) ISDN
5 11 (4.42%) LAN
5 11 (4.42%) WAN
6 10 (4.02%) VPN
7 9 (3.61%) Cisco IOS
7 9 (3.61%) Skype
8 8 (3.21%) TCP/IP
9 7 (2.81%) MPLS
10 6 (2.41%) SMS
10 6 (2.41%) VLAN
11 4 (1.61%) Network Security
12 3 (1.20%) Broadband
12 3 (1.20%) Telepresence
12 3 (1.20%) VoIP
12 3 (1.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.41%) Big Data
2 5 (2.01%) Geospatial Data
3 4 (1.61%) GIS
4 3 (1.20%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.20%) SQL Server
5 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.40%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.40%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.40%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.40%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (1.61%) Selenium
2 3 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.80%) Ant
3 2 (0.80%) Bitbucket
3 2 (0.80%) JIRA
3 2 (0.80%) JMeter
3 2 (0.80%) LoadRunner
3 2 (0.80%) SoapUI
3 2 (0.80%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.40%) Apache Ivy
4 1 (0.40%) EasyMock
4 1 (0.40%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.40%) Gradle
4 1 (0.40%) Hudson
4 1 (0.40%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.40%) JUnit
4 1 (0.40%) Maven
4 1 (0.40%) QUnit
4 1 (0.40%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.40%) Visual Studio
General
1 55 (22.09%) Finance
2 49 (19.68%) Telecoms
3 43 (17.27%) Electronics
3 43 (17.27%) Manufacturing
3 43 (17.27%) Marketing
4 20 (8.03%) Military
Job Titles
1 24 (9.64%) Architect
1 24 (9.64%) Developer
1 24 (9.64%) Project Manager
2 19 (7.63%) Java Developer
3 18 (7.23%) Technical Support
4 17 (6.83%) DV Cleared Project Manager
5 14 (5.62%) Analyst
5 14 (5.62%) Consultant
6 12 (4.82%) Technical Architect
7 11 (4.42%) Business Analyst
8 10 (4.02%) Network Engineer
8 10 (4.02%) Support Engineer
8 10 (4.02%) Technical Specialist
9 9 (3.61%) Applications Support
9 9 (3.61%) Enterprise Architect
10 8 (3.21%) Configuration Manager
10 8 (3.21%) Security Consultant
10 8 (3.21%) Senior Manager
10 8 (3.21%) Senior Project Manager
10 8 (3.21%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.42%) Web Services
2 10 (4.02%) J2EE
3 5 (2.01%) .NET
4 4 (1.61%) HTML
4 4 (1.61%) JTS
4 4 (1.61%) XML
5 3 (1.20%) CSS
6 2 (0.80%) Gherkin
6 2 (0.80%) JDBC
6 2 (0.80%) JFC
6 2 (0.80%) JSON
6 2 (0.80%) RESTful
6 2 (0.80%) SOAP
6 2 (0.80%) WCF
6 2 (0.80%) XSD
6 2 (0.80%) XSLT
7 1 (0.40%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.40%) Ember.js
7 1 (0.40%) jQuery
7 1 (0.40%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 30 (12.05%) Management Information System
2 17 (6.83%) Computer Science
3 12 (4.82%) Video Conferencing
4 7 (2.81%) Linux Command Line
5 5 (2.01%) PKI
5 5 (2.01%) PMI
6 3 (1.20%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.20%) CESG
6 3 (1.20%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.80%) Clustering
7 2 (0.80%) Replication
8 1 (0.40%) EMC VMAX
8 1 (0.40%) iPad
8 1 (0.40%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 34 (13.65%) Windows
2 19 (7.63%) Linux
3 18 (7.23%) Windows 10
4 13 (5.22%) Windows Server
5 10 (4.02%) Unix
6 9 (3.61%) Apple iOS
6 9 (3.61%) Windows 7
7 8 (3.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (2.81%) Solaris
9 6 (2.41%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.40%) Android
12 1 (0.40%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (30.92%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (19.68%) Project Management
3 46 (18.47%) Programme Management
4 44 (17.67%) Business Intelligence
5 43 (17.27%) Digital Marketing
6 37 (14.86%) ITIL
7 36 (14.46%) PRINCE2
8 25 (10.04%) Stakeholder Management
9 21 (8.43%) Scrum
10 19 (7.63%) Change Management
10 19 (7.63%) Configuration Management
11 18 (7.23%) Problem Management
12 17 (6.83%) Information Security
12 17 (6.83%) Release Management
13 16 (6.43%) Service Design
13 16 (6.43%) Service Management
13 16 (6.43%) Test Automation
14 14 (5.62%) Risk Management
14 14 (5.62%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 13 (5.22%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 50 (20.08%) C
2 29 (11.65%) Java
3 19 (7.63%) SQL
4 6 (2.41%) C#
5 5 (2.01%) C++
5 5 (2.01%) JavaScript
5 5 (2.01%) Python
6 2 (0.80%) Perl
7 1 (0.40%) Lua
7 1 (0.40%) PHP
7 1 (0.40%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.40%) R
7 1 (0.40%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 249 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 63 (25.30%) SC Cleared
3 18 (7.23%) Degree
4 17 (6.83%) ITIL Certification
5 16 (6.43%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (5.22%) CISSP
7 10 (4.02%) CLAS
7 10 (4.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 9 (3.61%) CCIE
9 8 (3.21%) CISM
9 8 (3.21%) HND
9 8 (3.21%) IISP
9 8 (3.21%) NVQ Level 4
10 6 (2.41%) PMI Certification
11 5 (2.01%) CESG Certified Professional
11 5 (2.01%) ISEB
12 4 (1.61%) APMP
13 3 (1.20%) CCNA
13 3 (1.20%) CCNP
14 2 (0.80%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.22%) JSP 440
2 10 (4.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.41%) COBIT
3 6 (2.41%) QA
4 2 (0.80%) Def Stans
4 2 (0.80%) ECSS
4 2 (0.80%) PMO
4 2 (0.80%) SLA
5 1 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.40%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 32 (12.85%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.61%) Microsoft App-V
3 8 (3.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (2.81%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.20%) Firmware
5 3 (1.20%) XenServer
6 2 (0.80%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.80%) KVM
6 2 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.80%) vSphere
7 1 (0.40%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 3 (1.20%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (0.80%) Data Guard
2 2 (0.80%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (0.80%) Puppet
2 2 (0.80%) SCOM
3 1 (0.40%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.40%) vCenter Server
3 1 (0.40%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 43 (17.27%) SAP
2 32 (12.85%) Cisco
3 17 (6.83%) Microsoft
4 13 (5.22%) Juniper
5 12 (4.82%) Oracle
5 12 (4.82%) VMware
6 8 (3.21%) EMC
7 7 (2.81%) SevOne
8 5 (2.01%) Remedy
9 4 (1.61%) Citrix
10 3 (1.20%) CA
10 3 (1.20%) CheckPoint
10 3 (1.20%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.80%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.80%) Dell
11 2 (0.80%) Gemalto
11 2 (0.80%) Pegasus
11 2 (0.80%) Polycom
11 2 (0.80%) SolarWinds
12 1 (0.40%) Isilon