Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 15 43 46
Rank change year-on-year +28 +3 -24
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 627 272 242
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 9.78% 4.50% 4.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 27.79% 15.20% 14.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 449 159 105
South West median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £377 £362 £318
90th Percentile £625 £575 £656
England median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 23 15
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £37.55 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.18% +10.44% +23.64%
10th Percentile £31.25 £22.50 £24.00
90th Percentile £69.00 £42.00 £45.70
England median hourly rate £44.76 £35.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year +27.87% +48.94% -14.55%

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 2,256 1,790 1,620
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 35.18% 29.61% 29.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,289 886 866
South West median daily rate £475 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £300 £266 £225
90th Percentile £625 £575 £577
England median daily rate £468 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.94% +5.88% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 121 119
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £41.83 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.42% +8.64% +28.33%
10th Percentile £15.71 £17.50 £16.95
90th Percentile £54.63 £47.50 £50.00
England median hourly rate £36.00 £25.00 £26.87
% change year-on-year +44.00% -6.94% +5.35%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 17 October 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 +3 301 £500 +4.17% 35
Wiltshire +4 238 £525 +5.00% 31
Bristol +55 70 £543 +17.36% 11
Devon -7 5 £313 -9.48%
Somerset - 4 £600 -
Dorset - 1 £500 - 4
DV Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 627 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 181 (28.87%) SC Cleared
3 152 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
4 140 (22.33%) Linux
5 135 (21.53%) Windows
6 124 (19.78%) C
7 113 (18.02%) Microsoft
8 110 (17.54%) Java
9 107 (17.07%) Cybersecurity
10 101 (16.11%) Public Sector
11 91 (14.51%) ITIL
12 86 (13.72%) Active Directory
13 84 (13.40%) SCCM
14 83 (13.24%) Finance
15 71 (11.32%) Python
15 71 (11.32%) Windows Server
16 68 (10.85%) Software Engineering
17 63 (10.05%) Programme Management
18 61 (9.73%) VMware
18 61 (9.73%) PowerShell
19 60 (9.57%) Telecoms
20 59 (9.41%) SAP
20 59 (9.41%) Business Intelligence
20 59 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
21 57 (9.09%) Cisco
22 56 (8.93%) Manufacturing
22 56 (8.93%) Marketing
23 55 (8.77%) Digital Marketing
23 55 (8.77%) Electronics
23 55 (8.77%) Service 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 25 (3.99%) JBoss
2 22 (3.51%) Confluence
3 12 (1.91%) MS Exchange
4 9 (1.44%) SharePoint
5 8 (1.28%) Apache
6 7 (1.12%) ArcGIS
7 6 (0.96%) OpenStack
8 5 (0.80%) Skype for Business
9 4 (0.64%) Camunda
9 4 (0.64%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.32%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.32%) CMS
10 2 (0.32%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.16%) Drupal
11 1 (0.16%) GeoServer
11 1 (0.16%) IIS
11 1 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 26 (4.15%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (3.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (1.12%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (0.80%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.16%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 6 (0.96%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 3 (0.48%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.32%) Primavera
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.16%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 34 (5.42%) Azure
2 24 (3.83%) AWS
3 20 (3.19%) Office 365
4 13 (2.07%) OpenShift
5 12 (1.91%) PaaS
6 9 (1.44%) IaaS
7 8 (1.28%) Azure Stack
8 6 (0.96%) SaaS
9 4 (0.64%) Azure Data Factory
10 3 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.32%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.32%) Power Platform
12 1 (0.16%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Flow
Communications & Networking
1 42 (6.70%) DNS
2 40 (6.38%) Firewall
3 36 (5.74%) DHCP
3 36 (5.74%) WAN
4 29 (4.63%) Internet
5 19 (3.03%) Cisco Nexus
6 17 (2.71%) Intrusion Detection
6 17 (2.71%) LAN
7 14 (2.23%) Network Security
7 14 (2.23%) SAN
8 12 (1.91%) Unified Communications
9 11 (1.75%) BGP
9 11 (1.75%) OSPF
10 10 (1.59%) NX-OS
10 10 (1.59%) Skype
11 9 (1.44%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 9 (1.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 9 (1.44%) SNMP
11 9 (1.44%) Software-Defined Networking
12 8 (1.28%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (7.34%) Big Data
2 24 (3.83%) MongoDB
3 21 (3.35%) Hadoop
3 21 (3.35%) SQL Server
4 16 (2.55%) MySQL
5 9 (1.44%) Oracle Database
6 6 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (0.80%) Relational Database
8 4 (0.64%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.64%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.64%) Geospatial Data
9 3 (0.48%) GIS
9 3 (0.48%) IBM InfoSphere
10 2 (0.32%) Apache Accumulo
11 1 (0.16%) Informix
11 1 (0.16%) Neo4j
11 1 (0.16%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.16%) Power BI
11 1 (0.16%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 39 (6.22%) Cucumber
2 30 (4.78%) JIRA
3 28 (4.47%) Selenium
4 22 (3.51%) Jenkins
5 13 (2.07%) Git (software)
5 13 (2.07%) MSI
6 10 (1.59%) Bitbucket
6 10 (1.59%) Rational DOORS
7 7 (1.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 7 (1.12%) LoadRunner
8 4 (0.64%) HP UFT
8 4 (0.64%) JMeter
9 3 (0.48%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.32%) Bitbucket Server
10 2 (0.32%) GitLab
10 2 (0.32%) JUnit
10 2 (0.32%) PyCharm
10 2 (0.32%) TestRail
10 2 (0.32%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.32%) WATIR
General
1 101 (16.11%) Public Sector
2 83 (13.24%) Finance
3 60 (9.57%) Telecoms
4 56 (8.93%) Manufacturing
4 56 (8.93%) Marketing
5 55 (8.77%) Electronics
6 36 (5.74%) Military
7 11 (1.75%) Aerospace
8 9 (1.44%) Publishing
9 5 (0.80%) Local Government
10 3 (0.48%) Banking
11 2 (0.32%) Advertising
11 2 (0.32%) Billing
11 2 (0.32%) Legal
12 1 (0.16%) Fire and Rescue
12 1 (0.16%) Games
12 1 (0.16%) Law
12 1 (0.16%) Police
12 1 (0.16%) Retail
Job Titles
1 128 (20.41%) Architect
2 53 (8.45%) Developer
3 42 (6.70%) Software Engineer
4 40 (6.38%) Security Architect
5 39 (6.22%) Analyst
5 39 (6.22%) Technical Architect
6 30 (4.78%) Test Engineer
7 28 (4.47%) Network Engineer
7 28 (4.47%) Solutions Architect
8 27 (4.31%) Administrator
8 27 (4.31%) Consultant
9 24 (3.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 23 (3.67%) Coordinator
11 21 (3.35%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
11 21 (3.35%) Wintel Engineer
12 20 (3.19%) Designer
12 20 (3.19%) Java Developer
12 20 (3.19%) Security Assurance Coordinator
12 20 (3.19%) Systems Engineer
13 19 (3.03%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (4.31%) .NET
2 25 (3.99%) Middleware
2 25 (3.99%) Spring
3 22 (3.51%) AngularJS
3 22 (3.51%) XML
4 20 (3.19%) JSON
5 19 (3.03%) React
6 18 (2.87%) Node.js
7 17 (2.71%) Hibernate
8 16 (2.55%) EJB
9 12 (1.91%) SOAP
9 12 (1.91%) Web Services
10 9 (1.44%) RESTful
10 9 (1.44%) Software Packaging
11 8 (1.28%) REST
12 7 (1.12%) XML Messaging
13 6 (0.96%) J2EE
14 5 (0.80%) Java EE
14 5 (0.80%) Spring Boot
15 4 (0.64%) jBPM
Miscellaneous
1 59 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (4.94%) Data Centre
3 26 (4.15%) Clustering
4 25 (3.99%) Management Information System
5 21 (3.35%) PKI
6 15 (2.39%) User Experience
7 13 (2.07%) Replication
8 11 (1.75%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 9 (1.44%) ASIC
9 9 (1.44%) Linux Command Line
10 8 (1.28%) Public Cloud
11 7 (1.12%) Reference Data
12 6 (0.96%) Cyberthreat
12 6 (0.96%) Self-Motivation
13 5 (0.80%) CESG
13 5 (0.80%) Fat Client
13 5 (0.80%) Hybrid Cloud
13 5 (0.80%) Private Cloud
13 5 (0.80%) Thin Client
14 4 (0.64%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 140 (22.33%) Linux
2 135 (21.53%) Windows
3 71 (11.32%) Windows Server
4 52 (8.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 42 (6.70%) Unix
6 41 (6.54%) Windows 10
7 27 (4.31%) Windows 7
8 24 (3.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 18 (2.87%) CentOS
9 18 (2.87%) Windows Server 2008
10 15 (2.39%) Solaris
11 2 (0.32%) AIX
11 2 (0.32%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.16%) Debian
12 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.16%) pSOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (17.07%) Cybersecurity
3 91 (14.51%) ITIL
4 68 (10.85%) Software Engineering
5 63 (10.05%) Programme Management
6 59 (9.41%) Business Intelligence
7 55 (8.77%) Digital Marketing
7 55 (8.77%) Service Management
8 53 (8.45%) DevOps
9 52 (8.29%) Information Security
10 49 (7.81%) Project Delivery
11 46 (7.34%) PRINCE2
12 43 (6.86%) Information Assurance
12 43 (6.86%) Problem-Solving
12 43 (6.86%) Stakeholder Management
13 40 (6.38%) OO
14 36 (5.74%) Mentoring
15 35 (5.58%) TOGAF
16 34 (5.42%) Risk Management
17 33 (5.26%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 124 (19.78%) C
2 110 (17.54%) Java
3 71 (11.32%) Python
4 61 (9.73%) PowerShell
5 45 (7.18%) C#
5 45 (7.18%) C++
6 41 (6.54%) JavaScript
7 38 (6.06%) SQL
8 21 (3.35%) Java 8
9 20 (3.19%) Ruby
10 19 (3.03%) Bash Shell
11 12 (1.91%) Shell Script
12 6 (0.96%) PL/SQL
13 5 (0.80%) VB
14 3 (0.48%) Go
14 3 (0.48%) Perl
14 3 (0.48%) PHP
15 2 (0.32%) Embedded C++
15 2 (0.32%) TypeScript
15 2 (0.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 627 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 181 (28.87%) SC Cleared
3 26 (4.15%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (3.83%) CESG Certified Professional
4 24 (3.83%) ISTQB
5 22 (3.51%) CISSP
5 22 (3.51%) ISEB
6 17 (2.71%) Degree
7 14 (2.23%) CCNP
8 13 (2.07%) MCP
9 12 (1.91%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (1.75%) CCNA
11 9 (1.44%) CISM
12 8 (1.28%) APMP
12 8 (1.28%) MCSA
12 8 (1.28%) MCSE
13 7 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 7 (1.12%) SANS
14 6 (0.96%) CCENT
15 5 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (7.18%) JSP 440
2 32 (5.10%) RMADS
3 21 (3.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 16 (2.55%) HMG Infosec
5 12 (1.91%) PMO
6 10 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (1.28%) Data Quality
7 8 (1.28%) SLA
8 7 (1.12%) NCSC
9 5 (0.80%) Government Security Classifications
10 2 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.32%) QA
11 1 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.16%) NIST
System Software
1 86 (13.72%) Active Directory
2 42 (6.70%) Hyper-V
3 38 (6.06%) Docker
4 36 (5.74%) VMware Infrastructure
5 30 (4.78%) Virtual Desktop
6 28 (4.47%) Microsoft App-V
7 27 (4.31%) VMware ESXi
8 21 (3.35%) Virtual Machines
9 10 (1.59%) DFS Replication
9 10 (1.59%) VMware NSX
10 7 (1.12%) Oracle RAC
11 6 (0.96%) Firmware
11 6 (0.96%) XenDesktop
12 5 (0.80%) vSphere
13 3 (0.48%) Gluster
14 2 (0.32%) BitLocker
14 2 (0.32%) Snort
15 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 1 (0.16%) NetIQ eDirectory
15 1 (0.16%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 84 (13.40%) SCCM
2 50 (7.97%) Ansible
3 44 (7.02%) SCOM
4 23 (3.67%) Puppet
4 23 (3.67%) SCVMM
5 21 (3.35%) WSUS
6 16 (2.55%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 16 (2.55%) vRealize
7 12 (1.91%) Kubernetes
8 10 (1.59%) Failover Clustering
8 10 (1.59%) Microsoft Clustering
8 10 (1.59%) Nagios
8 10 (1.59%) SCDPM
8 10 (1.59%) SCSM
9 9 (1.44%) vCenter Server
10 8 (1.28%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
11 6 (0.96%) HP ALM
12 5 (0.80%) Tivoli
13 4 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
13 4 (0.64%) Nessus
Vendors
1 113 (18.02%) Microsoft
2 61 (9.73%) VMware
3 59 (9.41%) SAP
4 57 (9.09%) Cisco
5 42 (6.70%) Atlassian
6 38 (6.06%) Oracle
7 30 (4.78%) HP
8 20 (3.19%) Citrix
9 17 (2.71%) Apple
9 17 (2.71%) Google
10 14 (2.23%) Red Hat
11 11 (1.75%) CA
12 9 (1.44%) EMC
12 9 (1.44%) F5
12 9 (1.44%) Splunk
13 8 (1.28%) Gemalto
14 7 (1.12%) ArcSight
14 7 (1.12%) BiZZdesign
14 7 (1.12%) McAfee
15 6 (0.96%) Juniper