Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 16 60 37
Rank change year-on-year +44 -23 -20
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 540 169 255
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 8.94% 3.34% 4.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 27.33% 12.05% 15.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 83 152
South West median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £390 £388 £297
90th Percentile £638 £588 £648
England median daily rate £500 £488 £450
% change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 11
South West median hourly rate £46.00 £31.25 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.20% -8.09% +23.64%
England median hourly rate £12.00 £28.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -57.14% +1.82% -

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 1,976 1,403 1,661
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 32.70% 27.75% 31.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,147 741 1,040
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £302 £230 £227
90th Percentile £626 £569 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 88 140
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £38.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.54% -5.01% -4.31%
10th Percentile £14.64 £17.50 £17.00
90th Percentile £52.17 £47.50 £50.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +40.00% -16.67% +7.14%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +8 255 £500 - 33
Wiltshire +12 209 £475 - 14
Bristol +29 50 £532 +29.63% 3
Somerset +6 8 £575 -
Devon -7 3 - -
Dorset - 1 £500 - 2
DV Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 540 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 156 (28.89%) Windows
3 148 (27.41%) Agile Software Development
4 131 (24.26%) SC Cleared
5 112 (20.74%) Microsoft
6 109 (20.19%) Linux
7 108 (20.00%) C
8 95 (17.59%) ITIL
9 92 (17.04%) Finance
10 88 (16.30%) Active Directory
11 84 (15.56%) Java
12 82 (15.19%) SCCM
13 81 (15.00%) Windows Server
14 79 (14.63%) Cisco
15 73 (13.52%) VMware
16 61 (11.30%) Analytical Skills
17 59 (10.93%) Service Management
18 58 (10.74%) PowerShell
19 57 (10.56%) PRINCE2
20 55 (10.19%) Windows Server 2012
21 54 (10.00%) Unix
21 54 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
21 54 (10.00%) Information Assurance
22 53 (9.81%) Programme Management
23 51 (9.44%) SAP
24 50 (9.26%) Telecoms
24 50 (9.26%) Hyper-V
25 48 (8.89%) Firewall
26 46 (8.52%) Stakeholder Management
26 46 (8.52%) TOGAF

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 32 (5.93%) JBoss
2 16 (2.96%) Confluence
2 16 (2.96%) OpenStack
3 13 (2.41%) Apache
3 13 (2.41%) SharePoint
4 11 (2.04%) IIS
5 10 (1.85%) MS Exchange
6 4 (0.74%) CMS
6 4 (0.74%) ColdFusion
6 4 (0.74%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.56%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.37%) Camunda
8 2 (0.37%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 2 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.37%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
Applications
1 25 (4.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (2.96%) Spreadsheet
3 12 (2.22%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.56%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.11%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.74%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.37%) Primavera
4 1 (0.19%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 39 (7.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (6.85%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (2.78%) OpenShift
4 14 (2.59%) Azure Stack
5 13 (2.41%) PaaS
6 12 (2.22%) Office 365
7 11 (2.04%) IaaS
8 5 (0.93%) npm
8 5 (0.93%) Power Platform
9 4 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.37%) Azure Data Factory
10 2 (0.37%) SaaS
11 1 (0.19%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 48 (8.89%) Firewall
2 41 (7.59%) WAN
3 34 (6.30%) DNS
4 30 (5.56%) DHCP
5 28 (5.19%) LAN
6 21 (3.89%) SAN
7 20 (3.70%) Intrusion Detection
8 17 (3.15%) Cisco Nexus
8 17 (3.15%) Network Security
9 16 (2.96%) BGP
10 13 (2.41%) Internet
10 13 (2.41%) OSPF
11 10 (1.85%) Unified Communications
11 10 (1.85%) VLAN
11 10 (1.85%) Wireshark
12 9 (1.67%) TCP/IP
13 8 (1.48%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 8 (1.48%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 8 (1.48%) HTTPS
13 8 (1.48%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (5.19%) SQL Server
2 21 (3.89%) Big Data
3 17 (3.15%) MongoDB
4 16 (2.96%) Hadoop
5 13 (2.41%) MySQL
5 13 (2.41%) Oracle Database
6 7 (1.30%) Relational Database
6 7 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (0.93%) Power BI
9 4 (0.74%) GIS
10 3 (0.56%) Apache Accumulo
11 2 (0.37%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.37%) Azure SQL Database
11 2 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.37%) IBM InfoSphere
12 1 (0.19%) Geospatial Data
12 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 26 (4.81%) JIRA
2 23 (4.26%) Cucumber
3 21 (3.89%) Git (software)
4 19 (3.52%) Selenium
5 12 (2.22%) Jenkins
6 10 (1.85%) MSI
7 7 (1.30%) Bitbucket
7 7 (1.30%) LoadRunner
8 6 (1.11%) Maven
8 6 (1.11%) webpack
9 5 (0.93%) Babel
9 5 (0.93%) HP UFT
9 5 (0.93%) JMeter
10 4 (0.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (0.56%) Bitbucket Server
11 3 (0.56%) Eclipse
11 3 (0.56%) JUnit
11 3 (0.56%) WATIR
12 2 (0.37%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 92 (17.04%) Finance
2 50 (9.26%) Telecoms
3 45 (8.33%) Electronics
3 45 (8.33%) Manufacturing
3 45 (8.33%) Marketing
4 17 (3.15%) Military
5 5 (0.93%) Law
6 4 (0.74%) Aerospace
7 3 (0.56%) Banking
7 3 (0.56%) Local Government
8 2 (0.37%) Advertising
8 2 (0.37%) Legal
Job Titles
1 103 (19.07%) Architect
2 42 (7.78%) Developer
3 37 (6.85%) Technical Architect
4 34 (6.30%) Analyst
5 32 (5.93%) Network Engineer
6 29 (5.37%) Administrator
6 29 (5.37%) Solutions Architect
7 28 (5.19%) Consultant
8 26 (4.81%) Security Architect
9 24 (4.44%) Designer
10 23 (4.26%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
10 23 (4.26%) Wintel Engineer
11 21 (3.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 20 (3.70%) Systems Administrator
13 18 (3.33%) Java Developer
14 17 (3.15%) Project Officer
14 17 (3.15%) Test Engineer
15 13 (2.41%) Coordinator
15 13 (2.41%) Project Manager
15 13 (2.41%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (4.26%) XML
2 20 (3.70%) Middleware
3 17 (3.15%) Spring
4 16 (2.96%) JSON
5 15 (2.78%) .NET
6 14 (2.59%) AngularJS
6 14 (2.59%) HTML
6 14 (2.59%) SOAP
7 13 (2.41%) Hibernate
7 13 (2.41%) J2EE
8 12 (2.22%) CSS
8 12 (2.22%) EJB
8 12 (2.22%) Node.js
8 12 (2.22%) Web Services
9 11 (2.04%) React
10 8 (1.48%) RESTful
11 7 (1.30%) REST
11 7 (1.30%) XML Messaging
12 6 (1.11%) Java EE
13 5 (0.93%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 61 (11.30%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (7.04%) Data Centre
3 27 (5.00%) PKI
4 18 (3.33%) Replication
5 16 (2.96%) Clustering
6 15 (2.78%) User Experience
7 14 (2.59%) Management Information System
8 12 (2.22%) Hybrid Cloud
9 11 (2.04%) Linux Command Line
9 11 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
10 9 (1.67%) Cyberthreat
11 7 (1.30%) Fat Client
11 7 (1.30%) Private Cloud
11 7 (1.30%) Thin Client
12 5 (0.93%) Data Structures
12 5 (0.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 5 (0.93%) HP Storage
12 5 (0.93%) Reference Data
12 5 (0.93%) VHDL
13 4 (0.74%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 156 (28.89%) Windows
2 109 (20.19%) Linux
3 81 (15.00%) Windows Server
4 55 (10.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 54 (10.00%) Unix
6 36 (6.67%) Windows 10
7 31 (5.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 30 (5.56%) Solaris
9 22 (4.07%) CentOS
10 20 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
11 17 (3.15%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.56%) AIX
12 3 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (27.41%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (17.59%) ITIL
3 59 (10.93%) Service Management
4 57 (10.56%) PRINCE2
5 54 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
5 54 (10.00%) Information Assurance
6 53 (9.81%) Programme Management
7 46 (8.52%) Stakeholder Management
7 46 (8.52%) TOGAF
8 45 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
8 45 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
9 39 (7.22%) Problem-Solving
9 39 (7.22%) Risk Management
10 38 (7.04%) Data Protection
11 36 (6.67%) DevOps
12 33 (6.11%) Migration
13 32 (5.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 31 (5.74%) Scrum
15 30 (5.56%) ITIL V3
15 30 (5.56%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 108 (20.00%) C
2 84 (15.56%) Java
3 58 (10.74%) PowerShell
4 45 (8.33%) Python
5 39 (7.22%) SQL
6 33 (6.11%) JavaScript
7 25 (4.63%) C#
8 21 (3.89%) C++
9 17 (3.15%) Java 8
10 13 (2.41%) Bash Shell
10 13 (2.41%) Ruby
11 10 (1.85%) Shell Script
12 7 (1.30%) T-SQL
13 6 (1.11%) PL/SQL
14 5 (0.93%) Embedded C++
14 5 (0.93%) VB
15 4 (0.74%) PHP
16 3 (0.56%) Perl
17 1 (0.19%) Lua
Qualifications
1 540 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 131 (24.26%) SC Cleared
3 44 (8.15%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (4.44%) CESG Certified Professional
5 23 (4.26%) Degree
6 21 (3.89%) CCNP
7 19 (3.52%) CCNA
7 19 (3.52%) CISSP
8 18 (3.33%) ISTQB
9 16 (2.96%) Microsoft Certification
9 16 (2.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 14 (2.59%) ISEB
10 14 (2.59%) MCP
11 12 (2.22%) CISM
12 11 (2.04%) CCIE
12 11 (2.04%) MCSA
12 11 (2.04%) MCSE
13 8 (1.48%) APMP
14 7 (1.30%) CCENT
14 7 (1.30%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (5.00%) JSP 440
2 22 (4.07%) RMADS
3 17 (3.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 13 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (2.04%) Data Quality
6 9 (1.67%) NCSC
7 8 (1.48%) HMG Infosec
7 8 (1.48%) SLA
8 6 (1.11%) PMO
8 6 (1.11%) QA
9 5 (0.93%) ISO 9001
10 4 (0.74%) Government Security Classifications
11 1 (0.19%) COBIT
11 1 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 88 (16.30%) Active Directory
2 50 (9.26%) Hyper-V
3 42 (7.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 37 (6.85%) Virtual Desktop
5 35 (6.48%) Docker
6 25 (4.63%) VMware ESXi
7 24 (4.44%) Microsoft App-V
8 23 (4.26%) Virtual Machines
9 14 (2.59%) VMware NSX
10 11 (2.04%) vSphere
11 9 (1.67%) DFS Replication
12 8 (1.48%) Firmware
12 8 (1.48%) XenDesktop
13 6 (1.11%) Oracle RAC
14 4 (0.74%) BitLocker
15 1 (0.19%) ISA Server
15 1 (0.19%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 82 (15.19%) SCCM
2 45 (8.33%) SCOM
3 30 (5.56%) SCVMM
4 29 (5.37%) Ansible
5 22 (4.07%) WSUS
6 19 (3.52%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 17 (3.15%) Puppet
8 14 (2.59%) vRealize
9 11 (2.04%) Kubernetes
10 9 (1.67%) Failover Clustering
10 9 (1.67%) Microsoft Clustering
10 9 (1.67%) SCDPM
10 9 (1.67%) SCSM
11 7 (1.30%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
12 6 (1.11%) SCOrch
13 5 (0.93%) Grafana
13 5 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
13 5 (0.93%) Kibana
13 5 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
13 5 (0.93%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 112 (20.74%) Microsoft
2 79 (14.63%) Cisco
3 73 (13.52%) VMware
4 51 (9.44%) SAP
5 41 (7.59%) Oracle
6 32 (5.93%) Atlassian
6 32 (5.93%) HP
7 29 (5.37%) Citrix
8 23 (4.26%) Red Hat
9 10 (1.85%) Micro Focus
9 10 (1.85%) Remedy
9 10 (1.85%) ServiceNow
10 8 (1.48%) ArcSight
10 8 (1.48%) F5
11 7 (1.30%) CA
11 7 (1.30%) EMC
11 7 (1.30%) Gemalto
11 7 (1.30%) McAfee
11 7 (1.30%) NetApp
12 6 (1.11%) Juniper