Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 60 38 18
Rank change year-on-year -22 -20 +10
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 171 270 478
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.21% 4.87% 7.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.52% 15.48% 24.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 157 245
South West median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £369 £295 £331
90th Percentile £588 £613 £588
England median daily rate £475 £445 £450
% change year-on-year +6.74% -1.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 9
South West median hourly rate £36.28 £38.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.54% +38.18% -
10th Percentile £26.25 £29.75 £22.50
90th Percentile £42.00 £47.50 £28.75
England median hourly rate £31.00 £20.44 £25.50
% change year-on-year +51.64% -19.83% +5.72%

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 1,484 1,744 1,962
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.89% 31.49% 32.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 758 1,069 1,170
South West median daily rate £420 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +1.59% -
10th Percentile £239 £232 £263
90th Percentile £570 £570 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 133 109
South West median hourly rate £41.27 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.16% - -
10th Percentile £16.38 £17.00 £19.30
90th Percentile £48.63 £52.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £25.00 £29.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -15.25% +7.27% +22.22%

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 22 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DV Cleared in the South West

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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 22 July 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 22 July 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 -12 76 £475 +11.76% 10
Gloucestershire 0 68 £525 +10.53% 23
Bristol -26 11 £410 -21.15% 4
Devon +16 6 £379 +28.50%
Somerset 0 1 £575 +15.00%
DV Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 171 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 57 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (21.64%) SC Cleared
4 36 (21.05%) C
4 36 (21.05%) Java
5 31 (18.13%) Windows
6 27 (15.79%) Cisco
7 25 (14.62%) Cybersecurity
8 24 (14.04%) Linux
9 23 (13.45%) ITIL
9 23 (13.45%) Scrum
10 22 (12.87%) Migration
11 20 (11.70%) Service Management
12 19 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
12 19 (11.11%) ISTQB
13 18 (10.53%) Finance
13 18 (10.53%) Microsoft
13 18 (10.53%) Active Directory
14 16 (9.36%) EJB
14 16 (9.36%) JUnit
14 16 (9.36%) Jenkins
15 15 (8.77%) Test Automation
15 15 (8.77%) PRINCE2
15 15 (8.77%) JSF
16 14 (8.19%) VMware
16 14 (8.19%) Selenium
16 14 (8.19%) Web Services
16 14 (8.19%) CCNP
16 14 (8.19%) Project Management
16 14 (8.19%) Stakeholder Engagement

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 8 (4.68%) JBoss
2 7 (4.09%) Confluence
3 4 (2.34%) Apache Spark
4 3 (1.75%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.17%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.58%) Apache
6 1 (0.58%) Documentum
6 1 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.58%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (2.34%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.17%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (3.51%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (3.51%) Office 365
2 1 (0.58%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.43%) Firewall
1 11 (6.43%) WAN
2 9 (5.26%) LAN
3 8 (4.68%) Internet
3 8 (4.68%) SAN
4 6 (3.51%) Cisco Nexus
4 6 (3.51%) DNS
4 6 (3.51%) Software-Defined Networking
4 6 (3.51%) VoIP
5 5 (2.92%) DHCP
5 5 (2.92%) DMZ
5 5 (2.92%) VLAN
6 4 (2.34%) BGP
6 4 (2.34%) Broadband
6 4 (2.34%) EIGRP
6 4 (2.34%) Wireshark
7 3 (1.75%) NX-OS
7 3 (1.75%) SMS
8 2 (1.17%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (1.17%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.51%) Hadoop
2 4 (2.34%) Apache Accumulo
3 3 (1.75%) Big Data
4 2 (1.17%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.58%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.58%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.58%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (9.36%) Jenkins
1 16 (9.36%) JUnit
2 14 (8.19%) Selenium
3 12 (7.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 12 (7.02%) JIRA
4 11 (6.43%) Cucumber
5 8 (4.68%) EasyMock
5 8 (4.68%) Rational Team Concert
6 7 (4.09%) Bitbucket
7 6 (3.51%) Git (software)
8 5 (2.92%) JMeter
9 4 (2.34%) WATIR
10 1 (0.58%) Ant
10 1 (0.58%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.58%) Gradle
10 1 (0.58%) Hudson
10 1 (0.58%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.58%) MSI
10 1 (0.58%) Rational Functional Tester
10 1 (0.58%) Rational Quality Manager
General
1 18 (10.53%) Finance
2 13 (7.60%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.09%) Electronics
3 7 (4.09%) Manufacturing
3 7 (4.09%) Marketing
4 6 (3.51%) Military
5 1 (0.58%) Billing
5 1 (0.58%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 26 (15.20%) Analyst
2 25 (14.62%) Developer
3 21 (12.28%) Java Developer
4 19 (11.11%) Architect
5 16 (9.36%) Network Engineer
6 15 (8.77%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
6 15 (8.77%) Test Analyst
7 14 (8.19%) Consultant
7 14 (8.19%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
8 8 (4.68%) Security Architect
9 7 (4.09%) Test Engineer
10 6 (3.51%) DV Cleared Java Developer
10 6 (3.51%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 6 (3.51%) Senior Network Engineer
11 5 (2.92%) Business Analyst
11 5 (2.92%) Cisco Engineer
11 5 (2.92%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 5 (2.92%) Coordinator
11 5 (2.92%) Enterprise Architect
11 5 (2.92%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (9.36%) EJB
2 15 (8.77%) JSF
3 14 (8.19%) Web Services
4 13 (7.60%) J2EE
5 9 (5.26%) XML
5 9 (5.26%) XSLT
6 8 (4.68%) EJB 3.0
6 8 (4.68%) Hibernate
6 8 (4.68%) JAXB
6 8 (4.68%) JPA
6 8 (4.68%) PrimeFaces
6 8 (4.68%) REST
6 8 (4.68%) Spring
6 8 (4.68%) XSD
7 2 (1.17%) .NET
7 2 (1.17%) CSS
7 2 (1.17%) Java EE
7 2 (1.17%) LDAP
8 1 (0.58%) HTML
8 1 (0.58%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.09%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (4.09%) Wiki
2 6 (3.51%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.92%) Cyber Defence
3 5 (2.92%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (2.92%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (2.34%) CESG
4 4 (2.34%) PKI
5 1 (0.58%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.58%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.58%) Cybercrime
5 1 (0.58%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.58%) NHS
5 1 (0.58%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 31 (18.13%) Windows
2 24 (14.04%) Linux
3 11 (6.43%) Windows Server
3 11 (6.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (5.85%) CentOS
4 10 (5.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (2.92%) Windows 10
7 4 (2.34%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.17%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.58%) Android
9 1 (0.58%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.58%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (14.62%) Cybersecurity
3 23 (13.45%) ITIL
3 23 (13.45%) Scrum
4 22 (12.87%) Migration
5 20 (11.70%) Service Management
6 15 (8.77%) PRINCE2
6 15 (8.77%) Test Automation
7 14 (8.19%) Project Management
7 14 (8.19%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 13 (7.60%) DevOps
8 13 (7.60%) Incident Management
9 12 (7.02%) Configuration Management
9 12 (7.02%) Information Assurance
9 12 (7.02%) Risk Management
9 12 (7.02%) SDLC
10 11 (6.43%) Business Analysis
10 11 (6.43%) Software Testing
11 10 (5.85%) Requirements Management
11 10 (5.85%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 36 (21.05%) C
1 36 (21.05%) Java
2 12 (7.02%) Python
3 7 (4.09%) Bash Shell
4 6 (3.51%) Perl
4 6 (3.51%) Ruby
5 5 (2.92%) PowerShell
5 5 (2.92%) SQL
6 3 (1.75%) C++
7 2 (1.17%) C#
8 1 (0.58%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.58%) Korn
8 1 (0.58%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.58%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.58%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 171 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 37 (21.64%) SC Cleared
3 19 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (11.11%) ISTQB
4 14 (8.19%) CCNP
5 13 (7.60%) ISEB
6 9 (5.26%) CCNA
7 8 (4.68%) CISSP
8 7 (4.09%) CCIE
9 6 (3.51%) CCDP
10 5 (2.92%) CCDA
10 5 (2.92%) CCDE
10 5 (2.92%) CCENT
11 4 (2.34%) CISM
12 3 (1.75%) CESG Certified Professional
12 3 (1.75%) CISA
12 3 (1.75%) HNC
12 3 (1.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 2 (1.17%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.43%) JSP 440
2 3 (1.75%) RMADS
3 2 (1.17%) COBIT
3 2 (1.17%) HMG Infosec
3 2 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.58%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 12 (7.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.51%) Hyper-V
3 6 (3.51%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (2.34%) vSphere
5 2 (1.17%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.58%) Docker
6 1 (0.58%) Firmware
6 1 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.58%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.58%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (4.09%) Cisco Prime
1 7 (4.09%) FortiGate
1 7 (4.09%) SCCM
2 6 (3.51%) SCOM
3 5 (2.92%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 5 (2.92%) Opsview
3 5 (2.92%) vCenter Server
3 5 (2.92%) WSUS
4 4 (2.34%) Puppet
5 3 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.17%) HP ALM
6 2 (1.17%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.58%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.58%) Cisco LMS
7 1 (0.58%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.58%) vRealize
Vendors
1 27 (15.79%) Cisco
2 18 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 14 (8.19%) VMware
4 10 (5.85%) Oracle
5 9 (5.26%) HP
5 9 (5.26%) Red Hat
6 8 (4.68%) SAP
7 7 (4.09%) Fortinet
8 4 (2.34%) CA Agile Central
9 3 (1.75%) Remedy
10 2 (1.17%) Juniper
10 2 (1.17%) Scality
10 2 (1.17%) Sophos
11 1 (0.58%) ArcSight
11 1 (0.58%) Capita
11 1 (0.58%) Citrix
11 1 (0.58%) Splunk
11 1 (0.58%) Symantec