Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 25 22
Rank change year-on-year -22 -3 +3
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 206 353 435
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.96% 6.44% 7.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.05% 19.80% 21.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 213 224
South West median daily rate £525 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% - -
10th Percentile £403 £302 £331
90th Percentile £700 £590 £575
England median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 32 11
South West median hourly rate £27.50 £38.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +40.00% -
10th Percentile £22.50 £26.25 £26.25
90th Percentile £40.25 £47.50 £28.75
England median hourly rate £27.50 £39.25 £30.90
% change year-on-year -29.94% +27.02% +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 1,369 1,783 2,008
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 26.35% 32.54% 32.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 763 1,144 1,274
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £213 £227 £255
90th Percentile £600 £575 £530
England median daily rate £450 £425 £409
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.91% +2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 149 131
South West median hourly rate £32.50 £38.50 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.58% -7.23% +14.01%
10th Percentile £17.50 £14.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £26.83
% change year-on-year -9.09% +2.50% +41.21%

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 21 February 2018.

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 21 February 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
Gloucestershire -3 108 £525 +14.13% 27
Wiltshire +3 64 £513 +28.13% 16
Bristol -35 11 £418 -18.54% 9
Devon -13 4 - - 1
Somerset -5 1 - -
DV Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 206 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 59 (28.64%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (25.73%) SC Cleared
4 47 (22.82%) Java
5 45 (21.84%) C
6 38 (18.45%) Windows
7 27 (13.11%) Cisco
8 25 (12.14%) Finance
9 24 (11.65%) Active Directory
10 23 (11.17%) Cisco Certification
10 23 (11.17%) Linux
10 23 (11.17%) PRINCE2
10 23 (11.17%) Project Management
11 22 (10.68%) Test Automation
12 20 (9.71%) ITIL
13 19 (9.22%) Microsoft
14 16 (7.77%) Management Information System
14 16 (7.77%) DNS
14 16 (7.77%) Windows 10
15 15 (7.28%) Cybersecurity
15 15 (7.28%) Stakeholder Management
15 15 (7.28%) Scrum
16 14 (6.80%) DHCP
16 14 (6.80%) Oracle
17 13 (6.31%) Skype for Business
17 13 (6.31%) Change Control
17 13 (6.31%) Big Data
17 13 (6.31%) Information Assurance
17 13 (6.31%) CCIE
17 13 (6.31%) Military

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 13 (6.31%) Skype for Business
2 9 (4.37%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (2.91%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.91%) SharePoint Server
4 5 (2.43%) IIS
5 4 (1.94%) Apache Solr
5 4 (1.94%) Confluence
5 4 (1.94%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.97%) CMS
7 1 (0.49%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.49%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.49%) Documentum
7 1 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.49%) nginx
Applications
1 12 (5.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.97%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (0.97%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.97%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.49%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.46%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (1.46%) Office 365
2 2 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.49%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.77%) DNS
2 14 (6.80%) DHCP
3 12 (5.83%) Firewall
4 10 (4.85%) Unified Communications
5 9 (4.37%) Cisco IOS
5 9 (4.37%) Skype
6 8 (3.88%) Internet
7 6 (2.91%) LAN
7 6 (2.91%) TCP/IP
7 6 (2.91%) WAN
8 5 (2.43%) Network Security
8 5 (2.43%) SAN
9 4 (1.94%) DMZ
9 4 (1.94%) SMS
10 3 (1.46%) Telepresence
10 3 (1.46%) VLAN
10 3 (1.46%) Wireless
11 2 (0.97%) H.323
11 2 (0.97%) VoIP
11 2 (0.97%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.31%) Big Data
2 7 (3.40%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.43%) MongoDB
4 4 (1.94%) GIS
4 4 (1.94%) Hadoop
4 4 (1.94%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.97%) Geospatial Data
5 2 (0.97%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.97%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.49%) Apache Accumulo
6 1 (0.49%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 10 (4.85%) Jenkins
2 7 (3.40%) JIRA
2 7 (3.40%) Selenium
3 6 (2.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 6 (2.91%) Cucumber
3 6 (2.91%) EasyMock
3 6 (2.91%) JUnit
4 5 (2.43%) Bitbucket
5 3 (1.46%) JMeter
6 2 (0.97%) Ant
6 2 (0.97%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.97%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.97%) Gradle
6 2 (0.97%) Hudson
7 1 (0.49%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.49%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.49%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.49%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.49%) WATIR
General
1 25 (12.14%) Finance
2 13 (6.31%) Military
3 12 (5.83%) Telecoms
4 10 (4.85%) Electronics
4 10 (4.85%) Manufacturing
4 10 (4.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (15.05%) Developer
2 28 (13.59%) Java Developer
3 18 (8.74%) Architect
4 16 (7.77%) Analyst
4 16 (7.77%) Project Manager
5 14 (6.80%) DV Cleared Java Developer
6 13 (6.31%) DV Cleared Project Manager
6 13 (6.31%) Network Engineer
7 12 (5.83%) Consultant
8 10 (4.85%) Project Control Officer
8 10 (4.85%) Project Officer
9 9 (4.37%) Technical Architect
10 8 (3.88%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
10 8 (3.88%) Enterprise Architect
11 7 (3.40%) Business Analyst
11 7 (3.40%) Support Engineer
12 6 (2.91%) Applications Support
12 6 (2.91%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 6 (2.91%) Senior Manager
12 6 (2.91%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.34%) Web Services
2 9 (4.37%) J2EE
3 6 (2.91%) .NET
3 6 (2.91%) EJB
3 6 (2.91%) Spring
4 4 (1.94%) CSS
4 4 (1.94%) JSF
4 4 (1.94%) JTS
5 3 (1.46%) HTML
5 3 (1.46%) XML
6 2 (0.97%) AngularJS
6 2 (0.97%) Java EE
6 2 (0.97%) JFC
6 2 (0.97%) JMS
6 2 (0.97%) ModSecurity
6 2 (0.97%) Node.js
6 2 (0.97%) React
6 2 (0.97%) XSLT
7 1 (0.49%) Redux
7 1 (0.49%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.77%) Management Information System
2 5 (2.43%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.43%) Cyber Defence
2 5 (2.43%) PKI
2 5 (2.43%) PMI
3 4 (1.94%) Wiki
4 3 (1.46%) CESG
4 3 (1.46%) Data Centre
5 2 (0.97%) Replication
5 2 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.49%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.49%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.49%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 38 (18.45%) Windows
2 23 (11.17%) Linux
3 16 (7.77%) Windows 10
4 11 (5.34%) Windows Server
4 11 (5.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (4.37%) Unix
6 8 (3.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (3.40%) CentOS
8 6 (2.91%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (2.43%) Solaris
9 5 (2.43%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (1.94%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.97%) Android
11 2 (0.97%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.49%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (28.64%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (11.17%) PRINCE2
2 23 (11.17%) Project Management
3 22 (10.68%) Test Automation
4 20 (9.71%) ITIL
5 15 (7.28%) Cybersecurity
5 15 (7.28%) Scrum
5 15 (7.28%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (6.31%) Change Control
6 13 (6.31%) Information Assurance
7 12 (5.83%) Risk Management
7 12 (5.83%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 11 (5.34%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (5.34%) Continuous Improvement
8 11 (5.34%) Document Management
8 11 (5.34%) Migration
8 11 (5.34%) Programme Management
9 10 (4.85%) DevOps
9 10 (4.85%) Digital Marketing
9 10 (4.85%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 47 (22.82%) Java
2 45 (21.84%) C
3 9 (4.37%) SQL
4 7 (3.40%) Python
5 6 (2.91%) C#
6 4 (1.94%) PowerShell
7 3 (1.46%) C++
7 3 (1.46%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.46%) Perl
8 2 (0.97%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.97%) Ruby
8 2 (0.97%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.49%) Dart
9 1 (0.49%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.49%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 206 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 53 (25.73%) SC Cleared
3 23 (11.17%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (6.31%) CCIE
5 12 (5.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 10 (4.85%) CCNP
6 10 (4.85%) ISEB
7 7 (3.40%) CCNA
8 6 (2.91%) ISTQB
9 5 (2.43%) CESG Certified Professional
9 5 (2.43%) CISSP
9 5 (2.43%) PMI Certification
10 4 (1.94%) CCDA
10 4 (1.94%) CCDE
10 4 (1.94%) CCDP
10 4 (1.94%) CCENT
11 3 (1.46%) APMP
11 3 (1.46%) CLAS
11 3 (1.46%) HNC
12 2 (0.97%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.91%) JSP 440
2 4 (1.94%) COBIT
3 3 (1.46%) PMO
4 2 (0.97%) Def Stans
4 2 (0.97%) ECSS
4 2 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.97%) QA
5 1 (0.49%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.49%) RMADS
5 1 (0.49%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (11.65%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.37%) Microsoft App-V
3 8 (3.88%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.43%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (2.43%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (1.94%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.97%) Docker
6 2 (0.97%) KVM
6 2 (0.97%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (2.91%) FortiGate
2 5 (2.43%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 5 (2.43%) WSUS
3 3 (1.46%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (1.46%) Puppet
4 2 (0.97%) Data Guard
4 2 (0.97%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.49%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.49%) Ansible
5 1 (0.49%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.49%) Opsview
5 1 (0.49%) SCCM
5 1 (0.49%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 27 (13.11%) Cisco
2 19 (9.22%) Microsoft
3 14 (6.80%) Oracle
4 11 (5.34%) Red Hat
5 10 (4.85%) SAP
6 7 (3.40%) Remedy
6 7 (3.40%) VMware
7 6 (2.91%) Fortinet
8 5 (2.43%) HP
9 2 (0.97%) CA
9 2 (0.97%) Gemalto
9 2 (0.97%) Ivanti
9 2 (0.97%) Polycom
9 2 (0.97%) Sophos
10 1 (0.49%) Apple
10 1 (0.49%) CA Agile Central
10 1 (0.49%) Citrix
10 1 (0.49%) Cloudera
10 1 (0.49%) ESRI
10 1 (0.49%) Juniper