Period
to 29 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for DV Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 29 May 2020 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
UK
6 months to
29 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 110 196 248
Rank change year-on-year +86 +52 -43
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 957 1,331 1,088
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.06% 1.46% 1.08%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.77% 7.73% 5.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 637 801 554
Median daily rate £525 £500 £492
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +1.71% +9.24%
10th Percentile £400 £363 £284
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £515 £500 £425
% change year-on-year +3.00% +17.65% -3.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 69 41
Median hourly rate £44.50 £35.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.14% +25.00% -5.88%
10th Percentile £32.00 £12.00 £17.50
90th Percentile £67.75 £46.30 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £19.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year +77.22% -28.18% -

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 with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 10,906 17,220 19,262
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.46% 18.95% 19.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,436 10,427 11,537
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £238
90th Percentile £643 £648 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £440 £413
% change year-on-year +2.27% +6.67% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 532 801 851
Median hourly rate £35.00 £33.40 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.79% +33.60% -16.67%
10th Percentile £15.75 £13.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £57.00 £53.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +7.69% +25.00% -13.33%

DV Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing DV Cleared as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for DV Cleared in the UK

DV Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing DV Cleared.

Daily rate trend for DV Cleared in the UK

DV Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing DV Cleared over the 6 months to 29 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for DV Cleared in the UK

DV Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing DV Cleared.

Hourly rate trend for DV Cleared in the UK

DV Cleared
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing DV Cleared over the 6 months to 29 May 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for DV Cleared in the UK

DV Cleared
Top 14 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 29 May 2020. 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
England +80 913 £525 +5.00% 151
UK excluding London +30 686 £515 +3.00% 105
South West -2 292 £513 +2.50% 50
London +159 245 £550 +4.76% 48
South East +20 180 £490 -2.00% 31
Midlands +107 105 £550 +4.76% 6
West Midlands +92 101 £550 +4.76% 6
East of England +85 63 £550 -4.35% 12
North of England +105 23 £625 +47.06% 4
Scotland +54 23 £425 -41.38% 2
Yorkshire +78 19 £625 +47.06%
Work from Home +19 13 £500 -9.09% 1
North West +57 4 £750 +76.47% 4
East Midlands +29 3 £550 +54.93%

For the 6 months to 29 May 2020, 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 with a requirement for DV Cleared.

1 957 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 360 (37.62%) SC Cleared
3 215 (22.47%) Agile Software Development
4 198 (20.69%) Windows
5 180 (18.81%) Microsoft
6 158 (16.51%) VMware
7 154 (16.09%) Oracle
8 146 (15.26%) Public Sector
9 138 (14.42%) Linux
10 129 (13.48%) Cisco
11 125 (13.06%) Active Directory
12 121 (12.64%) Windows Server
13 102 (10.66%) SQL
13 102 (10.66%) DevOps
14 101 (10.55%) Python
15 100 (10.45%) ITIL
16 98 (10.24%) Java
16 98 (10.24%) Migration
17 96 (10.03%) PowerShell
18 91 (9.51%) Firewall
19 90 (9.40%) Windows Server 2012
20 88 (9.20%) AWS
21 83 (8.67%) C
22 82 (8.57%) Cisco Certification
22 82 (8.57%) Project Management
22 82 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
23 73 (7.63%) Finance
24 72 (7.52%) Cybersecurity
25 70 (7.31%) LAN
26 69 (7.21%) Azure

DV Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 54 (5.64%) SharePoint
2 46 (4.81%) Confluence
3 32 (3.34%) MS Exchange
4 22 (2.30%) Skype for Business
5 20 (2.09%) IIS
5 20 (2.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 15 (1.57%) WebLogic
7 14 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2010
8 12 (1.25%) ArcGIS
9 7 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (0.63%) Apache
11 5 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
12 4 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.31%) JBoss
13 3 (0.31%) SAS
13 3 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2007
14 2 (0.21%) MQSeries
14 2 (0.21%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 40 (4.18%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (1.57%) MS Visio
3 11 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (1.15%) Photoshop
4 10 (1.04%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 3 (0.31%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.10%) Figma
Business Applications
1 19 (1.99%) Oracle Payables
2 7 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.73%) Oracle ERP
3 6 (0.63%) Oracle Cash Management
3 6 (0.63%) Oracle Receivables
4 4 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.21%) Oracle Payroll
6 2 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.21%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.10%) Primavera
7 1 (0.10%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 88 (9.20%) AWS
2 69 (7.21%) Azure
3 39 (4.08%) SaaS
4 35 (3.66%) PaaS
5 23 (2.40%) Amazon S3
6 19 (1.99%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 19 (1.99%) Amazon EC2
6 19 (1.99%) GitHub
7 16 (1.67%) IaaS
8 15 (1.57%) Office 365
9 14 (1.46%) GCP
10 12 (1.25%) Serverless
11 11 (1.15%) Amazon Cognito
11 11 (1.15%) Amazon EMR
11 11 (1.15%) AWS Lambda
12 6 (0.63%) OneDrive
13 5 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
13 5 (0.52%) OpenShift
14 4 (0.42%) CloudFront
14 4 (0.42%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 91 (9.51%) Firewall
2 70 (7.31%) LAN
3 66 (6.90%) WAN
4 46 (4.81%) OSPF
5 44 (4.60%) BGP
6 42 (4.39%) DNS
7 37 (3.87%) VoIP
8 36 (3.76%) Cisco Nexus
9 35 (3.66%) VPN
10 34 (3.55%) EIGRP
11 33 (3.45%) Cisco ISE
11 33 (3.45%) DHCP
12 29 (3.03%) Unified Communications
13 28 (2.93%) DMVPN
14 25 (2.61%) Network Security
14 25 (2.61%) Skype
15 19 (1.99%) IPsec
16 17 (1.78%) Cisco ASA
17 16 (1.67%) TCP/IP
18 15 (1.57%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (5.33%) SQL Server
2 42 (4.39%) Big Data
3 22 (2.30%) Hadoop
4 18 (1.88%) Oracle Database
5 15 (1.57%) Apache Accumulo
6 13 (1.36%) GIS
7 11 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
8 10 (1.04%) Oracle Database 12c
9 8 (0.84%) Oracle ODI
10 7 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (0.63%) MongoDB
11 6 (0.63%) MySQL
11 6 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
12 5 (0.52%) Electronic Patient Records
12 5 (0.52%) Oracle Exadata
13 3 (0.31%) EDRMS
13 3 (0.31%) Oracle Database 10g
13 3 (0.31%) SAS Data Integration Studio
13 3 (0.31%) SAS Enterprise Guide
13 3 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 64 (6.69%) JIRA
2 40 (4.18%) Bitbucket
3 39 (4.08%) Jenkins
4 25 (2.61%) Git (software)
5 24 (2.51%) GitLab
6 12 (1.25%) Cucumber
6 12 (1.25%) Selenium
7 9 (0.94%) Gatling
7 9 (0.94%) JMeter
8 8 (0.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (0.84%) MSI
8 8 (0.84%) Postman
8 8 (0.84%) Sonatype Nexus
9 7 (0.73%) SonarQube
9 7 (0.73%) WebDriver
10 6 (0.63%) Jasmine
10 6 (0.63%) NeoLoad
10 6 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (0.52%) REST Assured
11 5 (0.52%) Snyk
General
1 146 (15.26%) Public Sector
2 73 (7.63%) Finance
3 43 (4.49%) Military
4 33 (3.45%) Telecoms
5 32 (3.34%) Marketing
6 31 (3.24%) Electronics
6 31 (3.24%) Manufacturing
7 21 (2.19%) Legal
8 19 (1.99%) General Ledger
9 16 (1.67%) Law
10 13 (1.36%) Aerospace
11 9 (0.94%) Police
12 7 (0.73%) Banking
13 3 (0.31%) Advertising
13 3 (0.31%) Local Government
14 2 (0.21%) Publishing
15 1 (0.10%) Automotive
15 1 (0.10%) Games
Job Titles
1 136 (14.21%) Architect
2 80 (8.36%) Analyst
3 74 (7.73%) Developer
4 53 (5.54%) Project Manager
5 52 (5.43%) Network Engineer
6 51 (5.33%) Consultant
7 42 (4.39%) Business Analyst
8 33 (3.45%) Technical Architect
9 31 (3.24%) Network Architect
10 29 (3.03%) Test Engineer
11 28 (2.93%) Administrator
11 28 (2.93%) DV Cleared Project Manager
12 24 (2.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 24 (2.51%) Java Developer
13 23 (2.40%) DV Cleared Business Analyst
14 22 (2.30%) DBA
14 22 (2.30%) Systems Administrator
15 21 (2.19%) Systems Engineer
16 20 (2.09%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
16 20 (2.09%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (3.66%) .NET
2 33 (3.45%) XML
3 29 (3.03%) Kafka
4 28 (2.93%) REST
5 27 (2.82%) Web Services
6 24 (2.51%) Node.js
7 20 (2.09%) HTML
8 17 (1.78%) Oracle Fusion
8 17 (1.78%) SAML
8 17 (1.78%) Spring
9 16 (1.67%) Apache NiFi
10 13 (1.36%) CSS
10 13 (1.36%) JSON
10 13 (1.36%) Middleware
11 11 (1.15%) SOAP
12 9 (0.94%) AngularJS
12 9 (0.94%) Hibernate
12 9 (0.94%) LDAP
12 9 (0.94%) Spring Boot
13 8 (0.84%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 47 (4.91%) PKI
2 41 (4.28%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (4.18%) Data Centre
4 36 (3.76%) Management Information System
5 15 (1.57%) User Experience
6 13 (1.36%) Self-Motivation
7 12 (1.25%) Clustering
8 8 (0.84%) Private Cloud
9 7 (0.73%) Cyber Defence
9 7 (0.73%) Hybrid Cloud
9 7 (0.73%) Replication
10 6 (0.63%) Fibre Optics
10 6 (0.63%) Public Cloud
11 5 (0.52%) Algorithms
11 5 (0.52%) Greenfield Project
11 5 (0.52%) HP StoreVirtual
12 4 (0.42%) CESG
12 4 (0.42%) Cloud Native
12 4 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.31%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 198 (20.69%) Windows
2 138 (14.42%) Linux
3 121 (12.64%) Windows Server
4 90 (9.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 62 (6.48%) Windows 10
6 61 (6.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 40 (4.18%) Windows 7
8 36 (3.76%) Windows Server 2016
9 26 (2.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 23 (2.40%) CentOS
11 18 (1.88%) Windows Server 2003
12 12 (1.25%) Unix
12 12 (1.25%) Windows Server 2019
13 11 (1.15%) Windows 8
14 8 (0.84%) VMS
15 6 (0.63%) Windows Vista
16 4 (0.42%) Solaris
16 4 (0.42%) Windows XP
17 3 (0.31%) Oracle Linux
17 3 (0.31%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (22.47%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (10.66%) DevOps
3 100 (10.45%) ITIL
4 98 (10.24%) Migration
5 82 (8.57%) Project Management
6 72 (7.52%) Cybersecurity
7 65 (6.79%) Risk Management
8 55 (5.75%) Configuration Management
9 53 (5.54%) Incident Management
9 53 (5.54%) Scrum
10 51 (5.33%) Stakeholder Management
11 47 (4.91%) PRINCE2
11 47 (4.91%) Programme Management
12 46 (4.81%) Data Migration
13 45 (4.70%) Business Analysis
13 45 (4.70%) Service Management
14 43 (4.49%) TOGAF
15 41 (4.28%) Mentoring
15 41 (4.28%) Project Planning
16 40 (4.18%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 102 (10.66%) SQL
2 101 (10.55%) Python
3 98 (10.24%) Java
4 96 (10.03%) PowerShell
5 83 (8.67%) C
6 46 (4.81%) PL/SQL
7 36 (3.76%) Shell Script
8 35 (3.66%) JavaScript
9 33 (3.45%) C#
10 32 (3.34%) Bash Shell
11 20 (2.09%) C++
12 17 (1.78%) Perl
13 15 (1.57%) VB
14 11 (1.15%) VBScript
15 10 (1.04%) Go
15 10 (1.04%) Java 8
16 6 (0.63%) PHP
17 3 (0.31%) Groovy
17 3 (0.31%) R
17 3 (0.31%) sed
Qualifications
1 957 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 360 (37.62%) SC Cleared
3 82 (8.57%) Cisco Certification
4 58 (6.06%) CISSP
5 55 (5.75%) CCNP
6 47 (4.91%) Microsoft Certification
7 44 (4.60%) CCIE
8 32 (3.34%) CCNA
9 31 (3.24%) Degree
10 30 (3.13%) CCDP
11 28 (2.93%) CISM
12 25 (2.61%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 22 (2.30%) CESG Certified Professional
13 22 (2.30%) ISTQB
14 21 (2.19%) CCDA
15 20 (2.09%) CCIE Collaboration
16 18 (1.88%) APMP
16 18 (1.88%) ISEB
17 12 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
17 12 (1.25%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.40%) QA
2 22 (2.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (2.30%) PMO
3 18 (1.88%) GDPR
4 17 (1.78%) SLA
5 13 (1.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 13 (1.36%) JSP 440
6 11 (1.15%) NCSC
7 9 (0.94%) NIST
8 8 (0.84%) Government Security Classifications
8 8 (0.84%) RMADS
9 4 (0.42%) COBIT
10 3 (0.31%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.31%) Def Stans
10 3 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
10 3 (0.31%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.10%) HMG Infosec
11 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 1 (0.10%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 125 (13.06%) Active Directory
2 82 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (6.69%) Docker
4 52 (5.43%) Hyper-V
5 39 (4.08%) VMware ESXi
6 37 (3.87%) vSphere
7 30 (3.13%) VMware NSX
8 25 (2.61%) Virtual Machines
9 21 (2.19%) Virtual Desktop
10 20 (2.09%) Microsoft App-V
11 11 (1.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 9 (0.94%) DFS Replication
13 7 (0.73%) NFS
13 7 (0.73%) Oracle RAC
13 7 (0.73%) Virtual Servers
14 6 (0.63%) XenDesktop
15 4 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 4 (0.42%) UAG
15 4 (0.42%) XenApp
16 3 (0.31%) NDS
Systems Management
1 47 (4.91%) Ansible
2 39 (4.08%) SCCM
3 34 (3.55%) Terraform
4 27 (2.82%) WSUS
5 18 (1.88%) PowerCLI
5 18 (1.88%) SCOM
6 16 (1.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 16 (1.67%) Single Sign-On
7 14 (1.46%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 12 (1.25%) Kubernetes
8 12 (1.25%) vCenter Server
9 10 (1.04%) Microsoft Clustering
10 9 (0.94%) Failover Clustering
10 9 (0.94%) SCVMM
11 8 (0.84%) HP ALM
11 8 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
11 8 (0.84%) SCDPM
11 8 (0.84%) SCSM
12 6 (0.63%) Puppet
13 5 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 180 (18.81%) Microsoft
2 158 (16.51%) VMware
3 154 (16.09%) Oracle
4 129 (13.48%) Cisco
5 56 (5.85%) Dell
6 41 (4.28%) Juniper
7 39 (4.08%) Citrix
8 38 (3.97%) Atlassian
9 37 (3.87%) SAP
10 34 (3.55%) SolarWinds
10 34 (3.55%) Splunk
11 31 (3.24%) Red Hat
12 28 (2.93%) HP
13 22 (2.30%) Lumension
13 22 (2.30%) Sophos
14 15 (1.57%) ArcSight
14 15 (1.57%) McAfee
15 11 (1.15%) ESRI
15 11 (1.15%) Google
15 11 (1.15%) Remedy