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 3 months to 30 March 2017 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 204 156 146
Rank change year-on-year -48 -10  
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 560 827 846
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.23% 1.53% 1.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.94% 7.36% 7.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 400 462
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £346 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £441 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +3.64% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 14 8
Median hourly rate £27.50 £55.55 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.49% +85.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £23.18 £17.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.85 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.25 £55.55 £30.00
% change year-on-year -58.14% +85.16%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9431 11239 10753
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.71% 20.76% 20.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 6019 7043 6111
Median daily rate £420 £405 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +2.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £259 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 454 408 495
Median hourly rate £30.00 £36.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +60.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £39.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -23.07% +73.33%  

DV Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing DV Cleared as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for DV Cleared in the UK

DV Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DV Cleared.

Contractor daily rate trend for DV Cleared in the UK

DV Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DV Cleared over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DV Cleared in the UK

DV Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing DV Cleared.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DV Cleared in the UK

DV Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DV Cleared over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for DV Cleared in the UK

DV Cleared
Top 30 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -43 535 £450 - 79
South East -4 186 £425 +0.59% 26
London -38 162 £460 -12.38% 29
South West -23 123 £475 +5.55% 15
Buckinghamshire +35 97 £450 +4.65% 3
Milton Keynes +31 88 £450 - 3
Gloucestershire -4 53 £475 - 8
Hampshire -37 45 £385 -8.69% 8
Berkshire +20 39 £350 -3.44% 4
City of London -20 33 £475 -9.43% 10
Wiltshire -7 32 £375 +3.44% 4
West Midlands +37 24 £408 -4.11%
Bristol +18 21 £525 +30.84% 2
East of England +9 17 £456 +25.79% 2
Hook -3 11 £384 -10.74%
Basingstoke -15 10 £269 - 3
Bracknell +8 9 £275 - 1
Reading +4 9 £375 +3.44%
Wales 0 9 £450 +28.57%
Salisbury -1 9 £378 -5.50%
Birmingham - 9 £163 -
Corsham -6 8 £375 -5.06% 2
Gloucester -8 8 £375 -28.57% 6
Herefordshire -8 8 £625 +47.05%
North East -12 8 £475 +97.91%
Scotland +24 7 £315 -17.64%
Newcastle upon Tyne -10 7 £475 +97.91%
Tyne and Wear -14 7 £475 +97.91%
Hertfordshire +2 6 £360 -
Portsmouth -12 6 £325 -29.53%

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing DV Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for DV Cleared.

1 1257 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 497 (39.54%) SC Cleared
3 292 (23.23%) Windows
3 292 (23.23%) Agile Software Development
4 246 (19.57%) Microsoft
5 182 (14.48%) ITIL
6 177 (14.08%) Linux
7 171 (13.60%) C
8 164 (13.05%) Java
9 159 (12.65%) Active Directory
9 159 (12.65%) Project Management
10 137 (10.90%) MS Excel
11 132 (10.50%) Oracle
11 132 (10.50%) VMware
11 132 (10.50%) Windows Server
12 129 (10.26%) PRINCE2
13 127 (10.10%) Finance
14 117 (9.31%) Cisco
15 102 (8.11%) Scrum
16 98 (7.80%) SQL
17 96 (7.64%) Unix
18 95 (7.56%) VMware Infrastructure
19 88 (7.00%) DevOps
20 87 (6.92%) MS Office
20 87 (6.92%) Risk Management
20 87 (6.92%) Service Management
21 86 (6.84%) JIRA
22 84 (6.68%) Python
23 82 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
24 77 (6.13%) SharePoint

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 77 (6.13%) SharePoint
2 60 (4.77%) Confluence
3 32 (2.55%) MS Exchange
4 29 (2.31%) SharePoint 2013
5 23 (1.83%) WebLogic
6 22 (1.75%) SharePoint Server
7 19 (1.51%) Apache
8 16 (1.27%) IIS
9 15 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
10 14 (1.11%) JBoss
11 13 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2003
11 13 (1.03%) WebSphere
12 11 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
13 10 (0.80%) Skype for Business
14 9 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
14 9 (0.72%) SAS
15 8 (0.64%) Apache Qpid
15 8 (0.64%) Tomcat
16 7 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 6 (0.48%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 137 (10.90%) MS Excel
2 87 (6.92%) MS Office
3 55 (4.38%) MS Project
4 21 (1.67%) MS Visio
5 18 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
6 9 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.48%) CPLEX
8 5 (0.40%) HipChat
9 2 (0.16%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.16%) LaTeX
9 2 (0.16%) Simulink
10 1 (0.080%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 48 (3.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 9 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (0.72%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (0.48%) Primavera
5 5 (0.40%) SAP GTS
5 5 (0.40%) SAP S/4HANA
6 4 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.32%) SAP CO
6 4 (0.32%) SAP FI
6 4 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
7 3 (0.24%) Hyperion Planning
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.16%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 33 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (1.19%) Office 365
3 12 (0.95%) IaaS
4 9 (0.72%) Amazon S3
4 9 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
5 8 (0.64%) GitHub
5 8 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (0.56%) PaaS
6 7 (0.56%) SaaS
7 3 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.24%) HP Helion
8 1 (0.080%) AWS CloudTrail
8 1 (0.080%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.080%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.080%) Google Drive
8 1 (0.080%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 76 (6.05%) Firewall
2 64 (5.09%) TCP/IP
3 62 (4.93%) LAN
4 58 (4.61%) WAN
5 44 (3.50%) DNS
6 34 (2.70%) Network Security
7 29 (2.31%) Wireless
8 27 (2.15%) DHCP
8 27 (2.15%) VPN
9 26 (2.07%) Internet
9 26 (2.07%) SAN
10 21 (1.67%) Cisco ASA
10 21 (1.67%) IPsec
11 20 (1.59%) VLAN
11 20 (1.59%) VoIP
12 19 (1.51%) Cisco Nexus
13 15 (1.19%) OSPF
13 15 (1.19%) SNMP
14 14 (1.11%) BIG-IP
14 14 (1.11%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (5.25%) SQL Server
2 64 (5.09%) Big Data
3 60 (4.77%) Hadoop
4 40 (3.18%) Oracle Database
5 32 (2.55%) PostgreSQL
6 18 (1.43%) MongoDB
7 14 (1.11%) Relational Database
8 13 (1.03%) NoSQL
9 12 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
10 11 (0.88%) GIS
10 11 (0.88%) HBase
10 11 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
11 10 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 8 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (0.48%) MS Access
13 6 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
14 5 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
15 4 (0.32%) MySQL
15 4 (0.32%) Neo4j
16 3 (0.24%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 86 (6.84%) JIRA
2 41 (3.26%) Selenium
3 40 (3.18%) Jenkins
4 35 (2.78%) Bitbucket
4 35 (2.78%) Git (software)
5 32 (2.55%) Cucumber
6 28 (2.23%) Ant
7 24 (1.91%) JUnit
8 21 (1.67%) Visual Studio
9 20 (1.59%) Visual Studio Team System
10 18 (1.43%) MSI
11 17 (1.35%) Gradle
11 17 (1.35%) LoadRunner
12 16 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 16 (1.27%) Eclipse
12 16 (1.27%) Maven
12 16 (1.27%) Rational DOORS
13 12 (0.95%) JMeter
14 10 (0.80%) SoapUI
15 9 (0.72%) Valgrind
General
1 127 (10.10%) Finance
2 41 (3.26%) Military
3 35 (2.78%) Telecoms
4 20 (1.59%) Law
5 19 (1.51%) Legal
6 18 (1.43%) Electronics
7 17 (1.35%) Manufacturing
8 14 (1.11%) Marketing
9 5 (0.40%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.32%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.16%) Avionics
11 2 (0.16%) Back Office
11 2 (0.16%) Games
11 2 (0.16%) Local Government
12 1 (0.080%) Advertising
12 1 (0.080%) Publishing
12 1 (0.080%) Retail
Job Titles
1 171 (13.60%) Developer
2 143 (11.38%) Architect
3 119 (9.47%) Analyst
4 89 (7.08%) Consultant
5 83 (6.60%) Java Developer
6 82 (6.52%) Project Manager
7 59 (4.69%) Network Engineer
8 51 (4.06%) Business Analyst
9 46 (3.66%) DV Cleared Project Manager
9 46 (3.66%) Systems Engineer
10 44 (3.50%) DV Cleared Java Developer
10 44 (3.50%) Support Engineer
11 39 (3.10%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
12 38 (3.02%) Integration Engineer
13 32 (2.55%) DV Cleared Business Analyst
14 28 (2.23%) Project Officer
15 23 (1.83%) DevOps Engineer
15 23 (1.83%) Enterprise Architect
16 22 (1.75%) CRM Developer
16 22 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (5.49%) Web Services
2 67 (5.33%) HTML
3 62 (4.93%) CSS
4 58 (4.61%) XML
5 53 (4.22%) .NET
6 40 (3.18%) J2EE
7 31 (2.47%) XSD
8 23 (1.83%) EJB
9 22 (1.75%) .NET Framework
9 22 (1.75%) REST
9 22 (1.75%) WCF
10 21 (1.67%) ASP.NET Web API
10 21 (1.67%) JSON
10 21 (1.67%) RESTful
10 21 (1.67%) XSLT
11 19 (1.51%) Spring
12 17 (1.35%) Hibernate
13 15 (1.19%) Elastic Stack
14 14 (1.11%) Java EE
14 14 (1.11%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 82 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
2 67 (5.33%) Management Information System
3 30 (2.39%) Data Centre
4 28 (2.23%) CESG
5 19 (1.51%) Fat Client
5 19 (1.51%) Thin Client
6 16 (1.27%) Clustering
6 16 (1.27%) Computer Science
7 15 (1.19%) PKI
8 10 (0.80%) Client/Server
9 9 (0.72%) Cyber Attack
10 8 (0.64%) CCTV
10 8 (0.64%) Driving Licence
10 8 (0.64%) Replication
11 7 (0.56%) Cybercrime
11 7 (0.56%) Public Cloud
12 6 (0.48%) Algorithms
12 6 (0.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 6 (0.48%) Embedded Systems
12 6 (0.48%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 292 (23.23%) Windows
2 177 (14.08%) Linux
3 132 (10.50%) Windows Server
4 96 (7.64%) Unix
5 77 (6.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 59 (4.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 53 (4.22%) Windows 7
8 47 (3.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 37 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
10 21 (1.67%) Windows 10
11 19 (1.51%) CentOS
12 16 (1.27%) Solaris
12 16 (1.27%) Windows Vista
13 15 (1.19%) Windows XP
14 8 (0.64%) CoreOS
15 6 (0.48%) Apple iOS
15 6 (0.48%) HPUX
16 5 (0.40%) AIX
16 5 (0.40%) FreeBSD
16 5 (0.40%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 292 (23.23%) Agile Software Development
2 182 (14.48%) ITIL
3 159 (12.65%) Project Management
4 129 (10.26%) PRINCE2
5 102 (8.11%) Scrum
6 88 (7.00%) DevOps
7 87 (6.92%) Risk Management
7 87 (6.92%) Service Management
8 74 (5.89%) Stakeholder Management
9 73 (5.81%) Migration
10 72 (5.73%) Software Engineering
11 70 (5.57%) Continuous Integration
12 63 (5.01%) Configuration Management
13 56 (4.46%) SDLC
14 55 (4.38%) Change Management
14 55 (4.38%) Programme Management
15 50 (3.98%) Continuous Improvement
15 50 (3.98%) CRM
16 47 (3.74%) Cybersecurity
17 46 (3.66%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 171 (13.60%) C
2 164 (13.05%) Java
3 98 (7.80%) SQL
4 84 (6.68%) Python
5 71 (5.65%) JavaScript
6 61 (4.85%) Perl
7 54 (4.30%) PowerShell
8 49 (3.90%) C#
9 42 (3.34%) C++
10 40 (3.18%) Bash Shell
11 28 (2.23%) Shell Script
12 23 (1.83%) Ruby
13 20 (1.59%) VBScript
14 16 (1.27%) VB
15 12 (0.95%) PL/SQL
16 9 (0.72%) VB.NET
17 8 (0.64%) Go
18 5 (0.40%) MATLAB
18 5 (0.40%) Objective-C
18 5 (0.40%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1257 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 497 (39.54%) SC Cleared
3 67 (5.33%) Cisco Certification
4 64 (5.09%) Degree
5 41 (3.26%) CCNA
6 40 (3.18%) ISEB
7 39 (3.10%) CISSP
8 37 (2.94%) OSCP
9 36 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 35 (2.78%) CCNP
11 34 (2.70%) CEH
11 34 (2.70%) CREST Certified
12 22 (1.75%) ISTQB
13 20 (1.59%) BPSS Clearance
14 18 (1.43%) CESG Certified Professional
15 17 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
16 16 (1.27%) CBAP
17 14 (1.11%) BC Cleared
17 14 (1.11%) CITP
17 14 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (3.58%) JSP 440
2 27 (2.15%) QA
3 18 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (1.19%) SLA
5 14 (1.11%) RMADS
6 13 (1.03%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 13 (1.03%) PMO
7 11 (0.88%) GPG13
8 4 (0.32%) COBIT
8 4 (0.32%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.32%) Def Stans
8 4 (0.32%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.32%) Web Application Security Consortium
9 3 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.16%) FedRAMP
10 2 (0.16%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.16%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.080%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 159 (12.65%) Active Directory
2 95 (7.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (3.58%) Docker
4 34 (2.70%) Hyper-V
5 25 (1.99%) Microsoft App-V
6 22 (1.75%) vCloud
7 21 (1.67%) XenDesktop
8 14 (1.11%) XenApp
9 12 (0.95%) Samba
10 8 (0.64%) HDFS
10 8 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (0.56%) Snort
11 7 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
11 7 (0.56%) vSphere
12 6 (0.48%) XenServer
13 5 (0.40%) Corosync
13 5 (0.40%) Postfix
13 5 (0.40%) Squid
13 5 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
14 4 (0.32%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 39 (3.10%) SCCM
2 31 (2.47%) Puppet
3 29 (2.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 19 (1.51%) Terraform
5 17 (1.35%) Kubernetes
6 15 (1.19%) Ansible
7 14 (1.11%) Netcool
8 13 (1.03%) NetBackup
8 13 (1.03%) SCOM
8 13 (1.03%) WSUS
8 13 (1.03%) ZABBIX
9 12 (0.95%) Kibana
10 11 (0.88%) logstash
11 10 (0.80%) HP SiteScope
11 10 (0.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 9 (0.72%) AppDNA
12 9 (0.72%) McAfee ePO
13 8 (0.64%) Consul
13 8 (0.64%) Packer
13 8 (0.64%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 246 (19.57%) Microsoft
2 132 (10.50%) Oracle
2 132 (10.50%) VMware
3 117 (9.31%) Cisco
4 67 (5.33%) HP
5 61 (4.85%) Citrix
6 52 (4.14%) Juniper
7 44 (3.50%) Red Hat
8 30 (2.39%) Atlassian
9 27 (2.15%) Intel Security
10 25 (1.99%) CheckPoint
11 23 (1.83%) SAP
12 19 (1.51%) F5
13 16 (1.27%) Hortonworks
14 13 (1.03%) EMC
15 12 (0.95%) Palo Alto
15 12 (0.95%) Veritas
16 11 (0.88%) Google
16 11 (0.88%) Lumension
17 9 (0.72%) AppSense
West End
Capita Defence & Security Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
LA International
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
West End
Capita Defence & Security Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £620.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £650.00 - £760.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West End
Capita Defence & Security Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West End
Capita Defence & Security Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
LA International
Posted: 6 days ago