Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 239 183 174
Rank change year-on-year -56 -9 +16
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 1133 1550 1639
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.10% 1.47% 1.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.89% 7.12% 7.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 579 757 857
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +2.86% -0.57%
10th Percentile £258 £308 £287
90th Percentile £650 £638 £599
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +4.71% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 47 76
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £27.80 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.08% -10.03% +11.69%
10th Percentile £12.00 £22.50 £21.55
90th Percentile £51.00 £55.41 £44.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £30.90
% change year-on-year -9.09% -11.00% +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 with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 19244 21771 22307
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.65% 20.65% 19.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 11791 13581 13444
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £220 £243 £245
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +3.23% +0.65% +5.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 908 863 1078
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £26.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +31.58%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.13 £11.94
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.19 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +1.85% +8.00% +31.58%

DV Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for DV Cleared in the UK

DV Cleared
Top 16 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 22 November 2017. 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 -52 1111 £470 +4.44% 52
UK excluding London -43 676 £445 +4.71% 39
London -72 448 £488 +2.63% 15
South East -23 317 £416 -2.12% 16
South West -19 249 £500 +11.11% 11
East of England +8 49 £475 +2.15% 4
Midlands +5 30 £375 +13.64% 5
West Midlands +10 20 £375 +16.28% 5
North of England +19 19 £450 +40.63% 1
East Midlands -6 10 £483 +20.63%
North East +39 8 £450 +40.63% 1
Yorkshire +29 7 £465 -
Wales +21 7 £413 -2.94% 1
Scotland -22 6 £338 +5.47% 1
North West -15 5 £425 -17.07%
Northern Ireland - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 1133 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 393 (34.69%) SC Cleared
3 291 (25.68%) Windows
4 245 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
5 189 (16.68%) Active Directory
6 182 (16.06%) ITIL
7 181 (15.98%) Microsoft
8 138 (12.18%) SQL
9 133 (11.74%) VMware
10 132 (11.65%) Windows Server
11 131 (11.56%) Finance
12 118 (10.41%) Linux
13 112 (9.89%) Project Management
14 111 (9.80%) Oracle
14 111 (9.80%) Java
15 108 (9.53%) Cisco
16 102 (9.00%) C
17 98 (8.65%) HP
18 97 (8.56%) PRINCE2
19 96 (8.47%) Migration
20 88 (7.77%) VMware Infrastructure
21 86 (7.59%) LAN
22 85 (7.50%) Service Management
23 79 (6.97%) McAfee
24 78 (6.88%) Programme Management
25 77 (6.80%) Juniper
26 76 (6.71%) WAN
26 76 (6.71%) Stakeholder Management
27 75 (6.62%) Telecoms
28 74 (6.53%) Firewall

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 71 (6.27%) SharePoint
2 63 (5.56%) MS Exchange
3 38 (3.35%) Skype for Business
4 26 (2.29%) IIS
5 21 (1.85%) SharePoint Server
6 18 (1.59%) Apache
7 15 (1.32%) Confluence
7 15 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2003
7 15 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
8 14 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
9 11 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2000
10 10 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
10 10 (0.88%) Exchange Server 5.5
11 9 (0.79%) CMS
11 9 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2007
12 7 (0.62%) OpenStack
12 7 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
13 6 (0.53%) Apache Spark
13 6 (0.53%) WebSphere
13 6 (0.53%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 46 (4.06%) Microsoft Office
2 38 (3.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (1.85%) Microsoft Project
4 12 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (0.62%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.088%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 6 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (0.53%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.26%) Dynamics GP
3 3 (0.26%) Primavera
3 3 (0.26%) Teamcenter
4 2 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.088%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.088%) Maximo
5 1 (0.088%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.088%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 59 (5.21%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (3.35%) Office 365
3 21 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (1.06%) GitHub
5 9 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (0.62%) PaaS
6 7 (0.62%) SaaS
7 6 (0.53%) OneDrive
8 5 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (0.44%) IaaS
9 4 (0.35%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.18%) Quay.io
11 2 (0.18%) Slack
11 2 (0.18%) Trello
11 2 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.088%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 86 (7.59%) LAN
2 76 (6.71%) WAN
3 74 (6.53%) Firewall
4 46 (4.06%) DNS
5 40 (3.53%) TCP/IP
6 34 (3.00%) VPN
7 31 (2.74%) DHCP
8 29 (2.56%) Internet
8 29 (2.56%) Network Security
9 27 (2.38%) SAN
9 27 (2.38%) Skype
10 26 (2.29%) VLAN
11 21 (1.85%) ISDN
12 19 (1.68%) Unified Communications
13 17 (1.50%) SNMP
14 16 (1.41%) OSPF
15 14 (1.24%) BGP
15 14 (1.24%) Ethernet
16 13 (1.15%) SMS
17 11 (0.97%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (5.74%) SQL Server
2 60 (5.30%) Big Data
3 42 (3.71%) Hadoop
4 38 (3.35%) Oracle Database
5 33 (2.91%) Relational Database
6 25 (2.21%) HBase
7 16 (1.41%) GIS
8 15 (1.32%) MongoDB
8 15 (1.32%) NoSQL
9 14 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
10 13 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
11 12 (1.06%) MySQL
11 12 (1.06%) Oracle Database 10g
12 8 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
13 6 (0.53%) Apache Hive
13 6 (0.53%) SQL Server 2016
14 5 (0.44%) Geospatial Data
14 5 (0.44%) Impala
14 5 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
14 5 (0.44%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 47 (4.15%) JIRA
2 20 (1.77%) Git (software)
2 20 (1.77%) Selenium
3 16 (1.41%) MSI
4 13 (1.15%) JMeter
5 12 (1.06%) LoadRunner
6 11 (0.97%) Selenium IDE
6 11 (0.97%) WebDriver
7 10 (0.88%) Jenkins
7 10 (0.88%) JUnit
8 7 (0.62%) Ant
8 7 (0.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (0.53%) Bitbucket
9 6 (0.53%) Burp Suite
9 6 (0.53%) Toad
9 6 (0.53%) Visual Studio
10 4 (0.35%) Artifactory
10 4 (0.35%) GitLab
10 4 (0.35%) Sonatype Nexus
10 4 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 131 (11.56%) Finance
2 75 (6.62%) Telecoms
3 57 (5.03%) Electronics
4 55 (4.85%) Marketing
5 54 (4.77%) Manufacturing
6 37 (3.27%) Military
7 10 (0.88%) Law
8 5 (0.44%) Banking
9 4 (0.35%) Legal
10 3 (0.26%) Publishing
10 3 (0.26%) Retail
11 2 (0.18%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.18%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.088%) Advertising
12 1 (0.088%) Avionics
12 1 (0.088%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 116 (10.24%) Architect
2 115 (10.15%) Analyst
3 75 (6.62%) Developer
4 61 (5.38%) Consultant
4 61 (5.38%) Network Engineer
5 60 (5.30%) Project Manager
6 54 (4.77%) Support Engineer
7 47 (4.15%) Business Analyst
8 36 (3.18%) DV Cleared Project Manager
9 31 (2.74%) Administrator
9 31 (2.74%) Java Developer
9 31 (2.74%) Technical Architect
10 30 (2.65%) Service Manager
11 27 (2.38%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
12 25 (2.21%) 2nd Line Support
12 25 (2.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 24 (2.12%) Designer
13 24 (2.12%) Security Consultant
14 23 (2.03%) Project Officer
15 21 (1.85%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (4.32%) XML
2 39 (3.44%) Web Services
3 33 (2.91%) JSON
4 28 (2.47%) .NET
5 25 (2.21%) Kafka
6 22 (1.94%) J2EE
7 20 (1.77%) JMS
8 18 (1.59%) Elastic Stack
9 13 (1.15%) HTML
10 12 (1.06%) JSF
11 11 (0.97%) CSS
12 8 (0.71%) RESTful
13 7 (0.62%) Node.js
13 7 (0.62%) REST
14 6 (0.53%) EJB
14 6 (0.53%) Middleware
14 6 (0.53%) Sensu
14 6 (0.53%) SOAP
14 6 (0.53%) Spring
14 6 (0.53%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 70 (6.18%) Management Information System
2 58 (5.12%) PKI
3 55 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
4 37 (3.27%) Data Centre
5 29 (2.56%) Clustering
6 21 (1.85%) Computer Science
7 14 (1.24%) Data Structures
8 13 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
9 12 (1.06%) Linux Command Line
10 10 (0.88%) PMI
11 9 (0.79%) Data Protection Act
12 8 (0.71%) Smartcard
13 7 (0.62%) CESG
14 6 (0.53%) Public Cloud
14 6 (0.53%) Replication
14 6 (0.53%) User Experience
14 6 (0.53%) Virtual Team
15 5 (0.44%) BYOD
15 5 (0.44%) Fat Client
15 5 (0.44%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 291 (25.68%) Windows
2 132 (11.65%) Windows Server
3 118 (10.41%) Linux
4 64 (5.65%) Unix
4 64 (5.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 63 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 60 (5.30%) Windows Server 2003
7 47 (4.15%) Windows 10
8 39 (3.44%) Solaris
9 32 (2.82%) Windows Vista
10 30 (2.65%) Windows 7
11 28 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 20 (1.77%) Windows XP
13 18 (1.59%) Apple iOS
14 17 (1.50%) Windows 2000 Server
15 11 (0.97%) Android
16 9 (0.79%) HPUX
17 4 (0.35%) Windows 2000
18 3 (0.26%) Windows 8
19 2 (0.18%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
2 182 (16.06%) ITIL
3 112 (9.89%) Project Management
4 97 (8.56%) PRINCE2
5 96 (8.47%) Migration
6 85 (7.50%) Service Management
7 78 (6.88%) Programme Management
8 76 (6.71%) Stakeholder Management
9 61 (5.38%) Business Intelligence
9 61 (5.38%) Scrum
10 59 (5.21%) Change Management
11 55 (4.85%) Configuration Management
11 55 (4.85%) Service Design
12 53 (4.68%) Digital Marketing
13 51 (4.50%) DevOps
14 50 (4.41%) Service Delivery
15 43 (3.80%) Data Modelling
15 43 (3.80%) Network Management
16 42 (3.71%) ITIL V3
17 41 (3.62%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 138 (12.18%) SQL
2 111 (9.80%) Java
3 102 (9.00%) C
4 56 (4.94%) PowerShell
5 35 (3.09%) Python
6 26 (2.29%) C#
6 26 (2.29%) Perl
6 26 (2.29%) PL/SQL
6 26 (2.29%) Shell Script
7 15 (1.32%) Bash Shell
7 15 (1.32%) JavaScript
8 10 (0.88%) C++
8 10 (0.88%) Ruby
9 8 (0.71%) Scala
10 7 (0.62%) PHP
10 7 (0.62%) VBScript
11 5 (0.44%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.26%) Groovy
12 3 (0.26%) VB
13 2 (0.18%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1133 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 393 (34.69%) SC Cleared
3 67 (5.91%) Cisco Certification
4 42 (3.71%) Degree
5 39 (3.44%) ISEB
6 33 (2.91%) ITIL Certification
7 30 (2.65%) CCNA
7 30 (2.65%) CCNP
7 30 (2.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 28 (2.47%) Microsoft Certification
9 21 (1.85%) CCIE
9 21 (1.85%) CISSP
9 21 (1.85%) MCSE
10 19 (1.68%) ISTQB
10 19 (1.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 15 (1.32%) MCSA
12 13 (1.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 11 (0.97%) CTC Cleared
13 11 (0.97%) HND
13 11 (0.97%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (3.09%) Data Quality
2 30 (2.65%) QA
2 30 (2.65%) SLA
3 25 (2.21%) JSP 440
4 18 (1.59%) PMO
5 17 (1.50%) ISO 9001
5 17 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 17 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (0.79%) COBIT
7 8 (0.71%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 6 (0.53%) Government Security Classifications
9 4 (0.35%) Def Stans
10 3 (0.26%) GAAP
11 2 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.18%) ECSS
11 2 (0.18%) P3O
12 1 (0.088%) JTAG
12 1 (0.088%) MIL-STD-1553
12 1 (0.088%) MISRA
System Software
1 189 (16.68%) Active Directory
2 88 (7.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (2.29%) VMware ESXi
4 23 (2.03%) Hyper-V
5 18 (1.59%) vSphere
6 15 (1.32%) Oracle RAC
7 14 (1.24%) Docker
8 13 (1.15%) Firmware
8 13 (1.15%) Oracle Clusterware
9 12 (1.06%) Microsoft App-V
10 10 (0.88%) Samba
11 8 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
12 7 (0.62%) Virtual Desktop
13 6 (0.53%) BitLocker
13 6 (0.53%) VMware NSX
14 5 (0.44%) Apache Flume
14 5 (0.44%) FreeRADIUS
14 5 (0.44%) VMware Workstation
14 5 (0.44%) XenServer
15 4 (0.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 44 (3.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 31 (2.74%) SCCM
3 30 (2.65%) McAfee ePO
4 23 (2.03%) NetBackup
5 21 (1.85%) Oracle RMAN
6 19 (1.68%) Puppet
6 19 (1.68%) SCOM
7 16 (1.41%) Ansible
7 16 (1.41%) Netcool
8 15 (1.32%) Data Guard
8 15 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
8 15 (1.32%) WSUS
9 14 (1.24%) logstash
10 13 (1.15%) Kubernetes
10 13 (1.15%) Oracle Flashback
11 11 (0.97%) OVSD
12 10 (0.88%) Nessus
13 9 (0.79%) Microsoft Clustering
13 9 (0.79%) QRadar
14 8 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 181 (15.98%) Microsoft
2 133 (11.74%) VMware
3 111 (9.80%) Oracle
4 108 (9.53%) Cisco
5 98 (8.65%) HP
6 79 (6.97%) McAfee
7 77 (6.80%) Juniper
8 53 (4.68%) SAP
9 41 (3.62%) Lumension
10 37 (3.27%) Citrix
11 21 (1.85%) F5
12 20 (1.77%) CheckPoint
13 19 (1.68%) Palo Alto
14 18 (1.59%) Atlassian
15 17 (1.50%) Red Hat
16 16 (1.41%) Veritas
17 13 (1.15%) EMC
17 13 (1.15%) Sun
18 12 (1.06%) Apple
19 11 (0.97%) SolarWinds