Period
to 20 October 2019

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 20 October 2019 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
20 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 161 263 246
Rank change year-on-year +102 -17 -51
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 1,425 1,050 1,080
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.69% 1.03% 1.09%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.45% 5.53% 5.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 970 585 553
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - +4.41%
10th Percentile £356 £275 £250
90th Percentile £644 £591 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +17.65% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 55 74
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £37.55 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.85% +50.20% -9.09%
10th Percentile £31.25 £15.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £74.10 £63.70 £46.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year +5.00% +92.77% -24.55%

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 16,869 19,004 18,645
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.99% 18.57% 18.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,333 11,245 11,380
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £260 £245 £225
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £444 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +7.09% +3.75% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 830 948 902
UK median hourly rate £36.60 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.40% -9.09% +2.83%
10th Percentile £14.31 £12.69 £12.01
90th Percentile £60.00 £51.00 £49.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.98 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +47.90% -16.67% +9.09%

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 20 October 2019.

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 20 October 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for DV Cleared in the UK

DV Cleared
Top 15 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 20 October 2019. 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 +94 1,362 £500 +11.11% 219
UK excluding London +94 1,108 £500 +17.65% 172
South West +29 628 £500 - 83
South East +20 309 £475 +20.25% 66
London +100 301 £520 +4.00% 51
East of England +52 63 £525 +23.53% 9
Midlands +49 52 £425 +3.03% 8
West Midlands +39 44 £445 +9.20% 6
Wales +52 33 £450 -21.74% 2
Scotland +10 14 £525 +64.06% 2
North of England +43 10 £425 -2.58% 4
East Midlands +24 8 £261 -36.85% 2
North West +23 7 £425 -32.00% 4
Yorkshire +40 2 £385 -35.92%
North East +9 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 October 2019, 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 1,425 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 491 (34.46%) SC Cleared
3 386 (27.09%) Windows
4 292 (20.49%) Agile Software Development
5 267 (18.74%) Linux
6 237 (16.63%) Microsoft
7 232 (16.28%) Active Directory
8 201 (14.11%) VMware
9 196 (13.75%) Cybersecurity
10 192 (13.47%) ITIL
11 191 (13.40%) Windows Server
12 173 (12.14%) C
12 173 (12.14%) Java
13 158 (11.09%) Public Sector
14 145 (10.18%) Python
15 144 (10.11%) Cisco
15 144 (10.11%) Windows Server 2012
16 141 (9.89%) PowerShell
17 138 (9.68%) SCCM
18 132 (9.26%) DevOps
19 125 (8.77%) Finance
20 123 (8.63%) Analytical Skills
21 121 (8.49%) SQL
22 119 (8.35%) Migration
23 113 (7.93%) Software Engineering
24 107 (7.51%) VMware Infrastructure
25 104 (7.30%) Service Management
25 104 (7.30%) DNS
25 104 (7.30%) Problem-Solving
26 98 (6.88%) Ansible

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 56 (3.93%) SharePoint
2 52 (3.65%) MS Exchange
3 41 (2.88%) Confluence
4 33 (2.32%) JBoss
5 25 (1.75%) IIS
6 24 (1.68%) Apache
7 22 (1.54%) Skype for Business
8 14 (0.98%) WebLogic
9 13 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
10 10 (0.70%) Documentum
11 9 (0.63%) OpenStack
12 8 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2000
12 8 (0.56%) Tomcat
13 7 (0.49%) ArcGIS
13 7 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
13 7 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 6 (0.42%) Apache Spark
14 6 (0.42%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 6 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
15 5 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 46 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (1.19%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
5 8 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (0.42%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.21%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.070%) FrameMaker
8 1 (0.070%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 9 (0.63%) Oracle BPM
1 9 (0.63%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (0.42%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 5 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.28%) Primavera
5 3 (0.21%) Dynamics GP
5 3 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.070%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.070%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.070%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.070%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.070%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.070%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 82 (5.75%) Azure
2 71 (4.98%) AWS
3 42 (2.95%) Office 365
4 24 (1.68%) OpenShift
5 20 (1.40%) IaaS
6 14 (0.98%) PaaS
7 13 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
8 11 (0.77%) Power Platform
9 10 (0.70%) Azure Stack
10 9 (0.63%) SaaS
11 8 (0.56%) GitHub
11 8 (0.56%) OneDrive
12 7 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
13 5 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
14 4 (0.28%) Azure Data Factory
14 4 (0.28%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 3 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
16 2 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 1 (0.070%) Route 53
17 1 (0.070%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 104 (7.30%) DNS
2 91 (6.39%) Firewall
3 75 (5.26%) WAN
4 66 (4.63%) DHCP
5 56 (3.93%) Internet
6 50 (3.51%) SAN
7 48 (3.37%) LAN
8 45 (3.16%) Network Security
9 33 (2.32%) TCP/IP
10 30 (2.11%) Cisco Nexus
11 29 (2.04%) VPN
12 27 (1.89%) Skype
13 25 (1.75%) Intrusion Detection
13 25 (1.75%) SNMP
14 23 (1.61%) OSPF
15 22 (1.54%) BGP
16 21 (1.47%) NX-OS
17 20 (1.40%) Unified Communications
18 19 (1.33%) Cisco ASA
19 15 (1.05%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (5.40%) SQL Server
2 76 (5.33%) Big Data
3 50 (3.51%) Hadoop
4 38 (2.67%) PostgreSQL
5 36 (2.53%) MySQL
6 31 (2.18%) MongoDB
7 23 (1.61%) Oracle Database
8 16 (1.12%) Amazon RDS
9 11 (0.77%) Relational Database
10 10 (0.70%) Geospatial Data
10 10 (0.70%) Power BI
11 9 (0.63%) EDRMS
11 9 (0.63%) SQL Server 2016
12 8 (0.56%) Apache Accumulo
13 7 (0.49%) Azure SQL Database
13 7 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
13 7 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
13 7 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 6 (0.42%) GIS
14 6 (0.42%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 59 (4.14%) Jenkins
2 52 (3.65%) JIRA
3 49 (3.44%) Cucumber
4 46 (3.23%) Git (software)
5 45 (3.16%) MSI
6 37 (2.60%) Selenium
7 26 (1.82%) Rational DOORS
8 21 (1.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 21 (1.47%) Bitbucket
9 18 (1.26%) GitLab
10 15 (1.05%) InstallShield
11 10 (0.70%) StarTeam
12 8 (0.56%) Maven
12 8 (0.56%) SonarQube
13 7 (0.49%) AdminStudio
13 7 (0.49%) Bitbucket Server
13 7 (0.49%) JUnit
13 7 (0.49%) LoadRunner
13 7 (0.49%) Mercurial
13 7 (0.49%) Subversion
General
1 158 (11.09%) Public Sector
2 125 (8.77%) Finance
3 77 (5.40%) Military
4 72 (5.05%) Telecoms
5 68 (4.77%) Manufacturing
6 65 (4.56%) Electronics
7 64 (4.49%) Marketing
8 18 (1.26%) Aerospace
9 12 (0.84%) Law
10 10 (0.70%) Publishing
11 7 (0.49%) Games
11 7 (0.49%) Police
12 6 (0.42%) Advertising
12 6 (0.42%) Billing
13 5 (0.35%) Local Government
14 4 (0.28%) Legal
15 3 (0.21%) Banking
16 1 (0.070%) Environmental Health
16 1 (0.070%) General Ledger
16 1 (0.070%) Retail
Job Titles
1 217 (15.23%) Architect
2 100 (7.02%) Developer
3 89 (6.25%) Analyst
3 89 (6.25%) Network Engineer
4 81 (5.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 74 (5.19%) Consultant
6 72 (5.05%) Software Engineer
7 55 (3.86%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
8 52 (3.65%) Security Architect
8 52 (3.65%) Test Engineer
9 51 (3.58%) Administrator
10 48 (3.37%) Technical Architect
11 47 (3.30%) Systems Engineer
12 38 (2.67%) Project Manager
12 38 (2.67%) Support Engineer
13 37 (2.60%) Wintel Engineer
14 36 (2.53%) Solutions Architect
15 33 (2.32%) Applications Packager
16 32 (2.25%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
17 31 (2.18%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (3.79%) .NET
2 45 (3.16%) XML
3 40 (2.81%) Spring
4 38 (2.67%) JSON
5 36 (2.53%) Middleware
6 33 (2.32%) AngularJS
6 33 (2.32%) React
7 25 (1.75%) Node.js
8 21 (1.47%) EJB
9 20 (1.40%) Hibernate
10 19 (1.33%) REST
10 19 (1.33%) Web Services
11 15 (1.05%) HTML
12 13 (0.91%) Java EE
12 13 (0.91%) Software Packaging
13 12 (0.84%) Elastic Stack
13 12 (0.84%) SOAP
14 11 (0.77%) RESTful
15 8 (0.56%) LDAP
15 8 (0.56%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 123 (8.63%) Analytical Skills
2 82 (5.75%) Data Centre
3 67 (4.70%) Management Information System
4 66 (4.63%) PKI
5 49 (3.44%) Clustering
6 29 (2.04%) Replication
7 26 (1.82%) Algorithms
8 24 (1.68%) Self-Motivation
9 20 (1.40%) User Experience
10 19 (1.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 18 (1.26%) Fat Client
11 18 (1.26%) Thin Client
12 16 (1.12%) ASIC
12 16 (1.12%) Linux Command Line
13 10 (0.70%) CESG
13 10 (0.70%) Public Cloud
14 9 (0.63%) Cyberthreat
14 9 (0.63%) Driving Licence
15 7 (0.49%) Reference Data
16 6 (0.42%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 386 (27.09%) Windows
2 267 (18.74%) Linux
3 191 (13.40%) Windows Server
4 144 (10.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 87 (6.11%) Windows 7
6 86 (6.04%) Windows 10
7 76 (5.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 73 (5.12%) Unix
9 55 (3.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 33 (2.32%) CentOS
11 27 (1.89%) Solaris
12 25 (1.75%) Ubuntu
13 12 (0.84%) AIX
14 11 (0.77%) Windows 8
14 11 (0.77%) Windows Vista
15 10 (0.70%) Debian
16 9 (0.63%) VMS
16 9 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
17 8 (0.56%) Windows 2000 Server
18 7 (0.49%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 292 (20.49%) Agile Software Development
2 196 (13.75%) Cybersecurity
3 192 (13.47%) ITIL
4 132 (9.26%) DevOps
5 119 (8.35%) Migration
6 113 (7.93%) Software Engineering
7 104 (7.30%) Problem-Solving
7 104 (7.30%) Service Management
8 93 (6.53%) Service Delivery
9 92 (6.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 90 (6.32%) Business Intelligence
11 89 (6.25%) Information Security
12 85 (5.96%) Stakeholder Management
13 82 (5.75%) Project Delivery
14 80 (5.61%) Programme Management
14 80 (5.61%) Project Management
15 79 (5.54%) PRINCE2
16 74 (5.19%) Test Automation
17 73 (5.12%) Risk Management
18 66 (4.63%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 173 (12.14%) C
1 173 (12.14%) Java
2 145 (10.18%) Python
3 141 (9.89%) PowerShell
4 121 (8.49%) SQL
5 77 (5.40%) JavaScript
6 74 (5.19%) C#
7 72 (5.05%) C++
8 58 (4.07%) Bash Shell
9 30 (2.11%) Ruby
10 28 (1.96%) Shell Script
11 23 (1.61%) Java 8
12 18 (1.26%) PL/SQL
13 14 (0.98%) Go
14 11 (0.77%) Groovy
14 11 (0.77%) Perl
15 10 (0.70%) T-SQL
16 8 (0.56%) VBScript
17 7 (0.49%) R
18 6 (0.42%) VB
Qualifications
1 1,425 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 491 (34.46%) SC Cleared
3 79 (5.54%) Cisco Certification
4 54 (3.79%) Degree
5 50 (3.51%) ISTQB
6 46 (3.23%) ISEB
7 44 (3.09%) CCNP
8 43 (3.02%) Microsoft Certification
9 36 (2.53%) CCNA
10 33 (2.32%) CESG Certified Professional
11 30 (2.11%) CISSP
12 29 (2.04%) MCSE
13 18 (1.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 16 (1.12%) CCIE
15 15 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
15 15 (1.05%) MCP
16 14 (0.98%) MCSA
17 13 (0.91%) CISM
17 13 (0.91%) Master's Degree
17 13 (0.91%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (3.93%) JSP 440
2 40 (2.81%) RMADS
3 36 (2.53%) QA
4 28 (1.96%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 28 (1.96%) SLA
5 20 (1.40%) NCSC
6 18 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 16 (1.12%) HMG Infosec
8 15 (1.05%) PMO
9 11 (0.77%) Data Quality
9 11 (0.77%) Government Security Classifications
9 11 (0.77%) NIST
10 6 (0.42%) GDPR
11 3 (0.21%) COBIT
11 3 (0.21%) Dublin Core
12 2 (0.14%) ECSS
12 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (0.14%) Web Application Security Consortium
13 1 (0.070%) Disclosure Scotland
13 1 (0.070%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 232 (16.28%) Active Directory
2 107 (7.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 93 (6.53%) Docker
4 91 (6.39%) Hyper-V
5 68 (4.77%) VMware ESXi
6 55 (3.86%) Microsoft App-V
7 52 (3.65%) Virtual Machines
8 50 (3.51%) vSphere
9 34 (2.39%) Virtual Desktop
10 28 (1.96%) vCloud
11 25 (1.75%) VMware NSX
12 19 (1.33%) VMware Workstation
13 16 (1.12%) DFS Replication
13 16 (1.12%) Oracle RAC
14 15 (1.05%) XenApp
15 12 (0.84%) XenDesktop
16 8 (0.56%) Firmware
17 6 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 6 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
18 3 (0.21%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 138 (9.68%) SCCM
2 98 (6.88%) Ansible
3 70 (4.91%) SCOM
4 49 (3.44%) Puppet
5 48 (3.37%) WSUS
6 31 (2.18%) vRealize
7 29 (2.04%) Kubernetes
7 29 (2.04%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 27 (1.89%) SCVMM
9 22 (1.54%) vCenter Server
10 20 (1.40%) HP Quality Center
10 20 (1.40%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 16 (1.12%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 16 (1.12%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 15 (1.05%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
12 15 (1.05%) SCDPM
13 13 (0.91%) Nagios
14 12 (0.84%) Failover Clustering
14 12 (0.84%) Microsoft Clustering
14 12 (0.84%) SCSM
Vendors
1 237 (16.63%) Microsoft
2 201 (14.11%) VMware
3 144 (10.11%) Cisco
4 97 (6.81%) Oracle
5 68 (4.77%) SAP
6 67 (4.70%) Citrix
7 61 (4.28%) HP
8 54 (3.79%) Atlassian
9 51 (3.58%) Juniper
10 37 (2.60%) McAfee
11 36 (2.53%) Google
12 35 (2.46%) Apple
13 33 (2.32%) Red Hat
14 30 (2.11%) NetApp
15 26 (1.82%) F5
16 20 (1.40%) CA
17 18 (1.26%) EMC
18 16 (1.12%) Lumension
18 16 (1.12%) Veeam
19 14 (0.98%) Veritas