Period
to 23 August 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 23 August 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
23 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 208 182 180
Rank change year-on-year -26 -2 +16
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 1150 1606 1543
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.20% 1.49% 1.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.23% 7.04% 7.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 595 782 815
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% +3.24%
10th Percentile £269 £313 £278
90th Percentile £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 26 58
UK median hourly rate £20.75 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.00% -9.09% -2.65%
10th Percentile £12.00 £18.14 £18.55
90th Percentile £50.85 £28.75 £43.97
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.39 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -18.46% -9.09% +10.00%

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 18470 22800 21847
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.23% 21.09% 19.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 11195 14204 12831
UK median daily rate £425 £406 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.72% +1.47% +5.26%
10th Percentile £250 £243 £230
90th Percentile £598 £588 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 927 811 1082
UK median hourly rate £29.75 £27.50 £22.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.18% +21.33% +13.33%
10th Percentile £12.18 £12.25 £11.53
90th Percentile £50.60 £48.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.50 £27.80 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.71% +15.26% +20.60%

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 23 August 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 23 August 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 23 August 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 -31 1132 £450 - 51
UK excluding London -28 724 £425 - 36
London -52 414 £470 -6.00% 17
South East -19 342 £404 -3.93% 14
South West -19 257 £475 +5.56% 9
East of England +11 50 £450 +1.12% 6
North of England +51 44 £450 +26.76% 3
Midlands +13 25 £375 -6.25% 2
North East +58 21 £375 +50.00% 2
West Midlands +36 18 £375 +3.45% 2
North West +17 18 £450 -5.26% 1
Wales -8 7 £450 +28.57% 1
East Midlands -16 7 £400 -
Yorkshire +34 5 £465 +55.00%
Scotland +7 1 £450 +20.00% 1
Northern Ireland -51 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 August 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 1150 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 428 (37.22%) SC Cleared
3 269 (23.39%) Windows
4 244 (21.22%) Agile Software Development
5 213 (18.52%) ITIL
6 175 (15.22%) Microsoft
7 158 (13.74%) Active Directory
8 145 (12.61%) Finance
9 135 (11.74%) Project Management
10 127 (11.04%) VMware
11 124 (10.78%) Linux
12 121 (10.52%) SQL
13 115 (10.00%) Cisco
13 115 (10.00%) Service Management
14 114 (9.91%) PRINCE2
15 108 (9.39%) HP
16 100 (8.70%) Java
16 100 (8.70%) Windows Server
17 95 (8.26%) Firewall
18 94 (8.17%) Oracle
19 92 (8.00%) LAN
19 92 (8.00%) WAN
20 86 (7.48%) C
21 85 (7.39%) Telecoms
21 85 (7.39%) VMware Infrastructure
22 82 (7.13%) DevOps
23 78 (6.78%) SQL Server
24 76 (6.61%) Juniper
25 75 (6.52%) Migration
26 74 (6.43%) Unix

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 72 (6.26%) SharePoint
2 58 (5.04%) MS Exchange
3 25 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
4 24 (2.09%) Apache
4 24 (2.09%) Confluence
5 22 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2003
6 20 (1.74%) Skype for Business
7 19 (1.65%) SharePoint Server
8 17 (1.48%) IIS
9 12 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2000
9 12 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2010
10 10 (0.87%) Exchange Server 5.5
11 9 (0.78%) Apache Spark
11 9 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
11 9 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
12 8 (0.70%) CMS
12 8 (0.70%) Live Communications Server
13 7 (0.61%) Tomcat
14 5 (0.43%) ColdFusion
14 5 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 65 (5.65%) Microsoft Office
2 40 (3.48%) Microsoft Project
3 34 (2.96%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (0.70%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.26%) LaTeX
8 2 (0.17%) Simulink
9 1 (0.087%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 12 (1.04%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (0.96%) Oracle EBS R12
3 10 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.17%) Primavera
6 2 (0.17%) SAP GTS
6 2 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.087%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.087%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.087%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 50 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (2.43%) Office 365
3 18 (1.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (1.30%) IaaS
5 13 (1.13%) GitHub
6 10 (0.87%) PaaS
7 9 (0.78%) SaaS
8 7 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (0.61%) Amazon ELB
9 6 (0.52%) Amazon S3
10 5 (0.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 5 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (0.35%) OneDrive
12 2 (0.17%) AWS CloudTrail
12 2 (0.17%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.17%) Quay.io
13 1 (0.087%) Datadog
13 1 (0.087%) G Suite
13 1 (0.087%) Google Drive
13 1 (0.087%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 95 (8.26%) Firewall
2 92 (8.00%) LAN
2 92 (8.00%) WAN
3 45 (3.91%) TCP/IP
4 40 (3.48%) SAN
5 32 (2.78%) VPN
6 28 (2.43%) DNS
7 26 (2.26%) DHCP
7 26 (2.26%) Internet
8 25 (2.17%) Network Security
9 23 (2.00%) VLAN
10 22 (1.91%) Cisco ASA
11 21 (1.83%) ISDN
12 20 (1.74%) SNMP
13 18 (1.57%) BGP
14 17 (1.48%) IPsec
14 17 (1.48%) NAS
14 17 (1.48%) Wireless
15 16 (1.39%) BIG-IP
15 16 (1.39%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (6.78%) SQL Server
2 43 (3.74%) Hadoop
3 42 (3.65%) Big Data
4 29 (2.52%) Relational Database
5 26 (2.26%) MongoDB
6 25 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
7 21 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
8 19 (1.65%) NoSQL
8 19 (1.65%) Oracle Database
9 18 (1.57%) HBase
10 13 (1.13%) Oracle Reports
11 11 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
12 10 (0.87%) SQL Server 2016
13 9 (0.78%) MySQL
14 8 (0.70%) Apache Hive
14 8 (0.70%) GIS
14 8 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
15 7 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
16 6 (0.52%) MS Access
16 6 (0.52%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 56 (4.87%) JIRA
2 27 (2.35%) Git (software)
3 21 (1.83%) Selenium
4 20 (1.74%) MSI
5 18 (1.57%) Jenkins
5 18 (1.57%) Visual Studio
6 14 (1.22%) Bitbucket
7 12 (1.04%) JUnit
8 10 (0.87%) Ant
9 9 (0.78%) NUnit
9 9 (0.78%) Toad
9 9 (0.78%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
10 7 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (0.52%) Eclipse
11 6 (0.52%) JMeter
11 6 (0.52%) LoadRunner
11 6 (0.52%) Sonatype Nexus
11 6 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (0.43%) Gradle
12 5 (0.43%) Selenium IDE
General
1 145 (12.61%) Finance
2 85 (7.39%) Telecoms
3 60 (5.22%) Electronics
4 59 (5.13%) Marketing
5 55 (4.78%) Manufacturing
6 44 (3.83%) Military
7 23 (2.00%) Law
8 6 (0.52%) Aerospace
8 6 (0.52%) Legal
9 3 (0.26%) Local Government
10 2 (0.17%) Banking
11 1 (0.087%) Avionics
11 1 (0.087%) Billing
11 1 (0.087%) Digital Economy
11 1 (0.087%) Publishing
11 1 (0.087%) Retail
Job Titles
1 128 (11.13%) Architect
2 113 (9.83%) Analyst
3 78 (6.78%) Consultant
4 74 (6.43%) Developer
5 71 (6.17%) Project Manager
6 65 (5.65%) Support Engineer
7 54 (4.70%) Network Engineer
8 39 (3.39%) Business Analyst
8 39 (3.39%) DV Cleared Project Manager
9 37 (3.22%) Administrator
10 29 (2.52%) Technical Architect
11 28 (2.43%) Applications Support
11 28 (2.43%) Java Developer
12 26 (2.26%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
12 26 (2.26%) Security Consultant
12 26 (2.26%) Solutions Architect
13 25 (2.17%) Systems Administrator
14 23 (2.00%) Service Manager
15 22 (1.91%) Designer
15 22 (1.91%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (3.83%) .NET
2 37 (3.22%) Web Services
3 36 (3.13%) XML
4 26 (2.26%) HTML
5 22 (1.91%) CSS
5 22 (1.91%) J2EE
6 20 (1.74%) Kafka
7 19 (1.65%) .NET Framework
7 19 (1.65%) XSLT
8 18 (1.57%) Elastic Stack
9 16 (1.39%) JMS
10 14 (1.22%) JSON
11 13 (1.13%) RESTful
12 11 (0.96%) REST
13 10 (0.87%) Node.js
14 9 (0.78%) ASP.NET Web API
14 9 (0.78%) EJB
14 9 (0.78%) WCF
14 9 (0.78%) WF
15 8 (0.70%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 69 (6.00%) Management Information System
2 61 (5.30%) Analytical Skills
3 46 (4.00%) Data Centre
4 37 (3.22%) Computer Science
5 31 (2.70%) Clustering
6 29 (2.52%) PKI
7 22 (1.91%) Fat Client
7 22 (1.91%) Thin Client
8 16 (1.39%) Video Conferencing
9 15 (1.30%) Linux Command Line
9 15 (1.30%) PMI
10 13 (1.13%) Private Cloud
11 11 (0.96%) CESG
11 11 (0.96%) Data Protection Act
12 10 (0.87%) Smartphone
13 9 (0.78%) Cybercrime
14 8 (0.70%) Mobile App
15 7 (0.61%) Security Operations Centre
15 7 (0.61%) User Experience
16 6 (0.52%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 269 (23.39%) Windows
2 124 (10.78%) Linux
3 100 (8.70%) Windows Server
4 74 (6.43%) Unix
5 58 (5.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 57 (4.96%) Windows Server 2003
7 42 (3.65%) Windows Server 2012
8 40 (3.48%) Solaris
9 32 (2.78%) Windows Vista
10 31 (2.70%) Windows 7
11 28 (2.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 28 (2.43%) Windows 10
12 24 (2.09%) Windows XP
13 17 (1.48%) Windows 2000 Server
14 15 (1.30%) CentOS
15 10 (0.87%) Apple iOS
16 9 (0.78%) HPUX
17 5 (0.43%) Ubuntu
18 4 (0.35%) Debian
18 4 (0.35%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 244 (21.22%) Agile Software Development
2 213 (18.52%) ITIL
3 135 (11.74%) Project Management
4 115 (10.00%) Service Management
5 114 (9.91%) PRINCE2
6 82 (7.13%) DevOps
7 75 (6.52%) Migration
8 73 (6.35%) Programme Management
9 72 (6.26%) Scrum
10 70 (6.09%) Stakeholder Management
11 69 (6.00%) Configuration Management
12 66 (5.74%) Business Intelligence
13 55 (4.78%) Digital Marketing
14 53 (4.61%) Change Management
15 51 (4.43%) Cybersecurity
15 51 (4.43%) Service Delivery
16 47 (4.09%) Problem Management
17 45 (3.91%) ITSM
18 43 (3.74%) Incident Management
19 42 (3.65%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 121 (10.52%) SQL
2 100 (8.70%) Java
3 86 (7.48%) C
4 47 (4.09%) PowerShell
5 41 (3.57%) Python
6 39 (3.39%) C#
7 29 (2.52%) Perl
8 28 (2.43%) Shell Script
9 26 (2.26%) JavaScript
10 25 (2.17%) C++
11 21 (1.83%) Bash Shell
12 11 (0.96%) PL/SQL
13 9 (0.78%) T-SQL
13 9 (0.78%) VBA
13 9 (0.78%) VBScript
14 8 (0.70%) Ruby
15 7 (0.61%) Groovy
15 7 (0.61%) VB
15 7 (0.61%) VB.NET
16 6 (0.52%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1150 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 428 (37.22%) SC Cleared
3 64 (5.57%) Cisco Certification
4 57 (4.96%) Degree
5 37 (3.22%) CCNA
6 36 (3.13%) CCNP
6 36 (3.13%) CISSP
7 33 (2.87%) ISEB
7 33 (2.87%) ITIL Certification
8 23 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 20 (1.74%) MCSE
10 18 (1.57%) CREST Certified
10 18 (1.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 18 (1.57%) PMI Certification
11 16 (1.39%) CCIE
12 15 (1.30%) CEH
12 15 (1.30%) Chartered Engineer
12 15 (1.30%) CITP
12 15 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 14 (1.22%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (2.70%) QA
2 26 (2.26%) JSP 440
2 26 (2.26%) SLA
3 22 (1.91%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 17 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (1.48%) PMO
5 15 (1.30%) Data Quality
6 13 (1.13%) ISO 9001
7 10 (0.87%) GPG13
8 3 (0.26%) COBIT
8 3 (0.26%) GAAP
8 3 (0.26%) GDPR
9 2 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.17%) Def Stans
9 2 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.17%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.087%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.087%) MISRA
10 1 (0.087%) P3O
System Software
1 158 (13.74%) Active Directory
2 85 (7.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (2.26%) VMware ESXi
4 22 (1.91%) Hyper-V
5 17 (1.48%) Docker
5 17 (1.48%) Virtual Machines
6 15 (1.30%) XenDesktop
7 14 (1.22%) Firmware
8 13 (1.13%) Samba
8 13 (1.13%) XenApp
9 12 (1.04%) Microsoft App-V
10 10 (0.87%) VMware NSX
10 10 (0.87%) vSphere
11 8 (0.70%) Snort
12 6 (0.52%) Apache Flume
12 6 (0.52%) vCloud
12 6 (0.52%) XenServer
13 5 (0.43%) Squid
14 4 (0.35%) ISA Server
14 4 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 56 (4.87%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 37 (3.22%) SCCM
3 28 (2.43%) Puppet
4 26 (2.26%) Ansible
4 26 (2.26%) Netcool
5 22 (1.91%) SCOM
6 19 (1.65%) NetBackup
7 17 (1.48%) Kubernetes
8 15 (1.30%) McAfee ePO
8 15 (1.30%) Terraform
9 14 (1.22%) logstash
10 13 (1.13%) Kibana
11 12 (1.04%) Microsoft Clustering
12 11 (0.96%) Nagios
12 11 (0.96%) WSUS
13 10 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
13 10 (0.87%) OVSD
13 10 (0.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 9 (0.78%) AppDNA
14 9 (0.78%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 175 (15.22%) Microsoft
2 127 (11.04%) VMware
3 115 (10.00%) Cisco
4 108 (9.39%) HP
5 94 (8.17%) Oracle
6 76 (6.61%) Juniper
7 61 (5.30%) Citrix
8 60 (5.22%) SAP
9 56 (4.87%) McAfee
10 33 (2.87%) F5
11 22 (1.91%) CheckPoint
11 22 (1.91%) Palo Alto
12 21 (1.83%) Atlassian
12 21 (1.83%) Lumension
12 21 (1.83%) Red Hat
12 21 (1.83%) Veritas
13 20 (1.74%) EMC
14 15 (1.30%) Sun
15 14 (1.22%) ArcSight
16 11 (0.96%) Splunk