Period
to 20 February 2018

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 February 2018 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 237 186 160
Rank change year-on-year -51 -26 -7
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 1,129 1,360 1,663
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.11% 1.43% 1.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.93% 6.89% 7.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 552 689 817
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £263 £293 £308
90th Percentile £650 £614 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £474 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +9.41% +1.88% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 64 62
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £39.25 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.94% +27.02% +11.03%
10th Percentile £12.00 £22.15 £21.55
90th Percentile £50.50 £55.53 £55.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £38.50 £30.90
% change year-on-year -35.06% +24.60% +11.03%

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 19,034 19,727 22,261
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.74% 20.70% 20.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,669 12,489 13,569
UK median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £225 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 856 903 1,004
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% - +44.74%
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.00 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.00 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.22 £27.50 £30.11
% change year-on-year -4.67% -8.65% +54.38%

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 February 2018.

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 February 2018.

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 20 February 2018. 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 -54 1,093 £500 +11.11% 169
UK excluding London -54 658 £474 +9.41% 134
London -22 466 £525 +14.13% 36
South East -18 339 £425 - 52
South West -21 206 £525 +16.67% 56
East of England -2 35 £485 -3.00% 7
Midlands -20 32 £415 +27.54% 9
East Midlands +13 18 £414 +3.50% 4
North of England -10 17 £316 -4.24% 9
Scotland -16 17 £276 -13.67%
West Midlands -23 14 £600 +87.50% 5
North East +33 13 £316 -1.25%
Wales -4 13 £450 - 1
Yorkshire 0 4 £592 -
Northern Ireland -9 3 - -
North West -16 2 - - 9

For the 6 months to 20 February 2018, 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 1,129 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 422 (37.38%) SC Cleared
3 320 (28.34%) Windows
4 226 (20.02%) Microsoft
5 213 (18.87%) Agile Software Development
6 212 (18.78%) Active Directory
7 165 (14.61%) ITIL
8 158 (13.99%) Java
8 158 (13.99%) SQL
9 142 (12.58%) Windows Server
10 140 (12.40%) VMware
11 130 (11.51%) Cisco
12 126 (11.16%) Oracle
12 126 (11.16%) C
13 123 (10.89%) Linux
14 106 (9.39%) Project Management
14 106 (9.39%) Migration
15 104 (9.21%) Firewall
16 101 (8.95%) VMware Infrastructure
17 94 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
18 92 (8.15%) HP
19 91 (8.06%) PRINCE2
20 90 (7.97%) Windows Server 2012
21 88 (7.79%) Finance
22 82 (7.26%) Juniper
22 82 (7.26%) Windows Server 2008
23 81 (7.17%) PowerShell
24 77 (6.82%) McAfee
25 76 (6.73%) Stakeholder Management
26 70 (6.20%) WAN

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 62 (5.49%) SharePoint
2 52 (4.61%) MS Exchange
3 37 (3.28%) IIS
4 32 (2.83%) Skype for Business
5 22 (1.95%) SharePoint Server
6 20 (1.77%) Confluence
7 14 (1.24%) WebSphere
7 14 (1.24%) WebSphere Portal
8 12 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
9 9 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2010
10 8 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
10 8 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2003
10 8 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2007
11 6 (0.53%) Apache Spark
12 5 (0.44%) Apache
12 5 (0.44%) Office Communications Server
12 5 (0.44%) OpenStack
13 4 (0.35%) Apache Solr
13 4 (0.35%) nginx
13 4 (0.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 69 (6.11%) Microsoft Office
2 40 (3.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (1.59%) Microsoft Project
4 15 (1.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.71%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.27%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.27%) Stata
8 2 (0.18%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.18%) Revit
9 1 (0.089%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.089%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 14 (1.24%) Oracle BPM
2 8 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.35%) Oracle Cash Management
4 3 (0.27%) Dynamics GP
4 3 (0.27%) Teamcenter
5 2 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.089%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.089%) Maximo
6 1 (0.089%) OpenText Process Suite
6 1 (0.089%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.089%) Primavera
6 1 (0.089%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.089%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 50 (4.43%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (3.01%) Office 365
3 28 (2.48%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (0.62%) SaaS
6 6 (0.53%) IaaS
7 5 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (0.27%) OneDrive
8 3 (0.27%) PaaS
9 2 (0.18%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.18%) G Suite
9 2 (0.18%) GitHub
9 2 (0.18%) Slack
9 2 (0.18%) Trello
10 1 (0.089%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.089%) Google Drive
10 1 (0.089%) npm
10 1 (0.089%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 1 (0.089%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 104 (9.21%) Firewall
2 70 (6.20%) WAN
3 67 (5.93%) DNS
4 66 (5.85%) LAN
5 49 (4.34%) Internet
6 47 (4.16%) TCP/IP
7 43 (3.81%) Network Security
8 39 (3.45%) DHCP
9 32 (2.83%) VPN
10 30 (2.66%) Wireless
11 28 (2.48%) Cisco ISE
12 23 (2.04%) SAN
12 23 (2.04%) VLAN
13 20 (1.77%) Skype
14 19 (1.68%) BGP
15 17 (1.51%) OSPF
16 16 (1.42%) IPsec
17 15 (1.33%) Broadband
17 15 (1.33%) Cisco ASA
17 15 (1.33%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (5.40%) SQL Server
2 56 (4.96%) Oracle Database
3 51 (4.52%) Big Data
4 34 (3.01%) GIS
5 31 (2.75%) Oracle Database 11g
6 30 (2.66%) Oracle Database 10g
7 24 (2.13%) Hadoop
8 22 (1.95%) PostgreSQL
8 22 (1.95%) Relational Database
9 15 (1.33%) MongoDB
10 14 (1.24%) MySQL
10 14 (1.24%) Redis
11 10 (0.89%) HBase
12 8 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
12 8 (0.71%) NoSQL
13 6 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
14 5 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
15 4 (0.35%) Amazon Redshift
15 4 (0.35%) Apache Hive
15 4 (0.35%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 40 (3.54%) JIRA
2 28 (2.48%) Selenium
3 26 (2.30%) Jenkins
4 20 (1.77%) MSI
5 17 (1.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 17 (1.51%) Cucumber
6 16 (1.42%) JUnit
7 13 (1.15%) EasyMock
8 12 (1.06%) Bitbucket
9 10 (0.89%) Git (software)
10 9 (0.80%) JMeter
10 9 (0.80%) Visual Studio
11 8 (0.71%) Selenium IDE
11 8 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (0.71%) WebDriver
12 7 (0.62%) LoadRunner
13 6 (0.53%) Burp Suite
13 6 (0.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 5 (0.44%) Sonatype Nexus
14 5 (0.44%) StarTeam
General
1 88 (7.79%) Finance
2 32 (2.83%) Telecoms
3 30 (2.66%) Military
4 23 (2.04%) Manufacturing
5 21 (1.86%) Electronics
6 20 (1.77%) Marketing
7 19 (1.68%) Law
8 9 (0.80%) Legal
9 6 (0.53%) Banking
10 5 (0.44%) Publishing
11 4 (0.35%) Local Government
12 2 (0.18%) Advertising
12 2 (0.18%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.18%) Retail
Job Titles
1 116 (10.27%) Architect
2 115 (10.19%) Analyst
3 105 (9.30%) Developer
4 74 (6.55%) Network Engineer
5 55 (4.87%) Support Engineer
6 54 (4.78%) Java Developer
7 53 (4.69%) Consultant
8 52 (4.61%) Project Manager
9 47 (4.16%) Business Analyst
10 33 (2.92%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
11 32 (2.83%) Network Architect
12 31 (2.75%) Administrator
12 31 (2.75%) DV Cleared Java Developer
12 31 (2.75%) Integration Engineer
13 30 (2.66%) DV Cleared Project Manager
14 29 (2.57%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
15 27 (2.39%) Build Engineer
16 25 (2.21%) 3rd Line Support
17 24 (2.13%) Technical Architect
17 24 (2.13%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (4.87%) XML
2 51 (4.52%) Web Services
3 37 (3.28%) J2EE
4 36 (3.19%) JSF
5 29 (2.57%) Spring
6 24 (2.13%) .NET
7 19 (1.68%) JSON
8 17 (1.51%) Node.js
9 16 (1.42%) EJB
9 16 (1.42%) Spring Boot
10 12 (1.06%) Apache Camel
10 12 (1.06%) CSS
10 12 (1.06%) HTML
10 12 (1.06%) JMS
10 12 (1.06%) Redux
11 9 (0.80%) Elastic Stack
12 8 (0.71%) Kafka
13 6 (0.53%) ASP.NET
13 6 (0.53%) Middleware
13 6 (0.53%) React
Miscellaneous
1 61 (5.40%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (4.34%) PKI
3 43 (3.81%) Management Information System
4 39 (3.45%) Data Centre
5 29 (2.57%) Clustering
6 15 (1.33%) CMDB
7 12 (1.06%) PMI
7 12 (1.06%) Wiki
8 10 (0.89%) Data Structures
8 10 (0.89%) User Experience
9 9 (0.80%) Cyberthreat
9 9 (0.80%) Driving Licence
10 8 (0.71%) Public Cloud
10 8 (0.71%) Replication
10 8 (0.71%) Smartcard
11 6 (0.53%) CESG
11 6 (0.53%) Microsoft Licensing
11 6 (0.53%) Smartphone
11 6 (0.53%) Video Conferencing
12 5 (0.44%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 320 (28.34%) Windows
2 142 (12.58%) Windows Server
3 123 (10.89%) Linux
4 90 (7.97%) Windows Server 2012
5 82 (7.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 67 (5.93%) Windows Server 2003
7 46 (4.07%) Windows 10
8 45 (3.99%) Unix
8 45 (3.99%) Windows 7
9 37 (3.28%) Windows Vista
10 34 (3.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 28 (2.48%) Solaris
12 23 (2.04%) Windows XP
13 20 (1.77%) CentOS
14 11 (0.97%) Android
14 11 (0.97%) Apple iOS
15 7 (0.62%) HPUX
16 4 (0.35%) Data ONTAP
16 4 (0.35%) Windows 2000
16 4 (0.35%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (18.87%) Agile Software Development
2 165 (14.61%) ITIL
3 106 (9.39%) Migration
3 106 (9.39%) Project Management
4 91 (8.06%) PRINCE2
5 76 (6.73%) Stakeholder Management
6 67 (5.93%) Cybersecurity
7 62 (5.49%) Test Automation
8 61 (5.40%) Scrum
9 58 (5.14%) Software Engineering
10 57 (5.05%) Change Management
11 54 (4.78%) DevOps
11 54 (4.78%) Programme Management
11 54 (4.78%) Service Management
12 50 (4.43%) Configuration Management
13 46 (4.07%) Service Delivery
14 41 (3.63%) Network Management
15 39 (3.45%) Continuous Integration
16 37 (3.28%) ITIL V3
16 37 (3.28%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 158 (13.99%) Java
1 158 (13.99%) SQL
2 126 (11.16%) C
3 81 (7.17%) PowerShell
4 44 (3.90%) PL/SQL
5 36 (3.19%) Python
6 34 (3.01%) JavaScript
7 20 (1.77%) C#
8 19 (1.68%) Perl
9 18 (1.59%) Bash Shell
10 13 (1.15%) Shell Script
11 12 (1.06%) Ruby
12 8 (0.71%) PHP
13 6 (0.53%) C++
13 6 (0.53%) VBScript
14 3 (0.27%) Scala
14 3 (0.27%) VB
14 3 (0.27%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.089%) Go
15 1 (0.089%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1,129 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 422 (37.38%) SC Cleared
3 94 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
4 47 (4.16%) ISEB
5 42 (3.72%) CCNP
6 34 (3.01%) CCNA
7 33 (2.92%) Degree
8 28 (2.48%) ISTQB
8 28 (2.48%) Microsoft Certification
9 27 (2.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 26 (2.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 22 (1.95%) CCIE
12 17 (1.51%) MCSA
13 15 (1.33%) CISSP
13 15 (1.33%) MCSE
14 12 (1.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 12 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
14 12 (1.06%) Numerate Degree
14 12 (1.06%) PMI Certification
15 11 (0.97%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.30%) SLA
2 23 (2.04%) Data Quality
2 23 (2.04%) QA
3 19 (1.68%) PMO
4 15 (1.33%) JSP 440
5 10 (0.89%) ISO 9001
6 7 (0.62%) Def Stans
7 6 (0.53%) COBIT
7 6 (0.53%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 5 (0.44%) Government Security Classifications
8 5 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.27%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.18%) ECSS
10 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.18%) RMADS
11 1 (0.089%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.089%) P3O
11 1 (0.089%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.089%) WAI
System Software
1 212 (18.78%) Active Directory
2 101 (8.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (3.54%) Hyper-V
4 37 (3.28%) vSphere
5 34 (3.01%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (1.51%) Virtual Machines
7 13 (1.15%) Oracle Clusterware
7 13 (1.15%) Oracle RAC
8 11 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
9 10 (0.89%) BitLocker
10 8 (0.71%) Docker
11 6 (0.53%) NFS
11 6 (0.53%) Samba
11 6 (0.53%) Virtual Desktop
11 6 (0.53%) XenDesktop
12 5 (0.44%) FreeRADIUS
12 5 (0.44%) VMware Workstation
13 4 (0.35%) Forefront TMG
13 4 (0.35%) Terminal Server
13 4 (0.35%) UAG
Systems Management
1 46 (4.07%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 38 (3.37%) SCCM
3 29 (2.57%) McAfee ePO
4 25 (2.21%) SCOM
5 22 (1.95%) NetBackup
6 20 (1.77%) Oracle RMAN
6 20 (1.77%) Puppet
7 15 (1.33%) Data Guard
7 15 (1.33%) Netcool
8 13 (1.15%) Oracle Flashback
9 12 (1.06%) OVSD
9 12 (1.06%) WSUS
10 10 (0.89%) Ansible
10 10 (0.89%) Norton AntiVirus
11 9 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
11 9 (0.80%) logstash
11 9 (0.80%) QRadar
11 9 (0.80%) vCenter Server
12 8 (0.71%) Nessus
13 7 (0.62%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 226 (20.02%) Microsoft
2 140 (12.40%) VMware
3 130 (11.51%) Cisco
4 126 (11.16%) Oracle
5 92 (8.15%) HP
6 82 (7.26%) Juniper
7 77 (6.82%) McAfee
8 50 (4.43%) Lumension
9 38 (3.37%) Red Hat
10 34 (3.01%) Citrix
11 22 (1.95%) SAP
12 20 (1.77%) Remedy
13 18 (1.59%) F5
13 18 (1.59%) SolarWinds
14 17 (1.51%) Fujitsu
14 17 (1.51%) Palo Alto
15 16 (1.42%) CheckPoint
16 15 (1.33%) Atlassian
16 15 (1.33%) Symantec
17 12 (1.06%) BT