Period
to 13 August 2020

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 13 August 2020 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
13 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 87 178 280
Rank change year-on-year +91 +102 -53
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 936 1,387 955
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.73% 1.53% 0.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.89% 7.98% 4.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 631 883 501
Median daily rate £525 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £369 £358 £281
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +17.65% -1.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 63 49
Median hourly rate £41.00 £42.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.38% +20.00% +66.67%
10th Percentile £35.00 £12.00 £17.50
90th Percentile £65.75 £66.00 £59.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.55
% change year-on-year +1.19% +11.85% +84.20%

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 8,595 17,385 19,186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 25.03% 19.16% 18.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,130 10,543 11,362
Median daily rate £475 £473 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.53% +5.00% +5.88%
10th Percentile £283 £263 £239
90th Percentile £638 £645 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £441 £414
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52% +3.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 432 834 936
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +56.52% -22.91%
10th Percentile £17.01 £13.68 £12.63
90th Percentile £55.00 £60.00 £50.13
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -6.67% +59.57% -22.95%

DV Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for DV Cleared in the UK

DV Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing DV Cleared.

Daily rate trend for DV Cleared in the UK

DV Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing DV Cleared over the 6 months to 13 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for DV Cleared in the UK

DV Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing DV Cleared.

Hourly rate trend for DV Cleared in the UK

DV Cleared
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing DV Cleared over the 6 months to 13 August 2020.

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 13 August 2020. 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 +95 890 £525 +5.00% 146
UK excluding London +47 622 £525 +5.00% 118
London +199 292 £550 +4.76% 32
South West +2 266 £525 +5.00% 46
South East +50 164 £500 +2.04% 36
Midlands +101 102 £538 +19.44% 20
West Midlands +88 94 £538 +7.50% 19
Work from Home +14 44 £500 -9.09% 1
East of England +81 39 £500 -6.98% 8
Scotland +92 27 £428 +9.62% 1
North of England +138 23 £625 +80.12% 5
Yorkshire +97 20 £625 +132.34%
East Midlands +54 7 £463 +32.14% 1
Wales +16 6 £550 +22.22% 3
North West +83 3 £286 -32.76% 5

For the 6 months to 13 August 2020, 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.

1 936 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 356 (38.03%) SC Cleared
3 231 (24.68%) Agile Software Development
4 182 (19.44%) Windows
5 181 (19.34%) Microsoft
6 178 (19.02%) Public Sector
7 134 (14.32%) Oracle
8 130 (13.89%) Active Directory
9 119 (12.71%) ITIL
10 114 (12.18%) VMware
10 114 (12.18%) DevOps
11 113 (12.07%) SQL
12 111 (11.86%) Migration
13 107 (11.43%) Linux
14 105 (11.22%) Java
15 103 (11.00%) Cisco
16 100 (10.68%) PowerShell
17 94 (10.04%) AWS
18 90 (9.62%) Project Management
19 88 (9.40%) Finance
20 86 (9.19%) SQL Server
21 83 (8.87%) Python
21 83 (8.87%) Windows Server
22 77 (8.23%) Risk Management
23 74 (7.91%) Cisco Certification
24 71 (7.59%) Azure
25 69 (7.37%) C
26 67 (7.16%) Firewall
27 61 (6.52%) Scrum
27 61 (6.52%) Docker

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 53 (5.66%) SharePoint
2 40 (4.27%) Confluence
3 31 (3.31%) IIS
4 22 (2.35%) Skype for Business
5 21 (2.24%) Elasticsearch
6 17 (1.82%) ArcGIS
7 16 (1.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 15 (1.60%) MS Exchange
9 12 (1.28%) WebLogic
10 8 (0.85%) Apache
10 8 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
11 7 (0.75%) Moodle
12 4 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
13 3 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2007
15 1 (0.11%) Apache Spark
15 1 (0.11%) JBoss
15 1 (0.11%) Tomcat
15 1 (0.11%) Umbraco
Applications
1 49 (5.24%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (2.24%) MS Visio
3 16 (1.71%) Photoshop
4 13 (1.39%) InfoPath
4 13 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
4 13 (1.39%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.11%) Figma
Business Applications
1 13 (1.39%) Oracle Payables
2 8 (0.85%) Oracle ERP
3 5 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.53%) Primavera
4 4 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.21%) Oracle Payroll
6 2 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.21%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 94 (10.04%) AWS
2 71 (7.59%) Azure
3 33 (3.53%) SaaS
4 30 (3.21%) PaaS
5 23 (2.46%) Amazon S3
6 21 (2.24%) Amazon EC2
7 19 (2.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 18 (1.92%) GitHub
9 14 (1.50%) GCP
9 14 (1.50%) IaaS
9 14 (1.50%) Serverless
10 13 (1.39%) Azure Stack
11 12 (1.28%) AWS Lambda
12 11 (1.18%) Amazon Cognito
12 11 (1.18%) Amazon EMR
13 10 (1.07%) Office 365
14 7 (0.75%) OpenShift
15 6 (0.64%) Azure Active Directory
16 5 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
16 5 (0.53%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 67 (7.16%) Firewall
2 53 (5.66%) LAN
3 48 (5.13%) WAN
4 46 (4.91%) DNS
5 42 (4.49%) VPN
6 33 (3.53%) VoIP
7 27 (2.88%) OSPF
8 26 (2.78%) DHCP
9 25 (2.67%) BGP
10 23 (2.46%) EIGRP
11 22 (2.35%) Cisco ISE
11 22 (2.35%) Skype
12 21 (2.24%) Cisco Nexus
13 19 (2.03%) SAN
14 18 (1.92%) Unified Communications
15 16 (1.71%) DMVPN
15 16 (1.71%) Network Security
16 14 (1.50%) Kerberos
17 12 (1.28%) DMZ
18 11 (1.18%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (9.19%) SQL Server
2 35 (3.74%) Big Data
3 23 (2.46%) Hadoop
4 22 (2.35%) GIS
5 18 (1.92%) Oracle Database
6 17 (1.82%) Apache Accumulo
6 17 (1.82%) MongoDB
7 10 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (0.96%) MySQL
8 9 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (0.85%) Oracle ODI
10 7 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
11 6 (0.64%) SSDT
12 5 (0.53%) Electronic Patient Records
12 5 (0.53%) Oracle Database 12c
12 5 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (0.53%) SQL Server 2017
12 5 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 49 (5.24%) JIRA
2 43 (4.59%) Bitbucket
3 42 (4.49%) Jenkins
4 34 (3.63%) Git (software)
5 30 (3.21%) GitLab
6 14 (1.50%) Visual Studio
7 10 (1.07%) JMeter
7 10 (1.07%) Selenium
8 9 (0.96%) Cucumber
8 9 (0.96%) Gatling
9 7 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 7 (0.75%) SonarQube
9 7 (0.75%) Sonatype Nexus
9 7 (0.75%) WebDriver
10 6 (0.64%) Jasmine
10 6 (0.64%) LoadRunner
10 6 (0.64%) NeoLoad
10 6 (0.64%) SoapUI
11 5 (0.53%) REST Assured
11 5 (0.53%) Snyk
General
1 178 (19.02%) Public Sector
2 88 (9.40%) Finance
3 45 (4.81%) Military
4 43 (4.59%) Telecoms
5 42 (4.49%) Electronics
6 40 (4.27%) Manufacturing
6 40 (4.27%) Marketing
7 21 (2.24%) Law
8 17 (1.82%) Aerospace
9 16 (1.71%) Legal
10 13 (1.39%) General Ledger
11 12 (1.28%) Police
12 9 (0.96%) Banking
13 3 (0.32%) Local Government
13 3 (0.32%) Publishing
14 1 (0.11%) Advertising
14 1 (0.11%) Games
Job Titles
1 132 (14.10%) Architect
2 93 (9.94%) Developer
3 87 (9.29%) Analyst
4 57 (6.09%) Project Manager
5 55 (5.88%) Consultant
6 44 (4.70%) Business Analyst
7 42 (4.49%) Network Engineer
8 34 (3.63%) DV Cleared Project Manager
9 29 (3.10%) Administrator
9 29 (3.10%) DV Cleared Business Analyst
9 29 (3.10%) Technical Architect
10 27 (2.88%) Java Developer
11 26 (2.78%) DevOps Engineer
11 26 (2.78%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
12 22 (2.35%) Test Engineer
13 21 (2.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 20 (2.14%) Systems Administrator
15 19 (2.03%) Delivery Manager
15 19 (2.03%) Solutions Architect
16 17 (1.82%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (4.17%) Web Services
2 35 (3.74%) HTML
2 35 (3.74%) Kafka
3 34 (3.63%) .NET
4 31 (3.31%) REST
5 30 (3.21%) XML
6 29 (3.10%) Node.js
7 26 (2.78%) CSS
8 22 (2.35%) Oracle Fusion
8 22 (2.35%) Spring
9 21 (2.24%) AngularJS
10 19 (2.03%) Apache NiFi
11 17 (1.82%) SAML
12 16 (1.71%) SOAP
13 15 (1.60%) Elastic Stack
13 15 (1.60%) React
13 15 (1.60%) Spring Boot
14 13 (1.39%) jQuery
14 13 (1.39%) LDAP
15 10 (1.07%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 45 (4.81%) Management Information System
2 42 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (4.49%) PKI
3 37 (3.95%) Data Centre
4 16 (1.71%) User Experience
5 15 (1.60%) Public Cloud
6 14 (1.50%) Self-Motivation
7 12 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
8 8 (0.85%) Private Cloud
8 8 (0.85%) Replication
9 7 (0.75%) Cyber Defence
10 6 (0.64%) Clustering
10 6 (0.64%) Greenfield Project
10 6 (0.64%) HP StoreVirtual
11 5 (0.53%) Algorithms
11 5 (0.53%) Cloud Native
12 4 (0.43%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.43%) CMDB
12 4 (0.43%) Fat Client
12 4 (0.43%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 182 (19.44%) Windows
2 107 (11.43%) Linux
3 83 (8.87%) Windows Server
4 60 (6.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 53 (5.66%) Windows 10
6 41 (4.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 36 (3.85%) Windows Server 2016
8 30 (3.21%) Windows 7
9 24 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 20 (2.14%) CentOS
11 19 (2.03%) Windows Server 2019
12 10 (1.07%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (0.96%) Unix
14 8 (0.85%) VMS
15 6 (0.64%) Windows Vista
16 5 (0.53%) Windows 8
17 4 (0.43%) Solaris
18 3 (0.32%) Oracle Linux
19 1 (0.11%) Apple iOS
19 1 (0.11%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (24.68%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (12.71%) ITIL
3 114 (12.18%) DevOps
4 111 (11.86%) Migration
5 90 (9.62%) Project Management
6 77 (8.23%) Risk Management
7 61 (6.52%) Scrum
8 56 (5.98%) Programme Management
8 56 (5.98%) Project Delivery
9 55 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
10 51 (5.45%) Cybersecurity
11 50 (5.34%) Business Intelligence
12 49 (5.24%) Service Management
13 48 (5.13%) Decision-Making
13 48 (5.13%) Open Source
14 46 (4.91%) PRINCE2
15 43 (4.59%) Data Migration
16 40 (4.27%) Continuous Improvement
16 40 (4.27%) Digital Marketing
17 39 (4.17%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 113 (12.07%) SQL
2 105 (11.22%) Java
3 100 (10.68%) PowerShell
4 83 (8.87%) Python
5 69 (7.37%) C
6 41 (4.38%) C#
7 40 (4.27%) JavaScript
8 35 (3.74%) Shell Script
9 34 (3.63%) PL/SQL
10 31 (3.31%) Bash Shell
10 31 (3.31%) VB
11 18 (1.92%) VBScript
12 17 (1.82%) Perl
13 14 (1.50%) TypeScript
14 12 (1.28%) Go
14 12 (1.28%) Java 8
15 11 (1.18%) C++
16 8 (0.85%) T-SQL
17 3 (0.32%) AWK
17 3 (0.32%) Jython
Qualifications
1 936 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 356 (38.03%) SC Cleared
3 74 (7.91%) Cisco Certification
4 56 (5.98%) Microsoft Certification
5 53 (5.66%) CISSP
6 41 (4.38%) CCNP
7 30 (3.21%) CCNA
8 29 (3.10%) CCIE
9 27 (2.88%) CCDP
9 27 (2.88%) Degree
10 23 (2.46%) CESG Certified Professional
10 23 (2.46%) CISM
11 14 (1.50%) ISTQB
12 13 (1.39%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 12 (1.28%) CCIE Collaboration
13 12 (1.28%) CRISC
13 12 (1.28%) ISEB
13 12 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
13 12 (1.28%) MCSE
14 10 (1.07%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 19 (2.03%) PMO
2 18 (1.92%) JSP 440
3 17 (1.82%) QA
4 16 (1.71%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 13 (1.39%) NCSC
5 13 (1.39%) SLA
6 10 (1.07%) GDPR
6 10 (1.07%) RMADS
7 7 (0.75%) Government Security Classifications
7 7 (0.75%) NIST
8 6 (0.64%) NIST 800
9 4 (0.43%) COBIT
9 4 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (0.43%) Def Stans
10 3 (0.32%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 2 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 130 (13.89%) Active Directory
2 61 (6.52%) Docker
3 53 (5.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 36 (3.85%) Hyper-V
5 25 (2.67%) vSphere
6 24 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
6 24 (2.56%) VMware NSX
7 21 (2.24%) Virtual Machines
8 17 (1.82%) Virtual Desktop
9 14 (1.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 12 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (0.64%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 6 (0.64%) DFS Replication
12 4 (0.43%) NFS
13 3 (0.32%) NDS
13 3 (0.32%) UAG
13 3 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.21%) vCloud
15 1 (0.11%) Forefront TMG
15 1 (0.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 52 (5.56%) Ansible
2 41 (4.38%) Terraform
3 38 (4.06%) SCCM
4 25 (2.67%) Kubernetes
5 21 (2.24%) WSUS
6 19 (2.03%) SCOM
7 17 (1.82%) Kibana
8 16 (1.71%) Single Sign-On
9 13 (1.39%) logstash
10 12 (1.28%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 9 (0.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 8 (0.85%) vCenter Server
13 6 (0.64%) McAfee ePO
13 6 (0.64%) Microsoft Clustering
13 6 (0.64%) Norton AntiVirus
13 6 (0.64%) SCDPM
13 6 (0.64%) SCVMM
13 6 (0.64%) vRealize
14 5 (0.53%) Failover Clustering
14 5 (0.53%) SCSM
Vendors
1 181 (19.34%) Microsoft
2 134 (14.32%) Oracle
3 114 (12.18%) VMware
4 103 (11.00%) Cisco
5 43 (4.59%) SAP
6 35 (3.74%) SolarWinds
7 34 (3.63%) Juniper
8 27 (2.88%) Dell
9 25 (2.67%) Lumension
10 24 (2.56%) Red Hat
10 24 (2.56%) Splunk
11 23 (2.46%) Atlassian
12 22 (2.35%) HP
12 22 (2.35%) Sophos
13 17 (1.82%) Citrix
14 16 (1.71%) ESRI
15 11 (1.18%) BiZZdesign
15 11 (1.18%) Remedy
15 11 (1.18%) ServiceNow
16 10 (1.07%) Palo Alto