Period
to 17 June 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 17 June 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
17 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 188 261 210
Rank change year-on-year +73 -51 -37
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 1,348 1,034 1,149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.49% 1.04% 1.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.92% 5.50% 6.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 811 523 623
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £363 £280 £279
90th Percentile £650 £650 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +17.65% - +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 37 62
UK median hourly rate £33.50 £29.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.56% +7.27% -
10th Percentile £12.00 £17.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £46.00 £62.00 £49.07
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 £29.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -59.32% +7.27% -

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 17,017 18,811 18,425
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.78% 18.92% 20.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,248 11,270 11,398
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +4.29%
10th Percentile £263 £239 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +7.88% +3.13% +4.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 800 846 942
UK median hourly rate £34.76 £24.91 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.55% -16.98% -7.69%
10th Percentile £12.86 £12.55 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.40 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year +28.46% -16.13% -11.43%

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 17 June 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 17 June 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 17 June 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 +70 1,306 £500 - 171
UK excluding London +100 1,073 £500 +17.65% 130
South West +40 532 £500 - 71
South East +17 390 £500 +25.00% 36
London -30 259 £525 -4.50% 46
Midlands +69 75 £525 +56.72% 7
West Midlands +45 60 £550 +88.84% 6
East of England +4 38 £575 +15.00% 4
Wales +12 22 £450 -16.28% 2
East Midlands +27 15 £355 -14.25%
North of England +22 10 £378 +19.65% 8
North West +16 7 £330 -22.35% 8
Scotland +7 6 £725 +114.81% 3
North East +6 2 - -
Yorkshire +11 1 £425 -29.17%

For the 6 months to 17 June 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 1,348 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 458 (33.98%) SC Cleared
3 353 (26.19%) Windows
4 297 (22.03%) Agile Software Development
5 257 (19.07%) Microsoft
6 193 (14.32%) Linux
7 191 (14.17%) VMware
8 180 (13.35%) Finance
9 170 (12.61%) Active Directory
10 166 (12.31%) ITIL
11 161 (11.94%) Java
12 155 (11.50%) Windows Server
13 148 (10.98%) Cisco
14 139 (10.31%) Oracle
15 138 (10.24%) C
16 136 (10.09%) SQL
17 135 (10.01%) PowerShell
18 119 (8.83%) Business Intelligence
19 118 (8.75%) Windows Server 2012
20 116 (8.61%) SCCM
20 116 (8.61%) Migration
21 114 (8.46%) Project Management
22 112 (8.31%) Stakeholder Management
22 112 (8.31%) Cybersecurity
23 110 (8.16%) DevOps
24 109 (8.09%) Python
25 103 (7.64%) Analytical Skills
26 102 (7.57%) Service Management
26 102 (7.57%) VMware Infrastructure
27 96 (7.12%) Problem-Solving

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 70 (5.19%) SharePoint
2 53 (3.93%) IIS
3 39 (2.89%) JBoss
4 37 (2.74%) MS Exchange
4 37 (2.74%) SharePoint Server
5 33 (2.45%) Confluence
6 32 (2.37%) Apache
7 21 (1.56%) Skype for Business
8 17 (1.26%) OpenStack
9 9 (0.67%) nginx
9 9 (0.67%) WebLogic
10 7 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
11 6 (0.45%) Documentum
11 6 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
11 6 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (0.37%) Apache Spark
12 5 (0.37%) CMS
12 5 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
12 5 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 4 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 35 (2.60%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (2.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (1.34%) Spreadsheet
4 10 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.22%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.074%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.074%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.074%) Weka
Business Applications
1 32 (2.37%) Oracle EBS
2 20 (1.48%) Oracle EBS R12
3 13 (0.96%) Oracle Applications
4 11 (0.82%) Oracle Payables
5 10 (0.74%) Oracle Receivables
6 9 (0.67%) Oracle E-Business Tax
6 9 (0.67%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 9 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
7 7 (0.52%) Oracle BPM
7 7 (0.52%) Oracle Cash Management
7 7 (0.52%) Oracle General Ledger
8 6 (0.45%) Oracle Assets
9 5 (0.37%) Primavera
10 4 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
11 1 (0.074%) Oracle Financials
11 1 (0.074%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 81 (6.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 58 (4.30%) Amazon AWS
3 45 (3.34%) Office 365
4 24 (1.78%) PaaS
5 22 (1.63%) IaaS
6 21 (1.56%) OpenShift
7 15 (1.11%) Azure Stack
8 11 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (0.74%) GitHub
9 10 (0.74%) Power Platform
10 9 (0.67%) SaaS
11 7 (0.52%) Quay.io
12 5 (0.37%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 5 (0.37%) npm
12 5 (0.37%) Yarn
13 4 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
14 3 (0.22%) Trello
15 2 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
15 2 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
16 1 (0.074%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 95 (7.05%) Firewall
2 89 (6.60%) WAN
3 74 (5.49%) LAN
4 54 (4.01%) DNS
5 52 (3.86%) Internet
6 49 (3.64%) SAN
7 38 (2.82%) DHCP
7 38 (2.82%) Network Security
8 36 (2.67%) TCP/IP
9 21 (1.56%) Intrusion Detection
9 21 (1.56%) Wireshark
10 19 (1.41%) BGP
10 19 (1.41%) Cisco Nexus
10 19 (1.41%) Skype
10 19 (1.41%) VPN
11 18 (1.34%) Junos
11 18 (1.34%) Unified Communications
12 17 (1.26%) OSPF
13 16 (1.19%) NAS
14 12 (0.89%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (5.86%) SQL Server
2 50 (3.71%) Big Data
3 41 (3.04%) Oracle Database
4 37 (2.74%) Hadoop
5 25 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
5 25 (1.85%) Relational Database
6 23 (1.71%) MongoDB
7 16 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (1.19%) MySQL
8 15 (1.11%) Oracle BI EE
8 15 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 14 (1.04%) Oracle Exadata
10 12 (0.89%) NoSQL
10 12 (0.89%) RDBMS
10 12 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 11 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
11 11 (0.82%) SQL Server 2016
12 10 (0.74%) Power BI
12 10 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
13 9 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 48 (3.56%) JIRA
2 46 (3.41%) Git (software)
3 38 (2.82%) Cucumber
4 36 (2.67%) Selenium
5 31 (2.30%) MSI
6 29 (2.15%) Jenkins
7 15 (1.11%) Maven
8 11 (0.82%) Artifactory
8 11 (0.82%) Eclipse
8 11 (0.82%) GitLab
9 10 (0.74%) Bitbucket
9 10 (0.74%) JUnit
9 10 (0.74%) webpack
10 9 (0.67%) Ant
10 9 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 7 (0.52%) InstallShield
11 7 (0.52%) LoadRunner
11 7 (0.52%) Rational DOORS
11 7 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (0.45%) Gradle
General
1 180 (13.35%) Finance
2 84 (6.23%) Telecoms
3 66 (4.90%) Electronics
4 64 (4.75%) Marketing
5 63 (4.67%) Manufacturing
6 42 (3.12%) Military
7 18 (1.34%) Law
8 10 (0.74%) General Ledger
9 8 (0.59%) Legal
10 6 (0.45%) Advertising
10 6 (0.45%) Aerospace
11 5 (0.37%) Italian Language
11 5 (0.37%) Russian Language
11 5 (0.37%) Spanish Language
12 3 (0.22%) Banking
12 3 (0.22%) Local Government
13 1 (0.074%) Avionics
13 1 (0.074%) Billing
13 1 (0.074%) Digital Economy
13 1 (0.074%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 192 (14.24%) Architect
2 102 (7.57%) Consultant
2 102 (7.57%) Developer
3 100 (7.42%) Analyst
4 83 (6.16%) Network Engineer
5 62 (4.60%) Technical Architect
6 59 (4.38%) Solutions Architect
7 57 (4.23%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
8 53 (3.93%) Administrator
9 46 (3.41%) Project Manager
10 43 (3.19%) Wintel Engineer
11 42 (3.12%) Business Analyst
12 41 (3.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 37 (2.74%) Software Developer
14 35 (2.60%) DBA
14 35 (2.60%) Test Engineer
15 30 (2.23%) Designer
15 30 (2.23%) Operations Technician
15 30 (2.23%) Systems Engineer
16 29 (2.15%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (3.71%) .NET
2 41 (3.04%) XML
3 37 (2.74%) Middleware
4 36 (2.67%) SOAP
5 31 (2.30%) JSON
5 31 (2.30%) REST
6 28 (2.08%) RESTful
6 28 (2.08%) Web Services
7 26 (1.93%) Spring
8 23 (1.71%) HTML
9 19 (1.41%) AngularJS
9 19 (1.41%) Node.js
9 19 (1.41%) React
10 16 (1.19%) CSS
11 14 (1.04%) EJB
11 14 (1.04%) J2EE
12 13 (0.96%) Hibernate
12 13 (0.96%) Oracle Fusion
13 12 (0.89%) Apache NiFi
14 11 (0.82%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 103 (7.64%) Analytical Skills
2 87 (6.45%) Data Centre
3 63 (4.67%) PKI
4 52 (3.86%) Management Information System
5 46 (3.41%) Self-Motivation
6 28 (2.08%) Replication
7 27 (2.00%) Clustering
8 20 (1.48%) Algorithms
9 19 (1.41%) User Experience
10 16 (1.19%) CESG
10 16 (1.19%) Cyberthreat
10 16 (1.19%) Data Structures
11 15 (1.11%) Robotics
12 14 (1.04%) Hybrid Cloud
13 12 (0.89%) Private Cloud
14 10 (0.74%) Linux Command Line
15 9 (0.67%) Taxonomies
16 7 (0.52%) Fat Client
16 7 (0.52%) Reference Data
16 7 (0.52%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 353 (26.19%) Windows
2 193 (14.32%) Linux
3 155 (11.50%) Windows Server
4 118 (8.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 94 (6.97%) Unix
6 80 (5.93%) Windows 10
7 50 (3.71%) Windows 7
8 49 (3.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 48 (3.56%) Windows Server 2003
9 48 (3.56%) Windows Server 2008
10 38 (2.82%) Solaris
11 27 (2.00%) CentOS
12 19 (1.41%) AIX
13 11 (0.82%) Oracle Linux
14 9 (0.67%) CoreOS
15 7 (0.52%) Windows Vista
16 5 (0.37%) VMS
17 4 (0.30%) Ubuntu
17 4 (0.30%) Windows 8
18 3 (0.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 297 (22.03%) Agile Software Development
2 166 (12.31%) ITIL
3 119 (8.83%) Business Intelligence
4 116 (8.61%) Migration
5 114 (8.46%) Project Management
6 112 (8.31%) Cybersecurity
6 112 (8.31%) Stakeholder Management
7 110 (8.16%) DevOps
8 102 (7.57%) Service Management
9 96 (7.12%) Problem-Solving
10 88 (6.53%) Data Protection
11 87 (6.45%) PRINCE2
12 77 (5.71%) Risk Management
13 76 (5.64%) Programme Management
14 75 (5.56%) Mentoring
15 73 (5.42%) Information Assurance
15 73 (5.42%) Service Delivery
16 69 (5.12%) ITIL V3
17 64 (4.75%) TOGAF
18 61 (4.53%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 161 (11.94%) Java
2 138 (10.24%) C
3 136 (10.09%) SQL
4 135 (10.01%) PowerShell
5 109 (8.09%) Python
6 60 (4.45%) JavaScript
7 59 (4.38%) C#
8 41 (3.04%) PL/SQL
9 35 (2.60%) Bash Shell
10 30 (2.23%) Shell Script
11 28 (2.08%) C++
12 26 (1.93%) Ruby
13 21 (1.56%) Java 8
14 13 (0.96%) Go
15 10 (0.74%) T-SQL
16 7 (0.52%) TypeScript
16 7 (0.52%) VB
17 6 (0.45%) Perl
17 6 (0.45%) R
18 5 (0.37%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1,348 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 458 (33.98%) SC Cleared
3 91 (6.75%) Cisco Certification
4 77 (5.71%) Degree
5 53 (3.93%) Microsoft Certification
6 44 (3.26%) CESG Certified Professional
7 43 (3.19%) CCNP
8 36 (2.67%) CCNA
9 35 (2.60%) ISTQB
10 33 (2.45%) MCSE
11 31 (2.30%) CISSP
11 31 (2.30%) ISEB
12 28 (2.08%) Master's Degree
13 25 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 22 (1.63%) Chartered Engineer
15 20 (1.48%) CCIE
15 20 (1.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 19 (1.41%) MCSA
17 18 (1.34%) CISM
17 18 (1.34%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (2.82%) QA
2 35 (2.60%) JSP 440
3 30 (2.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 27 (2.00%) RMADS
5 24 (1.78%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 16 (1.19%) SLA
7 14 (1.04%) NCSC
7 14 (1.04%) PMO
8 13 (0.96%) Data Quality
9 8 (0.59%) COBIT
9 8 (0.59%) Dublin Core
9 8 (0.59%) Government Security Classifications
10 6 (0.45%) HMG Infosec
10 6 (0.45%) NIST
11 5 (0.37%) GDPR
11 5 (0.37%) ISO 9001
12 4 (0.30%) NIST 800
13 2 (0.15%) ECSS
13 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 170 (12.61%) Active Directory
2 102 (7.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 85 (6.31%) Hyper-V
4 72 (5.34%) Docker
5 62 (4.60%) VMware ESXi
6 45 (3.34%) vSphere
7 43 (3.19%) Microsoft App-V
8 39 (2.89%) Virtual Desktop
9 35 (2.60%) Virtual Machines
10 25 (1.85%) Oracle RAC
10 25 (1.85%) VMware NSX
11 13 (0.96%) Firmware
11 13 (0.96%) XenDesktop
12 9 (0.67%) DFS Replication
12 9 (0.67%) etcd
12 9 (0.67%) flannel
12 9 (0.67%) SkyDNS
12 9 (0.67%) vCloud
13 7 (0.52%) Ceph
13 7 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 116 (8.61%) SCCM
2 63 (4.67%) SCOM
3 62 (4.60%) Ansible
4 36 (2.67%) WSUS
5 34 (2.52%) Puppet
5 34 (2.52%) SCVMM
6 31 (2.30%) Kubernetes
6 31 (2.30%) McAfee ePO
7 22 (1.63%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 22 (1.63%) vRealize
8 21 (1.56%) vCenter Server
9 15 (1.11%) Microsoft Clustering
10 13 (0.96%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 13 (0.96%) Oracle RMAN
11 12 (0.89%) Terraform
12 11 (0.82%) Failover Clustering
12 11 (0.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 10 (0.74%) Cisco CUCM
13 10 (0.74%) Prometheus
13 10 (0.74%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 257 (19.07%) Microsoft
2 191 (14.17%) VMware
3 148 (10.98%) Cisco
4 139 (10.31%) Oracle
5 68 (5.04%) SAP
6 54 (4.01%) Citrix
7 50 (3.71%) Juniper
8 49 (3.64%) HP
9 48 (3.56%) McAfee
10 42 (3.12%) Atlassian
11 40 (2.97%) Red Hat
12 20 (1.48%) IBM
13 19 (1.41%) CA
14 15 (1.11%) NetApp
15 13 (0.96%) EMC
15 13 (0.96%) F5
15 13 (0.96%) Remedy
15 13 (0.96%) ServiceNow
15 13 (0.96%) Splunk
16 12 (0.89%) ArcSight