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 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 196 175 182
Rank change year-on-year -21 +7  
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 598 786 744
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.28% 1.46% 1.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.61% 6.70% 6.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 390 385
Median daily rate £425 £439 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +2.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £325 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £425
% change year-on-year +1.19% -1.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 17 36
Median hourly rate £24.50 £21.33 £22.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.86% -6.59%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £18.28 £18.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £27.50 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £21.33 £22.84
% change year-on-year +5.48% -6.59%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9047 11737 10662
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.30% 21.77% 18.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 5405 7313 6195
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 500 438 557
Median hourly rate £32.00 £28.50 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.28% +17.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £12.57 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £29.75 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.24% +23.34%  

DV Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing DV Cleared as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for DV Cleared in the UK

DV Cleared
Top 30 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -12 589 £425 -5.29% 67
London -13 201 £450 -10.00% 10
South East -11 194 £400 -2.67% 25
South West -19 126 £500 +11.11% 23
Hampshire -6 84 £375 -6.25% 6
Wiltshire +25 63 £438 +20.27% 7
Buckinghamshire +12 61 £416 +5.18% 4
Milton Keynes +12 55 £416 +6.53% 4
Berkshire 0 46 £322 -26.03% 10
Gloucestershire -8 38 £438 -7.89% 10
City of London +3 36 £381 -24.72% 2
Hook +16 30 £414 -9.45%
East of England +12 26 £463 +0.54% 3
Bracknell +15 23 £269 -2.18% 4
Hertfordshire +19 21 £475 -13.63% 1
Corsham +8 21 £560 +57.19% 3
North East +72 19 £353 +33.01%
Croydon +14 19 £469 +45.57%
Newcastle upon Tyne +79 17 £364 +37.26%
Tyne and Wear +78 17 £364 +37.26%
Bristol +9 17 £523 +17.74% 3
Basingstoke -21 16 £430 -4.44% 3
Reading +5 15 £375 -16.66% 5
North West +24 12 £463 +30.28% 2
Portsmouth +7 11 £305 -14.08%
West Midlands +25 10 £375 -11.76% 2
Chippenham - 10 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 8 £475 -
Cheltenham -7 7 - -
Herefordshire -3 6 £375 -26.82%

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 1145 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 457 (39.91%) SC Cleared
3 279 (24.37%) Windows
4 229 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 222 (19.39%) Agile Software Development
6 202 (17.64%) ITIL
7 166 (14.50%) Active Directory
8 148 (12.93%) Project Management
9 131 (11.44%) Linux
10 129 (11.27%) VMware
11 128 (11.18%) Finance
12 125 (10.92%) Cisco
13 124 (10.83%) PRINCE2
14 118 (10.31%) C
15 109 (9.52%) SQL
16 106 (9.26%) Windows Server
17 104 (9.08%) Java
18 103 (9.00%) Oracle
19 101 (8.82%) Service Management
20 99 (8.65%) HP
21 97 (8.47%) Firewall
22 94 (8.21%) WAN
23 92 (8.03%) VMware Infrastructure
24 85 (7.42%) LAN
25 84 (7.34%) SQL Server
25 84 (7.34%) Microsoft Office
26 74 (6.46%) Citrix
26 74 (6.46%) Management Information System
26 74 (6.46%) Windows Server 2008
26 74 (6.46%) DevOps

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 64 (5.59%) SharePoint
2 53 (4.63%) MS Exchange
3 29 (2.53%) Confluence
4 26 (2.27%) SharePoint Server
5 21 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2003
6 20 (1.75%) IIS
7 19 (1.66%) Skype for Business
8 17 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2010
8 17 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2013
9 16 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
10 15 (1.31%) Apache
11 12 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2000
12 11 (0.96%) WebLogic
13 10 (0.87%) Exchange Server 5.5
13 10 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
13 10 (0.87%) Tomcat
14 9 (0.79%) JBoss
15 7 (0.61%) ColdFusion
16 6 (0.52%) ArcGIS
16 6 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 84 (7.34%) Microsoft Office
2 48 (4.19%) Microsoft Project
3 36 (3.14%) Microsoft Excel
4 13 (1.14%) MS Visio
5 12 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.44%) LaTeX
8 2 (0.17%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.17%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 31 (2.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (2.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 12 (1.05%) Oracle EBS
4 11 (0.96%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.44%) SAP GTS
5 5 (0.44%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.17%) Primavera
7 1 (0.087%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.087%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.087%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 32 (2.79%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (2.27%) Office 365
3 14 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (0.96%) IaaS
5 9 (0.79%) Amazon S3
6 8 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (0.70%) SaaS
7 7 (0.61%) Amazon ELB
8 5 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 5 (0.44%) GitHub
8 5 (0.44%) PaaS
8 5 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 4 (0.35%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.17%) AWS CloudTrail
10 2 (0.17%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.17%) Quay.io
11 1 (0.087%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.087%) BrowserStack
11 1 (0.087%) Datadog
11 1 (0.087%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 97 (8.47%) Firewall
2 94 (8.21%) WAN
3 85 (7.42%) LAN
4 49 (4.28%) TCP/IP
5 45 (3.93%) SAN
6 38 (3.32%) DNS
7 33 (2.88%) Network Security
8 31 (2.71%) Wireless
9 30 (2.62%) DHCP
10 28 (2.45%) Cisco ASA
11 27 (2.36%) Internet
12 26 (2.27%) IPsec
13 24 (2.10%) NAS
14 22 (1.92%) SNMP
15 21 (1.83%) VPN
16 19 (1.66%) Cisco Nexus
16 19 (1.66%) ISDN
17 18 (1.57%) BIG-IP
18 16 (1.40%) VoIP
19 14 (1.22%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (7.34%) SQL Server
2 40 (3.49%) Big Data
3 38 (3.32%) Hadoop
4 28 (2.45%) PostgreSQL
5 26 (2.27%) Oracle Database
6 24 (2.10%) MongoDB
7 23 (2.01%) SQL Server 2012
8 21 (1.83%) Relational Database
9 15 (1.31%) NoSQL
10 14 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
11 13 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
12 10 (0.87%) SQL Server 2016
13 9 (0.79%) GIS
13 9 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 8 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
14 8 (0.70%) HBase
14 8 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
15 7 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
16 6 (0.52%) MS Access
16 6 (0.52%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 53 (4.63%) JIRA
2 25 (2.18%) Visual Studio
3 22 (1.92%) Git (software)
4 20 (1.75%) Jenkins
5 19 (1.66%) JUnit
5 19 (1.66%) MSI
6 18 (1.57%) Selenium
7 17 (1.48%) Bitbucket
7 17 (1.48%) Cucumber
8 12 (1.05%) Visual Studio Team System
9 11 (0.96%) Ant
10 9 (0.79%) Eclipse
10 9 (0.79%) NUnit
10 9 (0.79%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
11 7 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 7 (0.61%) Gradle
12 6 (0.52%) Hudson
12 6 (0.52%) IntelliJ
12 6 (0.52%) Rational DOORS
12 6 (0.52%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 128 (11.18%) Finance
2 54 (4.72%) Telecoms
3 44 (3.84%) Military
4 28 (2.45%) Electronics
5 27 (2.36%) Marketing
6 25 (2.18%) Manufacturing
7 22 (1.92%) Law
8 13 (1.14%) Legal
9 5 (0.44%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.35%) Local Government
11 3 (0.26%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.17%) Banking
12 2 (0.17%) Games
12 2 (0.17%) Publishing
13 1 (0.087%) Billing
13 1 (0.087%) Digital Economy
13 1 (0.087%) Retail
Job Titles
1 132 (11.53%) Architect
2 105 (9.17%) Developer
3 101 (8.82%) Analyst
4 84 (7.34%) Project Manager
5 67 (5.85%) Support Engineer
6 64 (5.59%) Consultant
7 61 (5.33%) Network Engineer
8 47 (4.10%) DV Cleared Project Manager
9 40 (3.49%) Java Developer
10 37 (3.23%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
11 31 (2.71%) Integration Engineer
12 29 (2.53%) Administrator
12 29 (2.53%) Business Analyst
13 28 (2.45%) Solutions Architect
14 26 (2.27%) Systems Engineer
15 25 (2.18%) Applications Support
16 24 (2.10%) Enterprise Architect
16 24 (2.10%) Technical Architect
17 23 (2.01%) Applications Engineer
17 23 (2.01%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (4.19%) .NET
2 47 (4.10%) HTML
2 47 (4.10%) Web Services
3 44 (3.84%) XML
4 40 (3.49%) CSS
5 28 (2.45%) J2EE
5 28 (2.45%) XSLT
6 24 (2.10%) .NET Framework
7 23 (2.01%) REST
8 18 (1.57%) EJB
9 17 (1.48%) WCF
10 15 (1.31%) ASP.NET Web API
11 14 (1.22%) Elastic Stack
11 14 (1.22%) Hibernate
12 13 (1.14%) RESTful
13 12 (1.05%) JSF
13 12 (1.05%) Spring
14 11 (0.96%) jQuery
14 11 (0.96%) XSD
15 10 (0.87%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 74 (6.46%) Management Information System
2 60 (5.24%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (3.93%) Data Centre
4 27 (2.36%) Computer Science
5 26 (2.27%) Clustering
6 22 (1.92%) Fat Client
6 22 (1.92%) PKI
6 22 (1.92%) Thin Client
7 21 (1.83%) CESG
8 16 (1.40%) PMI
9 13 (1.14%) Private Cloud
10 11 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
11 10 (0.87%) Data Protection Act
11 10 (0.87%) Smartphone
12 9 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
13 8 (0.70%) Client/Server
13 8 (0.70%) Mobile App
14 7 (0.61%) Cybercrime
15 6 (0.52%) Cyberthreat
15 6 (0.52%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 279 (24.37%) Windows
2 131 (11.44%) Linux
3 106 (9.26%) Windows Server
4 74 (6.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 70 (6.11%) Unix
6 57 (4.98%) Windows Server 2003
7 50 (4.37%) Windows Server 2012
8 38 (3.32%) Windows 7
9 32 (2.79%) Solaris
10 31 (2.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 30 (2.62%) Windows 10
12 28 (2.45%) Windows Vista
13 17 (1.48%) Windows 2000 Server
14 16 (1.40%) CentOS
14 16 (1.40%) Windows XP
15 9 (0.79%) HPUX
16 7 (0.61%) Apple iOS
17 5 (0.44%) FreeBSD
17 5 (0.44%) Ubuntu
18 4 (0.35%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 222 (19.39%) Agile Software Development
2 202 (17.64%) ITIL
3 148 (12.93%) Project Management
4 124 (10.83%) PRINCE2
5 101 (8.82%) Service Management
6 74 (6.46%) DevOps
7 70 (6.11%) Risk Management
8 69 (6.03%) Configuration Management
9 67 (5.85%) Stakeholder Management
10 66 (5.76%) Migration
11 58 (5.07%) Scrum
12 54 (4.72%) Programme Management
13 50 (4.37%) Change Management
14 46 (4.02%) ITSM
15 44 (3.84%) Network Design
16 43 (3.76%) Cybersecurity
16 43 (3.76%) Software Engineering
17 41 (3.58%) ITIL V3
18 40 (3.49%) Incident Management
19 39 (3.41%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 118 (10.31%) C
2 109 (9.52%) SQL
3 104 (9.08%) Java
4 54 (4.72%) PowerShell
5 44 (3.84%) Python
6 42 (3.67%) C#
7 41 (3.58%) JavaScript
7 41 (3.58%) Perl
8 32 (2.79%) C++
9 25 (2.18%) Bash Shell
10 19 (1.66%) Shell Script
11 15 (1.31%) PL/SQL
11 15 (1.31%) Ruby
12 13 (1.14%) VBScript
13 10 (0.87%) T-SQL
14 9 (0.79%) VBA
15 7 (0.61%) VB
16 6 (0.52%) Groovy
16 6 (0.52%) VB.NET
17 5 (0.44%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1145 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 457 (39.91%) SC Cleared
3 70 (6.11%) Cisco Certification
4 53 (4.63%) Degree
5 37 (3.23%) CCNA
6 36 (3.14%) CISSP
7 34 (2.97%) CCNP
8 33 (2.88%) ISEB
9 30 (2.62%) CREST Certified
10 27 (2.36%) OSCP
11 24 (2.10%) CEH
11 24 (2.10%) Microsoft Certification
12 22 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 20 (1.75%) CESG Certified Professional
14 19 (1.66%) MCSE
14 19 (1.66%) PMI Certification
15 18 (1.57%) Chartered Engineer
15 18 (1.57%) JNCIA
16 17 (1.48%) CITP
17 15 (1.31%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (3.49%) JSP 440
2 24 (2.10%) QA
3 22 (1.92%) SLA
4 15 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 14 (1.22%) PMO
6 12 (1.05%) GPG13
7 11 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 7 (0.61%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 7 (0.61%) RMADS
9 4 (0.35%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.35%) Def Stans
9 4 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
9 4 (0.35%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.17%) COBIT
10 2 (0.17%) FedRAMP
10 2 (0.17%) GDPR
10 2 (0.17%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.17%) Web Application Security Consortium
11 1 (0.087%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 166 (14.50%) Active Directory
2 92 (8.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (2.79%) Hyper-V
4 26 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
5 22 (1.92%) Docker
6 21 (1.83%) Microsoft App-V
7 17 (1.48%) Virtual Machines
8 16 (1.40%) XenApp
8 16 (1.40%) XenDesktop
9 14 (1.22%) Samba
10 11 (0.96%) vCloud
11 9 (0.79%) Snort
11 9 (0.79%) vSphere
12 7 (0.61%) XenServer
13 6 (0.52%) Firmware
13 6 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
14 5 (0.44%) Squid
15 4 (0.35%) ISA Server
16 3 (0.26%) Postfix
16 3 (0.26%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 49 (4.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 39 (3.41%) SCCM
3 29 (2.53%) Puppet
4 22 (1.92%) Ansible
5 21 (1.83%) Netcool
6 17 (1.48%) SCOM
7 16 (1.40%) NetBackup
8 15 (1.31%) McAfee ePO
9 14 (1.22%) WSUS
10 13 (1.14%) Kubernetes
11 12 (1.05%) logstash
11 12 (1.05%) Nagios
11 12 (1.05%) Terraform
12 11 (0.96%) Kibana
12 11 (0.96%) Microsoft Clustering
13 10 (0.87%) OVSD
13 10 (0.87%) Tivoli
14 9 (0.79%) AppDNA
14 9 (0.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 7 (0.61%) Computer Incident Response Team
Vendors
1 229 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 129 (11.27%) VMware
3 125 (10.92%) Cisco
4 103 (9.00%) Oracle
5 99 (8.65%) HP
6 74 (6.46%) Citrix
7 69 (6.03%) Juniper
8 42 (3.67%) McAfee
9 35 (3.06%) Red Hat
10 31 (2.71%) SAP
11 30 (2.62%) F5
12 22 (1.92%) CheckPoint
13 20 (1.75%) EMC
14 18 (1.57%) Lumension
14 18 (1.57%) Veritas
15 16 (1.40%) Atlassian
16 15 (1.31%) Palo Alto
17 14 (1.22%) Sun
18 13 (1.14%) ArcSight
19 11 (0.96%) Splunk
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £50 - £60 per hour
Posted: 11 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Harris Global
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £440.00 per day + up to £90 travel expenses
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £640.00 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Plymouth, Devon
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £295 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £530 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £151 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough, Hampshire
UKCloud
Rate: Competitive Rates / Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
London
LA International
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
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Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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Bath, Avon
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Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: £425 per day
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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: Please quote your rate
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Bracknell, Berkshire
LA International
Rate: £269 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
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Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £600 - £675 per day
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