Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 247 200 175
Rank change year-on-year -47 -25 -18
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 1,089 1,176 1,615
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.07% 1.30% 1.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.63% 6.42% 7.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 542 628 774
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £446
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +0.84% -0.83%
10th Percentile £310 £285 £307
90th Percentile £650 £600 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +0.11% +5.76% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 70 30
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £29.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.56% +8.18% +14.01%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £18.24
90th Percentile £57.25 £50.03 £63.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £28.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -1.79% +1.82% +14.01%

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 19,343 18,322 22,782
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.05% 20.27% 21.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,592 11,474 14,156
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £238 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.13% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 863 922 859
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% -6.25% +45.45%
10th Percentile £12.46 £12.00 £12.01
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -16.67% -14.29% +55.56%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 25 May 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 -44 1,043 £500 +11.11% 159
UK excluding London -39 671 £450 +0.11% 120
London -12 415 £550 +22.22% 43
South East -25 365 £422 +1.69% 48
South West -20 175 £500 +5.26% 47
East of England +3 37 £550 +28.65% 6
Midlands -13 30 £350 -9.68% 9
Scotland -9 27 £338 +7.14%
North of England -38 20 £316 -23.52% 6
West Midlands -34 18 £291 -25.56% 5
Wales -4 16 £450 - 4
North East -1 13 £316 -10.50% 2
East Midlands +7 12 £414 +6.84% 4
Yorkshire -12 4 £600 +207.69% 3
North West -30 4 £425 -5.56% 1
Northern Ireland +8 2 - -

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 1,089 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 470 (43.16%) SC Cleared
3 275 (25.25%) Windows
4 198 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 188 (17.26%) Cisco
6 187 (17.17%) Microsoft
7 166 (15.24%) Active Directory
8 164 (15.06%) ITIL
8 164 (15.06%) Java
9 158 (14.51%) Firewall
10 155 (14.23%) VMware
11 154 (14.14%) Linux
12 151 (13.87%) SQL
13 126 (11.57%) Windows Server
14 111 (10.19%) C
15 106 (9.73%) Migration
16 104 (9.55%) Oracle
16 104 (9.55%) Cisco Certification
17 101 (9.27%) VMware Infrastructure
18 95 (8.72%) Cybersecurity
19 94 (8.63%) Problem-Solving
20 89 (8.17%) PowerShell
21 88 (8.08%) Juniper
22 82 (7.53%) Project Management
23 81 (7.44%) Windows Server 2012
24 80 (7.35%) Finance
25 76 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
26 72 (6.61%) WAN
27 71 (6.52%) HP
27 71 (6.52%) CCNP

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 67 (6.15%) SharePoint
2 43 (3.95%) MS Exchange
3 31 (2.85%) Confluence
4 29 (2.66%) Skype for Business
5 27 (2.48%) IIS
6 22 (2.02%) Elasticsearch
7 18 (1.65%) SharePoint 2013
8 16 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
8 16 (1.47%) WebSphere
8 16 (1.47%) WebSphere Portal
9 15 (1.38%) SharePoint Server
10 14 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2007
11 13 (1.19%) Apache
12 12 (1.10%) JBoss
13 11 (1.01%) Apache Spark
14 6 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
14 6 (0.55%) nginx
14 6 (0.55%) Tomcat
15 5 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2000
15 5 (0.46%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 69 (6.34%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (2.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (1.19%) Microsoft Project
4 10 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.73%) Stata
6 6 (0.55%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.28%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.18%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.18%) Revit
8 2 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.092%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.092%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.092%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 16 (1.47%) Oracle BPM
2 8 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.55%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.092%) Eikon
4 1 (0.092%) OpenText Process Suite
4 1 (0.092%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.092%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.092%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.092%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.092%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.092%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 63 (5.79%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (4.04%) Office 365
3 27 (2.48%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (0.83%) IaaS
5 6 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.37%) PaaS
7 2 (0.18%) G Suite
7 2 (0.18%) npm
7 2 (0.18%) Serverless
8 1 (0.092%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.092%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.092%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.092%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (0.092%) AWS CloudTrail
8 1 (0.092%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.092%) Heroku
8 1 (0.092%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.092%) SaaS
8 1 (0.092%) Slack
8 1 (0.092%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 158 (14.51%) Firewall
2 72 (6.61%) WAN
3 71 (6.52%) DNS
4 65 (5.97%) LAN
5 51 (4.68%) Internet
6 50 (4.59%) VPN
7 48 (4.41%) DHCP
8 45 (4.13%) Network Security
9 43 (3.95%) Cisco ISE
10 40 (3.67%) Cisco ASA
10 40 (3.67%) VLAN
10 40 (3.67%) Wireless
11 39 (3.58%) BGP
12 33 (3.03%) TCP/IP
13 29 (2.66%) OSPF
14 28 (2.57%) SAN
15 23 (2.11%) IPsec
16 19 (1.74%) SSL
17 16 (1.47%) Cisco Nexus
18 13 (1.19%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (5.42%) SQL Server
2 41 (3.76%) Oracle Database
3 38 (3.49%) Big Data
4 32 (2.94%) Oracle Database 11g
5 31 (2.85%) Oracle Database 10g
6 30 (2.75%) GIS
6 30 (2.75%) Hadoop
6 30 (2.75%) PostgreSQL
7 23 (2.11%) SQL Server 2016
8 22 (2.02%) Amazon RDS
9 18 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
10 17 (1.56%) Amazon Aurora
10 17 (1.56%) Redis
11 14 (1.29%) MySQL
12 13 (1.19%) Amazon Redshift
13 12 (1.10%) HBase
13 12 (1.10%) MongoDB
13 12 (1.10%) Relational Database
14 8 (0.73%) Spotfire
15 6 (0.55%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 48 (4.41%) Jenkins
2 38 (3.49%) JIRA
3 35 (3.21%) Selenium
4 31 (2.85%) Cucumber
5 26 (2.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 24 (2.20%) JUnit
7 22 (2.02%) Bitbucket
8 20 (1.84%) EasyMock
9 19 (1.74%) Git (software)
10 16 (1.47%) MSI
11 10 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
12 8 (0.73%) RStudio
12 8 (0.73%) Visual Studio
13 6 (0.55%) Maven
14 5 (0.46%) Ant
14 5 (0.46%) Sonatype Nexus
14 5 (0.46%) StarTeam
15 4 (0.37%) Artifactory
15 4 (0.37%) Rational Team Concert
15 4 (0.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 80 (7.35%) Finance
2 29 (2.66%) Law
3 28 (2.57%) Telecoms
4 22 (2.02%) Manufacturing
4 22 (2.02%) Military
5 17 (1.56%) Electronics
6 16 (1.47%) Marketing
7 11 (1.01%) Legal
8 9 (0.83%) Local Government
9 3 (0.28%) Banking
10 2 (0.18%) Publishing
11 1 (0.092%) Advertising
11 1 (0.092%) Billing
11 1 (0.092%) Retail
11 1 (0.092%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 128 (11.75%) Architect
2 118 (10.84%) Network Engineer
3 112 (10.28%) Analyst
4 97 (8.91%) Developer
5 71 (6.52%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
6 63 (5.79%) Consultant
7 54 (4.96%) Support Engineer
8 48 (4.41%) Java Developer
9 43 (3.95%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 40 (3.67%) Business Analyst
11 36 (3.31%) Network Architect
12 32 (2.94%) Integration Engineer
13 31 (2.85%) Project Manager
14 29 (2.66%) Test Analyst
15 28 (2.57%) DV Cleared Java Developer
15 28 (2.57%) Test Engineer
16 25 (2.30%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 25 (2.30%) 3rd Line Support
17 23 (2.11%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
18 22 (2.02%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (5.51%) XML
2 58 (5.33%) Web Services
3 50 (4.59%) JSF
4 41 (3.76%) Spring
5 39 (3.58%) J2EE
6 25 (2.30%) EJB
7 24 (2.20%) Node.js
8 19 (1.74%) JSON
8 19 (1.74%) Redux
9 18 (1.65%) REST
10 17 (1.56%) .NET
10 17 (1.56%) Spring Boot
11 16 (1.47%) Apache Camel
12 12 (1.10%) SOAP
13 11 (1.01%) Kafka
14 10 (0.92%) JMS
15 8 (0.73%) HTML
16 7 (0.64%) ASP.NET
16 7 (0.64%) CSS
16 7 (0.64%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 76 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (5.14%) Data Centre
3 49 (4.50%) PKI
4 21 (1.93%) Clustering
5 19 (1.74%) Self-Motivation
5 19 (1.74%) Wiki
6 17 (1.56%) Management Information System
7 14 (1.29%) CMDB
7 14 (1.29%) Driving Licence
8 12 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
9 10 (0.92%) Cyberthreat
9 10 (0.92%) Replication
10 9 (0.83%) CESG
10 9 (0.83%) User Experience
11 5 (0.46%) Cyber Defence
11 5 (0.46%) Public Cloud
12 4 (0.37%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.37%) Cyberattack
12 4 (0.37%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.37%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 275 (25.25%) Windows
2 154 (14.14%) Linux
3 126 (11.57%) Windows Server
4 81 (7.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 60 (5.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 54 (4.96%) Windows 10
7 50 (4.59%) CentOS
8 46 (4.22%) Windows 7
9 38 (3.49%) Windows Server 2003
10 37 (3.40%) Unix
11 34 (3.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 20 (1.84%) Solaris
13 19 (1.74%) Windows Vista
14 13 (1.19%) Windows XP
15 12 (1.10%) HPUX
16 6 (0.55%) AIX
17 5 (0.46%) Android
17 5 (0.46%) Apple iOS
17 5 (0.46%) Data ONTAP
17 5 (0.46%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 164 (15.06%) ITIL
3 106 (9.73%) Migration
4 95 (8.72%) Cybersecurity
5 94 (8.63%) Problem-Solving
6 82 (7.53%) Project Management
7 67 (6.15%) DevOps
7 67 (6.15%) Test Automation
8 64 (5.88%) Service Management
9 63 (5.79%) Scrum
10 57 (5.23%) Software Engineering
11 56 (5.14%) Change Management
12 54 (4.96%) PRINCE2
13 50 (4.59%) Service Delivery
14 48 (4.41%) Configuration Management
15 46 (4.22%) Continuous Integration
16 43 (3.95%) Network Management
16 43 (3.95%) Stakeholder Management
17 42 (3.86%) Test Scripting
18 40 (3.67%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 164 (15.06%) Java
2 151 (13.87%) SQL
3 111 (10.19%) C
4 89 (8.17%) PowerShell
5 55 (5.05%) Python
6 38 (3.49%) JavaScript
7 34 (3.12%) PL/SQL
8 28 (2.57%) Bash Shell
9 17 (1.56%) C#
9 17 (1.56%) Perl
10 15 (1.38%) Ruby
11 10 (0.92%) Shell Script
12 7 (0.64%) C++
13 6 (0.55%) Scala
14 4 (0.37%) PHP
14 4 (0.37%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.28%) VB
15 3 (0.28%) VBScript
16 2 (0.18%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1,089 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 470 (43.16%) SC Cleared
3 104 (9.55%) Cisco Certification
4 71 (6.52%) CCNP
5 40 (3.67%) CCNA
6 36 (3.31%) ISEB
7 34 (3.12%) ISTQB
8 26 (2.39%) Degree
9 21 (1.93%) CCDP
10 20 (1.84%) Microsoft Certification
11 19 (1.74%) CISSP
12 16 (1.47%) JNCIS
13 15 (1.38%) CCIE
14 14 (1.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 13 (1.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 12 (1.10%) MCSE
17 11 (1.01%) Numerate Degree
18 9 (0.83%) HNC
18 9 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
18 9 (0.83%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (2.57%) SLA
2 20 (1.84%) JSP 440
3 14 (1.29%) Data Quality
3 14 (1.29%) QA
4 9 (0.83%) PMO
5 8 (0.73%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 6 (0.55%) RMADS
7 5 (0.46%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.37%) Def Stans
8 4 (0.37%) GDPR
9 3 (0.28%) COBIT
9 3 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.28%) NIST 800
10 2 (0.18%) HMG Infosec
10 2 (0.18%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.092%) GPG13
11 1 (0.092%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.092%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 166 (15.24%) Active Directory
2 101 (9.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (4.32%) vSphere
4 41 (3.76%) Hyper-V
4 41 (3.76%) VMware ESXi
5 21 (1.93%) VMware NSX
6 15 (1.38%) Virtual Machines
7 11 (1.01%) Docker
8 8 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (0.64%) Samba
10 6 (0.55%) Terminal Server
10 6 (0.55%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.46%) NFS
11 5 (0.46%) vCloud
12 4 (0.37%) Apache Flume
12 4 (0.37%) BitLocker
12 4 (0.37%) Forefront TMG
12 4 (0.37%) HDFS
12 4 (0.37%) Snort
12 4 (0.37%) UAG
Systems Management
1 38 (3.49%) SCCM
1 38 (3.49%) SCOM
2 36 (3.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 36 (3.31%) vCenter Server
3 18 (1.65%) McAfee ePO
3 18 (1.65%) Puppet
4 15 (1.38%) Ansible
5 14 (1.29%) FortiGate
6 13 (1.19%) WSUS
7 12 (1.10%) HP ALM
8 9 (0.83%) Cisco Prime
8 9 (0.83%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 8 (0.73%) Kibana
9 8 (0.73%) Netcool
9 8 (0.73%) OVSD
10 7 (0.64%) NetBackup
10 7 (0.64%) SCSM
10 7 (0.64%) SCVMM
10 7 (0.64%) Single Sign-On
11 6 (0.55%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 188 (17.26%) Cisco
2 187 (17.17%) Microsoft
3 155 (14.23%) VMware
4 104 (9.55%) Oracle
5 88 (8.08%) Juniper
6 71 (6.52%) HP
7 59 (5.42%) McAfee
8 54 (4.96%) Red Hat
9 34 (3.12%) Citrix
10 33 (3.03%) NetApp
11 29 (2.66%) F5
12 26 (2.39%) Lumension
13 25 (2.30%) Splunk
14 24 (2.20%) SolarWinds
15 22 (2.02%) Fujitsu
15 22 (2.02%) Palo Alto
16 21 (1.93%) SAP
17 20 (1.84%) Remedy
18 12 (1.10%) Hortonworks
18 12 (1.10%) Veeam