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 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Developed Vetting (DV) Clearance
UK
Rank 196 155 144
Rank change year-on-year -41 -11  
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 558 837 847
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.24% 1.57% 1.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.98% 7.54% 7.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 394 462
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £344 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £554
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £438
% change year-on-year +2.94% -2.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 14 8
Median hourly rate £27.50 £55.55 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.49% +85.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £27.50 £17.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.52 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.75 £55.55 £30.00
% change year-on-year -55.44% +85.16%  

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 9336 11096 10841
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.79% 20.84% 20.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 5942 6920 6146
Median daily rate £420 £405 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +1.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £255 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £563 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 449 405 500
Median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.43 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year -25.20% +75.82%  

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 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -46 533 £450 - 82
South East -15 186 £420 -0.82% 26
London -48 158 £460 -12.38% 28
South West -20 129 £475 +5.55% 14
Buckinghamshire +29 95 £450 +7.14% 2
Milton Keynes +29 86 £450 +1.12% 2
Gloucestershire -5 56 £475 - 10
Hampshire -37 47 £369 -12.76% 5
Berkshire +26 39 £350 -3.44% 5
Wiltshire -8 34 £388 +6.89% 2
City of London -28 31 £475 -7.22% 9
West Midlands +31 21 £408 -4.11% 2
Bristol +16 21 £525 +30.84% 1
East of England +3 18 £453 +24.96% 5
Basingstoke -13 12 £269 -
Hook -7 11 £384 -10.74%
Reading +12 10 £375 +3.44%
Wales +2 9 £450 +28.57%
Salisbury -2 9 £378 -5.50%
Bracknell +3 8 £275 - 2
Corsham -5 8 £375 +17.18% 2
Herefordshire -7 8 £625 +47.05%
Gloucester -10 8 £375 -28.57% 7
Scotland +25 7 £315 -19.23%
Hertfordshire +2 7 £195 -
Birmingham - 7 £163 -
Feltham - 7 £438 - 1
Stevenage +4 6 £195 -
West Wales - 6 £475 -
Swansea - 6 £475 -

DV Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 1265 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 497 (39.29%) SC Cleared
3 299 (23.64%) Windows
4 285 (22.53%) Agile Software Development
5 250 (19.76%) Microsoft
6 184 (14.55%) ITIL
7 179 (14.15%) Linux
8 169 (13.36%) C
9 166 (13.12%) Active Directory
10 161 (12.73%) Java
11 153 (12.09%) Project Management
12 138 (10.91%) MS Excel
13 135 (10.67%) VMware
14 133 (10.51%) Windows Server
15 130 (10.28%) PRINCE2
16 127 (10.04%) Oracle
17 126 (9.96%) Finance
18 114 (9.01%) Cisco
19 99 (7.83%) Scrum
20 98 (7.75%) Unix
20 98 (7.75%) VMware Infrastructure
21 97 (7.67%) SQL
22 90 (7.11%) Analytical Skills
23 88 (6.96%) DevOps
24 87 (6.88%) MS Office
24 87 (6.88%) Risk Management
25 86 (6.80%) JIRA
26 85 (6.72%) Service Management
27 84 (6.64%) Python
28 77 (6.09%) Windows Server 2008

DV Cleared
Top Related 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 74 (5.85%) SharePoint
2 60 (4.74%) Confluence
3 31 (2.45%) MS Exchange
4 28 (2.21%) SharePoint 2013
5 23 (1.82%) WebLogic
6 22 (1.74%) SharePoint Server
7 19 (1.50%) Apache
8 16 (1.26%) IIS
9 15 (1.19%) JBoss
10 14 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
11 13 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2003
11 13 (1.03%) WebSphere
12 11 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
13 10 (0.79%) Skype for Business
14 9 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
14 9 (0.71%) SAS
15 8 (0.63%) Apache Qpid
15 8 (0.63%) Tomcat
16 7 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 6 (0.47%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 138 (10.91%) MS Excel
2 87 (6.88%) MS Office
3 57 (4.51%) MS Project
4 22 (1.74%) MS Visio
5 18 (1.42%) MS PowerPoint
6 10 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.47%) CPLEX
8 5 (0.40%) HipChat
9 2 (0.16%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.16%) LaTeX
9 2 (0.16%) Simulink
10 1 (0.079%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 48 (3.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.55%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (0.47%) Primavera
5 4 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (0.32%) SAP CO
5 4 (0.32%) SAP FI
5 4 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (0.32%) SAP GTS
5 4 (0.32%) SAP S/4HANA
6 3 (0.24%) Hyperion Planning
7 2 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.16%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.079%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 32 (2.53%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (1.19%) Office 365
3 12 (0.95%) IaaS
4 9 (0.71%) Amazon S3
4 9 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
5 8 (0.63%) GitHub
6 7 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (0.55%) PaaS
6 7 (0.55%) SaaS
7 3 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.24%) HP Helion
8 1 (0.079%) AWS CloudTrail
8 1 (0.079%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.079%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.079%) Google Drive
8 1 (0.079%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 72 (5.69%) Firewall
2 63 (4.98%) TCP/IP
3 61 (4.82%) LAN
4 55 (4.35%) WAN
5 43 (3.40%) DNS
6 32 (2.53%) Network Security
7 27 (2.13%) VPN
8 26 (2.06%) DHCP
8 26 (2.06%) Internet
8 26 (2.06%) SAN
8 26 (2.06%) Wireless
9 23 (1.82%) Cisco ASA
10 22 (1.74%) IPsec
11 19 (1.50%) Cisco Nexus
11 19 (1.50%) VLAN
11 19 (1.50%) VoIP
12 16 (1.26%) SNMP
13 15 (1.19%) NAS
13 15 (1.19%) OSPF
14 13 (1.03%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (5.30%) SQL Server
2 64 (5.06%) Big Data
3 61 (4.82%) Hadoop
4 39 (3.08%) Oracle Database
5 29 (2.29%) PostgreSQL
6 15 (1.19%) MongoDB
7 14 (1.11%) Relational Database
8 13 (1.03%) NoSQL
9 12 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 11 (0.87%) GIS
10 11 (0.87%) HBase
11 10 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
12 8 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
13 7 (0.55%) MySQL
13 7 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
13 7 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
14 6 (0.47%) MS Access
15 4 (0.32%) Neo4j
15 4 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
16 3 (0.24%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 86 (6.80%) JIRA
2 41 (3.24%) Selenium
3 39 (3.08%) Jenkins
4 35 (2.77%) Bitbucket
5 34 (2.69%) Git (software)
6 32 (2.53%) Cucumber
7 28 (2.21%) Ant
8 24 (1.90%) JUnit
9 21 (1.66%) Visual Studio
10 20 (1.58%) Visual Studio Team System
11 18 (1.42%) LoadRunner
12 17 (1.34%) Gradle
12 17 (1.34%) Maven
12 17 (1.34%) MSI
13 16 (1.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 16 (1.26%) Rational DOORS
14 15 (1.19%) Eclipse
15 12 (0.95%) JMeter
16 9 (0.71%) SoapUI
16 9 (0.71%) Valgrind
General
1 126 (9.96%) Finance
2 44 (3.48%) Military
3 33 (2.61%) Telecoms
4 19 (1.50%) Electronics
4 19 (1.50%) Law
4 19 (1.50%) Legal
5 18 (1.42%) Manufacturing
6 15 (1.19%) Marketing
7 5 (0.40%) Aerospace
8 4 (0.32%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.16%) Avionics
9 2 (0.16%) Back Office
9 2 (0.16%) Games
9 2 (0.16%) Local Government
10 1 (0.079%) Advertising
10 1 (0.079%) Publishing
10 1 (0.079%) Retail
Job Titles
1 171 (13.52%) Developer
2 142 (11.23%) Architect
3 119 (9.41%) Analyst
4 89 (7.04%) Consultant
5 82 (6.48%) Java Developer
6 80 (6.32%) Project Manager
7 56 (4.43%) Network Engineer
8 51 (4.03%) Business Analyst
9 47 (3.72%) Systems Engineer
10 45 (3.56%) DV Cleared Project Manager
10 45 (3.56%) Support Engineer
11 44 (3.48%) DV Cleared Java Developer
12 38 (3.00%) Integration Engineer
13 37 (2.92%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
14 32 (2.53%) DV Cleared Business Analyst
15 29 (2.29%) Project Officer
16 23 (1.82%) DevOps Engineer
16 23 (1.82%) Enterprise Architect
16 23 (1.82%) Project Support Officer
16 23 (1.82%) Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (5.30%) HTML
1 67 (5.30%) Web Services
2 62 (4.90%) CSS
3 58 (4.58%) XML
4 51 (4.03%) .NET
5 39 (3.08%) J2EE
6 31 (2.45%) XSD
7 23 (1.82%) EJB
8 22 (1.74%) .NET Framework
8 22 (1.74%) REST
8 22 (1.74%) WCF
9 21 (1.66%) ASP.NET Web API
9 21 (1.66%) JSON
9 21 (1.66%) XSLT
10 20 (1.58%) RESTful
11 19 (1.50%) Spring
12 18 (1.42%) Software Packaging
13 17 (1.34%) Hibernate
14 15 (1.19%) Elastic Stack
15 14 (1.11%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 90 (7.11%) Analytical Skills
2 67 (5.30%) Management Information System
3 33 (2.61%) Data Centre
4 29 (2.29%) CESG
5 19 (1.50%) Clustering
5 19 (1.50%) Fat Client
5 19 (1.50%) Thin Client
6 17 (1.34%) PKI
7 13 (1.03%) Computer Science
7 13 (1.03%) Cyber Attack
8 10 (0.79%) Client/Server
9 8 (0.63%) CCTV
9 8 (0.63%) Driving Licence
9 8 (0.63%) Replication
10 7 (0.55%) Cybercrime
10 7 (0.55%) Public Cloud
11 6 (0.47%) Algorithms
11 6 (0.47%) CMDB
11 6 (0.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 6 (0.47%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 299 (23.64%) Windows
2 179 (14.15%) Linux
3 133 (10.51%) Windows Server
4 98 (7.75%) Unix
5 77 (6.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 58 (4.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 54 (4.27%) Windows 7
8 49 (3.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 35 (2.77%) Windows Server 2003
10 22 (1.74%) Windows 10
11 18 (1.42%) CentOS
12 16 (1.26%) Solaris
13 14 (1.11%) Windows Vista
13 14 (1.11%) Windows XP
14 8 (0.63%) CoreOS
15 7 (0.55%) Apple iOS
16 6 (0.47%) FreeBSD
16 6 (0.47%) HPUX
17 5 (0.40%) AIX
17 5 (0.40%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 285 (22.53%) Agile Software Development
2 184 (14.55%) ITIL
3 153 (12.09%) Project Management
4 130 (10.28%) PRINCE2
5 99 (7.83%) Scrum
6 88 (6.96%) DevOps
7 87 (6.88%) Risk Management
8 85 (6.72%) Service Management
9 72 (5.69%) Software Engineering
10 71 (5.61%) Stakeholder Management
11 70 (5.53%) Continuous Integration
11 70 (5.53%) Migration
12 66 (5.22%) Configuration Management
13 57 (4.51%) Change Management
14 56 (4.43%) Programme Management
14 56 (4.43%) SDLC
15 54 (4.27%) Continuous Improvement
16 52 (4.11%) Cybersecurity
17 50 (3.95%) CRM
18 47 (3.72%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 169 (13.36%) C
2 161 (12.73%) Java
3 97 (7.67%) SQL
4 84 (6.64%) Python
5 71 (5.61%) JavaScript
6 61 (4.82%) Perl
7 55 (4.35%) PowerShell
8 49 (3.87%) C#
9 41 (3.24%) Bash Shell
9 41 (3.24%) C++
10 28 (2.21%) Shell Script
11 23 (1.82%) Ruby
12 19 (1.50%) VBScript
13 15 (1.19%) VB
14 10 (0.79%) PL/SQL
15 9 (0.71%) VB.NET
16 8 (0.63%) Go
17 5 (0.40%) MATLAB
17 5 (0.40%) Objective-C
17 5 (0.40%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1265 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 497 (39.29%) SC Cleared
3 67 (5.30%) Degree
4 62 (4.90%) Cisco Certification
5 40 (3.16%) CCNA
6 39 (3.08%) CISSP
7 38 (3.00%) ISEB
8 37 (2.92%) OSCP
9 36 (2.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 34 (2.69%) CEH
10 34 (2.69%) CREST Certified
11 31 (2.45%) CCNP
12 23 (1.82%) ISTQB
13 21 (1.66%) BPSS Clearance
14 19 (1.50%) CESG Certified Professional
14 19 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
15 15 (1.19%) BC Cleared
15 15 (1.19%) CBAP
15 15 (1.19%) HNC
16 14 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (3.64%) JSP 440
2 27 (2.13%) QA
3 19 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (1.19%) RMADS
4 15 (1.19%) SLA
5 13 (1.03%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 13 (1.03%) PMO
6 11 (0.87%) GPG13
7 5 (0.40%) COBIT
7 5 (0.40%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.32%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.32%) Def Stans
8 4 (0.32%) Web Application Security Consortium
9 3 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.16%) FedRAMP
10 2 (0.16%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.16%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.079%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 166 (13.12%) Active Directory
2 98 (7.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (3.56%) Docker
4 35 (2.77%) Hyper-V
5 31 (2.45%) Microsoft App-V
6 26 (2.06%) XenDesktop
7 22 (1.74%) vCloud
8 15 (1.19%) XenApp
9 12 (0.95%) Samba
10 9 (0.71%) Virtual Desktop
11 8 (0.63%) HDFS
11 8 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
11 8 (0.63%) vSphere
12 7 (0.55%) Snort
13 6 (0.47%) XenServer
14 5 (0.40%) Corosync
14 5 (0.40%) Postfix
14 5 (0.40%) Squid
14 5 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
15 4 (0.32%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 45 (3.56%) SCCM
2 31 (2.45%) Puppet
3 28 (2.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 19 (1.50%) Terraform
5 17 (1.34%) Kubernetes
6 16 (1.26%) Netcool
7 15 (1.19%) Ansible
8 14 (1.11%) SCOM
8 14 (1.11%) ZABBIX
9 13 (1.03%) NetBackup
9 13 (1.03%) WSUS
10 12 (0.95%) Kibana
11 11 (0.87%) logstash
12 10 (0.79%) HP SiteScope
13 9 (0.71%) AppDNA
13 9 (0.71%) McAfee ePO
14 8 (0.63%) Consul
14 8 (0.63%) Packer
14 8 (0.63%) Sysdig
14 8 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 250 (19.76%) Microsoft
2 135 (10.67%) VMware
3 127 (10.04%) Oracle
4 114 (9.01%) Cisco
5 67 (5.30%) Citrix
6 64 (5.06%) HP
7 48 (3.79%) Juniper
8 46 (3.64%) Red Hat
9 31 (2.45%) Atlassian
10 27 (2.13%) Intel Security
11 23 (1.82%) SAP
12 22 (1.74%) CheckPoint
13 16 (1.26%) Hortonworks
14 15 (1.19%) F5
15 13 (1.03%) EMC
16 12 (0.95%) IBM
16 12 (0.95%) Palo Alto
16 12 (0.95%) Veritas
17 11 (0.87%) Google
17 11 (0.87%) Lumension
West End
Capita Defence & Security Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
Shropshire
LA International
Rate: Market Rates Apply
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
Darlington, County Durham
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West End
Capita Defence & Security Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £680.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £314 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago