Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 243 238 181
Rank change year-on-year -5 -57 -13
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 1,183 1,129 1,535
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.14% 1.10% 1.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.04% 5.87% 7.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 672 577 752
UK median daily rate £450 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.81% +2.89% +2.86%
10th Percentile £276 £257 £308
90th Percentile £613 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £434 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -0.86% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 75 47
UK median hourly rate £37.55 £27.50 £27.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.55% -1.08% -10.03%
10th Percentile £15.50 £12.00 £22.50
90th Percentile £58.25 £51.00 £55.41
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.55 £25.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year +45.83% -6.36% -11.00%

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 19,570 19,247 21,639
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.81% 18.82% 20.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,573 11,795 13,500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £253 £221 £243
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 944 900 851
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £26.25 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% -0.94% +6.00%
10th Percentile £12.61 £12.00 £12.13
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.00 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -3.64% - +10.00%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 20 November 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 -2 1,129 £450 -3.74% 174
UK excluding London +38 900 £434 -0.86% 148
South East +16 384 £400 -3.85% 64
South West +8 360 £500 - 53
London -102 267 £500 +2.56% 27
Midlands +35 66 £413 +10.00% 14
West Midlands +18 55 £413 +10.00% 14
East of England -12 34 £425 -10.53% 9
Scotland +11 33 £320 -5.19% 1
North of England -28 16 £450 +2.86% 7
East Midlands +9 10 £413 -14.51%
North East -2 10 £400 -0.31%
Wales -21 7 £575 +39.39%
North West -13 3 £688 +61.76% 7
Yorkshire -16 3 - -
Northern Ireland +40 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 1,183 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 434 (36.69%) SC Cleared
3 292 (24.68%) Windows
4 267 (22.57%) Agile Software Development
5 258 (21.81%) Microsoft
6 234 (19.78%) ITIL
7 172 (14.54%) Linux
8 164 (13.86%) Active Directory
9 147 (12.43%) Windows Server
10 144 (12.17%) Java
10 144 (12.17%) PowerShell
11 139 (11.75%) Project Management
12 137 (11.58%) Oracle
13 136 (11.50%) Cisco
14 135 (11.41%) VMware
15 134 (11.33%) Finance
15 134 (11.33%) Analytical Skills
16 127 (10.74%) SQL
17 121 (10.23%) Firewall
18 118 (9.97%) Service Management
18 118 (9.97%) Problem-Solving
19 116 (9.81%) C
20 111 (9.38%) PRINCE2
21 109 (9.21%) Cybersecurity
22 104 (8.79%) Migration
23 95 (8.03%) ITIL V3
24 93 (7.86%) SCCM
25 91 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
26 90 (7.61%) Python
27 88 (7.44%) Change Management

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 62 (5.24%) MS Exchange
2 57 (4.82%) SharePoint
3 37 (3.13%) Skype for Business
4 31 (2.62%) IIS
5 28 (2.37%) Confluence
6 19 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2007
7 18 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
7 18 (1.52%) JBoss
8 17 (1.44%) Apache
9 16 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
10 15 (1.27%) SharePoint Server
11 14 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
12 13 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
13 11 (0.93%) Tomcat
14 8 (0.68%) Apache Spark
14 8 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 8 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
14 8 (0.68%) nginx
15 7 (0.59%) WebLogic
16 5 (0.42%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 71 (6.00%) Microsoft Office
2 42 (3.55%) Microsoft Project
3 28 (2.37%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (0.59%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (0.85%) Primavera
3 8 (0.68%) Oracle BPM
3 8 (0.68%) Oracle Financials
4 6 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.51%) Oracle ERP
5 4 (0.34%) Oracle Payroll
6 3 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.17%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 57 (4.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 55 (4.65%) Office 365
3 42 (3.55%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (1.27%) Amazon S3
5 13 (1.10%) GitHub
6 12 (1.01%) SaaS
7 10 (0.85%) Amazon SQS
7 10 (0.85%) AWS Fargate
7 10 (0.85%) AWS Lambda
7 10 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
7 10 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (0.85%) IaaS
7 10 (0.85%) Serverless
8 7 (0.59%) OpenShift
8 7 (0.59%) PaaS
9 6 (0.51%) OneDrive
9 6 (0.51%) Quay.io
10 3 (0.25%) npm
11 2 (0.17%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.17%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 121 (10.23%) Firewall
2 77 (6.51%) WAN
3 62 (5.24%) LAN
4 52 (4.40%) DNS
5 50 (4.23%) Network Security
6 44 (3.72%) TCP/IP
7 41 (3.47%) VPN
8 39 (3.30%) DHCP
9 37 (3.13%) Internet
10 34 (2.87%) SAN
11 25 (2.11%) IPsec
12 23 (1.94%) Skype
12 23 (1.94%) Wireless
13 21 (1.78%) VoIP
14 20 (1.69%) Cisco ASA
15 19 (1.61%) BGP
15 19 (1.61%) OSPF
16 18 (1.52%) Cisco Nexus
17 17 (1.44%) VLAN
18 16 (1.35%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 34 (2.87%) MySQL
3 29 (2.45%) PostgreSQL
4 28 (2.37%) Big Data
5 25 (2.11%) Oracle Database
6 22 (1.86%) MongoDB
7 13 (1.10%) GIS
8 12 (1.01%) Hadoop
8 12 (1.01%) Power BI
8 12 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
9 11 (0.93%) NoSQL
10 9 (0.76%) Oracle Database 12c
10 9 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
11 8 (0.68%) Relational Database
11 8 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
13 6 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (0.51%) Oracle BI EE
13 6 (0.51%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 56 (4.73%) Git (software)
2 46 (3.89%) Jenkins
3 40 (3.38%) JIRA
4 35 (2.96%) Selenium
5 32 (2.70%) Cucumber
6 28 (2.37%) MSI
7 22 (1.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 20 (1.69%) JUnit
9 16 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
10 15 (1.27%) Rational Team Concert
11 14 (1.18%) GitLab
12 9 (0.76%) Artifactory
13 8 (0.68%) Bitbucket
13 8 (0.68%) Visual Studio
14 6 (0.51%) JMeter
14 6 (0.51%) Toad
15 5 (0.42%) EasyMock
15 5 (0.42%) TeamCity
16 4 (0.34%) Visual Studio Team System
16 4 (0.34%) WATIR
General
1 134 (11.33%) Finance
2 42 (3.55%) Military
2 42 (3.55%) Telecoms
3 35 (2.96%) Manufacturing
4 34 (2.87%) Marketing
5 33 (2.79%) Electronics
6 17 (1.44%) Banking
7 12 (1.01%) Law
8 9 (0.76%) Legal
9 4 (0.34%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.34%) Local Government
10 2 (0.17%) Back Office
11 1 (0.085%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.085%) Digital Economy
11 1 (0.085%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.085%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 149 (12.60%) Architect
2 136 (11.50%) Analyst
3 108 (9.13%) Developer
4 81 (6.85%) Project Manager
5 73 (6.17%) Network Engineer
6 63 (5.33%) Consultant
7 54 (4.56%) Solutions Architect
8 53 (4.48%) Support Engineer
9 48 (4.06%) DV Cleared Project Manager
10 45 (3.80%) Business Analyst
10 45 (3.80%) Java Developer
11 35 (2.96%) Administrator
12 33 (2.79%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
13 30 (2.54%) Test Engineer
14 28 (2.37%) Project Officer
15 26 (2.20%) DV Cleared Business Analyst
15 26 (2.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 26 (2.20%) Systems Engineer
16 24 (2.03%) Applications Support
17 22 (1.86%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (5.49%) Web Services
2 46 (3.89%) XML
3 42 (3.55%) REST
4 35 (2.96%) SOAP
5 34 (2.87%) .NET
6 28 (2.37%) JSON
7 21 (1.78%) J2EE
8 19 (1.61%) Middleware
9 17 (1.44%) JSF
9 17 (1.44%) Node.js
9 17 (1.44%) Oracle Fusion
10 15 (1.27%) EJB
10 15 (1.27%) Hibernate
10 15 (1.27%) JSP
10 15 (1.27%) XSLT
11 14 (1.18%) EJB 3.0
11 14 (1.18%) JAXB
11 14 (1.18%) JPA
11 14 (1.18%) RESTful
11 14 (1.18%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 134 (11.33%) Analytical Skills
2 87 (7.35%) Data Centre
3 44 (3.72%) Management Information System
4 37 (3.13%) PKI
5 29 (2.45%) Clustering
6 23 (1.94%) Self-Motivation
7 22 (1.86%) Computer Science
8 20 (1.69%) Replication
9 13 (1.10%) Public Cloud
10 12 (1.01%) Microsoft Licensing
11 10 (0.85%) CESG
11 10 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
12 9 (0.76%) Driving Licence
12 9 (0.76%) Security Operations Centre
13 8 (0.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 7 (0.59%) Cyberattack
14 7 (0.59%) Fat Client
14 7 (0.59%) Mobile App
14 7 (0.59%) User Experience
14 7 (0.59%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 292 (24.68%) Windows
2 172 (14.54%) Linux
3 147 (12.43%) Windows Server
4 88 (7.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 85 (7.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 62 (5.24%) Windows 10
6 62 (5.24%) Windows 7
7 40 (3.38%) Unix
8 35 (2.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 29 (2.45%) Windows Server 2003
10 20 (1.69%) CentOS
11 12 (1.01%) Solaris
12 9 (0.76%) Ubuntu
13 8 (0.68%) CoreOS
14 7 (0.59%) Windows Vista
15 5 (0.42%) Windows XP
16 4 (0.34%) Android
16 4 (0.34%) Apple iOS
16 4 (0.34%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 267 (22.57%) Agile Software Development
2 234 (19.78%) ITIL
3 139 (11.75%) Project Management
4 118 (9.97%) Problem-Solving
4 118 (9.97%) Service Management
5 111 (9.38%) PRINCE2
6 109 (9.21%) Cybersecurity
7 104 (8.79%) Migration
8 95 (8.03%) ITIL V3
9 88 (7.44%) Change Management
10 80 (6.76%) Configuration Management
11 77 (6.51%) Service Delivery
12 70 (5.92%) Scrum
13 69 (5.83%) Test Automation
14 67 (5.66%) ITSM
15 66 (5.58%) Incident Management
16 62 (5.24%) Business Intelligence
17 61 (5.16%) Programme Management
18 58 (4.90%) Information Security
18 58 (4.90%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 144 (12.17%) Java
1 144 (12.17%) PowerShell
2 127 (10.74%) SQL
3 116 (9.81%) C
4 90 (7.61%) Python
5 51 (4.31%) C#
6 48 (4.06%) JavaScript
7 39 (3.30%) Bash Shell
8 23 (1.94%) C++
9 21 (1.78%) PHP
10 20 (1.69%) Shell Script
11 17 (1.44%) Perl
12 14 (1.18%) Ruby
13 10 (0.85%) PL/SQL
14 7 (0.59%) Go
15 6 (0.51%) VB
15 6 (0.51%) VBScript
16 5 (0.42%) T-SQL
17 4 (0.34%) Java 8
18 3 (0.25%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1,183 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 434 (36.69%) SC Cleared
3 75 (6.34%) Cisco Certification
4 53 (4.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 49 (4.14%) CISSP
6 45 (3.80%) CCNA
7 35 (2.96%) Degree
7 35 (2.96%) ISEB
8 34 (2.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 33 (2.79%) ISTQB
10 29 (2.45%) CCNP
11 26 (2.20%) CISM
12 22 (1.86%) CESG Certified Professional
13 21 (1.78%) MCSE
14 20 (1.69%) HNC
15 18 (1.52%) MCSA
15 18 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 17 (1.44%) APMP
16 17 (1.44%) CISA
17 12 (1.01%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (4.14%) JSP 440
2 36 (3.04%) SLA
3 35 (2.96%) QA
4 27 (2.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 26 (2.20%) HMG Infosec
6 17 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 15 (1.27%) PMO
8 13 (1.10%) RMADS
9 4 (0.34%) Government Security Classifications
10 3 (0.25%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.25%) Def Stans
11 2 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.17%) ISO 9000
11 2 (0.17%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.085%) GDPR
12 1 (0.085%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 164 (13.86%) Active Directory
2 91 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (4.40%) Hyper-V
4 46 (3.89%) Docker
5 36 (3.04%) vSphere
6 26 (2.20%) Microsoft App-V
6 26 (2.20%) Virtual Machines
7 25 (2.11%) VMware ESXi
8 14 (1.18%) Virtual Desktop
8 14 (1.18%) XenDesktop
9 12 (1.01%) XenServer
10 10 (0.85%) Firmware
11 9 (0.76%) Oracle RAC
12 8 (0.68%) vCloud
13 6 (0.51%) Ceph
13 6 (0.51%) etcd
13 6 (0.51%) GlusterFS
13 6 (0.51%) SkyDNS
13 6 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
13 6 (0.51%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 93 (7.86%) SCCM
2 35 (2.96%) vCenter Server
3 34 (2.87%) Puppet
4 31 (2.62%) SCOM
5 30 (2.54%) Ansible
6 23 (1.94%) WSUS
7 21 (1.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 19 (1.61%) McAfee ePO
9 15 (1.27%) SCVMM
10 13 (1.10%) Kubernetes
11 11 (0.93%) NetBackup
11 11 (0.93%) OVSD
12 9 (0.76%) Cisco CUCM
12 9 (0.76%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 9 (0.76%) Microsoft Clustering
13 8 (0.68%) HAProxy
13 8 (0.68%) Network Intrusion Detection System
14 7 (0.59%) FortiGate
14 7 (0.59%) Graphite
14 7 (0.59%) rkt
Vendors
1 258 (21.81%) Microsoft
2 137 (11.58%) Oracle
3 136 (11.50%) Cisco
4 135 (11.41%) VMware
5 64 (5.41%) Citrix
6 62 (5.24%) McAfee
7 60 (5.07%) HP
8 54 (4.56%) Juniper
9 37 (3.13%) SAP
10 26 (2.20%) Red Hat
11 21 (1.78%) F5
12 18 (1.52%) NetApp
13 16 (1.35%) EMC
14 12 (1.01%) Palo Alto
15 11 (0.93%) Forcepoint
15 11 (0.93%) SolarWinds
16 10 (0.85%) LogRhythm
17 9 (0.76%) Atlassian
18 8 (0.68%) Lumension
18 8 (0.68%) Splunk