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 28 May 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
28 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 195 179 179
Rank change year-on-year -16 0  
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 568 794 759
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.27% 1.46% 1.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.52% 6.73% 7.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 368 383
Median daily rate £450 £435 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% -3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £320 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £581 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £425
% change year-on-year +1.19% -1.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 12 28
Median hourly rate £22.75 £21.33 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.65% -1.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £18.28 £16.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.12 £27.25 £45.39
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.75 £21.33 £21.55
% change year-on-year -2.71% -1.02%  

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 8717 11795 10762
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.47% 21.63% 19.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 5270 7317 6164
Median daily rate £430 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +9.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 478 420 547
Median hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +44.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.85 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -9.00% +55.55%  

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 28 May 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 -14 561 £445 +1.07% 59
London 0 194 £450 -10.00% 19
South East -2 190 £405 -3.57% 15
South West -20 109 £485 +7.77% 17
Buckinghamshire +29 84 £432 -3.94% 1
Milton Keynes +21 76 £415 -8.28% 1
Hampshire -26 59 £375 -6.25% 7
Gloucestershire -7 47 £425 -8.10% 10
Wiltshire +17 44 £470 +29.65% 4
Berkshire +10 43 £341 -20.81% 4
City of London -19 36 £400 -25.58% 10
East of England +12 23 £440 -4.34% 3
Hook +18 21 £425 +8.97% 3
Bracknell +17 21 £269 -
North East +52 18 £364 +41.26%
Newcastle upon Tyne +60 17 £364 +41.26%
Tyne and Wear +57 17 £364 +41.26%
North West +20 14 £450 +5.88% 2
Corsham +9 14 £515 +44.56% 1
Croydon +21 13 £438 +35.86% 1
Reading +4 13 £388 -10.91% 4
Basingstoke -19 13 £297 -34.00% 1
Bristol +10 12 £520 +41.01% 3
Hertfordshire +10 11 £425 -22.72%
Gloucester -10 10 £375 -10.71% 7
West Midlands +24 8 £375 +15.38% 3
Northampton +4 6 £400 -20.00%
Northamptonshire +2 6 £400 -20.00%
East Midlands -6 6 £400 -
Cheltenham -9 6 - - 3

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 1165 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 477 (40.94%) SC Cleared
3 273 (23.43%) Windows
4 249 (21.37%) Agile Software Development
5 234 (20.09%) Microsoft
6 183 (15.71%) ITIL
7 155 (13.30%) Project Management
8 152 (13.05%) Active Directory
9 140 (12.02%) Linux
10 128 (10.99%) C
11 123 (10.56%) Java
12 121 (10.39%) Finance
13 116 (9.96%) VMware
14 115 (9.87%) Cisco
15 114 (9.79%) PRINCE2
16 112 (9.61%) Oracle
17 106 (9.10%) SQL
18 105 (9.01%) Windows Server
19 96 (8.24%) Firewall
20 93 (7.98%) Microsoft Office
21 89 (7.64%) Service Management
22 88 (7.55%) HP
23 82 (7.04%) Risk Management
23 82 (7.04%) VMware Infrastructure
24 79 (6.78%) DevOps
25 76 (6.52%) Unix
26 75 (6.44%) WAN
27 74 (6.35%) SQL Server
28 69 (5.92%) Citrix
28 69 (5.92%) Stakeholder 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 64 (5.49%) SharePoint
2 44 (3.78%) MS Exchange
3 33 (2.83%) Confluence
4 28 (2.40%) SharePoint Server
5 19 (1.63%) IIS
5 19 (1.63%) WebLogic
6 18 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2010
7 17 (1.46%) Skype for Business
8 16 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2003
9 15 (1.29%) Apache
10 14 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
10 14 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
11 11 (0.94%) JBoss
11 11 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
12 9 (0.77%) Tomcat
13 8 (0.69%) WebSphere
14 7 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2000
14 7 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 7 (0.60%) SAS
15 6 (0.52%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 93 (7.98%) Microsoft Office
2 52 (4.46%) Microsoft Project
3 38 (3.26%) Microsoft Excel
4 14 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (1.20%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.34%) CPLEX
6 4 (0.34%) LaTeX
7 2 (0.17%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.17%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 39 (3.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (1.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 12 (1.03%) Oracle EBS
4 11 (0.94%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.43%) SAP GTS
5 5 (0.43%) SAP S/4HANA
6 4 (0.34%) Primavera
7 2 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.17%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.086%) Oracle 11i
8 1 (0.086%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 31 (2.66%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (1.72%) Office 365
3 13 (1.12%) IaaS
3 13 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (0.86%) SaaS
5 8 (0.69%) Amazon S3
6 7 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (0.60%) PaaS
7 5 (0.43%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (0.26%) GitHub
9 3 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.17%) AWS CloudTrail
10 2 (0.17%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.17%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.086%) BrowserStack
11 1 (0.086%) Datadog
11 1 (0.086%) Google Drive
11 1 (0.086%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 96 (8.24%) Firewall
2 75 (6.44%) WAN
3 68 (5.84%) LAN
4 56 (4.81%) TCP/IP
5 37 (3.18%) Network Security
5 37 (3.18%) SAN
6 36 (3.09%) DNS
7 32 (2.75%) Wireless
8 30 (2.58%) DHCP
9 27 (2.32%) Cisco ASA
9 27 (2.32%) Internet
10 26 (2.23%) IPsec
11 22 (1.89%) NAS
11 22 (1.89%) VPN
12 19 (1.63%) Cisco Nexus
13 18 (1.55%) BIG-IP
14 17 (1.46%) VoIP
15 16 (1.37%) VLAN
16 13 (1.12%) Broadband
16 13 (1.12%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (6.35%) SQL Server
2 46 (3.95%) Big Data
3 43 (3.69%) Hadoop
4 28 (2.40%) PostgreSQL
5 27 (2.32%) Oracle Database
6 24 (2.06%) MongoDB
7 19 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
8 18 (1.55%) Relational Database
9 15 (1.29%) Oracle Reports
10 14 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
11 13 (1.12%) NoSQL
12 9 (0.77%) GIS
12 9 (0.77%) HBase
12 9 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 7 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
14 6 (0.52%) BusinessObjects
14 6 (0.52%) MS Access
14 6 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
14 6 (0.52%) SQL Server 2016
15 5 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 61 (5.24%) JIRA
2 28 (2.40%) Visual Studio
3 27 (2.32%) Selenium
4 25 (2.15%) Jenkins
5 22 (1.89%) Git (software)
6 20 (1.72%) Bitbucket
6 20 (1.72%) Cucumber
6 20 (1.72%) MSI
7 17 (1.46%) JUnit
8 16 (1.37%) Visual Studio Team System
9 11 (0.94%) Ant
10 10 (0.86%) LoadRunner
11 9 (0.77%) Eclipse
11 9 (0.77%) Gradle
11 9 (0.77%) NUnit
11 9 (0.77%) Rational DOORS
11 9 (0.77%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
12 7 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 7 (0.60%) JMeter
13 6 (0.52%) IntelliJ
General
1 121 (10.39%) Finance
2 45 (3.86%) Telecoms
3 40 (3.43%) Military
4 26 (2.23%) Electronics
5 22 (1.89%) Manufacturing
5 22 (1.89%) Marketing
6 19 (1.63%) Law
7 14 (1.20%) Legal
8 7 (0.60%) Aerospace
9 4 (0.34%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.34%) Local Government
10 2 (0.17%) Avionics
10 2 (0.17%) Games
10 2 (0.17%) Publishing
11 1 (0.086%) Billing
11 1 (0.086%) Retail
Job Titles
1 133 (11.42%) Architect
1 133 (11.42%) Developer
2 105 (9.01%) Analyst
3 80 (6.87%) Project Manager
4 74 (6.35%) Consultant
5 57 (4.89%) Support Engineer
6 55 (4.72%) Network Engineer
7 53 (4.55%) Java Developer
8 46 (3.95%) DV Cleared Project Manager
9 34 (2.92%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
10 30 (2.58%) Administrator
10 30 (2.58%) Business Analyst
10 30 (2.58%) Systems Engineer
11 28 (2.40%) Integration Engineer
12 27 (2.32%) Solutions Architect
13 26 (2.23%) DV Cleared Java Developer
13 26 (2.23%) Security Analyst
14 24 (2.06%) Applications Support
15 23 (1.97%) Enterprise Architect
15 23 (1.97%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (4.72%) HTML
2 54 (4.64%) .NET
2 54 (4.64%) Web Services
3 48 (4.12%) CSS
3 48 (4.12%) XML
4 33 (2.83%) J2EE
5 27 (2.32%) .NET Framework
5 27 (2.32%) XSLT
6 22 (1.89%) REST
7 19 (1.63%) ASP.NET Web API
7 19 (1.63%) WCF
8 18 (1.55%) EJB
8 18 (1.55%) RESTful
8 18 (1.55%) XSD
9 14 (1.20%) Hibernate
10 13 (1.12%) Elastic Stack
11 12 (1.03%) Spring
12 11 (0.94%) jQuery
12 11 (0.94%) Middleware
13 10 (0.86%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 69 (5.92%) Management Information System
2 56 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
3 42 (3.61%) Data Centre
4 29 (2.49%) Computer Science
5 23 (1.97%) Clustering
5 23 (1.97%) Fat Client
5 23 (1.97%) Thin Client
6 22 (1.89%) CESG
7 16 (1.37%) PMI
8 12 (1.03%) PKI
9 11 (0.94%) Private Cloud
10 10 (0.86%) Smartphone
11 8 (0.69%) Client/Server
11 8 (0.69%) Mobile App
11 8 (0.69%) Replication
12 7 (0.60%) CMDB
12 7 (0.60%) Cybercrime
12 7 (0.60%) Linux Command Line
12 7 (0.60%) User Experience
12 7 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 273 (23.43%) Windows
2 140 (12.02%) Linux
3 105 (9.01%) Windows Server
4 76 (6.52%) Unix
5 69 (5.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 47 (4.03%) Windows Server 2003
7 44 (3.78%) Windows Server 2012
8 41 (3.52%) Windows 7
9 33 (2.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 25 (2.15%) Solaris
11 23 (1.97%) Windows Vista
12 22 (1.89%) Windows 10
13 16 (1.37%) CentOS
14 15 (1.29%) Windows XP
15 7 (0.60%) Apple iOS
16 6 (0.52%) FreeBSD
16 6 (0.52%) HPUX
16 6 (0.52%) Windows 2000 Server
17 5 (0.43%) CoreOS
17 5 (0.43%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 249 (21.37%) Agile Software Development
2 183 (15.71%) ITIL
3 155 (13.30%) Project Management
4 114 (9.79%) PRINCE2
5 89 (7.64%) Service Management
6 82 (7.04%) Risk Management
7 79 (6.78%) DevOps
8 69 (5.92%) Stakeholder Management
9 67 (5.75%) Migration
10 65 (5.58%) Scrum
11 61 (5.24%) Configuration Management
12 58 (4.98%) Programme Management
13 55 (4.72%) Software Engineering
14 51 (4.38%) Change Management
15 49 (4.21%) Test Automation
16 48 (4.12%) Incident Management
17 46 (3.95%) Cybersecurity
18 45 (3.86%) Change Control
19 43 (3.69%) CRM
20 41 (3.52%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 128 (10.99%) C
2 123 (10.56%) Java
3 106 (9.10%) SQL
4 62 (5.32%) Python
5 53 (4.55%) JavaScript
6 47 (4.03%) PowerShell
7 46 (3.95%) Perl
8 43 (3.69%) C#
9 41 (3.52%) C++
10 30 (2.58%) Bash Shell
11 19 (1.63%) Shell Script
12 17 (1.46%) VBScript
13 15 (1.29%) PL/SQL
13 15 (1.29%) Ruby
14 9 (0.77%) T-SQL
14 9 (0.77%) VBA
15 8 (0.69%) VB
16 6 (0.52%) Go
16 6 (0.52%) VB.NET
17 5 (0.43%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1165 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 477 (40.94%) SC Cleared
3 68 (5.84%) Cisco Certification
4 61 (5.24%) Degree
5 41 (3.52%) CREST Certified
6 38 (3.26%) OSCP
7 37 (3.18%) CCNA
7 37 (3.18%) CISSP
8 35 (3.00%) CEH
9 33 (2.83%) CCNP
9 33 (2.83%) ISEB
10 24 (2.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 19 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
11 19 (1.63%) PMI Certification
12 18 (1.55%) CESG Certified Professional
12 18 (1.55%) Chartered Engineer
12 18 (1.55%) JNCIA
13 17 (1.46%) CITP
13 17 (1.46%) Computer Science Degree
13 17 (1.46%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (3.18%) JSP 440
2 22 (1.89%) QA
3 18 (1.55%) PMO
4 16 (1.37%) SLA
5 12 (1.03%) GPG13
6 11 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (0.69%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 8 (0.69%) RMADS
8 5 (0.43%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.34%) Def Stans
9 4 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
9 4 (0.34%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.34%) Web Application Security Consortium
10 2 (0.17%) FedRAMP
10 2 (0.17%) GDPR
10 2 (0.17%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.086%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.086%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.086%) WCAG
System Software
1 152 (13.05%) Active Directory
2 82 (7.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (2.66%) Hyper-V
4 26 (2.23%) Docker
5 24 (2.06%) VMware ESXi
6 21 (1.80%) Microsoft App-V
7 16 (1.37%) XenDesktop
8 15 (1.29%) XenApp
9 13 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
10 11 (0.94%) Samba
10 11 (0.94%) vCloud
11 10 (0.86%) Snort
12 9 (0.77%) vSphere
13 6 (0.52%) XenServer
14 5 (0.43%) HDFS
14 5 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
15 4 (0.34%) ISA Server
15 4 (0.34%) ProxySG
16 3 (0.26%) Firmware
16 3 (0.26%) Squid
Systems Management
1 39 (3.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 33 (2.83%) SCCM
3 29 (2.49%) Puppet
4 21 (1.80%) Netcool
5 20 (1.72%) Ansible
6 15 (1.29%) NetBackup
7 14 (1.20%) McAfee ePO
7 14 (1.20%) Terraform
8 13 (1.12%) Nagios
8 13 (1.12%) SCOM
9 11 (0.94%) Kubernetes
9 11 (0.94%) logstash
10 10 (0.86%) Kibana
10 10 (0.86%) OVSD
10 10 (0.86%) WSUS
11 9 (0.77%) AppDNA
11 9 (0.77%) Microsoft Clustering
11 9 (0.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 9 (0.77%) Tivoli
12 7 (0.60%) Computer Incident Response Team
Vendors
1 234 (20.09%) Microsoft
2 116 (9.96%) VMware
3 115 (9.87%) Cisco
4 112 (9.61%) Oracle
5 88 (7.55%) HP
6 69 (5.92%) Citrix
7 62 (5.32%) Juniper
8 37 (3.18%) Red Hat
9 36 (3.09%) McAfee
10 30 (2.58%) F5
11 27 (2.32%) SAP
12 21 (1.80%) Atlassian
12 21 (1.80%) CheckPoint
13 17 (1.46%) Palo Alto
13 17 (1.46%) Veritas
14 14 (1.20%) EMC
15 12 (1.03%) ArcSight
16 11 (0.94%) SolarWinds
17 10 (0.86%) Fortinet
18 9 (0.77%) Splunk
Reading, Berkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
IntaPeople
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £340 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Sanderson
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Sanderson
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Roc Search
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £200 - £215 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 26 days ago