Period
to 23 January 2019

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 23 January 2019 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
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 209 224 188
Rank change year-on-year +15 -36 -15
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 1,361 1,160 1,377
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.37% 1.15% 1.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.11% 6.06% 6.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 792 551 670
UK median daily rate £475 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £310 £263 £293
90th Percentile £650 £660 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £475 £430
% change year-on-year -5.26% +10.47% -1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 69 64
UK median hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.82% -28.57% +24.60%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £23.63
90th Percentile £49.80 £50.20 £55.53
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year +10.00% -35.06% +24.60%

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 19,141 19,143 19,827
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.21% 19.04% 20.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,407 11,757 12,445
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £256 £225 £250
90th Percentile £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 894 840 874
UK median hourly rate £28.52 £24.77 £25.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.12% -4.50% -5.68%
10th Percentile £12.55 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.60 £50.00 £49.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £25.69 £27.25
% change year-on-year +7.05% -5.72% -2.68%

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 23 January 2019.

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 23 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for DV Cleared in the UK

DV Cleared
Top 15 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 23 January 2019. 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 +25 1,306 £475 -5.00% 240
UK excluding London +76 1,047 £450 -5.26% 182
South West +23 481 £500 -4.76% 89
South East +28 404 £425 -5.56% 49
London -102 289 £520 +4.00% 65
Midlands +49 77 £415 -4.05% 21
West Midlands +33 69 £415 +5.73% 18
East of England +3 33 £625 +26.26% 10
Scotland +13 26 £363 +31.22% 1
North of England -7 21 £440 +14.75% 7
North East +1 11 £429 +2.02%
East Midlands -3 7 £430 -0.58% 3
North West -7 7 £500 - 6
Wales -14 6 £488 +11.43% 5
Yorkshire -17 3 £425 -28.15% 1

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, 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 1,361 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 490 (36.00%) SC Cleared
3 332 (24.39%) Windows
4 323 (23.73%) Agile Software Development
5 305 (22.41%) Microsoft
6 229 (16.83%) ITIL
7 192 (14.11%) Active Directory
8 189 (13.89%) Linux
9 185 (13.59%) PowerShell
10 167 (12.27%) Finance
11 165 (12.12%) Java
12 157 (11.54%) Windows Server
13 153 (11.24%) Oracle
13 153 (11.24%) VMware
14 152 (11.17%) Project Management
15 147 (10.80%) Analytical Skills
16 133 (9.77%) SQL
16 133 (9.77%) Firewall
17 128 (9.40%) Migration
18 125 (9.18%) Problem-Solving
19 124 (9.11%) Cybersecurity
20 122 (8.96%) C
21 118 (8.67%) Cisco
22 115 (8.45%) PRINCE2
23 112 (8.23%) Windows Server 2012
24 111 (8.16%) Python
24 111 (8.16%) Data Centre
25 106 (7.79%) Service Management
25 106 (7.79%) SCCM
26 94 (6.91%) ITIL V3

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 73 (5.36%) SharePoint
2 62 (4.56%) MS Exchange
3 35 (2.57%) IIS
4 33 (2.42%) Skype for Business
5 25 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2007
6 24 (1.76%) Confluence
7 22 (1.62%) Apache
7 22 (1.62%) SharePoint Server
8 18 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
9 17 (1.25%) nginx
10 16 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
11 15 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
12 13 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
13 12 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
13 12 (0.88%) JBoss
14 8 (0.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 8 (0.59%) Tomcat
15 7 (0.51%) WebLogic
16 6 (0.44%) Apache Spark
17 5 (0.37%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 70 (5.14%) Microsoft Office
2 38 (2.79%) Microsoft Project
3 32 (2.35%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (0.59%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (0.88%) Oracle ERP
2 11 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (0.81%) Primavera
3 9 (0.66%) Oracle BPM
4 8 (0.59%) Oracle Financials
4 8 (0.59%) Oracle Payables
5 7 (0.51%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 7 (0.51%) Oracle Receivables
6 6 (0.44%) Oracle General Ledger
6 6 (0.44%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 5 (0.37%) Oracle Assets
7 5 (0.37%) Oracle Cash Management
7 5 (0.37%) Oracle Payroll
8 4 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
9 2 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.073%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 67 (4.92%) Office 365
2 61 (4.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (2.20%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (1.54%) GitHub
5 19 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (1.03%) IaaS
7 13 (0.96%) Quay.io
8 12 (0.88%) SaaS
9 11 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
10 9 (0.66%) PaaS
11 7 (0.51%) OpenShift
12 6 (0.44%) Amazon S3
12 6 (0.44%) OneDrive
13 4 (0.29%) Amazon SQS
13 4 (0.29%) AWS Fargate
13 4 (0.29%) AWS Lambda
13 4 (0.29%) Serverless
14 3 (0.22%) npm
15 2 (0.15%) Datadog
15 2 (0.15%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 133 (9.77%) Firewall
2 66 (4.85%) WAN
3 63 (4.63%) DNS
4 61 (4.48%) Internet
5 60 (4.41%) LAN
6 53 (3.89%) TCP/IP
7 47 (3.45%) Network Security
8 43 (3.16%) VPN
9 38 (2.79%) DHCP
10 35 (2.57%) SAN
11 29 (2.13%) NAS
12 26 (1.91%) Skype
13 22 (1.62%) Reverse Proxy
14 21 (1.54%) OSPF
14 21 (1.54%) VoIP
15 20 (1.47%) Cisco ASA
16 19 (1.40%) BGP
16 19 (1.40%) IPsec
16 19 (1.40%) Wireless
17 17 (1.25%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (5.14%) SQL Server
2 36 (2.65%) PostgreSQL
3 27 (1.98%) Big Data
3 27 (1.98%) Oracle Database
4 26 (1.91%) MySQL
5 20 (1.47%) GIS
6 19 (1.40%) MongoDB
7 18 (1.32%) Hadoop
8 17 (1.25%) NoSQL
9 14 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
10 11 (0.81%) Power BI
11 10 (0.73%) Oracle Database 12c
12 8 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
12 8 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 7 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
14 6 (0.44%) Apache Hive
14 6 (0.44%) Oracle BI EE
14 6 (0.44%) Relational Database
14 6 (0.44%) SQL Server 2016
15 5 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 56 (4.11%) Git (software)
2 40 (2.94%) JIRA
3 35 (2.57%) MSI
4 33 (2.42%) Jenkins
5 32 (2.35%) Selenium
6 31 (2.28%) Cucumber
7 22 (1.62%) GitLab
8 19 (1.40%) Team Foundation Server
9 18 (1.32%) Artifactory
10 16 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 13 (0.96%) JUnit
12 10 (0.73%) Rational Team Concert
13 9 (0.66%) Bitbucket
14 6 (0.44%) JMeter
14 6 (0.44%) Visual Studio
15 5 (0.37%) Toad
16 4 (0.29%) EasyMock
16 4 (0.29%) Sonatype Nexus
16 4 (0.29%) WATIR
17 3 (0.22%) CodeSonar
General
1 167 (12.27%) Finance
2 53 (3.89%) Telecoms
3 52 (3.82%) Military
4 42 (3.09%) Marketing
5 41 (3.01%) Electronics
5 41 (3.01%) Manufacturing
6 23 (1.69%) Banking
7 11 (0.81%) Law
8 7 (0.51%) General Ledger
9 6 (0.44%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.37%) Legal
11 2 (0.15%) Automotive
11 2 (0.15%) Back Office
12 1 (0.073%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.073%) Local Government
12 1 (0.073%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.073%) Retail
Job Titles
1 185 (13.59%) Architect
2 124 (9.11%) Analyst
3 98 (7.20%) Developer
4 82 (6.02%) Consultant
5 80 (5.88%) Project Manager
6 72 (5.29%) Network Engineer
7 71 (5.22%) Solutions Architect
8 51 (3.75%) DV Cleared Project Manager
9 46 (3.38%) Support Engineer
10 43 (3.16%) Business Analyst
11 38 (2.79%) Administrator
12 36 (2.65%) Java Developer
13 35 (2.57%) Technical Architect
14 33 (2.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 33 (2.42%) Project Officer
14 33 (2.42%) Systems Engineer
15 32 (2.35%) Technical Leader
16 31 (2.28%) Wintel Engineer
17 30 (2.20%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 30 (2.20%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (4.63%) SOAP
1 63 (4.63%) Web Services
2 55 (4.04%) REST
3 47 (3.45%) XML
4 40 (2.94%) .NET
5 34 (2.50%) RESTful
6 33 (2.42%) JSON
7 23 (1.69%) Elastic Stack
7 23 (1.69%) JSP
8 22 (1.62%) Middleware
9 19 (1.40%) Oracle Fusion
10 18 (1.32%) Node.js
11 14 (1.03%) HTML
12 13 (0.96%) CSS
13 12 (0.88%) J2EE
13 12 (0.88%) Software Packaging
14 11 (0.81%) AngularJS
14 11 (0.81%) Java EE
14 11 (0.81%) Spring
15 10 (0.73%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 147 (10.80%) Analytical Skills
2 111 (8.16%) Data Centre
3 44 (3.23%) PKI
4 43 (3.16%) Management Information System
5 30 (2.20%) Clustering
5 30 (2.20%) Self-Motivation
6 25 (1.84%) Replication
7 18 (1.32%) HP Storage
7 18 (1.32%) Microsoft Licensing
8 15 (1.10%) Public Cloud
9 13 (0.96%) Cyberattack
10 12 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
11 10 (0.73%) Algorithms
11 10 (0.73%) Robotics
11 10 (0.73%) Security Operations Centre
12 9 (0.66%) Cyberthreat
13 8 (0.59%) Cyber Defence
13 8 (0.59%) Data Structures
13 8 (0.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 7 (0.51%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 332 (24.39%) Windows
2 189 (13.89%) Linux
3 157 (11.54%) Windows Server
4 112 (8.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 92 (6.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 79 (5.80%) Windows 10
7 56 (4.11%) Windows 7
8 50 (3.67%) Unix
9 49 (3.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 42 (3.09%) Windows Server 2003
11 20 (1.47%) CentOS
11 20 (1.47%) Solaris
12 17 (1.25%) CoreOS
13 9 (0.66%) Ubuntu
14 7 (0.51%) Android
14 7 (0.51%) Apple iOS
14 7 (0.51%) Windows XP
15 6 (0.44%) Windows Vista
16 4 (0.29%) VMS
16 4 (0.29%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 323 (23.73%) Agile Software Development
2 229 (16.83%) ITIL
3 152 (11.17%) Project Management
4 128 (9.40%) Migration
5 125 (9.18%) Problem-Solving
6 124 (9.11%) Cybersecurity
7 115 (8.45%) PRINCE2
8 106 (7.79%) Service Management
9 94 (6.91%) ITIL V3
10 86 (6.32%) Business Intelligence
11 82 (6.02%) Scrum
12 81 (5.95%) Configuration Management
13 76 (5.58%) Test Automation
14 75 (5.51%) Change Management
15 74 (5.44%) Information Security
15 74 (5.44%) Risk Management
16 73 (5.36%) ITSM
17 72 (5.29%) Service Delivery
18 69 (5.07%) Mentoring
19 68 (5.00%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 185 (13.59%) PowerShell
2 165 (12.12%) Java
3 133 (9.77%) SQL
4 122 (8.96%) C
5 111 (8.16%) Python
6 64 (4.70%) C#
7 51 (3.75%) JavaScript
8 45 (3.31%) Bash Shell
9 32 (2.35%) C++
10 24 (1.76%) Ruby
11 21 (1.54%) Shell Script
12 17 (1.25%) Go
13 14 (1.03%) PHP
13 14 (1.03%) PL/SQL
14 10 (0.73%) Perl
15 5 (0.37%) T-SQL
15 5 (0.37%) VB
16 4 (0.29%) Java 8
17 3 (0.22%) Embedded C
17 3 (0.22%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1,361 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 490 (36.00%) SC Cleared
3 57 (4.19%) Degree
4 56 (4.11%) CISSP
5 55 (4.04%) Cisco Certification
5 55 (4.04%) Microsoft Certification
6 32 (2.35%) ISEB
6 32 (2.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 30 (2.20%) CCNA
8 29 (2.13%) ISTQB
9 28 (2.06%) MCSE
10 27 (1.98%) CISM
11 25 (1.84%) CESG Certified Professional
12 24 (1.76%) CCNP
12 24 (1.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 20 (1.47%) APMP
14 19 (1.40%) CISA
15 17 (1.25%) RHCE
16 16 (1.18%) MCSA
17 13 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (4.34%) JSP 440
2 46 (3.38%) QA
3 40 (2.94%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 34 (2.50%) HMG Infosec
5 26 (1.91%) SLA
6 25 (1.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 18 (1.32%) RMADS
8 15 (1.10%) PMO
9 4 (0.29%) COBIT
10 3 (0.22%) Def Stans
10 3 (0.22%) Government Security Classifications
10 3 (0.22%) NIST 800
11 2 (0.15%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.15%) GPG13
11 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.15%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.073%) Disclosure Scotland
12 1 (0.073%) Dublin Core
12 1 (0.073%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 192 (14.11%) Active Directory
2 91 (6.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (4.11%) Hyper-V
4 51 (3.75%) Docker
5 44 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
6 42 (3.09%) Microsoft App-V
7 38 (2.79%) vSphere
8 30 (2.20%) Virtual Machines
9 18 (1.32%) XenDesktop
10 16 (1.18%) Virtual Desktop
11 15 (1.10%) etcd
11 15 (1.10%) flannel
11 15 (1.10%) SkyDNS
12 13 (0.96%) Ceph
12 13 (0.96%) Firmware
12 13 (0.96%) Oracle RAC
13 12 (0.88%) GlusterFS
13 12 (0.88%) XenServer
14 11 (0.81%) VMware NSX
15 9 (0.66%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 106 (7.79%) SCCM
2 49 (3.60%) Puppet
3 35 (2.57%) vCenter Server
4 34 (2.50%) Ansible
5 32 (2.35%) SCOM
6 28 (2.06%) McAfee ePO
7 18 (1.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 18 (1.32%) SCVMM
8 17 (1.25%) HAProxy
8 17 (1.25%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 17 (1.25%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 16 (1.18%) Graphite
9 16 (1.18%) Prometheus
9 16 (1.18%) rkt
9 16 (1.18%) Sysdig
10 14 (1.03%) WSUS
11 13 (0.96%) NetBackup
12 12 (0.88%) Kubernetes
13 11 (0.81%) OVSD
14 10 (0.73%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 305 (22.41%) Microsoft
2 153 (11.24%) Oracle
2 153 (11.24%) VMware
3 118 (8.67%) Cisco
4 76 (5.58%) HP
5 71 (5.22%) Citrix
6 70 (5.14%) McAfee
7 62 (4.56%) Juniper
8 42 (3.09%) SAP
9 37 (2.72%) Red Hat
10 28 (2.06%) EMC
11 27 (1.98%) NetApp
12 19 (1.40%) Atlassian
12 19 (1.40%) F5
13 16 (1.18%) Splunk
14 14 (1.03%) Brocade
14 14 (1.03%) Veritas
15 13 (0.96%) ArcSight
15 13 (0.96%) SolarWinds
16 11 (0.81%) CA