Period
to 23 October 2017

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 October 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
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 233 186 174
Rank change year-on-year -47 -12 +18
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 1097 1535 1611
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.10% 1.46% 1.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.88% 6.92% 7.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 558 774 841
UK median daily rate £450 £437 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -0.17% +2.94%
10th Percentile £250 £300 £298
90th Percentile £613 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £425
% change year-on-year +1.19% -1.18% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 39 85
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -11.00% +11.69%
10th Percentile £12.00 £22.27 £21.55
90th Percentile £45.05 £55.33 £44.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £27.50 £30.48
% change year-on-year -25.45% -9.78% +10.84%

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 18649 22173 22243
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.62% 21.04% 19.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 11389 13769 13304
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +2.56%
10th Percentile £225 £240 £240
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £380
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +4.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 912 829 1088
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £26.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.77% +10.42% +23.08%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £11.79
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.19 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% +25.00%

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 23 October 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 6 months to 23 October 2017.

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 23 October 2017. 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 -43 1077 £450 +2.27% 27
UK excluding London -53 668 £425 +1.19% 14
London -55 420 £475 - 13
South East -25 324 £405 -1.64% 7
South West -25 234 £475 +5.56% 5
East of England -11 46 £450 - 1
North of England +24 32 £438 +36.72% 1
Midlands +2 20 £375 +13.64%
North East +50 15 £335 +4.69%
West Midlands +11 15 £368 +13.08%
North West +7 12 £450 -12.20% 1
Wales +12 7 £419 -1.47%
Yorkshire +26 6 £465 -
East Midlands -8 5 £600 +50.00%
Scotland -6 4 £338 +5.47%
Northern Ireland - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 1097 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 388 (35.37%) SC Cleared
3 290 (26.44%) Windows
4 225 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
5 191 (17.41%) ITIL
6 181 (16.50%) Microsoft
7 177 (16.13%) Active Directory
8 128 (11.67%) VMware
9 127 (11.58%) Finance
10 126 (11.49%) Windows Server
11 120 (10.94%) SQL
12 119 (10.85%) Linux
13 114 (10.39%) Project Management
14 112 (10.21%) HP
15 100 (9.12%) Service Management
16 98 (8.93%) Oracle
17 95 (8.66%) Java
18 93 (8.48%) PRINCE2
18 93 (8.48%) Cisco
19 89 (8.11%) C
20 82 (7.47%) Migration
21 81 (7.38%) VMware Infrastructure
22 75 (6.84%) Telecoms
22 75 (6.84%) LAN
22 75 (6.84%) McAfee
23 73 (6.65%) Juniper
23 73 (6.65%) Stakeholder Management
23 73 (6.65%) Programme Management
24 72 (6.56%) Firewall
25 70 (6.38%) SQL Server

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 69 (6.29%) SharePoint
2 64 (5.83%) MS Exchange
3 28 (2.55%) Skype for Business
4 23 (2.10%) IIS
5 21 (1.91%) Apache
6 20 (1.82%) SharePoint Server
7 18 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
8 17 (1.55%) Confluence
9 16 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2003
10 12 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2000
11 10 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2007
11 10 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
11 10 (0.91%) Exchange Server 5.5
12 9 (0.82%) Apache Spark
13 8 (0.73%) CMS
13 8 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2013
14 7 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
15 6 (0.55%) Tomcat
16 5 (0.46%) nginx
16 5 (0.46%) OpenStack
Applications
1 54 (4.92%) Microsoft Office
2 38 (3.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (2.01%) Microsoft Project
4 12 (1.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.55%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.091%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 6 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.27%) Dynamics GP
3 3 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.27%) Teamcenter
4 2 (0.18%) Primavera
5 1 (0.091%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.091%) Maximo
5 1 (0.091%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.091%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 56 (5.10%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (3.37%) Office 365
3 25 (2.28%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (1.09%) GitHub
4 12 (1.09%) IaaS
5 10 (0.91%) PaaS
6 8 (0.73%) SaaS
7 6 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (0.55%) Amazon ELB
7 6 (0.55%) Amazon S3
8 5 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (0.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 4 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.36%) OneDrive
9 4 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (0.27%) Serverless
11 2 (0.18%) AWS CloudTrail
11 2 (0.18%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.18%) Google Drive
11 2 (0.18%) Quay.io
Communications & Networking
1 75 (6.84%) LAN
2 72 (6.56%) Firewall
3 67 (6.11%) WAN
4 34 (3.10%) TCP/IP
4 34 (3.10%) VPN
5 32 (2.92%) DNS
6 30 (2.73%) SAN
7 29 (2.64%) VLAN
8 26 (2.37%) Network Security
9 25 (2.28%) Internet
10 24 (2.19%) DHCP
11 20 (1.82%) BGP
11 20 (1.82%) ISDN
12 16 (1.46%) OSPF
12 16 (1.46%) Skype
13 15 (1.37%) SMS
13 15 (1.37%) SNMP
14 14 (1.28%) Ethernet
15 12 (1.09%) IPsec
16 10 (0.91%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (6.38%) SQL Server
2 53 (4.83%) Big Data
3 50 (4.56%) Hadoop
4 31 (2.83%) Relational Database
5 28 (2.55%) Oracle Database
6 23 (2.10%) HBase
7 21 (1.91%) NoSQL
8 17 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
8 17 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
9 15 (1.37%) MongoDB
10 13 (1.19%) MySQL
11 10 (0.91%) GIS
11 10 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
12 8 (0.73%) Apache Hive
13 7 (0.64%) Amazon RDS
13 7 (0.64%) Oracle Database 10g
13 7 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
13 7 (0.64%) SQL Server 2016
14 6 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
14 6 (0.55%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 50 (4.56%) JIRA
2 23 (2.10%) Git (software)
3 18 (1.64%) Selenium
4 16 (1.46%) Jenkins
4 16 (1.46%) MSI
5 11 (1.00%) JMeter
6 10 (0.91%) Bitbucket
6 10 (0.91%) JUnit
6 10 (0.91%) LoadRunner
6 10 (0.91%) Selenium IDE
6 10 (0.91%) Visual Studio
6 10 (0.91%) WebDriver
7 9 (0.82%) Ant
7 9 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (0.55%) NUnit
8 6 (0.55%) Toad
8 6 (0.55%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
9 5 (0.46%) Gradle
9 5 (0.46%) Hudson
9 5 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 127 (11.58%) Finance
2 75 (6.84%) Telecoms
3 56 (5.10%) Electronics
4 55 (5.01%) Marketing
5 52 (4.74%) Manufacturing
6 41 (3.74%) Military
7 10 (0.91%) Law
8 4 (0.36%) Aerospace
8 4 (0.36%) Legal
9 3 (0.27%) Banking
9 3 (0.27%) Publishing
10 1 (0.091%) Advertising
10 1 (0.091%) Avionics
10 1 (0.091%) Billing
10 1 (0.091%) Digital Economy
10 1 (0.091%) Local Government
10 1 (0.091%) Retail
Job Titles
1 125 (11.39%) Analyst
2 104 (9.48%) Architect
3 73 (6.65%) Developer
4 69 (6.29%) Consultant
5 64 (5.83%) Support Engineer
6 55 (5.01%) Network Engineer
7 54 (4.92%) Project Manager
8 45 (4.10%) Business Analyst
9 36 (3.28%) Administrator
10 32 (2.92%) DV Cleared Project Manager
11 28 (2.55%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
11 28 (2.55%) Service Manager
12 27 (2.46%) Java Developer
12 27 (2.46%) Security Consultant
13 26 (2.37%) Technical Architect
14 25 (2.28%) Applications Support
14 25 (2.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 24 (2.19%) Designer
15 24 (2.19%) Systems Administrator
16 23 (2.10%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (3.56%) XML
2 37 (3.37%) .NET
3 35 (3.19%) Web Services
4 23 (2.10%) Kafka
5 22 (2.01%) JMS
5 22 (2.01%) JSON
6 17 (1.55%) J2EE
7 16 (1.46%) HTML
8 14 (1.28%) CSS
9 13 (1.19%) .NET Framework
9 13 (1.19%) Elastic Stack
10 12 (1.09%) XSLT
11 9 (0.82%) Node.js
11 9 (0.82%) REST
11 9 (0.82%) RESTful
12 7 (0.64%) EJB
12 7 (0.64%) Java EE
12 7 (0.64%) JSF
13 6 (0.55%) Spring
13 6 (0.55%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 63 (5.74%) Management Information System
2 55 (5.01%) Analytical Skills
3 52 (4.74%) PKI
4 41 (3.74%) Data Centre
5 30 (2.73%) Clustering
6 25 (2.28%) Computer Science
7 13 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
8 11 (1.00%) Data Protection Act
8 11 (1.00%) Data Structures
9 10 (0.91%) Linux Command Line
10 9 (0.82%) Fat Client
10 9 (0.82%) Thin Client
11 8 (0.73%) Smartcard
12 7 (0.64%) PMI
12 7 (0.64%) Security Operations Centre
13 6 (0.55%) Cyberthreat
13 6 (0.55%) Private Cloud
13 6 (0.55%) Public Cloud
13 6 (0.55%) User Experience
13 6 (0.55%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 290 (26.44%) Windows
2 126 (11.49%) Windows Server
3 119 (10.85%) Linux
4 65 (5.93%) Windows Server 2003
5 61 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 57 (5.20%) Unix
7 54 (4.92%) Windows Server 2012
8 38 (3.46%) Solaris
9 37 (3.37%) Windows 10
10 33 (3.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 33 (3.01%) Windows Vista
11 30 (2.73%) Windows 7
12 19 (1.73%) Apple iOS
13 18 (1.64%) Windows XP
14 17 (1.55%) Windows 2000 Server
15 12 (1.09%) Android
16 9 (0.82%) HPUX
17 7 (0.64%) CentOS
18 4 (0.36%) CoreOS
18 4 (0.36%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
2 191 (17.41%) ITIL
3 114 (10.39%) Project Management
4 100 (9.12%) Service Management
5 93 (8.48%) PRINCE2
6 82 (7.47%) Migration
7 73 (6.65%) Programme Management
7 73 (6.65%) Stakeholder Management
8 62 (5.65%) Business Intelligence
8 62 (5.65%) Scrum
9 61 (5.56%) DevOps
10 54 (4.92%) Change Management
11 51 (4.65%) Configuration Management
11 51 (4.65%) Digital Marketing
12 50 (4.56%) Service Delivery
13 48 (4.38%) Service Design
14 45 (4.10%) ITIL V3
15 44 (4.01%) Risk Management
16 42 (3.83%) ITSM
17 40 (3.65%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 120 (10.94%) SQL
2 95 (8.66%) Java
3 89 (8.11%) C
4 60 (5.47%) PowerShell
5 36 (3.28%) Python
6 35 (3.19%) C#
7 29 (2.64%) Shell Script
8 27 (2.46%) Perl
9 18 (1.64%) Bash Shell
10 17 (1.55%) JavaScript
11 14 (1.28%) C++
11 14 (1.28%) PL/SQL
12 9 (0.82%) PHP
13 8 (0.73%) Ruby
13 8 (0.73%) Scala
13 8 (0.73%) VBScript
14 7 (0.64%) VB.NET
15 6 (0.55%) VBA
16 4 (0.36%) Groovy
16 4 (0.36%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1097 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 388 (35.37%) SC Cleared
3 55 (5.01%) Cisco Certification
4 46 (4.19%) Degree
5 36 (3.28%) CCNA
6 34 (3.10%) Microsoft Certification
7 33 (3.01%) ITIL Certification
8 32 (2.92%) ISEB
9 29 (2.64%) CCNP
10 28 (2.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 27 (2.46%) MCSE
12 26 (2.37%) CISSP
13 17 (1.55%) ISTQB
14 14 (1.28%) MCSA
14 14 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 12 (1.09%) APMP
15 12 (1.09%) CESG Certified Professional
16 11 (1.00%) CLAS
16 11 (1.00%) CTC Cleared
16 11 (1.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (3.10%) SLA
2 29 (2.64%) QA
3 25 (2.28%) Data Quality
4 21 (1.91%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 20 (1.82%) JSP 440
6 18 (1.64%) ISO 9001
6 18 (1.64%) PMO
7 17 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (0.55%) COBIT
8 6 (0.55%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 3 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.27%) GAAP
9 3 (0.27%) GDPR
10 2 (0.18%) Government Security Classifications
10 2 (0.18%) P3O
10 2 (0.18%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.18%) PSD2
11 1 (0.091%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.091%) Def Stans
11 1 (0.091%) MISRA
System Software
1 177 (16.13%) Active Directory
2 81 (7.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (2.46%) VMware ESXi
4 23 (2.10%) Hyper-V
5 16 (1.46%) Docker
6 15 (1.37%) vSphere
7 14 (1.28%) Firmware
8 10 (0.91%) Samba
9 9 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (0.55%) Apache Flume
10 6 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
10 6 (0.55%) VMware NSX
10 6 (0.55%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.46%) FreeRADIUS
11 5 (0.46%) VMware Workstation
11 5 (0.46%) XenServer
12 4 (0.36%) Oracle Clusterware
12 4 (0.36%) Squid
12 4 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (0.36%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 48 (4.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 29 (2.64%) SCCM
3 25 (2.28%) McAfee ePO
4 24 (2.19%) NetBackup
5 22 (2.01%) SCOM
6 20 (1.82%) Puppet
7 17 (1.55%) Netcool
8 15 (1.37%) Ansible
8 15 (1.37%) Kubernetes
8 15 (1.37%) WSUS
9 14 (1.28%) HP Quality Center
10 13 (1.19%) Microsoft Clustering
11 11 (1.00%) OVSD
11 11 (1.00%) Terraform
12 10 (0.91%) Oracle RMAN
13 9 (0.82%) logstash
13 9 (0.82%) Norton AntiVirus
14 8 (0.73%) Kibana
14 8 (0.73%) Prometheus
14 8 (0.73%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 181 (16.50%) Microsoft
2 128 (11.67%) VMware
3 112 (10.21%) HP
4 98 (8.93%) Oracle
5 93 (8.48%) Cisco
6 75 (6.84%) McAfee
7 73 (6.65%) Juniper
8 53 (4.83%) SAP
9 41 (3.74%) Citrix
10 31 (2.83%) Lumension
11 23 (2.10%) Atlassian
11 23 (2.10%) F5
12 21 (1.91%) Red Hat
13 20 (1.82%) Palo Alto
14 16 (1.46%) CheckPoint
14 16 (1.46%) EMC
15 15 (1.37%) Sun
15 15 (1.37%) Veritas
16 13 (1.19%) Apple
17 12 (1.09%) Symantec