Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 270 229 186
Rank change year-on-year -41 -43 -3
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 992 1,138 1,607
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.96% 1.19% 1.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.15% 6.12% 6.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 519 593 788
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £289 £270 £313
90th Percentile £638 £613 £602
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 66 26
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £20.75 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +68.67% -17.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £17.50 £12.00 £18.14
90th Percentile £60.35 £50.85 £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.55 £20.39 £25.00
% change year-on-year +84.20% -18.46% -9.09%

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 19,245 18,606 23,154
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.67% 19.44% 21.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,408 11,277 14,439
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £249 £250 £245
90th Percentile £625 £600 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £414 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.50% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 929 946 813
UK median hourly rate £22.75 £29.75 £27.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.53% +7.01% +17.05%
10th Percentile £12.63 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.21 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £31.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -25.81% +10.71% +15.16%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 17 August 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 -51 951 £450 - 139
UK excluding London -31 689 £425 - 104
South East -2 369 £398 -1.85% 34
London -76 298 £535 +18.78% 37
South West -20 191 £500 +5.26% 54
East of England -25 38 £425 -5.56% 2
Midlands +7 36 £413 +10.00% 10
West Midlands -8 27 £425 +13.33% 9
Scotland -16 27 £404 -10.28% 2
North of England -43 17 £425 -5.56% 2
Wales -9 10 £538 +19.44%
East Midlands -2 9 £413 +3.13% 1
North East -24 8 £378 +0.67%
Yorkshire -12 5 £300 -35.48% 1
North West -24 4 £525 +16.67% 1
Northern Ireland +28 1 - -

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 992 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 430 (43.35%) SC Cleared
3 232 (23.39%) Windows
4 208 (20.97%) ITIL
5 197 (19.86%) Agile Software Development
6 190 (19.15%) Microsoft
7 181 (18.25%) Cisco
8 149 (15.02%) Firewall
9 143 (14.42%) Linux
10 141 (14.21%) VMware
11 132 (13.31%) Active Directory
12 130 (13.10%) SQL
13 120 (12.10%) Java
14 114 (11.49%) Windows Server
15 102 (10.28%) Project Management
16 100 (10.08%) Migration
17 99 (9.98%) Service Management
18 95 (9.58%) C
19 94 (9.48%) VMware Infrastructure
20 90 (9.07%) Oracle
21 89 (8.97%) Problem-Solving
22 87 (8.77%) Cisco Certification
23 84 (8.47%) Change Management
23 84 (8.47%) Finance
24 83 (8.37%) Analytical Skills
25 78 (7.86%) Cybersecurity
26 76 (7.66%) Juniper
27 75 (7.56%) PRINCE2
28 74 (7.46%) WAN
29 73 (7.36%) 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 72 (7.26%) SharePoint
2 50 (5.04%) MS Exchange
3 39 (3.93%) Skype for Business
4 30 (3.02%) Confluence
5 28 (2.82%) IIS
6 24 (2.42%) SharePoint 2013
7 19 (1.92%) Apache
8 18 (1.81%) JBoss
9 17 (1.71%) Elasticsearch
9 17 (1.71%) SharePoint Server
10 16 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
11 14 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2007
12 11 (1.11%) Apache Spark
13 9 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
14 8 (0.81%) WebSphere
14 8 (0.81%) WebSphere Portal
15 7 (0.71%) Tomcat
16 5 (0.50%) nginx
17 3 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
17 3 (0.30%) WebLogic
Applications
1 67 (6.75%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (3.23%) Microsoft Project
3 19 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.50%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.50%) Stata
6 1 (0.10%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 10 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.81%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (0.40%) Primavera
4 3 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.20%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (0.20%) Towers Watson Igloo
6 1 (0.10%) Eikon
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.10%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 70 (7.06%) Amazon AWS
2 57 (5.75%) Office 365
3 49 (4.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (1.11%) Amazon S3
5 10 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (0.81%) SaaS
6 8 (0.81%) Serverless
7 7 (0.71%) AWS Lambda
8 6 (0.60%) Amazon SQS
8 6 (0.60%) AWS Fargate
8 6 (0.60%) IaaS
9 4 (0.40%) PaaS
10 3 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.20%) GitHub
11 2 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.10%) Route 53
12 1 (0.10%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 149 (15.02%) Firewall
2 74 (7.46%) WAN
3 65 (6.55%) DNS
3 65 (6.55%) LAN
4 56 (5.65%) VPN
5 48 (4.84%) Internet
6 47 (4.74%) DHCP
7 44 (4.44%) Network Security
8 42 (4.23%) Cisco ASA
9 41 (4.13%) TCP/IP
10 36 (3.63%) BGP
10 36 (3.63%) VLAN
11 33 (3.33%) Wireless
12 32 (3.23%) IPsec
13 31 (3.13%) SAN
14 28 (2.82%) OSPF
15 27 (2.72%) Cisco ISE
16 20 (2.02%) Cisco Nexus
16 20 (2.02%) VoIP
17 18 (1.81%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (6.15%) SQL Server
2 26 (2.62%) Big Data
3 24 (2.42%) Amazon RDS
3 24 (2.42%) Hadoop
3 24 (2.42%) SQL Server 2016
4 22 (2.22%) Oracle Database
5 19 (1.92%) MySQL
6 17 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
6 17 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
7 14 (1.41%) Amazon Aurora
8 13 (1.31%) Oracle Database 11g
9 12 (1.21%) MongoDB
9 12 (1.21%) Oracle Database 10g
9 12 (1.21%) Relational Database
10 11 (1.11%) GIS
10 11 (1.11%) HBase
11 10 (1.01%) Amazon Redshift
12 6 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
13 5 (0.50%) Redis
13 5 (0.50%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 48 (4.84%) Jenkins
2 36 (3.63%) JIRA
3 35 (3.53%) Selenium
4 28 (2.82%) Git (software)
5 27 (2.72%) Cucumber
6 22 (2.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 21 (2.12%) JUnit
8 14 (1.41%) Bitbucket
9 12 (1.21%) MSI
10 11 (1.11%) Rational Team Concert
11 10 (1.01%) EasyMock
12 8 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
12 8 (0.81%) Visual Studio
13 6 (0.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 5 (0.50%) JMeter
14 5 (0.50%) RStudio
14 5 (0.50%) TeamCity
15 4 (0.40%) Ant
15 4 (0.40%) IntelliJ
15 4 (0.40%) SonarQube
General
1 84 (8.47%) Finance
2 32 (3.23%) Military
3 21 (2.12%) Telecoms
4 19 (1.92%) Manufacturing
5 18 (1.81%) Law
6 15 (1.51%) Electronics
7 14 (1.41%) Marketing
8 13 (1.31%) Legal
9 6 (0.60%) Local Government
10 1 (0.10%) Billing
10 1 (0.10%) Digital Economy
10 1 (0.10%) Publishing
10 1 (0.10%) Retail
10 1 (0.10%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 124 (12.50%) Architect
2 113 (11.39%) Analyst
3 109 (10.99%) Network Engineer
4 82 (8.27%) Developer
5 68 (6.85%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
6 59 (5.95%) Project Manager
7 48 (4.84%) Support Engineer
8 46 (4.64%) Consultant
9 37 (3.73%) DV Cleared Project Manager
10 34 (3.43%) Java Developer
11 33 (3.33%) Business Analyst
12 27 (2.72%) Solutions Architect
13 26 (2.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 26 (2.62%) Test Engineer
14 25 (2.52%) Network Architect
14 25 (2.52%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
15 24 (2.42%) Test Analyst
16 21 (2.12%) Administrator
17 19 (1.92%) Security Architect
18 17 (1.71%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (6.05%) Web Services
2 48 (4.84%) XML
3 32 (3.23%) JSF
4 28 (2.82%) J2EE
5 25 (2.52%) REST
6 24 (2.42%) JSON
7 21 (2.12%) EJB
8 19 (1.92%) .NET
8 19 (1.92%) Spring
9 13 (1.31%) Hibernate
10 12 (1.21%) JAXB
10 12 (1.21%) Kafka
10 12 (1.21%) SOAP
11 11 (1.11%) EJB 3.0
11 11 (1.11%) JPA
11 11 (1.11%) Node.js
11 11 (1.11%) PrimeFaces
11 11 (1.11%) RabbitMQ
11 11 (1.11%) XSD
11 11 (1.11%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 83 (8.37%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (6.15%) Data Centre
3 51 (5.14%) PKI
4 31 (3.13%) Management Information System
5 18 (1.81%) Self-Motivation
6 16 (1.61%) CESG
7 15 (1.51%) Clustering
7 15 (1.51%) Replication
8 11 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
9 10 (1.01%) Public Cloud
9 10 (1.01%) Wiki
10 7 (0.71%) Client/Server
10 7 (0.71%) Computer Science
10 7 (0.71%) Driving Licence
10 7 (0.71%) Microsoft Licensing
10 7 (0.71%) NHS
10 7 (0.71%) Virtual Team
11 5 (0.50%) CMDB
11 5 (0.50%) Fat Client
11 5 (0.50%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 232 (23.39%) Windows
2 143 (14.42%) Linux
3 114 (11.49%) Windows Server
4 60 (6.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 53 (5.34%) Windows 10
6 50 (5.04%) Windows 7
7 48 (4.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 42 (4.23%) CentOS
9 39 (3.93%) Unix
10 26 (2.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 18 (1.81%) Windows Server 2003
12 15 (1.51%) Solaris
13 6 (0.60%) Ubuntu
13 6 (0.60%) Windows Vista
14 5 (0.50%) HPUX
15 4 (0.40%) AIX
15 4 (0.40%) Android
15 4 (0.40%) Apple iOS
15 4 (0.40%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.40%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (20.97%) ITIL
2 197 (19.86%) Agile Software Development
3 102 (10.28%) Project Management
4 100 (10.08%) Migration
5 99 (9.98%) Service Management
6 89 (8.97%) Problem-Solving
7 84 (8.47%) Change Management
8 78 (7.86%) Cybersecurity
9 75 (7.56%) PRINCE2
10 73 (7.36%) ITIL V3
11 61 (6.15%) Service Delivery
12 60 (6.05%) DevOps
13 55 (5.54%) Test Automation
14 50 (5.04%) Configuration Management
15 47 (4.74%) Scrum
16 41 (4.13%) Incident Management
17 40 (4.03%) Network Management
18 38 (3.83%) Risk Management
19 34 (3.43%) ITSM
20 33 (3.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 130 (13.10%) SQL
2 120 (12.10%) Java
3 95 (9.58%) C
4 73 (7.36%) PowerShell
5 59 (5.95%) Python
6 31 (3.13%) Bash Shell
7 26 (2.62%) JavaScript
8 21 (2.12%) C#
9 17 (1.71%) Perl
10 14 (1.41%) PL/SQL
11 13 (1.31%) Ruby
12 10 (1.01%) PHP
13 6 (0.60%) C++
13 6 (0.60%) Scala
13 6 (0.60%) VBScript
14 5 (0.50%) Groovy
14 5 (0.50%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.40%) T-SQL
15 4 (0.40%) VB
16 2 (0.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 992 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 430 (43.35%) SC Cleared
3 87 (8.77%) Cisco Certification
4 54 (5.44%) CCNP
5 41 (4.13%) CCNA
6 38 (3.83%) ISEB
7 34 (3.43%) ISTQB
8 30 (3.02%) Microsoft Certification
9 25 (2.52%) CISSP
10 24 (2.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 18 (1.81%) APMP
12 17 (1.71%) Degree
13 16 (1.61%) CISM
13 16 (1.61%) HNC
14 15 (1.51%) JNCIS
15 14 (1.41%) CCDP
15 14 (1.41%) MCSA
15 14 (1.41%) MCSE
16 13 (1.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 12 (1.21%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.02%) SLA
2 29 (2.92%) JSP 440
3 26 (2.62%) QA
4 13 (1.31%) Data Quality
5 12 (1.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 9 (0.91%) PMO
7 8 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (0.81%) RMADS
8 5 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
8 5 (0.50%) GDPR
8 5 (0.50%) HMG Infosec
8 5 (0.50%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.30%) COBIT
9 3 (0.30%) Def Stans
9 3 (0.30%) NIST 800
10 2 (0.20%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.10%) GPG13
11 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 132 (13.31%) Active Directory
2 94 (9.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (4.44%) vSphere
4 40 (4.03%) VMware ESXi
5 34 (3.43%) Hyper-V
6 20 (2.02%) Docker
7 19 (1.92%) VMware NSX
8 12 (1.21%) Microsoft App-V
8 12 (1.21%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (0.50%) vCloud
10 4 (0.40%) Snort
10 4 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
11 3 (0.30%) HDFS
11 3 (0.30%) Terminal Server
11 3 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.30%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.20%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.20%) XenApp
12 2 (0.20%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 56 (5.65%) SCCM
2 42 (4.23%) vCenter Server
3 35 (3.53%) SCOM
4 22 (2.22%) WSUS
5 21 (2.12%) Ansible
6 19 (1.92%) McAfee ePO
6 19 (1.92%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 16 (1.61%) Puppet
8 14 (1.41%) FortiGate
9 13 (1.31%) Kubernetes
10 10 (1.01%) Cisco Prime
10 10 (1.01%) HP ALM
10 10 (1.01%) Single Sign-On
11 9 (0.91%) OVSD
12 7 (0.71%) Microsoft Clustering
12 7 (0.71%) Terraform
13 6 (0.60%) Kibana
13 6 (0.60%) Netcool
14 5 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
14 5 (0.50%) Opsview
Vendors
1 190 (19.15%) Microsoft
2 181 (18.25%) Cisco
3 141 (14.21%) VMware
4 90 (9.07%) Oracle
5 76 (7.66%) Juniper
6 56 (5.65%) HP
7 55 (5.54%) McAfee
8 50 (5.04%) Citrix
9 39 (3.93%) Red Hat
10 33 (3.33%) F5
11 29 (2.92%) NetApp
12 25 (2.52%) Splunk
13 24 (2.42%) Palo Alto
14 20 (2.02%) SAP
15 18 (1.81%) SolarWinds
16 15 (1.51%) Fujitsu
17 12 (1.21%) EMC
18 11 (1.11%) Cloudera
19 10 (1.01%) Hortonworks
20 8 (0.81%) ServiceNow