The table below looks at the statistics for CTC Cleared in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CTC Cleared over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Counter-Terrorist Check (CTC) Clearance
Rank 572 514 525
Rank change year-on-year
-58 +11
Contract jobs citing CTC Cleared 35 68 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.13% 0.051%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.34% 0.66% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 54 15
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£425 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £282 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £600 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £413 £538
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -23.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10329 10256 8594
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.07% 19.48% 18.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5893 5990 4605
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 511 531 468
Average hourly rate £24.12 £20.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.60% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -20.00%

CTC Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CTC Cleared within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

CTC Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

CTC Cleared
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CTC Cleared within the UK.

CTC Cleared Daily Rate Trend in the UK

CTC Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CTC Cleared within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

CTC Cleared Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

CTC Cleared
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CTC Cleared within the UK.

CTC Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

CTC Cleared
Top 19 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CTC Cleared within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -58 33 £425 -5.55% 2
London -34 27 £428 -5.00% 1
City of London +1 8 £405 -7.42%
South East -20 2 £525 +5.00% 1
Merseyside - 2 £350 -
North West - 2 £350 -
Liverpool - 2 £350 -
Wales +5 1 - -
South Wales +2 1 - -
Hampshire -3 1 £425 -26.08%
Coventry - 1 £350 -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Newport - 1 - -
Reading - 1 £625 -
Southampton - 1 £425 -
Berkshire - 1 £625 -
West Midlands - 1 £350 -
Scotland - 1 - -
Westminster - 1 - -

CTC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing CTC Cleared also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited CTC Cleared.

1 77 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 46 (59.74%) SC Cleared
3 18 (23.38%) Microsoft
4 17 (22.08%) Windows
4 17 (22.08%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (15.58%) Finance
5 12 (15.58%) Google
5 12 (15.58%) Google Apps
6 11 (14.29%) SQL Server
7 10 (12.99%) MS Office
7 10 (12.99%) Project Management
7 10 (12.99%) CRM
8 9 (11.69%) .NET
8 9 (11.69%) SQL
8 9 (11.69%) Apple iOS
8 9 (11.69%) Android
8 9 (11.69%) Mac OS
9 8 (10.39%) .NET Framework
9 8 (10.39%) Unit Testing
9 8 (10.39%) HTML
9 8 (10.39%) XML
9 8 (10.39%) ITSM
9 8 (10.39%) Service Management
9 8 (10.39%) TDD
10 7 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (9.09%) PRINCE2
10 7 (9.09%) Migration
10 7 (9.09%) Apple
10 7 (9.09%) CSS
10 7 (9.09%) C#

CTC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing CTC Cleared also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited CTC Cleared. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (5.19%) Confluence
2 3 (3.90%) CMS
3 2 (2.60%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (2.60%) Apache
3 2 (2.60%) Liferay
3 2 (2.60%) Apache ServiceMix
4 1 (1.30%) Lync
4 1 (1.30%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (12.99%) MS Office
2 6 (7.79%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.60%) MS Project
3 2 (2.60%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (6.49%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (15.58%) Google Apps
2 2 (2.60%) IaaS
3 1 (1.30%) Office 365
3 1 (1.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (3.90%) Intranet
3 2 (2.60%) Extranet
3 2 (2.60%) Broadband
4 1 (1.30%) VoIP
4 1 (1.30%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.90%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (3.90%) MS Access
3 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (2.60%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (2.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (2.60%) JasperReports
3 2 (2.60%) HBase
3 2 (2.60%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.30%) SAP BI
4 1 (1.30%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 4 (5.19%) JIRA
2 2 (2.60%) Maven
2 2 (2.60%) LoadRunner
2 2 (2.60%) IntelliJ
2 2 (2.60%) Cucumber
2 2 (2.60%) Spock
2 2 (2.60%) Geb
3 1 (1.30%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.30%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
3 1 (1.30%) MSBuild
3 1 (1.30%) Subversion
General
1 12 (15.58%) Finance
2 1 (1.30%) Military
2 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.30%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 15 (19.48%) Developer
2 9 (11.69%) Project Manager
3 8 (10.39%) Analyst
4 6 (7.79%) Service Desk Engineer
5 5 (6.49%) Programme Manager
5 5 (6.49%) Consultant
6 4 (5.19%) Java Developer
7 3 (3.90%) Agile Business Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) Agile Project Manager
7 3 (3.90%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
7 3 (3.90%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
7 3 (3.90%) Software Developer
7 3 (3.90%) Business Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) Tester
7 3 (3.90%) Web Developer
7 3 (3.90%) CRM Consultant
7 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Consultant
7 3 (3.90%) SQL Developer
8 2 (2.60%) Service Desk Analyst
8 2 (2.60%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.69%) .NET
2 8 (10.39%) .NET Framework
2 8 (10.39%) HTML
2 8 (10.39%) XML
3 7 (9.09%) CSS
4 4 (5.19%) Spring
4 4 (5.19%) XSLT
4 4 (5.19%) RESTful
5 3 (3.90%) Entity Framework
5 3 (3.90%) jQuery
5 3 (3.90%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.60%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (2.60%) JSF
6 2 (2.60%) Hibernate
6 2 (2.60%) JSP
6 2 (2.60%) Struts
6 2 (2.60%) Web Services
6 2 (2.60%) J2EE
6 2 (2.60%) DHTML
6 2 (2.60%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.19%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (5.19%) Statistics
3 3 (3.90%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (2.60%) GIS
4 2 (2.60%) iPhone
4 2 (2.60%) Open Source
5 1 (1.30%) NHS
5 1 (1.30%) E-Learning
5 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.30%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 17 (22.08%) Windows
2 9 (11.69%) Apple iOS
2 9 (11.69%) Android
2 9 (11.69%) Mac OS
3 4 (5.19%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.60%) Linux
4 2 (2.60%) Ubuntu
4 2 (2.60%) CentOS
5 1 (1.30%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.08%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (12.99%) Project Management
2 10 (12.99%) CRM
3 8 (10.39%) Unit Testing
3 8 (10.39%) ITSM
3 8 (10.39%) Service Management
3 8 (10.39%) TDD
4 7 (9.09%) PRINCE2
4 7 (9.09%) Migration
5 6 (7.79%) Scrum
5 6 (7.79%) Risk Management
6 5 (6.49%) Coaching
6 5 (6.49%) Programme Management
7 4 (5.19%) MVC
7 4 (5.19%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (3.90%) Test Strategy
8 3 (3.90%) Data Analysis
8 3 (3.90%) Software Testing
8 3 (3.90%) Integration Testing
8 3 (3.90%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.69%) SQL
2 7 (9.09%) C#
3 6 (7.79%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.19%) Java
4 4 (5.19%) VBA
5 2 (2.60%) C++
5 2 (2.60%) Groovy
6 1 (1.30%) C
6 1 (1.30%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 77 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 46 (59.74%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (2.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.30%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.30%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.30%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (2.60%) Docker
2 1 (1.30%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 18 (23.38%) Microsoft
2 12 (15.58%) Google
3 7 (9.09%) Apple
4 4 (5.19%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.60%) Oracle
5 2 (2.60%) EPiServer
5 2 (2.60%) Twitter
6 1 (1.30%) LANDesk
6 1 (1.30%) HP
6 1 (1.30%) SAP
6 1 (1.30%) ESRI