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 17 January 2017 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.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Counter-Terrorist Check (CTC) Clearance
UK
Rank 522 531 572
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +41
Contract jobs citing CTC Cleared 73 87 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.17% 0.080%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.80% 0.83% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 58 36
Median daily rate £425 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £202 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £356 £335
% change year-on-year
+22.10% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £12.75 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.50 - -

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
9129 10493 10262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.39% 21.03% 20.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5787 6368 6017
Median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 466 498 495
Median hourly rate £29.00 £35.00 £18.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +93.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £54.05 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £39.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-25.64% +105.26%

CTC Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing CTC Cleared as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 17 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CTC Cleared within the UK over the 3 months to 17 January 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 +1 73 £425 +16.43% 2
London -9 65 £425 +21.42% 1
City of London -5 9 £475 +42.32%
Yorkshire +16 3 £413 -
Sheffield +2 3 £413 -
South Yorkshire -3 3 £413 -
Croydon -8 3 £384 -32.86%
South East +18 2 - -
West Yorkshire - 2 £413 -
Leeds - 2 £413 -
Telford - 2 - -
Shropshire - 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 - -
Milton Keynes +6 1 - -
Buckinghamshire +2 1 - -
Westminster -8 1 £350 +30.84%
Surrey - 1 - -
East of England - 1 £435 -
Essex - 1 £435 -

CTC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CTC 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 CTC Cleared.

1 151 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 82 (54.30%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (45.03%) SC Cleared
4 45 (29.80%) Stakeholder Management
5 44 (29.14%) JIRA
6 43 (28.48%) Service Management
7 42 (27.81%) Amazon AWS
8 41 (27.15%) Docker
9 40 (26.49%) Workflow
9 40 (26.49%) Oracle
10 39 (25.83%) Scrum
10 39 (25.83%) Jenkins
10 39 (25.83%) Coaching
11 37 (24.50%) logstash
11 37 (24.50%) DevOps
11 37 (24.50%) Kibana
11 37 (24.50%) Continuous Delivery
11 37 (24.50%) Kubernetes
11 37 (24.50%) Elasticsearch
11 37 (24.50%) Confluence
11 37 (24.50%) Puppet
11 37 (24.50%) ELK Stack
11 37 (24.50%) VMware
11 37 (24.50%) Linux
11 37 (24.50%) Atlassian
12 35 (23.18%) Continuous Integration
12 35 (23.18%) JUnit
12 35 (23.18%) Configuration Management
13 34 (22.52%) DNS
13 34 (22.52%) PostgreSQL

CTC Cleared
Top Related 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 37 (24.50%) Confluence
1 37 (24.50%) Elasticsearch
2 33 (21.85%) Apache
3 10 (6.62%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.66%) Tomcat
Applications
1 33 (21.85%) HipChat
2 13 (8.61%) MS Excel
3 11 (7.28%) MS Office
4 4 (2.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (2.65%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.32%) MS Project
6 1 (0.66%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (3.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (2.65%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (1.32%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.66%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 42 (27.81%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (5.96%) Amazon EC2
2 9 (5.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (4.64%) Office 365
4 4 (2.65%) Amazon ELB
4 4 (2.65%) Amazon S3
4 4 (2.65%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (2.65%) Google Drive
4 4 (2.65%) Route 53
4 4 (2.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (1.32%) G Suite
5 2 (1.32%) SaaS
5 2 (1.32%) Trello
5 2 (1.32%) Yammer
6 1 (0.66%) GitHub
6 1 (0.66%) IaaS
6 1 (0.66%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (22.52%) DNS
2 33 (21.85%) OpenLDAP
2 33 (21.85%) OpenVPN
2 33 (21.85%) SSH
3 6 (3.97%) Firewall
4 4 (2.65%) Internet
5 2 (1.32%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (1.32%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.66%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.66%) Cisco Wireless
6 1 (0.66%) DHCP
6 1 (0.66%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (0.66%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (0.66%) IPsec
6 1 (0.66%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.66%) VPN
6 1 (0.66%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (22.52%) PostgreSQL
2 33 (21.85%) Hadoop
3 13 (8.61%) SQL Server
4 8 (5.30%) Amazon RDS
4 8 (5.30%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.65%) MS Access
5 4 (2.65%) SQL Server 2000
5 4 (2.65%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (2.65%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (2.65%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (1.32%) EDRMS
6 2 (1.32%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.66%) Big Data
7 1 (0.66%) Cognos Report Studio
7 1 (0.66%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 44 (29.14%) JIRA
2 39 (25.83%) Jenkins
3 35 (23.18%) JUnit
4 34 (22.52%) Git (software)
4 34 (22.52%) Maven
4 34 (22.52%) SonarQube
5 33 (21.85%) Ant
5 33 (21.85%) Bitbucket
5 33 (21.85%) JIRA Agile
5 33 (21.85%) Liquibase
5 33 (21.85%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.66%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.66%) DbUnit
6 1 (0.66%) FitNesse
6 1 (0.66%) Hudson
6 1 (0.66%) jMock
6 1 (0.66%) Mockito
6 1 (0.66%) NUnit
6 1 (0.66%) Selenium
6 1 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 31 (20.53%) Finance
2 6 (3.97%) Marketing
3 5 (3.31%) Electronics
3 5 (3.31%) Manufacturing
3 5 (3.31%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.66%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.66%) Back Office
4 1 (0.66%) Legal
Job Titles
1 27 (17.88%) DevOps Engineer
2 26 (17.22%) Analyst
3 13 (8.61%) Project Manager
3 13 (8.61%) Senior DevOps
3 13 (8.61%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 12 (7.95%) Business Analyst
5 10 (6.62%) Developer
6 8 (5.30%) Architect
7 7 (4.64%) Data Analyst
7 7 (4.64%) Lead DevOps
8 6 (3.97%) 1st Line Support
8 6 (3.97%) Change Manager
8 6 (3.97%) Senior Manager
9 5 (3.31%) Senior Project Manager
9 5 (3.31%) Technical Manager
9 5 (3.31%) VB Developer
9 5 (3.31%) VB6 Developer
10 4 (2.65%) PMO Manager
10 4 (2.65%) Support Analyst
10 4 (2.65%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (24.50%) ELK Stack
2 33 (21.85%) MCollective
2 33 (21.85%) Software Packaging
3 9 (5.96%) .NET
4 4 (2.65%) ASP.NET
4 4 (2.65%) boto
4 4 (2.65%) Django
4 4 (2.65%) HTML
4 4 (2.65%) Web Services
5 3 (1.99%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (1.99%) CSS
5 3 (1.99%) jQuery
5 3 (1.99%) LINQ
5 3 (1.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (1.32%) NHibernate
6 2 (1.32%) REST
6 2 (1.32%) SOAP
7 1 (0.66%) Apache Camel
7 1 (0.66%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.66%) PowerMock
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.62%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.97%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.65%) Public Cloud
3 4 (2.65%) Smartphone
4 2 (1.32%) Data Integration
4 2 (1.32%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.32%) Statistics
5 1 (0.66%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.66%) CMDB
5 1 (0.66%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.66%) e-Learning
5 1 (0.66%) Learning Management System
5 1 (0.66%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.66%) NHS
5 1 (0.66%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.66%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.66%) Social Media
5 1 (0.66%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 37 (24.50%) Linux
2 33 (21.85%) CentOS
3 16 (10.60%) Windows
4 6 (3.97%) Android
4 6 (3.97%) Apple iOS
5 5 (3.31%) Windows 10
6 4 (2.65%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.32%) Mac OS
7 2 (1.32%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.32%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.66%) Unix
8 1 (0.66%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.66%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (54.30%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (29.80%) Stakeholder Management
3 43 (28.48%) Service Management
4 40 (26.49%) Workflow
5 39 (25.83%) Coaching
5 39 (25.83%) Scrum
6 37 (24.50%) Continuous Delivery
6 37 (24.50%) DevOps
7 35 (23.18%) Configuration Management
7 35 (23.18%) Continuous Integration
8 33 (21.85%) Case Management
8 33 (21.85%) Identity Management
9 21 (13.91%) Project Management
10 18 (11.92%) Business Intelligence
11 16 (10.60%) Migration
11 16 (10.60%) PRINCE2
12 15 (9.93%) Waterfall
13 12 (7.95%) Business Analysis
14 9 (5.96%) Analytics
14 9 (5.96%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (22.52%) Ruby
2 33 (21.85%) Shell Script
3 10 (6.62%) SQL
4 5 (3.31%) Python
4 5 (3.31%) VB
4 5 (3.31%) VB.NET
4 5 (3.31%) VB6
4 5 (3.31%) VBA
5 4 (2.65%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.99%) C#
7 2 (1.32%) Java
8 1 (0.66%) Go
8 1 (0.66%) Scala
Qualifications
1 151 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 68 (45.03%) SC Cleared
3 9 (5.96%) BPSS Clearance
4 8 (5.30%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.99%) PMP
6 2 (1.32%) CCNP
6 2 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.32%) ISEB
6 2 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.66%) CCIE
7 1 (0.66%) Degree
7 1 (0.66%) IIBA
7 1 (0.66%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.66%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.65%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.99%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.99%) SLA
3 2 (1.32%) QA
4 1 (0.66%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 41 (27.15%) Docker
2 33 (21.85%) Postfix
2 33 (21.85%) Squid
2 33 (21.85%) vCloud
3 7 (4.64%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.32%) vSphere
5 1 (0.66%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.66%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 37 (24.50%) Kibana
1 37 (24.50%) Kubernetes
1 37 (24.50%) logstash
1 37 (24.50%) Puppet
2 33 (21.85%) Ansible
2 33 (21.85%) Rancher
2 33 (21.85%) Terraform
2 33 (21.85%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.66%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.66%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.66%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 40 (26.49%) Oracle
2 37 (24.50%) Atlassian
2 37 (24.50%) VMware
3 33 (21.85%) Sonatype
4 18 (11.92%) Microsoft
5 7 (4.64%) SAP
6 6 (3.97%) Google
6 6 (3.97%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (2.65%) SaltStack
8 3 (1.99%) Cisco
8 3 (1.99%) Cognos
9 2 (1.32%) Apple
9 2 (1.32%) IBM
10 1 (0.66%) Blue Coat
10 1 (0.66%) BMC
10 1 (0.66%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.66%) Citrix
10 1 (0.66%) F5
10 1 (0.66%) HP
10 1 (0.66%) Tableau
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