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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Counter-Terrorist Check (CTC) Clearance
Rank 516 581 541
Rank change year-on-year
+65 -40
Contract jobs citing CTC Cleared 108 35 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.068% 0.091%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.99% 0.33% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 29 34
Average daily rate £350 £313 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £143 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £350 £525
% change year-on-year
-0.71% -33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
10920 10497 9567
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.21% 20.32% 19.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6750 6072 5158
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 491 491 443
Average hourly rate £37.50 £20.00 £18.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% +7.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £46.50 £41.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +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 9 February 2016.

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 16 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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +43 108 £350 +12.00% 2
London +79 102 £350 +27.27% 1
City of London +39 7 £413 +69.23%
Westminster - 3 £400 -
Yorkshire - 3 £400 - 1
East of England +2 2 £288 -8.73%
Norwich -5 2 £288 -8.73%
Norfolk -9 2 £288 -8.73%
South Yorkshire - 2 - - 1
Sheffield - 2 - - 1
Buckinghamshire +12 1 £500 -
Milton Keynes +5 1 £500 -
South East -6 1 £500 +42.85%
Croydon - 1 £365 -
Leeds - 1 £400 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £400 -

CTC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 169 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 49 (28.99%) SC Cleared
3 43 (25.44%) SQL
4 41 (24.26%) Microsoft
4 41 (24.26%) Finance
5 33 (19.53%) Oracle
5 33 (19.53%) Windows
6 26 (15.38%) Project Management
6 26 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
6 26 (15.38%) Migration
7 23 (13.61%) MS Office
8 22 (13.02%) SharePoint
8 22 (13.02%) Agile Software Development
9 21 (12.43%) PL/SQL
9 21 (12.43%) DV Cleared
10 19 (11.24%) Analytical Skills
11 18 (10.65%) Active Directory
11 18 (10.65%) HP
11 18 (10.65%) Oracle EBS
12 17 (10.06%) MS Excel
13 14 (8.28%) Office 365
14 13 (7.69%) Middleware
14 13 (7.69%) SQL Server
14 13 (7.69%) VMware
15 12 (7.10%) Oracle Reports
15 12 (7.10%) Cognos
15 12 (7.10%) Data Migration
15 12 (7.10%) Windows Server
16 11 (6.51%) Oracle BI Publisher
16 11 (6.51%) VMware Infrastructure

CTC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 22 (13.02%) SharePoint
2 11 (6.51%) Oracle Workflow
3 4 (2.37%) JBoss
4 3 (1.78%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.18%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.18%) WordPress
6 1 (0.59%) Apache
6 1 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.59%) Tomcat
Applications
1 23 (13.61%) MS Office
2 17 (10.06%) MS Excel
3 8 (4.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (2.96%) MS Project
5 3 (1.78%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.59%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 18 (10.65%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (5.92%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 10 (5.92%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (1.18%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.18%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.59%) ACBS
4 1 (0.59%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.59%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.28%) Office 365
2 11 (6.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.18%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.59%) IaaS
4 1 (0.59%) PaaS
4 1 (0.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.33%) DNS
2 8 (4.73%) DHCP
3 7 (4.14%) Intranet
4 6 (3.55%) Network Security
5 3 (1.78%) NAS
5 3 (1.78%) NetScaler
5 3 (1.78%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.18%) Broadband
6 2 (1.18%) LDAP
6 2 (1.18%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.59%) DMZ
7 1 (0.59%) LAN
7 1 (0.59%) SAN
7 1 (0.59%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.10%) Oracle Reports
3 11 (6.51%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 9 (5.33%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (4.14%) Oracle Database
5 7 (4.14%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (2.96%) Oracle Database 12c
7 4 (2.37%) Cognos Framework Manager
8 2 (1.18%) Cognos Report Studio
8 2 (1.18%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (1.18%) Oracle ODI
8 2 (1.18%) Power BI
8 2 (1.18%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.18%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.59%) EDRMS
9 1 (0.59%) MySQL
9 1 (0.59%) Oracle Discoverer
9 1 (0.59%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (4.14%) Toad
2 3 (1.78%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (1.18%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.59%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.59%) JIRA
4 1 (0.59%) JUnit
4 1 (0.59%) Maven
4 1 (0.59%) MSI
4 1 (0.59%) Selenium
4 1 (0.59%) Subversion
4 1 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.59%) Visual Studio
General
1 41 (24.26%) Finance
2 4 (2.37%) Banking
2 4 (2.37%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.78%) Billing
4 2 (1.18%) Law
4 2 (1.18%) Publishing
5 1 (0.59%) Back Office
5 1 (0.59%) Brand Awareness
5 1 (0.59%) Legal
5 1 (0.59%) Local Government
5 1 (0.59%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (18.93%) Analyst
2 25 (14.79%) Developer
3 16 (9.47%) Architect
4 13 (7.69%) Oracle Developer
5 12 (7.10%) Test Analyst
6 11 (6.51%) Business Analyst
7 9 (5.33%) Consultant
8 8 (4.73%) SQL Developer
9 7 (4.14%) Business Developer
9 7 (4.14%) Designer
9 7 (4.14%) E-Business Developer
9 7 (4.14%) PL/SQL Developer
9 7 (4.14%) Software Analyst
9 7 (4.14%) Software Test Analyst
10 6 (3.55%) Business Consultant
10 6 (3.55%) IT Support
10 6 (3.55%) Java Developer
10 6 (3.55%) SOA Developer
10 6 (3.55%) Support Manager
10 6 (3.55%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.69%) Middleware
2 10 (5.92%) .NET
3 8 (4.73%) .NET Framework
3 8 (4.73%) XML
4 7 (4.14%) HTML
4 7 (4.14%) XSLT
5 4 (2.37%) Entity Framework
5 4 (2.37%) HTML5
5 4 (2.37%) Web Services
6 3 (1.78%) ActiveMQ
6 3 (1.78%) Apache Camel
6 3 (1.78%) CSS
6 3 (1.78%) WSDL
6 3 (1.78%) XSD
7 2 (1.18%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.59%) LAMP
8 1 (0.59%) REST
8 1 (0.59%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.24%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.92%) User Experience
3 6 (3.55%) Reference Data
4 5 (2.96%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.37%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.37%) Data Integration
5 4 (2.37%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.78%) Social Media
7 2 (1.18%) Psychology
7 2 (1.18%) Statistics
8 1 (0.59%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.59%) Clustering
8 1 (0.59%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.59%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.59%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.59%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.59%) Learning Management System
8 1 (0.59%) Replication
8 1 (0.59%) Taxonomies
8 1 (0.59%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 33 (19.53%) Windows
2 12 (7.10%) Windows Server
3 11 (6.51%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (5.33%) Windows 7
5 7 (4.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (3.55%) Apple iOS
6 6 (3.55%) Windows 8
7 5 (2.96%) Windows XP
8 3 (1.78%) Mac OS X
8 3 (1.78%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (1.18%) Android
9 2 (1.18%) Linux
9 2 (1.18%) Mac OS
9 2 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.59%) NetWare
10 1 (0.59%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
1 26 (15.38%) Migration
1 26 (15.38%) Project Management
2 22 (13.02%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (7.10%) Data Migration
4 11 (6.51%) Workflow
5 10 (5.92%) Data Modelling
6 9 (5.33%) ITIL
6 9 (5.33%) Performance Management
7 8 (4.73%) Change Management
7 8 (4.73%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (4.14%) Integration Testing
8 7 (4.14%) PRINCE2
8 7 (4.14%) Problem Management
8 7 (4.14%) Scrum
8 7 (4.14%) SOA
8 7 (4.14%) Test Scripting
9 6 (3.55%) Information Management
9 6 (3.55%) Mentoring
10 5 (2.96%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (25.44%) SQL
2 21 (12.43%) PL/SQL
3 9 (5.33%) Java
4 7 (4.14%) C#
5 4 (2.37%) VBA
6 3 (1.78%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.78%) XPath
7 2 (1.18%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.59%) ABAP
8 1 (0.59%) C
8 1 (0.59%) PHP
8 1 (0.59%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 169 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 49 (28.99%) SC Cleared
3 21 (12.43%) DV Cleared
4 11 (6.51%) ISEB
5 10 (5.92%) ISTQB
6 8 (4.73%) Degree
6 8 (4.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.18%) BC Cleared
7 2 (1.18%) CITP
7 2 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.59%) APMG
8 1 (0.59%) MCITP
8 1 (0.59%) MCSE
8 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.92%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (3.55%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.78%) QA
4 2 (1.18%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (10.65%) Active Directory
2 11 (6.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.18%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.18%) XenApp
4 1 (0.59%) DFS Replication
4 1 (0.59%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (5.33%) HP Quality Center
1 9 (5.33%) SCOM
2 3 (1.78%) SCCM
3 2 (1.18%) Puppet
4 1 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.59%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 41 (24.26%) Microsoft
2 33 (19.53%) Oracle
3 18 (10.65%) HP
4 13 (7.69%) VMware
5 12 (7.10%) Cognos
6 8 (4.73%) IBM
7 6 (3.55%) NetApp
8 4 (2.37%) Citrix
9 3 (1.78%) Cisco
9 3 (1.78%) Twitter
10 2 (1.18%) Apple
10 2 (1.18%) BMC
10 2 (1.18%) EMC
10 2 (1.18%) Facebook
10 2 (1.18%) Google
10 2 (1.18%) Informatica
10 2 (1.18%) PlateSpin
10 2 (1.18%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.18%) Remedy
10 2 (1.18%) Sophos
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