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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Counter-Terrorist Check (CTC) Clearance
Rank 538 549 531
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -18
Contract jobs citing CTC Cleared 57 33 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.064% 0.052%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.50% 0.36% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 27 17
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.77% +5.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £265 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £525 £440
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +19.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £17.00 - £16.00
UK excluding London average 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
11359 9174 8886
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.59% 17.78% 17.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 6585 5107 4657
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 548 395 612
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £22.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -21.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

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 19 December 2014.

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 14 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 19 December 2014. 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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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 -3 56 £306 -31.94% 3
London +43 45 £225 -30.76%
City of London +17 14 £160 -46.66%
South East -29 3 £350 -36.36% 3
North West - 3 £375 -
Guildford - 1 £350 -
Hampshire - 1 £375 - 1
Surrey - 1 £350 - 2
Bolton - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Winchester - - - - 1
Woking - - - - 2
Buckinghamshire - - - -

CTC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

1 143 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 64 (44.76%) SC Cleared
3 27 (18.88%) Windows
4 17 (11.89%) PRINCE2
5 15 (10.49%) SQL
5 15 (10.49%) SharePoint
5 15 (10.49%) Project Management
5 15 (10.49%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (9.09%) C#
7 12 (8.39%) Oracle
7 12 (8.39%) SQL Server
7 12 (8.39%) ITIL
7 12 (8.39%) Finance
8 11 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (6.99%) Programme Management
9 10 (6.99%) Migration
9 10 (6.99%) JavaScript
10 9 (6.29%) VMware
10 9 (6.29%) Google
10 9 (6.29%) jQuery
10 9 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (5.59%) Data Migration
11 8 (5.59%) Service Delivery
11 8 (5.59%) PL/SQL
12 7 (4.90%) .NET
12 7 (4.90%) MS Office
12 7 (4.90%) MS Excel
12 7 (4.90%) Microsoft
12 7 (4.90%) Change Management
12 7 (4.90%) Firewall

CTC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 15 (10.49%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.10%) Apache
3 2 (1.40%) CMS
3 2 (1.40%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (1.40%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.40%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.40%) Apache ServiceMix
3 2 (1.40%) Liferay
3 2 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.40%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.70%) Lync
4 1 (0.70%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.70%) GlassFish
4 1 (0.70%) JBoss
4 1 (0.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (4.90%) MS Office
1 7 (4.90%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.80%) InfoPath
3 2 (1.40%) MS Project
3 2 (1.40%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.40%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.70%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 2 (1.40%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.70%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.50%) Google Apps
1 5 (3.50%) IaaS
2 2 (1.40%) Office 365
3 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.90%) Firewall
2 5 (3.50%) VPN
2 5 (3.50%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (2.10%) Cisco PIX
3 3 (2.10%) SAN
4 2 (1.40%) Intranet
4 2 (1.40%) WAN
4 2 (1.40%) DNS
5 1 (0.70%) Junos
5 1 (0.70%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.70%) SSL
5 1 (0.70%) DHCP
5 1 (0.70%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.70%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.39%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.40%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (1.40%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (1.40%) JasperReports
2 2 (1.40%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.40%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.70%) MySQL
3 1 (0.70%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.70%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 6 (4.20%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (2.10%) LoadRunner
3 2 (1.40%) JMeter
3 2 (1.40%) JDeveloper
3 2 (1.40%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.40%) Maven
4 1 (0.70%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.70%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.70%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.70%) Rational Performance Tester
4 1 (0.70%) Selenium
4 1 (0.70%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.70%) NetBeans
General
1 12 (8.39%) Finance
2 3 (2.10%) Military
2 3 (2.10%) Law
2 3 (2.10%) Legal
2 3 (2.10%) Publishing
3 1 (0.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (13.99%) Analyst
2 17 (11.89%) Consultant
3 12 (8.39%) Project Manager
4 11 (7.69%) Deployment Engineer
5 8 (5.59%) Designer
5 8 (5.59%) Developer
6 7 (4.90%) Programme Manager
6 7 (4.90%) Architect
6 7 (4.90%) Help Desk Analyst
7 6 (4.20%) Support Engineer
7 6 (4.20%) Technical Architect
7 6 (4.20%) Infrastructure Designer
8 4 (2.80%) Support Analyst
8 4 (2.80%) Operations Manager
8 4 (2.80%) Desktop Support
8 4 (2.80%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 4 (2.80%) Desktop Engineer
8 4 (2.80%) Team Leader
8 4 (2.80%) Change Manager
8 4 (2.80%) SharePoint Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.29%) jQuery
2 7 (4.90%) .NET
3 6 (4.20%) HTML
3 6 (4.20%) CSS
3 6 (4.20%) WPF
3 6 (4.20%) Caliburn.Micro
3 6 (4.20%) AutoMapper
3 6 (4.20%) Dapper ORM
4 5 (3.50%) Kendo UI
4 5 (3.50%) XML
5 4 (2.80%) ASP.NET
6 3 (2.10%) Web Services
7 2 (1.40%) Oracle ADF
7 2 (1.40%) Hibernate
7 2 (1.40%) XML Schema
7 2 (1.40%) Struts
7 2 (1.40%) JSP
7 2 (1.40%) XSL
7 2 (1.40%) XSLT
7 2 (1.40%) DHTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.20%) N-Tier
3 4 (2.80%) PKI
4 3 (2.10%) Social Media
4 3 (2.10%) iPhone
4 3 (2.10%) Open Source
4 3 (2.10%) CESG
4 3 (2.10%) Fat Client
4 3 (2.10%) Thin Client
4 3 (2.10%) GIS
4 3 (2.10%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.40%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.40%) Blog
5 2 (1.40%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.40%) User Experience
6 1 (0.70%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (0.70%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.70%) iPad
6 1 (0.70%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 27 (18.88%) Windows
2 5 (3.50%) Linux
3 3 (2.10%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.10%) Android
3 3 (2.10%) CentOS
3 3 (2.10%) Mac OS
3 3 (2.10%) Solaris
4 2 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (11.89%) PRINCE2
2 15 (10.49%) Project Management
2 15 (10.49%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (8.39%) ITIL
4 11 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (6.99%) Programme Management
5 10 (6.99%) Migration
6 8 (5.59%) Data Migration
6 8 (5.59%) Service Delivery
7 7 (4.90%) Change Management
7 7 (4.90%) Service Management
8 6 (4.20%) Scrum
8 6 (4.20%) Investment Management
9 5 (3.50%) DevOps
9 5 (3.50%) Analytics
9 5 (3.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 5 (3.50%) Content Management
9 5 (3.50%) Business Continuity
9 5 (3.50%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (2.80%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 15 (10.49%) SQL
2 13 (9.09%) C#
3 10 (6.99%) JavaScript
4 8 (5.59%) PL/SQL
5 5 (3.50%) PowerShell
5 5 (3.50%) Java
6 4 (2.80%) C
7 2 (1.40%) C++
7 2 (1.40%) VBA
8 1 (0.70%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.70%) XAML
Qualifications
1 143 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 64 (44.76%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.80%) Degree
4 3 (2.10%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.10%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.40%) PMP
5 2 (1.40%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (1.40%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 2 (1.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.70%) JNCIA
6 1 (0.70%) JNCIS
6 1 (0.70%) JNCIP
6 1 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.20%) SLA
2 3 (2.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.70%) WCAG
System Software
1 6 (4.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.40%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.70%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (4.20%) SCCM
2 1 (0.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (8.39%) Oracle
2 9 (6.29%) VMware
2 9 (6.29%) Google
3 7 (4.90%) Microsoft
4 6 (4.20%) Telerik
5 4 (2.80%) Sophos
6 3 (2.10%) Cisco
6 3 (2.10%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.40%) Remedy
7 2 (1.40%) BMC
7 2 (1.40%) HP
7 2 (1.40%) Citrix
8 1 (0.70%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.70%) LANDesk
8 1 (0.70%) SAP
8 1 (0.70%) IBM
8 1 (0.70%) Juniper
8 1 (0.70%) Primavera