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 24 May 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.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Counter-Terrorist Check (CTC) Clearance
Rank 595 588 542
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -46
Contract jobs citing CTC Cleared 56 36 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.066% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.48% 0.34% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 28 55
Median daily rate £338 £420 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.64% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £267 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £530 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £305 £400 £413
% change year-on-year
-23.75% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £18.00 -
UK excluding London median 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
11547 10530 10603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.57% 19.45% 19.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 7178 6009 6170
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £530 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 542 543
Median hourly rate £32.50 £24.12 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.74% +20.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £24.12 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+45.10% +34.00%

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 24 May 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 20 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 24 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +10 52 £334 -20.53% 2
London +9 47 £338 -20.58%
City of London +30 4 £355 -12.34%
Wales +9 2 £410 -
Aberystwyth - 2 £410 -
Ceredigion - 2 £410 -
Norfolk - 2 £205 -
Norwich - 2 £205 -
Mid Wales - 2 £410 -
East of England - 2 £205 -
West Midlands -4 1 £90 -74.28%
South East -7 1 £680 +29.52% 2
Westminster -13 1 £220 -
Hendon - 1 £400 -
Worcestershire - 1 £90 -
Yorkshire - 1 £90 -
Wakefield - 1 £90 -
Worcester - 1 £90 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £90 -
Home Counties - 1 £680 -

CTC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, 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.

1 152 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 40 (26.32%) Windows
2 40 (26.32%) Microsoft
3 32 (21.05%) MS Office
4 31 (20.39%) Finance
4 31 (20.39%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (20.39%) SC Cleared
5 29 (19.08%) SharePoint
6 23 (15.13%) SQL
7 22 (14.47%) Active Directory
8 21 (13.82%) Analytical Skills
9 19 (12.50%) Office 365
10 18 (11.84%) HP
11 17 (11.18%) SQL Server
11 17 (11.18%) Cognos
12 15 (9.87%) MS Excel
12 15 (9.87%) ISEB
12 15 (9.87%) Project Management
12 15 (9.87%) Migration
12 15 (9.87%) ISTQB
12 15 (9.87%) Windows Server
13 14 (9.21%) Windows 7
13 14 (9.21%) ITIL
14 13 (8.55%) Business Intelligence
15 12 (7.89%) DNS
15 12 (7.89%) Data Warehouse
15 12 (7.89%) Cognos Business Intelligence
15 12 (7.89%) Change Management
15 12 (7.89%) VMware
15 12 (7.89%) Windows Server 2012

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 29 (19.08%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (1.97%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (1.97%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.32%) IIS
3 2 (1.32%) JBoss
3 2 (1.32%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.32%) WordPress
4 1 (0.66%) Apache
4 1 (0.66%) CMS
4 1 (0.66%) EPiServer CMS
4 1 (0.66%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 32 (21.05%) MS Office
2 15 (9.87%) MS Excel
3 9 (5.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (3.95%) MS Project
5 4 (2.63%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.66%) FrameMaker
6 1 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.66%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (7.89%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (1.32%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.66%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.66%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (12.50%) Office 365
2 8 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.66%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.66%) IaaS
3 1 (0.66%) OneDrive
3 1 (0.66%) PaaS
3 1 (0.66%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.89%) DNS
2 9 (5.92%) DHCP
3 7 (4.61%) Intranet
4 6 (3.95%) Network Security
4 6 (3.95%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.97%) NAS
5 3 (1.97%) NetScaler
6 2 (1.32%) Broadband
6 2 (1.32%) DMZ
6 2 (1.32%) LAN
6 2 (1.32%) WAN
7 1 (0.66%) FTP
7 1 (0.66%) Internet
7 1 (0.66%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.66%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.18%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.89%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (3.29%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 3 (1.97%) Cognos Report Studio
4 3 (1.97%) RDBMS
4 3 (1.97%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.32%) EDRMS
5 2 (1.32%) GIS
5 2 (1.32%) MS Access
5 2 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.32%) Power BI
5 2 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.66%) MySQL
6 1 (0.66%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 9 (5.92%) Toad
2 3 (1.97%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.66%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.66%) JIRA
3 1 (0.66%) JUnit
3 1 (0.66%) Maven
3 1 (0.66%) MSI
3 1 (0.66%) Selenium
3 1 (0.66%) Subversion
3 1 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.66%) Visual Studio
General
1 31 (20.39%) Finance
2 4 (2.63%) Banking
3 3 (1.97%) Billing
4 2 (1.32%) Publishing
4 2 (1.32%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.66%) Back Office
5 1 (0.66%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 31 (20.39%) Analyst
2 14 (9.21%) Test Analyst
3 11 (7.24%) Architect
3 11 (7.24%) Business Analyst
3 11 (7.24%) Project Manager
4 9 (5.92%) Developer
5 8 (5.26%) Change Manager
5 8 (5.26%) Software Analyst
5 8 (5.26%) Software Test Analyst
5 8 (5.26%) Support Manager
6 7 (4.61%) Designer
7 6 (3.95%) Business Change Manager
7 6 (3.95%) Business Manager
7 6 (3.95%) IT Manager
7 6 (3.95%) IT Support
8 5 (3.29%) Applications Support
8 5 (3.29%) Consultant
8 5 (3.29%) Delivery Manager
8 5 (3.29%) IT Support Manager
8 5 (3.29%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.29%) .NET
1 5 (3.29%) HTML
2 4 (2.63%) .NET Framework
2 4 (2.63%) XML
2 4 (2.63%) XSLT
3 3 (1.97%) Code First Entity Framework
3 3 (1.97%) Entity Framework
3 3 (1.97%) HTML5
3 3 (1.97%) Web Services
4 2 (1.32%) COM
5 1 (0.66%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.66%) CSS
5 1 (0.66%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.66%) LAMP
5 1 (0.66%) Middleware
5 1 (0.66%) REST
5 1 (0.66%) Saxon XSLT
5 1 (0.66%) SOAP
5 1 (0.66%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 21 (13.82%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (7.24%) User Experience
3 7 (4.61%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.61%) Reference Data
4 4 (2.63%) Data Integration
5 3 (1.97%) Clustering
5 3 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.32%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.32%) Psychology
6 2 (1.32%) Social Media
6 2 (1.32%) Statistics
7 1 (0.66%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.66%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.66%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.66%) iPhone
7 1 (0.66%) Learning Management System
7 1 (0.66%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.66%) PKI
7 1 (0.66%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 40 (26.32%) Windows
2 15 (9.87%) Windows Server
3 14 (9.21%) Windows 7
4 12 (7.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (6.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (4.61%) Windows 8
7 4 (2.63%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.97%) Linux
8 3 (1.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.97%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (1.32%) Android
9 2 (1.32%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.66%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.66%) Unix
10 1 (0.66%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.66%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (20.39%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (9.87%) Migration
2 15 (9.87%) Project Management
3 14 (9.21%) ITIL
4 13 (8.55%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (7.89%) Change Management
6 10 (6.58%) Data Migration
6 10 (6.58%) PRINCE2
7 8 (5.26%) Data Modelling
7 8 (5.26%) Integration Testing
7 8 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (5.26%) Test Scripting
8 7 (4.61%) ETL
8 7 (4.61%) Information Management
8 7 (4.61%) Performance Management
8 7 (4.61%) Problem Management
8 7 (4.61%) Programme Management
8 7 (4.61%) Service Delivery
8 7 (4.61%) System Integration Testing
9 6 (3.95%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 23 (15.13%) SQL
2 6 (3.95%) VBA
3 4 (2.63%) C#
4 3 (1.97%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.32%) C
6 1 (0.66%) ABAP
6 1 (0.66%) Java
6 1 (0.66%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.66%) Perl
6 1 (0.66%) PHP
6 1 (0.66%) Python
6 1 (0.66%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.66%) VB
6 1 (0.66%) VB6
Qualifications
1 152 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 31 (20.39%) SC Cleared
3 15 (9.87%) ISEB
3 15 (9.87%) ISTQB
4 10 (6.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (5.26%) DV Cleared
6 5 (3.29%) Degree
7 4 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.32%) MCSE
8 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.66%) CCNA
9 1 (0.66%) CCNP
9 1 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.66%) CITP
9 1 (0.66%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.66%) MCITP
9 1 (0.66%) MCSA
9 1 (0.66%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.24%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (3.95%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.97%) QA
3 3 (1.97%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (14.47%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.32%) DFS Replication
3 2 (1.32%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.32%) XenApp
4 1 (0.66%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (7.24%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (5.26%) SCOM
3 6 (3.95%) SCCM
4 3 (1.97%) Puppet
4 3 (1.97%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.66%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.66%) SCSM
5 1 (0.66%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 40 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 18 (11.84%) HP
3 17 (11.18%) Cognos
4 12 (7.89%) VMware
5 11 (7.24%) IBM
6 10 (6.58%) Oracle
7 6 (3.95%) NetApp
8 5 (3.29%) Citrix
9 3 (1.97%) Cisco
9 3 (1.97%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.97%) Remedy
10 2 (1.32%) BMC
10 2 (1.32%) Dell
10 2 (1.32%) Facebook
10 2 (1.32%) Google
10 2 (1.32%) Sophos
10 2 (1.32%) Twitter
11 1 (0.66%) Adobe
11 1 (0.66%) EPiServer
11 1 (0.66%) Juniper