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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Counter-Terrorist Check (CTC) Clearance
Rank 534 528 564
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +36
Contract jobs citing CTC Cleared 77 65 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.12% 0.041%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.71% 0.62% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 46 14
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.20% +14.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £340 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £600 £581
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £450 £569
% change year-on-year
-24.44% -20.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 £30.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -
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
10790 10444 9068
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.91% 19.09% 17.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 6453 5896 4880
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 533 460 500
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £21.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -13.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £44.10 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.88 £18.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+27.33% -10.71%

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 28 July 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 28 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 28 July 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 -28 59 £400 -15.34% 5
London 0 45 £428 -10.93% 4
Wales +11 16 £255 -38.18%
City of London -7 12 £525 +5.52%
North West - 9 £250 -
Ceredigion - 8 £330 -
Mid Wales - 8 £330 -
Aberystwyth - 8 £330 -
Cumbria - 5 £520 -
South East -22 4 £400 -11.11% 1
Merseyside - 4 £150 -
Liverpool - 4 £150 -
Surrey +5 3 £400 -5.88% 1
South Wales +1 3 - -
West Wales - 3 £188 -
Woking - 3 £400 -
Scotland 0 2 £378 +98.68%
Cardiff -6 2 - -
Brentford - 2 £135 -
Edinburgh -5 1 £378 +98.68%
Buckinghamshire -9 1 £500 +11.11%
Milton Keynes -10 1 £500 +11.11%
Newport - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Coventry - 1 £350 -
Barrow-in-Furness - 1 £520 -
Westminster - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £350 -

CTC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 114 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 63 (55.26%) SC Cleared
3 30 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (26.32%) Microsoft
4 20 (17.54%) Windows
5 16 (14.04%) Migration
5 16 (14.04%) MS Office
6 15 (13.16%) GIS
6 15 (13.16%) ESRI
7 14 (12.28%) Finance
8 13 (11.40%) SQL Server
8 13 (11.40%) Project Management
8 13 (11.40%) TDD
9 12 (10.53%) DV Cleared
9 12 (10.53%) .NET
9 12 (10.53%) Scrum
10 11 (9.65%) XML
10 11 (9.65%) Data Analysis
10 11 (9.65%) Analytical Skills
11 10 (8.77%) C#
12 9 (7.89%) Programme Management
12 9 (7.89%) PRINCE2
12 9 (7.89%) UML
12 9 (7.89%) MS Excel
12 9 (7.89%) CRM
12 9 (7.89%) .NET Framework
12 9 (7.89%) JIRA
12 9 (7.89%) Atlassian
12 9 (7.89%) Confluence
12 9 (7.89%) Office 365

CTC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 9 (7.89%) Confluence
2 6 (5.26%) Apache
3 5 (4.39%) ArcSDE
3 5 (4.39%) JBoss
4 4 (3.51%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.63%) ArcGIS
5 3 (2.63%) CMS
5 3 (2.63%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.88%) Apache ServiceMix
6 1 (0.88%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.88%) Liferay
6 1 (0.88%) Lync
Applications
1 16 (14.04%) MS Office
2 9 (7.89%) MS Excel
3 5 (4.39%) MS Project
4 2 (1.75%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.75%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (4.39%) Agresso
2 4 (3.51%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.88%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.89%) Office 365
2 8 (7.02%) Google Apps
3 2 (1.75%) IaaS
4 1 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.14%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (2.63%) HTTP
2 3 (2.63%) Intranet
3 2 (1.75%) Extranet
4 1 (0.88%) Broadband
4 1 (0.88%) 3GPP
4 1 (0.88%) VoIP
4 1 (0.88%) TETRA
4 1 (0.88%) LTE
4 1 (0.88%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.40%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.39%) MongoDB
3 4 (3.51%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (2.63%) MS Access
4 3 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.75%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.75%) HBase
6 1 (0.88%) JasperReports
6 1 (0.88%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.88%) SAP BI
6 1 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (7.89%) JIRA
2 7 (6.14%) Cucumber
3 6 (5.26%) Maven
4 5 (4.39%) Git (software)
4 5 (4.39%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.75%) Spock
5 2 (1.75%) Geb
5 2 (1.75%) MSBuild
5 2 (1.75%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.75%) IntelliJ
5 2 (1.75%) Subversion
General
1 14 (12.28%) Finance
2 1 (0.88%) Military
2 1 (0.88%) Back Office
2 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (19.30%) Developer
2 19 (16.67%) Analyst
3 10 (8.77%) Consultant
4 8 (7.02%) Project Manager
4 8 (7.02%) Java Developer
5 7 (6.14%) Business Analyst
6 6 (5.26%) Service Desk Engineer
7 5 (4.39%) Programme Manager
7 5 (4.39%) Technical Consultant
8 4 (3.51%) Architect
8 4 (3.51%) Software Tester
8 4 (3.51%) Tester
8 4 (3.51%) Agile Business Analyst
8 4 (3.51%) GIS Analyst
9 3 (2.63%) GIS Data Analyst
9 3 (2.63%) Agile Project Manager
9 3 (2.63%) Service Desk Analyst
9 3 (2.63%) SQL Developer
9 3 (2.63%) GIS Developer
9 3 (2.63%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.53%) .NET
2 11 (9.65%) XML
3 9 (7.89%) .NET Framework
4 8 (7.02%) Spring
5 7 (6.14%) HTML
5 7 (6.14%) Apache Camel
6 6 (5.26%) CSS
6 6 (5.26%) XSD
6 6 (5.26%) ActiveMQ
6 6 (5.26%) AngularJS
7 5 (4.39%) Spring Integration
7 5 (4.39%) OSGi
7 5 (4.39%) JSON
7 5 (4.39%) Middleware
7 5 (4.39%) SOAP
7 5 (4.39%) Spring XD
8 4 (3.51%) ASP.NET
8 4 (3.51%) Entity Framework
9 3 (2.63%) ArcObjects
9 3 (2.63%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.16%) GIS
2 11 (9.65%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.39%) Statistics
3 5 (4.39%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (3.51%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.51%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.88%) NHS
5 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.88%) iPhone
5 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.88%) E-Learning
5 1 (0.88%) CESG
5 1 (0.88%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 20 (17.54%) Windows
2 8 (7.02%) Android
2 8 (7.02%) Mac OS
2 8 (7.02%) Apple iOS
3 5 (4.39%) Windows 7
4 3 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.75%) CentOS
5 2 (1.75%) Linux
5 2 (1.75%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (14.04%) Migration
3 13 (11.40%) TDD
3 13 (11.40%) Project Management
4 12 (10.53%) Scrum
5 11 (9.65%) Data Analysis
6 9 (7.89%) Programme Management
6 9 (7.89%) PRINCE2
6 9 (7.89%) UML
6 9 (7.89%) CRM
7 8 (7.02%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (6.14%) Risk Management
8 7 (6.14%) ITSM
8 7 (6.14%) Service Management
8 7 (6.14%) Unit Testing
9 6 (5.26%) Data Migration
9 6 (5.26%) RUP
9 6 (5.26%) Coaching
10 5 (4.39%) Software Delivery
10 5 (4.39%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.77%) C#
2 8 (7.02%) Java
3 7 (6.14%) SQL
4 6 (5.26%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.63%) VB.NET
5 3 (2.63%) VBA
6 2 (1.75%) Groovy
6 2 (1.75%) C++
7 1 (0.88%) C
Qualifications
1 114 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 63 (55.26%) SC Cleared
3 12 (10.53%) DV Cleared
4 4 (3.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (1.75%) Degree
7 1 (0.88%) CISM
7 1 (0.88%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.88%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.75%) QA
2 1 (0.88%) P3O
2 1 (0.88%) SLA
2 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (1.75%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (4.39%) Puppet
Vendors
1 30 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 15 (13.16%) ESRI
3 9 (7.89%) Atlassian
4 8 (7.02%) Google
5 7 (6.14%) Apple
6 2 (1.75%) EPiServer
6 2 (1.75%) Twitter
7 1 (0.88%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.88%) Oracle
7 1 (0.88%) SAP
7 1 (0.88%) HP
7 1 (0.88%) Dell
7 1 (0.88%) Citrix
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