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 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Counter-Terrorist Check (CTC) Clearance
Rank 556 527 539
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +12
Contract jobs citing CTC Cleared 37 72 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.066% 0.13% 0.051%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.34% 0.65% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 55 15
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.61% -4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £280 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £575 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £538
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -25.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £18.00 £175.00 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-89.71% +514.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £175.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
- +514.03%

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
10798 11013 8885
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.32% 19.54% 18.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 6104 6209 4710
Average daily rate £390 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £223 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 510 547 500
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £48.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

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 17 April 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 12 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 17 April 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 -38 34 £400 -3.03% 2
London -13 31 £400 -3.03% 2
City of London +24 15 £338 -11.76%
South East -23 2 £525 -4.54%
Scotland 0 1 £238 -26.92%
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
Woking - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Bridgend - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Guildford - - - -

CTC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 79 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 41 (51.90%) SC Cleared
3 19 (24.05%) Windows
4 14 (17.72%) Google
5 13 (16.46%) Microsoft
6 11 (13.92%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (13.92%) Google Apps
7 9 (11.39%) Finance
7 9 (11.39%) Project Management
7 9 (11.39%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (10.13%) Apple iOS
8 8 (10.13%) Android
8 8 (10.13%) Mac OS
8 8 (10.13%) .NET
8 8 (10.13%) SQL Server
8 8 (10.13%) MS Office
8 8 (10.13%) XML
8 8 (10.13%) Migration
9 7 (8.86%) ITIL
9 7 (8.86%) CRM
9 7 (8.86%) HTML
9 7 (8.86%) SQL
9 7 (8.86%) Unit Testing
9 7 (8.86%) .NET Framework
10 6 (7.59%) CSS
10 6 (7.59%) PRINCE2
10 6 (7.59%) Service Management
10 6 (7.59%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (7.59%) Scrum
11 5 (6.33%) ITSM

CTC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 3 (3.80%) CMS
1 3 (3.80%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.53%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.53%) Apache
2 2 (2.53%) Apache ServiceMix
2 2 (2.53%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (2.53%) Liferay
2 2 (2.53%) Lync
2 2 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (10.13%) MS Office
2 4 (5.06%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.80%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (5.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.27%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (13.92%) Google Apps
2 5 (6.33%) IaaS
3 3 (3.80%) Office 365
4 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.27%) SaaS
4 1 (1.27%) Google Drive
4 1 (1.27%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.59%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (3.80%) Intranet
3 2 (2.53%) Extranet
3 2 (2.53%) Firewall
3 2 (2.53%) VPN
3 2 (2.53%) DNS
3 2 (2.53%) Broadband
4 1 (1.27%) LAN
4 1 (1.27%) WAN
4 1 (1.27%) DHCP
4 1 (1.27%) HTTP
4 1 (1.27%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.27%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.13%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.53%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (2.53%) JasperReports
2 2 (2.53%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.27%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.27%) SAP BW
3 1 (1.27%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 4 (5.06%) LoadRunner
2 2 (2.53%) Maven
3 1 (1.27%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.27%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
3 1 (1.27%) MSBuild
3 1 (1.27%) Subversion
General
1 9 (11.39%) Finance
2 1 (1.27%) Military
2 1 (1.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (12.66%) Analyst
2 9 (11.39%) Developer
3 8 (10.13%) Consultant
4 6 (7.59%) Infrastructure Designer
4 6 (7.59%) Designer
5 5 (6.33%) Project Manager
5 5 (6.33%) Programme Manager
6 4 (5.06%) Tester
6 4 (5.06%) Service Desk Engineer
6 4 (5.06%) Microsoft Consultant
7 3 (3.80%) CRM Consultant
7 3 (3.80%) Performance Tester
7 3 (3.80%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
7 3 (3.80%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
7 3 (3.80%) Software Developer
7 3 (3.80%) Test Analyst
7 3 (3.80%) Administrator
8 2 (2.53%) Support Analyst
8 2 (2.53%) Help Desk Analyst
8 2 (2.53%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.13%) .NET
1 8 (10.13%) XML
2 7 (8.86%) HTML
2 7 (8.86%) .NET Framework
3 6 (7.59%) CSS
4 4 (5.06%) XSLT
5 3 (3.80%) jQuery
5 3 (3.80%) Entity Framework
6 2 (2.53%) RESTful
6 2 (2.53%) Struts2
6 2 (2.53%) HTML5
6 2 (2.53%) XML Schema
6 2 (2.53%) Hibernate
6 2 (2.53%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (2.53%) Spring
6 2 (2.53%) JSF
6 2 (2.53%) JSP
6 2 (2.53%) Struts
6 2 (2.53%) Web Services
6 2 (2.53%) DHTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.39%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.33%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (5.06%) iPhone
4 3 (3.80%) Statistics
5 2 (2.53%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.53%) GIS
5 2 (2.53%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.53%) Open Source
6 1 (1.27%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (1.27%) E-Learning
6 1 (1.27%) PKI
6 1 (1.27%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.27%) NHS
6 1 (1.27%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 19 (24.05%) Windows
2 8 (10.13%) Android
2 8 (10.13%) Mac OS
2 8 (10.13%) Apple iOS
3 5 (6.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.27%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.27%) Solaris
4 1 (1.27%) Linux
4 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (13.92%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (11.39%) Project Management
3 8 (10.13%) Migration
4 7 (8.86%) ITIL
4 7 (8.86%) CRM
4 7 (8.86%) Unit Testing
5 6 (7.59%) PRINCE2
5 6 (7.59%) Service Management
5 6 (7.59%) Scrum
6 5 (6.33%) TDD
6 5 (6.33%) ITSM
6 5 (6.33%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (6.33%) DevOps
7 4 (5.06%) Coaching
7 4 (5.06%) Risk Management
7 4 (5.06%) Software Testing
8 3 (3.80%) MVC
8 3 (3.80%) Programme Management
8 3 (3.80%) Workflow
8 3 (3.80%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.86%) SQL
2 5 (6.33%) C#
2 5 (6.33%) JavaScript
3 4 (5.06%) VBA
4 2 (2.53%) Java
5 1 (1.27%) C++
5 1 (1.27%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 79 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 41 (51.90%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.27%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.53%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (3.80%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.53%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (17.72%) Google
2 13 (16.46%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.06%) Apple
3 4 (5.06%) VMware
4 3 (3.80%) HP
5 2 (2.53%) Oracle
6 1 (1.27%) SAP
6 1 (1.27%) Cisco
6 1 (1.27%) LANDesk
6 1 (1.27%) EPiServer
6 1 (1.27%) Twitter
6 1 (1.27%) Citrix
6 1 (1.27%) BMC
6 1 (1.27%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.27%) Remedy
6 1 (1.27%) Sophos
6 1 (1.27%) ESRI
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