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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Counter-Terrorist Check (CTC) Clearance
Rank 586 575 580
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +5
Contract jobs citing CTC Cleared 75 88 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.15% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.65% 0.80% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 58 43
Median daily rate £413 £395 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.43% -12.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £176 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £543 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £340 £450
% change year-on-year
+61.76% -24.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £18.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -40.00%
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
11458 10991 10636
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.28% 19.26% 19.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 7161 6594 6003
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 533 476
Median hourly rate £28.50 £24.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +26.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £52.17 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £25.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+18.00% +31.57%

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 30 July 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 21 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 30 July 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 +21 74 £411 -3.23%
London +8 66 £400 -11.11%
Croydon -9 10 - -
City of London +45 8 £475 -9.52%
West Midlands -23 4 £550 +57.14%
South East +13 2 £550 +37.50%
Yorkshire - 2 £227 -
Birmingham - 2 £563 -
West Sussex - 2 £550 -
Sheffield - 2 £227 -
Worthing - 2 £550 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £227 -
Wales +3 1 £420 +64.70%
Aberystwyth 0 1 £420 +27.27%
Ceredigion 0 1 £420 +27.27%
Mid Wales -2 1 £420 +27.27%
Shropshire - 1 £550 -
Stockton-on-Tees - 1 - -
Telford - 1 £550 -
Durham - 1 - -
North East - 1 - -

CTC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 157 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 61 (38.85%) SC Cleared
3 54 (34.39%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (21.66%) Stakeholder Management
5 33 (21.02%) Windows
6 32 (20.38%) Microsoft
7 31 (19.75%) VMware
8 30 (19.11%) DNS
8 30 (19.11%) Oracle
9 28 (17.83%) Service Management
9 28 (17.83%) Coaching
10 26 (16.56%) Workflow
10 26 (16.56%) Finance
11 25 (15.92%) Scrum
11 25 (15.92%) Configuration Management
11 25 (15.92%) Linux
11 25 (15.92%) Apache
11 25 (15.92%) Jenkins
11 25 (15.92%) Puppet
11 25 (15.92%) Continuous Integration
12 24 (15.29%) Git (software)
12 24 (15.29%) ZABBIX
12 24 (15.29%) OpenLDAP
12 24 (15.29%) Postfix
12 24 (15.29%) Amazon AWS
12 24 (15.29%) OpenVPN
12 24 (15.29%) Confluence
12 24 (15.29%) vCloud
12 24 (15.29%) logstash
12 24 (15.29%) Elasticsearch

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 25 (15.92%) Apache
2 24 (15.29%) Confluence
2 24 (15.29%) Elasticsearch
3 15 (9.55%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (1.91%) IIS
5 3 (1.91%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.91%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.64%) CMS
6 1 (0.64%) EPiServer CMS
6 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.64%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.64%) JBoss
Applications
1 24 (15.29%) HipChat
2 23 (14.65%) MS Office
3 15 (9.55%) MS Excel
4 10 (6.37%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (3.82%) MS Project
5 6 (3.82%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.64%) FrameMaker
6 1 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.91%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (1.27%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.27%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.64%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.64%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.64%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 24 (15.29%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (8.28%) Office 365
3 5 (3.18%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.27%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.64%) IaaS
5 1 (0.64%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.64%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (19.11%) DNS
2 24 (15.29%) OpenLDAP
2 24 (15.29%) OpenVPN
2 24 (15.29%) SSH
3 6 (3.82%) Firewall
3 6 (3.82%) Network Security
3 6 (3.82%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.55%) DHCP
4 4 (2.55%) NetScaler
5 3 (1.91%) Intranet
5 3 (1.91%) LAN
5 3 (1.91%) WAN
6 1 (0.64%) DMZ
6 1 (0.64%) FTP
6 1 (0.64%) Internet
6 1 (0.64%) SAN
6 1 (0.64%) VLAN
6 1 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.64%) Wireless
6 1 (0.64%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (14.65%) Hadoop
1 23 (14.65%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (7.01%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.18%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.55%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.27%) GIS
5 2 (1.27%) MS Access
6 1 (0.64%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 1 (0.64%) Cognos Report Studio
6 1 (0.64%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.64%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.64%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.64%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 25 (15.92%) Jenkins
2 24 (15.29%) Ant
2 24 (15.29%) Git (software)
2 24 (15.29%) JIRA
2 24 (15.29%) JIRA Agile
2 24 (15.29%) JUnit
2 24 (15.29%) Liquibase
2 24 (15.29%) Maven
2 24 (15.29%) SonarQube
2 24 (15.29%) Sonatype Nexus
3 23 (14.65%) Bitbucket
4 3 (1.91%) Toad
5 1 (0.64%) Axure RP
General
1 26 (16.56%) Finance
2 3 (1.91%) Back Office
3 1 (0.64%) Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (14.01%) Analyst
2 18 (11.46%) Project Manager
3 16 (10.19%) DevOps Engineer
4 10 (6.37%) Business Analyst
4 10 (6.37%) Senior DevOps
4 10 (6.37%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 9 (5.73%) Consultant
6 8 (5.10%) Change Manager
6 8 (5.10%) Developer
6 8 (5.10%) IT Manager
6 8 (5.10%) Lead DevOps
6 8 (5.10%) Support Manager
7 7 (4.46%) Business Change Manager
7 7 (4.46%) Business Manager
7 7 (4.46%) Designer
7 7 (4.46%) Senior Manager
8 6 (3.82%) Architect
8 6 (3.82%) Senior Project Manager
9 5 (3.18%) Delivery Manager
9 5 (3.18%) IT Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (15.29%) ELK Stack
1 24 (15.29%) MCollective
2 23 (14.65%) Software Packaging
3 7 (4.46%) Web Services
4 3 (1.91%) .NET
5 2 (1.27%) COM
5 2 (1.27%) HTML
6 1 (0.64%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.64%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.64%) CSS
6 1 (0.64%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.64%) REST
6 1 (0.64%) Saxon XSLT
6 1 (0.64%) SOAP
6 1 (0.64%) Struts
6 1 (0.64%) XML
6 1 (0.64%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.01%) User Experience
2 10 (6.37%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.73%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.27%) Clustering
4 2 (1.27%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (1.27%) Mathematics
4 2 (1.27%) Psychology
4 2 (1.27%) Replication
5 1 (0.64%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.64%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.64%) Graphic Design
5 1 (0.64%) iPhone
5 1 (0.64%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.64%) PKI
5 1 (0.64%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.64%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 33 (21.02%) Windows
2 25 (15.92%) Linux
3 23 (14.65%) CentOS
4 14 (8.92%) Windows 7
5 9 (5.73%) Windows 8
5 9 (5.73%) Windows Server
6 7 (4.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (3.82%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (2.55%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (1.91%) Android
10 2 (1.27%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.27%) Mac OS
10 2 (1.27%) Windows 10
10 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.64%) Unix
11 1 (0.64%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.64%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.64%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (34.39%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (21.66%) Stakeholder Management
3 28 (17.83%) Coaching
3 28 (17.83%) Service Management
4 26 (16.56%) Workflow
5 25 (15.92%) Configuration Management
5 25 (15.92%) Continuous Integration
5 25 (15.92%) Scrum
6 24 (15.29%) Case Management
6 24 (15.29%) Continuous Delivery
6 24 (15.29%) DevOps
7 23 (14.65%) Identity Management
8 19 (12.10%) Project Management
9 18 (11.46%) PRINCE2
10 17 (10.83%) Migration
11 15 (9.55%) Waterfall
12 14 (8.92%) Change Management
13 11 (7.01%) ITIL
14 10 (6.37%) Process Management
15 9 (5.73%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 23 (14.65%) Ruby
1 23 (14.65%) Shell Script
2 12 (7.64%) SQL
3 4 (2.55%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.27%) C
4 2 (1.27%) PL/SQL
4 2 (1.27%) VBA
5 1 (0.64%) C#
5 1 (0.64%) Java
5 1 (0.64%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.64%) Perl
5 1 (0.64%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.64%) Python
5 1 (0.64%) VB
5 1 (0.64%) VB6
Qualifications
1 157 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 61 (38.85%) SC Cleared
3 11 (7.01%) DV Cleared
4 9 (5.73%) ISEB
5 8 (5.10%) BPSS Clearance
5 8 (5.10%) ISTQB
6 6 (3.82%) PMP
7 3 (1.91%) Degree
7 3 (1.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (1.91%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.64%) CCNA
8 1 (0.64%) CCNP
8 1 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.64%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.64%) MCSA
8 1 (0.64%) MCSE
8 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.10%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (2.55%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (15.29%) Docker
1 24 (15.29%) Postfix
1 24 (15.29%) Squid
1 24 (15.29%) vCloud
2 19 (12.10%) Active Directory
3 5 (3.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.91%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.91%) XenApp
5 2 (1.27%) DFS Replication
5 2 (1.27%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.64%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.64%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.64%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 25 (15.92%) Puppet
2 24 (15.29%) Ansible
2 24 (15.29%) Kibana
2 24 (15.29%) Kubernetes
2 24 (15.29%) logstash
2 24 (15.29%) Rancher
2 24 (15.29%) Terraform
2 24 (15.29%) ZABBIX
3 6 (3.82%) SCCM
4 4 (2.55%) SCOM
5 3 (1.91%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (1.91%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.64%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.64%) SCSM
Vendors
1 32 (20.38%) Microsoft
2 31 (19.75%) VMware
3 30 (19.11%) Oracle
4 24 (15.29%) Sonatype
5 23 (14.65%) Atlassian
6 10 (6.37%) HP
7 7 (4.46%) Citrix
7 7 (4.46%) Cognos
8 5 (3.18%) Cisco
9 4 (2.55%) IBM
10 3 (1.91%) Google
10 3 (1.91%) Remedy
11 2 (1.27%) BMC
11 2 (1.27%) Sophos
12 1 (0.64%) Apple
12 1 (0.64%) CheckPoint
12 1 (0.64%) CODA
12 1 (0.64%) Lotus
12 1 (0.64%) NetApp
12 1 (0.64%) Red Hat