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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Counter-Terrorist Check (CTC) Clearance
UK
Rank 553 530 585
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +55
Contract jobs citing CTC Cleared 49 97 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.19% 0.080%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.52% 0.88% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 86 37
Median daily rate £450 £358 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.87% +5.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £271 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £500 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £348 £375
% change year-on-year
+33.09% -7.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £14.00 - -
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
9336 11066 10626
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.85% 21.28% 20.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 6009 6879 6087
Median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £554 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 439 445 498
Median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +74.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.22 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.47 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.91 £41.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-25.51% +84.44%

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 25 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CTC Cleared within the UK over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 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 -11 49 £450 +25.87% 6
London -24 43 £450 +25.87% 4
City of London +11 6 £450 +5.88% 1
Yorkshire +21 4 £463 +15.62%
South Yorkshire +4 4 £475 -
Sheffield +4 4 £475 -
Croydon +6 3 £444 +21.57% 1
South East +21 2 £350 -30.00% 2
West Yorkshire +16 2 £413 +3.12%
Leeds +5 2 £413 +3.12%
Kent - 2 £350 -
Westminster +1 1 £350 -12.50% 1

CTC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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.

1 138 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 71 (51.45%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (34.78%) SC Cleared
4 29 (21.01%) Finance
5 27 (19.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 27 (19.57%) Service Management
6 25 (18.12%) Scrum
7 24 (17.39%) Oracle
8 23 (16.67%) Workflow
8 23 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
8 23 (16.67%) JIRA
9 22 (15.94%) Docker
9 22 (15.94%) Coaching
10 21 (15.22%) Project Management
11 20 (14.49%) VMware
11 20 (14.49%) Linux
11 20 (14.49%) Kibana
11 20 (14.49%) logstash
11 20 (14.49%) DevOps
11 20 (14.49%) Continuous Delivery
11 20 (14.49%) Jenkins
11 20 (14.49%) Elasticsearch
11 20 (14.49%) Elastic Stack
12 19 (13.77%) Business Intelligence
13 18 (13.04%) Microsoft
13 18 (13.04%) JUnit
13 18 (13.04%) Atlassian
13 18 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
13 18 (13.04%) Confluence
13 18 (13.04%) Puppet

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 20 (14.49%) Elasticsearch
2 18 (13.04%) Confluence
3 16 (11.59%) Apache
4 10 (7.25%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.45%) IIS
6 1 (0.72%) Tomcat
Applications
1 16 (11.59%) HipChat
2 14 (10.14%) MS Excel
3 10 (7.25%) MS Office
4 5 (3.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (3.62%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (2.90%) MS Project
6 1 (0.72%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.72%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (4.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (2.90%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (1.45%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.72%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 23 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (7.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (5.07%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (4.35%) Office 365
5 4 (2.90%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (2.90%) Google Drive
5 4 (2.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (1.45%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (1.45%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.45%) G Suite
6 2 (1.45%) Route 53
6 2 (1.45%) SaaS
6 2 (1.45%) Trello
6 2 (1.45%) Yammer
7 1 (0.72%) GitHub
7 1 (0.72%) IaaS
7 1 (0.72%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (12.32%) DNS
2 16 (11.59%) OpenLDAP
2 16 (11.59%) OpenVPN
2 16 (11.59%) SSH
3 6 (4.35%) Firewall
4 5 (3.62%) Internet
5 2 (1.45%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (1.45%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.72%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.72%) Cisco Wireless
6 1 (0.72%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (0.72%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (0.72%) IPsec
6 1 (0.72%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.72%) VPN
6 1 (0.72%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (12.32%) PostgreSQL
2 16 (11.59%) Hadoop
2 16 (11.59%) SQL Server
3 8 (5.80%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (4.35%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (3.62%) MS Access
5 5 (3.62%) SQL Server 2000
5 5 (3.62%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (3.62%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (3.62%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (1.45%) EDRMS
6 2 (1.45%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.72%) Big Data
7 1 (0.72%) Cognos Report Studio
7 1 (0.72%) DataStage
7 1 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 23 (16.67%) JIRA
2 20 (14.49%) Jenkins
3 18 (13.04%) JUnit
4 17 (12.32%) Git (software)
4 17 (12.32%) Maven
4 17 (12.32%) SonarQube
5 16 (11.59%) Ant
5 16 (11.59%) Bitbucket
5 16 (11.59%) JIRA Agile
5 16 (11.59%) Liquibase
5 16 (11.59%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.72%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.72%) DbUnit
6 1 (0.72%) FitNesse
6 1 (0.72%) Hudson
6 1 (0.72%) jMock
6 1 (0.72%) Mockito
6 1 (0.72%) NUnit
6 1 (0.72%) Selenium
6 1 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 29 (21.01%) Finance
2 7 (5.07%) Marketing
3 6 (4.35%) Electronics
3 6 (4.35%) Manufacturing
3 6 (4.35%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.72%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.72%) Legal
Job Titles
1 27 (19.57%) Analyst
2 15 (10.87%) DevOps Engineer
3 14 (10.14%) Project Manager
4 12 (8.70%) Architect
4 12 (8.70%) Business Analyst
4 12 (8.70%) Developer
5 8 (5.80%) Change Manager
6 7 (5.07%) Data Analyst
7 6 (4.35%) 1st Line Support
7 6 (4.35%) Senior DevOps
7 6 (4.35%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 5 (3.62%) .NET Developer
8 5 (3.62%) Business Architect
8 5 (3.62%) Business Manager
8 5 (3.62%) Senior Manager
8 5 (3.62%) VB Developer
8 5 (3.62%) VB6 Developer
9 4 (2.90%) IT Support
9 4 (2.90%) PMO Manager
9 4 (2.90%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (14.49%) Elastic Stack
2 16 (11.59%) MCollective
2 16 (11.59%) Software Packaging
3 12 (8.70%) .NET
4 5 (3.62%) ASP.NET
4 5 (3.62%) Web Services
5 4 (2.90%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (2.90%) boto
5 4 (2.90%) Django
5 4 (2.90%) HTML
6 3 (2.17%) CSS
6 3 (2.17%) jQuery
6 3 (2.17%) LINQ
6 3 (2.17%) REST
6 3 (2.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (1.45%) NHibernate
7 2 (1.45%) SOAP
8 1 (0.72%) Apache CXF
8 1 (0.72%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (0.72%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.90%) Public Cloud
3 4 (2.90%) Smartphone
4 2 (1.45%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.45%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (0.72%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.72%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.72%) e-Learning
5 1 (0.72%) Learning Management System
5 1 (0.72%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.72%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.72%) PKI
5 1 (0.72%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.72%) Social Media
5 1 (0.72%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 20 (14.49%) Linux
2 16 (11.59%) CentOS
2 16 (11.59%) Windows
3 6 (4.35%) Android
3 6 (4.35%) Apple iOS
4 5 (3.62%) Windows 10
4 5 (3.62%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.45%) Mac OS
5 2 (1.45%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.72%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (51.45%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (19.57%) Service Management
2 27 (19.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 25 (18.12%) Scrum
4 23 (16.67%) Workflow
5 22 (15.94%) Coaching
6 21 (15.22%) Project Management
7 20 (14.49%) Continuous Delivery
7 20 (14.49%) DevOps
8 19 (13.77%) Business Intelligence
9 18 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
10 17 (12.32%) Configuration Management
11 16 (11.59%) Case Management
11 16 (11.59%) Identity Management
11 16 (11.59%) PRINCE2
12 15 (10.87%) Waterfall
13 14 (10.14%) Migration
14 12 (8.70%) Business Analysis
15 11 (7.97%) Analytics
15 11 (7.97%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 17 (12.32%) Ruby
2 16 (11.59%) Shell Script
3 12 (8.70%) SQL
4 6 (4.35%) VB
4 6 (4.35%) VB.NET
4 6 (4.35%) VB6
4 6 (4.35%) VBA
5 5 (3.62%) JavaScript
5 5 (3.62%) Python
6 4 (2.90%) C#
7 3 (2.17%) Java
8 1 (0.72%) Go
8 1 (0.72%) Scala
Qualifications
1 138 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 48 (34.78%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.80%) DV Cleared
4 7 (5.07%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (2.17%) PMP
6 2 (1.45%) CCNP
6 2 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.45%) ISEB
6 2 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.72%) CCIE
7 1 (0.72%) Degree
7 1 (0.72%) IIBA
7 1 (0.72%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.72%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.97%) PMO
2 4 (2.90%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.17%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.45%) QA
5 1 (0.72%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 22 (15.94%) Docker
2 16 (11.59%) Postfix
2 16 (11.59%) Squid
2 16 (11.59%) vCloud
3 6 (4.35%) Active Directory
4 3 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.45%) BitLocker
5 2 (1.45%) vSphere
6 1 (0.72%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.72%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.72%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 20 (14.49%) Kibana
1 20 (14.49%) logstash
2 18 (13.04%) Kubernetes
2 18 (13.04%) Puppet
3 16 (11.59%) Ansible
3 16 (11.59%) Docker Swarm
3 16 (11.59%) Rancher
3 16 (11.59%) Terraform
3 16 (11.59%) ZABBIX
4 1 (0.72%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.72%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.72%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 24 (17.39%) Oracle
2 20 (14.49%) VMware
3 18 (13.04%) Atlassian
3 18 (13.04%) Microsoft
4 16 (11.59%) Sonatype
5 7 (5.07%) SAP
6 6 (4.35%) Google
6 6 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (2.90%) SaltStack
8 3 (2.17%) Cognos
9 2 (1.45%) Apple
9 2 (1.45%) Cisco
9 2 (1.45%) IBM
10 1 (0.72%) Blue Coat
10 1 (0.72%) BMC
10 1 (0.72%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.72%) F5
10 1 (0.72%) Tableau
10 1 (0.72%) Unisys
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