Period
to 17 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for CTC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 17 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Counter-Terrorist Check (CTC) Clearance
UK > England
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 693 689 733
Rank change year-on-year -4 +44 +45
Contract jobs citing CTC Cleared 160 135 153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.90% 0.78% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 110 116
England median daily rate £475 £425 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +20.57% -12.42%
10th Percentile £310 £200 £219
90th Percentile £562 £581 £575
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £365
% change year-on-year +8.82% +16.44% -6.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
England median hourly rate £11.00 £12.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% - -
UK median hourly rate £11.00 £12.50 -
% change year-on-year -12.00% - -

CTC Cleared is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 17,768 17,351 21,727
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.79% 19.83% 21.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,572 10,663 13,731
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £260 £250
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £403
% change year-on-year +5.88% +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 850 882 741
England median hourly rate £25.00 £29.92 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.44% +8.80% +23.99%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £12.17
90th Percentile £50.25 £52.50 £50.68
UK median hourly rate £24.68 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year -17.73% +5.26% +26.67%

CTC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing CTC Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for CTC Cleared in England

CTC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CTC Cleared in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for CTC Cleared in England

CTC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CTC Cleared in England over the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CTC Cleared in England

CTC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing CTC Cleared in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CTC Cleared in England

CTC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing CTC Cleared in England over the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for CTC Cleared in England

CTC Cleared
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 17 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -13 147 £475 +11.76% 3
South East -23 9 £450 +125.00%
North East -4 4 £350 -22.22%
North of England -26 4 £350 -26.32%
CTC Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 17 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing CTC Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for CTC Cleared.

1 160 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 70 (43.75%) SC Cleared
3 47 (29.38%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (23.13%) BPSS Clearance
5 32 (20.00%) Project Management
6 31 (19.38%) Finance
7 30 (18.75%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 25 (15.63%) Windows
9 24 (15.00%) Office 365
10 21 (13.13%) Stakeholder Management
11 20 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
12 18 (11.25%) Business Analysis
13 16 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
14 15 (9.38%) Retail
15 14 (8.75%) PowerShell
15 14 (8.75%) PRINCE2
15 14 (8.75%) JavaScript
15 14 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
16 13 (8.13%) PMO
16 13 (8.13%) Microsoft Project
17 12 (7.50%) Scrum
18 11 (6.88%) Change Management
18 11 (6.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
19 10 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
19 10 (6.25%) Identity Management
19 10 (6.25%) Java
19 10 (6.25%) Microsoft
19 10 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
20 9 (5.63%) Azure Active Directory
20 9 (5.63%) Windows 10

CTC Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 6 (3.75%) Skype for Business
2 5 (3.13%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.88%) Apache
3 3 (1.88%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.88%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (1.88%) IIS
4 2 (1.25%) Confluence
4 2 (1.25%) MQSeries
4 2 (1.25%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.63%) CMS
5 1 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 16 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (8.13%) Microsoft Project
3 11 (6.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (5.63%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (1.25%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.63%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.63%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.63%) Final Cut Pro
6 1 (0.63%) HipChat
6 1 (0.63%) InDesign
6 1 (0.63%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.63%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 24 (15.00%) Office 365
2 20 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (5.63%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (3.75%) G Suite
5 6 (3.75%) PaaS
6 4 (2.50%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (2.50%) SaaS
7 3 (1.88%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.63%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.63%) Heroku
8 1 (0.63%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.63%) Serverless
8 1 (0.63%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.00%) DNS
1 8 (5.00%) SMS
2 7 (4.38%) Skype
3 5 (3.13%) VoIP
4 4 (2.50%) PBX
4 4 (2.50%) PSTN
5 2 (1.25%) DHCP
5 2 (1.25%) Internet
5 2 (1.25%) SMTP
6 1 (0.63%) Broadband
6 1 (0.63%) Firewall
6 1 (0.63%) LAN
6 1 (0.63%) Network Security
6 1 (0.63%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (0.63%) OpenVPN
6 1 (0.63%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (0.63%) SSH
6 1 (0.63%) WAN
6 1 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.63%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (3.75%) Big Data
3 5 (3.13%) HBase
4 4 (2.50%) NoSQL
4 4 (2.50%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.25%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.25%) MySQL
5 2 (1.25%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.63%) JasperReports
6 1 (0.63%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.63%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 5 (3.13%) Git (software)
1 5 (3.13%) Maven
2 4 (2.50%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.50%) JIRA
3 2 (1.25%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (1.25%) Selenium
3 2 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.63%) Ant
4 1 (0.63%) Arsenale Dataplane
4 1 (0.63%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.63%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.63%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (0.63%) JUnit
4 1 (0.63%) Liquibase
4 1 (0.63%) SonarQube
4 1 (0.63%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 31 (19.38%) Finance
2 15 (9.38%) Retail
3 7 (4.38%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.13%) Electronics
4 5 (3.13%) Law
4 5 (3.13%) Manufacturing
4 5 (3.13%) Marketing
5 4 (2.50%) Publishing
6 1 (0.63%) Billing
6 1 (0.63%) Legal
Job Titles
1 32 (20.00%) Analyst
2 18 (11.25%) Change Analyst
2 18 (11.25%) Developer
2 18 (11.25%) Project Manager
3 12 (7.50%) Change Manager
4 11 (6.88%) Business Manager
5 10 (6.25%) Architect
5 10 (6.25%) Business Change Manager
6 9 (5.63%) Business Project Manager
7 8 (5.00%) Business Change Project Manager
7 8 (5.00%) Change Project Manager
7 8 (5.00%) Project Change Manager
8 7 (4.38%) Business Analyst
8 7 (4.38%) Consultant
8 7 (4.38%) Windows Engineer
9 6 (3.75%) Active Directory Architect
9 6 (3.75%) Azure Architect
9 6 (3.75%) Delivery Manager
9 6 (3.75%) Office 365 Architect
9 6 (3.75%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.00%) Node.js
1 8 (5.00%) Web Services
2 7 (4.38%) CSS
3 6 (3.75%) jQuery
4 5 (3.13%) .NET
4 5 (3.13%) AngularJS
4 5 (3.13%) Samza
5 4 (2.50%) ASP.NET
5 4 (2.50%) Express
5 4 (2.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 4 (2.50%) XML
6 3 (1.88%) .NET Framework
6 3 (1.88%) HTML
6 3 (1.88%) Kafka
6 3 (1.88%) REST
6 3 (1.88%) RESTful
7 2 (1.25%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (1.25%) Entity Framework
7 2 (1.25%) JSON
7 2 (1.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.00%) User Experience
3 4 (2.50%) Virtual Team
4 3 (1.88%) Data Centre
4 3 (1.88%) Data Structures
4 3 (1.88%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.25%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.25%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.25%) W3C
6 1 (0.63%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.63%) Graphic Design
6 1 (0.63%) Minimum Viable Product
6 1 (0.63%) PMI
6 1 (0.63%) RIA
6 1 (0.63%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 25 (15.63%) Windows
2 9 (5.63%) Windows 10
3 6 (3.75%) Android
3 6 (3.75%) Apple iOS
3 6 (3.75%) Windows Server
4 5 (3.13%) Linux
5 2 (1.25%) Unix
6 1 (0.63%) CentOS
6 1 (0.63%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.63%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.63%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (29.38%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (20.00%) Project Management
3 30 (18.75%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 21 (13.13%) Stakeholder Management
5 18 (11.25%) Business Analysis
6 14 (8.75%) PRINCE2
7 12 (7.50%) Scrum
8 11 (6.88%) Change Management
9 10 (6.25%) Identity Management
9 10 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
10 9 (5.63%) Programme Management
10 9 (5.63%) TDD
11 8 (5.00%) Dependency Management
11 8 (5.00%) ITIL
11 8 (5.00%) Migration
11 8 (5.00%) Mobile Device Management
11 8 (5.00%) Programme Delivery
12 6 (3.75%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (3.75%) Risk Management
12 6 (3.75%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 14 (8.75%) JavaScript
1 14 (8.75%) PowerShell
2 10 (6.25%) Java
3 9 (5.63%) SQL
4 6 (3.75%) Java 8
5 5 (3.13%) C#
6 3 (1.88%) C
6 3 (1.88%) Groovy
7 2 (1.25%) Ruby
8 1 (0.63%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.63%) Python
8 1 (0.63%) Scala
8 1 (0.63%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.63%) VB
8 1 (0.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 160 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 70 (43.75%) SC Cleared
3 37 (23.13%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (3.13%) Degree
5 4 (2.50%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.63%) APMP
7 1 (0.63%) CCNP
7 1 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.63%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.63%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.13%) PMO
2 8 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 8 (5.00%) QA
3 5 (3.13%) GDPR
4 4 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.88%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.63%) NIST 800
6 1 (0.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (4.38%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.50%) Docker
3 2 (1.25%) vSphere
4 1 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.63%) Postfix
4 1 (0.63%) Squid
4 1 (0.63%) vCloud
4 1 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (4.38%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (1.88%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.25%) Ansible
3 2 (1.25%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.25%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.25%) SCOM
3 2 (1.25%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.63%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.63%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.63%) IBM BigFix
4 1 (0.63%) Kibana
4 1 (0.63%) logstash
4 1 (0.63%) Puppet
4 1 (0.63%) Rancher
4 1 (0.63%) SCCM
4 1 (0.63%) Terraform
4 1 (0.63%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 10 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.13%) Google
2 5 (3.13%) Oracle
2 5 (3.13%) SAP
2 5 (3.13%) VMware
3 2 (1.25%) BMC
3 2 (1.25%) WSO2
4 1 (0.63%) Adobe
4 1 (0.63%) Apple
4 1 (0.63%) Cisco
4 1 (0.63%) DevExpress
4 1 (0.63%) Hortonworks
4 1 (0.63%) IBM
4 1 (0.63%) ServiceNow
4 1 (0.63%) Sonatype
4 1 (0.63%) Workday
4 1 (0.63%) WorldPay