Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 650 689 680
Rank change year-on-year +39 -9 +75
Contract jobs citing CTC Cleared 209 140 160
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.23% 0.16% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.18% 0.80% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 119 122
England median daily rate £450 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +21.43% -
10th Percentile £300 £310 £206
90th Percentile £550 £555 £500
UK median daily rate £453 £425 £350
% change year-on-year +6.47% +21.43% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
England median hourly rate £11.00 £12.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.73% - -
UK median hourly rate £11.00 £12.75 -
% change year-on-year -13.73% - -

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 17,729 17,553 20,841
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.13% 20.44% 21.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,625 11,031 13,045
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £250 £260 £250
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 801 868 814
England median hourly rate £23.50 £30.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.67% +9.09% +37.50%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £51.50 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year -21.67% +5.26% +42.50%

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 20 April 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
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 20 April 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 +31 200 £463 +8.82% 6
South East -17 5 £438 +118.75%
North East +35 4 £350 -22.22%
North of England -13 4 £350 -23.29%
CTC Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 209 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 92 (44.02%) SC Cleared
3 70 (33.49%) Agile Software Development
4 68 (32.54%) Project Management
5 40 (19.14%) Finance
6 33 (15.79%) BPSS Clearance
7 31 (14.83%) Microsoft Azure
7 31 (14.83%) Office 365
8 25 (11.96%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 24 (11.48%) Identity Management
10 23 (11.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 23 (11.00%) Disclosure Scotland
10 23 (11.00%) Azure Active Directory
11 22 (10.53%) Mobile Device Management
12 21 (10.05%) Law
13 20 (9.57%) Windows
14 19 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
14 19 (9.09%) User Stories
14 19 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
15 18 (8.61%) PMO
15 18 (8.61%) Data Modelling
16 17 (8.13%) Business Intelligence
16 17 (8.13%) Salesforce.com
16 17 (8.13%) Business Analysis
16 17 (8.13%) BDD
17 16 (7.66%) Docker
17 16 (7.66%) Microsoft
17 16 (7.66%) JavaScript
18 15 (7.18%) PRINCE2
18 15 (7.18%) Programme Management

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 8 (3.83%) CMS
1 8 (3.83%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.35%) WordPress
3 5 (2.39%) Apache Spark
3 5 (2.39%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.96%) Apache
4 2 (0.96%) Confluence
4 2 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.96%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.48%) Tomcat
Applications
1 19 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (6.70%) Microsoft Project
3 9 (4.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (3.83%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (1.91%) InfoPath
5 4 (1.91%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.96%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.48%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.48%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.48%) Final Cut Pro
7 1 (0.48%) HipChat
7 1 (0.48%) InDesign
7 1 (0.48%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.44%) Primavera
2 1 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.48%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 31 (14.83%) Microsoft Azure
1 31 (14.83%) Office 365
2 23 (11.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 19 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (3.83%) G Suite
5 4 (1.91%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (1.91%) Amazon ELB
5 4 (1.91%) Amazon S3
5 4 (1.91%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (1.91%) OneDrive
5 4 (1.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 4 (1.91%) Yammer
6 3 (1.44%) Google Analytics
6 3 (1.44%) Route 53
6 3 (1.44%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 2 (0.96%) Google Drive
8 1 (0.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.48%) Heroku
8 1 (0.48%) PaaS
8 1 (0.48%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.83%) SMS
2 6 (2.87%) DNS
2 6 (2.87%) VPN
3 5 (2.39%) Skype
4 4 (1.91%) VoIP
5 3 (1.44%) PBX
5 3 (1.44%) PSTN
6 2 (0.96%) DHCP
6 2 (0.96%) OpenLDAP
6 2 (0.96%) OpenVPN
6 2 (0.96%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (0.96%) SMTP
6 2 (0.96%) SSH
6 2 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.48%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.18%) NoSQL
2 13 (6.22%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (4.31%) MySQL
3 9 (4.31%) RDBMS
3 9 (4.31%) Relational Database
4 8 (3.83%) Big Data
5 6 (2.87%) HBase
6 4 (1.91%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (1.91%) Power BI
7 3 (1.44%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.48%) JasperReports
9 1 (0.48%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.48%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 1 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 13 (6.22%) Git (software)
2 9 (4.31%) JIRA
3 8 (3.83%) Jenkins
4 6 (2.87%) Maven
5 2 (0.96%) Ant
5 2 (0.96%) JUnit
5 2 (0.96%) Liquibase
5 2 (0.96%) SonarQube
5 2 (0.96%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.48%) Arsenale Dataplane
6 1 (0.48%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.48%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.48%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (0.48%) JMeter
General
1 40 (19.14%) Finance
2 21 (10.05%) Law
3 14 (6.70%) Retail
4 8 (3.83%) Electronics
4 8 (3.83%) Manufacturing
4 8 (3.83%) Marketing
4 8 (3.83%) Telecoms
5 7 (3.35%) Financial Institution
5 7 (3.35%) Publishing
6 1 (0.48%) Billing
6 1 (0.48%) Legal
Job Titles
1 49 (23.44%) Analyst
2 22 (10.53%) Developer
3 20 (9.57%) Consultant
4 18 (8.61%) Project Manager
5 17 (8.13%) Business Analyst
6 15 (7.18%) Architect
7 14 (6.70%) Data Analyst
7 14 (6.70%) Technical Consultant
8 11 (5.26%) Business Manager
8 11 (5.26%) Cloud Consultant
8 11 (5.26%) Office 365 Consultant
8 11 (5.26%) User Researcher
9 10 (4.78%) Active Directory Consultant
9 10 (4.78%) Azure Consultant
9 10 (4.78%) Business Change Manager
9 10 (4.78%) Business Project Manager
9 10 (4.78%) Change Analyst
9 10 (4.78%) Change Manager
10 9 (4.31%) Change Project Manager
10 9 (4.31%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.31%) Flask
2 6 (2.87%) REST
2 6 (2.87%) RESTful
2 6 (2.87%) Samza
3 5 (2.39%) Highcharts JS
3 5 (2.39%) Kafka
4 4 (1.91%) Web Services
4 4 (1.91%) XML
5 3 (1.44%) CSS
5 3 (1.44%) HTML
6 2 (0.96%) COM
6 2 (0.96%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (0.96%) Jinja
6 2 (0.96%) JSON
6 2 (0.96%) MCollective
6 2 (0.96%) Middleware
6 2 (0.96%) Sass
7 1 (0.48%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.48%) SailPoint
7 1 (0.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.22%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.26%) User Experience
3 3 (1.44%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.44%) Social Media
4 2 (0.96%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (0.96%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.48%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.48%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (0.48%) Graphic Design
5 1 (0.48%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.48%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (0.48%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 20 (9.57%) Windows
2 7 (3.35%) Linux
3 6 (2.87%) Android
3 6 (2.87%) Apple iOS
3 6 (2.87%) Windows 10
4 3 (1.44%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.96%) CentOS
5 2 (0.96%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.48%) Unix
6 1 (0.48%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.48%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (33.49%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (32.54%) Project Management
3 25 (11.96%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 24 (11.48%) Identity Management
5 23 (11.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 22 (10.53%) Mobile Device Management
7 19 (9.09%) User Stories
8 18 (8.61%) Data Modelling
9 17 (8.13%) BDD
9 17 (8.13%) Business Analysis
9 17 (8.13%) Business Intelligence
10 15 (7.18%) Creative Thinking
10 15 (7.18%) PRINCE2
10 15 (7.18%) Programme Management
11 14 (6.70%) Data Analysis
11 14 (6.70%) DevOps
11 14 (6.70%) Service Design
11 14 (6.70%) TDD
11 14 (6.70%) Visualisation
11 14 (6.70%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 16 (7.66%) JavaScript
2 14 (6.70%) Java
3 12 (5.74%) Python
4 11 (5.26%) PowerShell
5 10 (4.78%) SQL
6 7 (3.35%) Java 8
7 4 (1.91%) Groovy
8 3 (1.44%) C
9 2 (0.96%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.96%) Ruby
10 1 (0.48%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.48%) Scala
10 1 (0.48%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.48%) VBA
Qualifications
1 209 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 92 (44.02%) SC Cleared
3 33 (15.79%) BPSS Clearance
4 9 (4.31%) Degree
5 6 (2.87%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.48%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (11.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 18 (8.61%) PMO
3 3 (1.44%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.44%) GDPR
3 3 (1.44%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 12207
3 3 (1.44%) QA
4 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.48%) NIST 800
4 1 (0.48%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (7.66%) Docker
2 4 (1.91%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.96%) Postfix
3 2 (0.96%) Squid
3 2 (0.96%) vCloud
4 1 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.48%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (5.74%) Kubernetes
2 5 (2.39%) Microsoft Intune
2 5 (2.39%) Puppet
2 5 (2.39%) Terraform
3 3 (1.44%) Ansible
4 2 (0.96%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (0.96%) Kibana
4 2 (0.96%) logstash
4 2 (0.96%) Rancher
4 2 (0.96%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.48%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.48%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.48%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.48%) PingFederate
5 1 (0.48%) Rsyslog
5 1 (0.48%) SCCM
5 1 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.48%) Sysdig
5 1 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.48%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 17 (8.13%) Salesforce.com
2 16 (7.66%) Microsoft
3 15 (7.18%) Google
4 8 (3.83%) SAP
5 7 (3.35%) Okta
5 7 (3.35%) Zscaler
6 4 (1.91%) Oracle
7 3 (1.44%) Tableau
7 3 (1.44%) VMware
8 2 (0.96%) Apple
8 2 (0.96%) Hortonworks
8 2 (0.96%) Sonatype
8 2 (0.96%) WSO2
9 1 (0.48%) Adobe
9 1 (0.48%) BMC
9 1 (0.48%) OneLogin
9 1 (0.48%) Ping Identity
9 1 (0.48%) WorldPay