Period
to 20 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 747 681 732
Rank change year-on-year -66 +51 +36
Contract jobs citing CTC Cleared 118 152 151
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.17% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.68% 0.88% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 113 93
England median daily rate £475 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +3.03% -0.60%
10th Percentile £384 £200 £205
90th Percentile £638 £588 £598
UK median daily rate £475 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +11.76% +3.03% +4.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 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 17,432 17,368 21,023
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.54% 19.12% 21.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,296 10,556 13,175
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £250 £255 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £408
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 882 824 707
England median hourly rate £23.65 £27.50 £25.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.00% +9.47% +11.64%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £51.06 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -17.24% +5.45% +20.88%

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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CTC Cleared in England over the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CTC Cleared in England

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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 20 September 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 20 September 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 -48 102 £490 +15.29%
South East -2 12 £450 - 1
North of England -30 3 £300 -36.84%
Yorkshire -28 2 - -
East of England 0 1 £208 +12.16% 1
North East -7 1 £300 -33.33%
CTC Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 20 September 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.

1 118 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 43 (36.44%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (35.59%) SC Cleared
4 21 (17.80%) BPSS Clearance
5 20 (16.95%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 17 (14.41%) Finance
7 16 (13.56%) Project Management
7 16 (13.56%) Windows
8 15 (12.71%) Business Analysis
9 13 (11.02%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (10.17%) JavaScript
10 12 (10.17%) PowerShell
11 11 (9.32%) Office 365
11 11 (9.32%) Analytical Skills
12 10 (8.47%) Microsoft Office
12 10 (8.47%) Web Services
12 10 (8.47%) Microsoft
13 9 (7.63%) PRINCE2
13 9 (7.63%) Microsoft Azure
13 9 (7.63%) TDD
14 8 (6.78%) Amazon AWS
14 8 (6.78%) ITIL
14 8 (6.78%) Java
14 8 (6.78%) Node.js
15 7 (5.93%) Windows 10
15 7 (5.93%) CSS
15 7 (5.93%) DNS
15 7 (5.93%) Active Directory
15 7 (5.93%) PostgreSQL
15 7 (5.93%) Scrum

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 4 (3.39%) IIS
1 4 (3.39%) Skype for Business
2 3 (2.54%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (1.69%) Apache
3 2 (1.69%) Confluence
3 2 (1.69%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.85%) CMS
4 1 (0.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (8.47%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (4.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (4.24%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (2.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.32%) Office 365
2 9 (7.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (6.78%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (5.08%) PaaS
5 4 (3.39%) SaaS
6 3 (2.54%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 3 (2.54%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.85%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.85%) G Suite
7 1 (0.85%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.93%) DNS
2 5 (4.24%) Skype
3 4 (3.39%) SMS
4 3 (2.54%) Firewall
4 3 (2.54%) Internet
4 3 (2.54%) SMTP
4 3 (2.54%) VoIP
5 2 (1.69%) DHCP
5 2 (1.69%) PBX
5 2 (1.69%) PSTN
6 1 (0.85%) APPN
6 1 (0.85%) Broadband
6 1 (0.85%) FTP
6 1 (0.85%) LAN
6 1 (0.85%) OSPF
6 1 (0.85%) SNA
6 1 (0.85%) SNMP
6 1 (0.85%) SSL
6 1 (0.85%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.93%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (3.39%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.54%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.69%) Big Data
4 2 (1.69%) HBase
4 2 (1.69%) MySQL
5 1 (0.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.85%) JasperReports
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (4.24%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.39%) JIRA
3 3 (2.54%) JUnit
3 3 (2.54%) Mockito
4 2 (1.69%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (1.69%) Selenium
4 2 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.85%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.85%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.85%) Maven
General
1 17 (14.41%) Finance
2 5 (4.24%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.39%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.39%) Publishing
3 4 (3.39%) Retail
4 3 (2.54%) Electronics
4 3 (2.54%) Law
4 3 (2.54%) Marketing
5 1 (0.85%) Billing
5 1 (0.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 22 (18.64%) Analyst
2 15 (12.71%) Developer
3 14 (11.86%) Change Analyst
4 11 (9.32%) Project Manager
5 7 (5.93%) Change Manager
6 6 (5.08%) Architect
7 5 (4.24%) Business Analyst
7 5 (4.24%) Business Change Manager
7 5 (4.24%) Business Manager
7 5 (4.24%) Delivery Manager
7 5 (4.24%) Designer
7 5 (4.24%) Java Developer
7 5 (4.24%) Product Manager
7 5 (4.24%) Programme Manager
7 5 (4.24%) Windows Engineer
8 4 (3.39%) .NET Developer
8 4 (3.39%) Azure Engineer
8 4 (3.39%) Content Designer
8 4 (3.39%) Node.js Developer
8 4 (3.39%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.47%) Web Services
2 8 (6.78%) Node.js
3 7 (5.93%) CSS
4 6 (5.08%) jQuery
5 5 (4.24%) .NET
5 5 (4.24%) AngularJS
6 4 (3.39%) ASP.NET
6 4 (3.39%) Express
6 4 (3.39%) HTML
6 4 (3.39%) RESTful
6 4 (3.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (2.54%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.69%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (1.69%) Entity Framework
8 2 (1.69%) XML
9 1 (0.85%) DHTML
9 1 (0.85%) JSP
9 1 (0.85%) Kafka
9 1 (0.85%) Samza
9 1 (0.85%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.32%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.39%) Data Centre
2 4 (3.39%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (3.39%) User Experience
3 3 (2.54%) Data Structures
3 3 (2.54%) Public Cloud
3 3 (2.54%) Virtual Team
4 2 (1.69%) W3C
5 1 (0.85%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.85%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (0.85%) Life Science
5 1 (0.85%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.85%) Minimum Viable Product
5 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.85%) PMI
5 1 (0.85%) RIA
5 1 (0.85%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 16 (13.56%) Windows
2 7 (5.93%) Windows 10
3 5 (4.24%) Windows Server
4 4 (3.39%) Linux
4 4 (3.39%) Unix
5 3 (2.54%) Android
5 3 (2.54%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.85%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.85%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.85%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (36.44%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (16.95%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 16 (13.56%) Project Management
4 15 (12.71%) Business Analysis
5 13 (11.02%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (7.63%) PRINCE2
6 9 (7.63%) TDD
7 8 (6.78%) ITIL
8 7 (5.93%) Change Management
8 7 (5.93%) Scrum
9 6 (5.08%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (5.08%) Programme Management
9 6 (5.08%) Prototyping
10 5 (4.24%) DevOps
10 5 (4.24%) Runbook
10 5 (4.24%) User Stories
10 5 (4.24%) Workflow
11 4 (3.39%) Acceptance Criteria
11 4 (3.39%) Configuration Management
11 4 (3.39%) Rapid Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 12 (10.17%) JavaScript
1 12 (10.17%) PowerShell
2 8 (6.78%) Java
3 5 (4.24%) C#
3 5 (4.24%) SQL
4 2 (1.69%) Python
5 1 (0.85%) C
5 1 (0.85%) Java 8
5 1 (0.85%) JCL
5 1 (0.85%) Ruby
5 1 (0.85%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.85%) VB
5 1 (0.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 118 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 42 (35.59%) SC Cleared
3 21 (17.80%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.69%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.85%) APMP
5 1 (0.85%) CCNP
5 1 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.85%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.85%) Degree
5 1 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.85%) MCP
5 1 (0.85%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.08%) PMO
2 5 (4.24%) QA
3 4 (3.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (2.54%) Data Quality
5 2 (1.69%) GDPR
6 1 (0.85%) NIST 800
System Software
1 7 (5.93%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.39%) vSphere
3 1 (0.85%) Docker
3 1 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (4.24%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (3.39%) Backup Exec
2 4 (3.39%) NetBackup
2 4 (3.39%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.69%) SCOM
4 1 (0.85%) IBM BigFix
4 1 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.85%) Puppet
4 1 (0.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (8.47%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.08%) VMware
3 4 (3.39%) BMC
3 4 (3.39%) Oracle
4 3 (2.54%) SAP
5 2 (1.69%) Cisco
5 2 (1.69%) IBM
5 2 (1.69%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.85%) DevExpress
6 1 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.85%) Unisys
6 1 (0.85%) Workday