Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 629 691 687
Rank change year-on-year +62 -4 +12
Contract jobs citing CTC Cleared 209 146 158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.23% 0.16% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.20% 0.82% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 97 111
England median daily rate £450 £450 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +18.42% +16.92%
10th Percentile £184 £300 £191
90th Percentile £550 £560 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £378
% change year-on-year - +19.21% +16.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
England median hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK median hourly rate - £14.00 -

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 17,375 17,914 20,233
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.94% 20.23% 20.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,656 11,208 12,361
England median daily rate £440 £425 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +4.81% +1.38%
10th Percentile £231 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 766 791 960
England median hourly rate £23.88 £26.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.17% -3.70% +42.11%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.13 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.83 £50.68
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.94 £27.50
% change year-on-year -3.61% -5.68% +44.74%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 +34 197 £463 +2.78% 5
North of England +40 9 £187 -53.91%
North East +56 4 £220 -
North West +2 4 £179 -49.00%
South East -24 2 £328 -35.15%
Yorkshire +9 1 - -
East Midlands 0 1 £200 -33.33%
Midlands -3 1 £200 -50.99%
CTC Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 across the England region with a requirement for CTC Cleared.

1 209 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 93 (44.50%) SC Cleared
3 67 (32.06%) Agile Software Development
4 60 (28.71%) Project Management
5 38 (18.18%) Google
6 32 (15.31%) Finance
6 32 (15.31%) Microsoft
7 27 (12.92%) Disclosure Scotland
8 26 (12.44%) Business Intelligence
9 24 (11.48%) Windows
9 24 (11.48%) Microsoft Azure
10 23 (11.00%) JIRA
11 22 (10.53%) Microsoft Excel
11 22 (10.53%) Identity Management
12 21 (10.05%) Salesforce.com
12 21 (10.05%) DevOps
13 20 (9.57%) Service Design
13 20 (9.57%) Amazon AWS
13 20 (9.57%) Office 365
14 19 (9.09%) Active Directory
14 19 (9.09%) User Stories
14 19 (9.09%) Mobile Device Management
15 18 (8.61%) G Suite
15 18 (8.61%) Apple iOS
16 17 (8.13%) Android
16 17 (8.13%) Docker
16 17 (8.13%) Azure Active Directory
16 17 (8.13%) Data Modelling
16 17 (8.13%) Python
16 17 (8.13%) Service 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 7 (3.35%) CMS
1 7 (3.35%) WordPress
2 6 (2.87%) Confluence
3 5 (2.39%) Apache Spark
4 4 (1.91%) ArcGIS
4 4 (1.91%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (1.91%) Oracle Workflow
4 4 (1.91%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.91%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.96%) Apache
6 2 (0.96%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (0.96%) nginx
6 2 (0.96%) SAS
7 1 (0.48%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.48%) JBoss
Applications
1 22 (10.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (7.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (2.87%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (1.91%) InfoPath
4 4 (1.91%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.96%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.96%) SPSS
6 1 (0.48%) HipChat
6 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.91%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (1.91%) Unit4 Business World
2 2 (0.96%) Primavera
3 1 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.48%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (11.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (9.57%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (9.57%) Office 365
3 18 (8.61%) G Suite
4 17 (8.13%) Azure Active Directory
5 14 (6.70%) Google Drive
6 4 (1.91%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (1.91%) Amazon ELB
6 4 (1.91%) Amazon S3
6 4 (1.91%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (1.91%) OneDrive
6 4 (1.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 4 (1.91%) Yammer
7 3 (1.44%) Google Analytics
7 3 (1.44%) PaaS
7 3 (1.44%) Route 53
7 3 (1.44%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 1 (0.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.48%) Heroku
8 1 (0.48%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.83%) VPN
2 4 (1.91%) Remote Desktop
2 4 (1.91%) SMS
2 4 (1.91%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (1.44%) DNS
4 2 (0.96%) OpenLDAP
4 2 (0.96%) OpenVPN
4 2 (0.96%) SSH
5 1 (0.48%) DHCP
5 1 (0.48%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (0.48%) Firewall
5 1 (0.48%) HTTP
5 1 (0.48%) Intranet
5 1 (0.48%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.48%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.48%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.18%) NoSQL
1 15 (7.18%) PostgreSQL
2 12 (5.74%) Relational Database
3 11 (5.26%) RDBMS
4 9 (4.31%) MySQL
5 8 (3.83%) Big Data
5 8 (3.83%) SQL Server
6 6 (2.87%) HBase
7 5 (2.39%) Hadoop
7 5 (2.39%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.91%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (1.91%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 4 (1.91%) Power BI
9 2 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.96%) Geospatial Data
9 2 (0.96%) GIS
9 2 (0.96%) QGIS
9 2 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.96%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.48%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 23 (11.00%) JIRA
2 13 (6.22%) Git (software)
3 8 (3.83%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.91%) SonarQube
4 4 (1.91%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.96%) Ant
5 2 (0.96%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.96%) ERwin
5 2 (0.96%) JUnit
5 2 (0.96%) Liquibase
5 2 (0.96%) Maven
6 1 (0.48%) Arsenale Dataplane
6 1 (0.48%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.48%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (0.48%) JMeter
6 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.48%) Visual Studio
General
1 32 (15.31%) Finance
2 17 (8.13%) Law
3 11 (5.26%) Financial Institution
4 9 (4.31%) Manufacturing
4 9 (4.31%) Publishing
5 8 (3.83%) Electronics
5 8 (3.83%) Marketing
5 8 (3.83%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.48%) Legal
Job Titles
1 43 (20.57%) Analyst
2 26 (12.44%) Developer
3 20 (9.57%) Consultant
4 16 (7.66%) Business Analyst
5 14 (6.70%) Data Analyst
5 14 (6.70%) Technical Consultant
6 12 (5.74%) Architect
6 12 (5.74%) Delivery Manager
7 11 (5.26%) Cloud Consultant
7 11 (5.26%) Project Manager
8 10 (4.78%) Office 365 Consultant
8 10 (4.78%) User Researcher
9 9 (4.31%) Active Directory Consultant
9 9 (4.31%) Azure Consultant
9 9 (4.31%) Salesforce Analyst
10 8 (3.83%) 1st Line Support
10 8 (3.83%) Trainer
11 7 (3.35%) IT Analyst
11 7 (3.35%) IT Trainer
11 7 (3.35%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.31%) Flask
2 6 (2.87%) REST
3 5 (2.39%) Highcharts JS
3 5 (2.39%) Kafka
3 5 (2.39%) Samza
4 4 (1.91%) Elastic Stack
4 4 (1.91%) RESTful
4 4 (1.91%) SailPoint
5 3 (1.44%) CSS
5 3 (1.44%) HTML
5 3 (1.44%) Middleware
5 3 (1.44%) Web Services
6 2 (0.96%) COM
6 2 (0.96%) Jinja
6 2 (0.96%) MCollective
6 2 (0.96%) SAML
6 2 (0.96%) Sass
7 1 (0.48%) Apache Camel
7 1 (0.48%) Spring Boot
7 1 (0.48%) TinkerPop
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.22%) Analytical Skills
1 13 (6.22%) Smartphone
2 8 (3.83%) Management Information System
2 8 (3.83%) User Experience
3 3 (1.44%) Freedom of Information
3 3 (1.44%) Social Media
4 2 (0.96%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (0.96%) Linked Data
4 2 (0.96%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.48%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.48%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.48%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (0.48%) RIA
5 1 (0.48%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 24 (11.48%) Windows
2 18 (8.61%) Apple iOS
3 17 (8.13%) Android
4 11 (5.26%) Linux
5 7 (3.35%) Mac OS
6 4 (1.91%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.96%) CentOS
7 2 (0.96%) CoreOS
7 2 (0.96%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.48%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.48%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.48%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (32.06%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (28.71%) Project Management
3 26 (12.44%) Business Intelligence
4 22 (10.53%) Identity Management
5 21 (10.05%) DevOps
6 20 (9.57%) Service Design
7 19 (9.09%) Mobile Device Management
7 19 (9.09%) User Stories
8 17 (8.13%) Data Modelling
8 17 (8.13%) Service Management
8 17 (8.13%) Stakeholder Management
8 17 (8.13%) Workflow
9 15 (7.18%) Analytics
9 15 (7.18%) BDD
9 15 (7.18%) Creative Thinking
9 15 (7.18%) Data Analysis
9 15 (7.18%) Visualisation
10 14 (6.70%) Programme Management
10 14 (6.70%) Scrum
11 13 (6.22%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 17 (8.13%) Python
2 16 (7.66%) Java
2 16 (7.66%) SQL
3 11 (5.26%) JavaScript
4 5 (2.39%) PowerShell
5 4 (1.91%) PL/SQL
6 3 (1.44%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.44%) C
6 3 (1.44%) Ruby
7 2 (0.96%) Go
7 2 (0.96%) Perl
7 2 (0.96%) R
7 2 (0.96%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.48%) Gremlin
8 1 (0.48%) Groovy
8 1 (0.48%) Scala
8 1 (0.48%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.48%) VBA
Qualifications
1 209 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 93 (44.50%) SC Cleared
3 16 (7.66%) BPSS Clearance
4 9 (4.31%) Degree
5 8 (3.83%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.96%) ISEB
6 2 (0.96%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.48%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.48%) CBAP
7 1 (0.48%) CCAB
7 1 (0.48%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (12.92%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (2.39%) PMO
3 3 (1.44%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.44%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 12207
4 2 (0.96%) SLA
5 1 (0.48%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 17 (8.13%) Docker
3 2 (0.96%) etcd
3 2 (0.96%) Postfix
3 2 (0.96%) Squid
3 2 (0.96%) vCloud
4 1 (0.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.48%) HDFS
4 1 (0.48%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.48%) vSphere
4 1 (0.48%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (6.22%) Kubernetes
2 8 (3.83%) Puppet
2 8 (3.83%) Terraform
3 7 (3.35%) SCCM
4 5 (2.39%) Ansible
5 4 (1.91%) Kibana
5 4 (1.91%) logstash
5 4 (1.91%) ZABBIX
6 3 (1.44%) AirWatch
6 3 (1.44%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (1.44%) Sysdig
6 3 (1.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.96%) Consul
7 2 (0.96%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (0.96%) Graphite
7 2 (0.96%) Rancher
7 2 (0.96%) SCOM
8 1 (0.48%) Ambari
8 1 (0.48%) EMC Navisphere
8 1 (0.48%) Rsyslog
Vendors
1 38 (18.18%) Google
2 32 (15.31%) Microsoft
3 21 (10.05%) Salesforce.com
4 9 (4.31%) Apple
4 9 (4.31%) SAP
5 8 (3.83%) Oracle
6 4 (1.91%) Tableau
7 3 (1.44%) HP
7 3 (1.44%) VMware
8 2 (0.96%) Cognos
8 2 (0.96%) Hortonworks
8 2 (0.96%) Meraki
8 2 (0.96%) Sonatype
9 1 (0.48%) Brocade
9 1 (0.48%) Cisco
9 1 (0.48%) Dell
9 1 (0.48%) EMC
9 1 (0.48%) F5
9 1 (0.48%) Ivanti
9 1 (0.48%) WorldPay