Period
to 14 October 2019

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 14 October 2019 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
14 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 677 753 673
Rank change year-on-year +76 -80 +60
Contract jobs citing CTC Cleared 99 124 168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.13% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.64% 0.72% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 89 132
England median daily rate £500 £500 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +24.22% -5.29%
10th Percentile £313 £383 £171
90th Percentile £725 £700 £599
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £413
% change year-on-year - +21.21% -2.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 1
England median hourly rate £14.00 £12.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -4.00% -37.50%
UK median hourly rate £14.00 £12.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year +16.67% -4.00% -37.50%

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 15,569 17,326 17,059
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.95% 18.55% 18.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,586 10,234 10,381
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +1.80%
10th Percentile £263 £253 £242
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 701 855 807
England median hourly rate £36.00 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.00% -9.09% +7.84%
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £62.50 £51.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £36.25 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +45.00% -9.09% -

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

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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 14 October 2019.

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 14 October 2019.

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 14 October 2019. 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 +52 90 £500 - 2
Yorkshire +34 3 £425 -
North of England +33 3 £425 -
East Midlands - 3 £525 -
Midlands - 3 £525 -
South East +33 2 - - 2
South West -11 1 - -
CTC Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 14 October 2019, 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 99 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 59 (59.60%) SC Cleared
3 35 (35.35%) Public Sector
4 34 (34.34%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (22.22%) Project Delivery
6 16 (16.16%) Project Management
7 15 (15.15%) Finance
7 15 (15.15%) Azure
7 15 (15.15%) AWS
8 14 (14.14%) DevOps
8 14 (14.14%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (14.14%) TDD
8 14 (14.14%) Java
9 12 (12.12%) Linux
9 12 (12.12%) Programme Management
9 12 (12.12%) Continuous Delivery
10 11 (11.11%) Docker
10 11 (11.11%) Change Management
10 11 (11.11%) Ruby
10 11 (11.11%) Python
11 9 (9.09%) Unix
11 9 (9.09%) Microsoft
11 9 (9.09%) Terraform
11 9 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
12 8 (8.08%) Ansible
12 8 (8.08%) Jenkins
12 8 (8.08%) JavaScript
12 8 (8.08%) C#
12 8 (8.08%) HTML

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 (4.04%) Elasticsearch
1 4 (4.04%) OpenStack
2 2 (2.02%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.01%) CMS
3 1 (1.01%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (6.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (4.04%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.04%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.01%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 15 (15.15%) AWS
1 15 (15.15%) Azure
2 7 (7.07%) IaaS
3 3 (3.03%) Office 365
4 2 (2.02%) GCP
5 1 (1.01%) Basecamp
5 1 (1.01%) PaaS
5 1 (1.01%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.01%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.06%) MySQL
2 4 (4.04%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.02%) BigQuery
4 1 (1.01%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (1.01%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (8.08%) Jenkins
2 6 (6.06%) Katalon Studio
2 6 (6.06%) Selenium
2 6 (6.06%) Vagrant
3 5 (5.05%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.01%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.01%) JIRA
4 1 (1.01%) Maven
4 1 (1.01%) Moq
4 1 (1.01%) MSTest
4 1 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.01%) Visual Studio
General
1 35 (35.35%) Public Sector
2 15 (15.15%) Finance
3 5 (5.05%) Law
4 3 (3.03%) Police
5 2 (2.02%) Marketing
5 2 (2.02%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.01%) Electronics
6 1 (1.01%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.01%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.01%) Publishing
6 1 (1.01%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (17.17%) Architect
2 13 (13.13%) Analyst
3 12 (12.12%) Developer
4 8 (8.08%) Project Manager
5 7 (7.07%) Enterprise Architect
6 6 (6.06%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (6.06%) Technical Architect
7 5 (5.05%) Business Analyst
7 5 (5.05%) Data Analyst
7 5 (5.05%) Full Stack Developer
8 4 (4.04%) .NET Developer
8 4 (4.04%) Problem Manager
8 4 (4.04%) Programme Director
9 3 (3.03%) ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (3.03%) C# .NET Developer
9 3 (3.03%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (3.03%) C# Developer
9 3 (3.03%) Commercial Manager
9 3 (3.03%) Java Developer
9 3 (3.03%) Transformation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.08%) .NET
1 8 (8.08%) ASP.NET
1 8 (8.08%) HTML
2 7 (7.07%) jQuery
3 6 (6.06%) KnockoutJS
4 5 (5.05%) Spring
5 4 (4.04%) Hibernate
5 4 (4.04%) J2EE
5 4 (4.04%) Kafka
5 4 (4.04%) Middleware
5 4 (4.04%) Node.js
5 4 (4.04%) RESTful
5 4 (4.04%) Spring MVC
6 3 (3.03%) REST
6 3 (3.03%) Web Services
7 2 (2.02%) .NET Framework
7 2 (2.02%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (2.02%) CSS
8 1 (1.01%) JSON
8 1 (1.01%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.05%) Analytical Mindset
3 3 (3.03%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.02%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.02%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.01%) Animation
5 1 (1.01%) Blog
5 1 (1.01%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.01%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.01%) NHS
5 1 (1.01%) Social Media
5 1 (1.01%) User Experience
5 1 (1.01%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 12 (12.12%) Linux
2 9 (9.09%) Unix
3 7 (7.07%) Windows
4 6 (6.06%) Mac OS
5 4 (4.04%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (34.34%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (22.22%) Project Delivery
3 16 (16.16%) Project Management
4 14 (14.14%) DevOps
4 14 (14.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (14.14%) TDD
5 12 (12.12%) Continuous Delivery
5 12 (12.12%) Programme Management
6 11 (11.11%) Change Management
7 9 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
8 8 (8.08%) Decision-Making
8 8 (8.08%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (7.07%) PRINCE
9 7 (7.07%) PRINCE2
10 6 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (6.06%) ITIL
10 6 (6.06%) MVC
10 6 (6.06%) Service Delivery
10 6 (6.06%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (14.14%) Java
2 11 (11.11%) Python
2 11 (11.11%) Ruby
3 8 (8.08%) C#
3 8 (8.08%) JavaScript
4 5 (5.05%) Java 8
5 3 (3.03%) C
5 3 (3.03%) Perl
5 3 (3.03%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.01%) Go
6 1 (1.01%) PHP
Qualifications
1 99 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 59 (59.60%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.06%) APMG
3 6 (6.06%) PMP
4 4 (4.04%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (4.04%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (4.04%) PMI Certification
5 3 (3.03%) DBS Check
5 3 (3.03%) Degree
6 2 (2.02%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.01%) CEH
7 1 (1.01%) CISA
7 1 (1.01%) CISM
7 1 (1.01%) CISSP
7 1 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.07%) QA
2 4 (4.04%) PMO
3 2 (2.02%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.01%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.01%) GDPR
4 1 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.01%) SLA
4 1 (1.01%) WCAG
System Software
1 11 (11.11%) Docker
2 2 (2.02%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (9.09%) Terraform
2 8 (8.08%) Ansible
3 7 (7.07%) Puppet
4 4 (4.04%) Consul
5 2 (2.02%) Backup Exec
5 2 (2.02%) NetBackup
5 2 (2.02%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.01%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 9 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.06%) IBM
3 5 (5.05%) Cognos
3 5 (5.05%) F5
4 3 (3.03%) Google
5 2 (2.02%) BMC
5 2 (2.02%) VMware
6 1 (1.01%) Facebook
6 1 (1.01%) SAP
6 1 (1.01%) Twitter
6 1 (1.01%) YouTube