Period
to 26 May 2020

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 26 May 2020 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
26 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 517 685 689
Rank change year-on-year +168 +4 -8
Contract jobs citing CTC Cleared 82 119 183
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.19% 0.14% 0.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.83% 0.75% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 85 148
Median daily rate £450 £513 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.20% +13.89% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £304
90th Percentile £650 £645 £538
UK median daily rate £450 £506 £450
% change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Median hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -60.61% +135.71%
UK median hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year +7.69% -60.61% +135.71%

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 9,904 15,901 17,664
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 23.32% 19.15% 19.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,904 9,667 10,563
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £272 £269 £250
90th Percentile £650 £650 £631
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 438 697 785
Median hourly rate £35.00 £33.40 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.79% +33.60% -16.67%
10th Percentile £15.50 £13.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.75 £49.79
Median hourly rate £35.00 £33.40 £25.00
% change year-on-year +4.79% +33.60% -16.67%

CTC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for CTC Cleared in England

CTC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing CTC Cleared in England.

Daily rate trend for CTC Cleared in England

CTC Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing CTC Cleared in England over the 6 months to 26 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for CTC Cleared in England

CTC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing CTC Cleared in England.

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 26 May 2020. 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 +132 56 £493 -6.19%
North of England +105 24 £350 -24.73%
North East - 23 £350 -
South East +112 1 - -
Midlands +85 1 £415 -20.95% 1
Yorkshire +69 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £415 -
CTC Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 26 May 2020, 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 82 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 51 (62.20%) SC Cleared
3 35 (42.68%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (26.83%) Azure
5 18 (21.95%) Microsoft
6 14 (17.07%) Workflow
6 14 (17.07%) Workflow Management
7 13 (15.85%) Windows
8 11 (13.41%) PowerShell
9 10 (12.20%) Confluence
9 10 (12.20%) BPSS Clearance
9 10 (12.20%) DHCP
9 10 (12.20%) DNS
9 10 (12.20%) Data Analysis
9 10 (12.20%) JIRA
10 9 (10.98%) Node.js
10 9 (10.98%) Public Sector
11 8 (9.76%) Postman
11 8 (9.76%) Apple iOS
11 8 (9.76%) Trend Micro
11 8 (9.76%) Android
11 8 (9.76%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (9.76%) Power BI
11 8 (9.76%) Defect Management
11 8 (9.76%) OneDrive
11 8 (9.76%) Windows Server
11 8 (9.76%) Problem-Solving
11 8 (9.76%) Power Platform
11 8 (9.76%) PowerApps
11 8 (9.76%) FileMaker

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 10 (12.20%) Confluence
2 8 (9.76%) SharePoint
2 8 (9.76%) SharePoint Server
3 5 (6.10%) Drupal
4 1 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.22%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 22 (26.83%) Azure
2 8 (9.76%) OneDrive
2 8 (9.76%) Power Platform
2 8 (9.76%) PowerApps
3 6 (7.32%) G Suite
4 5 (6.10%) SaaS
5 4 (4.88%) Amazon S3
5 4 (4.88%) AWS
5 4 (4.88%) BlazeMeter
5 4 (4.88%) CloudFront
5 4 (4.88%) Heroku
6 3 (3.66%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (3.66%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (3.66%) GitHub
7 2 (2.44%) Google Docs
7 2 (2.44%) Google Sheets
7 2 (2.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.20%) DHCP
1 10 (12.20%) DNS
2 3 (3.66%) LAN
2 3 (3.66%) VPN
2 3 (3.66%) WAN
3 1 (1.22%) Intranet
3 1 (1.22%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.76%) FileMaker
1 8 (9.76%) Power BI
2 4 (4.88%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (4.88%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.22%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (1.22%) GIS
3 1 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.22%) Spatial Data
3 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (12.20%) JIRA
2 8 (9.76%) Postman
3 7 (8.54%) Selenium
4 5 (6.10%) Bitbucket
4 5 (6.10%) Git (software)
4 5 (6.10%) Jenkins
5 4 (4.88%) gulp
5 4 (4.88%) JMeter
5 4 (4.88%) LoadRunner
6 3 (3.66%) Katalon Studio
6 3 (3.66%) Maven
6 3 (3.66%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (2.44%) NeoLoad
General
1 9 (10.98%) Public Sector
2 3 (3.66%) Finance
3 1 (1.22%) Military
3 1 (1.22%) Police
Job Titles
1 20 (24.39%) Developer
2 19 (23.17%) Analyst
3 11 (13.41%) Consultant
4 9 (10.98%) Architect
5 8 (9.76%) Test Analyst
6 7 (8.54%) FileMaker Developer
7 6 (7.32%) Business Analyst
8 5 (6.10%) Technical Architect
9 4 (4.88%) Performance Analyst
9 4 (4.88%) Performance Test Analyst
10 3 (3.66%) Java Developer
10 3 (3.66%) Mobility Specialist
10 3 (3.66%) QA Analyst
10 3 (3.66%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
10 3 (3.66%) SharePoint Consultant
11 2 (2.44%) Active Directory Consultant
11 2 (2.44%) BPM Developer
11 2 (2.44%) Drupal Developer
11 2 (2.44%) Mobility Engineer
11 2 (2.44%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.98%) Node.js
2 7 (8.54%) CSS
3 6 (7.32%) HTML
3 6 (7.32%) Web Services
4 4 (4.88%) Flask
4 4 (4.88%) SQLAlchemy
5 3 (3.66%) Guice
5 3 (3.66%) HTML5
5 3 (3.66%) Spring
5 3 (3.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (2.44%) JSON
6 2 (2.44%) Middleware
6 2 (2.44%) OAuth
6 2 (2.44%) OAuth2
6 2 (2.44%) OpenID
6 2 (2.44%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.66%) SCORM
1 3 (3.66%) User Experience
1 3 (3.66%) W3C
2 2 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.22%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.22%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 13 (15.85%) Windows
2 8 (9.76%) Android
2 8 (9.76%) Apple iOS
2 8 (9.76%) Windows Server
2 8 (9.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.22%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.22%) Unix
3 1 (1.22%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (42.68%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (17.07%) Workflow
2 14 (17.07%) Workflow Management
3 10 (12.20%) Data Analysis
4 8 (9.76%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (9.76%) Defect Management
4 8 (9.76%) Performance Testing
4 8 (9.76%) Problem-Solving
4 8 (9.76%) Risk Analysis
4 8 (9.76%) Service Management
4 8 (9.76%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (6.10%) Collaborative Working
5 5 (6.10%) Mentoring
5 5 (6.10%) Non-Functional Testing
5 5 (6.10%) Open Source
5 5 (6.10%) Unit Testing
6 4 (4.88%) Business Analysis
6 4 (4.88%) Regression Testing
6 4 (4.88%) System Integration Testing
6 4 (4.88%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.41%) PowerShell
2 8 (9.76%) JavaScript
3 5 (6.10%) PHP
4 4 (4.88%) Python
5 3 (3.66%) Java
5 3 (3.66%) Java 8
6 1 (1.22%) C
6 1 (1.22%) C#
Qualifications
1 82 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 51 (62.20%) SC Cleared
3 10 (12.20%) BPSS Clearance
4 7 (8.54%) DV Cleared
5 4 (4.88%) Degree
6 1 (1.22%) CEH
6 1 (1.22%) CISM
6 1 (1.22%) CISSP
6 1 (1.22%) CLAS
6 1 (1.22%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.66%) QA
1 3 (3.66%) WCAG
2 1 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.22%) NIST
2 1 (1.22%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (3.66%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (8.54%) SafeCom
2 4 (4.88%) Terraform
3 1 (1.22%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.22%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.22%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 18 (21.95%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.76%) Trend Micro
3 7 (8.54%) Citrix
3 7 (8.54%) ThinPrint
4 2 (2.44%) Google
4 2 (2.44%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.22%) Apple
5 1 (1.22%) BMC
5 1 (1.22%) Oracle
5 1 (1.22%) VMware
5 1 (1.22%) Workday