Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 713 685 709
Rank change year-on-year -28 +24 +30
Contract jobs citing CTC Cleared 130 171 168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.18% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.73% 0.96% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 136 100
England median daily rate £525 £424 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.89% -5.83% +12.50%
10th Percentile £390 £170 £225
90th Percentile £700 £613 £601
UK median daily rate £500 £424 £450
% change year-on-year +17.99% -5.83% +13.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
England median hourly rate £11.00 £12.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% -37.50% +11.11%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.75 £17.50
90th Percentile £13.10 £13.25 £22.50
UK median hourly rate £11.00 £12.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% -37.50% +11.11%

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 17,839 17,896 20,518
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.73% 18.89% 20.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,573 10,974 12,777
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.63%
10th Percentile £256 £231 £248
90th Percentile £625 £600 £594
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 860 847 773
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.69 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.69% +2.76% +8.70%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -5.66% +1.92% +5.05%

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

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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 15 November 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
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 15 November 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 -24 112 £525 +23.53% 8
South East -16 7 £450 +76.47%
East of England -3 4 £500 +170.27% 1
Yorkshire -5 4 - -
North of England -28 4 - - 1
South West - 3 £425 -
CTC Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 15 November 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.

1 130 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 57 (43.85%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (34.62%) SC Cleared
4 19 (14.62%) Java
5 17 (13.08%) Project Management
6 16 (12.31%) Finance
6 16 (12.31%) BPSS Clearance
7 14 (10.77%) SQL
8 13 (10.00%) SAP
8 13 (10.00%) PRINCE2
8 13 (10.00%) Programme Management
8 13 (10.00%) Business Analysis
9 12 (9.23%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 12 (9.23%) NoSQL
9 12 (9.23%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (8.46%) XQuery
10 11 (8.46%) MarkLogic
10 11 (8.46%) User Experience
11 10 (7.69%) User Stories
11 10 (7.69%) Jaspersoft
11 10 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
11 10 (7.69%) XPath
11 10 (7.69%) JavaScript
11 10 (7.69%) ITIL
11 10 (7.69%) Windows
12 9 (6.92%) Web Services
13 8 (6.15%) PMO
14 7 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
14 7 (5.38%) TDD
14 7 (5.38%) Node.js

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 (3.08%) IIS
2 3 (2.31%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (2.31%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.54%) Apache
3 2 (1.54%) Confluence
3 2 (1.54%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (3.08%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (4.62%) Office 365
3 4 (3.08%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.08%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (3.08%) Dynamics 365
3 4 (3.08%) PaaS
3 4 (3.08%) SaaS
4 3 (2.31%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 3 (2.31%) Taleo
5 1 (0.77%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.31%) DNS
1 3 (2.31%) Firewall
1 3 (2.31%) Internet
1 3 (2.31%) Skype
2 1 (0.77%) APPN
2 1 (0.77%) Broadband
2 1 (0.77%) FTP
2 1 (0.77%) OSPF
2 1 (0.77%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
2 1 (0.77%) SMTP
2 1 (0.77%) SNA
2 1 (0.77%) SNMP
2 1 (0.77%) SSL
2 1 (0.77%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.77%) Telnet
2 1 (0.77%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.23%) NoSQL
2 11 (8.46%) MarkLogic
3 6 (4.62%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (3.08%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.31%) Big Data
5 3 (2.31%) HBase
5 3 (2.31%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.54%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (3.85%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.08%) JIRA
3 3 (2.31%) JUnit
3 3 (2.31%) Mockito
4 2 (1.54%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (1.54%) Selenium
4 2 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.77%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.77%) Jenkins
General
1 16 (12.31%) Finance
2 6 (4.62%) Publishing
3 5 (3.85%) Local Government
3 5 (3.85%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.08%) Legal
4 4 (3.08%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.31%) Electronics
5 3 (2.31%) Law
5 3 (2.31%) Marketing
6 1 (0.77%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (14.62%) Developer
2 16 (12.31%) Analyst
3 12 (9.23%) Architect
4 10 (7.69%) Delivery Manager
5 8 (6.15%) Business Analyst
5 8 (6.15%) Change Analyst
5 8 (6.15%) Consultant
5 8 (6.15%) Project Manager
6 7 (5.38%) Designer
6 7 (5.38%) Programme Manager
7 6 (4.62%) Java Developer
7 6 (4.62%) Technical Architect
8 5 (3.85%) Content Designer
8 5 (3.85%) Product Manager
9 4 (3.08%) .NET Developer
9 4 (3.08%) Digital Analyst
9 4 (3.08%) Digital Business Analyst
9 4 (3.08%) Node.js Developer
9 4 (3.08%) Software Developer
9 4 (3.08%) User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.92%) Web Services
2 7 (5.38%) CSS
2 7 (5.38%) Node.js
3 6 (4.62%) jQuery
4 5 (3.85%) HTML
4 5 (3.85%) RESTful
5 4 (3.08%) .NET
5 4 (3.08%) Express
5 4 (3.08%) XML
6 3 (2.31%) Ajax
6 3 (2.31%) AngularJS
6 3 (2.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (2.31%) XHTML
7 2 (1.54%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.54%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.54%) Entity Framework
7 2 (1.54%) Kafka
8 1 (0.77%) REST
8 1 (0.77%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.77%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.46%) User Experience
2 7 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.31%) Data Structures
3 3 (2.31%) Public Cloud
3 3 (2.31%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (2.31%) Virtual Team
4 2 (1.54%) Cyberattack
4 2 (1.54%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.54%) W3C
5 1 (0.77%) CMDB
5 1 (0.77%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.77%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (0.77%) iPhone
5 1 (0.77%) Life Science
5 1 (0.77%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.77%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.77%) Minimum Viable Product
5 1 (0.77%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.77%) PMI
5 1 (0.77%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.69%) Windows
2 4 (3.08%) Windows 10
3 3 (2.31%) Linux
3 3 (2.31%) Unix
3 3 (2.31%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.77%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.77%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (43.85%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (13.08%) Project Management
3 13 (10.00%) Business Analysis
3 13 (10.00%) PRINCE2
3 13 (10.00%) Programme Management
4 12 (9.23%) Business Intelligence
4 12 (9.23%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 10 (7.69%) ITIL
5 10 (7.69%) User Stories
6 7 (5.38%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (5.38%) TDD
7 6 (4.62%) Prototyping
7 6 (4.62%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (4.62%) Workflow
8 5 (3.85%) Collaborative Working
8 5 (3.85%) DevOps
8 5 (3.85%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (3.85%) Risk Management
8 5 (3.85%) Service Design
8 5 (3.85%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
Programming Languages
1 19 (14.62%) Java
2 14 (10.77%) SQL
3 11 (8.46%) XQuery
4 10 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 10 (7.69%) XPath
5 5 (3.85%) PowerShell
6 4 (3.08%) C#
7 2 (1.54%) Python
7 2 (1.54%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.77%) C
8 1 (0.77%) Java 8
8 1 (0.77%) JCL
8 1 (0.77%) VB
Qualifications
1 130 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 45 (34.62%) SC Cleared
3 16 (12.31%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (4.62%) Degree
5 4 (3.08%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.54%) CBAP
6 2 (1.54%) CLAS
7 1 (0.77%) APMP
7 1 (0.77%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.77%) MCP
7 1 (0.77%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.15%) PMO
2 4 (3.08%) QA
3 3 (2.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.54%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.54%) GDPR
System Software
1 7 (5.38%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.31%) vSphere
3 2 (1.54%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (4.62%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (2.31%) Backup Exec
2 3 (2.31%) NetBackup
2 3 (2.31%) SCCM
2 3 (2.31%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.54%) SCOM
4 1 (0.77%) IBM BigFix
4 1 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.77%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (10.00%) SAP
2 10 (7.69%) Jaspersoft
3 6 (4.62%) Oracle
4 5 (3.85%) Microsoft
5 4 (3.08%) ServiceNow
5 4 (3.08%) VMware
6 3 (2.31%) BMC
7 1 (0.77%) Cisco
7 1 (0.77%) DevExpress
7 1 (0.77%) Google
7 1 (0.77%) IBM
7 1 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.77%) Unisys
7 1 (0.77%) Workday