Period
to 22 June 2021

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 June 2021 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 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 601 518 708
Rank change year-on-year -83 +190 +2
Contract jobs citing CTC Cleared 35 52 116
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.070% 0.14% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.34% 0.57% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 36 94
10th Percentile £369 £328 £313
25th Percentile £425 £348 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £484 £488 £500
Median % change year-on-year -0.77% -2.50% +11.11%
75th Percentile £548 £575 £600
90th Percentile £584 £625 £713
UK median daily rate £496 £471 £500
% change year-on-year +5.31% -5.75% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £56.50 £14.00 £13.00
Median % change year-on-year +303.57% +7.69% +18.18%
UK median hourly rate £56.50 £14.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year +303.57% +7.69% +18.18%

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 10,175 9,073 15,740
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.31% 24.03% 18.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,473 5,905 9,850
10th Percentile £306 £300 £275
25th Percentile £400 £388 £368
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £588 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 507 318 654
10th Percentile £13.25 £14.75 £12.25
25th Percentile £17.37 £17.50 £17.25
Median hourly rate £34.01 £27.25 £33.09
Median % change year-on-year +24.79% -17.64% +46.83%
75th Percentile £51.59 £48.75 £47.50
90th Percentile £62.10 £57.88 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £29.50 £33.40
% change year-on-year +10.17% -11.68% +53.11%

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

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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

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Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing CTC Cleared in England over the 6 months to 22 June 2021.

Daily rate histogram for CTC Cleared in England

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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

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Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing CTC Cleared in England over the 6 months to 22 June 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for CTC Cleared in England

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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 June 2021. 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 -78 22 £500 -7.41% 1
South East -1 3 £425 - 1
West Midlands - 2 £450 -
Midlands - 2 £450 -
North East -3 1 £475 +39.71%
North of England -4 1 £475 +39.71%
East of England - 1 - -
CTC Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 2021, 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 35 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 21 (60.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (20.00%) Java
3 7 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (20.00%) AWS
4 6 (17.14%) Unit Testing
4 6 (17.14%) Git (software)
4 6 (17.14%) Mentoring
4 6 (17.14%) Microservices
4 6 (17.14%) Scrum
4 6 (17.14%) Finance
4 6 (17.14%) Project Delivery
4 6 (17.14%) Social Skills
5 5 (14.29%) EMC
5 5 (14.29%) SQL
5 5 (14.29%) Oracle
5 5 (14.29%) VMware
5 5 (14.29%) Spring
5 5 (14.29%) Maven
5 5 (14.29%) Bitbucket
5 5 (14.29%) Jenkins
5 5 (14.29%) Terraform
5 5 (14.29%) vRealize
5 5 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (11.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (11.43%) Guice
6 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (11.43%) Process Improvement
6 4 (11.43%) Windows Server

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 2 (5.71%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 7 (20.00%) AWS
2 2 (5.71%) AWS Lambda
2 2 (5.71%) Serverless
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) Wireless
2 1 (2.86%) SD-WAN
2 1 (2.86%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 6 (17.14%) Git (software)
2 5 (14.29%) Bitbucket
2 5 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 5 (14.29%) Maven
3 2 (5.71%) JIRA
General
1 6 (17.14%) Finance
1 6 (17.14%) Social Skills
2 4 (11.43%) Presentation Skills
2 4 (11.43%) Public Sector
3 3 (8.57%) Aerospace
3 3 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.71%) Banking
4 2 (5.71%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.86%) French Language
5 1 (2.86%) German Language
Job Titles
1 8 (22.86%) Project Manager
2 7 (20.00%) Architect
2 7 (20.00%) Developer
3 6 (17.14%) Technical Architect
4 5 (14.29%) Java Developer
5 4 (11.43%) Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) IT Manager
5 4 (11.43%) IT Project Manager
6 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Manager
6 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 3 (8.57%) SC Cleared Java Developer
6 3 (8.57%) SC Cleared Project Manager
7 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
7 2 (5.71%) Product Owner
7 2 (5.71%) Support Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
8 1 (2.86%) 1st Line Support
8 1 (2.86%) 2nd Line Support
8 1 (2.86%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.29%) Spring
2 4 (11.43%) Guice
3 2 (5.71%) Node.js
4 1 (2.86%) JDBC
4 1 (2.86%) SailPoint
4 1 (2.86%) Serverless Framework
4 1 (2.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) EMC VNX
2 3 (8.57%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.86%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.43%) Linux
1 4 (11.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 4 (11.43%) Solaris
1 4 (11.43%) Windows
1 4 (11.43%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (17.14%) Mentoring
2 6 (17.14%) Microservices
2 6 (17.14%) Project Delivery
2 6 (17.14%) Scrum
2 6 (17.14%) Unit Testing
3 4 (11.43%) Process Improvement
3 4 (11.43%) Project Management
4 3 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (8.57%) Decision-Making
5 2 (5.71%) Contract Management
5 2 (5.71%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (5.71%) Design Thinking
5 2 (5.71%) Human-Centred Design
5 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Transformation
5 2 (5.71%) Lean Thinking
5 2 (5.71%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (5.71%) Product Strategy
5 2 (5.71%) Thought Leadership
5 2 (5.71%) Work Breakdown Structure
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.00%) Java
2 5 (14.29%) SQL
3 4 (11.43%) Java 8
4 1 (2.86%) BeanShell
4 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.86%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 35 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 21 (60.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.57%) DV Cleared
4 2 (5.71%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (5.71%) Degree
5 1 (2.86%) ACCA
5 1 (2.86%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) PMO
2 1 (2.86%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
1 5 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (14.29%) Terraform
1 5 (14.29%) vRealize
2 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 5 (14.29%) EMC
1 5 (14.29%) Oracle
1 5 (14.29%) VMware
2 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.43%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.86%) SAP