Period
to 21 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for CTC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 21 October 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
England > London
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 528 479 489
Rank change year-on-year -49 +10 +20
Contract jobs citing CTC Cleared 107 137 133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.23% 0.30% 0.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.47% 1.82% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 112 75
London median daily rate £510 £413 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.64% - +3.13%
10th Percentile £400 £171 £213
90th Percentile £700 £649 £590
England median daily rate £500 £409 £433
% change year-on-year +22.32% -5.49% +8.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% -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 London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 7,303 7,508 7,801
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.96% 16.66% 17.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,752 4,972 5,063
London median daily rate £500 £475 £451
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.44% +2.97%
10th Percentile £275 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 167 105
London median hourly rate £22.93 £18.70 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.62% -1.73% -4.85%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.31 £13.39
90th Percentile £51.38 £47.83 £49.68
England median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year -3.85% +0.97% +11.96%

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Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing CTC Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for CTC Cleared in London

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CTC Cleared in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for CTC Cleared in London

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CTC Cleared in London over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CTC Cleared in London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing CTC Cleared in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CTC Cleared in London

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Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 21 October 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
Central London -26 18 £475 +15.15%
South London -29 4 £650 +52.94%
West London -4 2 £625 +100.00% 1
CTC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 London region with a requirement for CTC Cleared.

1 107 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 46 (42.99%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (30.84%) SC Cleared
4 18 (16.82%) Java
5 14 (13.08%) Project Management
6 13 (12.15%) SAP
6 13 (12.15%) BPSS Clearance
7 12 (11.21%) NoSQL
7 12 (11.21%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 12 (11.21%) SQL
7 12 (11.21%) Business Intelligence
7 12 (11.21%) Finance
8 11 (10.28%) XQuery
8 11 (10.28%) MarkLogic
9 10 (9.35%) Jaspersoft
9 10 (9.35%) Microsoft Azure
9 10 (9.35%) XPath
10 9 (8.41%) User Experience
10 9 (8.41%) JavaScript
10 9 (8.41%) CSS
10 9 (8.41%) Web Services
10 9 (8.41%) TDD
11 8 (7.48%) Business Analysis
11 8 (7.48%) Programme Management
11 8 (7.48%) PRINCE2
11 8 (7.48%) Office 365
12 7 (6.54%) User Stories
12 7 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (6.54%) Active Directory
12 7 (6.54%) HTML

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Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 3 (2.80%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (1.87%) Confluence
2 2 (1.87%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.93%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.93%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (2.80%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (2.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (7.48%) Office 365
3 6 (5.61%) PaaS
4 4 (3.74%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (3.74%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (3.74%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (3.74%) SaaS
5 3 (2.80%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (0.93%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.74%) Skype
2 3 (2.80%) DNS
2 3 (2.80%) Internet
3 2 (1.87%) SMS
4 1 (0.93%) Broadband
4 1 (0.93%) LAN
4 1 (0.93%) Network Security
4 1 (0.93%) PBX
4 1 (0.93%) PSTN
4 1 (0.93%) VoIP
4 1 (0.93%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.21%) NoSQL
2 11 (10.28%) MarkLogic
3 4 (3.74%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (3.74%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.80%) Big Data
4 3 (2.80%) HBase
5 2 (1.87%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (4.67%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.74%) JIRA
3 3 (2.80%) JUnit
3 3 (2.80%) Mockito
4 2 (1.87%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (1.87%) Selenium
5 1 (0.93%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.93%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (11.21%) Finance
2 5 (4.67%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.74%) Local Government
3 4 (3.74%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.74%) Publishing
4 3 (2.80%) Electronics
4 3 (2.80%) Law
4 3 (2.80%) Marketing
5 2 (1.87%) Legal
6 1 (0.93%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (17.76%) Developer
2 14 (13.08%) Architect
3 12 (11.21%) Analyst
4 9 (8.41%) Delivery Manager
5 8 (7.48%) Change Analyst
5 8 (7.48%) Technical Architect
6 6 (5.61%) Designer
6 6 (5.61%) Java Developer
6 6 (5.61%) Programme Manager
6 6 (5.61%) Project Manager
7 5 (4.67%) Change Manager
7 5 (4.67%) Product Manager
8 4 (3.74%) Business Analyst
8 4 (3.74%) Content Designer
8 4 (3.74%) Node.js Developer
8 4 (3.74%) Software Developer
8 4 (3.74%) Windows Engineer
9 3 (2.80%) Azure Engineer
9 3 (2.80%) C# .NET Developer
9 3 (2.80%) Digital Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.41%) CSS
1 9 (8.41%) Web Services
2 7 (6.54%) HTML
3 6 (5.61%) jQuery
4 5 (4.67%) RESTful
5 4 (3.74%) .NET
5 4 (3.74%) ASP.NET
5 4 (3.74%) Express
5 4 (3.74%) Node.js
5 4 (3.74%) XML
6 3 (2.80%) Ajax
6 3 (2.80%) XHTML
7 2 (1.87%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.87%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (1.87%) Kafka
8 1 (0.93%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.93%) Entity Framework
8 1 (0.93%) REST
8 1 (0.93%) Samza
8 1 (0.93%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.41%) User Experience
2 7 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.80%) Data Structures
3 3 (2.80%) Public Cloud
4 2 (1.87%) Minimum Viable Product
4 2 (1.87%) W3C
5 1 (0.93%) CMDB
5 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.93%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.93%) iPhone
5 1 (0.93%) Life Science
5 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.93%) PMI
5 1 (0.93%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.61%) Windows
2 5 (4.67%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.93%) Android
3 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.93%) Linux
3 1 (0.93%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.93%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (42.99%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (13.08%) Project Management
3 12 (11.21%) Business Intelligence
3 12 (11.21%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 9 (8.41%) TDD
5 8 (7.48%) Business Analysis
5 8 (7.48%) PRINCE2
5 8 (7.48%) Programme Management
6 7 (6.54%) Change Management
6 7 (6.54%) Prototyping
6 7 (6.54%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (6.54%) User Stories
7 6 (5.61%) ITIL
7 6 (5.61%) Scrum
8 5 (4.67%) Configuration Management
8 5 (4.67%) Service Management
8 5 (4.67%) Workflow
9 4 (3.74%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (3.74%) DevOps
9 4 (3.74%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (16.82%) Java
2 12 (11.21%) SQL
3 11 (10.28%) XQuery
4 10 (9.35%) XPath
5 9 (8.41%) JavaScript
6 6 (5.61%) PowerShell
7 4 (3.74%) C#
8 2 (1.87%) Python
8 2 (1.87%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.93%) C
9 1 (0.93%) Java 8
9 1 (0.93%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 107 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 33 (30.84%) SC Cleared
3 13 (12.15%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.93%) APMP
4 1 (0.93%) CCNP
4 1 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.93%) Degree
4 1 (0.93%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.93%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.74%) PMO
2 3 (2.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.80%) QA
3 2 (1.87%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.87%) GDPR
System Software
1 7 (6.54%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.87%) Docker
3 1 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (5.61%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (2.80%) SCCM
3 1 (0.93%) IBM BigFix
3 1 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.93%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (12.15%) SAP
2 10 (9.35%) Jaspersoft
3 4 (3.74%) ServiceNow
4 2 (1.87%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.87%) VMware
5 1 (0.93%) Cisco
5 1 (0.93%) DevExpress
5 1 (0.93%) IBM
5 1 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.93%) Workday