Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 480 465 493
Rank change year-on-year -15 +28 +3
Contract jobs citing CTC Cleared 154 145 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.33% 0.32% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.01% 1.88% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 84 70
London median daily rate £450 £433 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.05% +8.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £171 £254 £191
90th Percentile £623 £604 £541
England median daily rate £425 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
London median hourly rate - - £18.00
England median hourly rate £12.50 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -37.50% +11.11% +9.09%

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 7670 7709 7539
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.59% 17.17% 16.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 5105 4975 4974
London median daily rate £475 £458 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.83% +2.81% +4.71%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £258
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
England median daily rate £425 £422 £400
% change year-on-year +0.83% +5.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 111 146
London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -3.70% +14.08%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.50 £12.13
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £48.29
England median hourly rate £25.12 £25.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -1.49% +7.37% +25.00%

CTC Cleared
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

CTC Cleared
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

CTC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CTC Cleared in London over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

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

CTC Cleared
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 19 November 2017. 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 +9 33 £413 -8.33%
South London -48 8 £425 -5.56% 6
West London - 1 £175 - 1
CTC Cleared
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CTC Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for CTC Cleared.

1 154 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 59 (38.31%) SC Cleared
3 48 (31.17%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (22.08%) Project Management
5 31 (20.13%) Google
6 28 (18.18%) Finance
7 27 (17.53%) Analytical Skills
8 25 (16.23%) Microsoft
9 24 (15.58%) Data Modelling
10 22 (14.29%) Windows
11 19 (12.34%) Business Intelligence
11 19 (12.34%) G Suite
11 19 (12.34%) Service Design
12 18 (11.69%) Python
13 17 (11.04%) SQL Server
13 17 (11.04%) DevOps
14 16 (10.39%) SQL
15 15 (9.74%) Amazon AWS
15 15 (9.74%) Disclosure Scotland
16 14 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
17 13 (8.44%) Active Directory
17 13 (8.44%) Salesforce.com
17 13 (8.44%) PostgreSQL
17 13 (8.44%) Migration
17 13 (8.44%) Visualisation
17 13 (8.44%) Agile Project Management
17 13 (8.44%) NoSQL
18 12 (7.79%) BDD
18 12 (7.79%) Relational Database
18 12 (7.79%) Software Delivery

CTC Cleared
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 5 (3.25%) Confluence
2 4 (2.60%) ArcGIS
2 4 (2.60%) Oracle Workflow
3 3 (1.95%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.95%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (1.95%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.30%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (1.30%) nginx
4 2 (1.30%) SAS
5 1 (0.65%) Apache
5 1 (0.65%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.65%) JBoss
5 1 (0.65%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (6.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (3.25%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (2.60%) InfoPath
5 3 (1.95%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (1.30%) SPSS
7 1 (0.65%) HipChat
7 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.60%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (2.60%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (0.65%) Primavera
2 1 (0.65%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (12.34%) G Suite
2 15 (9.74%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (5.19%) Google Drive
4 7 (4.55%) Office 365
5 5 (3.25%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (1.95%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 2 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.30%) PaaS
8 1 (0.65%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.65%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.95%) Remote Desktop
1 3 (1.95%) SMS
1 3 (1.95%) VPN
1 3 (1.95%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (1.30%) DNS
2 2 (1.30%) WebEx
3 1 (0.65%) DHCP
3 1 (0.65%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (0.65%) Firewall
3 1 (0.65%) Intranet
3 1 (0.65%) iSCSI
3 1 (0.65%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.65%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (0.65%) OpenVPN
3 1 (0.65%) SAN
3 1 (0.65%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.04%) SQL Server
2 13 (8.44%) NoSQL
2 13 (8.44%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (7.79%) Relational Database
4 11 (7.14%) RDBMS
5 9 (5.84%) MySQL
6 5 (3.25%) Big Data
6 5 (3.25%) Oracle Database
7 4 (2.60%) Geospatial Data
7 4 (2.60%) GIS
7 4 (2.60%) Hadoop
7 4 (2.60%) HBase
7 4 (2.60%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 2 (1.30%) QGIS
8 2 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.30%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.65%) DataStax
Development Applications
1 12 (7.79%) Git (software)
2 10 (6.49%) JIRA
3 4 (2.60%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.95%) ERwin
4 3 (1.95%) SonarQube
4 3 (1.95%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (1.30%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (1.30%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.65%) Ant
6 1 (0.65%) Arsenale Dataplane
6 1 (0.65%) Gatling
6 1 (0.65%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (0.65%) JMeter
6 1 (0.65%) JUnit
6 1 (0.65%) Liquibase
6 1 (0.65%) Maven
6 1 (0.65%) Selenium
General
1 28 (18.18%) Finance
2 10 (6.49%) Financial Institution
3 9 (5.84%) Publishing
4 5 (3.25%) Electronics
4 5 (3.25%) Manufacturing
4 5 (3.25%) Marketing
4 5 (3.25%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.65%) Legal
5 1 (0.65%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 28 (18.18%) Developer
2 15 (9.74%) Delivery Manager
3 13 (8.44%) Analyst
4 12 (7.79%) Project Manager
5 10 (6.49%) Architect
6 8 (5.19%) Database Architect
6 8 (5.19%) Trainer
7 7 (4.55%) IT Trainer
7 7 (4.55%) SQL Developer
8 6 (3.90%) Data Manager
8 6 (3.90%) Full Stack Developer
9 5 (3.25%) Consultant
9 5 (3.25%) Database Developer
9 5 (3.25%) User Researcher
10 4 (2.60%) Administrator
10 4 (2.60%) CRM Manager
10 4 (2.60%) Data Analyst
10 4 (2.60%) Oracle Developer
10 4 (2.60%) Programme Manager
10 4 (2.60%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.84%) Flask
2 5 (3.25%) Highcharts JS
3 4 (2.60%) SailPoint
4 3 (1.95%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (1.95%) Kafka
4 3 (1.95%) Middleware
4 3 (1.95%) REST
4 3 (1.95%) RESTful
4 3 (1.95%) Samza
4 3 (1.95%) Web Services
5 2 (1.30%) COM
5 2 (1.30%) CSS
5 2 (1.30%) HTML
5 2 (1.30%) Jinja
5 2 (1.30%) SAML
5 2 (1.30%) Sass
6 1 (0.65%) Apache Camel
6 1 (0.65%) MCollective
6 1 (0.65%) Play Framework
6 1 (0.65%) RESTEasy
Miscellaneous
1 27 (17.53%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.49%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.55%) Smartphone
4 6 (3.90%) Data Structures
4 6 (3.90%) Reference Data
5 5 (3.25%) Linked Data
6 3 (1.95%) Freedom of Information
6 3 (1.95%) User Experience
7 2 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.65%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.65%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.65%) RIA
8 1 (0.65%) Social Media
8 1 (0.65%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 22 (14.29%) Windows
2 11 (7.14%) Apple iOS
3 10 (6.49%) Android
4 8 (5.19%) Linux
5 6 (3.90%) Mac OS
6 4 (2.60%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.30%) CoreOS
7 2 (1.30%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.65%) CentOS
8 1 (0.65%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.65%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (31.17%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (22.08%) Project Management
3 24 (15.58%) Data Modelling
4 19 (12.34%) Business Intelligence
4 19 (12.34%) Service Design
5 17 (11.04%) DevOps
6 13 (8.44%) Agile Project Management
6 13 (8.44%) Migration
6 13 (8.44%) Visualisation
7 12 (7.79%) BDD
7 12 (7.79%) Service Management
7 12 (7.79%) Software Delivery
7 12 (7.79%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (7.79%) TDD
8 11 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (7.14%) Programme Management
9 10 (6.49%) Analytics
9 10 (6.49%) Data Analysis
9 10 (6.49%) Scrum
10 9 (5.84%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 18 (11.69%) Python
2 16 (10.39%) SQL
3 11 (7.14%) Java
3 11 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 9 (5.84%) C
5 4 (2.60%) PL/SQL
6 3 (1.95%) Ruby
6 3 (1.95%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.30%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.30%) Go
7 2 (1.30%) Perl
7 2 (1.30%) R
7 2 (1.30%) Scala
8 1 (0.65%) COBOL
8 1 (0.65%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.65%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 154 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 59 (38.31%) SC Cleared
3 11 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
4 7 (4.55%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.60%) Degree
6 2 (1.30%) ISEB
6 2 (1.30%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (9.74%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (3.90%) QA
3 4 (2.60%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.95%) PMO
5 1 (0.65%) COBIT
5 1 (0.65%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (8.44%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.49%) Docker
3 2 (1.30%) etcd
4 1 (0.65%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.65%) HDFS
4 1 (0.65%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.65%) Postfix
4 1 (0.65%) Squid
4 1 (0.65%) vCloud
4 1 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.65%) vSphere
4 1 (0.65%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (6.49%) Kubernetes
2 6 (3.90%) SCCM
3 4 (2.60%) Ansible
3 4 (2.60%) Puppet
3 4 (2.60%) Terraform
4 3 (1.95%) Kibana
4 3 (1.95%) logstash
4 3 (1.95%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (1.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (1.95%) ZABBIX
5 2 (1.30%) AirWatch
5 2 (1.30%) Consul
5 2 (1.30%) Graphite
5 2 (1.30%) SCOM
5 2 (1.30%) Sysdig
6 1 (0.65%) Ambari
6 1 (0.65%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.65%) EMC Navisphere
6 1 (0.65%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.65%) Rancher
Vendors
1 31 (20.13%) Google
2 25 (16.23%) Microsoft
3 13 (8.44%) Salesforce.com
4 8 (5.19%) Apple
4 8 (5.19%) Oracle
5 5 (3.25%) SAP
6 4 (2.60%) Tableau
7 3 (1.95%) HP
8 2 (1.30%) Cognos
8 2 (1.30%) Meraki
8 2 (1.30%) VMware
9 1 (0.65%) Brocade
9 1 (0.65%) Cisco
9 1 (0.65%) Citrix
9 1 (0.65%) Cognizant
9 1 (0.65%) Dell
9 1 (0.65%) EMC
9 1 (0.65%) F5
9 1 (0.65%) Hortonworks
9 1 (0.65%) Sonatype