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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Counter-Terrorist Check (CTC) Clearance
England / London
Rank 365 367 387
Rank change year-on-year +2 +20  
Contract jobs citing CTC Cleared 41 73 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.21% 0.33% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.23% 1.89% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 65 29
Median daily rate £460 £350 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.42% -7.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £278 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £462 £756
UK excluding London median daily rate £376 £348 £425
% change year-on-year +8.27% -18.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in London.

Academic & Professional Certification
London
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3339 3862 3532
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 17.15% 17.45% 16.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2262 2725 2316
Median daily rate £450 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £603 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 49 84
Median hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 £21.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +128.57% -18.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.85 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

CTC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing CTC Cleared as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CTC Cleared in London

CTC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +1 4 £470 +17.50% 1
Croydon +9 2 £444 +21.57%
Westminster +6 2 £495 +23.75%
CTC Cleared
England

CTC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 111 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 48 (43.24%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (29.73%) SC Cleared
4 30 (27.03%) Finance
5 21 (18.92%) Project Management
6 19 (17.12%) Business Intelligence
7 17 (15.32%) Microsoft
7 17 (15.32%) SQL Server
8 14 (12.61%) .NET
9 13 (11.71%) PRINCE2
9 13 (11.71%) Windows
9 13 (11.71%) MS Excel
9 13 (11.71%) Migration
10 11 (9.91%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (9.91%) SQL
10 11 (9.91%) Microsoft Azure
10 11 (9.91%) Waterfall
10 11 (9.91%) Data Analysis
10 11 (9.91%) Analytics
11 10 (9.01%) Business Analysis
11 10 (9.01%) Oracle
11 10 (9.01%) Workflow
12 9 (8.11%) Service Management
12 9 (8.11%) Service Delivery
12 9 (8.11%) SharePoint
13 8 (7.21%) Data Warehouse
13 8 (7.21%) Linux
13 8 (7.21%) Scrum
13 8 (7.21%) Programme Management
13 8 (7.21%) Data Analytics

CTC Cleared
Top Related 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 9 (8.11%) SharePoint
2 8 (7.21%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (3.60%) Apache
3 4 (3.60%) Confluence
4 2 (1.80%) IIS
5 1 (0.90%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (11.71%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.41%) MS Office
2 6 (5.41%) MS Project
3 5 (4.50%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (3.60%) HipChat
4 4 (3.60%) MS Visio
5 3 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.90%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (5.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (3.60%) Primavera
2 4 (3.60%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (1.80%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (7.21%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (5.41%) Office 365
4 4 (3.60%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (3.60%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (3.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 3 (2.70%) G Suite
6 2 (1.80%) Google Drive
6 2 (1.80%) Trello
6 2 (1.80%) Yammer
7 1 (0.90%) IaaS
7 1 (0.90%) PaaS
7 1 (0.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.50%) DNS
1 5 (4.50%) Firewall
1 5 (4.50%) Internet
2 4 (3.60%) OpenLDAP
2 4 (3.60%) OpenVPN
2 4 (3.60%) SSH
3 1 (0.90%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (0.90%) CTI
3 1 (0.90%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (0.90%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (0.90%) IPsec
3 1 (0.90%) LAN
3 1 (0.90%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (0.90%) Skype
3 1 (0.90%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.90%) VPN
3 1 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (15.32%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.21%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (4.50%) MS Access
3 5 (4.50%) SQL Server 2000
3 5 (4.50%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (4.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (4.50%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (3.60%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (3.60%) Hadoop
4 4 (3.60%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.80%) EDRMS
5 2 (1.80%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.90%) Cognos Report Studio
6 1 (0.90%) DataStage
6 1 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (6.31%) JIRA
2 4 (3.60%) Ant
2 4 (3.60%) Bitbucket
2 4 (3.60%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.60%) Jenkins
2 4 (3.60%) JIRA Agile
2 4 (3.60%) JUnit
2 4 (3.60%) Liquibase
2 4 (3.60%) Maven
2 4 (3.60%) SonarQube
2 4 (3.60%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 30 (27.03%) Finance
2 7 (6.31%) Marketing
3 6 (5.41%) Electronics
3 6 (5.41%) Manufacturing
3 6 (5.41%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.80%) Legal
5 1 (0.90%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 22 (19.82%) Analyst
2 16 (14.41%) Project Manager
3 13 (11.71%) Business Analyst
3 13 (11.71%) Developer
4 9 (8.11%) Architect
5 7 (6.31%) .NET Developer
5 7 (6.31%) Change Manager
5 7 (6.31%) Data Analyst
6 5 (4.50%) DevOps Engineer
6 5 (4.50%) VB Developer
6 5 (4.50%) VB6 Developer
7 4 (3.60%) Digital Analyst
7 4 (3.60%) Digital Business Analyst
7 4 (3.60%) Planning Manager
7 4 (3.60%) Senior Manager
7 4 (3.60%) Senior Project Manager
8 3 (2.70%) 1st Line Support
8 3 (2.70%) Applications Support
8 3 (2.70%) Business Change Manager
8 3 (2.70%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.61%) .NET
2 8 (7.21%) Elastic Stack
3 5 (4.50%) ASP.NET
4 4 (3.60%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (3.60%) boto
4 4 (3.60%) Django
4 4 (3.60%) HTML
4 4 (3.60%) MCollective
4 4 (3.60%) Software Packaging
4 4 (3.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 4 (3.60%) Web Services
5 3 (2.70%) CSS
5 3 (2.70%) jQuery
5 3 (2.70%) LINQ
6 2 (1.80%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.80%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.80%) Entity Framework
6 2 (1.80%) NHibernate
7 1 (0.90%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.90%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.31%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.50%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.60%) Public Cloud
4 2 (1.80%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.80%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (1.80%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.90%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.90%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.90%) e-Learning
5 1 (0.90%) Learning Management System
5 1 (0.90%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.90%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.90%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 13 (11.71%) Windows
2 8 (7.21%) Linux
3 6 (5.41%) Windows 10
4 5 (4.50%) Windows XP
5 4 (3.60%) CentOS
6 3 (2.70%) Android
6 3 (2.70%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.90%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.90%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (43.24%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (18.92%) Project Management
3 19 (17.12%) Business Intelligence
4 13 (11.71%) Migration
4 13 (11.71%) PRINCE2
5 11 (9.91%) Analytics
5 11 (9.91%) Data Analysis
5 11 (9.91%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (9.91%) Waterfall
6 10 (9.01%) Business Analysis
6 10 (9.01%) Workflow
7 9 (8.11%) Service Delivery
7 9 (8.11%) Service Management
8 8 (7.21%) Continuous Delivery
8 8 (7.21%) Data Analytics
8 8 (7.21%) Programme Management
8 8 (7.21%) Scrum
9 7 (6.31%) Coaching
9 7 (6.31%) Data Modelling
9 7 (6.31%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 11 (9.91%) SQL
2 7 (6.31%) JavaScript
3 6 (5.41%) C#
3 6 (5.41%) VB
3 6 (5.41%) VB.NET
3 6 (5.41%) VB6
3 6 (5.41%) VBA
4 4 (3.60%) Python
4 4 (3.60%) Ruby
4 4 (3.60%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.80%) TypeScript
6 1 (0.90%) ES6
6 1 (0.90%) Java
Qualifications
1 111 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 33 (29.73%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.50%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.80%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.80%) PMP
5 1 (0.90%) CCNP
5 1 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.90%) Degree
5 1 (0.90%) IIBA
5 1 (0.90%) ISEB
5 1 (0.90%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.60%) Data Quality
1 4 (3.60%) PMO
2 2 (1.80%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.90%) HMG Infosec
3 1 (0.90%) QA
System Software
1 8 (7.21%) Docker
2 4 (3.60%) Postfix
2 4 (3.60%) Squid
2 4 (3.60%) vCloud
3 3 (2.70%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.80%) BitLocker
4 2 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.90%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.90%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.90%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (7.21%) Kibana
1 8 (7.21%) logstash
2 4 (3.60%) Ansible
2 4 (3.60%) Docker Swarm
2 4 (3.60%) Kubernetes
2 4 (3.60%) Puppet
2 4 (3.60%) Rancher
2 4 (3.60%) Terraform
2 4 (3.60%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.90%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 17 (15.32%) Microsoft
2 10 (9.01%) Oracle
3 7 (6.31%) SAP
4 6 (5.41%) VMware
5 5 (4.50%) Google
5 5 (4.50%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (3.60%) Atlassian
6 4 (3.60%) SaltStack
6 4 (3.60%) Sonatype
7 3 (2.70%) Apple
7 3 (2.70%) NEC
8 2 (1.80%) Cognos
9 1 (0.90%) Avaya
9 1 (0.90%) Blue Coat
9 1 (0.90%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.90%) Cisco
9 1 (0.90%) F5
9 1 (0.90%) Genesys
9 1 (0.90%) IBM
9 1 (0.90%) NICE Systems
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