The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for CTC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 June 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
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 531 586 596
Rank change year-on-year +55 +10  
Contract jobs citing CTC Cleared 84 59 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.11% 0.084%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.93% 0.50% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 44 37
Median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £212 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £500 £284
% change year-on-year -10.00% +76.21%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £12.50 - £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 - -

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.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9047 11737 10662
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.30% 21.77% 18.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 5405 7313 6195
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 500 438 557
Median hourly rate £32.00 £28.50 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.28% +17.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £12.57 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £29.75 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.24% +23.34%  

CTC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 the UK

CTC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CTC Cleared in the UK

CTC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CTC Cleared over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CTC Cleared in the UK

CTC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CTC Cleared in the UK

CTC Cleared
Top 25 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 22 June 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
England +72 83 £425 +6.25% 7
London +30 64 £400 - 2
Yorkshire +36 12 £475 +109.36% 2
Sheffield +20 12 £475 +109.36%
South Yorkshire +19 12 £475 +109.36%
City of London 0 3 £338 -25.00%
East of England -3 3 £185 -9.75%
Norfolk +3 2 £185 -9.75%
Norwich +2 2 £185 -9.75%
North West - 2 £305 - 1
South East +20 1 - - 2
Westminster +6 1 £250 +13.63%
Tyne and Wear - 1 £450 -
South West - 1 - -
North East - 1 £450 -
Merseyside - 1 £160 -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 £160 -
Gateshead - 1 £450 -
Croydon - 1 - -
Essex - 1 £390 -
Cheshire - 1 £450 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Warrington - 1 £450 -
Southend-on-Sea - 1 £390 -

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 with a requirement for CTC Cleared.

1 130 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 65 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 47 (36.15%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (20.77%) Windows
5 21 (16.15%) Project Management
5 21 (16.15%) Finance
5 21 (16.15%) Programme Management
6 19 (14.62%) JavaScript
7 18 (13.85%) Microsoft Excel
7 18 (13.85%) Microsoft
8 16 (12.31%) CSS
9 15 (11.54%) Java
9 15 (11.54%) Service Management
9 15 (11.54%) Google
10 14 (10.77%) TDD
11 13 (10.00%) Scrum
11 13 (10.00%) Web Services
12 12 (9.23%) PRINCE2
12 12 (9.23%) Migration
12 12 (9.23%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (9.23%) Git (software)
12 12 (9.23%) G Suite
12 12 (9.23%) Mentoring
12 12 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
13 11 (8.46%) DevOps
13 11 (8.46%) Waterfall
13 11 (8.46%) REST
13 11 (8.46%) Configuration Management
13 11 (8.46%) Unix
13 11 (8.46%) Linux

CTC Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (2.31%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.54%) IIS
3 1 (0.77%) Apache
3 1 (0.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.77%) Confluence
3 1 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.77%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.77%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.77%) Tomcat
Applications
1 18 (13.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (6.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 8 (6.15%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (4.62%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (3.85%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.77%) HipChat
5 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (7.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (3.08%) Primavera
3 2 (1.54%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.23%) G Suite
2 7 (5.38%) Office 365
3 4 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.08%) SaaS
4 3 (2.31%) Google Drive
5 2 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.54%) IaaS
5 2 (1.54%) PaaS
6 1 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.77%) GitHub
6 1 (0.77%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.85%) DNS
2 4 (3.08%) HTTP
3 3 (2.31%) DHCP
4 2 (1.54%) CTI
4 2 (1.54%) Internet
4 2 (1.54%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.77%) Firewall
5 1 (0.77%) IPsec
5 1 (0.77%) LAN
5 1 (0.77%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (0.77%) OpenVPN
5 1 (0.77%) Skype
5 1 (0.77%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.69%) Relational Database
2 7 (5.38%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.31%) MS Access
3 3 (2.31%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.31%) SQL Server 2000
3 3 (2.31%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (2.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.31%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (1.54%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.77%) Big Data
5 1 (0.77%) Cognos Report Studio
5 1 (0.77%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.77%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.77%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.77%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 12 (9.23%) Git (software)
2 8 (6.15%) JIRA
3 5 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (2.31%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.31%) JUnit
4 3 (2.31%) Maven
5 2 (1.54%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.77%) Ant
6 1 (0.77%) Arsenale Dataplane
6 1 (0.77%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.77%) DbUnit
6 1 (0.77%) FitNesse
6 1 (0.77%) Hudson
6 1 (0.77%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (0.77%) jMock
6 1 (0.77%) Liquibase
6 1 (0.77%) Mockito
6 1 (0.77%) NUnit
6 1 (0.77%) Selenium
6 1 (0.77%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 21 (16.15%) Finance
2 10 (7.69%) Electronics
2 10 (7.69%) Manufacturing
2 10 (7.69%) Marketing
2 10 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.08%) Legal
4 1 (0.77%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 25 (19.23%) Analyst
1 25 (19.23%) Developer
2 23 (17.69%) Project Manager
3 12 (9.23%) Java Developer
4 9 (6.92%) Programme Manager
5 8 (6.15%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 7 (5.38%) Senior Manager
6 7 (5.38%) Senior Project Manager
7 6 (4.62%) Architect
7 6 (4.62%) Support Analyst
8 5 (3.85%) Business Architect
8 5 (3.85%) Business Change Manager
8 5 (3.85%) Business Manager
8 5 (3.85%) Change Manager
8 5 (3.85%) Front End Java Developer (Client-Side Java Developer)
8 5 (3.85%) IT Analyst
8 5 (3.85%) Planning Manager
8 5 (3.85%) Systems Analyst
9 4 (3.08%) Deployment Engineer
9 4 (3.08%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (12.31%) CSS
2 13 (10.00%) Web Services
3 11 (8.46%) HTML
3 11 (8.46%) REST
4 7 (5.38%) .NET
5 6 (4.62%) React
6 4 (3.08%) CSS3
6 4 (3.08%) HTML5
7 3 (2.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (1.54%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.54%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.54%) Entity Framework
8 2 (1.54%) SOAP
8 2 (1.54%) Spring
8 2 (1.54%) TAPI
8 2 (1.54%) XML
9 1 (0.77%) Apache CXF
9 1 (0.77%) RESTful
9 1 (0.77%) Software Packaging
9 1 (0.77%) Struts2
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.92%) Management Information System
2 9 (6.92%) User Experience
3 7 (5.38%) Smartphone
4 5 (3.85%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.54%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.54%) PKI
6 1 (0.77%) Cyber Attack
6 1 (0.77%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.77%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.77%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 27 (20.77%) Windows
2 11 (8.46%) Linux
2 11 (8.46%) Unix
3 10 (7.69%) Mac OS X
4 7 (5.38%) Apple iOS
5 6 (4.62%) Android
5 6 (4.62%) Windows 10
6 3 (2.31%) Windows Server
6 3 (2.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.31%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.77%) CentOS
7 1 (0.77%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (36.15%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (16.15%) Programme Management
2 21 (16.15%) Project Management
3 15 (11.54%) Service Management
4 14 (10.77%) TDD
5 13 (10.00%) Scrum
6 12 (9.23%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (9.23%) Mentoring
6 12 (9.23%) Migration
6 12 (9.23%) PRINCE2
7 11 (8.46%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (8.46%) Configuration Management
7 11 (8.46%) DevOps
7 11 (8.46%) Waterfall
8 10 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
8 10 (7.69%) Digital Marketing
8 10 (7.69%) Front End Development
8 10 (7.69%) Line Management
9 9 (6.92%) Test Automation
9 9 (6.92%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 19 (14.62%) JavaScript
2 15 (11.54%) Java
3 6 (4.62%) Ruby
4 5 (3.85%) Python
4 5 (3.85%) SQL
5 3 (2.31%) C#
5 3 (2.31%) ES6
5 3 (2.31%) PowerShell
5 3 (2.31%) VB
5 3 (2.31%) VB.NET
5 3 (2.31%) VB6
5 3 (2.31%) VBA
6 2 (1.54%) Scala
6 2 (1.54%) TypeScript
7 1 (0.77%) COBOL
7 1 (0.77%) Go
7 1 (0.77%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.77%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 130 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 65 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 10 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (3.08%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.31%) Degree
5 3 (2.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.77%) CISSP
6 1 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.77%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.77%) PMP
6 1 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.62%) Disclosure Scotland
1 6 (4.62%) PMO
2 3 (2.31%) QA
3 2 (1.54%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.77%) COBIT
4 1 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.54%) BitLocker
2 2 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.54%) vSphere
3 1 (0.77%) Docker
3 1 (0.77%) Postfix
3 1 (0.77%) Squid
3 1 (0.77%) vCloud
3 1 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (3.08%) SCCM
2 1 (0.77%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.77%) Ansible
2 1 (0.77%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.77%) Docker Swarm
2 1 (0.77%) Kibana
2 1 (0.77%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.77%) logstash
2 1 (0.77%) NetBackup
2 1 (0.77%) Puppet
2 1 (0.77%) Rancher
2 1 (0.77%) Terraform
2 1 (0.77%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.77%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 18 (13.85%) Microsoft
2 15 (11.54%) Google
3 10 (7.69%) Apple
3 10 (7.69%) SAP
4 8 (6.15%) Oracle
5 4 (3.08%) NEC
5 4 (3.08%) VMware
6 2 (1.54%) Avaya
6 2 (1.54%) Genesys
6 2 (1.54%) NICE Systems
7 1 (0.77%) Aerohive Networks
7 1 (0.77%) BMC
7 1 (0.77%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.77%) Cognos
7 1 (0.77%) F5
7 1 (0.77%) Juniper
7 1 (0.77%) Palo Alto
7 1 (0.77%) Sonatype
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