Period
to 17 August 2019

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 6 months to 17 August 2019 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
6 months to
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 731 764 717
Rank change year-on-year +33 -47 +51
Contract jobs citing CTC Cleared 113 142 148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.14% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.65% 0.74% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 102 118
UK median daily rate £520 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.47% +11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £312 £385 £200
90th Percentile £714 £611 £583
UK excluding London median daily rate £473 £413 £413
% change year-on-year +14.55% - -17.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £11.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +118.18% -12.00% -
10th Percentile £14.75 £10.50 £11.75
90th Percentile £32.85 £43.70 £13.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £11.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year +18.18% -12.00% -

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 with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 17,434 19,259 18,622
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.13% 18.69% 19.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,572 11,413 11,289
UK median daily rate £473 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £263 £249 £250
90th Percentile £648 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £442 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +6.45% +3.75% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 840 933 947
UK median hourly rate £36.00 £22.93 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.00% -22.92% +7.01%
10th Percentile £13.75 £12.65 £12.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £50.00 £51.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.24 £23.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year +61.90% -25.81% +10.71%

CTC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for CTC Cleared in the UK

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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 6 months to 17 August 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing CTC Cleared over the 6 months to 17 August 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for CTC Cleared in the UK

CTC Cleared
Top 12 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 6 months to 17 August 2019. 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
England +21 111 £523 +10.00% 7
London +31 100 £525 +10.53% 5
UK excluding London +30 13 £473 +14.55% 2
North of England +33 5 £445 +27.14%
Yorkshire - 3 £425 -
East Midlands - 3 £525 - 1
Midlands - 3 £525 - 1
North West - 2 £473 -
South West - 2 £513 -
South East +13 1 - -
Wales +6 1 £138 -66.67%
Scotland - 1 £325 -

For the 6 months to 17 August 2019, 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 with a requirement for CTC Cleared.

1 113 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 75 (66.37%) SC Cleared
3 50 (44.25%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (29.20%) Amazon AWS
5 32 (28.32%) Java
6 27 (23.89%) Python
7 26 (23.01%) Continuous Integration
8 25 (22.12%) TDD
9 24 (21.24%) Jenkins
9 24 (21.24%) Continuous Delivery
10 23 (20.35%) Linux
11 20 (17.70%) Microservices
12 19 (16.81%) Git (software)
12 19 (16.81%) Java 8
13 18 (15.93%) Ansible
13 18 (15.93%) Microsoft Azure
14 17 (15.04%) Project Management
14 17 (15.04%) ETL
14 17 (15.04%) Migration
15 16 (14.16%) Stakeholder Management
15 16 (14.16%) Kafka
15 16 (14.16%) Collaborative Working
16 15 (13.27%) REST
17 14 (12.39%) Programme Management
17 14 (12.39%) Data Modelling
18 13 (11.50%) SOAP
18 13 (11.50%) Coaching
18 13 (11.50%) JSON
19 12 (10.62%) Data Migration
19 12 (10.62%) Data Cleansing

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 12 (10.62%) Apache
2 4 (3.54%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.77%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.88%) CMS
4 1 (0.88%) Confluence
4 1 (0.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (3.54%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (2.65%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 33 (29.20%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (15.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (10.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 12 (10.62%) Amazon EC2
3 12 (10.62%) Amazon Glacier
3 12 (10.62%) Amazon S3
3 12 (10.62%) Amazon SQS
3 12 (10.62%) AWS CloudFormation
3 12 (10.62%) AWS CloudTrail
3 12 (10.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 7 (6.19%) IaaS
5 5 (4.42%) Power Platform
6 2 (1.77%) Office 365
7 1 (0.88%) Basecamp
7 1 (0.88%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.88%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.88%) PaaS
7 1 (0.88%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.42%) Network Security
2 2 (1.77%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.62%) Amazon RDS
1 12 (10.62%) Relational Database
2 11 (9.73%) Big Data
3 9 (7.96%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (5.31%) MySQL
5 5 (4.42%) Amazon Redshift
5 5 (4.42%) Power BI
5 5 (4.42%) SQL Server
5 5 (4.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 24 (21.24%) Jenkins
2 19 (16.81%) Git (software)
3 10 (8.85%) Selenium
4 6 (5.31%) Katalon Studio
4 6 (5.31%) Vagrant
5 4 (3.54%) Cucumber
6 3 (2.65%) Bitbucket
6 3 (2.65%) Maven
7 1 (0.88%) JIRA
General
1 12 (10.62%) Finance
2 5 (4.42%) Law
2 5 (4.42%) Marketing
3 2 (1.77%) Electronics
3 2 (1.77%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.77%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.88%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.88%) Publishing
4 1 (0.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (23.01%) Developer
2 19 (16.81%) Architect
3 17 (15.04%) Java Developer
4 12 (10.62%) Analyst
5 8 (7.08%) Project Manager
6 7 (6.19%) Business Analyst
6 7 (6.19%) Enterprise Architect
6 7 (6.19%) Technical Architect
7 5 (4.42%) Business Intelligence Architect
7 5 (4.42%) Full Stack Developer
7 5 (4.42%) SC Cleared Java Developer
8 4 (3.54%) .NET Developer
8 4 (3.54%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (3.54%) Programme Director
8 4 (3.54%) Senior Developer
9 3 (2.65%) Commercial Manager
9 3 (2.65%) Delivery Manager
9 3 (2.65%) Programme Manager
9 3 (2.65%) Senior Java Developer
9 3 (2.65%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (14.16%) Kafka
2 15 (13.27%) REST
3 13 (11.50%) JSON
3 13 (11.50%) SOAP
4 12 (10.62%) Apache NiFi
4 12 (10.62%) JMS
4 12 (10.62%) XML
5 8 (7.08%) .NET
6 7 (6.19%) ASP.NET
6 7 (6.19%) HTML
6 7 (6.19%) Spring
7 6 (5.31%) jQuery
7 6 (5.31%) KnockoutJS
8 4 (3.54%) Hibernate
8 4 (3.54%) J2EE
8 4 (3.54%) Middleware
8 4 (3.54%) Node.js
8 4 (3.54%) RESTful
8 4 (3.54%) Spring MVC
9 3 (2.65%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.73%) Data Structures
2 5 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.42%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (2.65%) Data Centre
3 3 (2.65%) Driving Licence
3 3 (2.65%) Social Media
4 1 (0.88%) Blog
4 1 (0.88%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (0.88%) NHS
4 1 (0.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 23 (20.35%) Linux
2 9 (7.96%) Unix
3 6 (5.31%) Mac OS
4 4 (3.54%) Windows
5 2 (1.77%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (44.25%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (23.01%) Continuous Integration
3 25 (22.12%) TDD
4 24 (21.24%) Continuous Delivery
5 20 (17.70%) Microservices
6 17 (15.04%) ETL
6 17 (15.04%) Migration
6 17 (15.04%) Project Management
7 16 (14.16%) Collaborative Working
7 16 (14.16%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (12.39%) Data Modelling
8 14 (12.39%) Programme Management
9 13 (11.50%) Coaching
10 12 (10.62%) Change Management
10 12 (10.62%) Data Cleansing
10 12 (10.62%) Data Encryption
10 12 (10.62%) Data Migration
10 12 (10.62%) Data Transformation
10 12 (10.62%) DevOps
10 12 (10.62%) Post-Production
Programming Languages
1 32 (28.32%) Java
2 27 (23.89%) Python
3 19 (16.81%) Java 8
4 12 (10.62%) Bash Shell
5 11 (9.73%) Ruby
6 8 (7.08%) C#
7 7 (6.19%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.65%) C
8 3 (2.65%) Perl
8 3 (2.65%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.88%) Go
9 1 (0.88%) PHP
9 1 (0.88%) R
9 1 (0.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 113 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 75 (66.37%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.31%) APMG
3 6 (5.31%) Degree
3 6 (5.31%) PMP
4 4 (3.54%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (3.54%) PMI Certification
5 3 (2.65%) DBS Check
5 3 (2.65%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.77%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.88%) CEH
7 1 (0.88%) CISA
7 1 (0.88%) CISM
7 1 (0.88%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.62%) Data Quality
2 7 (6.19%) QA
3 1 (0.88%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (9.73%) Docker
2 1 (0.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 18 (15.93%) Ansible
2 12 (10.62%) Kubernetes
3 7 (6.19%) Terraform
4 5 (4.42%) Puppet
5 2 (1.77%) AirWatch
5 2 (1.77%) Consul
6 1 (0.88%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.88%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.88%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 12 (10.62%) Oracle
2 5 (4.42%) Greenplum
3 4 (3.54%) F5
3 4 (3.54%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.77%) Google
4 2 (1.77%) SAP
5 1 (0.88%) BMC
5 1 (0.88%) Facebook
5 1 (0.88%) IBM
5 1 (0.88%) Twitter
5 1 (0.88%) VMware
5 1 (0.88%) YouTube