Period
to 26 April 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 26 April 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
26 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 730 660 714
Rank change year-on-year -70 +54 +15
Contract jobs citing CTC Cleared 132 222 133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.22% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.72% 1.15% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 166 112
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +21.43%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £301
90th Percentile £646 £550 £586
UK excluding London median daily rate £465 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +16.25% +2.56% +35.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
UK median hourly rate £13.00 £11.00 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -13.73% -
10th Percentile £12.50 £10.50 £11.53
90th Percentile £30.70 £11.50 £13.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £11.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year +18.18% -4.35% -

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 18,301 19,363 18,619
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.42% 19.17% 20.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,034 11,650 11,796
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.29%
10th Percentile £263 £238 £254
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 830 861 913
UK median hourly rate £33.40 £23.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.13% -21.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.53 £50.67 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% -16.67% -8.05%

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 26 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CTC Cleared in the UK

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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 26 April 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for CTC Cleared in the UK

CTC Cleared
Top 10 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 26 April 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 -51 130 £506 +12.50% 4
London -40 116 £525 +14.44% 2
UK excluding London +14 16 £465 +16.25% 2
North of England +9 6 £465 +32.86% 1
Yorkshire - 4 £425 - 1
South West - 4 £500 -
South East +20 3 £475 +8.57%
Wales -7 2 £413 +17.86%
North West - 2 £473 -
East of England - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 26 April 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.

1 132 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 75 (56.82%) SC Cleared
3 62 (46.97%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (19.70%) Java
4 26 (19.70%) Git (software)
5 25 (18.94%) Amazon AWS
5 25 (18.94%) Python
6 23 (17.42%) Continuous Integration
6 23 (17.42%) Jenkins
7 20 (15.15%) REST
7 20 (15.15%) Java 8
8 18 (13.64%) TDD
8 18 (13.64%) JSON
8 18 (13.64%) Linux
8 18 (13.64%) ETL
9 17 (12.88%) Migration
9 17 (12.88%) Microservices
10 16 (12.12%) Continuous Delivery
10 16 (12.12%) Collaborative Working
11 15 (11.36%) Kubernetes
11 15 (11.36%) Kafka
11 15 (11.36%) Bash Shell
11 15 (11.36%) Project Management
11 15 (11.36%) Data Modelling
12 14 (10.61%) Apache
12 14 (10.61%) Data Migration
12 14 (10.61%) Amazon S3
13 13 (9.85%) Open Source
13 13 (9.85%) Data Cleansing
13 13 (9.85%) Relational Database

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 14 (10.61%) Apache
2 3 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.52%) Confluence
3 2 (1.52%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.76%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.76%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 3 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 25 (18.94%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (10.61%) Amazon S3
3 12 (9.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 12 (9.09%) Amazon EC2
3 12 (9.09%) Amazon Glacier
3 12 (9.09%) Amazon SQS
3 12 (9.09%) AWS CloudFormation
3 12 (9.09%) AWS CloudTrail
3 12 (9.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 8 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (2.27%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (1.52%) Office 365
6 2 (1.52%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.76%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.76%) Google Drive
7 1 (0.76%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.79%) Network Security
2 3 (2.27%) Intranet
3 2 (1.52%) Firewall
3 2 (1.52%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.85%) Relational Database
2 12 (9.09%) Amazon RDS
3 11 (8.33%) Big Data
4 6 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (3.79%) Amazon Redshift
5 5 (3.79%) Power BI
5 5 (3.79%) SQL Server
5 5 (3.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (3.03%) MySQL
7 2 (1.52%) HBase
7 2 (1.52%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.76%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.76%) HDInsight
8 1 (0.76%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 26 (19.70%) Git (software)
2 23 (17.42%) Jenkins
3 7 (5.30%) Selenium
4 6 (4.55%) Maven
5 5 (3.79%) Bitbucket
5 5 (3.79%) Cucumber
6 3 (2.27%) Katalon Studio
6 3 (2.27%) Vagrant
7 2 (1.52%) JIRA
8 1 (0.76%) JUnit
8 1 (0.76%) Mockito
8 1 (0.76%) Spock
8 1 (0.76%) Subversion
General
1 7 (5.30%) Finance
2 4 (3.03%) Legal
2 4 (3.03%) Publishing
3 3 (2.27%) Local Government
3 3 (2.27%) Marketing
4 2 (1.52%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.76%) Banking
5 1 (0.76%) Electronics
5 1 (0.76%) Law
5 1 (0.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (19.70%) Developer
2 25 (18.94%) Analyst
3 20 (15.15%) Java Developer
4 17 (12.88%) Architect
4 17 (12.88%) Business Analyst
5 9 (6.82%) Project Manager
6 8 (6.06%) Technical Architect
7 6 (4.55%) Digital Analyst
7 6 (4.55%) Digital Business Analyst
7 6 (4.55%) Product Manager
8 5 (3.79%) Business Intelligence Architect
8 5 (3.79%) Content Designer
8 5 (3.79%) Designer
8 5 (3.79%) SC Cleared Java Developer
8 5 (3.79%) User Researcher
9 4 (3.03%) Digital Product Manager
9 4 (3.03%) Full Stack Developer
9 4 (3.03%) Senior Architect
9 4 (3.03%) Senior Developer
10 3 (2.27%) Digital Content Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (15.15%) REST
2 18 (13.64%) JSON
3 15 (11.36%) Kafka
4 13 (9.85%) Apache NiFi
4 13 (9.85%) XML
5 12 (9.09%) JMS
5 12 (9.09%) SOAP
6 8 (6.06%) Spring
7 6 (4.55%) RESTful
8 5 (3.79%) .NET
8 5 (3.79%) HTML
9 3 (2.27%) ASP.NET
9 3 (2.27%) Guice
9 3 (2.27%) jQuery
9 3 (2.27%) KnockoutJS
9 3 (2.27%) OAuth
9 3 (2.27%) OAuth2
9 3 (2.27%) OpenID
9 3 (2.27%) Web Services
10 2 (1.52%) Samza
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.85%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (8.33%) Data Structures
3 7 (5.30%) User Experience
4 5 (3.79%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (3.03%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.27%) Blog
6 3 (2.27%) Digital Media
6 3 (2.27%) Driving Licence
6 3 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.52%) Smart Energy
7 2 (1.52%) Social Media
8 1 (0.76%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.76%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (13.64%) Linux
2 6 (4.55%) Unix
3 3 (2.27%) Windows
4 2 (1.52%) Mac OS X
4 2 (1.52%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (46.97%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (17.42%) Continuous Integration
3 18 (13.64%) ETL
3 18 (13.64%) TDD
4 17 (12.88%) Microservices
4 17 (12.88%) Migration
5 16 (12.12%) Collaborative Working
5 16 (12.12%) Continuous Delivery
6 15 (11.36%) Data Modelling
6 15 (11.36%) Project Management
7 14 (10.61%) Data Migration
8 13 (9.85%) Data Cleansing
8 13 (9.85%) Open Source
8 13 (9.85%) Programme Management
9 12 (9.09%) Coaching
9 12 (9.09%) Data Encryption
9 12 (9.09%) Data Transformation
9 12 (9.09%) Post-Production
9 12 (9.09%) Test Automation
10 11 (8.33%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 26 (19.70%) Java
2 25 (18.94%) Python
3 20 (15.15%) Java 8
4 15 (11.36%) Bash Shell
5 10 (7.58%) JavaScript
6 6 (4.55%) Ruby
7 5 (3.79%) C#
8 4 (3.03%) C
9 2 (1.52%) SQL
10 1 (0.76%) ES6
10 1 (0.76%) R
Qualifications
1 132 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 75 (56.82%) SC Cleared
3 13 (9.85%) BPSS Clearance
4 9 (6.82%) Degree
5 3 (2.27%) DBS Check
6 2 (1.52%) CBAP
7 1 (0.76%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.76%) HND
7 1 (0.76%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.76%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.09%) Data Quality
2 7 (5.30%) PMO
3 3 (2.27%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.76%) GDPR
System Software
1 7 (5.30%) Docker
2 2 (1.52%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (11.36%) Kubernetes
2 12 (9.09%) Ansible
3 2 (1.52%) AirWatch
3 2 (1.52%) Kibana
3 2 (1.52%) logstash
3 2 (1.52%) Terraform
4 1 (0.76%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.76%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.76%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 12 (9.09%) Oracle
2 5 (3.79%) Greenplum
3 3 (2.27%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.52%) F5
4 2 (1.52%) Google
5 1 (0.76%) Alteryx
5 1 (0.76%) BMC
5 1 (0.76%) CheckPoint
5 1 (0.76%) SAP
5 1 (0.76%) Tableau
5 1 (0.76%) VMware