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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Counter-Terrorist Check (CTC) Clearance
UK
Rank 551 534 581
Rank change year-on-year -17 +47  
Contract jobs citing CTC Cleared 48 94 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.18% 0.076%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.52% 0.85% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 83 36
Median daily rate £445 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.14% -12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £277 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £492 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £348 £425
% change year-on-year +4.31% -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.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9304 11046 10508
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.80% 20.91% 20.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 5913 6885 5992
Median daily rate £420 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.43% +2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £259 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 443 403 472
Median hourly rate £29.92 £37.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.21% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £12.30 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.02 £60.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -31.25% +77.77%  

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CTC Cleared.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CTC Cleared in the UK

CTC Cleared
Top 26 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 23 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
England -9 47 £440 +25.71% 4
London -29 37 £450 +28.57% 4
Yorkshire +11 5 £463 +88.77%
South Yorkshire +7 5 £475 -
Sheffield +6 5 £475 -
South East +20 4 £350 -30.00%
City of London +4 4 £470 +13.93% 1
Croydon +13 2 £444 +21.57%
Leeds +6 2 £413 +3.12%
Westminster +6 2 £495 +23.75%
West Yorkshire +4 2 £413 +68.36%
Milton Keynes -5 2 £325 -35.00%
East of England -5 2 £200 -30.43%
Buckinghamshire -9 2 £325 -35.00%
Kent - 2 £350 -
Essex - 1 £390 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £200 -
Luton - 1 £200 -
Bedford - 1 £200 -
Edinburgh - 1 £700 -
Southend-on-Sea - 1 £390 -
Stevenage - 1 £200 -
Watford - 1 £200 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £200 -
Hatfield - 1 £200 -
Scotland - 1 £700 -

CTC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 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 with a requirement for CTC Cleared.

1 124 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 57 (45.97%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (30.65%) SC Cleared
4 31 (25.00%) Finance
5 24 (19.35%) Project Management
6 19 (15.32%) Business Intelligence
7 17 (13.71%) Microsoft
7 17 (13.71%) SQL Server
7 17 (13.71%) PRINCE2
8 14 (11.29%) Migration
8 14 (11.29%) Windows
8 14 (11.29%) .NET
9 13 (10.48%) Oracle
10 12 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (9.68%) Service Management
10 12 (9.68%) SQL
10 12 (9.68%) MS Excel
10 12 (9.68%) Scrum
10 12 (9.68%) Waterfall
11 11 (8.87%) Microsoft Azure
11 11 (8.87%) Analytics
11 11 (8.87%) Data Analysis
11 11 (8.87%) Business Analysis
11 11 (8.87%) Workflow
12 10 (8.06%) SharePoint
12 10 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
13 9 (7.26%) Amazon AWS
13 9 (7.26%) JavaScript
13 9 (7.26%) Service Delivery
13 9 (7.26%) Programme Management

CTC Cleared
Top Related 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 10 (8.06%) SharePoint
2 8 (6.45%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (3.23%) Apache
3 4 (3.23%) Confluence
4 2 (1.61%) IIS
5 1 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.81%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.81%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.81%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (9.68%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.65%) MS Office
3 5 (4.03%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (3.23%) HipChat
4 4 (3.23%) MS Project
5 3 (2.42%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (1.61%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.81%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (4.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (3.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 3 (2.42%) Primavera
4 2 (1.61%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (7.26%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (4.84%) Office 365
4 5 (4.03%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (3.23%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (3.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (1.61%) G Suite
6 2 (1.61%) Google Drive
6 2 (1.61%) SaaS
6 2 (1.61%) Trello
6 2 (1.61%) Yammer
7 1 (0.81%) GitHub
7 1 (0.81%) IaaS
7 1 (0.81%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.03%) DNS
1 5 (4.03%) Firewall
1 5 (4.03%) Internet
2 4 (3.23%) OpenLDAP
2 4 (3.23%) OpenVPN
2 4 (3.23%) SSH
3 2 (1.61%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.81%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.81%) CTI
4 1 (0.81%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (0.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (0.81%) IPsec
4 1 (0.81%) LAN
4 1 (0.81%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (0.81%) Skype
4 1 (0.81%) VPN
4 1 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (13.71%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (4.84%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (4.03%) MS Access
4 5 (4.03%) SQL Server 2000
4 5 (4.03%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (4.03%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (4.03%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (3.23%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (3.23%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.61%) EDRMS
6 2 (1.61%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.81%) Big Data
7 1 (0.81%) Cognos Report Studio
7 1 (0.81%) DataStage
7 1 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (5.65%) JIRA
2 6 (4.84%) Jenkins
2 6 (4.84%) JUnit
2 6 (4.84%) Maven
3 5 (4.03%) Git (software)
3 5 (4.03%) SonarQube
4 4 (3.23%) Ant
4 4 (3.23%) Bitbucket
4 4 (3.23%) JIRA Agile
4 4 (3.23%) Liquibase
4 4 (3.23%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (2.42%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.81%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.81%) DbUnit
6 1 (0.81%) FitNesse
6 1 (0.81%) Hudson
6 1 (0.81%) jMock
6 1 (0.81%) Mockito
6 1 (0.81%) NUnit
6 1 (0.81%) Selenium
General
1 31 (25.00%) Finance
2 7 (5.65%) Marketing
3 6 (4.84%) Electronics
3 6 (4.84%) Manufacturing
3 6 (4.84%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.61%) Legal
5 1 (0.81%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 24 (19.35%) Analyst
2 17 (13.71%) Project Manager
3 15 (12.10%) Developer
4 13 (10.48%) Architect
4 13 (10.48%) Business Analyst
5 7 (5.65%) .NET Developer
5 7 (5.65%) Change Manager
5 7 (5.65%) Data Analyst
6 6 (4.84%) Senior Manager
6 6 (4.84%) Senior Project Manager
7 5 (4.03%) Business Architect
7 5 (4.03%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (4.03%) VB Developer
7 5 (4.03%) VB6 Developer
8 4 (3.23%) Business Manager
8 4 (3.23%) Digital Analyst
8 4 (3.23%) Digital Business Analyst
8 4 (3.23%) Tester
9 3 (2.42%) Programme Manager
9 3 (2.42%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.29%) .NET
2 8 (6.45%) Elastic Stack
3 7 (5.65%) Web Services
4 6 (4.84%) HTML
5 5 (4.03%) ASP.NET
5 5 (4.03%) CSS
6 4 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (3.23%) boto
6 4 (3.23%) Django
6 4 (3.23%) MCollective
6 4 (3.23%) Software Packaging
6 4 (3.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (2.42%) jQuery
7 3 (2.42%) LINQ
7 3 (2.42%) REST
8 2 (1.61%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.61%) NHibernate
8 2 (1.61%) SOAP
8 2 (1.61%) Spring
8 2 (1.61%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.84%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.23%) Public Cloud
4 2 (1.61%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.61%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.61%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (1.61%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.81%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.81%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.81%) e-Learning
5 1 (0.81%) Learning Management System
5 1 (0.81%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.81%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.81%) PKI
5 1 (0.81%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.81%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 14 (11.29%) Windows
2 8 (6.45%) Linux
3 6 (4.84%) Windows 10
4 5 (4.03%) Windows XP
5 4 (3.23%) CentOS
6 3 (2.42%) Android
6 3 (2.42%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.81%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.81%) Solaris
7 1 (0.81%) Unix
7 1 (0.81%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (45.97%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (19.35%) Project Management
3 19 (15.32%) Business Intelligence
4 17 (13.71%) PRINCE2
5 14 (11.29%) Migration
6 12 (9.68%) Scrum
6 12 (9.68%) Service Management
6 12 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (9.68%) Waterfall
7 11 (8.87%) Analytics
7 11 (8.87%) Business Analysis
7 11 (8.87%) Data Analysis
7 11 (8.87%) Workflow
8 9 (7.26%) Programme Management
8 9 (7.26%) Service Delivery
9 8 (6.45%) Coaching
9 8 (6.45%) Continuous Delivery
9 8 (6.45%) Data Analytics
9 8 (6.45%) Data Modelling
9 8 (6.45%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 12 (9.68%) SQL
2 9 (7.26%) JavaScript
3 6 (4.84%) C#
3 6 (4.84%) VB
3 6 (4.84%) VB.NET
3 6 (4.84%) VB6
3 6 (4.84%) VBA
4 5 (4.03%) Python
4 5 (4.03%) Ruby
5 4 (3.23%) Java
5 4 (3.23%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.61%) TypeScript
7 1 (0.81%) ES6
7 1 (0.81%) Go
7 1 (0.81%) Scala
Qualifications
1 124 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 38 (30.65%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.03%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.42%) PMP
5 2 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.81%) CCNP
6 1 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.81%) Degree
6 1 (0.81%) IIBA
6 1 (0.81%) ISEB
6 1 (0.81%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.81%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.23%) Data Quality
1 4 (3.23%) PMO
2 2 (1.61%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.61%) QA
3 1 (0.81%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 8 (6.45%) Docker
2 4 (3.23%) Postfix
2 4 (3.23%) Squid
2 4 (3.23%) vCloud
3 3 (2.42%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.61%) BitLocker
4 2 (1.61%) vSphere
5 1 (0.81%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.81%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.81%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (6.45%) Kibana
1 8 (6.45%) logstash
2 4 (3.23%) Ansible
2 4 (3.23%) Docker Swarm
2 4 (3.23%) Kubernetes
2 4 (3.23%) Puppet
2 4 (3.23%) Rancher
2 4 (3.23%) Terraform
2 4 (3.23%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.81%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.81%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.81%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.81%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 17 (13.71%) Microsoft
2 13 (10.48%) Oracle
3 8 (6.45%) VMware
4 7 (5.65%) SAP
5 5 (4.03%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (3.23%) Atlassian
6 4 (3.23%) Google
6 4 (3.23%) SaltStack
6 4 (3.23%) Sonatype
7 2 (1.61%) Apple
7 2 (1.61%) Cognos
8 1 (0.81%) Avaya
8 1 (0.81%) Blue Coat
8 1 (0.81%) BMC
8 1 (0.81%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.81%) Cisco
8 1 (0.81%) Genesys
8 1 (0.81%) IBM
8 1 (0.81%) NEC
8 1 (0.81%) Unisys
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