Period
to 21 September 2017

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 21 September 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
6 months to
21 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 693 742 771
Rank change year-on-year +49 +29 -37
Contract jobs citing CTC Cleared 156 149 126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.14% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.84% 0.65% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 91 89
UK median daily rate £425 £420 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +6.33% -12.22%
10th Percentile £200 £213 £179
90th Percentile £595 £600 £542
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £350
% change year-on-year - +28.57% -22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
UK 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 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 18564 22754 21811
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.80% 21.15% 19.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 11250 14145 12930
UK median daily rate £425 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% +3.90%
10th Percentile £235 £240 £240
90th Percentile £600 £588 £569
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 908 824 1074
UK median hourly rate £28.65 £27.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.18% +22.22% +12.50%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £51.33 £48.53 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £27.55 £24.06
% change year-on-year +12.52% +14.51% +17.37%

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

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 6 months to 21 September 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 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 21 September 2017. 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 +45 152 £425 +1.49% 8
London +31 132 £425 +3.03% 4
UK excluding London +42 23 £450 - 4
North of England +68 15 £475 +98.43% 3
Yorkshire +46 13 £475 +5.56%
East of England -2 3 £185 -9.76%
North West +28 2 £450 +28.57% 3
Wales +8 2 £413 -1.79%
North East +81 1 £450 -
South East +20 1 - - 1
South West - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 £450 -

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 156 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 75 (48.08%) SC Cleared
3 46 (29.49%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (23.08%) Project Management
5 29 (18.59%) Analytical Skills
6 27 (17.31%) Finance
7 26 (16.67%) Windows
8 25 (16.03%) Programme Management
9 23 (14.74%) Microsoft
9 23 (14.74%) Google
10 20 (12.82%) Java
11 18 (11.54%) Linux
11 18 (11.54%) Microsoft Excel
12 17 (10.90%) PRINCE2
12 17 (10.90%) G Suite
13 16 (10.26%) Business Intelligence
14 15 (9.62%) Stakeholder Management
14 15 (9.62%) DevOps
14 15 (9.62%) BPSS Clearance
15 14 (8.97%) Mentoring
15 14 (8.97%) JavaScript
15 14 (8.97%) CSS
16 13 (8.33%) SQL Server
16 13 (8.33%) Data Modelling
16 13 (8.33%) Active Directory
16 13 (8.33%) Service Management
16 13 (8.33%) TDD
16 13 (8.33%) Relational Database
16 13 (8.33%) Test Automation
16 13 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland

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 4 (2.56%) ArcGIS
1 4 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (1.92%) Apache Spark
2 3 (1.92%) Confluence
2 3 (1.92%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.28%) Apache
3 2 (1.28%) nginx
3 2 (1.28%) SAS
4 1 (0.64%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.64%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.64%) JBoss
4 1 (0.64%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (11.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (7.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (3.21%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (2.56%) InfoPath
4 4 (2.56%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.92%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (1.28%) HipChat
6 2 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (1.28%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.28%) Primavera
2 1 (0.64%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 17 (10.90%) G Suite
2 6 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.85%) Office 365
3 5 (3.21%) Google Drive
4 4 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (1.92%) PaaS
5 3 (1.92%) SaaS
6 2 (1.28%) IaaS
7 1 (0.64%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.21%) DNS
2 4 (2.56%) HTTP
3 3 (1.92%) DHCP
4 2 (1.28%) CTI
4 2 (1.28%) Firewall
4 2 (1.28%) OpenLDAP
4 2 (1.28%) OpenVPN
4 2 (1.28%) SSH
4 2 (1.28%) WebEx
5 1 (0.64%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.64%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (0.64%) Internet
5 1 (0.64%) IPsec
5 1 (0.64%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.64%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.64%) LAN
5 1 (0.64%) SAN
5 1 (0.64%) SMS
5 1 (0.64%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.33%) Relational Database
1 13 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.21%) Big Data
2 5 (3.21%) Hadoop
2 5 (3.21%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (2.56%) Geospatial Data
3 4 (2.56%) GIS
3 4 (2.56%) HBase
3 4 (2.56%) NoSQL
3 4 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.28%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.28%) QGIS
4 2 (1.28%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.28%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.64%) DataStax
5 1 (0.64%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.64%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 12 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 10 (6.41%) JIRA
3 5 (3.21%) Jenkins
4 4 (2.56%) SonarQube
4 4 (2.56%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (1.92%) ERwin
5 3 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.28%) Ant
6 2 (1.28%) Arsenale Dataplane
6 2 (1.28%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.28%) JIRA Agile
6 2 (1.28%) JUnit
6 2 (1.28%) Liquibase
6 2 (1.28%) Maven
6 2 (1.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (1.28%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.64%) Gatling
7 1 (0.64%) Selenium
General
1 27 (17.31%) Finance
2 11 (7.05%) Electronics
2 11 (7.05%) Manufacturing
2 11 (7.05%) Marketing
2 11 (7.05%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.92%) Legal
4 2 (1.28%) Publishing
5 1 (0.64%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 27 (17.31%) Developer
2 24 (15.38%) Analyst
3 22 (14.10%) Project Manager
4 11 (7.05%) Java Developer
4 11 (7.05%) Programme Manager
5 9 (5.77%) Architect
6 8 (5.13%) Data Manager
6 8 (5.13%) Database Architect
6 8 (5.13%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 6 (3.85%) IT Analyst
7 6 (3.85%) Senior Manager
7 6 (3.85%) Senior Project Manager
7 6 (3.85%) Support Analyst
8 5 (3.21%) Database Developer
8 5 (3.21%) Deployment Engineer
8 5 (3.21%) Front End Java Developer (Client-Side Java Developer)
9 4 (2.56%) Digital Project Manager
9 4 (2.56%) IT Support
9 4 (2.56%) IT Support Analyst
9 4 (2.56%) PMO Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.97%) CSS
2 11 (7.05%) REST
2 11 (7.05%) Web Services
3 10 (6.41%) HTML
4 6 (3.85%) React
5 5 (3.21%) HTML5
6 4 (2.56%) CSS3
6 4 (2.56%) Elastic Stack
7 3 (1.92%) .NET
7 3 (1.92%) Kafka
7 3 (1.92%) Samza
7 3 (1.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (1.28%) MCollective
8 2 (1.28%) Software Packaging
8 2 (1.28%) TAPI
9 1 (0.64%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.64%) Drools
9 1 (0.64%) Guice
9 1 (0.64%) Middleware
9 1 (0.64%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 29 (18.59%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 9 (5.77%) User Experience
4 7 (4.49%) Smartphone
5 6 (3.85%) Data Structures
5 6 (3.85%) Reference Data
6 5 (3.21%) Data Centre
6 5 (3.21%) Linked Data
7 2 (1.28%) Freedom of Information
7 2 (1.28%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.64%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.64%) Cyber Attack
8 1 (0.64%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.64%) PKI
8 1 (0.64%) PMI
8 1 (0.64%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 26 (16.67%) Windows
2 18 (11.54%) Linux
3 11 (7.05%) Unix
4 10 (6.41%) Mac OS X
5 7 (4.49%) Apple iOS
6 6 (3.85%) Android
7 4 (2.56%) Windows 10
8 3 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.28%) CentOS
9 2 (1.28%) CoreOS
9 2 (1.28%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (29.49%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (23.08%) Project Management
3 25 (16.03%) Programme Management
4 17 (10.90%) PRINCE2
5 16 (10.26%) Business Intelligence
6 15 (9.62%) DevOps
6 15 (9.62%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (8.97%) Mentoring
8 13 (8.33%) Data Modelling
8 13 (8.33%) Service Management
8 13 (8.33%) TDD
8 13 (8.33%) Test Automation
9 12 (7.69%) Configuration Management
9 12 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (7.69%) Line Management
9 12 (7.69%) Scrum
10 11 (7.05%) Continuous Delivery
10 11 (7.05%) Digital Marketing
10 11 (7.05%) Waterfall
11 10 (6.41%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 20 (12.82%) Java
2 14 (8.97%) JavaScript
3 11 (7.05%) Python
3 11 (7.05%) SQL
4 8 (5.13%) C
4 8 (5.13%) Ruby
5 3 (1.92%) ES6
5 3 (1.92%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.92%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.28%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.28%) C#
6 2 (1.28%) Go
6 2 (1.28%) Perl
6 2 (1.28%) R
6 2 (1.28%) Scala
6 2 (1.28%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.64%) COBOL
7 1 (0.64%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 156 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 75 (48.08%) SC Cleared
3 15 (9.62%) BPSS Clearance
4 7 (4.49%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.56%) Degree
5 4 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.28%) ISEB
6 2 (1.28%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.64%) CCNP
7 1 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.64%) CISSP
7 1 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.64%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 7 (4.49%) PMO
3 6 (3.85%) QA
4 3 (1.92%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.64%) COBIT
5 1 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.21%) Docker
3 2 (1.28%) etcd
3 2 (1.28%) Postfix
3 2 (1.28%) Squid
3 2 (1.28%) vCloud
3 2 (1.28%) vSphere
4 1 (0.64%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.64%) HDFS
4 1 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (3.21%) Ansible
1 5 (3.21%) Kubernetes
1 5 (3.21%) Puppet
1 5 (3.21%) Terraform
2 4 (2.56%) Kibana
2 4 (2.56%) logstash
2 4 (2.56%) SCCM
2 4 (2.56%) ZABBIX
3 2 (1.28%) AirWatch
3 2 (1.28%) Consul
3 2 (1.28%) Docker Swarm
3 2 (1.28%) Graphite
3 2 (1.28%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (1.28%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.28%) Rancher
3 2 (1.28%) Sysdig
4 1 (0.64%) Ambari
4 1 (0.64%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.64%) SCOM
4 1 (0.64%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 23 (14.74%) Google
1 23 (14.74%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.05%) Apple
2 11 (7.05%) SAP
3 7 (4.49%) Oracle
4 4 (2.56%) NEC
4 4 (2.56%) VMware
5 3 (1.92%) HP
6 2 (1.28%) Avaya
6 2 (1.28%) Cisco
6 2 (1.28%) Cognos
6 2 (1.28%) F5
6 2 (1.28%) Genesys
6 2 (1.28%) Meraki
6 2 (1.28%) NICE Systems
6 2 (1.28%) Palo Alto
6 2 (1.28%) Sonatype
7 1 (0.64%) Aerohive Networks
7 1 (0.64%) Hortonworks
7 1 (0.64%) Tableau