Period
to 21 August 2018

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 August 2018 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 760 713 780
Rank change year-on-year -47 +67 -3
Contract jobs citing CTC Cleared 140 147 136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.15% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.74% 0.79% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 117 87
UK median daily rate £475 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% +2.89%
10th Percentile £385 £200 £207
90th Percentile £615 £580 £605
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £431 £500
% change year-on-year -4.35% -13.75% +42.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
UK median hourly rate £11.00 £12.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £12.50 -
% change year-on-year -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 19,042 18,581 23,037
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.65% 19.39% 21.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,274 11,246 14,377
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £243
90th Percentile £625 £600 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 938 938 813
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £29.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.69% +8.18% +22.22%
10th Percentile £12.63 £12.05 £12.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.77 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.58 £31.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -23.95% +10.71% +16.09%

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 August 2018.

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 21 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for CTC Cleared in the UK

CTC Cleared
Top 8 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 August 2018. 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 -11 137 £475 +11.76% 1
London -14 122 £475 +11.76% 1
UK excluding London -39 18 £413 -4.35% 1
South East -16 12 £450 +125.00%
Wales -18 3 £413 - 1
North East +1 2 £350 -22.22%
North of England -28 2 £350 -26.32%
East of England -9 1 £208 +3.75%

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, 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.

1 140 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 57 (40.71%) SC Cleared
3 48 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 26 (18.57%) Finance
6 24 (17.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 23 (16.43%) Project Management
8 20 (14.29%) Windows
9 18 (12.86%) Stakeholder Management
10 16 (11.43%) Business Analysis
11 14 (10.00%) Office 365
12 13 (9.29%) PRINCE2
12 13 (9.29%) JavaScript
12 13 (9.29%) PowerShell
12 13 (9.29%) Microsoft Azure
13 12 (8.57%) TDD
13 12 (8.57%) SQL
13 12 (8.57%) Microsoft
13 12 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
14 11 (7.86%) Java
14 11 (7.86%) Scrum
15 10 (7.14%) Change Management
15 10 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
15 10 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
15 10 (7.14%) Retail
16 9 (6.43%) Amazon AWS
16 9 (6.43%) Web Services
16 9 (6.43%) Microsoft Project
16 9 (6.43%) Windows 10
16 9 (6.43%) PMO

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 5 (3.57%) Skype for Business
2 4 (2.86%) IIS
2 4 (2.86%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.14%) Apache
3 3 (2.14%) Apache Spark
3 3 (2.14%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (2.14%) Confluence
4 2 (1.43%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.71%) CMS
5 1 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 10 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
1 10 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (6.43%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (4.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.71%) HipChat
4 1 (0.71%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.71%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 14 (10.00%) Office 365
2 13 (9.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (6.43%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (4.29%) PaaS
5 4 (2.86%) SaaS
6 3 (2.14%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 3 (2.14%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.71%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.71%) G Suite
7 1 (0.71%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.71%) DNS
2 6 (4.29%) Skype
3 4 (2.86%) SMS
3 4 (2.86%) VoIP
4 3 (2.14%) Firewall
4 3 (2.14%) PBX
4 3 (2.14%) PSTN
4 3 (2.14%) SMTP
5 2 (1.43%) DHCP
5 2 (1.43%) Internet
6 1 (0.71%) APPN
6 1 (0.71%) FTP
6 1 (0.71%) OSPF
6 1 (0.71%) SNA
6 1 (0.71%) SNMP
6 1 (0.71%) SSH
6 1 (0.71%) SSL
6 1 (0.71%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.71%) Telnet
6 1 (0.71%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.71%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (4.29%) Big Data
2 6 (4.29%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.57%) HBase
4 4 (2.86%) NoSQL
4 4 (2.86%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.43%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.43%) MySQL
6 1 (0.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.71%) JasperReports
6 1 (0.71%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (4.29%) Git (software)
2 5 (3.57%) Jenkins
2 5 (3.57%) JIRA
2 5 (3.57%) Maven
3 4 (2.86%) JUnit
4 3 (2.14%) Mockito
4 3 (2.14%) Selenium
5 2 (1.43%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.71%) Ant
6 1 (0.71%) Arsenale Dataplane
6 1 (0.71%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.71%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (0.71%) Liquibase
6 1 (0.71%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.71%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 26 (18.57%) Finance
2 10 (7.14%) Retail
3 6 (4.29%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.57%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.86%) Electronics
5 4 (2.86%) Marketing
5 4 (2.86%) Publishing
6 3 (2.14%) Law
7 1 (0.71%) Billing
7 1 (0.71%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (17.86%) Analyst
2 23 (16.43%) Developer
3 16 (11.43%) Change Analyst
4 15 (10.71%) Project Manager
5 9 (6.43%) Change Manager
6 8 (5.71%) Business Manager
7 7 (5.00%) Business Change Manager
7 7 (5.00%) Windows Engineer
8 6 (4.29%) Business Project Manager
8 6 (4.29%) Java Developer
9 5 (3.57%) Architect
9 5 (3.57%) Business Change Project Manager
9 5 (3.57%) C# Developer
9 5 (3.57%) Change Project Manager
9 5 (3.57%) Delivery Manager
9 5 (3.57%) Product Manager
9 5 (3.57%) Programme Manager
9 5 (3.57%) Project Change Manager
10 4 (2.86%) Big Data Developer
10 4 (2.86%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.43%) Web Services
2 8 (5.71%) .NET
2 8 (5.71%) Node.js
3 7 (5.00%) CSS
4 6 (4.29%) AngularJS
4 6 (4.29%) jQuery
5 5 (3.57%) Samza
5 5 (3.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (2.86%) ASP.NET
6 4 (2.86%) Express
7 3 (2.14%) .NET Framework
7 3 (2.14%) HTML
7 3 (2.14%) Kafka
7 3 (2.14%) REST
7 3 (2.14%) RESTful
7 3 (2.14%) SOAP
7 3 (2.14%) XML
8 2 (1.43%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (1.43%) Entity Framework
8 2 (1.43%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.57%) User Experience
3 4 (2.86%) Data Centre
3 4 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (2.14%) Data Structures
4 3 (2.14%) Public Cloud
4 3 (2.14%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.43%) W3C
6 1 (0.71%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.71%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.71%) Life Science
6 1 (0.71%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.71%) Minimum Viable Product
6 1 (0.71%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.71%) PMI
6 1 (0.71%) RIA
6 1 (0.71%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 20 (14.29%) Windows
2 9 (6.43%) Windows 10
3 6 (4.29%) Linux
4 5 (3.57%) Windows Server
5 4 (2.86%) Android
5 4 (2.86%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.86%) Unix
6 1 (0.71%) CentOS
6 1 (0.71%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.71%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.71%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (17.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 23 (16.43%) Project Management
4 18 (12.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (11.43%) Business Analysis
6 13 (9.29%) PRINCE2
7 12 (8.57%) TDD
8 11 (7.86%) Scrum
9 10 (7.14%) Change Management
10 8 (5.71%) ITIL
10 8 (5.71%) Programme Management
11 7 (5.00%) Problem-Solving
11 7 (5.00%) Programme Delivery
12 6 (4.29%) DevOps
12 6 (4.29%) Risk Management
12 6 (4.29%) Use Case
12 6 (4.29%) Visualisation
13 5 (3.57%) Configuration Management
13 5 (3.57%) Migration
13 5 (3.57%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 13 (9.29%) JavaScript
1 13 (9.29%) PowerShell
2 12 (8.57%) SQL
3 11 (7.86%) Java
4 8 (5.71%) C#
5 5 (3.57%) Java 8
6 3 (2.14%) Groovy
7 2 (1.43%) Ruby
8 1 (0.71%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.71%) C
8 1 (0.71%) JCL
8 1 (0.71%) Python
8 1 (0.71%) Scala
8 1 (0.71%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.71%) VB
8 1 (0.71%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 140 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 57 (40.71%) SC Cleared
3 28 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.43%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.71%) APMP
5 1 (0.71%) CCNP
5 1 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.71%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.71%) Degree
5 1 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.71%) MCP
5 1 (0.71%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.43%) PMO
2 5 (3.57%) QA
3 4 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (2.14%) Data Quality
4 3 (2.14%) GDPR
5 1 (0.71%) NIST 800
System Software
1 7 (5.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.86%) vSphere
3 3 (2.14%) Docker
4 1 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.71%) Postfix
4 1 (0.71%) Squid
4 1 (0.71%) vCloud
4 1 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (5.00%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (2.86%) Backup Exec
2 4 (2.86%) NetBackup
2 4 (2.86%) Tivoli
3 3 (2.14%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.43%) Ansible
4 2 (1.43%) Puppet
4 2 (1.43%) SCOM
5 1 (0.71%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.71%) IBM BigFix
5 1 (0.71%) Kibana
5 1 (0.71%) logstash
5 1 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.71%) Rancher
5 1 (0.71%) SCCM
5 1 (0.71%) Terraform
5 1 (0.71%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 12 (8.57%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.00%) VMware
3 5 (3.57%) Oracle
4 4 (2.86%) BMC
4 4 (2.86%) SAP
5 2 (1.43%) Cisco
5 2 (1.43%) IBM
5 2 (1.43%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.71%) DevExpress
6 1 (0.71%) Hortonworks
6 1 (0.71%) Sonatype
6 1 (0.71%) Twitter
6 1 (0.71%) Unisys
6 1 (0.71%) Workday