Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 632 713 712
Rank change year-on-year +81 -1 +47
Contract jobs citing CTC Cleared 237 138 170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.14% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.26% 0.70% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 104 127
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +20.00% +15.38%
10th Percentile £200 £323 £232
90th Percentile £550 £550 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £305 £450 £438
% change year-on-year -32.22% +2.86% +26.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
UK median hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £15.75 -

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 18,816 19,730 22,481
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.82% 20.73% 20.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,498 12,493 13,751
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £225 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 842 912 1,002
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% - +44.74%
10th Percentile £12.03 £12.00 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.25 £51.19 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.22 £27.50 £30.11
% change year-on-year -4.67% -8.65% +54.38%

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 25 February 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
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 25 February 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 +66 226 £450 - 9
London +60 211 £450 - 7
UK excluding London +15 25 £305 -32.22% 2
North of England +34 12 £250 -44.44% 2
Wales - 9 £475 -
North East - 7 £300 - 1
North West +19 4 £179 -60.33% 1
South East -12 2 £328 -19.14%
Midlands +11 1 £200 -33.33%
East Midlands -1 1 £200 -33.33%
Yorkshire -9 1 - -
Scotland - 1 £305 -

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 237 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 111 (46.84%) SC Cleared
3 70 (29.54%) Agile Software Development
4 65 (27.43%) Project Management
5 41 (17.30%) Google
6 37 (15.61%) Finance
7 34 (14.35%) Microsoft
8 32 (13.50%) Windows
8 32 (13.50%) Disclosure Scotland
9 31 (13.08%) Microsoft Azure
10 29 (12.24%) Office 365
11 28 (11.81%) Identity Management
12 26 (10.97%) Microsoft Excel
12 26 (10.97%) BPSS Clearance
13 25 (10.55%) Mobile Device Management
14 24 (10.13%) Business Intelligence
15 23 (9.70%) Azure Active Directory
16 22 (9.28%) G Suite
16 22 (9.28%) JIRA
17 21 (8.86%) Salesforce.com
17 21 (8.86%) Service Design
18 20 (8.44%) DevOps
18 20 (8.44%) Apple iOS
18 20 (8.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
19 19 (8.02%) Law
19 19 (8.02%) Amazon AWS
19 19 (8.02%) Android
19 19 (8.02%) User Stories
20 18 (7.59%) Service Management
20 18 (7.59%) Active Directory

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 7 (2.95%) CMS
1 7 (2.95%) WordPress
2 6 (2.53%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.11%) Confluence
4 4 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (1.69%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (1.27%) Apache Spark
5 3 (1.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (1.27%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.84%) Apache
6 2 (0.84%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (0.84%) MQSeries
6 2 (0.84%) nginx
6 2 (0.84%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 26 (10.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (8.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (3.80%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (2.95%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (1.69%) InfoPath
5 4 (1.69%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.84%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.42%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.42%) Final Cut Pro
7 1 (0.42%) HipChat
7 1 (0.42%) InDesign
7 1 (0.42%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (1.69%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.27%) Unit4 Business World
3 2 (0.84%) Primavera
4 1 (0.42%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 31 (13.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (12.24%) Office 365
3 23 (9.70%) Azure Active Directory
4 22 (9.28%) G Suite
5 19 (8.02%) Amazon AWS
6 14 (5.91%) Google Drive
7 5 (2.11%) OneDrive
8 4 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (1.69%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (1.69%) Amazon S3
8 4 (1.69%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (1.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (1.69%) Yammer
9 3 (1.27%) Google Analytics
9 3 (1.27%) PaaS
9 3 (1.27%) Route 53
9 3 (1.27%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 1 (0.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.42%) Heroku
10 1 (0.42%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.38%) SMS
1 8 (3.38%) VPN
2 5 (2.11%) Remote Desktop
2 5 (2.11%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (1.27%) DNS
4 2 (0.84%) OpenLDAP
4 2 (0.84%) OpenVPN
4 2 (0.84%) Skype
4 2 (0.84%) SSH
5 1 (0.42%) DHCP
5 1 (0.42%) HTTP
5 1 (0.42%) Intranet
5 1 (0.42%) PBX
5 1 (0.42%) PSTN
5 1 (0.42%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.91%) PostgreSQL
2 12 (5.06%) NoSQL
3 11 (4.64%) RDBMS
3 11 (4.64%) Relational Database
4 9 (3.80%) MySQL
5 5 (2.11%) Big Data
5 5 (2.11%) Oracle Database
5 5 (2.11%) SQL Server
6 4 (1.69%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (1.69%) HBase
6 4 (1.69%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 4 (1.69%) Power BI
7 3 (1.27%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (9.28%) JIRA
2 13 (5.49%) Git (software)
3 7 (2.95%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.69%) SonarQube
4 4 (1.69%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.84%) Ant
5 2 (0.84%) JUnit
5 2 (0.84%) Liquibase
5 2 (0.84%) Maven
6 1 (0.42%) Arsenale Dataplane
6 1 (0.42%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.42%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.42%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (0.42%) JMeter
6 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.42%) Visual Studio
General
1 37 (15.61%) Finance
2 19 (8.02%) Law
3 11 (4.64%) Financial Institution
4 10 (4.22%) Manufacturing
5 9 (3.80%) Electronics
5 9 (3.80%) Marketing
5 9 (3.80%) Telecoms
6 7 (2.95%) Publishing
7 5 (2.11%) Retail
8 2 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.42%) Legal
Job Titles
1 50 (21.10%) Analyst
2 25 (10.55%) Developer
3 23 (9.70%) Consultant
4 19 (8.02%) Business Analyst
5 15 (6.33%) Architect
5 15 (6.33%) Technical Consultant
6 13 (5.49%) Data Analyst
6 13 (5.49%) Delivery Manager
6 13 (5.49%) User Researcher
7 11 (4.64%) Cloud Consultant
7 11 (4.64%) Office 365 Consultant
8 10 (4.22%) Active Directory Consultant
8 10 (4.22%) Azure Consultant
9 9 (3.80%) Project Manager
9 9 (3.80%) Salesforce Analyst
10 8 (3.38%) 1st Line Support
11 7 (2.95%) Active Directory Architect
11 7 (2.95%) Azure Architect
11 7 (2.95%) IT Analyst
11 7 (2.95%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.80%) Flask
2 6 (2.53%) RESTful
3 5 (2.11%) Highcharts JS
3 5 (2.11%) Middleware
3 5 (2.11%) Web Services
4 4 (1.69%) Elastic Stack
4 4 (1.69%) REST
4 4 (1.69%) SailPoint
4 4 (1.69%) Samza
5 3 (1.27%) CSS
5 3 (1.27%) HTML
5 3 (1.27%) Kafka
6 2 (0.84%) COM
6 2 (0.84%) Jinja
6 2 (0.84%) JSON
6 2 (0.84%) MCollective
6 2 (0.84%) SAML
6 2 (0.84%) Sass
6 2 (0.84%) XML
7 1 (0.42%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.49%) Smartphone
2 12 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.64%) User Experience
4 6 (2.53%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.27%) Freedom of Information
5 3 (1.27%) Social Media
5 3 (1.27%) Virtual Team
6 2 (0.84%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (0.84%) NHS
7 1 (0.42%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.42%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.42%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.42%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.42%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 32 (13.50%) Windows
2 20 (8.44%) Apple iOS
3 19 (8.02%) Android
4 11 (4.64%) Linux
5 8 (3.38%) Mac OS
6 5 (2.11%) Windows 10
7 4 (1.69%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.84%) CentOS
8 2 (0.84%) CoreOS
8 2 (0.84%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.42%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.42%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (29.54%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (27.43%) Project Management
3 28 (11.81%) Identity Management
4 25 (10.55%) Mobile Device Management
5 24 (10.13%) Business Intelligence
6 21 (8.86%) Service Design
7 20 (8.44%) DevOps
8 19 (8.02%) User Stories
9 18 (7.59%) Service Management
10 17 (7.17%) Workflow
11 16 (6.75%) Data Modelling
11 16 (6.75%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 15 (6.33%) Creative Thinking
12 15 (6.33%) Migration
12 15 (6.33%) Programme Management
12 15 (6.33%) Stakeholder Management
13 14 (5.91%) Acceptance Criteria
13 14 (5.91%) Analytics
13 14 (5.91%) BDD
14 13 (5.49%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 16 (6.75%) Java
2 14 (5.91%) JavaScript
2 14 (5.91%) Python
3 12 (5.06%) SQL
4 7 (2.95%) PowerShell
5 4 (1.69%) C
5 4 (1.69%) PL/SQL
6 3 (1.27%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.27%) Ruby
7 2 (0.84%) Go
8 1 (0.42%) Groovy
8 1 (0.42%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.42%) VBA
Qualifications
1 237 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 111 (46.84%) SC Cleared
3 26 (10.97%) BPSS Clearance
4 13 (5.49%) Degree
5 10 (4.22%) DV Cleared
6 6 (2.53%) CISSP
7 2 (0.84%) ISEB
7 2 (0.84%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.42%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.42%) CBAP
8 1 (0.42%) CCAB
8 1 (0.42%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (13.50%) Disclosure Scotland
2 12 (5.06%) PMO
3 3 (1.27%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 12207
3 3 (1.27%) QA
4 2 (0.84%) GDPR
4 2 (0.84%) SLA
5 1 (0.42%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.42%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 18 (7.59%) Active Directory
2 16 (6.75%) Docker
3 2 (0.84%) etcd
3 2 (0.84%) Postfix
3 2 (0.84%) Squid
3 2 (0.84%) vCloud
4 1 (0.42%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.42%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (5.06%) Kubernetes
2 7 (2.95%) Puppet
2 7 (2.95%) SCCM
2 7 (2.95%) Terraform
3 4 (1.69%) Ansible
3 4 (1.69%) Kibana
3 4 (1.69%) logstash
3 4 (1.69%) ZABBIX
4 3 (1.27%) AirWatch
4 3 (1.27%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (1.27%) Sysdig
4 3 (1.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.84%) Consul
5 2 (0.84%) Docker Swarm
5 2 (0.84%) Graphite
5 2 (0.84%) Rancher
6 1 (0.42%) Rsyslog
6 1 (0.42%) SCOM
6 1 (0.42%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 41 (17.30%) Google
2 34 (14.35%) Microsoft
3 21 (8.86%) Salesforce.com
4 10 (4.22%) Apple
4 10 (4.22%) SAP
5 7 (2.95%) Oracle
6 4 (1.69%) Tableau
7 3 (1.27%) VMware
8 2 (0.84%) Cognos
8 2 (0.84%) HP
8 2 (0.84%) Meraki
8 2 (0.84%) Sonatype
8 2 (0.84%) WSO2
9 1 (0.42%) Adobe
9 1 (0.42%) Citrix
9 1 (0.42%) Hortonworks
9 1 (0.42%) Ivanti
9 1 (0.42%) WorldPay