Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 696 727 742
Rank change year-on-year +31 +15 -40
Contract jobs citing CTC Cleared 179 169 150
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.16% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.95% 0.78% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 101 98
UK median daily rate £425 £450 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +15.76% +3.67%
10th Percentile £170 £229 £177
90th Percentile £600 £600 £532
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £450 £350
% change year-on-year -27.22% +28.57% -7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
UK median hourly rate £12.50 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.50% +11.11% +9.09%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £20.00 -
% change year-on-year -37.50% - -

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 18914 21681 22650
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.65% 20.68% 19.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 11591 13520 13652
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £220 £240 £243
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +3.23% +0.65% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 889 861 1091
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £26.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +31.58%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.14 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.19 £49.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +1.85% +8.00% +31.58%

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 19 November 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 19 November 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 +21 168 £425 -5.56% 10
London -15 154 £450 +4.05% 10
UK excluding London +24 24 £328 -27.22%
North of England +60 11 £220 -8.09%
Wales - 8 £506 -
North East +72 4 £220 -
North West +23 4 £179 -49.00%
Yorkshire +21 3 £488 +8.33%
South East +4 2 £255 -53.64%
Scotland - 2 £378 -
Midlands +21 1 £200 -63.64%
East Midlands +10 1 £200 -33.33%

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 179 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 76 (42.46%) SC Cleared
3 50 (27.93%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (20.67%) Google
5 34 (18.99%) Project Management
6 33 (18.44%) Microsoft
7 32 (17.88%) Finance
8 30 (16.76%) Windows
9 27 (15.08%) Analytical Skills
10 24 (13.41%) Data Modelling
11 21 (11.73%) Business Intelligence
12 20 (11.17%) Active Directory
12 20 (11.17%) Microsoft Excel
13 19 (10.61%) Python
13 19 (10.61%) DevOps
13 19 (10.61%) Service Design
13 19 (10.61%) G Suite
14 17 (9.50%) Apple iOS
14 17 (9.50%) SQL
14 17 (9.50%) SQL Server
15 16 (8.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
15 16 (8.94%) Android
15 16 (8.94%) Disclosure Scotland
16 15 (8.38%) Amazon AWS
16 15 (8.38%) Visualisation
16 15 (8.38%) JIRA
16 15 (8.38%) Service Management
17 14 (7.82%) Java
17 14 (7.82%) TDD
17 14 (7.82%) Git (software)

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 (2.79%) Confluence
2 4 (2.23%) ArcGIS
2 4 (2.23%) Oracle Workflow
3 3 (1.68%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.68%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (1.68%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.12%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (1.12%) nginx
4 2 (1.12%) SAS
4 2 (1.12%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.56%) Apache
5 1 (0.56%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.56%) JBoss
5 1 (0.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 20 (11.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (8.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (3.35%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (2.23%) InfoPath
5 3 (1.68%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (1.12%) SPSS
7 1 (0.56%) HipChat
7 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.23%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (2.23%) Unit4 Business World
2 3 (1.68%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.56%) Primavera
3 1 (0.56%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (10.61%) G Suite
2 15 (8.38%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (7.26%) Google Drive
4 8 (4.47%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (4.47%) Office 365
5 3 (1.68%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 2 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.12%) OneDrive
6 2 (1.12%) PaaS
7 1 (0.56%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.68%) Remote Desktop
1 3 (1.68%) SMS
1 3 (1.68%) VPN
1 3 (1.68%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (1.12%) DNS
2 2 (1.12%) WebEx
3 1 (0.56%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (0.56%) DHCP
3 1 (0.56%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (0.56%) Firewall
3 1 (0.56%) HTTP
3 1 (0.56%) Intranet
3 1 (0.56%) iSCSI
3 1 (0.56%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.56%) LAN
3 1 (0.56%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (0.56%) SAN
3 1 (0.56%) Skype
3 1 (0.56%) SSH
3 1 (0.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (9.50%) SQL Server
2 14 (7.82%) Relational Database
3 13 (7.26%) NoSQL
3 13 (7.26%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (6.15%) RDBMS
5 9 (5.03%) MySQL
6 5 (2.79%) Big Data
6 5 (2.79%) Oracle Database
7 4 (2.23%) Geospatial Data
7 4 (2.23%) GIS
7 4 (2.23%) Hadoop
7 4 (2.23%) HBase
7 4 (2.23%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 4 (2.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.12%) QGIS
8 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.56%) DataStax
Development Applications
1 15 (8.38%) JIRA
2 14 (7.82%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.23%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.68%) ERwin
4 3 (1.68%) SonarQube
4 3 (1.68%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (1.12%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (1.12%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.56%) Ant
6 1 (0.56%) Arsenale Dataplane
6 1 (0.56%) Gatling
6 1 (0.56%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (0.56%) JMeter
6 1 (0.56%) JUnit
6 1 (0.56%) Liquibase
6 1 (0.56%) Maven
6 1 (0.56%) Selenium
General
1 32 (17.88%) Finance
2 10 (5.59%) Financial Institution
3 9 (5.03%) Publishing
4 8 (4.47%) Manufacturing
5 7 (3.91%) Electronics
5 7 (3.91%) Marketing
5 7 (3.91%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.56%) Legal
7 1 (0.56%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 33 (18.44%) Developer
2 20 (11.17%) Analyst
3 15 (8.38%) Delivery Manager
4 12 (6.70%) Project Manager
5 10 (5.59%) Architect
6 8 (4.47%) 1st Line Support
6 8 (4.47%) Database Architect
6 8 (4.47%) Full Stack Developer
6 8 (4.47%) Support Analyst
6 8 (4.47%) Trainer
7 7 (3.91%) IT Analyst
7 7 (3.91%) IT Trainer
7 7 (3.91%) SQL Developer
8 6 (3.35%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 6 (3.35%) Data Manager
9 5 (2.79%) Cybersecurity Specialist
9 5 (2.79%) IT Support
9 5 (2.79%) IT Support Analyst
9 5 (2.79%) Security Specialist
9 5 (2.79%) User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.03%) Flask
2 6 (3.35%) Web Services
3 5 (2.79%) CSS
3 5 (2.79%) Highcharts JS
3 5 (2.79%) HTML
4 4 (2.23%) REST
4 4 (2.23%) SailPoint
5 3 (1.68%) .NET
5 3 (1.68%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (1.68%) Kafka
5 3 (1.68%) Middleware
5 3 (1.68%) RESTful
5 3 (1.68%) Samza
6 2 (1.12%) COM
6 2 (1.12%) Jinja
6 2 (1.12%) SAML
6 2 (1.12%) Sass
7 1 (0.56%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.56%) Guice
7 1 (0.56%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 27 (15.08%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (7.26%) Smartphone
3 12 (6.70%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.35%) Data Structures
4 6 (3.35%) Reference Data
5 5 (2.79%) Linked Data
5 5 (2.79%) User Experience
6 3 (1.68%) Freedom of Information
7 2 (1.12%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.12%) NHS
8 1 (0.56%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.56%) RIA
8 1 (0.56%) Social Media
8 1 (0.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 30 (16.76%) Windows
2 17 (9.50%) Apple iOS
3 16 (8.94%) Android
4 10 (5.59%) Linux
5 6 (3.35%) Mac OS
6 5 (2.79%) Windows 10
7 4 (2.23%) Mac OS X
8 3 (1.68%) Unix
9 2 (1.12%) CoreOS
9 2 (1.12%) Windows Server
9 2 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.56%) CentOS
10 1 (0.56%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (27.93%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (18.99%) Project Management
3 24 (13.41%) Data Modelling
4 21 (11.73%) Business Intelligence
5 19 (10.61%) DevOps
5 19 (10.61%) Service Design
6 15 (8.38%) Service Management
6 15 (8.38%) Visualisation
7 14 (7.82%) TDD
8 13 (7.26%) Agile Project Management
8 13 (7.26%) BDD
8 13 (7.26%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (7.26%) Migration
8 13 (7.26%) Programme Management
8 13 (7.26%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (6.70%) Incident Management
9 12 (6.70%) Software Delivery
10 11 (6.15%) Analytics
11 10 (5.59%) Data Analysis
11 10 (5.59%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 19 (10.61%) Python
2 17 (9.50%) SQL
3 14 (7.82%) Java
4 13 (7.26%) JavaScript
5 9 (5.03%) C
6 4 (2.23%) PL/SQL
6 4 (2.23%) Ruby
7 3 (1.68%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.12%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.12%) C#
8 2 (1.12%) Go
8 2 (1.12%) Perl
8 2 (1.12%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.12%) R
8 2 (1.12%) Scala
9 1 (0.56%) COBOL
9 1 (0.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 179 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 76 (42.46%) SC Cleared
3 14 (7.82%) BPSS Clearance
4 10 (5.59%) DV Cleared
5 6 (3.35%) CISSP
5 6 (3.35%) Degree
6 2 (1.12%) ISEB
6 2 (1.12%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.56%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.56%) CBAP
7 1 (0.56%) CCAB
7 1 (0.56%) CCNP
7 1 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.56%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.94%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (3.35%) QA
3 4 (2.23%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.68%) PMO
5 2 (1.12%) SLA
6 1 (0.56%) COBIT
System Software
1 20 (11.17%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.59%) Docker
3 2 (1.12%) etcd
3 2 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.12%) vSphere
4 1 (0.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.56%) HDFS
4 1 (0.56%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.56%) Postfix
4 1 (0.56%) Squid
4 1 (0.56%) vCloud
4 1 (0.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (5.59%) Kubernetes
2 7 (3.91%) SCCM
3 4 (2.23%) Ansible
3 4 (2.23%) Puppet
3 4 (2.23%) Terraform
4 3 (1.68%) Kibana
4 3 (1.68%) logstash
4 3 (1.68%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (1.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (1.68%) ZABBIX
5 2 (1.12%) AirWatch
5 2 (1.12%) Consul
5 2 (1.12%) Graphite
5 2 (1.12%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.12%) SCOM
5 2 (1.12%) Sysdig
6 1 (0.56%) Ambari
6 1 (0.56%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.56%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.56%) Rancher
Vendors
1 37 (20.67%) Google
2 33 (18.44%) Microsoft
3 13 (7.26%) Salesforce.com
4 12 (6.70%) Apple
5 8 (4.47%) Oracle
5 8 (4.47%) SAP
6 4 (2.23%) Tableau
6 4 (2.23%) VMware
7 3 (1.68%) HP
8 2 (1.12%) Cisco
8 2 (1.12%) Cognos
8 2 (1.12%) Meraki
9 1 (0.56%) BMC
9 1 (0.56%) Citrix
9 1 (0.56%) Dell
9 1 (0.56%) EMC
9 1 (0.56%) F5
9 1 (0.56%) Hortonworks
9 1 (0.56%) Palo Alto
9 1 (0.56%) Sonatype