Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 690 691 726
Rank change year-on-year +1 +35 +70
Contract jobs citing CTC Cleared 191 137 154
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.99% 0.75% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 112 131
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +21.43% -10.26%
10th Percentile £306 £200 £213
90th Percentile £525 £573 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £420 £295
% change year-on-year -4.76% +42.37% -15.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
UK median hourly rate £33.00 £14.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +135.71% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 - -

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 19,231 18,317 22,716
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.08% 20.30% 21.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,537 11,488 14,121
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £238 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.13% +4.58% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 853 922 857
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £30.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.67% -7.69% +47.73%
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.00 £12.02
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.37 £35.00
% change year-on-year -17.68% -13.24% +55.56%

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 23 May 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 23 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for CTC Cleared in the UK

CTC Cleared
Top 7 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 23 May 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 +13 188 £450 +5.88% 16
London +13 179 £450 +5.88% 15
UK excluding London -34 11 £400 -4.76% 1
South East -19 5 £450 +125.00% 1
North East +17 4 £350 -22.22%
North of England -21 4 £350 -24.32%
Wales - 2 £350 -

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 191 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 85 (44.50%) SC Cleared
3 54 (28.27%) Project Management
4 50 (26.18%) Agile Software Development
5 36 (18.85%) BPSS Clearance
6 34 (17.80%) Office 365
7 31 (16.23%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 30 (15.71%) Finance
8 30 (15.71%) Microsoft Azure
9 27 (14.14%) Stakeholder Management
10 22 (11.52%) Identity Management
10 22 (11.52%) Windows
11 21 (10.99%) Business Analysis
11 21 (10.99%) Azure Active Directory
12 20 (10.47%) Disclosure Scotland
12 20 (10.47%) Mobile Device Management
13 19 (9.95%) Law
14 17 (8.90%) Microsoft Excel
14 17 (8.90%) PMO
15 16 (8.38%) PowerShell
16 15 (7.85%) PRINCE2
17 14 (7.33%) Java
17 14 (7.33%) Scrum
17 14 (7.33%) Retail
18 13 (6.81%) Programme Management
18 13 (6.81%) Microsoft
18 13 (6.81%) Analytical Skills
19 12 (6.28%) Creative Thinking
19 12 (6.28%) Microsoft Project
20 11 (5.76%) Acceptance Criteria

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 9 (4.71%) SharePoint
2 8 (4.19%) CMS
3 7 (3.66%) WordPress
4 6 (3.14%) Skype for Business
5 5 (2.62%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.05%) Apache
6 2 (1.05%) Confluence
6 2 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.05%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.52%) Tomcat
Applications
1 17 (8.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (6.28%) Microsoft Project
3 10 (5.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (4.19%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (2.09%) InfoPath
6 2 (1.05%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.52%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.52%) Final Cut Pro
7 1 (0.52%) HipChat
7 1 (0.52%) InDesign
7 1 (0.52%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.52%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 34 (17.80%) Office 365
2 30 (15.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (10.99%) Azure Active Directory
4 10 (5.24%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (4.19%) G Suite
6 4 (2.09%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (2.09%) Amazon ELB
6 4 (2.09%) Amazon S3
6 4 (2.09%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (2.09%) OneDrive
6 4 (2.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 4 (2.09%) Yammer
7 3 (1.57%) PaaS
7 3 (1.57%) Route 53
8 2 (1.05%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.52%) Google Drive
9 1 (0.52%) Heroku
9 1 (0.52%) Serverless
9 1 (0.52%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.24%) SMS
2 8 (4.19%) DNS
3 6 (3.14%) Skype
4 5 (2.62%) VoIP
5 4 (2.09%) PBX
5 4 (2.09%) PSTN
5 4 (2.09%) VPN
6 2 (1.05%) DHCP
6 2 (1.05%) OpenLDAP
6 2 (1.05%) OpenVPN
6 2 (1.05%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (1.05%) SMTP
6 2 (1.05%) SSH
6 2 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.52%) Broadband
7 1 (0.52%) HTTP
7 1 (0.52%) Internet
7 1 (0.52%) LAN
7 1 (0.52%) Network Security
7 1 (0.52%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.19%) Big Data
2 6 (3.14%) HBase
2 6 (3.14%) NoSQL
3 4 (2.09%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (2.09%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (2.09%) Power BI
4 3 (1.57%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.52%) JasperReports
6 1 (0.52%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (4.71%) JIRA
2 8 (4.19%) Jenkins
3 6 (3.14%) Maven
4 2 (1.05%) Ant
4 2 (1.05%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.05%) JUnit
4 2 (1.05%) Liquibase
4 2 (1.05%) SonarQube
4 2 (1.05%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.52%) Arsenale Dataplane
5 1 (0.52%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.52%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.52%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.52%) JIRA Agile
General
1 30 (15.71%) Finance
2 19 (9.95%) Law
3 14 (7.33%) Retail
4 8 (4.19%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.14%) Electronics
5 6 (3.14%) Manufacturing
5 6 (3.14%) Marketing
6 2 (1.05%) Publishing
7 1 (0.52%) Billing
7 1 (0.52%) Legal
Job Titles
1 48 (25.13%) Analyst
2 17 (8.90%) Architect
2 17 (8.90%) Consultant
3 16 (8.38%) Business Analyst
4 15 (7.85%) Change Analyst
5 14 (7.33%) Project Manager
6 13 (6.81%) Developer
7 11 (5.76%) Business Manager
7 11 (5.76%) Office 365 Consultant
7 11 (5.76%) Technical Consultant
8 10 (5.24%) Active Directory Consultant
8 10 (5.24%) Azure Consultant
8 10 (5.24%) Business Change Manager
8 10 (5.24%) Change Manager
9 9 (4.71%) Cloud Consultant
9 9 (4.71%) Data Analyst
10 8 (4.19%) Business Project Manager
11 7 (3.66%) Business Change Project Manager
11 7 (3.66%) Office 365 Architect
11 7 (3.66%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.14%) REST
1 6 (3.14%) Samza
2 5 (2.62%) Kafka
3 4 (2.09%) Web Services
3 4 (2.09%) XML
4 3 (1.57%) AngularJS
4 3 (1.57%) CSS
4 3 (1.57%) HTML
4 3 (1.57%) RESTful
5 2 (1.05%) .NET
5 2 (1.05%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.05%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.05%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (1.05%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (1.05%) JSON
5 2 (1.05%) MCollective
5 2 (1.05%) Middleware
5 2 (1.05%) Node.js
5 2 (1.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (0.52%) DHTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.81%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.71%) User Experience
3 3 (1.57%) Social Media
4 2 (1.05%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.05%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (1.05%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.52%) Graphic Design
5 1 (0.52%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (0.52%) Minimum Viable Product
5 1 (0.52%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 22 (11.52%) Windows
2 8 (4.19%) Windows 10
3 7 (3.66%) Android
3 7 (3.66%) Apple iOS
3 7 (3.66%) Linux
4 4 (2.09%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.05%) CentOS
5 2 (1.05%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.52%) Unix
6 1 (0.52%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.52%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (28.27%) Project Management
2 50 (26.18%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (16.23%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 27 (14.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 22 (11.52%) Identity Management
6 21 (10.99%) Business Analysis
7 20 (10.47%) Mobile Device Management
8 15 (7.85%) PRINCE2
9 14 (7.33%) Scrum
10 13 (6.81%) Programme Management
11 12 (6.28%) Creative Thinking
12 11 (5.76%) Acceptance Criteria
13 10 (5.24%) Business Intelligence
13 10 (5.24%) Change Management
13 10 (5.24%) User Stories
14 9 (4.71%) Enterprise Modelling
14 9 (4.71%) Migration
14 9 (4.71%) Problem-Solving
14 9 (4.71%) Service Delivery
14 9 (4.71%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 16 (8.38%) PowerShell
2 14 (7.33%) Java
3 10 (5.24%) SQL
4 8 (4.19%) JavaScript
5 7 (3.66%) Java 8
6 4 (2.09%) Groovy
7 3 (1.57%) C
8 2 (1.05%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.05%) C#
8 2 (1.05%) Ruby
9 1 (0.52%) Python
9 1 (0.52%) Scala
9 1 (0.52%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.52%) VBA
9 1 (0.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 191 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 85 (44.50%) SC Cleared
3 36 (18.85%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (3.14%) Degree
5 4 (2.09%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.52%) CCNP
6 1 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.52%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (10.47%) Disclosure Scotland
2 17 (8.90%) PMO
3 4 (2.09%) GDPR
3 4 (2.09%) QA
4 3 (1.57%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.52%) NIST 800
5 1 (0.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (5.24%) Docker
2 6 (3.14%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.05%) Postfix
3 2 (1.05%) Squid
3 2 (1.05%) vCloud
4 1 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.52%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (3.14%) Kubernetes
1 6 (3.14%) Microsoft Intune
2 5 (2.62%) Puppet
2 5 (2.62%) Terraform
3 3 (1.57%) Ansible
4 2 (1.05%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (1.05%) Kibana
4 2 (1.05%) logstash
4 2 (1.05%) Rancher
4 2 (1.05%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.52%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.52%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.52%) IBM BigFix
5 1 (0.52%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.52%) Rsyslog
5 1 (0.52%) SCCM
5 1 (0.52%) Sysdig
5 1 (0.52%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 13 (6.81%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.24%) Google
3 7 (3.66%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (3.14%) SAP
5 5 (2.62%) VMware
6 4 (2.09%) Okta
6 4 (2.09%) Zscaler
7 3 (1.57%) Oracle
8 2 (1.05%) Hortonworks
8 2 (1.05%) Sonatype
8 2 (1.05%) WSO2
9 1 (0.52%) Adobe
9 1 (0.52%) Apple
9 1 (0.52%) BMC
9 1 (0.52%) Cisco
9 1 (0.52%) IBM
9 1 (0.52%) WorldPay