Period
to 21 November 2019

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 November 2019 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 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 721 755 703
Rank change year-on-year +34 -52 +29
Contract jobs citing CTC Cleared 86 145 188
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.14% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.51% 0.74% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 108 142
UK median daily rate £465 £525 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.43% +23.53% -5.56%
10th Percentile £263 £400 £171
90th Percentile £690 £700 £623
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £413 £350
% change year-on-year -21.21% +17.86% -22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
UK median hourly rate £14.00 £11.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.27% -12.00% -37.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £11.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year +27.27% -12.00% -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 16,990 19,628 19,410
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.42% 18.86% 18.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,407 11,619 11,894
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £260 £255 £220
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 848 948 905
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £25.81 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.59% -1.67% +0.96%
10th Percentile £14.94 £12.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £59.61 £51.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +32.08% -3.64% -

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 November 2019.

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 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for CTC Cleared in the UK

CTC Cleared
Top 9 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 November 2019. 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 +44 83 £488 -7.14% 9
London +47 79 £476 -13.41% 5
UK excluding London +54 7 £325 -21.21% 4
South East +36 2 - - 1
Wales +24 2 £138 -66.67%
Scotland +26 1 £325 +170.83%
South West -5 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £520 - 2
Midlands - 1 £520 - 2

For the 6 months to 21 November 2019, 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 86 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 39 (45.35%) SC Cleared
3 34 (39.53%) Public Sector
4 27 (31.40%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (20.93%) Finance
6 16 (18.60%) Project Delivery
7 15 (17.44%) Python
7 15 (17.44%) Azure
8 11 (12.79%) Project Management
8 11 (12.79%) Linux
8 11 (12.79%) TDD
8 11 (12.79%) AWS
8 11 (12.79%) DevOps
9 10 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (10.47%) Microsoft
10 9 (10.47%) Windows
10 9 (10.47%) Java
10 9 (10.47%) Programme Management
10 9 (10.47%) Technical Architecture
10 9 (10.47%) Continuous Delivery
11 8 (9.30%) Google
11 8 (9.30%) Ruby
11 8 (9.30%) Unix
11 8 (9.30%) ITIL
12 7 (8.14%) PRINCE2
12 7 (8.14%) Microsoft Excel
12 7 (8.14%) Business Intelligence
12 7 (8.14%) HTML
12 7 (8.14%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (8.14%) Continuous Integration

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 (4.65%) OpenStack
2 3 (3.49%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (2.33%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.16%) CMS
4 1 (1.16%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (8.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (4.65%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.65%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.16%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 15 (17.44%) Azure
2 11 (12.79%) AWS
3 7 (8.14%) GCP
3 7 (8.14%) IaaS
3 7 (8.14%) Office 365
4 2 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.16%) Basecamp
5 1 (1.16%) PaaS
5 1 (1.16%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.49%) Broadband
1 3 (3.49%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.98%) BigQuery
2 3 (3.49%) MySQL
3 2 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.33%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.16%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (4.65%) Jenkins
1 4 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (4.65%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.49%) Katalon Studio
2 3 (3.49%) Selenium
2 3 (3.49%) Vagrant
3 2 (2.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.33%) Moq
3 2 (2.33%) MSTest
4 1 (1.16%) JIRA
General
1 34 (39.53%) Public Sector
2 18 (20.93%) Finance
3 5 (5.81%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.49%) Marketing
4 3 (3.49%) Police
5 2 (2.33%) Electronics
5 2 (2.33%) Law
5 2 (2.33%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.16%) Billing
6 1 (1.16%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.16%) Publishing
6 1 (1.16%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (16.28%) Analyst
2 12 (13.95%) Architect
3 10 (11.63%) Data Analyst
3 10 (11.63%) Developer
4 7 (8.14%) Enterprise Architect
5 4 (4.65%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (4.65%) Problem Manager
5 4 (4.65%) Support Engineer
6 3 (3.49%) Backend Developer
6 3 (3.49%) Designer
6 3 (3.49%) Full Stack Developer
6 3 (3.49%) Incident and Problem Manager
6 3 (3.49%) Incident Manager
6 3 (3.49%) IT Support
6 3 (3.49%) Junior
6 3 (3.49%) Project Manager
6 3 (3.49%) Transformation Manager
7 2 (2.33%) .NET Developer
7 2 (2.33%) Java Developer
7 2 (2.33%) Senior Backend Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.14%) HTML
2 6 (6.98%) .NET
2 6 (6.98%) ASP.NET
2 6 (6.98%) jQuery
3 3 (3.49%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (3.49%) CSS
3 3 (3.49%) KnockoutJS
3 3 (3.49%) Razor View Engine
3 3 (3.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (2.33%) CSS3
4 2 (2.33%) Fluent NHibernate
4 2 (2.33%) Hibernate
4 2 (2.33%) HTML5
4 2 (2.33%) J2EE
4 2 (2.33%) Kafka
4 2 (2.33%) NHibernate
4 2 (2.33%) Node.js
4 2 (2.33%) RESTful
4 2 (2.33%) Spring
4 2 (2.33%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.81%) Analytical Mindset
2 5 (5.81%) User Experience
3 3 (3.49%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.49%) W3C
4 2 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.16%) Animation
5 1 (1.16%) Blog
5 1 (1.16%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.16%) NHS
5 1 (1.16%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.16%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 11 (12.79%) Linux
2 9 (10.47%) Windows
3 8 (9.30%) Unix
4 6 (6.98%) Mac OS
5 4 (4.65%) Ubuntu
6 3 (3.49%) Mac OS X
7 2 (2.33%) Windows 10
7 2 (2.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (31.40%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (18.60%) Project Delivery
3 11 (12.79%) DevOps
3 11 (12.79%) Project Management
3 11 (12.79%) TDD
4 9 (10.47%) Continuous Delivery
4 9 (10.47%) Programme Management
4 9 (10.47%) Technical Architecture
5 8 (9.30%) ITIL
6 7 (8.14%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (8.14%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (8.14%) PRINCE2
6 7 (8.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (6.98%) Architectural Design
7 6 (6.98%) Change Management
7 6 (6.98%) Data Architecture
7 6 (6.98%) MVC
7 6 (6.98%) PRINCE
7 6 (6.98%) Service Delivery
7 6 (6.98%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (17.44%) Python
2 9 (10.47%) Java
3 8 (9.30%) Ruby
4 6 (6.98%) JavaScript
5 5 (5.81%) C#
5 5 (5.81%) R
5 5 (5.81%) SQL
6 2 (2.33%) Java 8
7 1 (1.16%) C
7 1 (1.16%) Perl
7 1 (1.16%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 86 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 39 (45.35%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.98%) APMG
3 6 (6.98%) PMP
4 4 (4.65%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (4.65%) PMI Certification
5 3 (3.49%) Degree
6 2 (2.33%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (2.33%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.16%) CEH
7 1 (1.16%) CISA
7 1 (1.16%) CISM
7 1 (1.16%) CISSP
7 1 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.65%) PMO
2 3 (3.49%) QA
2 3 (3.49%) WCAG
3 2 (2.33%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.33%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.16%) GDPR
4 1 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.16%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (6.98%) Docker
2 2 (2.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (8.14%) Terraform
2 6 (6.98%) Ansible
3 5 (5.81%) Puppet
4 4 (4.65%) Consul
5 2 (2.33%) Backup Exec
5 2 (2.33%) NetBackup
5 2 (2.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 9 (10.47%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.30%) Google
3 6 (6.98%) IBM
4 5 (5.81%) Cognos
5 4 (4.65%) F5
6 3 (3.49%) Apple
7 2 (2.33%) BMC
7 2 (2.33%) SAP
7 2 (2.33%) ServiceNow
7 2 (2.33%) VMware
8 1 (1.16%) Facebook
8 1 (1.16%) Twitter
8 1 (1.16%) YouTube