Period
to 17 December 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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 751 673 720
Rank change year-on-year -78 +47 +15
Contract jobs citing CTC Cleared 139 215 168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.21% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.69% 1.11% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 165 102
UK median daily rate £550 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.22% +1.12% +13.38%
10th Percentile £389 £185 £263
90th Percentile £699 £600 £605
UK excluding London median daily rate £419 £328 £450
% change year-on-year +27.86% -27.22% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
UK median hourly rate £13.00 - £14.00
10th Percentile £10.90 - £11.80
90th Percentile £13.50 - £20.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 - £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 20,047 19,303 20,963
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.11% 18.81% 20.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,918 11,867 13,122
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £256 £225 £240
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +6.25% +0.63% +2.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 971 885 850
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £25.69 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.15% +0.75% +2.00%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £12.19
90th Percentile £51.25 £49.75 £47.92
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £26.87 £27.00
% change year-on-year -1.36% -0.50% +8.00%

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 17 December 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 10 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 17 December 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 -66 134 £550 +22.22% 6
London -64 117 £550 +22.22% 5
UK excluding London -26 22 £419 +27.86% 2
South East -7 6 £450 +37.40%
Yorkshire -8 4 - -
North of England -20 4 - - 1
Wales -32 4 £406 -1.52% 1
East of England - 4 £500 -
South West - 3 £425 -
Scotland -10 1 £120 -68.21%

For the 6 months to 17 December 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.

1 139 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 75 (53.96%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (31.65%) SC Cleared
4 22 (15.83%) Java
5 17 (12.23%) Project Management
5 17 (12.23%) BPSS Clearance
6 16 (11.51%) SQL
7 15 (10.79%) JavaScript
7 15 (10.79%) Finance
7 15 (10.79%) Business Analysis
7 15 (10.79%) Continuous Improvement
7 15 (10.79%) User Experience
8 13 (9.35%) PRINCE2
8 13 (9.35%) SAP
8 13 (9.35%) Programme Management
9 12 (8.63%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (8.63%) NoSQL
9 12 (8.63%) User Stories
9 12 (8.63%) Analytical Skills
10 11 (7.91%) MarkLogic
10 11 (7.91%) Python
10 11 (7.91%) XQuery
11 10 (7.19%) Jaspersoft
11 10 (7.19%) Git (software)
11 10 (7.19%) XPath
12 9 (6.47%) RESTful
12 9 (6.47%) Open Source
12 9 (6.47%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 9 (6.47%) Workflow
12 9 (6.47%) ITIL

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 3 (2.16%) Apache
1 3 (2.16%) Confluence
1 3 (2.16%) IIS
1 3 (2.16%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (1.44%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.72%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 4 (2.88%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.72%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.88%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (2.88%) Dynamics 365
1 4 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (2.88%) Office 365
2 3 (2.16%) Azure Active Directory
2 3 (2.16%) Taleo
3 2 (1.44%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.72%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.16%) Firewall
1 3 (2.16%) Skype
2 2 (1.44%) Internet
3 1 (0.72%) APPN
3 1 (0.72%) FTP
3 1 (0.72%) OSPF
3 1 (0.72%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
3 1 (0.72%) SMTP
3 1 (0.72%) SNA
3 1 (0.72%) SNMP
3 1 (0.72%) SSL
3 1 (0.72%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.72%) Telnet
3 1 (0.72%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.63%) NoSQL
2 11 (7.91%) MarkLogic
3 5 (3.60%) HBase
4 4 (2.88%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.16%) Big Data
5 3 (2.16%) MySQL
6 2 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.72%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.72%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 10 (7.19%) Git (software)
2 6 (4.32%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.88%) JIRA
4 3 (2.16%) JUnit
4 3 (2.16%) Mockito
4 3 (2.16%) Selenium
5 2 (1.44%) Bitbucket
5 2 (1.44%) Katalon Studio
5 2 (1.44%) Maven
5 2 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.44%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.72%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 15 (10.79%) Finance
2 6 (4.32%) Local Government
2 6 (4.32%) Manufacturing
3 5 (3.60%) Publishing
4 4 (2.88%) Legal
5 3 (2.16%) Electronics
5 3 (2.16%) Law
5 3 (2.16%) Marketing
5 3 (2.16%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.72%) Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (15.11%) Analyst
2 20 (14.39%) Architect
3 19 (13.67%) Developer
4 14 (10.07%) Business Analyst
5 11 (7.91%) Technical Architect
6 10 (7.19%) Delivery Manager
6 10 (7.19%) Product Manager
7 9 (6.47%) Java Developer
8 8 (5.76%) Consultant
8 8 (5.76%) Project Manager
9 7 (5.04%) Designer
9 7 (5.04%) Digital Analyst
9 7 (5.04%) Digital Business Analyst
9 7 (5.04%) Programme Manager
10 6 (4.32%) Change Analyst
11 5 (3.60%) Business Change Analyst
11 5 (3.60%) Content Designer
12 4 (2.88%) Business Transformation Analyst
12 4 (2.88%) Digital Product Manager
12 4 (2.88%) Transformation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.47%) RESTful
2 7 (5.04%) HTML
2 7 (5.04%) Web Services
3 6 (4.32%) REST
3 6 (4.32%) XML
4 5 (3.60%) .NET
5 4 (2.88%) JSON
5 4 (2.88%) Kafka
5 4 (2.88%) Spring
6 3 (2.16%) Ajax
6 3 (2.16%) AngularJS
6 3 (2.16%) ASP.NET
6 3 (2.16%) CSS
6 3 (2.16%) jQuery
6 3 (2.16%) Node.js
6 3 (2.16%) Samza
6 3 (2.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (2.16%) XHTML
7 2 (1.44%) KnockoutJS
7 2 (1.44%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.79%) User Experience
2 12 (8.63%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.16%) Virtual Team
4 2 (1.44%) Cyberattack
4 2 (1.44%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.44%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.72%) CMDB
5 1 (0.72%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (0.72%) iPhone
5 1 (0.72%) Life Science
5 1 (0.72%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.72%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.72%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.72%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.04%) Windows
2 6 (4.32%) Linux
3 3 (2.16%) Unix
3 3 (2.16%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.44%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.72%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.72%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.72%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (53.96%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (12.23%) Project Management
3 15 (10.79%) Business Analysis
3 15 (10.79%) Continuous Improvement
4 13 (9.35%) PRINCE2
4 13 (9.35%) Programme Management
5 12 (8.63%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (8.63%) User Stories
6 9 (6.47%) ITIL
6 9 (6.47%) Open Source
6 9 (6.47%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 9 (6.47%) Workflow
7 8 (5.76%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (5.76%) Service Delivery
7 8 (5.76%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (5.04%) Decision-Making
8 7 (5.04%) Product Management
8 7 (5.04%) Service Management
8 7 (5.04%) TDD
8 7 (5.04%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 22 (15.83%) Java
2 16 (11.51%) SQL
3 15 (10.79%) JavaScript
4 11 (7.91%) Python
4 11 (7.91%) XQuery
5 10 (7.19%) XPath
6 6 (4.32%) Ruby
7 5 (3.60%) C#
8 4 (2.88%) Java 8
9 2 (1.44%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.44%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.72%) C
10 1 (0.72%) JCL
10 1 (0.72%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.72%) R
Qualifications
1 139 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 44 (31.65%) SC Cleared
3 17 (12.23%) BPSS Clearance
4 7 (5.04%) Degree
5 4 (2.88%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.44%) CBAP
6 2 (1.44%) CLAS
6 2 (1.44%) HND
6 2 (1.44%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.44%) PMP
7 1 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.72%) MCP
7 1 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.76%) PMO
2 4 (2.88%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (2.16%) QA
4 1 (0.72%) GDPR
System Software
1 7 (5.04%) Docker
2 3 (2.16%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.44%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (2.16%) Kubernetes
1 3 (2.16%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (1.44%) Backup Exec
2 2 (1.44%) Kibana
2 2 (1.44%) logstash
2 2 (1.44%) NetBackup
2 2 (1.44%) SCCM
2 2 (1.44%) SCOM
2 2 (1.44%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.72%) Puppet
3 1 (0.72%) Terraform
Vendors
1 13 (9.35%) SAP
2 10 (7.19%) Jaspersoft
3 6 (4.32%) Oracle
4 5 (3.60%) Microsoft
5 4 (2.88%) ServiceNow
6 2 (1.44%) BMC
6 2 (1.44%) VMware
7 1 (0.72%) Cisco
7 1 (0.72%) Google
7 1 (0.72%) IBM
7 1 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.72%) Unisys
7 1 (0.72%) Workday