Period
to 7 April 2020

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 7 April 2020 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
7 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 578 738 657
Rank change year-on-year +160 -81 +62
Contract jobs citing CTC Cleared 100 139 227
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.14% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.75% 0.74% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 98 176
Median daily rate £450 £505 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.89% +12.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £309 £312 £219
90th Percentile £600 £641 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £465 £350
% change year-on-year -24.73% +32.86% -10.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 -
% change year-on-year +7.69% - -

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 13,386 18,825 19,589
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.02% 19.42% 19.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,091 11,353 11,864
Median daily rate £475 £455 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.40% +1.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £254 £263 £235
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £430 £405
% change year-on-year +4.65% +6.17% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 651 863 868
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +36.84% -16.21%
10th Percentile £15.69 £12.50 £12.50
90th Percentile £57.00 £52.90 £50.08
Median hourly rate £34.64 £29.45 £25.00
% change year-on-year +17.61% +17.80% -13.79%

CTC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing CTC Cleared as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for CTC Cleared in the UK

CTC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing CTC Cleared.

Daily rate trend for CTC Cleared in the UK

CTC Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing CTC Cleared over the 6 months to 7 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for CTC Cleared in the UK

CTC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing CTC Cleared.

Hourly rate trend for CTC Cleared in the UK

CTC Cleared
Top 11 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 7 April 2020. 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 +150 96 £450 -13.25% 12
London +86 70 £484 -7.81% 5
UK excluding London +143 28 £350 -24.73% 7
North of England +94 24 £350 -27.08% 2
North East - 23 £350 -
Work from Home - 9 £350 -
Wales +30 2 £475 +18.75%
South East +108 1 - - 1
Yorkshire +50 1 - - 1
Midlands - 1 £415 - 3
West Midlands - 1 £415 -

For the 6 months to 7 April 2020, 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.

1 100 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 57 (57.00%) SC Cleared
3 37 (37.00%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (23.00%) Azure
5 19 (19.00%) Microsoft
6 15 (15.00%) Windows
6 15 (15.00%) Workflow
6 15 (15.00%) Public Sector
7 14 (14.00%) Workflow Management
8 12 (12.00%) Data Analysis
9 11 (11.00%) PowerShell
9 11 (11.00%) BPSS Clearance
10 10 (10.00%) JIRA
10 10 (10.00%) Confluence
10 10 (10.00%) DNS
10 10 (10.00%) DHCP
10 10 (10.00%) JavaScript
11 9 (9.00%) HTML
11 9 (9.00%) CSS
11 9 (9.00%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (9.00%) Python
11 9 (9.00%) Service Management
11 9 (9.00%) Node.js
12 8 (8.00%) Apple iOS
12 8 (8.00%) Defect Management
12 8 (8.00%) User Experience
12 8 (8.00%) OneDrive
12 8 (8.00%) Trend Micro
12 8 (8.00%) Android
12 8 (8.00%) Risk Analysis

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 10 (10.00%) Confluence
2 8 (8.00%) SharePoint
2 8 (8.00%) SharePoint Server
3 5 (5.00%) Drupal
4 4 (4.00%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (1.00%) InVision
1 1 (1.00%) Marvel
1 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.00%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 1 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.00%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 23 (23.00%) Azure
2 8 (8.00%) OneDrive
2 8 (8.00%) Power Platform
2 8 (8.00%) PowerApps
3 6 (6.00%) G Suite
3 6 (6.00%) Office 365
4 5 (5.00%) GCP
4 5 (5.00%) SaaS
5 4 (4.00%) Amazon S3
5 4 (4.00%) AWS
5 4 (4.00%) BlazeMeter
5 4 (4.00%) CloudFront
5 4 (4.00%) Heroku
6 3 (3.00%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (3.00%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (3.00%) GitHub
7 2 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (2.00%) Google Docs
7 2 (2.00%) Google Sheets
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.00%) DHCP
1 10 (10.00%) DNS
2 4 (4.00%) Skype
3 3 (3.00%) Broadband
3 3 (3.00%) LAN
3 3 (3.00%) VPN
3 3 (3.00%) WAN
4 1 (1.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.00%) FileMaker
1 8 (8.00%) Power BI
2 5 (5.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.00%) BigQuery
3 4 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.00%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (1.00%) GIS
4 1 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.00%) Spatial Data
4 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (10.00%) JIRA
2 8 (8.00%) Postman
3 7 (7.00%) Selenium
4 6 (6.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (5.00%) Bitbucket
5 5 (5.00%) Git (software)
5 5 (5.00%) Jenkins
6 4 (4.00%) gulp
6 4 (4.00%) JMeter
6 4 (4.00%) LoadRunner
7 3 (3.00%) Katalon Studio
7 3 (3.00%) Maven
7 3 (3.00%) Visual Studio
8 2 (2.00%) NeoLoad
9 1 (1.00%) Moq
9 1 (1.00%) MSTest
General
1 15 (15.00%) Public Sector
2 8 (8.00%) Finance
3 4 (4.00%) Police
4 3 (3.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.00%) Billing
5 1 (1.00%) Electronics
5 1 (1.00%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.00%) Marketing
5 1 (1.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 26 (26.00%) Analyst
2 23 (23.00%) Developer
3 12 (12.00%) Consultant
4 9 (9.00%) Architect
5 8 (8.00%) Business Analyst
5 8 (8.00%) Test Analyst
6 7 (7.00%) FileMaker Developer
7 6 (6.00%) Support Engineer
8 5 (5.00%) Data Analyst
8 5 (5.00%) Technical Architect
9 4 (4.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 4 (4.00%) Performance Analyst
9 4 (4.00%) Performance Test Analyst
9 4 (4.00%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
10 3 (3.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 3 (3.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 3 (3.00%) Backend Developer
10 3 (3.00%) Mobility Specialist
10 3 (3.00%) Service Desk Engineer
10 3 (3.00%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.00%) CSS
1 9 (9.00%) HTML
1 9 (9.00%) Node.js
2 6 (6.00%) Web Services
3 5 (5.00%) HTML5
3 5 (5.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 4 (4.00%) Flask
4 4 (4.00%) SQLAlchemy
5 3 (3.00%) Guice
5 3 (3.00%) Razor View Engine
5 3 (3.00%) Spring
6 2 (2.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (2.00%) CSS3
6 2 (2.00%) jQuery
6 2 (2.00%) JSON
6 2 (2.00%) Middleware
6 2 (2.00%) OAuth
6 2 (2.00%) OAuth2
6 2 (2.00%) OpenID
6 2 (2.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.00%) User Experience
2 7 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.00%) W3C
4 3 (3.00%) SCORM
5 1 (1.00%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.00%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.00%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 15 (15.00%) Windows
2 8 (8.00%) Android
2 8 (8.00%) Apple iOS
2 8 (8.00%) Windows Server
2 8 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (4.00%) Mac OS X
4 3 (3.00%) Windows 10
5 2 (2.00%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (37.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (15.00%) Workflow
3 14 (14.00%) Workflow Management
4 12 (12.00%) Data Analysis
5 9 (9.00%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (9.00%) Service Management
6 8 (8.00%) Defect Management
6 8 (8.00%) Performance Testing
6 8 (8.00%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (8.00%) Risk Analysis
6 8 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (6.00%) Data Management
7 6 (6.00%) ITIL
8 5 (5.00%) Business Analysis
8 5 (5.00%) Front End Development
8 5 (5.00%) Mentoring
8 5 (5.00%) Project Management
8 5 (5.00%) Scrum
8 5 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (5.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (11.00%) PowerShell
2 10 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 9 (9.00%) Python
4 5 (5.00%) PHP
4 5 (5.00%) SQL
5 4 (4.00%) R
6 3 (3.00%) Java
6 3 (3.00%) Java 8
7 2 (2.00%) C#
8 1 (1.00%) C
Qualifications
1 100 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 57 (57.00%) SC Cleared
3 11 (11.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 7 (7.00%) DV Cleared
5 5 (5.00%) Degree
6 2 (2.00%) ISEB
7 1 (1.00%) CEH
7 1 (1.00%) CISM
7 1 (1.00%) CISSP
7 1 (1.00%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.00%) WCAG
2 3 (3.00%) QA
3 1 (1.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.00%) NIST
3 1 (1.00%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (3.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (7.00%) SafeCom
2 4 (4.00%) Terraform
3 1 (1.00%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.00%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 19 (19.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.00%) Trend Micro
3 7 (7.00%) Citrix
3 7 (7.00%) Google
3 7 (7.00%) ThinPrint
4 4 (4.00%) Apple
4 4 (4.00%) ServiceNow
5 2 (2.00%) Workday
6 1 (1.00%) BMC
6 1 (1.00%) Oracle
6 1 (1.00%) SAP
6 1 (1.00%) VMware