The table below looks at the statistics for SC Cleared in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SC Cleared over the 3 months to 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 17 39 36
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -3
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 66 16 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 7.96% 3.00% 4.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 42.04% 16.00% 28.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 6 18
Average daily rate
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£400 £394 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.58% -17.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £355 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £456 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £355 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.81% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+23.52% -34.61%
SC Cleared
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire region.

Qualifications Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
157 100 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 18.94% 18.73% 16.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 38 66
Average daily rate £400 £350 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -21.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 11
Average hourly rate £16.25 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.10 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.60 £18.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -21.39%

SC Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

SC Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SC Cleared across the Hertfordshire region.

SC Cleared Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SC Cleared across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

SC Cleared Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

SC Cleared
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared across the Hertfordshire region.

SC Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

SC Cleared
Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SC Cleared across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

SC Cleared Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

SC Cleared
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hemel Hempstead +3 50 £400 -
Stevenage +2 7 £320 -11.11% 1
Watford - - - - 5
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Hertford - - - -
Hoddesdon - - - -
SC Cleared
East of England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SC Cleared.

1 101 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 44 (43.56%) Telecoms
3 28 (27.72%) ITIL
4 26 (25.74%) Windows
5 19 (18.81%) Oracle
6 16 (15.84%) MS Excel
6 16 (15.84%) Firewall
6 16 (15.84%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (14.85%) Cisco
7 15 (14.85%) Backup Exec
8 14 (13.86%) NetBackup
9 13 (12.87%) HP
9 13 (12.87%) SQL
9 13 (12.87%) HPUX
10 12 (11.88%) SLA
10 12 (11.88%) SAN
10 12 (11.88%) Oracle Database
11 10 (9.90%) VMware
12 9 (8.91%) Brocade
12 9 (8.91%) IBM XIV
12 9 (8.91%) IBM
12 9 (8.91%) Microsoft
12 9 (8.91%) UNIX
12 9 (8.91%) Linux
13 8 (7.92%) Java
13 8 (7.92%) Active Directory
13 8 (7.92%) CCNP
13 8 (7.92%) CCNA
13 8 (7.92%) Project Management
13 8 (7.92%) Citrix

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SC Cleared. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (5.94%) MS Exchange
1 6 (5.94%) Exchange Server 2003
1 6 (5.94%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2007
2 5 (4.95%) IIS
3 4 (3.96%) CMS
4 3 (2.97%) IBM Notes
4 3 (2.97%) Lotus Domino
4 3 (2.97%) Oracle 10gAS
4 3 (2.97%) Oracle Application Server
5 2 (1.98%) Liferay
5 2 (1.98%) Apache ServiceMix
5 2 (1.98%) Apache
5 2 (1.98%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.99%) JBoss
6 1 (0.99%) WebLogic
Applications
1 16 (15.84%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.94%) MS Office
3 2 (1.98%) MS Project
4 1 (0.99%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.98%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 16 (15.84%) Firewall
2 12 (11.88%) SAN
3 6 (5.94%) DHCP
3 6 (5.94%) DNS
4 1 (0.99%) Network Security
4 1 (0.99%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.99%) HTTP
4 1 (0.99%) LAN
4 1 (0.99%) WAN
4 1 (0.99%) Intranet
4 1 (0.99%) Internet
4 1 (0.99%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.88%) Oracle Database
2 7 (6.93%) SQL Server
3 6 (5.94%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (4.95%) SQL Server 2000
4 5 (4.95%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (3.96%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (2.97%) Oracle Discoverer
6 3 (2.97%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (2.97%) MS Access
7 2 (1.98%) JasperReports
8 1 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.99%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (2.97%) PVCS
1 3 (2.97%) Oracle Forms
1 3 (2.97%) Toad
1 3 (2.97%) JDeveloper
1 3 (2.97%) TestDirector
1 3 (2.97%) Maven
2 2 (1.98%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.99%) JUnit
General
1 44 (43.56%) Telecoms
2 8 (7.92%) Finance
3 4 (3.96%) Law
4 1 (0.99%) Legal
4 1 (0.99%) Billing
4 1 (0.99%) Marketing
4 1 (0.99%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.99%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 14 (13.86%) Analyst
2 9 (8.91%) Architect
2 9 (8.91%) Backup Engineer
3 8 (7.92%) Lead Network Engineer
3 8 (7.92%) Network Engineer
4 7 (6.93%) Developer
4 7 (6.93%) Administrator
4 7 (6.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (5.94%) Senior Architect
5 6 (5.94%) Network Architect
5 6 (5.94%) Senior Network Architect
6 5 (4.95%) Oracle Developer
6 5 (4.95%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (4.95%) Test Analyst
6 5 (4.95%) Support Analyst
7 4 (3.96%) Applications Support
7 4 (3.96%) UNIX Administrator
7 4 (3.96%) Service Manager
8 3 (2.97%) Test Manager
8 3 (2.97%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.97%) J2EE
1 3 (2.97%) Web Services
1 3 (2.97%) Spring
1 3 (2.97%) Oracle ADF
1 3 (2.97%) Hibernate
2 2 (1.98%) ActiveMQ
2 2 (1.98%) Struts
2 2 (1.98%) JSF
2 2 (1.98%) Struts2
2 2 (1.98%) XML
2 2 (1.98%) XML Schema
2 2 (1.98%) DHTML
2 2 (1.98%) HTML
2 2 (1.98%) CSS
2 2 (1.98%) JSP
3 1 (0.99%) SOAP
3 1 (0.99%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.91%) IBM XIV
2 7 (6.93%) Client/Server
3 6 (5.94%) Blackberry
4 5 (4.95%) Clustering
5 4 (3.96%) HP Superdome
6 3 (2.97%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.98%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.98%) Open Source
7 2 (1.98%) GIS
8 1 (0.99%) CESG
8 1 (0.99%) CESG CLAS
8 1 (0.99%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 26 (25.74%) Windows
2 13 (12.87%) HPUX
3 9 (8.91%) Linux
3 9 (8.91%) UNIX
4 6 (5.94%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (5.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (4.95%) Windows 2000
5 5 (4.95%) Windows XP
6 3 (2.97%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (27.72%) ITIL
2 8 (7.92%) Project Management
2 8 (7.92%) Project Planning
2 8 (7.92%) Coaching
3 7 (6.93%) Service Management
4 6 (5.94%) PRINCE2
4 6 (5.94%) Problem Management
4 6 (5.94%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (5.94%) Programme Management
4 6 (5.94%) Network Design
5 5 (4.95%) UML
5 5 (4.95%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (4.95%) Software Deployment
5 5 (4.95%) ITIL V3
5 5 (4.95%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (3.96%) Service Delivery
6 4 (3.96%) Change Management
6 4 (3.96%) Validation
6 4 (3.96%) Supplier Management
7 3 (2.97%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 13 (12.87%) SQL
2 8 (7.92%) Java
3 3 (2.97%) VB
3 3 (2.97%) PL/SQL
4 2 (1.98%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.99%) C
5 1 (0.99%) C++
Qualifications
1 101 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 16 (15.84%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (7.92%) CCNP
3 8 (7.92%) CCNA
4 6 (5.94%) CCDP
5 2 (1.98%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.98%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.99%) MCTS
6 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.99%) MCP
6 1 (0.99%) MCSE
6 1 (0.99%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.88%) SLA
2 2 (1.98%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (7.92%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.94%) vSphere
3 5 (4.95%) VMware ESX
3 5 (4.95%) vCloud
4 3 (2.97%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.98%) ISA Server
5 2 (1.98%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.99%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.99%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.99%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 15 (14.85%) Backup Exec
2 14 (13.86%) NetBackup
3 5 (4.95%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.98%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.99%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.99%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 19 (18.81%) Oracle
2 15 (14.85%) Cisco
3 13 (12.87%) HP
4 10 (9.90%) VMware
5 9 (8.91%) Brocade
5 9 (8.91%) IBM
5 9 (8.91%) Microsoft
6 8 (7.92%) Citrix
6 8 (7.92%) SolarWinds
7 6 (5.94%) Symantec
8 5 (4.95%) Sophos
8 5 (4.95%) Veritas
8 5 (4.95%) Acronis
9 4 (3.96%) Serena
10 3 (2.97%) Lotus
10 3 (2.97%) Business Objects
11 2 (1.98%) Ariba
12 1 (0.99%) Veeam
12 1 (0.99%) Primavera
12 1 (0.99%) McAfee