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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 26 36 12
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -24
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 29 27 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 5.03% 4.25% 12.09%
As % of the Qualifications category 24.37% 24.55% 55.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 22
Average daily rate £363 £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.44% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £320 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £650 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £31.19 - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £25.12 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+69.18% +39.55%
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
119 110 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 20.66% 17.32% 21.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 47 59
Average daily rate £363 £420 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.69% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £600 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 3
Average hourly rate £16.00 £22.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.56% +29.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 9 £363 -42.00%
Stevenage -2 4 £413 +17.85% 2
Welwyn Garden City - 2 £325 -
SC Cleared
East of England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 23 (22.77%) Cisco
3 21 (20.79%) LAN
4 17 (16.83%) Juniper
4 17 (16.83%) Firewall
5 16 (15.84%) SLA
6 14 (13.86%) CCNA
6 14 (13.86%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (13.86%) Remedy
7 12 (11.88%) Cisco ASA
8 11 (10.89%) Barracuda Networks
8 11 (10.89%) Cisco PIX
8 11 (10.89%) Cisco IOS
8 11 (10.89%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (10.89%) Blue Coat
8 11 (10.89%) Forcepoint
8 11 (10.89%) Wi-Fi
8 11 (10.89%) Java
9 10 (9.90%) SQL Server
9 10 (9.90%) Windows
9 10 (9.90%) TDD
9 10 (9.90%) Kalman Filter
10 9 (8.91%) Telecoms
11 8 (7.92%) Web Services
11 8 (7.92%) ITIL
11 8 (7.92%) WAN
11 8 (7.92%) Spring
11 8 (7.92%) Maven
12 7 (6.93%) Video Conferencing
12 7 (6.93%) SOA

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 7 (6.93%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.95%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (3.96%) JBoss
3 4 (3.96%) LiveCycle
3 4 (3.96%) WebSphere
3 4 (3.96%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (3.96%) WebSphere Portal
4 1 (0.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.99%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (5.94%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.96%) Windchill
3 3 (2.97%) MS Project
4 2 (1.98%) MS Office
5 1 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (4.95%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.99%) LabWindows
2 1 (0.99%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.99%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.99%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (20.79%) LAN
2 17 (16.83%) Firewall
3 12 (11.88%) Cisco ASA
4 11 (10.89%) Cisco IOS
4 11 (10.89%) Cisco PIX
4 11 (10.89%) Wi-Fi
5 8 (7.92%) WAN
6 7 (6.93%) DHCP
6 7 (6.93%) DNS
7 5 (4.95%) DWDM
7 5 (4.95%) FTP
7 5 (4.95%) SDH
8 4 (3.96%) TCP/IP
9 3 (2.97%) ATM
9 3 (2.97%) Ethernet
10 2 (1.98%) HTTP
10 2 (1.98%) MPLS
10 2 (1.98%) Network Security
10 2 (1.98%) VPN
10 2 (1.98%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.99%) Big Data
2 1 (0.99%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (0.99%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (7.92%) Maven
2 6 (5.94%) JUnit
3 5 (4.95%) Jenkins
4 4 (3.96%) Ant
4 4 (3.96%) Selenium
5 2 (1.98%) DbUnit
5 2 (1.98%) LabVIEW
5 2 (1.98%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (1.98%) SoapUI
5 2 (1.98%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.98%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.99%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.99%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.99%) JIRA
6 1 (0.99%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 9 (8.91%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.97%) Finance
2 3 (2.97%) Local Government
3 2 (1.98%) Electronics
3 2 (1.98%) Games
3 2 (1.98%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.98%) Military
Job Titles
1 14 (13.86%) Developer
1 14 (13.86%) Network Engineer
2 10 (9.90%) Consultant
3 9 (8.91%) Analyst
3 9 (8.91%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 7 (6.93%) Java Developer
4 7 (6.93%) Project Manager
5 5 (4.95%) Remedy Consultant
6 4 (3.96%) Architect
6 4 (3.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (3.96%) Network Operations Engineer
6 4 (3.96%) Network Support
6 4 (3.96%) Operations Engineer
6 4 (3.96%) Support Engineer
7 3 (2.97%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (2.97%) Juniper Engineer
7 3 (2.97%) Network Designer
7 3 (2.97%) SC Cleared Java Developer
7 3 (2.97%) Software Engineer
7 3 (2.97%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.92%) Spring
1 8 (7.92%) Web Services
2 6 (5.94%) Java EE
3 4 (3.96%) Hibernate
3 4 (3.96%) J2EE
3 4 (3.96%) REST
3 4 (3.96%) SOAP
3 4 (3.96%) Struts
4 2 (1.98%) Apache Flex
4 2 (1.98%) GWT
4 2 (1.98%) JMS
4 2 (1.98%) RESTful
4 2 (1.98%) Swing
5 1 (0.99%) .NET
5 1 (0.99%) HTML
5 1 (0.99%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.93%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (1.98%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (1.98%) PMI
3 1 (0.99%) Blackberry
3 1 (0.99%) e-Health
3 1 (0.99%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (0.99%) Mathematics
3 1 (0.99%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.90%) Windows
2 4 (3.96%) Linux
2 4 (3.96%) Unix
3 2 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (1.98%) VMS
3 2 (1.98%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.98%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (1.98%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (1.98%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.99%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (10.89%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (9.90%) Kalman Filter
2 10 (9.90%) TDD
3 8 (7.92%) ITIL
4 7 (6.93%) Mentoring
4 7 (6.93%) SOA
5 6 (5.94%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (4.95%) Analytics
6 5 (4.95%) Asset Management
6 5 (4.95%) PRINCE2
7 4 (3.96%) Configuration Management
7 4 (3.96%) Migration
7 4 (3.96%) Scrum
7 4 (3.96%) Software Engineering
7 4 (3.96%) Test Scripting
8 3 (2.97%) CRM
8 3 (2.97%) Service Management
8 3 (2.97%) UML
9 2 (1.98%) OO
9 2 (1.98%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (10.89%) Java
2 6 (5.94%) SQL
3 4 (3.96%) C
3 4 (3.96%) C++
4 2 (1.98%) MATLAB
4 2 (1.98%) VC++
5 1 (0.99%) Ada
5 1 (0.99%) C#
5 1 (0.99%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 101 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 14 (13.86%) CCNA
2 14 (13.86%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (3.96%) JNCIA
3 4 (3.96%) JNCIE
3 4 (3.96%) JNCIP
3 4 (3.96%) JNCIS
4 3 (2.97%) Degree
5 2 (1.98%) CCNP
5 2 (1.98%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.98%) PgMP
5 2 (1.98%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.98%) PMP
5 2 (1.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.99%) APMP
6 1 (0.99%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (15.84%) SLA
2 2 (1.98%) QA
3 1 (0.99%) Def Stans
3 1 (0.99%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (3.96%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.98%) Docker
3 2 (1.98%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.98%) XenApp
4 1 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.99%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.99%) vCloud
4 1 (0.99%) vSphere
4 1 (0.99%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (3.96%) SCCM
2 1 (0.99%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.99%) Puppet
2 1 (0.99%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (0.99%) vRealize
2 1 (0.99%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 23 (22.77%) Cisco
2 17 (16.83%) Juniper
3 14 (13.86%) Remedy
4 11 (10.89%) Barracuda Networks
4 11 (10.89%) Blue Coat
4 11 (10.89%) Forcepoint
5 7 (6.93%) Microsoft
6 5 (4.95%) BMC
6 5 (4.95%) Oracle
7 4 (3.96%) Adobe
7 4 (3.96%) CheckPoint
7 4 (3.96%) Cognos
7 4 (3.96%) TIBCO
7 4 (3.96%) VMware
8 3 (2.97%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 3 (2.97%) HP
8 3 (2.97%) Nortel
8 3 (2.97%) Pega
8 3 (2.97%) SAP
9 2 (1.98%) Progress