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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 42 15 31
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +16
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 22 61 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 3.18% 9.61% 5.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 19.82% 44.85% 32.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 19 25
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £434 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Average hourly rate - £34.00 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.13%
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
111 136 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 16.04% 21.42% 17.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 54 72
Average daily rate £425 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £268 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £496
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 17
Average hourly rate £16.65 £14.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.89% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £11.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £34.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

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 19 December 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
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 19 December 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 -1 14 £550 +34.14%
Stevenage -6 2 £350 +29.62%
Watford - - - - 4
Hertford - - - -
Hoddesdon - - - -
Royston - - - -
St Albans - - - -
SC Cleared
East of England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 94 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 37 (39.36%) Telecoms
3 26 (27.66%) Windows
4 25 (26.60%) ITIL
5 21 (22.34%) Oracle
6 17 (18.09%) Firewall
6 17 (18.09%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (17.02%) Cisco
8 15 (15.96%) MS Excel
8 15 (15.96%) SQL
8 15 (15.96%) Backup Exec
9 14 (14.89%) NetBackup
10 13 (13.83%) Oracle Database
10 13 (13.83%) HPUX
11 12 (12.77%) SLA
11 12 (12.77%) SAN
12 10 (10.64%) HP
12 10 (10.64%) VMware
13 9 (9.57%) Citrix
13 9 (9.57%) IBM
13 9 (9.57%) CCNA
13 9 (9.57%) Linux
13 9 (9.57%) UNIX
13 9 (9.57%) Java
13 9 (9.57%) IBM XIV
13 9 (9.57%) Brocade
14 8 (8.51%) Project Planning
14 8 (8.51%) Coaching
14 8 (8.51%) SolarWinds
14 8 (8.51%) SQL Server

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2003
1 6 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (6.38%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.32%) IIS
2 5 (5.32%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (4.26%) CMS
4 3 (3.19%) Oracle 10gAS
4 3 (3.19%) Oracle Application Server
5 2 (2.13%) Liferay
5 2 (2.13%) Apache ServiceMix
5 2 (2.13%) Apache
5 2 (2.13%) JBoss
5 2 (2.13%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (1.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.06%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (15.96%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.38%) MS Office
3 2 (2.13%) MS Project
4 1 (1.06%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.13%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.06%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 17 (18.09%) Firewall
2 12 (12.77%) SAN
3 5 (5.32%) DHCP
3 5 (5.32%) DNS
4 1 (1.06%) Intranet
4 1 (1.06%) Internet
4 1 (1.06%) Extranet
4 1 (1.06%) HTTP
4 1 (1.06%) LAN
4 1 (1.06%) WAN
4 1 (1.06%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.83%) Oracle Database
2 8 (8.51%) SQL Server
3 6 (6.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (6.38%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (5.32%) SQL Server 2000
5 4 (4.26%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (3.19%) Oracle Discoverer
6 3 (3.19%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (3.19%) MS Access
7 2 (2.13%) JasperReports
8 1 (1.06%) Data Mining
8 1 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (4.26%) Maven
2 3 (3.19%) TestDirector
2 3 (3.19%) PVCS
2 3 (3.19%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (3.19%) Toad
2 3 (3.19%) JDeveloper
3 2 (2.13%) JUnit
3 2 (2.13%) LoadRunner
General
1 37 (39.36%) Telecoms
2 6 (6.38%) Finance
3 4 (4.26%) Law
4 1 (1.06%) Legal
4 1 (1.06%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.06%) Marketing
4 1 (1.06%) Billing
Job Titles
1 12 (12.77%) Analyst
2 10 (10.64%) Architect
3 9 (9.57%) Backup Engineer
4 8 (8.51%) Lead Network Engineer
4 8 (8.51%) Network Engineer
5 7 (7.45%) Administrator
5 7 (7.45%) Developer
5 7 (7.45%) Senior Architect
5 7 (7.45%) Senior Network Architect
5 7 (7.45%) Network Architect
6 6 (6.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (5.32%) Test Analyst
7 5 (5.32%) Oracle Developer
7 5 (5.32%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (4.26%) UNIX Administrator
8 4 (4.26%) Service Manager
9 3 (3.19%) Consultant
9 3 (3.19%) Test Manager
9 3 (3.19%) Project Manager
9 3 (3.19%) Wintel Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.26%) Spring
1 4 (4.26%) Web Services
1 4 (4.26%) J2EE
1 4 (4.26%) Hibernate
2 3 (3.19%) Oracle ADF
3 2 (2.13%) JSF
3 2 (2.13%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (2.13%) Struts2
3 2 (2.13%) REST
3 2 (2.13%) XML Schema
3 2 (2.13%) XML
3 2 (2.13%) CSS
3 2 (2.13%) JSP
3 2 (2.13%) SOAP
3 2 (2.13%) Struts
3 2 (2.13%) DHTML
3 2 (2.13%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.57%) IBM XIV
2 7 (7.45%) Client/Server
3 6 (6.38%) Blackberry
4 5 (5.32%) Clustering
5 4 (4.26%) HP Superdome
6 3 (3.19%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.13%) Open Source
7 2 (2.13%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (2.13%) GIS
8 1 (1.06%) PKI
8 1 (1.06%) CESG
8 1 (1.06%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 26 (27.66%) Windows
2 13 (13.83%) HPUX
3 9 (9.57%) Linux
3 9 (9.57%) UNIX
4 7 (7.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (6.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (5.32%) Windows 2000
6 5 (5.32%) Windows XP
7 2 (2.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (26.60%) ITIL
2 8 (8.51%) Project Planning
2 8 (8.51%) Coaching
3 7 (7.45%) Network Design
4 6 (6.38%) Service Management
4 6 (6.38%) Project Management
5 5 (5.32%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (5.32%) PRINCE2
5 5 (5.32%) UML
5 5 (5.32%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (5.32%) Software Deployment
6 4 (4.26%) Change Management
6 4 (4.26%) Risk Management
6 4 (4.26%) Validation
7 3 (3.19%) E-Procurement
7 3 (3.19%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (3.19%) Service Delivery
7 3 (3.19%) RAD
7 3 (3.19%) SSADM
7 3 (3.19%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (15.96%) SQL
2 9 (9.57%) Java
3 3 (3.19%) PL/SQL
3 3 (3.19%) VB
4 2 (2.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 94 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 17 (18.09%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (9.57%) CCNA
4 8 (8.51%) CCNP
5 7 (7.45%) CCDP
6 2 (2.13%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.06%) MCP
7 1 (1.06%) MCSE
7 1 (1.06%) MCSA
7 1 (1.06%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (12.77%) SLA
2 1 (1.06%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (8.51%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.32%) VMware ESX
2 5 (5.32%) vCloud
2 5 (5.32%) vSphere
3 3 (3.19%) ISA Server
3 3 (3.19%) Forefront TMG
3 3 (3.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.06%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.06%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 15 (15.96%) Backup Exec
2 14 (14.89%) NetBackup
3 5 (5.32%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.06%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (1.06%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 21 (22.34%) Oracle
2 16 (17.02%) Cisco
3 10 (10.64%) HP
3 10 (10.64%) VMware
4 9 (9.57%) Citrix
4 9 (9.57%) IBM
4 9 (9.57%) Brocade
5 8 (8.51%) SolarWinds
5 8 (8.51%) Microsoft
6 6 (6.38%) Symantec
7 5 (5.32%) Sophos
7 5 (5.32%) Veritas
7 5 (5.32%) Acronis
8 3 (3.19%) Business Objects
8 3 (3.19%) Serena
9 2 (2.13%) Ariba
10 1 (1.06%) BMC
10 1 (1.06%) Primavera
10 1 (1.06%) Remedy
10 1 (1.06%) McAfee