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 26 January 2015 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 34 12 31
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +19
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 29 76 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 4.35% 12.14% 6.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 25.66% 54.29% 34.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 23 22
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£450 £345 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% -18.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £205 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £420 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £366 £373
% change year-on-year
+2.59% -2.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Average hourly rate - £16.00 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -60.97%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -28.00%
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
113 140 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 16.97% 22.36% 17.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 55 67
Average daily rate £400 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £451 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 12
Average hourly rate £20.93 £15.00 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.53% -63.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £11.00 £25.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £16.20 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £22.70
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -22.90%

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 26 January 2015.

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 26 January 2015. 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 0 21 £600 +50.00% 2
Stevenage -6 2 £350 +34.61%
Watford - 1 £425 -
Royston - - - -
St Albans - - - -
SC Cleared
East of England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 95 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 38 (40.00%) Telecoms
3 26 (27.37%) Oracle
4 25 (26.32%) ITIL
5 24 (25.26%) Windows
6 15 (15.79%) Cisco
6 15 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (14.74%) MS Excel
7 14 (14.74%) SQL
7 14 (14.74%) Java
7 14 (14.74%) Backup Exec
8 13 (13.68%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (13.68%) NetBackup
8 13 (13.68%) Oracle Database
8 13 (13.68%) HPUX
8 13 (13.68%) Firewall
9 12 (12.63%) SAN
10 11 (11.58%) HP
10 11 (11.58%) UNIX
11 10 (10.53%) UML
11 10 (10.53%) CCNA
11 10 (10.53%) Finance
12 9 (9.47%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (9.47%) Scrum
12 9 (9.47%) CCDP
12 9 (9.47%) IBM
12 9 (9.47%) Linux
12 9 (9.47%) IBM XIV
12 9 (9.47%) Network Design
12 9 (9.47%) Brocade

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 8 (8.42%) JBoss
2 5 (5.26%) WebLogic
2 5 (5.26%) MQSeries
2 5 (5.26%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
2 5 (5.26%) WebSphere
2 5 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (5.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (4.21%) IIS
4 3 (3.16%) Oracle 10gAS
4 3 (3.16%) Oracle Application Server
5 2 (2.11%) CMS
6 1 (1.05%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (1.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.05%) Apache
6 1 (1.05%) Apache ServiceMix
6 1 (1.05%) Liferay
Applications
1 14 (14.74%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.32%) MS Office
3 2 (2.11%) MS Project
4 1 (1.05%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.05%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 13 (13.68%) Firewall
2 12 (12.63%) SAN
3 4 (4.21%) DHCP
3 4 (4.21%) DNS
4 1 (1.05%) HTTP
4 1 (1.05%) LAN
4 1 (1.05%) WAN
4 1 (1.05%) Intranet
4 1 (1.05%) Extranet
4 1 (1.05%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.68%) Oracle Database
2 6 (6.32%) SQL Server
3 5 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (4.21%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (4.21%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (3.16%) Oracle Discoverer
5 3 (3.16%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (3.16%) MS Access
6 1 (1.05%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.05%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 8 (8.42%) JUnit
2 5 (5.26%) JIRA
2 5 (5.26%) Selenium
2 5 (5.26%) Talend Open Studio
2 5 (5.26%) Git (software)
2 5 (5.26%) Ant
3 4 (4.21%) Maven
4 3 (3.16%) PVCS
4 3 (3.16%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (3.16%) Toad
4 3 (3.16%) JDeveloper
4 3 (3.16%) TestDirector
5 1 (1.05%) LoadRunner
General
1 38 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 10 (10.53%) Finance
3 2 (2.11%) Legal
4 1 (1.05%) Billing
4 1 (1.05%) Marketing
4 1 (1.05%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 14 (14.74%) Architect
1 14 (14.74%) Analyst
2 9 (9.47%) Network Architect
2 9 (9.47%) Senior Network Architect
2 9 (9.47%) Senior Architect
2 9 (9.47%) Backup Engineer
3 7 (7.37%) Administrator
4 6 (6.32%) Developer
5 5 (5.26%) Network Engineer
5 5 (5.26%) Software Engineer
5 5 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (5.26%) Java Software Engineer
5 5 (5.26%) Lead Network Engineer
6 4 (4.21%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (4.21%) Applications Support
6 4 (4.21%) UNIX Administrator
6 4 (4.21%) Service Manager
6 4 (4.21%) Oracle Developer
6 4 (4.21%) Support Analyst
6 4 (4.21%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.32%) HTML
1 6 (6.32%) CSS
1 6 (6.32%) XML
1 6 (6.32%) jQuery
2 5 (5.26%) HTML5
2 5 (5.26%) CSS3
2 5 (5.26%) PhoneGap
2 5 (5.26%) AngularJS
2 5 (5.26%) Apache Camel
2 5 (5.26%) JSON
3 4 (4.21%) Spring
3 4 (4.21%) Hibernate
3 4 (4.21%) J2EE
3 4 (4.21%) Web Services
4 3 (3.16%) SOAP
4 3 (3.16%) Oracle ADF
4 3 (3.16%) REST
5 1 (1.05%) Struts2
5 1 (1.05%) JSF
5 1 (1.05%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.47%) IBM XIV
2 7 (7.37%) Client/Server
3 5 (5.26%) Blackberry
3 5 (5.26%) Open Source
4 4 (4.21%) HP Superdome
4 4 (4.21%) Clustering
5 3 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.11%) User Experience
6 2 (2.11%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.05%) GIS
7 1 (1.05%) CESG
7 1 (1.05%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (1.05%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 24 (25.26%) Windows
2 13 (13.68%) HPUX
3 11 (11.58%) UNIX
4 9 (9.47%) Linux
5 7 (7.37%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (5.26%) Windows XP
7 4 (4.21%) Windows 2000
8 2 (2.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (26.32%) ITIL
2 13 (13.68%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (10.53%) UML
4 9 (9.47%) Network Design
4 9 (9.47%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (9.47%) Scrum
5 8 (8.42%) SOA
5 8 (8.42%) Project Management
5 8 (8.42%) Project Planning
6 7 (7.37%) PRINCE2
7 6 (6.32%) DSDM
7 6 (6.32%) Service Management
7 6 (6.32%) Unit Testing
8 5 (5.26%) Software Deployment
8 5 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (5.26%) Coaching
8 5 (5.26%) RUP
8 5 (5.26%) OOP
8 5 (5.26%) MVC
8 5 (5.26%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 14 (14.74%) Java
1 14 (14.74%) SQL
2 7 (7.37%) JavaScript
3 5 (5.26%) Python
3 5 (5.26%) Ruby
4 3 (3.16%) PL/SQL
4 3 (3.16%) VB
Qualifications
1 95 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 15 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (10.53%) CCNA
4 9 (9.47%) CCDP
5 5 (5.26%) CCNP
6 2 (2.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (2.11%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.05%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.37%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (7.37%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.21%) VMware ESX
2 4 (4.21%) vSphere
2 4 (4.21%) vCloud
3 3 (3.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.16%) Forefront TMG
3 3 (3.16%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.05%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (1.05%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 14 (14.74%) Backup Exec
2 13 (13.68%) NetBackup
3 4 (4.21%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.05%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.05%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 26 (27.37%) Oracle
2 15 (15.79%) Cisco
3 11 (11.58%) HP
4 9 (9.47%) IBM
4 9 (9.47%) Brocade
5 8 (8.42%) VMware
6 7 (7.37%) Citrix
7 6 (6.32%) Microsoft
8 5 (5.26%) SolarWinds
8 5 (5.26%) Talend
9 4 (4.21%) Acronis
9 4 (4.21%) Sophos
9 4 (4.21%) Veritas
9 4 (4.21%) Symantec
10 3 (3.16%) Serena
11 2 (2.11%) Ariba
12 1 (1.05%) BMC
12 1 (1.05%) Business Objects
12 1 (1.05%) SAP
12 1 (1.05%) Primavera