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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 18 40 20
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -20
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 60 16 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 7.61% 3.00% 6.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 38.71% 16.33% 37.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 14
Average daily rate
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£450 £250 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -44.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £148 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £594 £366 £556
UK excluding London average daily rate £362 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.62% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 6
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £34.64
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -53.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.12 £20.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+5.57% -22.33%
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
155 98 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 19.67% 18.35% 18.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 41 73
Average daily rate £400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £230 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 11
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.10 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.22% -53.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £14.30 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £18.50 £38.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-0.45% -9.09%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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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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 +10 41 £450 - 5
Stevenage +1 11 £245 -19.67% 2
Watford - - - - 1
St Albans - - - -
SC Cleared
East of England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 98 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 46 (46.94%) Telecoms
3 22 (22.45%) ITIL
4 16 (16.33%) Finance
5 12 (12.24%) Windows
5 12 (12.24%) Oracle
6 11 (11.22%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (10.20%) Cisco
7 10 (10.20%) Project Management
7 10 (10.20%) MS Excel
8 9 (9.18%) SQL
8 9 (9.18%) SLA
8 9 (9.18%) HP
8 9 (9.18%) Firewall
9 8 (8.16%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (8.16%) VMware
9 8 (8.16%) Microsoft
10 7 (7.14%) VB
10 7 (7.14%) Java
10 7 (7.14%) Service Management
11 6 (6.12%) Active Directory
11 6 (6.12%) MS Office
11 6 (6.12%) CCNP
11 6 (6.12%) MS Access
11 6 (6.12%) Programme Management
11 6 (6.12%) SolarWinds
11 6 (6.12%) Oracle Database
12 5 (5.10%) DV Cleared
12 5 (5.10%) NetBackup
12 5 (5.10%) Backup Exec

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 5 (5.10%) Lotus Domino
2 4 (4.08%) IIS
2 4 (4.08%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (3.06%) CMS
3 3 (3.06%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.02%) Apache
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.02%) Liferay
4 1 (1.02%) Node.js
4 1 (1.02%) Apache ServiceMix
4 1 (1.02%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (10.20%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.12%) MS Office
3 2 (2.04%) MS Project
4 1 (1.02%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.02%) Simulink
4 1 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.02%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.18%) Firewall
2 4 (4.08%) DHCP
2 4 (4.08%) DNS
3 2 (2.04%) SAN
4 1 (1.02%) Intranet
4 1 (1.02%) Internet
4 1 (1.02%) Extranet
4 1 (1.02%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.02%) HTTP
4 1 (1.02%) Kerberos
4 1 (1.02%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.02%) GSM
4 1 (1.02%) LAN
4 1 (1.02%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.12%) MS Access
1 6 (6.12%) Oracle Database
2 5 (5.10%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.08%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.06%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (3.06%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.06%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (2.04%) SAP Data Services
6 1 (1.02%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.02%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.02%) JasperReports
6 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.02%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.04%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.02%) Maven
2 1 (1.02%) Visual Studio
General
1 46 (46.94%) Telecoms
2 16 (16.33%) Finance
3 4 (4.08%) Law
4 1 (1.02%) Billing
4 1 (1.02%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.02%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 12 (12.24%) Analyst
2 8 (8.16%) Developer
3 7 (7.14%) Architect
3 7 (7.14%) Project Manager
4 6 (6.12%) Network Engineer
4 6 (6.12%) Consultant
4 6 (6.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (6.12%) Transition Manager
4 6 (6.12%) Lead Network Engineer
5 5 (5.10%) Administrator
5 5 (5.10%) Test Analyst
6 4 (4.08%) Programme Manager
6 4 (4.08%) Applications Support
6 4 (4.08%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (3.06%) Access Developer
7 3 (3.06%) Business Manager
7 3 (3.06%) Network Architect
7 3 (3.06%) Business Intelligence Manager
7 3 (3.06%) Senior Network Architect
7 3 (3.06%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.04%) .NET
1 2 (2.04%) ASP.NET
1 2 (2.04%) XML Schema
1 2 (2.04%) Web Services
1 2 (2.04%) XML
2 1 (1.02%) XSD
2 1 (1.02%) Hibernate
2 1 (1.02%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (1.02%) Spring
2 1 (1.02%) JSF
2 1 (1.02%) RESTful
2 1 (1.02%) Struts2
2 1 (1.02%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.02%) Akka
2 1 (1.02%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (1.02%) CSS
2 1 (1.02%) JSP
2 1 (1.02%) Struts
2 1 (1.02%) J2EE
2 1 (1.02%) DHTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.08%) Client/Server
1 4 (4.08%) Blackberry
2 3 (3.06%) Clustering
3 2 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (2.04%) HP Superdome
3 2 (2.04%) Open Source
3 2 (2.04%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.02%) IBM XIV
4 1 (1.02%) CESG
4 1 (1.02%) PKI
4 1 (1.02%) Statistics
4 1 (1.02%) Taxonomies
4 1 (1.02%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.02%) RMADS
4 1 (1.02%) GIS
4 1 (1.02%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.02%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 12 (12.24%) Windows
2 4 (4.08%) HPUX
2 4 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (3.06%) Windows 7
3 3 (3.06%) UNIX
3 3 (3.06%) Windows 2000
4 2 (2.04%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.02%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (22.45%) ITIL
2 10 (10.20%) Project Management
3 8 (8.16%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (7.14%) Service Management
5 6 (6.12%) Programme Management
6 5 (5.10%) Risk Management
7 4 (4.08%) Service Delivery
7 4 (4.08%) PRINCE2
7 4 (4.08%) ETL
7 4 (4.08%) Supplier Management
7 4 (4.08%) Problem Management
7 4 (4.08%) Risk Analysis
7 4 (4.08%) Change Control
7 4 (4.08%) Dependency Management
8 3 (3.06%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (3.06%) Software Deployment
8 3 (3.06%) ITIL V3
8 3 (3.06%) Test Scripting
8 3 (3.06%) Network Design
8 3 (3.06%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.18%) SQL
2 7 (7.14%) VB
2 7 (7.14%) Java
3 3 (3.06%) VBA
4 2 (2.04%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.04%) C
5 1 (1.02%) C++
5 1 (1.02%) Python
5 1 (1.02%) MATLAB
5 1 (1.02%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 98 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (11.22%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (6.12%) CCNP
4 5 (5.10%) CCNA
4 5 (5.10%) DV Cleared
5 3 (3.06%) CCDP
6 2 (2.04%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.02%) MCTS
7 1 (1.02%) Degree
7 1 (1.02%) CISSP
7 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.02%) MCP
7 1 (1.02%) MCSE
7 1 (1.02%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.18%) SLA
2 2 (2.04%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (6.12%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.08%) vSphere
3 3 (3.06%) vCloud
3 3 (3.06%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.02%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (5.10%) NetBackup
1 5 (5.10%) Backup Exec
2 3 (3.06%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.06%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (2.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (1.02%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 12 (12.24%) Oracle
2 10 (10.20%) Cisco
3 9 (9.18%) HP
4 8 (8.16%) VMware
4 8 (8.16%) Microsoft
5 6 (6.12%) SolarWinds
6 5 (5.10%) Citrix
7 4 (4.08%) Symantec
8 3 (3.06%) Veritas
8 3 (3.06%) Lotus
8 3 (3.06%) EMC
8 3 (3.06%) Business Objects
8 3 (3.06%) Acronis
8 3 (3.06%) Sophos
9 2 (2.04%) SAP
9 2 (2.04%) Ariba
10 1 (1.02%) IBM
10 1 (1.02%) McAfee
10 1 (1.02%) Serena
10 1 (1.02%) Brocade