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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 39 26 42
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +16
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 32 37 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 3.77% 5.54% 3.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 18.71% 30.08% 17.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 8
Average daily rate
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£471 £450 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% +30.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £182 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 3
Average hourly rate £21.63 £15.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.16% -6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+118.05% -14.28%
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
171 123 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 20.14% 18.41% 18.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 40 47
Average daily rate £413 £283 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.01% -24.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £170 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 4 5
Average hourly rate £21.23 £15.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.53% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £14.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £33.75 £34.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% -9.52%

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 30 July 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
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 30 July 2015.

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 30 July 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
Stevenage +3 16 £550 +223.52% 3
Hemel Hempstead -11 6 £475 +5.55%
SC Cleared
East of England

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 75 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (16.00%) Windows
3 11 (14.67%) Oracle
4 10 (13.33%) TIBCO
5 9 (12.00%) Project Management
5 9 (12.00%) Microsoft
6 8 (10.67%) Java
6 8 (10.67%) SQL
7 7 (9.33%) Telecoms
7 7 (9.33%) VMware
7 7 (9.33%) SAP
7 7 (9.33%) MS Excel
8 6 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (8.00%) People Management
8 6 (8.00%) ITIL
8 6 (8.00%) PRINCE2
9 5 (6.67%) Firewall
9 5 (6.67%) J2EE
9 5 (6.67%) JBoss
9 5 (6.67%) JUnit
9 5 (6.67%) Active Directory
9 5 (6.67%) SOA
9 5 (6.67%) DNS
9 5 (6.67%) SCCM
10 4 (5.33%) Unit Testing
10 4 (5.33%) QA
10 4 (5.33%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (5.33%) Cisco
10 4 (5.33%) Citrix
10 4 (5.33%) Juniper

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 5 (6.67%) JBoss
2 4 (5.33%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.67%) MQSeries
3 2 (2.67%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.67%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.67%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.33%) NetWeaver
4 1 (1.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.33%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 7 (9.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.00%) MS Project
3 2 (2.67%) MS Office
3 2 (2.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.33%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (4.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (2.67%) SAP BPC
2 2 (2.67%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.33%) SAP ERP
3 1 (1.33%) Agresso
3 1 (1.33%) Primavera
3 1 (1.33%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.67%) DNS
1 5 (6.67%) Firewall
2 3 (4.00%) DHCP
3 2 (2.67%) LAN
3 2 (2.67%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.67%) VPN
3 2 (2.67%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (2.67%) NetScaler
4 1 (1.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (1.33%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.33%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (1.33%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (1.33%) SAN
4 1 (1.33%) Intranet
4 1 (1.33%) WAN
4 1 (1.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.33%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (4.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.67%) SAP BW
3 2 (2.67%) SAP Data Services
4 1 (1.33%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (1.33%) DataStage
4 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.33%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.33%) MaxDB
Development Applications
1 5 (6.67%) JUnit
2 3 (4.00%) Maven
2 3 (4.00%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (2.67%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.67%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (2.67%) JIRA
3 2 (2.67%) Selenium
3 2 (2.67%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (2.67%) ClearCase
3 2 (2.67%) Ant
4 1 (1.33%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 7 (9.33%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.00%) Finance
3 2 (2.67%) Electronics
4 1 (1.33%) Legal
4 1 (1.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 9 (12.00%) Consultant
2 8 (10.67%) 2nd Line Support
3 7 (9.33%) Developer
3 7 (9.33%) Deskside Support
4 6 (8.00%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (6.67%) Programme Manager
6 4 (5.33%) Architect
6 4 (5.33%) Analyst
7 3 (4.00%) Software Engineer
7 3 (4.00%) Support Analyst
7 3 (4.00%) Java Consultant
7 3 (4.00%) Integration Consultant
7 3 (4.00%) TIBCO Developer
7 3 (4.00%) TIBCO Consultant
7 3 (4.00%) Remedy Analyst
8 2 (2.67%) Wintel Engineer
8 2 (2.67%) Test Engineer
8 2 (2.67%) ETL Developer
8 2 (2.67%) Network Architect
8 2 (2.67%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.67%) J2EE
2 3 (4.00%) SOAP
2 3 (4.00%) Web Services
2 3 (4.00%) Spring
2 3 (4.00%) REST
2 3 (4.00%) Hibernate
2 3 (4.00%) HTML
3 2 (2.67%) SAP Basis
3 2 (2.67%) CSS3
3 2 (2.67%) PhoneGap
3 2 (2.67%) AngularJS
3 2 (2.67%) Apache Camel
3 2 (2.67%) JSON
3 2 (2.67%) Application Packaging
3 2 (2.67%) jQuery
3 2 (2.67%) HTML5
3 2 (2.67%) XML
3 2 (2.67%) CSS
4 1 (1.33%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.33%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (2.67%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.33%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.33%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.33%) Data Extraction
4 1 (1.33%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.33%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.33%) Clustering
4 1 (1.33%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 12 (16.00%) Windows
2 3 (4.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (4.00%) UNIX
3 2 (2.67%) Linux
3 2 (2.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (2.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (12.00%) Project Management
2 6 (8.00%) ITIL
2 6 (8.00%) PRINCE2
2 6 (8.00%) People Management
3 5 (6.67%) SOA
4 4 (5.33%) Unit Testing
5 3 (4.00%) Loose Coupling
5 3 (4.00%) Analytics
5 3 (4.00%) ETL
5 3 (4.00%) UML
5 3 (4.00%) EAI
5 3 (4.00%) Service Delivery
5 3 (4.00%) Change Management
5 3 (4.00%) Risk Management
5 3 (4.00%) Software Engineering
6 2 (2.67%) MVC
6 2 (2.67%) Logistics
6 2 (2.67%) Project Planning
6 2 (2.67%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (2.67%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.67%) Java
1 8 (10.67%) SQL
2 3 (4.00%) PL/SQL
2 3 (4.00%) MATLAB
3 2 (2.67%) Ruby
3 2 (2.67%) Python
3 2 (2.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.33%) C
4 1 (1.33%) C++
4 1 (1.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 75 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.67%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (2.67%) Degree
2 2 (2.67%) DV Cleared
2 2 (2.67%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.33%) CCIE
3 1 (1.33%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.33%) QA
2 2 (2.67%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (6.67%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.67%) VMware ESX
3 2 (2.67%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.67%) Docker
4 1 (1.33%) XenApp
4 1 (1.33%) vSphere
4 1 (1.33%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (6.67%) SCCM
2 1 (1.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.33%) Puppet
2 1 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (1.33%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (1.33%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 11 (14.67%) Oracle
2 10 (13.33%) TIBCO
3 9 (12.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (9.33%) SAP
4 7 (9.33%) VMware
5 4 (5.33%) Cisco
5 4 (5.33%) Citrix
5 4 (5.33%) Juniper
5 4 (5.33%) Remedy
6 3 (4.00%) BMC
6 3 (4.00%) IBM
6 3 (4.00%) Talend
7 2 (2.67%) ReadSoft
7 2 (2.67%) HP
8 1 (1.33%) Dell
8 1 (1.33%) Symantec
8 1 (1.33%) Ab Initio
8 1 (1.33%) Sophos
8 1 (1.33%) Websense
8 1 (1.33%) Informatica