The table below looks at the statistics for Security 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 Security Cleared over the 3 months to 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Clearance
Rank 8 10 13
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +3
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 80 67 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 11.17% 10.37% 9.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 49.08% 42.95% 51.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 15 18
Average daily rate £350 £475 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% +16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £355 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £536 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 5
Average hourly rate £37.75 £29.75 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.89% -19.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.30 £25.00 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.40 £38.35 £39.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +60.00%
Security 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
163 156 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 22.77% 24.15% 18.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 60 53
Average daily rate £400 £420 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £529 £459
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 18 6
Average hourly rate £37.50 £18.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+108.33% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.65 £9.33 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.26 £37.40 £39.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

Security Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Cleared across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Security Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Security Cleared
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Security Cleared across the Hertfordshire region.

Security Cleared Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Security Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Cleared across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Security Cleared Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Security Cleared
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Cleared across the Hertfordshire region.

Security Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Security Cleared
Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Cleared across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Security Cleared Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Security 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 Security Cleared within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 April 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 0 52 £450 - 4
Stevenage 0 15 £260 -47.63% 1
Watford - 4 £290 -
Security Cleared
East of England

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing Security 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 Security Cleared.

1 76 (62.30%) SC Cleared
2 28 (22.95%) Windows
3 25 (20.49%) ITIL
3 25 (20.49%) Telecoms
4 21 (17.21%) LAN
5 20 (16.39%) Microsoft
6 19 (15.57%) Cisco
7 17 (13.93%) Finance
7 17 (13.93%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (12.30%) Juniper
9 14 (11.48%) Firewall
9 14 (11.48%) CRM
10 13 (10.66%) Migration
10 13 (10.66%) Pega
11 12 (9.84%) WAN
11 12 (9.84%) Cisco Certification
12 11 (9.02%) SLA
12 11 (9.02%) SCCM
13 10 (8.20%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (8.20%) TCP/IP
13 10 (8.20%) MS Excel
13 10 (8.20%) Java
13 10 (8.20%) Windows Server 2012
14 9 (7.38%) Test Strategy
14 9 (7.38%) Waterfall
14 9 (7.38%) SQL
14 9 (7.38%) RUP
14 9 (7.38%) OO
15 8 (6.56%) SharePoint
15 8 (6.56%) VPN

Security Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing Security 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 Security Cleared. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (6.56%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (4.10%) IBM Notes
3 5 (4.10%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (2.46%) IBM Domino
5 1 (0.82%) CMS
5 1 (0.82%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.82%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (8.20%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.10%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.46%) MS Office
4 2 (1.64%) MS Project
5 1 (0.82%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.82%) SAP CO
1 1 (0.82%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.82%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (0.82%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (17.21%) LAN
2 14 (11.48%) Firewall
3 12 (9.84%) WAN
4 10 (8.20%) TCP/IP
5 8 (6.56%) Network Security
5 8 (6.56%) VPN
5 8 (6.56%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (4.92%) Broadband
6 6 (4.92%) ISDN
6 6 (4.92%) Wireless
7 5 (4.10%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (4.10%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (4.10%) Cisco PIX
8 4 (3.28%) ATM
8 4 (3.28%) DHCP
8 4 (3.28%) DNS
8 4 (3.28%) DWDM
8 4 (3.28%) SDH
9 3 (2.46%) FTP
9 3 (2.46%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.74%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (0.82%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.64%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (1.64%) Selenium
2 1 (0.82%) Bugzilla
2 1 (0.82%) ClearCase
2 1 (0.82%) ClearQuest
2 1 (0.82%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.82%) NetBeans
2 1 (0.82%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (0.82%) Visual Studio
General
1 25 (20.49%) Telecoms
2 17 (13.93%) Finance
3 8 (6.56%) Local Government
4 3 (2.46%) Military
5 2 (1.64%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.82%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.82%) Automotive
6 1 (0.82%) Avionics
6 1 (0.82%) Games
Job Titles
1 16 (13.11%) Consultant
2 14 (11.48%) Network Engineer
3 13 (10.66%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 12 (9.84%) Architect
5 11 (9.02%) Developer
6 10 (8.20%) Analyst
7 8 (6.56%) Project Manager
8 7 (5.74%) Windows Consultant
9 6 (4.92%) Cisco Engineer
9 6 (4.92%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 6 (4.92%) Designer
9 6 (4.92%) Juniper Engineer
9 6 (4.92%) Tester
10 5 (4.10%) Network Support
10 5 (4.10%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (4.10%) Support Engineer
11 4 (3.28%) Network Designer
11 4 (3.28%) Support Analyst
11 4 (3.28%) Technical Consultant
11 4 (3.28%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.46%) Web Services
2 2 (1.64%) .NET
3 1 (0.82%) Qt
3 1 (0.82%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.10%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.28%) PKI
3 2 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.64%) CESG
3 2 (1.64%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.64%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.64%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.82%) Algorithms
4 1 (0.82%) Clustering
4 1 (0.82%) Copywriting
4 1 (0.82%) Driving Licence
4 1 (0.82%) e-Health
4 1 (0.82%) Fat Client
4 1 (0.82%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.82%) Statistics
4 1 (0.82%) Thin Client
4 1 (0.82%) User Experience
4 1 (0.82%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 28 (22.95%) Windows
2 10 (8.20%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (6.56%) Windows 10
4 6 (4.92%) Linux
5 5 (4.10%) Unix
5 5 (4.10%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (3.28%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.64%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.82%) HPUX
8 1 (0.82%) Solaris
8 1 (0.82%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (20.49%) ITIL
2 17 (13.93%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (11.48%) CRM
4 13 (10.66%) Migration
5 10 (8.20%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (7.38%) OO
6 9 (7.38%) RUP
6 9 (7.38%) Test Strategy
6 9 (7.38%) Waterfall
7 8 (6.56%) Service Management
8 7 (5.74%) Risk Management
9 6 (4.92%) Configuration Management
9 6 (4.92%) PRINCE2
9 6 (4.92%) Release Management
9 6 (4.92%) Software Engineering
10 5 (4.10%) Change Control
10 5 (4.10%) Functional Testing
10 5 (4.10%) Network Design
10 5 (4.10%) Network Management
10 5 (4.10%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.20%) Java
2 9 (7.38%) SQL
3 5 (4.10%) PowerShell
4 4 (3.28%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.64%) C
5 2 (1.64%) C#
5 2 (1.64%) C++
6 1 (0.82%) Ada
6 1 (0.82%) Ada 95
6 1 (0.82%) ANSI C
6 1 (0.82%) MATLAB
6 1 (0.82%) Perl
Qualifications
1 76 (62.30%) SC Cleared
2 12 (9.84%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (6.56%) CCNA
4 6 (4.92%) DV Cleared
5 4 (3.28%) Degree
5 4 (3.28%) JNCIA
5 4 (3.28%) JNCIE
5 4 (3.28%) JNCIP
5 4 (3.28%) JNCIS
6 3 (2.46%) CISSP
7 2 (1.64%) BC Cleared
7 2 (1.64%) CESG Certified Professional
7 2 (1.64%) CISM
7 2 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.82%) APMP
8 1 (0.82%) CEH
8 1 (0.82%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.82%) PMP
8 1 (0.82%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.02%) SLA
2 2 (1.64%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 2 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.64%) QA
3 1 (0.82%) ECSS
3 1 (0.82%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (4.10%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.28%) XenApp
2 4 (3.28%) XenDesktop
2 4 (3.28%) XenServer
3 1 (0.82%) Cygwin
3 1 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (9.02%) SCCM
2 4 (3.28%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.82%) Endace
4 1 (0.82%) OpenView
4 1 (0.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 20 (16.39%) Microsoft
2 19 (15.57%) Cisco
3 15 (12.30%) Juniper
4 13 (10.66%) Pega
5 6 (4.92%) Citrix
6 5 (4.10%) Barracuda Networks
6 5 (4.10%) Blue Coat
6 5 (4.10%) Forcepoint
6 5 (4.10%) Lotus
6 5 (4.10%) Symantec
7 4 (3.28%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 4 (3.28%) Nortel
7 4 (3.28%) Remedy
8 3 (2.46%) HP
8 3 (2.46%) Oracle
8 3 (2.46%) SAP
8 3 (2.46%) VMware
9 2 (1.64%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.64%) Meraki
9 2 (1.64%) Red Hat