Period
to 23 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 23 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 23 30
Rank change year-on-year +13 +7 +5
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 145 83 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 9.94% 6.68% 5.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 51.24% 28.72% 24.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 51 28
Hertfordshire median daily rate £350 £330 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -5.71% -22.22%
10th Percentile £175 £195 £225
90th Percentile £475 £500 £500
East of England median daily rate £400 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +14.29% -3.45% -9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 22 3
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.25 £41.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.18% +3.13% +60.00%
10th Percentile £15.55 £17.49 £23.60
90th Percentile £27.85 £52.49 £51.00
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £43.25 £46.50
% change year-on-year -63.01% -6.99% +60.34%

SC Cleared is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 283 289 291
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 19.40% 23.27% 21.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 130 122
Hertfordshire median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% - -9.09%
10th Percentile £178 £233 £257
90th Percentile £514 £557 £488
East of England median daily rate £400 £380 £373
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.01% -3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 41 19
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £18.07 £17.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.24% +20.69% -25.64%
10th Percentile £15.44 £10.00 £12.20
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.60 £44.98
East of England median hourly rate £16.75 £31.50 £37.75
% change year-on-year -46.83% -16.56% +75.58%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings citing SC Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in Hertfordshire

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SC Cleared in Hertfordshire

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 23 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in Hertfordshire

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in Hertfordshire

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 23 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SC Cleared in Hertfordshire

SC Cleared
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 23 June 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stevenage 0 66 £300 +25.00% 17
Hatfield +9 54 £400 +14.70% 2
Watford -5 4 £410 +105.00% 2
Hemel Hempstead -12 2 £413 +3.13% 3
St Albans - 1 £133 -
SC Cleared
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 145 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 41 (28.28%) Windows
3 38 (26.21%) Microsoft
4 29 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (15.86%) Risk Management
6 22 (15.17%) PRINCE2
7 20 (13.79%) Linux
7 20 (13.79%) Software Engineering
8 18 (12.41%) C++
8 18 (12.41%) Scrum
8 18 (12.41%) Windows 10
9 16 (11.03%) Change Management
9 16 (11.03%) Cisco
9 16 (11.03%) Problem Management
9 16 (11.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 15 (10.34%) Degree
10 15 (10.34%) SQL
10 15 (10.34%) Migration
10 15 (10.34%) Office 365
11 14 (9.66%) Juniper
12 13 (8.97%) Active Directory
12 13 (8.97%) C
12 13 (8.97%) PowerShell
12 13 (8.97%) Presales
13 12 (8.28%) ISEB
14 11 (7.59%) SLA
14 11 (7.59%) TCP/IP
14 11 (7.59%) Java
14 11 (7.59%) ITIL
14 11 (7.59%) VMware

SC Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (4.83%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.45%) Apache
2 5 (3.45%) IIS
2 5 (3.45%) WebLogic
3 4 (2.76%) ThingWorx
4 3 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (2.07%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.38%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (4.83%) Windchill
2 4 (2.76%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.69%) Simulink
3 1 (0.69%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) LabWindows
1 1 (0.69%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 15 (10.34%) Office 365
2 2 (1.38%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.59%) TCP/IP
2 8 (5.52%) Ethernet
2 8 (5.52%) Firewall
2 8 (5.52%) Wireshark
3 6 (4.14%) LAN
3 6 (4.14%) VPN
3 6 (4.14%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (3.45%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (3.45%) Cisco IOS
4 5 (3.45%) Cisco ISE
4 5 (3.45%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (3.45%) DHCP
4 5 (3.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 5 (3.45%) NX-OS
4 5 (3.45%) OSPF
4 5 (3.45%) VLAN
5 4 (2.76%) DNS
5 4 (2.76%) Kerberos
6 2 (1.38%) FTP
6 2 (1.38%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.14%) Power BI
2 4 (2.76%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.69%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.69%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 8 (5.52%) Eclipse
1 8 (5.52%) GDB
1 8 (5.52%) Git (software)
1 8 (5.52%) NetBeans
1 8 (5.52%) Rational DOORS
1 8 (5.52%) Rational Rhapsody
1 8 (5.52%) Rational Team Concert
1 8 (5.52%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.76%) JIRA
3 2 (1.38%) Zephyr
4 1 (0.69%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.69%) JUnit
4 1 (0.69%) MSI
4 1 (0.69%) Rational Statemate
4 1 (0.69%) Selenium
4 1 (0.69%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 8 (5.52%) Aerospace
1 8 (5.52%) Military
2 6 (4.14%) Billing
3 2 (1.38%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.69%) Back Office
4 1 (0.69%) Electronics
4 1 (0.69%) Finance
4 1 (0.69%) Law
4 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 34 (23.45%) Project Manager
2 24 (16.55%) SC Cleared Project Manager
3 17 (11.72%) Support Engineer
4 11 (7.59%) Software Engineer
5 10 (6.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 10 (6.90%) Network Engineer
6 8 (5.52%) C++ Software Engineer
7 7 (4.83%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 6 (4.14%) 3rd Line Support
8 6 (4.14%) Analyst
8 6 (4.14%) Build Engineer
8 6 (4.14%) Capacity Manager
8 6 (4.14%) Coordinator
8 6 (4.14%) Project Coordinator
9 5 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 5 (3.45%) Deployment Engineer
9 5 (3.45%) Desktop Support
9 5 (3.45%) Messaging Engineer
9 5 (3.45%) Senior Manager
9 5 (3.45%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.21%) Web Services
2 8 (5.52%) .NET
2 8 (5.52%) ActiveX
2 8 (5.52%) DirectX
2 8 (5.52%) MFC
2 8 (5.52%) Node.js
2 8 (5.52%) OpenGL
2 8 (5.52%) Qt
3 6 (4.14%) Middleware
4 4 (2.76%) ADSI
4 4 (2.76%) LDAP
5 2 (1.38%) ODBC
6 1 (0.69%) HTML
6 1 (0.69%) REST
6 1 (0.69%) RESTful
6 1 (0.69%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.14%) Clustering
2 5 (3.45%) Linux Command Line
2 5 (3.45%) PKI
3 3 (2.07%) Driving Licence
4 1 (0.69%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.69%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.69%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.69%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 41 (28.28%) Windows
2 20 (13.79%) Linux
3 18 (12.41%) Windows 10
4 11 (7.59%) Windows Server
4 11 (7.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (4.83%) Unix
6 4 (2.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (2.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.38%) HPUX
8 2 (1.38%) Solaris
9 1 (0.69%) CentOS
9 1 (0.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (15.86%) Risk Management
3 22 (15.17%) PRINCE2
4 20 (13.79%) Software Engineering
5 18 (12.41%) Scrum
6 16 (11.03%) Change Management
6 16 (11.03%) Problem Management
7 15 (10.34%) Migration
8 13 (8.97%) Presales
9 11 (7.59%) ITIL
9 11 (7.59%) Project Management
10 10 (6.90%) Infrastructure Transition
10 10 (6.90%) Mathematics
10 10 (6.90%) Waterfall
11 9 (6.21%) Software Deployment
12 8 (5.52%) Business Development
12 8 (5.52%) Configuration Management
12 8 (5.52%) Service Management
12 8 (5.52%) UML
13 7 (4.83%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 18 (12.41%) C++
2 15 (10.34%) SQL
3 13 (8.97%) C
3 13 (8.97%) PowerShell
4 11 (7.59%) Java
5 8 (5.52%) C#
5 8 (5.52%) GLSL
5 8 (5.52%) HLSL
5 8 (5.52%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.38%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.38%) Korn
6 2 (1.38%) Perl
6 2 (1.38%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.69%) Ada
7 1 (0.69%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 145 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 16 (11.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 15 (10.34%) Degree
4 12 (8.28%) ISEB
5 6 (4.14%) CCNA
5 6 (4.14%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (4.14%) DV Cleared
6 5 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (2.76%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (2.07%) CCNP
9 2 (1.38%) ISTQB
9 2 (1.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.69%) CISSP
10 1 (0.69%) GSLC
10 1 (0.69%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.69%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.59%) SLA
2 2 (1.38%) PMO
2 2 (1.38%) QA
3 1 (0.69%) GDPR
3 1 (0.69%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 13 (8.97%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.83%) ProxySG
2 7 (4.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.38%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.69%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 7 (4.83%) SCCM
1 7 (4.83%) SCOM
2 1 (0.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 38 (26.21%) Microsoft
2 16 (11.03%) Cisco
3 14 (9.66%) Juniper
4 11 (7.59%) VMware
5 7 (4.83%) Blue Coat
5 7 (4.83%) SAP
6 6 (4.14%) BMC
7 5 (3.45%) CheckPoint
7 5 (3.45%) F5
8 4 (2.76%) McAfee
8 4 (2.76%) PTC
9 3 (2.07%) HP
10 2 (1.38%) Citrix
10 2 (1.38%) Computacenter
10 2 (1.38%) IBM
10 2 (1.38%) Lumension
10 2 (1.38%) NetApp
11 1 (0.69%) Becrypt
11 1 (0.69%) MathWorks
11 1 (0.69%) Red Hat