Period
to 22 April 2019

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 22 April 2019 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
22 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 17 11 15
Rank change year-on-year -6 +4 +10
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 105 140 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 7.57% 9.53% 7.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 40.86% 45.45% 34.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 75 57
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% +6.06% -2.22%
10th Percentile £190 £197 £195
90th Percentile £550 £500 £543
East of England median daily rate £440 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +10.00% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 18 20
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £27.00 £17.50 £43.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.29% -59.36% +92.46%
10th Percentile £10.58 £15.89 £17.50
90th Percentile £66.81 £47.25 £52.55
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £41.13
% change year-on-year +3.13% -61.09% -8.61%

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 257 308 278
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 18.53% 20.97% 22.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 147 119
Hertfordshire median daily rate £413 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.86% -12.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £190 £198 £200
90th Percentile £550 £525 £558
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 40 35
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £32.75 £17.50 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +87.14% -1.52% -17.35%
10th Percentile £11.79 £10.00 £10.43
90th Percentile £66.81 £47.25 £52.08
East of England median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -54.29% +16.67%

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 22 April 2019.

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 22 April 2019.

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 22 April 2019. 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 74 £229 -34.64% 5
Hatfield -11 9 £300 -25.00%
Watford +5 8 £550 +64.18%
Hemel Hempstead +9 5 £440 +6.67% 2
SC Cleared
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 April 2019, 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.

1 105 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 40 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (34.29%) Windows
3 36 (34.29%) Software Engineering
4 33 (31.43%) C++
5 28 (26.67%) Microsoft
6 21 (20.00%) Degree
6 21 (20.00%) Mathematics
7 20 (19.05%) Java
7 20 (19.05%) C#
7 20 (19.05%) Aerospace
8 19 (18.10%) Scrum
8 19 (18.10%) NetBeans
8 19 (18.10%) Military
8 19 (18.10%) JavaScript
8 19 (18.10%) .NET
8 19 (18.10%) MFC
8 19 (18.10%) Visual Studio
8 19 (18.10%) Web Services
8 19 (18.10%) Linux
8 19 (18.10%) ActiveX
8 19 (18.10%) Ethernet
8 19 (18.10%) TCP/IP
8 19 (18.10%) Eclipse
8 19 (18.10%) OpenGL
8 19 (18.10%) DirectX
8 19 (18.10%) Git (software)
8 19 (18.10%) Qt
8 19 (18.10%) Node.js
8 19 (18.10%) GLSL

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 1 (0.95%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.86%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.95%) LabWindows
1 1 (0.95%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (18.10%) Ethernet
1 19 (18.10%) TCP/IP
2 14 (13.33%) Firewall
3 12 (11.43%) LAN
4 11 (10.48%) VPN
5 9 (8.57%) BGP
5 9 (8.57%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (8.57%) OSPF
6 8 (7.62%) Cisco ISE
6 8 (7.62%) Cisco Nexus
6 8 (7.62%) DNS
6 8 (7.62%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 8 (7.62%) FWSM
6 8 (7.62%) TACACS
6 8 (7.62%) Wi-Fi
6 8 (7.62%) Wireless
6 8 (7.62%) WPA2
7 3 (2.86%) Junos
8 2 (1.90%) VLAN
8 2 (1.90%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.95%) MySQL
1 1 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (0.95%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2016
1 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (18.10%) Eclipse
1 19 (18.10%) Git (software)
1 19 (18.10%) NetBeans
1 19 (18.10%) Visual Studio
2 15 (14.29%) Rational Rhapsody
3 4 (3.81%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (2.86%) Rational Team Concert
5 1 (0.95%) JIRA
5 1 (0.95%) LabVIEW
5 1 (0.95%) Subversion
General
1 20 (19.05%) Aerospace
2 19 (18.10%) Military
3 1 (0.95%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 16 (15.24%) Software Engineer
2 13 (12.38%) C Software Engineer
2 13 (12.38%) C/C++ Software Engineer
2 13 (12.38%) C++ Software Engineer
3 11 (10.48%) Analyst
4 10 (9.52%) Network Engineer
4 10 (9.52%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 8 (7.62%) Developer
6 7 (6.67%) Data Migration Developer
6 7 (6.67%) Deskside Engineer
6 7 (6.67%) SQL Developer
7 6 (5.71%) Analyst Developer
7 6 (5.71%) Data Analyst
7 6 (5.71%) Data Migration Analyst
7 6 (5.71%) Developer Analyst
7 6 (5.71%) Migration Analyst
7 6 (5.71%) Project Manager
7 6 (5.71%) SQL Analyst
7 6 (5.71%) SQL Data Analyst
8 5 (4.76%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (18.10%) .NET
1 19 (18.10%) ActiveX
1 19 (18.10%) DirectX
1 19 (18.10%) MFC
1 19 (18.10%) Node.js
1 19 (18.10%) OpenGL
1 19 (18.10%) Qt
1 19 (18.10%) Web Services
2 8 (7.62%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.95%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.95%) JSON
3 1 (0.95%) React
3 1 (0.95%) Vue.js
3 1 (0.95%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.62%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.90%) BYOD
4 1 (0.95%) Algorithms
4 1 (0.95%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 36 (34.29%) Windows
2 19 (18.10%) Linux
3 7 (6.67%) Windows Server
4 6 (5.71%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.90%) Android
5 2 (1.90%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.90%) Unix
5 2 (1.90%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (34.29%) Software Engineering
3 21 (20.00%) Mathematics
4 19 (18.10%) Scrum
5 16 (15.24%) UML
6 14 (13.33%) Migration
7 13 (12.38%) Embedded Software Development
8 10 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
9 9 (8.57%) Network Monitoring
10 7 (6.67%) BDD
10 7 (6.67%) Data Migration
10 7 (6.67%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 7 (6.67%) TDD
10 7 (6.67%) Test Automation
11 6 (5.71%) Analytical Thinking
11 6 (5.71%) Data Modelling
11 6 (5.71%) Statistics
12 4 (3.81%) Commercial Awareness
12 4 (3.81%) Incident Management
12 4 (3.81%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (31.43%) C++
2 20 (19.05%) C#
2 20 (19.05%) Java
3 19 (18.10%) GLSL
3 19 (18.10%) HLSL
3 19 (18.10%) JavaScript
4 14 (13.33%) C
5 11 (10.48%) Embedded C
5 11 (10.48%) Embedded C++
6 7 (6.67%) SQL
7 3 (2.86%) Ada
8 2 (1.90%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.95%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.95%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 105 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 21 (20.00%) Degree
3 9 (8.57%) CCNP
3 9 (8.57%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (4.76%) DV Cleared
4 5 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (3.81%) CNE
5 4 (3.81%) MCP
5 4 (3.81%) MCSE
5 4 (3.81%) Novell Certification
6 3 (2.86%) JNCIA
7 2 (1.90%) DBS Check
7 2 (1.90%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.90%) PMP
8 1 (0.95%) CCIE
8 1 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.67%) SLA
2 6 (5.71%) Data Quality
System Software
1 9 (8.57%) ProxySG
2 8 (7.62%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.81%) vSphere
4 3 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.90%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.95%) Firmware
6 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 9 (8.57%) SCCM
2 4 (3.81%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (2.86%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 3 (2.86%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (2.86%) SCOM
4 1 (0.95%) HP UCMDB
4 1 (0.95%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.95%) QRadar
Vendors
1 28 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 14 (13.33%) Juniper
3 13 (12.38%) CheckPoint
4 11 (10.48%) Cisco
5 10 (9.52%) VMware
6 9 (8.57%) Blue Coat
7 8 (7.62%) F5
8 6 (5.71%) Remedy
9 4 (3.81%) Citrix
9 4 (3.81%) McAfee
9 4 (3.81%) Sophos
9 4 (3.81%) Symantec
10 3 (2.86%) HP
11 2 (1.90%) Computacenter
11 2 (1.90%) Intel
11 2 (1.90%) Oracle
12 1 (0.95%) IBM
12 1 (0.95%) NetApp
12 1 (0.95%) SAP
12 1 (0.95%) Talend