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 3 months to 30 March 2017 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 19 25
Rank change year-on-year +5 +6  
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 49 46 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 8.35% 6.59% 6.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 35.77% 27.71% 33.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 16 13
Median daily rate £300 £344 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.72% -31.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £255 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £640
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 £30.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.34% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £43.00 £33.84
% change year-on-year -9.88% +27.06%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 137 166 139
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 23.34% 23.78% 19.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 67 55
Median daily rate £350 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -4.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £290 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 14 12
Median hourly rate £34.50 £21.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.46% +30.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.75 £9.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.63 £40.00 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £39.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -23.07% +73.33%  

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire citing SC Cleared as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stevenage 0 26 £300 -5.51% 1
Hatfield - 6 £350 - 2
Watford -3 2 £188 -35.34% 1
Hemel Hempstead -6 1 £350 -3.44% 1
SC Cleared
East of England

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 106 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 29 (27.36%) Firewall
3 28 (26.42%) Juniper
4 25 (23.58%) Cisco
5 21 (19.81%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (18.87%) LAN
6 20 (18.87%) ITIL
7 17 (16.04%) WAN
7 17 (16.04%) Microsoft
8 16 (15.09%) Migration
9 15 (14.15%) Analytical Skills
10 14 (13.21%) Network Security
10 14 (13.21%) TCP/IP
10 14 (13.21%) Windows
11 12 (11.32%) Finance
11 12 (11.32%) Software Engineering
12 11 (10.38%) CheckPoint
12 11 (10.38%) C++
12 11 (10.38%) VPN
13 10 (9.43%) Network Monitoring
13 10 (9.43%) F5
13 10 (9.43%) Broadband
13 10 (9.43%) ISDN
13 10 (9.43%) SAP
13 10 (9.43%) XML
13 10 (9.43%) MS Excel
13 10 (9.43%) SAP HR
13 10 (9.43%) Configuration Management
13 10 (9.43%) Wireless
13 10 (9.43%) LSMW

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 4 (3.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 4 (3.77%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (1.89%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.89%) Site Server
4 1 (0.94%) Apache
4 1 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.94%) IIS
4 1 (0.94%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.94%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (9.43%) MS Excel
2 8 (7.55%) MS Office
3 5 (4.72%) Simulink
4 4 (3.77%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (2.83%) MS Visio
5 3 (2.83%) Windchill
6 2 (1.89%) MS Project
6 2 (1.89%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 2 (1.89%) PTC Creo
7 1 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (9.43%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.94%) LabWindows
2 1 (0.94%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.94%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.94%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 29 (27.36%) Firewall
2 20 (18.87%) LAN
3 17 (16.04%) WAN
4 14 (13.21%) Network Security
4 14 (13.21%) TCP/IP
5 11 (10.38%) VPN
6 10 (9.43%) Broadband
6 10 (9.43%) ISDN
6 10 (9.43%) Wireless
7 7 (6.60%) DNS
7 7 (6.60%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 3 (2.83%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (2.83%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (2.83%) DHCP
9 2 (1.89%) Ethernet
9 2 (1.89%) SAN
9 2 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.94%) IPsec
10 1 (0.94%) SSH
10 1 (0.94%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.94%) MySQL
1 1 (0.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (9.43%) LSMW
2 5 (4.72%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (4.72%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (1.89%) Eclipse
3 2 (1.89%) NetBeans
3 2 (1.89%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.94%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.94%) GDB
4 1 (0.94%) JIRA
4 1 (0.94%) MSI
4 1 (0.94%) Redmine
4 1 (0.94%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 12 (11.32%) Finance
2 2 (1.89%) Aerospace
2 2 (1.89%) Legal
2 2 (1.89%) Military
3 1 (0.94%) Electronics
3 1 (0.94%) Front Office
3 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (22.64%) Network Engineer
2 11 (10.38%) Network Support
2 11 (10.38%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 10 (9.43%) Consultant
3 10 (9.43%) Software Engineer
4 9 (8.49%) Support Engineer
5 7 (6.60%) Migration Manager
5 7 (6.60%) Network Support Engineer
6 6 (5.66%) Data Migration Specialist
6 6 (5.66%) HR Specialist
6 6 (5.66%) Migration Specialist
6 6 (5.66%) Unix Consultant
7 5 (4.72%) Analyst
7 5 (4.72%) Architect
8 4 (3.77%) C++ Software Engineer
8 4 (3.77%) Data Manager
8 4 (3.77%) Data Migration Manager
8 4 (3.77%) NOC Engineer
8 4 (3.77%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
9 3 (2.83%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.43%) BAPI
1 10 (9.43%) XML
2 2 (1.89%) .NET
2 2 (1.89%) Qt
2 2 (1.89%) Web Services
3 1 (0.94%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.94%) Middleware
3 1 (0.94%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.15%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.66%) Wiki
3 5 (4.72%) Embedded Systems
4 4 (3.77%) Device Driver
5 3 (2.83%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.83%) Data Structures
5 3 (2.83%) RIA
5 3 (2.83%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.89%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.89%) e-Health
7 1 (0.94%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.94%) Clustering
7 1 (0.94%) CMDB
7 1 (0.94%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.94%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.94%) Machine to Machine
7 1 (0.94%) Verilog
7 1 (0.94%) VHDL
7 1 (0.94%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 14 (13.21%) Windows
2 9 (8.49%) Linux
3 7 (6.60%) Unix
4 6 (5.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (3.77%) Windows 10
6 3 (2.83%) Android
7 2 (1.89%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.89%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.89%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.89%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (18.87%) ITIL
2 16 (15.09%) Migration
3 12 (11.32%) Software Engineering
4 10 (9.43%) Configuration Management
4 10 (9.43%) Data Cleansing
4 10 (9.43%) Data Migration
4 10 (9.43%) Network Monitoring
5 9 (8.49%) Network Design
6 8 (7.55%) Incident Management
6 8 (7.55%) Network Management
7 7 (6.60%) Integration Testing
8 6 (5.66%) Mentoring
9 5 (4.72%) UML
10 4 (3.77%) Data Management
10 4 (3.77%) Fault Management
10 4 (3.77%) Requirements Management
10 4 (3.77%) Service Design
10 4 (3.77%) Service Management
10 4 (3.77%) Validation
11 3 (2.83%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (10.38%) C++
2 8 (7.55%) C
3 6 (5.66%) Perl
3 6 (5.66%) Shell Script
4 5 (4.72%) Java
4 5 (4.72%) MATLAB
4 5 (4.72%) SQL
5 4 (3.77%) ANSI C
6 3 (2.83%) Ada
6 3 (2.83%) Ada 95
6 3 (2.83%) VB
7 2 (1.89%) C#
7 2 (1.89%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.89%) Tcl
7 2 (1.89%) VBA
8 1 (0.94%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.94%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.94%) Python
8 1 (0.94%) REXX
8 1 (0.94%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 106 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 21 (19.81%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (7.55%) CCNP
4 7 (6.60%) CCNA
5 6 (5.66%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.83%) Degree
7 2 (1.89%) CCSA
8 1 (0.94%) CCIE
8 1 (0.94%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.94%) MCP
8 1 (0.94%) MCSE
8 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.55%) SLA
2 2 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.89%) ISO27002
3 1 (0.94%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.94%) Def Stans
3 1 (0.94%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 4 (3.77%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.89%) BitLocker
3 2 (1.89%) Sendmail
3 2 (1.89%) vSphere
4 1 (0.94%) DFS Replication
4 1 (0.94%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 1 (0.94%) Firmware
4 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.94%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (6.60%) SCCM
2 2 (1.89%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (1.89%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (1.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.94%) Simpana
3 1 (0.94%) WMI
Vendors
1 28 (26.42%) Juniper
2 25 (23.58%) Cisco
3 17 (16.04%) Microsoft
4 11 (10.38%) CheckPoint
5 10 (9.43%) F5
5 10 (9.43%) SAP
6 9 (8.49%) Remedy
7 8 (7.55%) Blue Coat
8 6 (5.66%) Red Hat
9 4 (3.77%) Computacenter
10 3 (2.83%) Apple
10 3 (2.83%) CA
10 3 (2.83%) HP
10 3 (2.83%) Palo Alto
10 3 (2.83%) VMware
11 2 (1.89%) IBM
11 2 (1.89%) IFS
11 2 (1.89%) Serena
11 2 (1.89%) Symantec
11 2 (1.89%) Trend Micro