Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 13 28
Rank change year-on-year 0 +15 -6
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 139 146 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 8.76% 9.03% 6.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 46.49% 39.35% 28.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 73 51
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -9.68% -7.74%
10th Percentile £133 £200 £250
90th Percentile £550 £560 £525
East of England median daily rate £475 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +35.71% -12.50% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 33 6
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £46.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% -61.08% +108.45%
10th Percentile £10.48 £17.50 £28.03
90th Percentile £44.15 £47.25 £52.06
East of England median hourly rate £20.00 £17.75 £40.56
% change year-on-year +12.68% -56.24% +4.68%

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 299 371 311
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 18.85% 22.94% 21.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 174 181
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £373 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.38% -0.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £173 £200 £233
90th Percentile £550 £567 £538
East of England median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.33% - -1.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 48 25
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +24.14% -32.56%
10th Percentile £10.53 £11.40 £10.00
90th Percentile £51.25 £47.25 £49.75
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% -38.98% +37.05%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 14 December 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 82 £190 -36.67% 15
Watford +18 24 £550 +2.33% 1
Hatfield -6 15 £400 +14.29% 1
Hemel Hempstead -1 3 £325 - 2
Radlett - 1 £100 -
SC Cleared
East of England

For the 6 months to 14 December 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.

1 139 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 45 (32.37%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (26.62%) Software Engineering
4 34 (24.46%) Windows
5 31 (22.30%) C#
5 31 (22.30%) Migration
6 29 (20.86%) Linux
7 25 (17.99%) C++
7 25 (17.99%) SQL
8 24 (17.27%) JIRA
9 23 (16.55%) Data Migration
9 23 (16.55%) Test Automation
10 21 (15.11%) BDD
10 21 (15.11%) TDD
10 21 (15.11%) Scaled Agile Framework
11 19 (13.67%) Java
11 19 (13.67%) Microsoft
12 18 (12.95%) TCP/IP
12 18 (12.95%) Web Services
12 18 (12.95%) Degree
12 18 (12.95%) Mathematics
13 17 (12.23%) Ethernet
13 17 (12.23%) LAN
14 16 (11.51%) Eclipse
14 16 (11.51%) ActiveX
14 16 (11.51%) JavaScript
14 16 (11.51%) .NET
14 16 (11.51%) MFC
14 16 (11.51%) SQL Server
14 16 (11.51%) Visual Studio

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 (5.04%) Confluence
2 1 (0.72%) CMS
2 1 (0.72%) JBoss
Applications
1 9 (6.47%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.44%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.72%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.88%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (2.16%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (12.95%) TCP/IP
2 17 (12.23%) Ethernet
2 17 (12.23%) LAN
3 10 (7.19%) Firewall
3 10 (7.19%) VPN
4 9 (6.47%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (6.47%) Cisco ISE
4 9 (6.47%) Cisco Nexus
4 9 (6.47%) Wireless
5 8 (5.76%) DNS
6 7 (5.04%) BGP
6 7 (5.04%) FWSM
6 7 (5.04%) OSPF
6 7 (5.04%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (4.32%) TACACS
7 6 (4.32%) VLAN
7 6 (4.32%) WPA2
8 5 (3.60%) Wireshark
9 3 (2.16%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 2 (1.44%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.51%) SQL Server
2 15 (10.79%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (7.19%) SQL Server 2016
3 10 (7.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (7.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (2.88%) MySQL
5 2 (1.44%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 24 (17.27%) JIRA
2 16 (11.51%) Eclipse
2 16 (11.51%) Git (software)
2 16 (11.51%) NetBeans
2 16 (11.51%) Visual Studio
3 15 (10.79%) Subversion
4 8 (5.76%) Rational Rhapsody
5 7 (5.04%) Jenkins
6 5 (3.60%) GDB
6 5 (3.60%) Rational DOORS
6 5 (3.60%) Rational Team Concert
7 3 (2.16%) LabVIEW
8 2 (1.44%) eggPlant
8 2 (1.44%) JUnit
8 2 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.72%) EasyMock
9 1 (0.72%) Hamcrest
9 1 (0.72%) Hudson
9 1 (0.72%) Mockito
9 1 (0.72%) SoapUI
General
1 16 (11.51%) Aerospace
1 16 (11.51%) Military
2 3 (2.16%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.72%) Banking
3 1 (0.72%) Corporate Banking
3 1 (0.72%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 21 (15.11%) Analyst
1 21 (15.11%) Data Migration Developer
1 21 (15.11%) Developer
1 21 (15.11%) SQL Developer
2 15 (10.79%) ETL Developer
2 15 (10.79%) Oracle Developer
2 15 (10.79%) Oracle ETL Developer
2 15 (10.79%) PostgreSQL Developer
2 15 (10.79%) SQL Server Developer
3 13 (9.35%) Deskside Engineer
3 13 (9.35%) Network Engineer
4 10 (7.19%) Software Engineer
5 9 (6.47%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 8 (5.76%) Administrator
6 8 (5.76%) C++ Software Engineer
6 8 (5.76%) Data Analyst
7 7 (5.04%) Project Manager
8 6 (4.32%) Analyst Developer
8 6 (4.32%) Desktop Support
8 6 (4.32%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (12.95%) Web Services
2 16 (11.51%) .NET
2 16 (11.51%) ActiveX
2 16 (11.51%) DirectX
2 16 (11.51%) MFC
2 16 (11.51%) Node.js
2 16 (11.51%) OpenGL
2 16 (11.51%) Qt
3 15 (10.79%) XML
4 11 (7.91%) JSON
5 7 (5.04%) 802.1X
6 2 (1.44%) Middleware
6 2 (1.44%) REST
7 1 (0.72%) Apache Flex
7 1 (0.72%) GWT
7 1 (0.72%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.72%) RESTful
7 1 (0.72%) SOAP
7 1 (0.72%) Spring
7 1 (0.72%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.79%) Reference Data
2 11 (7.91%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.44%) Data Structures
3 2 (1.44%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.44%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (0.72%) ASIC
4 1 (0.72%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.72%) Clustering
4 1 (0.72%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.72%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (0.72%) PKI
4 1 (0.72%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.72%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 34 (24.46%) Windows
2 29 (20.86%) Linux
3 6 (4.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (2.16%) Windows 10
4 3 (2.16%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.44%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.72%) HPUX
6 1 (0.72%) Solaris
6 1 (0.72%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (32.37%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (26.62%) Software Engineering
3 31 (22.30%) Migration
4 23 (16.55%) Data Migration
4 23 (16.55%) Test Automation
5 21 (15.11%) BDD
5 21 (15.11%) Scaled Agile Framework
5 21 (15.11%) TDD
6 18 (12.95%) Mathematics
7 16 (11.51%) Scrum
8 15 (10.79%) Data Mapping
8 15 (10.79%) ETL
9 13 (9.35%) Problem-Solving
10 9 (6.47%) UML
11 8 (5.76%) Service Management
11 8 (5.76%) Software Deployment
12 7 (5.04%) Statistics
13 6 (4.32%) Analytical Thinking
13 6 (4.32%) Data Modelling
14 5 (3.60%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 31 (22.30%) C#
2 25 (17.99%) C++
2 25 (17.99%) SQL
3 19 (13.67%) Java
4 16 (11.51%) GLSL
4 16 (11.51%) HLSL
4 16 (11.51%) JavaScript
5 15 (10.79%) PL/SQL
6 12 (8.63%) C
7 10 (7.19%) T-SQL
8 3 (2.16%) Embedded C
8 3 (2.16%) Embedded C++
9 1 (0.72%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.72%) Korn
9 1 (0.72%) Perl
9 1 (0.72%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.72%) Python
9 1 (0.72%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 139 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 18 (12.95%) Degree
3 8 (5.76%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (5.04%) CCNP
5 3 (2.16%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.44%) CCNA
6 2 (1.44%) CNE
6 2 (1.44%) MCP
6 2 (1.44%) MCSE
6 2 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.44%) Novell Certification
6 2 (1.44%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.44%) PMP
7 1 (0.72%) ISEB
7 1 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.32%) Data Quality
1 6 (4.32%) SLA
2 1 (0.72%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.72%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (5.76%) ProxySG
2 7 (5.04%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.44%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (2.88%) SCCM
2 2 (1.44%) CA Spectrum
2 2 (1.44%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.72%) QRadar
Vendors
1 19 (13.67%) Microsoft
2 15 (10.79%) Oracle
2 15 (10.79%) Talend
3 14 (10.07%) Cisco
3 14 (10.07%) Juniper
4 13 (9.35%) Remedy
5 11 (7.91%) Red Hat
6 10 (7.19%) CheckPoint
7 8 (5.76%) Blue Coat
8 7 (5.04%) Atlassian
9 6 (4.32%) ServiceNow
10 4 (2.88%) F5
10 4 (2.88%) Sun
11 3 (2.16%) VMware
12 2 (1.44%) BMC
12 2 (1.44%) CA
12 2 (1.44%) Citrix
12 2 (1.44%) McAfee
12 2 (1.44%) Sophos
12 2 (1.44%) Symantec