Period
to 20 January 2020

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 20 January 2020 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
20 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 13 9 14
Rank change year-on-year -4 +5 +6
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 97 125 131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 7.92% 8.80% 8.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 31.39% 44.48% 39.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 48 63
Hertfordshire median daily rate £222 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -44.50% +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £171 £133 £200
90th Percentile £464 £550 £525
East of England median daily rate £394 £475 £336
% change year-on-year -17.11% +41.26% -15.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 23 24
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £15.20 £27.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.72% +50.00% -60.00%
10th Percentile £12.15 £11.06 £17.50
90th Percentile £38.75 £66.81 £47.25
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £27.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -38.89% +54.29% -57.45%

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 309 281 332
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 25.22% 19.79% 21.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 115 145
Hertfordshire median daily rate £415 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +9.59% -2.67%
10th Percentile £176 £158 £200
90th Percentile £600 £550 £550
East of England median daily rate £423 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -0.59% +6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 30 37
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £24.50 £27.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.26% +54.29% +20.69%
10th Percentile £12.30 £12.76 £10.00
90th Percentile £95.00 £66.81 £47.25
East of England median hourly rate £28.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +64.29% - -50.00%

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 20 January 2020.

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 20 January 2020.

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 20 January 2020. 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 61 £250 +31.58% 17
Hemel Hempstead +8 28 £219 -32.62% 2
Hatfield -12 1 £200 -0.25% 4
Watford -21 1 £388 -29.55% 4
Hitchin - 1 - -
Borehamwood - 1 - -
SC Cleared
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2020, 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 97 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 37 (38.14%) Software Engineering
3 35 (36.08%) C++
3 35 (36.08%) Windows
4 32 (32.99%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (26.80%) Microsoft
6 25 (25.77%) Rational Rhapsody
7 24 (24.74%) UML
8 22 (22.68%) C
9 19 (19.59%) Embedded C
9 19 (19.59%) Embedded C++
9 19 (19.59%) Embedded Software Development
10 16 (16.49%) Degree
10 16 (16.49%) Aerospace
11 14 (14.43%) Java
11 14 (14.43%) Linux
11 14 (14.43%) Mathematics
12 12 (12.37%) Git (software)
12 12 (12.37%) C#
12 12 (12.37%) .NET
12 12 (12.37%) Web Services
12 12 (12.37%) Active Directory
12 12 (12.37%) TCP/IP
13 11 (11.34%) Ethernet
13 11 (11.34%) OpenGL
13 11 (11.34%) DirectX
13 11 (11.34%) MFC
13 11 (11.34%) Visual Studio
13 11 (11.34%) JavaScript
13 11 (11.34%) ActiveX

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 (1.03%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (8.25%) Simulink
2 6 (6.19%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (3.09%) Stateflow
4 1 (1.03%) Adobe XD
4 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (1.03%) Sketch
4 1 (1.03%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 2 (2.06%) Primavera
1 2 (2.06%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (2.06%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.22%) Office 365
2 1 (1.03%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (1.03%) AWS
2 1 (1.03%) Azure
2 1 (1.03%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (1.03%) Lucidchart
2 1 (1.03%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.37%) TCP/IP
2 11 (11.34%) Ethernet
3 3 (3.09%) DHCP
3 3 (3.09%) DNS
4 2 (2.06%) LAN
5 1 (1.03%) Firewall
5 1 (1.03%) Internet
5 1 (1.03%) Network Security
5 1 (1.03%) SDH
5 1 (1.03%) Skype
5 1 (1.03%) VLAN
5 1 (1.03%) WAN
5 1 (1.03%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.03%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2016
1 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 25 (25.77%) Rational Rhapsody
2 12 (12.37%) Git (software)
3 11 (11.34%) Eclipse
3 11 (11.34%) NetBeans
3 11 (11.34%) Visual Studio
4 6 (6.19%) Rational DOORS
5 5 (5.15%) Rational Team Concert
6 4 (4.12%) Jenkins
7 3 (3.09%) JIRA
8 2 (2.06%) Bugzilla
9 1 (1.03%) Axure RP
9 1 (1.03%) Balsamiq
9 1 (1.03%) Cucumber
9 1 (1.03%) GitLab
9 1 (1.03%) Jasmine
9 1 (1.03%) LSMW
9 1 (1.03%) Protractor
9 1 (1.03%) Selenium
9 1 (1.03%) WebDriver
General
1 16 (16.49%) Aerospace
2 11 (11.34%) Military
3 6 (6.19%) Public Sector
4 5 (5.15%) Retail
5 3 (3.09%) Finance
6 2 (2.06%) Publishing
7 1 (1.03%) Back Office
7 1 (1.03%) Electronics
7 1 (1.03%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (26.80%) Software Engineer
2 19 (19.59%) C Software Engineer
2 19 (19.59%) C/C++ Software Engineer
2 19 (19.59%) C++ Software Engineer
3 10 (10.31%) Deskside Engineer
4 7 (7.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 6 (6.19%) Analyst
6 5 (5.15%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (5.15%) Ada Engineer
6 5 (5.15%) Ada Software Engineer
6 5 (5.15%) Architect
6 5 (5.15%) Desktop Engineer
7 4 (4.12%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (4.12%) Office 365 Engineer
7 4 (4.12%) Support Engineer
7 4 (4.12%) Technical Architect
8 3 (3.09%) Administrator
8 3 (3.09%) Developer
8 3 (3.09%) Network Engineer
8 3 (3.09%) Senior Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.37%) .NET
1 12 (12.37%) Web Services
2 11 (11.34%) ActiveX
2 11 (11.34%) DirectX
2 11 (11.34%) MFC
2 11 (11.34%) Node.js
2 11 (11.34%) OpenGL
2 11 (11.34%) Qt
3 1 (1.03%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.03%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.03%) CSS3
3 1 (1.03%) Entity Framework
3 1 (1.03%) HTML5
3 1 (1.03%) JSON
3 1 (1.03%) Middleware
3 1 (1.03%) REST
3 1 (1.03%) RESTful
3 1 (1.03%) SAP ALE
3 1 (1.03%) Swagger
3 1 (1.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.12%) EPoS
2 3 (3.09%) Blackberry
2 3 (3.09%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.03%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.03%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.03%) User Experience
3 1 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 35 (36.08%) Windows
2 14 (14.43%) Linux
3 11 (11.34%) Windows 7
4 5 (5.15%) Windows 10
5 4 (4.12%) Windows Server
5 4 (4.12%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (3.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.03%) Solaris
7 1 (1.03%) Unix
7 1 (1.03%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (38.14%) Software Engineering
2 32 (32.99%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (24.74%) UML
4 19 (19.59%) Embedded Software Development
5 14 (14.43%) Mathematics
6 11 (11.34%) Scrum
7 8 (8.25%) Migration
8 7 (7.22%) Validation
9 5 (5.15%) Configuration Management
9 5 (5.15%) Integration Testing
9 5 (5.15%) OO
9 5 (5.15%) Signal Processing
10 4 (4.12%) Performance Management
11 3 (3.09%) Coaching
11 3 (3.09%) Mathematical Modelling
11 3 (3.09%) Project Management
11 3 (3.09%) Test Automation
11 3 (3.09%) Time Management
12 2 (2.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 2 (2.06%) Performance Measurement
Programming Languages
1 35 (36.08%) C++
2 22 (22.68%) C
3 19 (19.59%) Embedded C
3 19 (19.59%) Embedded C++
4 14 (14.43%) Java
5 12 (12.37%) C#
6 11 (11.34%) GLSL
6 11 (11.34%) HLSL
6 11 (11.34%) JavaScript
7 5 (5.15%) Ada
8 3 (3.09%) MATLAB
9 2 (2.06%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.06%) Python
9 2 (2.06%) SQL
9 2 (2.06%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.03%) ABAP
10 1 (1.03%) SAPscript
10 1 (1.03%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 97 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 16 (16.49%) Degree
3 5 (5.15%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.06%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.03%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.03%) CCNA
5 1 (1.03%) CCNP
5 1 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.03%) MCDST
5 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.06%) SLA
2 1 (1.03%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.03%) QA
System Software
1 12 (12.37%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.03%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (7.22%) SCCM
2 1 (1.03%) Nagios
2 1 (1.03%) SCOM
Vendors
1 26 (26.80%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.19%) Dell
2 6 (6.19%) HP
3 5 (5.15%) IBM
4 4 (4.12%) Google
4 4 (4.12%) Lumension
4 4 (4.12%) Sun
4 4 (4.12%) Toshiba
5 3 (3.09%) MathWorks
5 3 (3.09%) SAP
6 2 (2.06%) BMC
6 2 (2.06%) Remedy
6 2 (2.06%) VMware
7 1 (1.03%) Adobe
7 1 (1.03%) Amdocs
7 1 (1.03%) Becrypt
7 1 (1.03%) Cisco
7 1 (1.03%) EMC
7 1 (1.03%) Juniper
7 1 (1.03%) Red Hat