Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 23 24
Rank change year-on-year +11 +1 -1
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 140 82 105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 8.95% 5.90% 6.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 37.63% 27.24% 28.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 45 31
Hertfordshire median daily rate £350 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% -16.67% +12.50%
10th Percentile £200 £250 £288
90th Percentile £569 £476 £550
East of England median daily rate £350 £400 £420
% change year-on-year -12.50% -4.76% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 5 18
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £18.00 £45.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.00% +109.28% +7.51%
10th Percentile £17.50 £25.93 £18.43
90th Percentile £47.25 £52.00 £52.38
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £38.75 £33.75
% change year-on-year -53.55% +14.81% +68.75%

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 372 301 369
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 23.77% 21.64% 22.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 175 148
Hertfordshire median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.25% -
10th Percentile £200 £228 £248
90th Percentile £575 £525 £529
East of England median daily rate £400 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 24 58
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 £20.97
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.14% -30.85% +29.03%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £46.50 £46.36 £42.88
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £27.62 £21.50
% change year-on-year -34.83% +28.47% +7.50%

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 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 -1 54 £300 +16.50% 2
Hatfield +15 43 £349 -15.45% 2
Watford - 13 £500 - 2
Waltham Cross - 5 £563 - 2
Hemel Hempstead -12 1 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £450 -
SC Cleared
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 140 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 27 (19.29%) LAN
3 25 (17.86%) Migration
4 21 (15.00%) Juniper
5 20 (14.29%) Cisco
6 18 (12.86%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (11.43%) Windows
7 16 (11.43%) Firewall
8 15 (10.71%) Software Engineering
9 14 (10.00%) DV Cleared
9 14 (10.00%) Configuration Management
9 14 (10.00%) SQL
9 14 (10.00%) Microsoft
9 14 (10.00%) CCNP
9 14 (10.00%) Data Centre
10 13 (9.29%) WAN
10 13 (9.29%) SQL Server
11 12 (8.57%) Talend Open Studio
11 12 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
11 12 (8.57%) Talend
12 11 (7.86%) Data Quality
12 11 (7.86%) Cisco ASA
12 11 (7.86%) Integration Testing
12 11 (7.86%) Data Migration
12 11 (7.86%) Reference Data
12 11 (7.86%) Data Mapping
12 11 (7.86%) VLAN
12 11 (7.86%) Blue Coat
12 11 (7.86%) T-SQL
12 11 (7.86%) ITIL

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 9 (6.43%) SharePoint
2 8 (5.71%) MS Exchange
3 7 (5.00%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.43%) Confluence
4 2 (1.43%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.71%) Liferay
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.71%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 6 (4.29%) Simulink
2 5 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.86%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.43%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.43%) Windchill
5 1 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.43%) LabWindows
2 1 (0.71%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.43%) Office 365
2 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 27 (19.29%) LAN
2 16 (11.43%) Firewall
3 13 (9.29%) WAN
4 11 (7.86%) Cisco ASA
4 11 (7.86%) VLAN
5 10 (7.14%) VPN
6 8 (5.71%) Network Security
7 7 (5.00%) Skype
8 6 (4.29%) TACACS
9 5 (3.57%) BGP
9 5 (3.57%) Broadband
9 5 (3.57%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (3.57%) Cisco PIX
9 5 (3.57%) ISDN
9 5 (3.57%) OSPF
9 5 (3.57%) TCP/IP
9 5 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (2.86%) DHCP
10 4 (2.86%) Wireless
11 3 (2.14%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.29%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.71%) Big Data
3 1 (0.71%) JasperReports
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.71%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.71%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 12 (8.57%) Talend Open Studio
2 10 (7.14%) Rational DOORS
2 10 (7.14%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (1.43%) JIRA
3 2 (1.43%) JUnit
4 1 (0.71%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.71%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.71%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.71%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.71%) JBehave
4 1 (0.71%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.71%) Maven
4 1 (0.71%) MSI
4 1 (0.71%) Protractor
4 1 (0.71%) Selenium
4 1 (0.71%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.71%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.71%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (5.00%) Finance
2 3 (2.14%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.43%) Legal
3 2 (1.43%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.71%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.71%) French Language
4 1 (0.71%) Military
4 1 (0.71%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (15.71%) Support Engineer
2 16 (11.43%) Consultant
3 12 (8.57%) Network Engineer
4 11 (7.86%) Build Engineer
4 11 (7.86%) Project Manager
5 10 (7.14%) Administrator
5 10 (7.14%) Rollout Engineer
6 9 (6.43%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 8 (5.71%) Analyst
7 8 (5.71%) Server Engineer
7 8 (5.71%) SQL Server Consultant
8 7 (5.00%) Software Engineer
9 6 (4.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 6 (4.29%) SC Cleared Project Manager
10 5 (3.57%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
10 5 (3.57%) 3rd Line Server Support
10 5 (3.57%) Configuration Engineer
10 5 (3.57%) Data Centre Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (3.57%) IT Engineer
10 5 (3.57%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.29%) XML
2 2 (1.43%) Spring
3 1 (0.71%) Gherkin
3 1 (0.71%) Hibernate
3 1 (0.71%) J2EE
3 1 (0.71%) Java EE
3 1 (0.71%) JSON
3 1 (0.71%) RESTEasy
3 1 (0.71%) RESTful
3 1 (0.71%) Spring MVC
3 1 (0.71%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 12 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (7.86%) Reference Data
4 6 (4.29%) Blackberry
5 4 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.43%) CMDB
6 2 (1.43%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.43%) RIA
6 2 (1.43%) User Experience
6 2 (1.43%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.71%) Blog
7 1 (0.71%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.71%) PKI
7 1 (0.71%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 16 (11.43%) Windows
2 5 (3.57%) Linux
2 5 (3.57%) Windows Server
3 4 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (2.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (2.14%) Windows 10
4 3 (2.14%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.71%) Unix
5 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (17.86%) Migration
2 15 (10.71%) Software Engineering
3 14 (10.00%) Configuration Management
4 11 (7.86%) Data Mapping
4 11 (7.86%) Data Migration
4 11 (7.86%) Integration Testing
4 11 (7.86%) ITIL
4 11 (7.86%) PRINCE2
5 9 (6.43%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (6.43%) UML
6 8 (5.71%) Network Management
7 7 (5.00%) Project Management
7 7 (5.00%) Risk Management
8 6 (4.29%) Database Tuning
8 6 (4.29%) Hardware Maintenance
9 5 (3.57%) Customer Requirements
9 5 (3.57%) Mentoring
9 5 (3.57%) Network Monitoring
9 5 (3.57%) Project Planning
9 5 (3.57%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 14 (10.00%) SQL
2 11 (7.86%) T-SQL
3 8 (5.71%) C
3 8 (5.71%) C++
3 8 (5.71%) PowerShell
4 7 (5.00%) C#
5 6 (4.29%) Ada
5 6 (4.29%) MATLAB
6 4 (2.86%) PL/SQL
7 3 (2.14%) Java
8 1 (0.71%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 140 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 18 (12.86%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (10.00%) CCNP
3 14 (10.00%) DV Cleared
4 9 (6.43%) CCIE
5 8 (5.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 6 (4.29%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (4.29%) CCNA
6 6 (4.29%) CCSA
6 6 (4.29%) CCSE
7 5 (3.57%) CCDP
7 5 (3.57%) Degree
7 5 (3.57%) JNCIS
8 2 (1.43%) HND
8 2 (1.43%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.43%) PMP
9 1 (0.71%) HNC
9 1 (0.71%) ISEB
9 1 (0.71%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.71%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.86%) Data Quality
2 9 (6.43%) SLA
3 2 (1.43%) Def Stans
3 2 (1.43%) ISO 9000
3 2 (1.43%) PMO
4 1 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.71%) QA
System Software
1 7 (5.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.86%) Virtual Servers
2 4 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.14%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.71%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (2.14%) SCCM
2 1 (0.71%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (15.00%) Juniper
2 20 (14.29%) Cisco
3 14 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 12 (8.57%) Talend
5 11 (7.86%) Blue Coat
6 8 (5.71%) Citrix
6 8 (5.71%) Oracle
7 7 (5.00%) CheckPoint
8 6 (4.29%) F5
8 6 (4.29%) Nokia
8 6 (4.29%) VMware
9 5 (3.57%) Brocade
9 5 (3.57%) Computacenter
9 5 (3.57%) Forcepoint
9 5 (3.57%) SAP
10 4 (2.86%) Barracuda Networks
10 4 (2.86%) Red Hat
10 4 (2.86%) Remedy
11 2 (1.43%) Atlassian
11 2 (1.43%) Serena