Period
to 2 July 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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 9 18 10
Rank change year-on-year +9 -8 +14
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 64 112 146
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 9.68% 7.87% 9.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 34.41% 44.44% 50.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 27 81
Median daily rate £350 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.29% +6.06%
10th Percentile £228 £150 £175
90th Percentile £530 £508 £475
East of England median daily rate £500 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 20
Median hourly rate £40.00 £22.25 £17.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +79.78% +28.06% -16.29%
10th Percentile £20.70 £12.26 £15.59
90th Percentile £47.00 £66.81 £24.30
East of England median hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +128.57% +9.38% -55.86%

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 186 252 288
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 28.14% 17.71% 18.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 99 141
Median daily rate £380 £425 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.59% +18.06% -4.00%
10th Percentile £195 £198 £178
90th Percentile £560 £528 £525
East of England median daily rate £473 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% +12.50% +2.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 25 38
Median hourly rate £26.50 £40.50 £18.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.57% +124.16% +3.24%
10th Percentile £15.50 £16.62 £14.88
90th Percentile £62.10 £66.81 £47.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +62.79% +30.30% -45.00%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings citing SC Cleared as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in Hertfordshire

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SC Cleared in Hertfordshire.

Daily rate trend for SC Cleared in Hertfordshire

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SC Cleared in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 2 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in Hertfordshire

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SC Cleared in Hertfordshire.

Hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in Hertfordshire

SC Cleared
Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SC Cleared in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 2 July 2020.

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 2 July 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 39 £275 -20.29% 40
Hemel Hempstead +1 16 £375 -14.77% 1
Hatfield +6 4 £350 -12.50%
Watford +25 1 £225 -
Hitchin - 1 - -
SC Cleared
East of England

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 64 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 27 (42.19%) Software Engineering
3 24 (37.50%) Windows
4 21 (32.81%) Degree
5 17 (26.56%) Java
6 16 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 16 (25.00%) C++
7 15 (23.44%) Linux
7 15 (23.44%) Military
8 14 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (21.88%) Aerospace
9 13 (20.31%) Web Services
10 12 (18.75%) Visual Studio
10 12 (18.75%) JavaScript
10 12 (18.75%) C#
10 12 (18.75%) .NET
10 12 (18.75%) MFC
10 12 (18.75%) UML
10 12 (18.75%) ActiveX
10 12 (18.75%) Eclipse
10 12 (18.75%) OpenGL
10 12 (18.75%) DirectX
10 12 (18.75%) Ethernet
10 12 (18.75%) TCP/IP
10 12 (18.75%) NetBeans
10 12 (18.75%) Scrum
10 12 (18.75%) Mathematics
10 12 (18.75%) Qt
10 12 (18.75%) Git (software)
10 12 (18.75%) Node.js

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 3 (4.69%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.56%) Apache
3 1 (1.56%) JBoss
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (17.19%) Simulink
2 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Primavera
1 1 (1.56%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.56%) SAP PS
1 1 (1.56%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.69%) Office 365
2 2 (3.13%) AWS
3 1 (1.56%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (18.75%) Ethernet
1 12 (18.75%) TCP/IP
2 6 (9.38%) LAN
3 4 (6.25%) Firewall
4 3 (4.69%) VPN
5 2 (3.13%) Cisco ISE
5 2 (3.13%) WAN
6 1 (1.56%) 3G
6 1 (1.56%) 4G
6 1 (1.56%) DAB
6 1 (1.56%) DHCP
6 1 (1.56%) DNS
6 1 (1.56%) GPRS
6 1 (1.56%) Internet
6 1 (1.56%) Network Security
6 1 (1.56%) PSTN
6 1 (1.56%) SAN
6 1 (1.56%) Skype
6 1 (1.56%) VLAN
6 1 (1.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.56%) Amazon Athena
2 1 (1.56%) Data Mart
2 1 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.56%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (18.75%) Eclipse
1 12 (18.75%) Git (software)
1 12 (18.75%) NetBeans
1 12 (18.75%) Rational Rhapsody
1 12 (18.75%) Visual Studio
2 8 (12.50%) Rational DOORS
3 6 (9.38%) Rational Team Concert
4 4 (6.25%) Jenkins
4 4 (6.25%) JIRA
5 3 (4.69%) Bugzilla
6 1 (1.56%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.56%) GitLab
6 1 (1.56%) Maven
6 1 (1.56%) MSI
6 1 (1.56%) Selenium
6 1 (1.56%) WebDriver
General
1 15 (23.44%) Military
2 14 (21.88%) Aerospace
3 9 (14.06%) Public Sector
4 6 (9.38%) Finance
5 3 (4.69%) Telecoms
6 2 (3.13%) Automotive
6 2 (3.13%) Electronics
6 2 (3.13%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.56%) French Language
7 1 (1.56%) German Language
7 1 (1.56%) Italian Language
7 1 (1.56%) Law
7 1 (1.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (20.31%) Software Engineer
2 9 (14.06%) Ada Engineer
2 9 (14.06%) Ada Software Engineer
3 4 (6.25%) Architect
3 4 (6.25%) DBA
3 4 (6.25%) SC Cleared DBA
3 4 (6.25%) Technical Architect
4 3 (4.69%) Developer
4 3 (4.69%) Project Planner
4 3 (4.69%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (4.69%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (3.13%) Analyst
5 2 (3.13%) Cybersecurity Manager
5 2 (3.13%) Network Engineer
5 2 (3.13%) Network Technical Architect
5 2 (3.13%) Operational Security Manager
5 2 (3.13%) Security Manager
5 2 (3.13%) Security Operations Manager
5 2 (3.13%) Software Integration Engineer
5 2 (3.13%) Test and Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (20.31%) Web Services
2 12 (18.75%) .NET
2 12 (18.75%) ActiveX
2 12 (18.75%) DirectX
2 12 (18.75%) MFC
2 12 (18.75%) Node.js
2 12 (18.75%) OpenGL
2 12 (18.75%) Qt
3 1 (1.56%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (1.56%) Java EE
3 1 (1.56%) REST
3 1 (1.56%) RESTful
3 1 (1.56%) SOAP
3 1 (1.56%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.13%) Fat Client
2 2 (3.13%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (3.13%) Thin Client
2 2 (3.13%) VHDL
3 1 (1.56%) CMDB
3 1 (1.56%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.56%) Replication
3 1 (1.56%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 24 (37.50%) Windows
2 15 (23.44%) Linux
3 4 (6.25%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2016
4 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2019
5 1 (1.56%) Unix
5 1 (1.56%) VMS
5 1 (1.56%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (42.19%) Software Engineering
2 14 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (18.75%) Mathematics
3 12 (18.75%) Scrum
3 12 (18.75%) UML
4 9 (14.06%) Configuration Management
5 7 (10.94%) Integration Testing
6 6 (9.38%) ITIL
6 6 (9.38%) Mentoring
6 6 (9.38%) OO
6 6 (9.38%) Project Management
7 5 (7.81%) Coaching
7 5 (7.81%) Validation
8 4 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (6.25%) Test Automation
9 3 (4.69%) Critical Path Analysis
9 3 (4.69%) Data Analysis
9 3 (4.69%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (4.69%) Signal Processing
9 3 (4.69%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 17 (26.56%) Java
2 16 (25.00%) C++
3 12 (18.75%) C#
3 12 (18.75%) GLSL
3 12 (18.75%) HLSL
3 12 (18.75%) JavaScript
4 11 (17.19%) Ada
5 6 (9.38%) C
5 6 (9.38%) SQL
6 5 (7.81%) Ada 95
6 5 (7.81%) MATLAB
7 3 (4.69%) Python
8 2 (3.13%) PowerShell
8 2 (3.13%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.56%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.56%) Embedded C++
9 1 (1.56%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 64 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 21 (32.81%) Degree
3 7 (10.94%) DV Cleared
4 5 (7.81%) DBS Check
5 3 (4.69%) MCSE
5 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.56%) PMP
7 1 (1.56%) Postgraduate
7 1 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.69%) SLA
2 2 (3.13%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.13%) ECSS
2 2 (3.13%) QA
3 1 (1.56%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (7.81%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.13%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (3.13%) vSphere
4 1 (1.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (6.25%) SCCM
2 2 (3.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (3.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.38%) VMware
3 3 (4.69%) Cisco
3 3 (4.69%) SAP
4 2 (3.13%) Citrix
4 2 (3.13%) EMC
4 2 (3.13%) Palo Alto
5 1 (1.56%) BMC
5 1 (1.56%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.56%) Fortinet
5 1 (1.56%) Juniper
5 1 (1.56%) Oracle
5 1 (1.56%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.56%) Remedy