Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 19 36
Rank change year-on-year +6 +17 0
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 147 105 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 9.06% 7.45% 4.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 49.83% 32.51% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 49 32
Hertfordshire median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -22.22%
10th Percentile £133 £258 £250
90th Percentile £550 £540 £511
East of England median daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 29 3
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% -64.00% +105.13%
10th Percentile £10.70 £17.50 £44.50
90th Percentile £43.00 £46.65 £52.50
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% -55.00% +25.98%

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 295 323 310
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 18.18% 22.91% 21.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 144 165
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% -8.75%
10th Percentile £175 £219 £206
90th Percentile £550 £575 £520
East of England median daily rate £415 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.75% +10.34% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 46 16
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £14.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +25.44% -31.45%
10th Percentile £10.42 £11.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £51.25 £46.25 £51.88
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.39 £20.42
% change year-on-year -14.15% -0.15% -2.80%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 22 September 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 £225 -22.41% 26
Hatfield -1 31 £400 +10.34% 2
Watford +10 14 £550 +10.00%
Hemel Hempstead -8 3 £413 +3.13%
Radlett - 1 £100 -
St Albans - 1 £133 -
SC Cleared
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 147 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 36 (24.49%) Windows
3 33 (22.45%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (22.45%) Software Engineering
4 32 (21.77%) Microsoft
5 31 (21.09%) Linux
6 28 (19.05%) C++
7 25 (17.01%) C#
7 25 (17.01%) SQL
8 23 (15.65%) Migration
9 18 (12.24%) Degree
9 18 (12.24%) Mathematics
9 18 (12.24%) Java
9 18 (12.24%) TCP/IP
10 17 (11.56%) Web Services
11 16 (10.88%) Ethernet
11 16 (10.88%) Scrum
12 15 (10.20%) NetBeans
12 15 (10.20%) Military
12 15 (10.20%) JIRA
12 15 (10.20%) Git (software)
12 15 (10.20%) Qt
12 15 (10.20%) Eclipse
12 15 (10.20%) Cisco
12 15 (10.20%) Visual Studio
12 15 (10.20%) ActiveX
12 15 (10.20%) JavaScript
12 15 (10.20%) .NET
12 15 (10.20%) MFC
12 15 (10.20%) OpenGL

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 5 (3.40%) Apache
1 5 (3.40%) IIS
1 5 (3.40%) WebLogic
2 4 (2.72%) ThingWorx
3 3 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (2.04%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.36%) Confluence
4 2 (1.36%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.36%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.68%) JBoss
Applications
1 10 (6.80%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.08%) Windchill
3 3 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (1.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.68%) Simulink
5 1 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.68%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 3 (2.04%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.68%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.36%) Azure Active Directory
1 2 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.36%) Office 365
2 1 (0.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (12.24%) TCP/IP
2 16 (10.88%) Ethernet
3 14 (9.52%) LAN
4 11 (7.48%) Wireshark
5 10 (6.80%) DNS
6 8 (5.44%) Firewall
6 8 (5.44%) VPN
7 7 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (4.76%) Cisco ISE
7 7 (4.76%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (4.76%) Wireless
8 6 (4.08%) VLAN
9 5 (3.40%) BGP
9 5 (3.40%) FWSM
9 5 (3.40%) OSPF
9 5 (3.40%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (2.72%) DHCP
10 4 (2.72%) Kerberos
10 4 (2.72%) TACACS
10 4 (2.72%) WPA2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.84%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.80%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (4.08%) SQL Server 2016
4 5 (3.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (3.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.72%) Power BI
6 3 (2.04%) MySQL
7 2 (1.36%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.36%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 15 (10.20%) Eclipse
1 15 (10.20%) Git (software)
1 15 (10.20%) JIRA
1 15 (10.20%) NetBeans
1 15 (10.20%) Visual Studio
2 11 (7.48%) GDB
2 11 (7.48%) Rational DOORS
2 11 (7.48%) Rational Rhapsody
2 11 (7.48%) Rational Team Concert
3 10 (6.80%) Subversion
4 2 (1.36%) eggPlant
4 2 (1.36%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.36%) JUnit
4 2 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.68%) Hudson
5 1 (0.68%) MSI
5 1 (0.68%) Rational Statemate
5 1 (0.68%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.68%) Zephyr
General
1 15 (10.20%) Aerospace
1 15 (10.20%) Military
2 3 (2.04%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.68%) Back Office
3 1 (0.68%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 17 (11.56%) Support Engineer
2 16 (10.88%) Project Manager
3 15 (10.20%) Desktop Support
4 14 (9.52%) SC Cleared Project Manager
5 13 (8.84%) Software Engineer
6 11 (7.48%) Analyst
6 11 (7.48%) C++ Software Engineer
7 10 (6.80%) Data Migration Developer
7 10 (6.80%) Developer
7 10 (6.80%) ETL Developer
7 10 (6.80%) Network Engineer
7 10 (6.80%) Oracle Developer
7 10 (6.80%) Oracle ETL Developer
7 10 (6.80%) PostgreSQL Developer
7 10 (6.80%) SQL Developer
7 10 (6.80%) SQL Server Developer
8 9 (6.12%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
9 8 (5.44%) Desktop Engineer
9 8 (5.44%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 6 (4.08%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (11.56%) Web Services
2 15 (10.20%) .NET
2 15 (10.20%) ActiveX
2 15 (10.20%) DirectX
2 15 (10.20%) MFC
2 15 (10.20%) Node.js
2 15 (10.20%) OpenGL
2 15 (10.20%) Qt
3 10 (6.80%) XML
4 7 (4.76%) Middleware
5 6 (4.08%) JSON
6 5 (3.40%) 802.1X
7 4 (2.72%) ADSI
7 4 (2.72%) LDAP
8 2 (1.36%) REST
9 1 (0.68%) Apache Flex
9 1 (0.68%) GWT
9 1 (0.68%) Hibernate
9 1 (0.68%) RESTful
9 1 (0.68%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.80%) Reference Data
2 6 (4.08%) Clustering
3 5 (3.40%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.40%) Linux Command Line
3 5 (3.40%) PKI
4 2 (1.36%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.36%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.68%) ASIC
5 1 (0.68%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.68%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.68%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (0.68%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.68%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 36 (24.49%) Windows
2 31 (21.09%) Linux
3 10 (6.80%) Windows Server
3 10 (6.80%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (4.76%) Unix
5 5 (3.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (2.72%) Windows 10
6 4 (2.72%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (2.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.36%) HPUX
7 2 (1.36%) Solaris
8 1 (0.68%) CentOS
8 1 (0.68%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (22.45%) Agile Software Development
1 33 (22.45%) Software Engineering
2 23 (15.65%) Migration
3 18 (12.24%) Mathematics
4 16 (10.88%) Scrum
5 14 (9.52%) Data Migration
5 14 (9.52%) Software Deployment
6 13 (8.84%) Test Automation
7 12 (8.16%) UML
8 11 (7.48%) BDD
8 11 (7.48%) Configuration Management
8 11 (7.48%) ETL
8 11 (7.48%) ITIL
8 11 (7.48%) Risk Management
8 11 (7.48%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 11 (7.48%) Service Management
8 11 (7.48%) TDD
9 10 (6.80%) Data Mapping
10 7 (4.76%) PRINCE2
10 7 (4.76%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 28 (19.05%) C++
2 25 (17.01%) C#
2 25 (17.01%) SQL
3 18 (12.24%) Java
4 15 (10.20%) GLSL
4 15 (10.20%) HLSL
4 15 (10.20%) JavaScript
5 14 (9.52%) C
6 10 (6.80%) PL/SQL
6 10 (6.80%) PowerShell
7 5 (3.40%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.36%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.36%) Korn
8 2 (1.36%) Perl
8 2 (1.36%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.68%) Ada
9 1 (0.68%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.68%) Python
Qualifications
1 147 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 18 (12.24%) Degree
3 7 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (4.76%) DV Cleared
4 5 (3.40%) CCNP
5 4 (2.72%) ISEB
6 3 (2.04%) CCNA
6 3 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (1.36%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.36%) PMP
7 2 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.68%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.44%) SLA
2 1 (0.68%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.68%) PMO
2 1 (0.68%) QA
System Software
1 14 (9.52%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.08%) ProxySG
2 6 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (3.40%) SCCM
1 5 (3.40%) SCOM
2 2 (1.36%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (0.68%) QRadar
Vendors
1 32 (21.77%) Microsoft
2 15 (10.20%) Cisco
3 13 (8.84%) Juniper
4 10 (6.80%) Oracle
4 10 (6.80%) Talend
5 9 (6.12%) VMware
6 8 (5.44%) CheckPoint
7 7 (4.76%) Remedy
8 6 (4.08%) Blue Coat
8 6 (4.08%) Red Hat
9 5 (3.40%) BMC
10 4 (2.72%) McAfee
10 4 (2.72%) PTC
11 3 (2.04%) HP
11 3 (2.04%) SAP
11 3 (2.04%) ServiceNow
11 3 (2.04%) Sun
12 2 (1.36%) CA
12 2 (1.36%) Citrix
12 2 (1.36%) NetApp