Period
to 17 September 2019

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 17 September 2019 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
17 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 19 12 21
Rank change year-on-year -7 +9 +18
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 113 142 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 8.09% 8.84% 7.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 42.16% 49.31% 31.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 59 47
Hertfordshire median daily rate £250 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -37.50% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £150 £155 £269
90th Percentile £438 £550 £543
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +6.25% +10.34% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 24 29
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.86% -2.78% -64.00%
10th Percentile £10.58 £10.56 £17.50
90th Percentile £17.50 £20.00 £46.65
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - -2.78% -57.65%

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 268 288 309
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 19.20% 17.92% 22.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 126 139
Hertfordshire median daily rate £393 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.88% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £170 £175 £232
90th Percentile £501 £550 £575
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £391
% change year-on-year +3.03% +5.57% +7.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 34 47
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.78% +18.03%
10th Percentile £10.58 £10.39 £11.20
90th Percentile £86.62 £51.25 £46.20
East of England median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £20.39
% change year-on-year +22.86% -14.15% -9.40%

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 17 September 2019.

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 17 September 2019.

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 17 September 2019. 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 85 £250 +4.17% 29
Hemel Hempstead +18 18 £181 -56.12% 1
Hatfield -15 6 £300 -25.06%
Watford -28 1 £388 -29.55% 1
Borehamwood - 1 - -
SC Cleared
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 September 2019, 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.

1 113 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 46 (40.71%) Software Engineering
3 45 (39.82%) Windows
4 40 (35.40%) C++
5 37 (32.74%) Agile Software Development
6 35 (30.97%) Microsoft
7 33 (29.20%) TCP/IP
8 30 (26.55%) Linux
9 27 (23.89%) Aerospace
9 27 (23.89%) Rational Rhapsody
10 25 (22.12%) Degree
10 25 (22.12%) UML
11 24 (21.24%) Mathematics
12 22 (19.47%) Java
12 22 (19.47%) .NET
12 22 (19.47%) Military
13 21 (18.58%) Scrum
13 21 (18.58%) NetBeans
13 21 (18.58%) MFC
13 21 (18.58%) C#
13 21 (18.58%) JavaScript
13 21 (18.58%) Visual Studio
13 21 (18.58%) Web Services
13 21 (18.58%) ActiveX
13 21 (18.58%) Eclipse
13 21 (18.58%) Ethernet
13 21 (18.58%) OpenGL
13 21 (18.58%) DirectX
13 21 (18.58%) Qt
13 21 (18.58%) Git (software)

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:

Applications
1 12 (10.62%) Simulink
2 4 (3.54%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (2.65%) Stateflow
4 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Primavera
1 1 (0.88%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.65%) Office 365
2 1 (0.88%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 33 (29.20%) TCP/IP
2 21 (18.58%) Ethernet
3 13 (11.50%) LAN
3 13 (11.50%) WAN
4 7 (6.19%) Firewall
4 7 (6.19%) SAN
5 3 (2.65%) VPN
6 2 (1.77%) DNS
6 2 (1.77%) Junos
7 1 (0.88%) Internet
7 1 (0.88%) SDH
7 1 (0.88%) VLAN
7 1 (0.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 27 (23.89%) Rational Rhapsody
2 21 (18.58%) Eclipse
2 21 (18.58%) Git (software)
2 21 (18.58%) NetBeans
2 21 (18.58%) Visual Studio
3 12 (10.62%) Rational DOORS
4 9 (7.96%) Rational Team Concert
5 1 (0.88%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.88%) LSMW
General
1 27 (23.89%) Aerospace
2 22 (19.47%) Military
3 11 (9.73%) Back Office
4 3 (2.65%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.77%) Retail
6 1 (0.88%) Finance
6 1 (0.88%) Public Sector
6 1 (0.88%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (22.12%) Software Engineer
2 15 (13.27%) C Software Engineer
2 15 (13.27%) C/C++ Software Engineer
2 15 (13.27%) C++ Software Engineer
3 9 (7.96%) Ada Engineer
3 9 (7.96%) Ada Software Engineer
3 9 (7.96%) Network Engineer
4 7 (6.19%) Deskside Engineer
4 7 (6.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (5.31%) Project Manager
6 5 (4.42%) Desktop Engineer
6 5 (4.42%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 4 (3.54%) Microsoft Engineer
7 4 (3.54%) Microsoft Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (3.54%) SC Cleared Project Manager
8 3 (2.65%) Architect
8 3 (2.65%) Infrastructure Manager
8 3 (2.65%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 3 (2.65%) Juniper Engineer
8 3 (2.65%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (19.47%) .NET
2 21 (18.58%) ActiveX
2 21 (18.58%) DirectX
2 21 (18.58%) MFC
2 21 (18.58%) Node.js
2 21 (18.58%) OpenGL
2 21 (18.58%) Qt
2 21 (18.58%) Web Services
3 2 (1.77%) Middleware
4 1 (0.88%) BAPI
4 1 (0.88%) EDI
4 1 (0.88%) IDoc
4 1 (0.88%) SAP ALE
4 1 (0.88%) SAP Smart Forms
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.96%) Data Centre
2 7 (6.19%) Clustering
3 3 (2.65%) Driving Licence
4 2 (1.77%) iPhone
4 2 (1.77%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.88%) EPoS
5 1 (0.88%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 45 (39.82%) Windows
2 30 (26.55%) Linux
3 10 (8.85%) Windows Server
4 9 (7.96%) Unix
4 9 (7.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (7.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (7.08%) Solaris
6 7 (6.19%) CentOS
6 7 (6.19%) Ubuntu
7 6 (5.31%) Windows 10
8 5 (4.42%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.77%) Android
9 2 (1.77%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.77%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.77%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (40.71%) Software Engineering
2 37 (32.74%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (22.12%) UML
4 24 (21.24%) Mathematics
5 21 (18.58%) Scrum
6 15 (13.27%) Embedded Software Development
7 9 (7.96%) Configuration Management
7 9 (7.96%) Integration Testing
7 9 (7.96%) OO
8 8 (7.08%) Capacity Management
8 8 (7.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 7 (6.19%) Network Load Balancing
10 6 (5.31%) Proactive Management
10 6 (5.31%) Problem Management
11 5 (4.42%) Project Management
12 4 (3.54%) ITIL
12 4 (3.54%) Root Cause Analysis
12 4 (3.54%) Validation
13 3 (2.65%) Signal Processing
13 3 (2.65%) SysML
Programming Languages
1 40 (35.40%) C++
2 22 (19.47%) Java
3 21 (18.58%) C#
3 21 (18.58%) GLSL
3 21 (18.58%) HLSL
3 21 (18.58%) JavaScript
4 18 (15.93%) C
5 15 (13.27%) Embedded C
5 15 (13.27%) Embedded C++
6 9 (7.96%) Ada
7 3 (2.65%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.88%) ABAP
8 1 (0.88%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.88%) SAPscript
8 1 (0.88%) SQL
8 1 (0.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 113 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 25 (22.12%) Degree
3 3 (2.65%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.77%) DBS Check
4 2 (1.77%) JNCIA
5 1 (0.88%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.88%) CCNA
5 1 (0.88%) CCNP
5 1 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.31%) SLA
2 1 (0.88%) Data Quality
System Software
1 13 (11.50%) Active Directory
2 11 (9.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (7.08%) vSphere
4 7 (6.19%) Hyper-V
5 6 (5.31%) ISA Server
6 3 (2.65%) Firmware
7 2 (1.77%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.88%) Docker
8 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (7.08%) SCCM
2 7 (6.19%) Norton AntiVirus
2 7 (6.19%) vCenter Server
3 2 (1.77%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.77%) SCOM
4 1 (0.88%) Ansible
4 1 (0.88%) Check_MK
4 1 (0.88%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.88%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.88%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.88%) Nagios
4 1 (0.88%) Prometheus
4 1 (0.88%) Terraform
Vendors
1 35 (30.97%) Microsoft
2 12 (10.62%) VMware
3 10 (8.85%) HP
4 9 (7.96%) NetApp
5 7 (6.19%) Juniper
5 7 (6.19%) Symantec
6 5 (4.42%) Cisco
7 4 (3.54%) Google
8 3 (2.65%) 3Com
8 3 (2.65%) CheckPoint
8 3 (2.65%) Dell
8 3 (2.65%) MathWorks
9 2 (1.77%) IBM
9 2 (1.77%) Remedy
9 2 (1.77%) Samsung
9 2 (1.77%) SAP
10 1 (0.88%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.88%) Sun
10 1 (0.88%) Toshiba
10 1 (0.88%) Veritas