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 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 32 41
Rank change year-on-year +2 +9  
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 29 28 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 4.59% 4.19% 4.04%
As % of the Qualifications category 21.01% 20.29% 18.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 14 10
Median daily rate £375 £350 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -21.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £260 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £488 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +9.33% -3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 11
Median hourly rate £17.77 £50.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.46% +100.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £50.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.10 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.13 £35.00 £35.25
% change year-on-year +11.78% -0.70%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 138 138 194
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 21.84% 20.66% 21.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 61 82
Median daily rate £375 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +8.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 4 34
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.80 £9.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £45.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £29.75 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.24% +23.34%  

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire citing SC Cleared as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hatfield - 14 £350 - 5
Stevenage -5 6 - -
Hemel Hempstead +2 2 £400 +6.66% 2
Watford - 2 £500 - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £450 -
SC Cleared
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 83 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 24 (28.92%) Firewall
3 19 (22.89%) WAN
3 19 (22.89%) Cisco
3 19 (22.89%) Juniper
4 17 (20.48%) ITIL
5 16 (19.28%) LAN
6 15 (18.07%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (15.66%) CheckPoint
7 13 (15.66%) F5
7 13 (15.66%) Blue Coat
8 12 (14.46%) Software Engineering
8 12 (14.46%) Microsoft
9 11 (13.25%) CCNP
9 11 (13.25%) C++
9 11 (13.25%) Windows
10 10 (12.05%) Configuration Management
10 10 (12.05%) Incident Management
10 10 (12.05%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (10.84%) DV Cleared
11 9 (10.84%) Migration
11 9 (10.84%) C
11 9 (10.84%) SLA
12 8 (9.64%) TCP/IP
12 8 (9.64%) CCSA
12 8 (9.64%) Remedy
12 8 (9.64%) Data Centre
12 8 (9.64%) Integration Testing
13 7 (8.43%) Network Security
13 7 (8.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM

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 4 (4.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (3.61%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.41%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.41%) Site Server
4 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (7.23%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.82%) Simulink
3 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (2.41%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.41%) Pro/ENGINEER
4 2 (2.41%) PTC Creo
4 2 (2.41%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (2.41%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 3 (3.61%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.20%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (28.92%) Firewall
2 19 (22.89%) WAN
3 16 (19.28%) LAN
4 8 (9.64%) TCP/IP
5 7 (8.43%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (8.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 7 (8.43%) Network Security
6 6 (7.23%) TACACS
7 5 (6.02%) Wireless
8 4 (4.82%) Broadband
8 4 (4.82%) DNS
8 4 (4.82%) ISDN
8 4 (4.82%) VPN
9 3 (3.61%) RS-422
10 2 (2.41%) Internet
11 1 (1.20%) Ethernet
11 1 (1.20%) NetScaler
11 1 (1.20%) SAN
11 1 (1.20%) SNMP
11 1 (1.20%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.41%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (4.82%) Rational DOORS
1 4 (4.82%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (2.41%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (1.20%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.20%) GDB
3 1 (1.20%) NetBeans
3 1 (1.20%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.20%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 3 (3.61%) Finance
2 2 (2.41%) Legal
3 1 (1.20%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.20%) Front Office
3 1 (1.20%) Military
3 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (16.87%) Network Engineer
2 12 (14.46%) Software Engineer
3 10 (12.05%) Analyst
4 6 (7.23%) Architect
4 6 (7.23%) Project Manager
4 6 (7.23%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 5 (6.02%) Network Security Analyst
5 5 (6.02%) Network Support
5 5 (6.02%) Security Analyst
5 5 (6.02%) Support Engineer
6 4 (4.82%) C++ Software Engineer
6 4 (4.82%) Consultant
6 4 (4.82%) Customer Engineer
6 4 (4.82%) Network Architect
6 4 (4.82%) Network Support Engineer
6 4 (4.82%) NOC Engineer
6 4 (4.82%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
6 4 (4.82%) Senior Customer Engineer
7 3 (3.61%) Migration Manager
7 3 (3.61%) SC Cleared Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.41%) XML
2 1 (1.20%) .NET
2 1 (1.20%) Node.js
2 1 (1.20%) Qt
2 1 (1.20%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.05%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.64%) Data Centre
3 6 (7.23%) Wiki
4 5 (6.02%) RIA
4 5 (6.02%) Virtual Team
5 4 (4.82%) Device Driver
5 4 (4.82%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (3.61%) Blackberry
6 3 (3.61%) Driving Licence
7 2 (2.41%) Reference Data
8 1 (1.20%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.20%) Clustering
8 1 (1.20%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.25%) Windows
2 3 (3.61%) Android
3 2 (2.41%) Linux
3 2 (2.41%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.41%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.20%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (20.48%) ITIL
2 12 (14.46%) Software Engineering
3 10 (12.05%) Configuration Management
3 10 (12.05%) Incident Management
4 9 (10.84%) Migration
5 8 (9.64%) Integration Testing
6 6 (7.23%) Fault Management
6 6 (7.23%) Mentoring
6 6 (7.23%) Service Design
7 5 (6.02%) Network Design
7 5 (6.02%) Virtual Team Management
8 4 (4.82%) Network Management
8 4 (4.82%) Network Monitoring
8 4 (4.82%) PRINCE2
8 4 (4.82%) Requirements Management
8 4 (4.82%) Risk Management
8 4 (4.82%) UML
9 3 (3.61%) Change Management
9 3 (3.61%) Load Balancing
9 3 (3.61%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.25%) C++
2 9 (10.84%) C
3 4 (4.82%) ANSI C
3 4 (4.82%) C#
3 4 (4.82%) MATLAB
4 3 (3.61%) PowerShell
4 3 (3.61%) SQL
5 2 (2.41%) Ada
5 2 (2.41%) Ada 95
5 2 (2.41%) Java
5 2 (2.41%) Tcl
5 2 (2.41%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.20%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.20%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.20%) Python
6 1 (1.20%) REXX
6 1 (1.20%) VB
6 1 (1.20%) VBA
6 1 (1.20%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 83 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 15 (18.07%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (13.25%) CCNP
4 9 (10.84%) DV Cleared
5 8 (9.64%) CCSA
6 6 (7.23%) CCIE
6 6 (7.23%) CCSE
7 2 (2.41%) CCNA
7 2 (2.41%) Degree
7 2 (2.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.20%) APMP
8 1 (1.20%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.20%) MCP
8 1 (1.20%) MCSE
8 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.84%) SLA
2 2 (2.41%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 3 (3.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.41%) BitLocker
2 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (2.41%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (1.20%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.20%) DFS Replication
3 1 (1.20%) Sendmail
3 1 (1.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (7.23%) SCCM
2 1 (1.20%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (1.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (1.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.20%) WMI
Vendors
1 19 (22.89%) Cisco
1 19 (22.89%) Juniper
2 13 (15.66%) Blue Coat
2 13 (15.66%) CheckPoint
2 13 (15.66%) F5
3 12 (14.46%) Microsoft
4 8 (9.64%) Remedy
5 6 (7.23%) Citrix
5 6 (7.23%) Computacenter
5 6 (7.23%) Nokia
6 4 (4.82%) Serena
7 3 (3.61%) Apple
7 3 (3.61%) CA
7 3 (3.61%) Palo Alto
7 3 (3.61%) VMware
8 2 (2.41%) Arista
8 2 (2.41%) Becrypt
8 2 (2.41%) BT
8 2 (2.41%) HP
8 2 (2.41%) IFS
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
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