Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 22 22
Rank change year-on-year +8 0 +4
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 139 98 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 8.99% 6.98% 6.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 40.52% 32.13% 30.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 58 27
Hertfordshire median daily rate £350 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £200 £250 £270
90th Percentile £543 £524 £500
East of England median daily rate £350 £400 £405
% change year-on-year -12.50% -1.23% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 9 12
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £18.00 £45.00 £22.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.00% +102.82% +10.94%
10th Percentile £17.50 £33.38 £18.52
90th Percentile £47.25 £51.80 £44.88
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £41.81 £40.00
% change year-on-year -58.15% +4.53% +70.21%

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 343 305 317
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 22.19% 21.71% 22.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 161 127
Hertfordshire median daily rate £365 £375 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.67% -2.60% -
10th Percentile £200 £245 £185
90th Percentile £551 £544 £514
East of England median daily rate £375 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 27 44
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.75 £14.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.41% -32.56% +25.36%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.00 £11.06
90th Percentile £47.25 £49.00 £39.57
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -50.00% +52.17% +19.48%

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 January 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 18 January 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 18 January 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 64 £300 +16.50% 10
Hatfield +21 31 £300 -33.33% 6
Watford - 10 £538 - 1
Waltham Cross - 4 £581 -
Hemel Hempstead -10 1 - - 1
SC Cleared
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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.

1 139 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 22 (15.83%) Migration
3 21 (15.11%) LAN
3 21 (15.11%) Juniper
4 20 (14.39%) Cisco
4 20 (14.39%) Windows
5 17 (12.23%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (11.51%) Software Engineering
7 15 (10.79%) Microsoft
8 13 (9.35%) Project Management
8 13 (9.35%) Configuration Management
9 12 (8.63%) Risk Management
9 12 (8.63%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (7.91%) Firewall
10 11 (7.91%) CCNA
10 11 (7.91%) SLA
10 11 (7.91%) VPN
10 11 (7.91%) PRINCE2
10 11 (7.91%) SQL
10 11 (7.91%) Rational DOORS
10 11 (7.91%) Rational Rhapsody
11 10 (7.19%) UML
11 10 (7.19%) SharePoint
11 10 (7.19%) CCNP
11 10 (7.19%) VLAN
12 9 (6.47%) Problem Management
12 9 (6.47%) Integration Testing
12 9 (6.47%) Active Directory
12 9 (6.47%) SQL Server
12 9 (6.47%) Disaster Recovery

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 10 (7.19%) SharePoint
2 8 (5.76%) MS Exchange
3 7 (5.04%) Skype for Business
4 3 (2.16%) Confluence
5 2 (1.44%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.72%) Liferay
6 1 (0.72%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (0.72%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 6 (4.32%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (4.32%) Simulink
2 5 (3.60%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (2.16%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (1.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.44%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.44%) Windchill
5 1 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.16%) Primavera
2 1 (0.72%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (15.11%) LAN
2 11 (7.91%) Firewall
2 11 (7.91%) VPN
3 10 (7.19%) VLAN
4 7 (5.04%) Skype
5 6 (4.32%) Broadband
5 6 (4.32%) ISDN
5 6 (4.32%) Network Security
5 6 (4.32%) TCP/IP
5 6 (4.32%) WAN
5 6 (4.32%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (3.60%) BGP
6 5 (3.60%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (3.60%) Cisco IOS
6 5 (3.60%) Cisco PIX
6 5 (3.60%) DHCP
6 5 (3.60%) OSPF
7 4 (2.88%) Wireless
8 3 (2.16%) DNS
8 3 (2.16%) DWDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.47%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.32%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.72%) Big Data
4 1 (0.72%) JasperReports
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.72%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.72%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 11 (7.91%) Rational DOORS
1 11 (7.91%) Rational Rhapsody
2 4 (2.88%) JIRA
3 2 (1.44%) InstallShield
3 2 (1.44%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.44%) JUnit
3 2 (1.44%) MSI
4 1 (0.72%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.72%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.72%) GDB
4 1 (0.72%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.72%) JBehave
4 1 (0.72%) Maven
4 1 (0.72%) Protractor
4 1 (0.72%) Selenium
4 1 (0.72%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.72%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.72%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.72%) Zephyr
General
1 7 (5.04%) Finance
2 6 (4.32%) Billing
3 3 (2.16%) Law
3 3 (2.16%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.44%) Legal
4 2 (1.44%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.72%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.72%) French Language
5 1 (0.72%) Military
5 1 (0.72%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (13.67%) Project Manager
1 19 (13.67%) Support Engineer
2 17 (12.23%) Network Engineer
3 15 (10.79%) SC Cleared Project Manager
4 13 (9.35%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 12 (8.63%) Consultant
6 9 (6.47%) Administrator
6 9 (6.47%) Build Engineer
7 8 (5.76%) Server Engineer
8 6 (4.32%) C++ Software Engineer
8 6 (4.32%) Coordinator
8 6 (4.32%) Project Coordinator
8 6 (4.32%) Rollout Engineer
8 6 (4.32%) Software Engineer
8 6 (4.32%) Systems Administrator
9 5 (3.60%) 3rd Line Support
9 5 (3.60%) Design Engineer
9 5 (3.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (3.60%) Server Support
9 5 (3.60%) Server Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.44%) Spring
1 2 (1.44%) XML
2 1 (0.72%) Gherkin
2 1 (0.72%) Hibernate
2 1 (0.72%) HTML
2 1 (0.72%) J2EE
2 1 (0.72%) Java EE
2 1 (0.72%) JSON
2 1 (0.72%) ODBC
2 1 (0.72%) RESTEasy
2 1 (0.72%) RESTful
2 1 (0.72%) Spring MVC
2 1 (0.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.47%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.04%) Reference Data
3 6 (4.32%) Blackberry
3 6 (4.32%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.60%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (2.16%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.44%) CMDB
6 2 (1.44%) PKI
6 2 (1.44%) User Experience
7 1 (0.72%) Blog
7 1 (0.72%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.72%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 20 (14.39%) Windows
2 8 (5.76%) Linux
3 6 (4.32%) Windows 10
4 5 (3.60%) Windows Server
4 5 (3.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (2.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (2.88%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.44%) Unix
7 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (15.83%) Migration
2 16 (11.51%) Software Engineering
3 13 (9.35%) Configuration Management
3 13 (9.35%) Project Management
4 12 (8.63%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (8.63%) Risk Management
5 11 (7.91%) PRINCE2
6 10 (7.19%) UML
7 9 (6.47%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (6.47%) Integration Testing
7 9 (6.47%) Network Management
7 9 (6.47%) Problem Management
8 8 (5.76%) Business Development
8 8 (5.76%) Data Migration
8 8 (5.76%) Network Monitoring
9 7 (5.04%) Data Mapping
9 7 (5.04%) Information Security
10 6 (4.32%) Internal Audit
10 6 (4.32%) ITIL
10 6 (4.32%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 11 (7.91%) SQL
2 9 (6.47%) PowerShell
3 8 (5.76%) C
4 7 (5.04%) C++
4 7 (5.04%) T-SQL
5 6 (4.32%) Ada
5 6 (4.32%) MATLAB
6 3 (2.16%) Java
7 2 (1.44%) C#
7 2 (1.44%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.72%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 139 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 17 (12.23%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (7.91%) CCNA
4 10 (7.19%) CCNP
5 9 (6.47%) DV Cleared
6 8 (5.76%) Degree
7 6 (4.32%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (3.60%) CCDP
8 5 (3.60%) JNCIS
8 5 (3.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (2.88%) PMI Certification
9 4 (2.88%) PMP
10 3 (2.16%) CCIE
10 3 (2.16%) CISSP
10 3 (2.16%) GSLC
11 2 (1.44%) ISEB
11 2 (1.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.72%) HND
12 1 (0.72%) ISTQB
12 1 (0.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.91%) SLA
2 7 (5.04%) Data Quality
3 5 (3.60%) PMO
4 3 (2.16%) GDPR
4 3 (2.16%) ISO 9001
5 2 (1.44%) Def Stans
5 2 (1.44%) ISO 9000
5 2 (1.44%) QA
6 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 9 (6.47%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.32%) Virtual Servers
3 4 (2.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.16%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.44%) BitLocker
5 2 (1.44%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (2.88%) SCCM
2 2 (1.44%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (15.11%) Juniper
2 20 (14.39%) Cisco
3 15 (10.79%) Microsoft
4 8 (5.76%) SAP
4 8 (5.76%) Talend
5 6 (4.32%) Oracle
5 6 (4.32%) Red Hat
5 6 (4.32%) VMware
6 5 (3.60%) Blue Coat
6 5 (3.60%) Brocade
6 5 (3.60%) Forcepoint
7 4 (2.88%) Barracuda Networks
7 4 (2.88%) Remedy
8 3 (2.16%) Atlassian
9 2 (1.44%) Citrix
9 2 (1.44%) PTC
10 1 (0.72%) CA
10 1 (0.72%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.72%) IBM
10 1 (0.72%) Symantec