Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for Security Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 24 November 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 Clearance
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 14 11
Rank change year-on-year +6 -3 +7
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 199 114 139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 12.48% 8.18% 8.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 52.65% 37.13% 38.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 67 49
Hertfordshire median daily rate £375 £400 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -13.04% +15.00%
10th Percentile £200 £250 £288
90th Percentile £575 £505 £550
East of England median daily rate £375 £400 £420
% change year-on-year -6.25% -4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 7 23
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £18.00 £41.13 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.23% +73.16% +18.75%
10th Percentile £17.50 £9.21 £18.50
90th Percentile £47.25 £51.75 £49.75
East of England median hourly rate £17.75 £40.00 £31.37
% change year-on-year -55.63% +27.53% +56.83%

Security 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 378 307 365
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 23.71% 22.04% 22.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 183 147
Hertfordshire median daily rate £368 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.00% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £200 £226 £248
90th Percentile £574 £533 £530
East of England median daily rate £375 £375 £380
% change year-on-year - -1.32% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 24 57
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.14% -30.95% +29.63%
10th Percentile £11.20 £10.00 £11.78
90th Percentile £46.80 £46.36 £43.00
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £29.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -38.98% +37.21% +16.22%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings citing Security Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in Hertfordshire

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Security Cleared in Hertfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Cleared in Hertfordshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in Hertfordshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Hertfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in Hertfordshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Security Cleared in Hertfordshire

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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 Security Cleared within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 61 £300 +16.50%
Hatfield +16 47 £350 -18.84% 3
Hemel Hempstead 0 27 £475 +7.07% 1
Watford - 13 £500 - 3
Waltham Cross - 5 £563 -
Hertford - 1 £324 - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £450 -
Security Cleared
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Security 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 Security Cleared.

1 145 (72.86%) SC Cleared
2 39 (19.60%) LAN
3 33 (16.58%) DV Cleared
4 30 (15.08%) Windows
5 26 (13.07%) SQL Server
6 25 (12.56%) Migration
7 24 (12.06%) Microsoft
8 22 (11.06%) WAN
9 21 (10.55%) Cisco
9 21 (10.55%) Juniper
10 19 (9.55%) Cisco Certification
10 19 (9.55%) Active Directory
10 19 (9.55%) Firewall
11 18 (9.05%) Software Engineering
12 16 (8.04%) Oracle
12 16 (8.04%) SQL
13 15 (7.54%) C
13 15 (7.54%) CCNP
13 15 (7.54%) Configuration Management
14 14 (7.04%) Linux
14 14 (7.04%) Agile Software Development
14 14 (7.04%) Network Monitoring
14 14 (7.04%) Data Centre
15 13 (6.53%) ITIL
16 12 (6.03%) PRINCE2
16 12 (6.03%) Degree
16 12 (6.03%) Integration Testing
17 11 (5.53%) Data Migration
17 11 (5.53%) PKI
17 11 (5.53%) VLAN

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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 9 (4.52%) SharePoint
2 8 (4.02%) MS Exchange
3 7 (3.52%) Skype for Business
4 5 (2.51%) Tomcat
5 4 (2.01%) IIS
6 3 (1.51%) Confluence
7 2 (1.01%) K2 blackpearl
8 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.50%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.50%) Liferay
8 1 (0.50%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.50%) ThingWorx
8 1 (0.50%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (4.02%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.02%) Microsoft Project
2 6 (3.02%) Simulink
3 5 (2.51%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.01%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.01%) Windchill
5 1 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.01%) LabWindows
2 1 (0.50%) Primavera
2 1 (0.50%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 39 (19.60%) LAN
2 22 (11.06%) WAN
3 19 (9.55%) Firewall
4 11 (5.53%) Cisco ASA
4 11 (5.53%) VLAN
5 10 (5.03%) VPN
6 9 (4.52%) SNMP
7 8 (4.02%) Network Security
7 8 (4.02%) TCP/IP
8 7 (3.52%) Broadband
8 7 (3.52%) Skype
9 6 (3.02%) TACACS
10 5 (2.51%) BGP
10 5 (2.51%) Cisco IOS
10 5 (2.51%) Cisco PIX
10 5 (2.51%) DHCP
10 5 (2.51%) ISDN
10 5 (2.51%) OSPF
10 5 (2.51%) SAN
10 5 (2.51%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (13.07%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (2.51%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (1.01%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.01%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.50%) Big Data
5 1 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.50%) DB2
5 1 (0.50%) JasperReports
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.50%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 11 (5.53%) Talend Open Studio
2 10 (5.03%) Rational DOORS
2 10 (5.03%) Rational Rhapsody
3 6 (3.02%) JIRA
4 5 (2.51%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.51%) JUnit
6 2 (1.01%) InstallShield
6 2 (1.01%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.01%) MSI
6 2 (1.01%) Protractor
6 2 (1.01%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.50%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.50%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.50%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.50%) JBehave
7 1 (0.50%) Selenium
7 1 (0.50%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.50%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.50%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.50%) Zephyr
General
1 9 (4.52%) Finance
1 9 (4.52%) Telecoms
2 3 (1.51%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.01%) Legal
4 1 (0.50%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.50%) Automotive
4 1 (0.50%) Avionics
4 1 (0.50%) French Language
4 1 (0.50%) Military
4 1 (0.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (12.06%) Support Engineer
2 17 (8.54%) Consultant
3 13 (6.53%) Administrator
4 12 (6.03%) Build Engineer
4 12 (6.03%) Network Engineer
4 12 (6.03%) Project Manager
5 11 (5.53%) Analyst
6 10 (5.03%) Designer
6 10 (5.03%) Rollout Engineer
7 9 (4.52%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 8 (4.02%) Developer
8 8 (4.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (4.02%) Server Engineer
9 7 (3.52%) Architect
9 7 (3.52%) SC Cleared Project Manager
9 7 (3.52%) Software Engineer
9 7 (3.52%) SQL Server Consultant
10 6 (3.02%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 6 (3.02%) Systems Administrator
11 5 (2.51%) Network Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.51%) XML
2 4 (2.01%) HTML
2 4 (2.01%) HTML5
2 4 (2.01%) Spring
3 3 (1.51%) .NET
3 3 (1.51%) .NET Framework
3 3 (1.51%) SAML
3 3 (1.51%) Web Services
4 2 (1.01%) CSS
4 2 (1.01%) CSS3
4 2 (1.01%) J2EE
4 2 (1.01%) JSON
4 2 (1.01%) JSP
4 2 (1.01%) RESTEasy
4 2 (1.01%) Spring MVC
4 2 (1.01%) WCF
5 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.50%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.50%) Java EE
5 1 (0.50%) Windows Identity Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.04%) Data Centre
2 11 (5.53%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.53%) PKI
3 10 (5.03%) Reference Data
4 9 (4.52%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.02%) Blackberry
6 4 (2.01%) User Experience
6 4 (2.01%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.51%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.51%) Security Operations Centre
7 3 (1.51%) Smartcard
8 2 (1.01%) Blog
8 2 (1.01%) CMDB
8 2 (1.01%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.01%) RIA
8 2 (1.01%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.50%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.50%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.50%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 30 (15.08%) Windows
2 14 (7.04%) Linux
3 8 (4.02%) Windows 10
4 7 (3.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (2.51%) Unix
5 5 (2.51%) Windows 7
5 5 (2.51%) Windows Server
5 5 (2.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.01%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (12.56%) Migration
2 18 (9.05%) Software Engineering
3 15 (7.54%) Configuration Management
4 14 (7.04%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (7.04%) Network Monitoring
5 13 (6.53%) ITIL
6 12 (6.03%) Integration Testing
6 12 (6.03%) PRINCE2
7 11 (5.53%) Data Migration
7 11 (5.53%) Infrastructure Management
7 11 (5.53%) Network Management
8 10 (5.03%) Data Mapping
8 10 (5.03%) Risk Management
9 9 (4.52%) UML
9 9 (4.52%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 8 (4.02%) Compliance Management
10 8 (4.02%) Information Security
10 8 (4.02%) Project Management
10 8 (4.02%) Security Operations
11 6 (3.02%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 16 (8.04%) SQL
2 15 (7.54%) C
3 10 (5.03%) T-SQL
4 9 (4.52%) C++
4 9 (4.52%) Java
4 9 (4.52%) PowerShell
5 6 (3.02%) Ada
5 6 (3.02%) C#
5 6 (3.02%) MATLAB
6 5 (2.51%) JavaScript
7 4 (2.01%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.50%) Jython
Qualifications
1 145 (72.86%) SC Cleared
2 33 (16.58%) DV Cleared
3 19 (9.55%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (7.54%) CCNP
5 12 (6.03%) Degree
6 10 (5.03%) CCIE
7 8 (4.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 7 (3.52%) CCNA
8 7 (3.52%) CISSP
9 6 (3.02%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (3.02%) CCSA
9 6 (3.02%) CCSE
10 5 (2.51%) CCDP
10 5 (2.51%) CISM
10 5 (2.51%) JNCIS
11 4 (2.01%) HNC
12 3 (1.51%) CESG Certified Professional
12 3 (1.51%) ISTQB
12 3 (1.51%) PMI Certification
12 3 (1.51%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.03%) Data Quality
1 10 (5.03%) SLA
2 3 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.51%) PMO
2 3 (1.51%) QA
3 2 (1.01%) Def Stans
3 2 (1.01%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.50%) ECSS
4 1 (0.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.50%) ISAE 3402
4 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.50%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.50%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.50%) RMADS
System Software
1 19 (9.55%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.02%) Virtual Servers
3 5 (2.51%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (2.01%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.01%) BitLocker
5 2 (1.01%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.01%) XenApp
5 2 (1.01%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.50%) Cygwin
6 1 (0.50%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (4.02%) WSUS
2 4 (2.01%) SCCM
3 3 (1.51%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.01%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 24 (12.06%) Microsoft
2 21 (10.55%) Cisco
2 21 (10.55%) Juniper
3 16 (8.04%) Oracle
4 11 (5.53%) Blue Coat
4 11 (5.53%) Talend
5 10 (5.03%) Citrix
5 10 (5.03%) Red Hat
6 9 (4.52%) VMware
7 7 (3.52%) CheckPoint
8 6 (3.02%) F5
8 6 (3.02%) Nokia
9 5 (2.51%) Brocade
9 5 (2.51%) Computacenter
9 5 (2.51%) Forcepoint
9 5 (2.51%) SAP
10 4 (2.01%) Barracuda Networks
10 4 (2.01%) Remedy
11 3 (1.51%) Atlassian
11 3 (1.51%) Splunk