Period
to 12 December 2018

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 12 December 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 Clearance
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 8 14
Rank change year-on-year 0 +6 -4
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 175 191 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 10.94% 11.86% 8.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 58.72% 51.62% 37.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 93 70
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £375 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -4.76% -7.35%
10th Percentile £154 £200 £250
90th Percentile £550 £575 £514
East of England median daily rate £450 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% -0.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 36 7
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £41.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.17% -56.23% +73.16%
10th Percentile £10.50 £17.50 £9.21
90th Percentile £46.70 £47.25 £51.75
East of England median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year +14.29% -54.84% +3.33%

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 298 370 311
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 18.64% 22.98% 21.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 172 182
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -6.25%
10th Percentile £171 £200 £234
90th Percentile £550 £568 £538
East of England median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.33% - -1.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 49 24
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +24.14% -32.56%
10th Percentile £10.52 £11.60 £10.00
90th Percentile £50.13 £47.25 £46.36
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% -38.98% +37.05%

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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

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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 12 December 2018.

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 12 December 2018.

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 12 December 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 83 £190 -36.67% 20
Hemel Hempstead 0 34 £400 -15.79% 1
Watford +16 24 £550 +2.33% 1
Hatfield -8 15 £400 +10.34% 1
Radlett - 1 £100 -
Security Cleared
East of England

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Security 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 Security Cleared.

1 138 (78.86%) SC Cleared
2 51 (29.14%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (25.71%) Software Engineering
4 41 (23.43%) Windows
5 34 (19.43%) Migration
6 33 (18.86%) C#
7 31 (17.71%) SQL
8 30 (17.14%) Linux
9 28 (16.00%) JIRA
10 26 (14.86%) C++
11 25 (14.29%) Microsoft
12 24 (13.71%) Java
12 24 (13.71%) Test Automation
13 23 (13.14%) Data Migration
14 22 (12.57%) Infrastructure Management
14 22 (12.57%) SQL Server
15 21 (12.00%) Scaled Agile Framework
16 20 (11.43%) BDD
16 20 (11.43%) TDD
16 20 (11.43%) Mathematics
16 20 (11.43%) .NET
16 20 (11.43%) JavaScript
16 20 (11.43%) PL/SQL
16 20 (11.43%) TCP/IP
17 19 (10.86%) LAN
17 19 (10.86%) Web Services
17 19 (10.86%) Degree
18 18 (10.29%) Military
18 18 (10.29%) Visual Studio
18 18 (10.29%) Ethernet

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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 8 (4.57%) Confluence
2 2 (1.14%) CMS
3 1 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.57%) JBoss
3 1 (0.57%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (7.43%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (4.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.57%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.29%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.71%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (11.43%) TCP/IP
2 19 (10.86%) LAN
3 18 (10.29%) Ethernet
4 12 (6.86%) Firewall
5 9 (5.14%) VPN
6 8 (4.57%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (4.57%) Cisco ISE
6 8 (4.57%) Cisco Nexus
6 8 (4.57%) Wireless
7 7 (4.00%) DNS
8 6 (3.43%) BGP
8 6 (3.43%) FWSM
8 6 (3.43%) OSPF
8 6 (3.43%) VLAN
8 6 (3.43%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (3.43%) Wireshark
9 5 (2.86%) TACACS
9 5 (2.86%) WPA2
10 3 (1.71%) WAN
11 2 (1.14%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (12.57%) SQL Server
2 16 (9.14%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (6.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (6.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (6.29%) SQL Server 2016
5 6 (3.43%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.29%) MySQL
7 3 (1.71%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.14%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.57%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 28 (16.00%) JIRA
2 18 (10.29%) Git (software)
2 18 (10.29%) Visual Studio
3 17 (9.71%) Eclipse
3 17 (9.71%) NetBeans
4 16 (9.14%) Subversion
5 8 (4.57%) Rational Rhapsody
6 7 (4.00%) Jenkins
7 5 (2.86%) GDB
7 5 (2.86%) Rational DOORS
7 5 (2.86%) Rational Team Concert
8 4 (2.29%) JMeter
9 3 (1.71%) LabVIEW
9 3 (1.71%) Selenium
10 2 (1.14%) eggPlant
10 2 (1.14%) JUnit
10 2 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.57%) Hamcrest
11 1 (0.57%) Mockito
11 1 (0.57%) MSI
General
1 18 (10.29%) Military
2 17 (9.71%) Aerospace
3 8 (4.57%) Finance
4 5 (2.86%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.57%) Banking
5 1 (0.57%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (0.57%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 26 (14.86%) Analyst
1 26 (14.86%) Developer
2 21 (12.00%) Data Migration Developer
2 21 (12.00%) SQL Developer
3 15 (8.57%) ETL Developer
3 15 (8.57%) Oracle Developer
3 15 (8.57%) Oracle ETL Developer
3 15 (8.57%) PostgreSQL Developer
3 15 (8.57%) SQL Server Developer
4 13 (7.43%) Deskside Engineer
4 13 (7.43%) Software Engineer
5 12 (6.86%) Network Engineer
6 8 (4.57%) Administrator
6 8 (4.57%) Architect
6 8 (4.57%) C++ Software Engineer
6 8 (4.57%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 8 (4.57%) Support Engineer
6 8 (4.57%) Test Analyst
7 7 (4.00%) Data Analyst
7 7 (4.00%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (11.43%) .NET
2 19 (10.86%) Web Services
3 17 (9.71%) ActiveX
3 17 (9.71%) DirectX
3 17 (9.71%) MFC
3 17 (9.71%) Node.js
3 17 (9.71%) OpenGL
3 17 (9.71%) Qt
4 16 (9.14%) XML
5 12 (6.86%) JSON
6 6 (3.43%) 802.1X
7 4 (2.29%) CSS
7 4 (2.29%) HTML
7 4 (2.29%) HTML5
7 4 (2.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (1.71%) jQuery
9 2 (1.14%) Middleware
9 2 (1.14%) REST
10 1 (0.57%) AngularJS
10 1 (0.57%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.14%) Analytical Skills
1 16 (9.14%) Reference Data
2 5 (2.86%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.14%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.14%) Data Structures
3 2 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (0.57%) ASIC
4 1 (0.57%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.57%) Clustering
4 1 (0.57%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.57%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (0.57%) HP Storage
4 1 (0.57%) PKI
4 1 (0.57%) Public Cloud
4 1 (0.57%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (0.57%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.57%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 41 (23.43%) Windows
2 30 (17.14%) Linux
3 6 (3.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (3.43%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.71%) Windows 10
4 3 (1.71%) Windows 7
4 3 (1.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.57%) Android
5 1 (0.57%) HPUX
5 1 (0.57%) Solaris
5 1 (0.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (29.14%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (25.71%) Software Engineering
3 34 (19.43%) Migration
4 24 (13.71%) Test Automation
5 23 (13.14%) Data Migration
6 22 (12.57%) Infrastructure Management
7 21 (12.00%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 20 (11.43%) BDD
8 20 (11.43%) Mathematics
8 20 (11.43%) TDD
9 17 (9.71%) Scrum
10 16 (9.14%) Data Mapping
10 16 (9.14%) Problem-Solving
11 15 (8.57%) ETL
12 12 (6.86%) Test Scripting
13 10 (5.71%) Risk Management
13 10 (5.71%) Service Management
13 10 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
14 9 (5.14%) ITIL
14 9 (5.14%) UML
Programming Languages
1 33 (18.86%) C#
2 31 (17.71%) SQL
3 26 (14.86%) C++
4 24 (13.71%) Java
5 20 (11.43%) JavaScript
5 20 (11.43%) PL/SQL
6 17 (9.71%) C
6 17 (9.71%) GLSL
6 17 (9.71%) HLSL
7 12 (6.86%) T-SQL
8 4 (2.29%) VB
9 3 (1.71%) Embedded C
9 3 (1.71%) Embedded C++
9 3 (1.71%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.57%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.57%) Korn
10 1 (0.57%) Perl
10 1 (0.57%) Python
10 1 (0.57%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.57%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 138 (78.86%) SC Cleared
2 19 (10.86%) Degree
3 11 (6.29%) DV Cleared
4 7 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (3.43%) CCNP
6 3 (1.71%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.71%) PMP
7 2 (1.14%) CCNA
7 2 (1.14%) CNE
7 2 (1.14%) MCP
7 2 (1.14%) MCSE
7 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.14%) Novell Certification
8 1 (0.57%) CEH
8 1 (0.57%) CISSP
8 1 (0.57%) GIAC
8 1 (0.57%) ISEB
8 1 (0.57%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.14%) SLA
2 5 (2.86%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (1.14%) QA
4 1 (0.57%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.57%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (5.71%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.00%) ProxySG
3 2 (1.14%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (3.43%) SCCM
2 2 (1.14%) CA Spectrum
2 2 (1.14%) HP ALM
2 2 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.14%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (1.14%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (1.14%) QRadar
3 1 (0.57%) EnCase
3 1 (0.57%) RSA enVision
3 1 (0.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 25 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 16 (9.14%) Oracle
3 15 (8.57%) Talend
4 14 (8.00%) Cisco
5 13 (7.43%) Juniper
5 13 (7.43%) Remedy
6 11 (6.29%) Red Hat
7 9 (5.14%) CheckPoint
8 7 (4.00%) Atlassian
8 7 (4.00%) Blue Coat
9 6 (3.43%) ServiceNow
10 5 (2.86%) F5
11 4 (2.29%) HP
11 4 (2.29%) McAfee
11 4 (2.29%) Sun
11 4 (2.29%) VMware
12 3 (1.71%) Symantec
13 2 (1.14%) BMC
13 2 (1.14%) Citrix
13 2 (1.14%) Sophos