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 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 8 14
Rank change year-on-year 0 +6  
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 64 72 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 10.90% 10.48% 9.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 45.71% 45.28% 44.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 26 16
Median daily rate £300 £363 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.24% -23.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £268 £369
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +3.75% +1.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 4 0
Median hourly rate £41.25 £37.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.27% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £43.00 £36.20
% change year-on-year -9.88% +18.78%  

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 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 140 159 143
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 23.85% 23.14% 20.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 66 55
Median daily rate £340 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% -4.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £290 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 14 12
Median hourly rate £34.50 £21.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.46% +30.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.75 £9.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.63 £40.00 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

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 3 months to 29 March 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 3 months to 29 March 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 3 months to 29 March 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
Stevenage 0 31 £300 +15.38% 1
Hemel Hempstead -2 8 £350 -13.84% 1
Hatfield - 6 £350 - 3
Watford -2 2 £188 -35.34% 1
St Albans - 2 - -
Security Cleared
East of England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 108 (81.20%) SC Cleared
2 35 (26.32%) Firewall
3 32 (24.06%) Microsoft
4 31 (23.31%) Cisco
4 31 (23.31%) Juniper
5 23 (17.29%) Windows
6 22 (16.54%) Cisco Certification
7 21 (15.79%) LAN
7 21 (15.79%) ITIL
7 21 (15.79%) Migration
8 18 (13.53%) WAN
9 16 (12.03%) Analytical Skills
10 15 (11.28%) MS Excel
11 14 (10.53%) TCP/IP
11 14 (10.53%) Finance
11 14 (10.53%) Network Security
12 12 (9.02%) Software Engineering
12 12 (9.02%) SAP
12 12 (9.02%) CheckPoint
13 11 (8.27%) SAP HR
13 11 (8.27%) XML
13 11 (8.27%) C++
13 11 (8.27%) MS Office
13 11 (8.27%) VPN
13 11 (8.27%) LSMW
13 11 (8.27%) BAPI
13 11 (8.27%) Data Migration
13 11 (8.27%) Data Cleansing
13 11 (8.27%) F5
14 10 (7.52%) Windows 10

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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 4 (3.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 4 (3.01%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (1.50%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.50%) Site Server
4 1 (0.75%) Apache
4 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.75%) IIS
4 1 (0.75%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.75%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (11.28%) MS Excel
2 11 (8.27%) MS Office
3 5 (3.76%) Simulink
4 4 (3.01%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (2.26%) MS Project
5 3 (2.26%) MS Visio
5 3 (2.26%) Windchill
6 2 (1.50%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 2 (1.50%) PTC Creo
7 1 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (8.27%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.75%) LabWindows
2 1 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.75%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.75%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 35 (26.32%) Firewall
2 21 (15.79%) LAN
3 18 (13.53%) WAN
4 14 (10.53%) Network Security
4 14 (10.53%) TCP/IP
5 11 (8.27%) VPN
6 10 (7.52%) Broadband
6 10 (7.52%) ISDN
6 10 (7.52%) Wireless
7 8 (6.02%) NetScaler
8 7 (5.26%) DNS
8 7 (5.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 5 (3.76%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (3.01%) Ethernet
11 3 (2.26%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (2.26%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (2.26%) DHCP
11 3 (2.26%) Fibre Channel
12 2 (1.50%) FCoE
12 2 (1.50%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.75%) MySQL
1 1 (0.75%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (8.27%) LSMW
2 5 (3.76%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (3.76%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (1.50%) Eclipse
3 2 (1.50%) NetBeans
3 2 (1.50%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.75%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.75%) GDB
4 1 (0.75%) JIRA
4 1 (0.75%) MSI
4 1 (0.75%) Redmine
4 1 (0.75%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 14 (10.53%) Finance
2 2 (1.50%) Aerospace
2 2 (1.50%) Legal
2 2 (1.50%) Military
2 2 (1.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.75%) Electronics
3 1 (0.75%) Front Office
3 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 25 (18.80%) Network Engineer
2 24 (18.05%) Consultant
3 12 (9.02%) Network Support
4 11 (8.27%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 10 (7.52%) Software Engineer
5 10 (7.52%) Support Engineer
6 8 (6.02%) Architect
6 8 (6.02%) Network Support Engineer
7 7 (5.26%) Data Migration Specialist
7 7 (5.26%) HR Specialist
7 7 (5.26%) Migration Manager
7 7 (5.26%) Migration Specialist
8 6 (4.51%) Unix Consultant
8 6 (4.51%) Windows Consultant
9 5 (3.76%) Analyst
10 4 (3.01%) 2nd Line Support
10 4 (3.01%) Administrator
10 4 (3.01%) C++ Software Engineer
10 4 (3.01%) Data Manager
10 4 (3.01%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.27%) BAPI
1 11 (8.27%) XML
2 3 (2.26%) Middleware
3 2 (1.50%) .NET
3 2 (1.50%) Qt
3 2 (1.50%) Web Services
4 1 (0.75%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.75%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.03%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.51%) Wiki
3 5 (3.76%) Embedded Systems
4 4 (3.01%) Data Structures
4 4 (3.01%) Device Driver
5 3 (2.26%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.26%) PKI
5 3 (2.26%) RIA
5 3 (2.26%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.50%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.50%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.50%) e-Health
6 2 (1.50%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.75%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.75%) Clustering
7 1 (0.75%) CMDB
7 1 (0.75%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.75%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.75%) Verilog
7 1 (0.75%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 23 (17.29%) Windows
2 10 (7.52%) Windows 10
3 9 (6.77%) Linux
4 8 (6.02%) Unix
5 7 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (5.26%) Windows XP
6 6 (4.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (4.51%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (2.26%) Android
8 2 (1.50%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.50%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.50%) Windows Server
8 2 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.75%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (15.79%) ITIL
1 21 (15.79%) Migration
2 12 (9.02%) Software Engineering
3 11 (8.27%) Data Cleansing
3 11 (8.27%) Data Migration
4 10 (7.52%) Configuration Management
4 10 (7.52%) Network Monitoring
5 9 (6.77%) Incident Management
5 9 (6.77%) Network Design
6 8 (6.02%) Network Management
7 7 (5.26%) Integration Testing
8 6 (4.51%) Mentoring
9 5 (3.76%) Service Management
9 5 (3.76%) UML
9 5 (3.76%) Validation
10 4 (3.01%) Data Management
10 4 (3.01%) Data Transformation
10 4 (3.01%) Fault Management
10 4 (3.01%) Infrastructure Management
10 4 (3.01%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (8.27%) C++
2 8 (6.02%) C
2 8 (6.02%) PowerShell
3 6 (4.51%) Perl
3 6 (4.51%) Shell Script
4 5 (3.76%) Java
4 5 (3.76%) MATLAB
4 5 (3.76%) SQL
5 4 (3.01%) ANSI C
6 3 (2.26%) Ada
6 3 (2.26%) Ada 95
6 3 (2.26%) VB
7 2 (1.50%) C#
7 2 (1.50%) Tcl
7 2 (1.50%) VBA
8 1 (0.75%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.75%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.75%) Python
8 1 (0.75%) REXX
8 1 (0.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 108 (81.20%) SC Cleared
2 22 (16.54%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (6.77%) DV Cleared
4 8 (6.02%) CCNA
4 8 (6.02%) CCNP
5 3 (2.26%) Degree
6 2 (1.50%) CCSA
7 1 (0.75%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.75%) CCIE
7 1 (0.75%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.75%) MCP
7 1 (0.75%) MCSE
7 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.75%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.77%) SLA
2 2 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.50%) ISO27002
3 1 (0.75%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.75%) Def Stans
3 1 (0.75%) GPG13
3 1 (0.75%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 6 (4.51%) Active Directory
1 6 (4.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.26%) ISA Server
2 3 (2.26%) vSphere
3 2 (1.50%) BitLocker
3 2 (1.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (1.50%) NFS
3 2 (1.50%) Sendmail
3 2 (1.50%) XenApp
3 2 (1.50%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.75%) DFS Replication
4 1 (0.75%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 1 (0.75%) Firmware
4 1 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 9 (6.77%) SCCM
2 2 (1.50%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (1.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (1.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.75%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.75%) AppDNA
3 1 (0.75%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.75%) Simpana
3 1 (0.75%) WMI
Vendors
1 32 (24.06%) Microsoft
2 31 (23.31%) Cisco
2 31 (23.31%) Juniper
3 12 (9.02%) CheckPoint
3 12 (9.02%) SAP
4 11 (8.27%) F5
5 9 (6.77%) Remedy
6 8 (6.02%) Blue Coat
7 7 (5.26%) Citrix
7 7 (5.26%) Palo Alto
7 7 (5.26%) VMware
8 6 (4.51%) Intel Security
8 6 (4.51%) Red Hat
9 4 (3.01%) Computacenter
10 3 (2.26%) Apple
10 3 (2.26%) CA
10 3 (2.26%) HP
10 3 (2.26%) Trustwave
11 2 (1.50%) Serena
11 2 (1.50%) Symantec