Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 8 8
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 +19
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 174 141 131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 11.34% 10.50% 9.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 51.94% 47.47% 41.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 75 44
Hertfordshire median daily rate £350 £330 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -17.50% -3.03%
10th Percentile £200 £240 £275
90th Percentile £525 £500 £500
East of England median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 18 16
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £45.00 £26.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.11% +67.44% +23.56%
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £43.75 £39.50
% change year-on-year -60.00% +10.76% +64.58%

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 335 297 313
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 21.84% 22.11% 22.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 142 127
Hertfordshire median daily rate £360 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% - -1.96%
10th Percentile £200 £209 £194
90th Percentile £541 £525 £500
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -1.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 34 47
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -25.58% +19.44%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.00 £11.63
90th Percentile £47.25 £52.15 £40.70
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £24.63
% change year-on-year -50.00% +42.13% +17.65%

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

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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 23 February 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 23 February 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 23 February 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 77 £300 +16.50% 42
Hatfield +19 40 £400 +6.67% 1
Hemel Hempstead -11 7 £550 +24.01%
Watford -12 4 £293 +67.14%
Waltham Cross - 4 £581 -
Hertford - 2 £375 -
Security Cleared
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 146 (83.91%) SC Cleared
2 35 (20.11%) Windows
3 31 (17.82%) Microsoft
4 28 (16.09%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (13.22%) PRINCE2
6 22 (12.64%) Juniper
7 21 (12.07%) Cisco
7 21 (12.07%) Risk Management
8 19 (10.92%) Software Engineering
9 17 (9.77%) Project Management
9 17 (9.77%) Windows 10
10 15 (8.62%) Cisco Certification
11 14 (8.05%) Firewall
11 14 (8.05%) CCNA
12 13 (7.47%) Active Directory
12 13 (7.47%) LAN
12 13 (7.47%) Linux
12 13 (7.47%) Degree
12 13 (7.47%) Migration
13 12 (6.90%) MS Exchange
13 12 (6.90%) PowerShell
14 11 (6.32%) Problem Management
14 11 (6.32%) Office 365
14 11 (6.32%) SharePoint
14 11 (6.32%) SLA
14 11 (6.32%) ITIL
14 11 (6.32%) SAP
14 11 (6.32%) SQL Server
14 11 (6.32%) Change Management
14 11 (6.32%) Configuration Management

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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 12 (6.90%) MS Exchange
2 11 (6.32%) SharePoint
3 7 (4.02%) Skype for Business
4 3 (1.72%) Confluence
5 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.57%) ThingWorx
5 1 (0.57%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.30%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (2.30%) Simulink
3 3 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.72%) Windchill
4 2 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.72%) Primavera
2 1 (0.57%) LabWindows
2 1 (0.57%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.32%) Office 365
2 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.05%) Firewall
2 13 (7.47%) LAN
3 10 (5.75%) VPN
4 9 (5.17%) Wi-Fi
5 8 (4.60%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (4.60%) Cisco IOS
5 8 (4.60%) TCP/IP
6 7 (4.02%) Skype
7 6 (3.45%) Broadband
7 6 (3.45%) ISDN
7 6 (3.45%) Network Security
7 6 (3.45%) WAN
8 4 (2.30%) Cisco ISE
8 4 (2.30%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (2.30%) Cisco PIX
8 4 (2.30%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 4 (2.30%) NX-OS
8 4 (2.30%) OSPF
8 4 (2.30%) Wireless
9 3 (1.72%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.32%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.72%) RDBMS
2 3 (1.72%) Relational Database
2 3 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (1.15%) GIS
4 1 (0.57%) Big Data
4 1 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.57%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (0.57%) MS Access
4 1 (0.57%) MySQL
4 1 (0.57%) Power BI
4 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (5.17%) Rational DOORS
1 9 (5.17%) Rational Rhapsody
2 6 (3.45%) JIRA
3 5 (2.87%) Rational Team Concert
4 4 (2.30%) JUnit
4 4 (2.30%) MSI
5 3 (1.72%) Eclipse
5 3 (1.72%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.72%) InstallShield
5 3 (1.72%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.15%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.15%) NetBeans
6 2 (1.15%) Protractor
6 2 (1.15%) Selenium
6 2 (1.15%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.57%) GDB
7 1 (0.57%) JBehave
7 1 (0.57%) Maven
7 1 (0.57%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.57%) Zephyr
General
1 7 (4.02%) Billing
2 6 (3.45%) Finance
3 5 (2.87%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.72%) Law
5 2 (1.15%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.15%) Military
6 1 (0.57%) Legal
6 1 (0.57%) Local Government
6 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (17.24%) Project Manager
2 21 (12.07%) SC Cleared Project Manager
3 19 (10.92%) Network Engineer
4 17 (9.77%) Support Engineer
5 11 (6.32%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 11 (6.32%) Server Engineer
6 10 (5.75%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 10 (5.75%) Coordinator
6 10 (5.75%) Project Coordinator
7 8 (4.60%) 3rd Line Support
7 8 (4.60%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 8 (4.60%) Build Engineer
7 8 (4.60%) Software Engineer
8 7 (4.02%) Analyst
9 6 (3.45%) Architect
9 6 (3.45%) Consultant
9 6 (3.45%) Senior Manager
9 6 (3.45%) Senior Project Manager
9 6 (3.45%) Server Support
9 6 (3.45%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.02%) Web Services
2 3 (1.72%) HTML
2 3 (1.72%) Spring
3 2 (1.15%) .NET
3 2 (1.15%) ActiveX
3 2 (1.15%) DirectX
3 2 (1.15%) J2EE
3 2 (1.15%) JSON
3 2 (1.15%) MFC
3 2 (1.15%) Node.js
3 2 (1.15%) OpenGL
3 2 (1.15%) Qt
3 2 (1.15%) RESTEasy
3 2 (1.15%) RESTful
3 2 (1.15%) Spring MVC
3 2 (1.15%) XML
4 1 (0.57%) CSS
4 1 (0.57%) Hibernate
4 1 (0.57%) Middleware
4 1 (0.57%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.60%) PKI
2 6 (3.45%) Blackberry
2 6 (3.45%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (2.87%) Data Centre
3 5 (2.87%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.30%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.72%) Blog
5 3 (1.72%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.72%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (1.72%) Smartcard
6 2 (1.15%) CMDB
6 2 (1.15%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.15%) User Experience
7 1 (0.57%) CESG
7 1 (0.57%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (0.57%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.57%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.57%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.57%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 35 (20.11%) Windows
2 17 (9.77%) Windows 10
3 13 (7.47%) Linux
4 5 (2.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (2.87%) Windows 7
4 5 (2.87%) Windows Server
4 5 (2.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.15%) Unix
6 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (16.09%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (13.22%) PRINCE2
3 21 (12.07%) Risk Management
4 19 (10.92%) Software Engineering
5 17 (9.77%) Project Management
6 13 (7.47%) Migration
7 11 (6.32%) Change Management
7 11 (6.32%) Configuration Management
7 11 (6.32%) ITIL
7 11 (6.32%) Problem Management
7 11 (6.32%) Scrum
8 9 (5.17%) Business Development
8 9 (5.17%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (5.17%) Information Security
8 9 (5.17%) Presales
9 8 (4.60%) Network Monitoring
9 8 (4.60%) UML
10 7 (4.02%) Integration Testing
10 7 (4.02%) Waterfall
11 6 (3.45%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (6.90%) PowerShell
2 10 (5.75%) Java
3 8 (4.60%) C
3 8 (4.60%) C++
3 8 (4.60%) SQL
4 5 (2.87%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.30%) Ada
5 4 (2.30%) MATLAB
6 3 (1.72%) C#
7 2 (1.15%) GLSL
7 2 (1.15%) HLSL
8 1 (0.57%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.57%) Python
8 1 (0.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 146 (83.91%) SC Cleared
2 15 (8.62%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (8.05%) CCNA
4 13 (7.47%) Degree
5 10 (5.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 9 (5.17%) DV Cleared
7 8 (4.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 7 (4.02%) ISEB
9 6 (3.45%) CCNP
10 5 (2.87%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (2.87%) CISSP
11 3 (1.72%) CCIE
11 3 (1.72%) GSLC
11 3 (1.72%) PMI Certification
11 3 (1.72%) PMP
12 2 (1.15%) CISM
12 2 (1.15%) ISTQB
12 2 (1.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 1 (0.57%) CESG Certified Professional
13 1 (0.57%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.32%) SLA
2 5 (2.87%) PMO
3 3 (1.72%) GDPR
3 3 (1.72%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.72%) QA
4 2 (1.15%) Def Stans
4 2 (1.15%) ISO 9000
4 2 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.57%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.57%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (7.47%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.02%) Virtual Servers
3 5 (2.87%) ProxySG
4 3 (1.72%) BitLocker
4 3 (1.72%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 6 (3.45%) SCCM
2 5 (2.87%) WSUS
3 3 (1.72%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.57%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.57%) SCOM
Vendors
1 31 (17.82%) Microsoft
2 22 (12.64%) Juniper
3 21 (12.07%) Cisco
4 11 (6.32%) SAP
5 9 (5.17%) Blue Coat
6 8 (4.60%) Red Hat
7 5 (2.87%) Oracle
7 5 (2.87%) VMware
8 4 (2.30%) CheckPoint
8 4 (2.30%) F5
8 4 (2.30%) Forcepoint
8 4 (2.30%) Remedy
9 3 (1.72%) Atlassian
9 3 (1.72%) Barracuda Networks
9 3 (1.72%) Computacenter
9 3 (1.72%) LogRhythm
9 3 (1.72%) Splunk
10 2 (1.15%) ESRI
10 2 (1.15%) Lumension
10 2 (1.15%) PTC