Period
to 30 May 2020

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 30 May 2020 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
30 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 4 11 9
Rank change year-on-year +7 -2 +5
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 120 127 167
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 14.87% 9.59% 11.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 53.57% 51.84% 57.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 29 87
Median daily rate £450 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +21.43% +6.87%
10th Percentile £243 £187 £181
90th Percentile £741 £530 £475
East of England median daily rate £500 £475 £400
% change year-on-year +5.26% +18.75% -3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 21
Median hourly rate £13.39 £66.81 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -79.96% +287.30% -54.00%
10th Percentile £12.10 £17.50 £14.02
90th Percentile £26.80 £66.81 £20.75
East of England median hourly rate £28.75 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +64.29% +9.38% -57.33%

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 224 245 292
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 27.76% 18.50% 19.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 96 144
Median daily rate £384 £425 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.71% +16.84% -3.00%
10th Percentile £188 £180 £180
90th Percentile £601 £538 £525
East of England median daily rate £450 £440 £400
% change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 23 36
Median hourly rate £17.13 £52.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -67.07% +197.14% -0.77%
10th Percentile £12.30 £17.30 £12.55
90th Percentile £59.35 £66.81 £49.13
Median hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £16.17
% change year-on-year +42.86% +29.91% -53.81%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings citing Security Cleared as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Security Cleared in Hertfordshire.

Daily rate trend for Security Cleared in Hertfordshire

Security Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Security Cleared in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 30 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in Hertfordshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Security Cleared in Hertfordshire.

Hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in Hertfordshire

Security Cleared
Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Security Cleared in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 30 May 2020.

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 30 May 2020. 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 58 £275 -21.43% 30
Hemel Hempstead 0 48 £550 +25.00% 4
Hatfield +2 4 £350 -12.50%
Hitchin - 2 - -
Watford +14 1 £225 -59.09%
St Albans - 1 - - 1
Security Cleared
East of England

For the 6 months to 30 May 2020, 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 81 (67.50%) SC Cleared
2 38 (31.67%) Windows
3 35 (29.17%) Software Engineering
4 31 (25.83%) DV Cleared
5 30 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 26 (21.67%) Agile Software Development
7 25 (20.83%) Degree
8 24 (20.00%) C++
9 21 (17.50%) Java
10 19 (15.83%) Linux
10 19 (15.83%) Military
11 18 (15.00%) Aerospace
12 17 (14.17%) Web Services
12 17 (14.17%) TCP/IP
13 16 (13.33%) Ethernet
13 16 (13.33%) Eclipse
13 16 (13.33%) UML
13 16 (13.33%) ActiveX
13 16 (13.33%) JavaScript
13 16 (13.33%) C#
13 16 (13.33%) .NET
13 16 (13.33%) MFC
13 16 (13.33%) Visual Studio
13 16 (13.33%) OpenGL
13 16 (13.33%) DirectX
13 16 (13.33%) Scrum
13 16 (13.33%) VMware
13 16 (13.33%) NetBeans
13 16 (13.33%) Mathematics
13 16 (13.33%) Git (software)

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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 (3.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.83%) Apache
3 1 (0.83%) JBoss
3 1 (0.83%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (9.17%) Simulink
2 5 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (3.33%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.67%) Primavera
3 1 (0.83%) SAP PS
3 1 (0.83%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.83%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.83%) IaaS
1 7 (5.83%) PaaS
2 3 (2.50%) Office 365
3 2 (1.67%) AWS
4 1 (0.83%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (14.17%) TCP/IP
2 16 (13.33%) Ethernet
3 15 (12.50%) LAN
4 10 (8.33%) Firewall
5 9 (7.50%) DHCP
6 8 (6.67%) VLAN
7 6 (5.00%) Software-Defined Networking
8 4 (3.33%) Network Security
8 4 (3.33%) VPN
8 4 (3.33%) WAN
9 3 (2.50%) IPsec
10 2 (1.67%) Cisco ISE
10 2 (1.67%) DNS
10 2 (1.67%) WebEx
11 1 (0.83%) Broadband
11 1 (0.83%) GPRS
11 1 (0.83%) ISDN
11 1 (0.83%) PSTN
11 1 (0.83%) SAN
11 1 (0.83%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.50%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (2.50%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (1.67%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.67%) SQL Server 2017
4 2 (1.67%) SQLPlus
5 1 (0.83%) Amazon Athena
5 1 (0.83%) Data Mart
5 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 16 (13.33%) Eclipse
1 16 (13.33%) Git (software)
1 16 (13.33%) NetBeans
1 16 (13.33%) Rational Rhapsody
1 16 (13.33%) Visual Studio
2 11 (9.17%) Rational DOORS
3 9 (7.50%) Rational Team Concert
4 4 (3.33%) Jenkins
4 4 (3.33%) JIRA
4 4 (3.33%) MSI
5 3 (2.50%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.83%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.83%) GitLab
6 1 (0.83%) Maven
6 1 (0.83%) Selenium
6 1 (0.83%) WebDriver
General
1 19 (15.83%) Military
2 18 (15.00%) Aerospace
3 10 (8.33%) Public Sector
4 8 (6.67%) Finance
5 2 (1.67%) Arabic Language
5 2 (1.67%) Automotive
5 2 (1.67%) Electronics
5 2 (1.67%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.67%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.83%) French Language
6 1 (0.83%) German Language
6 1 (0.83%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.83%) Law
6 1 (0.83%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 23 (19.17%) Architect
2 18 (15.00%) Software Engineer
3 16 (13.33%) Network Architect
4 10 (8.33%) Ada Engineer
4 10 (8.33%) Ada Software Engineer
5 9 (7.50%) Analyst
6 8 (6.67%) Technical Architect
7 6 (5.00%) Data Centre Manager
7 6 (5.00%) Data Manager
7 6 (5.00%) DBA
7 6 (5.00%) Project Planner
8 5 (4.17%) C Software Engineer
8 5 (4.17%) C/C++ Software Engineer
8 5 (4.17%) C++ Software Engineer
8 5 (4.17%) SQL DBA
9 4 (3.33%) Developer
9 4 (3.33%) Network Engineer
9 4 (3.33%) Network Security Architect
9 4 (3.33%) Security Architect
9 4 (3.33%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (14.17%) Web Services
2 16 (13.33%) .NET
2 16 (13.33%) ActiveX
2 16 (13.33%) DirectX
2 16 (13.33%) MFC
2 16 (13.33%) Node.js
2 16 (13.33%) OpenGL
2 16 (13.33%) Qt
3 1 (0.83%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (0.83%) Java EE
3 1 (0.83%) REST
3 1 (0.83%) RESTful
3 1 (0.83%) SOAP
3 1 (0.83%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (3.33%) PKI
3 3 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.67%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (1.67%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.67%) Thin Client
4 2 (1.67%) VHDL
4 2 (1.67%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.83%) CMDB
5 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.83%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 38 (31.67%) Windows
2 19 (15.83%) Linux
3 6 (5.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (5.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (2.50%) Windows Server 2016
4 3 (2.50%) Windows Server 2019
5 2 (1.67%) VMS
5 2 (1.67%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.83%) Unix
6 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (29.17%) Software Engineering
2 26 (21.67%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (13.33%) Mathematics
3 16 (13.33%) Scrum
3 16 (13.33%) UML
4 14 (11.67%) Project Management
5 13 (10.83%) ITIL
6 11 (9.17%) Configuration Management
7 10 (8.33%) Integration Testing
7 10 (8.33%) Mentoring
8 9 (7.50%) Infrastructure Management
8 9 (7.50%) OO
9 8 (6.67%) Migration
10 6 (5.00%) Coaching
10 6 (5.00%) Network Design
10 6 (5.00%) PRINCE2
10 6 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (5.00%) Validation
11 5 (4.17%) Embedded Software Development
11 5 (4.17%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (20.00%) C++
2 21 (17.50%) Java
3 16 (13.33%) C#
3 16 (13.33%) GLSL
3 16 (13.33%) HLSL
3 16 (13.33%) JavaScript
4 11 (9.17%) Ada
5 9 (7.50%) SQL
6 7 (5.83%) C
6 7 (5.83%) PowerShell
7 5 (4.17%) Embedded C
7 5 (4.17%) Embedded C++
8 3 (2.50%) Python
9 2 (1.67%) Ada 95
9 2 (1.67%) MATLAB
9 2 (1.67%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.67%) VB
10 1 (0.83%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 81 (67.50%) SC Cleared
2 31 (25.83%) DV Cleared
3 25 (20.83%) Degree
4 7 (5.83%) PMP
5 5 (4.17%) DBS Check
6 4 (3.33%) MCSE
6 4 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (3.33%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.67%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.83%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.83%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.33%) SLA
2 3 (2.50%) QA
3 2 (1.67%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.67%) ECSS
4 1 (0.83%) PMO
System Software
1 11 (9.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (7.50%) Active Directory
3 7 (5.83%) VMware NSX
4 3 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.67%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (1.67%) vSphere
6 1 (0.83%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (5.83%) SCCM
2 2 (1.67%) Data Guard
2 2 (1.67%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (1.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (1.67%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (1.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 30 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 16 (13.33%) VMware
3 13 (10.83%) Cisco
4 4 (3.33%) BMC
4 4 (3.33%) Remedy
5 3 (2.50%) Citrix
5 3 (2.50%) SAP
6 2 (1.67%) EMC
6 2 (1.67%) Juniper
6 2 (1.67%) Oracle
6 2 (1.67%) Palo Alto
7 1 (0.83%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.83%) Fortinet
7 1 (0.83%) Lumension
7 1 (0.83%) Red Hat