Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 10 18
Rank change year-on-year +3 +8 0
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 175 142 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 10.92% 10.97% 7.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 59.52% 47.81% 34.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 72 46
Hertfordshire median daily rate £375 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.06% +12.86% -25.05%
10th Percentile £175 £201 £238
90th Percentile £513 £575 £513
East of England median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% -11.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 34 4
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% -39.50% -13.77%
10th Percentile £11.07 £17.32 £12.70
90th Percentile £20.57 £46.50 £48.60
East of England median hourly rate £17.25 £18.00 £29.75
% change year-on-year -4.17% -39.50% -20.67%

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 294 297 313
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 18.34% 22.95% 21.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 144 156
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -9.09%
10th Percentile £175 £214 £212
90th Percentile £550 £575 £500
East of England median daily rate £418 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +8.44% +2.67% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 47 13
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +12.50% -15.79%
10th Percentile £11.01 £11.20 £10.30
90th Percentile £44.50 £45.60 £36.05
East of England median hourly rate £16.75 £20.39 £27.55
% change year-on-year -17.83% -26.01% +28.14%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 17 August 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 76 £260 -9.57% 21
Hatfield 0 43 £400 +14.29% 4
Hemel Hempstead -4 25 £400 -15.79%
Watford +1 11 £550 +10.00%
St Albans -3 1 £133 -
Welwyn Garden City -15 1 £350 -22.22%
Hertford - 1 £288 -
Security Cleared
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 145 (82.86%) SC Cleared
2 41 (23.43%) Windows
3 36 (20.57%) Microsoft
3 36 (20.57%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 29 (16.57%) Linux
6 28 (16.00%) C++
6 28 (16.00%) SQL
7 20 (11.43%) Java
7 20 (11.43%) C#
7 20 (11.43%) Migration
8 19 (10.86%) Risk Management
8 19 (10.86%) Infrastructure Management
9 18 (10.29%) C
9 18 (10.29%) Degree
10 17 (9.71%) Scrum
11 16 (9.14%) JavaScript
11 16 (9.14%) .NET
11 16 (9.14%) Web Services
11 16 (9.14%) Active Directory
11 16 (9.14%) Cisco
11 16 (9.14%) Software Deployment
12 15 (8.57%) Git (software)
12 15 (8.57%) TCP/IP
12 15 (8.57%) ITIL
12 15 (8.57%) Mathematics
13 14 (8.00%) JIRA
13 14 (8.00%) Visual Studio
14 13 (7.43%) UML
14 13 (7.43%) MFC

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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 6 (3.43%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.86%) Apache
2 5 (2.86%) IIS
2 5 (2.86%) WebLogic
3 4 (2.29%) ThingWorx
4 3 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.14%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.14%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.57%) Confluence
6 1 (0.57%) JBoss
Applications
1 10 (5.71%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (3.43%) Windchill
3 3 (1.71%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.57%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.57%) Simulink
4 1 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.57%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.86%) Office 365
2 2 (1.14%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.57%) GitHub
3 1 (0.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (8.57%) TCP/IP
2 13 (7.43%) Ethernet
3 12 (6.86%) Wireshark
4 11 (6.29%) Firewall
5 9 (5.14%) LAN
6 8 (4.57%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (4.57%) Cisco ISE
6 8 (4.57%) Cisco Nexus
6 8 (4.57%) DNS
6 8 (4.57%) VPN
7 6 (3.43%) OSPF
7 6 (3.43%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (2.86%) FWSM
8 5 (2.86%) Wireless
9 4 (2.29%) BGP
9 4 (2.29%) DHCP
9 4 (2.29%) Kerberos
9 4 (2.29%) TACACS
9 4 (2.29%) WPA2
10 3 (1.71%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.86%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.43%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (2.86%) Power BI
4 4 (2.29%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.14%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.57%) MS Access
6 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (8.57%) Git (software)
2 14 (8.00%) JIRA
2 14 (8.00%) Visual Studio
3 13 (7.43%) Eclipse
3 13 (7.43%) NetBeans
4 12 (6.86%) GDB
4 12 (6.86%) Rational DOORS
4 12 (6.86%) Rational Rhapsody
4 12 (6.86%) Rational Team Concert
5 6 (3.43%) Subversion
6 3 (1.71%) JMeter
6 3 (1.71%) Selenium
7 2 (1.14%) eggPlant
7 2 (1.14%) Jasmine
7 2 (1.14%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.14%) JUnit
7 2 (1.14%) Protractor
7 2 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.14%) Zephyr
8 1 (0.57%) EasyMock
General
1 13 (7.43%) Aerospace
1 13 (7.43%) Military
2 6 (3.43%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.71%) Finance
4 2 (1.14%) Electronics
5 1 (0.57%) Back Office
5 1 (0.57%) Law
5 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (12.57%) Support Engineer
2 20 (11.43%) Project Manager
3 19 (10.86%) Software Engineer
4 13 (7.43%) SC Cleared Project Manager
5 12 (6.86%) C++ Software Engineer
5 12 (6.86%) Desktop Support
6 11 (6.29%) Developer
7 9 (5.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 9 (5.14%) Analyst
7 9 (5.14%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
8 8 (4.57%) Desktop Engineer
8 8 (4.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 8 (4.57%) Network Engineer
9 7 (4.00%) SQL Developer
10 6 (3.43%) Build Engineer
10 6 (3.43%) Data Migration Developer
10 6 (3.43%) ETL Developer
10 6 (3.43%) Oracle Developer
10 6 (3.43%) PostgreSQL Developer
10 6 (3.43%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (9.14%) .NET
1 16 (9.14%) Web Services
2 13 (7.43%) ActiveX
2 13 (7.43%) DirectX
2 13 (7.43%) MFC
2 13 (7.43%) Node.js
2 13 (7.43%) OpenGL
2 13 (7.43%) Qt
3 7 (4.00%) Middleware
3 7 (4.00%) XML
4 5 (2.86%) 802.1X
4 5 (2.86%) CSS
4 5 (2.86%) HTML
4 5 (2.86%) HTML5
4 5 (2.86%) JSON
4 5 (2.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 4 (2.29%) ADSI
5 4 (2.29%) LDAP
6 3 (1.71%) jQuery
7 2 (1.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.43%) Clustering
2 6 (3.43%) Reference Data
3 5 (2.86%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (2.29%) PKI
5 3 (1.71%) Driving Licence
5 3 (1.71%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.57%) ASIC
6 1 (0.57%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.57%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (0.57%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.57%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 41 (23.43%) Windows
2 29 (16.57%) Linux
3 13 (7.43%) Windows Server
4 11 (6.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (4.57%) Windows 10
6 7 (4.00%) Unix
7 5 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (2.29%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.14%) HPUX
10 2 (1.14%) Solaris
10 2 (1.14%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.57%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (20.57%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 20 (11.43%) Migration
4 19 (10.86%) Infrastructure Management
4 19 (10.86%) Risk Management
5 17 (9.71%) Scrum
6 16 (9.14%) Software Deployment
7 15 (8.57%) ITIL
7 15 (8.57%) Mathematics
8 13 (7.43%) Configuration Management
8 13 (7.43%) Test Automation
8 13 (7.43%) UML
9 11 (6.29%) Data Migration
9 11 (6.29%) PRINCE2
10 9 (5.14%) Problem-Solving
10 9 (5.14%) Service Management
10 9 (5.14%) TDD
10 9 (5.14%) Test Scripting
11 8 (4.57%) Scaled Agile Framework
11 8 (4.57%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (16.00%) C++
1 28 (16.00%) SQL
2 20 (11.43%) C#
2 20 (11.43%) Java
3 18 (10.29%) C
4 16 (9.14%) JavaScript
5 13 (7.43%) GLSL
5 13 (7.43%) HLSL
6 10 (5.71%) PowerShell
7 8 (4.57%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.14%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.14%) Korn
8 2 (1.14%) Perl
8 2 (1.14%) Python
8 2 (1.14%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.14%) TypeScript
8 2 (1.14%) VB
9 1 (0.57%) Ada
9 1 (0.57%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 145 (82.86%) SC Cleared
2 18 (10.29%) Degree
3 8 (4.57%) DV Cleared
4 7 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (4.00%) ISEB
5 6 (3.43%) CCNP
5 6 (3.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (1.71%) CCNA
6 3 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.14%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.57%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.57%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.57%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.86%) SLA
2 4 (2.29%) QA
3 3 (1.71%) PMO
4 2 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.57%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 16 (9.14%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.57%) ProxySG
4 2 (1.14%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.57%) Docker
5 1 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (4.00%) SCCM
2 6 (3.43%) SCOM
3 1 (0.57%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.57%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 36 (20.57%) Microsoft
2 16 (9.14%) Cisco
3 13 (7.43%) VMware
4 12 (6.86%) Juniper
5 8 (4.57%) Blue Coat
5 8 (4.57%) CheckPoint
6 6 (3.43%) Oracle
6 6 (3.43%) Talend
7 5 (2.86%) BMC
7 5 (2.86%) HP
7 5 (2.86%) SAP
8 4 (2.29%) McAfee
8 4 (2.29%) PTC
9 3 (1.71%) F5
9 3 (1.71%) Mitel
9 3 (1.71%) Remedy
9 3 (1.71%) Veeam
10 2 (1.14%) Citrix
10 2 (1.14%) Lumension
10 2 (1.14%) NetApp