Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 8 20
Rank change year-on-year 0 +12 -5
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 183 180 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 11.52% 11.93% 6.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 62.67% 51.72% 32.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 86 47
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -22.22%
10th Percentile £160 £203 £250
90th Percentile £550 £578 £500
East of England median daily rate £425 £395 £384
% change year-on-year +7.59% +2.93% -7.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 37 6
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £46.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -61.08% +41.31%
10th Percentile £10.78 £16.17 £13.38
90th Percentile £51.75 £46.50 £52.50
East of England median hourly rate £17.75 £18.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -1.39% -52.00% +11.56%

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 292 348 288
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 18.38% 23.06% 20.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 159 164
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £375 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.09% -9.06%
10th Percentile £174 £205 £207
90th Percentile £550 £575 £525
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 52 20
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £20.00 £17.75 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.68% +22.41% -28.28%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £51.25 £45.90 £51.38
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £20.83
% change year-on-year -2.78% -13.59% -0.83%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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 88 £240 -21.95% 12
Hemel Hempstead -1 34 £400 -15.79% 1
Hatfield 0 26 £400 +14.29% 4
Watford +11 18 £550 +2.33%
Radlett - 1 £100 -
Security Cleared
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (79.78%) SC Cleared
2 45 (24.59%) Windows
2 45 (24.59%) Software Engineering
3 43 (23.50%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (19.13%) Linux
4 35 (19.13%) SQL
5 34 (18.58%) Microsoft
6 31 (16.94%) C#
7 29 (15.85%) JIRA
8 26 (14.21%) C++
9 25 (13.66%) Migration
10 23 (12.57%) Java
11 22 (12.02%) Infrastructure Management
12 20 (10.93%) TCP/IP
13 19 (10.38%) JavaScript
13 19 (10.38%) PL/SQL
13 19 (10.38%) .NET
13 19 (10.38%) Web Services
13 19 (10.38%) Mathematics
13 19 (10.38%) Test Automation
14 18 (9.84%) Git (software)
14 18 (9.84%) Data Migration
14 18 (9.84%) Degree
14 18 (9.84%) Visual Studio
14 18 (9.84%) SQL Server
15 17 (9.29%) Ethernet
15 17 (9.29%) Scrum
15 17 (9.29%) Risk Management
15 17 (9.29%) Military
16 16 (8.74%) NetBeans

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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 9 (4.92%) Confluence
2 5 (2.73%) Apache
2 5 (2.73%) IIS
2 5 (2.73%) WebLogic
3 4 (2.19%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.19%) ThingWorx
4 3 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.09%) CMS
5 2 (1.09%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.09%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.55%) JBoss
Applications
1 12 (6.56%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (4.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (3.28%) Windchill
4 3 (1.64%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (1.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.55%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.19%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.09%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.09%) Office 365
2 1 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.55%) GitHub
2 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (10.93%) TCP/IP
2 17 (9.29%) Ethernet
3 15 (8.20%) LAN
4 10 (5.46%) Wireshark
5 9 (4.92%) DNS
5 9 (4.92%) Firewall
6 8 (4.37%) VPN
7 7 (3.83%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (3.83%) Cisco ISE
7 7 (3.83%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (3.83%) Wireless
8 5 (2.73%) BGP
8 5 (2.73%) FWSM
8 5 (2.73%) OSPF
8 5 (2.73%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (2.19%) TACACS
9 4 (2.19%) VLAN
9 4 (2.19%) WPA2
10 3 (1.64%) DHCP
10 3 (1.64%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (9.84%) SQL Server
2 15 (8.20%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (6.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (6.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (5.46%) SQL Server 2016
5 6 (3.28%) Relational Database
6 5 (2.73%) Power BI
7 4 (2.19%) MySQL
8 2 (1.09%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 29 (15.85%) JIRA
2 18 (9.84%) Git (software)
2 18 (9.84%) Visual Studio
3 16 (8.74%) Eclipse
3 16 (8.74%) NetBeans
4 15 (8.20%) Subversion
5 9 (4.92%) GDB
5 9 (4.92%) Jenkins
5 9 (4.92%) Rational DOORS
5 9 (4.92%) Rational Rhapsody
5 9 (4.92%) Rational Team Concert
6 4 (2.19%) JMeter
7 3 (1.64%) Selenium
8 2 (1.09%) Bitbucket
8 2 (1.09%) eggPlant
8 2 (1.09%) Jasmine
8 2 (1.09%) JUnit
8 2 (1.09%) LabVIEW
8 2 (1.09%) Protractor
8 2 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (9.29%) Military
2 16 (8.74%) Aerospace
3 6 (3.28%) Finance
4 5 (2.73%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.55%) Back Office
5 1 (0.55%) Banking
5 1 (0.55%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (0.55%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 19 (10.38%) Analyst
1 19 (10.38%) Developer
2 17 (9.29%) Desktop Support
3 16 (8.74%) Project Manager
3 16 (8.74%) Support Engineer
4 15 (8.20%) Data Migration Developer
4 15 (8.20%) SQL Developer
5 14 (7.65%) ETL Developer
5 14 (7.65%) Oracle Developer
5 14 (7.65%) Oracle ETL Developer
5 14 (7.65%) PostgreSQL Developer
5 14 (7.65%) Software Engineer
5 14 (7.65%) SQL Server Developer
6 13 (7.10%) SC Cleared Project Manager
7 10 (5.46%) Network Engineer
8 9 (4.92%) C++ Software Engineer
8 9 (4.92%) Test Analyst
9 8 (4.37%) Administrator
9 8 (4.37%) Deskside Engineer
9 8 (4.37%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (10.38%) .NET
1 19 (10.38%) Web Services
2 16 (8.74%) ActiveX
2 16 (8.74%) DirectX
2 16 (8.74%) MFC
2 16 (8.74%) Node.js
2 16 (8.74%) OpenGL
2 16 (8.74%) Qt
2 16 (8.74%) XML
3 13 (7.10%) JSON
4 7 (3.83%) Middleware
5 5 (2.73%) 802.1X
5 5 (2.73%) CSS
5 5 (2.73%) HTML
5 5 (2.73%) HTML5
5 5 (2.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (1.64%) ADSI
6 3 (1.64%) jQuery
6 3 (1.64%) LDAP
7 2 (1.09%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.20%) Reference Data
2 11 (6.01%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.73%) Clustering
3 5 (2.73%) Linux Command Line
3 5 (2.73%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.19%) PKI
5 2 (1.09%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.55%) ASIC
6 1 (0.55%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.55%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.55%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.55%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.55%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (0.55%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (0.55%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.55%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 45 (24.59%) Windows
2 35 (19.13%) Linux
3 10 (5.46%) Windows Server
4 9 (4.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (4.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (3.83%) Unix
7 4 (2.19%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.64%) Windows 10
8 3 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.09%) HPUX
9 2 (1.09%) Solaris
9 2 (1.09%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.55%) Android
10 1 (0.55%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (24.59%) Software Engineering
2 43 (23.50%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (13.66%) Migration
4 22 (12.02%) Infrastructure Management
5 19 (10.38%) Mathematics
5 19 (10.38%) Test Automation
6 18 (9.84%) Data Migration
7 17 (9.29%) Risk Management
7 17 (9.29%) Scrum
8 15 (8.20%) Data Mapping
8 15 (8.20%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 14 (7.65%) BDD
9 14 (7.65%) ETL
9 14 (7.65%) Service Management
9 14 (7.65%) TDD
10 13 (7.10%) ITIL
11 12 (6.56%) Configuration Management
12 11 (6.01%) Software Deployment
12 11 (6.01%) Test Scripting
13 10 (5.46%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 35 (19.13%) SQL
2 31 (16.94%) C#
3 26 (14.21%) C++
4 23 (12.57%) Java
5 19 (10.38%) JavaScript
5 19 (10.38%) PL/SQL
6 16 (8.74%) C
6 16 (8.74%) GLSL
6 16 (8.74%) HLSL
7 11 (6.01%) PowerShell
7 11 (6.01%) T-SQL
8 4 (2.19%) VB
9 2 (1.09%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.09%) Korn
9 2 (1.09%) Perl
9 2 (1.09%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.09%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.55%) Python
Qualifications
1 146 (79.78%) SC Cleared
2 18 (9.84%) Degree
3 10 (5.46%) DV Cleared
4 6 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (2.73%) CCNP
6 3 (1.64%) ISEB
6 3 (1.64%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.64%) PMP
6 3 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (1.09%) CCNA
7 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.55%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.55%) CEH
8 1 (0.55%) CISSP
8 1 (0.55%) GIAC
8 1 (0.55%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.55%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.92%) SLA
2 2 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (1.09%) PMO
2 2 (1.09%) QA
3 1 (0.55%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 15 (8.20%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.28%) ProxySG
4 3 (1.64%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.55%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (2.73%) SCCM
1 5 (2.73%) SCOM
2 2 (1.09%) CA Spectrum
2 2 (1.09%) HP ALM
2 2 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.09%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (1.09%) QRadar
3 1 (0.55%) EnCase
3 1 (0.55%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.55%) Puppet
3 1 (0.55%) RSA enVision
3 1 (0.55%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 34 (18.58%) Microsoft
2 15 (8.20%) Oracle
3 14 (7.65%) Talend
4 12 (6.56%) Cisco
4 12 (6.56%) Red Hat
5 11 (6.01%) Juniper
6 10 (5.46%) Remedy
7 9 (4.92%) VMware
8 8 (4.37%) CheckPoint
9 7 (3.83%) Atlassian
10 6 (3.28%) Blue Coat
10 6 (3.28%) BMC
10 6 (3.28%) ServiceNow
11 5 (2.73%) McAfee
12 4 (2.19%) PTC
12 4 (2.19%) Sun
13 3 (1.64%) HP
13 3 (1.64%) SAP
14 2 (1.09%) CA
14 2 (1.09%) IBM