Period
to 20 March 2019

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 March 2019 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 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 9 9 8
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 +1
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 130 170 136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 9.67% 11.16% 10.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 49.24% 52.15% 48.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 96 73
Hertfordshire median daily rate £433 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.57% - -12.50%
10th Percentile £190 £200 £200
90th Percentile £550 £525 £500
East of England median daily rate £495 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +23.75% - +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 21 19
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £42.00 £17.50 £41.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +140.00% -57.45% +57.04%
10th Percentile £13.00 £15.63 £16.01
90th Percentile £66.81 £47.25 £52.40
East of England median hourly rate £27.00 £17.00 £40.56
% change year-on-year +58.82% -58.09% +1.41%

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 264 326 281
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 19.64% 21.41% 22.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 163 128
Hertfordshire median daily rate £413 £365 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.01% -8.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £186 £200 £205
90th Percentile £550 £544 £546
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 39 34
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £41.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +134.29% - -18.60%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £66.81 £47.25 £51.32
East of England median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% -50.00% +37.25%

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 March 2019.

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 March 2019.

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 March 2019. 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 70 £215 -33.85% 29
Hemel Hempstead +14 26 £440 -20.00% 7
Watford +14 13 £550 +64.18%
Hatfield -12 9 £200 -50.00% 1
Security Cleared
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 March 2019, 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.

1 103 (79.23%) SC Cleared
2 44 (33.85%) Windows
3 41 (31.54%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (26.92%) Software Engineering
5 31 (23.85%) Microsoft
6 27 (20.77%) C++
7 24 (18.46%) Migration
8 23 (17.69%) C#
8 23 (17.69%) Linux
9 21 (16.15%) Degree
10 20 (15.38%) Mathematics
10 20 (15.38%) .NET
11 19 (14.62%) Java
11 19 (14.62%) LAN
12 18 (13.85%) Aerospace
12 18 (13.85%) Military
13 17 (13.08%) Scrum
13 17 (13.08%) NetBeans
13 17 (13.08%) Eclipse
13 17 (13.08%) Ethernet
13 17 (13.08%) TCP/IP
13 17 (13.08%) OpenGL
13 17 (13.08%) DirectX
13 17 (13.08%) JavaScript
13 17 (13.08%) MFC
13 17 (13.08%) Visual Studio
13 17 (13.08%) Web Services
13 17 (13.08%) ActiveX
13 17 (13.08%) Git (software)
13 17 (13.08%) Qt

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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 5 (3.85%) Confluence
1 5 (3.85%) Skype for Business
2 3 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (2.31%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.77%) CMS
4 1 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 5 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.77%) Mathcad
2 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.77%) NASTRAN
Business Applications
1 2 (1.54%) LabWindows
1 2 (1.54%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.77%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.85%) Office 365
2 3 (2.31%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.31%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (14.62%) LAN
2 17 (13.08%) Ethernet
2 17 (13.08%) TCP/IP
3 14 (10.77%) Firewall
4 11 (8.46%) VPN
5 10 (7.69%) DNS
6 9 (6.92%) BGP
6 9 (6.92%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (6.92%) OSPF
7 8 (6.15%) Cisco ISE
7 8 (6.15%) Cisco Nexus
7 8 (6.15%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 8 (6.15%) FWSM
7 8 (6.15%) TACACS
7 8 (6.15%) Wi-Fi
7 8 (6.15%) Wireless
7 8 (6.15%) WPA2
8 6 (4.62%) WAN
9 3 (2.31%) SAN
9 3 (2.31%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.77%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.38%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (4.62%) SQL Server 2016
3 6 (4.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (4.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (3.08%) MySQL
5 3 (2.31%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.77%) GIS
6 1 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.77%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (13.08%) Eclipse
1 17 (13.08%) Git (software)
1 17 (13.08%) NetBeans
1 17 (13.08%) Visual Studio
2 10 (7.69%) JIRA
3 7 (5.38%) Rational Rhapsody
4 6 (4.62%) Subversion
5 5 (3.85%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.54%) LabVIEW
General
1 18 (13.85%) Aerospace
1 18 (13.85%) Military
2 5 (3.85%) Finance
3 1 (0.77%) Avionics
3 1 (0.77%) Banking
3 1 (0.77%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (14.62%) Architect
2 17 (13.08%) Analyst
3 15 (11.54%) Developer
4 12 (9.23%) Data Migration Developer
5 11 (8.46%) SQL Developer
6 9 (6.92%) C Software Engineer
6 9 (6.92%) C/C++ Software Engineer
6 9 (6.92%) C++ Software Engineer
6 9 (6.92%) Deskside Engineer
6 9 (6.92%) Software Engineer
7 8 (6.15%) Network Engineer
7 8 (6.15%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 7 (5.38%) Administrator
9 6 (4.62%) Analyst Developer
9 6 (4.62%) Data Analyst
9 6 (4.62%) Data Migration Analyst
9 6 (4.62%) Developer Analyst
9 6 (4.62%) Migration Analyst
9 6 (4.62%) SQL Analyst
9 6 (4.62%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (15.38%) .NET
2 17 (13.08%) ActiveX
2 17 (13.08%) DirectX
2 17 (13.08%) MFC
2 17 (13.08%) Node.js
2 17 (13.08%) OpenGL
2 17 (13.08%) Qt
2 17 (13.08%) Web Services
3 8 (6.15%) 802.1X
4 6 (4.62%) XML
5 5 (3.85%) JSON
6 2 (1.54%) LDAP
7 1 (0.77%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.77%) React
7 1 (0.77%) Vue.js
7 1 (0.77%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.92%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.62%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.62%) Reference Data
4 2 (1.54%) BYOD
4 2 (1.54%) CESG
4 2 (1.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (1.54%) HP Storage
4 2 (1.54%) Public Cloud
4 2 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.77%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.77%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.77%) Clustering
5 1 (0.77%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.77%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 44 (33.85%) Windows
2 23 (17.69%) Linux
3 13 (10.00%) Windows Server
4 5 (3.85%) Windows 10
5 4 (3.08%) Unix
6 3 (2.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (2.31%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.54%) Android
7 2 (1.54%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.54%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (31.54%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (26.92%) Software Engineering
3 24 (18.46%) Migration
4 20 (15.38%) Mathematics
5 17 (13.08%) Scrum
6 16 (12.31%) Infrastructure Management
7 15 (11.54%) Problem-Solving
8 12 (9.23%) Data Migration
8 12 (9.23%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 11 (8.46%) BDD
9 11 (8.46%) TDD
9 11 (8.46%) Test Automation
10 9 (6.92%) Embedded Software Development
10 9 (6.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 9 (6.92%) Network Monitoring
10 9 (6.92%) UML
11 8 (6.15%) Service Management
12 7 (5.38%) Statistics
13 6 (4.62%) Data Mapping
13 6 (4.62%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 27 (20.77%) C++
2 23 (17.69%) C#
3 19 (14.62%) Java
4 17 (13.08%) GLSL
4 17 (13.08%) HLSL
4 17 (13.08%) JavaScript
5 16 (12.31%) SQL
6 14 (10.77%) C
7 7 (5.38%) Embedded C
7 7 (5.38%) Embedded C++
7 7 (5.38%) PL/SQL
8 6 (4.62%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.54%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.77%) VB
Qualifications
1 103 (79.23%) SC Cleared
2 21 (16.15%) Degree
3 10 (7.69%) DV Cleared
4 9 (6.92%) CCNP
4 9 (6.92%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (3.08%) CNE
5 4 (3.08%) MCP
5 4 (3.08%) MCSE
5 4 (3.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (3.08%) Novell Certification
6 2 (1.54%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.54%) PMP
7 1 (0.77%) CCIE
7 1 (0.77%) CISM
7 1 (0.77%) CISSP
7 1 (0.77%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.77%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.62%) Data Quality
2 5 (3.85%) SLA
3 2 (1.54%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 12 (9.23%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.92%) ProxySG
3 3 (2.31%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (2.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.31%) vSphere
4 2 (1.54%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.77%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 11 (8.46%) SCCM
2 5 (3.85%) Microsoft Intune
2 5 (3.85%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (3.85%) SCOM
3 3 (2.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (1.54%) HP UCMDB
4 2 (1.54%) PowerBroker
4 2 (1.54%) QRadar
5 1 (0.77%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.77%) Hyperic
5 1 (0.77%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.77%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 31 (23.85%) Microsoft
2 14 (10.77%) Cisco
3 13 (10.00%) VMware
4 12 (9.23%) Juniper
5 11 (8.46%) F5
6 10 (7.69%) CheckPoint
6 10 (7.69%) Oracle
7 9 (6.92%) Blue Coat
7 9 (6.92%) Remedy
8 8 (6.15%) HP
9 7 (5.38%) Citrix
9 7 (5.38%) Red Hat
10 6 (4.62%) Symantec
11 5 (3.85%) Atlassian
11 5 (3.85%) McAfee
11 5 (3.85%) Talend
12 4 (3.08%) ServiceNow
12 4 (3.08%) Sophos
13 3 (2.31%) IBM
13 3 (2.31%) Palo Alto