Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 11 11
Rank change year-on-year +4 0 +7
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 167 125 117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 11.65% 10.13% 8.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 59.64% 43.86% 41.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 66 45
Hertfordshire median daily rate £350 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.45% -22.87%
10th Percentile £182 £200 £260
90th Percentile £483 £538 £500
East of England median daily rate £400 £410 £363
% change year-on-year -2.44% +13.10% -9.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 27 5
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.25 £31.50 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.24% -17.11% +27.73%
10th Percentile £14.14 £13.31 £26.45
90th Percentile £20.73 £52.43 £49.50
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £37.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -57.33% -16.67% +27.66%

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 280 285 285
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 19.53% 23.10% 21.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 128 119
Hertfordshire median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% - -7.69%
10th Percentile £178 £211 £255
90th Percentile £525 £550 £488
East of England median daily rate £400 £380 £365
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.11% -5.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 42 19
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £18.07 £17.64 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.45% +10.22% -20.86%
10th Percentile £15.44 £10.00 £12.58
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.60 £44.98
East of England median hourly rate £16.75 £32.50 £37.75
% change year-on-year -48.46% -13.91% +75.58%

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

Security Cleared
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

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 18 June 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 18 June 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 18 June 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 75 £300 +25.00% 16
Hatfield +11 55 £400 +14.29% 1
Hemel Hempstead -14 7 £456 -3.95% 2
Watford -6 4 £410 +105.00% 3
St Albans -1 1 £133 -
Welwyn Garden City -4 1 £350 -22.22%
Hertford - 1 £288 -
Security Cleared
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 (86.83%) SC Cleared
2 46 (27.54%) Windows
3 41 (24.55%) Microsoft
4 30 (17.96%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (15.57%) Risk Management
6 24 (14.37%) PRINCE2
7 22 (13.17%) Cisco
8 20 (11.98%) Migration
8 20 (11.98%) Software Engineering
8 20 (11.98%) Windows 10
9 19 (11.38%) Linux
10 18 (10.78%) C++
10 18 (10.78%) SQL
10 18 (10.78%) Juniper
11 17 (10.18%) Scrum
12 16 (9.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 16 (9.58%) Problem Management
12 16 (9.58%) Change Management
12 16 (9.58%) Active Directory
13 15 (8.98%) Office 365
14 14 (8.38%) Windows Server
14 14 (8.38%) Degree
14 14 (8.38%) VMware
15 13 (7.78%) C
15 13 (7.78%) Presales
15 13 (7.78%) PowerShell
16 12 (7.19%) Windows Server 2012
16 12 (7.19%) Java
16 12 (7.19%) ITIL
16 12 (7.19%) SLA

Security Cleared
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 (5.39%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.99%) Apache
2 5 (2.99%) IIS
2 5 (2.99%) WebLogic
3 4 (2.40%) ThingWorx
4 3 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (1.80%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.20%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.60%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (4.19%) Windchill
2 5 (2.99%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.80%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.60%) Simulink
4 1 (0.60%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) LabWindows
1 1 (0.60%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.98%) Office 365
2 2 (1.20%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.60%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.99%) Firewall
2 9 (5.39%) TCP/IP
3 8 (4.79%) Wireshark
4 7 (4.19%) Ethernet
4 7 (4.19%) LAN
5 6 (3.59%) VLAN
5 6 (3.59%) VPN
5 6 (3.59%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (2.99%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (2.99%) Cisco IOS
6 5 (2.99%) Cisco ISE
6 5 (2.99%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (2.99%) DHCP
6 5 (2.99%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 5 (2.99%) NX-OS
6 5 (2.99%) OSPF
7 4 (2.40%) DNS
7 4 (2.40%) Kerberos
8 3 (1.80%) HTTP
9 2 (1.20%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.59%) Power BI
2 5 (2.99%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.20%) GIS
3 2 (1.20%) MS Access
4 1 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.60%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (0.60%) MySQL
4 1 (0.60%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.60%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 8 (4.79%) GDB
1 8 (4.79%) Git (software)
1 8 (4.79%) Rational DOORS
1 8 (4.79%) Rational Rhapsody
1 8 (4.79%) Rational Team Concert
1 8 (4.79%) Visual Studio
2 7 (4.19%) Eclipse
2 7 (4.19%) JIRA
2 7 (4.19%) NetBeans
3 2 (1.20%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.20%) MSI
3 2 (1.20%) Zephyr
4 1 (0.60%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.60%) Jasmine
4 1 (0.60%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (0.60%) Maven
4 1 (0.60%) Protractor
4 1 (0.60%) Rational Statemate
4 1 (0.60%) Selenium
4 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 7 (4.19%) Aerospace
1 7 (4.19%) Military
2 6 (3.59%) Billing
3 4 (2.40%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.20%) Law
5 1 (0.60%) Back Office
5 1 (0.60%) Electronics
5 1 (0.60%) Finance
5 1 (0.60%) Local Government
5 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 37 (22.16%) Project Manager
2 24 (14.37%) SC Cleared Project Manager
3 20 (11.98%) Support Engineer
4 14 (8.38%) Network Engineer
5 12 (7.19%) Software Engineer
6 11 (6.59%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 9 (5.39%) Analyst
8 8 (4.79%) C++ Software Engineer
8 8 (4.79%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 7 (4.19%) 3rd Line Support
10 6 (3.59%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 6 (3.59%) Build Engineer
10 6 (3.59%) Capacity Manager
10 6 (3.59%) Coordinator
10 6 (3.59%) Project Coordinator
11 5 (2.99%) Deployment Engineer
11 5 (2.99%) Desktop Support
11 5 (2.99%) Messaging Engineer
11 5 (2.99%) NOC Engineer
11 5 (2.99%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.99%) .NET
2 9 (5.39%) Web Services
3 7 (4.19%) ActiveX
3 7 (4.19%) DirectX
3 7 (4.19%) MFC
3 7 (4.19%) Node.js
3 7 (4.19%) OpenGL
3 7 (4.19%) Qt
4 6 (3.59%) Middleware
5 4 (2.40%) ADSI
5 4 (2.40%) LDAP
6 2 (1.20%) HTML
6 2 (1.20%) JSON
6 2 (1.20%) ODBC
6 2 (1.20%) SOAP
7 1 (0.60%) CSS
7 1 (0.60%) HTML5
7 1 (0.60%) REST
7 1 (0.60%) RESTful
7 1 (0.60%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (2.99%) Clustering
1 5 (2.99%) Linux Command Line
1 5 (2.99%) PKI
2 3 (1.80%) Driving Licence
3 2 (1.20%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.20%) Data Structures
3 2 (1.20%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.60%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.60%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 46 (27.54%) Windows
2 20 (11.98%) Windows 10
3 19 (11.38%) Linux
4 14 (8.38%) Windows Server
5 12 (7.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (3.59%) Unix
7 4 (2.40%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (2.40%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.80%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.60%) CentOS
10 1 (0.60%) HPUX
10 1 (0.60%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (17.96%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (15.57%) Risk Management
3 24 (14.37%) PRINCE2
4 20 (11.98%) Migration
4 20 (11.98%) Software Engineering
5 17 (10.18%) Scrum
6 16 (9.58%) Change Management
6 16 (9.58%) Problem Management
7 13 (7.78%) Presales
8 12 (7.19%) ITIL
8 12 (7.19%) Project Management
9 10 (5.99%) Infrastructure Transition
9 10 (5.99%) Waterfall
10 9 (5.39%) Configuration Management
10 9 (5.39%) Mathematics
10 9 (5.39%) Software Deployment
11 8 (4.79%) Business Development
11 8 (4.79%) Service Management
11 8 (4.79%) UML
12 7 (4.19%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 18 (10.78%) C++
1 18 (10.78%) SQL
2 13 (7.78%) C
2 13 (7.78%) PowerShell
3 12 (7.19%) Java
4 8 (4.79%) C#
5 7 (4.19%) GLSL
5 7 (4.19%) HLSL
5 7 (4.19%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.20%) Python
7 1 (0.60%) Ada
7 1 (0.60%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.60%) Korn
7 1 (0.60%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.60%) Perl
7 1 (0.60%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.60%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 145 (86.83%) SC Cleared
2 16 (9.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 14 (8.38%) Degree
4 12 (7.19%) ISEB
5 10 (5.99%) CCNA
5 10 (5.99%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (4.19%) DV Cleared
7 5 (2.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (2.40%) CCNP
8 4 (2.40%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.20%) ISTQB
9 2 (1.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.60%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.60%) CISSP
10 1 (0.60%) GSLC
10 1 (0.60%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.60%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.19%) SLA
2 4 (2.40%) PMO
3 2 (1.20%) QA
4 1 (0.60%) GDPR
4 1 (0.60%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 16 (9.58%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.19%) ProxySG
4 2 (1.20%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (1.20%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.60%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.60%) Docker
5 1 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 8 (4.79%) SCCM
2 7 (4.19%) SCOM
3 1 (0.60%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.60%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.60%) Puppet
3 1 (0.60%) WSUS
Vendors
1 41 (24.55%) Microsoft
2 22 (13.17%) Cisco
3 18 (10.78%) Juniper
4 14 (8.38%) VMware
5 8 (4.79%) SAP
6 7 (4.19%) Blue Coat
7 6 (3.59%) BMC
8 5 (2.99%) CheckPoint
8 5 (2.99%) F5
8 5 (2.99%) HP
9 4 (2.40%) McAfee
9 4 (2.40%) PTC
10 3 (1.80%) Mitel
10 3 (1.80%) Veeam
11 2 (1.20%) Citrix
11 2 (1.20%) Computacenter
11 2 (1.20%) Dell
11 2 (1.20%) ESRI
11 2 (1.20%) Lumension
11 2 (1.20%) Mapinfo