The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Stevenage with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 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 Check (SC) Clearance
Hertfordshire / Stevenage
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1  
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 27 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stevenage 47.37% 21.82% 36.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 77.14% 63.16% 61.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 2
Median daily rate £300 £260 £497
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -47.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £240 £459
10% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £452 £534
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £384
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 £21.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +74.41% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.38 £43.00 £33.84
% change year-on-year -10.75% +27.06%  

SC 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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Stevenage.

Academic & Professional Certification
Stevenage
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 35 19 21
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Stevenage 61.40% 34.55% 58.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 5
Median daily rate £294 £380 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.69% +22.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £235 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £508 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 5
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £14.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +152.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.04 £21.50 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.46 £38.00 £34.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Stevenage

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Stevenage citing SC Cleared as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in Stevenage

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Stevenage

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SC Cleared in Stevenage.

Contractor daily rate trend for SC Cleared in Stevenage

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Stevenage

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Stevenage over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in Stevenage

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Stevenage

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Stevenage.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in Stevenage

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Stevenage

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Stevenage over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SC Cleared in Stevenage

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Stevenage region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 58 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 20 (34.48%) Juniper
3 18 (31.03%) Firewall
4 14 (24.14%) Cisco
5 13 (22.41%) TCP/IP
5 13 (22.41%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (22.41%) LAN
6 12 (20.69%) WAN
6 12 (20.69%) Network Security
7 11 (18.97%) ITIL
7 11 (18.97%) VPN
8 10 (17.24%) Microsoft
8 10 (17.24%) Broadband
8 10 (17.24%) ISDN
8 10 (17.24%) Wireless
8 10 (17.24%) Network Monitoring
9 9 (15.52%) F5
9 9 (15.52%) Network Design
9 9 (15.52%) Linux
10 8 (13.79%) Windows
10 8 (13.79%) CheckPoint
10 8 (13.79%) Network Management
11 7 (12.07%) Blue Coat
11 7 (12.07%) Remedy
11 7 (12.07%) Unix
12 6 (10.34%) C++
12 6 (10.34%) Perl
12 6 (10.34%) Red Hat
12 6 (10.34%) Shell Script
12 6 (10.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

SC Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in Stevenage 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 (6.90%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.72%) Apache
4 1 (1.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.72%) IIS
4 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.72%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.72%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (5.17%) MS Excel
1 3 (5.17%) Simulink
1 3 (5.17%) Windchill
2 2 (3.45%) Pro/ENGINEER
2 2 (3.45%) PTC Creo
3 1 (1.72%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) LabWindows
1 1 (1.72%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.72%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 18 (31.03%) Firewall
2 13 (22.41%) LAN
2 13 (22.41%) TCP/IP
3 12 (20.69%) Network Security
3 12 (20.69%) WAN
4 11 (18.97%) VPN
5 10 (17.24%) Broadband
5 10 (17.24%) ISDN
5 10 (17.24%) Wireless
6 6 (10.34%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 5 (8.62%) DNS
8 3 (5.17%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (3.45%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (3.45%) Ethernet
10 1 (1.72%) Cisco PIX
10 1 (1.72%) DHCP
10 1 (1.72%) IPsec
10 1 (1.72%) SSH
10 1 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (1.72%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.72%) MySQL
1 1 (1.72%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Rational DOORS
1 3 (5.17%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (3.45%) Eclipse
2 2 (3.45%) NetBeans
2 2 (3.45%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.72%) Bugzilla
3 1 (1.72%) GDB
3 1 (1.72%) JIRA
3 1 (1.72%) MSI
3 1 (1.72%) Redmine
General
1 2 (3.45%) Aerospace
1 2 (3.45%) Military
2 1 (1.72%) Finance
2 1 (1.72%) Front Office
2 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (29.31%) Network Engineer
2 10 (17.24%) Consultant
2 10 (17.24%) Network Support
3 8 (13.79%) Support Engineer
4 6 (10.34%) Network Support Engineer
4 6 (10.34%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 6 (10.34%) Unix Consultant
5 4 (6.90%) NOC Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) Software Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (5.17%) SCCM Consultant
7 2 (3.45%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) Administrator
7 2 (3.45%) Cisco Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Messaging Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Migration Manager
7 2 (3.45%) Migration Project Manager
7 2 (3.45%) Support Technician
7 2 (3.45%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.45%) .NET
1 2 (3.45%) Qt
1 2 (3.45%) Web Services
2 1 (1.72%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.72%) Middleware
2 1 (1.72%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.62%) Wiki
3 2 (3.45%) e-Health
3 2 (3.45%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.72%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.72%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.72%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.72%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.72%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.52%) Linux
2 8 (13.79%) Windows
3 7 (12.07%) Unix
4 6 (10.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (5.17%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.72%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.72%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.72%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.97%) ITIL
2 10 (17.24%) Network Monitoring
3 9 (15.52%) Network Design
4 8 (13.79%) Network Management
5 6 (10.34%) Software Engineering
6 5 (8.62%) Integration Testing
7 4 (6.90%) Migration
8 3 (5.17%) Configuration Management
8 3 (5.17%) Data Management
8 3 (5.17%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (5.17%) PLM
8 3 (5.17%) UML
9 2 (3.45%) CAD
9 2 (3.45%) Email Management
9 2 (3.45%) Load Balancing
9 2 (3.45%) Mathematics
9 2 (3.45%) PDM
9 2 (3.45%) Performance Monitoring
9 2 (3.45%) Statistics
9 2 (3.45%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.34%) C++
1 6 (10.34%) Perl
1 6 (10.34%) Shell Script
2 5 (8.62%) Java
3 3 (5.17%) C
3 3 (5.17%) MATLAB
3 3 (5.17%) SQL
4 2 (3.45%) Ada
4 2 (3.45%) Ada 95
4 2 (3.45%) C#
4 2 (3.45%) VB
5 1 (1.72%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.72%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.72%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.72%) Python
5 1 (1.72%) Tcl
5 1 (1.72%) VBA
Qualifications
1 58 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (22.41%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (8.62%) CCNA
3 5 (8.62%) DV Cleared
4 3 (5.17%) Degree
5 2 (3.45%) CCNP
6 1 (1.72%) CCIE
6 1 (1.72%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (5.17%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.45%) Sendmail
2 2 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (1.72%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (8.62%) SCCM
2 2 (3.45%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (3.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (3.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 20 (34.48%) Juniper
2 14 (24.14%) Cisco
3 10 (17.24%) Microsoft
4 9 (15.52%) F5
5 8 (13.79%) CheckPoint
6 7 (12.07%) Blue Coat
6 7 (12.07%) Remedy
7 6 (10.34%) Red Hat
8 2 (3.45%) BT
8 2 (3.45%) Serena
8 2 (3.45%) Symantec
8 2 (3.45%) Trend Micro
8 2 (3.45%) VMware
9 1 (1.72%) Forcepoint
9 1 (1.72%) Fortinet
9 1 (1.72%) IBM
9 1 (1.72%) Intel Security
9 1 (1.72%) Oracle
9 1 (1.72%) PTC
9 1 (1.72%) Siemens