The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Stevenage with a requirement for Security Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 June 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 Clearance
Hertfordshire / Stevenage
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 1 2
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1  
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 10 13 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stevenage 27.78% 35.14% 31.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 55.56% 92.86% 71.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 1
Median daily rate - £350 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £385 £394
% change year-on-year +6.49% -2.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 8
Median hourly rate £20.76 - £22.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 - £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.20 - £37.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £32.66 £30.90
% change year-on-year +14.83% +5.67%  

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 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 18 14 21
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Stevenage 50.00% 37.84% 44.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 3
Median daily rate - £363 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +26.08%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 10
Median hourly rate £45.00 - £25.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.03 - £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.40 - £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £29.75 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.24% +23.34%  

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Stevenage

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in Stevenage

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Stevenage

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Cleared in Stevenage

Security Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Stevenage

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in Stevenage

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Stevenage

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Stevenage over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Security Cleared in Stevenage

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Security 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 Security Cleared.

1 35 (81.40%) SC Cleared
2 10 (23.26%) Juniper
2 10 (23.26%) Firewall
3 9 (20.93%) Microsoft
4 7 (16.28%) Windows
4 7 (16.28%) Software Engineering
4 7 (16.28%) F5
5 6 (13.95%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 6 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (13.95%) DV Cleared
5 6 (13.95%) Blue Coat
5 6 (13.95%) Integration Testing
5 6 (13.95%) Migration
5 6 (13.95%) C++
5 6 (13.95%) TCP/IP
5 6 (13.95%) WAN
5 6 (13.95%) Cisco
5 6 (13.95%) CheckPoint
5 6 (13.95%) Remedy
6 5 (11.63%) Configuration Management
6 5 (11.63%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (11.63%) ITIL
6 5 (11.63%) C
6 5 (11.63%) LAN
6 5 (11.63%) Wireless
6 5 (11.63%) Wiki
7 4 (9.30%) RIA
7 4 (9.30%) Network Design
7 4 (9.30%) Serena
7 4 (9.30%) Broadband

Security 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 3 (6.98%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.65%) Pro/ENGINEER
2 2 (4.65%) PTC Creo
2 2 (4.65%) Simulink
2 2 (4.65%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 3 (6.98%) LabWindows
2 1 (2.33%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (23.26%) Firewall
2 6 (13.95%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 6 (13.95%) TCP/IP
2 6 (13.95%) WAN
3 5 (11.63%) LAN
3 5 (11.63%) Wireless
4 4 (9.30%) Broadband
4 4 (9.30%) DNS
4 4 (9.30%) ISDN
4 4 (9.30%) Network Security
4 4 (9.30%) VPN
5 3 (6.98%) RS-422
6 2 (4.65%) Internet
7 1 (2.33%) BIG-IP
7 1 (2.33%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (2.33%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (2.33%) Ethernet
7 1 (2.33%) SpaceWire
7 1 (2.33%) Wireshark
7 1 (2.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (4.65%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (2.33%) Bugzilla
2 1 (2.33%) ClearCase
2 1 (2.33%) ClearQuest
2 1 (2.33%) Eclipse
2 1 (2.33%) GDB
2 1 (2.33%) NetBeans
2 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.33%) Aerospace
2 1 (2.33%) Automotive
2 1 (2.33%) Avionics
2 1 (2.33%) Front Office
2 1 (2.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 10 (23.26%) Network Engineer
2 6 (13.95%) Software Engineer
3 5 (11.63%) Support Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) Network Support
4 4 (9.30%) NOC Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Network Support Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Software Test Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Technical Support
5 3 (6.98%) Test Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (4.65%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Enterprise Architect
6 2 (4.65%) Migration Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Migration Manager
6 2 (4.65%) Service Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Technical Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.33%) .NET
1 1 (2.33%) Node.js
1 1 (2.33%) Qt
1 1 (2.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.63%) Wiki
3 4 (9.30%) RIA
4 2 (4.65%) Virtual Team
5 1 (2.33%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.33%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.33%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.33%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.33%) e-Health
5 1 (2.33%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (2.33%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.33%) Smartphone
5 1 (2.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.28%) Windows
2 3 (6.98%) Linux
3 2 (4.65%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (16.28%) Software Engineering
2 6 (13.95%) Integration Testing
2 6 (13.95%) Migration
3 5 (11.63%) Configuration Management
3 5 (11.63%) ITIL
4 4 (9.30%) Network Design
4 4 (9.30%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (9.30%) Test Strategy
5 3 (6.98%) Data Management
5 3 (6.98%) Network Management
5 3 (6.98%) Validation
6 2 (4.65%) CAD
6 2 (4.65%) Load Balancing
6 2 (4.65%) PDM
6 2 (4.65%) PLM
6 2 (4.65%) Software Testing
6 2 (4.65%) UML
6 2 (4.65%) Virtual Team Management
7 1 (2.33%) Mathematics
7 1 (2.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.95%) C++
2 5 (11.63%) C
3 3 (6.98%) Java
4 2 (4.65%) MATLAB
4 2 (4.65%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.33%) Ada
5 1 (2.33%) Ada 95
5 1 (2.33%) C#
5 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.33%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.33%) Python
5 1 (2.33%) SQL
5 1 (2.33%) Tcl
5 1 (2.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 35 (81.40%) SC Cleared
2 6 (13.95%) DV Cleared
3 5 (11.63%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (6.98%) Degree
5 2 (4.65%) CCNA
6 1 (2.33%) BC Cleared
6 1 (2.33%) CCNP
6 1 (2.33%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) ECSS
1 1 (2.33%) GPG13
1 1 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 2 (4.65%) Virtual Servers
1 2 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (4.65%) XenApp
1 2 (4.65%) XenDesktop
2 1 (2.33%) Cygwin
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (2.33%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 3 (6.98%) SCCM
2 1 (2.33%) AirWatch
2 1 (2.33%) AppDNA
2 1 (2.33%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (2.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (2.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 10 (23.26%) Juniper
2 9 (20.93%) Microsoft
3 7 (16.28%) F5
4 6 (13.95%) Blue Coat
4 6 (13.95%) CheckPoint
4 6 (13.95%) Cisco
4 6 (13.95%) Remedy
5 4 (9.30%) Serena
6 3 (6.98%) VMware
7 2 (4.65%) Becrypt
7 2 (4.65%) BT
7 2 (4.65%) Citrix
8 1 (2.33%) AppSense
8 1 (2.33%) Palo Alto
8 1 (2.33%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.33%) SAP
8 1 (2.33%) Symantec
8 1 (2.33%) Trend Micro