The table below looks at the statistics for DV Cleared in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DV Cleared over the 3 months to 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developed Vetting (DV) Clearance
Rank 46 122 124
Rank change year-on-year
+76 +2
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 94 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.62% 0.32% 0.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.82% 1.27% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 1 3
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£425 £450 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £380 £400
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.07 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £24.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+12.13% +11.47%
DV Cleared
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Qualifications Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
680 630 558
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.16% 24.97% 20.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 280 229
Average daily rate £375 £400 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +8.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £235 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 23
Average hourly rate £17.07 £18.00 £28.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.16% -36.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £12.50 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -20.00%

DV Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DV Cleared across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

DV Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

DV Cleared
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DV Cleared across the Berkshire region.

DV Cleared Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

DV Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DV Cleared across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

DV Cleared Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

DV Cleared
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DV Cleared across the Berkshire region.

DV Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

DV Cleared
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DV Cleared within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +57 45 £203 - 20
Bracknell - 12 £269 - 2
Maidenhead - 1 £300 - 5
Slough - - - -
Thatcham - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
DV Cleared
South East

DV Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing DV Cleared also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DV Cleared.

1 169 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 89 (52.66%) Windows
3 64 (37.87%) Microsoft
4 58 (34.32%) Windows 7
5 57 (33.73%) SC Cleared
6 52 (30.77%) Citrix
7 50 (29.59%) Active Directory
8 26 (15.38%) Windows XP
8 26 (15.38%) MS Exchange
9 25 (14.79%) Migration
10 24 (14.20%) ITIL
11 22 (13.02%) HP
12 21 (12.43%) Microsoft Certification
13 20 (11.83%) MS Excel
14 19 (11.24%) Information Security
15 18 (10.65%) VMware
15 18 (10.65%) MCSE
15 18 (10.65%) SLA
15 18 (10.65%) XenDesktop
15 18 (10.65%) Enterprise Architecture
16 17 (10.06%) TOGAF
16 17 (10.06%) SCCM
16 17 (10.06%) CISSP
16 17 (10.06%) MCP
17 16 (9.47%) Symantec
18 15 (8.88%) Incident Management
19 14 (8.28%) Microsoft App-V
20 13 (7.69%) Identity Management
20 13 (7.69%) SAML
20 13 (7.69%) SCOM

DV Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing DV Cleared also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DV Cleared. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 26 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 9 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 8 (4.73%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (2.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (2.96%) Live Communications Server
4 5 (2.96%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.59%) IIS
5 1 (0.59%) SAS
5 1 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.59%) Lync
5 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 20 (11.83%) MS Excel
2 11 (6.51%) MS Visio
3 10 (5.92%) MS Office
4 1 (0.59%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (0.59%) Oracle SCM
1 1 (0.59%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.59%) Oracle iProcurement
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.10%) Internet
2 11 (6.51%) NetScaler
3 10 (5.92%) Network Security
3 10 (5.92%) LAN
3 10 (5.92%) WAN
4 8 (4.73%) VLAN
4 8 (4.73%) Intranet
5 6 (3.55%) TCP/IP
6 5 (2.96%) DNS
6 5 (2.96%) Firewall
7 3 (1.78%) Ethernet
7 3 (1.78%) SMS
8 2 (1.18%) SAN
8 2 (1.18%) DHCP
9 1 (0.59%) LDAP
9 1 (0.59%) POP3
9 1 (0.59%) IMAP
9 1 (0.59%) NAS
9 1 (0.59%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.96%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.78%) SQL Server 2000
2 3 (1.78%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (1.78%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (1.78%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.18%) MS Access
4 1 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.59%) DB2
4 1 (0.59%) Base SAS
4 1 (0.59%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (0.59%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.59%) MSI
General
1 9 (5.33%) Finance
2 4 (2.37%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.18%) Billing
4 1 (0.59%) Back Office
4 1 (0.59%) Military
Job Titles
1 17 (10.06%) Support Engineer
2 16 (9.47%) 2nd Line Support
2 16 (9.47%) Desktop Engineer
3 15 (8.88%) Rollout Engineer
4 14 (8.28%) Consultant
5 13 (7.69%) Analyst
6 12 (7.10%) Architect
7 11 (6.51%) Support Analyst
7 11 (6.51%) Applications Packager
8 8 (4.73%) Network Architect
8 8 (4.73%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 7 (4.14%) Technical Engineer
9 7 (4.14%) Field Engineer
10 6 (3.55%) Security Engineer
10 6 (3.55%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 5 (2.96%) 1st Line Support Analyst
11 5 (2.96%) Build Engineer
11 5 (2.96%) Hardware Engineer
11 5 (2.96%) Help Desk Analyst
11 5 (2.96%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.69%) SAML
1 13 (7.69%) OAuth
1 13 (7.69%) OpenID
2 10 (5.92%) Application Packaging
3 4 (2.37%) XML
4 1 (0.59%) MAPI
4 1 (0.59%) HTML
4 1 (0.59%) CSS
4 1 (0.59%) Middleware
4 1 (0.59%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.92%) Clustering
2 6 (3.55%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (2.96%) Blackberry
4 4 (2.37%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.78%) Replication
5 3 (1.78%) Open Source
6 2 (1.18%) EMC Centera
7 1 (0.59%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.59%) CESG
7 1 (0.59%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (0.59%) PKI
7 1 (0.59%) Statistics
7 1 (0.59%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.59%) RMADS
7 1 (0.59%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.59%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 89 (52.66%) Windows
2 58 (34.32%) Windows 7
3 26 (15.38%) Windows XP
4 13 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (6.51%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (5.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (3.55%) Windows 8
8 5 (2.96%) Linux
9 2 (1.18%) Windows 2000
9 2 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.59%) UNIX
10 1 (0.59%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.59%) AIX
10 1 (0.59%) Android
10 1 (0.59%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (14.79%) Migration
2 24 (14.20%) ITIL
3 19 (11.24%) Information Security
4 18 (10.65%) Enterprise Architecture
5 17 (10.06%) TOGAF
6 15 (8.88%) Incident Management
7 13 (7.69%) Identity Management
8 12 (7.10%) Configuration Management
9 10 (5.92%) Business Development
10 9 (5.33%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (4.14%) Time Management
12 6 (3.55%) Test Scripting
12 6 (3.55%) Service Management
13 5 (2.96%) Performance Management
13 5 (2.96%) High Availability
14 4 (2.37%) System Testing
14 4 (2.37%) Project Management
14 4 (2.37%) Software Deployment
15 3 (1.78%) Software Distribution
15 3 (1.78%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.14%) SQL
1 7 (4.14%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.18%) VBScript
3 1 (0.59%) VB
3 1 (0.59%) SAS Macro
3 1 (0.59%) C
3 1 (0.59%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 169 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 57 (33.73%) SC Cleared
3 21 (12.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (10.65%) MCSE
5 17 (10.06%) CISSP
5 17 (10.06%) MCP
6 4 (2.37%) MCTS
6 4 (2.37%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.37%) CCNA
7 2 (1.18%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.18%) MCITP
7 2 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.18%) VCP4
7 2 (1.18%) VCAP
7 2 (1.18%) VCP5
8 1 (0.59%) CCEE
8 1 (0.59%) CCIA
8 1 (0.59%) JNCIA
8 1 (0.59%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (10.65%) SLA
2 1 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.59%) QA
2 1 (0.59%) JSP 440
System Software
1 50 (29.59%) Active Directory
2 18 (10.65%) XenDesktop
3 14 (8.28%) Microsoft App-V
4 11 (6.51%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (4.14%) vSphere
6 6 (3.55%) XenApp
7 5 (2.96%) Hyper-V
8 3 (1.78%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (1.18%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.59%) NFS
10 1 (0.59%) Samba
10 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.59%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.59%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 17 (10.06%) SCCM
2 13 (7.69%) SCOM
3 7 (4.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 4 (2.37%) EMC NetWorker
4 4 (2.37%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (2.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (1.78%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.18%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.59%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.59%) nmon
Vendors
1 64 (37.87%) Microsoft
2 52 (30.77%) Citrix
3 22 (13.02%) HP
4 18 (10.65%) VMware
5 16 (9.47%) Symantec
6 7 (4.14%) AppSense
6 7 (4.14%) F5
6 7 (4.14%) Lumension
7 5 (2.96%) McAfee
8 4 (2.37%) EMC
8 4 (2.37%) Oracle
8 4 (2.37%) Cisco
9 2 (1.18%) Juniper
9 2 (1.18%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.18%) Isilon
10 1 (0.59%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.59%) IBM
10 1 (0.59%) Dell
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