The table below looks at the statistics for SC 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 SC Cleared over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 21 16 35
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +19
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 168 190 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 6.85% 7.36% 4.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 23.86% 28.11% 19.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 64 68
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.58% +6.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £241 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £360 £373
% change year-on-year
+1.38% -3.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 0
Average hourly rate £17.07 £14.84 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.02% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+25.71% -35.18%
SC 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
704 676 720
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 28.69% 26.20% 23.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 273 253
Average daily rate £375 £400 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £242 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 18 11
Average hourly rate £17.07 £17.78 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.96% -49.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £13.00 £20.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

SC Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

SC Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

SC Cleared Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SC Cleared across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

SC Cleared Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

SC Cleared
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

SC Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

SC Cleared
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SC Cleared across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

SC Cleared Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

SC 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 SC Cleared within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 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 +13 82 £488 +18.18% 26
Bracknell 0 52 £275 -18.87% 2
Wokingham +2 1 - -
Slough -7 1 £325 -
Newbury - - - -
SC Cleared
South East

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing SC 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 SC Cleared.

1 349 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 120 (34.38%) Windows
3 82 (23.50%) Microsoft
4 51 (14.61%) SharePoint
5 49 (14.04%) SQL Server
6 47 (13.47%) .NET
6 47 (13.47%) SQL
7 46 (13.18%) Windows Server 2003
8 42 (12.03%) DV Cleared
9 41 (11.75%) Active Directory
10 40 (11.46%) ITIL
11 36 (10.32%) MS Excel
11 36 (10.32%) SharePoint Server
12 35 (10.03%) C#
13 32 (9.17%) ASP.NET
13 32 (9.17%) Cisco
14 31 (8.88%) HP
15 30 (8.60%) XML
16 29 (8.31%) Cisco Certification
16 29 (8.31%) Telecoms
16 29 (8.31%) SQL Server 2005
17 27 (7.74%) Windows Server 2008
17 27 (7.74%) CCNP
18 25 (7.16%) Migration
19 24 (6.88%) SLA
19 24 (6.88%) Linux
20 23 (6.59%) Oracle
20 23 (6.59%) VPN
21 22 (6.30%) Firewall
22 21 (6.02%) Configuration Management

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing SC 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 SC Cleared. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 51 (14.61%) SharePoint
2 36 (10.32%) SharePoint Server
3 9 (2.58%) BizTalk Server
3 9 (2.58%) MS Exchange
4 6 (1.72%) IIS
4 6 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (1.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (1.15%) Lync
6 4 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2000
7 3 (0.86%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (0.86%) Apache
8 2 (0.57%) Live Communications Server
9 1 (0.29%) TIBCO EMS
9 1 (0.29%) Confluence
9 1 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 36 (10.32%) MS Excel
2 21 (6.02%) MS Office
3 12 (3.44%) MS Project
4 8 (2.29%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.29%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (2.29%) Remedy ITSM
1 8 (2.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.15%) Remedy AR System
3 3 (0.86%) HFM
3 3 (0.86%) Oracle iProcurement
3 3 (0.86%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.57%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle TCA
5 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.29%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle SCM
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.86%) Office 365
3 2 (0.57%) PaaS
3 2 (0.57%) IaaS
4 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 23 (6.59%) VPN
2 22 (6.30%) Firewall
3 17 (4.87%) DNS
4 16 (4.58%) Ethernet
5 15 (4.30%) LDAP
6 13 (3.72%) TCP/IP
6 13 (3.72%) Internet
6 13 (3.72%) WAN
6 13 (3.72%) DHCP
6 13 (3.72%) LAN
7 11 (3.15%) Wireless
8 10 (2.87%) MPLS
8 10 (2.87%) SMS
8 10 (2.87%) Network Security
9 9 (2.58%) IPsec
10 7 (2.01%) SAN
10 7 (2.01%) OSPF
11 6 (1.72%) SMTP
12 5 (1.43%) WLAN
12 5 (1.43%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (14.04%) SQL Server
2 29 (8.31%) SQL Server 2005
3 15 (4.30%) OLAP
4 14 (4.01%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (4.01%) IDOL
4 14 (4.01%) DTS
5 6 (1.72%) Oracle Database
6 5 (1.43%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.15%) SQL Server 2000
7 4 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.86%) Hyperion Smart View
8 3 (0.86%) EDRMS
9 2 (0.57%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.57%) Big Data
10 1 (0.29%) Cognos Query Studio
10 1 (0.29%) Cognos Analysis Studio
10 1 (0.29%) Cognos Report Studio
Development Applications
1 15 (4.30%) Visual Studio
2 8 (2.29%) TestDirector
3 4 (1.15%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (1.15%) WinRunner
3 4 (1.15%) StarTeam
4 2 (0.57%) MSI
4 2 (0.57%) JIRA
4 2 (0.57%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.29%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.29%) Subversion
5 1 (0.29%) Maven
5 1 (0.29%) Selenium
5 1 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.29%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 29 (8.31%) Telecoms
2 19 (5.44%) Finance
3 7 (2.01%) Billing
4 3 (0.86%) Publishing
5 2 (0.57%) Legal
5 2 (0.57%) Military
6 1 (0.29%) Banking
6 1 (0.29%) Retail
6 1 (0.29%) Marketing
6 1 (0.29%) French Language
6 1 (0.29%) German Language
6 1 (0.29%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.29%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.29%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 42 (12.03%) Architect
1 42 (12.03%) Analyst
2 38 (10.89%) Developer
3 34 (9.74%) Consultant
4 21 (6.02%) Network Engineer
5 19 (5.44%) SharePoint Developer
6 17 (4.87%) Technical Architect
6 17 (4.87%) Designer
7 14 (4.01%) Support Analyst
8 12 (3.44%) 2nd Line Support
9 10 (2.87%) Test Manager
9 10 (2.87%) IP Engineer
10 8 (2.29%) Test Analyst
10 8 (2.29%) Project Planner
10 8 (2.29%) Business Analyst
10 8 (2.29%) Solutions Architect
10 8 (2.29%) Configuration Analyst
10 8 (2.29%) Network Architect
11 7 (2.01%) BizTalk Developer
11 7 (2.01%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (13.47%) .NET
2 32 (9.17%) ASP.NET
3 30 (8.60%) XML
4 16 (4.58%) Web Services
5 15 (4.30%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 10 (2.87%) .NET Framework
7 9 (2.58%) WCF
8 7 (2.01%) AppFabric
9 4 (1.15%) Middleware
10 3 (0.86%) Software Packaging
10 3 (0.86%) SOAP
10 3 (0.86%) OLE
11 2 (0.57%) jQuery
11 2 (0.57%) Application Packaging
12 1 (0.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 1 (0.29%) KnockoutJS
12 1 (0.29%) BC4J
12 1 (0.29%) Ajax
12 1 (0.29%) OSGi
12 1 (0.29%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (3.72%) Clustering
2 12 (3.44%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (3.44%) PKI
3 7 (2.01%) CESG
4 6 (1.72%) Blackberry
4 6 (1.72%) CMDB
5 4 (1.15%) Replication
6 3 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (0.86%) Statistics
6 3 (0.86%) SecurID
6 3 (0.86%) SCADA
6 3 (0.86%) iPad
6 3 (0.86%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.57%) Open Source
7 2 (0.57%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.29%) Human Factors
8 1 (0.29%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.29%) Smartcard
8 1 (0.29%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 120 (34.38%) Windows
2 46 (13.18%) Windows Server 2003
3 27 (7.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (6.88%) Linux
5 15 (4.30%) UNIX
6 14 (4.01%) Windows 7
7 13 (3.72%) Windows XP
8 9 (2.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (2.58%) Android
9 7 (2.01%) AIX
10 5 (1.43%) Windows Phone
10 5 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (1.43%) Apple iOS
11 4 (1.15%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.57%) VMS
12 2 (0.57%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.57%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.29%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.29%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.29%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (11.46%) ITIL
2 25 (7.16%) Migration
3 21 (6.02%) Configuration Management
4 20 (5.73%) PRINCE2
5 15 (4.30%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (4.01%) Project Management
7 13 (3.72%) SOA
7 13 (3.72%) Workflow
7 13 (3.72%) Software Distribution
8 12 (3.44%) Web Development
9 11 (3.15%) Test Scripting
9 11 (3.15%) CRM
10 10 (2.87%) Service Management
10 10 (2.87%) Network Architecture
10 10 (2.87%) Network Design
10 10 (2.87%) Incident Management
10 10 (2.87%) Change Control
10 10 (2.87%) Software Deployment
11 9 (2.58%) Analytics
11 9 (2.58%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 47 (13.47%) SQL
2 35 (10.03%) C#
3 19 (5.44%) C
4 14 (4.01%) T-SQL
5 12 (3.44%) PowerShell
6 9 (2.58%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.43%) VBA
8 4 (1.15%) Java
9 3 (0.86%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.57%) C++
10 2 (0.57%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.29%) VBScript
11 1 (0.29%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 349 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 42 (12.03%) DV Cleared
3 29 (8.31%) Cisco Certification
4 27 (7.74%) CCNP
5 19 (5.44%) Microsoft Certification
6 18 (5.16%) CCNA
7 15 (4.30%) MCSE
8 12 (3.44%) MCP
8 12 (3.44%) CCIP
9 10 (2.87%) ISEB
10 8 (2.29%) Degree
10 8 (2.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (2.01%) CISSP
12 5 (1.43%) MCITP
12 5 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 5 (1.43%) CCSP
13 4 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (1.15%) BC Cleared
13 4 (1.15%) MCTS
14 3 (0.86%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.88%) SLA
2 5 (1.43%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.57%) QA
5 1 (0.29%) JSP 440
System Software
1 41 (11.75%) Active Directory
2 17 (4.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (3.15%) Hyper-V
4 10 (2.87%) Terminal Services
5 6 (1.72%) XenApp
6 5 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (1.15%) VMware ESX
7 4 (1.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (0.86%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.57%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.57%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.57%) vSphere
9 2 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.29%) OCFS2
10 1 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.29%) Brightmail
10 1 (0.29%) UAG
10 1 (0.29%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 18 (5.16%) SCCM
2 17 (4.87%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 10 (2.87%) SCOM
4 7 (2.01%) McAfee ePO
4 7 (2.01%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (1.43%) HP UCMDB
7 4 (1.15%) WMI
8 3 (0.86%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (0.86%) SCOrch
8 3 (0.86%) BMC Performance Manager
8 3 (0.86%) BMC PATROL
8 3 (0.86%) ARCserve
8 3 (0.86%) Netcool
8 3 (0.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (0.86%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.86%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.57%) WSUS
9 2 (0.57%) Cobbler
9 2 (0.57%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 82 (23.50%) Microsoft
2 32 (9.17%) Cisco
3 31 (8.88%) HP
4 23 (6.59%) Oracle
5 20 (5.73%) Juniper
6 19 (5.44%) VMware
7 16 (4.58%) McAfee
8 14 (4.01%) Red Hat
8 14 (4.01%) Citrix
9 12 (3.44%) Nortel
9 12 (3.44%) Meridio
10 11 (3.15%) Symantec
11 9 (2.58%) Avaya
11 9 (2.58%) BMC
11 9 (2.58%) Remedy
12 8 (2.29%) CheckPoint
12 8 (2.29%) F5
13 5 (1.43%) Fortinet
13 5 (1.43%) Serena
14 4 (1.15%) IBM
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