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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 20 23 10
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -13
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 159 154 214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 6.20% 6.16% 8.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 25.48% 21.72% 34.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 72 69
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £226 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.07 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.24% +2.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £18.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+105.47% -13.09%
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
624 709 617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.32% 28.34% 25.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 305 236
Average daily rate £385 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 11 12
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.07 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.24% -44.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.54 £17.07 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £25.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

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 31 July 2015.

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
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 31 July 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 0 84 £388 -3.12% 19
Bracknell -9 23 £449 +79.60% 4
Newbury +8 11 £475 - 1
SC Cleared
South East

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

1 304 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 90 (29.61%) Windows
3 62 (20.39%) Migration
4 58 (19.08%) Microsoft
5 47 (15.46%) Windows 7
6 42 (13.82%) Telecoms
7 41 (13.49%) Application Packaging
8 39 (12.83%) Microsoft App-V
9 37 (12.17%) Cisco
10 36 (11.84%) MSI
11 35 (11.51%) HP
12 33 (10.86%) DV Cleared
13 30 (9.87%) Oracle
13 30 (9.87%) Data Centre
14 27 (8.88%) C#
15 26 (8.55%) ITIL
15 26 (8.55%) Active Directory
16 24 (7.89%) Cisco Certification
16 24 (7.89%) Data Migration
17 22 (7.24%) ERP
18 21 (6.91%) Windows XP
18 21 (6.91%) CCNP
18 21 (6.91%) Finance
18 21 (6.91%) Agile Software Development
19 20 (6.58%) Selenium
19 20 (6.58%) OpenView Configuration Management
19 20 (6.58%) MS Excel
19 20 (6.58%) SQL
20 19 (6.25%) VB
20 19 (6.25%) Test Scripting

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 14 (4.61%) SharePoint
2 10 (3.29%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (1.32%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.32%) Lync
3 4 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (0.99%) MS Project Server
5 2 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (0.66%) CMS
6 1 (0.33%) Live Communications Server
6 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.33%) SAS
6 1 (0.33%) Apache
6 1 (0.33%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.33%) OpenStack
Applications
1 20 (6.58%) MS Excel
2 13 (4.28%) MS Visio
3 10 (3.29%) MS Project
4 3 (0.99%) MS Office
5 2 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.33%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 18 (5.92%) Oracle EBS R12
2 17 (5.59%) Oracle ERP
3 15 (4.93%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.99%) Changepoint
4 3 (0.99%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (0.99%) Oracle iProcurement
4 3 (0.99%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (0.99%) Oracle Cash Management
4 3 (0.99%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 2 (0.66%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 2 (0.66%) SAP MDM
5 2 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.33%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.66%) Taleo
1 2 (0.66%) SaaS
1 2 (0.66%) PaaS
1 2 (0.66%) IaaS
2 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.26%) WAN
2 13 (4.28%) MPLS
3 12 (3.95%) OSPF
3 12 (3.95%) BGP
3 12 (3.95%) LAN
4 11 (3.62%) VPN
4 11 (3.62%) Firewall
5 9 (2.96%) TCP/IP
5 9 (2.96%) Internet
6 7 (2.30%) EIGRP
6 7 (2.30%) DNS
6 7 (2.30%) SDH
6 7 (2.30%) Network Security
7 6 (1.97%) xDSL
7 6 (1.97%) RIP
8 5 (1.64%) SMS
8 5 (1.64%) VoIP
8 5 (1.64%) ADSL
8 5 (1.64%) ATM
8 5 (1.64%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.92%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.96%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (1.64%) Oracle BI EE
4 4 (1.32%) Star Schema
4 4 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (0.99%) Essbase
5 3 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (0.99%) Oracle ODI
5 3 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.66%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (0.66%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.66%) EDRMS
7 1 (0.33%) IDOL
7 1 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle Discoverer
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 36 (11.84%) MSI
2 20 (6.58%) Selenium
3 19 (6.25%) WebDriver
4 7 (2.30%) JIRA
5 5 (1.64%) Cucumber
5 5 (1.64%) SoapUI
5 5 (1.64%) SpecFlow
6 4 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.99%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.99%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.66%) HP UFT
8 2 (0.66%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.66%) Talend Open Studio
8 2 (0.66%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.66%) Maven
8 2 (0.66%) Wise Package Studio
9 1 (0.33%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 1 (0.33%) StarTeam
9 1 (0.33%) JUnit
9 1 (0.33%) LoadRunner
General
1 42 (13.82%) Telecoms
2 21 (6.91%) Finance
3 4 (1.32%) Billing
4 2 (0.66%) Back Office
4 2 (0.66%) Legal
4 2 (0.66%) Military
5 1 (0.33%) Banking
5 1 (0.33%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.33%) Local Government
5 1 (0.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 50 (16.45%) Analyst
2 40 (13.16%) Applications Packager
3 35 (11.51%) Consultant
4 21 (6.91%) Network Engineer
5 20 (6.58%) Test Analyst
5 20 (6.58%) Developer
5 20 (6.58%) Architect
6 18 (5.92%) Tester
7 15 (4.93%) Support Engineer
7 15 (4.93%) 2nd Line Support
7 15 (4.93%) Oracle Consultant
8 14 (4.61%) Oracle Functional Consultant
8 14 (4.61%) ERP Consultant
8 14 (4.61%) Project Manager
8 14 (4.61%) Business Analyst
8 14 (4.61%) Functional Consultant
9 13 (4.28%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 10 (3.29%) IP Network Engineer
10 10 (3.29%) IP Engineer
11 9 (2.96%) Regression Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (13.49%) Application Packaging
2 17 (5.59%) .NET
3 10 (3.29%) XML
4 8 (2.63%) HTML
4 8 (2.63%) Web Services
5 7 (2.30%) SOAP
6 5 (1.64%) CSS
6 5 (1.64%) HTML5
7 4 (1.32%) AngularJS
7 4 (1.32%) REST
7 4 (1.32%) CSS3
7 4 (1.32%) KnockoutJS
7 4 (1.32%) RESTful
7 4 (1.32%) WCF
7 4 (1.32%) jQuery
8 3 (0.99%) XSD
9 2 (0.66%) WSH
9 2 (0.66%) Middleware
9 2 (0.66%) Spring
9 2 (0.66%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 30 (9.87%) Data Centre
2 8 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (1.97%) User Experience
4 2 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (0.66%) IVR
4 2 (0.66%) Management Information System
4 2 (0.66%) PKI
5 1 (0.33%) IPTV
5 1 (0.33%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.33%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.33%) Replication
5 1 (0.33%) Clustering
5 1 (0.33%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.33%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.33%) Cryptography
5 1 (0.33%) SecurID
5 1 (0.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 90 (29.61%) Windows
2 47 (15.46%) Windows 7
3 21 (6.91%) Windows XP
4 10 (3.29%) UNIX
5 9 (2.96%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (2.96%) Linux
6 6 (1.97%) Solaris
7 5 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.99%) AIX
8 3 (0.99%) HPUX
9 2 (0.66%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.33%) CentOS
10 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.33%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (20.39%) Migration
2 26 (8.55%) ITIL
3 24 (7.89%) Data Migration
4 22 (7.24%) ERP
5 21 (6.91%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (6.25%) Test Scripting
7 18 (5.92%) Configuration Management
8 16 (5.26%) Project Management
9 15 (4.93%) Regression Testing
10 14 (4.61%) Software Delivery
11 13 (4.28%) BDD
12 12 (3.95%) PRINCE2
13 11 (3.62%) Business Intelligence
13 11 (3.62%) E-business
13 11 (3.62%) Stakeholder Management
13 11 (3.62%) Software Distribution
13 11 (3.62%) Application Discovery
14 10 (3.29%) SDLC
14 10 (3.29%) TDD
14 10 (3.29%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 27 (8.88%) C#
2 20 (6.58%) SQL
3 19 (6.25%) VB
4 9 (2.96%) C
5 7 (2.30%) JavaScript
6 6 (1.97%) VBScript
7 5 (1.64%) Java
8 4 (1.32%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.99%) PowerShell
9 3 (0.99%) VBA
10 2 (0.66%) Python
10 2 (0.66%) Pascal
10 2 (0.66%) PL/1
10 2 (0.66%) Perl
11 1 (0.33%) PHP
11 1 (0.33%) C++
11 1 (0.33%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.33%) Jython
11 1 (0.33%) Korn
11 1 (0.33%) XPath
Qualifications
1 304 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 33 (10.86%) DV Cleared
3 24 (7.89%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (6.91%) CCNP
5 12 (3.95%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (3.62%) MCP
6 11 (3.62%) MCSE
7 10 (3.29%) CCNA
7 10 (3.29%) BC Cleared
8 7 (2.30%) Degree
9 6 (1.97%) ISEB
9 6 (1.97%) CCIE
10 5 (1.64%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.99%) CISSP
11 3 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.66%) CCIP
12 2 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 1 (0.33%) CTC Cleared
13 1 (0.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 1 (0.33%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.26%) QA
2 15 (4.93%) SLA
3 2 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.66%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.66%) DO-178B
3 2 (0.66%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 39 (12.83%) Microsoft App-V
2 26 (8.55%) Active Directory
3 10 (3.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.64%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.99%) NFS
6 2 (0.66%) vSphere
7 1 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.33%) Docker
7 1 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 20 (6.58%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 16 (5.26%) SCCM
3 4 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (1.32%) Netcool
4 3 (0.99%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 3 (0.99%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.99%) Oracle ZFS
4 3 (0.99%) SCOM
4 3 (0.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.66%) Cisco UCCE
5 2 (0.66%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (0.66%) BladeLogic
5 2 (0.66%) BMC Performance Manager
6 1 (0.33%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.33%) MOM
6 1 (0.33%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 1 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 58 (19.08%) Microsoft
2 37 (12.17%) Cisco
3 35 (11.51%) HP
4 30 (9.87%) Oracle
5 15 (4.93%) Juniper
6 11 (3.62%) VMware
7 10 (3.29%) Symantec
8 9 (2.96%) CheckPoint
8 9 (2.96%) McAfee
8 9 (2.96%) Citrix
8 9 (2.96%) F5
9 4 (1.32%) Veritas
9 4 (1.32%) SAP
10 3 (0.99%) IBM
10 3 (0.99%) Sun
10 3 (0.99%) Informatica
10 3 (0.99%) Teradata
10 3 (0.99%) Fortinet
10 3 (0.99%) Ab Initio
11 2 (0.66%) Talend
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