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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 25 18 21
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +3
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 149 179 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 5.85% 6.62% 6.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 24.59% 25.00% 28.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 58 78
Average daily rate £425 £431 £346
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.44% +24.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £139 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £25.12 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+71.17% +39.55%
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
606 716 650
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 23.81% 26.49% 24.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 298 284
Average daily rate £395 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £535 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 24 31
Average hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +125.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.41 £11.50 £14.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £55.65 £90.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+77.77% +28.57%

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -7 65 £433 +40.65% 10
Bracknell 0 42 £405 -19.00% 6
Slough +18 12 £465 +3.33% 1
Newbury +11 4 £468 - 4
Wokingham -8 2 £325 -
SC Cleared
South East

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

1 267 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 46 (17.23%) Migration
3 43 (16.10%) Microsoft
4 41 (15.36%) SharePoint
5 38 (14.23%) SQL
6 37 (13.86%) Cisco
7 35 (13.11%) Firewall
8 31 (11.61%) Windows
9 28 (10.49%) DV Cleared
10 26 (9.74%) ITIL
10 26 (9.74%) Java
11 25 (9.36%) Finance
12 24 (8.99%) Data Centre
13 21 (7.87%) Oracle
13 21 (7.87%) Juniper
14 18 (6.74%) MS Excel
14 18 (6.74%) LAN
15 17 (6.37%) PL/SQL
16 16 (5.99%) VPN
16 16 (5.99%) Active Directory
16 16 (5.99%) CheckPoint
17 15 (5.62%) ArcSight
17 15 (5.62%) SIEM
18 14 (5.24%) OSPF
18 14 (5.24%) BGP
18 14 (5.24%) Cisco Certification
19 13 (4.87%) CISSP
19 13 (4.87%) Agile Software Development
19 13 (4.87%) Presales
20 12 (4.49%) CCNP

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 41 (15.36%) SharePoint
2 11 (4.12%) JBoss
2 11 (4.12%) SharePoint 2013
3 8 (3.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 8 (3.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 7 (2.62%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (2.62%) IIS
4 7 (2.62%) MS Exchange
5 5 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (1.50%) Jetty
7 2 (0.75%) Alfresco
7 2 (0.75%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.37%) Live Communications Server
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.37%) Tomcat
Applications
1 18 (6.74%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.62%) MS Office
3 5 (1.87%) MS Project
4 2 (0.75%) AutoCAD
4 2 (0.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.37%) Primavera
1 1 (0.37%) SAP HR
1 1 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.62%) Office 365
2 5 (1.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.87%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 35 (13.11%) Firewall
2 18 (6.74%) LAN
3 16 (5.99%) VPN
4 14 (5.24%) BGP
4 14 (5.24%) OSPF
5 11 (4.12%) DNS
5 11 (4.12%) Network Security
5 11 (4.12%) WAN
6 9 (3.37%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (2.62%) EIGRP
7 7 (2.62%) NetScaler
7 7 (2.62%) TCP/IP
8 6 (2.25%) IPsec
8 6 (2.25%) MPLS
8 6 (2.25%) VLAN
8 6 (2.25%) WebEx
9 5 (1.87%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (1.87%) SSL
10 4 (1.50%) DWDM
10 4 (1.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.37%) Data Warehouse
1 9 (3.37%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.25%) Oracle Database
2 6 (2.25%) Oracle Database 12c
3 5 (1.87%) Big Data
3 5 (1.87%) Hadoop
3 5 (1.87%) Oracle ODI
3 5 (1.87%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.50%) MS Access
4 4 (1.50%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (1.50%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.75%) CloverETL
5 2 (0.75%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.75%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.37%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.37%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (2.62%) Eclipse
1 7 (2.62%) Maven
2 5 (1.87%) Jenkins
2 5 (1.87%) JUnit
3 3 (1.12%) Oracle APEX
3 3 (1.12%) Subversion
3 3 (1.12%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.75%) Ant
4 2 (0.75%) Apache Ivy
4 2 (0.75%) SoapUI
4 2 (0.75%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.37%) Git (software)
General
1 25 (9.36%) Finance
2 11 (4.12%) Telecoms
3 5 (1.87%) Marketing
4 2 (0.75%) Banking
4 2 (0.75%) Billing
4 2 (0.75%) Law
4 2 (0.75%) Legal
5 1 (0.37%) Advertising
5 1 (0.37%) Electronics
5 1 (0.37%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.37%) Military
5 1 (0.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 41 (15.36%) Architect
2 34 (12.73%) Developer
3 24 (8.99%) Consultant
4 21 (7.87%) Analyst
5 18 (6.74%) Network Engineer
6 15 (5.62%) Java Developer
7 14 (5.24%) Designer
8 13 (4.87%) Project Manager
9 12 (4.49%) Support Engineer
10 11 (4.12%) ArcSight Engineer
10 11 (4.12%) SharePoint Architect
11 10 (3.75%) SC Cleared Java Developer
12 9 (3.37%) Administrator
12 9 (3.37%) Network Designer
13 8 (3.00%) Infrastructure Manager
13 8 (3.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 8 (3.00%) Technical Architect
14 7 (2.62%) Field Engineer
14 7 (2.62%) Network Architect
14 7 (2.62%) SC Cleared Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.12%) Spring
2 10 (3.75%) XML
3 8 (3.00%) .NET
3 8 (3.00%) Java EE
4 7 (2.62%) Hibernate
5 4 (1.50%) .NET Framework
5 4 (1.50%) Web Services
6 3 (1.12%) Entity Framework
6 3 (1.12%) HTML
6 3 (1.12%) SOAP
7 2 (0.75%) Apache Camel
7 2 (0.75%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.75%) CSS
7 2 (0.75%) Dojo
7 2 (0.75%) HTML5
7 2 (0.75%) J2EE
7 2 (0.75%) JPA
7 2 (0.75%) JSON
7 2 (0.75%) OSGi
7 2 (0.75%) Spring Web Flow
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.99%) Data Centre
2 10 (3.75%) Blackberry
3 6 (2.25%) Security Operations Centre
4 5 (1.87%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.87%) Public Cloud
4 5 (1.87%) Replication
4 5 (1.87%) Visualisation
5 4 (1.50%) Clustering
5 4 (1.50%) Learning Management System
5 4 (1.50%) PKI
6 3 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.12%) VCE vBlock
7 2 (0.75%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.75%) Digital Media
7 2 (0.75%) Driving Licence
7 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Licensing
8 1 (0.37%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.37%) e-Health
8 1 (0.37%) SCADA
8 1 (0.37%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 31 (11.61%) Windows
2 12 (4.49%) Unix
3 11 (4.12%) Linux
4 10 (3.75%) Windows Server
5 7 (2.62%) Windows XP
6 6 (2.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (2.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (1.87%) Windows 10
7 5 (1.87%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.50%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.75%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.37%) Solaris
11 1 (0.37%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (17.23%) Migration
2 26 (9.74%) ITIL
3 15 (5.62%) SIEM
4 13 (4.87%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (4.87%) Presales
5 11 (4.12%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (4.12%) Change Control
6 9 (3.37%) Customer Engagement
6 9 (3.37%) Project Management
6 9 (3.37%) Release Management
6 9 (3.37%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (3.00%) Load Balancing
7 8 (3.00%) Risk Management
7 8 (3.00%) Unit Testing
7 8 (3.00%) Use Case
8 7 (2.62%) Information Security
8 7 (2.62%) Programme Management
9 6 (2.25%) Incident Management
9 6 (2.25%) PRINCE2
9 6 (2.25%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (14.23%) SQL
2 26 (9.74%) Java
3 17 (6.37%) PL/SQL
4 10 (3.75%) C#
5 8 (3.00%) PowerShell
6 6 (2.25%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.50%) Groovy
7 4 (1.50%) VB
7 4 (1.50%) VBA
8 3 (1.12%) C++
8 3 (1.12%) VBScript
9 2 (0.75%) C
10 1 (0.37%) Perl
10 1 (0.37%) Python
10 1 (0.37%) Ruby
10 1 (0.37%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.37%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 267 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 28 (10.49%) DV Cleared
3 14 (5.24%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (4.87%) CISSP
5 12 (4.49%) CCNP
6 8 (3.00%) CISM
7 7 (2.62%) CISMP
7 7 (2.62%) Degree
8 6 (2.25%) CCIE
9 5 (1.87%) Sun Certification
10 4 (1.50%) CCNA
10 4 (1.50%) JNCIP
10 4 (1.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (1.12%) CCDP
11 3 (1.12%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.75%) CEH
12 2 (0.75%) ISEB Practitioner
12 2 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.75%) MCITP
12 2 (0.75%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.50%) SLA
3 3 (1.12%) QA
4 1 (0.37%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.37%) RMADS
4 1 (0.37%) Solvency II
System Software
1 16 (5.99%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.50%) Hyper-V
2 4 (1.50%) UAG
2 4 (1.50%) XenApp
3 3 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (1.12%) XenDesktop
4 2 (0.75%) BitLocker
4 2 (0.75%) ProxySG
4 2 (0.75%) Terminal Services
4 2 (0.75%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.75%) XenServer
5 1 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 9 (3.37%) FortiGate
2 8 (3.00%) ArcSight ESM
3 7 (2.62%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (1.50%) Ansible
4 4 (1.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 3 (1.12%) SCCM
5 3 (1.12%) SCOM
6 2 (0.75%) CA Spectrum
6 2 (0.75%) EdgeSight
6 2 (0.75%) Endace
6 2 (0.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.75%) MIMEsweeper
6 2 (0.75%) Nessus
7 1 (0.37%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.37%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.37%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 43 (16.10%) Microsoft
2 37 (13.86%) Cisco
3 21 (7.87%) Juniper
3 21 (7.87%) Oracle
4 16 (5.99%) CheckPoint
5 15 (5.62%) ArcSight
6 10 (3.75%) HP
7 9 (3.37%) Fortinet
8 7 (2.62%) F5
9 6 (2.25%) Citrix
9 6 (2.25%) Intel Security
10 5 (1.87%) Palo Alto
11 4 (1.50%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 4 (1.50%) Blue Coat
11 4 (1.50%) IBM
11 4 (1.50%) Nortel
11 4 (1.50%) Splunk
11 4 (1.50%) VMware
12 3 (1.12%) Adobe
12 3 (1.12%) CA
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