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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 24 22 19
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 155 162 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 5.88% 6.67% 7.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 23.52% 23.24% 27.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 70 72
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £550 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £360
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 5
Average hourly rate - £50.00 £14.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +236.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £21.12 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+70.49% +5.57%
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
659 697 688
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.98% 28.72% 27.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 312 281
Average daily rate £388 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £497 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 19 21
Average hourly rate £30.90 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.63% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.55 £15.40 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £59.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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 August 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 August 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 -10 70 £400 -11.11% 12
Bracknell -12 25 £449 +84.20%
Newbury +2 13 £458 - 1
Maidenhead - 1 - -
SC Cleared
South East

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 277 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 74 (26.71%) Windows
3 56 (20.22%) Migration
4 48 (17.33%) Microsoft
5 36 (13.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 36 (13.00%) Windows 7
6 33 (11.91%) MSI
6 33 (11.91%) Application Packaging
6 33 (11.91%) Oracle
7 30 (10.83%) Cisco
8 29 (10.47%) Telecoms
8 29 (10.47%) Data Centre
9 27 (9.75%) DV Cleared
10 25 (9.03%) Data Migration
11 24 (8.66%) ERP
12 23 (8.30%) ITIL
12 23 (8.30%) HP
13 22 (7.94%) C#
14 21 (7.58%) Agile Software Development
15 20 (7.22%) Finance
15 20 (7.22%) Windows XP
15 20 (7.22%) Active Directory
15 20 (7.22%) Oracle EBS R12
16 19 (6.86%) SQL
16 19 (6.86%) Oracle ERP
17 17 (6.14%) Oracle Applications
18 16 (5.78%) SQL Server
18 16 (5.78%) CCNP
18 16 (5.78%) Cisco Certification
19 15 (5.42%) VB

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 10 (3.61%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.53%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (2.17%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.44%) Lync
4 4 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (1.08%) Jetty
5 3 (1.08%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.72%) JBoss
6 2 (0.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.36%) CMS
7 1 (0.36%) Live Communications Server
7 1 (0.36%) Apache
7 1 (0.36%) SAS
Applications
1 15 (5.42%) MS Excel
2 12 (4.33%) MS Visio
3 7 (2.53%) MS Project
4 3 (1.08%) MS Office
5 2 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.36%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 20 (7.22%) Oracle EBS R12
2 19 (6.86%) Oracle ERP
3 17 (6.14%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (1.81%) Oracle Payables
4 5 (1.81%) Oracle Cash Management
4 5 (1.81%) Oracle E-Business Tax
4 5 (1.81%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (1.08%) Oracle iProcurement
6 2 (0.72%) SAP MDM
6 2 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.72%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 1 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.36%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.36%) Primavera
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.72%) Taleo
2 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.36%) SaaS
2 1 (0.36%) PaaS
2 1 (0.36%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.42%) BGP
2 14 (5.05%) OSPF
3 13 (4.69%) LAN
4 12 (4.33%) VPN
5 11 (3.97%) TCP/IP
5 11 (3.97%) Firewall
6 8 (2.89%) VLAN
6 8 (2.89%) Network Security
6 8 (2.89%) WAN
6 8 (2.89%) DNS
6 8 (2.89%) MPLS
7 7 (2.53%) WebEx
8 5 (1.81%) Internet
9 4 (1.44%) EIGRP
9 4 (1.44%) SDH
9 4 (1.44%) VoIP
9 4 (1.44%) IPsec
10 3 (1.08%) xDSL
10 3 (1.08%) SMS
10 3 (1.08%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (5.78%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.25%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (2.17%) Oracle BI EE
4 4 (1.44%) Essbase
5 3 (1.08%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.08%) Star Schema
5 3 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (1.08%) Oracle ODI
6 2 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.72%) MySQL
6 2 (0.72%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (0.72%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.72%) EDRMS
6 2 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.36%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 33 (11.91%) MSI
2 13 (4.69%) Selenium
2 13 (4.69%) WebDriver
3 5 (1.81%) SpecFlow
4 4 (1.44%) SoapUI
4 4 (1.44%) JIRA
4 4 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.08%) Cucumber
5 3 (1.08%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.72%) HP UFT
6 2 (0.72%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.72%) Talend Open Studio
6 2 (0.72%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.72%) Subversion
6 2 (0.72%) Maven
6 2 (0.72%) Wise Package Studio
6 2 (0.72%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.36%) JUnit
7 1 (0.36%) LoadRunner
General
1 29 (10.47%) Telecoms
2 20 (7.22%) Finance
3 6 (2.17%) Billing
4 3 (1.08%) Legal
4 3 (1.08%) Military
5 2 (0.72%) Back Office
6 1 (0.36%) Local Government
6 1 (0.36%) Marketing
6 1 (0.36%) Banking
6 1 (0.36%) Law
Job Titles
1 44 (15.88%) Analyst
2 37 (13.36%) Consultant
3 33 (11.91%) Applications Packager
4 20 (7.22%) Architect
4 20 (7.22%) Developer
5 17 (6.14%) Network Engineer
5 17 (6.14%) Oracle Consultant
6 16 (5.78%) Oracle Functional Consultant
6 16 (5.78%) ERP Consultant
6 16 (5.78%) Functional Consultant
7 15 (5.42%) 2nd Line Support
7 15 (5.42%) Support Engineer
7 15 (5.42%) Business Analyst
7 15 (5.42%) Tester
7 15 (5.42%) Test Analyst
8 14 (5.05%) Project Manager
9 12 (4.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 9 (3.25%) Regression Tester
11 7 (2.53%) Test Manager
11 7 (2.53%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (11.91%) Application Packaging
2 15 (5.42%) .NET
3 7 (2.53%) HTML
4 6 (2.17%) Web Services
4 6 (2.17%) XML
5 5 (1.81%) CSS
5 5 (1.81%) HTML5
6 4 (1.44%) RESTful
6 4 (1.44%) REST
6 4 (1.44%) CSS3
6 4 (1.44%) KnockoutJS
6 4 (1.44%) AngularJS
6 4 (1.44%) SOAP
6 4 (1.44%) jQuery
6 4 (1.44%) Spring
7 3 (1.08%) WCF
7 3 (1.08%) XSD
8 2 (0.72%) WSH
8 2 (0.72%) Ajax
8 2 (0.72%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 29 (10.47%) Data Centre
2 7 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.17%) User Experience
4 3 (1.08%) Visualisation
5 2 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (0.72%) Clustering
5 2 (0.72%) Blackberry
5 2 (0.72%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.72%) PKI
6 1 (0.36%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.36%) Replication
6 1 (0.36%) IVR
6 1 (0.36%) CESG
6 1 (0.36%) SecurID
6 1 (0.36%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.36%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 74 (26.71%) Windows
2 36 (13.00%) Windows 7
3 20 (7.22%) Windows XP
4 13 (4.69%) UNIX
5 9 (3.25%) Linux
6 7 (2.53%) Solaris
7 6 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.08%) AIX
8 3 (1.08%) HPUX
9 2 (0.72%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.36%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (20.22%) Migration
2 25 (9.03%) Data Migration
3 24 (8.66%) ERP
4 23 (8.30%) ITIL
5 21 (7.58%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (5.42%) Configuration Management
7 14 (5.05%) Project Management
7 14 (5.05%) Business Intelligence
8 13 (4.69%) E-business
9 12 (4.33%) PRINCE2
9 12 (4.33%) Test Scripting
10 11 (3.97%) Load Balancing
10 11 (3.97%) TDD
10 11 (3.97%) BDD
11 10 (3.61%) Application Discovery
11 10 (3.61%) Regression Testing
12 9 (3.25%) Software Delivery
12 9 (3.25%) SDLC
12 9 (3.25%) Software Distribution
13 8 (2.89%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (7.94%) C#
2 19 (6.86%) SQL
3 15 (5.42%) VB
4 9 (3.25%) Java
5 7 (2.53%) JavaScript
6 5 (1.81%) C
6 5 (1.81%) VBScript
7 4 (1.44%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.08%) Groovy
8 3 (1.08%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.72%) Python
9 2 (0.72%) Perl
10 1 (0.36%) PHP
10 1 (0.36%) C++
10 1 (0.36%) Pascal
10 1 (0.36%) PL/1
10 1 (0.36%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.36%) Jython
10 1 (0.36%) Korn
10 1 (0.36%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 277 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 27 (9.75%) DV Cleared
3 16 (5.78%) CCNP
3 16 (5.78%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (3.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (3.25%) MCP
4 9 (3.25%) MCSE
5 7 (2.53%) Degree
6 6 (2.17%) CCIE
7 5 (1.81%) CCNA
7 5 (1.81%) BC Cleared
8 4 (1.44%) ISEB
9 3 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (1.08%) ISTQB
9 3 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.72%) PMP
10 2 (0.72%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.72%) CISSP
11 1 (0.36%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.36%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.33%) SLA
2 11 (3.97%) QA
3 2 (0.72%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.72%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.36%) DO-178B
System Software
1 36 (13.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 20 (7.22%) Active Directory
3 8 (2.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.08%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.08%) NFS
5 2 (0.72%) vSphere
6 1 (0.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.36%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (4.33%) SCCM
2 10 (3.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (1.08%) Tivoli
3 3 (1.08%) Netcool
3 3 (1.08%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 3 (1.08%) SCOM
3 3 (1.08%) Oracle ZFS
4 2 (0.72%) Ansible
4 2 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.72%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (0.72%) BladeLogic
4 2 (0.72%) BMC Performance Manager
5 1 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.36%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 48 (17.33%) Microsoft
2 33 (11.91%) Oracle
3 30 (10.83%) Cisco
4 23 (8.30%) HP
5 14 (5.05%) Juniper
6 13 (4.69%) F5
7 12 (4.33%) CheckPoint
8 10 (3.61%) VMware
9 9 (3.25%) Symantec
10 8 (2.89%) Citrix
11 7 (2.53%) McAfee
12 4 (1.44%) SAP
12 4 (1.44%) Informatica
12 4 (1.44%) IBM
13 3 (1.08%) Sun
13 3 (1.08%) Veritas
13 3 (1.08%) Ab Initio
13 3 (1.08%) Teradata
14 2 (0.72%) Fujitsu
14 2 (0.72%) AppSense
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Rate: £20 - 25 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
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Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: £440 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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