The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Berkshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 14 22 12
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -10
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 246 171 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 8.62% 6.96% 8.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 35.24% 30.32% 33.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 42 128
Average daily rate £375 £394 £364
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +8.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £280 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £545 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £353 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.70% -6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 4
Average hourly rate £14.25 £16.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.67 £12.05 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £18.50 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £26.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-31.42% +25.00%
Qualifications Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
698 564 737
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.46% 22.95% 23.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 208 294
Average daily rate £359 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.64% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 19 14
Average hourly rate £15.25 £18.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.56% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.72 £12.46 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £56.00 £30.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
SC Cleared
South East

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 18 April 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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading +17 127 £375 -16.66% 15
Bracknell 0 72 £333 -2.05% 2
Newbury - 4 £475 - 1
Wokingham - 2 - -
Slough +6 1 - - 1
Maidenhead - - - -
SC Cleared
South East

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 427 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 135 (31.62%) Windows
3 87 (20.37%) Microsoft
4 56 (13.11%) Active Directory
4 56 (13.11%) SQL
5 55 (12.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 54 (12.65%) SQL Server
6 54 (12.65%) SharePoint
7 48 (11.24%) SharePoint Server
8 44 (10.30%) Telecoms
9 43 (10.07%) Oracle
10 41 (9.60%) Windows XP
11 40 (9.37%) Migration
12 36 (8.43%) VMware
13 35 (8.20%) Cisco
14 34 (7.96%) ITIL
15 33 (7.73%) .NET
16 31 (7.26%) Windows Server 2008
17 28 (6.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
18 27 (6.32%) Finance
19 26 (6.09%) VMware Infrastructure
20 25 (5.85%) Windows 7
20 25 (5.85%) Project Management
20 25 (5.85%) XML
20 25 (5.85%) MS Excel
20 25 (5.85%) Citrix
21 24 (5.62%) Validation
22 23 (5.39%) McAfee
22 23 (5.39%) Configuration Management
22 23 (5.39%) Release Management

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 54 (12.65%) SharePoint
2 48 (11.24%) SharePoint Server
3 18 (4.22%) MS Exchange
4 11 (2.58%) IIS
5 9 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (1.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (1.17%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (1.17%) Apache
8 5 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (1.17%) Lync
9 4 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (0.94%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.94%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.70%) Live Communications Server
11 2 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2000
11 2 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.47%) CMS
Applications
1 25 (5.85%) MS Excel
2 17 (3.98%) MS Office
3 9 (2.11%) MS Project
4 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.41%) HFM
2 3 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.47%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle HRMS
4 1 (0.23%) Hyperion Enterprise
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.70%) SaaS
1 3 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (0.70%) Office 365
2 2 (0.47%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (4.45%) Firewall
2 15 (3.51%) LAN
3 13 (3.04%) VPN
4 11 (2.58%) MPLS
4 11 (2.58%) Ethernet
4 11 (2.58%) WAN
5 10 (2.34%) SMS
5 10 (2.34%) LDAP
5 10 (2.34%) DHCP
5 10 (2.34%) TCP/IP
5 10 (2.34%) Internet
6 9 (2.11%) BGP
7 8 (1.87%) DNS
7 8 (1.87%) SDH
8 7 (1.64%) Intranet
8 7 (1.64%) OSPF
8 7 (1.64%) Junos
9 6 (1.41%) xDSL
9 6 (1.41%) ADSL
9 6 (1.41%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (12.65%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.98%) Oracle Database
3 13 (3.04%) SQL Server 2005
4 12 (2.81%) IDOL
5 9 (2.11%) OLAP
5 9 (2.11%) DTS
6 6 (1.41%) Hyperion Smart View
6 6 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (1.41%) EDRMS
7 4 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (0.70%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.70%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.47%) SAP Data Services
9 2 (0.47%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (0.47%) Oracle ODI
9 2 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.47%) DataStage
9 2 (0.47%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 14 (3.28%) TestDirector
2 13 (3.04%) Visual Studio
3 11 (2.58%) StarTeam
4 9 (2.11%) WinRunner
4 9 (2.11%) QuickTest Pro
5 5 (1.17%) Oracle Forms
5 5 (1.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (0.70%) MSI
7 2 (0.47%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.47%) Talend Open Studio
7 2 (0.47%) JIRA
8 1 (0.23%) ClearQuest
8 1 (0.23%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.23%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.23%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.23%) Selenium
8 1 (0.23%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.23%) Maven
8 1 (0.23%) Rational DOORS
General
1 44 (10.30%) Telecoms
2 27 (6.32%) Finance
3 7 (1.64%) Publishing
4 5 (1.17%) Billing
5 4 (0.94%) Banking
6 3 (0.70%) Military
7 2 (0.47%) Electronics
7 2 (0.47%) Law
8 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.23%) French Language
8 1 (0.23%) German Language
8 1 (0.23%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.23%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 71 (16.63%) Consultant
2 64 (14.99%) Architect
3 43 (10.07%) Analyst
4 30 (7.03%) Test Analyst
5 23 (5.39%) Developer
6 21 (4.92%) Network Engineer
7 16 (3.75%) Project Manager
8 15 (3.51%) Support Engineer
8 15 (3.51%) Designer
9 14 (3.28%) 2nd Line Support
9 14 (3.28%) Test Manager
10 12 (2.81%) SharePoint Developer
10 12 (2.81%) SharePoint Consultant
10 12 (2.81%) Management Consultant
11 11 (2.58%) Senior Analyst
11 11 (2.58%) Security Architect
11 11 (2.58%) Senior Test Analyst
12 10 (2.34%) SharePoint Architect
12 10 (2.34%) Release Manager
12 10 (2.34%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (7.73%) .NET
2 25 (5.85%) XML
3 16 (3.75%) ASP.NET
4 12 (2.81%) Web Services
5 11 (2.58%) .NET Framework
6 9 (2.11%) Windows SharePoint Services
7 8 (1.87%) Middleware
8 7 (1.64%) SOAP
9 5 (1.17%) WCF
10 4 (0.94%) Spring
10 4 (0.94%) HTML
11 3 (0.70%) CSS
11 3 (0.70%) JSP
11 3 (0.70%) XSD
12 2 (0.47%) AppFabric
12 2 (0.47%) WF
12 2 (0.47%) Application Packaging
12 2 (0.47%) J2EE
13 1 (0.23%) XML Messaging
13 1 (0.23%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 11 (2.58%) Replication
1 11 (2.58%) Clustering
1 11 (2.58%) PKI
2 9 (2.11%) Blackberry
3 6 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (1.41%) Data Integration
4 3 (0.70%) Smartcard
4 3 (0.70%) Firmware
4 3 (0.70%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (0.70%) CMDB
4 3 (0.70%) Freedom of Information
5 2 (0.47%) Mobile App
5 2 (0.47%) CESG
5 2 (0.47%) e-Health
5 2 (0.47%) iPhone
5 2 (0.47%) Fat Client
5 2 (0.47%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.23%) GIS
6 1 (0.23%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.23%) Human Factors
Operating Systems
1 135 (31.62%) Windows
2 55 (12.88%) Windows Server 2003
3 41 (9.60%) Windows XP
4 31 (7.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (5.85%) Windows 7
6 15 (3.51%) UNIX
7 13 (3.04%) Windows 2000
8 9 (2.11%) Linux
9 7 (1.64%) Android
9 7 (1.64%) Apple iOS
10 6 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (1.41%) Solaris
10 6 (1.41%) AIX
11 5 (1.17%) Windows Vista
11 5 (1.17%) Windows Phone
12 3 (0.70%) Windows NT
12 3 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.70%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.47%) HPUX
13 2 (0.47%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (9.37%) Migration
2 34 (7.96%) ITIL
3 25 (5.85%) Project Management
4 24 (5.62%) Validation
5 23 (5.39%) Configuration Management
5 23 (5.39%) Release Management
6 20 (4.68%) Test Scripting
6 20 (4.68%) Software Distribution
7 19 (4.45%) PRINCE2
8 14 (3.28%) Service Delivery
9 13 (3.04%) Service Management
9 13 (3.04%) Software Deployment
10 11 (2.58%) Workflow
10 11 (2.58%) Change Management
10 11 (2.58%) Non-Functional Testing
11 10 (2.34%) ITIL V2
11 10 (2.34%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (2.11%) ITSM
13 8 (1.87%) TOGAF
13 8 (1.87%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 56 (13.11%) SQL
2 19 (4.45%) C#
3 14 (3.28%) PowerShell
4 12 (2.81%) Java
5 10 (2.34%) T-SQL
6 8 (1.87%) C
7 4 (0.94%) VB
7 4 (0.94%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.70%) C++
9 2 (0.47%) VBScript
9 2 (0.47%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.23%) Python
10 1 (0.23%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.23%) Lua
Qualifications
1 427 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 21 (4.92%) DV Cleared
3 19 (4.45%) ISEB
4 11 (2.58%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (2.34%) CCNA
6 8 (1.87%) CCNP
7 6 (1.41%) BC Cleared
8 5 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (1.17%) CCIP
8 5 (1.17%) MCP
8 5 (1.17%) Degree
8 5 (1.17%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.94%) MCSE
9 4 (0.94%) CISSP
9 4 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.47%) GCIH
11 2 (0.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.47%) CGEIT
11 2 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.41%) SLA
2 2 (0.47%) QA
3 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 56 (13.11%) Active Directory
2 26 (6.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.11%) XenApp
4 8 (1.87%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.41%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (1.17%) UAG
7 4 (0.94%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 4 (0.94%) Terminal Services
7 4 (0.94%) VMware ESX
8 3 (0.70%) ISA Server
8 3 (0.70%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (0.70%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.47%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 2 (0.47%) Veritas File System
9 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.23%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.23%) Squid
10 1 (0.23%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 28 (6.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 19 (4.45%) HP Quality Center
3 17 (3.98%) SCCM
4 7 (1.64%) SCOM
5 6 (1.41%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (1.17%) Netcool
7 4 (0.94%) HP UCMDB
7 4 (0.94%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 4 (0.94%) WMI
8 3 (0.70%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.47%) SCSM
9 2 (0.47%) BMC Performance Manager
9 2 (0.47%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 2 (0.47%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.47%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.47%) ARCserve
9 2 (0.47%) BMC PATROL
9 2 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.23%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 87 (20.37%) Microsoft
2 43 (10.07%) Oracle
3 36 (8.43%) VMware
4 35 (8.20%) Cisco
5 25 (5.85%) Citrix
6 23 (5.39%) McAfee
7 20 (4.68%) HP
8 12 (2.81%) Juniper
9 11 (2.58%) Veritas
9 11 (2.58%) Borland
9 11 (2.58%) Meridio
10 9 (2.11%) Becrypt
11 8 (1.87%) CheckPoint
11 8 (1.87%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 6 (1.41%) CA
12 6 (1.41%) Hyperion
12 6 (1.41%) AppSense
13 5 (1.17%) BMC
14 4 (0.94%) IBM
14 4 (0.94%) Serena
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