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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 24 17 32
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +15
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 176 205 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 6.11% 7.36% 5.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 21.65% 31.11% 24.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 91 18
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£375 £375 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £225 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £450 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £358
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -0.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 9
Average hourly rate £14.00 - £11.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £18.00 £25.38
% change year-on-year
+73.61% -29.06%
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
813 659 470
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 28.22% 23.65% 21.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 285 175
Average daily rate £400 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £205 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 32 16
Average hourly rate £28.75 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.68% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £15.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £173.75 £55.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -33.33%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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
(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 +3 78 £353 -12.20% 30
Bracknell -4 38 £450 +43.31% 1
Slough -4 2 £450 +1.69% 1
Newbury -8 1 - -
Windsor - - - -
Maidenhead - - - - 3
SC Cleared
South East

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 362 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 102 (28.18%) Windows
3 90 (24.86%) Microsoft
3 90 (24.86%) DV Cleared
4 64 (17.68%) Telecoms
5 60 (16.57%) ITIL
6 56 (15.47%) Cisco
7 52 (14.36%) Active Directory
7 52 (14.36%) HP
8 45 (12.43%) Cisco Certification
9 44 (12.15%) Windows 7
10 42 (11.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 41 (11.33%) CCNP
12 38 (10.50%) CISSP
13 35 (9.67%) Windows Server 2003
13 35 (9.67%) Linux
14 33 (9.12%) Microsoft Certification
15 32 (8.84%) VPN
15 32 (8.84%) MCSE
15 32 (8.84%) Firewall
15 32 (8.84%) Migration
16 31 (8.56%) VMware
16 31 (8.56%) LAN
16 31 (8.56%) WAN
16 31 (8.56%) Windows Server 2008
17 30 (8.29%) Configuration Management
18 28 (7.73%) OSPF
18 28 (7.73%) Internet
19 27 (7.46%) SCCM
19 27 (7.46%) Network Security

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 25 (6.91%) SharePoint
2 19 (5.25%) SharePoint Server
3 10 (2.76%) MS Exchange
4 8 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2003
5 7 (1.93%) Lync
5 7 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (1.38%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (1.10%) JBoss
8 3 (0.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.83%) MS Project Server
8 3 (0.83%) Live Communications Server
8 3 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.55%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.28%) CMS
10 1 (0.28%) SAS
10 1 (0.28%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.28%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 21 (5.80%) MS Excel
2 13 (3.59%) MS Visio
3 11 (3.04%) MS Office
4 4 (1.10%) MS Project
5 1 (0.28%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.83%) Changepoint
2 2 (0.55%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle SCM
3 1 (0.28%) FLEXCUBE
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (0.55%) IaaS
1 2 (0.55%) Office 365
2 1 (0.28%) SaaS
2 1 (0.28%) PaaS
2 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 32 (8.84%) VPN
1 32 (8.84%) Firewall
2 31 (8.56%) LAN
2 31 (8.56%) WAN
3 28 (7.73%) OSPF
3 28 (7.73%) Internet
4 27 (7.46%) Network Security
5 24 (6.63%) RIP
6 21 (5.80%) TCP/IP
6 21 (5.80%) Cisco ASA
7 17 (4.70%) SSL
7 17 (4.70%) MPLS
8 16 (4.42%) IPsec
8 16 (4.42%) SMS
9 15 (4.14%) DHCP
9 15 (4.14%) Ethernet
10 13 (3.59%) Wireless
11 12 (3.31%) EIGRP
12 11 (3.04%) Cisco ISE
12 11 (3.04%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.04%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.93%) IDOL
3 4 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (0.83%) Essbase
4 3 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.55%) MySQL
5 2 (0.55%) OLAP
5 2 (0.55%) Cognos Query Studio
5 2 (0.55%) Cognos Analysis Studio
5 2 (0.55%) Cognos Report Studio
5 2 (0.55%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 2 (0.55%) Cognos Transformer
6 1 (0.28%) Star Schema
6 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.28%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (2.76%) Selenium
2 8 (2.21%) StarTeam
3 7 (1.93%) WebDriver
4 5 (1.38%) MSI
5 4 (1.10%) Git (software)
5 4 (1.10%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.10%) JIRA
6 3 (0.83%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.83%) Maven
6 3 (0.83%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.55%) DbUnit
7 2 (0.55%) Mockito
7 2 (0.55%) jMock
7 2 (0.55%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (0.55%) JUnit
8 1 (0.28%) WinRunner
8 1 (0.28%) TestDirector
8 1 (0.28%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.28%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 64 (17.68%) Telecoms
2 23 (6.35%) Finance
3 7 (1.93%) Publishing
4 3 (0.83%) Legal
4 3 (0.83%) Billing
4 3 (0.83%) Banking
4 3 (0.83%) Retail
5 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.28%) Advertising
5 1 (0.28%) Marketing
5 1 (0.28%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 39 (10.77%) Consultant
2 37 (10.22%) Architect
3 30 (8.29%) Analyst
4 27 (7.46%) Network Engineer
5 21 (5.80%) Support Engineer
6 20 (5.52%) IP Engineer
7 19 (5.25%) Applications Packager
7 19 (5.25%) 2nd Line Support
8 16 (4.42%) Design Engineer
8 16 (4.42%) Solutions Architect
9 15 (4.14%) Security Engineer
10 14 (3.87%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 12 (3.31%) Project Manager
12 11 (3.04%) Developer
12 11 (3.04%) Support Analyst
12 11 (3.04%) Integration Engineer
13 10 (2.76%) IP Network Engineer
13 10 (2.76%) Test Analyst
14 9 (2.49%) Network Design Engineer
15 8 (2.21%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (5.25%) Application Packaging
2 17 (4.70%) SAML
2 17 (4.70%) OAuth
2 17 (4.70%) OpenID
3 14 (3.87%) .NET
4 8 (2.21%) SOAP
4 8 (2.21%) XML
5 7 (1.93%) Web Services
5 7 (1.93%) ASP.NET
6 6 (1.66%) Software Packaging
7 3 (0.83%) Middleware
7 3 (0.83%) ActiveMQ
7 3 (0.83%) Spring
8 2 (0.55%) RESTful
8 2 (0.55%) Apache CXF
8 2 (0.55%) PowerMock
8 2 (0.55%) XMPP
8 2 (0.55%) WSDL
8 2 (0.55%) HTML
8 2 (0.55%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 20 (5.52%) PKI
2 15 (4.14%) Open Source
2 15 (4.14%) SecurID
3 14 (3.87%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (1.93%) CESG
5 6 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.38%) Clustering
7 4 (1.10%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.10%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.55%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.55%) Cryptography
8 2 (0.55%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.28%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.28%) IVR
9 1 (0.28%) Biometrics
9 1 (0.28%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.28%) PDA
9 1 (0.28%) IPTV
9 1 (0.28%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 102 (28.18%) Windows
2 44 (12.15%) Windows 7
3 35 (9.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 35 (9.67%) Linux
4 31 (8.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (4.14%) Windows XP
6 9 (2.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.83%) UNIX
7 3 (0.83%) Android
8 2 (0.55%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.55%) Windows Phone
8 2 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.55%) Windows Phone 8
9 1 (0.28%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.28%) AIX
9 1 (0.28%) Solaris
9 1 (0.28%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.28%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (16.57%) ITIL
2 32 (8.84%) Migration
3 30 (8.29%) Configuration Management
4 26 (7.18%) TOGAF
4 26 (7.18%) Information Security
5 22 (6.08%) Enterprise Architecture
6 21 (5.80%) Project Management
7 17 (4.70%) Validation
7 17 (4.70%) Business Development
7 17 (4.70%) Software Distribution
8 16 (4.42%) Identity Management
9 15 (4.14%) Software Deployment
9 15 (4.14%) eTOM
10 14 (3.87%) Incident Management
11 13 (3.59%) Service Delivery
12 12 (3.31%) Test Scripting
12 12 (3.31%) Risk Assessment
12 12 (3.31%) Demand Forecasting
13 11 (3.04%) Stakeholder Management
14 10 (2.76%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 22 (6.08%) SQL
2 17 (4.70%) C
3 14 (3.87%) VB
4 13 (3.59%) C#
4 13 (3.59%) PowerShell
5 12 (3.31%) VBScript
6 8 (2.21%) Java
7 6 (1.66%) VBA
8 2 (0.55%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.55%) Perl
9 1 (0.28%) Python
9 1 (0.28%) C++
9 1 (0.28%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.28%) Pascal
9 1 (0.28%) PL/1
9 1 (0.28%) XPath
9 1 (0.28%) Ruby
9 1 (0.28%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 362 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 90 (24.86%) DV Cleared
3 45 (12.43%) Cisco Certification
4 41 (11.33%) CCNP
5 38 (10.50%) CISSP
6 33 (9.12%) Microsoft Certification
7 32 (8.84%) MCSE
8 25 (6.91%) MCP
9 18 (4.97%) Degree
9 18 (4.97%) CCNA
10 13 (3.59%) BC Cleared
11 9 (2.49%) CCIP
12 8 (2.21%) VCP4
13 7 (1.93%) MCITP
13 7 (1.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 5 (1.38%) CCIE
14 5 (1.38%) ISEB
15 4 (1.10%) JNCIS
16 3 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 3 (0.83%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.35%) SLA
2 16 (4.42%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.66%) QA
4 3 (0.83%) COBIT
5 2 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.55%) BS15000
6 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.28%) DO-178B
System Software
1 52 (14.36%) Active Directory
2 23 (6.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (3.87%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.38%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.83%) Firmware
6 3 (0.83%) vSphere
7 2 (0.55%) XenApp
7 2 (0.55%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.55%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.28%) Docker
8 1 (0.28%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 42 (11.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 27 (7.46%) SCCM
3 8 (2.21%) SCOM
4 7 (1.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 7 (1.93%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.83%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.55%) ZABBIX
6 2 (0.55%) Netcool
6 2 (0.55%) MOM
6 2 (0.55%) logstash
6 2 (0.55%) Hyperic
6 2 (0.55%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.28%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.28%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.28%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 1 (0.28%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 90 (24.86%) Microsoft
2 56 (15.47%) Cisco
3 52 (14.36%) HP
4 31 (8.56%) VMware
5 25 (6.91%) CheckPoint
6 22 (6.08%) F5
7 20 (5.52%) Juniper
8 19 (5.25%) Oracle
9 18 (4.97%) Fortinet
9 18 (4.97%) McAfee
10 15 (4.14%) Symantec
10 15 (4.14%) Tufin
10 15 (4.14%) AlgoSec
11 14 (3.87%) Red Hat
12 13 (3.59%) CA
13 8 (2.21%) Citrix
13 8 (2.21%) Nortel
13 8 (2.21%) Borland
14 6 (1.66%) Fujitsu
15 3 (0.83%) Cognos
Reading, Berkshire
Capita IT Professional Services
Posted: 17 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £360.00 - £370 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £360 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading
Capita - ITPS
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £23000 per annum + pro rata for 6 month ftc
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading
Capita - ITPS
Rate: £290 - £380 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
LA International
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £0000 - £9999 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £0000 - £1111 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £0000 - £1111 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Venturi
Rate: £13 - £15 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Burns Sheehan
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago