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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 31 13 10
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -3
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 122 213 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 5.03% 8.34% 9.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 22.85% 31.05% 40.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 88 75
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£353 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £263 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £461 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 6
Average hourly rate £21.55 £14.25 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.22% -22.97%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £18.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+80.55% -16.27%
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
534 686 584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.02% 26.87% 24.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 289 214
Average daily rate £398 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.90% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £210 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 12 13
Average hourly rate £21.55 £14.50 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.62% -18.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.55 £13.83 £14.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £20.90 £19.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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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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 -9 82 £350 -6.66% 11
Bracknell -22 9 £170 -54.05% 2
Newbury +2 3 - - 1
Slough - 2 - -
Thatcham - 2 £410 -
SC Cleared
South East

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 298 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 104 (34.90%) Windows
3 74 (24.83%) Microsoft
4 57 (19.13%) DV Cleared
4 57 (19.13%) Windows 7
5 48 (16.11%) Migration
6 47 (15.77%) HP
7 45 (15.10%) Telecoms
8 44 (14.77%) Cisco
9 40 (13.42%) Application Packaging
10 38 (12.75%) ITIL
11 36 (12.08%) Active Directory
11 36 (12.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 34 (11.41%) Cisco Certification
13 32 (10.74%) Microsoft App-V
14 30 (10.07%) CCNP
15 28 (9.40%) MSI
16 27 (9.06%) WAN
17 26 (8.72%) Configuration Management
18 24 (8.05%) Firewall
18 24 (8.05%) SQL
18 24 (8.05%) SLA
19 23 (7.72%) SCCM
20 22 (7.38%) LAN
20 22 (7.38%) Data Centre
21 21 (7.05%) Finance
22 20 (6.71%) Linux
22 20 (6.71%) Microsoft Certification
23 19 (6.38%) CISSP
23 19 (6.38%) VPN

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 19 (6.38%) SharePoint
2 11 (3.69%) SharePoint Server
3 10 (3.36%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (2.35%) Lync
5 3 (1.01%) MS Project Server
6 2 (0.67%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.34%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.34%) CMS
Applications
1 19 (6.38%) MS Excel
2 17 (5.70%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.68%) MS Project
4 2 (0.67%) MS Office
5 1 (0.34%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 5 (1.68%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (1.34%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (1.01%) Changepoint
4 2 (0.67%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.67%) SAP MDM
4 2 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.67%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 1 (0.34%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.34%) SaaS
1 1 (0.34%) PaaS
1 1 (0.34%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (9.06%) WAN
2 24 (8.05%) Firewall
3 22 (7.38%) LAN
4 19 (6.38%) VPN
4 19 (6.38%) Cisco ASA
5 18 (6.04%) OSPF
6 17 (5.70%) Internet
7 16 (5.37%) Network Security
7 16 (5.37%) MPLS
8 14 (4.70%) RIP
9 11 (3.69%) SMS
10 10 (3.36%) IPsec
10 10 (3.36%) SSL
11 9 (3.02%) Cisco ISE
11 9 (3.02%) TCP/IP
11 9 (3.02%) WLAN
11 9 (3.02%) EIGRP
11 9 (3.02%) Wireless
12 7 (2.35%) SDH
12 7 (2.35%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.36%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.67%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (0.67%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.67%) Star Schema
4 2 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.34%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.34%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.34%) MySQL
5 1 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.34%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 28 (9.40%) MSI
2 19 (6.38%) Selenium
3 16 (5.37%) WebDriver
4 7 (2.35%) StarTeam
5 5 (1.68%) Cucumber
5 5 (1.68%) SoapUI
6 4 (1.34%) JIRA
6 4 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (1.01%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (1.01%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.67%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.67%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.67%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.67%) Wise Package Studio
8 2 (0.67%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.34%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (0.34%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 1 (0.34%) Maven
9 1 (0.34%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.34%) WinRunner
General
1 45 (15.10%) Telecoms
2 21 (7.05%) Finance
3 4 (1.34%) Legal
4 3 (1.01%) Retail
5 2 (0.67%) Back Office
6 1 (0.34%) Marketing
6 1 (0.34%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.34%) Banking
6 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.34%) Military
Job Titles
1 41 (13.76%) Applications Packager
2 38 (12.75%) Analyst
3 33 (11.07%) Consultant
4 25 (8.39%) Architect
5 21 (7.05%) Support Engineer
6 20 (6.71%) Network Engineer
7 19 (6.38%) Test Analyst
7 19 (6.38%) 2nd Line Support
8 18 (6.04%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 15 (5.03%) Tester
10 14 (4.70%) IP Engineer
11 12 (4.03%) Solutions Architect
12 10 (3.36%) Business Analyst
12 10 (3.36%) IP Network Engineer
13 9 (3.02%) Design Engineer
13 9 (3.02%) Integration Engineer
14 8 (2.68%) Developer
14 8 (2.68%) Project Manager
15 7 (2.35%) Security Engineer
15 7 (2.35%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (13.42%) Application Packaging
2 11 (3.69%) XML
3 10 (3.36%) .NET
4 8 (2.68%) SOAP
4 8 (2.68%) SAML
4 8 (2.68%) OAuth
4 8 (2.68%) OpenID
5 5 (1.68%) HTML
6 4 (1.34%) Web Services
6 4 (1.34%) WCF
7 3 (1.01%) CSS
7 3 (1.01%) XSD
8 2 (0.67%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.67%) WSH
8 2 (0.67%) WSDL
8 2 (0.67%) XMPP
8 2 (0.67%) jQuery
8 2 (0.67%) Software Packaging
8 2 (0.67%) REST
8 2 (0.67%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.38%) Data Centre
2 10 (3.36%) PKI
3 9 (3.02%) SecurID
3 9 (3.02%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.01%) User Experience
5 2 (0.67%) N-Tier
5 2 (0.67%) Cryptography
5 2 (0.67%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.34%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.34%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.34%) IPTV
6 1 (0.34%) PDA
6 1 (0.34%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.34%) Biometrics
6 1 (0.34%) IVR
6 1 (0.34%) Clustering
6 1 (0.34%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 104 (34.90%) Windows
2 57 (19.13%) Windows 7
3 20 (6.71%) Linux
4 18 (6.04%) Windows XP
5 16 (5.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (4.70%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.67%) Windows Phone
7 2 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.34%) CentOS
8 1 (0.34%) Android
8 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.34%) Windows Phone 8
8 1 (0.34%) AIX
8 1 (0.34%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (16.11%) Migration
2 38 (12.75%) ITIL
3 26 (8.72%) Configuration Management
4 19 (6.38%) Test Scripting
5 17 (5.70%) Software Delivery
6 15 (5.03%) Service Delivery
6 15 (5.03%) Project Management
7 14 (4.70%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (4.70%) Software Distribution
8 13 (4.36%) Information Security
9 12 (4.03%) Regression Testing
9 12 (4.03%) TOGAF
10 11 (3.69%) Business Development
10 11 (3.69%) Open Source
10 11 (3.69%) Software Deployment
10 11 (3.69%) Validation
10 11 (3.69%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (3.36%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (3.36%) Data Migration
12 9 (3.02%) eTOM
Programming Languages
1 24 (8.05%) SQL
2 19 (6.38%) VB
2 19 (6.38%) C#
3 9 (3.02%) PowerShell
3 9 (3.02%) VBScript
3 9 (3.02%) C
4 5 (1.68%) Java
5 4 (1.34%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.01%) PL/SQL
6 3 (1.01%) VBA
7 2 (0.67%) Pascal
7 2 (0.67%) PL/1
7 2 (0.67%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.34%) XPath
8 1 (0.34%) Korn
8 1 (0.34%) C++
8 1 (0.34%) Perl
Qualifications
1 298 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 57 (19.13%) DV Cleared
3 34 (11.41%) Cisco Certification
4 30 (10.07%) CCNP
5 20 (6.71%) Microsoft Certification
6 19 (6.38%) CISSP
6 19 (6.38%) MCSE
7 18 (6.04%) MCP
8 14 (4.70%) Degree
9 10 (3.36%) BC Cleared
10 8 (2.68%) CCNA
11 7 (2.35%) CCIE
12 6 (2.01%) ISEB
13 4 (1.34%) ISTQB
14 3 (1.01%) JNCIS
14 3 (1.01%) CCDP
15 2 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 1 (0.34%) CTC Cleared
16 1 (0.34%) MCITP
16 1 (0.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (8.05%) SLA
2 11 (3.69%) QA
3 10 (3.36%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.67%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 36 (12.08%) Active Directory
2 32 (10.74%) Microsoft App-V
3 14 (4.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (4.36%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.67%) Terminal Services
5 2 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.67%) vSphere
6 1 (0.34%) Docker
6 1 (0.34%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 36 (12.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 23 (7.72%) SCCM
3 9 (3.02%) TrustSec
4 5 (1.68%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (1.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (1.34%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (1.01%) SCOM
7 2 (0.67%) MOM
7 2 (0.67%) Netcool
8 1 (0.34%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 1 (0.34%) Cisco UCCE
8 1 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.34%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 74 (24.83%) Microsoft
2 47 (15.77%) HP
3 44 (14.77%) Cisco
4 19 (6.38%) VMware
5 17 (5.70%) Symantec
5 17 (5.70%) CheckPoint
5 17 (5.70%) F5
6 15 (5.03%) McAfee
7 13 (4.36%) Oracle
7 13 (4.36%) Juniper
8 12 (4.03%) Citrix
9 11 (3.69%) Fortinet
10 9 (3.02%) AlgoSec
10 9 (3.02%) Tufin
10 9 (3.02%) CA
11 7 (2.35%) Borland
12 6 (2.01%) Fujitsu
13 4 (1.34%) AppSense
13 4 (1.34%) SAP
14 3 (1.01%) Mercator
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