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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 17 21 35
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +14
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 197 185 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 7.38% 7.12% 4.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 27.17% 27.95% 24.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 55 28
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£425 £375 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £193 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £358 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.89% -4.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 8
Average hourly rate - £13.00 £11.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.13%
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
725 662 457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 27.15% 25.47% 18.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 306 189
Average daily rate £388 £395 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.89% +7.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 25 21
Average hourly rate £23.67 £16.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.90% +10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.85 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.67 £28.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

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 December 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 December 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
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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 +12 78 £375 -6.25% 20
Bracknell 0 56 £400 +23.83% 6
Slough -13 2 £450 +3.74% 1
Maidenhead - 1 - - 4
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
SC Cleared
South East

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 358 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 97 (27.09%) Windows
3 83 (23.18%) Microsoft
4 73 (20.39%) DV Cleared
5 51 (14.25%) ITIL
6 50 (13.97%) Telecoms
7 48 (13.41%) Active Directory
8 45 (12.57%) Cisco
9 43 (12.01%) Cisco Certification
10 42 (11.73%) HP
10 42 (11.73%) CCNP
11 39 (10.89%) Linux
12 35 (9.78%) Microsoft Certification
12 35 (9.78%) Windows Server 2003
13 33 (9.22%) Windows Server 2008
14 32 (8.94%) VPN
15 31 (8.66%) MCSE
16 30 (8.38%) .NET
16 30 (8.38%) CISSP
17 29 (8.10%) SharePoint
18 28 (7.82%) SQL Server
18 28 (7.82%) Firewall
19 27 (7.54%) VMware
19 27 (7.54%) Network Security
20 26 (7.26%) MS Excel
21 25 (6.98%) LAN
21 25 (6.98%) Windows 7
22 24 (6.70%) SQL
22 24 (6.70%) Internet
22 24 (6.70%) OpenView Configuration Management

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 29 (8.10%) SharePoint
2 16 (4.47%) SharePoint Server
3 10 (2.79%) MS Exchange
4 9 (2.51%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (1.40%) Lync
7 4 (1.12%) JBoss
8 3 (0.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.84%) Live Communications Server
8 3 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.56%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.56%) IIS
10 1 (0.28%) SAS
10 1 (0.28%) CMS
10 1 (0.28%) TIBCO EMS
10 1 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.28%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 26 (7.26%) MS Excel
2 12 (3.35%) MS Office
3 10 (2.79%) MS Visio
3 10 (2.79%) MS Project
4 1 (0.28%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 9 (2.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.56%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.56%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.28%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle SCM
3 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.28%) FLEXCUBE
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.12%) Office 365
3 3 (0.84%) IaaS
4 2 (0.56%) PaaS
4 2 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 32 (8.94%) VPN
2 28 (7.82%) Firewall
3 27 (7.54%) Network Security
4 25 (6.98%) LAN
5 24 (6.70%) Internet
6 22 (6.15%) WAN
7 21 (5.87%) OSPF
7 21 (5.87%) DHCP
8 19 (5.31%) Ethernet
8 19 (5.31%) DNS
9 18 (5.03%) TCP/IP
10 17 (4.75%) RIP
10 17 (4.75%) IPsec
11 16 (4.47%) SMS
12 14 (3.91%) SSL
13 13 (3.63%) MPLS
13 13 (3.63%) Wireless
13 13 (3.63%) Cisco ASA
14 9 (2.51%) WLAN
15 7 (1.96%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (7.82%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.47%) SQL Server 2008
2 16 (4.47%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (1.96%) IDOL
4 4 (1.12%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (0.84%) OLAP
5 3 (0.84%) Essbase
5 3 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.56%) Cognos Query Studio
6 2 (0.56%) Cognos Analysis Studio
6 2 (0.56%) Cognos Report Studio
6 2 (0.56%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 2 (0.56%) Cognos Transformer
6 2 (0.56%) EDRMS
6 2 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.56%) MySQL
6 2 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.28%) DTS
Development Applications
1 4 (1.12%) Visual Studio
2 3 (0.84%) StarTeam
2 3 (0.84%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.56%) DbUnit
3 2 (0.56%) Mockito
3 2 (0.56%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.56%) Maven
3 2 (0.56%) jMock
3 2 (0.56%) JUnit
4 1 (0.28%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.28%) JIRA
4 1 (0.28%) Selenium
4 1 (0.28%) Subversion
4 1 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 50 (13.97%) Telecoms
2 12 (3.35%) Finance
3 10 (2.79%) Publishing
4 7 (1.96%) Billing
5 3 (0.84%) Banking
6 2 (0.56%) Legal
7 1 (0.28%) Advertising
7 1 (0.28%) Marketing
7 1 (0.28%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (9.78%) Consultant
2 33 (9.22%) Architect
3 26 (7.26%) Developer
4 22 (6.15%) Analyst
5 21 (5.87%) Network Engineer
6 18 (5.03%) 2nd Line Support
7 16 (4.47%) Designer
8 15 (4.19%) IP Engineer
9 14 (3.91%) Support Engineer
9 14 (3.91%) Project Manager
10 13 (3.63%) Support Analyst
11 12 (3.35%) Security Engineer
12 11 (3.07%) Design Engineer
13 9 (2.51%) Solutions Architect
13 9 (2.51%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 8 (2.23%) Technical Architect
14 8 (2.23%) Network Security Engineer
14 8 (2.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 7 (1.96%) Project Planner
15 7 (1.96%) BizTalk Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (8.38%) .NET
2 19 (5.31%) XML
3 18 (5.03%) ASP.NET
4 11 (3.07%) SAML
4 11 (3.07%) OAuth
4 11 (3.07%) OpenID
5 9 (2.51%) Web Services
5 9 (2.51%) WCF
6 8 (2.23%) Application Packaging
7 7 (1.96%) Software Packaging
7 7 (1.96%) AppFabric
8 4 (1.12%) SOAP
9 3 (0.84%) OLE
9 3 (0.84%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.56%) Apache Camel
10 2 (0.56%) PowerMock
10 2 (0.56%) Apache CXF
10 2 (0.56%) RESTful
10 2 (0.56%) ActiveMQ
10 2 (0.56%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 19 (5.31%) PKI
2 16 (4.47%) Open Source
3 15 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (3.35%) SecurID
5 10 (2.79%) CESG
6 9 (2.51%) Clustering
7 7 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.12%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.12%) Replication
8 4 (1.12%) Blackberry
9 3 (0.84%) SCADA
9 3 (0.84%) iPad
10 2 (0.56%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.56%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.56%) Statistics
11 1 (0.28%) Smartcard
11 1 (0.28%) Device Driver
11 1 (0.28%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 97 (27.09%) Windows
2 39 (10.89%) Linux
3 35 (9.78%) Windows Server 2003
4 33 (9.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (6.98%) Windows 7
6 14 (3.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (3.35%) Windows XP
8 7 (1.96%) Android
9 6 (1.68%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (1.12%) Windows Phone
10 4 (1.12%) Apple iOS
10 4 (1.12%) UNIX
11 3 (0.84%) AIX
12 2 (0.56%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.56%) Windows Phone 8
12 2 (0.56%) VMS
12 2 (0.56%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.28%) Solaris
13 1 (0.28%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (14.25%) ITIL
2 22 (6.15%) Configuration Management
2 22 (6.15%) Migration
3 19 (5.31%) Information Security
4 18 (5.03%) Software Distribution
4 18 (5.03%) Project Management
5 16 (4.47%) TOGAF
5 16 (4.47%) Stakeholder Management
6 15 (4.19%) PRINCE2
6 15 (4.19%) Validation
6 15 (4.19%) Enterprise Architecture
6 15 (4.19%) Software Deployment
7 13 (3.63%) Service Management
7 13 (3.63%) Incident Management
8 12 (3.35%) eTOM
9 11 (3.07%) Identity Management
10 10 (2.79%) Business Development
10 10 (2.79%) Risk Assessment
10 10 (2.79%) CRM
11 9 (2.51%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 24 (6.70%) SQL
2 23 (6.42%) C#
3 18 (5.03%) C
4 9 (2.51%) JavaScript
4 9 (2.51%) PowerShell
5 7 (1.96%) VBA
6 5 (1.40%) VBScript
7 4 (1.12%) VB
8 3 (0.84%) Java
9 2 (0.56%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.28%) Python
10 1 (0.28%) Perl
10 1 (0.28%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.28%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 358 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 73 (20.39%) DV Cleared
3 43 (12.01%) Cisco Certification
4 42 (11.73%) CCNP
5 35 (9.78%) Microsoft Certification
6 31 (8.66%) MCSE
7 30 (8.38%) CISSP
8 21 (5.87%) CCNA
8 21 (5.87%) MCP
9 19 (5.31%) Degree
10 15 (4.19%) CCIP
11 10 (2.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 10 (2.79%) MCITP
12 7 (1.96%) BC Cleared
13 4 (1.12%) MCTS
13 4 (1.12%) CCIE
13 4 (1.12%) CCSP
14 3 (0.84%) PMP
14 3 (0.84%) PMI Certification
14 3 (0.84%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.03%) SLA
2 15 (4.19%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.84%) COBIT
4 2 (0.56%) BS15000
5 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 48 (13.41%) Active Directory
2 22 (6.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (3.63%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.40%) XenDesktop
4 5 (1.40%) vSphere
5 4 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.12%) XenApp
5 4 (1.12%) Terminal Services
6 3 (0.84%) Firmware
6 3 (0.84%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.28%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.28%) XenServer
7 1 (0.28%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (0.28%) Brightmail
Systems Management
1 24 (6.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 21 (5.87%) SCCM
3 14 (3.91%) SCOM
4 4 (1.12%) SCDPM
4 4 (1.12%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (1.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (0.84%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (0.84%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (0.56%) Hyperic
6 2 (0.56%) logstash
6 2 (0.56%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.56%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.56%) Cobbler
6 2 (0.56%) ZABBIX
6 2 (0.56%) WSUS
6 2 (0.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.28%) WMI
7 1 (0.28%) HP UCMDB
7 1 (0.28%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 83 (23.18%) Microsoft
2 45 (12.57%) Cisco
3 42 (11.73%) HP
4 27 (7.54%) VMware
5 22 (6.15%) CheckPoint
6 21 (5.87%) Red Hat
6 21 (5.87%) Juniper
7 19 (5.31%) McAfee
8 17 (4.75%) F5
9 15 (4.19%) Symantec
9 15 (4.19%) Fortinet
10 14 (3.91%) Oracle
11 13 (3.63%) Nortel
12 12 (3.35%) Tufin
12 12 (3.35%) AlgoSec
13 11 (3.07%) Citrix
14 8 (2.23%) CA
15 6 (1.68%) Avaya
16 3 (0.84%) Borland
16 3 (0.84%) TIBCO
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