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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 20 17 27
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +10
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 159 197 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 6.34% 7.83% 4.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 22.27% 28.84% 22.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 72 79
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £473 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.36% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 0
Average hourly rate £50.00 £15.30 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+226.90% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
- -22.33%
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
714 683 670
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 28.48% 27.15% 21.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 272 232
Average daily rate £375 £388 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +4.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £195 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 21 3
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -65.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.76 £13.50 £48.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £31.00 £200.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

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 21 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SC Cleared across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

SC Cleared Hourly Rate Histogram 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 21 August 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 +15 82 £400 -5.88% 11
Bracknell 0 43 £244 -30.45% 4
Slough 0 1 £325 -
Newbury -1 1 - - 1
Wokingham -2 1 - -
SC Cleared
South East

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 377 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 117 (31.03%) Windows
3 82 (21.75%) Microsoft
4 55 (14.59%) SharePoint
5 53 (14.06%) SQL
6 50 (13.26%) SQL Server
7 46 (12.20%) Windows Server 2003
8 42 (11.14%) ITIL
9 40 (10.61%) .NET
9 40 (10.61%) Active Directory
10 39 (10.34%) MS Excel
10 39 (10.34%) SharePoint Server
11 35 (9.28%) Oracle
11 35 (9.28%) DV Cleared
12 33 (8.75%) C#
12 33 (8.75%) Cisco
13 31 (8.22%) XML
14 29 (7.69%) Telecoms
14 29 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
15 28 (7.43%) HP
15 28 (7.43%) Windows Server 2008
16 27 (7.16%) ASP.NET
16 27 (7.16%) PRINCE2
16 27 (7.16%) Cisco Certification
16 27 (7.16%) Migration
17 24 (6.37%) CCNP
17 24 (6.37%) Firewall
17 24 (6.37%) Finance
17 24 (6.37%) VMware
18 23 (6.10%) Configuration Management

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 55 (14.59%) SharePoint
2 39 (10.34%) SharePoint Server
3 11 (2.92%) MS Exchange
4 9 (2.39%) BizTalk Server
5 7 (1.86%) IIS
6 5 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.06%) Lync
8 3 (0.80%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.80%) Apache
8 3 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2000
8 3 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (0.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.27%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.27%) Confluence
10 1 (0.27%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 39 (10.34%) MS Excel
2 21 (5.57%) MS Office
3 14 (3.71%) MS Project
4 5 (1.33%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (2.12%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (1.86%) HFM
3 5 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (1.06%) Remedy AR System
5 2 (0.53%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.53%) Oracle iProcurement
5 2 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.53%) Oracle HRMS
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.27%) Hyperion Enterprise
6 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.27%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle E-Business Tax
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle TCA
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.53%) PaaS
2 2 (0.53%) Office 365
2 2 (0.53%) IaaS
3 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 24 (6.37%) Firewall
2 22 (5.84%) VPN
3 16 (4.24%) LDAP
4 15 (3.98%) DNS
5 14 (3.71%) WAN
6 13 (3.45%) LAN
6 13 (3.45%) Ethernet
7 12 (3.18%) TCP/IP
8 11 (2.92%) MPLS
8 11 (2.92%) Internet
9 10 (2.65%) Wireless
9 10 (2.65%) DHCP
10 9 (2.39%) SMS
10 9 (2.39%) IPsec
10 9 (2.39%) Network Security
11 7 (1.86%) OSPF
11 7 (1.86%) SAN
12 6 (1.59%) SMTP
13 5 (1.33%) WLAN
13 5 (1.33%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (13.26%) SQL Server
2 29 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
3 19 (5.04%) IDOL
4 15 (3.98%) OLAP
4 15 (3.98%) DTS
5 14 (3.71%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (2.65%) Oracle Database
7 8 (2.12%) Oracle Reports
8 7 (1.86%) Hyperion Smart View
9 5 (1.33%) Hadoop
9 5 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (1.06%) MongoDB
10 4 (1.06%) SQL Server 2000
11 3 (0.80%) EDRMS
11 3 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.53%) Oracle ODI
12 2 (0.53%) Oracle Database 12c
12 2 (0.53%) SAP Data Services
12 2 (0.53%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 16 (4.24%) Visual Studio
2 13 (3.45%) TestDirector
3 7 (1.86%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (1.86%) StarTeam
3 7 (1.86%) WinRunner
4 2 (0.53%) SoapUI
4 2 (0.53%) Talend Open Studio
4 2 (0.53%) JIRA
4 2 (0.53%) MSI
5 1 (0.27%) Subversion
5 1 (0.27%) Maven
5 1 (0.27%) Selenium
5 1 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.27%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.27%) Jenkins
General
1 29 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 24 (6.37%) Finance
3 7 (1.86%) Billing
4 3 (0.80%) Publishing
5 2 (0.53%) Military
5 2 (0.53%) Banking
6 1 (0.27%) Retail
6 1 (0.27%) French Language
6 1 (0.27%) German Language
6 1 (0.27%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.27%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 51 (13.53%) Consultant
2 41 (10.88%) Architect
3 40 (10.61%) Developer
4 39 (10.34%) Analyst
5 23 (6.10%) Network Engineer
6 20 (5.31%) Designer
7 18 (4.77%) SharePoint Developer
8 14 (3.71%) Technical Architect
9 13 (3.45%) Management Consultant
10 12 (3.18%) Project Manager
11 10 (2.65%) Test Manager
11 10 (2.65%) Test Analyst
11 10 (2.65%) Configuration Analyst
12 9 (2.39%) Project Planner
13 8 (2.12%) Solutions Architect
13 8 (2.12%) Network Architect
13 8 (2.12%) Oracle Consultant
13 8 (2.12%) IP Engineer
14 7 (1.86%) HFM Consultant
14 7 (1.86%) BizTalk Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (10.61%) .NET
2 31 (8.22%) XML
3 27 (7.16%) ASP.NET
4 18 (4.77%) Web Services
5 16 (4.24%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 11 (2.92%) .NET Framework
7 9 (2.39%) WCF
8 7 (1.86%) AppFabric
9 4 (1.06%) Spring
9 4 (1.06%) Middleware
10 3 (0.80%) OLE
10 3 (0.80%) SOAP
11 2 (0.53%) Application Packaging
11 2 (0.53%) Software Packaging
11 2 (0.53%) J2EE
11 2 (0.53%) jQuery
12 1 (0.27%) OSGi
12 1 (0.27%) BC4J
12 1 (0.27%) Ajax
12 1 (0.27%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (2.92%) PKI
1 11 (2.92%) Clustering
2 7 (1.86%) CMDB
3 6 (1.59%) Data Integration
4 5 (1.33%) CESG
5 4 (1.06%) Blackberry
5 4 (1.06%) Replication
6 3 (0.80%) Statistics
6 3 (0.80%) SecurID
7 2 (0.53%) Open Source
7 2 (0.53%) iPad
7 2 (0.53%) SCADA
8 1 (0.27%) Human Factors
8 1 (0.27%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.27%) Smartcard
8 1 (0.27%) GIS
8 1 (0.27%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.27%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.27%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 117 (31.03%) Windows
2 46 (12.20%) Windows Server 2003
3 28 (7.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (5.84%) Linux
5 19 (5.04%) Windows XP
6 17 (4.51%) UNIX
7 10 (2.65%) Windows 7
8 9 (2.39%) Android
8 9 (2.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (2.39%) Windows 2000
9 7 (1.86%) AIX
10 6 (1.59%) Apple iOS
11 5 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (1.33%) Windows Phone
12 3 (0.80%) Solaris
12 3 (0.80%) Windows NT
13 2 (0.53%) VMS
13 2 (0.53%) OpenVMS
13 2 (0.53%) HPUX
13 2 (0.53%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (11.14%) ITIL
2 27 (7.16%) PRINCE2
2 27 (7.16%) Migration
3 23 (6.10%) Configuration Management
4 18 (4.77%) Project Management
5 15 (3.98%) Stakeholder Management
5 15 (3.98%) Workflow
6 14 (3.71%) Test Scripting
7 13 (3.45%) Service Delivery
7 13 (3.45%) SOA
8 12 (3.18%) Service Management
8 12 (3.18%) ITSM
8 12 (3.18%) Web Development
8 12 (3.18%) Software Distribution
9 10 (2.65%) Change Control
9 10 (2.65%) Network Architecture
9 10 (2.65%) Load Balancing
9 10 (2.65%) Asset Management
9 10 (2.65%) Network Design
9 10 (2.65%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 53 (14.06%) SQL
2 33 (8.75%) C#
3 15 (3.98%) T-SQL
3 15 (3.98%) C
4 13 (3.45%) PowerShell
5 9 (2.39%) Java
6 7 (1.86%) Shell Script
7 6 (1.59%) JavaScript
8 5 (1.33%) VBA
9 4 (1.06%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.53%) C++
10 2 (0.53%) VBScript
10 2 (0.53%) VB
11 1 (0.27%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.27%) Lua
Qualifications
1 377 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 35 (9.28%) DV Cleared
3 27 (7.16%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (6.37%) CCNP
5 16 (4.24%) CCNA
5 16 (4.24%) ISEB
6 15 (3.98%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (2.65%) MCSE
8 9 (2.39%) MCP
8 9 (2.39%) CCIP
9 7 (1.86%) CISSP
9 7 (1.86%) Degree
10 6 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (1.33%) ISTQB
11 5 (1.33%) CCSP
11 5 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (1.06%) BC Cleared
12 4 (1.06%) MCTS
13 3 (0.80%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.84%) SLA
2 5 (1.33%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.53%) QA
4 1 (0.27%) JSP 440
System Software
1 40 (10.61%) Active Directory
2 19 (5.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.92%) Hyper-V
4 10 (2.65%) Terminal Services
5 6 (1.59%) VMware ESX
5 6 (1.59%) XenApp
5 6 (1.59%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (1.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (1.06%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.53%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 2 (0.53%) Veritas File System
7 2 (0.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (0.53%) vSphere
7 2 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.53%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.53%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.27%) XenServer
8 1 (0.27%) Brightmail
8 1 (0.27%) OCFS2
8 1 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 19 (5.04%) SCCM
2 16 (4.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 11 (2.92%) HP Quality Center
4 10 (2.65%) SCOM
5 7 (1.86%) HP UCMDB
5 7 (1.86%) McAfee ePO
6 6 (1.59%) WMI
6 6 (1.59%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.80%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.80%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.80%) BMC PATROL
7 3 (0.80%) ARCserve
7 3 (0.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (0.80%) Netcool
7 3 (0.80%) WSUS
7 3 (0.80%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (0.80%) BMC Performance Manager
8 2 (0.53%) SCDPM
8 2 (0.53%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.53%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 82 (21.75%) Microsoft
2 35 (9.28%) Oracle
3 33 (8.75%) Cisco
4 28 (7.43%) HP
5 24 (6.37%) VMware
6 18 (4.77%) Juniper
7 16 (4.24%) McAfee
7 16 (4.24%) Meridio
8 15 (3.98%) Citrix
9 12 (3.18%) Red Hat
10 10 (2.65%) BMC
11 9 (2.39%) Avaya
11 9 (2.39%) Nortel
11 9 (2.39%) CheckPoint
11 9 (2.39%) Remedy
12 8 (2.12%) Symantec
12 8 (2.12%) F5
13 7 (1.86%) Hyperion
13 7 (1.86%) Borland
13 7 (1.86%) Serena
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