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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 31 14 21
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +7
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 149 248 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 5.22% 8.93% 7.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 22.27% 35.53% 31.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 102 46
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£355 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £243 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 8
Average hourly rate £21.55 £14.25 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.22% -13.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £18.00 £25.13
% change year-on-year
+80.55% -28.35%
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
669 698 568
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 23.45% 25.14% 22.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 299 206
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 21 19
Average hourly rate £21.55 £15.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.03% -16.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.50 £12.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £180.00 £56.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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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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 -8 85 £355 -5.33% 20
Bracknell -21 13 £388 +13.97% 1
Slough 0 2 - - 1
Wokingham -1 2 - -
Thatcham - 2 £410 -
Newbury -8 1 - -
SC Cleared
South East

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 329 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 96 (29.18%) Windows
3 70 (21.28%) Microsoft
4 69 (20.97%) DV Cleared
5 57 (17.33%) Cisco
6 51 (15.50%) Telecoms
7 50 (15.20%) ITIL
8 49 (14.89%) Windows 7
9 46 (13.98%) HP
10 45 (13.68%) Cisco Certification
11 41 (12.46%) Active Directory
11 41 (12.46%) CCNP
12 37 (11.25%) Migration
13 36 (10.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 34 (10.33%) Firewall
15 32 (9.73%) CISSP
16 31 (9.42%) WAN
17 30 (9.12%) Configuration Management
18 28 (8.51%) VMware
18 28 (8.51%) LAN
18 28 (8.51%) Linux
18 28 (8.51%) VPN
18 28 (8.51%) Application Packaging
19 27 (8.21%) CheckPoint
19 27 (8.21%) OSPF
20 26 (7.90%) Network Security
21 25 (7.60%) F5
21 25 (7.60%) Internet
22 24 (7.29%) SCCM
23 23 (6.99%) Microsoft Certification

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (5.78%) SharePoint
2 13 (3.95%) SharePoint Server
3 7 (2.13%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (2.13%) Lync
4 3 (0.91%) JBoss
4 3 (0.91%) MS Project Server
5 2 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (0.61%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.30%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.30%) CMS
6 1 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.30%) OpenStack
Applications
1 15 (4.56%) MS Excel
2 14 (4.26%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.22%) MS Project
4 2 (0.61%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.91%) Changepoint
2 1 (0.30%) SAP MDM
2 1 (0.30%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.30%) FLEXCUBE
2 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.61%) IaaS
2 2 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.30%) SaaS
3 1 (0.30%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (10.33%) Firewall
2 31 (9.42%) WAN
3 28 (8.51%) LAN
3 28 (8.51%) VPN
4 27 (8.21%) OSPF
5 26 (7.90%) Network Security
6 25 (7.60%) Internet
7 23 (6.99%) RIP
8 22 (6.69%) Cisco ASA
9 18 (5.47%) MPLS
10 17 (5.17%) SSL
11 16 (4.86%) IPsec
12 14 (4.26%) TCP/IP
13 12 (3.65%) SMS
14 11 (3.34%) Cisco ISE
14 11 (3.34%) WLAN
14 11 (3.34%) Wireless
14 11 (3.34%) EIGRP
14 11 (3.34%) Frame Relay
15 9 (2.74%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.13%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.61%) IDOL
3 2 (0.61%) Data Mining
3 2 (0.61%) MySQL
4 1 (0.30%) Star Schema
4 1 (0.30%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.30%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.30%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (5.78%) Selenium
2 16 (4.86%) WebDriver
3 13 (3.95%) MSI
4 8 (2.43%) StarTeam
5 5 (1.52%) Cucumber
6 4 (1.22%) Jenkins
6 4 (1.22%) Git (software)
6 4 (1.22%) JIRA
7 3 (0.91%) Maven
8 2 (0.61%) SonarQube
8 2 (0.61%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.61%) Wise Package Studio
8 2 (0.61%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.61%) Mockito
8 2 (0.61%) DbUnit
8 2 (0.61%) jMock
8 2 (0.61%) JUnit
8 2 (0.61%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.61%) QuickTest Pro
9 1 (0.30%) LoadRunner
General
1 51 (15.50%) Telecoms
2 19 (5.78%) Finance
3 3 (0.91%) Retail
4 2 (0.61%) Legal
4 2 (0.61%) Banking
5 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.30%) Publishing
5 1 (0.30%) Military
5 1 (0.30%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 34 (10.33%) Consultant
2 31 (9.42%) Analyst
3 29 (8.81%) Applications Packager
4 28 (8.51%) Architect
4 28 (8.51%) Network Engineer
5 20 (6.08%) IP Engineer
6 19 (5.78%) Support Engineer
7 16 (4.86%) Design Engineer
7 16 (4.86%) Test Analyst
7 16 (4.86%) Tester
8 15 (4.56%) 2nd Line Support
8 15 (4.56%) Security Engineer
9 14 (4.26%) Solutions Architect
9 14 (4.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 13 (3.95%) Project Manager
11 12 (3.65%) IP Network Engineer
12 10 (3.04%) Integration Engineer
13 9 (2.74%) Developer
13 9 (2.74%) Network Design Engineer
14 8 (2.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (8.51%) Application Packaging
2 13 (3.95%) OAuth
2 13 (3.95%) OpenID
2 13 (3.95%) SAML
3 11 (3.34%) .NET
4 8 (2.43%) SOAP
4 8 (2.43%) XML
5 6 (1.82%) Web Services
6 5 (1.52%) HTML
7 4 (1.22%) RESTful
7 4 (1.22%) Software Packaging
8 3 (0.91%) ASP.NET
8 3 (0.91%) CSS
8 3 (0.91%) ActiveMQ
8 3 (0.91%) Spring
9 2 (0.61%) REST
9 2 (0.61%) CSS3
9 2 (0.61%) PowerMock
9 2 (0.61%) KnockoutJS
9 2 (0.61%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 16 (4.86%) PKI
2 15 (4.56%) Open Source
2 15 (4.56%) SecurID
3 11 (3.34%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (0.61%) Mobile App
4 2 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (0.61%) Cryptography
4 2 (0.61%) CESG
4 2 (0.61%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.30%) Biometrics
5 1 (0.30%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.30%) Device Driver
5 1 (0.30%) Clustering
5 1 (0.30%) IVR
5 1 (0.30%) Economics
5 1 (0.30%) PDA
5 1 (0.30%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 96 (29.18%) Windows
2 49 (14.89%) Windows 7
3 28 (8.51%) Linux
4 22 (6.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 22 (6.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (3.65%) Windows XP
6 6 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.91%) UNIX
8 2 (0.61%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.61%) Windows Phone
8 2 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.61%) Windows Phone 8
8 2 (0.61%) Android
9 1 (0.30%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.30%) AIX
9 1 (0.30%) Solaris
9 1 (0.30%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.30%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (15.20%) ITIL
2 37 (11.25%) Migration
3 30 (9.12%) Configuration Management
4 22 (6.69%) Project Management
5 21 (6.38%) TOGAF
5 21 (6.38%) Information Security
6 18 (5.47%) Enterprise Architecture
7 17 (5.17%) Test Scripting
8 16 (4.86%) Validation
8 16 (4.86%) Service Delivery
9 15 (4.56%) eTOM
9 15 (4.56%) Business Development
9 15 (4.56%) Software Delivery
10 13 (3.95%) Regression Testing
10 13 (3.95%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (3.65%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (3.65%) Risk Assessment
11 12 (3.65%) Identity Management
11 12 (3.65%) Software Deployment
11 12 (3.65%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 21 (6.38%) VB
2 20 (6.08%) C#
3 18 (5.47%) SQL
4 11 (3.34%) PowerShell
4 11 (3.34%) VBScript
4 11 (3.34%) C
5 6 (1.82%) Java
6 4 (1.22%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.91%) VBA
8 2 (0.61%) Pascal
8 2 (0.61%) PL/1
9 1 (0.30%) Perl
9 1 (0.30%) C++
9 1 (0.30%) XPath
9 1 (0.30%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 329 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 69 (20.97%) DV Cleared
3 45 (13.68%) Cisco Certification
4 41 (12.46%) CCNP
5 32 (9.73%) CISSP
6 23 (6.99%) Microsoft Certification
7 22 (6.69%) MCSE
8 18 (5.47%) MCP
8 18 (5.47%) Degree
9 12 (3.65%) CCNA
10 11 (3.34%) BC Cleared
11 7 (2.13%) CCIE
12 6 (1.82%) ISEB
13 4 (1.22%) MCITP
13 4 (1.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (1.22%) ISTQB
14 3 (0.91%) CCDP
14 3 (0.91%) CCIP
14 3 (0.91%) JNCIS
14 3 (0.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.69%) SLA
2 16 (4.86%) PCI DSS
3 11 (3.34%) QA
4 3 (0.91%) COBIT
5 2 (0.61%) DO-178B
5 2 (0.61%) BS15000
6 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 41 (12.46%) Active Directory
2 20 (6.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (5.17%) Microsoft App-V
4 15 (4.56%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.91%) Firmware
5 3 (0.91%) vSphere
5 3 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.61%) XenApp
6 2 (0.61%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.61%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.30%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (0.30%) Docker
Systems Management
1 36 (10.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 24 (7.29%) SCCM
3 7 (2.13%) SCOM
4 6 (1.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 5 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.91%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.61%) Hyperic
7 2 (0.61%) SCDPM
7 2 (0.61%) logstash
7 2 (0.61%) ZABBIX
7 2 (0.61%) Netcool
7 2 (0.61%) MOM
8 1 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.30%) Cisco IPCC
8 1 (0.30%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 1 (0.30%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 70 (21.28%) Microsoft
2 57 (17.33%) Cisco
3 46 (13.98%) HP
4 28 (8.51%) VMware
5 27 (8.21%) CheckPoint
6 25 (7.60%) F5
7 18 (5.47%) Fortinet
8 17 (5.17%) Juniper
9 16 (4.86%) Symantec
10 15 (4.56%) Tufin
10 15 (4.56%) AlgoSec
10 15 (4.56%) McAfee
11 12 (3.65%) Oracle
12 11 (3.34%) CA
13 10 (3.04%) Citrix
14 8 (2.43%) Borland
15 6 (1.82%) Fujitsu
15 6 (1.82%) Red Hat
16 4 (1.22%) SAP
17 3 (0.91%) Mercator
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