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 30 May 2016 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.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 16 30 14
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -16
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 194 126 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 8.00% 4.98% 8.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 27.40% 22.74% 30.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 57 91
Median daily rate £434 £353 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.04% -6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £310 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £503 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.64% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 6
Median hourly rate £12.50 £21.55 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.99% +51.22%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.25 £31.50 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+18.25% +59.49%
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
708 554 701
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 29.20% 21.91% 26.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 353 261 300
Median daily rate £400 £398 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +8.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £256 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 29 12
Median hourly rate £15.25 £21.55 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.23% +48.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £18.00 £13.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.33 £39.00 £20.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

SC Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing SC Cleared as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 30 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -5 76 £450 +28.57% 7
Bracknell +22 53 £300 +76.47% 11
Maidenhead - 3 £450 - 3
Newbury +3 1 - -
SC Cleared
South East

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 347 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 78 (22.48%) SharePoint
3 74 (21.33%) Migration
4 59 (17.00%) Microsoft
5 57 (16.43%) Windows
6 46 (13.26%) Java
6 46 (13.26%) Oracle
7 40 (11.53%) SQL
8 34 (9.80%) Active Directory
8 34 (9.80%) DV Cleared
9 30 (8.65%) Windows Server
10 29 (8.36%) Cisco
11 26 (7.49%) ITIL
11 26 (7.49%) MS Excel
11 26 (7.49%) Data Centre
12 25 (7.20%) Firewall
13 23 (6.63%) User Acceptance Testing
14 21 (6.05%) WAN
14 21 (6.05%) PL/SQL
15 20 (5.76%) C#
15 20 (5.76%) Agile Software Development
16 19 (5.48%) Data Migration
16 19 (5.48%) LAN
17 18 (5.19%) Unix
17 18 (5.19%) Linux
17 18 (5.19%) SLA
17 18 (5.19%) SharePoint 2013
18 17 (4.90%) Juniper
19 15 (4.32%) Cisco Certification
19 15 (4.32%) JBoss

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 78 (22.48%) SharePoint
2 18 (5.19%) SharePoint 2013
3 15 (4.32%) JBoss
4 14 (4.03%) IIS
5 9 (2.59%) MS Exchange
6 7 (2.02%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (2.02%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (1.15%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (0.86%) Node.js
9 2 (0.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.58%) Live Communications Server
9 2 (0.58%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.58%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.58%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.29%) Documentum
10 1 (0.29%) K2 blackpearl
10 1 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 26 (7.49%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.15%) MS Project
3 1 (0.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (2.31%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (2.02%) Oracle EBS R12
2 7 (2.02%) Primavera
3 3 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.75%) Office 365
2 8 (2.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.29%) IaaS
3 1 (0.29%) OpenShift
3 1 (0.29%) PaaS
3 1 (0.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (7.20%) Firewall
2 21 (6.05%) WAN
3 19 (5.48%) LAN
4 12 (3.46%) Internet
5 11 (3.17%) VPN
6 10 (2.88%) DNS
7 8 (2.31%) MPLS
7 8 (2.31%) NetScaler
8 7 (2.02%) BGP
8 7 (2.02%) DWDM
8 7 (2.02%) EIGRP
8 7 (2.02%) OSPF
8 7 (2.02%) SSL
9 6 (1.73%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (1.73%) FTP
9 6 (1.73%) IPsec
9 6 (1.73%) Network Security
9 6 (1.73%) Reverse Proxy
9 6 (1.73%) SDH
9 6 (1.73%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.32%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.73%) EDRMS
3 5 (1.44%) MS Access
3 5 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (1.15%) MySQL
5 3 (0.86%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.86%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (0.58%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.58%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.58%) VoltDB
7 1 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.29%) Neo4j
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (3.17%) Eclipse
2 9 (2.59%) Selenium
3 8 (2.31%) Jenkins
4 7 (2.02%) SoapUI
4 7 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (1.44%) Visual Studio
5 5 (1.44%) WebDriver
6 4 (1.15%) SpecFlow
7 3 (0.86%) JIRA
7 3 (0.86%) Maven
7 3 (0.86%) Subversion
8 2 (0.58%) Appium
8 2 (0.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.58%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.58%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.58%) MSI
8 2 (0.58%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.29%) Apache Ivy
9 1 (0.29%) JMeter
9 1 (0.29%) MSBuild
General
1 14 (4.03%) Finance
2 11 (3.17%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.15%) Military
4 1 (0.29%) Banking
4 1 (0.29%) Billing
4 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.29%) Law
4 1 (0.29%) Legal
4 1 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 50 (14.41%) Consultant
2 46 (13.26%) Architect
3 31 (8.93%) Analyst
3 31 (8.93%) Developer
4 25 (7.20%) Support Engineer
5 16 (4.61%) Project Manager
5 16 (4.61%) SharePoint Architect
5 16 (4.61%) Web Engineer
5 16 (4.61%) Web Support Engineer
6 14 (4.03%) Java Developer
6 14 (4.03%) Oracle Consultant
7 13 (3.75%) Designer
8 12 (3.46%) Migration Consultant
9 11 (3.17%) Network Engineer
10 10 (2.88%) Network Designer
10 10 (2.88%) SharePoint Consultant
11 9 (2.59%) Security Architect
11 9 (2.59%) Test Analyst
12 8 (2.31%) 2nd Line Support
12 8 (2.31%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.03%) .NET
1 14 (4.03%) XML
2 13 (3.75%) Flash
2 13 (3.75%) Java EE
3 11 (3.17%) SOAP
4 6 (1.73%) Web Services
5 5 (1.44%) .NET Framework
6 3 (0.86%) ADO.NET
6 3 (0.86%) CSS
6 3 (0.86%) Entity Framework
6 3 (0.86%) Gherkin
6 3 (0.86%) LINQ
6 3 (0.86%) Spring
6 3 (0.86%) WinForms
7 2 (0.58%) CGI
7 2 (0.58%) Hibernate
7 2 (0.58%) HTML
7 2 (0.58%) MSMQ
7 2 (0.58%) PostGIS
7 2 (0.58%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.49%) Data Centre
2 15 (4.32%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (1.73%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.15%) Clustering
4 4 (1.15%) SCADA
4 4 (1.15%) VCE vBlock
5 3 (0.86%) Blackberry
5 3 (0.86%) CMDB
5 3 (0.86%) PKI
5 3 (0.86%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (0.58%) CESG
6 2 (0.58%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.58%) Cryptography
6 2 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.58%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.29%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (0.29%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.29%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.29%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.29%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 57 (16.43%) Windows
2 30 (8.65%) Windows Server
3 18 (5.19%) Linux
3 18 (5.19%) Unix
4 8 (2.31%) Windows XP
5 7 (2.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (1.73%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.44%) Windows 10
8 4 (1.15%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.58%) CentOS
9 2 (0.58%) Solaris
10 1 (0.29%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (21.33%) Migration
2 26 (7.49%) ITIL
3 23 (6.63%) User Acceptance Testing
4 20 (5.76%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (5.48%) Data Migration
6 14 (4.03%) Presales
6 14 (4.03%) Release Management
7 13 (3.75%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 13 (3.75%) Project Management
8 12 (3.46%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (3.46%) Test Scripting
8 12 (3.46%) Time Management
9 11 (3.17%) Change Control
9 11 (3.17%) Change Management
9 11 (3.17%) Information Security
9 11 (3.17%) Validation
10 10 (2.88%) Configuration Management
10 10 (2.88%) Problem Management
11 9 (2.59%) ITIL V3
11 9 (2.59%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 46 (13.26%) Java
2 40 (11.53%) SQL
3 21 (6.05%) PL/SQL
4 20 (5.76%) C#
5 12 (3.46%) PowerShell
6 8 (2.31%) Ruby
7 7 (2.02%) Python
8 6 (1.73%) JavaScript
9 5 (1.44%) Bash Shell
9 5 (1.44%) Perl
10 4 (1.15%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.58%) VBA
12 1 (0.29%) C
12 1 (0.29%) C++
12 1 (0.29%) PHP
12 1 (0.29%) VB
12 1 (0.29%) VBScript
12 1 (0.29%) XAML
Qualifications
1 347 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 34 (9.80%) DV Cleared
3 15 (4.32%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (3.75%) CCNP
4 13 (3.75%) CISSP
5 9 (2.59%) CISM
6 8 (2.31%) CCNA
7 7 (2.02%) BPSS Clearance
7 7 (2.02%) ISEB
8 5 (1.44%) CISMP
8 5 (1.44%) Degree
8 5 (1.44%) JNCIP
9 4 (1.15%) BC Cleared
9 4 (1.15%) GCIA
9 4 (1.15%) GCIH
9 4 (1.15%) GIAC
9 4 (1.15%) GSEC
9 4 (1.15%) ISSAP
10 3 (0.86%) CLAS
11 2 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.19%) SLA
2 6 (1.73%) RMADS
3 4 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.86%) QA
4 3 (0.86%) SDET
5 1 (0.29%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.29%) JSP 440
System Software
1 34 (9.80%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.88%) ISA Server
3 7 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.73%) UAG
4 6 (1.73%) vSphere
5 4 (1.15%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.86%) Docker
6 3 (0.86%) Firmware
6 3 (0.86%) ProxySG
6 3 (0.86%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.58%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.58%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.58%) vCloud
7 2 (0.58%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.58%) XenApp
7 2 (0.58%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (2.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 7 (2.02%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (1.73%) ArcSight ESM
4 4 (1.15%) Ansible
5 3 (0.86%) FortiGate
5 3 (0.86%) MIMEsweeper
5 3 (0.86%) NetBackup
5 3 (0.86%) Netcool
5 3 (0.86%) SCOM
6 2 (0.58%) EdgeSight
6 2 (0.58%) Nagios
6 2 (0.58%) Puppet
6 2 (0.58%) SCCM
7 1 (0.29%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.29%) MOM
7 1 (0.29%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.29%) WMI
Vendors
1 59 (17.00%) Microsoft
2 46 (13.26%) Oracle
3 29 (8.36%) Cisco
4 17 (4.90%) Juniper
5 14 (4.03%) HP
6 13 (3.75%) Fujitsu
7 11 (3.17%) CheckPoint
7 11 (3.17%) Intel Security
7 11 (3.17%) VMware
8 8 (2.31%) ArcSight
9 7 (2.02%) Meridio
10 6 (1.73%) Blue Coat
10 6 (1.73%) Red Hat
10 6 (1.73%) Remedy
11 5 (1.44%) Fortinet
12 4 (1.15%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 4 (1.15%) Citrix
12 4 (1.15%) EMC
12 4 (1.15%) Nortel
13 3 (0.86%) Veritas
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