The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Berkshire region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 20 11 24
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +13
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 159 218 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 6.34% 8.93% 5.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 22.27% 34.99% 23.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 70 105
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £213 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £365 £370
% change year-on-year
+1.36% -1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £17.07 £16.72 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.09% -64.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -8.69%
Qualifications Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
714 623 705
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 28.49% 25.53% 22.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 240 266
Average daily rate £375 £385 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +6.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £188 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 5
Average hourly rate £17.07 £30.50 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.03% -35.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
SC Cleared
South East

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 July 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 29 July 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 +13 90 £400 -5.88% 4
Bracknell -2 38 £250 -16.66% 4
Newbury - 2 - -
Slough -4 1 £325 -
Wokingham - - - -
SC Cleared
South East

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 401 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 130 (32.42%) Windows
3 91 (22.69%) Microsoft
4 56 (13.97%) SharePoint
5 51 (12.72%) Windows Server 2003
6 48 (11.97%) SQL
7 46 (11.47%) ITIL
8 45 (11.22%) Active Directory
9 44 (10.97%) SQL Server
10 40 (9.98%) Oracle
11 37 (9.23%) SharePoint Server
12 36 (8.98%) Cisco
13 35 (8.73%) MS Excel
14 34 (8.48%) DV Cleared
15 33 (8.23%) .NET
16 32 (7.98%) Telecoms
17 31 (7.73%) Windows Server 2008
18 30 (7.48%) HP
19 29 (7.23%) Finance
20 27 (6.73%) Configuration Management
20 27 (6.73%) C#
21 26 (6.48%) Cisco Certification
22 25 (6.23%) Migration
22 25 (6.23%) VMware
23 24 (5.99%) Firewall
24 23 (5.74%) XML
25 22 (5.49%) PRINCE2
25 22 (5.49%) ASP.NET
25 22 (5.49%) CCNP
25 22 (5.49%) SLA

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 56 (13.97%) SharePoint
2 37 (9.23%) SharePoint Server
3 11 (2.74%) MS Exchange
4 7 (1.75%) IIS
5 6 (1.50%) Lync
5 6 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (1.00%) WebLogic
7 4 (1.00%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.75%) Apache
8 3 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2000
8 3 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.25%) Confluence
10 1 (0.25%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 35 (8.73%) MS Excel
2 21 (5.24%) MS Office
3 7 (1.75%) MS Project
4 5 (1.25%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (2.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (1.75%) HFM
3 6 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (1.00%) Remedy AR System
5 3 (0.75%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.50%) Oracle HRMS
6 2 (0.50%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.50%) Oracle iProcurement
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle E-Business Tax
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle TCA
7 1 (0.25%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.25%) Hyperion Enterprise
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.50%) PaaS
2 2 (0.50%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (5.99%) Firewall
2 22 (5.49%) VPN
3 16 (3.99%) LDAP
4 15 (3.74%) DNS
4 15 (3.74%) Ethernet
5 14 (3.49%) LAN
5 14 (3.49%) WAN
6 13 (3.24%) TCP/IP
6 13 (3.24%) MPLS
7 11 (2.74%) Internet
8 10 (2.49%) Network Security
8 10 (2.49%) SMS
9 9 (2.24%) DHCP
9 9 (2.24%) Wireless
10 8 (2.00%) IPsec
10 8 (2.00%) OSPF
10 8 (2.00%) BGP
11 6 (1.50%) RIP
11 6 (1.50%) SAN
11 6 (1.50%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (10.97%) SQL Server
2 22 (5.49%) SQL Server 2005
3 19 (4.74%) IDOL
4 15 (3.74%) OLAP
4 15 (3.74%) DTS
5 14 (3.49%) Oracle Database
6 8 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (1.75%) Hyperion Smart View
7 7 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (1.25%) Hadoop
8 5 (1.25%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (1.00%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.50%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.50%) DataStage
11 2 (0.50%) Oracle OWB
11 2 (0.50%) EDRMS
11 2 (0.50%) SAP Data Services
11 2 (0.50%) Big Data
11 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 16 (3.99%) Visual Studio
2 13 (3.24%) TestDirector
3 11 (2.74%) StarTeam
4 7 (1.75%) QuickTest Pro
4 7 (1.75%) WinRunner
5 2 (0.50%) SoapUI
5 2 (0.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.50%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (0.50%) Talend Open Studio
5 2 (0.50%) MSI
5 2 (0.50%) JIRA
6 1 (0.25%) Selenium
6 1 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.25%) Subversion
6 1 (0.25%) Maven
6 1 (0.25%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.25%) Jenkins
General
1 32 (7.98%) Telecoms
2 29 (7.23%) Finance
3 4 (1.00%) Publishing
3 4 (1.00%) Banking
3 4 (1.00%) Billing
4 3 (0.75%) Military
5 2 (0.50%) Electronics
6 1 (0.25%) French Language
6 1 (0.25%) German Language
6 1 (0.25%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.25%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.25%) Retail
6 1 (0.25%) Law
6 1 (0.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 59 (14.71%) Consultant
2 54 (13.47%) Architect
3 42 (10.47%) Analyst
4 34 (8.48%) Developer
5 26 (6.48%) Network Engineer
6 20 (4.99%) Designer
7 18 (4.49%) SharePoint Developer
8 16 (3.99%) Project Manager
9 14 (3.49%) Management Consultant
9 14 (3.49%) Technical Architect
10 12 (2.99%) Test Analyst
11 10 (2.49%) Solutions Architect
11 10 (2.49%) Configuration Analyst
12 9 (2.24%) Test Manager
12 9 (2.24%) Security Consultant
12 9 (2.24%) 2nd Line Support
13 8 (2.00%) Oracle Consultant
13 8 (2.00%) Network Architect
14 7 (1.75%) Hyperion Consultant
14 7 (1.75%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (8.23%) .NET
2 23 (5.74%) XML
3 22 (5.49%) ASP.NET
4 16 (3.99%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 16 (3.99%) Web Services
5 11 (2.74%) .NET Framework
6 5 (1.25%) WCF
7 4 (1.00%) Spring
7 4 (1.00%) Middleware
8 3 (0.75%) OLE
8 3 (0.75%) SOAP
8 3 (0.75%) Application Packaging
8 3 (0.75%) AppFabric
9 2 (0.50%) jQuery
9 2 (0.50%) Software Packaging
9 2 (0.50%) J2EE
10 1 (0.25%) Classic ASP
10 1 (0.25%) CSS
10 1 (0.25%) JSP
10 1 (0.25%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 14 (3.49%) PKI
2 8 (2.00%) Clustering
2 8 (2.00%) CMDB
3 7 (1.75%) CESG
4 6 (1.50%) Replication
4 6 (1.50%) Data Integration
5 5 (1.25%) Blackberry
6 3 (0.75%) SecurID
6 3 (0.75%) Statistics
7 2 (0.50%) iPhone
7 2 (0.50%) iPad
7 2 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.25%) Human Factors
8 1 (0.25%) GIS
8 1 (0.25%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.25%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 130 (32.42%) Windows
2 51 (12.72%) Windows Server 2003
3 31 (7.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (4.99%) Linux
4 20 (4.99%) Windows XP
5 17 (4.24%) UNIX
6 16 (3.99%) Windows 7
7 10 (2.49%) Android
7 10 (2.49%) Windows 2000
8 7 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (1.75%) Apple iOS
9 5 (1.25%) AIX
9 5 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (1.25%) Windows Phone
10 3 (0.75%) Solaris
10 3 (0.75%) Windows NT
10 3 (0.75%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.50%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.50%) OpenVMS
11 2 (0.50%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (11.47%) ITIL
2 27 (6.73%) Configuration Management
3 25 (6.23%) Migration
4 22 (5.49%) PRINCE2
4 22 (5.49%) Project Management
5 17 (4.24%) Service Management
6 16 (3.99%) Workflow
7 15 (3.74%) ITSM
7 15 (3.74%) Service Delivery
7 15 (3.74%) Software Distribution
8 14 (3.49%) Test Scripting
9 12 (2.99%) Web Development
10 11 (2.74%) Validation
10 11 (2.74%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (2.74%) Software Deployment
11 10 (2.49%) Release Management
11 10 (2.49%) Load Balancing
11 10 (2.49%) Asset Management
12 9 (2.24%) Network Design
12 9 (2.24%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (11.97%) SQL
2 27 (6.73%) C#
3 15 (3.74%) T-SQL
3 15 (3.74%) PowerShell
4 13 (3.24%) C
5 9 (2.24%) Java
6 7 (1.75%) Shell Script
7 4 (1.00%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.00%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.50%) C++
8 2 (0.50%) VBScript
8 2 (0.50%) VB
8 2 (0.50%) VBA
9 1 (0.25%) Lua
Qualifications
1 401 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 34 (8.48%) DV Cleared
3 26 (6.48%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (5.49%) CCNP
5 16 (3.99%) CCNA
6 15 (3.74%) ISEB
7 11 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (2.49%) CCIP
9 9 (2.24%) MCSE
10 8 (2.00%) MCP
10 8 (2.00%) Degree
11 7 (1.75%) CISSP
12 6 (1.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (1.25%) BC Cleared
13 5 (1.25%) CCSP
13 5 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 4 (1.00%) ISTQB
14 4 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 3 (0.75%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.49%) SLA
2 5 (1.25%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.50%) QA
4 1 (0.25%) JSP 440
System Software
1 45 (11.22%) Active Directory
2 20 (4.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.49%) Hyper-V
4 9 (2.24%) Terminal Services
5 8 (2.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (1.50%) XenApp
7 5 (1.25%) VMware ESX
8 4 (1.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (0.75%) UAG
9 3 (0.75%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 2 (0.50%) Veritas File System
10 2 (0.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.50%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.25%) Brightmail
11 1 (0.25%) OCFS2
11 1 (0.25%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (5.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 16 (3.99%) SCCM
3 11 (2.74%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (1.75%) HP UCMDB
5 6 (1.50%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (1.50%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (1.50%) WMI
6 5 (1.25%) SCOM
7 4 (1.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 3 (0.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (0.75%) SCOrch
8 3 (0.75%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.75%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.75%) Netcool
8 3 (0.75%) BMC Performance Manager
8 3 (0.75%) WSUS
8 3 (0.75%) BMC PATROL
8 3 (0.75%) ARCserve
9 2 (0.50%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 2 (0.50%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 91 (22.69%) Microsoft
2 40 (9.98%) Oracle
3 36 (8.98%) Cisco
4 30 (7.48%) HP
5 25 (6.23%) VMware
6 21 (5.24%) Citrix
7 19 (4.74%) Juniper
8 17 (4.24%) McAfee
9 15 (3.74%) Meridio
10 12 (2.99%) Red Hat
11 11 (2.74%) Borland
11 11 (2.74%) BMC
12 10 (2.49%) CheckPoint
13 9 (2.24%) Remedy
13 9 (2.24%) Avaya
13 9 (2.24%) Nortel
14 8 (2.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
14 8 (2.00%) Symantec
14 8 (2.00%) AppSense
14 8 (2.00%) F5
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