The table below looks at the statistics for Security 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 Security Cleared over the 3 months to 18 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Clearance
Rank 10 8 18
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +10
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 247 267 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 10.10% 10.56% 6.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 35.39% 40.15% 26.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 81 91
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £213 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £370
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 0
Average hourly rate £17.07 £14.84 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.02% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -32.69%
Security 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
698 665 720
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 28.55% 26.29% 23.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 270 253
Average daily rate £375 £400 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 18 11
Average hourly rate £17.07 £17.78 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.96% -49.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £13.00 £20.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

Security Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Cleared across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Security Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Security Cleared
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Security Cleared across the Berkshire region.

Security Cleared Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Security Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Cleared across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Security Cleared Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Security Cleared
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Cleared across the Berkshire region.

Security Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Security Cleared
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Cleared across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Security Cleared Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Security 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 Security Cleared within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 18 September 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 +4 123 £425 - 27
Bracknell 0 59 £263 -16.99% 5
Newbury +1 3 £350 -17.64% 1
Wokingham +2 1 - -
Windsor -1 1 - -
Slough -8 1 £325 - 1
Maidenhead - - - -
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Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Security 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 Security Cleared.

1 342 (65.64%) SC Cleared
2 197 (37.81%) Windows
3 146 (28.02%) DV Cleared
4 138 (26.49%) Microsoft
5 69 (13.24%) Active Directory
5 69 (13.24%) SQL
6 66 (12.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 65 (12.48%) MS Excel
8 62 (11.90%) SharePoint
9 61 (11.71%) SQL Server
10 59 (11.32%) Citrix
11 57 (10.94%) .NET
12 56 (10.75%) ITIL
12 56 (10.75%) Windows 7
13 52 (9.98%) Migration
14 46 (8.83%) HP
15 43 (8.25%) Cisco
15 43 (8.25%) SharePoint Server
16 42 (8.06%) C#
17 40 (7.68%) VMware
18 37 (7.10%) SQL Server 2005
18 37 (7.10%) XML
18 37 (7.10%) SLA
18 37 (7.10%) Cisco Certification
18 37 (7.10%) Windows Server 2008
19 36 (6.91%) Windows XP
20 35 (6.72%) ASP.NET
21 34 (6.53%) Telecoms
22 33 (6.33%) MS Office
23 31 (5.95%) Oracle

Security Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Security 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 Security Cleared. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 62 (11.90%) SharePoint
2 43 (8.25%) SharePoint Server
3 27 (5.18%) MS Exchange
4 12 (2.30%) BizTalk Server
5 9 (1.73%) IIS
6 8 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (1.15%) Lync
8 6 (1.15%) Apache
9 5 (0.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (0.58%) ArcGIS
11 3 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2000
11 3 (0.58%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.38%) TIBCO EMS
12 2 (0.38%) Oracle Spatial
12 2 (0.38%) WebLogic
Applications
1 65 (12.48%) MS Excel
2 33 (6.33%) MS Office
3 15 (2.88%) MS Project
4 11 (2.11%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.19%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (2.11%) Remedy ITSM
2 9 (1.73%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (1.34%) Remedy AR System
4 3 (0.58%) HFM
5 2 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.38%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (0.38%) CSG Singleview
5 2 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.38%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.38%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle E-Business Tax
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle TCA
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle HRMS
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.19%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.58%) Office 365
3 2 (0.38%) IaaS
3 2 (0.38%) PaaS
3 2 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 26 (4.99%) Firewall
2 25 (4.80%) DNS
3 24 (4.61%) VPN
4 20 (3.84%) TCP/IP
5 18 (3.45%) Ethernet
6 17 (3.26%) DHCP
6 17 (3.26%) SMS
7 16 (3.07%) LDAP
8 15 (2.88%) LAN
8 15 (2.88%) WAN
8 15 (2.88%) Internet
9 14 (2.69%) Wireless
10 13 (2.50%) Network Security
11 12 (2.30%) SAN
12 10 (1.92%) MPLS
12 10 (1.92%) IPsec
13 8 (1.54%) OSPF
14 7 (1.34%) SMTP
15 6 (1.15%) BGP
16 5 (0.96%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (11.71%) SQL Server
2 37 (7.10%) SQL Server 2005
3 20 (3.84%) IDOL
4 18 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 15 (2.88%) OLAP
5 15 (2.88%) DTS
6 9 (1.73%) SQL Server 2000
6 9 (1.73%) Oracle Database
7 7 (1.34%) EDRMS
8 6 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (0.96%) MS Access
9 5 (0.96%) Data Mining
9 5 (0.96%) Hadoop
9 5 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (0.77%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (0.58%) Hyperion Smart View
11 3 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.38%) Big Data
13 1 (0.19%) MySQL
13 1 (0.19%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 19 (3.65%) Visual Studio
2 10 (1.92%) TestDirector
2 10 (1.92%) StarTeam
3 5 (0.96%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (0.96%) WinRunner
4 2 (0.38%) SoapUI
4 2 (0.38%) MSI
4 2 (0.38%) JIRA
5 1 (0.19%) Selenium
5 1 (0.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.19%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.19%) GCC
5 1 (0.19%) Subversion
5 1 (0.19%) Maven
5 1 (0.19%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.19%) PVCS
General
1 34 (6.53%) Telecoms
2 30 (5.76%) Finance
3 9 (1.73%) Billing
4 5 (0.96%) Publishing
5 3 (0.58%) Military
6 2 (0.38%) General Ledger
6 2 (0.38%) Legal
7 1 (0.19%) Back Office
7 1 (0.19%) Marketing
7 1 (0.19%) French Language
7 1 (0.19%) German Language
7 1 (0.19%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.19%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.19%) Banking
7 1 (0.19%) Retail
Job Titles
1 57 (10.94%) Analyst
2 52 (9.98%) Architect
3 48 (9.21%) Developer
4 41 (7.87%) Consultant
5 24 (4.61%) Network Engineer
6 23 (4.41%) SharePoint Developer
7 21 (4.03%) Designer
8 20 (3.84%) Technical Architect
9 17 (3.26%) Support Analyst
10 16 (3.07%) 2nd Line Support
11 14 (2.69%) Rollout Engineer
12 13 (2.50%) Desktop Engineer
12 13 (2.50%) Build Engineer
13 12 (2.30%) Configuration Analyst
13 12 (2.30%) Support Engineer
13 12 (2.30%) Project Manager
14 11 (2.11%) Solutions Architect
14 11 (2.11%) Security Engineer
15 10 (1.92%) Network Architect
15 10 (1.92%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (10.94%) .NET
2 37 (7.10%) XML
3 35 (6.72%) ASP.NET
4 21 (4.03%) Web Services
5 18 (3.45%) Application Packaging
6 16 (3.07%) Windows SharePoint Services
7 15 (2.88%) .NET Framework
8 10 (1.92%) WCF
9 7 (1.34%) AppFabric
10 4 (0.77%) Middleware
11 3 (0.58%) OLE
11 3 (0.58%) SOAP
11 3 (0.58%) Software Packaging
12 2 (0.38%) jQuery
12 2 (0.38%) ArcObjects
12 2 (0.38%) HTML
12 2 (0.38%) CGI
12 2 (0.38%) CSS
13 1 (0.19%) JSP
13 1 (0.19%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (5.18%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (4.41%) Clustering
3 15 (2.88%) PKI
4 7 (1.34%) CMDB
4 7 (1.34%) Replication
5 6 (1.15%) Blackberry
5 6 (1.15%) CESG
6 5 (0.96%) Statistics
6 5 (0.96%) Management Information System
7 4 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (0.77%) Open Source
8 3 (0.58%) iPad
8 3 (0.58%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.58%) GIS
8 3 (0.58%) SCADA
8 3 (0.58%) SecurID
9 2 (0.38%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.38%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.38%) Smartcard
9 2 (0.38%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 197 (37.81%) Windows
2 66 (12.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 56 (10.75%) Windows 7
4 37 (7.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 36 (6.91%) Windows XP
6 26 (4.99%) Linux
7 23 (4.41%) UNIX
8 16 (3.07%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (1.92%) AIX
9 10 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (1.73%) Android
11 6 (1.15%) Apple iOS
11 6 (1.15%) Windows 2000
12 5 (0.96%) Windows Phone
13 4 (0.77%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.38%) Solaris
14 2 (0.38%) VMS
14 2 (0.38%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.19%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (10.75%) ITIL
2 52 (9.98%) Migration
3 29 (5.57%) Configuration Management
4 27 (5.18%) Workflow
5 26 (4.99%) PRINCE2
6 24 (4.61%) Software Distribution
7 23 (4.41%) Project Management
8 22 (4.22%) Mentoring
9 21 (4.03%) Service Management
10 19 (3.65%) Software Deployment
11 16 (3.07%) Web Development
11 16 (3.07%) Stakeholder Management
12 15 (2.88%) User Acceptance Testing
13 14 (2.69%) Test Scripting
13 14 (2.69%) Incident Management
14 13 (2.50%) Change Management
14 13 (2.50%) SOA
14 13 (2.50%) Release Management
15 12 (2.30%) Change Control
15 12 (2.30%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 69 (13.24%) SQL
2 42 (8.06%) C#
3 18 (3.45%) C
4 16 (3.07%) T-SQL
5 14 (2.69%) PowerShell
6 11 (2.11%) JavaScript
7 7 (1.34%) Java
8 6 (1.15%) VBA
8 6 (1.15%) Shell Script
9 4 (0.77%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.58%) Perl
11 2 (0.38%) Python
11 2 (0.38%) C++
12 1 (0.19%) VBScript
12 1 (0.19%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.19%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.19%) Korn
Qualifications
1 342 (65.64%) SC Cleared
2 146 (28.02%) DV Cleared
3 37 (7.10%) Cisco Certification
4 30 (5.76%) CCNP
5 26 (4.99%) Microsoft Certification
6 23 (4.41%) CCNA
7 17 (3.26%) MCSE
8 13 (2.50%) MCP
9 12 (2.30%) CCIP
10 11 (2.11%) ISEB
10 11 (2.11%) MCTS
10 11 (2.11%) Degree
11 10 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (1.54%) CISSP
13 7 (1.34%) MCITP
14 6 (1.15%) CCSP
14 6 (1.15%) BC Cleared
15 5 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 5 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
16 4 (0.77%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (7.10%) SLA
2 8 (1.54%) QA
3 7 (1.34%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.19%) JSP 440
System Software
1 69 (13.24%) Active Directory
2 28 (5.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (4.99%) XenDesktop
4 23 (4.41%) Microsoft App-V
5 16 (3.07%) vSphere
6 15 (2.88%) Hyper-V
7 11 (2.11%) Terminal Services
8 9 (1.73%) XenApp
9 7 (1.34%) VMware ESX
10 5 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.77%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.38%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.19%) Samba
13 1 (0.19%) XenServer
13 1 (0.19%) UAG
13 1 (0.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 1 (0.19%) OpenSSH
13 1 (0.19%) Brightmail
Systems Management
1 31 (5.95%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 26 (4.99%) SCCM
3 16 (3.07%) SCOM
4 11 (2.11%) Netcool
5 10 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
6 8 (1.54%) McAfee ePO
6 8 (1.54%) Tivoli
7 7 (1.34%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 6 (1.15%) Norton AntiVirus
8 6 (1.15%) Netcool/Webtop
8 6 (1.15%) HP UCMDB
9 5 (0.96%) WMI
10 4 (0.77%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 3 (0.58%) SCOrch
11 3 (0.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 3 (0.58%) FortiGate
11 3 (0.58%) EMC NetWorker
11 3 (0.58%) BMC Performance Manager
11 3 (0.58%) NetBackup
11 3 (0.58%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 138 (26.49%) Microsoft
2 59 (11.32%) Citrix
3 46 (8.83%) HP
4 43 (8.25%) Cisco
5 40 (7.68%) VMware
6 31 (5.95%) Oracle
7 25 (4.80%) McAfee
8 23 (4.41%) Juniper
9 18 (3.45%) Meridio
10 13 (2.50%) BMC
10 13 (2.50%) Nortel
10 13 (2.50%) Red Hat
10 13 (2.50%) Symantec
11 12 (2.30%) Remedy
11 12 (2.30%) CheckPoint
11 12 (2.30%) AppSense
11 12 (2.30%) Lumension
12 10 (1.92%) F5
12 10 (1.92%) Borland
12 10 (1.92%) Avaya
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