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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Clearance
Rank 8 10 25
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +15
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 289 238 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 11.08% 9.19% 6.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 41.34% 39.34% 32.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 95 33
Average daily rate
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£444 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £241 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £500 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.41% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 9
Average hourly rate £37.58 £26.00 £11.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.51% +129.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £26.00 £11.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £26.00 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.48 £18.00 £27.75
% change year-on-year
+8.19% -35.13%
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
699 605 397
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.80% 23.37% 18.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 260 162
Average daily rate £375 £388 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +12.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 29 13
Average hourly rate £42.50 £16.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+165.62% -36.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.71 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £18.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -23.91%

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 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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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 +13 119 £350 -12.66% 47
Bracknell 0 59 £375 +19.42% 1
Newbury -3 2 £500 -
Slough -12 2 £450 +3.74%
Maidenhead +6 1 - - 7
Ascot - 1 £450 -
Thatcham - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
Security Cleared
South East

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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.

1 343 (62.14%) SC Cleared
2 215 (38.95%) DV Cleared
3 168 (30.43%) Windows
4 131 (23.73%) Microsoft
5 88 (15.94%) Active Directory
6 78 (14.13%) Windows 7
7 70 (12.68%) ITIL
8 65 (11.78%) Telecoms
9 58 (10.51%) HP
10 57 (10.33%) VMware
11 53 (9.60%) SQL
12 52 (9.42%) SCCM
13 51 (9.24%) Windows Server 2003
14 48 (8.70%) Migration
14 48 (8.70%) CISSP
15 46 (8.33%) Cisco
15 46 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
16 45 (8.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
17 44 (7.97%) Citrix
18 41 (7.43%) Microsoft Certification
19 40 (7.25%) MS Excel
20 39 (7.07%) Cisco Certification
21 38 (6.88%) CCNP
22 37 (6.70%) LAN
23 35 (6.34%) Linux
23 35 (6.34%) Configuration Management
24 34 (6.16%) MCSE
24 34 (6.16%) SharePoint
24 34 (6.16%) SQL Server
25 33 (5.98%) Windows XP

Security Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 34 (6.16%) SharePoint
2 26 (4.71%) MS Exchange
3 24 (4.35%) SharePoint Server
4 14 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2003
5 13 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (1.63%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (1.45%) Live Communications Server
7 8 (1.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 7 (1.27%) Lync
9 6 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (0.72%) JBoss
11 3 (0.54%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.54%) Apache
11 3 (0.54%) SAS
11 3 (0.54%) Documentum
12 2 (0.36%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.36%) IIS
13 1 (0.18%) CMS
13 1 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 40 (7.25%) MS Excel
2 19 (3.44%) MS Office
3 13 (2.36%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.81%) MS Project
5 6 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.36%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.36%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle SCM
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.18%) FLEXCUBE
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.72%) Office 365
3 2 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.18%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (6.70%) LAN
2 33 (5.98%) Internet
2 33 (5.98%) Network Security
3 31 (5.62%) Firewall
3 31 (5.62%) WAN
4 30 (5.43%) VPN
5 25 (4.53%) OSPF
6 21 (3.80%) RIP
7 20 (3.62%) TCP/IP
7 20 (3.62%) SMS
8 19 (3.44%) DHCP
8 19 (3.44%) Cisco ASA
9 18 (3.26%) IPsec
9 18 (3.26%) SSL
10 16 (2.90%) NetScaler
10 16 (2.90%) Ethernet
11 14 (2.54%) Wireless
12 13 (2.36%) DNS
13 12 (2.17%) WLAN
13 12 (2.17%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (6.16%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.26%) SQL Server 2005
3 16 (2.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (1.63%) IDOL
5 7 (1.27%) SQL Server 2000
6 5 (0.91%) EDRMS
6 5 (0.91%) OLAP
6 5 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (0.72%) MySQL
8 3 (0.54%) DTS
8 3 (0.54%) Essbase
9 2 (0.36%) Cognos Query Studio
9 2 (0.36%) Cognos Analysis Studio
9 2 (0.36%) Cognos Report Studio
9 2 (0.36%) Cognos Framework Manager
9 2 (0.36%) Cognos Transformer
9 2 (0.36%) Base SAS
9 2 (0.36%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 11 (1.99%) MSI
2 7 (1.27%) StarTeam
3 6 (1.09%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.54%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (0.54%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.36%) Mockito
5 2 (0.36%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.36%) DbUnit
5 2 (0.36%) jMock
5 2 (0.36%) Maven
5 2 (0.36%) LoadRunner
5 2 (0.36%) JUnit
6 1 (0.18%) WinRunner
6 1 (0.18%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.18%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.18%) Subversion
6 1 (0.18%) Selenium
6 1 (0.18%) BitKeeper
6 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.18%) Mercurial
General
1 65 (11.78%) Telecoms
2 32 (5.80%) Finance
3 8 (1.45%) Billing
4 7 (1.27%) Publishing
4 7 (1.27%) Marketing
5 3 (0.54%) Banking
5 3 (0.54%) Retail
6 2 (0.36%) Legal
7 1 (0.18%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.18%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 61 (11.05%) Consultant
2 49 (8.88%) Architect
3 34 (6.16%) Analyst
4 33 (5.98%) Support Engineer
5 30 (5.43%) Developer
6 24 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
6 24 (4.35%) Applications Packager
7 21 (3.80%) Designer
7 21 (3.80%) Security Engineer
7 21 (3.80%) Network Engineer
8 18 (3.26%) Solutions Architect
9 17 (3.08%) Desktop Engineer
9 17 (3.08%) IP Engineer
10 16 (2.90%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 16 (2.90%) Design Engineer
11 15 (2.72%) Project Manager
12 14 (2.54%) Rollout Engineer
13 12 (2.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 11 (1.99%) Security Consultant
14 11 (1.99%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (5.25%) .NET
2 21 (3.80%) OAuth
2 21 (3.80%) OpenID
2 21 (3.80%) SAML
2 21 (3.80%) XML
3 20 (3.62%) ASP.NET
4 18 (3.26%) Application Packaging
5 12 (2.17%) Web Services
6 5 (0.91%) SOAP
6 5 (0.91%) HTML
6 5 (0.91%) Software Packaging
6 5 (0.91%) WCF
6 5 (0.91%) AppFabric
7 4 (0.72%) .NET Framework
7 4 (0.72%) CSS
7 4 (0.72%) JSP
8 3 (0.54%) Middleware
8 3 (0.54%) Spring
8 3 (0.54%) Windows SharePoint Services
9 2 (0.36%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 27 (4.89%) PKI
2 22 (3.99%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (3.44%) Open Source
4 18 (3.26%) Clustering
5 15 (2.72%) SecurID
6 10 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (1.81%) Blackberry
7 8 (1.45%) CESG
8 7 (1.27%) Management Information System
9 5 (0.91%) Replication
10 3 (0.54%) GIS
10 3 (0.54%) SCADA
11 2 (0.36%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.36%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.36%) RMADS
11 2 (0.36%) Cryptography
11 2 (0.36%) EMC Centera
11 2 (0.36%) N-Tier
12 1 (0.18%) Biometrics
12 1 (0.18%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 168 (30.43%) Windows
2 78 (14.13%) Windows 7
3 51 (9.24%) Windows Server 2003
4 46 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 35 (6.34%) Linux
6 33 (5.98%) Windows XP
7 11 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.72%) Windows 8
9 4 (0.72%) Android
9 4 (0.72%) UNIX
9 4 (0.72%) AIX
10 3 (0.54%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.36%) Windows Phone 8
11 2 (0.36%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.36%) VMS
11 2 (0.36%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.36%) Solaris
12 1 (0.18%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (12.68%) ITIL
2 48 (8.70%) Migration
3 35 (6.34%) Configuration Management
4 32 (5.80%) Project Management
5 31 (5.62%) Information Security
5 31 (5.62%) TOGAF
6 28 (5.07%) Enterprise Architecture
7 27 (4.89%) Incident Management
8 22 (3.99%) Business Development
8 22 (3.99%) Software Distribution
9 21 (3.80%) Identity Management
10 20 (3.62%) Software Deployment
11 19 (3.44%) Validation
12 18 (3.26%) Stakeholder Management
13 16 (2.90%) Service Management
14 15 (2.72%) eTOM
15 14 (2.54%) Time Management
15 14 (2.54%) Service Delivery
16 13 (2.36%) PRINCE2
16 13 (2.36%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 53 (9.60%) SQL
2 21 (3.80%) C#
3 19 (3.44%) C
4 15 (2.72%) PowerShell
5 11 (1.99%) VBScript
5 11 (1.99%) VB
6 10 (1.81%) Java
7 9 (1.63%) JavaScript
8 8 (1.45%) VBA
9 4 (0.72%) Perl
10 3 (0.54%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.36%) SAS Macro
11 2 (0.36%) Python
11 2 (0.36%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.36%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.18%) C++
12 1 (0.18%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.18%) Korn
12 1 (0.18%) Ruby
12 1 (0.18%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 343 (62.14%) SC Cleared
2 215 (38.95%) DV Cleared
3 48 (8.70%) CISSP
4 41 (7.43%) Microsoft Certification
5 39 (7.07%) Cisco Certification
6 38 (6.88%) CCNP
7 34 (6.16%) MCSE
8 27 (4.89%) MCP
9 24 (4.35%) Degree
10 14 (2.54%) CCNA
11 11 (1.99%) BC Cleared
12 10 (1.81%) CCIP
13 7 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 7 (1.27%) MCITP
13 7 (1.27%) MCTS
14 6 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (0.91%) ISEB
15 5 (0.91%) CCIE
16 4 (0.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 4 (0.72%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (5.62%) SLA
2 23 (4.17%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.72%) JSP 440
5 3 (0.54%) COBIT
6 2 (0.36%) QA
6 2 (0.36%) BS15000
7 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 88 (15.94%) Active Directory
2 29 (5.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (4.35%) Hyper-V
4 14 (2.54%) XenApp
4 14 (2.54%) Microsoft App-V
5 13 (2.36%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.72%) vSphere
7 3 (0.54%) Firmware
8 2 (0.36%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.18%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.18%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.18%) XenServer
9 1 (0.18%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 1 (0.18%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 52 (9.42%) SCCM
2 45 (8.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 29 (5.25%) SCOM
4 13 (2.36%) HP Quality Center
5 9 (1.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 5 (0.91%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (0.91%) SCDPM
7 2 (0.36%) Cobbler
7 2 (0.36%) Hyperic
7 2 (0.36%) ZABBIX
7 2 (0.36%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.36%) logstash
7 2 (0.36%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.36%) Netcool
7 2 (0.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.18%) MOM
8 1 (0.18%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 1 (0.18%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.18%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 1 (0.18%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 131 (23.73%) Microsoft
2 58 (10.51%) HP
3 57 (10.33%) VMware
4 46 (8.33%) Cisco
5 44 (7.97%) Citrix
6 30 (5.43%) F5
7 25 (4.53%) Oracle
7 25 (4.53%) CheckPoint
7 25 (4.53%) McAfee
8 19 (3.44%) Symantec
9 18 (3.26%) Juniper
10 17 (3.08%) Fortinet
11 15 (2.72%) Tufin
11 15 (2.72%) AlgoSec
12 14 (2.54%) Red Hat
13 13 (2.36%) CA
13 13 (2.36%) AppSense
14 11 (1.99%) Lumension
15 8 (1.45%) EMC
16 7 (1.27%) Nortel
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