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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Clearance
Rank 7 7 11
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 269 310 248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 9.64% 11.51% 9.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 41.90% 45.32% 41.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 125 82
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£375 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £225 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £521
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 11
Average hourly rate £21.55 £14.25 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.22% -22.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.55 £13.67 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.12 £15.50 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £21.56 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+57.69% -18.64%
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
642 684 591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 23.00% 25.40% 23.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 284 224
Average daily rate £375 £356 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £486
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 18 18
Average hourly rate £21.55 £14.84 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.21% -16.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.53 £13.49 £12.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £28.59 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -21.73%

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 5 May 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
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 5 May 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 -1 175 £361 -3.66% 28
Bracknell -11 24 £388 +13.97% 2
Newbury -3 7 £350 -26.31%
Thatcham - 4 £410 -
Wokingham -1 3 - -
Slough - 2 - - 1
Security Cleared
South East

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

1 322 (56.99%) SC Cleared
2 240 (42.48%) DV Cleared
3 195 (34.51%) Windows
4 164 (29.03%) Microsoft
5 112 (19.82%) Windows 7
6 85 (15.04%) Active Directory
7 81 (14.34%) SCCM
8 65 (11.50%) Telecoms
9 64 (11.33%) HP
10 63 (11.15%) Migration
11 62 (10.97%) VMware
11 62 (10.97%) ITIL
12 59 (10.44%) MS Excel
12 59 (10.44%) Cisco
13 55 (9.73%) Microsoft App-V
14 50 (8.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 48 (8.50%) Cisco Certification
15 48 (8.50%) Windows Server 2008
16 44 (7.79%) CCNP
16 44 (7.79%) C#
17 43 (7.61%) Application Packaging
18 41 (7.26%) SQL
19 40 (7.08%) Windows Server 2003
20 39 (6.90%) Hyper-V
21 38 (6.73%) CISSP
22 37 (6.55%) Configuration Management
23 35 (6.19%) Firewall
24 34 (6.02%) Finance
24 34 (6.02%) MSI
24 34 (6.02%) Project Management

Security Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 22 (3.89%) SharePoint
2 16 (2.83%) BizTalk Server
3 12 (2.12%) SharePoint Server
4 11 (1.95%) MS Exchange
5 7 (1.24%) Lync
6 5 (0.88%) CMS
7 4 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (0.53%) MS Project Server
8 3 (0.53%) Documentum
8 3 (0.53%) JBoss
9 2 (0.35%) Live Communications Server
9 2 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.18%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.18%) nginx
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.18%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 59 (10.44%) MS Excel
2 15 (2.65%) MS Visio
2 15 (2.65%) MS Office
3 6 (1.06%) MS Project
4 5 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.53%) Changepoint
2 2 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.18%) SAP MDM
3 1 (0.18%) FLEXCUBE
3 1 (0.18%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.35%) IaaS
3 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.18%) SaaS
3 1 (0.18%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (6.19%) Firewall
2 31 (5.49%) WAN
3 28 (4.96%) LAN
4 27 (4.78%) VPN
4 27 (4.78%) OSPF
4 27 (4.78%) Network Security
5 26 (4.60%) Internet
6 25 (4.42%) TCP/IP
7 22 (3.89%) RIP
7 22 (3.89%) Cisco ASA
8 19 (3.36%) MPLS
9 15 (2.65%) SSL
9 15 (2.65%) SMS
9 15 (2.65%) IPsec
10 14 (2.48%) NetScaler
11 13 (2.30%) DNS
12 12 (2.12%) DHCP
12 12 (2.12%) Ethernet
12 12 (2.12%) EIGRP
13 11 (1.95%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (3.54%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.88%) MS Access
3 3 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (0.53%) Data Mining
3 3 (0.53%) IDOL
3 3 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (0.53%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.35%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.18%) MySQL
5 1 (0.18%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.18%) Star Schema
5 1 (0.18%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.18%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 34 (6.02%) MSI
2 22 (3.89%) Selenium
3 17 (3.01%) WebDriver
4 9 (1.59%) Git (software)
5 8 (1.42%) StarTeam
5 8 (1.42%) QuickTest Pro
6 6 (1.06%) JIRA
7 5 (0.88%) Cucumber
7 5 (0.88%) SoapUI
8 4 (0.71%) Jenkins
8 4 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (0.71%) Talend Open Studio
9 3 (0.53%) Maven
9 3 (0.53%) Fiddler
9 3 (0.53%) LoadRunner
9 3 (0.53%) InstallShield
9 3 (0.53%) Wise Package Studio
10 2 (0.35%) DbUnit
10 2 (0.35%) Mockito
10 2 (0.35%) SpecFlow
General
1 65 (11.50%) Telecoms
2 34 (6.02%) Finance
3 5 (0.88%) Marketing
4 3 (0.53%) Retail
4 3 (0.53%) Legal
4 3 (0.53%) Military
5 2 (0.35%) Banking
5 2 (0.35%) Back Office
5 2 (0.35%) Publishing
6 1 (0.18%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.18%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.18%) Billing
Job Titles
1 76 (13.45%) Applications Packager
2 49 (8.67%) Consultant
3 45 (7.96%) Analyst
4 41 (7.26%) Architect
5 39 (6.90%) Support Engineer
6 32 (5.66%) Network Engineer
7 28 (4.96%) Developer
8 27 (4.78%) Test Analyst
9 23 (4.07%) Security Engineer
10 20 (3.54%) Desktop Engineer
10 20 (3.54%) Tester
10 20 (3.54%) 2nd Line Support
11 19 (3.36%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 19 (3.36%) Designer
12 18 (3.19%) IP Engineer
12 18 (3.19%) Solutions Architect
13 16 (2.83%) Project Manager
13 16 (2.83%) Rollout Engineer
14 15 (2.65%) Design Engineer
15 13 (2.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (7.61%) Application Packaging
2 33 (5.84%) .NET
3 16 (2.83%) SAML
3 16 (2.83%) OAuth
3 16 (2.83%) OpenID
4 15 (2.65%) Web Services
5 11 (1.95%) XML
5 11 (1.95%) SOAP
6 9 (1.59%) ASP.NET
6 9 (1.59%) HTML
7 6 (1.06%) .NET Framework
7 6 (1.06%) jQuery
8 5 (0.88%) WF
8 5 (0.88%) Entity Framework
8 5 (0.88%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (0.88%) JSP
8 5 (0.88%) Middleware
8 5 (0.88%) J2EE
8 5 (0.88%) AngularJS
9 4 (0.71%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 29 (5.13%) PKI
2 16 (2.83%) Open Source
2 16 (2.83%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (2.48%) SecurID
4 6 (1.06%) Replication
5 5 (0.88%) User Experience
6 4 (0.71%) Clustering
7 3 (0.53%) Cryptography
7 3 (0.53%) N-Tier
7 3 (0.53%) Blackberry
7 3 (0.53%) GIS
7 3 (0.53%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.35%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.35%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.18%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.18%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.18%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.18%) Biometrics
9 1 (0.18%) EMC Centera
9 1 (0.18%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 195 (34.51%) Windows
2 112 (19.82%) Windows 7
3 48 (8.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 40 (7.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 28 (4.96%) Linux
6 27 (4.78%) Windows XP
7 8 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.88%) UNIX
9 3 (0.53%) Windows Vista
9 3 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.35%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.35%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone 8
11 1 (0.18%) CentOS
11 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.18%) Android
11 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.18%) AIX
11 1 (0.18%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (11.15%) Migration
2 62 (10.97%) ITIL
3 37 (6.55%) Configuration Management
4 34 (6.02%) Project Management
5 28 (4.96%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (4.60%) Test Scripting
7 24 (4.25%) TOGAF
7 24 (4.25%) Enterprise Architecture
8 23 (4.07%) Information Security
9 19 (3.36%) User Acceptance Testing
9 19 (3.36%) Software Delivery
10 18 (3.19%) Business Development
11 17 (3.01%) Scrum
11 17 (3.01%) Service Delivery
12 15 (2.65%) Identity Management
12 15 (2.65%) eTOM
12 15 (2.65%) Software Deployment
12 15 (2.65%) Software Distribution
13 14 (2.48%) Validation
13 14 (2.48%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (7.79%) C#
2 41 (7.26%) SQL
3 26 (4.60%) VB
4 22 (3.89%) VBA
5 13 (2.30%) PowerShell
5 13 (2.30%) C
5 13 (2.30%) Java
6 12 (2.12%) VBScript
7 10 (1.77%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.53%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.35%) Python
9 2 (0.35%) Pascal
9 2 (0.35%) PL/1
9 2 (0.35%) Ruby
9 2 (0.35%) Perl
9 2 (0.35%) C++
10 1 (0.18%) PHP
10 1 (0.18%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.18%) XPath
Qualifications
1 322 (56.99%) SC Cleared
2 240 (42.48%) DV Cleared
3 48 (8.50%) Cisco Certification
4 44 (7.79%) CCNP
5 38 (6.73%) CISSP
6 28 (4.96%) Microsoft Certification
7 23 (4.07%) MCSE
8 21 (3.72%) MCP
9 19 (3.36%) Degree
10 15 (2.65%) BC Cleared
11 14 (2.48%) CCNA
12 10 (1.77%) CCIE
13 7 (1.24%) ISEB
14 6 (1.06%) ISTQB
15 5 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 5 (0.88%) CCDP
16 4 (0.71%) PMP
16 4 (0.71%) PMI Certification
17 3 (0.53%) JNCIS
18 2 (0.35%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.42%) SLA
2 15 (2.65%) QA
2 15 (2.65%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.88%) JSP 440
4 3 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.53%) COBIT
5 2 (0.35%) BS15000
5 2 (0.35%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 85 (15.04%) Active Directory
2 55 (9.73%) Microsoft App-V
3 39 (6.90%) Hyper-V
4 32 (5.66%) VMware Infrastructure
5 16 (2.83%) XenApp
5 16 (2.83%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.53%) vSphere
6 3 (0.53%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.35%) DFS Replication
7 2 (0.35%) Firmware
8 1 (0.18%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.18%) Docker
Systems Management
1 81 (14.34%) SCCM
2 50 (8.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 25 (4.42%) SCOM
4 20 (3.54%) HP Quality Center
5 9 (1.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 5 (0.88%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (0.71%) SCDPM
8 2 (0.35%) logstash
8 2 (0.35%) MOM
8 2 (0.35%) Hyperic
8 2 (0.35%) Netcool
8 2 (0.35%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.18%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 1 (0.18%) Cisco UCCE
9 1 (0.18%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.18%) Cisco IPCC
9 1 (0.18%) WMI
9 1 (0.18%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 164 (29.03%) Microsoft
2 64 (11.33%) HP
3 62 (10.97%) VMware
4 59 (10.44%) Cisco
5 31 (5.49%) Citrix
6 28 (4.96%) CheckPoint
7 26 (4.60%) F5
8 22 (3.89%) Juniper
9 21 (3.72%) McAfee
10 20 (3.54%) Symantec
10 20 (3.54%) AppSense
10 20 (3.54%) Oracle
11 17 (3.01%) Fortinet
12 14 (2.48%) Lumension
12 14 (2.48%) Tufin
12 14 (2.48%) AlgoSec
13 13 (2.30%) Wyse
13 13 (2.30%) Dell
14 11 (1.95%) CA
15 8 (1.42%) Borland
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £15 - £20 per hour + Uplift
Posted: 18 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £45 - £60 per hour
Posted: 18 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £20 - £35 per hour
Posted: 18 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £24.12 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
LA International
Rate: £450 - £480 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £21.55 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £417 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: Neg
Posted: 27 days ago