The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Clearance
Rank 9 8 14
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +6
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 262 281 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 10.73% 11.54% 7.09%
As % of the Qualifications category 37.86% 45.40% 31.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 94 116
Average daily rate
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£400 £413 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +11.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £201 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £490 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 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 £20.00 £21.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
-6.97% -6.52%
Qualifications Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
692 619 706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 28.34% 25.43% 22.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 241 252
Average daily rate £375 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £220
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 10 13 5
Average hourly rate £17.07 £19.00 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.15% -60.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -4.54%
Security Cleared
South East

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 22 July 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
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 22 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +3 133 £400 -5.88% 17
Bracknell 0 54 £269 -10.41% 7
Newbury +3 5 £338 -10.00%
Slough 0 3 £475 - 3
Maidenhead - 2 £238 -
Wokingham - - - -
Security Cleared
South East

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 410 (71.18%) SC Cleared
2 194 (33.68%) Windows
3 150 (26.04%) Microsoft
4 118 (20.49%) DV Cleared
5 75 (13.02%) SQL
6 73 (12.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 67 (11.63%) SharePoint
8 65 (11.28%) MS Excel
9 64 (11.11%) ITIL
9 64 (11.11%) Active Directory
10 58 (10.07%) SQL Server
11 57 (9.90%) Oracle
12 56 (9.72%) Citrix
13 55 (9.55%) Cisco
14 47 (8.16%) SharePoint Server
15 46 (7.99%) VMware
16 45 (7.81%) Migration
17 44 (7.64%) Windows Server 2008
18 43 (7.47%) Finance
19 42 (7.29%) Configuration Management
20 40 (6.94%) .NET
20 40 (6.94%) Telecoms
20 40 (6.94%) Windows 7
21 39 (6.77%) HP
22 36 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
23 35 (6.08%) Windows XP
24 34 (5.90%) Project Management
25 33 (5.73%) MS Office
25 33 (5.73%) SLA
26 32 (5.56%) C#

Security Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 67 (11.63%) SharePoint
2 47 (8.16%) SharePoint Server
3 23 (3.99%) MS Exchange
4 12 (2.08%) IIS
5 7 (1.22%) Lync
5 7 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (0.87%) Apache
7 5 (0.87%) WebLogic
7 5 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (0.69%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2000
10 2 (0.35%) TIBCO EMS
10 2 (0.35%) ArcGIS
10 2 (0.35%) Documentum
Applications
1 65 (11.28%) MS Excel
2 33 (5.73%) MS Office
3 9 (1.56%) MS Project
4 8 (1.39%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (1.91%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (1.22%) Remedy AR System
2 7 (1.22%) HFM
3 6 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.35%) Oracle HRMS
5 2 (0.35%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (0.35%) CSG Singleview
5 2 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.35%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.35%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle E-Business Tax
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle TCA
6 1 (0.17%) Retail-J
6 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.35%) PaaS
1 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.35%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (5.21%) Firewall
2 24 (4.17%) VPN
3 23 (3.99%) DNS
4 21 (3.65%) TCP/IP
5 19 (3.30%) Ethernet
6 18 (3.13%) LAN
6 18 (3.13%) WAN
7 17 (2.95%) LDAP
7 17 (2.95%) MPLS
8 14 (2.43%) Network Security
9 13 (2.26%) SMS
9 13 (2.26%) Internet
9 13 (2.26%) Wireless
10 12 (2.08%) DHCP
10 12 (2.08%) SAN
11 9 (1.56%) OSPF
11 9 (1.56%) BGP
12 8 (1.39%) IPsec
13 7 (1.22%) SMTP
14 6 (1.04%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (10.07%) SQL Server
2 28 (4.86%) SQL Server 2005
3 26 (4.51%) IDOL
4 18 (3.13%) Oracle Database
5 15 (2.60%) OLAP
5 15 (2.60%) DTS
6 10 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
8 8 (1.39%) Oracle Database 11g
9 7 (1.22%) Hyperion Smart View
10 5 (0.87%) Hadoop
10 5 (0.87%) MS Access
10 5 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (0.87%) SQL Server 2000
10 5 (0.87%) EDRMS
11 4 (0.69%) Data Mining
11 4 (0.69%) MongoDB
12 3 (0.52%) Oracle Database 12c
12 3 (0.52%) Oracle Database 10g
13 2 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (3.30%) Visual Studio
1 19 (3.30%) StarTeam
2 16 (2.78%) TestDirector
3 9 (1.56%) QuickTest Pro
3 9 (1.56%) WinRunner
4 3 (0.52%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (0.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (0.52%) MSI
5 2 (0.35%) JIRA
5 2 (0.35%) Talend Open Studio
5 2 (0.35%) Selenium
5 2 (0.35%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.17%) Wise Package Studio
6 1 (0.17%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.17%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.17%) PVCS
6 1 (0.17%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.17%) JMeter
General
1 43 (7.47%) Finance
2 40 (6.94%) Telecoms
3 7 (1.22%) Billing
4 6 (1.04%) Publishing
5 5 (0.87%) Banking
6 4 (0.69%) Military
7 3 (0.52%) Legal
8 2 (0.35%) General Ledger
8 2 (0.35%) Retail
8 2 (0.35%) Electronics
9 1 (0.17%) French Language
9 1 (0.17%) German Language
9 1 (0.17%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.17%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.17%) Back Office
9 1 (0.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 76 (13.19%) Consultant
2 63 (10.94%) Architect
3 60 (10.42%) Analyst
4 41 (7.12%) Developer
5 33 (5.73%) Network Engineer
6 24 (4.17%) Project Manager
7 22 (3.82%) Designer
8 21 (3.65%) SharePoint Developer
9 16 (2.78%) Test Analyst
10 15 (2.60%) Management Consultant
10 15 (2.60%) Technical Architect
11 14 (2.43%) Configuration Analyst
11 14 (2.43%) Support Engineer
11 14 (2.43%) Security Consultant
12 13 (2.26%) 2nd Line Support
13 12 (2.08%) Security Engineer
13 12 (2.08%) Solutions Architect
13 12 (2.08%) Applications Packager
13 12 (2.08%) Build Engineer
14 11 (1.91%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (6.94%) .NET
2 30 (5.21%) XML
3 24 (4.17%) ASP.NET
4 19 (3.30%) Web Services
5 18 (3.13%) Application Packaging
6 16 (2.78%) Windows SharePoint Services
7 15 (2.60%) .NET Framework
8 5 (0.87%) WCF
8 5 (0.87%) Middleware
9 4 (0.69%) Spring
10 3 (0.52%) SOAP
10 3 (0.52%) OLE
11 2 (0.35%) J2EE
11 2 (0.35%) Software Packaging
11 2 (0.35%) jQuery
11 2 (0.35%) AppFabric
12 1 (0.17%) KnockoutJS
12 1 (0.17%) OSGi
12 1 (0.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 1 (0.17%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (3.13%) Clustering
2 17 (2.95%) PKI
3 12 (2.08%) CESG
4 10 (1.74%) Replication
5 8 (1.39%) CMDB
6 6 (1.04%) Blackberry
6 6 (1.04%) Data Integration
7 4 (0.69%) Statistics
7 4 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.52%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.52%) SecurID
9 2 (0.35%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.35%) Smartcard
9 2 (0.35%) GIS
9 2 (0.35%) iPhone
9 2 (0.35%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.35%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.35%) iPad
10 1 (0.17%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.17%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 194 (33.68%) Windows
2 73 (12.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 44 (7.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 40 (6.94%) Windows 7
5 35 (6.08%) Windows XP
6 28 (4.86%) UNIX
7 27 (4.69%) Linux
8 15 (2.60%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (2.26%) Windows 2000
10 10 (1.74%) Android
10 10 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (1.39%) AIX
12 7 (1.22%) Apple iOS
13 5 (0.87%) Windows Phone
14 4 (0.69%) Windows Vista
14 4 (0.69%) Solaris
14 4 (0.69%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.52%) Windows NT
16 2 (0.35%) OpenVMS
16 2 (0.35%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (11.11%) ITIL
2 45 (7.81%) Migration
3 42 (7.29%) Configuration Management
4 34 (5.90%) Project Management
5 32 (5.56%) PRINCE2
6 30 (5.21%) Service Management
7 27 (4.69%) Workflow
8 21 (3.65%) Software Distribution
9 20 (3.47%) ITSM
9 20 (3.47%) Change Management
10 18 (3.13%) Release Management
11 17 (2.95%) Service Delivery
12 16 (2.78%) Test Scripting
12 16 (2.78%) Software Deployment
13 15 (2.60%) Web Development
13 15 (2.60%) Validation
14 13 (2.26%) User Acceptance Testing
14 13 (2.26%) Stakeholder Management
14 13 (2.26%) Load Balancing
15 12 (2.08%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 75 (13.02%) SQL
2 32 (5.56%) C#
3 18 (3.13%) PowerShell
4 16 (2.78%) T-SQL
5 15 (2.60%) C
6 11 (1.91%) Java
7 10 (1.74%) Shell Script
8 5 (0.87%) JavaScript
8 5 (0.87%) PL/SQL
8 5 (0.87%) VB
9 3 (0.52%) Lua
9 3 (0.52%) VBA
9 3 (0.52%) VBScript
10 2 (0.35%) C++
10 2 (0.35%) Python
11 1 (0.17%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.17%) Perl
Qualifications
1 410 (71.18%) SC Cleared
2 118 (20.49%) DV Cleared
3 36 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
4 26 (4.51%) CCNP
5 24 (4.17%) CCNA
6 18 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 18 (3.13%) ISEB
7 12 (2.08%) MCSE
8 11 (1.91%) CCIP
8 11 (1.91%) Degree
9 9 (1.56%) MCP
9 9 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (1.39%) CISSP
10 8 (1.39%) BC Cleared
11 7 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (1.22%) MCTS
12 6 (1.04%) MCITP
12 6 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 5 (0.87%) CCSP
13 5 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (5.73%) SLA
2 8 (1.39%) QA
3 6 (1.04%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.17%) JSP 440
System Software
1 64 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 30 (5.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (4.69%) Microsoft App-V
4 25 (4.34%) XenDesktop
5 15 (2.60%) vSphere
6 13 (2.26%) Hyper-V
7 10 (1.74%) Terminal Services
8 8 (1.39%) VMware ESX
9 7 (1.22%) XenApp
10 5 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (0.52%) UAG
12 3 (0.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 2 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.35%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.35%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 2 (0.35%) Veritas File System
13 2 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
14 1 (0.17%) vCloud
14 1 (0.17%) Brightmail
Systems Management
1 32 (5.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 26 (4.51%) SCCM
3 13 (2.26%) HP Quality Center
4 11 (1.91%) Netcool
5 9 (1.56%) HP UCMDB
5 9 (1.56%) SCOM
6 8 (1.39%) WMI
6 8 (1.39%) McAfee ePO
7 7 (1.22%) Tivoli
8 6 (1.04%) Netcool/Webtop
8 6 (1.04%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 6 (1.04%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (0.69%) EMC NetWorker
9 4 (0.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 3 (0.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 3 (0.52%) SCOrch
10 3 (0.52%) BMC Performance Manager
10 3 (0.52%) BMC PATROL
10 3 (0.52%) ARCserve
10 3 (0.52%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 150 (26.04%) Microsoft
2 57 (9.90%) Oracle
3 56 (9.72%) Citrix
4 55 (9.55%) Cisco
5 46 (7.99%) VMware
6 39 (6.77%) HP
7 26 (4.51%) Juniper
8 24 (4.17%) McAfee
9 20 (3.47%) Meridio
10 19 (3.30%) Borland
11 18 (3.13%) AppSense
12 15 (2.60%) Red Hat
13 14 (2.43%) CheckPoint
13 14 (2.43%) BMC
14 12 (2.08%) Remedy
15 11 (1.91%) Nortel
16 10 (1.74%) Avaya
16 10 (1.74%) F5
16 10 (1.74%) Lumension
17 9 (1.56%) Veritas
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