The table below looks at the statistics for SC Cleared in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SC Cleared over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 14 18 46
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +28
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 80 74 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 8.57% 7.41% 2.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 25.48% 27.72% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 33 1
Average daily rate
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£353 £432 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.30% -0.80%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £358 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.89% -0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £17.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+71.42% -33.33%
SC Cleared
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Qualifications Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
314 267 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 33.65% 26.73% 19.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 110 47
Average daily rate £375 £375 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £203 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £353 £333
% change year-on-year
+9.14% +6.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 3
Average hourly rate £55.65 £16.00 £52.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+247.81% -69.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -34.57%

SC Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

SC Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

SC Cleared Daily Rate Trend in Reading

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SC Cleared across the Reading region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

SC Cleared Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

SC Cleared
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

SC Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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.

1 153 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 57 (37.25%) Windows
3 56 (36.60%) Microsoft
4 39 (25.49%) Active Directory
4 39 (25.49%) DV Cleared
5 31 (20.26%) Windows 7
6 29 (18.95%) ITIL
7 26 (16.99%) Configuration Management
8 25 (16.34%) Windows Server 2003
9 24 (15.69%) Microsoft Certification
9 24 (15.69%) MCP
9 24 (15.69%) MCSE
10 23 (15.03%) SCCM
11 21 (13.73%) Windows Server 2008
12 19 (12.42%) SharePoint
12 19 (12.42%) VMware
12 19 (12.42%) SharePoint Server
13 17 (11.11%) HP
14 16 (10.46%) SQL
15 15 (9.80%) SLA
16 14 (9.15%) VB
16 14 (9.15%) .NET
16 14 (9.15%) VMware Infrastructure
17 13 (8.50%) PowerShell
17 13 (8.50%) Hyper-V
17 13 (8.50%) Oracle
17 13 (8.50%) Symantec
17 13 (8.50%) PKI
18 12 (7.84%) Migration
18 12 (7.84%) OpenView Configuration Management

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 19 (12.42%) SharePoint
1 19 (12.42%) SharePoint Server
2 7 (4.58%) Lync
3 4 (2.61%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (1.96%) MS Project Server
5 2 (1.31%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.31%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.31%) JBoss
5 2 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.65%) SAS
6 1 (0.65%) CMS
6 1 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 12 (7.84%) MS Excel
1 12 (7.84%) MS Visio
2 9 (5.88%) MS Office
3 4 (2.61%) MS Project
4 1 (0.65%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (1.96%) Changepoint
2 2 (1.31%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle SCM
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.31%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (1.31%) Office 365
2 1 (0.65%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.23%) Firewall
2 6 (3.92%) LAN
2 6 (3.92%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.61%) WAN
3 4 (2.61%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (2.61%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (2.61%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 3 (1.96%) OpenLDAP
4 3 (1.96%) VPN
4 3 (1.96%) BIG-IP
4 3 (1.96%) Network Security
4 3 (1.96%) iSCSI
5 2 (1.31%) Wireless
5 2 (1.31%) DSL
5 2 (1.31%) Internet
5 2 (1.31%) DHCP
5 2 (1.31%) Unified Communications
5 2 (1.31%) ADSL
6 1 (0.65%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (0.65%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.58%) IDOL
3 3 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.31%) Cognos Query Studio
4 2 (1.31%) Cognos Analysis Studio
4 2 (1.31%) Cognos Report Studio
4 2 (1.31%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 2 (1.31%) Cognos Transformer
4 2 (1.31%) OLAP
4 2 (1.31%) Essbase
5 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.65%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 8 (5.23%) StarTeam
1 8 (5.23%) Selenium
2 6 (3.92%) WebDriver
3 4 (2.61%) JIRA
3 4 (2.61%) MSI
4 3 (1.96%) Maven
4 3 (1.96%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.96%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.31%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.31%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (1.31%) jMock
5 2 (1.31%) DbUnit
5 2 (1.31%) Mockito
5 2 (1.31%) JUnit
5 2 (1.31%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.65%) WinRunner
6 1 (0.65%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.65%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (0.65%) SoapUI
General
1 11 (7.19%) Finance
2 7 (4.58%) Publishing
3 4 (2.61%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.31%) Legal
5 1 (0.65%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 24 (15.69%) Architect
2 22 (14.38%) Analyst
3 20 (13.07%) Consultant
4 16 (10.46%) Support Engineer
5 13 (8.50%) 2nd Line Support
6 10 (6.54%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 9 (5.88%) Developer
7 9 (5.88%) Support Analyst
8 8 (5.23%) Project Manager
8 8 (5.23%) Integration Engineer
9 7 (4.58%) Test Analyst
9 7 (4.58%) Solutions Architect
10 6 (3.92%) 3rd Line Support
10 6 (3.92%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 5 (3.27%) 1st Line Support Analyst
11 5 (3.27%) Applications Packager
11 5 (3.27%) Help Desk Analyst
11 5 (3.27%) 1st Line Support
11 5 (3.27%) Service Analyst
11 5 (3.27%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (9.15%) .NET
2 7 (4.58%) ASP.NET
3 6 (3.92%) SOAP
3 6 (3.92%) Web Services
3 6 (3.92%) XML
4 4 (2.61%) Application Packaging
5 3 (1.96%) ActiveMQ
5 3 (1.96%) Spring
6 2 (1.31%) WSDL
6 2 (1.31%) Apache CXF
6 2 (1.31%) RESTful
6 2 (1.31%) PowerMock
6 2 (1.31%) Apache Camel
7 1 (0.65%) CGI
7 1 (0.65%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.65%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.65%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.50%) PKI
2 5 (3.27%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (1.96%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.31%) N-Tier
4 2 (1.31%) Cryptography
5 1 (0.65%) PDA
5 1 (0.65%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.65%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.65%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 57 (37.25%) Windows
2 31 (20.26%) Windows 7
3 25 (16.34%) Windows Server 2003
4 21 (13.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (5.88%) Windows XP
6 5 (3.27%) Linux
7 2 (1.31%) UNIX
7 2 (1.31%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.65%) CentOS
8 1 (0.65%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.65%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.65%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (18.95%) ITIL
2 26 (16.99%) Configuration Management
3 12 (7.84%) Migration
4 10 (6.54%) Project Management
5 9 (5.88%) Service Management
6 8 (5.23%) Test Scripting
7 7 (4.58%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (3.92%) Service Delivery
8 6 (3.92%) Regression Testing
8 6 (3.92%) Network Management
9 5 (3.27%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (3.27%) Scrum
10 4 (2.61%) Information Management
10 4 (2.61%) Web Development
10 4 (2.61%) BDD
10 4 (2.61%) Protective Monitoring
10 4 (2.61%) Test Automation
11 3 (1.96%) Test Management
11 3 (1.96%) Data Migration
11 3 (1.96%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 16 (10.46%) SQL
2 14 (9.15%) VB
3 13 (8.50%) PowerShell
4 11 (7.19%) VBScript
4 11 (7.19%) C#
5 5 (3.27%) VBA
6 4 (2.61%) Java
7 2 (1.31%) C
8 1 (0.65%) Python
8 1 (0.65%) Ruby
8 1 (0.65%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.65%) Perl
8 1 (0.65%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 153 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 39 (25.49%) DV Cleared
3 24 (15.69%) MCP
3 24 (15.69%) MCSE
3 24 (15.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (3.27%) ISEB
4 5 (3.27%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (2.61%) CCNP
5 4 (2.61%) JNCIS
6 3 (1.96%) CCDP
6 3 (1.96%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.96%) VCP4
6 3 (1.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.31%) Degree
7 2 (1.31%) BC Cleared
7 2 (1.31%) CISSP
7 2 (1.31%) PMP
7 2 (1.31%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.65%) GIAC
8 1 (0.65%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (9.80%) SLA
2 4 (2.61%) QA
3 3 (1.96%) COBIT
4 2 (1.31%) BS15000
5 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.65%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 39 (25.49%) Active Directory
2 14 (9.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (8.50%) Hyper-V
4 5 (3.27%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.31%) vSphere
5 2 (1.31%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.65%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 23 (15.03%) SCCM
2 12 (7.84%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 7 (4.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 6 (3.92%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (3.92%) SCOM
5 3 (1.96%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.31%) Hyperic
6 2 (1.31%) ZABBIX
6 2 (1.31%) MOM
6 2 (1.31%) logstash
7 1 (0.65%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.65%) Netcool
7 1 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 56 (36.60%) Microsoft
2 19 (12.42%) VMware
3 17 (11.11%) HP
4 13 (8.50%) Symantec
4 13 (8.50%) Oracle
5 8 (5.23%) Borland
6 7 (4.58%) Cisco
7 5 (3.27%) F5
8 4 (2.61%) Citrix
8 4 (2.61%) Juniper
9 3 (1.96%) Cognos
9 3 (1.96%) McAfee
9 3 (1.96%) Mercator
9 3 (1.96%) Meridio
10 2 (1.31%) AppSense
10 2 (1.31%) CheckPoint
11 1 (0.65%) EMC
11 1 (0.65%) Serena
11 1 (0.65%) IBM
11 1 (0.65%) CA
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