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 28 August 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 22 20 12
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -8
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 44 70 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 5.96% 7.11% 9.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 23.53% 24.14% 30.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 44 36
Median daily rate £419 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.68% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £338 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £518 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £362
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +10.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £17.07
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £35.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+0.69% +78.75%
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
187 290 278
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 25.34% 29.47% 31.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 148 138
Median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £263 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £378 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.66% +7.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 24 10
Median hourly rate £24.50 £30.90 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.71% +81.01%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +15.38%

SC Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing SC Cleared as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 August 2016.

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 28 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 123 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 30 (24.39%) Java
3 22 (17.89%) SQL
4 17 (13.82%) Microsoft
5 16 (13.01%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (12.20%) C#
6 15 (12.20%) SOAP
6 15 (12.20%) Unix
6 15 (12.20%) Linux
7 14 (11.38%) Test Scripting
8 13 (10.57%) XML
8 13 (10.57%) PL/SQL
9 12 (9.76%) MVC
9 12 (9.76%) TDD
10 11 (8.94%) VMware
10 11 (8.94%) SharePoint
10 11 (8.94%) SoapUI
11 10 (8.13%) Functional Testing
11 10 (8.13%) JavaScript
11 10 (8.13%) Use Case
11 10 (8.13%) Data Protection
12 9 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
12 9 (7.32%) Selenium
12 9 (7.32%) Oracle
12 9 (7.32%) Windows
12 9 (7.32%) JBoss
12 9 (7.32%) Cisco
13 8 (6.50%) MS Excel
13 8 (6.50%) Migration
13 8 (6.50%) Java EE

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (8.94%) SharePoint
2 9 (7.32%) JBoss
3 6 (4.88%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (3.25%) MS Exchange
5 3 (2.44%) OpenStack
5 3 (2.44%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.63%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.81%) K2 blackpearl
7 1 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.81%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (6.50%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.81%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.81%) Primavera
2 1 (0.81%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (2.44%) Office 365
2 1 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (0.81%) IaaS
2 1 (0.81%) OpenShift
2 1 (0.81%) PaaS
2 1 (0.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.07%) Firewall
2 4 (3.25%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (3.25%) SAN
3 3 (2.44%) Network Security
3 3 (2.44%) VPN
3 3 (2.44%) WAN
4 2 (1.63%) BGP
4 2 (1.63%) EIGRP
4 2 (1.63%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 2 (1.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (1.63%) Internet
4 2 (1.63%) IPsec
4 2 (1.63%) LAN
4 2 (1.63%) MPLS
4 2 (1.63%) OSPF
4 2 (1.63%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.81%) CTI
5 1 (0.81%) RSVP
5 1 (0.81%) SSL
5 1 (0.81%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.25%) MySQL
2 3 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.63%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.63%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.63%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.63%) VoltDB
4 1 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.81%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.81%) Neo4j
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 11 (8.94%) SoapUI
2 9 (7.32%) Selenium
3 8 (6.50%) Jenkins
4 7 (5.69%) Eclipse
4 7 (5.69%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (4.07%) SpecFlow
6 4 (3.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (2.44%) Appium
7 3 (2.44%) Cucumber
7 3 (2.44%) JIRA
7 3 (2.44%) JMeter
7 3 (2.44%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.81%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.81%) Maven
8 1 (0.81%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.81%) Subversion
8 1 (0.81%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (3.25%) Finance
1 4 (3.25%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.44%) Military
3 1 (0.81%) Billing
Job Titles
1 24 (19.51%) Developer
2 21 (17.07%) Analyst
3 16 (13.01%) Test Analyst
4 12 (9.76%) Consultant
5 9 (7.32%) PL/SQL Developer
6 8 (6.50%) Architect
6 8 (6.50%) C# Developer
6 8 (6.50%) SQL Developer
6 8 (6.50%) Team Leader
7 7 (5.69%) Java Developer
7 7 (5.69%) Tester
8 6 (4.88%) Integration Analyst
8 6 (4.88%) Integration Test Analyst
9 5 (4.07%) Automation Tester
9 5 (4.07%) Cloud Engineer
9 5 (4.07%) Delivery Manager
9 5 (4.07%) Project Manager
9 5 (4.07%) Security Consultant
9 5 (4.07%) Test Leader
10 4 (3.25%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.20%) SOAP
2 13 (10.57%) XML
3 8 (6.50%) Java EE
4 7 (5.69%) Entity Framework
5 6 (4.88%) Web Services
6 4 (3.25%) .NET
6 4 (3.25%) Gherkin
7 3 (2.44%) Node.js
7 3 (2.44%) RESTful
8 2 (1.63%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.63%) MSMQ
9 1 (0.81%) CGI
9 1 (0.81%) HTML
9 1 (0.81%) JSON
9 1 (0.81%) REST
9 1 (0.81%) Spring
9 1 (0.81%) Spring MVC
9 1 (0.81%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.88%) Data Centre
2 4 (3.25%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.25%) SCADA
3 2 (1.63%) Cryptography
3 2 (1.63%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.63%) PKI
4 1 (0.81%) Clustering
4 1 (0.81%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.81%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.81%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 15 (12.20%) Linux
1 15 (12.20%) Unix
2 9 (7.32%) Windows
3 5 (4.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (3.25%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.63%) CentOS
5 2 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.81%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (13.01%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (11.38%) Test Scripting
3 12 (9.76%) MVC
3 12 (9.76%) TDD
4 10 (8.13%) Data Protection
4 10 (8.13%) Functional Testing
4 10 (8.13%) Use Case
5 8 (6.50%) Migration
5 8 (6.50%) System Integration Testing
6 7 (5.69%) DevOps
6 7 (5.69%) ITIL
6 7 (5.69%) Scrum
6 7 (5.69%) Waterfall
7 6 (4.88%) BDD
7 6 (4.88%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (4.88%) CRM
7 6 (4.88%) Integration Testing
7 6 (4.88%) Project Management
8 5 (4.07%) Business Development
8 5 (4.07%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 30 (24.39%) Java
2 22 (17.89%) SQL
3 15 (12.20%) C#
4 13 (10.57%) PL/SQL
5 10 (8.13%) JavaScript
6 7 (5.69%) PowerShell
7 5 (4.07%) Perl
7 5 (4.07%) Ruby
8 4 (3.25%) Python
9 3 (2.44%) VBA
10 2 (1.63%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.63%) C
10 2 (1.63%) C++
10 2 (1.63%) VB
11 1 (0.81%) PHP
11 1 (0.81%) XAML
Qualifications
1 123 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (6.50%) DV Cleared
3 5 (4.07%) CISSP
4 4 (3.25%) CCNP
4 4 (3.25%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (3.25%) CISM
4 4 (3.25%) GCIA
4 4 (3.25%) GCIH
4 4 (3.25%) GIAC
4 4 (3.25%) GSEC
4 4 (3.25%) ISEB
4 4 (3.25%) ISSAP
5 3 (2.44%) CCNA
6 2 (1.63%) Degree
6 2 (1.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.81%) JNCIP
7 1 (0.81%) JNCIS
7 1 (0.81%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.81%) PMP
7 1 (0.81%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.07%) RMADS
2 4 (3.25%) SDET
3 1 (0.81%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (5.69%) Active Directory
3 6 (4.88%) vSphere
4 2 (1.63%) vCloud
4 2 (1.63%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.81%) Docker
5 1 (0.81%) KVM
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (1.63%) Ansible
2 1 (0.81%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.81%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 17 (13.82%) Microsoft
2 11 (8.94%) VMware
3 9 (7.32%) Cisco
3 9 (7.32%) Oracle
4 7 (5.69%) HP
5 6 (4.88%) Red Hat
6 5 (4.07%) Juniper
7 3 (2.44%) EMC
7 3 (2.44%) LANDesk
8 2 (1.63%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.63%) F5
8 2 (1.63%) Fortinet
8 2 (1.63%) SAP
8 2 (1.63%) TippingPoint
9 1 (0.81%) Veeam