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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 18 9 27
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +18
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 87 126 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 8.46% 11.86% 5.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 26.44% 38.89% 24.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 53 15
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£353 £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £265 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £350 £354
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 4
Average hourly rate £21.55 £14.67 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.89% -20.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £18.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+80.55% -31.42%
SC Cleared
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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
329 324 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 32.00% 30.51% 23.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 135 78
Average daily rate £355 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £200 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £550 £509
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 6 7
Average hourly rate £21.55 £15.25 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.31% -17.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 58 (37.91%) Windows
3 49 (32.03%) Microsoft
4 37 (24.18%) Active Directory
5 36 (23.53%) Windows 7
6 31 (20.26%) DV Cleared
7 27 (17.65%) ITIL
7 27 (17.65%) Configuration Management
8 23 (15.03%) SCCM
9 20 (13.07%) Microsoft Certification
9 20 (13.07%) VB
10 19 (12.42%) C#
10 19 (12.42%) MCP
10 19 (12.42%) MCSE
10 19 (12.42%) Windows Server 2003
11 18 (11.76%) HP
11 18 (11.76%) VMware
11 18 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
12 17 (11.11%) Selenium
13 16 (10.46%) Migration
14 15 (9.80%) SharePoint
14 15 (9.80%) SQL
14 15 (9.80%) WebDriver
15 14 (9.15%) Hyper-V
15 14 (9.15%) SLA
15 14 (9.15%) Symantec
15 14 (9.15%) SharePoint Server
16 13 (8.50%) Test Scripting
16 13 (8.50%) Agile Software Development
16 13 (8.50%) OpenView Configuration Management

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 15 (9.80%) SharePoint
2 14 (9.15%) SharePoint Server
3 7 (4.58%) Lync
4 5 (3.27%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (1.96%) MS Project Server
6 2 (1.31%) JBoss
6 2 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.31%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.65%) CMS
7 1 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 13 (8.50%) MS Visio
2 11 (7.19%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.61%) MS Project
4 2 (1.31%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.96%) Changepoint
2 1 (0.65%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.65%) SAP MDM
2 1 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.31%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (1.31%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.65%) IaaS
2 1 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.58%) Firewall
2 4 (2.61%) Network Security
2 4 (2.61%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (2.61%) LAN
2 4 (2.61%) WAN
2 4 (2.61%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (2.61%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 3 (1.96%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.96%) OpenLDAP
3 3 (1.96%) iSCSI
3 3 (1.96%) BIG-IP
4 2 (1.31%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.65%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (0.65%) IPsec
5 1 (0.65%) VPN
5 1 (0.65%) Internet
5 1 (0.65%) OSPF
5 1 (0.65%) TACACS
5 1 (0.65%) RIP
5 1 (0.65%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.27%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.31%) IDOL
3 2 (1.31%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.65%) Star Schema
4 1 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.65%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 17 (11.11%) Selenium
2 15 (9.80%) WebDriver
3 8 (5.23%) MSI
3 8 (5.23%) StarTeam
4 5 (3.27%) Cucumber
5 4 (2.61%) JIRA
6 3 (1.96%) Maven
6 3 (1.96%) Git (software)
6 3 (1.96%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.31%) SonarQube
7 2 (1.31%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (1.31%) Wise Package Studio
7 2 (1.31%) SoapUI
7 2 (1.31%) SpecFlow
7 2 (1.31%) jMock
7 2 (1.31%) DbUnit
7 2 (1.31%) Mockito
7 2 (1.31%) JUnit
7 2 (1.31%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.65%) WinRunner
General
1 6 (3.92%) Finance
2 4 (2.61%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.31%) Legal
4 1 (0.65%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 26 (16.99%) Analyst
2 19 (12.42%) Support Engineer
3 17 (11.11%) Architect
4 14 (9.15%) Tester
4 14 (9.15%) Consultant
4 14 (9.15%) 2nd Line Support
5 13 (8.50%) Test Analyst
5 13 (8.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 11 (7.19%) Applications Packager
7 8 (5.23%) Developer
7 8 (5.23%) Project Manager
8 7 (4.58%) Business Analyst
8 7 (4.58%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (4.58%) Software Tester
8 7 (4.58%) Integration Engineer
9 6 (3.92%) 3rd Line Support
9 6 (3.92%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 5 (3.27%) Regression Tester
10 5 (3.27%) Selenium Tester
10 5 (3.27%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.84%) .NET
2 9 (5.88%) Application Packaging
3 7 (4.58%) SOAP
4 6 (3.92%) Web Services
4 6 (3.92%) XML
5 4 (2.61%) RESTful
6 3 (1.96%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.96%) CSS
6 3 (1.96%) ActiveMQ
6 3 (1.96%) Spring
6 3 (1.96%) HTML
7 2 (1.31%) jQuery
7 2 (1.31%) Apache CXF
7 2 (1.31%) WSH
7 2 (1.31%) WSDL
7 2 (1.31%) HTML5
7 2 (1.31%) REST
7 2 (1.31%) CSS3
7 2 (1.31%) PowerMock
7 2 (1.31%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.88%) PKI
2 5 (3.27%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.31%) Cryptography
3 2 (1.31%) N-Tier
4 1 (0.65%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.65%) Clustering
4 1 (0.65%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 58 (37.91%) Windows
2 36 (23.53%) Windows 7
3 19 (12.42%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (7.19%) 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 27 (17.65%) ITIL
1 27 (17.65%) Configuration Management
2 16 (10.46%) Migration
3 13 (8.50%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (8.50%) Test Scripting
4 12 (7.84%) Project Management
4 12 (7.84%) Regression Testing
5 9 (5.88%) Test Automation
5 9 (5.88%) BDD
6 8 (5.23%) Scrum
6 8 (5.23%) Service Delivery
7 6 (3.92%) Service Management
7 6 (3.92%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (3.92%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (3.92%) Network Management
8 5 (3.27%) Business Analysis
9 4 (2.61%) Data Migration
9 4 (2.61%) TDD
9 4 (2.61%) Six Sigma
9 4 (2.61%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 20 (13.07%) VB
2 19 (12.42%) C#
3 15 (9.80%) SQL
4 11 (7.19%) PowerShell
5 10 (6.54%) VBScript
6 3 (1.96%) Java
6 3 (1.96%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.96%) VBA
6 3 (1.96%) C
7 1 (0.65%) Pascal
7 1 (0.65%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 153 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 31 (20.26%) DV Cleared
3 20 (13.07%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (12.42%) MCP
4 19 (12.42%) MCSE
5 6 (3.92%) ISEB
5 6 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.61%) CCNP
6 4 (2.61%) ISTQB
7 3 (1.96%) Degree
7 3 (1.96%) CCDP
7 3 (1.96%) JNCIS
7 3 (1.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (1.31%) PMP
8 2 (1.31%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.65%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.65%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.65%) CISSP
9 1 (0.65%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.15%) SLA
2 9 (5.88%) QA
3 3 (1.96%) COBIT
4 2 (1.31%) BS15000
5 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.65%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.65%) DO-178B
System Software
1 37 (24.18%) Active Directory
2 14 (9.15%) Hyper-V
3 13 (8.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (7.84%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.31%) Terminal Services
5 2 (1.31%) vSphere
6 1 (0.65%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 23 (15.03%) SCCM
2 13 (8.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 6 (3.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (3.92%) SCOM
4 5 (3.27%) HP Quality Center
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 49 (32.03%) Microsoft
2 18 (11.76%) HP
2 18 (11.76%) VMware
3 14 (9.15%) Symantec
4 10 (6.54%) Oracle
5 8 (5.23%) Borland
6 6 (3.92%) Cisco
7 5 (3.27%) F5
8 4 (2.61%) Citrix
9 3 (1.96%) Juniper
9 3 (1.96%) SAP
9 3 (1.96%) Mercator
9 3 (1.96%) AppSense
9 3 (1.96%) McAfee
10 2 (1.31%) Meridio
10 2 (1.31%) CheckPoint
11 1 (0.65%) Fortinet
11 1 (0.65%) Sitecore
11 1 (0.65%) Veritas
11 1 (0.65%) EMC
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