The table below looks at the statistics for Security 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 Security Cleared over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Clearance
Rank 4 3 10
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +7
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 183 165 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 18.25% 15.65% 10.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 57.55% 49.11% 44.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 77 38
Average daily rate
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£380 £375 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -12.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £256 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 4
Average hourly rate £21.28 £14.67 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.02% -20.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £23.25 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+48.38% -19.82%
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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
318 336 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 31.70% 31.88% 23.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 146 83
Average daily rate £360 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.36% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 5 7
Average hourly rate £21.55 £14.84 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.21% -19.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%

Security Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Security Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Security Cleared
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Security Cleared Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Security Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Cleared across the Reading region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Security Cleared Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Security Cleared
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Security Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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.

1 153 (50.66%) SC Cleared
2 134 (44.37%) DV Cleared
3 129 (42.72%) Windows
4 107 (35.43%) Microsoft
5 78 (25.83%) Active Directory
5 78 (25.83%) Windows 7
6 57 (18.87%) SCCM
7 46 (15.23%) MS Excel
8 38 (12.58%) C#
9 36 (11.92%) Windows Server 2008
10 34 (11.26%) ITIL
11 31 (10.26%) Windows Server 2003
11 31 (10.26%) Configuration Management
12 30 (9.93%) HP
12 30 (9.93%) Migration
12 30 (9.93%) VMware
13 28 (9.27%) Microsoft App-V
13 28 (9.27%) .NET
14 25 (8.28%) Microsoft Certification
14 25 (8.28%) VB
14 25 (8.28%) VMware Infrastructure
15 24 (7.95%) SCOM
16 23 (7.62%) SQL
16 23 (7.62%) Hyper-V
17 22 (7.28%) Test Scripting
18 21 (6.95%) Selenium
18 21 (6.95%) MCP
18 21 (6.95%) MCSE
19 20 (6.62%) Agile Software Development
19 20 (6.62%) Windows XP

Security Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 16 (5.30%) SharePoint
2 13 (4.30%) SharePoint Server
3 11 (3.64%) BizTalk Server
4 8 (2.65%) MS Exchange
5 7 (2.32%) Lync
6 3 (0.99%) Documentum
6 3 (0.99%) MS Project Server
7 2 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.66%) CMS
7 2 (0.66%) JBoss
8 1 (0.33%) IIS
8 1 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 46 (15.23%) MS Excel
2 13 (4.30%) MS Visio
3 11 (3.64%) MS Office
4 5 (1.66%) MS Project
4 5 (1.66%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.99%) Changepoint
2 1 (0.33%) SAP MDM
2 1 (0.33%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.30%) TCP/IP
2 9 (2.98%) DNS
3 8 (2.65%) Firewall
4 6 (1.99%) DHCP
5 5 (1.66%) Ethernet
6 4 (1.32%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (1.32%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 4 (1.32%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (1.32%) Network Security
6 4 (1.32%) WAN
6 4 (1.32%) LAN
7 3 (0.99%) BIG-IP
7 3 (0.99%) iSCSI
7 3 (0.99%) OpenLDAP
8 2 (0.66%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.33%) VPN
9 1 (0.33%) SMTP
9 1 (0.33%) RIP
9 1 (0.33%) VoIP
9 1 (0.33%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (5.30%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.32%) MS Access
3 3 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (0.99%) Data Mining
3 3 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (0.99%) IDOL
4 2 (0.66%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.33%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.33%) MySQL
5 1 (0.33%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.33%) Star Schema
5 1 (0.33%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.33%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.33%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 21 (6.95%) Selenium
2 17 (5.63%) WebDriver
3 11 (3.64%) MSI
4 8 (2.65%) StarTeam
4 8 (2.65%) QuickTest Pro
5 6 (1.99%) JIRA
6 5 (1.66%) Cucumber
6 5 (1.66%) SoapUI
7 4 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (1.32%) Git (software)
8 3 (0.99%) LoadRunner
8 3 (0.99%) InstallShield
8 3 (0.99%) Maven
8 3 (0.99%) Fiddler
8 3 (0.99%) Talend Open Studio
8 3 (0.99%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.99%) Wise Package Studio
9 2 (0.66%) SpecFlow
9 2 (0.66%) DbUnit
9 2 (0.66%) Mockito
General
1 15 (4.97%) Finance
1 15 (4.97%) Telecoms
2 5 (1.66%) Marketing
3 2 (0.66%) Legal
3 2 (0.66%) Publishing
4 1 (0.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 35 (11.59%) Analyst
2 32 (10.60%) Applications Packager
2 32 (10.60%) Support Engineer
3 27 (8.94%) Architect
4 24 (7.95%) Consultant
5 21 (6.95%) Test Analyst
6 20 (6.62%) Developer
6 20 (6.62%) Tester
7 16 (5.30%) Rollout Engineer
8 15 (4.97%) 2nd Line Support
9 14 (4.64%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 12 (3.97%) Project Manager
11 11 (3.64%) Solutions Architect
11 11 (3.64%) Desktop Engineer
12 8 (2.65%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 8 (2.65%) 3rd Line Support
12 8 (2.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 7 (2.32%) Business Analyst
13 7 (2.32%) Software Tester
13 7 (2.32%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (9.27%) .NET
2 12 (3.97%) Web Services
3 11 (3.64%) Application Packaging
4 10 (3.31%) SOAP
5 9 (2.98%) XML
6 7 (2.32%) ASP.NET
7 4 (1.32%) RESTful
7 4 (1.32%) WCF
7 4 (1.32%) HTML
8 3 (0.99%) J2EE
8 3 (0.99%) XSD
8 3 (0.99%) CSS
8 3 (0.99%) JSP
8 3 (0.99%) WF
8 3 (0.99%) ActiveMQ
8 3 (0.99%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.99%) Spring
8 3 (0.99%) jQuery
8 3 (0.99%) AngularJS
8 3 (0.99%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 14 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.64%) PKI
3 4 (1.32%) Replication
4 3 (0.99%) N-Tier
4 3 (0.99%) GIS
4 3 (0.99%) Cryptography
5 2 (0.66%) Clustering
6 1 (0.33%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.33%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.33%) EMC Centera
6 1 (0.33%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.33%) Taxonomies
6 1 (0.33%) PDA
6 1 (0.33%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.33%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 129 (42.72%) Windows
2 78 (25.83%) Windows 7
3 36 (11.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 31 (10.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 20 (6.62%) Windows XP
6 6 (1.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (1.99%) Linux
7 4 (1.32%) UNIX
8 3 (0.99%) Windows Vista
9 2 (0.66%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.33%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.33%) AIX
10 1 (0.33%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (11.26%) ITIL
2 31 (10.26%) Configuration Management
3 30 (9.93%) Migration
4 22 (7.28%) Test Scripting
5 20 (6.62%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (5.96%) Project Management
7 13 (4.30%) User Acceptance Testing
7 13 (4.30%) Regression Testing
8 12 (3.97%) Scrum
9 10 (3.31%) Test Automation
9 10 (3.31%) Service Delivery
10 9 (2.98%) Service Management
10 9 (2.98%) BDD
11 8 (2.65%) Network Management
12 7 (2.32%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (2.32%) TDD
12 7 (2.32%) System Testing
13 6 (1.99%) Continuous Improvement
13 6 (1.99%) Waterfall
13 6 (1.99%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 38 (12.58%) C#
2 25 (8.28%) VB
3 23 (7.62%) SQL
4 15 (4.97%) VBA
5 13 (4.30%) PowerShell
6 11 (3.64%) VBScript
7 8 (2.65%) Java
8 6 (1.99%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.99%) C
10 1 (0.33%) Python
10 1 (0.33%) C++
10 1 (0.33%) Perl
10 1 (0.33%) PHP
10 1 (0.33%) Pascal
10 1 (0.33%) PL/1
10 1 (0.33%) Ruby
10 1 (0.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 153 (50.66%) SC Cleared
2 134 (44.37%) DV Cleared
3 25 (8.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (6.95%) MCP
4 21 (6.95%) MCSE
5 8 (2.65%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (1.99%) CCNP
6 6 (1.99%) ISEB
7 5 (1.66%) Degree
7 5 (1.66%) ISTQB
7 5 (1.66%) BC Cleared
8 4 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (1.32%) CISSP
8 4 (1.32%) PMP
8 4 (1.32%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.99%) CCDP
9 3 (0.99%) JNCIS
10 2 (0.66%) CCNA
10 2 (0.66%) CCIE
10 2 (0.66%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.30%) SLA
2 11 (3.64%) QA
3 3 (0.99%) COBIT
3 3 (0.99%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.66%) BS15000
5 1 (0.33%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.33%) DO-178B
System Software
1 78 (25.83%) Active Directory
2 28 (9.27%) Microsoft App-V
3 25 (8.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (7.62%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.99%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.66%) vSphere
6 2 (0.66%) DFS Replication
6 2 (0.66%) XenApp
6 2 (0.66%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.33%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.33%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 57 (18.87%) SCCM
2 24 (7.95%) SCOM
3 18 (5.96%) HP Quality Center
4 13 (4.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 9 (2.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 5 (1.66%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.99%) SCDPM
8 2 (0.66%) logstash
8 2 (0.66%) Hyperic
8 2 (0.66%) ZABBIX
8 2 (0.66%) MOM
9 1 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.33%) Netcool
9 1 (0.33%) WMI
9 1 (0.33%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 107 (35.43%) Microsoft
2 30 (9.93%) HP
2 30 (9.93%) VMware
3 16 (5.30%) Symantec
4 14 (4.64%) Oracle
5 12 (3.97%) Citrix
6 8 (2.65%) Borland
7 7 (2.32%) Cisco
8 6 (1.99%) AppSense
8 6 (1.99%) EMC
8 6 (1.99%) McAfee
9 5 (1.66%) Juniper
9 5 (1.66%) F5
10 3 (0.99%) SAP
10 3 (0.99%) Mercator
10 3 (0.99%) Talend
11 2 (0.66%) Lumension
11 2 (0.66%) Meridio
11 2 (0.66%) CheckPoint
11 2 (0.66%) Business Objects
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