Period
to 21 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for DV Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 21 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Developed Vetting (DV) Clearance
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 75 86 77
Rank change year-on-year +11 -9 -31
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 95 79 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.44% 1.98% 2.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.57% 8.97% 9.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 33 41
Berkshire median daily rate £463 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.50% +17.65% -8.60%
10th Percentile £307 £269 £255
90th Percentile £540 £650 £600
South East median daily rate £395 £410 £412
% change year-on-year -3.66% -0.43% -1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 25 10
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £12.00 £43.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% -72.27% +40.06%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £21.33
90th Percentile £58.50 £29.75 £55.65
South East median hourly rate £28.00 £12.07 £43.28
% change year-on-year +131.98% -72.11% +40.06%

DV Cleared is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Berkshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 756 881 1,162
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 19.41% 22.11% 26.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 409 570
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £198 £225 £250
90th Percentile £540 £588 £569
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 53 61
Berkshire median hourly rate £24.25 £16.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.56% +28.00% -59.55%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £46.45 £39.20 £43.28
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £24.38 £27.50
% change year-on-year +64.10% -11.36% +1.85%

DV Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing DV Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for DV Cleared in Berkshire

DV Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DV Cleared in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for DV Cleared in Berkshire

DV Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DV Cleared in Berkshire over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DV Cleared in Berkshire

DV Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing DV Cleared in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DV Cleared in Berkshire

DV Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DV Cleared in Berkshire over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for DV Cleared in Berkshire

DV Cleared
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DV Cleared within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 21 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -2 32 £488 -22.00% 5
Bracknell -19 9 - -
Newbury - 2 £381 -
DV Cleared
South East

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing DV Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for DV Cleared.

1 95 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 35 (36.84%) Microsoft
3 29 (30.53%) Windows
4 21 (22.11%) SC Cleared
5 20 (21.05%) Firewall
6 17 (17.89%) Internet
6 17 (17.89%) Microsoft Azure
7 15 (15.79%) PowerShell
8 14 (14.74%) SQL
8 14 (14.74%) DNS
9 11 (11.58%) Active Directory
9 11 (11.58%) Web Services
9 11 (11.58%) Replication
10 10 (10.53%) Oracle
10 10 (10.53%) TCP/IP
10 10 (10.53%) VPN
10 10 (10.53%) SharePoint
10 10 (10.53%) McAfee
10 10 (10.53%) Reverse Proxy
10 10 (10.53%) Software Licensing
10 10 (10.53%) Windows Server
10 10 (10.53%) Microsoft Licensing
10 10 (10.53%) Self-Motivation
11 9 (9.47%) Skype
11 9 (9.47%) Office 365
11 9 (9.47%) Exchange Server 2013
11 9 (9.47%) SCCM
11 9 (9.47%) McAfee ePO
11 9 (9.47%) Skype for Business
11 9 (9.47%) IIS

DV Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 10 (10.53%) SharePoint
2 9 (9.47%) Exchange Server 2013
2 9 (9.47%) IIS
2 9 (9.47%) MS Exchange
2 9 (9.47%) Skype for Business
3 7 (7.37%) SharePoint Server
4 3 (3.16%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (2.11%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (2.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 17 (17.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (9.47%) Office 365
3 8 (8.42%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (8.42%) SaaS
4 1 (1.05%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (21.05%) Firewall
2 17 (17.89%) Internet
3 14 (14.74%) DNS
4 10 (10.53%) Reverse Proxy
4 10 (10.53%) TCP/IP
4 10 (10.53%) VPN
5 9 (9.47%) Skype
6 8 (8.42%) Network Security
7 5 (5.26%) SAN
7 5 (5.26%) WAN
7 5 (5.26%) Wireless
8 4 (4.21%) DHCP
8 4 (4.21%) IPsec
8 4 (4.21%) SNMP
8 4 (4.21%) SSL
9 3 (3.16%) NAS
10 2 (2.11%) Ethernet
10 2 (2.11%) VLAN
11 1 (1.05%) HTTP
11 1 (1.05%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.32%) Amazon RDS
1 6 (6.32%) Oracle Database
2 5 (5.26%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.21%) Big Data
4 3 (3.16%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (3.16%) Power BI
4 3 (3.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.05%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (3.16%) Toad
1 3 (3.16%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (2.11%) MSI
3 1 (1.05%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (2.11%) Finance
1 2 (2.11%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (16.84%) Architect
2 10 (10.53%) Solutions Architect
2 10 (10.53%) Technical Leader
3 7 (7.37%) Analyst
4 6 (6.32%) Administrator
4 6 (6.32%) Exchange Engineer
4 6 (6.32%) Lync Engineer
4 6 (6.32%) Operations Technician
4 6 (6.32%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (5.26%) Network Specialist
6 4 (4.21%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (4.21%) Business Analyst
6 4 (4.21%) Consultant
6 4 (4.21%) DV Cleared Business Analyst
6 4 (4.21%) Firewall Specialist
6 4 (4.21%) Project Manager
6 4 (4.21%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
6 4 (4.21%) Senior Network Specialist
6 4 (4.21%) Windows Engineer
7 3 (3.16%) 1st/2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.58%) Web Services
2 2 (2.11%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (1.05%) Middleware
3 1 (1.05%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.58%) Replication
2 10 (10.53%) Microsoft Licensing
2 10 (10.53%) Self-Motivation
3 8 (8.42%) Public Cloud
4 5 (5.26%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.16%) User Experience
6 2 (2.11%) Clustering
6 2 (2.11%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.11%) HP Storage
7 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.05%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.05%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 29 (30.53%) Windows
2 10 (10.53%) Windows Server
3 8 (8.42%) Linux
3 8 (8.42%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (7.37%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (5.26%) Windows 7
5 5 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (4.21%) Windows 10
7 3 (3.16%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.05%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (10.53%) Software Licensing
2 8 (8.42%) Continuous Improvement
3 7 (7.37%) Project Management
4 6 (6.32%) Security Monitoring
4 6 (6.32%) Security Operations
4 6 (6.32%) Server Patching
4 6 (6.32%) Software Distribution
5 5 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 5 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
5 5 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (4.21%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (4.21%) Information Security
6 4 (4.21%) Network Management
6 4 (4.21%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (3.16%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (3.16%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (3.16%) ERP
7 3 (3.16%) Incident Management
7 3 (3.16%) Migration
7 3 (3.16%) Performance Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 15 (15.79%) PowerShell
2 14 (14.74%) SQL
3 6 (6.32%) Python
4 5 (5.26%) Bash Shell
5 4 (4.21%) C
6 1 (1.05%) Java
Qualifications
1 95 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 21 (22.11%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.21%) CCNP
3 4 (4.21%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (4.21%) Degree
4 3 (3.16%) HNC
4 3 (3.16%) ISEB
4 3 (3.16%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.05%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.32%) SLA
2 4 (4.21%) QA
3 1 (1.05%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.05%) GDPR
3 1 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (11.58%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.37%) Hyper-V
3 5 (5.26%) Firmware
4 4 (4.21%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (3.16%) vSphere
6 1 (1.05%) DFS Replication
6 1 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.05%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.05%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (9.47%) McAfee ePO
1 9 (9.47%) SCCM
2 6 (6.32%) Single Sign-On
3 4 (4.21%) FortiGate
3 4 (4.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (3.16%) SCOM
5 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (1.05%) HP ALM
6 1 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (1.05%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.05%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 35 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 10 (10.53%) McAfee
2 10 (10.53%) Oracle
3 8 (8.42%) Cisco
3 8 (8.42%) VMware
4 7 (7.37%) Citrix
5 6 (6.32%) EMC
5 6 (6.32%) HP
6 5 (5.26%) Juniper
7 4 (4.21%) Extreme Networks
8 3 (3.16%) Lumension
8 3 (3.16%) SolarWinds
8 3 (3.16%) Tableau
9 2 (2.11%) Fujitsu
9 2 (2.11%) SAP
10 1 (1.05%) Workday