Period
to 21 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 21 January 2019 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.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 22 26 23
Rank change year-on-year +4 -3 +6
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 272 242 258
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 6.64% 6.00% 6.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 30.63% 26.68% 25.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 101 125
Berkshire median daily rate £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% -4.07%
10th Percentile £308 £205 £300
90th Percentile £575 £650 £588
South East median daily rate £436 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +2.65% +2.41% +1.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 28 31
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.00% -
South East median hourly rate £37.00 £17.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year +111.43% -38.60% -36.67%

SC 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 888 907 1,013
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 21.68% 22.47% 25.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 382 408 477
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.87% +1.31% -
10th Percentile £213 £250 £228
90th Percentile £575 £600 £575
South East median daily rate £425 £405 £407
% change year-on-year +4.97% -0.52% +1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 45 61
Berkshire median hourly rate £22.00 £12.70 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +73.23% -20.63% -48.22%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £56.75 £39.75 £43.28
South East median hourly rate £37.50 £25.69 £23.10
% change year-on-year +45.97% +11.24% -34.01%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in Berkshire

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SC Cleared in Berkshire

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Berkshire over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in Berkshire

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in Berkshire

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Berkshire over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SC Cleared in Berkshire

SC 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 SC Cleared within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 21 January 2019. 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 +7 121 £475 +5.56% 34
Bracknell -6 71 £315 +24.88% 4
Newbury +16 20 £363 +72.62% 2
Slough -2 12 £413 -
Windsor +8 2 - -
Wokingham - 1 £375 - 1
SC Cleared
South East

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing SC 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 SC Cleared.

1 272 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 68 (25.00%) Windows
3 57 (20.96%) Microsoft
4 54 (19.85%) Firewall
5 53 (19.49%) Microsoft Azure
6 44 (16.18%) Cisco
7 41 (15.07%) SQL
8 38 (13.97%) Oracle
9 37 (13.60%) Internet
10 35 (12.87%) DV Cleared
11 33 (12.13%) Active Directory
12 31 (11.40%) VMware
13 30 (11.03%) Finance
13 30 (11.03%) DNS
14 29 (10.66%) SharePoint
14 29 (10.66%) Migration
15 28 (10.29%) Agile Software Development
16 26 (9.56%) Project Management
17 25 (9.19%) Windows Server
18 23 (8.46%) IaaS
19 22 (8.09%) VPN
19 22 (8.09%) HP
20 21 (7.72%) Business Intelligence
21 20 (7.35%) Telecoms
21 20 (7.35%) TCP/IP
21 20 (7.35%) LAN
21 20 (7.35%) C#
21 20 (7.35%) SCCM
22 18 (6.62%) Java
22 18 (6.62%) .NET

SC 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 29 (10.66%) SharePoint
2 15 (5.51%) SharePoint Server
3 12 (4.41%) IIS
4 6 (2.21%) Apache
5 4 (1.47%) JBoss
5 4 (1.47%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.74%) ArcGIS
6 2 (0.74%) Oracle BPEL
6 2 (0.74%) Smallworld
6 2 (0.74%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.37%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.37%) Confluence
7 1 (0.37%) nginx
Applications
1 10 (3.68%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.74%) Autodesk Inventor
4 2 (0.74%) MicroStation
5 1 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.37%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.37%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 16 (5.88%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (3.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.74%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.74%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.37%) HFM
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.37%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 53 (19.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (8.46%) IaaS
3 16 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (5.88%) Office 365
4 11 (4.04%) PaaS
5 8 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (2.94%) SaaS
6 4 (1.47%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (1.10%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.74%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.37%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.37%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (0.37%) Data Lake Analytics
9 1 (0.37%) Datadog
9 1 (0.37%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 54 (19.85%) Firewall
2 37 (13.60%) Internet
3 30 (11.03%) DNS
4 22 (8.09%) VPN
5 20 (7.35%) LAN
5 20 (7.35%) TCP/IP
6 16 (5.88%) Network Security
6 16 (5.88%) WAN
7 14 (5.15%) SAN
8 12 (4.41%) Reverse Proxy
9 11 (4.04%) Cisco ISE
9 11 (4.04%) DHCP
9 11 (4.04%) MPLS
9 11 (4.04%) SDH
10 10 (3.68%) Cisco ASA
10 10 (3.68%) NAS
11 9 (3.31%) SS7
12 8 (2.94%) Cisco Nexus
13 7 (2.57%) DWDM
13 7 (2.57%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (2.21%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.47%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (1.47%) GIS
3 4 (1.47%) Power BI
3 4 (1.47%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.74%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.74%) Big Data
5 2 (0.74%) Geospatial Data
5 2 (0.74%) HDInsight
5 2 (0.74%) IDMS
5 2 (0.74%) MySQL
5 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.37%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.37%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 1 (0.37%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.37%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (6.25%) Jenkins
2 12 (4.41%) Git (software)
2 12 (4.41%) Visual Studio Team System
3 6 (2.21%) JIRA
4 5 (1.84%) SonarQube
5 4 (1.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (1.10%) DbUnit
6 3 (1.10%) jMock
6 3 (1.10%) JUnit
6 3 (1.10%) LoadRunner
6 3 (1.10%) Maven
6 3 (1.10%) Mockito
6 3 (1.10%) Selenium
6 3 (1.10%) StarTeam
6 3 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.74%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.74%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.37%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.37%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 30 (11.03%) Finance
2 20 (7.35%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.47%) Billing
4 1 (0.37%) Advertising
4 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 54 (19.85%) Architect
2 26 (9.56%) Consultant
3 23 (8.46%) Developer
4 21 (7.72%) Analyst
5 17 (6.25%) Network Architect
5 17 (6.25%) Project Manager
6 14 (5.15%) Infrastructure Architect
7 13 (4.78%) Operations Technician
8 12 (4.41%) Cloud Engineer
8 12 (4.41%) Network Engineer
9 11 (4.04%) SC Cleared Project Manager
10 10 (3.68%) Administrator
10 10 (3.68%) Technical Architect
11 9 (3.31%) .NET Developer
11 9 (3.31%) Azure Engineer
11 9 (3.31%) Solutions Architect
11 9 (3.31%) Support Technician
11 9 (3.31%) Team Leader
12 8 (2.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 8 (2.94%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (6.62%) .NET
2 16 (5.88%) Web Services
3 15 (5.51%) ASP.NET
4 8 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC
4 8 (2.94%) jQuery
5 7 (2.57%) HTML
6 6 (2.21%) .NET Framework
6 6 (2.21%) ASP.NET Web API
6 6 (2.21%) Entity Framework
6 6 (2.21%) WCF
6 6 (2.21%) XML
7 5 (1.84%) CSS
7 5 (1.84%) SOAP
7 5 (1.84%) VXML
8 4 (1.47%) J2EE
9 3 (1.10%) Ajax
9 3 (1.10%) PowerMock
9 3 (1.10%) RESTful
9 3 (1.10%) Spring
9 3 (1.10%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.25%) Self-Motivation
2 16 (5.88%) Public Cloud
3 12 (4.41%) Data Centre
4 11 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (4.04%) Replication
5 9 (3.31%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (2.57%) Microsoft Licensing
7 6 (2.21%) Private Cloud
7 6 (2.21%) User Experience
8 5 (1.84%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.47%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.74%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.74%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (0.74%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.74%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (0.74%) PKI
10 2 (0.74%) PMI
11 1 (0.37%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.37%) RIA
11 1 (0.37%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 68 (25.00%) Windows
2 25 (9.19%) Windows Server
3 18 (6.62%) Linux
4 15 (5.51%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (3.68%) Unix
6 7 (2.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.74%) Solaris
8 2 (0.74%) VME
8 2 (0.74%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.37%) CentOS
9 1 (0.37%) Debian
9 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.37%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.37%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.37%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (10.66%) Migration
2 28 (10.29%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (9.56%) Project Management
4 21 (7.72%) Business Intelligence
5 18 (6.62%) DevOps
5 18 (6.62%) Software Distribution
6 16 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 16 (5.88%) ITIL
6 16 (5.88%) Network Management
6 16 (5.88%) Security Operations
7 13 (4.78%) IT Strategy
8 12 (4.41%) Data Protection
8 12 (4.41%) Load Balancing
8 12 (4.41%) Security Monitoring
8 12 (4.41%) Server Patching
9 11 (4.04%) Change Management
9 11 (4.04%) Disaster Recovery
9 11 (4.04%) ERP
9 11 (4.04%) Information Security
9 11 (4.04%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 41 (15.07%) SQL
2 20 (7.35%) C#
3 18 (6.62%) Java
4 15 (5.51%) JavaScript
5 14 (5.15%) PowerShell
6 11 (4.04%) Python
7 7 (2.57%) Perl
7 7 (2.57%) VB
8 6 (2.21%) PL/SQL
9 5 (1.84%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.47%) PHP
10 4 (1.47%) VBA
11 2 (0.74%) C
11 2 (0.74%) COBOL
11 2 (0.74%) Groovy
11 2 (0.74%) Korn
11 2 (0.74%) Ruby
12 1 (0.37%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.37%) R
12 1 (0.37%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 272 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 35 (12.87%) DV Cleared
3 13 (4.78%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (3.68%) CCNP
4 10 (3.68%) Degree
5 8 (2.94%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (2.57%) CCNA
7 6 (2.21%) ISEB
7 6 (2.21%) ISTQB
7 6 (2.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (1.84%) BC Cleared
8 5 (1.84%) CCIE
8 5 (1.84%) CCIP
9 4 (1.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 4 (1.47%) JNCIS
10 3 (1.10%) PMI Certification
10 3 (1.10%) PMP
11 2 (0.74%) AWS Certification
12 1 (0.37%) Computer Science Degree
12 1 (0.37%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.31%) QA
1 9 (3.31%) SLA
2 5 (1.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.47%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.74%) COBIT
4 2 (0.74%) GPG13
4 2 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (0.74%) PMO
5 1 (0.37%) GDPR
System Software
1 33 (12.13%) Active Directory
2 11 (4.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.21%) VMware Workstation
3 6 (2.21%) vSphere
4 5 (1.84%) Squid
5 4 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.10%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.74%) Docker
7 2 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.37%) iptables
8 1 (0.37%) Postfix
8 1 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.37%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 20 (7.35%) SCCM
2 13 (4.78%) McAfee ePO
3 11 (4.04%) HP ALM
4 9 (3.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 7 (2.57%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (2.57%) Puppet
5 7 (2.57%) SCOM
6 5 (1.84%) Cisco UCCE
7 4 (1.47%) NetBackup
8 3 (1.10%) Ansible
9 2 (0.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.74%) vRealize
10 1 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.37%) Packer
10 1 (0.37%) Terraform
Vendors
1 57 (20.96%) Microsoft
2 44 (16.18%) Cisco
3 38 (13.97%) Oracle
4 31 (11.40%) VMware
5 22 (8.09%) HP
6 18 (6.62%) Juniper
7 16 (5.88%) McAfee
8 10 (3.68%) Workday
9 9 (3.31%) CheckPoint
9 9 (3.31%) F5
9 9 (3.31%) Fortinet
10 8 (2.94%) SolarWinds
11 6 (2.21%) Citrix
12 5 (1.84%) Nortel
13 4 (1.47%) Google
13 4 (1.47%) Nokia
14 3 (1.10%) Alcatel-Lucent
14 3 (1.10%) Fujitsu
14 3 (1.10%) NetApp
14 3 (1.10%) Palo Alto