Period
to 21 February 2020

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 February 2020 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 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 19 21 25
Rank change year-on-year +2 +4 -4
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 223 284 243
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 7.19% 6.72% 6.04%
As % of the Qualifications category 31.32% 31.17% 27.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 137 95
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +8.82% +2.41%
10th Percentile £180 £308 £205
90th Percentile £583 £575 £645
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 34 27
Berkshire median hourly rate £72.50 £12.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +504.17% - -4.00%
10th Percentile £19.10 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £82.50 £62.25 £25.15
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £22.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +104.55% +25.71% -48.53%

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 712 911 877
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 22.97% 21.55% 21.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 387 399
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +9.09% +3.13%
10th Percentile £185 £231 £256
90th Percentile £575 £575 £600
South East median daily rate £438 £429 £425
% change year-on-year +2.10% +0.82% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 56 43
Berkshire median hourly rate £35.00 £16.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +112.12% +32.00% -26.73%
10th Percentile £15.95 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £82.50 £48.13 £41.10
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £33.40 £25.69
% change year-on-year +4.79% +30.01% +0.75%

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 February 2020.

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 February 2020.

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 February 2020. 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 -9 85 £425 -10.53% 19
Newbury +12 42 £463 +32.14% 4
Bracknell -1 23 £295 -6.35% 5
Slough -6 1 £475 +11.76% 4
Maidenhead - 1 - -
SC Cleared
South East

For the 6 months to 21 February 2020, 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.

1 223 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 66 (29.60%) Microsoft
3 64 (28.70%) Azure
4 54 (24.22%) Windows
5 52 (23.32%) Web Services
6 42 (18.83%) SaaS
7 41 (18.39%) Office 365
7 41 (18.39%) SQL
8 39 (17.49%) Agile Software Development
9 38 (17.04%) Problem-Solving
10 36 (16.14%) DNS
10 36 (16.14%) DevOps
10 36 (16.14%) REST
11 35 (15.70%) Firewall
12 34 (15.25%) SOAP
13 32 (14.35%) JavaScript
13 32 (14.35%) Internet
14 31 (13.90%) Oracle
14 31 (13.90%) ServiceNow
15 30 (13.45%) IaaS
15 30 (13.45%) PaaS
15 30 (13.45%) Remedy ITSM
15 30 (13.45%) Microsoft Office
15 30 (13.45%) Perl
15 30 (13.45%) SNMP
15 30 (13.45%) TCP/IP
15 30 (13.45%) VPN
15 30 (13.45%) BMC
15 30 (13.45%) Remedy
16 29 (13.00%) IBM

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 19 (8.52%) SharePoint
2 15 (6.73%) MS Exchange
3 9 (4.04%) Exchange Server 2007
3 9 (4.04%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (0.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.45%) Apache
5 1 (0.45%) CMS
5 1 (0.45%) Confluence
5 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.45%) WebLogic
Applications
1 30 (13.45%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.79%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 30 (13.45%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (2.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.79%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (1.79%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 64 (28.70%) Azure
2 42 (18.83%) SaaS
3 41 (18.39%) Office 365
4 30 (13.45%) IaaS
4 30 (13.45%) PaaS
5 18 (8.07%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 15 (6.73%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (3.59%) Azure Active Directory
8 7 (3.14%) iPaaS
8 7 (3.14%) Power Platform
8 7 (3.14%) Serverless
9 6 (2.69%) AWS
10 4 (1.79%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.90%) Azure Data Factory
11 2 (0.90%) GitHub
12 1 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.45%) BrowserStack
12 1 (0.45%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 36 (16.14%) DNS
2 35 (15.70%) Firewall
3 32 (14.35%) Internet
4 30 (13.45%) SNMP
4 30 (13.45%) TCP/IP
4 30 (13.45%) VPN
5 27 (12.11%) NAS
6 26 (11.66%) Reverse Proxy
6 26 (11.66%) SAN
7 9 (4.04%) Unified Communications
8 8 (3.59%) LAN
8 8 (3.59%) WAN
9 7 (3.14%) MPLS
10 5 (2.24%) ADSL
10 5 (2.24%) DHCP
10 5 (2.24%) Ethernet
10 5 (2.24%) Network Security
10 5 (2.24%) Wireless
11 4 (1.79%) RIP
11 4 (1.79%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (8.97%) SQL Server
2 17 (7.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 16 (7.17%) Azure SQL Database
4 12 (5.38%) Oracle Reports
5 10 (4.48%) Cosmos DB
6 8 (3.59%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (3.14%) Data Lake
7 7 (3.14%) Data Mart
7 7 (3.14%) Power BI
7 7 (3.14%) SQL Server 2016
7 7 (3.14%) SSDT
8 5 (2.24%) Oracle BI EE
8 5 (2.24%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 4 (1.79%) Essbase
9 4 (1.79%) Relational Database
10 3 (1.35%) EDMS
10 3 (1.35%) Oracle Database
10 3 (1.35%) Oracle Smart View
10 3 (1.35%) SAP HANA
11 2 (0.90%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 11 (4.93%) Visual Studio Team System
2 9 (4.04%) JIRA
3 7 (3.14%) Selenium
4 3 (1.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.35%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.35%) Visual Studio Code
5 2 (0.90%) NUnit
6 1 (0.45%) Appium
6 1 (0.45%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.45%) Cypress.io
6 1 (0.45%) GitLab
6 1 (0.45%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.45%) Mocha
6 1 (0.45%) Protractor
6 1 (0.45%) WebDriver
General
1 15 (6.73%) Public Sector
1 15 (6.73%) Telecoms
2 14 (6.28%) Finance
3 4 (1.79%) Legal
4 1 (0.45%) Law
4 1 (0.45%) Police
Job Titles
1 72 (32.29%) Architect
2 40 (17.94%) Solutions Architect
3 28 (12.56%) Designer
3 28 (12.56%) Solutions Designer
4 21 (9.42%) Analyst
5 13 (5.83%) Developer
6 12 (5.38%) Azure Engineer
6 12 (5.38%) Test Leader
7 11 (4.93%) Azure Architect
7 11 (4.93%) Support Engineer
8 10 (4.48%) Cloud Architect
8 10 (4.48%) Test Analyst
9 9 (4.04%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 7 (3.14%) Implementation Engineer
10 7 (3.14%) Project Manager
11 6 (2.69%) Cloud Engineer
11 6 (2.69%) Integration Architect
11 6 (2.69%) Tester
12 5 (2.24%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 5 (2.24%) Office 365 Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (23.32%) Web Services
2 36 (16.14%) REST
3 34 (15.25%) SOAP
4 21 (9.42%) Oracle Fusion
5 12 (5.38%) .NET
6 8 (3.59%) XML
7 6 (2.69%) Middleware
8 5 (2.24%) JSON
9 4 (1.79%) AngularJS
9 4 (1.79%) Express
9 4 (1.79%) Node.js
10 3 (1.35%) JDBC
10 3 (1.35%) ODBC
11 2 (0.90%) Apache NiFi
11 2 (0.90%) RabbitMQ
12 1 (0.45%) Chai
12 1 (0.45%) OpenLayers
12 1 (0.45%) Pandas
12 1 (0.45%) PyQt
12 1 (0.45%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 26 (11.66%) Analytical Skills
1 26 (11.66%) Replication
2 13 (5.83%) Data Centre
3 11 (4.93%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (4.48%) Hybrid Cloud
4 10 (4.48%) Management Information System
5 9 (4.04%) Data Structures
5 9 (4.04%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (3.14%) Microsoft Licensing
7 5 (2.24%) Private Cloud
8 4 (1.79%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.79%) Virtual Team
9 3 (1.35%) CMDB
10 2 (0.90%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (0.90%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.45%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.45%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (0.45%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 1 (0.45%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 54 (24.22%) Windows
2 16 (7.17%) Linux
3 15 (6.73%) Windows Server
4 13 (5.83%) Windows 10
5 8 (3.59%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.79%) Android
6 4 (1.79%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.35%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.90%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.45%) AIX
9 1 (0.45%) Unix
9 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (17.49%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (17.04%) Problem-Solving
3 36 (16.14%) DevOps
4 27 (12.11%) Integration Testing
5 26 (11.66%) Computer Science
6 23 (10.31%) Disaster Recovery
6 23 (10.31%) ERP
6 23 (10.31%) Information Security
6 23 (10.31%) Network Management
6 23 (10.31%) Test Automation
6 23 (10.31%) Unit Testing
7 22 (9.87%) Migration
8 20 (8.97%) Smoke Testing
8 20 (8.97%) Waterfall
8 20 (8.97%) Web Development
9 19 (8.52%) SOA
10 18 (8.07%) Software Delivery
11 17 (7.62%) Non-Functional Testing
11 17 (7.62%) Test Scripting
12 16 (7.17%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (18.39%) SQL
2 32 (14.35%) JavaScript
3 30 (13.45%) Perl
4 29 (13.00%) PowerShell
4 29 (13.00%) Shell Script
5 25 (11.21%) Python
6 23 (10.31%) Java
7 20 (8.97%) PHP
8 8 (3.59%) C#
8 8 (3.59%) T-SQL
9 4 (1.79%) Korn
10 2 (0.90%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.90%) Ruby
11 1 (0.45%) C
Qualifications
1 223 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 29 (13.00%) Degree
3 16 (7.17%) ISTQB
4 14 (6.28%) DV Cleared
5 9 (4.04%) BPSS Clearance
6 8 (3.59%) ISEB
7 7 (3.14%) BC Cleared
8 5 (2.24%) CCIP
8 5 (2.24%) CCNA
8 5 (2.24%) CCNP
8 5 (2.24%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (2.24%) HNC
9 3 (1.35%) CCDP
9 3 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.90%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.90%) PMP
11 1 (0.45%) APMP
11 1 (0.45%) HND
11 1 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.93%) QA
2 8 (3.59%) Data Quality
3 7 (3.14%) COBIT
3 7 (3.14%) GDPR
4 4 (1.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (1.35%) Def Stans
5 3 (1.35%) PMO
6 2 (0.90%) Government Security Classifications
6 2 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.90%) SLA
7 1 (0.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.45%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.45%) NIST
7 1 (0.45%) NIST 800
7 1 (0.45%) P3O
System Software
1 24 (10.76%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.69%) Docker
4 4 (1.79%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.35%) Snort
5 3 (1.35%) XenApp
6 2 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.90%) vSphere
7 1 (0.45%) Firmware
7 1 (0.45%) vCloud
7 1 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.45%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 29 (13.00%) Netcool
1 29 (13.00%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 27 (12.11%) Amdocs OSS
3 17 (7.62%) SCCM
4 10 (4.48%) Microsoft Intune
5 9 (4.04%) Single Sign-On
6 8 (3.59%) Ansible
7 4 (1.79%) AirWatch
8 3 (1.35%) Kubernetes
8 3 (1.35%) Terraform
8 3 (1.35%) WSUS
9 2 (0.90%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.90%) Puppet
9 2 (0.90%) Salt
9 2 (0.90%) SCOM
10 1 (0.45%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.45%) Oracle EDQ
10 1 (0.45%) SCSM
Vendors
1 66 (29.60%) Microsoft
2 31 (13.90%) Oracle
2 31 (13.90%) ServiceNow
3 30 (13.45%) BMC
3 30 (13.45%) Remedy
4 29 (13.00%) IBM
5 27 (12.11%) Cramer
5 27 (12.11%) Siebel
5 27 (12.11%) xMatters
6 25 (11.21%) Cisco
7 12 (5.38%) Citrix
7 12 (5.38%) Huawei
7 12 (5.38%) Nokia
7 12 (5.38%) VMware
8 9 (4.04%) Juniper
8 9 (4.04%) Workday
9 7 (3.14%) Databricks
10 4 (1.79%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 4 (1.79%) Forcepoint
10 4 (1.79%) Hyperion