Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 21 26
Rank change year-on-year -9 +5 -5
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 212 274 281
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 5.24% 6.44% 5.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 24.45% 25.80% 21.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 116 161
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £402 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.85% -5.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £192 £300 £313
90th Percentile £630 £581 £538
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.69% +0.06% +6.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 27 1
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% -42.00% +26.24%
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £39.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year -55.41% -1.88% +110.53%

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 867 1062 1287
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 21.42% 24.95% 25.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 523 629
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £225 £250 £238
90th Percentile £588 £575 £533
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 56 97
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -59.55% +62.63%
10th Percentile £11.55 £10.75 £10.75
90th Percentile £38.90 £45.39 £48.00
South East median hourly rate £25.69 £34.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -24.44% +17.24% +70.59%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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 81 £450 +9.09%
Bracknell +1 72 £252 -2.79%
Newbury -7 6 £325 -
Slough +6 2 - -
Windsor - 2 £400 -
Maidenhead -16 1 £375 -6.25%
SC Cleared
South East

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 212 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 37 (17.45%) Windows
3 33 (15.57%) DV Cleared
4 32 (15.09%) Oracle
5 31 (14.62%) Microsoft
6 30 (14.15%) Cisco
6 30 (14.15%) Firewall
7 26 (12.26%) Finance
8 25 (11.79%) SQL
9 23 (10.85%) ITIL
9 23 (10.85%) SolarWinds
9 23 (10.85%) SCOM
10 22 (10.38%) SCCM
11 21 (9.91%) Internet
12 19 (8.96%) ERP
12 19 (8.96%) Security Operations
13 18 (8.49%) McAfee
13 18 (8.49%) HP
14 17 (8.02%) Active Directory
14 17 (8.02%) SCSM
15 16 (7.55%) Software Distribution
16 15 (7.08%) SharePoint
16 15 (7.08%) IIS
17 14 (6.60%) TCP/IP
17 14 (6.60%) Windows Server 2003
18 13 (6.13%) DNS
18 13 (6.13%) Disaster Recovery
18 13 (6.13%) Stakeholder Management
18 13 (6.13%) VMware
18 13 (6.13%) Cisco ISE

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 15 (7.08%) IIS
1 15 (7.08%) SharePoint
2 12 (5.66%) SharePoint Server
3 4 (1.89%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.94%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.47%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle 10gAS
5 1 (0.47%) SAP EP
5 1 (0.47%) SAP Portal
5 1 (0.47%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.47%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.47%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (2.83%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.94%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.94%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (5.19%) Oracle ERP
1 11 (5.19%) Primavera
2 2 (0.94%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (0.94%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.72%) IaaS
2 9 (4.25%) Office 365
3 6 (2.83%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.89%) SaaS
5 3 (1.42%) PaaS
6 2 (0.94%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.47%) GitHub
7 1 (0.47%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 30 (14.15%) Firewall
2 21 (9.91%) Internet
3 14 (6.60%) TCP/IP
4 13 (6.13%) Cisco ISE
4 13 (6.13%) DNS
5 10 (4.72%) Network Security
6 9 (4.25%) VPN
7 8 (3.77%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (3.30%) Intrusion Detection
9 6 (2.83%) DAB
9 6 (2.83%) Remote Desktop
9 6 (2.83%) Reverse Proxy
9 6 (2.83%) SAN
10 5 (2.36%) BGP
10 5 (2.36%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (2.36%) NAS
10 5 (2.36%) NX-OS
10 5 (2.36%) WAN
11 4 (1.89%) LAN
11 4 (1.89%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.77%) Relational Database
2 7 (3.30%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.83%) Oracle Exadata
4 4 (1.89%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.94%) Power BI
5 2 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.47%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.47%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (2.83%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (2.36%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.94%) JMeter
3 2 (0.94%) LoadRunner
3 2 (0.94%) Selenium
4 1 (0.47%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.47%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.47%) MSBuild
4 1 (0.47%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 26 (12.26%) Finance
2 11 (5.19%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.42%) Military
4 2 (0.94%) Marketing
4 2 (0.94%) Retail
5 1 (0.47%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.47%) French Language
5 1 (0.47%) Legal
5 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 44 (20.75%) Analyst
2 20 (9.43%) Business Analyst
3 18 (8.49%) Architect
3 18 (8.49%) Network Engineer
4 15 (7.08%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
5 13 (6.13%) Developer
6 12 (5.66%) Operations Technician
6 12 (5.66%) Oracle Analyst
6 12 (5.66%) Oracle Business Analyst
6 12 (5.66%) Support Engineer
7 9 (4.25%) Administrator
7 9 (4.25%) Consultant
8 8 (3.77%) ERP Analyst
8 8 (3.77%) ERP Business Analyst
8 8 (3.77%) Infrastructure Architect
8 8 (3.77%) Test Analyst
9 7 (3.30%) Network Support
9 7 (3.30%) Security Manager
9 7 (3.30%) Senior Analyst
10 6 (2.83%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.25%) JSON
2 8 (3.77%) XML
3 5 (2.36%) .NET
4 4 (1.89%) SOAP
4 4 (1.89%) Web Services
5 3 (1.42%) ASP.NET
5 3 (1.42%) REST
5 3 (1.42%) WCF
6 2 (0.94%) HTML
6 2 (0.94%) RESTful
7 1 (0.47%) Ajax
7 1 (0.47%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.47%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 1 (0.47%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.47%) CSS
7 1 (0.47%) Java EE
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.47%) Web Dynpro
7 1 (0.47%) XSD
7 1 (0.47%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (3.77%) Computer Science
2 7 (3.30%) PKI
2 7 (3.30%) Security Operations Centre
3 6 (2.83%) Oracle Exalogic
3 6 (2.83%) Virtual Team
4 5 (2.36%) Data Centre
5 4 (1.89%) Fat Client
5 4 (1.89%) Thin Client
5 4 (1.89%) User Experience
5 4 (1.89%) Video on Demand
6 3 (1.42%) Cyber Attack
6 3 (1.42%) Cyberthreat
6 3 (1.42%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.42%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (1.42%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.42%) Replication
7 2 (0.94%) CESG
7 2 (0.94%) Clustering
7 2 (0.94%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 37 (17.45%) Windows
2 14 (6.60%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (5.66%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (4.25%) Linux
4 9 (4.25%) Unix
5 8 (3.77%) Solaris
5 8 (3.77%) Windows 7
6 6 (2.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.42%) Windows 10
7 3 (1.42%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.94%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.47%) Android
9 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.47%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (10.85%) ITIL
2 19 (8.96%) ERP
2 19 (8.96%) Security Operations
3 16 (7.55%) Software Distribution
4 13 (6.13%) Disaster Recovery
4 13 (6.13%) Network Management
4 13 (6.13%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (5.66%) Data Analysis
5 12 (5.66%) Security Monitoring
5 12 (5.66%) Server Patching
6 11 (5.19%) DevOps
6 11 (5.19%) Incident Management
6 11 (5.19%) Project Management
7 10 (4.72%) Change Management
7 10 (4.72%) Migration
7 10 (4.72%) Programme Management
7 10 (4.72%) SIEM
8 9 (4.25%) Information Security
9 8 (3.77%) Non-Functional Testing
9 8 (3.77%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 25 (11.79%) SQL
2 8 (3.77%) C#
3 7 (3.30%) Perl
3 7 (3.30%) PowerShell
3 7 (3.30%) Python
3 7 (3.30%) Ruby
4 6 (2.83%) Bash Shell
5 4 (1.89%) Java
5 4 (1.89%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.89%) PL/SQL
6 3 (1.42%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.42%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.94%) C
8 1 (0.47%) ABAP
8 1 (0.47%) Ada
8 1 (0.47%) C++
8 1 (0.47%) VBA
8 1 (0.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 212 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 33 (15.57%) DV Cleared
3 11 (5.19%) Degree
4 10 (4.72%) CISSP
5 8 (3.77%) CISM
6 7 (3.30%) CISMP
6 7 (3.30%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (2.36%) BC Cleared
7 5 (2.36%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (2.36%) CCNP
7 5 (2.36%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.89%) CCNA
9 3 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.94%) CCSE
10 2 (0.94%) MCP
10 2 (0.94%) MCSE
10 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.47%) CCDA
11 1 (0.47%) HNC
11 1 (0.47%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.25%) SLA
2 5 (2.36%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.94%) QA
5 1 (0.47%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.47%) JSP 440
System Software
1 17 (8.02%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.83%) VMware Server
2 6 (2.83%) VMware Workstation
2 6 (2.83%) Xen
3 2 (0.94%) BitLocker
3 2 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.47%) Firmware
4 1 (0.47%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.47%) SRDF
4 1 (0.47%) XenApp
4 1 (0.47%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 23 (10.85%) SCOM
2 22 (10.38%) SCCM
3 17 (8.02%) SCSM
4 12 (5.66%) McAfee ePO
5 7 (3.30%) Ansible
5 7 (3.30%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (3.30%) Puppet
6 6 (2.83%) SCVMM
7 5 (2.36%) EnCase
8 4 (1.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 3 (1.42%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.94%) MIMEsweeper
11 1 (0.47%) Data Guard
11 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
11 1 (0.47%) Failover Clustering
11 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
11 1 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
11 1 (0.47%) OVSD
11 1 (0.47%) Salt
11 1 (0.47%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 32 (15.09%) Oracle
2 31 (14.62%) Microsoft
3 30 (14.15%) Cisco
4 23 (10.85%) SolarWinds
5 18 (8.49%) HP
5 18 (8.49%) McAfee
6 13 (6.13%) VMware
7 11 (5.19%) SAP
8 9 (4.25%) Juniper
9 8 (3.77%) CheckPoint
10 7 (3.30%) Sun
11 6 (2.83%) Citrix
11 6 (2.83%) Red Hat
12 5 (2.36%) Splunk
13 4 (1.89%) BT
13 4 (1.89%) Huawei
13 4 (1.89%) Qualys
13 4 (1.89%) Remedy
14 2 (0.94%) Blue Coat
14 2 (0.94%) EMC