Period
to 22 April 2018

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 22 April 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.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 19 20
Rank change year-on-year -4 +1 +5
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 270 275 328
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 6.70% 7.17% 6.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 32.03% 28.29% 25.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 138 188
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% +9.68%
10th Percentile £292 £258 £280
90th Percentile £600 £550 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £425 £411
% change year-on-year - +3.34% +9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 36 8
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.00% -42.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £7.71 £7.69
90th Percentile £41.50 £28.63 £14.18
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year -2.78% -56.36% +117.11%

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 843 972 1,304
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 20.91% 25.33% 26.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 388 429 663
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £280 £243 £253
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 72 65
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £14.25 £21.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% -33.19% +1.57%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £7.59
90th Percentile £43.88 £55.46 £60.00
South East median hourly rate £25.72 £22.76 £29.00
% change year-on-year +12.99% -21.52% +41.46%

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 22 April 2018.

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 22 April 2018.

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 22 April 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 +12 135 £425 -10.53% 11
Bracknell -1 67 £298 -0.67% 12
Newbury -22 6 £210 -45.10% 2
Slough +3 5 - - 2
SC Cleared
South East

For the 6 months to 22 April 2018, 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.

1 270 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 54 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 51 (18.89%) Windows
4 49 (18.15%) Migration
5 44 (16.30%) Cisco
6 38 (14.07%) Oracle
6 38 (14.07%) SharePoint
7 37 (13.70%) DV Cleared
8 33 (12.22%) SQL
9 31 (11.48%) Firewall
10 29 (10.74%) SQL Server
11 27 (10.00%) HP
11 27 (10.00%) Office 365
12 26 (9.63%) Network Management
12 26 (9.63%) Active Directory
13 25 (9.26%) Agile Software Development
13 25 (9.26%) SolarWinds
14 24 (8.89%) C#
15 23 (8.52%) Cisco Certification
15 23 (8.52%) Microsoft Azure
16 22 (8.15%) SCOM
16 22 (8.15%) ERP
17 21 (7.78%) JavaScript
17 21 (7.78%) Finance
17 21 (7.78%) Cisco ISE
17 21 (7.78%) HP ALM
18 20 (7.41%) CCNP
19 19 (7.04%) Internet
19 19 (7.04%) Problem-Solving
20 18 (6.67%) Project Management

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 38 (14.07%) SharePoint
2 12 (4.44%) IIS
3 11 (4.07%) Documentum
3 11 (4.07%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.74%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.37%) Alfresco
5 1 (0.37%) Apache
5 1 (0.37%) CMS
5 1 (0.37%) Joomla!
5 1 (0.37%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 14 (5.19%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.11%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.74%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (2.96%) Oracle ERP
1 8 (2.96%) Primavera
2 5 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.11%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.74%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 27 (10.00%) Office 365
2 23 (8.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.48%) IaaS
4 2 (0.74%) Serverless
5 1 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.37%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.37%) PaaS
5 1 (0.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (11.48%) Firewall
2 21 (7.78%) Cisco ISE
3 19 (7.04%) Internet
4 8 (2.96%) TCP/IP
5 6 (2.22%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (2.22%) DNS
6 5 (1.85%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (1.85%) VPN
6 5 (1.85%) WAN
7 4 (1.48%) DAB
7 4 (1.48%) LAN
7 4 (1.48%) MPLS
7 4 (1.48%) NX-OS
7 4 (1.48%) SAN
7 4 (1.48%) SSH
8 3 (1.11%) Network Security
8 3 (1.11%) Reverse Proxy
8 3 (1.11%) Structured Cabling
8 3 (1.11%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (1.11%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (10.74%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.96%) Big Data
2 8 (2.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (2.59%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.85%) Power BI
5 4 (1.48%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.74%) Data Lake
7 2 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.37%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 13 (4.81%) Visual Studio
2 8 (2.96%) SoapUI
2 8 (2.96%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (1.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 4 (1.48%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.37%) Maven
5 1 (0.37%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.37%) Subversion
General
1 21 (7.78%) Finance
2 11 (4.07%) Legal
3 9 (3.33%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.22%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.48%) Games
6 3 (1.11%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.37%) Advertising
7 1 (0.37%) French Language
7 1 (0.37%) Marketing
7 1 (0.37%) Military
7 1 (0.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 51 (18.89%) Analyst
2 34 (12.59%) Developer
3 30 (11.11%) Network Engineer
4 29 (10.74%) Architect
5 22 (8.15%) Project Manager
6 21 (7.78%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 18 (6.67%) Consultant
8 15 (5.56%) Business Analyst
9 14 (5.19%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
10 12 (4.44%) Change Analyst
10 12 (4.44%) SC Cleared Project Manager
11 11 (4.07%) Administrator
11 11 (4.07%) Cloud Architect
11 11 (4.07%) Network Systems Engineer
11 11 (4.07%) Systems Engineer
11 11 (4.07%) Test Analyst
12 10 (3.70%) Operations Technician
13 9 (3.33%) Oracle Analyst
13 9 (3.33%) Oracle Business Analyst
14 8 (2.96%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (6.30%) .NET
1 17 (6.30%) XML
2 16 (5.93%) ASP.NET
3 9 (3.33%) HTML
4 5 (1.85%) Oracle Fusion
5 4 (1.48%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (1.48%) SOAP
5 4 (1.48%) WCF
6 3 (1.11%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (1.11%) CSS
6 3 (1.11%) Hibernate
6 3 (1.11%) JPA
6 3 (1.11%) jQuery
6 3 (1.11%) REST
6 3 (1.11%) Spring
7 2 (0.74%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.74%) Entity Framework
7 2 (0.74%) HTML5
7 2 (0.74%) JSON
7 2 (0.74%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.44%) Data Centre
3 10 (3.70%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (3.33%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.59%) Smart Meter
6 6 (2.22%) User Experience
7 5 (1.85%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.48%) PMI
9 3 (1.11%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (1.11%) Replication
10 2 (0.74%) Clustering
10 2 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.74%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.74%) PKI
10 2 (0.74%) Security Operations Centre
11 1 (0.37%) Cyberattack
11 1 (0.37%) Cyberthreat
11 1 (0.37%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.37%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.37%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 51 (18.89%) Windows
2 17 (6.30%) Windows Server
3 13 (4.81%) Unix
4 10 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (2.59%) Linux
6 6 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.48%) Windows 10
8 3 (1.11%) CentOS
8 3 (1.11%) Debian
8 3 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.11%) Ubuntu
8 3 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.74%) Android
9 2 (0.74%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.37%) Solaris
10 1 (0.37%) VMS
10 1 (0.37%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (18.15%) Migration
2 26 (9.63%) Network Management
3 25 (9.26%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (8.15%) ERP
5 19 (7.04%) Problem-Solving
6 18 (6.67%) Project Management
7 17 (6.30%) Validation
8 15 (5.56%) Test Automation
9 14 (5.19%) Business Analysis
10 13 (4.81%) ITIL
10 13 (4.81%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (4.44%) MVC
11 12 (4.44%) Programme Management
11 12 (4.44%) Security Operations
11 12 (4.44%) Workflow
12 10 (3.70%) DevOps
12 10 (3.70%) Security Monitoring
12 10 (3.70%) Server Patching
12 10 (3.70%) Software Distribution
12 10 (3.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 33 (12.22%) SQL
2 24 (8.89%) C#
3 21 (7.78%) JavaScript
4 17 (6.30%) PowerShell
5 15 (5.56%) Java
6 14 (5.19%) C++
7 11 (4.07%) C
8 8 (2.96%) T-SQL
9 5 (1.85%) VBA
10 3 (1.11%) Ada
10 3 (1.11%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.11%) Python
11 2 (0.74%) Java 8
12 1 (0.37%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 270 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 37 (13.70%) DV Cleared
3 23 (8.52%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (7.41%) CCNP
5 16 (5.93%) Degree
6 11 (4.07%) PMI Certification
7 10 (3.70%) CCIE
7 10 (3.70%) PMP
8 6 (2.22%) CCNA
8 6 (2.22%) Master's Degree
9 4 (1.48%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (1.11%) CISSP
10 3 (1.11%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.74%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.74%) CCSE
11 2 (0.74%) ISEB
11 2 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.96%) PMO
2 2 (0.74%) SLA
3 1 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 26 (9.63%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.48%) Hyper-V
2 4 (1.48%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.74%) vCloud
3 2 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.74%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.37%) FreeRADIUS
4 1 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.37%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 22 (8.15%) SCOM
2 21 (7.78%) HP ALM
3 11 (4.07%) McAfee ePO
4 9 (3.33%) SCCM
5 5 (1.85%) SCSM
6 4 (1.48%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (1.11%) SELinux
8 2 (0.74%) Ansible
8 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.74%) MIMEsweeper
8 2 (0.74%) Netcool
8 2 (0.74%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.37%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.37%) WSUS
Vendors
1 54 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 44 (16.30%) Cisco
3 38 (14.07%) Oracle
4 27 (10.00%) HP
5 25 (9.26%) SolarWinds
6 15 (5.56%) VMware
7 11 (4.07%) McAfee
8 10 (3.70%) Palo Alto
9 8 (2.96%) Capita
10 7 (2.59%) CheckPoint
10 7 (2.59%) Juniper
11 6 (2.22%) Citrix
11 6 (2.22%) Fujitsu
12 5 (1.85%) Serena
13 2 (0.74%) Blue Coat
13 2 (0.74%) SAP
14 1 (0.37%) BMC
14 1 (0.37%) Dell
14 1 (0.37%) EMC
14 1 (0.37%) Remedy