Period
to 31 March 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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 23 20 25
Rank change year-on-year -3 +5 -5
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 176 309 259
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 6.21% 7.33% 6.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 29.98% 32.94% 29.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 151 102
Median daily rate £450 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +8.82% +0.59%
10th Percentile £182 £330 £298
90th Percentile £573 £575 £594
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 39 23
Median hourly rate £48.50 £12.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +304.17% - -
10th Percentile £19.18 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £82.50 £47.75 £36.05
South East median hourly rate £44.50 £16.77 £17.50
% change year-on-year +165.35% -4.17% -2.78%

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 587 938 865
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 20.73% 22.26% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 411 400
Median daily rate £425 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.49% +4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £185 £256 £277
90th Percentile £575 £575 £600
South East median daily rate £438 £445 £425
% change year-on-year -1.69% +4.71% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 62 38
Median hourly rate £31.50 £14.00 £13.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +125.00% +6.87% -12.67%
10th Percentile £15.65 £12.00 £11.78
90th Percentile £73.75 £47.67 £41.95
Median hourly rate £32.50 £26.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year +22.64% +11.58% -5.00%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in Berkshire

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SC Cleared in Berkshire.

Daily rate trend for SC Cleared in Berkshire

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SC Cleared in Berkshire over the 6 months to 31 March 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in Berkshire

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SC Cleared in Berkshire.

Hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in Berkshire

SC Cleared
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SC Cleared in Berkshire over the 6 months to 31 March 2020.

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 31 March 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 -15 69 £419 -11.84% 12
Newbury +14 45 £463 +15.63% 5
Bracknell -9 18 £340 +7.94% 5
Slough +5 3 £475 +11.76% 3
Maidenhead - 1 - -
SC Cleared
South East

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

1 176 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 45 (25.57%) Microsoft
3 44 (25.00%) Web Services
3 44 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
4 35 (19.89%) Windows
4 35 (19.89%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (19.32%) SNMP
5 34 (19.32%) BMC
5 34 (19.32%) Shell Script
5 34 (19.32%) ServiceNow
6 33 (18.75%) Remedy ITSM
6 33 (18.75%) Remedy
6 33 (18.75%) Perl
7 32 (18.18%) IBM
7 32 (18.18%) Netcool
7 32 (18.18%) Netcool/OMNIbus
7 32 (18.18%) REST
8 30 (17.05%) Analytical Skills
8 30 (17.05%) SOAP
8 30 (17.05%) Siebel
8 30 (17.05%) Cramer
8 30 (17.05%) Amdocs OSS
8 30 (17.05%) xMatters
9 29 (16.48%) Python
10 27 (15.34%) SQL
11 26 (14.77%) Cisco
11 26 (14.77%) Office 365
11 26 (14.77%) Integration Testing
12 25 (14.20%) Unit Testing
12 25 (14.20%) Network 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 15 (8.52%) MS Exchange
1 15 (8.52%) SharePoint
2 9 (5.11%) Exchange Server 2007
2 9 (5.11%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (1.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (1.14%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.57%) Apache
4 1 (0.57%) Confluence
4 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.57%) WebLogic
Applications
1 21 (11.93%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.27%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.57%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 33 (18.75%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (2.84%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (2.27%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (1.14%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.57%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 26 (14.77%) Office 365
2 24 (13.64%) Azure
3 17 (9.66%) SaaS
4 12 (6.82%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (5.11%) IaaS
5 9 (5.11%) PaaS
6 8 (4.55%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 5 (2.84%) AWS
8 4 (2.27%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (2.27%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.57%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.57%) BrowserStack
9 1 (0.57%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 34 (19.32%) SNMP
2 24 (13.64%) DNS
3 23 (13.07%) Firewall
4 20 (11.36%) Internet
5 18 (10.23%) VPN
6 17 (9.66%) TCP/IP
7 15 (8.52%) NAS
8 13 (7.39%) SAN
9 12 (6.82%) Reverse Proxy
10 10 (5.68%) Unified Communications
10 10 (5.68%) WAN
11 9 (5.11%) LAN
11 9 (5.11%) MPLS
12 7 (3.98%) Network Security
13 6 (3.41%) ADSL
13 6 (3.41%) BGP
13 6 (3.41%) DHCP
13 6 (3.41%) EIGRP
13 6 (3.41%) Ethernet
13 6 (3.41%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.68%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (2.84%) Azure SQL Database
3 5 (2.84%) Oracle BI EE
3 5 (2.84%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 4 (2.27%) Essbase
4 4 (2.27%) SAP HANA
5 3 (1.70%) EDMS
5 3 (1.70%) Oracle Smart View
5 3 (1.70%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.14%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.14%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.14%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.14%) SSDT
7 1 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.57%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.57%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 6 (3.41%) Selenium
2 5 (2.84%) JIRA
3 4 (2.27%) Cucumber
3 4 (2.27%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (1.70%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.70%) JMeter
4 3 (1.70%) SpecFlow
4 3 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.57%) Appium
5 1 (0.57%) Cypress.io
5 1 (0.57%) GitLab
5 1 (0.57%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.57%) Mocha
5 1 (0.57%) Protractor
5 1 (0.57%) WebDriver
General
1 15 (8.52%) Telecoms
2 12 (6.82%) Finance
3 11 (6.25%) Public Sector
4 2 (1.14%) Legal
5 1 (0.57%) Police
Job Titles
1 48 (27.27%) Architect
2 34 (19.32%) Solutions Architect
3 30 (17.05%) Designer
3 30 (17.05%) Solutions Designer
4 16 (9.09%) Analyst
5 9 (5.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 9 (5.11%) Azure Engineer
5 9 (5.11%) Support Engineer
5 9 (5.11%) Test Leader
6 8 (4.55%) Developer
7 7 (3.98%) Test Analyst
8 6 (3.41%) Consultant
8 6 (3.41%) Desktop Support
9 5 (2.84%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (2.84%) Implementation Engineer
9 5 (2.84%) Infrastructure Architect
9 5 (2.84%) IT Engineer
9 5 (2.84%) Network Engineer
9 5 (2.84%) Report Analyst
9 5 (2.84%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (25.00%) Web Services
2 32 (18.18%) REST
3 30 (17.05%) SOAP
4 12 (6.82%) Oracle Fusion
5 8 (4.55%) .NET
6 5 (2.84%) XML
7 2 (1.14%) Apache NiFi
7 2 (1.14%) Middleware
7 2 (1.14%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (1.14%) SAP Basis
8 1 (0.57%) Chai
8 1 (0.57%) JSON
8 1 (0.57%) Nightwatchjs
8 1 (0.57%) OpenLayers
8 1 (0.57%) Pandas
8 1 (0.57%) PyQt
8 1 (0.57%) SAP PI
8 1 (0.57%) Spring
8 1 (0.57%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 30 (17.05%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (7.95%) Replication
3 10 (5.68%) Data Centre
4 9 (5.11%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (3.98%) Data Structures
6 6 (3.41%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (2.84%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.27%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.70%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.70%) CMDB
9 3 (1.70%) Microsoft Licensing
9 3 (1.70%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (1.14%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (1.14%) Public Cloud
10 2 (1.14%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.57%) Analytical Mindset
11 1 (0.57%) Cloud Native
11 1 (0.57%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (0.57%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 1 (0.57%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 35 (19.89%) Windows
2 16 (9.09%) Linux
3 14 (7.95%) Windows Server
4 9 (5.11%) Windows 10
5 4 (2.27%) Android
5 4 (2.27%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.70%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (1.14%) Mac OS
7 2 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.14%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.57%) Unix
8 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
2 35 (19.89%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (14.77%) Integration Testing
4 25 (14.20%) Network Management
4 25 (14.20%) Unit Testing
5 22 (12.50%) Smoke Testing
5 22 (12.50%) Web Development
6 18 (10.23%) Test Automation
7 15 (8.52%) DevOps
7 15 (8.52%) Migration
8 14 (7.95%) Service Delivery
9 13 (7.39%) Continuous Improvement
9 13 (7.39%) ERP
9 13 (7.39%) ITIL
10 12 (6.82%) Disaster Recovery
10 12 (6.82%) Software Delivery
10 12 (6.82%) Waterfall
11 11 (6.25%) Computer Science
11 11 (6.25%) Test Scripting
11 11 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (19.32%) Shell Script
2 33 (18.75%) Perl
3 29 (16.48%) Python
4 27 (15.34%) SQL
5 25 (14.20%) JavaScript
6 24 (13.64%) Java
7 22 (12.50%) PHP
8 14 (7.95%) PowerShell
9 8 (4.55%) C#
10 3 (1.70%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.14%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.14%) Korn
11 2 (1.14%) R
11 2 (1.14%) Ruby
11 2 (1.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 176 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (7.39%) Degree
2 13 (7.39%) ISTQB
3 11 (6.25%) ISEB
4 10 (5.68%) BPSS Clearance
5 9 (5.11%) DV Cleared
6 8 (4.55%) BC Cleared
7 6 (3.41%) CCIP
7 6 (3.41%) CCNA
7 6 (3.41%) CCNP
7 6 (3.41%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (2.27%) CCDP
9 3 (1.70%) HNC
10 2 (1.14%) PMI Certification
10 2 (1.14%) PMP
11 1 (0.57%) APMP
11 1 (0.57%) HND
11 1 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.55%) QA
2 5 (2.84%) GDPR
3 4 (2.27%) COBIT
4 3 (1.70%) PMO
5 2 (1.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.14%) SLA
6 1 (0.57%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.57%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.57%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.57%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.57%) P3O
System Software
1 19 (10.80%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.41%) Docker
4 3 (1.70%) Snort
4 3 (1.70%) VMware NSX
5 2 (1.14%) vSphere
5 2 (1.14%) XenApp
6 1 (0.57%) Firmware
6 1 (0.57%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 32 (18.18%) Netcool
1 32 (18.18%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 30 (17.05%) Amdocs OSS
3 15 (8.52%) SCCM
4 9 (5.11%) Ansible
5 5 (2.84%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (2.27%) AirWatch
6 4 (2.27%) Kubernetes
6 4 (2.27%) Terraform
7 3 (1.70%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (1.70%) WSUS
8 2 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.14%) Puppet
8 2 (1.14%) Salt
9 1 (0.57%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.57%) Oracle EDQ
9 1 (0.57%) SCOM
9 1 (0.57%) SCSM
9 1 (0.57%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 45 (25.57%) Microsoft
2 34 (19.32%) BMC
2 34 (19.32%) ServiceNow
3 33 (18.75%) Remedy
4 32 (18.18%) IBM
5 30 (17.05%) Cramer
5 30 (17.05%) Siebel
5 30 (17.05%) xMatters
6 26 (14.77%) Cisco
7 21 (11.93%) Oracle
8 13 (7.39%) Huawei
8 13 (7.39%) Nokia
9 12 (6.82%) VMware
10 11 (6.25%) Citrix
10 11 (6.25%) Juniper
11 5 (2.84%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 5 (2.84%) SAP
12 4 (2.27%) 3PAR
12 4 (2.27%) Hyperion
13 3 (1.70%) CheckPoint