Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 13 33 34
Rank change year-on-year +20 +1 -12
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 354 225 210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 9.33% 5.45% 5.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 35.69% 27.47% 23.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 108 111
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +5.59%
10th Percentile £313 £273 £191
90th Percentile £550 £575 £638
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 15 27
Berkshire median hourly rate £70.00 £12.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +483.33% - -4.00%
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £39.00 £17.64
% change year-on-year +21.79% +121.15% -55.07%

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 992 819 904
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 26.13% 19.84% 21.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 341 422
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £413 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% - +3.13%
10th Percentile £211 £213 £226
90th Percentile £550 £550 £588
South East median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 36 48
Berkshire median hourly rate £62.50 £22.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +180.90% +71.15% +4.00%
10th Percentile £15.80 £12.00 £11.78
90th Percentile £82.50 £45.25 £39.58
South East median hourly rate £41.21 £39.50 £25.69
% change year-on-year +4.33% +53.76% -11.11%

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 16 November 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 16 November 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 16 November 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 +6 122 £441 +0.86% 22
Newbury +13 30 £425 +32.81% 4
Bracknell -6 29 £340 +7.94% 9
Slough -4 2 £438 +9.38% 5
Maidenhead - 2 £339 -
SC Cleared
South East

For the 6 months to 16 November 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.

1 354 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 148 (41.81%) Azure
3 145 (40.96%) Microsoft
4 111 (31.36%) Windows
5 81 (22.88%) SaaS
6 80 (22.60%) Oracle
7 74 (20.90%) Office 365
8 73 (20.62%) SQL
9 71 (20.06%) Firewall
10 70 (19.77%) Degree
11 67 (18.93%) PaaS
11 67 (18.93%) VPN
12 65 (18.36%) DNS
12 65 (18.36%) Migration
13 63 (17.80%) TCP/IP
14 62 (17.51%) IaaS
15 60 (16.95%) Web Services
15 60 (16.95%) DevOps
16 58 (16.38%) PowerShell
17 57 (16.10%) Computer Science
18 54 (15.25%) Reverse Proxy
19 50 (14.12%) Internet
20 49 (13.84%) SAN
20 49 (13.84%) Microsoft Office
20 49 (13.84%) ERP
21 48 (13.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 47 (13.28%) Replication
23 46 (12.99%) NAS
24 45 (12.71%) SQL Server
25 43 (12.15%) Disaster Recovery

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 33 (9.32%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.26%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.41%) Skype for Business
4 3 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.28%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.28%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.28%) CMS
5 1 (0.28%) Confluence
5 1 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.28%) Hyperledger
5 1 (0.28%) nginx
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.28%) Smallworld
5 1 (0.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 49 (13.84%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (3.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (2.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (2.26%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.28%) Autodesk Inventor
5 1 (0.28%) MicroStation
5 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (5.08%) Remedy ITSM
2 10 (2.82%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (2.26%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (1.41%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (1.13%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (1.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 3 (0.85%) Oracle Cash Management
6 3 (0.85%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.85%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.56%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.56%) Oracle iSupplier
8 1 (0.28%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 148 (41.81%) Azure
2 81 (22.88%) SaaS
3 74 (20.90%) Office 365
4 67 (18.93%) PaaS
5 62 (17.51%) IaaS
6 40 (11.30%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 18 (5.08%) Power Platform
8 17 (4.80%) Serverless
9 16 (4.52%) Azure Active Directory
9 16 (4.52%) iPaaS
10 15 (4.24%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (1.98%) Dynamics 365
12 4 (1.13%) AWS
12 4 (1.13%) Azure Data Factory
13 3 (0.85%) OneDrive
14 2 (0.56%) GitHub
15 1 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
15 1 (0.28%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 71 (20.06%) Firewall
2 67 (18.93%) VPN
3 65 (18.36%) DNS
4 63 (17.80%) TCP/IP
5 54 (15.25%) Reverse Proxy
6 50 (14.12%) Internet
7 49 (13.84%) SAN
8 46 (12.99%) NAS
9 18 (5.08%) SNMP
10 16 (4.52%) SMTP
11 15 (4.24%) LAN
12 13 (3.67%) WAN
13 11 (3.11%) MPLS
14 10 (2.82%) Ethernet
14 10 (2.82%) Network Security
15 9 (2.54%) Skype
16 6 (1.69%) Cisco ASA
16 6 (1.69%) DMZ
16 6 (1.69%) Unified Communications
16 6 (1.69%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (13.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 45 (12.71%) SQL Server
3 30 (8.47%) Azure SQL Database
4 26 (7.34%) Cosmos DB
5 20 (5.65%) Oracle Reports
6 17 (4.80%) SSDT
7 16 (4.52%) Data Lake
7 16 (4.52%) Data Mart
7 16 (4.52%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (4.52%) Power BI
8 15 (4.24%) SQL Server 2016
9 11 (3.11%) GIS
9 11 (3.11%) Oracle Database
10 6 (1.69%) Relational Database
11 5 (1.41%) OLAP
11 5 (1.41%) Oracle OLAP
12 3 (0.85%) EDMS
12 3 (0.85%) Essbase
12 3 (0.85%) Oracle BI EE
12 3 (0.85%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 16 (4.52%) Visual Studio Team System
2 10 (2.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 10 (2.82%) Visual Studio
2 10 (2.82%) Visual Studio Code
3 7 (1.98%) JIRA
4 6 (1.69%) MSTest
4 6 (1.69%) SpecFlow
4 6 (1.69%) tSQLt
5 3 (0.85%) Selenium
6 2 (0.56%) NUnit
7 1 (0.28%) AdminStudio
7 1 (0.28%) Appium
7 1 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.28%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.28%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.28%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.28%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.28%) MSI
7 1 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.28%) WebDriver
General
1 26 (7.34%) Finance
2 21 (5.93%) Public Sector
3 18 (5.08%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.41%) Legal
5 3 (0.85%) Billing
5 3 (0.85%) General Ledger
6 2 (0.56%) Publishing
7 1 (0.28%) Back Office
7 1 (0.28%) Law
7 1 (0.28%) Local Government
7 1 (0.28%) Military
Job Titles
1 117 (33.05%) Architect
2 39 (11.02%) Solutions Architect
3 33 (9.32%) Azure Architect
3 33 (9.32%) Developer
4 22 (6.21%) Test Manager
5 20 (5.65%) Cloud Architect
6 19 (5.37%) Analyst
7 18 (5.08%) Azure Engineer
8 16 (4.52%) Project Manager
9 15 (4.24%) Designer
9 15 (4.24%) Integration Architect
10 14 (3.95%) Solutions Designer
10 14 (3.95%) Support Engineer
11 12 (3.39%) Applications Architect
11 12 (3.39%) Integration Developer
11 12 (3.39%) SQL Developer
11 12 (3.39%) Test Leader
12 11 (3.11%) Consultant
12 11 (3.11%) Implementation Engineer
13 10 (2.82%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (16.95%) Web Services
2 37 (10.45%) Oracle Fusion
3 32 (9.04%) REST
4 30 (8.47%) SOAP
5 25 (7.06%) .NET
5 25 (7.06%) XML
6 14 (3.95%) JDBC
6 14 (3.95%) ODBC
7 11 (3.11%) Middleware
8 9 (2.54%) .NET Framework
9 6 (1.69%) ASP.NET
10 4 (1.13%) AngularJS
10 4 (1.13%) Express
10 4 (1.13%) JSON
10 4 (1.13%) Node.js
11 3 (0.85%) Spring
12 2 (0.56%) ASP.NET MVC
12 2 (0.56%) Entity Framework
12 2 (0.56%) jQuery
12 2 (0.56%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 47 (13.28%) Replication
2 30 (8.47%) Management Information System
3 27 (7.63%) Data Centre
4 18 (5.08%) Data Structures
4 18 (5.08%) Enterprise Software
5 17 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (4.52%) Hybrid Cloud
7 15 (4.24%) Self-Motivation
8 14 (3.95%) Microsoft Licensing
9 11 (3.11%) Private Cloud
10 8 (2.26%) Public Cloud
11 6 (1.69%) Virtual Team
12 5 (1.41%) Data Protection Act
13 4 (1.13%) CMDB
13 4 (1.13%) Taxonomies
14 2 (0.56%) PKI
15 1 (0.28%) Algorithms
15 1 (0.28%) Cloud Native
15 1 (0.28%) Mobile App
15 1 (0.28%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 111 (31.36%) Windows
2 39 (11.02%) Windows 10
3 28 (7.91%) Windows 7
4 26 (7.34%) Windows Server
5 19 (5.37%) Linux
6 11 (3.11%) Windows XP
7 9 (2.54%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.85%) Android
9 3 (0.85%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.85%) Unix
10 2 (0.56%) AIX
10 2 (0.56%) CentOS
10 2 (0.56%) Solaris
10 2 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.28%) Debian
11 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (18.36%) Migration
2 60 (16.95%) DevOps
3 57 (16.10%) Computer Science
4 49 (13.84%) ERP
5 43 (12.15%) Agile Software Development
5 43 (12.15%) Disaster Recovery
6 42 (11.86%) Information Management
7 40 (11.30%) Information Security
8 39 (11.02%) Non-Functional Testing
8 39 (11.02%) User Acceptance Testing
9 38 (10.73%) Project Management
10 33 (9.32%) Test Automation
11 30 (8.47%) SOA
12 28 (7.91%) Operational Acceptance Testing
13 26 (7.34%) Waterfall
14 24 (6.78%) Test Strategy
15 23 (6.50%) Data Integration
16 22 (6.21%) Business Intelligence
16 22 (6.21%) Master Data Management
16 22 (6.21%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 73 (20.62%) SQL
2 58 (16.38%) PowerShell
3 23 (6.50%) JavaScript
4 19 (5.37%) C#
5 17 (4.80%) Perl
5 17 (4.80%) T-SQL
6 16 (4.52%) Python
7 15 (4.24%) Shell Script
8 14 (3.95%) Java
9 8 (2.26%) PHP
10 7 (1.98%) Korn
11 6 (1.69%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.85%) VB
12 3 (0.85%) VBA
13 2 (0.56%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.56%) C
13 2 (0.56%) Ruby
13 2 (0.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 354 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 70 (19.77%) Degree
3 29 (8.19%) DV Cleared
4 23 (6.50%) ISTQB
5 11 (3.11%) ISEB
6 8 (2.26%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (1.98%) HNC
8 6 (1.69%) CCNA
8 6 (1.69%) CCNP
8 6 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (1.41%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (1.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (1.13%) BC Cleared
11 3 (0.85%) CCDP
11 3 (0.85%) CCIP
11 3 (0.85%) PMP
12 2 (0.56%) CCIE
12 2 (0.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.56%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (7.34%) QA
2 21 (5.93%) Data Quality
3 12 (3.39%) COBIT
4 8 (2.26%) GDPR
5 6 (1.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (1.13%) Dublin Core
7 3 (0.85%) Def Stans
7 3 (0.85%) SLA
8 2 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.56%) NCSC
9 1 (0.28%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.28%) NIST
9 1 (0.28%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.28%) PMO
System Software
1 36 (10.17%) Active Directory
2 24 (6.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (4.52%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.41%) Firmware
5 4 (1.13%) Docker
6 3 (0.85%) vSphere
6 3 (0.85%) XenApp
7 2 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.56%) vCloud
8 1 (0.28%) Snort
8 1 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 19 (5.37%) Microsoft Intune
2 15 (4.24%) Single Sign-On
3 14 (3.95%) Amdocs OSS
3 14 (3.95%) Netcool
3 14 (3.95%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 12 (3.39%) SCCM
5 6 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (1.69%) SCSM
6 5 (1.41%) Cisco Prime
7 4 (1.13%) WSUS
8 3 (0.85%) AirWatch
8 3 (0.85%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.85%) SCOM
9 2 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.56%) Puppet
9 2 (0.56%) Salt
10 1 (0.28%) Ansible
10 1 (0.28%) logstash
10 1 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.28%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 145 (40.96%) Microsoft
2 80 (22.60%) Oracle
3 33 (9.32%) VMware
4 32 (9.04%) Cisco
5 20 (5.65%) Workday
6 19 (5.37%) Remedy
7 18 (5.08%) ServiceNow
8 17 (4.80%) BMC
9 16 (4.52%) Databricks
10 15 (4.24%) Cramer
11 14 (3.95%) IBM
11 14 (3.95%) Siebel
11 14 (3.95%) xMatters
12 13 (3.67%) Juniper
12 13 (3.67%) Nokia
13 8 (2.26%) Citrix
13 8 (2.26%) Fortinet
13 8 (2.26%) Palo Alto
14 7 (1.98%) HP
15 5 (1.41%) Huawei