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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Check (SC) Clearance
South East / Berkshire
Rank 19 20 28
Rank change year-on-year +1 +8  
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 131 166 168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 7.08% 6.75% 5.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 29.24% 26.18% 22.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 80 65
Median daily rate £450 £403 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.80% +15.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £280 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 3 1
Median hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% -10.71%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £43.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year -13.79% +35.93%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 448 634 752
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 24.20% 25.76% 25.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 317 331
Median daily rate £389 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.81% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £285 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 28 27
Median hourly rate £13.50 £28.38 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.42% +26.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing SC Cleared as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +4 47 £500 +17.64% 7
Bracknell +1 43 £288 -29.01% 3
Newbury +2 5 - -
Maidenhead - 2 - -
Slough +3 1 - -
SC Cleared
South East

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 261 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 57 (21.84%) Microsoft
3 56 (21.46%) Oracle
4 39 (14.94%) SQL
5 34 (13.03%) Windows
5 34 (13.03%) DV Cleared
6 32 (12.26%) Java
6 32 (12.26%) Finance
7 31 (11.88%) Unix
8 29 (11.11%) Linux
8 29 (11.11%) SharePoint
9 27 (10.34%) JavaScript
9 27 (10.34%) Project Management
10 26 (9.96%) ITIL
11 25 (9.58%) C#
12 24 (9.20%) TCP/IP
12 24 (9.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 23 (8.81%) Python
14 22 (8.43%) MS Excel
14 22 (8.43%) CentOS
14 22 (8.43%) Git (software)
15 21 (8.05%) Hadoop
15 21 (8.05%) Bash Shell
15 21 (8.05%) SSH
15 21 (8.05%) Ubuntu
15 21 (8.05%) Intel Security
15 21 (8.05%) Debian
15 21 (8.05%) Agile Software Development
15 21 (8.05%) SELinux
15 21 (8.05%) DevOps

SC Cleared
Top Related 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 29 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 9 (3.45%) SharePoint Server
2 9 (3.45%) Skype for Business
3 6 (2.30%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (2.30%) IIS
4 4 (1.53%) JBoss
5 2 (0.77%) Apache
5 2 (0.77%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.38%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.38%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.38%) Confluence
6 1 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.38%) K2 blackpearl
6 1 (0.38%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.38%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.38%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.38%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 22 (8.43%) MS Excel
2 16 (6.13%) MS Project
3 7 (2.68%) MS Office
4 4 (1.53%) InfoPath
4 4 (1.53%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (3.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (3.45%) Oracle ERP
3 5 (1.92%) Oracle Receivables
3 5 (1.92%) Remedy AR System
3 5 (1.92%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (1.53%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.77%) HFM
5 2 (0.77%) Hyperion Planning
5 2 (0.77%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.38%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle Payroll
6 1 (0.38%) Primavera
6 1 (0.38%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.38%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.36%) Office 365
2 5 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.77%) IaaS
3 2 (0.77%) IBM Cloud
3 2 (0.77%) SoftLayer
4 1 (0.38%) Google Drive
4 1 (0.38%) iTunes
4 1 (0.38%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.38%) PaaS
4 1 (0.38%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 24 (9.20%) TCP/IP
2 21 (8.05%) SSH
3 18 (6.90%) Internet
4 17 (6.51%) ICMP
5 16 (6.13%) HTTP
6 13 (4.98%) LAN
7 12 (4.60%) WAN
8 11 (4.21%) Firewall
9 9 (3.45%) SMS
10 7 (2.68%) BGP
11 6 (2.30%) Skype
12 5 (1.92%) Ethernet
13 4 (1.53%) DMVPN
13 4 (1.53%) DSL
13 4 (1.53%) MPLS
13 4 (1.53%) OSPF
13 4 (1.53%) VLAN
13 4 (1.53%) VoIP
13 4 (1.53%) Wireless
13 4 (1.53%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.05%) Hadoop
2 16 (6.13%) SQL Server
3 13 (4.98%) Oracle Database
4 9 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (2.30%) Big Data
6 2 (0.77%) Essbase
6 2 (0.77%) Oracle ODI
6 2 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.77%) Oracle Smart View
7 1 (0.38%) Apache Accumulo
7 1 (0.38%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.38%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.38%) Neo4j
7 1 (0.38%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.38%) OrientDB
7 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.38%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 22 (8.43%) Git (software)
2 7 (2.68%) Visual Studio
3 6 (2.30%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.92%) JUnit
4 5 (1.92%) Maven
5 3 (1.15%) JMeter
6 2 (0.77%) JIRA
6 2 (0.77%) Selenium
6 2 (0.77%) SoapUI
6 2 (0.77%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.38%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.38%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.38%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 32 (12.26%) Finance
2 17 (6.51%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.68%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.92%) Legal
5 4 (1.53%) Aerospace
6 3 (1.15%) Billing
7 2 (0.77%) Law
8 1 (0.38%) Advertising
8 1 (0.38%) Electronics
8 1 (0.38%) Marketing
8 1 (0.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 49 (18.77%) Developer
2 37 (14.18%) Consultant
3 30 (11.49%) Analyst
4 23 (8.81%) Architect
5 16 (6.13%) Java Developer
5 16 (6.13%) Project Manager
6 14 (5.36%) Business Analyst
7 13 (4.98%) SC Cleared Project Manager
8 12 (4.60%) DevOps Engineer
9 11 (4.21%) JavaScript Developer
10 10 (3.83%) Java Engineer
10 10 (3.83%) Python Developer
11 9 (3.45%) C# Developer
11 9 (3.45%) Coordinator
11 9 (3.45%) DevOps Consultant
11 9 (3.45%) Java Consultant
11 9 (3.45%) JavaScript Engineer
11 9 (3.45%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
12 7 (2.68%) .NET Developer
12 7 (2.68%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (6.90%) Web Services
2 17 (6.51%) .NET
3 15 (5.75%) XML
4 5 (1.92%) Hibernate
4 5 (1.92%) Spring
5 4 (1.53%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.15%) CGI
7 2 (0.77%) Entity Framework
7 2 (0.77%) Java EE
7 2 (0.77%) SOAP
8 1 (0.38%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (0.38%) Flash
8 1 (0.38%) Kafka
8 1 (0.38%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 1 (0.38%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.38%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.13%) Linux Command Line
2 12 (4.60%) Data Centre
3 7 (2.68%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.68%) e-Learning
3 7 (2.68%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.30%) PMI
4 6 (2.30%) Private Cloud
5 5 (1.92%) CMDB
6 4 (1.53%) Data Protection Act
6 4 (1.53%) PKI
7 3 (1.15%) Clustering
7 3 (1.15%) RIA
8 2 (0.77%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.77%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.77%) Learning Management System
8 2 (0.77%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.77%) User Experience
9 1 (0.38%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.38%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.38%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 34 (13.03%) Windows
2 31 (11.88%) Unix
3 29 (11.11%) Linux
4 24 (9.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 22 (8.43%) CentOS
6 21 (8.05%) Debian
6 21 (8.05%) Ubuntu
7 11 (4.21%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (3.83%) Windows Server
9 7 (2.68%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (2.30%) Windows 10
11 3 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (1.15%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.77%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.38%) AIX
13 1 (0.38%) Android
13 1 (0.38%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.38%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.38%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (10.34%) Project Management
2 26 (9.96%) ITIL
3 21 (8.05%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (8.05%) DevOps
4 19 (7.28%) Prototyping
5 17 (6.51%) ERP
6 15 (5.75%) Software Distribution
7 14 (5.36%) Continuous Improvement
7 14 (5.36%) Open Source
8 12 (4.60%) Migration
8 12 (4.60%) Service Delivery
9 11 (4.21%) CRM
9 11 (4.21%) Security Management
9 11 (4.21%) Service Management
10 10 (3.83%) Data Protection
10 10 (3.83%) Software Deployment
11 9 (3.45%) PRINCE2
11 9 (3.45%) SOA
11 9 (3.45%) Software Delivery
11 9 (3.45%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 39 (14.94%) SQL
2 32 (12.26%) Java
3 27 (10.34%) JavaScript
4 25 (9.58%) C#
5 23 (8.81%) Python
6 21 (8.05%) Bash Shell
7 8 (3.07%) PL/SQL
8 5 (1.92%) C
9 4 (1.53%) Ada
9 4 (1.53%) C++
10 3 (1.15%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.77%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.38%) Scala
12 1 (0.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 261 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 34 (13.03%) DV Cleared
3 8 (3.07%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (2.68%) CCNA
4 7 (2.68%) CCNP
4 7 (2.68%) PMI Certification
5 4 (1.53%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (1.53%) Degree
5 4 (1.53%) Sun Certification
6 3 (1.15%) CISSP
6 3 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.15%) PMP
6 3 (1.15%) SANS
7 2 (0.77%) BC Cleared
7 2 (0.77%) CCDA
7 2 (0.77%) CCDP
7 2 (0.77%) Postgraduate
7 2 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.77%) SSCP
8 1 (0.38%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.36%) SLA
2 13 (4.98%) PMO
3 4 (1.53%) QA
4 3 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.38%) RMADS
System Software
1 12 (4.60%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.53%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.53%) XenApp
4 2 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.38%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.38%) KVM
5 1 (0.38%) Squid
5 1 (0.38%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.38%) vCloud
5 1 (0.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (8.05%) SELinux
2 18 (6.90%) Ansible
3 10 (3.83%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 8 (3.07%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (1.15%) Puppet
6 2 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.77%) SCCM
6 2 (0.77%) WSUS
7 1 (0.38%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.38%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.38%) Nessus
7 1 (0.38%) Nexpose
7 1 (0.38%) Nmap
7 1 (0.38%) OVSD
7 1 (0.38%) PowerCLI
7 1 (0.38%) QRadar
7 1 (0.38%) SCOM
7 1 (0.38%) vMotion
7 1 (0.38%) vRealize
Vendors
1 57 (21.84%) Microsoft
2 56 (21.46%) Oracle
3 21 (8.05%) Intel Security
4 14 (5.36%) HP
5 13 (4.98%) VMware
6 11 (4.21%) Remedy
7 9 (3.45%) Cisco
7 9 (3.45%) Citrix
8 8 (3.07%) SAP
9 6 (2.30%) BMC
10 5 (1.92%) Fujitsu
11 4 (1.53%) IBM
12 3 (1.15%) Capita
12 3 (1.15%) Dell
12 3 (1.15%) F5
12 3 (1.15%) Juniper
12 3 (1.15%) Red Hat
13 2 (0.77%) Palo Alto
13 2 (0.77%) Rackspace
13 2 (0.77%) Workday
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