Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 34 21
Rank change year-on-year +1 -13 +7
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 221 211 281
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 5.35% 5.15% 6.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 27.02% 23.44% 25.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 111 122
Berkshire median daily rate £438 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +5.59% -5.85%
10th Percentile £271 £191 £298
90th Percentile £575 £638 £573
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £401
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.00% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 28 28
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.00% -42.00%
10th Percentile £10.27 £12.00 £10.18
90th Percentile £65.35 £17.00 £14.70
South East median hourly rate £37.00 £17.64 £38.50
% change year-on-year +109.81% -54.19% +2.67%

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 818 900 1,105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 19.80% 21.95% 25.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 417 550
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.13% -
10th Percentile £212 £225 £247
90th Percentile £550 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 50 58
Berkshire median hourly rate £22.00 £13.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.96% +8.00% -59.55%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £45.40 £38.15 £44.55
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £25.41 £27.50
% change year-on-year +57.45% -7.62% -5.17%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 14 November 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 +9 102 £444 -1.39% 27
Bracknell -6 53 £315 +24.88% 14
Newbury +1 13 £320 -1.54% 1
Slough +3 12 £400 -
Windsor +4 2 - -
Wokingham - 1 £375 -
SC Cleared
South East

For the 6 months to 14 November 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.

1 221 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 57 (25.79%) Windows
3 40 (18.10%) Oracle
4 38 (17.19%) Microsoft
5 35 (15.84%) Finance
6 30 (13.57%) SQL
7 29 (13.12%) Firewall
7 29 (13.12%) Microsoft Azure
8 27 (12.22%) Cisco
9 26 (11.76%) Java
10 25 (11.31%) Migration
11 24 (10.86%) VMware
12 23 (10.41%) DV Cleared
12 23 (10.41%) Agile Software Development
13 22 (9.95%) Active Directory
14 21 (9.50%) Business Intelligence
14 21 (9.50%) Windows Server
15 20 (9.05%) Internet
16 19 (8.60%) HP
16 19 (8.60%) SharePoint
16 19 (8.60%) Project Management
17 18 (8.14%) DNS
18 17 (7.69%) Linux
19 16 (7.24%) Oracle EBS
19 16 (7.24%) SCCM
19 16 (7.24%) IaaS
20 15 (6.79%) Data Protection
20 15 (6.79%) DevOps
21 14 (6.33%) Data Centre
21 14 (6.33%) Telecoms

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 19 (8.60%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.71%) Apache
2 6 (2.71%) IIS
2 6 (2.71%) SharePoint Server
3 4 (1.81%) JBoss
3 4 (1.81%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.36%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.90%) Oracle BPEL
6 1 (0.45%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.45%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.45%) Confluence
6 1 (0.45%) nginx
6 1 (0.45%) Smallworld
Applications
1 9 (4.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.71%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.36%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.90%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.45%) Autodesk Inventor
5 1 (0.45%) MicroStation
5 1 (0.45%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 16 (7.24%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (2.26%) HFM
3 4 (1.81%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.90%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.90%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.45%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.45%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 29 (13.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (7.24%) IaaS
3 12 (5.43%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (4.07%) Office 365
5 8 (3.62%) PaaS
6 4 (1.81%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.90%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.90%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.45%) Azure Machine Learning
8 1 (0.45%) Datadog
8 1 (0.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (13.12%) Firewall
2 20 (9.05%) Internet
3 18 (8.14%) DNS
4 12 (5.43%) LAN
5 10 (4.52%) Cisco ISE
5 10 (4.52%) DHCP
5 10 (4.52%) VPN
6 9 (4.07%) MPLS
6 9 (4.07%) SAN
7 8 (3.62%) TCP/IP
7 8 (3.62%) WAN
8 7 (3.17%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (3.17%) SDH
9 6 (2.71%) BGP
9 6 (2.71%) Cisco Firepower
9 6 (2.71%) Network Security
9 6 (2.71%) OSPF
9 6 (2.71%) SS7
10 5 (2.26%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (2.26%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.07%) Oracle Database
3 8 (3.62%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (2.71%) Oracle BI EE
5 4 (1.81%) Endeca
5 4 (1.81%) Essbase
5 4 (1.81%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 4 (1.81%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (1.81%) Oracle Exadata
5 4 (1.81%) Oracle ODI
5 4 (1.81%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.81%) SQL Server 2016
5 4 (1.81%) Star Schema
6 3 (1.36%) Big Data
6 3 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.90%) MySQL
7 2 (0.90%) Oracle Discoverer
7 2 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.45%) GIS
8 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 13 (5.88%) Jenkins
2 11 (4.98%) Git (software)
2 11 (4.98%) Visual Studio Team System
3 5 (2.26%) Maven
3 5 (2.26%) SonarQube
4 4 (1.81%) DbUnit
4 4 (1.81%) JIRA
4 4 (1.81%) jMock
4 4 (1.81%) JUnit
4 4 (1.81%) Mockito
4 4 (1.81%) Selenium
4 4 (1.81%) SoapUI
5 3 (1.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (1.36%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.90%) JMeter
6 2 (0.90%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.90%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.45%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.45%) WebDriver
General
1 35 (15.84%) Finance
2 14 (6.33%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.36%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.90%) Billing
4 2 (0.90%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (14.93%) Architect
2 25 (11.31%) Consultant
3 23 (10.41%) Analyst
4 19 (8.60%) Developer
5 14 (6.33%) Project Manager
6 12 (5.43%) Infrastructure Architect
7 9 (4.07%) Azure Engineer
8 8 (3.62%) Java Developer
8 8 (3.62%) Support Engineer
8 8 (3.62%) Technical Architect
8 8 (3.62%) Test Analyst
9 7 (3.17%) Administrator
9 7 (3.17%) Cloud Engineer
9 7 (3.17%) Operations Technician
9 7 (3.17%) SC Cleared Project Manager
9 7 (3.17%) Team Leader
10 6 (2.71%) Network Engineer
10 6 (2.71%) Support Technician
10 6 (2.71%) Technical Consultant
10 6 (2.71%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.43%) XML
2 10 (4.52%) .NET
2 10 (4.52%) Web Services
3 7 (3.17%) ASP.NET
3 7 (3.17%) HTML
3 7 (3.17%) SOAP
4 6 (2.71%) J2EE
4 6 (2.71%) jQuery
4 6 (2.71%) RESTful
5 5 (2.26%) CSS
5 5 (2.26%) XSD
6 4 (1.81%) Ajax
6 4 (1.81%) Apache Camel
6 4 (1.81%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 4 (1.81%) PowerMock
6 4 (1.81%) VXML
7 3 (1.36%) AngularJS
7 3 (1.36%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (1.36%) CSS3
7 3 (1.36%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.33%) Data Centre
2 12 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.52%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (3.62%) Public Cloud
5 7 (3.17%) User Experience
6 6 (2.71%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.81%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.81%) Oracle Exalytics
7 4 (1.81%) Private Cloud
7 4 (1.81%) Smart Meter
8 3 (1.36%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.36%) DataPower
8 3 (1.36%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.36%) PKI
9 2 (0.90%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Licensing
9 2 (0.90%) Replication
9 2 (0.90%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 57 (25.79%) Windows
2 21 (9.50%) Windows Server
3 17 (7.69%) Linux
4 13 (5.88%) Unix
5 9 (4.07%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (3.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (3.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.81%) Windows 10
9 3 (1.36%) Solaris
9 3 (1.36%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.90%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.45%) CentOS
11 1 (0.45%) Debian
11 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.45%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.45%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (11.31%) Migration
2 23 (10.41%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (9.50%) Business Intelligence
4 19 (8.60%) Project Management
5 15 (6.79%) Data Protection
5 15 (6.79%) DevOps
6 13 (5.88%) Change Management
7 12 (5.43%) ITIL
7 12 (5.43%) PRINCE2
7 12 (5.43%) Problem-Solving
8 11 (4.98%) Software Distribution
9 10 (4.52%) ERP
9 10 (4.52%) Information Security
9 10 (4.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 10 (4.52%) Network Management
9 10 (4.52%) Test Automation
10 8 (3.62%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (3.62%) Scrum
10 8 (3.62%) Security Operations
11 7 (3.17%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 30 (13.57%) SQL
2 26 (11.76%) Java
3 14 (6.33%) C#
4 11 (4.98%) JavaScript
4 11 (4.98%) Python
5 9 (4.07%) PowerShell
6 7 (3.17%) Perl
6 7 (3.17%) VB
7 6 (2.71%) Bash Shell
8 4 (1.81%) PHP
8 4 (1.81%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.90%) Groovy
9 2 (0.90%) Korn
9 2 (0.90%) VBA
10 1 (0.45%) C
10 1 (0.45%) R
10 1 (0.45%) Ruby
10 1 (0.45%) Tcl
10 1 (0.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 221 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 23 (10.41%) DV Cleared
3 10 (4.52%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (4.52%) ISEB
4 9 (4.07%) ISTQB
5 7 (3.17%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (3.17%) CCNA
5 7 (3.17%) CCNP
5 7 (3.17%) Degree
6 6 (2.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (1.81%) BC Cleared
7 4 (1.81%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 3 (1.36%) CCIP
8 3 (1.36%) JNCIS
8 3 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.90%) CCIE
9 2 (0.90%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.90%) MCSE
9 2 (0.90%) PMP
10 1 (0.45%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.62%) SLA
2 4 (1.81%) PMO
3 3 (1.36%) QA
3 3 (1.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.90%) Government Security Classifications
4 2 (0.90%) GPG13
4 2 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.90%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.45%) GDPR
System Software
1 22 (9.95%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.17%) vSphere
4 5 (2.26%) Squid
4 5 (2.26%) VMware Workstation
5 4 (1.81%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.36%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.36%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.90%) Docker
8 1 (0.45%) iptables
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle Clusterware
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.45%) Postfix
8 1 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.45%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.45%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 16 (7.24%) SCCM
2 9 (4.07%) HP ALM
3 8 (3.62%) McAfee ePO
4 7 (3.17%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (3.17%) Puppet
5 6 (2.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 6 (2.71%) SCOM
6 4 (1.81%) Cisco UCCE
7 2 (0.90%) Ansible
7 2 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.90%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.90%) vRealize
8 1 (0.45%) ArcSight ESM
8 1 (0.45%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.45%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.45%) Packer
8 1 (0.45%) Terraform
Vendors
1 40 (18.10%) Oracle
2 38 (17.19%) Microsoft
3 27 (12.22%) Cisco
4 24 (10.86%) VMware
5 19 (8.60%) HP
6 11 (4.98%) Juniper
6 11 (4.98%) McAfee
7 8 (3.62%) Workday
8 6 (2.71%) CheckPoint
8 6 (2.71%) SolarWinds
9 5 (2.26%) Hyperion
9 5 (2.26%) Informatica
10 4 (1.81%) Google
10 4 (1.81%) Ivanti
10 4 (1.81%) Palo Alto
11 3 (1.36%) Blue Coat
11 3 (1.36%) F5
11 3 (1.36%) Fujitsu
11 3 (1.36%) NetApp
11 3 (1.36%) Nortel