Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 32 17
Rank change year-on-year +1 -15 +14
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 210 201 339
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 5.41% 5.03% 7.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 27.24% 22.84% 28.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 114 155
Berkshire median daily rate £438 £420 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.82% -0.60%
10th Percentile £269 £193 £271
90th Percentile £578 £584 £554
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £413
% change year-on-year +3.66% -0.61% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 29 32
Berkshire median hourly rate £16.25 £12.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.42% -4.00% -42.00%
10th Percentile £9.98 £12.00 £8.04
90th Percentile £49.98 £17.25 £12.75
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £17.77 £37.50
% change year-on-year +96.96% -52.61% +7.14%

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 771 880 1,191
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 19.86% 22.04% 26.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 398 579
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.33% +5.63% -
10th Percentile £208 £224 £250
90th Percentile £540 £588 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 53 62
Berkshire median hourly rate £26.00 £13.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +92.59% +8.00% -48.18%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £46.45 £39.75 £37.40
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £21.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year +86.05% -8.51% -2.57%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +9 104 £438 -2.78% 19
Bracknell -6 49 £430 +65.38% 6
Slough - 10 £456 - 2
Newbury -4 5 £400 -
Windsor - 2 - -
Wokingham - 1 £375 -
SC Cleared
South East

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 210 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 48 (22.86%) Oracle
3 35 (16.67%) Migration
4 34 (16.19%) Windows
5 33 (15.71%) Finance
6 30 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
7 27 (12.86%) Java
8 26 (12.38%) Microsoft
9 25 (11.90%) DV Cleared
10 23 (10.95%) Cisco
11 22 (10.48%) SQL
12 20 (9.52%) Firewall
13 19 (9.05%) HP
14 18 (8.57%) Active Directory
14 18 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
15 17 (8.10%) Business Intelligence
15 17 (8.10%) ERP
16 16 (7.62%) Project Management
16 16 (7.62%) VMware
16 16 (7.62%) IaaS
17 15 (7.14%) Internet
17 15 (7.14%) SharePoint
17 15 (7.14%) Data Centre
18 14 (6.67%) Telecoms
19 13 (6.19%) Unix
19 13 (6.19%) Linux
19 13 (6.19%) Cisco Certification
20 12 (5.71%) JavaScript
20 12 (5.71%) C#
20 12 (5.71%) Oracle EBS

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 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.38%) IIS
2 5 (2.38%) SharePoint Server
3 3 (1.43%) JBoss
3 3 (1.43%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.43%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.95%) CMS
4 2 (0.95%) Oracle BPEL
4 2 (0.95%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.48%) Apache
5 1 (0.48%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.48%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.48%) Confluence
5 1 (0.48%) nginx
5 1 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.48%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.48%) Smallworld
Applications
1 6 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.90%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.95%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.48%) Autodesk Inventor
4 1 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.48%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 12 (5.71%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (2.38%) HFM
3 4 (1.90%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (1.43%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.95%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.95%) Primavera
6 1 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.48%) Hyperion Planning
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 30 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (7.62%) IaaS
3 11 (5.24%) Office 365
4 7 (3.33%) PaaS
5 5 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (1.43%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.48%) Azure Machine Learning
8 1 (0.48%) Datadog
8 1 (0.48%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (9.52%) Firewall
2 15 (7.14%) Internet
3 12 (5.71%) Cisco ISE
4 11 (5.24%) DNS
5 10 (4.76%) TCP/IP
6 9 (4.29%) LAN
6 9 (4.29%) WAN
7 8 (3.81%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (3.81%) SAN
8 6 (2.86%) Cisco Firepower
8 6 (2.86%) DHCP
8 6 (2.86%) MPLS
9 5 (2.38%) BGP
9 5 (2.38%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (2.38%) Network Security
9 5 (2.38%) OSPF
9 5 (2.38%) Remote Desktop
9 5 (2.38%) VPN
10 4 (1.90%) EIGRP
10 4 (1.90%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.81%) Data Warehouse
1 8 (3.81%) Oracle Database
2 7 (3.33%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.86%) Oracle BI EE
4 5 (2.38%) Big Data
5 4 (1.90%) Endeca
5 4 (1.90%) Essbase
5 4 (1.90%) Hadoop
5 4 (1.90%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 4 (1.90%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (1.90%) Oracle Exadata
5 4 (1.90%) Oracle ODI
5 4 (1.90%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (1.90%) Star Schema
6 2 (0.95%) Oracle Discoverer
6 2 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.48%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.48%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (4.29%) Git (software)
2 6 (2.86%) Jenkins
2 6 (2.86%) Visual Studio Team System
3 5 (2.38%) Maven
4 4 (1.90%) DbUnit
4 4 (1.90%) jMock
4 4 (1.90%) JUnit
4 4 (1.90%) Mockito
4 4 (1.90%) SoapUI
4 4 (1.90%) SonarQube
5 3 (1.43%) JIRA
5 3 (1.43%) Selenium
6 2 (0.95%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.95%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.48%) JMeter
7 1 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.48%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.48%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.48%) WebDriver
General
1 33 (15.71%) Finance
2 14 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.33%) Games
4 4 (1.90%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.43%) Retail
6 1 (0.48%) Legal
Job Titles
1 37 (17.62%) Architect
2 25 (11.90%) Analyst
3 24 (11.43%) Consultant
4 21 (10.00%) Developer
5 18 (8.57%) Project Manager
6 11 (5.24%) Cloud Architect
7 10 (4.76%) SC Cleared Project Manager
8 9 (4.29%) Infrastructure Architect
8 9 (4.29%) Java Developer
8 9 (4.29%) Migration Architect
8 9 (4.29%) Network Engineer
8 9 (4.29%) Test Analyst
9 7 (3.33%) Azure Engineer
9 7 (3.33%) Data Centre Architect
9 7 (3.33%) Lead Architect
9 7 (3.33%) Oracle Architect
10 5 (2.38%) Commercial Manager
10 5 (2.38%) DevOps Engineer
10 5 (2.38%) Systems Engineer
10 5 (2.38%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.76%) XML
2 9 (4.29%) Web Services
3 8 (3.81%) HTML
4 7 (3.33%) SOAP
5 6 (2.86%) CSS
5 6 (2.86%) J2EE
5 6 (2.86%) Oracle Fusion
5 6 (2.86%) RESTful
6 5 (2.38%) .NET
6 5 (2.38%) XSD
7 4 (1.90%) Apache Camel
7 4 (1.90%) jQuery
7 4 (1.90%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 4 (1.90%) PowerMock
8 3 (1.43%) Ajax
8 3 (1.43%) AngularJS
8 3 (1.43%) IBM Integration Bus
8 3 (1.43%) Sass
8 3 (1.43%) Spring
8 3 (1.43%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 11 (5.24%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.81%) User Experience
4 7 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (2.38%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (1.90%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.90%) Oracle Exalytics
6 4 (1.90%) PKI
6 4 (1.90%) Smart Meter
7 3 (1.43%) DataPower
7 3 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.95%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.95%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.95%) NHS
8 2 (0.95%) PMI
8 2 (0.95%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.95%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.48%) Replication
9 1 (0.48%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 34 (16.19%) Windows
2 13 (6.19%) Linux
2 13 (6.19%) Unix
3 9 (4.29%) Windows Server
4 8 (3.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (2.38%) Windows 10
5 5 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (1.90%) CentOS
6 4 (1.90%) Debian
6 4 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.90%) Ubuntu
7 3 (1.43%) Solaris
7 3 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.95%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.95%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (16.67%) Migration
2 18 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (8.10%) Business Intelligence
3 17 (8.10%) ERP
4 16 (7.62%) Project Management
5 11 (5.24%) DevOps
6 10 (4.76%) ITIL
6 10 (4.76%) Open Source
6 10 (4.76%) Problem-Solving
6 10 (4.76%) Test Automation
7 9 (4.29%) Data Protection
8 8 (3.81%) Network Management
8 8 (3.81%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (3.81%) TDD
8 8 (3.81%) Test Scripting
9 7 (3.33%) Change Management
9 7 (3.33%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (2.86%) Analytics
10 6 (2.86%) Data Migration
10 6 (2.86%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 27 (12.86%) Java
2 22 (10.48%) SQL
3 12 (5.71%) C#
3 12 (5.71%) JavaScript
4 10 (4.76%) PowerShell
4 10 (4.76%) Python
5 9 (4.29%) Bash Shell
6 7 (3.33%) VB
7 4 (1.90%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.43%) C++
8 3 (1.43%) Perl
9 2 (0.95%) C
9 2 (0.95%) Groovy
9 2 (0.95%) Korn
9 2 (0.95%) PHP
10 1 (0.48%) R
10 1 (0.48%) Tcl
10 1 (0.48%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 210 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 25 (11.90%) DV Cleared
3 13 (6.19%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (5.24%) BPSS Clearance
5 10 (4.76%) CCNP
5 10 (4.76%) ISEB
6 8 (3.81%) ISTQB
7 6 (2.86%) CCNA
7 6 (2.86%) Degree
7 6 (2.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (1.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 3 (1.43%) BC Cleared
9 3 (1.43%) CCIE
10 2 (0.95%) CCIP
10 2 (0.95%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (0.95%) JNCIS
10 2 (0.95%) MCSE
10 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.95%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.95%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.38%) PMO
1 5 (2.38%) SLA
2 3 (1.43%) QA
3 2 (0.95%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.95%) Government Security Classifications
3 2 (0.95%) GPG13
3 2 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.48%) GDPR
System Software
1 18 (8.57%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.38%) VMware Workstation
4 3 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (1.43%) vSphere
5 2 (0.95%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.48%) Docker
6 1 (0.48%) iptables
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle Clusterware
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.48%) Postfix
6 1 (0.48%) Squid
6 1 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.48%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.48%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 12 (5.71%) SCCM
2 11 (5.24%) HP ALM
3 10 (4.76%) SCOM
4 5 (2.38%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (1.43%) Ansible
5 3 (1.43%) NetBackup
5 3 (1.43%) SELinux
6 2 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.95%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.95%) Puppet
6 2 (0.95%) vRealize
7 1 (0.48%) ArcSight ESM
7 1 (0.48%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.48%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.48%) Packer
7 1 (0.48%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.48%) Terraform
Vendors
1 48 (22.86%) Oracle
2 26 (12.38%) Microsoft
3 23 (10.95%) Cisco
4 19 (9.05%) HP
5 16 (7.62%) VMware
6 11 (5.24%) Juniper
7 8 (3.81%) SolarWinds
8 6 (2.86%) CheckPoint
9 5 (2.38%) Hyperion
9 5 (2.38%) Informatica
9 5 (2.38%) McAfee
9 5 (2.38%) Palo Alto
9 5 (2.38%) Workday
10 4 (1.90%) Fujitsu
10 4 (1.90%) Ivanti
10 4 (1.90%) SAP
11 3 (1.43%) Blue Coat
11 3 (1.43%) F5
11 3 (1.43%) Google
11 3 (1.43%) IBM