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 June 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.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 14 25
Rank change year-on-year -17 +11  
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 93 195 128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 5.14% 8.39% 5.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 21.88% 28.59% 24.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 87 56
Median daily rate £375 £420 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +15.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £289 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £525 £491
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +9.60% -3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 18 9
Median hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% -41.99%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +12.85% -2.77%  

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 425 682 524
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 23.47% 29.33% 21.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 328 222
Median daily rate £438 £390 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.17% -1.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £255 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 32 33
Median hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.00% -41.99%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

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 June 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 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 3 months to 25 June 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 June 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
Bracknell 0 42 £300 +4.34% 3
Reading -24 20 £444 -1.38% 13
Maidenhead -2 1 - -
Newbury - 1 - -
SC Cleared
South East

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 224 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 60 (26.79%) Microsoft
3 41 (18.30%) ITIL
4 37 (16.52%) DV Cleared
5 35 (15.63%) Windows
6 33 (14.73%) Oracle
7 29 (12.95%) McAfee
8 27 (12.05%) HP
9 26 (11.61%) SQL
9 26 (11.61%) Software Distribution
10 25 (11.16%) Finance
11 24 (10.71%) Project Management
12 23 (10.27%) Internet
12 23 (10.27%) Unix
13 21 (9.38%) TCP/IP
14 20 (8.93%) Linux
15 19 (8.48%) JavaScript
15 19 (8.48%) SLA
15 19 (8.48%) SharePoint
15 19 (8.48%) Service Delivery
16 18 (8.04%) Microsoft Excel
16 18 (8.04%) Java
16 18 (8.04%) SQL Server
16 18 (8.04%) Microsoft Project
17 17 (7.59%) Python
17 17 (7.59%) Cisco
17 17 (7.59%) Cisco Certification
17 17 (7.59%) Telecoms
17 17 (7.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 16 (7.14%) Git (software)

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 (8.48%) SharePoint
2 11 (4.91%) IIS
2 11 (4.91%) SharePoint Server
3 7 (3.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (2.23%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.89%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.45%) JBoss
6 1 (0.45%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.45%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.45%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.45%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 18 (8.04%) Microsoft Excel
1 18 (8.04%) Microsoft Project
2 7 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.79%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.68%) Oracle ERP
2 5 (2.23%) Oracle Receivables
2 5 (2.23%) Remedy AR System
2 5 (2.23%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (1.34%) HFM
4 3 (1.34%) Hyperion Planning
4 3 (1.34%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.89%) Oracle Payroll
6 1 (0.45%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 1 (0.45%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.23%) Office 365
3 4 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.79%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (1.34%) IaaS
5 2 (0.89%) IBM Cloud
5 2 (0.89%) SoftLayer
6 1 (0.45%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (0.45%) GitHub
6 1 (0.45%) iTunes
6 1 (0.45%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 23 (10.27%) Internet
2 21 (9.38%) TCP/IP
3 16 (7.14%) ICMP
4 15 (6.70%) SMS
4 15 (6.70%) SSH
5 13 (5.80%) WAN
6 12 (5.36%) Firewall
6 12 (5.36%) HTTP
7 9 (4.02%) BGP
7 9 (4.02%) LAN
8 7 (3.13%) DMVPN
8 7 (3.13%) VLAN
8 7 (3.13%) Wireless
9 5 (2.23%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (2.23%) Ethernet
9 5 (2.23%) MPLS
9 5 (2.23%) Skype
10 4 (1.79%) DNS
10 4 (1.79%) RIP
10 4 (1.79%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (8.04%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.70%) Hadoop
3 10 (4.46%) Oracle Database
3 10 (4.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (2.23%) Big Data
5 3 (1.34%) Essbase
5 3 (1.34%) Oracle ODI
5 3 (1.34%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (1.34%) Oracle Smart View
5 3 (1.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.45%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.45%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.45%) Power BI
6 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 16 (7.14%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.79%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.89%) JUnit
3 2 (0.89%) Maven
4 1 (0.45%) JIRA
4 1 (0.45%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.45%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 25 (11.16%) Finance
2 17 (7.59%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.68%) Billing
4 3 (1.34%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.89%) Law
5 2 (0.89%) Legal
5 2 (0.89%) Marketing
6 1 (0.45%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (11.16%) Architect
2 24 (10.71%) Consultant
2 24 (10.71%) Developer
3 11 (4.91%) DevOps Developer
3 11 (4.91%) Operations Technician
4 10 (4.46%) Coordinator
4 10 (4.46%) DevOps Engineer
5 9 (4.02%) Analyst
5 9 (4.02%) Author
5 9 (4.02%) Engagement Manager
5 9 (4.02%) Support Engineer
5 9 (4.02%) Technical Author
6 8 (3.57%) Java Developer
6 8 (3.57%) Service Architect
7 7 (3.13%) DBA
7 7 (3.13%) Java Engineer
7 7 (3.13%) JavaScript Developer
7 7 (3.13%) Network Engineer
7 7 (3.13%) Project Manager
7 7 (3.13%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.70%) Web Services
2 6 (2.68%) XML
3 5 (2.23%) .NET
4 4 (1.79%) ASP.NET
5 3 (1.34%) CGI
6 2 (0.89%) Hibernate
6 2 (0.89%) Spring
7 1 (0.45%) Flash
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 1 (0.45%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.45%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 11 (4.91%) Linux Command Line
3 9 (4.02%) PMI
4 8 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (3.13%) PKI
6 5 (2.23%) CMDB
7 4 (1.79%) RIA
7 4 (1.79%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.34%) Clustering
9 2 (0.89%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.89%) Learning Management System
9 2 (0.89%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.89%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.89%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.89%) Smartcard
9 2 (0.89%) User Experience
9 2 (0.89%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.45%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.45%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.45%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 35 (15.63%) Windows
2 23 (10.27%) Unix
3 20 (8.93%) Linux
4 17 (7.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (6.70%) CentOS
6 15 (6.70%) Debian
6 15 (6.70%) Ubuntu
7 7 (3.13%) Windows Server
8 5 (2.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (2.23%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (1.79%) Windows 7
9 4 (1.79%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.45%) AIX
10 1 (0.45%) Android
10 1 (0.45%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.45%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.45%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (18.30%) ITIL
2 26 (11.61%) Software Distribution
3 24 (10.71%) Project Management
4 19 (8.48%) Service Delivery
5 16 (7.14%) DevOps
5 16 (7.14%) Software Delivery
6 15 (6.70%) Release Management
6 15 (6.70%) Software Deployment
7 13 (5.80%) PRINCE2
7 13 (5.80%) Prototyping
8 12 (5.36%) Migration
9 11 (4.91%) Security Monitoring
9 11 (4.91%) Security Operations
9 11 (4.91%) Server Patching
10 10 (4.46%) ERP
10 10 (4.46%) ITSM
10 10 (4.46%) Service Management
11 9 (4.02%) CMMI
11 9 (4.02%) Configuration Management
11 9 (4.02%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 26 (11.61%) SQL
2 19 (8.48%) JavaScript
3 18 (8.04%) Java
4 17 (7.59%) Python
5 15 (6.70%) Bash Shell
6 6 (2.68%) C#
7 5 (2.23%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.34%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.89%) C
10 1 (0.45%) Ada
10 1 (0.45%) C++
10 1 (0.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 224 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 37 (16.52%) DV Cleared
3 17 (7.59%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (7.14%) CCNP
5 13 (5.80%) CCNA
6 9 (4.02%) PMI Certification
7 7 (3.13%) CCDA
7 7 (3.13%) CCDP
8 5 (2.23%) Degree
9 4 (1.79%) BC Cleared
9 4 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (1.79%) MCP
9 4 (1.79%) MCSE
9 4 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (1.34%) PMP
11 2 (0.89%) HNC
11 2 (0.89%) Master's Degree
11 2 (0.89%) Postgraduate
11 2 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.89%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (8.48%) SLA
2 14 (6.25%) PMO
3 4 (1.79%) QA
4 1 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.45%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (5.80%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.34%) XenApp
4 2 (0.89%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.89%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (6.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 15 (6.70%) SELinux
2 14 (6.25%) Ansible
3 12 (5.36%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (1.79%) OVSD
4 4 (1.79%) SCCM
4 4 (1.79%) SCOM
5 3 (1.34%) Puppet
6 2 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.89%) SCSM
7 1 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.45%) Salt
7 1 (0.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 60 (26.79%) Microsoft
2 33 (14.73%) Oracle
3 29 (12.95%) McAfee
4 27 (12.05%) HP
5 17 (7.59%) Cisco
6 9 (4.02%) Remedy
7 8 (3.57%) VMware
8 7 (3.13%) Citrix
9 6 (2.68%) SAP
10 5 (2.23%) BMC
10 5 (2.23%) Palo Alto
11 4 (1.79%) IBM
12 3 (1.34%) Dell
12 3 (1.34%) Fujitsu
12 3 (1.34%) Hyperion
12 3 (1.34%) Rackspace
13 2 (0.89%) CheckPoint
13 2 (0.89%) F5
13 2 (0.89%) Juniper
13 2 (0.89%) SolarWinds
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Rate: £133.75 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
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