Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 25 26
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1 -5
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 244 259 286
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 5.95% 6.45% 5.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 26.70% 25.32% 22.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 125 176
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £413 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -5.71% +2.94%
10th Percentile £205 £300 £293
90th Percentile £648 £588 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £415 £410
% change year-on-year +2.41% +1.22% +9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 30 0
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% - -
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £34.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -48.53% -24.44% +160.34%

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 914 1,023 1,297
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 22.29% 25.47% 26.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 412 483 641
Berkshire median daily rate £411 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.81% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £250 £228 £238
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £405 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +0.56% +0.63% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 59 99
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.60 £16.00 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.25% -48.22% +68.16%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.15 £8.52
90th Percentile £39.75 £44.52 £55.55
South East median hourly rate £25.69 £23.27 £35.00
% change year-on-year +10.42% -33.53% +105.88%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 19 January 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 92 £450 +5.88% 8
Bracknell +6 79 £252 -8.27% 3
Newbury -24 8 £210 -44.00% 3
Slough +1 5 - -
Windsor - 2 £400 -
Maidenhead -9 1 £375 -6.25%
SC Cleared
South East

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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.

1 244 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 59 (24.18%) Windows
3 42 (17.21%) Cisco
3 42 (17.21%) Microsoft
4 38 (15.57%) Firewall
5 37 (15.16%) SharePoint
5 37 (15.16%) DV Cleared
6 35 (14.34%) Oracle
7 29 (11.89%) Active Directory
8 27 (11.07%) SolarWinds
9 26 (10.66%) Internet
9 26 (10.66%) Finance
10 25 (10.25%) Security Operations
11 23 (9.43%) SCOM
12 22 (9.02%) Migration
13 21 (8.61%) PowerShell
14 20 (8.20%) Network Management
14 20 (8.20%) SQL
15 19 (7.79%) IIS
15 19 (7.79%) Windows Server 2003
15 19 (7.79%) SCCM
15 19 (7.79%) Office 365
16 18 (7.38%) McAfee
17 17 (6.97%) C#
17 17 (6.97%) Programme Management
17 17 (6.97%) Software Distribution
17 17 (6.97%) Server Patching
17 17 (6.97%) Security Monitoring
17 17 (6.97%) McAfee ePO
17 17 (6.97%) SharePoint Server

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 37 (15.16%) SharePoint
2 19 (7.79%) IIS
3 17 (6.97%) SharePoint Server
4 11 (4.51%) Documentum
5 3 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.41%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle 10gAS
6 1 (0.41%) SAP EP
6 1 (0.41%) SAP Portal
6 1 (0.41%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.41%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.41%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (4.10%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (4.92%) Primavera
2 11 (4.51%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.82%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 19 (7.79%) Office 365
2 12 (4.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (3.69%) IaaS
4 5 (2.05%) SaaS
5 4 (1.64%) PaaS
6 2 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.41%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.41%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 38 (15.57%) Firewall
2 26 (10.66%) Internet
3 16 (6.56%) Cisco ISE
4 14 (5.74%) DNS
4 14 (5.74%) TCP/IP
5 10 (4.10%) Cisco ASA
5 10 (4.10%) VPN
6 9 (3.69%) Cisco Nexus
6 9 (3.69%) DAB
6 9 (3.69%) Network Security
7 8 (3.28%) NX-OS
8 7 (2.87%) Intrusion Detection
8 7 (2.87%) Reverse Proxy
8 7 (2.87%) SAN
9 6 (2.46%) NAS
9 6 (2.46%) Remote Desktop
10 5 (2.05%) MPLS
10 5 (2.05%) WAN
11 4 (1.64%) Ethernet
11 4 (1.64%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.10%) Relational Database
2 8 (3.28%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.46%) Oracle Exadata
4 4 (1.64%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.41%) Big Data
6 1 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.41%) Power BI
6 1 (0.41%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 9 (3.69%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.23%) SoapUI
2 3 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.82%) JMeter
3 2 (0.82%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.41%) MSBuild
General
1 26 (10.66%) Finance
2 13 (5.33%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.64%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.23%) Aerospace
4 3 (1.23%) Military
5 2 (0.82%) Legal
5 2 (0.82%) Retail
6 1 (0.41%) French Language
Job Titles
1 56 (22.95%) Analyst
2 26 (10.66%) Network Engineer
3 20 (8.20%) Architect
3 20 (8.20%) Business Analyst
4 18 (7.38%) Developer
5 17 (6.97%) Operations Technician
6 15 (6.15%) Administrator
6 15 (6.15%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
7 13 (5.33%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 12 (4.92%) Change Analyst
8 12 (4.92%) Oracle Analyst
8 12 (4.92%) Oracle Business Analyst
9 11 (4.51%) Consultant
10 9 (3.69%) Test Analyst
10 9 (3.69%) Tester
11 8 (3.28%) ERP Analyst
11 8 (3.28%) ERP Business Analyst
11 8 (3.28%) Infrastructure Architect
11 8 (3.28%) Support Engineer
12 7 (2.87%) Domain Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.33%) XML
2 9 (3.69%) JSON
3 7 (2.87%) .NET
3 7 (2.87%) ASP.NET
3 7 (2.87%) HTML
4 4 (1.64%) SOAP
4 4 (1.64%) Web Services
5 3 (1.23%) REST
5 3 (1.23%) WCF
6 2 (0.82%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (0.82%) RESTful
7 1 (0.41%) Ajax
7 1 (0.41%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.41%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 1 (0.41%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.41%) CSS
7 1 (0.41%) Java EE
7 1 (0.41%) Web Dynpro
7 1 (0.41%) XSD
7 1 (0.41%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.10%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.28%) Security Operations Centre
3 7 (2.87%) Computer Science
3 7 (2.87%) Management Information System
3 7 (2.87%) PKI
4 6 (2.46%) Oracle Exalogic
5 4 (1.64%) Cyberattack
5 4 (1.64%) Cyberthreat
5 4 (1.64%) Fat Client
5 4 (1.64%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (1.64%) Thin Client
5 4 (1.64%) User Experience
5 4 (1.64%) Video on Demand
6 3 (1.23%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.23%) Replication
6 3 (1.23%) Smart Meter
7 2 (0.82%) CESG
7 2 (0.82%) Cybercrime
7 2 (0.82%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.41%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 59 (24.18%) Windows
2 19 (7.79%) Windows Server 2003
3 14 (5.74%) Windows Server
4 11 (4.51%) Unix
4 11 (4.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (3.28%) Linux
5 8 (3.28%) Solaris
6 6 (2.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (2.46%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.64%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.41%) Android
9 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.41%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (10.25%) Security Operations
2 22 (9.02%) Migration
3 20 (8.20%) Network Management
4 17 (6.97%) Programme Management
4 17 (6.97%) Security Monitoring
4 17 (6.97%) Server Patching
4 17 (6.97%) Software Distribution
5 16 (6.56%) ERP
5 16 (6.56%) ITIL
6 15 (6.15%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (6.15%) DevOps
7 14 (5.74%) Disaster Recovery
8 13 (5.33%) Workflow
9 12 (4.92%) Business Analysis
9 12 (4.92%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (4.51%) Data Analysis
10 11 (4.51%) SIEM
11 10 (4.10%) Cybersecurity
11 10 (4.10%) Information Security
11 10 (4.10%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 21 (8.61%) PowerShell
2 20 (8.20%) SQL
3 17 (6.97%) C#
4 8 (3.28%) JavaScript
5 7 (2.87%) Perl
6 6 (2.46%) Bash Shell
6 6 (2.46%) Java
6 6 (2.46%) Python
6 6 (2.46%) Ruby
7 4 (1.64%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.23%) Ada
8 3 (1.23%) C
8 3 (1.23%) C++
8 3 (1.23%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.23%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.82%) VBA
10 1 (0.41%) ABAP
10 1 (0.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 244 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 37 (15.16%) DV Cleared
3 14 (5.74%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (4.51%) CCNP
4 11 (4.51%) CISSP
5 9 (3.69%) Degree
6 8 (3.28%) CISM
7 7 (2.87%) CCNA
7 7 (2.87%) CISMP
8 6 (2.46%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (2.05%) BC Cleared
9 5 (2.05%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (1.64%) CCIE
10 4 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.82%) CCSE
11 2 (0.82%) ISTQB
12 1 (0.41%) CESG Certified Professional
12 1 (0.41%) ISEB
12 1 (0.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.41%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.05%) PMO
2 4 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.64%) SLA
3 1 (0.41%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.41%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.41%) QA
System Software
1 29 (11.89%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.46%) VMware Server
2 6 (2.46%) VMware Workstation
2 6 (2.46%) Xen
3 2 (0.82%) BitLocker
3 2 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.41%) Firmware
4 1 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.41%) SRDF
4 1 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.41%) XenApp
4 1 (0.41%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 23 (9.43%) SCOM
2 19 (7.79%) SCCM
3 17 (6.97%) McAfee ePO
4 14 (5.74%) SCSM
5 6 (2.46%) Ansible
5 6 (2.46%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (2.46%) Puppet
5 6 (2.46%) SCVMM
6 4 (1.64%) EnCase
7 2 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.82%) MIMEsweeper
8 1 (0.41%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.41%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.41%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 42 (17.21%) Cisco
1 42 (17.21%) Microsoft
2 35 (14.34%) Oracle
3 27 (11.07%) SolarWinds
4 18 (7.38%) McAfee
5 16 (6.56%) HP
5 16 (6.56%) VMware
6 11 (4.51%) Citrix
7 10 (4.10%) CheckPoint
7 10 (4.10%) Juniper
8 7 (2.87%) Sun
9 6 (2.46%) Red Hat
10 5 (2.05%) Fujitsu
10 5 (2.05%) SAP
10 5 (2.05%) Splunk
11 4 (1.64%) BT
11 4 (1.64%) Huawei
11 4 (1.64%) Palo Alto
11 4 (1.64%) Remedy
12 3 (1.23%) Capita