Period
to 17 July 2019

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 17 July 2019 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
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 15 26 26
Rank change year-on-year +11 0 -10
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 342 228 213
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 8.01% 5.75% 5.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 34.10% 29.77% 24.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 114 113
Berkshire median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -4.19%
10th Percentile £330 £304 £228
90th Percentile £538 £575 £548
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 8 36
Berkshire median hourly rate £42.50 £12.75 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +233.33% +6.25% -4.00%
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +116.22% +2.78% -52.00%

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 1,003 766 879
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 23.49% 19.30% 23.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 457 373 395
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £256 £255 £225
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
South East median daily rate £440 £425 £412
% change year-on-year +3.53% +3.16% +3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 30 73
Berkshire median hourly rate £23.00 £26.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.54% +73.33% +20.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.90 £12.00
90th Percentile £82.75 £47.75 £53.75
South East median hourly rate £33.40 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -4.57% +55.56% -12.62%

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 17 July 2019.

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 17 July 2019.

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 17 July 2019. 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 -7 91 £450 +5.88% 14
Bracknell -2 62 £313 -34.21% 7
Newbury +20 24 £425 -1.45% 11
Slough +2 6 £475 -
Maidenhead - 2 £339 -
Windsor - 1 - -
SC Cleared
South East

For the 6 months to 17 July 2019, 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.

1 342 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 107 (31.29%) Microsoft
3 82 (23.98%) Microsoft Azure
4 77 (22.51%) Windows
5 61 (17.84%) SharePoint
6 58 (16.96%) DV Cleared
7 50 (14.62%) Oracle
7 50 (14.62%) Migration
8 40 (11.70%) SQL Server
8 40 (11.70%) Internet
8 40 (11.70%) Office 365
9 37 (10.82%) Agile Software Development
9 37 (10.82%) .NET
9 37 (10.82%) DevOps
10 36 (10.53%) Project Management
11 35 (10.23%) VPN
11 35 (10.23%) Degree
12 33 (9.65%) Data Centre
12 33 (9.65%) Windows 10
13 31 (9.06%) Cisco
14 30 (8.77%) Firewall
15 27 (7.89%) TCP/IP
16 26 (7.60%) Microsoft Office
16 26 (7.60%) SQL
16 26 (7.60%) SharePoint Server
16 26 (7.60%) PowerShell
16 26 (7.60%) SaaS
16 26 (7.60%) Self-Motivation
17 24 (7.02%) Security Operations
17 24 (7.02%) McAfee

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 61 (17.84%) SharePoint
2 26 (7.60%) SharePoint Server
3 23 (6.73%) IIS
4 10 (2.92%) Skype for Business
5 4 (1.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (1.17%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.88%) ArcGIS
6 3 (0.88%) JBoss
7 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.58%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.58%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.29%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.29%) Hyperledger
8 1 (0.29%) nginx
Applications
1 26 (7.60%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (2.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (2.63%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (4.09%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (2.05%) Primavera
3 7 (2.05%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (1.17%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (1.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 3 (0.88%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.88%) Oracle Cash Management
5 3 (0.88%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.88%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.58%) Oracle iSupplier
7 1 (0.29%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 82 (23.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (11.70%) Office 365
3 26 (7.60%) SaaS
4 22 (6.43%) IaaS
5 17 (4.97%) PaaS
6 12 (3.51%) Power Platform
7 10 (2.92%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 9 (2.63%) Dynamics 365
9 7 (2.05%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
10 6 (1.75%) Azure Active Directory
11 5 (1.46%) iPaaS
11 5 (1.46%) Serverless
12 3 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.29%) Apigee
13 1 (0.29%) GitHub
13 1 (0.29%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 40 (11.70%) Internet
2 35 (10.23%) VPN
3 30 (8.77%) Firewall
4 27 (7.89%) TCP/IP
5 22 (6.43%) DNS
6 16 (4.68%) WAN
7 14 (4.09%) Reverse Proxy
8 11 (3.22%) Skype
9 10 (2.92%) LAN
9 10 (2.92%) MPLS
10 8 (2.34%) Ethernet
10 8 (2.34%) SAN
10 8 (2.34%) SMTP
11 7 (2.05%) BGP
11 7 (2.05%) OSPF
12 6 (1.75%) Intranet
12 6 (1.75%) NAS
12 6 (1.75%) SNMP
13 5 (1.46%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (1.46%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (11.70%) SQL Server
2 19 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (2.63%) Cosmos DB
4 8 (2.34%) SQL Server 2016
5 7 (2.05%) Azure SQL Database
6 6 (1.75%) Data Mart
6 6 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (1.75%) GIS
7 5 (1.46%) Data Lake
7 5 (1.46%) Power BI
7 5 (1.46%) SSDT
8 4 (1.17%) EDMS
8 4 (1.17%) OLAP
8 4 (1.17%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.17%) Oracle OLAP
8 4 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.88%) Essbase
10 2 (0.58%) Geospatial Data
10 2 (0.58%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.58%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (2.92%) Jenkins
2 9 (2.63%) Git (software)
3 8 (2.34%) Visual Studio
4 6 (1.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 5 (1.46%) SpecFlow
6 4 (1.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (1.17%) JIRA
6 4 (1.17%) MSTest
6 4 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (1.17%) tSQLt
6 4 (1.17%) Visual Studio Code
6 4 (1.17%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (0.88%) jMock
7 3 (0.88%) JUnit
7 3 (0.88%) Maven
7 3 (0.88%) Mockito
7 3 (0.88%) Oracle APEX
7 3 (0.88%) SonarQube
8 2 (0.58%) InstallShield
8 2 (0.58%) MSI
General
1 19 (5.56%) Telecoms
2 15 (4.39%) Finance
3 10 (2.92%) Legal
4 3 (0.88%) Billing
4 3 (0.88%) General Ledger
4 3 (0.88%) Military
5 2 (0.58%) Back Office
6 1 (0.29%) Games
6 1 (0.29%) Local Government
6 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 78 (22.81%) Architect
2 30 (8.77%) Project Manager
3 29 (8.48%) Developer
4 23 (6.73%) Operations Technician
5 20 (5.85%) Analyst
6 18 (5.26%) Network Architect
7 17 (4.97%) Administrator
8 16 (4.68%) Consultant
8 16 (4.68%) SC Cleared Project Manager
9 15 (4.39%) Applications Packager
10 14 (4.09%) Applications Manager
10 14 (4.09%) Applications Project Manager
11 13 (3.80%) 1st/2nd Line Support
11 13 (3.80%) 1st/2nd Line Support Technician
11 13 (3.80%) 2nd Line Support
11 13 (3.80%) 2nd Line Support Technician
11 13 (3.80%) Support Technician
12 12 (3.51%) Network Engineer
12 12 (3.51%) Solutions Architect
12 12 (3.51%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (10.82%) .NET
2 18 (5.26%) Web Services
3 17 (4.97%) XML
4 15 (4.39%) ASP.NET
4 15 (4.39%) REST
5 13 (3.80%) SOAP
6 12 (3.51%) .NET Framework
7 7 (2.05%) CSS
7 7 (2.05%) HTML
7 7 (2.05%) JDBC
7 7 (2.05%) ODBC
8 6 (1.75%) Entity Framework
9 5 (1.46%) Spring
10 4 (1.17%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (1.17%) jQuery
10 4 (1.17%) RESTful
11 3 (0.88%) .NET Core
11 3 (0.88%) Apache Camel
11 3 (0.88%) HTML5
11 3 (0.88%) PowerMock
Miscellaneous
1 33 (9.65%) Data Centre
2 26 (7.60%) Self-Motivation
3 18 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 13 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (2.34%) Data Structures
6 6 (1.75%) Public Cloud
6 6 (1.75%) Replication
6 6 (1.75%) User Experience
7 5 (1.46%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (1.46%) Taxonomies
8 4 (1.17%) CMDB
8 4 (1.17%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (0.88%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.58%) Clustering
10 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Licensing
10 2 (0.58%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.29%) IVR
11 1 (0.29%) PMI
11 1 (0.29%) Reference Data
11 1 (0.29%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 77 (22.51%) Windows
2 33 (9.65%) Windows 10
3 23 (6.73%) Windows Server 2003
4 21 (6.14%) Linux
5 15 (4.39%) Windows 7
5 15 (4.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (2.63%) Windows Server
7 8 (2.34%) Windows XP
8 4 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.17%) Unix
9 3 (0.88%) CentOS
10 2 (0.58%) Solaris
10 2 (0.58%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.29%) Debian
11 1 (0.29%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.29%) VME
11 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (14.62%) Migration
2 37 (10.82%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (10.82%) DevOps
3 36 (10.53%) Project Management
4 24 (7.02%) Security Operations
4 24 (7.02%) Stakeholder Management
5 23 (6.73%) Security Monitoring
5 23 (6.73%) Server Patching
5 23 (6.73%) Software Distribution
6 22 (6.43%) Information Management
6 22 (6.43%) User Acceptance Testing
7 20 (5.85%) Enterprise Architecture
8 18 (5.26%) Application Packaging
8 18 (5.26%) Architecture Roadmap
9 17 (4.97%) Change Management
9 17 (4.97%) Computer Science
10 15 (4.39%) CRM
10 15 (4.39%) ITIL
10 15 (4.39%) Service Delivery
11 14 (4.09%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 26 (7.60%) PowerShell
1 26 (7.60%) SQL
2 21 (6.14%) C#
3 16 (4.68%) Java
4 10 (2.92%) T-SQL
5 9 (2.63%) JavaScript
6 8 (2.34%) Python
7 6 (1.75%) Perl
7 6 (1.75%) VB
8 5 (1.46%) C
8 5 (1.46%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.17%) Ruby
9 4 (1.17%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.88%) C++
11 2 (0.58%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.58%) PHP
11 2 (0.58%) VBA
12 1 (0.29%) Korn
12 1 (0.29%) Scala
12 1 (0.29%) XPath
Qualifications
1 342 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 58 (16.96%) DV Cleared
3 35 (10.23%) Degree
4 10 (2.92%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (2.63%) CCNP
6 6 (1.75%) APMP
6 6 (1.75%) ISTQB
6 6 (1.75%) PMP
7 5 (1.46%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (1.46%) CCIE
7 5 (1.46%) ISEB
8 4 (1.17%) CCNA
8 4 (1.17%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.88%) CCDP
9 3 (0.88%) CCIP
9 3 (0.88%) HNC
10 2 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.58%) TOGAF Certification
11 1 (0.29%) CEH
11 1 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.39%) QA
2 10 (2.92%) GDPR
3 8 (2.34%) Data Quality
3 8 (2.34%) Government Security Classifications
4 7 (2.05%) COBIT
5 5 (1.46%) Dublin Core
5 5 (1.46%) SLA
6 3 (0.88%) PMO
7 1 (0.29%) NCSC
7 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 23 (6.73%) Active Directory
2 16 (4.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (3.80%) Hyper-V
4 7 (2.05%) vSphere
5 4 (1.17%) Docker
6 2 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 23 (6.73%) McAfee ePO
2 11 (3.22%) SCCM
3 7 (2.05%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (1.17%) Ansible
5 4 (1.17%) Cisco Prime
5 4 (1.17%) HP ALM
6 3 (0.88%) Amdocs OSS
6 3 (0.88%) Netcool
6 3 (0.88%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 3 (0.88%) Terraform
7 2 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.58%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.58%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.29%) Kibana
8 1 (0.29%) logstash
8 1 (0.29%) Nagios
8 1 (0.29%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.29%) Salt
Vendors
1 107 (31.29%) Microsoft
2 50 (14.62%) Oracle
3 31 (9.06%) Cisco
4 24 (7.02%) McAfee
5 22 (6.43%) VMware
6 15 (4.39%) Juniper
7 14 (4.09%) HP
8 13 (3.80%) Nokia
9 8 (2.34%) Cramer
10 7 (2.05%) Remedy
11 6 (1.75%) BMC
12 5 (1.46%) Databricks
13 4 (1.17%) CA Agile Central
13 4 (1.17%) Citrix
13 4 (1.17%) IBM
13 4 (1.17%) NetApp
13 4 (1.17%) ServiceNow
14 3 (0.88%) Alcatel-Lucent
14 3 (0.88%) CheckPoint
14 3 (0.88%) EMC