Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 26 16
Rank change year-on-year 0 -10 +15
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 228 213 388
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 5.75% 5.67% 7.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 29.77% 24.29% 28.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 113 174
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -4.19% +17.61%
10th Percentile £304 £228 £277
90th Percentile £575 £548 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £420 £410
% change year-on-year +1.19% +2.44% +5.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 36 25
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.75 £12.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -4.00% -42.00%
10th Percentile £7.99 £12.00 £7.69
90th Percentile £29.50 £17.64 £12.75
South East median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.78% -52.00% +74.01%

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 766 877 1,352
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 19.30% 23.35% 27.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 393 666
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £255 £225 £255
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £411 £400
% change year-on-year +3.41% +2.75% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 73 63
Berkshire median hourly rate £26.00 £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +73.33% +20.00% -42.00%
10th Percentile £11.90 £12.00 £8.15
90th Percentile £47.75 £53.75 £55.55
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year +55.56% -12.62% +14.44%

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 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 17 July 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 17 July 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 +15 128 £425 -5.56% 11
Bracknell -7 46 £475 +58.33% 3
Newbury -14 4 £431 -9.21% 1
Slough - 4 £475 - 2
SC Cleared
South East

For the 6 months to 17 July 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.

1 228 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 46 (20.18%) Migration
3 42 (18.42%) Oracle
3 42 (18.42%) Microsoft
4 37 (16.23%) Windows
5 29 (12.72%) Microsoft Azure
6 28 (12.28%) DV Cleared
7 27 (11.84%) Cisco
8 26 (11.40%) SQL Server
8 26 (11.40%) SQL
9 23 (10.09%) SharePoint
9 23 (10.09%) HP
9 23 (10.09%) Agile Software Development
10 22 (9.65%) Finance
10 22 (9.65%) Java
11 20 (8.77%) Degree
12 19 (8.33%) JavaScript
12 19 (8.33%) ERP
12 19 (8.33%) Active Directory
12 19 (8.33%) Project Management
12 19 (8.33%) Firewall
13 18 (7.89%) SCOM
14 17 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
14 17 (7.46%) C#
14 17 (7.46%) HP ALM
15 16 (7.02%) Cisco Certification
15 16 (7.02%) VMware
15 16 (7.02%) Cisco ISE
15 16 (7.02%) Network Management
16 15 (6.58%) SolarWinds

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 23 (10.09%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.19%) Documentum
3 4 (1.75%) IIS
3 4 (1.75%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (0.88%) CMS
4 2 (0.88%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (0.88%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.44%) Alfresco
5 1 (0.44%) Apache
5 1 (0.44%) Confluence
5 1 (0.44%) Joomla!
5 1 (0.44%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.44%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (3.95%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.75%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.63%) Oracle ERP
2 5 (2.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.75%) HFM
3 4 (1.75%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (1.32%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (1.32%) Primavera
5 1 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.44%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 29 (12.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (5.70%) Office 365
3 9 (3.95%) IaaS
4 5 (2.19%) PaaS
5 2 (0.88%) Serverless
6 1 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.44%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (8.33%) Firewall
2 16 (7.02%) Cisco ISE
3 11 (4.82%) Internet
4 8 (3.51%) TCP/IP
5 6 (2.63%) DNS
6 5 (2.19%) LAN
6 5 (2.19%) WAN
7 4 (1.75%) SSH
8 3 (1.32%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (1.32%) DHCP
8 3 (1.32%) HTTP
8 3 (1.32%) MPLS
8 3 (1.32%) Network Security
8 3 (1.32%) OSPF
9 2 (0.88%) BGP
9 2 (0.88%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (0.88%) EIGRP
9 2 (0.88%) RIP
9 2 (0.88%) SAN
9 2 (0.88%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (11.40%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.51%) Big Data
2 8 (3.51%) Relational Database
3 7 (3.07%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (2.19%) Oracle BI EE
5 4 (1.75%) Hadoop
5 4 (1.75%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.75%) Power BI
5 4 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.32%) Data Lake
6 3 (1.32%) Endeca
6 3 (1.32%) Essbase
6 3 (1.32%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 3 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (1.32%) Oracle Exadata
6 3 (1.32%) Oracle ODI
6 3 (1.32%) Star Schema
7 2 (0.88%) Oracle Discoverer
7 2 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (3.95%) SoapUI
2 7 (3.07%) Visual Studio
3 6 (2.63%) Git (software)
4 5 (2.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 5 (2.19%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (2.19%) Visual Studio Team System
5 3 (1.32%) Maven
6 1 (0.44%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.44%) DbUnit
6 1 (0.44%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.44%) JIRA
6 1 (0.44%) JMeter
6 1 (0.44%) jMock
6 1 (0.44%) JUnit
6 1 (0.44%) Mockito
6 1 (0.44%) Selenium
6 1 (0.44%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.44%) Subversion
General
1 22 (9.65%) Finance
2 9 (3.95%) Legal
2 9 (3.95%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.07%) Games
4 6 (2.63%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.88%) Retail
6 1 (0.44%) Advertising
6 1 (0.44%) French Language
6 1 (0.44%) Marketing
6 1 (0.44%) Military
Job Titles
1 32 (14.04%) Analyst
2 31 (13.60%) Architect
2 31 (13.60%) Developer
3 27 (11.84%) Project Manager
4 22 (9.65%) Consultant
5 18 (7.89%) Network Engineer
6 14 (6.14%) Test Analyst
7 13 (5.70%) Cloud Architect
7 13 (5.70%) SC Cleared Project Manager
8 11 (4.82%) Migration Architect
8 11 (4.82%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 9 (3.95%) Integration Analyst
9 9 (3.95%) Integration Test Analyst
9 9 (3.95%) Systems Engineer
10 8 (3.51%) IT Manager
10 8 (3.51%) IT Project Manager
10 8 (3.51%) Network Systems Engineer
11 7 (3.07%) Business Analyst
11 7 (3.07%) Java Developer
11 7 (3.07%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.14%) XML
2 12 (5.26%) .NET
3 11 (4.82%) ASP.NET
4 7 (3.07%) HTML
4 7 (3.07%) Oracle Fusion
5 6 (2.63%) CSS
5 6 (2.63%) jQuery
6 5 (2.19%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (1.75%) Hibernate
7 4 (1.75%) HTML5
7 4 (1.75%) Web Services
8 3 (1.32%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (1.32%) CSS3
8 3 (1.32%) Entity Framework
8 3 (1.32%) Middleware
8 3 (1.32%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 3 (1.32%) REST
8 3 (1.32%) RESTful
8 3 (1.32%) Sass
8 3 (1.32%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (6.14%) Data Centre
3 8 (3.51%) Smart Meter
4 7 (3.07%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.63%) User Experience
6 5 (2.19%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.19%) PMI
7 3 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.32%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (1.32%) Oracle Exalytics
7 3 (1.32%) PKI
7 3 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (0.88%) Clustering
8 2 (0.88%) DataPower
8 2 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.88%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.88%) Replication
9 1 (0.44%) NHS
9 1 (0.44%) RIA
9 1 (0.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 37 (16.23%) Windows
2 15 (6.58%) Unix
3 11 (4.82%) Windows Server
4 8 (3.51%) Linux
5 7 (3.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (2.63%) Windows 10
7 5 (2.19%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.32%) CentOS
8 3 (1.32%) Debian
8 3 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.32%) Ubuntu
8 3 (1.32%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.88%) Solaris
9 2 (0.88%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.44%) Android
10 1 (0.44%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.44%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (20.18%) Migration
2 23 (10.09%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (8.33%) ERP
3 19 (8.33%) Project Management
4 16 (7.02%) Network Management
5 14 (6.14%) Test Automation
6 13 (5.70%) Problem-Solving
7 12 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (5.26%) Test Scripting
8 10 (4.39%) Open Source
8 10 (4.39%) Validation
9 9 (3.95%) DevOps
9 9 (3.95%) Integration Testing
9 9 (3.95%) System Integration Testing
10 8 (3.51%) Analytics
10 8 (3.51%) Business Development
10 8 (3.51%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (3.51%) ITIL
10 8 (3.51%) MVC
10 8 (3.51%) OO
Programming Languages
1 26 (11.40%) SQL
2 22 (9.65%) Java
3 19 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 17 (7.46%) C#
5 11 (4.82%) C++
5 11 (4.82%) PowerShell
6 8 (3.51%) C
7 6 (2.63%) T-SQL
8 4 (1.75%) Bash Shell
8 4 (1.75%) Python
9 3 (1.32%) VB
9 3 (1.32%) VBA
10 2 (0.88%) Java 8
11 1 (0.44%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 228 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 28 (12.28%) DV Cleared
3 20 (8.77%) Degree
4 16 (7.02%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (6.58%) CCNP
6 12 (5.26%) PMI Certification
6 12 (5.26%) PMP
7 9 (3.95%) BPSS Clearance
8 8 (3.51%) CCIE
9 7 (3.07%) Master's Degree
10 5 (2.19%) ISEB
10 5 (2.19%) ISTQB
11 3 (1.32%) CCNA
12 2 (0.88%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.88%) MCSE
12 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.44%) ACCA
13 1 (0.44%) CCIP
13 1 (0.44%) JNCIS
13 1 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.19%) PMO
2 2 (0.88%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.88%) Government Security Classifications
2 2 (0.88%) QA
2 2 (0.88%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.19%) Hyper-V
2 5 (2.19%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.88%) vCloud
4 2 (0.88%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (0.88%) vSphere
5 1 (0.44%) Docker
5 1 (0.44%) FreeRADIUS
5 1 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle Clusterware
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.44%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 18 (7.89%) SCOM
2 17 (7.46%) HP ALM
3 4 (1.75%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.32%) SCCM
4 3 (1.32%) SELinux
5 2 (0.88%) Ansible
5 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (0.88%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.88%) Netcool
6 1 (0.44%) ArcSight ESM
6 1 (0.44%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.44%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.44%) SCSM
6 1 (0.44%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.44%) WSUS
Vendors
1 42 (18.42%) Microsoft
1 42 (18.42%) Oracle
2 27 (11.84%) Cisco
3 23 (10.09%) HP
4 16 (7.02%) VMware
5 15 (6.58%) SolarWinds
6 10 (4.39%) Palo Alto
7 9 (3.95%) Capita
8 5 (2.19%) SAP
8 5 (2.19%) Serena
9 4 (1.75%) Hyperion
9 4 (1.75%) Informatica
9 4 (1.75%) McAfee
10 3 (1.32%) Fujitsu
10 3 (1.32%) Juniper
11 2 (0.88%) CheckPoint
11 2 (0.88%) IBM
11 2 (0.88%) Ivanti
11 2 (0.88%) Sitecore
12 1 (0.44%) Dell