The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Security Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 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 Clearance
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 4 9
Rank change year-on-year -10 +5  
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 140 280 214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 7.73% 11.88% 8.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 32.94% 40.70% 40.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 109 90
Median daily rate £375 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £300 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £540 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £383 £390
% change year-on-year +7.04% -1.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 28 21
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 £37.50 £32.66 £31.95
% change year-on-year +14.83% +2.20%  

Security 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 425 688 529
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 23.47% 29.19% 21.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 331 223
Median daily rate £438 £388 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.90% -2.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £258 £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 34
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 £30.21 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.25% +25.22%  

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Security Cleared as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in Berkshire

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Security Cleared in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Cleared in Berkshire

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Berkshire over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in Berkshire

Security Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in Berkshire

Security Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Berkshire over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Security Cleared in Berkshire

Security 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 Security Cleared within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 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 54 £269 -10.33% 4
Reading -14 43 £444 +2.01% 20
Newbury +3 1 - -
Maidenhead -2 1 - -
Slough - 1 - - 1
Windsor - 1 £475 -
Security Cleared
South East

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Security 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 Security Cleared.

1 224 (66.27%) SC Cleared
2 82 (24.26%) DV Cleared
2 82 (24.26%) Microsoft
3 61 (18.05%) Windows
4 55 (16.27%) ITIL
5 45 (13.31%) SQL
6 43 (12.72%) Oracle
7 41 (12.13%) HP
8 37 (10.95%) SharePoint
9 34 (10.06%) SQL Server
10 33 (9.76%) Active Directory
11 31 (9.17%) McAfee
12 30 (8.88%) Project Management
13 29 (8.58%) Migration
13 29 (8.58%) Java
14 28 (8.28%) Cisco
14 28 (8.28%) Internet
15 27 (7.99%) Cisco Certification
16 26 (7.69%) Finance
16 26 (7.69%) Software Distribution
17 25 (7.40%) Windows Server 2003
17 25 (7.40%) JavaScript
18 24 (7.10%) Windows Server
19 23 (6.80%) Web Services
19 23 (6.80%) Unix
19 23 (6.80%) Microsoft Excel
19 23 (6.80%) WAN
19 23 (6.80%) TCP/IP
19 23 (6.80%) Stakeholder Management
19 23 (6.80%) Service Delivery

Security 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 (10.95%) SharePoint
2 14 (4.14%) MS Exchange
3 11 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2003
3 11 (3.25%) IIS
3 11 (3.25%) SharePoint Server
4 10 (2.96%) Skype for Business
5 9 (2.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 8 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (1.18%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.59%) Live Communications Server
10 1 (0.30%) Apache
10 1 (0.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.30%) Confluence
10 1 (0.30%) JBoss
10 1 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.30%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 23 (6.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (5.33%) Microsoft Project
3 17 (5.03%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (1.18%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (2.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.78%) Oracle ERP
3 5 (1.48%) Oracle Receivables
3 5 (1.48%) Remedy AR System
3 5 (1.48%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.89%) HFM
4 3 (0.89%) Hyperion Planning
4 3 (0.89%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.59%) Oracle Payroll
5 2 (0.59%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.30%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.30%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.30%) SAP HR-PA
6 1 (0.30%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 18 (5.33%) Office 365
2 9 (2.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.48%) Azure Active Directory
3 5 (1.48%) Google Drive
3 5 (1.48%) OneDrive
4 4 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.89%) IaaS
6 2 (0.59%) IBM Cloud
6 2 (0.59%) SoftLayer
7 1 (0.30%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.30%) GitHub
7 1 (0.30%) iTunes
7 1 (0.30%) SaaS
7 1 (0.30%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 28 (8.28%) Internet
2 23 (6.80%) TCP/IP
2 23 (6.80%) WAN
3 21 (6.21%) Firewall
4 19 (5.62%) LAN
5 16 (4.73%) ICMP
6 15 (4.44%) DNS
6 15 (4.44%) SMS
6 15 (4.44%) SSH
7 14 (4.14%) DHCP
8 12 (3.55%) HTTP
9 11 (3.25%) Wireless
10 10 (2.96%) Skype
11 9 (2.66%) BGP
12 7 (2.07%) DMVPN
12 7 (2.07%) VLAN
13 6 (1.78%) Cisco ASA
14 5 (1.48%) Ethernet
14 5 (1.48%) MPLS
14 5 (1.48%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (10.06%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.73%) Hadoop
3 13 (3.85%) Oracle Database
4 11 (3.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (2.66%) Big Data
6 4 (1.18%) Essbase
6 4 (1.18%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.18%) Star Schema
7 3 (0.89%) MS Access
7 3 (0.89%) Oracle ODI
7 3 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (0.89%) Oracle Smart View
7 3 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.59%) EDRMS
9 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.30%) Oracle OLAP
9 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 16 (4.73%) Git (software)
2 7 (2.07%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 6 (1.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (1.78%) Visual Studio
4 5 (1.48%) JIRA
4 5 (1.48%) JUnit
4 5 (1.48%) Maven
5 3 (0.89%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (0.89%) Subversion
6 2 (0.59%) JMeter
6 2 (0.59%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.59%) Selenium
7 1 (0.30%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.30%) MSI
7 1 (0.30%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 26 (7.69%) Finance
2 22 (6.51%) Telecoms
3 8 (2.37%) Billing
4 4 (1.18%) Legal
4 4 (1.18%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.59%) Law
5 2 (0.59%) Marketing
6 1 (0.30%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.30%) Local Government
6 1 (0.30%) Retail
Job Titles
1 40 (11.83%) Consultant
2 34 (10.06%) Architect
3 30 (8.88%) Developer
4 21 (6.21%) Analyst
5 18 (5.33%) Support Engineer
6 16 (4.73%) Network Engineer
7 13 (3.85%) Incident Manager
8 11 (3.25%) Coordinator
8 11 (3.25%) DevOps Developer
8 11 (3.25%) Engagement Manager
8 11 (3.25%) Network Architect
8 11 (3.25%) Operations Technician
9 10 (2.96%) DevOps Engineer
10 9 (2.66%) Author
10 9 (2.66%) DevOps Consultant
10 9 (2.66%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
10 9 (2.66%) Project Manager
10 9 (2.66%) Technical Author
11 8 (2.37%) 3rd Line Support
11 8 (2.37%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (6.80%) Web Services
2 11 (3.25%) .NET
3 10 (2.96%) ASP.NET
4 8 (2.37%) XML
5 5 (1.48%) Hibernate
6 3 (0.89%) CGI
6 3 (0.89%) Flash
6 3 (0.89%) RESTful
7 2 (0.59%) Spring
8 1 (0.30%) Kafka
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 1 (0.30%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.30%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 20 (5.92%) Data Centre
2 13 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.25%) Linux Command Line
4 9 (2.66%) PMI
5 7 (2.07%) PKI
6 6 (1.78%) Clustering
6 6 (1.78%) Public Cloud
7 5 (1.48%) CESG
7 5 (1.48%) CMDB
7 5 (1.48%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.18%) Fat Client
8 4 (1.18%) RIA
8 4 (1.18%) Thin Client
8 4 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (0.89%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (0.89%) SCADA
9 3 (0.89%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.59%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.59%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.59%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 61 (18.05%) Windows
2 25 (7.40%) Windows Server 2003
3 24 (7.10%) Windows Server
4 23 (6.80%) Unix
5 21 (6.21%) Linux
6 17 (5.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (4.44%) CentOS
7 15 (4.44%) Debian
7 15 (4.44%) Ubuntu
7 15 (4.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (2.96%) Windows 7
9 9 (2.66%) Windows XP
10 5 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.89%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.59%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.30%) AIX
13 1 (0.30%) Android
13 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (16.27%) ITIL
2 30 (8.88%) Project Management
3 29 (8.58%) Migration
4 26 (7.69%) Software Distribution
5 23 (6.80%) Service Delivery
5 23 (6.80%) Stakeholder Management
6 20 (5.92%) Service Management
7 19 (5.62%) DevOps
7 19 (5.62%) Problem Management
8 17 (5.03%) ITSM
9 16 (4.73%) Incident Management
9 16 (4.73%) Release Management
9 16 (4.73%) Software Delivery
10 15 (4.44%) PRINCE2
10 15 (4.44%) Software Deployment
11 13 (3.85%) Prototyping
11 13 (3.85%) Risk Management
12 12 (3.55%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (3.55%) CRM
12 12 (3.55%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 45 (13.31%) SQL
2 29 (8.58%) Java
3 25 (7.40%) JavaScript
4 18 (5.33%) Python
5 17 (5.03%) PowerShell
6 15 (4.44%) Bash Shell
7 12 (3.55%) C#
8 10 (2.96%) C
9 7 (2.07%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.89%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.59%) VB
12 1 (0.30%) Ada
12 1 (0.30%) C++
12 1 (0.30%) Perl
12 1 (0.30%) Ruby
12 1 (0.30%) Scala
Qualifications
1 224 (66.27%) SC Cleared
2 82 (24.26%) DV Cleared
3 27 (7.99%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (5.92%) CCNP
5 19 (5.62%) CCNA
6 16 (4.73%) Degree
7 9 (2.66%) PMI Certification
8 7 (2.07%) CCDA
8 7 (2.07%) CCDP
9 6 (1.78%) BC Cleared
9 6 (1.78%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (1.78%) HNC
9 6 (1.78%) ISTQB
10 5 (1.48%) CISSP
10 5 (1.48%) MCSE
10 5 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (1.18%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 4 (1.18%) CCSP
11 4 (1.18%) CISM
11 4 (1.18%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.51%) SLA
2 15 (4.44%) PMO
3 6 (1.78%) QA
4 5 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.18%) COBIT
5 4 (1.18%) ISO 22301
6 2 (0.59%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.30%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.30%) ISO 31000
7 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.30%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 33 (9.76%) Active Directory
2 11 (3.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.48%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.89%) XenApp
5 2 (0.59%) ISA Server
5 2 (0.59%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (5.62%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 15 (4.44%) SELinux
3 14 (4.14%) Ansible
4 12 (3.55%) McAfee ePO
5 10 (2.96%) SCOM
6 6 (1.78%) SCCM
7 4 (1.18%) Netcool
7 4 (1.18%) OVSD
8 3 (0.89%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.89%) Puppet
8 3 (0.89%) Unicenter
8 3 (0.89%) WSUS
9 2 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.59%) SCSM
9 2 (0.59%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 1 (0.30%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.30%) Hadoop YARN
10 1 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.30%) Netcool/Webtop
10 1 (0.30%) Salt
Vendors
1 82 (24.26%) Microsoft
2 43 (12.72%) Oracle
3 41 (12.13%) HP
4 31 (9.17%) McAfee
5 28 (8.28%) Cisco
6 17 (5.03%) VMware
7 11 (3.25%) Citrix
8 9 (2.66%) Juniper
8 9 (2.66%) Remedy
9 7 (2.07%) SAP
10 6 (1.78%) Jaspersoft
10 6 (1.78%) Serena
11 5 (1.48%) BMC
11 5 (1.48%) Google
11 5 (1.48%) Meridio
11 5 (1.48%) Palo Alto
12 4 (1.18%) EMC
12 4 (1.18%) IBM
13 3 (0.89%) Dell
13 3 (0.89%) Hyperion
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