Period
to 22 February 2018

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 6 months to 22 February 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 Clearance
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 9 10
Rank change year-on-year -7 +1 -3
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 320 409 478
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 7.96% 10.22% 9.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 37.17% 38.92% 37.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 194 241
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.16% +2.14%
10th Percentile £250 £264 £280
90th Percentile £636 £588 £525
South East median daily rate £425 £425 £410
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +5.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 45 59
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £14.25 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.79% -53.88% +47.14%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £7.59
90th Percentile £25.15 £55.65 £60.00
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £32.46 £37.09
% change year-on-year -46.08% -12.50% +107.73%

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 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 861 1,051 1,279
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 21.42% 26.26% 25.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 390 500 634
Berkshire median daily rate £418 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.38% - -
10th Percentile £256 £220 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £530
South East median daily rate £425 £409 £400
% change year-on-year +3.91% +2.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 63 97
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £17.06 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.73% -44.79% +59.48%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £7.59
90th Percentile £41.10 £55.65 £57.39
South East median hourly rate £25.69 £25.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +0.75% -27.14% +100.00%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Security Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in Berkshire

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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 6 months to 22 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in Berkshire

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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 6 months to 22 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Security Cleared in Berkshire

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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 6 months to 22 February 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 -5 122 £475 +7.04% 23
Bracknell +1 77 £260 -9.57% 5
Newbury -25 13 £288 -26.28%
Slough -5 5 - - 1
Maidenhead -12 2 £353 -11.88%
Windsor - 2 £400 -
Security Cleared
South East

For the 6 months to 22 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Security 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 Security Cleared.

1 239 (74.69%) SC Cleared
2 90 (28.13%) DV Cleared
3 82 (25.63%) Windows
4 71 (22.19%) Microsoft
5 54 (16.88%) Firewall
6 51 (15.94%) Cisco
7 46 (14.38%) SharePoint
8 42 (13.13%) SQL
8 42 (13.13%) Active Directory
9 33 (10.31%) Migration
9 33 (10.31%) PowerShell
10 32 (10.00%) Office 365
10 32 (10.00%) Oracle
11 31 (9.69%) ITIL
12 30 (9.38%) Internet
12 30 (9.38%) Windows Server
13 29 (9.06%) Cisco Certification
13 29 (9.06%) VMware
13 29 (9.06%) SolarWinds
14 28 (8.75%) HP
15 26 (8.13%) Network Management
16 24 (7.50%) Microsoft Azure
16 24 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
16 24 (7.50%) C#
17 23 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
18 22 (6.88%) SCOM
19 20 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
19 20 (6.25%) SQL Server
19 20 (6.25%) IIS
19 20 (6.25%) Microsoft Office

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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 46 (14.38%) SharePoint
2 20 (6.25%) IIS
3 16 (5.00%) SharePoint Server
4 13 (4.06%) Documentum
5 4 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.94%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.63%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.63%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.31%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.31%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.31%) Liferay
8 1 (0.31%) Oracle 10gAS
8 1 (0.31%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.31%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.31%) WebLogic
Applications
1 20 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.63%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.88%) Oracle ERP
1 6 (1.88%) Primavera
2 5 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.94%) Oracle Cash Management
3 3 (0.94%) Teamcenter
4 2 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 32 (10.00%) Office 365
2 24 (7.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (4.69%) Cloud Computing
4 11 (3.44%) SaaS
5 8 (2.50%) IaaS
6 4 (1.25%) PaaS
7 2 (0.63%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 54 (16.88%) Firewall
2 30 (9.38%) Internet
3 19 (5.94%) Cisco ISE
4 16 (5.00%) DNS
5 13 (4.06%) VPN
6 12 (3.75%) Cisco ASA
6 12 (3.75%) SAN
7 11 (3.44%) Cisco Nexus
7 11 (3.44%) DAB
8 10 (3.13%) NAS
8 10 (3.13%) NX-OS
8 10 (3.13%) Reverse Proxy
8 10 (3.13%) TCP/IP
9 8 (2.50%) Network Security
10 7 (2.19%) WAN
11 6 (1.88%) IPsec
11 6 (1.88%) LAN
11 6 (1.88%) SSL
12 5 (1.56%) Remote Desktop
13 4 (1.25%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.50%) Star Schema
3 7 (2.19%) Big Data
4 6 (1.88%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.56%) Power BI
5 5 (1.56%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.94%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (0.94%) Apache Hive
6 3 (0.94%) Hadoop
6 3 (0.94%) HBase
6 3 (0.94%) Impala
7 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (0.63%) MS Access
7 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (5.31%) Visual Studio
2 9 (2.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (1.56%) SoapUI
3 5 (1.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (0.94%) MSI
4 3 (0.94%) StarTeam
5 1 (0.31%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.31%) JIRA
5 1 (0.31%) JMeter
5 1 (0.31%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.31%) Maven
5 1 (0.31%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.31%) Subversion
5 1 (0.31%) XMLSpy
General
1 18 (5.63%) Finance
2 12 (3.75%) Telecoms
3 6 (1.88%) Legal
3 6 (1.88%) Manufacturing
4 3 (0.94%) Aerospace
4 3 (0.94%) French Language
5 2 (0.63%) Retail
6 1 (0.31%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 62 (19.38%) Analyst
2 40 (12.50%) Architect
3 32 (10.00%) Network Engineer
4 27 (8.44%) Developer
5 22 (6.88%) Business Analyst
6 17 (5.31%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 16 (5.00%) Operations Technician
8 14 (4.38%) Administrator
8 14 (4.38%) Consultant
9 13 (4.06%) Project Manager
9 13 (4.06%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
9 13 (4.06%) Test Analyst
10 12 (3.75%) Change Analyst
10 12 (3.75%) Domain Architect
10 12 (3.75%) Systems Engineer
11 11 (3.44%) Infrastructure Architect
12 10 (3.13%) Security Specialist
12 10 (3.13%) Tester
13 9 (2.81%) Network Architect
14 7 (2.19%) Oracle Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (5.94%) XML
2 16 (5.00%) .NET
3 13 (4.06%) ASP.NET
4 9 (2.81%) Web Services
5 7 (2.19%) HTML
6 6 (1.88%) SOAP
7 3 (0.94%) Java EE
7 3 (0.94%) REST
7 3 (0.94%) WCF
8 2 (0.63%) JSON
8 2 (0.63%) LDAP
8 2 (0.63%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (0.63%) XSD
9 1 (0.31%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.31%) Hibernate
9 1 (0.31%) JMS
9 1 (0.31%) JSF
9 1 (0.31%) Spring
9 1 (0.31%) WinForms
9 1 (0.31%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.06%) Public Cloud
3 9 (2.81%) CESG
3 9 (2.81%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.50%) Data Centre
5 7 (2.19%) Replication
6 6 (1.88%) Microsoft Licensing
7 5 (1.56%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.25%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (1.25%) Smart Meter
9 3 (0.94%) Cyberattack
9 3 (0.94%) Cyberthreat
9 3 (0.94%) PKI
9 3 (0.94%) User Experience
10 2 (0.63%) Clustering
10 2 (0.63%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (0.63%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.63%) Security Operations Centre
10 2 (0.63%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.63%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 82 (25.63%) Windows
2 30 (9.38%) Windows Server
3 20 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (4.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (3.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (3.13%) Windows 7
7 9 (2.81%) Linux
7 9 (2.81%) Unix
8 6 (1.88%) Windows 10
9 5 (1.56%) Windows Vista
10 3 (0.94%) Solaris
10 3 (0.94%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.63%) Android
11 2 (0.63%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.31%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (10.31%) Migration
2 31 (9.69%) ITIL
3 26 (8.13%) Network Management
4 24 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (6.25%) Project Management
5 20 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 19 (5.94%) Software Distribution
7 18 (5.63%) Security Operations
8 17 (5.31%) Programme Management
8 17 (5.31%) Validation
9 16 (5.00%) Security Monitoring
9 16 (5.00%) Server Patching
10 15 (4.69%) Business Analysis
10 15 (4.69%) Workflow
11 14 (4.38%) ERP
12 13 (4.06%) Data Analysis
12 13 (4.06%) DevOps
13 12 (3.75%) ITSM
13 12 (3.75%) PRINCE2
13 12 (3.75%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 42 (13.13%) SQL
2 33 (10.31%) PowerShell
3 24 (7.50%) C#
4 15 (4.69%) JavaScript
5 10 (3.13%) Java
6 5 (1.56%) C
7 4 (1.25%) C++
7 4 (1.25%) T-SQL
7 4 (1.25%) VBA
8 3 (0.94%) Ada
8 3 (0.94%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.31%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.31%) VB
Qualifications
1 239 (74.69%) SC Cleared
2 90 (28.13%) DV Cleared
3 29 (9.06%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (5.63%) CCNP
5 15 (4.69%) Degree
6 13 (4.06%) CISSP
7 10 (3.13%) CISM
8 8 (2.50%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 8 (2.50%) CCIE
8 8 (2.50%) CCSP
9 6 (1.88%) CCNA
10 5 (1.56%) BC Cleared
10 5 (1.56%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 3 (0.94%) HNC
12 3 (0.94%) ISTQB
13 2 (0.63%) CCSE
13 2 (0.63%) ISEB
13 2 (0.63%) PMP
14 1 (0.31%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.13%) COBIT
1 10 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (2.50%) ISO 22301
3 7 (2.19%) QA
3 7 (2.19%) SLA
4 6 (1.88%) PMO
5 3 (0.94%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.94%) GDPR
6 1 (0.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.31%) JSP 440
System Software
1 42 (13.13%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.19%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (1.88%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.56%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (0.94%) Apache Flume
6 3 (0.94%) HDFS
6 3 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.94%) vSphere
7 2 (0.63%) vCloud
7 2 (0.63%) VMware Server
7 2 (0.63%) Xen
8 1 (0.31%) Firmware
8 1 (0.31%) FreeRADIUS
8 1 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.31%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 22 (6.88%) SCOM
2 17 (5.31%) SCCM
3 16 (5.00%) McAfee ePO
4 9 (2.81%) SCSM
5 8 (2.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 7 (2.19%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.94%) Puppet
7 3 (0.94%) QRadar
8 2 (0.63%) EnCase
8 2 (0.63%) Kibana
8 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.63%) MIMEsweeper
8 2 (0.63%) Netcool
8 2 (0.63%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.31%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.31%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 1 (0.31%) Nessus
9 1 (0.31%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 71 (22.19%) Microsoft
2 51 (15.94%) Cisco
3 32 (10.00%) Oracle
4 29 (9.06%) SolarWinds
4 29 (9.06%) VMware
5 28 (8.75%) HP
6 18 (5.63%) Juniper
6 18 (5.63%) McAfee
7 15 (4.69%) Citrix
8 12 (3.75%) CheckPoint
9 9 (2.81%) Palo Alto
10 7 (2.19%) EMC
10 7 (2.19%) Lumension
11 6 (1.88%) BT
11 6 (1.88%) Fujitsu
12 5 (1.56%) Borland
12 5 (1.56%) Serena
13 4 (1.25%) Capita
13 4 (1.25%) Dell
13 4 (1.25%) Red Hat