Period
to 19 December 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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 14 12
Rank change year-on-year +3 -2 -3
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 396 327 387
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 9.18% 7.89% 9.08%
As % of the Qualifications category 43.18% 35.39% 37.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 157 187
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £430 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% -5.68%
10th Percentile £304 £229 £300
90th Percentile £575 £630 £588
South East median daily rate £425 £415 £425
% change year-on-year +2.41% -2.35% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 33 38
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.50 £12.00 £13.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.83% -13.51% -55.10%
10th Percentile £11.13 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £65.55 £14.25 £43.28
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £17.75 £37.75
% change year-on-year +97.18% -52.98% +22.17%

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 917 924 1,041
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 21.25% 22.29% 24.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 438 502
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £409 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.98% +2.19% -
10th Percentile £218 £225 £251
90th Percentile £575 £600 £575
South East median daily rate £425 £405 £401
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.06% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 49 57
Berkshire median hourly rate £26.75 £12.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +114.00% -21.88% -48.22%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.85 £10.75
90th Percentile £51.75 £39.55 £43.28
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £25.69 £27.50
% change year-on-year +36.24% -6.58% -11.00%

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

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 6 months to 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +6 168 £469 +4.17% 43
Bracknell -6 66 £315 +23.65% 11
Newbury +14 27 £350 +40.00% 1
Slough -1 12 £413 - 2
Windsor +6 2 - -
Wokingham - 1 £375 -
Security Cleared
South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 263 (66.41%) SC Cleared
2 128 (32.32%) DV Cleared
3 89 (22.47%) Windows
4 87 (21.97%) Microsoft
5 77 (19.44%) Microsoft Azure
6 66 (16.67%) Firewall
7 53 (13.38%) SQL
8 50 (12.63%) DNS
9 47 (11.87%) Oracle
10 46 (11.62%) Internet
11 43 (10.86%) Cisco
11 43 (10.86%) Active Directory
12 42 (10.61%) Migration
13 40 (10.10%) Finance
13 40 (10.10%) SharePoint
14 37 (9.34%) TCP/IP
15 36 (9.09%) VPN
15 36 (9.09%) Project Management
16 35 (8.84%) VMware
16 35 (8.84%) Office 365
17 33 (8.33%) PowerShell
18 32 (8.08%) Agile Software Development
18 32 (8.08%) Web Services
19 31 (7.83%) Windows Server
20 30 (7.58%) SCCM
21 27 (6.82%) IaaS
22 26 (6.57%) Telecoms
22 26 (6.57%) Java
22 26 (6.57%) Linux
22 26 (6.57%) Business Intelligence

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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 40 (10.10%) SharePoint
2 14 (3.54%) Skype for Business
3 12 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
3 12 (3.03%) MS Exchange
4 10 (2.53%) IIS
5 7 (1.77%) SharePoint Server
6 6 (1.52%) Apache
7 5 (1.26%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (1.01%) JBoss
8 4 (1.01%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.51%) Confluence
9 2 (0.51%) Oracle BPEL
9 2 (0.51%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.25%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.25%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.25%) nginx
10 1 (0.25%) Smallworld
Applications
1 13 (3.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (1.01%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.25%) Autodesk Inventor
5 1 (0.25%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.25%) MicroStation
5 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (4.55%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (2.02%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.26%) HFM
4 2 (0.51%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.25%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.25%) Primavera
5 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 77 (19.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (8.84%) Office 365
3 27 (6.82%) IaaS
4 17 (4.29%) Amazon AWS
5 16 (4.04%) PaaS
6 14 (3.54%) SaaS
7 13 (3.28%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (1.26%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.51%) Datadog
12 1 (0.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.25%) Azure Machine Learning
12 1 (0.25%) Data Lake Analytics
12 1 (0.25%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 66 (16.67%) Firewall
2 50 (12.63%) DNS
3 46 (11.62%) Internet
4 37 (9.34%) TCP/IP
5 36 (9.09%) VPN
6 25 (6.31%) Reverse Proxy
7 22 (5.56%) Network Security
8 20 (5.05%) WAN
9 19 (4.80%) LAN
10 18 (4.55%) DHCP
11 15 (3.79%) SAN
12 14 (3.54%) Skype
13 13 (3.28%) MPLS
14 11 (2.78%) Cisco ISE
14 11 (2.78%) SDH
15 9 (2.27%) NAS
15 9 (2.27%) SS7
16 8 (2.02%) BGP
16 8 (2.02%) OSPF
17 7 (1.77%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (6.06%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.54%) Oracle Database
3 9 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (1.77%) Big Data
4 7 (1.77%) SQL Server 2016
5 6 (1.52%) Amazon RDS
5 6 (1.52%) Oracle BI EE
6 5 (1.26%) Power BI
6 5 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.01%) Endeca
7 4 (1.01%) Essbase
7 4 (1.01%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 4 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (1.01%) Oracle Exadata
7 4 (1.01%) Oracle ODI
7 4 (1.01%) Star Schema
8 3 (0.76%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (0.76%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (0.76%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 17 (4.29%) Jenkins
2 14 (3.54%) Git (software)
3 12 (3.03%) Visual Studio Team System
4 6 (1.52%) JIRA
4 6 (1.52%) SonarQube
5 5 (1.26%) Maven
6 4 (1.01%) DbUnit
6 4 (1.01%) jMock
6 4 (1.01%) JUnit
6 4 (1.01%) Mockito
6 4 (1.01%) Selenium
7 3 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (0.76%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.76%) LoadRunner
7 3 (0.76%) MSI
7 3 (0.76%) Toad
8 2 (0.51%) JMeter
8 2 (0.51%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.25%) WebDriver
General
1 40 (10.10%) Finance
2 26 (6.57%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.01%) Billing
3 4 (1.01%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.51%) Retail
5 1 (0.25%) French Language
5 1 (0.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 85 (21.46%) Architect
2 43 (10.86%) Consultant
3 31 (7.83%) Project Manager
4 28 (7.07%) Analyst
5 23 (5.81%) Developer
5 23 (5.81%) Solutions Architect
6 22 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
7 18 (4.55%) Administrator
8 14 (3.54%) Azure Engineer
9 13 (3.28%) Network Architect
9 13 (3.28%) Technical Architect
10 12 (3.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 12 (3.03%) Technical Leader
11 11 (2.78%) Cloud Engineer
11 11 (2.78%) DV Cleared Project Manager
11 11 (2.78%) Network Engineer
11 11 (2.78%) Support Engineer
12 10 (2.53%) IT Manager
12 10 (2.53%) IT Project Manager
13 9 (2.27%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (8.08%) Web Services
2 16 (4.04%) .NET
3 12 (3.03%) ASP.NET
4 9 (2.27%) jQuery
5 8 (2.02%) XML
6 7 (1.77%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (1.77%) HTML
7 6 (1.52%) .NET Framework
7 6 (1.52%) ASP.NET Web API
7 6 (1.52%) Entity Framework
7 6 (1.52%) J2EE
7 6 (1.52%) RESTful
7 6 (1.52%) SOAP
7 6 (1.52%) WCF
8 5 (1.26%) CSS
8 5 (1.26%) Middleware
8 5 (1.26%) VXML
9 4 (1.01%) 802.1X
9 4 (1.01%) Ajax
9 4 (1.01%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 24 (6.06%) Data Centre
2 21 (5.30%) Public Cloud
3 19 (4.80%) Replication
4 18 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (4.29%) Microsoft Licensing
6 13 (3.28%) Self-Motivation
6 13 (3.28%) User Experience
7 10 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.52%) PKI
8 6 (1.52%) Private Cloud
9 5 (1.26%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.26%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.26%) PMI
10 4 (1.01%) Oracle Exalytics
11 3 (0.76%) Clustering
12 2 (0.51%) Blackberry
12 2 (0.51%) Enterprise Storage
12 2 (0.51%) HP Storage
12 2 (0.51%) NHS
12 2 (0.51%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 89 (22.47%) Windows
2 31 (7.83%) Windows Server
3 26 (6.57%) Linux
4 19 (4.80%) Windows 10
5 14 (3.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (3.28%) Unix
7 9 (2.27%) Windows 7
7 9 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.01%) VMS
8 4 (1.01%) Windows Vista
9 3 (0.76%) CentOS
9 3 (0.76%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.51%) Android
10 2 (0.51%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.51%) Solaris
11 1 (0.25%) Debian
11 1 (0.25%) VME
11 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (10.61%) Migration
2 36 (9.09%) Project Management
3 32 (8.08%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (6.57%) Business Intelligence
5 22 (5.56%) Problem-Solving
6 20 (5.05%) DevOps
6 20 (5.05%) Network Management
7 19 (4.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 18 (4.55%) PRINCE2
8 18 (4.55%) Software Licensing
8 18 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
9 16 (4.04%) Information Security
9 16 (4.04%) ITIL
10 15 (3.79%) Change Management
10 15 (3.79%) Data Protection
10 15 (3.79%) Disaster Recovery
11 12 (3.03%) IT Strategy
11 12 (3.03%) Service Delivery
11 12 (3.03%) Software Distribution
12 11 (2.78%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 53 (13.38%) SQL
2 33 (8.33%) PowerShell
3 26 (6.57%) Java
4 19 (4.80%) C#
5 16 (4.04%) Python
6 13 (3.28%) JavaScript
7 9 (2.27%) Bash Shell
8 8 (2.02%) Perl
9 5 (1.26%) VB
10 4 (1.01%) PHP
10 4 (1.01%) PL/SQL
10 4 (1.01%) VBA
11 2 (0.51%) C
11 2 (0.51%) Groovy
11 2 (0.51%) Korn
11 2 (0.51%) Ruby
12 1 (0.25%) COBOL
12 1 (0.25%) R
12 1 (0.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 263 (66.41%) SC Cleared
2 128 (32.32%) DV Cleared
3 20 (5.05%) Degree
4 15 (3.79%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (3.03%) BPSS Clearance
6 10 (2.53%) CCNP
7 8 (2.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 7 (1.77%) CCIE
8 7 (1.77%) CCNA
8 7 (1.77%) ISEB
8 7 (1.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 6 (1.52%) BC Cleared
9 6 (1.52%) ISTQB
9 6 (1.52%) PMP
10 5 (1.26%) CCIP
10 5 (1.26%) PMI Certification
11 4 (1.01%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 4 (1.01%) JNCIS
11 4 (1.01%) Master's Degree
11 4 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.79%) SLA
2 13 (3.28%) QA
3 4 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.01%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.01%) PMO
3 4 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.51%) GDPR
4 2 (0.51%) Government Security Classifications
4 2 (0.51%) GPG13
5 1 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 43 (10.86%) Active Directory
2 18 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.53%) Hyper-V
4 9 (2.27%) vSphere
5 7 (1.77%) VMware Workstation
6 5 (1.26%) Firmware
6 5 (1.26%) Squid
6 5 (1.26%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (1.01%) Docker
7 4 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.01%) XenApp
7 4 (1.01%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.25%) iptables
10 1 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.25%) Postfix
10 1 (0.25%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.25%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 30 (7.58%) SCCM
2 11 (2.78%) SCOM
3 10 (2.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 9 (2.27%) McAfee ePO
5 8 (2.02%) HP ALM
5 8 (2.02%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (1.77%) Puppet
7 6 (1.52%) Single Sign-On
8 5 (1.26%) Cisco UCCE
9 4 (1.01%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.76%) Ansible
10 3 (0.76%) EMC NetWorker
11 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Clustering
11 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Intune
11 2 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 2 (0.51%) vRealize
12 1 (0.25%) Cisco Prime
12 1 (0.25%) Data Guard
12 1 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
12 1 (0.25%) Netcool
Vendors
1 87 (21.97%) Microsoft
2 47 (11.87%) Oracle
3 43 (10.86%) Cisco
4 35 (8.84%) VMware
5 23 (5.81%) HP
6 20 (5.05%) Juniper
7 13 (3.28%) McAfee
8 12 (3.03%) EMC
9 11 (2.78%) Citrix
9 11 (2.78%) SolarWinds
10 10 (2.53%) Workday
11 7 (1.77%) F5
11 7 (1.77%) Fortinet
12 6 (1.52%) Dell
13 5 (1.26%) CheckPoint
13 5 (1.26%) Hyperion
13 5 (1.26%) Informatica
13 5 (1.26%) Nortel
14 4 (1.01%) NetApp
14 4 (1.01%) TIBCO