Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 12 9
Rank change year-on-year -6 -3 0
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 309 397 516
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 7.52% 9.23% 10.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 35.44% 36.93% 40.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 175 251
Berkshire median daily rate £430 £413 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.24% -6.25% +10.00%
10th Percentile £226 £281 £306
90th Percentile £620 £588 £538
South East median daily rate £414 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +0.36% +3.13% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 39 63
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% -59.55% +81.02%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £12.70
90th Percentile £16.73 £43.28 £47.04
South East median hourly rate £17.77 £37.50 £30.90
% change year-on-year -52.61% +21.36% +81.39%

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 872 1075 1283
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 21.22% 24.98% 25.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 527 629
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £225 £250 £240
90th Percentile £600 £575 £533
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 57 98
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -59.55% +62.63%
10th Percentile £11.70 £10.75 £10.75
90th Percentile £39.60 £44.97 £47.88
South East median hourly rate £25.12 £27.80 £30.90
% change year-on-year -9.64% -10.03% +81.76%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 -5 114 £450 +5.88% 6
Bracknell +3 87 £252 -6.23% 3
Newbury -15 8 £288 -20.14%
Maidenhead -12 5 £438 +9.38%
Slough +2 4 - -
Windsor - 2 £400 -
Security Cleared
South East

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 216 (69.90%) SC Cleared
2 70 (22.65%) DV Cleared
3 61 (19.74%) Windows
4 49 (15.86%) Oracle
5 48 (15.53%) Microsoft
6 45 (14.56%) Firewall
7 39 (12.62%) ITIL
8 36 (11.65%) Cisco
9 34 (11.00%) SQL
10 32 (10.36%) Finance
11 28 (9.06%) Stakeholder Management
11 28 (9.06%) SolarWinds
11 28 (9.06%) Degree
12 27 (8.74%) SCOM
12 27 (8.74%) Active Directory
13 26 (8.41%) Internet
13 26 (8.41%) Project Management
14 25 (8.09%) SCCM
15 24 (7.77%) ERP
16 23 (7.44%) SharePoint
17 22 (7.12%) CISSP
18 21 (6.80%) VMware
18 21 (6.80%) McAfee
18 21 (6.80%) Security Operations
19 19 (6.15%) CISM
19 19 (6.15%) Windows Server
19 19 (6.15%) Windows Server 2012
19 19 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
20 18 (5.83%) Service Management
20 18 (5.83%) Cisco Certification

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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 23 (7.44%) SharePoint
2 18 (5.83%) IIS
3 14 (4.53%) SharePoint Server
4 6 (1.94%) Tomcat
5 5 (1.62%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (1.62%) Skype for Business
6 4 (1.29%) Liferay
6 4 (1.29%) MS Exchange
6 4 (1.29%) Oracle Application Server
7 2 (0.65%) Apache
7 2 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.32%) nginx
8 1 (0.32%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle 10gAS
8 1 (0.32%) SAP Portal
8 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.32%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (3.24%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (4.53%) Primavera
2 13 (4.21%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.97%) Teamcenter
4 2 (0.65%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.65%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.65%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 16 (5.18%) Office 365
2 15 (4.85%) Cloud Computing
3 12 (3.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (3.24%) IaaS
4 10 (3.24%) SaaS
5 3 (0.97%) Azure Data Factory
5 3 (0.97%) PaaS
6 2 (0.65%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.32%) GitHub
7 1 (0.32%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 45 (14.56%) Firewall
2 26 (8.41%) Internet
3 16 (5.18%) DNS
3 16 (5.18%) SAN
3 16 (5.18%) TCP/IP
4 15 (4.85%) NAS
5 14 (4.53%) Cisco ISE
6 13 (4.21%) Network Security
7 12 (3.88%) VPN
8 10 (3.24%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (2.91%) DAB
10 8 (2.59%) Cisco Nexus
10 8 (2.59%) NX-OS
10 8 (2.59%) Reverse Proxy
11 7 (2.27%) Intrusion Detection
11 7 (2.27%) Remote Desktop
11 7 (2.27%) WAN
12 6 (1.94%) LAN
13 5 (1.62%) Skype
13 5 (1.62%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.85%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.21%) Oracle Database
2 13 (4.21%) Relational Database
3 10 (3.24%) Star Schema
4 6 (1.94%) Oracle Exadata
5 5 (1.62%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.29%) JasperReports
7 3 (0.97%) Power BI
8 2 (0.65%) MS Access
8 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.32%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.32%) Big Data
9 1 (0.32%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.32%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (2.59%) Visual Studio
2 7 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (1.62%) Talend Open Studio
4 2 (0.65%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.65%) JIRA
4 2 (0.65%) JMeter
4 2 (0.65%) LoadRunner
4 2 (0.65%) Selenium
5 1 (0.32%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.32%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.32%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.32%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.32%) MSI
5 1 (0.32%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.32%) Subversion
General
1 32 (10.36%) Finance
2 14 (4.53%) Telecoms
3 5 (1.62%) French Language
3 5 (1.62%) Military
4 2 (0.65%) Aerospace
4 2 (0.65%) Legal
4 2 (0.65%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.65%) Marketing
4 2 (0.65%) Retail
Job Titles
1 51 (16.50%) Analyst
2 34 (11.00%) Architect
3 24 (7.77%) Business Analyst
4 22 (7.12%) Network Engineer
5 20 (6.47%) Administrator
6 16 (5.18%) Developer
7 15 (4.85%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
8 14 (4.53%) Operations Technician
8 14 (4.53%) Support Engineer
9 13 (4.21%) Infrastructure Architect
10 12 (3.88%) Consultant
10 12 (3.88%) Oracle Analyst
10 12 (3.88%) Oracle Business Analyst
10 12 (3.88%) Project Manager
10 12 (3.88%) Security Specialist
11 10 (3.24%) Domain Architect
11 10 (3.24%) Test Analyst
12 9 (2.91%) Cloud Specialist
12 9 (2.91%) Systems Administrator
13 8 (2.59%) ERP Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.91%) JSON
1 9 (2.91%) XML
2 8 (2.59%) Web Services
3 7 (2.27%) .NET
4 5 (1.62%) Java EE
5 4 (1.29%) SOAP
6 3 (0.97%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.97%) HTML
6 3 (0.97%) REST
6 3 (0.97%) RESTful
6 3 (0.97%) WCF
7 2 (0.65%) Ajax
7 2 (0.65%) CSS
8 1 (0.32%) ADO.NET
8 1 (0.32%) EJB
8 1 (0.32%) Middleware
8 1 (0.32%) Web Dynpro
8 1 (0.32%) WinForms
8 1 (0.32%) XSD
8 1 (0.32%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (4.85%) Computer Science
3 14 (4.53%) Public Cloud
4 12 (3.88%) CESG
5 7 (2.27%) Data Centre
5 7 (2.27%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.27%) PKI
5 7 (2.27%) Security Operations Centre
6 6 (1.94%) Oracle Exalogic
6 6 (1.94%) Replication
6 6 (1.94%) Virtual Team
7 5 (1.62%) Fat Client
7 5 (1.62%) Microsoft Licensing
7 5 (1.62%) Thin Client
8 4 (1.29%) User Experience
8 4 (1.29%) Video on Demand
9 3 (0.97%) Cyber Attack
9 3 (0.97%) Cyberthreat
9 3 (0.97%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (0.97%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 61 (19.74%) Windows
2 19 (6.15%) Windows Server
2 19 (6.15%) Windows Server 2012
3 17 (5.50%) Unix
4 16 (5.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (4.85%) Windows 7
6 14 (4.53%) Linux
7 10 (3.24%) Solaris
8 8 (2.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (1.94%) Windows 10
10 4 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.97%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.65%) Android
12 2 (0.65%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.65%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (12.62%) ITIL
2 28 (9.06%) Stakeholder Management
3 26 (8.41%) Project Management
4 24 (7.77%) ERP
5 21 (6.80%) Security Operations
6 18 (5.83%) Service Management
7 17 (5.50%) Software Distribution
8 15 (4.85%) Disaster Recovery
8 15 (4.85%) Mentoring
8 15 (4.85%) Migration
8 15 (4.85%) Network Management
8 15 (4.85%) Programme Management
9 14 (4.53%) Data Analysis
9 14 (4.53%) ITSM
9 14 (4.53%) Security Monitoring
9 14 (4.53%) Server Patching
10 12 (3.88%) Continuous Improvement
10 12 (3.88%) DevOps
10 12 (3.88%) Incident Management
10 12 (3.88%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 34 (11.00%) SQL
2 17 (5.50%) PowerShell
3 14 (4.53%) Perl
4 11 (3.56%) Bash Shell
5 10 (3.24%) C#
6 8 (2.59%) Java
7 7 (2.27%) Python
7 7 (2.27%) Ruby
8 5 (1.62%) C
8 5 (1.62%) JavaScript
8 5 (1.62%) Shell Script
9 4 (1.29%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.29%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.65%) Ada
10 2 (0.65%) C++
11 1 (0.32%) ABAP
11 1 (0.32%) VBA
11 1 (0.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 216 (69.90%) SC Cleared
2 70 (22.65%) DV Cleared
3 28 (9.06%) Degree
4 22 (7.12%) CISSP
5 19 (6.15%) CISM
6 18 (5.83%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (3.88%) Computer Science Degree
8 10 (3.24%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 10 (3.24%) CCSP
9 7 (2.27%) BC Cleared
9 7 (2.27%) CCNP
9 7 (2.27%) CISMP
10 6 (1.94%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (1.62%) CCNA
12 4 (1.29%) HNC
13 3 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 2 (0.65%) CCSE
14 2 (0.65%) ISTQB
14 2 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (3.88%) COBIT
3 10 (3.24%) ISO 22301
3 10 (3.24%) SLA
4 7 (2.27%) QA
5 6 (1.94%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.97%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.65%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.65%) PMO
8 1 (0.32%) GDPR
8 1 (0.32%) JSP 440
System Software
1 27 (8.74%) Active Directory
2 14 (4.53%) Xen
3 7 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.27%) VMware Workstation
4 6 (1.94%) VMware Server
5 3 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.65%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.32%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.32%) Docker
7 1 (0.32%) Firmware
7 1 (0.32%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.32%) SRDF
7 1 (0.32%) XenApp
7 1 (0.32%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 27 (8.74%) SCOM
2 25 (8.09%) SCCM
3 17 (5.50%) SCSM
4 15 (4.85%) McAfee ePO
5 8 (2.59%) Ansible
6 7 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (2.27%) Puppet
7 6 (1.94%) SCVMM
8 5 (1.62%) EnCase
8 5 (1.62%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 3 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.97%) QRadar
10 2 (0.65%) MIMEsweeper
11 1 (0.32%) Data Guard
11 1 (0.32%) Netcool
11 1 (0.32%) Netcool/OMNIbus
11 1 (0.32%) Norton AntiVirus
11 1 (0.32%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.32%) Tivoli Monitoring
11 1 (0.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 49 (15.86%) Oracle
2 48 (15.53%) Microsoft
3 36 (11.65%) Cisco
4 28 (9.06%) SolarWinds
5 21 (6.80%) McAfee
5 21 (6.80%) VMware
6 18 (5.83%) HP
7 17 (5.50%) Juniper
8 12 (3.88%) SAP
9 11 (3.56%) CheckPoint
10 10 (3.24%) Citrix
10 10 (3.24%) Red Hat
11 7 (2.27%) BT
11 7 (2.27%) Sun
12 6 (1.94%) Remedy
13 5 (1.62%) Splunk
13 5 (1.62%) Talend
14 4 (1.29%) Extreme Networks
14 4 (1.29%) Huawei
14 4 (1.29%) Qualys