Period
to 22 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 16 11
Rank change year-on-year -1 -5 -2
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 296 299 453
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 7.53% 7.50% 10.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 38.74% 33.90% 39.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 157 195
Berkshire median daily rate £431 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.47% +3.03% -5.71%
10th Percentile £291 £229 £269
90th Percentile £574 £600 £588
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 37 41
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -4.00% -59.55%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.70 £12.25
90th Percentile £56.25 £29.75 £43.28
South East median hourly rate £39.00 £18.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year +116.67% -47.06% +10.03%

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 764 882 1,153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 19.45% 22.13% 26.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 355 410 568
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.32% +3.44% -
10th Percentile £199 £225 £250
90th Percentile £540 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 53 60
Berkshire median hourly rate £22.25 £16.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.06% +28.00% -59.55%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £46.15 £39.20 £43.28
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £24.38 £27.50
% change year-on-year +64.10% -11.36% -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 22 October 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 October 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 October 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 -3 125 £438 -2.78% 28
Bracknell -10 47 £410 +57.69% 4
Newbury +3 15 £350 +7.69% 1
Slough +5 14 £413 - 1
Windsor +4 2 - -
Wokingham - 1 £375 - 1
Security Cleared
South East

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 195 (65.88%) SC Cleared
2 98 (33.11%) DV Cleared
3 67 (22.64%) Windows
4 57 (19.26%) Microsoft
5 47 (15.88%) Firewall
6 43 (14.53%) Oracle
7 41 (13.85%) Microsoft Azure
8 36 (12.16%) SQL
9 33 (11.15%) Cisco
10 32 (10.81%) Finance
11 31 (10.47%) Migration
11 31 (10.47%) Internet
12 30 (10.14%) Active Directory
13 29 (9.80%) Java
13 29 (9.80%) VMware
14 26 (8.78%) DNS
14 26 (8.78%) PowerShell
14 26 (8.78%) Windows Server
15 25 (8.45%) Agile Software Development
15 25 (8.45%) Linux
16 24 (8.11%) SharePoint
16 24 (8.11%) Project Management
17 21 (7.09%) Web Services
17 21 (7.09%) SCCM
18 20 (6.76%) Business Intelligence
19 19 (6.42%) HP
19 19 (6.42%) Python
20 18 (6.08%) Telecoms
20 18 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
21 17 (5.74%) Office 365

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 24 (8.11%) SharePoint
2 11 (3.72%) IIS
3 9 (3.04%) Exchange Server 2013
3 9 (3.04%) MS Exchange
3 9 (3.04%) SharePoint Server
3 9 (3.04%) Skype for Business
4 5 (1.69%) Apache
4 5 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (1.01%) JBoss
5 3 (1.01%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.01%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.68%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.68%) Oracle BPEL
7 1 (0.34%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.34%) CMS
7 1 (0.34%) Confluence
7 1 (0.34%) nginx
7 1 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.34%) Smallworld
Applications
1 8 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.35%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.01%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.68%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.34%) Autodesk Inventor
5 1 (0.34%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.34%) MicroStation
5 1 (0.34%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 12 (4.05%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (1.69%) HFM
3 3 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.68%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.68%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.34%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.34%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 41 (13.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (5.74%) Office 365
3 16 (5.41%) IaaS
4 10 (3.38%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (3.04%) SaaS
6 7 (2.36%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (2.36%) PaaS
7 3 (1.01%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.68%) Datadog
9 1 (0.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.34%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (0.34%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 47 (15.88%) Firewall
2 31 (10.47%) Internet
3 26 (8.78%) DNS
4 17 (5.74%) TCP/IP
5 16 (5.41%) VPN
6 15 (5.07%) WAN
7 14 (4.73%) Network Security
8 13 (4.39%) DHCP
9 12 (4.05%) LAN
9 12 (4.05%) SAN
10 10 (3.38%) Cisco ISE
10 10 (3.38%) Reverse Proxy
11 9 (3.04%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (3.04%) Skype
12 8 (2.70%) MPLS
13 7 (2.36%) BGP
13 7 (2.36%) Cisco Firepower
13 7 (2.36%) OSPF
14 5 (1.69%) Cisco Nexus
14 5 (1.69%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (4.73%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.39%) Oracle Database
3 8 (2.70%) Big Data
3 8 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (2.03%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (2.03%) Oracle BI EE
5 5 (1.69%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.35%) Endeca
6 4 (1.35%) Essbase
6 4 (1.35%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 4 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (1.35%) Oracle Exadata
6 4 (1.35%) Oracle ODI
6 4 (1.35%) Power BI
6 4 (1.35%) Star Schema
7 3 (1.01%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.01%) Oracle Database 12c
7 3 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (2.70%) Jenkins
2 7 (2.36%) Git (software)
3 6 (2.03%) Visual Studio Team System
4 5 (1.69%) Maven
5 4 (1.35%) DbUnit
5 4 (1.35%) JIRA
5 4 (1.35%) jMock
5 4 (1.35%) JUnit
5 4 (1.35%) Mockito
5 4 (1.35%) Selenium
5 4 (1.35%) SoapUI
5 4 (1.35%) SonarQube
6 3 (1.01%) Cucumber
6 3 (1.01%) Toad
7 2 (0.68%) JMeter
7 2 (0.68%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.68%) MSI
8 1 (0.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.34%) Hudson
8 1 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 32 (10.81%) Finance
2 18 (6.08%) Telecoms
3 5 (1.69%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.35%) Games
5 3 (1.01%) Retail
6 1 (0.34%) French Language
6 1 (0.34%) Legal
Job Titles
1 48 (16.22%) Architect
2 34 (11.49%) Consultant
3 29 (9.80%) Analyst
4 19 (6.42%) Developer
4 19 (6.42%) Project Manager
5 16 (5.41%) Administrator
6 13 (4.39%) Solutions Architect
7 11 (3.72%) Infrastructure Architect
8 10 (3.38%) Technical Leader
9 9 (3.04%) Network Engineer
9 9 (3.04%) Technical Consultant
9 9 (3.04%) Test Analyst
10 8 (2.70%) Java Developer
10 8 (2.70%) Operations Technician
10 8 (2.70%) Systems Administrator
10 8 (2.70%) Systems Engineer
10 8 (2.70%) Technical Architect
11 7 (2.36%) Azure Engineer
11 7 (2.36%) SC Cleared Project Manager
11 7 (2.36%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (7.09%) Web Services
2 10 (3.38%) XML
3 7 (2.36%) SOAP
4 6 (2.03%) HTML
4 6 (2.03%) J2EE
4 6 (2.03%) RESTful
5 5 (1.69%) Middleware
5 5 (1.69%) XSD
6 4 (1.35%) .NET
6 4 (1.35%) Apache Camel
6 4 (1.35%) CSS
6 4 (1.35%) LDAP
6 4 (1.35%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 4 (1.35%) PowerMock
7 3 (1.01%) AngularJS
7 3 (1.01%) IBM Integration Bus
7 3 (1.01%) jQuery
7 3 (1.01%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (1.01%) REST
7 3 (1.01%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.39%) Data Centre
3 12 (4.05%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (3.72%) Replication
5 10 (3.38%) Microsoft Licensing
5 10 (3.38%) User Experience
6 9 (3.04%) Public Cloud
7 6 (2.03%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.35%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.35%) Oracle Exalytics
8 4 (1.35%) PKI
8 4 (1.35%) Smart Meter
9 3 (1.01%) Clustering
9 3 (1.01%) DataPower
9 3 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.01%) PMI
9 3 (1.01%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.68%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.68%) HP Storage
10 2 (0.68%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 67 (22.64%) Windows
2 26 (8.78%) Windows Server
3 25 (8.45%) Linux
4 14 (4.73%) Unix
4 14 (4.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (4.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (3.72%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (2.70%) Windows 7
8 6 (2.03%) Windows 10
9 3 (1.01%) Solaris
9 3 (1.01%) Windows Vista
10 2 (0.68%) CentOS
10 2 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.68%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.34%) AIX
11 1 (0.34%) Debian
11 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (10.47%) Migration
2 25 (8.45%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (8.11%) Project Management
4 20 (6.76%) Business Intelligence
5 16 (5.41%) Problem-Solving
6 15 (5.07%) ITIL
7 13 (4.39%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (4.05%) Test Automation
9 11 (3.72%) Change Management
9 11 (3.72%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (3.72%) Data Protection
9 11 (3.72%) DevOps
10 10 (3.38%) Network Management
10 10 (3.38%) Software Licensing
11 9 (3.04%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (3.04%) ERP
11 9 (3.04%) Information Security
11 9 (3.04%) PRINCE2
12 8 (2.70%) Scrum
12 8 (2.70%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 36 (12.16%) SQL
2 29 (9.80%) Java
3 26 (8.78%) PowerShell
4 19 (6.42%) Python
5 14 (4.73%) C#
6 12 (4.05%) Bash Shell
7 10 (3.38%) JavaScript
8 8 (2.70%) Perl
9 7 (2.36%) VB
10 5 (1.69%) C
11 4 (1.35%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.68%) Groovy
12 2 (0.68%) Korn
12 2 (0.68%) PHP
12 2 (0.68%) R
13 1 (0.34%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.34%) Embedded C++
13 1 (0.34%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.34%) Tcl
13 1 (0.34%) VBA
Qualifications
1 195 (65.88%) SC Cleared
2 98 (33.11%) DV Cleared
3 16 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (4.73%) BPSS Clearance
5 13 (4.39%) Degree
6 12 (4.05%) CCNP
7 10 (3.38%) ISEB
8 8 (2.70%) ISTQB
9 7 (2.36%) CCNA
10 6 (2.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 5 (1.69%) BC Cleared
12 4 (1.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 4 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (1.35%) PMP
13 3 (1.01%) CCIE
13 3 (1.01%) CCIP
13 3 (1.01%) HNC
13 3 (1.01%) JNCIS
13 3 (1.01%) Master's Degree
13 3 (1.01%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.72%) SLA
2 7 (2.36%) QA
3 4 (1.35%) PMO
4 2 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.68%) GDPR
4 2 (0.68%) Government Security Classifications
4 2 (0.68%) GPG13
4 2 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 30 (10.14%) Active Directory
2 12 (4.05%) Hyper-V
2 12 (4.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.38%) vSphere
4 5 (1.69%) Firmware
4 5 (1.69%) Squid
4 5 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (1.69%) VMware Workstation
5 4 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.68%) Docker
7 2 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.68%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.34%) iptables
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle Clusterware
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.34%) Postfix
8 1 (0.34%) vCloud
8 1 (0.34%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.34%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (7.09%) SCCM
2 12 (4.05%) McAfee ePO
3 10 (3.38%) SCOM
4 9 (3.04%) HP ALM
5 7 (2.36%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (2.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 6 (2.03%) Puppet
6 6 (2.03%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (1.35%) FortiGate
8 3 (1.01%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.68%) Ansible
9 2 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 2 (0.68%) vRealize
10 1 (0.34%) ArcSight ESM
10 1 (0.34%) Packer
10 1 (0.34%) SCDPM
10 1 (0.34%) Suricata
10 1 (0.34%) Terraform
Vendors
1 57 (19.26%) Microsoft
2 43 (14.53%) Oracle
3 33 (11.15%) Cisco
4 29 (9.80%) VMware
5 19 (6.42%) HP
6 17 (5.74%) Juniper
7 13 (4.39%) McAfee
8 9 (3.04%) EMC
9 8 (2.70%) Citrix
10 7 (2.36%) SolarWinds
11 6 (2.03%) CheckPoint
12 5 (1.69%) Fujitsu
12 5 (1.69%) Hyperion
12 5 (1.69%) Informatica
12 5 (1.69%) Palo Alto
12 5 (1.69%) SAP
12 5 (1.69%) Workday
13 4 (1.35%) Extreme Networks
13 4 (1.35%) Ivanti
13 4 (1.35%) Splunk