Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 14 6
Rank change year-on-year -2 -8 +3
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 309 310 518
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 7.85% 8.10% 10.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 39.62% 35.84% 40.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 147 222
Berkshire median daily rate £428 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +1.19% +2.44%
10th Percentile £300 £258 £298
90th Percentile £581 £580 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £415
% change year-on-year +3.03% -0.60% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 51 44
Berkshire median hourly rate £28.00 £12.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +133.33% -4.00% -42.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £8.76
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.00 £23.26
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £18.00 £21.33
% change year-on-year +94.44% -15.61% -11.57%

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 780 865 1,287
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 19.82% 22.59% 26.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 381 631
Berkshire median daily rate £401 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.76% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £218 £235 £255
90th Percentile £563 £600 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +5.46% +0.75% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 66 58
Berkshire median hourly rate £27.00 £13.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% +8.00% -44.44%
10th Percentile £12.08 £12.00 £9.83
90th Percentile £45.88 £43.75 £27.42
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +75.00% -20.00% +3.65%

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 16 August 2018.

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 6 months to 16 August 2018.

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 6 months to 16 August 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 0 155 £438 -2.78% 24
Bracknell -10 47 £475 +76.58% 3
Newbury -1 11 £350 -26.32% 1
Slough -4 6 £475 +52.00% 2
Wokingham - 1 £375 - 2
Security Cleared
South East

For the 6 months to 16 August 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.

1 223 (72.17%) SC Cleared
2 88 (28.48%) DV Cleared
3 62 (20.06%) Microsoft
4 52 (16.83%) SQL
4 52 (16.83%) Windows
5 51 (16.50%) Oracle
6 49 (15.86%) Microsoft Azure
7 45 (14.56%) Migration
8 34 (11.00%) Finance
8 34 (11.00%) Java
9 32 (10.36%) Firewall
9 32 (10.36%) Agile Software Development
10 31 (10.03%) HP
11 30 (9.71%) Project Management
12 28 (9.06%) Degree
13 27 (8.74%) SQL Server
14 25 (8.09%) Analytical Skills
15 24 (7.77%) Office 365
15 24 (7.77%) Cisco
16 22 (7.12%) SharePoint
17 21 (6.80%) Active Directory
18 20 (6.47%) Internet
18 20 (6.47%) Data Centre
19 19 (6.15%) HP ALM
19 19 (6.15%) DNS
19 19 (6.15%) C#
19 19 (6.15%) VMware
20 18 (5.83%) JavaScript
20 18 (5.83%) ERP
20 18 (5.83%) TCP/IP

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 22 (7.12%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.91%) MS Exchange
2 9 (2.91%) Skype for Business
3 8 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (1.94%) IIS
5 4 (1.29%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (1.29%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (0.97%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.97%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.65%) Apache
7 2 (0.65%) CMS
7 2 (0.65%) JBoss
7 2 (0.65%) Oracle BPEL
7 2 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.65%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.32%) Confluence
8 1 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 11 (3.56%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.29%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (1.29%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.65%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.32%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 7 (2.27%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (1.62%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.29%) HFM
4 3 (0.97%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.97%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.65%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.65%) Primavera
6 1 (0.32%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.32%) Hyperion Planning
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 49 (15.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (7.77%) Office 365
3 12 (3.88%) IaaS
4 7 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (2.27%) SaaS
5 6 (1.94%) PaaS
6 4 (1.29%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.65%) Serverless
8 1 (0.32%) Azure Machine Learning
8 1 (0.32%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.32%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 32 (10.36%) Firewall
2 20 (6.47%) Internet
3 19 (6.15%) DNS
4 18 (5.83%) TCP/IP
5 11 (3.56%) VPN
6 10 (3.24%) Cisco ISE
7 9 (2.91%) Network Security
7 9 (2.91%) SAN
7 9 (2.91%) Skype
8 8 (2.59%) LAN
8 8 (2.59%) WAN
9 7 (2.27%) DHCP
9 7 (2.27%) Reverse Proxy
10 5 (1.62%) IPsec
10 5 (1.62%) MPLS
10 5 (1.62%) Wireless
11 4 (1.29%) BGP
11 4 (1.29%) OSPF
11 4 (1.29%) SNMP
11 4 (1.29%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (8.74%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.56%) Big Data
3 9 (2.91%) Amazon RDS
3 9 (2.91%) Oracle Database
4 8 (2.59%) Relational Database
5 7 (2.27%) Hadoop
6 6 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (1.62%) Oracle BI EE
8 3 (0.97%) Endeca
8 3 (0.97%) Essbase
8 3 (0.97%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 3 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (0.97%) Oracle Exadata
8 3 (0.97%) Oracle ODI
8 3 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.97%) Star Schema
9 2 (0.65%) Data Lake
9 2 (0.65%) Impala
9 2 (0.65%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 8 (2.59%) SoapUI
2 6 (1.94%) Git (software)
2 6 (1.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (1.94%) Visual Studio
3 5 (1.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 5 (1.62%) Visual Studio Team System
4 4 (1.29%) JIRA
4 4 (1.29%) Selenium
5 3 (0.97%) Cucumber
5 3 (0.97%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.97%) Maven
6 2 (0.65%) DbUnit
6 2 (0.65%) JMeter
6 2 (0.65%) jMock
6 2 (0.65%) JUnit
6 2 (0.65%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.65%) Mockito
6 2 (0.65%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.32%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.32%) Toad
General
1 34 (11.00%) Finance
2 12 (3.88%) Telecoms
3 8 (2.59%) Games
3 8 (2.59%) Legal
4 7 (2.27%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.29%) Local Government
6 3 (0.97%) Marketing
7 2 (0.65%) Retail
8 1 (0.32%) Advertising
8 1 (0.32%) French Language
8 1 (0.32%) Law
8 1 (0.32%) Military
Job Titles
1 54 (17.48%) Architect
2 34 (11.00%) Project Manager
3 33 (10.68%) Developer
4 29 (9.39%) Consultant
5 27 (8.74%) Analyst
6 15 (4.85%) Cloud Architect
6 15 (4.85%) Network Engineer
7 14 (4.53%) Solutions Architect
8 13 (4.21%) SC Cleared Project Manager
8 13 (4.21%) Test Analyst
9 12 (3.88%) Systems Engineer
10 11 (3.56%) Administrator
10 11 (3.56%) Migration Architect
11 9 (2.91%) Applications Manager
11 9 (2.91%) Applications Project Manager
11 9 (2.91%) Java Developer
11 9 (2.91%) Technical Leader
12 8 (2.59%) Integration Analyst
12 8 (2.59%) Integration Test Analyst
12 8 (2.59%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.85%) Web Services
2 14 (4.53%) XML
3 10 (3.24%) .NET
3 10 (3.24%) ASP.NET
4 7 (2.27%) Middleware
5 6 (1.94%) jQuery
5 6 (1.94%) Oracle Fusion
6 5 (1.62%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (1.62%) CSS
6 5 (1.62%) Hibernate
6 5 (1.62%) HTML
6 5 (1.62%) SOAP
6 5 (1.62%) XSD
7 4 (1.29%) J2EE
7 4 (1.29%) RESTful
7 4 (1.29%) Spring
8 3 (0.97%) CSS3
8 3 (0.97%) Entity Framework
8 3 (0.97%) HTML5
8 3 (0.97%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 25 (8.09%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (6.47%) Data Centre
3 9 (2.91%) Computer Science
3 9 (2.91%) Replication
4 8 (2.59%) Smart Meter
4 8 (2.59%) User Experience
5 7 (2.27%) Microsoft Licensing
5 7 (2.27%) PMI
5 7 (2.27%) Public Cloud
6 6 (1.94%) Private Cloud
7 5 (1.62%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.29%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.29%) PKI
9 3 (0.97%) DataPower
9 3 (0.97%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (0.97%) Oracle Exalytics
10 2 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.65%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.32%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 52 (16.83%) Windows
2 16 (5.18%) Linux
2 16 (5.18%) Unix
2 16 (5.18%) Windows Server
3 13 (4.21%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (2.91%) Windows 10
5 7 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (1.94%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.97%) CentOS
8 3 (0.97%) Debian
8 3 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.97%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.65%) Solaris
9 2 (0.65%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.65%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.32%) AIX
10 1 (0.32%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (14.56%) Migration
2 32 (10.36%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (9.71%) Project Management
4 18 (5.83%) ERP
5 17 (5.50%) Problem-Solving
5 17 (5.50%) Test Automation
6 15 (4.85%) Stakeholder Management
7 13 (4.21%) Test Scripting
8 12 (3.88%) Decision-Making
9 11 (3.56%) Change Management
9 11 (3.56%) DevOps
9 11 (3.56%) ITIL
10 10 (3.24%) Analytics
10 10 (3.24%) Integration Testing
10 10 (3.24%) Mentoring
10 10 (3.24%) Network Management
10 10 (3.24%) Open Source
11 9 (2.91%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (2.91%) OO
11 9 (2.91%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 52 (16.83%) SQL
2 34 (11.00%) Java
3 19 (6.15%) C#
4 18 (5.83%) JavaScript
5 17 (5.50%) PowerShell
6 14 (4.53%) C
7 11 (3.56%) C++
8 9 (2.91%) Python
9 7 (2.27%) VB
10 6 (1.94%) Bash Shell
10 6 (1.94%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.65%) Groovy
11 2 (0.65%) Java 8
11 2 (0.65%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.65%) R
12 1 (0.32%) Embedded C
12 1 (0.32%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.32%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.32%) Tcl
12 1 (0.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 223 (72.17%) SC Cleared
2 88 (28.48%) DV Cleared
3 28 (9.06%) Degree
4 16 (5.18%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (4.53%) CCNP
5 14 (4.53%) PMI Certification
5 14 (4.53%) PMP
6 11 (3.56%) BPSS Clearance
6 11 (3.56%) ISEB
6 11 (3.56%) Master's Degree
7 8 (2.59%) ISTQB
8 6 (1.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (1.62%) CCNA
10 4 (1.29%) BC Cleared
10 4 (1.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 4 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.97%) CCIE
12 2 (0.65%) CCIP
12 2 (0.65%) HNC
12 2 (0.65%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.27%) SLA
2 6 (1.94%) QA
3 5 (1.62%) PMO
4 3 (0.97%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.65%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.32%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.32%) GDPR
6 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 21 (6.80%) Active Directory
2 16 (5.18%) Hyper-V
3 8 (2.59%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (2.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.29%) VMware Workstation
5 3 (0.97%) vSphere
6 2 (0.65%) vCloud
6 2 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.32%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.32%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.32%) Docker
7 1 (0.32%) Firmware
7 1 (0.32%) HDFS
7 1 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle Clusterware
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.32%) Snort
7 1 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.32%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.32%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (6.15%) HP ALM
2 18 (5.83%) SCCM
3 16 (5.18%) SCOM
4 9 (2.91%) Single Sign-On
5 5 (1.62%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (1.29%) FortiGate
7 3 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.97%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.97%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 3 (0.97%) SELinux
8 2 (0.65%) Ansible
8 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (0.65%) Netcool
9 1 (0.32%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.32%) Puppet
9 1 (0.32%) SCDPM
9 1 (0.32%) SCSM
9 1 (0.32%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.32%) TIBCO Hawk
9 1 (0.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 62 (20.06%) Microsoft
2 51 (16.50%) Oracle
3 31 (10.03%) HP
4 24 (7.77%) Cisco
5 19 (6.15%) VMware
6 11 (3.56%) Juniper
6 11 (3.56%) SolarWinds
7 10 (3.24%) Citrix
8 9 (2.91%) EMC
9 8 (2.59%) Capita
9 8 (2.59%) McAfee
10 6 (1.94%) SAP
11 5 (1.62%) Serena
11 5 (1.62%) TIBCO
12 4 (1.29%) Extreme Networks
12 4 (1.29%) Hyperion
12 4 (1.29%) Informatica
13 3 (0.97%) CheckPoint
13 3 (0.97%) Fujitsu
13 3 (0.97%) IBM