Period
to 22 May 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 May 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 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 8 8
Rank change year-on-year -9 0 -2
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 319 407 488
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 8.10% 10.76% 9.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 40.13% 41.28% 36.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 182 232
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £300 £258 £282
90th Percentile £600 £550 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +5.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 65 41
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £12.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -14.29% -35.03%
10th Percentile £7.99 £12.00 £7.59
90th Percentile £43.30 £54.89 £60.00
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year - -51.35% +71.69%

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 795 986 1,337
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 20.19% 26.06% 26.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 376 427 681
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £250 £247 £250
90th Percentile £581 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 85 59
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -11.76% -21.11%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £7.67
90th Percentile £49.00 £53.75 £60.00
South East median hourly rate £28.63 £21.00 £32.88
% change year-on-year +36.31% -36.12% +46.11%

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 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -2 168 £450 - 27
Bracknell -3 63 £450 +50.00% 3
Newbury -13 10 £355 -7.19% 1
Slough -1 8 £475 +52.00%
Security Cleared
South East

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 253 (79.31%) SC Cleared
2 78 (24.45%) DV Cleared
3 68 (21.32%) Windows
3 68 (21.32%) Microsoft
4 58 (18.18%) Migration
5 45 (14.11%) Cisco
6 42 (13.17%) Active Directory
7 41 (12.85%) SQL
7 41 (12.85%) Oracle
8 39 (12.23%) SharePoint
8 39 (12.23%) Firewall
8 39 (12.23%) Microsoft Azure
9 33 (10.34%) HP
9 33 (10.34%) PowerShell
10 31 (9.72%) Office 365
11 30 (9.40%) Cisco Certification
11 30 (9.40%) SQL Server
12 27 (8.46%) Agile Software Development
13 25 (7.84%) CCNP
13 25 (7.84%) Windows Server
14 24 (7.52%) Analytical Skills
14 24 (7.52%) Project Management
14 24 (7.52%) C#
14 24 (7.52%) ERP
14 24 (7.52%) Degree
14 24 (7.52%) SCOM
15 23 (7.21%) Network Management
16 22 (6.90%) SolarWinds
16 22 (6.90%) JavaScript
16 22 (6.90%) VMware

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 39 (12.23%) SharePoint
2 13 (4.08%) Documentum
3 9 (2.82%) IIS
4 8 (2.51%) SharePoint Server
5 4 (1.25%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.63%) Apache
6 2 (0.63%) CMS
6 2 (0.63%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (0.63%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.31%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.31%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.31%) WebLogic
Applications
1 19 (5.96%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.94%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.63%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.31%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 6 (1.88%) Oracle ERP
2 5 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.25%) Oracle Cash Management
4 3 (0.94%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.94%) Primavera
5 1 (0.31%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 39 (12.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (9.72%) Office 365
3 6 (1.88%) IaaS
4 4 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.63%) SaaS
5 2 (0.63%) Serverless
6 1 (0.31%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.31%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (12.23%) Firewall
2 19 (5.96%) Cisco ISE
3 17 (5.33%) Internet
4 13 (4.08%) DNS
5 11 (3.45%) TCP/IP
6 10 (3.13%) Network Security
7 7 (2.19%) IPsec
7 7 (2.19%) WAN
8 6 (1.88%) LAN
8 6 (1.88%) SNMP
8 6 (1.88%) Wireless
9 5 (1.57%) SSL
10 4 (1.25%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (1.25%) Ethernet
10 4 (1.25%) HTTP
10 4 (1.25%) MPLS
10 4 (1.25%) SSH
10 4 (1.25%) VPN
11 3 (0.94%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (0.94%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (9.40%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.76%) Big Data
3 8 (2.51%) Hadoop
4 7 (2.19%) Relational Database
4 7 (2.19%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (1.88%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (1.25%) Apache Hive
6 4 (1.25%) HBase
6 4 (1.25%) Impala
6 4 (1.25%) Power BI
7 3 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.63%) Data Lake
8 2 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.31%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.31%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 11 (3.45%) Visual Studio
2 8 (2.51%) SoapUI
3 5 (1.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 5 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (1.25%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.25%) MSI
5 3 (0.94%) StarTeam
6 1 (0.31%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.31%) Maven
6 1 (0.31%) Subversion
6 1 (0.31%) XMLSpy
General
1 16 (5.02%) Finance
2 13 (4.08%) Legal
3 10 (3.13%) Manufacturing
3 10 (3.13%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.19%) Games
5 4 (1.25%) Local Government
6 3 (0.94%) Marketing
7 2 (0.63%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.31%) Advertising
8 1 (0.31%) French Language
8 1 (0.31%) Law
8 1 (0.31%) Military
8 1 (0.31%) Retail
Job Titles
1 44 (13.79%) Analyst
2 35 (10.97%) Architect
3 34 (10.66%) Developer
3 34 (10.66%) Network Engineer
4 30 (9.40%) Project Manager
5 27 (8.46%) Consultant
6 19 (5.96%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 16 (5.02%) Systems Engineer
8 15 (4.70%) Cloud Architect
9 14 (4.39%) Business Analyst
9 14 (4.39%) SC Cleared Project Manager
10 12 (3.76%) Test Analyst
11 11 (3.45%) Administrator
11 11 (3.45%) Network Systems Engineer
12 9 (2.82%) IT Manager
12 9 (2.82%) Support Engineer
13 8 (2.51%) Defect Manager
13 8 (2.51%) Integration Test Analyst
13 8 (2.51%) IT Project Manager
13 8 (2.51%) Migration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (5.96%) XML
2 16 (5.02%) .NET
3 15 (4.70%) ASP.NET
4 11 (3.45%) HTML
5 7 (2.19%) Oracle Fusion
6 5 (1.57%) CSS
6 5 (1.57%) Web Services
7 4 (1.25%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (1.25%) Hibernate
7 4 (1.25%) jQuery
7 4 (1.25%) Middleware
8 3 (0.94%) HTML5
8 3 (0.94%) JPA
8 3 (0.94%) LDAP
8 3 (0.94%) SOAP
8 3 (0.94%) Spring
9 2 (0.63%) CSS3
9 2 (0.63%) Entity Framework
9 2 (0.63%) REST
9 2 (0.63%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.52%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (6.90%) Data Centre
3 8 (2.51%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.19%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (2.19%) Smart Meter
5 6 (1.88%) Computer Science
5 6 (1.88%) User Experience
6 5 (1.57%) PMI
6 5 (1.57%) Private Cloud
6 5 (1.57%) Replication
7 3 (0.94%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (0.94%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.63%) Clustering
8 2 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.63%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.63%) PKI
8 2 (0.63%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.31%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.31%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.31%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 68 (21.32%) Windows
2 25 (7.84%) Windows Server
3 15 (4.70%) Linux
4 13 (4.08%) Unix
5 11 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (1.57%) Windows 10
7 5 (1.57%) Windows Vista
8 4 (1.25%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.94%) CentOS
9 3 (0.94%) Debian
9 3 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.94%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.94%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.31%) AIX
10 1 (0.31%) Android
10 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.31%) Solaris
10 1 (0.31%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (18.18%) Migration
2 27 (8.46%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (7.52%) ERP
3 24 (7.52%) Project Management
4 23 (7.21%) Network Management
5 22 (6.90%) Problem-Solving
6 17 (5.33%) Validation
6 17 (5.33%) Workflow
7 16 (5.02%) Test Automation
8 13 (4.08%) DevOps
8 13 (4.08%) Test Scripting
9 12 (3.76%) MVC
9 12 (3.76%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (3.45%) Business Analysis
10 11 (3.45%) Integration Testing
10 11 (3.45%) Programme Management
11 10 (3.13%) Change Management
11 10 (3.13%) ITIL
12 9 (2.82%) Cybersecurity
12 9 (2.82%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 41 (12.85%) SQL
2 33 (10.34%) PowerShell
3 24 (7.52%) C#
4 22 (6.90%) JavaScript
5 18 (5.64%) Java
6 17 (5.33%) C
7 14 (4.39%) C++
8 6 (1.88%) T-SQL
9 5 (1.57%) Bash Shell
9 5 (1.57%) Python
10 4 (1.25%) VBA
11 2 (0.63%) Ada
11 2 (0.63%) Java 8
12 1 (0.31%) Embedded C
12 1 (0.31%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.31%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.31%) VB
Qualifications
1 253 (79.31%) SC Cleared
2 78 (24.45%) DV Cleared
3 30 (9.40%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (7.84%) CCNP
5 24 (7.52%) Degree
6 12 (3.76%) PMI Certification
6 12 (3.76%) PMP
7 10 (3.13%) CCIE
8 9 (2.82%) Master's Degree
9 8 (2.51%) BPSS Clearance
10 7 (2.19%) CCNA
11 3 (0.94%) BC Cleared
11 3 (0.94%) CISSP
11 3 (0.94%) ISEB
11 3 (0.94%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 1 (0.31%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 1 (0.31%) CCSP
13 1 (0.31%) CISM
13 1 (0.31%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.51%) PMO
2 7 (2.19%) QA
3 5 (1.57%) SLA
4 2 (0.63%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.63%) GDPR
4 2 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.31%) COBIT
5 1 (0.31%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 42 (13.17%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.76%) Hyper-V
3 8 (2.51%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (2.19%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (1.25%) Apache Flume
5 4 (1.25%) HDFS
5 4 (1.25%) vSphere
6 2 (0.63%) vCloud
6 2 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.63%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.31%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.31%) Firmware
7 1 (0.31%) FreeRADIUS
7 1 (0.31%) Snort
7 1 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.31%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 24 (7.52%) SCOM
2 22 (6.90%) HP ALM
3 13 (4.08%) SCCM
4 8 (2.51%) McAfee ePO
4 8 (2.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 6 (1.88%) Single Sign-On
6 4 (1.25%) FortiGate
6 4 (1.25%) Puppet
7 3 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.94%) SELinux
8 2 (0.63%) Ansible
8 2 (0.63%) Kibana
8 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (0.63%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.63%) Netcool
8 2 (0.63%) SCSM
9 1 (0.31%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.31%) TIBCO Hawk
9 1 (0.31%) WSUS
Vendors
1 68 (21.32%) Microsoft
2 45 (14.11%) Cisco
3 41 (12.85%) Oracle
4 33 (10.34%) HP
5 22 (6.90%) SolarWinds
5 22 (6.90%) VMware
6 13 (4.08%) McAfee
7 11 (3.45%) Citrix
7 11 (3.45%) Palo Alto
8 10 (3.13%) Capita
8 10 (3.13%) Juniper
9 8 (2.51%) Lumension
10 6 (1.88%) EMC
11 5 (1.57%) Fujitsu
11 5 (1.57%) SAP
11 5 (1.57%) Serena
12 4 (1.25%) Atlassian
12 4 (1.25%) Borland
12 4 (1.25%) Extreme Networks
13 3 (0.94%) CheckPoint