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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Clearance
South East / Berkshire
Rank 9 9 6
Rank change year-on-year 0 -3  
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 188 236 319
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 10.37% 9.59% 10.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 43.02% 37.22% 41.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 104 152
Median daily rate £425 £405 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.93% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £316 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £525 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 17 7
Median hourly rate £12.00 £55.55 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -78.39% +164.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.57 £16.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £43.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -12.79% +19.44%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 437 634 764
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 24.10% 25.76% 26.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 317 338
Median daily rate £384 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.06% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £285 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 28 27
Median hourly rate £13.50 £28.38 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.42% +26.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Security Cleared as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +2 82 £474 +11.47% 7
Bracknell 0 48 £288 -29.01% 5
Slough +7 6 £313 -32.79%
Newbury -1 3 - - 1
Maidenhead - 2 - -
Security Cleared
South East

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 260 (66.50%) SC Cleared
2 80 (20.46%) DV Cleared
3 79 (20.20%) Microsoft
4 68 (17.39%) Oracle
5 52 (13.30%) Windows
6 51 (13.04%) SQL
7 43 (11.00%) Java
8 42 (10.74%) SharePoint
8 42 (10.74%) Migration
9 41 (10.49%) ITIL
10 38 (9.72%) MS Excel
10 38 (9.72%) Finance
11 36 (9.21%) Linux
12 35 (8.95%) JavaScript
12 35 (8.95%) Office 365
13 34 (8.70%) Project Management
14 33 (8.44%) C#
15 32 (8.18%) Agile Software Development
16 31 (7.93%) Unix
17 29 (7.42%) TCP/IP
17 29 (7.42%) Python
18 28 (7.16%) Active Directory
18 28 (7.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 27 (6.91%) Git (software)
20 25 (6.39%) SQL Server
21 24 (6.14%) .NET
21 24 (6.14%) Windows Server
22 23 (5.88%) Data Centre
23 22 (5.63%) DevOps
23 22 (5.63%) Hadoop

Security Cleared
Top Related 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 42 (10.74%) SharePoint
2 19 (4.86%) MS Exchange
3 12 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2003
4 11 (2.81%) Exchange Server 2007
4 11 (2.81%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (2.81%) Exchange Server 2013
4 11 (2.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 10 (2.56%) BizTalk Server
6 9 (2.30%) SharePoint Server
6 9 (2.30%) Skype for Business
7 6 (1.53%) IIS
8 4 (1.02%) Confluence
8 4 (1.02%) JBoss
8 4 (1.02%) Oracle Spatial
9 3 (0.77%) Apache
10 2 (0.51%) Apache Pig
10 2 (0.51%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.26%) K2 blackpearl
11 1 (0.26%) OpenStack
Applications
1 38 (9.72%) MS Excel
2 16 (4.09%) MS Project
3 14 (3.58%) MS Office
4 6 (1.53%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (1.02%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.26%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 13 (3.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (2.30%) Oracle ERP
3 6 (1.53%) Oracle Receivables
4 5 (1.28%) Remedy AR System
4 5 (1.28%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (1.02%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.77%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.51%) HFM
7 2 (0.51%) Hyperion Planning
7 2 (0.51%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.26%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle Manufacturing
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle Payroll
8 1 (0.26%) Primavera
8 1 (0.26%) SAP HCM
8 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 35 (8.95%) Office 365
2 10 (2.56%) Google Drive
2 10 (2.56%) OneDrive
3 6 (1.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (0.77%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (0.51%) IaaS
6 2 (0.51%) IBM Cloud
6 2 (0.51%) SoftLayer
7 1 (0.26%) iTunes
7 1 (0.26%) PaaS
7 1 (0.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (7.42%) TCP/IP
2 22 (5.63%) Internet
3 21 (5.37%) SSH
3 21 (5.37%) WAN
4 19 (4.86%) LAN
5 17 (4.35%) ICMP
6 16 (4.09%) HTTP
7 15 (3.84%) Firewall
8 12 (3.07%) Ethernet
9 11 (2.81%) DNS
10 10 (2.56%) DHCP
10 10 (2.56%) Network Security
10 10 (2.56%) OSPF
10 10 (2.56%) SMS
10 10 (2.56%) VLAN
11 8 (2.05%) BGP
11 8 (2.05%) Wireless
12 6 (1.53%) Skype
13 5 (1.28%) DSL
13 5 (1.28%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (6.39%) SQL Server
2 22 (5.63%) Hadoop
3 15 (3.84%) Oracle Database
4 10 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (2.30%) Big Data
6 5 (1.28%) MySQL
7 4 (1.02%) Geospatial Data
7 4 (1.02%) GIS
7 4 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (1.02%) Star Schema
8 2 (0.51%) Apache Accumulo
8 2 (0.51%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.51%) Essbase
8 2 (0.51%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.51%) Neo4j
8 2 (0.51%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.51%) Oracle ODI
8 2 (0.51%) Oracle Smart View
8 2 (0.51%) OrientDB
8 2 (0.51%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 27 (6.91%) Git (software)
2 12 (3.07%) Visual Studio
3 7 (1.79%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.79%) JIRA
3 7 (1.79%) JUnit
4 5 (1.28%) JMeter
4 5 (1.28%) Maven
4 5 (1.28%) Selenium
5 4 (1.02%) TeamCity
6 3 (0.77%) WebDriver
7 2 (0.51%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.26%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.26%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.26%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.26%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.26%) Protractor
8 1 (0.26%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 38 (9.72%) Finance
2 21 (5.37%) Telecoms
3 9 (2.30%) Manufacturing
4 8 (2.05%) Legal
5 5 (1.28%) Billing
6 4 (1.02%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.51%) Law
8 1 (0.26%) Advertising
8 1 (0.26%) Electronics
8 1 (0.26%) Marketing
8 1 (0.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 63 (16.11%) Developer
2 60 (15.35%) Consultant
3 42 (10.74%) Analyst
4 27 (6.91%) Architect
5 21 (5.37%) Business Analyst
5 21 (5.37%) Project Manager
6 20 (5.12%) Java Developer
7 19 (4.86%) Network Engineer
8 13 (3.32%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
8 13 (3.32%) SC Cleared Project Manager
9 12 (3.07%) DevOps Engineer
9 12 (3.07%) Microsoft Consultant
9 12 (3.07%) Migration Consultant
9 12 (3.07%) Office 365 Consultant
10 11 (2.81%) C# Developer
10 11 (2.81%) Exchange Consultant
10 11 (2.81%) Exchange Migration Consultant
10 11 (2.81%) Java Engineer
10 11 (2.81%) JavaScript Developer
11 10 (2.56%) Migration Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (6.14%) .NET
2 22 (5.63%) Web Services
3 17 (4.35%) XML
4 11 (2.81%) Hibernate
5 9 (2.30%) Spring
6 7 (1.79%) AngularJS
7 6 (1.53%) ASP.NET
7 6 (1.53%) Java EE
8 5 (1.28%) HTML
9 4 (1.02%) CSS
9 4 (1.02%) EJB
9 4 (1.02%) JPA
9 4 (1.02%) jQuery
9 4 (1.02%) OpenLayers
9 4 (1.02%) Spring MVC
10 3 (0.77%) .NET Framework
10 3 (0.77%) ADO.NET
10 3 (0.77%) CGI
10 3 (0.77%) Flash
10 3 (0.77%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 23 (5.88%) Data Centre
2 18 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (4.09%) Linux Command Line
4 10 (2.56%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.05%) Clustering
6 7 (1.79%) e-Learning
7 6 (1.53%) Data Protection Act
7 6 (1.53%) PMI
7 6 (1.53%) Private Cloud
7 6 (1.53%) Public Cloud
8 5 (1.28%) CMDB
9 4 (1.02%) CESG
9 4 (1.02%) PKI
10 3 (0.77%) Fat Client
10 3 (0.77%) Learning Management System
10 3 (0.77%) RIA
10 3 (0.77%) Thin Client
11 2 (0.51%) Cyber Defence
11 2 (0.51%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.51%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 52 (13.30%) Windows
2 36 (9.21%) Linux
3 31 (7.93%) Unix
4 28 (7.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 24 (6.14%) Windows Server
6 22 (5.63%) CentOS
7 21 (5.37%) Debian
7 21 (5.37%) Ubuntu
8 18 (4.60%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (2.30%) Windows 10
11 8 (2.05%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (1.53%) Windows 7
13 4 (1.02%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.51%) AIX
15 1 (0.26%) Android
15 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.26%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.26%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (10.74%) Migration
2 41 (10.49%) ITIL
3 34 (8.70%) Project Management
4 32 (8.18%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (5.63%) DevOps
5 22 (5.63%) ERP
6 20 (5.12%) Service Management
7 19 (4.86%) Continuous Improvement
7 19 (4.86%) Prototyping
8 18 (4.60%) Stakeholder Management
9 16 (4.09%) Software Distribution
10 15 (3.84%) CRM
10 15 (3.84%) Open Source
10 15 (3.84%) Security Management
10 15 (3.84%) Service Delivery
11 14 (3.58%) Data Protection
11 14 (3.58%) MVC
11 14 (3.58%) Time Management
12 13 (3.32%) Business Analysis
12 13 (3.32%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 51 (13.04%) SQL
2 43 (11.00%) Java
3 35 (8.95%) JavaScript
4 33 (8.44%) C#
5 29 (7.42%) Python
6 22 (5.63%) Bash Shell
7 18 (4.60%) PowerShell
8 11 (2.81%) C
8 11 (2.81%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.02%) Ada
9 4 (1.02%) C++
10 3 (0.77%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.77%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.51%) Scala
11 2 (0.51%) VB
12 1 (0.26%) Perl
12 1 (0.26%) PHP
12 1 (0.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 260 (66.50%) SC Cleared
2 80 (20.46%) DV Cleared
3 22 (5.63%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (3.84%) CCNP
5 14 (3.58%) CCNA
5 14 (3.58%) Degree
6 7 (1.79%) CISSP
6 7 (1.79%) PMI Certification
7 6 (1.53%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (1.28%) CISM
9 4 (1.02%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 4 (1.02%) CCSP
9 4 (1.02%) HNC
9 4 (1.02%) PMP
9 4 (1.02%) SANS
9 4 (1.02%) Sun Certification
10 3 (0.77%) CCDA
10 3 (0.77%) CCDP
10 3 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.86%) SLA
2 14 (3.58%) PMO
3 6 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.53%) QA
4 4 (1.02%) COBIT
4 4 (1.02%) ISO22301
5 3 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.77%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.26%) GAAP
6 1 (0.26%) RMADS
6 1 (0.26%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 28 (7.16%) Active Directory
2 14 (3.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.56%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.02%) XenApp
5 3 (0.77%) ISA Server
5 3 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.26%) KVM
7 1 (0.26%) Squid
7 1 (0.26%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.26%) vCloud
7 1 (0.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (5.37%) SELinux
2 18 (4.60%) Ansible
3 12 (3.07%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 8 (2.05%) McAfee ePO
4 8 (2.05%) SCCM
5 6 (1.53%) SCOM
6 5 (1.28%) WSUS
7 3 (0.77%) Netcool
7 3 (0.77%) Puppet
8 2 (0.51%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.51%) Hadoop YARN
8 2 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.26%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 1 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.26%) Netcool/OMNIbus
9 1 (0.26%) Nexpose
9 1 (0.26%) PowerCLI
9 1 (0.26%) QRadar
9 1 (0.26%) vMotion
9 1 (0.26%) vRealize
Vendors
1 79 (20.20%) Microsoft
2 68 (17.39%) Oracle
3 21 (5.37%) Intel Security
3 21 (5.37%) VMware
4 20 (5.12%) Cisco
4 20 (5.12%) HP
5 13 (3.32%) Citrix
6 12 (3.07%) Juniper
6 12 (3.07%) SAP
7 11 (2.81%) Remedy
8 10 (2.56%) Google
9 7 (1.79%) Red Hat
10 6 (1.53%) BMC
11 5 (1.28%) Fujitsu
11 5 (1.28%) IBM
12 4 (1.02%) Extreme Networks
13 3 (0.77%) Capita
13 3 (0.77%) F5
13 3 (0.77%) Meridio
13 3 (0.77%) Workday
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