Period
to 24 January 2020

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 24 January 2020 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
24 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 8 11 16
Rank change year-on-year +3 +5 -6
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 395 403 335
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 12.04% 9.76% 8.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 50.58% 44.48% 36.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 213 143
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.17% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £161 £308 £250
90th Percentile £556 £575 £648
South East median daily rate £450 £429 £425
% change year-on-year +5.02% +0.82% +0.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 27 28
Berkshire median hourly rate £55.00 £12.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +358.33% - -4.00%
10th Percentile £16.25 £12.00 £11.78
90th Percentile £82.50 £63.75 £22.43
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £29.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +55.17% +61.11% -41.77%

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 781 906 907
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 23.81% 21.95% 22.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 367 391 416
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.87% +1.31%
10th Percentile £185 £213 £254
90th Percentile £550 £575 £600
South East median daily rate £436 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +2.65% +3.66% +1.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 45 45
Berkshire median hourly rate £48.00 £22.00 £12.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +118.18% +73.23% -19.37%
10th Percentile £15.95 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £82.50 £54.75 £39.75
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.69
% change year-on-year - +36.24% +11.70%

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 24 January 2020.

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 24 January 2020.

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 24 January 2020. 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 -3 147 £425 -10.53% 30
Bracknell +7 56 £485 +53.97% 11
Newbury +8 48 £450 +28.57% 9
Slough +6 12 £118 -71.52% 4
Ascot - 12 £200 -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Security Cleared
South East

For the 6 months to 24 January 2020, 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.

1 266 (67.34%) SC Cleared
2 145 (36.71%) Microsoft
3 130 (32.91%) Windows
4 109 (27.59%) Azure
5 86 (21.77%) DV Cleared
6 67 (16.96%) DNS
6 67 (16.96%) Active Directory
7 66 (16.71%) Office 365
8 63 (15.95%) Firewall
9 62 (15.70%) TCP/IP
9 62 (15.70%) SQL
10 60 (15.19%) Web Services
11 59 (14.94%) Windows Server
12 58 (14.68%) SaaS
13 56 (14.18%) PowerShell
14 55 (13.92%) Microsoft Office
15 54 (13.67%) VPN
15 54 (13.67%) Migration
16 53 (13.42%) Problem-Solving
17 51 (12.91%) IaaS
17 51 (12.91%) Agile Software Development
18 50 (12.66%) Cisco
18 50 (12.66%) Oracle
19 49 (12.41%) PaaS
20 48 (12.15%) DevOps
21 47 (11.90%) Internet
22 45 (11.39%) Degree
23 43 (10.89%) Reverse Proxy
23 43 (10.89%) Replication
23 43 (10.89%) VMware

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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 30 (7.59%) SharePoint
2 19 (4.81%) MS Exchange
3 12 (3.04%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (1.52%) Skype for Business
6 4 (1.01%) IIS
7 1 (0.25%) Apache
7 1 (0.25%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.25%) CMS
7 1 (0.25%) Confluence
7 1 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.25%) Smallworld
7 1 (0.25%) WebLogic
Applications
1 55 (13.92%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (3.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.27%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.76%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.25%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.25%) Autodesk Inventor
6 1 (0.25%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 24 (6.08%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.27%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (1.27%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 109 (27.59%) Azure
2 66 (16.71%) Office 365
3 58 (14.68%) SaaS
4 51 (12.91%) IaaS
5 49 (12.41%) PaaS
6 32 (8.10%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 17 (4.30%) Cloud Computing
8 14 (3.54%) Azure Active Directory
9 13 (3.29%) Power Platform
10 10 (2.53%) iPaaS
10 10 (2.53%) Serverless
11 8 (2.03%) AWS
12 4 (1.01%) Azure Data Factory
12 4 (1.01%) Dynamics 365
12 4 (1.01%) GitHub
12 4 (1.01%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.25%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.25%) BrowserStack
13 1 (0.25%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 67 (16.96%) DNS
2 63 (15.95%) Firewall
3 62 (15.70%) TCP/IP
4 54 (13.67%) VPN
5 47 (11.90%) Internet
6 43 (10.89%) Reverse Proxy
7 42 (10.63%) SAN
8 41 (10.38%) NAS
9 30 (7.59%) SNMP
10 18 (4.56%) LAN
11 16 (4.05%) DHCP
11 16 (4.05%) Network Security
11 16 (4.05%) WAN
12 12 (3.04%) BGP
12 12 (3.04%) OSPF
12 12 (3.04%) Wireless
13 11 (2.78%) MPLS
13 11 (2.78%) Skype
14 10 (2.53%) EIGRP
14 10 (2.53%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (9.11%) SQL Server
2 31 (7.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 23 (5.82%) Azure SQL Database
4 16 (4.05%) Cosmos DB
5 15 (3.80%) Oracle Reports
6 12 (3.04%) Power BI
6 12 (3.04%) SQL Server 2016
7 11 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (2.78%) SSDT
8 10 (2.53%) Data Lake
8 10 (2.53%) Data Mart
9 7 (1.77%) Oracle Database
10 5 (1.27%) GIS
10 5 (1.27%) Relational Database
10 5 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (1.01%) EDMS
12 3 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (0.76%) MySQL
12 3 (0.76%) Oracle BI EE
12 3 (0.76%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 14 (3.54%) Visual Studio Team System
2 8 (2.03%) JIRA
3 6 (1.52%) MSI
3 6 (1.52%) Selenium
3 6 (1.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 6 (1.52%) Visual Studio
3 6 (1.52%) Visual Studio Code
4 5 (1.27%) InstallShield
5 3 (0.76%) AdminStudio
5 3 (0.76%) Artifactory
5 3 (0.76%) GitLab
6 2 (0.51%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.51%) MSTest
6 2 (0.51%) NUnit
6 2 (0.51%) SpecFlow
6 2 (0.51%) tSQLt
7 1 (0.25%) Cypress.io
7 1 (0.25%) Mocha
7 1 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.25%) WebDriver
General
1 28 (7.09%) Telecoms
2 20 (5.06%) Finance
3 16 (4.05%) Public Sector
4 6 (1.52%) Legal
5 1 (0.25%) Law
5 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.25%) Military
5 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 110 (27.85%) Architect
2 40 (10.13%) Solutions Architect
3 31 (7.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 30 (7.59%) Analyst
4 30 (7.59%) Developer
5 24 (6.08%) Azure Architect
5 24 (6.08%) Designer
5 24 (6.08%) Solutions Designer
6 18 (4.56%) Support Engineer
7 17 (4.30%) Cloud Architect
8 15 (3.80%) Azure Engineer
8 15 (3.80%) Test Leader
9 12 (3.04%) Project Manager
10 11 (2.78%) Test Engineer
10 11 (2.78%) Tester
11 10 (2.53%) Cloud Engineer
11 10 (2.53%) Implementation Engineer
11 10 (2.53%) SQL Developer
12 9 (2.28%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 9 (2.28%) Integration Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (15.19%) Web Services
2 38 (9.62%) REST
3 36 (9.11%) SOAP
4 30 (7.59%) Oracle Fusion
5 23 (5.82%) .NET
6 16 (4.05%) XML
7 12 (3.04%) 802.1X
8 10 (2.53%) Middleware
9 7 (1.77%) JDBC
9 7 (1.77%) ODBC
10 5 (1.27%) JSON
11 4 (1.01%) .NET Framework
11 4 (1.01%) AngularJS
11 4 (1.01%) Express
11 4 (1.01%) Node.js
12 3 (0.76%) ASP.NET
13 2 (0.51%) Ajax
13 2 (0.51%) HTML
13 2 (0.51%) jQuery
13 2 (0.51%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 43 (10.89%) Replication
2 38 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (6.84%) Data Centre
4 20 (5.06%) Enterprise Software
5 18 (4.56%) Management Information System
6 14 (3.54%) PKI
7 13 (3.29%) Hybrid Cloud
7 13 (3.29%) Self-Motivation
8 11 (2.78%) Microsoft Licensing
9 10 (2.53%) Data Structures
10 8 (2.03%) Smartphone
11 7 (1.77%) Private Cloud
12 5 (1.27%) Public Cloud
13 4 (1.01%) Virtual Team
14 3 (0.76%) Cloud Native
14 3 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
15 2 (0.51%) Data Protection Act
16 1 (0.25%) CMDB
16 1 (0.25%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
16 1 (0.25%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 130 (32.91%) Windows
2 59 (14.94%) Windows Server
3 37 (9.37%) Windows 7
4 36 (9.11%) Windows 10
5 22 (5.57%) Linux
6 19 (4.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (3.80%) Windows 8
8 12 (3.04%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (2.78%) VMS
10 10 (2.53%) Windows XP
11 7 (1.77%) Windows Vista
12 5 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (1.01%) Android
13 4 (1.01%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.51%) AIX
14 2 (0.51%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.51%) Unix
15 1 (0.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (13.67%) Migration
2 53 (13.42%) Problem-Solving
3 51 (12.91%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (12.15%) DevOps
5 40 (10.13%) Computer Science
5 40 (10.13%) Disaster Recovery
6 39 (9.87%) ERP
7 32 (8.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 31 (7.85%) Information Security
8 31 (7.85%) ITIL
9 28 (7.09%) Project Management
10 26 (6.58%) Information Management
10 26 (6.58%) SOA
11 25 (6.33%) Integration Testing
12 24 (6.08%) Non-Functional Testing
12 24 (6.08%) Test Automation
13 23 (5.82%) Business Intelligence
14 22 (5.57%) Service Delivery
15 21 (5.32%) Network Management
15 21 (5.32%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 62 (15.70%) SQL
2 56 (14.18%) PowerShell
3 33 (8.35%) JavaScript
4 25 (6.33%) Perl
4 25 (6.33%) Shell Script
5 23 (5.82%) Python
6 19 (4.81%) Java
7 18 (4.56%) C#
8 16 (4.05%) PHP
9 9 (2.28%) T-SQL
10 5 (1.27%) Korn
10 5 (1.27%) VB
11 4 (1.01%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.51%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.51%) Ruby
13 1 (0.25%) C
13 1 (0.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 266 (67.34%) SC Cleared
2 86 (21.77%) DV Cleared
3 45 (11.39%) Degree
4 20 (5.06%) ISTQB
5 14 (3.54%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (3.29%) BPSS Clearance
6 13 (3.29%) CCNA
6 13 (3.29%) CCNP
7 11 (2.78%) ISEB
8 9 (2.28%) BC Cleared
9 8 (2.03%) HNC
9 8 (2.03%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (1.52%) CCIP
11 4 (1.01%) CCDP
12 3 (0.76%) HND
12 3 (0.76%) MCSE
12 3 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 2 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (6.33%) QA
2 12 (3.04%) Data Quality
3 10 (2.53%) COBIT
4 9 (2.28%) GDPR
5 8 (2.03%) SLA
6 5 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (1.01%) PMO
8 3 (0.76%) Def Stans
8 3 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.76%) JSP 440
8 3 (0.76%) NCSC
9 2 (0.51%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.25%) HL7
10 1 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.25%) NIST
10 1 (0.25%) NIST 800
10 1 (0.25%) P3O
System Software
1 67 (16.96%) Active Directory
2 35 (8.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (4.05%) XenApp
4 12 (3.04%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (2.78%) Hyper-V
6 10 (2.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 10 (2.53%) Virtual Servers
6 10 (2.53%) XenDesktop
7 9 (2.28%) vSphere
8 7 (1.77%) Docker
9 6 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (1.27%) Firmware
11 4 (1.01%) DFS Replication
11 4 (1.01%) Snort
11 4 (1.01%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.76%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.51%) NFS
13 2 (0.51%) vCloud
13 2 (0.51%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 30 (7.59%) SCCM
2 26 (6.58%) Netcool
3 24 (6.08%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 22 (5.57%) Amdocs OSS
5 16 (4.05%) Microsoft Intune
6 15 (3.80%) SCOM
7 11 (2.78%) Single Sign-On
8 8 (2.03%) Ansible
9 7 (1.77%) WSUS
10 6 (1.52%) SCSM
11 5 (1.27%) HP Quality Center
11 5 (1.27%) NetBackup
12 4 (1.01%) AirWatch
12 4 (1.01%) EMC NetWorker
12 4 (1.01%) McAfee ePO
12 4 (1.01%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 4 (1.01%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 4 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
12 4 (1.01%) Puppet
12 4 (1.01%) QRadar
Vendors
1 145 (36.71%) Microsoft
2 50 (12.66%) Cisco
2 50 (12.66%) Oracle
3 43 (10.89%) VMware
4 29 (7.34%) Citrix
5 28 (7.09%) ServiceNow
6 26 (6.58%) IBM
6 26 (6.58%) Remedy
7 24 (6.08%) BMC
7 24 (6.08%) Juniper
8 22 (5.57%) Cramer
8 22 (5.57%) Siebel
8 22 (5.57%) xMatters
9 19 (4.81%) Workday
10 13 (3.29%) Dell
10 13 (3.29%) Nokia
11 11 (2.78%) McAfee
12 10 (2.53%) Databricks
12 10 (2.53%) HP
12 10 (2.53%) Huawei