Period
to 22 May 2019

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 2019 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 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 9 17 8
Rank change year-on-year +8 -9 0
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 415 319 407
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 10.08% 8.10% 10.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 43.87% 40.13% 41.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 141 182
Berkshire median daily rate £455 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.06% - -
10th Percentile £330 £300 £258
90th Percentile £550 £600 £550
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 18 65
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
South East median hourly rate £16.77 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -6.83% - -51.35%

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 946 795 986
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 22.97% 20.19% 26.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 446 376 427
Berkshire median daily rate £438 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £258 £250 £247
90th Percentile £575 £581 £575
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 35 85
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.61 £20.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.95% +33.33% -11.76%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £63.75 £49.00 £53.75
South East median hourly rate £25.66 £28.63 £21.00
% change year-on-year -10.35% +36.31% -36.12%

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

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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 2019.

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 2019.

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 2019. 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 -4 130 £469 +4.17% 28
Bracknell -4 82 £216 -51.94% 5
Newbury +20 25 £450 +26.76% 1
Slough -6 7 £488 +2.63% 1
Windsor - 2 £325 - 1
Security Cleared
South East

For the 6 months to 22 May 2019, 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.

1 338 (81.45%) SC Cleared
2 127 (30.60%) Microsoft
3 121 (29.16%) DV Cleared
4 96 (23.13%) Windows
5 90 (21.69%) Microsoft Azure
6 67 (16.14%) SharePoint
7 65 (15.66%) Internet
8 59 (14.22%) Firewall
9 55 (13.25%) Agile Software Development
10 49 (11.81%) VPN
11 48 (11.57%) Office 365
12 46 (11.08%) TCP/IP
13 44 (10.60%) PowerShell
14 43 (10.36%) DNS
15 42 (10.12%) Cisco
15 42 (10.12%) Oracle
16 41 (9.88%) SQL Server
17 40 (9.64%) Project Management
18 39 (9.40%) Migration
18 39 (9.40%) Active Directory
19 36 (8.67%) .NET
19 36 (8.67%) Stakeholder Management
19 36 (8.67%) Data Centre
20 35 (8.43%) DevOps
20 35 (8.43%) Self-Motivation
20 35 (8.43%) SharePoint Server
21 33 (7.95%) Security Operations
22 32 (7.71%) VMware
22 32 (7.71%) IIS
22 32 (7.71%) McAfee

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 67 (16.14%) SharePoint
2 35 (8.43%) SharePoint Server
3 32 (7.71%) IIS
4 12 (2.89%) Skype for Business
5 5 (1.20%) MS Exchange
6 4 (0.96%) ArcGIS
6 4 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (0.96%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.72%) JBoss
8 2 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.48%) Office Communications Server
8 2 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.24%) Confluence
9 1 (0.24%) nginx
9 1 (0.24%) Smallworld
Applications
1 30 (7.23%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.45%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (0.96%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.72%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.24%) Autodesk Inventor
5 1 (0.24%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 13 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (2.89%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (1.69%) Primavera
4 1 (0.24%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 90 (21.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 48 (11.57%) Office 365
3 31 (7.47%) IaaS
4 25 (6.02%) SaaS
5 21 (5.06%) PaaS
6 20 (4.82%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 13 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
7 13 (3.13%) Power Platform
8 11 (2.65%) Amazon AWS
9 10 (2.41%) Azure Active Directory
10 9 (2.17%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.24%) Apigee
12 1 (0.24%) Azure Data Factory
12 1 (0.24%) Boomi
12 1 (0.24%) Data Lake Analytics
12 1 (0.24%) GitHub
12 1 (0.24%) IBM Blueworks
12 1 (0.24%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 65 (15.66%) Internet
2 59 (14.22%) Firewall
3 49 (11.81%) VPN
4 46 (11.08%) TCP/IP
5 43 (10.36%) DNS
6 31 (7.47%) Reverse Proxy
7 19 (4.58%) WAN
8 16 (3.86%) SAN
9 15 (3.61%) NAS
10 12 (2.89%) LAN
10 12 (2.89%) Skype
11 11 (2.65%) Network Security
12 9 (2.17%) Cisco Nexus
13 8 (1.93%) Cisco ASA
13 8 (1.93%) Cisco ISE
14 7 (1.69%) BGP
14 7 (1.69%) MPLS
14 7 (1.69%) OSPF
15 6 (1.45%) Intranet
16 5 (1.20%) DWDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (9.88%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.69%) Oracle Database
3 6 (1.45%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (1.45%) Power BI
4 5 (1.20%) SQL Server 2016
5 4 (0.96%) EDMS
6 3 (0.72%) Essbase
6 3 (0.72%) GIS
6 3 (0.72%) IDMS
6 3 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.48%) Geospatial Data
7 2 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.24%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.24%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.24%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.24%) HDInsight
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.24%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (4.10%) Jenkins
2 11 (2.65%) Git (software)
3 10 (2.41%) Visual Studio Team System
4 7 (1.69%) SonarQube
5 6 (1.45%) JIRA
6 5 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (1.20%) Visual Studio
7 4 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (0.96%) Selenium
8 3 (0.72%) jMock
8 3 (0.72%) JUnit
8 3 (0.72%) Maven
8 3 (0.72%) Mockito
8 3 (0.72%) Oracle APEX
8 3 (0.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (0.72%) StarTeam
9 2 (0.48%) DbUnit
9 2 (0.48%) MSI
9 2 (0.48%) Rational DOORS
10 1 (0.24%) Mocha
General
1 25 (6.02%) Telecoms
2 11 (2.65%) Finance
3 7 (1.69%) Legal
4 4 (0.96%) Military
5 2 (0.48%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.24%) Advertising
6 1 (0.24%) Back Office
6 1 (0.24%) Games
6 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 105 (25.30%) Architect
2 36 (8.67%) Project Manager
3 33 (7.95%) Analyst
4 30 (7.23%) Operations Technician
5 29 (6.99%) Network Architect
6 26 (6.27%) Developer
7 22 (5.30%) Administrator
7 22 (5.30%) Consultant
8 20 (4.82%) SC Cleared Project Manager
9 17 (4.10%) 2nd Line Support
9 17 (4.10%) Business Analyst
9 17 (4.10%) Infrastructure Architect
9 17 (4.10%) Solutions Architect
10 16 (3.86%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 16 (3.86%) 1st/2nd Line Support Technician
10 16 (3.86%) 2nd Line Support Technician
10 16 (3.86%) Support Technician
11 15 (3.61%) Network Engineer
12 14 (3.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 12 (2.89%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (8.67%) .NET
2 29 (6.99%) Web Services
3 20 (4.82%) ASP.NET
4 10 (2.41%) .NET Framework
5 9 (2.17%) Entity Framework
6 8 (1.93%) REST
7 7 (1.69%) ASP.NET Web API
7 7 (1.69%) CSS
7 7 (1.69%) HTML
7 7 (1.69%) jQuery
7 7 (1.69%) XML
8 6 (1.45%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (1.20%) SOAP
10 4 (0.96%) 802.1X
10 4 (0.96%) JSON
10 4 (0.96%) WCF
11 3 (0.72%) .NET Core
11 3 (0.72%) Apache Camel
11 3 (0.72%) PowerMock
11 3 (0.72%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 36 (8.67%) Data Centre
2 35 (8.43%) Self-Motivation
3 17 (4.10%) Replication
4 14 (3.37%) Microsoft Licensing
5 13 (3.13%) Public Cloud
6 12 (2.89%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (2.17%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.93%) User Experience
9 6 (1.45%) Data Structures
9 6 (1.45%) Taxonomies
10 5 (1.20%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (1.20%) Private Cloud
11 4 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
12 3 (0.72%) Driving Licence
12 3 (0.72%) PKI
12 3 (0.72%) PMI
13 2 (0.48%) Embedded Systems
14 1 (0.24%) Client/Server
14 1 (0.24%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 96 (23.13%) Windows
2 31 (7.47%) Windows 10
3 29 (6.99%) Windows Server 2003
4 27 (6.51%) Windows Server
5 23 (5.54%) Linux
6 20 (4.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (1.93%) Windows 7
8 6 (1.45%) Unix
9 4 (0.96%) VMS
10 3 (0.72%) Android
10 3 (0.72%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.72%) VME
10 3 (0.72%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.48%) CentOS
11 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.48%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.24%) Debian
12 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.24%) Solaris
12 1 (0.24%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (13.25%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (9.64%) Project Management
3 39 (9.40%) Migration
4 36 (8.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 35 (8.43%) DevOps
6 33 (7.95%) Security Operations
7 31 (7.47%) Software Distribution
8 30 (7.23%) Disaster Recovery
8 30 (7.23%) Security Monitoring
9 29 (6.99%) Server Patching
10 26 (6.27%) ITIL
11 24 (5.78%) Enterprise Architecture
12 20 (4.82%) Service Delivery
13 16 (3.86%) Data Analysis
13 16 (3.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 15 (3.61%) Change Management
14 15 (3.61%) CRM
14 15 (3.61%) IT Strategy
15 14 (3.37%) Computer Science
15 14 (3.37%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 44 (10.60%) PowerShell
2 31 (7.47%) SQL
3 19 (4.58%) C#
4 13 (3.13%) Java
5 11 (2.65%) JavaScript
6 6 (1.45%) Python
6 6 (1.45%) VB
7 5 (1.20%) C
8 4 (0.96%) Bash Shell
8 4 (0.96%) Ruby
9 3 (0.72%) C++
9 3 (0.72%) COBOL
9 3 (0.72%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.48%) Perl
10 2 (0.48%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.48%) VBA
11 1 (0.24%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.24%) XAML
11 1 (0.24%) XPath
11 1 (0.24%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 338 (81.45%) SC Cleared
2 121 (29.16%) DV Cleared
3 30 (7.23%) Degree
4 15 (3.61%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (2.89%) BPSS Clearance
5 12 (2.89%) CCNP
6 8 (1.93%) CCIE
7 7 (1.69%) APMP
7 7 (1.69%) PMP
8 6 (1.45%) CCNA
8 6 (1.45%) PMI Certification
8 6 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 4 (0.96%) CCIP
9 4 (0.96%) ISEB
9 4 (0.96%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.48%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.48%) CCDP
10 2 (0.48%) HNC
10 2 (0.48%) JNCIS
10 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.61%) QA
2 10 (2.41%) GDPR
3 8 (1.93%) COBIT
3 8 (1.93%) Government Security Classifications
4 6 (1.45%) Dublin Core
4 6 (1.45%) SLA
5 4 (0.96%) PMO
6 2 (0.48%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 39 (9.40%) Active Directory
2 13 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.69%) vSphere
4 6 (1.45%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.72%) Docker
5 3 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (0.72%) XenApp
5 3 (0.72%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.48%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.24%) vCloud
7 1 (0.24%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 30 (7.23%) McAfee ePO
2 15 (3.61%) SCCM
3 8 (1.93%) HP ALM
4 7 (1.69%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (1.20%) Ansible
5 5 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (1.20%) SCOM
6 4 (0.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 4 (0.96%) vMotion
7 3 (0.72%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (0.72%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.72%) Terraform
8 2 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.24%) Cacti
9 1 (0.24%) Nagios
9 1 (0.24%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.24%) Puppet
9 1 (0.24%) Salt
9 1 (0.24%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 127 (30.60%) Microsoft
2 42 (10.12%) Cisco
2 42 (10.12%) Oracle
3 32 (7.71%) McAfee
3 32 (7.71%) VMware
4 25 (6.02%) Juniper
5 19 (4.58%) HP
6 12 (2.89%) Citrix
7 8 (1.93%) CheckPoint
7 8 (1.93%) Nokia
8 6 (1.45%) 3PAR
8 6 (1.45%) EMC
8 6 (1.45%) F5
8 6 (1.45%) SolarWinds
9 5 (1.20%) Dell
9 5 (1.20%) Fortinet
10 4 (0.96%) Autodesk
10 4 (0.96%) CA
10 4 (0.96%) Cramer
10 4 (0.96%) NetApp