Period
to 2 July 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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 17 9 23
Rank change year-on-year -8 +14 -14
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 132 430 285
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 7.63% 10.18% 7.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 42.86% 43.43% 38.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 233 137
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £215 £314 £313
90th Percentile £575 £550 £600
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 67 11
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.73% -21.43% +133.33%
10th Percentile £17.26 £12.00 £8.06
90th Percentile £68.75 £83.75 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £38.25 £28.00
% change year-on-year -8.50% +36.61% +55.56%

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 308 990 747
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 17.80% 23.44% 18.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 458 362
Median daily rate £430 £425 £421
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +0.89% +5.31%
10th Percentile £219 £256 £255
90th Percentile £575 £575 £569
South East median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 90 29
Median hourly rate £25.91 £21.33 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.47% -17.96% +73.33%
10th Percentile £16.91 £12.00 £11.80
90th Percentile £68.75 £82.50 £51.25
Median hourly rate £31.39 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -4.88% -5.71% +62.79%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Security Cleared as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in Berkshire

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Security Cleared in Berkshire.

Daily rate trend for Security Cleared in Berkshire

Security Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Security Cleared in Berkshire over the 6 months to 2 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in Berkshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Security Cleared in Berkshire.

Hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in Berkshire

Security Cleared
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Security Cleared in Berkshire over the 6 months to 2 July 2020.

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 2 July 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 -10 52 £430 -4.44% 15
Newbury +9 29 £475 +8.57% 2
Bracknell -2 12 £513 +70.83% 3
Slough +19 9 £475 +18.75%
Thatcham - 1 £525 - 1
Security Cleared
South East

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 94 (71.21%) SC Cleared
2 27 (20.45%) DV Cleared
2 27 (20.45%) Problem-Solving
3 23 (17.42%) Microsoft
3 23 (17.42%) BMC
4 21 (15.91%) Remedy
4 21 (15.91%) Remedy ITSM
5 19 (14.39%) SQL
6 18 (13.64%) Oracle
6 18 (13.64%) SQL Server
6 18 (13.64%) SNMP
6 18 (13.64%) Cisco
6 18 (13.64%) VMware
7 17 (12.88%) DNS
7 17 (12.88%) Java
7 17 (12.88%) Shell Script
8 16 (12.12%) Web Services
8 16 (12.12%) Windows
8 16 (12.12%) Telecoms
8 16 (12.12%) Service Management
8 16 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
8 16 (12.12%) ServiceNow
9 15 (11.36%) Network Management
9 15 (11.36%) REST
9 15 (11.36%) Project Delivery
9 15 (11.36%) xMatters
9 15 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (11.36%) SOAP
9 15 (11.36%) Siebel
9 15 (11.36%) Perl

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 8 (6.06%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.55%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (2.27%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (1.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.76%) Apache
5 1 (0.76%) Apache ServiceMix
5 1 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.76%) JBoss
5 1 (0.76%) Red Hat Fuse
5 1 (0.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (6.82%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.76%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 21 (15.91%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (3.03%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (3.03%) Primavera
3 3 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (2.27%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (1.52%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.76%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.76%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.06%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (5.30%) Azure
3 6 (4.55%) Office 365
4 2 (1.52%) AWS
4 2 (1.52%) SaaS
5 1 (0.76%) Apigee
5 1 (0.76%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (0.76%) Boomi
5 1 (0.76%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (13.64%) SNMP
2 17 (12.88%) DNS
3 12 (9.09%) Firewall
4 11 (8.33%) Internet
4 11 (8.33%) WAN
5 9 (6.82%) BGP
5 9 (6.82%) EIGRP
5 9 (6.82%) LAN
5 9 (6.82%) MPLS
5 9 (6.82%) OSPF
5 9 (6.82%) VPN
6 8 (6.06%) DHCP
6 8 (6.06%) IPsec
6 8 (6.06%) TCP/IP
7 7 (5.30%) Network Security
7 7 (5.30%) VoIP
8 6 (4.55%) DSL
8 6 (4.55%) Ethernet
8 6 (4.55%) Wireless
8 6 (4.55%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.79%) SAP HANA
3 4 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (3.03%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (2.27%) Data Mining
4 3 (2.27%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 3 (2.27%) Oracle Smart View
5 2 (1.52%) Big Data
5 2 (1.52%) Essbase
5 2 (1.52%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.76%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.76%) EDMS
6 1 (0.76%) MySQL
6 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.76%) Pentaho
6 1 (0.76%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.76%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.76%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 8 (6.06%) Selenium
2 7 (5.30%) JIRA
3 4 (3.03%) Cucumber
3 4 (3.03%) Git (software)
4 3 (2.27%) JMeter
4 3 (2.27%) SpecFlow
5 2 (1.52%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.52%) Ranorex
5 2 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.76%) Appium
6 1 (0.76%) WebDriver
General
1 16 (12.12%) Telecoms
2 5 (3.79%) Finance
3 4 (3.03%) Public Sector
4 1 (0.76%) Legal
4 1 (0.76%) Military
4 1 (0.76%) Police
Job Titles
1 23 (17.42%) Architect
2 14 (10.61%) Analyst
2 14 (10.61%) Designer
3 13 (9.85%) Solutions Architect
3 13 (9.85%) Solutions Designer
4 12 (9.09%) DBA
5 9 (6.82%) Developer
5 9 (6.82%) SQL DBA
6 7 (5.30%) Consultant
6 7 (5.30%) DV Cleared DBA
6 7 (5.30%) Network Engineer
7 6 (4.55%) Network Architect
7 6 (4.55%) SQL Server DBA
7 6 (4.55%) Tester
8 5 (3.79%) Desktop Support
9 4 (3.03%) Project Planner
9 4 (3.03%) SC Cleared DBA
9 4 (3.03%) Support Engineer
9 4 (3.03%) Test Analyst
10 3 (2.27%) Report Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (12.12%) Web Services
2 15 (11.36%) REST
2 15 (11.36%) SOAP
3 7 (5.30%) .NET
4 4 (3.03%) Oracle Fusion
5 3 (2.27%) SAP Basis
6 2 (1.52%) 802.1X
6 2 (1.52%) Apache NiFi
6 2 (1.52%) JSON
7 1 (0.76%) Apache Camel
7 1 (0.76%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.76%) IBM Integration Bus
7 1 (0.76%) Middleware
7 1 (0.76%) OpenLayers
7 1 (0.76%) Pandas
7 1 (0.76%) PyQt
7 1 (0.76%) RESTful
7 1 (0.76%) SAP PI
7 1 (0.76%) Spring
7 1 (0.76%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (8.33%) Replication
3 9 (6.82%) Management Information System
4 7 (5.30%) Client/Server
5 6 (4.55%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (3.79%) CMDB
7 4 (3.03%) PKI
8 3 (2.27%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.52%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (1.52%) Smartphone
9 2 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.76%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.76%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (12.12%) Windows
2 7 (5.30%) Windows Server
3 6 (4.55%) Linux
4 3 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.52%) VMS
5 2 (1.52%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.52%) Windows 8
5 2 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.52%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (0.76%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.76%) Unix
6 1 (0.76%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.76%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (20.45%) Problem-Solving
2 16 (12.12%) Service Management
3 15 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (11.36%) Network Management
3 15 (11.36%) Project Delivery
4 13 (9.85%) Unit Testing
5 12 (9.09%) ITIL
5 12 (9.09%) Migration
6 11 (8.33%) Integration Testing
6 11 (8.33%) Test Automation
6 11 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (8.33%) Web Development
6 11 (8.33%) Workflow
7 10 (7.58%) Smoke Testing
8 9 (6.82%) Change Management
8 9 (6.82%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (6.82%) Service Delivery
9 8 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (6.06%) Process Management
9 8 (6.06%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 19 (14.39%) SQL
2 17 (12.88%) Java
2 17 (12.88%) Shell Script
3 15 (11.36%) Perl
4 14 (10.61%) Python
5 13 (9.85%) JavaScript
6 10 (7.58%) PHP
7 7 (5.30%) C#
8 4 (3.03%) PL/SQL
9 3 (2.27%) R
10 2 (1.52%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.52%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.52%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 94 (71.21%) SC Cleared
2 27 (20.45%) DV Cleared
3 9 (6.82%) BPSS Clearance
4 7 (5.30%) BC Cleared
4 7 (5.30%) CCNA
4 7 (5.30%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (4.55%) CCIP
5 6 (4.55%) CCNP
6 5 (3.79%) CCDP
7 4 (3.03%) ISEB
7 4 (3.03%) ISTQB
8 2 (1.52%) Degree
8 2 (1.52%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.52%) PMP
9 1 (0.76%) CCDA
9 1 (0.76%) HNC
9 1 (0.76%) HND
9 1 (0.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.76%) JNCIA
9 1 (0.76%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.58%) QA
2 4 (3.03%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.76%) GDPR
3 1 (0.76%) Government Security Classifications
3 1 (0.76%) P3O
3 1 (0.76%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (9.85%) Active Directory
2 12 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.79%) VMware NSX
4 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.52%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (1.52%) XenApp
4 2 (1.52%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.76%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.76%) Docker
5 1 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.76%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.76%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (11.36%) Netcool
1 15 (11.36%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 13 (9.85%) Amdocs OSS
3 6 (4.55%) Ansible
3 6 (4.55%) SCCM
4 5 (3.79%) SCOM
5 3 (2.27%) Kubernetes
6 2 (1.52%) Terraform
7 1 (0.76%) Kibana
7 1 (0.76%) logstash
7 1 (0.76%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.76%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.76%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.76%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 1 (0.76%) WSUS
Vendors
1 23 (17.42%) BMC
1 23 (17.42%) Microsoft
2 21 (15.91%) Remedy
3 18 (13.64%) Cisco
3 18 (13.64%) Oracle
3 18 (13.64%) VMware
4 16 (12.12%) ServiceNow
5 15 (11.36%) IBM
5 15 (11.36%) Siebel
5 15 (11.36%) xMatters
6 14 (10.61%) Juniper
7 13 (9.85%) Cramer
8 7 (5.30%) 3PAR
8 7 (5.30%) SAP
9 6 (4.55%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 6 (4.55%) Citrix
9 6 (4.55%) Huawei
9 6 (4.55%) Nokia
9 6 (4.55%) Palo Alto
10 4 (3.03%) SolarWinds