Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 7 14 17
Rank change year-on-year +7 +3 -6
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 512 299 295
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 12.50% 7.88% 7.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 50.00% 39.60% 33.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 156 147
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +3.03%
10th Percentile £312 £291 £229
90th Percentile £550 £575 £588
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 16 41
Berkshire median hourly rate £62.50 £25.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +150.00% +108.33% -4.00%
South East median hourly rate £47.67 £40.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +19.16% +122.22% -20.00%

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 1,024 755 881
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 25.01% 19.91% 22.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 450 361 399
Berkshire median daily rate £433 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.13% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £284 £208 £225
90th Percentile £575 £540 £588
South East median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 36 53
Berkshire median hourly rate £56.00 £26.25 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +113.33% +94.44% +8.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £83.75 £46.75 £39.75
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% +81.82% -9.39%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +4 173 £450 +2.86% 26
Bracknell +4 66 £313 -27.33% 9
Newbury +14 32 £425 +28.30% 4
Slough -2 10 £126 -72.33% 8
Ascot - 5 £216 -
Maidenhead - 2 £339 -
Windsor -4 1 £325 -
Security Cleared
South East

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 380 (74.22%) SC Cleared
2 207 (40.43%) Microsoft
3 173 (33.79%) Azure
4 172 (33.59%) Windows
5 105 (20.51%) DV Cleared
6 93 (18.16%) Migration
7 90 (17.58%) Oracle
8 89 (17.38%) Office 365
9 78 (15.23%) SaaS
9 78 (15.23%) PowerShell
10 77 (15.04%) VPN
10 77 (15.04%) Firewall
11 74 (14.45%) Degree
12 69 (13.48%) TCP/IP
13 68 (13.28%) PaaS
14 67 (13.09%) IaaS
14 67 (13.09%) DNS
15 66 (12.89%) SQL
16 64 (12.50%) Windows 10
17 63 (12.30%) SQL Server
17 63 (12.30%) Cisco
17 63 (12.30%) Internet
18 59 (11.52%) Microsoft Office
18 59 (11.52%) DevOps
19 57 (11.13%) Project Management
19 57 (11.13%) Computer Science
20 55 (10.74%) Agile Software Development
20 55 (10.74%) SharePoint
21 53 (10.35%) VMware
21 53 (10.35%) Reverse Proxy

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 55 (10.74%) SharePoint
2 16 (3.13%) SharePoint Server
3 15 (2.93%) IIS
4 11 (2.15%) Skype for Business
5 5 (0.98%) MS Exchange
5 5 (0.98%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.78%) ArcGIS
6 4 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.59%) nginx
8 2 (0.39%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.20%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.20%) Hyperledger
9 1 (0.20%) Smallworld
Applications
1 59 (11.52%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (1.56%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.39%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.20%) Autodesk Inventor
6 1 (0.20%) MicroStation
6 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (4.10%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (1.56%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (1.17%) Primavera
4 4 (0.78%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.78%) Oracle ERP
4 4 (0.78%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 3 (0.59%) Oracle Cash Management
5 3 (0.59%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.59%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.59%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.39%) Oracle iSupplier
7 1 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 173 (33.79%) Azure
2 89 (17.38%) Office 365
3 78 (15.23%) SaaS
4 68 (13.28%) PaaS
5 67 (13.09%) IaaS
6 42 (8.20%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 29 (5.66%) Power Platform
8 17 (3.32%) Serverless
9 16 (3.13%) iPaaS
10 13 (2.54%) Dynamics 365
11 12 (2.34%) Azure Active Directory
12 11 (2.15%) Cloud Computing
13 4 (0.78%) Azure Data Factory
14 3 (0.59%) AWS
14 3 (0.59%) GitHub
15 1 (0.20%) Apigee
15 1 (0.20%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 77 (15.04%) Firewall
1 77 (15.04%) VPN
2 69 (13.48%) TCP/IP
3 67 (13.09%) DNS
4 63 (12.30%) Internet
5 53 (10.35%) Reverse Proxy
6 46 (8.98%) SAN
7 40 (7.81%) NAS
8 29 (5.66%) WAN
9 26 (5.08%) LAN
10 20 (3.91%) SMTP
11 19 (3.71%) Network Security
12 15 (2.93%) SNMP
13 14 (2.73%) Ethernet
13 14 (2.73%) MPLS
14 13 (2.54%) Skype
15 12 (2.34%) VoIP
16 11 (2.15%) Intranet
17 10 (1.95%) DMZ
17 10 (1.95%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (12.30%) SQL Server
2 52 (10.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 26 (5.08%) Cosmos DB
4 24 (4.69%) Azure SQL Database
5 21 (4.10%) Power BI
6 19 (3.71%) SQL Server 2016
7 16 (3.13%) Data Lake
7 16 (3.13%) Data Mart
7 16 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
8 15 (2.93%) SSDT
9 13 (2.54%) Oracle Reports
10 12 (2.34%) Oracle Database
11 11 (2.15%) GIS
12 5 (0.98%) MySQL
12 5 (0.98%) OLAP
12 5 (0.98%) Oracle OLAP
13 4 (0.78%) EDMS
13 4 (0.78%) Relational Database
13 4 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 3 (0.59%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 22 (4.30%) MSI
2 21 (4.10%) InstallShield
3 12 (2.34%) Visual Studio Team System
4 10 (1.95%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 10 (1.95%) Visual Studio
4 10 (1.95%) Visual Studio Code
5 9 (1.76%) AdminStudio
6 6 (1.17%) MSTest
6 6 (1.17%) SpecFlow
6 6 (1.17%) tSQLt
7 5 (0.98%) JIRA
8 4 (0.78%) Jenkins
9 3 (0.59%) Git (software)
9 3 (0.59%) Oracle APEX
9 3 (0.59%) Selenium
10 2 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.39%) NUnit
11 1 (0.20%) JMeter
11 1 (0.20%) jMock
11 1 (0.20%) Maven
General
1 29 (5.66%) Telecoms
2 28 (5.47%) Finance
3 16 (3.13%) Public Sector
4 8 (1.56%) Legal
5 4 (0.78%) Publishing
6 3 (0.59%) Billing
6 3 (0.59%) General Ledger
6 3 (0.59%) Local Government
7 2 (0.39%) Back Office
7 2 (0.39%) Military
8 1 (0.20%) Environmental Health
8 1 (0.20%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 141 (27.54%) Architect
2 40 (7.81%) Developer
3 35 (6.84%) Azure Architect
4 30 (5.86%) Solutions Architect
5 28 (5.47%) Applications Packager
6 24 (4.69%) Cloud Architect
7 23 (4.49%) Analyst
7 23 (4.49%) Test Manager
8 22 (4.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 20 (3.91%) Consultant
9 20 (3.91%) Project Manager
10 18 (3.52%) Network Architect
11 16 (3.13%) Integration Architect
11 16 (3.13%) Integration Developer
12 15 (2.93%) Network Engineer
13 14 (2.73%) Applications Architect
13 14 (2.73%) Support Engineer
14 13 (2.54%) 2nd Line Support
14 13 (2.54%) Operations Technician
15 12 (2.34%) SC Cleared Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (8.98%) Web Services
2 37 (7.23%) .NET
3 27 (5.27%) Oracle Fusion
4 26 (5.08%) XML
5 21 (4.10%) REST
5 21 (4.10%) SOAP
6 16 (3.13%) JDBC
6 16 (3.13%) ODBC
7 10 (1.95%) ASP.NET
8 9 (1.76%) .NET Framework
8 9 (1.76%) Middleware
9 5 (0.98%) Elastic Stack
10 4 (0.78%) 802.1X
10 4 (0.78%) JSON
11 3 (0.59%) AngularJS
11 3 (0.59%) Express
11 3 (0.59%) Node.js
11 3 (0.59%) Spring
12 2 (0.39%) ASP.NET MVC
12 2 (0.39%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 52 (10.16%) Data Centre
2 45 (8.79%) Replication
3 37 (7.23%) Management Information System
4 27 (5.27%) Self-Motivation
5 24 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (3.52%) Hybrid Cloud
7 13 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (2.15%) Data Structures
8 11 (2.15%) Microsoft Licensing
8 11 (2.15%) Private Cloud
9 8 (1.56%) Public Cloud
10 6 (1.17%) CMDB
10 6 (1.17%) Data Protection Act
11 5 (0.98%) Virtual Team
12 4 (0.78%) Clustering
12 4 (0.78%) Driving Licence
12 4 (0.78%) Taxonomies
13 3 (0.59%) Handset
13 3 (0.59%) NHS
13 3 (0.59%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 172 (33.59%) Windows
2 64 (12.50%) Windows 10
3 50 (9.77%) Windows 7
4 46 (8.98%) Windows Server
5 35 (6.84%) Linux
6 17 (3.32%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (3.32%) Windows XP
7 15 (2.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (2.93%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (1.37%) Windows 8
10 5 (0.98%) Solaris
10 5 (0.98%) Unix
11 4 (0.78%) Windows Vista
12 3 (0.59%) CentOS
13 2 (0.39%) AIX
13 2 (0.39%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.20%) Debian
14 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X Server
14 1 (0.20%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (18.16%) Migration
2 59 (11.52%) DevOps
3 57 (11.13%) Computer Science
3 57 (11.13%) Project Management
4 55 (10.74%) Agile Software Development
5 47 (9.18%) Information Management
6 46 (8.98%) User Acceptance Testing
7 44 (8.59%) Disaster Recovery
7 44 (8.59%) ERP
8 38 (7.42%) Enterprise Architecture
9 36 (7.03%) Application Packaging
9 36 (7.03%) Non-Functional Testing
9 36 (7.03%) Problem-Solving
10 34 (6.64%) Information Security
11 33 (6.45%) ITIL
12 30 (5.86%) Business Intelligence
13 29 (5.66%) SOA
14 28 (5.47%) Architecture Roadmap
14 28 (5.47%) Waterfall
15 27 (5.27%) Re-Platforming
Programming Languages
1 78 (15.23%) PowerShell
2 66 (12.89%) SQL
3 26 (5.08%) C#
4 20 (3.91%) T-SQL
5 16 (3.13%) JavaScript
6 13 (2.54%) Java
7 12 (2.34%) Python
8 9 (1.76%) VB
9 7 (1.37%) Perl
9 7 (1.37%) PL/SQL
10 6 (1.17%) Bash Shell
10 6 (1.17%) Shell Script
11 5 (0.98%) C
11 5 (0.98%) Korn
12 3 (0.59%) C++
12 3 (0.59%) VBA
12 3 (0.59%) VBScript
13 2 (0.39%) PHP
13 2 (0.39%) Ruby
13 2 (0.39%) Scala
Qualifications
1 380 (74.22%) SC Cleared
2 105 (20.51%) DV Cleared
3 74 (14.45%) Degree
4 22 (4.30%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (3.32%) CCNP
5 17 (3.32%) ISTQB
5 17 (3.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 16 (3.13%) CCNA
7 11 (2.15%) BPSS Clearance
8 9 (1.76%) MCSE
9 7 (1.37%) ISEB
10 6 (1.17%) APMP
10 6 (1.17%) CCDP
10 6 (1.17%) HNC
10 6 (1.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 5 (0.98%) CCIE
11 5 (0.98%) CCIP
12 4 (0.78%) BC Cleared
12 4 (0.78%) PMP
13 3 (0.59%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (8.79%) QA
2 20 (3.91%) Data Quality
3 18 (3.52%) COBIT
4 14 (2.73%) SLA
5 11 (2.15%) GDPR
6 6 (1.17%) Government Security Classifications
7 4 (0.78%) Dublin Core
7 4 (0.78%) NCSC
7 4 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.59%) PMO
9 2 (0.39%) Def Stans
9 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.20%) NIST
10 1 (0.20%) NIST 800
System Software
1 51 (9.96%) Active Directory
2 43 (8.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (6.05%) Hyper-V
4 23 (4.49%) Microsoft App-V
5 15 (2.93%) vSphere
6 10 (1.95%) XenApp
7 9 (1.76%) VMware Workstation
8 4 (0.78%) DFS Replication
8 4 (0.78%) Firmware
9 3 (0.59%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.39%) Docker
10 2 (0.39%) vCloud
10 2 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 38 (7.42%) SCCM
2 19 (3.71%) Microsoft Intune
3 17 (3.32%) McAfee ePO
4 14 (2.73%) Single Sign-On
5 10 (1.95%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (1.37%) Ansible
6 7 (1.37%) SCOM
7 5 (0.98%) Cisco Prime
7 5 (0.98%) logstash
7 5 (0.98%) QRadar
7 5 (0.98%) SCSM
8 4 (0.78%) Amdocs OSS
8 4 (0.78%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 4 (0.78%) Netcool
8 4 (0.78%) Netcool/OMNIbus
9 3 (0.59%) Kibana
9 3 (0.59%) SCDPM
9 3 (0.59%) Terraform
9 3 (0.59%) ThinApp
9 3 (0.59%) vMotion
Vendors
1 207 (40.43%) Microsoft
2 90 (17.58%) Oracle
3 63 (12.30%) Cisco
4 53 (10.35%) VMware
5 29 (5.66%) McAfee
6 24 (4.69%) Juniper
7 22 (4.30%) Workday
8 16 (3.13%) Citrix
8 16 (3.13%) Databricks
8 16 (3.13%) Nokia
9 14 (2.73%) HP
10 12 (2.34%) Ivanti
11 11 (2.15%) Remedy
12 10 (1.95%) Novell
12 10 (1.95%) Palo Alto
13 9 (1.76%) Fortinet
14 7 (1.37%) Alcatel-Lucent
14 7 (1.37%) BMC
15 6 (1.17%) Cramer
15 6 (1.17%) Red Hat