The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for DV 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
Developed Vetting (DV) Clearance
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 52 61 18
Rank change year-on-year +9 -43  
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 10 20 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.52% 1.98% 8.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.78% 6.99% 26.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 60
Median daily rate £375 £363 £357
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% +1.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £363 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £363 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £439 £425 £430
% change year-on-year +3.23% -1.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 4
Median hourly rate £52.50 £55.65 £55.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.66% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.75 £55.55 £30.00
% change year-on-year -55.44% +85.16%  

DV 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 Reading.

Academic & Professional Certification
Reading
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 173 286 329
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 26.25% 28.34% 33.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 145 168
Median daily rate £400 £400 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £300 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £500 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 17 14
Median hourly rate £52.50 £55.55 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.49% +65.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £26.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for DV Cleared in Reading

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DV Cleared in Reading.

Contractor daily rate trend for DV Cleared in Reading

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DV Cleared in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DV Cleared in Reading

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DV Cleared in Reading over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for DV Cleared in Reading

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing DV 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 Reading region with a requirement for DV Cleared.

1 25 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (44.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (32.00%) Active Directory
3 8 (32.00%) Windows
4 7 (28.00%) SC Cleared
5 6 (24.00%) Hyper-V
5 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (24.00%) SCCM
5 6 (24.00%) SCOM
5 6 (24.00%) Windows Server
5 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (24.00%) VMware
6 5 (20.00%) MS Exchange
6 5 (20.00%) DHCP
6 5 (20.00%) DNS
6 5 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 5 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (16.00%) Virtual Environments
7 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
7 4 (16.00%) Linux
8 3 (12.00%) MySQL
8 3 (12.00%) ITIL
8 3 (12.00%) Cisco
8 3 (12.00%) WAN
8 3 (12.00%) Red Hat
8 3 (12.00%) Clustering
8 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (12.00%) SIEM
8 3 (12.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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 5 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.00%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.00%) DHCP
1 5 (20.00%) DNS
2 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (12.00%) WAN
4 2 (8.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (8.00%) LAN
4 2 (8.00%) Network Security
4 2 (8.00%) Unified Communications
4 2 (8.00%) Wireless
5 1 (4.00%) Ethernet
5 1 (4.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (20.00%) Analyst
1 5 (20.00%) Business Analyst
2 3 (12.00%) Active Directory Specialist
2 3 (12.00%) DV Cleared Business Analyst
2 3 (12.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Active Directory Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Consultant
3 2 (8.00%) CRM Developer
3 2 (8.00%) Developer
3 2 (8.00%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Developer
3 2 (8.00%) Rollout Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Windows Rollout Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (4.00%) Security Consultant
4 1 (4.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.00%) Clustering
3 2 (8.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (32.00%) Windows
2 6 (24.00%) Windows Server
2 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (16.00%) Linux
4 3 (12.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (8.00%) Windows 7
6 1 (4.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 4 (16.00%) Virtual Environments
3 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (12.00%) ITIL
3 3 (12.00%) SIEM
4 2 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (8.00%) CRM
4 2 (8.00%) Security Architecture
4 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.00%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.00%) Mathematics
5 1 (4.00%) Network Architecture
5 1 (4.00%) OSSTMM
5 1 (4.00%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.00%) Release Management
5 1 (4.00%) Security Testing
5 1 (4.00%) Statistics
5 1 (4.00%) V-Model
5 1 (4.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) C#
2 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (4.00%) C
2 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.00%) PHP
2 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 25 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (28.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.00%) CCNA
3 2 (8.00%) CCNP
3 2 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.00%) CREST Certified
4 1 (4.00%) HNC
4 1 (4.00%) ISEB
4 1 (4.00%) OSCP
4 1 (4.00%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) SLA
2 1 (4.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (4.00%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 8 (32.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (24.00%) Hyper-V
3 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (24.00%) SCCM
1 6 (24.00%) SCOM
2 1 (4.00%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 1 (4.00%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (4.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (4.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (44.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (24.00%) VMware
3 3 (12.00%) Cisco
3 3 (12.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (8.00%) Juniper
5 1 (4.00%) Atlassian
5 1 (4.00%) Citrix
5 1 (4.00%) EMC
5 1 (4.00%) HP
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle
5 1 (4.00%) SolarWinds