The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 June 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.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 14 14
Rank change year-on-year -19 0  
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 23 71 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 3.99% 8.10% 8.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.23% 24.83% 30.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 55 34
Median daily rate £438 £438 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £350 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +10.66% -3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 9
Median hourly rate £16.00 - £21.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.13 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +11.78% -2.77%  

SC 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 151 286 232
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 26.17% 32.61% 27.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 165 102
Median daily rate £450 £390 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -1.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £235 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 23
Median hourly rate £16.00 £21.33 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.98% -1.02%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +15.78% +18.15%  

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in Reading

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SC Cleared in Reading

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Reading over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in Reading

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SC 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 SC Cleared.

1 69 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 20 (28.99%) Microsoft
3 18 (26.09%) Linux
4 17 (24.64%) ITIL
5 16 (23.19%) Unix
5 16 (23.19%) Java
5 16 (23.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (21.74%) Git (software)
6 15 (21.74%) JavaScript
6 15 (21.74%) Python
6 15 (21.74%) TCP/IP
6 15 (21.74%) ICMP
7 14 (20.29%) Debian
7 14 (20.29%) Bash Shell
7 14 (20.29%) CentOS
7 14 (20.29%) Hadoop
7 14 (20.29%) SELinux
7 14 (20.29%) SSH
7 14 (20.29%) Ubuntu
8 13 (18.84%) DevOps
8 13 (18.84%) Project Management
8 13 (18.84%) Service Delivery
9 12 (17.39%) Ansible
9 12 (17.39%) Prototyping
10 11 (15.94%) HTTP
11 10 (14.49%) Windows
11 10 (14.49%) Linux Command Line
12 9 (13.04%) Oracle
12 9 (13.04%) Microsoft Project
12 9 (13.04%) HP

SC Cleared
Co-occurring 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 (7.25%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.90%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.45%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.45%) IIS
3 1 (1.45%) JBoss
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.45%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.45%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.45%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.45%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (13.04%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (5.80%) MS Visio
3 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.35%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.45%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (1.45%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.45%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (1.45%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.90%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.90%) IBM Cloud
1 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.90%) SoftLayer
2 1 (1.45%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 15 (21.74%) ICMP
1 15 (21.74%) TCP/IP
2 14 (20.29%) SSH
3 11 (15.94%) HTTP
4 5 (7.25%) Firewall
5 4 (5.80%) BGP
5 4 (5.80%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (5.80%) Wireless
6 2 (2.90%) Internet
7 1 (1.45%) DHCP
7 1 (1.45%) DNS
7 1 (1.45%) NAS
7 1 (1.45%) SAN
7 1 (1.45%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (20.29%) Hadoop
2 5 (7.25%) Big Data
3 3 (4.35%) Oracle Database
3 3 (4.35%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 15 (21.74%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.90%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.90%) Selenium
4 1 (1.45%) JUnit
4 1 (1.45%) Maven
4 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.45%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (1.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (7.25%) Billing
1 5 (7.25%) Finance
2 3 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (24.64%) Developer
2 11 (15.94%) Consultant
3 10 (14.49%) DevOps Developer
4 8 (11.59%) DevOps Engineer
4 8 (11.59%) Engagement Manager
5 6 (8.70%) Architect
5 6 (8.70%) Java Developer
5 6 (8.70%) Java Engineer
5 6 (8.70%) Open Source Developer
6 5 (7.25%) Analyst
6 5 (7.25%) DevOps Consultant
6 5 (7.25%) Java Consultant
6 5 (7.25%) JavaScript Developer
6 5 (7.25%) JavaScript Engineer
6 5 (7.25%) Python Developer
7 4 (5.80%) IT Manager
7 4 (5.80%) Network Architect
7 4 (5.80%) Tester
8 3 (4.35%) 1st Line Support
8 3 (4.35%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.35%) .NET
1 3 (4.35%) CGI
2 2 (2.90%) Web Services
2 2 (2.90%) XML
3 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.45%) Hibernate
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (1.45%) Software Packaging
3 1 (1.45%) Spring
3 1 (1.45%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.49%) Linux Command Line
2 8 (11.59%) PMI
3 4 (5.80%) RIA
3 4 (5.80%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (2.90%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (2.90%) Learning Management System
4 2 (2.90%) Private Cloud
4 2 (2.90%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.45%) CESG
5 1 (1.45%) Clustering
5 1 (1.45%) e-Learning
5 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 18 (26.09%) Linux
2 16 (23.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 16 (23.19%) Unix
3 14 (20.29%) CentOS
3 14 (20.29%) Debian
3 14 (20.29%) Ubuntu
4 10 (14.49%) Windows
5 3 (4.35%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.90%) Windows Server
6 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.45%) AIX
7 1 (1.45%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (24.64%) ITIL
2 13 (18.84%) DevOps
2 13 (18.84%) Project Management
2 13 (18.84%) Service Delivery
3 12 (17.39%) Prototyping
4 8 (11.59%) CMMI
4 8 (11.59%) Open Source
4 8 (11.59%) Presales
5 6 (8.70%) Open Source Development
5 6 (8.70%) PRINCE2
5 6 (8.70%) Risk Management
6 4 (5.80%) ERP
6 4 (5.80%) ITIL V3
6 4 (5.80%) ITSM
6 4 (5.80%) Network Design
6 4 (5.80%) Network Monitoring
6 4 (5.80%) Service Management
6 4 (5.80%) Virtual Environments
7 3 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (4.35%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (23.19%) Java
2 15 (21.74%) JavaScript
2 15 (21.74%) Python
3 14 (20.29%) Bash Shell
4 7 (10.14%) SQL
5 3 (4.35%) C#
5 3 (4.35%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.90%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.45%) C
Qualifications
1 69 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (13.04%) DV Cleared
3 8 (11.59%) PMI Certification
4 4 (5.80%) CCNP
4 4 (5.80%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (4.35%) Degree
5 3 (4.35%) MCP
5 3 (4.35%) MCSE
5 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.90%) Master's Degree
6 2 (2.90%) PMP
6 2 (2.90%) Postgraduate
7 1 (1.45%) HNC
7 1 (1.45%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.45%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.80%) PMO
1 4 (5.80%) SLA
2 1 (1.45%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.45%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.45%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.80%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.45%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (20.29%) SELinux
2 12 (17.39%) Ansible
3 4 (5.80%) OVSD
4 2 (2.90%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (2.90%) Puppet
5 1 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.45%) SCCM
5 1 (1.45%) SCOM
Vendors
1 20 (28.99%) Microsoft
2 9 (13.04%) HP
2 9 (13.04%) Oracle
3 7 (10.14%) Cisco
4 4 (5.80%) Palo Alto
4 4 (5.80%) SAP
5 3 (4.35%) IBM
6 2 (2.90%) Rackspace
6 2 (2.90%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.90%) VMware
7 1 (1.45%) Axway
7 1 (1.45%) Citrix
7 1 (1.45%) Informatica
7 1 (1.45%) Infovista
7 1 (1.45%) Juniper
7 1 (1.45%) Serena
7 1 (1.45%) Siebel
7 1 (1.45%) Talend
7 1 (1.45%) Workday