Period
to 23 October 2018

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 6 months to 23 October 2018 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
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 24 19
Rank change year-on-year -3 -5 +4
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 87 71 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 5.99% 5.65% 6.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 25.97% 22.83% 22.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 55 72
Reading median daily rate £438 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +9.09% +3.13%
10th Percentile £300 £181 £350
90th Percentile £600 £650 £549
Berkshire median daily rate £431 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +1.47% +3.03% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 0
Reading median hourly rate £57.50 £16.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +259.38% - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year - -4.00% -42.00%

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 contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Reading
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 335 311 449
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 23.07% 24.76% 29.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 155 236
Reading median daily rate £401 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.49% +3.75% -4.08%
10th Percentile £160 £246 £228
90th Percentile £575 £608 £566
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 16 14
Reading median hourly rate £35.50 £22.38 £31.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.66% -29.86% +3.24%
10th Percentile £17.30 £13.88 £21.27
90th Percentile £63.63 £46.75 £51.94
Berkshire median hourly rate £22.00 £13.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year +62.96% +8.00% -59.55%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing SC Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

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 6 months to 23 October 2018.

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

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Reading over the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SC Cleared in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SC 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 Reading region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 87 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 21 (24.14%) Java
3 20 (22.99%) Oracle
4 19 (21.84%) Windows
5 18 (20.69%) Microsoft Azure
6 15 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (13.79%) Migration
7 12 (13.79%) SQL
8 11 (12.64%) Data Protection
9 10 (11.49%) Microsoft
9 10 (11.49%) IaaS
10 9 (10.34%) XML
11 8 (9.20%) SQL Server
11 8 (9.20%) Active Directory
11 8 (9.20%) HP
11 8 (9.20%) Web Services
11 8 (9.20%) Firewall
11 8 (9.20%) Test Automation
11 8 (9.20%) DevOps
12 7 (8.05%) Open Source
12 7 (8.05%) PaaS
12 7 (8.05%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (8.05%) SCCM
12 7 (8.05%) TDD
12 7 (8.05%) VMware
12 7 (8.05%) SOAP
12 7 (8.05%) C#
13 6 (6.90%) VB
13 6 (6.90%) J2EE
13 6 (6.90%) Scrum

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 4 (4.60%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.45%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.30%) JBoss
3 2 (2.30%) Oracle BPEL
3 2 (2.30%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.15%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.15%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.30%) Oracle BPM
1 2 (2.30%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (2.30%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.15%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.15%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 18 (20.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (11.49%) IaaS
3 7 (8.05%) PaaS
4 4 (4.60%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (2.30%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.30%) Office 365
6 1 (1.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.15%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.15%) Azure Machine Learning
6 1 (1.15%) Datadog
6 1 (1.15%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.20%) Firewall
2 4 (4.60%) SAN
3 3 (3.45%) Internet
3 3 (3.45%) LAN
4 2 (2.30%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (2.30%) Cisco Firepower
4 2 (2.30%) Cisco ISE
4 2 (2.30%) NAS
4 2 (2.30%) Network Security
5 1 (1.15%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (1.15%) DNS
5 1 (1.15%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (1.15%) IPsec
5 1 (1.15%) NetScreen
5 1 (1.15%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.15%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.20%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.60%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.45%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.30%) Big Data
4 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.15%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.15%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.15%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.15%) HDInsight
5 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Power View
5 1 (1.15%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.15%) Power BI
5 1 (1.15%) PowerPivot
5 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (6.90%) Git (software)
1 6 (6.90%) Jenkins
2 5 (5.75%) Maven
3 4 (4.60%) DbUnit
3 4 (4.60%) jMock
3 4 (4.60%) JUnit
3 4 (4.60%) Mockito
3 4 (4.60%) SoapUI
3 4 (4.60%) SonarQube
4 3 (3.45%) JIRA
4 3 (3.45%) Selenium
4 3 (3.45%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (2.30%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.30%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.15%) JMeter
6 1 (1.15%) Travis CI
6 1 (1.15%) Vagrant
6 1 (1.15%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (5.75%) Finance
2 4 (4.60%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.45%) Retail
4 1 (1.15%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (16.09%) Architect
2 13 (14.94%) Developer
3 11 (12.64%) Analyst
3 11 (12.64%) Consultant
4 8 (9.20%) Java Developer
5 7 (8.05%) Azure Engineer
5 7 (8.05%) Test Analyst
6 5 (5.75%) Infrastructure Architect
6 5 (5.75%) Technical Architect
7 4 (4.60%) Azure DevOps
7 4 (4.60%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 4 (4.60%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (4.60%) Integration Analyst
7 4 (4.60%) Integration Test Analyst
8 3 (3.45%) Azure Consultant
8 3 (3.45%) Integration Developer
8 3 (3.45%) Migration Architect
8 3 (3.45%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
8 3 (3.45%) Support Engineer
8 3 (3.45%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.34%) XML
2 8 (9.20%) Web Services
3 7 (8.05%) SOAP
4 6 (6.90%) J2EE
5 5 (5.75%) RESTful
5 5 (5.75%) XSD
6 4 (4.60%) Apache Camel
6 4 (4.60%) PowerMock
7 3 (3.45%) Hibernate
7 3 (3.45%) IBM Integration Bus
7 3 (3.45%) Spring
7 3 (3.45%) Spring Boot
7 3 (3.45%) XSLT
8 2 (2.30%) AngularJS
8 2 (2.30%) CSS
8 2 (2.30%) Grails
8 2 (2.30%) HTML
8 2 (2.30%) Java EE
8 2 (2.30%) jQuery
8 2 (2.30%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.60%) Smart Meter
2 3 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.45%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.45%) DataPower
2 3 (3.45%) User Experience
3 2 (2.30%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.30%) NHS
3 2 (2.30%) PKI
3 2 (2.30%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.15%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.15%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.15%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.15%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.15%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.15%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.15%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 19 (21.84%) Windows
2 6 (6.90%) Windows Server
3 5 (5.75%) Unix
4 3 (3.45%) Windows 10
4 3 (3.45%) Windows 7
4 3 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.30%) Linux
5 2 (2.30%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.15%) CentOS
6 1 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.15%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (13.79%) Migration
3 11 (12.64%) Data Protection
4 8 (9.20%) DevOps
4 8 (9.20%) Test Automation
5 7 (8.05%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (8.05%) Open Source
5 7 (8.05%) TDD
6 6 (6.90%) BDD
6 6 (6.90%) Scrum
6 6 (6.90%) Test Scripting
7 5 (5.75%) E-Commerce
7 5 (5.75%) Integration Testing
7 5 (5.75%) PRINCE2
8 4 (4.60%) Data Management
8 4 (4.60%) Data Modelling
8 4 (4.60%) ERP
8 4 (4.60%) Kanban
8 4 (4.60%) OO
8 4 (4.60%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (24.14%) Java
2 12 (13.79%) SQL
3 7 (8.05%) C#
4 6 (6.90%) PowerShell
4 6 (6.90%) VB
5 4 (4.60%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.30%) Groovy
6 2 (2.30%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.30%) Python
7 1 (1.15%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.15%) R
7 1 (1.15%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 87 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.90%) DV Cleared
3 4 (4.60%) ISEB
3 4 (4.60%) ISTQB
3 4 (4.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (3.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (2.30%) MCSE
5 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.15%) Degree
6 1 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.30%) Government Security Classifications
1 2 (2.30%) SLA
2 1 (1.15%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.15%) GDPR
2 1 (1.15%) PMO
2 1 (1.15%) QA
2 1 (1.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (9.20%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (2.30%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.30%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.15%) Docker
5 1 (1.15%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (1.15%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.15%) VirtualBox
5 1 (1.15%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (8.05%) SCCM
2 6 (6.90%) HP ALM
3 2 (2.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (2.30%) SCOM
3 2 (2.30%) vRealize
4 1 (1.15%) Ansible
4 1 (1.15%) Data Guard
4 1 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.15%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.15%) Packer
4 1 (1.15%) Puppet
4 1 (1.15%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.15%) Terraform
Vendors
1 20 (22.99%) Oracle
2 10 (11.49%) Microsoft
3 8 (9.20%) HP
4 7 (8.05%) VMware
5 4 (4.60%) CheckPoint
5 4 (4.60%) Ivanti
5 4 (4.60%) Juniper
6 3 (3.45%) Cisco
6 3 (3.45%) IBM
7 2 (2.30%) SAP
8 1 (1.15%) Blue Coat
8 1 (1.15%) BT
8 1 (1.15%) Citrix
8 1 (1.15%) Forcepoint
8 1 (1.15%) Fortinet
8 1 (1.15%) Google
8 1 (1.15%) Huawei
8 1 (1.15%) McAfee
8 1 (1.15%) MKS
8 1 (1.15%) Tufin