Period
to 18 August 2019

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 18 August 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 Check (SC) Clearance
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 17 14 30
Rank change year-on-year -3 +16 -14
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 103 125 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 7.46% 8.46% 5.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 30.75% 35.61% 20.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 70 61
Reading median daily rate £450 £428 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +2.56%
10th Percentile £381 £311 £258
90th Percentile £575 £578 £625
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 2 5
Reading median hourly rate £72.50 £28.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +158.93% +75.00% -
10th Percentile £45.88 £26.50 £15.00
90th Percentile £83.75 £29.50 £21.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £47.85 £13.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year +254.41% +12.50% -4.00%

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 335 351 322
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 24.26% 23.75% 25.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 187 155
Reading median daily rate £450 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £222 £226
90th Percentile £581 £588 £600
Berkshire median daily rate £435 £409 £425
% change year-on-year +6.42% -3.82% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 8 22
Reading median hourly rate £72.50 £28.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +158.93% +33.33% -10.64%
10th Percentile £23.50 £17.30 £15.00
90th Percentile £84.50 £61.50 £55.46
Berkshire median hourly rate £45.00 £27.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year +66.67% +100.00% +8.00%

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 18 August 2019.

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 18 August 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SC Cleared in Reading

For the 6 months to 18 August 2019, 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.

1 103 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 29 (28.16%) Microsoft
2 29 (28.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (21.36%) Windows
4 18 (17.48%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (14.56%) Degree
5 15 (14.56%) IaaS
5 15 (14.56%) DevOps
6 14 (13.59%) SaaS
6 14 (13.59%) Migration
6 14 (13.59%) SQL
6 14 (13.59%) Oracle
7 13 (12.62%) SQL Server
7 13 (12.62%) User Acceptance Testing
8 12 (11.65%) PowerShell
8 12 (11.65%) DV Cleared
8 12 (11.65%) SharePoint
8 12 (11.65%) PaaS
9 11 (10.68%) REST
9 11 (10.68%) Data Centre
9 11 (10.68%) Web Services
9 11 (10.68%) Information Management
10 10 (9.71%) VMware
10 10 (9.71%) VMware Infrastructure
10 10 (9.71%) Microsoft Office
10 10 (9.71%) .NET
10 10 (9.71%) C#
10 10 (9.71%) Management Information System
10 10 (9.71%) Project Management
10 10 (9.71%) Windows 10

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 12 (11.65%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.88%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.91%) JBoss
3 3 (2.91%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.97%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.97%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.97%) Hyperledger
4 1 (0.97%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 10 (9.71%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (2.91%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.97%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (5.83%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (3.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (3.88%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.94%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (1.94%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.97%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.97%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.97%) Oracle iSupplier
4 1 (0.97%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.97%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 29 (28.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (14.56%) IaaS
3 14 (13.59%) SaaS
4 12 (11.65%) PaaS
5 10 (9.71%) Office 365
6 5 (4.85%) Power Platform
6 5 (4.85%) Serverless
7 4 (3.88%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (3.88%) iPaaS
8 3 (2.91%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (2.91%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 3 (2.91%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (1.94%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.77%) TCP/IP
2 7 (6.80%) Firewall
3 6 (5.83%) Internet
4 5 (4.85%) VPN
5 4 (3.88%) DNS
5 4 (3.88%) Intranet
5 4 (3.88%) Reverse Proxy
5 4 (3.88%) Skype
6 3 (2.91%) NAS
6 3 (2.91%) SAN
6 3 (2.91%) WAN
7 2 (1.94%) 3G
7 2 (1.94%) 4G
7 2 (1.94%) Diameter Protocol
7 2 (1.94%) GSM
7 2 (1.94%) LAN
7 2 (1.94%) SS7
7 2 (1.94%) VoIP
8 1 (0.97%) Cisco ISE
8 1 (0.97%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.62%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (4.85%) Cosmos DB
4 4 (3.88%) Azure SQL Database
4 4 (3.88%) Data Lake
4 4 (3.88%) Data Mart
4 4 (3.88%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (3.88%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (3.88%) Power BI
5 3 (2.91%) SSDT
6 2 (1.94%) GIS
6 2 (1.94%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.94%) OLAP
6 2 (1.94%) Oracle OLAP
6 2 (1.94%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.97%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.97%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.97%) Geospatial Data
7 1 (0.97%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 7 (6.80%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.88%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.91%) jMock
3 3 (2.91%) JUnit
3 3 (2.91%) Maven
3 3 (2.91%) Mockito
3 3 (2.91%) SonarQube
3 3 (2.91%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.91%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (1.94%) DbUnit
4 2 (1.94%) SpecFlow
4 2 (1.94%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.97%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.97%) Grunt
5 1 (0.97%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (0.97%) Mocha
5 1 (0.97%) MSTest
5 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.97%) tSQLt
5 1 (0.97%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 8 (7.77%) Public Sector
2 7 (6.80%) Finance
3 5 (4.85%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.91%) Legal
5 1 (0.97%) Billing
5 1 (0.97%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.97%) Local Government
5 1 (0.97%) Police
Job Titles
1 20 (19.42%) Architect
2 19 (18.45%) Developer
3 10 (9.71%) Test Manager
4 8 (7.77%) Consultant
4 8 (7.77%) Project Manager
5 7 (6.80%) Analyst
6 6 (5.83%) SC Cleared Project Manager
7 5 (4.85%) .NET Developer
7 5 (4.85%) Integration Architect
8 4 (3.88%) Applications Packager
8 4 (3.88%) Azure DevOps
8 4 (3.88%) Azure Engineer
8 4 (3.88%) Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (3.88%) Java Developer
8 4 (3.88%) Remedy Consultant
8 4 (3.88%) SQL Developer
8 4 (3.88%) SQL Server Developer
9 3 (2.91%) Hyper-V Specialist
9 3 (2.91%) T-SQL Developer
9 3 (2.91%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.68%) REST
1 11 (10.68%) Web Services
2 10 (9.71%) .NET
3 9 (8.74%) SOAP
4 6 (5.83%) .NET Framework
5 5 (4.85%) Spring
5 5 (4.85%) XML
6 4 (3.88%) ASP.NET
6 4 (3.88%) Entity Framework
6 4 (3.88%) jQuery
6 4 (3.88%) RESTful
7 3 (2.91%) Apache Camel
7 3 (2.91%) CSS
7 3 (2.91%) HTML
7 3 (2.91%) HTML5
7 3 (2.91%) J2EE
7 3 (2.91%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (2.91%) PowerMock
8 2 (1.94%) ADO.NET
8 2 (1.94%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.68%) Data Centre
2 10 (9.71%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.83%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.88%) CMDB
4 4 (3.88%) Replication
5 3 (2.91%) Data Structures
5 3 (2.91%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.94%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.94%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.97%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Licensing
7 1 (0.97%) PMI
7 1 (0.97%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.97%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.97%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.97%) User Experience
7 1 (0.97%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 22 (21.36%) Windows
2 10 (9.71%) Windows 10
3 7 (6.80%) Windows Server
4 5 (4.85%) Linux
5 4 (3.88%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (17.48%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (14.56%) DevOps
3 14 (13.59%) Migration
4 13 (12.62%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (10.68%) Information Management
6 10 (9.71%) Project Management
7 9 (8.74%) Architecture Roadmap
7 9 (8.74%) Computer Science
7 9 (8.74%) Enterprise Architecture
7 9 (8.74%) Strategic Roadmap
7 9 (8.74%) Test Management
7 9 (8.74%) Waterfall
8 8 (7.77%) Data Protection
8 8 (7.77%) Non-Functional Testing
9 7 (6.80%) ITIL
9 7 (6.80%) Technical Architecture
10 6 (5.83%) CAD
10 6 (5.83%) Data Integration
10 6 (5.83%) Data Modelling
10 6 (5.83%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 14 (13.59%) SQL
2 12 (11.65%) PowerShell
3 10 (9.71%) C#
4 7 (6.80%) Java
5 5 (4.85%) JavaScript
5 5 (4.85%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.91%) Python
6 3 (2.91%) VB
7 2 (1.94%) Korn
7 2 (1.94%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.94%) Scala
8 1 (0.97%) C
8 1 (0.97%) C++
8 1 (0.97%) Perl
8 1 (0.97%) VBA
8 1 (0.97%) XAML
Qualifications
1 103 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 15 (14.56%) Degree
3 12 (11.65%) DV Cleared
4 5 (4.85%) ISTQB
5 3 (2.91%) CCNA
5 3 (2.91%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.91%) ISEB
6 2 (1.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.94%) PMP
7 1 (0.97%) CCNP
7 1 (0.97%) CREST Certified
7 1 (0.97%) HNC
7 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.97%) OSCP
7 1 (0.97%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.97%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.83%) COBIT
1 6 (5.83%) Data Quality
1 6 (5.83%) QA
2 2 (1.94%) GDPR
2 2 (1.94%) PMO
3 1 (0.97%) Dublin Core
3 1 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (9.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (4.85%) Hyper-V
3 4 (3.88%) Docker
3 4 (3.88%) vSphere
4 3 (2.91%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.94%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.97%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 4 (3.88%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.91%) Ansible
2 3 (2.91%) Terraform
3 2 (1.94%) HP ALM
3 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (1.94%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.97%) QRadar
4 1 (0.97%) SCCM
Vendors
1 29 (28.16%) Microsoft
2 14 (13.59%) Oracle
3 10 (9.71%) VMware
4 7 (6.80%) HP
5 5 (4.85%) Cisco
6 4 (3.88%) Databricks
6 4 (3.88%) Remedy
7 3 (2.91%) BMC
7 3 (2.91%) Workday
8 2 (1.94%) McAfee
8 2 (1.94%) Veeam
9 1 (0.97%) Autodesk
9 1 (0.97%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.97%) Fortinet
9 1 (0.97%) Google
9 1 (0.97%) Infor
9 1 (0.97%) Ivanti
9 1 (0.97%) Nokia
9 1 (0.97%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.97%) Saba