Period
to 20 February 2020

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 20 February 2020 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
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 30 17 20
Rank change year-on-year -13 +3 +2
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 86 115 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 6.23% 7.65% 7.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 25.60% 30.26% 30.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 77 46
Reading median daily rate £425 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +11.76% -5.56%
10th Percentile £140 £308 £285
90th Percentile £650 £560 £700
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £463 £420
% change year-on-year -2.70% +10.12% +0.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 6 2
Reading median hourly rate £77.50 £62.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.00% +400.00% -76.19%
10th Percentile £50.75 £43.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £82.50 £72.38 £13.75
Berkshire median hourly rate £72.50 £12.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year +504.17% - -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 336 380 310
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 24.35% 25.28% 25.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 170 163
Reading median daily rate £401 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.63% +18.75% -
10th Percentile £185 £230 £273
90th Percentile £550 £575 £600
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £450 £408
% change year-on-year -5.56% +10.43% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 15 7
Reading median hourly rate £70.00 £45.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.56% +200.00% -68.68%
10th Percentile £15.00 £17.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £82.50 £67.35 £24.15
Berkshire median hourly rate £35.00 £16.50 £12.60
% change year-on-year +112.12% +30.95% -26.14%

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 20 February 2020.

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 20 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SC Cleared in Reading

For the 6 months to 20 February 2020, 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 86 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 33 (38.37%) Microsoft
3 32 (37.21%) Windows
4 27 (31.40%) Azure
5 25 (29.07%) Office 365
6 20 (23.26%) SQL
7 17 (19.77%) Microsoft Office
8 15 (17.44%) Oracle
8 15 (17.44%) PowerShell
9 14 (16.28%) SQL Server
9 14 (16.28%) SharePoint
9 14 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (15.12%) Firewall
10 13 (15.12%) DNS
10 13 (15.12%) SCCM
10 13 (15.12%) NAS
10 13 (15.12%) SaaS
10 13 (15.12%) DevOps
10 13 (15.12%) Problem-Solving
11 12 (13.95%) Active Directory
11 12 (13.95%) MS Exchange
12 11 (12.79%) ERP
12 11 (12.79%) Replication
12 11 (12.79%) PaaS
12 11 (12.79%) IaaS
12 11 (12.79%) Oracle Fusion
12 11 (12.79%) Windows Server
13 10 (11.63%) Software Delivery
13 10 (11.63%) Migration
13 10 (11.63%) Disaster Recovery

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 14 (16.28%) SharePoint
2 12 (13.95%) MS Exchange
3 9 (10.47%) Exchange Server 2007
3 9 (10.47%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.16%) CMS
5 1 (1.16%) WebLogic
Applications
1 17 (19.77%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (3.49%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (3.49%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.16%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.16%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 27 (31.40%) Azure
2 25 (29.07%) Office 365
3 13 (15.12%) SaaS
4 11 (12.79%) IaaS
4 11 (12.79%) PaaS
5 6 (6.98%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 4 (4.65%) OneDrive
7 3 (3.49%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (2.33%) GitHub
8 2 (2.33%) iPaaS
8 2 (2.33%) Power Platform
8 2 (2.33%) Serverless
9 1 (1.16%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 13 (15.12%) DNS
1 13 (15.12%) Firewall
1 13 (15.12%) NAS
2 10 (11.63%) Internet
3 9 (10.47%) Reverse Proxy
3 9 (10.47%) SAN
3 9 (10.47%) TCP/IP
3 9 (10.47%) VPN
4 4 (4.65%) DHCP
4 4 (4.65%) Skype
4 4 (4.65%) Unified Communications
5 3 (3.49%) Network Security
6 2 (2.33%) LAN
6 2 (2.33%) WAN
7 1 (1.16%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.16%) MPLS
7 1 (1.16%) SCCP
7 1 (1.16%) Software-Defined Networking
7 1 (1.16%) VoIP
7 1 (1.16%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (16.28%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.30%) Oracle Reports
3 6 (6.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (5.81%) Azure SQL Database
5 4 (4.65%) SQL Server 2016
5 4 (4.65%) SSDT
6 3 (3.49%) Cosmos DB
6 3 (3.49%) EDMS
6 3 (3.49%) Oracle Database
6 3 (3.49%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.33%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (2.33%) Data Lake
7 2 (2.33%) Data Mart
7 2 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.33%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (2.33%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 2 (2.33%) Power BI
8 1 (1.16%) Oracle Smart View
8 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (5.81%) JIRA
2 3 (3.49%) Selenium
2 3 (3.49%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (2.33%) NUnit
4 1 (1.16%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.16%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.16%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 8 (9.30%) Public Sector
2 3 (3.49%) Finance
3 1 (1.16%) Police
3 1 (1.16%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (25.58%) Architect
2 8 (9.30%) Developer
2 8 (9.30%) Solutions Architect
3 7 (8.14%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 6 (6.98%) Support Engineer
5 5 (5.81%) Azure Engineer
5 5 (5.81%) Desktop Support
5 5 (5.81%) IT Engineer
5 5 (5.81%) Project Manager
5 5 (5.81%) Test Leader
5 5 (5.81%) Tester
6 4 (4.65%) Analyst
6 4 (4.65%) Desktop Engineer
6 4 (4.65%) Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (4.65%) IT Manager
6 4 (4.65%) Office 365 Architect
6 4 (4.65%) SC Cleared Project Manager
7 3 (3.49%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (3.49%) Data Integration Specialist
7 3 (3.49%) Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.79%) Oracle Fusion
2 9 (10.47%) .NET
2 9 (10.47%) Web Services
3 5 (5.81%) Middleware
4 4 (4.65%) AngularJS
4 4 (4.65%) Express
4 4 (4.65%) JSON
4 4 (4.65%) Node.js
5 3 (3.49%) XML
6 2 (2.33%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (2.33%) REST
6 2 (2.33%) SOAP
7 1 (1.16%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.79%) Replication
2 7 (8.14%) Management Information System
3 6 (6.98%) Data Structures
3 6 (6.98%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (5.81%) Data Centre
4 5 (5.81%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (4.65%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (4.65%) Virtual Team
6 3 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.49%) CMDB
7 2 (2.33%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Licensing
7 2 (2.33%) Smartphone
7 2 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (1.16%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (1.16%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.16%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (1.16%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 32 (37.21%) Windows
2 11 (12.79%) Windows Server
3 10 (11.63%) Linux
4 7 (8.14%) Windows 10
5 4 (4.65%) Android
5 4 (4.65%) Apple iOS
6 3 (3.49%) Windows 7
6 3 (3.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.33%) Mac OS
7 2 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (15.12%) DevOps
2 13 (15.12%) Problem-Solving
3 11 (12.79%) ERP
4 10 (11.63%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (11.63%) Migration
4 10 (11.63%) Software Delivery
5 9 (10.47%) Continuous Improvement
5 9 (10.47%) Information Security
5 9 (10.47%) ITIL
5 9 (10.47%) Project Management
5 9 (10.47%) SOA
6 8 (9.30%) Computer Science
7 7 (8.14%) Coaching
7 7 (8.14%) Incident Management
7 7 (8.14%) Information Management
7 7 (8.14%) Non-Functional Testing
7 7 (8.14%) Project Delivery
8 6 (6.98%) Re-Platforming
8 6 (6.98%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 20 (23.26%) SQL
2 15 (17.44%) PowerShell
3 8 (9.30%) JavaScript
4 5 (5.81%) C#
5 4 (4.65%) T-SQL
6 3 (3.49%) Korn
7 1 (1.16%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.16%) C
7 1 (1.16%) Python
7 1 (1.16%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 86 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (10.47%) Degree
3 8 (9.30%) DV Cleared
4 4 (4.65%) ISEB
4 4 (4.65%) ISTQB
5 3 (3.49%) HNC
6 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.33%) PMI Certification
6 2 (2.33%) PMP
7 1 (1.16%) BC Cleared
7 1 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.65%) GDPR
2 3 (3.49%) COBIT
2 3 (3.49%) Data Quality
2 3 (3.49%) QA
2 3 (3.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (2.33%) Def Stans
4 1 (1.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.16%) JSP 440
4 1 (1.16%) PMO
System Software
1 12 (13.95%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.65%) Docker
4 1 (1.16%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.16%) VMware NSX
4 1 (1.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (15.12%) SCCM
2 5 (5.81%) Ansible
3 4 (4.65%) AirWatch
3 4 (4.65%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (3.49%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (3.49%) WSUS
5 2 (2.33%) Kubernetes
5 2 (2.33%) Terraform
6 1 (1.16%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (1.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.16%) Oracle EDQ
6 1 (1.16%) Puppet
6 1 (1.16%) Salt
Vendors
1 33 (38.37%) Microsoft
2 15 (17.44%) Oracle
3 9 (10.47%) Citrix
4 6 (6.98%) Workday
5 5 (5.81%) VMware
6 3 (3.49%) BMC
6 3 (3.49%) CheckPoint
6 3 (3.49%) Remedy
6 3 (3.49%) ServiceNow
7 2 (2.33%) 3PAR
7 2 (2.33%) Cisco
7 2 (2.33%) Databricks
7 2 (2.33%) Juniper
7 2 (2.33%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.16%) Fortinet
8 1 (1.16%) Hyperion
8 1 (1.16%) Palo Alto