Period
to 19 March 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 19 March 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
19 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 16 15 23
Rank change year-on-year -1 +8 -3
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 114 107 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 7.67% 8.66% 6.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 30.65% 32.42% 21.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 48 74
Reading median daily rate £475 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -10.53% +7.95%
10th Percentile £328 £348 £258
90th Percentile £575 £680 £625
Berkshire median daily rate £463 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +8.82% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Reading median hourly rate £62.50 £12.50 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +400.00% -76.19% +208.82%
10th Percentile £39.90 £11.25 £51.25
90th Percentile £67.95 £13.75 £53.75
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £12.00 £12.00

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 372 330 406
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 25.02% 26.70% 28.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 163 208
Reading median daily rate £463 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.12% +3.13% -5.88%
10th Percentile £256 £311 £211
90th Percentile £575 £600 £554
Berkshire median daily rate £448 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 17
Reading median hourly rate £45.00 £15.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +200.00% -71.43% +16.67%
10th Percentile £17.00 £11.25 £16.95
90th Percentile £63.75 £24.15 £57.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year +12.00% -19.35% -49.84%

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 19 March 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 19 March 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SC Cleared in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 March 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.

1 114 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 42 (36.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (21.93%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (17.54%) Windows
4 20 (17.54%) Microsoft
4 20 (17.54%) Project Management
5 17 (14.91%) DevOps
6 16 (14.04%) Amazon AWS
6 16 (14.04%) Git (software)
7 15 (13.16%) .NET
7 15 (13.16%) Jenkins
8 14 (12.28%) Public Cloud
8 14 (12.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 14 (12.28%) SQL Server
8 14 (12.28%) Visual Studio Team System
9 13 (11.40%) Firewall
9 13 (11.40%) C#
9 13 (11.40%) IT Strategy
9 13 (11.40%) IaaS
10 12 (10.53%) ASP.NET
10 12 (10.53%) Migration
11 11 (9.65%) SQL
11 11 (9.65%) PaaS
11 11 (9.65%) .NET Framework
12 10 (8.77%) Entity Framework
12 10 (8.77%) Web Services
12 10 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (8.77%) MVC
13 9 (7.89%) ASP.NET Web API
13 9 (7.89%) Enterprise Software

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 (3.51%) SharePoint
1 4 (3.51%) Tomcat
2 3 (2.63%) JBoss
3 1 (0.88%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (6.14%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.51%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (3.51%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 42 (36.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (14.04%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (11.40%) IaaS
4 11 (9.65%) PaaS
5 9 (7.89%) Office 365
5 9 (7.89%) SaaS
6 7 (6.14%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (5.26%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.88%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.88%) Data Lake Analytics
9 1 (0.88%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.88%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 13 (11.40%) Firewall
2 9 (7.89%) DNS
2 9 (7.89%) TCP/IP
2 9 (7.89%) VPN
3 8 (7.02%) Internet
4 7 (6.14%) Reverse Proxy
5 6 (5.26%) NAS
6 5 (4.39%) SAN
7 4 (3.51%) Cisco ICM
7 4 (3.51%) LAN
7 4 (3.51%) SIGTRAN
7 4 (3.51%) SS7
8 2 (1.75%) Network Security
9 1 (0.88%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.88%) Cisco Firepower
9 1 (0.88%) Cisco ISE
9 1 (0.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (0.88%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.28%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.39%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (3.51%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (2.63%) IDMS
4 3 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.63%) Power BI
5 2 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.88%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.88%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.88%) Geospatial Data
6 1 (0.88%) GIS
6 1 (0.88%) HDInsight
6 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 16 (14.04%) Git (software)
2 15 (13.16%) Jenkins
3 14 (12.28%) Visual Studio Team System
4 4 (3.51%) SonarQube
5 3 (2.63%) jMock
5 3 (2.63%) JUnit
5 3 (2.63%) Maven
5 3 (2.63%) Mockito
6 2 (1.75%) DbUnit
6 2 (1.75%) JIRA
7 1 (0.88%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.88%) Grunt
7 1 (0.88%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (0.88%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.88%) Mocha
7 1 (0.88%) Selenium
7 1 (0.88%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.88%) Subversion
7 1 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (7.02%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (17.54%) Developer
2 18 (15.79%) Architect
3 14 (12.28%) Project Manager
4 13 (11.40%) Cloud Engineer
5 10 (8.77%) SC Cleared Project Manager
6 9 (7.89%) .NET Developer
6 9 (7.89%) Azure Engineer
6 9 (7.89%) C# Developer
7 8 (7.02%) C# .NET Developer
8 7 (6.14%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 7 (6.14%) Full Stack Developer
8 7 (6.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (6.14%) SQL Developer
8 7 (6.14%) SQL Server Developer
9 6 (5.26%) Administrator
9 6 (5.26%) Analyst
9 6 (5.26%) Consultant
9 6 (5.26%) Infrastructure Architect
9 6 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (5.26%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (13.16%) .NET
2 12 (10.53%) ASP.NET
3 11 (9.65%) .NET Framework
4 10 (8.77%) Entity Framework
4 10 (8.77%) Web Services
5 9 (7.89%) ASP.NET Web API
5 9 (7.89%) jQuery
6 8 (7.02%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (6.14%) REST
7 7 (6.14%) WCF
8 4 (3.51%) SOAP
8 4 (3.51%) VXML
9 3 (2.63%) Apache Camel
9 3 (2.63%) J2EE
9 3 (2.63%) PowerMock
9 3 (2.63%) RESTful
9 3 (2.63%) Spring
9 3 (2.63%) XML
10 2 (1.75%) .NET Core
10 2 (1.75%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.28%) Public Cloud
2 9 (7.89%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (6.14%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.14%) Replication
4 6 (5.26%) Private Cloud
5 5 (4.39%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.63%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.63%) Microsoft Licensing
6 3 (2.63%) User Experience
7 2 (1.75%) PMI
8 1 (0.88%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.88%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.88%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.88%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.88%) RIA
8 1 (0.88%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 20 (17.54%) Windows
2 6 (5.26%) Windows Server
3 3 (2.63%) VME
4 2 (1.75%) Linux
5 1 (0.88%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.88%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (21.93%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (17.54%) Project Management
3 17 (14.91%) DevOps
4 14 (12.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 13 (11.40%) IT Strategy
6 12 (10.53%) Migration
7 10 (8.77%) MVC
7 10 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (7.89%) Data Protection
9 8 (7.02%) Active Listening
9 8 (7.02%) Test Management
10 7 (6.14%) Change Management
10 7 (6.14%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (6.14%) Non-Functional Testing
10 7 (6.14%) PRINCE2
10 7 (6.14%) Scrum
11 5 (4.39%) BDD
11 5 (4.39%) Business Analysis
11 5 (4.39%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (4.39%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 13 (11.40%) C#
2 11 (9.65%) SQL
3 9 (7.89%) JavaScript
3 9 (7.89%) PowerShell
4 5 (4.39%) Java
5 3 (2.63%) COBOL
6 2 (1.75%) Python
6 2 (1.75%) VB
6 2 (1.75%) VBA
7 1 (0.88%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.88%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (0.88%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.88%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.88%) XAML
Qualifications
1 114 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (6.14%) DV Cleared
3 5 (4.39%) Degree
4 3 (2.63%) PMI Certification
4 3 (2.63%) PMP
5 2 (1.75%) AWS Certification
5 2 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.88%) APMP
6 1 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.88%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.88%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.88%) MBA
6 1 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.26%) QA
2 3 (2.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.75%) COBIT
3 2 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.88%) GDPR
4 1 (0.88%) PMO
4 1 (0.88%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (6.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.63%) Docker
4 1 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (5.26%) SCCM
2 4 (3.51%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (0.88%) Ansible
3 1 (0.88%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.88%) vRealize
Vendors
1 20 (17.54%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.14%) Oracle
3 6 (5.26%) Cisco
4 5 (4.39%) VMware
5 2 (1.75%) CheckPoint
5 2 (1.75%) HP
5 2 (1.75%) Juniper
5 2 (1.75%) Workday
6 1 (0.88%) Blue Coat
6 1 (0.88%) F5
6 1 (0.88%) Forcepoint
6 1 (0.88%) Fortinet
6 1 (0.88%) Google
6 1 (0.88%) Ivanti
6 1 (0.88%) Saba
6 1 (0.88%) Tufin