Period
to 18 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 27 21
Rank change year-on-year +1 -6 -7
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 81 83 130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 6.41% 5.63% 6.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 26.21% 19.71% 23.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 58 93
Reading median daily rate £450 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £228 £350 £331
90th Percentile £650 £541 £570
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £403 £425
% change year-on-year +5.59% -5.29% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Reading median hourly rate £14.25 - £21.55
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £21.55
% change year-on-year -4.00% -42.00% +26.24%

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 309 421 557
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 24.47% 28.56% 28.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 206 279
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +9.32%
10th Percentile £263 £226 £257
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 64
Reading median hourly rate £16.00 £36.00 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.56% +16.50% +81.02%
10th Percentile £11.25 £19.63 £21.55
90th Percentile £39.75 £55.65 £54.64
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £30.90
% change year-on-year - -59.55% +62.63%

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 November 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 18 November 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 81 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (16.05%) Oracle
3 11 (13.58%) HP
4 10 (12.35%) Windows
4 10 (12.35%) Finance
5 9 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 8 (9.88%) SQL
6 8 (9.88%) JSON
6 8 (9.88%) Degree
7 7 (8.64%) DV Cleared
7 7 (8.64%) Unix
7 7 (8.64%) SAP
7 7 (8.64%) TCP/IP
8 6 (7.41%) DNS
8 6 (7.41%) XML
8 6 (7.41%) Linux
8 6 (7.41%) C#
8 6 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (7.41%) Windows 7
8 6 (7.41%) Non-Functional Testing
8 6 (7.41%) Computer Science
8 6 (7.41%) Relational Database
8 6 (7.41%) System Integration Testing
9 5 (6.17%) Ansible
9 5 (6.17%) Mentoring
9 5 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (6.17%) Functional Testing
9 5 (6.17%) Contingency Planning

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 3 (3.70%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (2.47%) IIS
2 2 (2.47%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.23%) SAP EP
3 1 (1.23%) SAP Portal
3 1 (1.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.47%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (4.94%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (3.70%) Primavera
3 1 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (1.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.94%) Office 365
2 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.23%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.23%) IaaS
3 1 (1.23%) PaaS
3 1 (1.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.64%) TCP/IP
2 6 (7.41%) DNS
3 3 (3.70%) Firewall
3 3 (3.70%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (2.47%) Internet
4 2 (2.47%) SAN
5 1 (1.23%) BGP
5 1 (1.23%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.23%) ICMP
5 1 (1.23%) NAS
5 1 (1.23%) Network Security
5 1 (1.23%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (1.23%) VPN
5 1 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.41%) Relational Database
2 5 (6.17%) Oracle Exadata
3 4 (4.94%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.23%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.23%) Power BI
4 1 (1.23%) SAP BW
4 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (6.17%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.47%) JMeter
3 2 (2.47%) Selenium
4 1 (1.23%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.23%) MSBuild
4 1 (1.23%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 10 (12.35%) Finance
2 3 (3.70%) Military
3 2 (2.47%) Retail
4 1 (1.23%) French Language
Job Titles
1 23 (28.40%) Analyst
2 10 (12.35%) Developer
3 8 (9.88%) Administrator
4 7 (8.64%) Business Analyst
4 7 (8.64%) Test Analyst
5 5 (6.17%) Test Leader
5 5 (6.17%) Tester
6 4 (4.94%) Architect
6 4 (4.94%) Deployment Manager
6 4 (4.94%) Integration Analyst
6 4 (4.94%) Integration Test Analyst
6 4 (4.94%) Oracle Analyst
6 4 (4.94%) Oracle Business Analyst
6 4 (4.94%) Test Manager
7 3 (3.70%) Defect Manager
7 3 (3.70%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
7 3 (3.70%) SC Cleared Deployment Engineer
7 3 (3.70%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
7 3 (3.70%) Server Administrator
7 3 (3.70%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.88%) JSON
2 6 (7.41%) XML
3 5 (6.17%) .NET
4 3 (3.70%) ASP.NET
4 3 (3.70%) REST
4 3 (3.70%) SOAP
5 2 (2.47%) RESTful
5 2 (2.47%) WCF
6 1 (1.23%) Ajax
6 1 (1.23%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.23%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (1.23%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (1.23%) CSS
6 1 (1.23%) HTML
6 1 (1.23%) Java EE
6 1 (1.23%) Web Dynpro
6 1 (1.23%) Web Services
6 1 (1.23%) XSD
6 1 (1.23%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.41%) Computer Science
2 5 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.17%) Oracle Exalogic
3 4 (4.94%) Video on Demand
4 2 (2.47%) Cybercrime
4 2 (2.47%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.23%) PKI
5 1 (1.23%) Replication
5 1 (1.23%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.23%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.35%) Windows
2 7 (8.64%) Unix
3 6 (7.41%) Linux
3 6 (7.41%) Windows 7
4 5 (6.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (6.17%) Solaris
5 3 (3.70%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.23%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.23%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (7.41%) Non-Functional Testing
2 6 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (7.41%) System Integration Testing
3 5 (6.17%) Contingency Planning
3 5 (6.17%) ERP
3 5 (6.17%) Functional Testing
3 5 (6.17%) ITIL
3 5 (6.17%) Mentoring
3 5 (6.17%) Test Management
4 4 (4.94%) Programme Management
4 4 (4.94%) Test Automation
5 3 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (3.70%) Data Analysis
5 3 (3.70%) Identity Management
5 3 (3.70%) Integration Testing
5 3 (3.70%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 3 (3.70%) Performance Testing
5 3 (3.70%) Project Management
5 3 (3.70%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.88%) SQL
2 6 (7.41%) C#
3 5 (6.17%) Bash Shell
3 5 (6.17%) Perl
3 5 (6.17%) Python
3 5 (6.17%) Ruby
4 4 (4.94%) Java
4 4 (4.94%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.94%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.47%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.23%) ABAP
6 1 (1.23%) C
6 1 (1.23%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.23%) VBA
Qualifications
1 81 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (9.88%) Degree
3 7 (8.64%) DV Cleared
4 5 (6.17%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (2.47%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.47%) MCP
5 2 (2.47%) MCSE
5 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.23%) CCNP
6 1 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.23%) HNC
6 1 (1.23%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.70%) SLA
2 2 (2.47%) QA
3 1 (1.23%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (6.17%) Xen
2 4 (4.94%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.23%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 5 (6.17%) Ansible
1 5 (6.17%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (6.17%) Puppet
2 3 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.23%) EnCase
3 1 (1.23%) OVSD
3 1 (1.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (16.05%) Oracle
2 11 (13.58%) HP
3 9 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 7 (8.64%) SAP
5 5 (6.17%) Red Hat
5 5 (6.17%) Sun
6 4 (4.94%) BT
6 4 (4.94%) Huawei
7 1 (1.23%) BMC
7 1 (1.23%) Cisco
7 1 (1.23%) Infovista
7 1 (1.23%) McAfee
7 1 (1.23%) Palo Alto
7 1 (1.23%) Remedy
7 1 (1.23%) Serena
7 1 (1.23%) Splunk