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 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 19 13
Rank change year-on-year -1 -6  
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 46 70 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 7.00% 6.92% 8.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 27.06% 24.31% 27.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 35 52
Median daily rate £475 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £363 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £490 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £52.50 £17.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +208.82% +21.42%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.38 £43.25 £33.84
% change year-on-year -11.27% +27.80%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Reading.

Academic & Professional Certification
Reading
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 170 288 334
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 25.88% 28.49% 33.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 145 172
Median daily rate £413 £400 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +12.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £300 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £516
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 14
Median hourly rate £52.50 £55.55 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.49% +65.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £21.33 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -25.20% +73.91%  

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading citing SC Cleared as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 28 March 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 28 March 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 88 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 28 (31.82%) Java
3 26 (29.55%) Linux
4 24 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 23 (26.14%) Python
5 23 (26.14%) JavaScript
6 22 (25.00%) Unix
6 22 (25.00%) Git (software)
7 21 (23.86%) Hadoop
7 21 (23.86%) CentOS
7 21 (23.86%) Bash Shell
7 21 (23.86%) SSH
7 21 (23.86%) Ubuntu
7 21 (23.86%) Debian
7 21 (23.86%) SELinux
8 20 (22.73%) DevOps
8 20 (22.73%) Microsoft
9 19 (21.59%) Prototyping
10 18 (20.45%) TCP/IP
11 17 (19.32%) Oracle
11 17 (19.32%) ICMP
11 17 (19.32%) Ansible
12 16 (18.18%) Linux Command Line
12 16 (18.18%) HTTP
13 14 (15.91%) SQL
14 12 (13.64%) Finance
14 12 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
14 12 (13.64%) Open Source
15 9 (10.23%) MS Project
15 9 (10.23%) SharePoint

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 9 (10.23%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.55%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (3.41%) Skype for Business
4 2 (2.27%) JBoss
5 1 (1.14%) Apache
5 1 (1.14%) Apache Pig
5 1 (1.14%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.14%) Confluence
5 1 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.14%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.14%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (1.14%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.14%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.14%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.14%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (10.23%) MS Project
2 7 (7.95%) MS Excel
3 4 (4.55%) MS Office
3 4 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (5.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.41%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (2.27%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.14%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (1.14%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (1.14%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (1.14%) SAP HCM
4 1 (1.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.55%) Office 365
2 2 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.27%) IBM Cloud
2 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.27%) SoftLayer
3 1 (1.14%) Google Drive
3 1 (1.14%) OneDrive
3 1 (1.14%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 21 (23.86%) SSH
2 18 (20.45%) TCP/IP
3 17 (19.32%) ICMP
4 16 (18.18%) HTTP
5 3 (3.41%) BGP
5 3 (3.41%) Firewall
5 3 (3.41%) WAN
6 2 (2.27%) DSL
6 2 (2.27%) Ethernet
6 2 (2.27%) IPsec
6 2 (2.27%) L2TP
6 2 (2.27%) MPLS
6 2 (2.27%) Network Security
6 2 (2.27%) OSPF
6 2 (2.27%) PPP
6 2 (2.27%) SNMP
6 2 (2.27%) X.21
6 2 (2.27%) xDSL
7 1 (1.14%) Junos
7 1 (1.14%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (23.86%) Hadoop
2 6 (6.82%) Big Data
3 5 (5.68%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.27%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.14%) Apache Accumulo
5 1 (1.14%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.14%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.14%) Neo4j
5 1 (1.14%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.14%) OrientDB
5 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.14%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 22 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 5 (5.68%) Jenkins
3 4 (4.55%) JUnit
3 4 (4.55%) Maven
4 2 (2.27%) Selenium
4 2 (2.27%) SoapUI
4 2 (2.27%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.14%) JIRA
5 1 (1.14%) JMeter
5 1 (1.14%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (1.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (13.64%) Finance
2 6 (6.82%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.41%) Billing
4 1 (1.14%) Advertising
4 1 (1.14%) Electronics
4 1 (1.14%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 36 (40.91%) Developer
2 20 (22.73%) Consultant
3 15 (17.05%) Java Developer
4 12 (13.64%) DevOps Engineer
5 10 (11.36%) Java Engineer
5 10 (11.36%) JavaScript Developer
5 10 (11.36%) Python Developer
6 9 (10.23%) Analyst
6 9 (10.23%) DevOps Consultant
6 9 (10.23%) Java Consultant
6 9 (10.23%) JavaScript Engineer
7 7 (7.95%) Open Source Developer
8 5 (5.68%) Engagement Manager
9 4 (4.55%) Hadoop Consultant
9 4 (4.55%) Hadoop Developer
9 4 (4.55%) Hadoop Engineer
9 4 (4.55%) Java Hadoop Developer
9 4 (4.55%) SC Cleared Java Developer
10 3 (3.41%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 3 (3.41%) Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.55%) .NET
1 4 (4.55%) Hibernate
1 4 (4.55%) Spring
1 4 (4.55%) Web Services
2 3 (3.41%) CGI
3 2 (2.27%) Entity Framework
3 2 (2.27%) SOAP
4 1 (1.14%) Java EE
4 1 (1.14%) Kafka
4 1 (1.14%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (1.14%) Software Packaging
4 1 (1.14%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (1.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (18.18%) Linux Command Line
2 5 (5.68%) PMI
2 5 (5.68%) Private Cloud
3 3 (3.41%) RIA
4 2 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.27%) e-Learning
4 2 (2.27%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (2.27%) Learning Management System
4 2 (2.27%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.14%) Clustering
5 1 (1.14%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (1.14%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.14%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.14%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 26 (29.55%) Linux
2 24 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 22 (25.00%) Unix
4 21 (23.86%) CentOS
4 21 (23.86%) Debian
4 21 (23.86%) Ubuntu
5 3 (3.41%) Windows
6 1 (1.14%) AIX
6 1 (1.14%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.14%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (22.73%) DevOps
2 19 (21.59%) Prototyping
3 12 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (13.64%) Open Source
4 8 (9.09%) ITIL
4 8 (9.09%) Project Management
5 7 (7.95%) ERP
5 7 (7.95%) Unit Testing
6 6 (6.82%) Open Source Development
6 6 (6.82%) Service Delivery
7 5 (5.68%) CMMI
7 5 (5.68%) CRM
7 5 (5.68%) Presales
7 5 (5.68%) PRINCE2
8 4 (4.55%) Data Protection
8 4 (4.55%) Document Management
8 4 (4.55%) Waterfall
9 3 (3.41%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (3.41%) ETL
9 3 (3.41%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (31.82%) Java
2 23 (26.14%) JavaScript
2 23 (26.14%) Python
3 21 (23.86%) Bash Shell
4 14 (15.91%) SQL
5 7 (7.95%) C#
5 7 (7.95%) PL/SQL
6 3 (3.41%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.14%) C
7 1 (1.14%) Scala
Qualifications
1 88 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.95%) DV Cleared
3 5 (5.68%) PMI Certification
4 4 (4.55%) Sun Certification
5 3 (3.41%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.27%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (2.27%) CCNA
6 2 (2.27%) CCNP
6 2 (2.27%) Degree
6 2 (2.27%) PMP
6 2 (2.27%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.68%) PMO
2 3 (3.41%) QA
3 2 (2.27%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.14%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.27%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 21 (23.86%) SELinux
2 17 (19.32%) Ansible
3 2 (2.27%) Puppet
4 1 (1.14%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.14%) OVSD
4 1 (1.14%) SCCM
4 1 (1.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 20 (22.73%) Microsoft
2 17 (19.32%) Oracle
3 7 (7.95%) SAP
4 4 (4.55%) Cisco
5 3 (3.41%) IBM
5 3 (3.41%) Juniper
6 2 (2.27%) Capita
6 2 (2.27%) Citrix
6 2 (2.27%) HP
6 2 (2.27%) Rackspace
6 2 (2.27%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.27%) VMware
7 1 (1.14%) Axway
7 1 (1.14%) Fortinet
7 1 (1.14%) Google
7 1 (1.14%) Hortonworks
7 1 (1.14%) Mitel
7 1 (1.14%) Palo Alto
7 1 (1.14%) Talend
7 1 (1.14%) Workday
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