Period
to 13 December 2018

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 13 December 2018 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 24 35
Rank change year-on-year +5 +11 -16
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 119 83 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 7.54% 6.52% 5.00%
As % of the Qualifications category 29.31% 26.60% 17.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 56 51
Reading median daily rate £475 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +9.09% -6.25%
10th Percentile £308 £228 £325
90th Percentile £575 £700 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Reading median hourly rate £66.50 £12.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +432.00% - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year - -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 406 312 410
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 25.73% 24.51% 28.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 169 196
Reading median daily rate £415 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - -5.88%
10th Percentile £177 £255 £231
90th Percentile £575 £615 £575
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 15
Reading median hourly rate £46.25 £19.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +143.42% -47.22% +16.50%
10th Percentile £30.50 £11.25 £19.63
90th Percentile £71.33 £39.75 £55.65
Berkshire median hourly rate £26.50 £12.25 £16.53
% change year-on-year +116.33% -25.89% -46.50%

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 13 December 2018.

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 13 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SC Cleared in Reading

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, 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.

1 119 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 39 (32.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (19.33%) Windows
4 21 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (16.81%) Oracle
6 19 (15.97%) Java
7 17 (14.29%) Migration
8 16 (13.45%) SQL
8 16 (13.45%) Microsoft
8 16 (13.45%) IaaS
8 16 (13.45%) DevOps
9 15 (12.61%) SQL Server
9 15 (12.61%) Data Protection
10 14 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
10 14 (11.76%) Jenkins
11 13 (10.92%) PaaS
11 13 (10.92%) Git (software)
12 12 (10.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 11 (9.24%) Visual Studio Team System
13 11 (9.24%) C#
13 11 (9.24%) Active Directory
14 10 (8.40%) Firewall
14 10 (8.40%) Finance
14 10 (8.40%) VMware
14 10 (8.40%) SCCM
14 10 (8.40%) Public Cloud
14 10 (8.40%) IT Strategy
15 9 (7.56%) Scrum
16 8 (6.72%) PRINCE2
16 8 (6.72%) Continuous Integration

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 5 (4.20%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.68%) Confluence
2 2 (1.68%) JBoss
2 2 (1.68%) Oracle BPEL
2 2 (1.68%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.68%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.84%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.36%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (2.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.68%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (1.68%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.84%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.84%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.84%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 39 (32.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (13.45%) IaaS
3 14 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (10.92%) PaaS
5 4 (3.36%) Office 365
6 3 (2.52%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.84%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.84%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.84%) Data Lake Analytics
7 1 (0.84%) Datadog
7 1 (0.84%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.84%) SaaS
7 1 (0.84%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.40%) Firewall
2 5 (4.20%) LAN
3 4 (3.36%) Cisco ICM
3 4 (3.36%) SAN
3 4 (3.36%) SIGTRAN
3 4 (3.36%) SS7
4 3 (2.52%) Internet
5 2 (1.68%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (1.68%) Cisco Firepower
5 2 (1.68%) Cisco ISE
5 2 (1.68%) NAS
6 1 (0.84%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.84%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (0.84%) IPsec
6 1 (0.84%) NetScreen
6 1 (0.84%) Network Security
6 1 (0.84%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.61%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.36%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (3.36%) SQL Server 2016
2 4 (3.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.52%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.52%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.68%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.68%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (1.68%) Big Data
4 2 (1.68%) HDInsight
4 2 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.84%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.84%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Power View
5 1 (0.84%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.84%) Power BI
5 1 (0.84%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 14 (11.76%) Jenkins
2 13 (10.92%) Git (software)
3 11 (9.24%) Visual Studio Team System
4 5 (4.20%) JIRA
4 5 (4.20%) Maven
4 5 (4.20%) SonarQube
5 4 (3.36%) DbUnit
5 4 (3.36%) jMock
5 4 (3.36%) JUnit
5 4 (3.36%) Mockito
6 3 (2.52%) LoadRunner
6 3 (2.52%) Selenium
6 3 (2.52%) SoapUI
7 2 (1.68%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.84%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.84%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.84%) Travis CI
8 1 (0.84%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.84%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (8.40%) Finance
2 4 (3.36%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.68%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (17.65%) Architect
2 16 (13.45%) Developer
3 12 (10.08%) Azure Engineer
4 11 (9.24%) Cloud Engineer
5 10 (8.40%) Analyst
5 10 (8.40%) Consultant
6 8 (6.72%) Infrastructure Architect
7 7 (5.88%) Java Developer
7 7 (5.88%) Technical Architect
7 7 (5.88%) Test Manager
8 6 (5.04%) Azure DevOps
8 6 (5.04%) Support Engineer
8 6 (5.04%) Test Analyst
9 5 (4.20%) .NET Developer
9 5 (4.20%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 5 (4.20%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 5 (4.20%) C# .NET Developer
9 5 (4.20%) DevOps Engineer
9 5 (4.20%) Full Stack Developer
9 5 (4.20%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.88%) Web Services
1 7 (5.88%) XML
2 6 (5.04%) .NET
2 6 (5.04%) ASP.NET
2 6 (5.04%) J2EE
2 6 (5.04%) jQuery
2 6 (5.04%) SOAP
3 5 (4.20%) .NET Framework
3 5 (4.20%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (4.20%) ASP.NET Web API
3 5 (4.20%) Entity Framework
3 5 (4.20%) RESTful
3 5 (4.20%) WCF
4 4 (3.36%) Apache Camel
4 4 (3.36%) PowerMock
4 4 (3.36%) VXML
4 4 (3.36%) XSD
5 3 (2.52%) Spring
5 3 (2.52%) Spring Boot
6 2 (1.68%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.40%) Public Cloud
2 7 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.04%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.36%) User Experience
5 3 (2.52%) Private Cloud
5 3 (2.52%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.68%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.68%) DataPower
6 2 (1.68%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.68%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.68%) NHS
6 2 (1.68%) PKI
6 2 (1.68%) PMI
6 2 (1.68%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.84%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.84%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.84%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.84%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.84%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 23 (19.33%) Windows
2 8 (6.72%) Windows Server
3 4 (3.36%) Unix
4 3 (2.52%) Linux
5 2 (1.68%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.68%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.84%) CentOS
6 1 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.84%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.84%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (14.29%) Migration
3 16 (13.45%) DevOps
4 15 (12.61%) Data Protection
5 12 (10.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 10 (8.40%) IT Strategy
7 9 (7.56%) Scrum
8 8 (6.72%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (6.72%) PRINCE2
9 7 (5.88%) Active Listening
9 7 (5.88%) Change Management
9 7 (5.88%) Integration Testing
9 7 (5.88%) Open Source
9 7 (5.88%) Project Management
9 7 (5.88%) TDD
9 7 (5.88%) Test Automation
10 6 (5.04%) BDD
10 6 (5.04%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (5.04%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (5.04%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 19 (15.97%) Java
2 16 (13.45%) SQL
3 11 (9.24%) C#
4 7 (5.88%) JavaScript
5 5 (4.20%) VB
6 4 (3.36%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.52%) Python
8 2 (1.68%) Groovy
8 2 (1.68%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.84%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.84%) R
9 1 (0.84%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.84%) VBA
Qualifications
1 119 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.20%) DV Cleared
2 5 (4.20%) ISTQB
3 4 (3.36%) ISEB
3 4 (3.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (2.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (1.68%) AWS Certification
5 2 (1.68%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.68%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.68%) PMP
6 1 (0.84%) APMP
6 1 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.84%) Degree
6 1 (0.84%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.84%) MBA
6 1 (0.84%) MCSE
6 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.68%) Government Security Classifications
1 2 (1.68%) QA
1 2 (1.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (1.68%) SLA
2 1 (0.84%) GDPR
2 1 (0.84%) PMO
System Software
1 11 (9.24%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.52%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.68%) Docker
5 1 (0.84%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.84%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.84%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.84%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (8.40%) SCCM
2 4 (3.36%) Cisco UCCE
2 4 (3.36%) HP ALM
3 2 (1.68%) Ansible
3 2 (1.68%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (1.68%) vRealize
4 1 (0.84%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.84%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.84%) Packer
4 1 (0.84%) Puppet
4 1 (0.84%) Terraform
Vendors
1 20 (16.81%) Oracle
2 16 (13.45%) Microsoft
3 10 (8.40%) VMware
4 7 (5.88%) Cisco
5 6 (5.04%) HP
6 4 (3.36%) CheckPoint
6 4 (3.36%) Juniper
7 3 (2.52%) Ivanti
8 2 (1.68%) IBM
8 2 (1.68%) Workday
9 1 (0.84%) BT
9 1 (0.84%) Citrix
9 1 (0.84%) F5
9 1 (0.84%) McAfee
9 1 (0.84%) MKS
9 1 (0.84%) New Relic
9 1 (0.84%) Palo Alto
9 1 (0.84%) Samsung
9 1 (0.84%) SAP
9 1 (0.84%) Splunk