Period
to 18 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for Security Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 18 August 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 Clearance
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 11 10 10
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 -6
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 144 156 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 10.43% 10.55% 9.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 42.99% 44.44% 35.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 89 78
Reading median daily rate £450 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -2.78% +2.27%
10th Percentile £338 £300 £258
90th Percentile £584 £600 £627
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £434 £425
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.06% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 5 13
Reading median hourly rate £75.00 £28.00 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +167.86% -5.88% +39.47%
10th Percentile £52.25 £26.50 £15.00
90th Percentile £85.15 £51.55 £57.13
Berkshire median hourly rate £48.00 £28.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year +71.43% +133.33% -4.00%

Security 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 335 351 322
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 24.26% 23.75% 25.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 187 155
Reading median daily rate £450 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £222 £226
90th Percentile £581 £588 £600
Berkshire median daily rate £435 £409 £425
% change year-on-year +6.42% -3.82% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 8 22
Reading median hourly rate £72.50 £28.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +158.93% +33.33% -10.64%
10th Percentile £23.50 £17.30 £15.00
90th Percentile £84.50 £61.50 £55.46
Berkshire median hourly rate £45.00 £27.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year +66.67% +100.00% +8.00%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing Security Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in Reading

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Security Cleared in Reading.

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Cleared in Reading

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Reading over the 6 months to 18 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in Reading

Security Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in Reading

Security Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Reading over the 6 months to 18 August 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Security Cleared in Reading

For the 6 months to 18 August 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Security 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 Security Cleared.

1 103 (71.53%) SC Cleared
2 50 (34.72%) Microsoft
3 43 (29.86%) Microsoft Azure
4 41 (28.47%) Windows
5 31 (21.53%) DV Cleared
6 29 (20.14%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (18.06%) Migration
8 21 (14.58%) User Acceptance Testing
8 21 (14.58%) PowerShell
9 20 (13.89%) Windows 10
9 20 (13.89%) Degree
10 19 (13.19%) QA
10 19 (13.19%) Oracle
11 18 (12.50%) Data Centre
11 18 (12.50%) Windows 7
11 18 (12.50%) IaaS
12 17 (11.81%) SaaS
12 17 (11.81%) VMware Infrastructure
12 17 (11.81%) Application Packaging
12 17 (11.81%) VMware
13 16 (11.11%) Information Management
13 16 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
13 16 (11.11%) SharePoint
14 15 (10.42%) SQL Server
14 15 (10.42%) Office 365
14 15 (10.42%) DevOps
15 14 (9.72%) PaaS
15 14 (9.72%) Waterfall
15 14 (9.72%) Strategic Roadmap
15 14 (9.72%) Architecture Roadmap

Security 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 16 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.47%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.08%) JBoss
3 3 (2.08%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.69%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.69%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.69%) Hyperledger
4 1 (0.69%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 14 (9.72%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (2.08%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (6.25%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.78%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (2.08%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (1.39%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (1.39%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle iSupplier
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 43 (29.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (12.50%) IaaS
3 17 (11.81%) SaaS
4 15 (10.42%) Office 365
5 14 (9.72%) PaaS
6 7 (4.86%) Power Platform
7 6 (4.17%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 5 (3.47%) Serverless
9 4 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
9 4 (2.78%) iPaaS
10 3 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (2.08%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (1.39%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 13 (9.03%) Firewall
2 12 (8.33%) TCP/IP
3 8 (5.56%) Internet
3 8 (5.56%) VPN
4 7 (4.86%) DNS
4 7 (4.86%) Reverse Proxy
5 5 (3.47%) NAS
5 5 (3.47%) SAN
5 5 (3.47%) WAN
6 4 (2.78%) Intranet
6 4 (2.78%) LAN
6 4 (2.78%) Skype
7 3 (2.08%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (2.08%) Network Security
7 3 (2.08%) SMTP
8 2 (1.39%) 4G
8 2 (1.39%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (1.39%) Diameter Protocol
8 2 (1.39%) SNMP
8 2 (1.39%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.42%) SQL Server
2 13 (9.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (4.17%) Power BI
4 5 (3.47%) Cosmos DB
4 5 (3.47%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (2.78%) Azure SQL Database
5 4 (2.78%) Data Lake
5 4 (2.78%) Data Mart
5 4 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.78%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (2.08%) SSDT
7 2 (1.39%) GIS
7 2 (1.39%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.39%) OLAP
7 2 (1.39%) Oracle OLAP
7 2 (1.39%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (9.03%) InstallShield
1 13 (9.03%) MSI
2 8 (5.56%) Git (software)
3 5 (3.47%) AdminStudio
3 5 (3.47%) Jenkins
4 4 (2.78%) jMock
4 4 (2.78%) JUnit
4 4 (2.78%) Maven
4 4 (2.78%) Mockito
4 4 (2.78%) SonarQube
5 3 (2.08%) DbUnit
5 3 (2.08%) Visual Studio
5 3 (2.08%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (1.39%) SpecFlow
6 2 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.69%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.69%) Grunt
7 1 (0.69%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (0.69%) Mocha
7 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 11 (7.64%) Finance
2 9 (6.25%) Public Sector
3 6 (4.17%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.08%) Legal
4 3 (2.08%) Local Government
5 1 (0.69%) Billing
5 1 (0.69%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.69%) Police
Job Titles
1 29 (20.14%) Architect
2 24 (16.67%) Developer
3 12 (8.33%) Test Manager
4 9 (6.25%) Applications Packager
5 8 (5.56%) .NET Developer
5 8 (5.56%) Consultant
5 8 (5.56%) Project Manager
6 7 (4.86%) Analyst
6 7 (4.86%) Applications Specialist
7 6 (4.17%) DV Cleared Application Packager
7 6 (4.17%) SC Cleared Project Manager
8 5 (3.47%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (3.47%) C# Developer
8 5 (3.47%) Integration Architect
8 5 (3.47%) Integration Developer
8 5 (3.47%) Java Developer
9 4 (2.78%) Infrastructure Architect
9 4 (2.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (2.78%) SQL Developer
9 4 (2.78%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (9.72%) Web Services
2 13 (9.03%) .NET
3 12 (8.33%) REST
4 10 (6.94%) SOAP
5 8 (5.56%) XML
6 6 (4.17%) .NET Framework
6 6 (4.17%) Spring
7 5 (3.47%) RESTful
8 4 (2.78%) Apache Camel
8 4 (2.78%) ASP.NET
8 4 (2.78%) Entity Framework
8 4 (2.78%) J2EE
8 4 (2.78%) jQuery
8 4 (2.78%) PowerMock
9 3 (2.08%) CSS
9 3 (2.08%) HTML
9 3 (2.08%) HTML5
9 3 (2.08%) JDBC
9 3 (2.08%) ODBC
9 3 (2.08%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 13 (9.03%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.86%) Hybrid Cloud
3 7 (4.86%) Replication
4 6 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.78%) CMDB
6 3 (2.08%) Data Structures
6 3 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.39%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.39%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.69%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.69%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.69%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Licensing
8 1 (0.69%) NHS
8 1 (0.69%) PMI
8 1 (0.69%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.69%) Taxonomies
8 1 (0.69%) User Experience
8 1 (0.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 41 (28.47%) Windows
2 20 (13.89%) Windows 10
3 18 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 8 (5.56%) Windows Server
5 7 (4.86%) Linux
5 7 (4.86%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (20.14%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (18.06%) Migration
3 21 (14.58%) User Acceptance Testing
4 17 (11.81%) Application Packaging
5 16 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
5 16 (11.11%) Information Management
6 15 (10.42%) DevOps
7 14 (9.72%) Architecture Roadmap
7 14 (9.72%) Computer Science
7 14 (9.72%) ITIL
7 14 (9.72%) Project Management
7 14 (9.72%) Strategic Roadmap
7 14 (9.72%) Waterfall
8 12 (8.33%) Customer Requirements
9 11 (7.64%) Conceptual Models
9 11 (7.64%) Test Management
10 10 (6.94%) Non-Functional Testing
10 10 (6.94%) Problem-Solving
10 10 (6.94%) Technical Architecture
11 9 (6.25%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 21 (14.58%) PowerShell
2 14 (9.72%) SQL
3 13 (9.03%) C#
4 8 (5.56%) Java
5 5 (3.47%) JavaScript
5 5 (3.47%) Python
5 5 (3.47%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.08%) VB
7 2 (1.39%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.39%) Korn
7 2 (1.39%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.39%) Scala
8 1 (0.69%) C
8 1 (0.69%) C++
8 1 (0.69%) Perl
8 1 (0.69%) VBA
8 1 (0.69%) XAML
Qualifications
1 103 (71.53%) SC Cleared
2 31 (21.53%) DV Cleared
3 20 (13.89%) Degree
4 8 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (4.86%) ISTQB
5 7 (4.86%) MCSE
6 4 (2.78%) CCNA
6 4 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (2.08%) ISEB
8 2 (1.39%) PMP
9 1 (0.69%) CCNP
9 1 (0.69%) CREST Certified
9 1 (0.69%) HNC
9 1 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.69%) OSCP
9 1 (0.69%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.69%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (13.19%) QA
2 11 (7.64%) COBIT
3 7 (4.86%) SLA
4 6 (4.17%) Data Quality
5 3 (2.08%) PMO
6 2 (1.39%) GDPR
7 1 (0.69%) Dublin Core
7 1 (0.69%) NCSC
7 1 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (11.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (9.03%) Microsoft App-V
3 12 (8.33%) Hyper-V
4 11 (7.64%) Active Directory
5 9 (6.25%) vSphere
6 7 (4.86%) XenApp
7 5 (3.47%) VMware Workstation
8 4 (2.78%) Docker
9 2 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (9.03%) SCCM
2 4 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (2.08%) Ansible
3 3 (2.08%) Terraform
4 2 (1.39%) FortiGate
4 2 (1.39%) HP ALM
4 2 (1.39%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (1.39%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.69%) QRadar
Vendors
1 50 (34.72%) Microsoft
2 19 (13.19%) Oracle
3 17 (11.81%) VMware
4 8 (5.56%) Cisco
5 7 (4.86%) HP
5 7 (4.86%) Novell
6 6 (4.17%) Citrix
6 6 (4.17%) Ivanti
6 6 (4.17%) Workday
7 4 (2.78%) Databricks
7 4 (2.78%) Remedy
8 3 (2.08%) BMC
8 3 (2.08%) Fortinet
8 3 (2.08%) Juniper
8 3 (2.08%) McAfee
8 3 (2.08%) Palo Alto
9 2 (1.39%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.39%) Google
9 2 (1.39%) Tableau
9 2 (1.39%) Veeam