Period
to 22 April 2018

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 22 April 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 Clearance
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 7 7
Rank change year-on-year +3 0 -3
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 168 153 217
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 12.98% 11.10% 11.04%
As % of the Qualifications category 48.70% 40.16% 38.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 103 128
Reading median daily rate £440 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.22% +4.65% +19.44%
10th Percentile £313 £263 £317
90th Percentile £642 £570 £525
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 20
Reading median hourly rate £20.25 £55.00 £55.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -63.18% -1.08% +158.00%
10th Percentile £12.78 £30.91 £21.33
90th Percentile £27.93 £57.50 £63.00
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £12.00 £21.33
% change year-on-year - -43.74% -1.02%

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 345 381 564
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 26.66% 27.65% 28.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 197 316
Reading median daily rate £425 £413 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -2.37% +5.63%
10th Percentile £270 £210 £255
90th Percentile £600 £543 £513
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 19 28
Reading median hourly rate £19.38 £30.91 £55.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.30% -44.36% +157.77%
10th Percentile £13.13 £15.00 £19.88
90th Percentile £51.63 £57.50 £63.00
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £14.25 £21.33
% change year-on-year -5.26% -33.19% +1.57%

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

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Reading over the 6 months to 22 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in Reading

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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

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Reading over the 6 months to 22 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Security Cleared in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 April 2018, 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.

1 135 (80.36%) SC Cleared
2 43 (25.60%) Microsoft
3 32 (19.05%) Oracle
4 29 (17.26%) Windows
5 28 (16.67%) SQL
6 24 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (14.29%) DV Cleared
7 22 (13.10%) Active Directory
7 22 (13.10%) HP
8 21 (12.50%) SQL Server
9 20 (11.90%) XML
9 20 (11.90%) Migration
9 20 (11.90%) Microsoft Azure
10 19 (11.31%) Office 365
11 18 (10.71%) Degree
12 16 (9.52%) Validation
12 16 (9.52%) JavaScript
12 16 (9.52%) VMware
12 16 (9.52%) HP ALM
13 15 (8.93%) Java
13 15 (8.93%) ERP
14 14 (8.33%) PowerShell
15 13 (7.74%) Unix
15 13 (7.74%) Project Management
15 13 (7.74%) Test Scripting
16 12 (7.14%) Business Analysis
16 12 (7.14%) .NET
16 12 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
16 12 (7.14%) Test Automation
16 12 (7.14%) Big Data

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 7 (4.17%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.38%) Apache Spark
2 4 (2.38%) IIS
3 3 (1.79%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.19%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.60%) Alfresco
5 1 (0.60%) Apache
5 1 (0.60%) CMS
5 1 (0.60%) Joomla!
5 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 4 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.19%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.98%) Oracle ERP
2 4 (2.38%) Oracle Cash Management
3 3 (1.79%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (1.79%) Primavera
4 1 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 20 (11.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (11.31%) Office 365
3 2 (1.19%) Azure Data Factory
3 2 (1.19%) Serverless
4 1 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.17%) Firewall
2 6 (3.57%) DNS
3 5 (2.98%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.79%) HTTP
4 3 (1.79%) Network Security
4 3 (1.79%) SSH
5 2 (1.19%) Internet
5 2 (1.19%) IPsec
5 2 (1.19%) SAN
5 2 (1.19%) Skype
6 1 (0.60%) BGP
6 1 (0.60%) DSL
6 1 (0.60%) IPv6
6 1 (0.60%) L2TP
6 1 (0.60%) LAN
6 1 (0.60%) MPLS
6 1 (0.60%) PPP
6 1 (0.60%) SNMP
6 1 (0.60%) SSL
6 1 (0.60%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.14%) Big Data
3 8 (4.76%) Hadoop
4 7 (4.17%) Relational Database
4 7 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (3.57%) Power BI
6 4 (2.38%) Apache Hive
6 4 (2.38%) HBase
6 4 (2.38%) Impala
7 3 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.19%) Data Lake
8 2 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.19%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (1.19%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.60%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (5.36%) Visual Studio
2 8 (4.76%) SoapUI
3 4 (2.38%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.38%) MSI
3 4 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.79%) StarTeam
5 1 (0.60%) Maven
5 1 (0.60%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.60%) Subversion
General
1 10 (5.95%) Finance
2 6 (3.57%) Legal
3 5 (2.98%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.38%) Local Government
5 3 (1.79%) Marketing
6 1 (0.60%) French Language
6 1 (0.60%) Military
6 1 (0.60%) Retail
Job Titles
1 43 (25.60%) Analyst
2 30 (17.86%) Developer
3 17 (10.12%) Project Manager
4 13 (7.74%) Business Analyst
5 12 (7.14%) Test Analyst
6 10 (5.95%) Architect
6 10 (5.95%) Change Analyst
7 9 (5.36%) Administrator
7 9 (5.36%) IT Manager
8 8 (4.76%) Integration Analyst
8 8 (4.76%) Integration Test Analyst
8 8 (4.76%) IT Project Manager
8 8 (4.76%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
8 8 (4.76%) SC Cleared Project Manager
9 7 (4.17%) Senior Developer
9 7 (4.17%) Software Developer
10 6 (3.57%) Consultant
10 6 (3.57%) Deployment Analyst
10 6 (3.57%) Oracle Analyst
10 6 (3.57%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (11.90%) XML
2 12 (7.14%) .NET
3 11 (6.55%) ASP.NET
4 9 (5.36%) HTML
5 4 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (2.38%) Oracle Fusion
5 4 (2.38%) SOAP
5 4 (2.38%) WCF
6 3 (1.79%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (1.79%) CSS
6 3 (1.79%) Hibernate
6 3 (1.79%) JPA
6 3 (1.79%) jQuery
6 3 (1.79%) REST
6 3 (1.79%) Spring
7 2 (1.19%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.19%) Entity Framework
7 2 (1.19%) JSON
7 2 (1.19%) Middleware
7 2 (1.19%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.17%) Smart Meter
3 5 (2.98%) Computer Science
3 5 (2.98%) User Experience
4 4 (2.38%) PMI
4 4 (2.38%) Private Cloud
5 3 (1.79%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.79%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.19%) Clustering
6 2 (1.19%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.19%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.19%) PKI
6 2 (1.19%) Replication
6 2 (1.19%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.60%) Cyberattack
7 1 (0.60%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.60%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.60%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.60%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 29 (17.26%) Windows
2 13 (7.74%) Unix
3 12 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (6.55%) Linux
5 8 (4.76%) Windows Server
6 6 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (3.57%) Windows Vista
7 4 (2.38%) Windows 10
7 4 (2.38%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.79%) CentOS
8 3 (1.79%) Debian
8 3 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.79%) Ubuntu
8 3 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.79%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.60%) Android
9 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.60%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (11.90%) Migration
3 16 (9.52%) Validation
4 15 (8.93%) ERP
5 13 (7.74%) Project Management
5 13 (7.74%) Test Scripting
6 12 (7.14%) Business Analysis
6 12 (7.14%) Test Automation
7 11 (6.55%) DevOps
7 11 (6.55%) Integration Testing
8 10 (5.95%) MVC
8 10 (5.95%) Problem-Solving
9 9 (5.36%) Change Management
9 9 (5.36%) Data Validation
10 8 (4.76%) Analytics
10 8 (4.76%) System Integration Testing
11 7 (4.17%) Configuration Management
11 7 (4.17%) Cybersecurity
11 7 (4.17%) Defect Management
11 7 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (16.67%) SQL
2 16 (9.52%) JavaScript
3 15 (8.93%) Java
4 14 (8.33%) PowerShell
5 11 (6.55%) C#
6 10 (5.95%) C
7 9 (5.36%) C++
8 7 (4.17%) T-SQL
9 5 (2.98%) VBA
10 3 (1.79%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.79%) Python
11 2 (1.19%) Java 8
12 1 (0.60%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.60%) VB
Qualifications
1 135 (80.36%) SC Cleared
2 24 (14.29%) DV Cleared
3 18 (10.71%) Degree
4 10 (5.95%) PMI Certification
5 9 (5.36%) PMP
6 8 (4.76%) Master's Degree
7 3 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (1.79%) ISTQB
8 2 (1.19%) CCNA
8 2 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.19%) ISEB
9 1 (0.60%) CCNP
9 1 (0.60%) CISSP
9 1 (0.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.98%) PMO
2 4 (2.38%) QA
3 3 (1.79%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.79%) GDPR
4 1 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 22 (13.10%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.38%) Apache Flume
3 4 (2.38%) HDFS
3 4 (2.38%) vSphere
4 3 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.60%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.60%) Snort
Systems Management
1 16 (9.52%) HP ALM
2 9 (5.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (2.38%) Puppet
4 3 (1.79%) SELinux
5 2 (1.19%) Ansible
5 2 (1.19%) Kibana
5 2 (1.19%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (1.19%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.60%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.60%) SCCM
6 1 (0.60%) SCOM
6 1 (0.60%) WSUS
Vendors
1 43 (25.60%) Microsoft
2 32 (19.05%) Oracle
3 22 (13.10%) HP
4 16 (9.52%) VMware
5 11 (6.55%) Cisco
6 10 (5.95%) Palo Alto
7 8 (4.76%) Lumension
8 5 (2.98%) Borland
8 5 (2.98%) McAfee
9 4 (2.38%) Atlassian
9 4 (2.38%) Capita
10 2 (1.19%) Juniper
10 2 (1.19%) Saba
10 2 (1.19%) SAP
10 2 (1.19%) Workday
11 1 (0.60%) Barracuda Networks
11 1 (0.60%) BMC
11 1 (0.60%) CheckPoint
11 1 (0.60%) Sitecore
11 1 (0.60%) Splunk