Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 7 7 8
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 -2
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 169 132 142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 11.26% 10.53% 10.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 42.57% 41.12% 34.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 67 83
Reading median daily rate £475 £500 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +14.29% -2.78%
10th Percentile £308 £302 £321
90th Percentile £575 £750 £625
Berkshire median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 9
Reading median hourly rate £62.50 £12.50 £43.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +400.00% -71.12% +16.69%
10th Percentile £45.63 £11.25 £28.44
90th Percentile £72.38 £13.75 £55.65
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £12.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year - -7.69% -57.93%

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 397 321 413
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 26.45% 25.60% 29.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 162 199
Reading median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - -5.88%
10th Percentile £179 £272 £227
90th Percentile £550 £625 £553
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £411 £400
% change year-on-year +3.34% +2.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 14
Reading median hourly rate £46.25 £19.38 £33.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +138.65% -42.07% -1.59%
10th Percentile £35.63 £11.25 £18.34
90th Percentile £69.15 £39.75 £55.65
Berkshire median hourly rate £22.00 £12.70 £16.00
% change year-on-year +73.23% -20.63% -48.22%

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 23 January 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 23 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Security Cleared in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 121 (71.60%) SC Cleared
2 48 (28.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 45 (26.63%) Windows
4 41 (24.26%) DV Cleared
5 31 (18.34%) Microsoft
6 30 (17.75%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (13.02%) SQL
8 21 (12.43%) Oracle
8 21 (12.43%) PowerShell
9 19 (11.24%) Firewall
9 19 (11.24%) Project Management
9 19 (11.24%) Migration
9 19 (11.24%) DevOps
10 18 (10.65%) Jenkins
10 18 (10.65%) SQL Server
10 18 (10.65%) Active Directory
11 17 (10.06%) Web Services
12 16 (9.47%) Internet
12 16 (9.47%) Stakeholder Management
13 15 (8.88%) C#
13 15 (8.88%) IaaS
13 15 (8.88%) Amazon AWS
13 15 (8.88%) Public Cloud
14 14 (8.28%) Windows 10
14 14 (8.28%) Java
14 14 (8.28%) DNS
14 14 (8.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 13 (7.69%) Windows Server
15 13 (7.69%) Git (software)
15 13 (7.69%) Office 365

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 10 (5.92%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.37%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.18%) JBoss
3 2 (1.18%) Oracle BPEL
3 2 (1.18%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.18%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.59%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.59%) Confluence
4 1 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.59%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (4.14%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.59%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (3.55%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (3.55%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.18%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.18%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.59%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.59%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.59%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 48 (28.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (8.88%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (8.88%) IaaS
3 13 (7.69%) Office 365
4 12 (7.10%) PaaS
5 8 (4.73%) SaaS
6 7 (4.14%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (2.37%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (1.18%) Datadog
9 1 (0.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.59%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.59%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (0.59%) Boomi
9 1 (0.59%) Data Lake Analytics
9 1 (0.59%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.59%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.59%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 19 (11.24%) Firewall
2 16 (9.47%) Internet
3 14 (8.28%) DNS
4 12 (7.10%) SAN
5 11 (6.51%) Reverse Proxy
5 11 (6.51%) TCP/IP
5 11 (6.51%) VPN
6 8 (4.73%) NAS
7 4 (2.37%) Cisco ICM
7 4 (2.37%) LAN
7 4 (2.37%) Network Security
7 4 (2.37%) SIGTRAN
7 4 (2.37%) Skype
7 4 (2.37%) SS7
8 3 (1.78%) DHCP
9 2 (1.18%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (1.18%) Cisco Firepower
9 2 (1.18%) Cisco ISE
10 1 (0.59%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (0.59%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (10.65%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.55%) Oracle Database
2 6 (3.55%) Power BI
3 4 (2.37%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (2.37%) Big Data
3 4 (2.37%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.37%) SQL Server 2016
3 4 (2.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.78%) IDMS
4 3 (1.78%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (1.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.18%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.18%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.18%) HDInsight
5 2 (1.18%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.59%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 18 (10.65%) Jenkins
2 13 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 12 (7.10%) Visual Studio Team System
4 7 (4.14%) SonarQube
5 5 (2.96%) Selenium
6 4 (2.37%) JIRA
7 3 (1.78%) DbUnit
7 3 (1.78%) jMock
7 3 (1.78%) JUnit
7 3 (1.78%) LoadRunner
7 3 (1.78%) Maven
7 3 (1.78%) Mockito
7 3 (1.78%) MSI
7 3 (1.78%) Toad
8 1 (0.59%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.59%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.59%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.59%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.59%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (7.10%) Finance
2 2 (1.18%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (20.71%) Architect
2 20 (11.83%) Consultant
2 20 (11.83%) Developer
3 13 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
4 12 (7.10%) Cloud Engineer
5 11 (6.51%) Project Manager
6 10 (5.92%) Analyst
6 10 (5.92%) Technical Architect
7 9 (5.33%) Azure Engineer
7 9 (5.33%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (4.14%) Azure Architect
8 7 (4.14%) Support Engineer
8 7 (4.14%) Windows Engineer
9 6 (3.55%) .NET Developer
9 6 (3.55%) C# Developer
9 6 (3.55%) Full Stack Developer
9 6 (3.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (3.55%) SQL Developer
9 6 (3.55%) SQL Server Developer
9 6 (3.55%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (10.06%) Web Services
2 10 (5.92%) .NET
2 10 (5.92%) ASP.NET
3 7 (4.14%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (3.55%) .NET Framework
4 6 (3.55%) ASP.NET Web API
4 6 (3.55%) Entity Framework
4 6 (3.55%) jQuery
4 6 (3.55%) WCF
5 5 (2.96%) SOAP
5 5 (2.96%) XML
6 4 (2.37%) J2EE
6 4 (2.37%) VXML
7 3 (1.78%) Apache Camel
7 3 (1.78%) PowerMock
7 3 (1.78%) RESTful
7 3 (1.78%) Spring
7 3 (1.78%) Spring Boot
7 3 (1.78%) XSD
8 2 (1.18%) Grails
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.88%) Public Cloud
2 8 (4.73%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (4.73%) Replication
3 7 (4.14%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.14%) Microsoft Licensing
3 7 (4.14%) Private Cloud
4 6 (3.55%) Data Centre
4 6 (3.55%) User Experience
5 3 (1.78%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.18%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.18%) Clustering
6 2 (1.18%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.18%) HP Storage
6 2 (1.18%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.18%) PMI
7 1 (0.59%) DataPower
7 1 (0.59%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.59%) RIA
7 1 (0.59%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.59%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 45 (26.63%) Windows
2 14 (8.28%) Windows 10
3 13 (7.69%) Windows Server
4 9 (5.33%) Linux
5 6 (3.55%) Windows 7
6 5 (2.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (2.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (2.37%) Windows Vista
8 3 (1.78%) Android
8 3 (1.78%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.78%) CentOS
8 3 (1.78%) VME
9 2 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.18%) Unix
10 1 (0.59%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.59%) VMS
10 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (17.75%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (11.24%) DevOps
2 19 (11.24%) Migration
2 19 (11.24%) Project Management
3 16 (9.47%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (8.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 12 (7.10%) Data Protection
6 11 (6.51%) Disaster Recovery
6 11 (6.51%) IT Strategy
7 10 (5.92%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (5.92%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (5.92%) MVC
7 10 (5.92%) Non-Functional Testing
8 9 (5.33%) ITIL
9 8 (4.73%) Active Listening
9 8 (4.73%) Change Management
9 8 (4.73%) PRINCE2
9 8 (4.73%) Scrum
9 8 (4.73%) Software Licensing
10 7 (4.14%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 22 (13.02%) SQL
2 21 (12.43%) PowerShell
3 15 (8.88%) C#
4 14 (8.28%) Java
5 8 (4.73%) JavaScript
6 6 (3.55%) Python
7 5 (2.96%) VB
8 4 (2.37%) Bash Shell
8 4 (2.37%) VBA
9 3 (1.78%) COBOL
9 3 (1.78%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.18%) Groovy
11 1 (0.59%) C
11 1 (0.59%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.59%) Perl
11 1 (0.59%) R
11 1 (0.59%) Ruby
11 1 (0.59%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 121 (71.60%) SC Cleared
2 41 (24.26%) DV Cleared
3 8 (4.73%) BPSS Clearance
3 8 (4.73%) Degree
4 5 (2.96%) ISEB
4 5 (2.96%) ISTQB
4 5 (2.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (2.37%) PMP
6 3 (1.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (1.78%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.18%) AWS Certification
7 2 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.59%) APMP
8 1 (0.59%) CCNA
8 1 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.59%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.59%) MBA
8 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.59%) RHCA
8 1 (0.59%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.14%) QA
2 4 (2.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.18%) COBIT
3 2 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (1.18%) SLA
4 1 (0.59%) Dublin Core
4 1 (0.59%) GDPR
4 1 (0.59%) PMO
System Software
1 18 (10.65%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.78%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.78%) vSphere
4 2 (1.18%) Docker
4 2 (1.18%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.59%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 10 (5.92%) SCCM
2 5 (2.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (2.37%) Cisco UCCE
3 4 (2.37%) HP ALM
4 2 (1.18%) Ansible
4 2 (1.18%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.18%) vRealize
5 1 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.59%) Packer
5 1 (0.59%) Puppet
5 1 (0.59%) Suricata
5 1 (0.59%) Terraform
Vendors
1 31 (18.34%) Microsoft
2 21 (12.43%) Oracle
3 11 (6.51%) Cisco
3 11 (6.51%) VMware
4 9 (5.33%) HP
5 4 (2.37%) Juniper
5 4 (2.37%) Lumension
6 3 (1.78%) CheckPoint
6 3 (1.78%) McAfee
7 2 (1.18%) Ivanti
7 2 (1.18%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.18%) Splunk
7 2 (1.18%) Tableau
7 2 (1.18%) Workday
8 1 (0.59%) 3PAR
8 1 (0.59%) F5
8 1 (0.59%) New Relic
8 1 (0.59%) Qualys
8 1 (0.59%) Samsung
8 1 (0.59%) Tufin