Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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 Clearance
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 9 4
Rank change year-on-year -4 -5 +1
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 115 143 286
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 9.18% 9.73% 14.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 37.70% 34.13% 51.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 84 163
Reading median daily rate £450 £425 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -3.41% +10.00%
10th Percentile £285 £350 £326
90th Percentile £650 £596 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £438 £413 £438
% change year-on-year +6.06% -5.71% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 54
Reading median hourly rate £14.25 £43.28 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -67.07% +40.06% +81.02%
10th Percentile £11.25 £23.48 £21.55
90th Percentile £17.00 £55.65 £53.51
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £30.90
% change year-on-year -4.00% -59.55% +81.02%

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 305 419 551
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 24.34% 28.50% 28.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 205 277
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +9.68%
10th Percentile £260 £226 £257
90th Percentile £600 £575 £543
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 63
Reading median hourly rate £16.00 £36.00 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.56% +16.50% +81.02%
10th Percentile £11.25 £19.63 £21.55
90th Percentile £39.75 £55.65 £54.94
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £30.90
% change year-on-year - -59.55% +62.63%

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 19 November 2017.

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Security 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 Security Cleared.

1 81 (70.43%) SC Cleared
2 26 (22.61%) Oracle
3 20 (17.39%) Windows
4 17 (14.78%) DV Cleared
5 15 (13.04%) Microsoft
6 14 (12.17%) Unix
6 14 (12.17%) Finance
7 13 (11.30%) Degree
8 12 (10.43%) Xen
8 12 (10.43%) HP
9 11 (9.57%) Active Directory
9 11 (9.57%) SQL
9 11 (9.57%) Project Management
9 11 (9.57%) Computer Science
9 11 (9.57%) Windows Server
10 10 (8.70%) Windows 7
10 10 (8.70%) Relational Database
10 10 (8.70%) Mentoring
10 10 (8.70%) SAN
10 10 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
10 10 (8.70%) Perl
11 9 (7.83%) Linux
11 9 (7.83%) ERP
11 9 (7.83%) TCP/IP
11 9 (7.83%) Firewall
11 9 (7.83%) NAS
11 9 (7.83%) PowerShell
11 9 (7.83%) Bash Shell
11 9 (7.83%) Contingency Planning
11 9 (7.83%) Computer Science Degree

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 6 (5.22%) SharePoint
1 6 (5.22%) Tomcat
2 4 (3.48%) Liferay
2 4 (3.48%) Oracle Application Server
3 3 (2.61%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (2.61%) IIS
3 3 (2.61%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.74%) Apache
4 2 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.74%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.87%) nginx
5 1 (0.87%) SAP EP
5 1 (0.87%) SAP Portal
5 1 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.74%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.74%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (5.22%) Oracle ERP
2 5 (4.35%) Primavera
3 1 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.87%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.87%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.09%) Office 365
2 4 (3.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.48%) SaaS
3 2 (1.74%) Azure Data Factory
3 2 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.87%) Google Drive
4 1 (0.87%) IaaS
4 1 (0.87%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.87%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.70%) SAN
2 9 (7.83%) Firewall
2 9 (7.83%) NAS
2 9 (7.83%) TCP/IP
3 7 (6.09%) DNS
4 3 (2.61%) Internet
4 3 (2.61%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (2.61%) Skype
5 2 (1.74%) Network Security
5 2 (1.74%) Reverse Proxy
5 2 (1.74%) VPN
6 1 (0.87%) BGP
6 1 (0.87%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.87%) ICMP
6 1 (0.87%) IPsec
6 1 (0.87%) Junos
6 1 (0.87%) SSL
6 1 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.87%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.70%) Relational Database
2 7 (6.09%) Oracle Database
2 7 (6.09%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.35%) Oracle Exadata
3 5 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (3.48%) JasperReports
5 2 (1.74%) Power BI
6 1 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.87%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (6.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (5.22%) Visual Studio
3 5 (4.35%) Talend Open Studio
4 2 (1.74%) JIRA
4 2 (1.74%) JMeter
4 2 (1.74%) Selenium
5 1 (0.87%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.87%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.87%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.87%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.87%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.87%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.87%) Subversion
General
1 14 (12.17%) Finance
2 5 (4.35%) French Language
2 5 (4.35%) Military
3 2 (1.74%) Retail
4 1 (0.87%) Legal
Job Titles
1 28 (24.35%) Analyst
2 13 (11.30%) Administrator
3 11 (9.57%) Developer
4 9 (7.83%) Business Analyst
4 9 (7.83%) Test Analyst
5 7 (6.09%) Architect
6 6 (5.22%) Senior Systems Administrator
6 6 (5.22%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (4.35%) Software Engineer
7 5 (4.35%) Test Leader
7 5 (4.35%) Tester
8 4 (3.48%) Defect Manager
8 4 (3.48%) Deployment Manager
8 4 (3.48%) Implementation Engineer
8 4 (3.48%) Oracle Analyst
8 4 (3.48%) Oracle Business Analyst
8 4 (3.48%) Senior Implementation Engineer
8 4 (3.48%) Senior Software Engineer
8 4 (3.48%) Senior Systems Engineer
8 4 (3.48%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.96%) JSON
2 7 (6.09%) XML
3 5 (4.35%) .NET
3 5 (4.35%) Java EE
4 4 (3.48%) Web Services
5 3 (2.61%) ASP.NET
5 3 (2.61%) REST
5 3 (2.61%) RESTful
5 3 (2.61%) SOAP
6 2 (1.74%) Ajax
6 2 (1.74%) CSS
6 2 (1.74%) HTML
6 2 (1.74%) WCF
7 1 (0.87%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.87%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.87%) Middleware
7 1 (0.87%) Node.js
7 1 (0.87%) Web Dynpro
7 1 (0.87%) XSD
7 1 (0.87%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.57%) Computer Science
2 8 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.35%) Oracle Exalogic
4 4 (3.48%) Video on Demand
5 3 (2.61%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.61%) Replication
6 2 (1.74%) Cybercrime
6 2 (1.74%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.87%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.87%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.87%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Licensing
7 1 (0.87%) PKI
7 1 (0.87%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.87%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.87%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.87%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 20 (17.39%) Windows
2 14 (12.17%) Unix
3 11 (9.57%) Windows Server
4 10 (8.70%) Windows 7
5 9 (7.83%) Linux
6 7 (6.09%) Solaris
7 6 (5.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.61%) Windows 10
10 2 (1.74%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (9.57%) Project Management
2 10 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
2 10 (8.70%) Mentoring
3 9 (7.83%) Contingency Planning
3 9 (7.83%) ERP
4 8 (6.96%) Infrastructure Management
4 8 (6.96%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (6.09%) Non-Functional Testing
6 6 (5.22%) Functional Testing
6 6 (5.22%) ITIL
6 6 (5.22%) System Integration Testing
6 6 (5.22%) Test Management
7 5 (4.35%) Identity Management
7 5 (4.35%) Programme Management
8 4 (3.48%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (3.48%) Data Analysis
8 4 (3.48%) Information Security
8 4 (3.48%) Integration Testing
8 4 (3.48%) Migration
8 4 (3.48%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 11 (9.57%) SQL
2 10 (8.70%) Perl
3 9 (7.83%) Bash Shell
3 9 (7.83%) PowerShell
4 8 (6.96%) Java
5 6 (5.22%) C#
6 5 (4.35%) JavaScript
6 5 (4.35%) Python
6 5 (4.35%) Ruby
7 2 (1.74%) C
7 2 (1.74%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.87%) ABAP
8 1 (0.87%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.87%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.87%) VBA
Qualifications
1 81 (70.43%) SC Cleared
2 17 (14.78%) DV Cleared
3 13 (11.30%) Degree
4 9 (7.83%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (2.61%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (2.61%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.74%) CCNP
6 2 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.74%) CISSP
6 2 (1.74%) HNC
6 2 (1.74%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.74%) MCP
6 2 (1.74%) MCSE
7 1 (0.87%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.87%) CISM
7 1 (0.87%) CLAS
7 1 (0.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.87%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.48%) QA
2 3 (2.61%) SLA
3 2 (1.74%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.87%) GDPR
4 1 (0.87%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.87%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.87%) PMO
System Software
1 12 (10.43%) Xen
2 11 (9.57%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.87%) BitLocker
3 1 (0.87%) DFS Replication
3 1 (0.87%) Docker
3 1 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (5.22%) Ansible
2 5 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (4.35%) Puppet
3 3 (2.61%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.74%) SCCM
5 1 (0.87%) EnCase
5 1 (0.87%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.87%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.87%) OVSD
5 1 (0.87%) QRadar
5 1 (0.87%) SCDPM
5 1 (0.87%) SCOM
5 1 (0.87%) WSUS
Vendors
1 26 (22.61%) Oracle
2 15 (13.04%) Microsoft
3 12 (10.43%) HP
4 8 (6.96%) SAP
5 7 (6.09%) Red Hat
6 5 (4.35%) BT
6 5 (4.35%) Sun
6 5 (4.35%) Talend
7 4 (3.48%) Huawei
8 2 (1.74%) Cisco
8 2 (1.74%) Lumension
8 2 (1.74%) McAfee
8 2 (1.74%) Workday
9 1 (0.87%) BMC
9 1 (0.87%) Juniper
9 1 (0.87%) Palo Alto
9 1 (0.87%) Remedy
9 1 (0.87%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.87%) Splunk
9 1 (0.87%) Symantec