Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 11 6
Rank change year-on-year -1 -5 -3
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 131 121 174
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 9.08% 9.68% 10.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 39.82% 37.93% 36.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 78 109
Reading median daily rate £438 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +5.88% +1.92%
10th Percentile £298 £285 £350
90th Percentile £600 £608 £575
Berkshire median daily rate £438 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.03% -1.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 10
Reading median hourly rate £43.00 £29.75 £22.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.54% +31.09% -5.91%
10th Percentile £26.50 £15.00 £21.33
90th Percentile £65.25 £55.65 £43.28
Berkshire median hourly rate £25.00 £12.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year +108.33% -4.00% -48.18%

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 329 319 478
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 22.82% 25.52% 29.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 159 262
Reading median daily rate £415 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.35% +6.25% -2.44%
10th Percentile £205 £220 £225
90th Percentile £572 £600 £549
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £420 £400
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 15
Reading median hourly rate £35.50 £25.38 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.90% +7.98% -2.57%
10th Percentile £19.10 £15.00 £21.28
90th Percentile £73.88 £54.70 £43.28
Berkshire median hourly rate £26.50 £13.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year +96.30% +8.00% -48.18%

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 21 September 2018.

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 21 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Security Cleared in Reading

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 105 (80.15%) SC Cleared
2 35 (26.72%) Oracle
3 31 (23.66%) DV Cleared
4 28 (21.37%) Windows
5 26 (19.85%) Java
6 21 (16.03%) Microsoft Azure
7 18 (13.74%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (12.98%) Migration
9 16 (12.21%) SQL
9 16 (12.21%) Microsoft
10 15 (11.45%) Active Directory
10 15 (11.45%) HP
11 13 (9.92%) Test Automation
11 13 (9.92%) PowerShell
11 13 (9.92%) DevOps
12 11 (8.40%) ERP
12 11 (8.40%) SQL Server
12 11 (8.40%) VMware
13 10 (7.63%) JavaScript
13 10 (7.63%) Linux
13 10 (7.63%) Web Services
13 10 (7.63%) XML
13 10 (7.63%) Firewall
13 10 (7.63%) Windows Server
13 10 (7.63%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (7.63%) Open Source
13 10 (7.63%) IaaS
14 9 (6.87%) Git (software)
14 9 (6.87%) HP ALM
14 9 (6.87%) Unix

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 4 (3.05%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.29%) Skype for Business
2 3 (2.29%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.53%) CMS
3 2 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (1.53%) JBoss
3 2 (1.53%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.53%) Oracle BPEL
3 2 (1.53%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (1.53%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.76%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.76%) Confluence
4 1 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.76%) IIS
4 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (3.05%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (2.29%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (1.53%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (1.53%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.53%) Primavera
4 1 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.76%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 21 (16.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (7.63%) IaaS
3 7 (5.34%) PaaS
4 5 (3.82%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (2.29%) Office 365
6 2 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.53%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.76%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (0.76%) Datadog
7 1 (0.76%) GitHub
7 1 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.63%) Firewall
2 7 (5.34%) DNS
2 7 (5.34%) SAN
2 7 (5.34%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.29%) DHCP
3 3 (2.29%) HTTP
3 3 (2.29%) Internet
3 3 (2.29%) Network Security
3 3 (2.29%) Skype
3 3 (2.29%) SSH
4 2 (1.53%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (1.53%) Cisco Firepower
4 2 (1.53%) Cisco ISE
4 2 (1.53%) IPsec
4 2 (1.53%) NAS
4 2 (1.53%) WAN
4 2 (1.53%) Wireless
5 1 (0.76%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.76%) SNMP
5 1 (0.76%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.40%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.34%) Oracle Database
3 5 (3.82%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.05%) Big Data
4 4 (3.05%) Hadoop
4 4 (3.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.29%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.29%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (1.53%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.53%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.76%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.76%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.76%) HDInsight
7 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Power View
7 1 (0.76%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.76%) Power BI
7 1 (0.76%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (6.87%) Git (software)
2 7 (5.34%) Jenkins
3 5 (3.82%) Maven
3 5 (3.82%) SoapUI
4 4 (3.05%) DbUnit
4 4 (3.05%) JIRA
4 4 (3.05%) jMock
4 4 (3.05%) JUnit
4 4 (3.05%) Mockito
4 4 (3.05%) Selenium
4 4 (3.05%) SonarQube
5 3 (2.29%) Cucumber
5 3 (2.29%) Toad
5 3 (2.29%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (1.53%) JMeter
6 2 (1.53%) LoadRunner
6 2 (1.53%) MSI
7 1 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.76%) Hudson
7 1 (0.76%) Vagrant
General
1 8 (6.11%) Finance
2 4 (3.05%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.29%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.29%) Retail
4 1 (0.76%) Games
4 1 (0.76%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (12.98%) Developer
2 16 (12.21%) Architect
3 15 (11.45%) Analyst
4 11 (8.40%) Consultant
5 9 (6.87%) Java Developer
6 8 (6.11%) Test Analyst
7 7 (5.34%) Azure Engineer
7 7 (5.34%) Project Manager
8 6 (4.58%) Administrator
9 5 (3.82%) Defect Manager
9 5 (3.82%) DevOps Engineer
9 5 (3.82%) Integration Analyst
9 5 (3.82%) Integration Test Analyst
9 5 (3.82%) Windows Engineer
10 4 (3.05%) Azure DevOps
10 4 (3.05%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 4 (3.05%) Oracle Architect
10 4 (3.05%) Tester
11 3 (2.29%) Business Analyst
11 3 (2.29%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.63%) Web Services
1 10 (7.63%) XML
2 7 (5.34%) SOAP
3 6 (4.58%) CSS
3 6 (4.58%) HTML
3 6 (4.58%) J2EE
3 6 (4.58%) Oracle Fusion
4 5 (3.82%) RESTful
4 5 (3.82%) XSD
5 4 (3.05%) Apache Camel
5 4 (3.05%) jQuery
5 4 (3.05%) PowerMock
6 3 (2.29%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (2.29%) CSS3
6 3 (2.29%) HTML5
6 3 (2.29%) IBM Integration Bus
6 3 (2.29%) LESS
6 3 (2.29%) Sass
6 3 (2.29%) Spring Boot
6 3 (2.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.58%) User Experience
2 5 (3.82%) Smart Meter
3 4 (3.05%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.05%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.05%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (2.29%) DataPower
5 2 (1.53%) Clustering
5 2 (1.53%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.53%) HP Storage
5 2 (1.53%) NHS
5 2 (1.53%) PKI
5 2 (1.53%) PMI
5 2 (1.53%) Replication
5 2 (1.53%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.76%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.76%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.76%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.76%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.76%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 28 (21.37%) Windows
2 10 (7.63%) Linux
2 10 (7.63%) Windows Server
3 9 (6.87%) Unix
4 8 (6.11%) Windows 10
4 8 (6.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (6.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (5.34%) Windows 7
6 4 (3.05%) CentOS
6 4 (3.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (3.05%) Ubuntu
7 3 (2.29%) Debian
7 3 (2.29%) Windows Vista
8 2 (1.53%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (13.74%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (12.98%) Migration
3 13 (9.92%) DevOps
3 13 (9.92%) Test Automation
4 11 (8.40%) ERP
5 10 (7.63%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (7.63%) Open Source
6 9 (6.87%) TDD
7 8 (6.11%) Data Protection
7 8 (6.11%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (6.11%) Scrum
8 7 (5.34%) Project Management
8 7 (5.34%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (5.34%) Test Scripting
9 6 (4.58%) BDD
9 6 (4.58%) Data Modelling
9 6 (4.58%) Integration Testing
10 5 (3.82%) E-Commerce
10 5 (3.82%) Kanban
10 5 (3.82%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (19.85%) Java
2 16 (12.21%) SQL
3 13 (9.92%) PowerShell
4 10 (7.63%) JavaScript
5 7 (5.34%) C#
5 7 (5.34%) Python
6 6 (4.58%) Bash Shell
6 6 (4.58%) VB
7 5 (3.82%) C
8 3 (2.29%) C++
9 2 (1.53%) Groovy
9 2 (1.53%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.76%) R
10 1 (0.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 105 (80.15%) SC Cleared
2 31 (23.66%) DV Cleared
3 6 (4.58%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (3.82%) Degree
5 4 (3.05%) ISEB
5 4 (3.05%) ISTQB
5 4 (3.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (2.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (2.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.53%) MCSE
7 2 (1.53%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.76%) CCNP
8 1 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.76%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.76%) HNC
8 1 (0.76%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.76%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.29%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (2.29%) PMO
2 2 (1.53%) Government Security Classifications
2 2 (1.53%) QA
2 2 (1.53%) SLA
3 1 (0.76%) GDPR
3 1 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (11.45%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.05%) vSphere
4 3 (2.29%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.29%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.53%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.76%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.76%) Docker
6 1 (0.76%) Firmware
6 1 (0.76%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.76%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.76%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (6.87%) HP ALM
2 5 (3.82%) SCCM
3 4 (3.05%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (3.05%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (2.29%) Ansible
4 3 (2.29%) SCOM
4 3 (2.29%) SELinux
5 2 (1.53%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.76%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.76%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.76%) Packer
6 1 (0.76%) Puppet
6 1 (0.76%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.76%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.76%) Terraform
6 1 (0.76%) vRealize
Vendors
1 35 (26.72%) Oracle
2 16 (12.21%) Microsoft
3 15 (11.45%) HP
4 11 (8.40%) VMware
5 5 (3.82%) Capita
5 5 (3.82%) Cisco
6 4 (3.05%) Juniper
6 4 (3.05%) McAfee
6 4 (3.05%) SAP
7 3 (2.29%) CheckPoint
7 3 (2.29%) IBM
7 3 (2.29%) Ivanti
7 3 (2.29%) Lumension
8 2 (1.53%) Citrix
8 2 (1.53%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.76%) Blue Coat
9 1 (0.76%) BT
9 1 (0.76%) Forcepoint
9 1 (0.76%) MKS
9 1 (0.76%) SolarWinds