Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 13 9
Rank change year-on-year +2 -4 -4
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 142 115 141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 9.49% 9.10% 9.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 39.66% 37.70% 33.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 72 82
Reading median daily rate £438 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +5.88% -4.49%
10th Percentile £304 £285 £350
90th Percentile £581 £650 £586
Berkshire median daily rate £438 £438 £413
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -5.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 10
Reading median hourly rate £50.25 £14.25 £43.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +252.63% -67.07% +40.06%
10th Percentile £30.75 £11.25 £23.48
90th Percentile £72.38 £17.00 £55.65
Berkshire median hourly rate £22.00 £12.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year +83.33% -4.00% -59.55%

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 358 305 416
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 23.91% 24.13% 28.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 160 204
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £160 £260 £226
90th Percentile £575 £600 £575
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £413 £400
% change year-on-year - +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 15
Reading median hourly rate £39.00 £16.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +143.75% -55.56% +16.50%
10th Percentile £17.30 £11.25 £19.63
90th Percentile £71.33 £39.75 £55.65
Berkshire median hourly rate £22.25 £12.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year +78.00% - -59.55%

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 20 November 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

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 20 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Security Cleared in Reading

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 104 (73.24%) SC Cleared
2 41 (28.87%) Windows
3 30 (21.13%) DV Cleared
4 28 (19.72%) Microsoft Azure
5 25 (17.61%) Oracle
6 23 (16.20%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (15.49%) Java
8 21 (14.79%) Microsoft
9 20 (14.08%) SQL
10 19 (13.38%) Migration
11 16 (11.27%) SQL Server
12 15 (10.56%) Data Protection
13 14 (9.86%) Active Directory
13 14 (9.86%) DevOps
14 13 (9.15%) Jenkins
14 13 (9.15%) Windows Server
14 13 (9.15%) VMware
15 12 (8.45%) C#
15 12 (8.45%) Firewall
15 12 (8.45%) Amazon AWS
15 12 (8.45%) Git (software)
16 11 (7.75%) PowerShell
17 10 (7.04%) Test Automation
17 10 (7.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 10 (7.04%) Windows 10
17 10 (7.04%) Stakeholder Management
17 10 (7.04%) Finance
17 10 (7.04%) Web Services
17 10 (7.04%) HP
17 10 (7.04%) Cisco

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 (7.04%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.11%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (1.41%) JBoss
3 2 (1.41%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.41%) Oracle BPEL
3 2 (1.41%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.41%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.70%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.70%) Confluence
4 1 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.70%) IIS
4 1 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (2.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.70%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.82%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.41%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (1.41%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.70%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 28 (19.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (8.45%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (6.34%) IaaS
4 8 (5.63%) PaaS
5 4 (2.82%) Office 365
6 2 (1.41%) Datadog
7 1 (0.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.70%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.70%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.70%) GitHub
7 1 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.45%) Firewall
2 7 (4.93%) SAN
3 5 (3.52%) Internet
3 5 (3.52%) LAN
4 4 (2.82%) Cisco ICM
4 4 (2.82%) DNS
4 4 (2.82%) SIGTRAN
4 4 (2.82%) SS7
5 3 (2.11%) DHCP
5 3 (2.11%) NAS
5 3 (2.11%) Skype
6 2 (1.41%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (1.41%) Cisco Firepower
6 2 (1.41%) Cisco ISE
7 1 (0.70%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (0.70%) HTTP
7 1 (0.70%) IPsec
7 1 (0.70%) Network Security
7 1 (0.70%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.27%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.93%) Oracle Database
3 5 (3.52%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.82%) Big Data
4 4 (2.82%) SQL Server 2016
4 4 (2.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.11%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (2.11%) Power BI
5 3 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.41%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.70%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.70%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.70%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.70%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 13 (9.15%) Jenkins
2 12 (8.45%) Git (software)
3 8 (5.63%) Visual Studio Team System
4 5 (3.52%) Maven
5 4 (2.82%) DbUnit
5 4 (2.82%) JIRA
5 4 (2.82%) jMock
5 4 (2.82%) JUnit
5 4 (2.82%) Mockito
5 4 (2.82%) Selenium
5 4 (2.82%) SoapUI
5 4 (2.82%) SonarQube
6 3 (2.11%) Cucumber
6 3 (2.11%) Toad
7 2 (1.41%) JMeter
7 2 (1.41%) LoadRunner
7 2 (1.41%) MSI
8 1 (0.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.70%) Hudson
8 1 (0.70%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (7.04%) Finance
2 4 (2.82%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.41%) Retail
4 1 (0.70%) Games
4 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (15.49%) Architect
2 16 (11.27%) Consultant
2 16 (11.27%) Developer
3 12 (8.45%) Analyst
4 10 (7.04%) Azure Engineer
5 8 (5.63%) Infrastructure Architect
5 8 (5.63%) Support Engineer
5 8 (5.63%) Technical Architect
5 8 (5.63%) Test Analyst
6 7 (4.93%) Cloud Engineer
6 7 (4.93%) Java Developer
7 5 (3.52%) Implementation Manager
7 5 (3.52%) Project Manager
7 5 (3.52%) Test Manager
7 5 (3.52%) Windows Engineer
8 4 (2.82%) Administrator
8 4 (2.82%) Applications Consultant
8 4 (2.82%) SQL Developer
8 4 (2.82%) SQL Server Developer
8 4 (2.82%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.04%) Web Services
2 9 (6.34%) XML
3 6 (4.23%) .NET
3 6 (4.23%) ASP.NET
3 6 (4.23%) J2EE
3 6 (4.23%) SOAP
4 5 (3.52%) jQuery
4 5 (3.52%) RESTful
4 5 (3.52%) XSD
5 4 (2.82%) .NET Framework
5 4 (2.82%) Apache Camel
5 4 (2.82%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (2.82%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (2.82%) Entity Framework
5 4 (2.82%) PowerMock
5 4 (2.82%) VXML
5 4 (2.82%) WCF
6 3 (2.11%) Spring
6 3 (2.11%) Spring Boot
6 3 (2.11%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.34%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.93%) Public Cloud
2 7 (4.93%) User Experience
3 6 (4.23%) Data Centre
3 6 (4.23%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (2.82%) Smart Meter
5 3 (2.11%) DataPower
5 3 (2.11%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.41%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.41%) Clustering
6 2 (1.41%) HP Storage
6 2 (1.41%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.41%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.41%) NHS
6 2 (1.41%) PKI
6 2 (1.41%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.70%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.70%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.70%) Replication
7 1 (0.70%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 41 (28.87%) Windows
2 13 (9.15%) Windows Server
3 10 (7.04%) Windows 10
4 8 (5.63%) Windows 7
4 8 (5.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (4.93%) Linux
5 7 (4.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (3.52%) Unix
7 3 (2.11%) Windows Vista
8 2 (1.41%) CentOS
8 2 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.41%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.70%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (16.20%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (13.38%) Migration
3 15 (10.56%) Data Protection
4 14 (9.86%) DevOps
5 10 (7.04%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (7.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 10 (7.04%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (7.04%) Test Automation
6 9 (6.34%) Change Management
6 9 (6.34%) PRINCE2
6 9 (6.34%) Scrum
7 8 (5.63%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (5.63%) Open Source
7 8 (5.63%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (5.63%) Project Management
7 8 (5.63%) TDD
8 7 (4.93%) Integration Testing
9 6 (4.23%) Kanban
9 6 (4.23%) MVC
9 6 (4.23%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 22 (15.49%) Java
2 20 (14.08%) SQL
3 12 (8.45%) C#
4 11 (7.75%) PowerShell
5 7 (4.93%) JavaScript
6 6 (4.23%) VB
7 5 (3.52%) Python
8 4 (2.82%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.11%) VBA
10 2 (1.41%) Groovy
10 2 (1.41%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.70%) C
11 1 (0.70%) Perl
11 1 (0.70%) R
11 1 (0.70%) Ruby
11 1 (0.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 104 (73.24%) SC Cleared
2 30 (21.13%) DV Cleared
3 6 (4.23%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (3.52%) ISEB
4 5 (3.52%) ISTQB
4 5 (3.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.11%) Degree
5 3 (2.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.41%) MCSE
6 2 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.70%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.41%) Government Security Classifications
1 2 (1.41%) QA
1 2 (1.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (1.41%) SLA
2 1 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.70%) GDPR
2 1 (0.70%) PMO
System Software
1 14 (9.86%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.82%) vSphere
4 3 (2.11%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.41%) Docker
5 2 (1.41%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.70%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (6.34%) SCCM
2 5 (3.52%) HP ALM
2 5 (3.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (2.82%) Cisco UCCE
4 3 (2.11%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.41%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.41%) vRealize
6 1 (0.70%) Ansible
6 1 (0.70%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.70%) Packer
6 1 (0.70%) Puppet
6 1 (0.70%) Suricata
6 1 (0.70%) Terraform
Vendors
1 25 (17.61%) Oracle
2 21 (14.79%) Microsoft
3 13 (9.15%) VMware
4 10 (7.04%) Cisco
4 10 (7.04%) HP
5 4 (2.82%) CheckPoint
5 4 (2.82%) Ivanti
5 4 (2.82%) Juniper
6 3 (2.11%) IBM
6 3 (2.11%) McAfee
7 2 (1.41%) Lumension
7 2 (1.41%) SAP
7 2 (1.41%) Splunk
7 2 (1.41%) Tableau
7 2 (1.41%) Workday
8 1 (0.70%) New Relic
8 1 (0.70%) Palo Alto
8 1 (0.70%) Qualys
8 1 (0.70%) Samsung
8 1 (0.70%) Tufin