Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 8 6
Rank change year-on-year -2 -2 -2
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 129 143 245
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 10.22% 10.11% 12.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 40.57% 34.29% 44.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 84 150
Reading median daily rate £500 £431 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.94% -4.17% +5.88%
10th Percentile £293 £322 £331
90th Percentile £750 £625 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £440 £425 £440
% change year-on-year +3.53% -3.41% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 50
Reading median hourly rate £12.50 £43.28 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -71.12% +27.31% +74.33%
10th Percentile £11.25 £28.44 £21.55
90th Percentile £13.75 £55.65 £56.00
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £30.90
% change year-on-year -4.00% -59.55% +58.46%

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 318 417 549
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 25.20% 29.47% 28.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 199 296
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £270 £227 £250
90th Percentile £608 £565 £525
Berkshire median daily rate £403 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +0.69% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 59
Reading median hourly rate £19.38 £36.00 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.17% +16.50% +76.57%
10th Percentile £11.25 £19.19 £21.55
90th Percentile £39.75 £55.65 £60.00
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.60 £16.00 £30.90
% change year-on-year -21.25% -48.22% +76.57%

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

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 18 January 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

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 90 (69.77%) SC Cleared
2 32 (24.81%) Oracle
3 27 (20.93%) Windows
4 21 (16.28%) Microsoft
4 21 (16.28%) DV Cleared
5 18 (13.95%) Active Directory
6 17 (13.18%) HP
7 16 (12.40%) PowerShell
8 15 (11.63%) Unix
8 15 (11.63%) XML
8 15 (11.63%) Office 365
9 14 (10.85%) Windows Server
10 13 (10.08%) Firewall
10 13 (10.08%) Finance
11 12 (9.30%) SQL
11 12 (9.30%) Degree
11 12 (9.30%) Relational Database
12 11 (8.53%) Windows 7
12 11 (8.53%) Xen
12 11 (8.53%) Computer Science
13 10 (7.75%) Perl
13 10 (7.75%) Java
13 10 (7.75%) Visual Studio
13 10 (7.75%) DNS
13 10 (7.75%) Disaster Recovery
14 9 (6.98%) ERP
14 9 (6.98%) SAN
14 9 (6.98%) JavaScript
14 9 (6.98%) Linux
14 9 (6.98%) Agile Software Development

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 (5.43%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.65%) Tomcat
3 4 (3.10%) Liferay
3 4 (3.10%) Oracle Application Server
4 3 (2.33%) IIS
5 2 (1.55%) Apache
5 2 (1.55%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.55%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.78%) nginx
6 1 (0.78%) SAP EP
6 1 (0.78%) SAP Portal
6 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.78%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (4.65%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.55%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (4.65%) Oracle ERP
2 5 (3.88%) Primavera
3 3 (2.33%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 15 (11.63%) Office 365
2 7 (5.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.33%) SaaS
4 2 (1.55%) Azure Data Factory
4 2 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.78%) Google Drive
5 1 (0.78%) IaaS
5 1 (0.78%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.78%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.08%) Firewall
2 10 (7.75%) DNS
3 9 (6.98%) SAN
4 8 (6.20%) NAS
4 8 (6.20%) TCP/IP
5 4 (3.10%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (2.33%) IPsec
6 3 (2.33%) Network Security
7 2 (1.55%) Internet
7 2 (1.55%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (1.55%) SSL
7 2 (1.55%) VPN
8 1 (0.78%) DSL
8 1 (0.78%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.78%) IPv6
8 1 (0.78%) MPLS
8 1 (0.78%) PPP
8 1 (0.78%) SNMP
8 1 (0.78%) WAN
8 1 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.30%) Relational Database
2 8 (6.20%) SQL Server
3 7 (5.43%) Oracle Database
4 5 (3.88%) Oracle Exadata
4 5 (3.88%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (3.10%) JasperReports
6 2 (1.55%) Power BI
7 1 (0.78%) Big Data
7 1 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.78%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (7.75%) Visual Studio
2 4 (3.10%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (2.33%) MSI
3 3 (2.33%) SoapUI
3 3 (2.33%) StarTeam
4 2 (1.55%) JMeter
5 1 (0.78%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.78%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.78%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.78%) JIRA
5 1 (0.78%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.78%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.78%) Subversion
General
1 13 (10.08%) Finance
2 5 (3.88%) French Language
2 5 (3.88%) Military
3 3 (2.33%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 40 (31.01%) Analyst
2 18 (13.95%) Administrator
3 16 (12.40%) Developer
4 12 (9.30%) Business Analyst
5 10 (7.75%) Change Analyst
6 9 (6.98%) Test Analyst
7 6 (4.65%) Deployment Analyst
7 6 (4.65%) Senior Developer
7 6 (4.65%) Software Developer
8 5 (3.88%) Build Engineer
8 5 (3.88%) Business Change Analyst
8 5 (3.88%) Integration Analyst
8 5 (3.88%) Integration Test Analyst
8 5 (3.88%) Senior Software Developer
8 5 (3.88%) Senior Systems Administrator
8 5 (3.88%) Systems Administrator
8 5 (3.88%) Tester
9 4 (3.10%) DV Cleared Business Analyst
9 4 (3.10%) Oracle Business Analyst
9 4 (3.10%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (11.63%) XML
2 8 (6.20%) JSON
3 7 (5.43%) .NET
3 7 (5.43%) ASP.NET
3 7 (5.43%) HTML
4 5 (3.88%) Java EE
5 4 (3.10%) Web Services
6 3 (2.33%) REST
6 3 (2.33%) RESTful
6 3 (2.33%) SOAP
7 2 (1.55%) Ajax
7 2 (1.55%) CSS
7 2 (1.55%) WCF
8 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.78%) Middleware
8 1 (0.78%) Node.js
8 1 (0.78%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.78%) Web Dynpro
8 1 (0.78%) XSD
8 1 (0.78%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.53%) Computer Science
2 9 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.88%) Oracle Exalogic
4 4 (3.10%) Video on Demand
5 3 (2.33%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (2.33%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.55%) Cybercrime
6 2 (1.55%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.55%) Replication
7 1 (0.78%) Cyberattack
7 1 (0.78%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.78%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.78%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Licensing
7 1 (0.78%) PKI
7 1 (0.78%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.78%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 27 (20.93%) Windows
2 15 (11.63%) Unix
3 14 (10.85%) Windows Server
4 11 (8.53%) Windows 7
5 9 (6.98%) Linux
6 8 (6.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (6.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (5.43%) Solaris
8 5 (3.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (3.88%) Windows Vista
9 4 (3.10%) Windows 10
10 3 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (2.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (7.75%) Disaster Recovery
2 9 (6.98%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (6.98%) Contingency Planning
2 9 (6.98%) ERP
2 9 (6.98%) Mentoring
3 8 (6.20%) Business Analysis
3 8 (6.20%) Integration Testing
3 8 (6.20%) Project Management
3 8 (6.20%) Validation
4 7 (5.43%) Data Validation
4 7 (5.43%) Defect Management
4 7 (5.43%) MVC
4 7 (5.43%) System Integration Testing
4 7 (5.43%) Test Scripting
5 6 (4.65%) DevOps
5 6 (4.65%) Infrastructure Management
5 6 (4.65%) ITIL
5 6 (4.65%) Migration
5 6 (4.65%) Test Automation
5 6 (4.65%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (12.40%) PowerShell
2 12 (9.30%) SQL
3 10 (7.75%) Java
3 10 (7.75%) Perl
4 9 (6.98%) Bash Shell
4 9 (6.98%) JavaScript
5 8 (6.20%) C#
6 5 (3.88%) Python
6 5 (3.88%) Ruby
7 2 (1.55%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.55%) VBA
8 1 (0.78%) ABAP
8 1 (0.78%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 90 (69.77%) SC Cleared
2 21 (16.28%) DV Cleared
3 12 (9.30%) Degree
4 9 (6.98%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (2.33%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.55%) CCNP
6 2 (1.55%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.78%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.78%) CCNA
7 1 (0.78%) HNC
7 1 (0.78%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.65%) QA
2 3 (2.33%) PMO
3 2 (1.55%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.55%) GDPR
4 1 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.78%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (13.95%) Active Directory
2 11 (8.53%) Xen
3 5 (3.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.33%) vSphere
5 2 (1.55%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.78%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (6.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 6 (4.65%) Ansible
3 5 (3.88%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (3.88%) Puppet
4 2 (1.55%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.55%) SCCM
5 1 (0.78%) EnCase
5 1 (0.78%) QRadar
Vendors
1 32 (24.81%) Oracle
2 21 (16.28%) Microsoft
3 17 (13.18%) HP
4 7 (5.43%) Lumension
4 7 (5.43%) Red Hat
4 7 (5.43%) VMware
5 6 (4.65%) BT
6 5 (3.88%) Borland
6 5 (3.88%) SAP
6 5 (3.88%) Sun
6 5 (3.88%) Talend
7 4 (3.10%) Huawei
8 3 (2.33%) Cisco
8 3 (2.33%) McAfee
8 3 (2.33%) Workday
9 2 (1.55%) Juniper
9 2 (1.55%) Palo Alto
9 2 (1.55%) Saba
9 2 (1.55%) Splunk
10 1 (0.78%) BMC