Period
to 15 July 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 15 July 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
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 8 4
Rank change year-on-year -3 -4 -1
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 159 126 228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 10.91% 9.92% 12.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 44.79% 38.89% 39.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 88 122
Reading median daily rate £430 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.44% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £258 £331
90th Percentile £601 £575 £550
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 18
Reading median hourly rate £28.00 £37.88 £43.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.07% -12.49% +100.84%
10th Percentile £26.50 £15.00 £21.33
90th Percentile £51.55 £57.50 £60.90
Berkshire median hourly rate £23.50 £12.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year +95.83% -4.00% -42.00%

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 355 324 571
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 24.37% 25.51% 30.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 169 315
Reading median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £273 £215 £239
90th Percentile £592 £576 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £406 £400
% change year-on-year +4.62% +1.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 25 22
Reading median hourly rate £28.00 £21.00 £27.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -24.05% +28.31%
10th Percentile £14.20 £15.00 £21.26
90th Percentile £59.75 £57.50 £60.00
Berkshire median hourly rate £26.00 £15.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year +73.33% +20.00% -42.00%

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

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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 15 July 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 15 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Security Cleared in Reading

For the 6 months to 15 July 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.

1 128 (80.50%) SC Cleared
2 35 (22.01%) Oracle
2 35 (22.01%) Microsoft
3 29 (18.24%) Windows
4 27 (16.98%) DV Cleared
5 26 (16.35%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (15.72%) SQL
7 24 (15.09%) Microsoft Azure
8 23 (14.47%) Migration
9 22 (13.84%) Java
10 20 (12.58%) Degree
11 19 (11.95%) SQL Server
12 18 (11.32%) ERP
13 17 (10.69%) Active Directory
14 16 (10.06%) HP
14 16 (10.06%) Test Automation
15 15 (9.43%) VMware
16 14 (8.81%) JavaScript
16 14 (8.81%) Unix
17 13 (8.18%) XML
17 13 (8.18%) C
17 13 (8.18%) Linux
17 13 (8.18%) Project Management
18 12 (7.55%) Test Scripting
18 12 (7.55%) DevOps
19 11 (6.92%) HP ALM
19 11 (6.92%) Big Data
19 11 (6.92%) Integration Testing
20 10 (6.29%) Finance
20 10 (6.29%) 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 4 (2.52%) Apache Spark
1 4 (2.52%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.26%) CMS
2 2 (1.26%) IIS
2 2 (1.26%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (1.26%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.63%) Alfresco
3 1 (0.63%) Apache
3 1 (0.63%) Confluence
3 1 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.63%) Joomla!
3 1 (0.63%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (0.63%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (3.77%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (1.89%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (1.89%) Primavera
3 2 (1.26%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 24 (15.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (5.03%) Office 365
3 6 (3.77%) IaaS
4 4 (2.52%) PaaS
5 2 (1.26%) Serverless
6 1 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.63%) GitHub
6 1 (0.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.77%) Firewall
1 6 (3.77%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.52%) DNS
2 4 (2.52%) Network Security
3 3 (1.89%) HTTP
3 3 (1.89%) SSH
4 2 (1.26%) Internet
4 2 (1.26%) Skype
4 2 (1.26%) Wireless
5 1 (0.63%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.63%) DHCP
5 1 (0.63%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.63%) HSRP
5 1 (0.63%) IPsec
5 1 (0.63%) IPv4
5 1 (0.63%) LAN
5 1 (0.63%) SAN
5 1 (0.63%) SNMP
5 1 (0.63%) SSL
5 1 (0.63%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (11.95%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.92%) Big Data
3 8 (5.03%) Hadoop
3 8 (5.03%) Relational Database
4 6 (3.77%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (2.52%) Apache Hive
5 4 (2.52%) HBase
5 4 (2.52%) Impala
5 4 (2.52%) Power BI
5 4 (2.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.26%) Data Lake
6 2 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (1.26%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (1.26%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (1.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.63%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (5.66%) SoapUI
2 6 (3.77%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.89%) Maven
4 2 (1.26%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.26%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.26%) JIRA
4 2 (1.26%) JMeter
4 2 (1.26%) MSI
4 2 (1.26%) Selenium
4 2 (1.26%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.63%) DbUnit
5 1 (0.63%) Hudson
5 1 (0.63%) jMock
5 1 (0.63%) JUnit
5 1 (0.63%) Mockito
5 1 (0.63%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.63%) Subversion
5 1 (0.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (6.29%) Finance
2 6 (3.77%) Legal
3 5 (3.14%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.52%) Local Government
5 3 (1.89%) Marketing
6 2 (1.26%) Retail
6 2 (1.26%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.63%) French Language
7 1 (0.63%) Games
7 1 (0.63%) Military
Job Titles
1 26 (16.35%) Analyst
2 25 (15.72%) Developer
3 19 (11.95%) Project Manager
4 15 (9.43%) Architect
5 12 (7.55%) Test Analyst
6 9 (5.66%) Integration Analyst
6 9 (5.66%) Integration Test Analyst
6 9 (5.66%) IT Manager
7 8 (5.03%) Business Analyst
7 8 (5.03%) Consultant
7 8 (5.03%) IT Project Manager
7 8 (5.03%) SC Cleared Project Manager
8 7 (4.40%) Defect Manager
8 7 (4.40%) Java Developer
9 6 (3.77%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
10 5 (3.14%) Applications Project Manager
10 5 (3.14%) Azure Engineer
10 5 (3.14%) C++ Developer
10 5 (3.14%) Oracle Business Analyst
10 5 (3.14%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.18%) XML
2 7 (4.40%) .NET
2 7 (4.40%) HTML
2 7 (4.40%) Oracle Fusion
3 6 (3.77%) ASP.NET
3 6 (3.77%) CSS
3 6 (3.77%) jQuery
4 5 (3.14%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (3.14%) Web Services
5 4 (2.52%) Hibernate
5 4 (2.52%) HTML5
6 3 (1.89%) .NET Framework
6 3 (1.89%) CSS3
6 3 (1.89%) Entity Framework
6 3 (1.89%) LESS
6 3 (1.89%) REST
6 3 (1.89%) Sass
6 3 (1.89%) SOAP
6 3 (1.89%) Spring
6 3 (1.89%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.03%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (5.03%) Smart Meter
1 8 (5.03%) User Experience
2 5 (3.14%) Computer Science
3 4 (2.52%) Data Centre
3 4 (2.52%) PMI
3 4 (2.52%) Private Cloud
4 3 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (1.89%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (1.89%) Replication
5 2 (1.26%) Clustering
5 2 (1.26%) DataPower
5 2 (1.26%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.26%) PKI
6 1 (0.63%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.63%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.63%) NHS
6 1 (0.63%) RIA
6 1 (0.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 29 (18.24%) Windows
2 14 (8.81%) Unix
3 13 (8.18%) Linux
4 9 (5.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (4.40%) Windows 10
5 7 (4.40%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (3.14%) Windows Server
7 3 (1.89%) CentOS
7 3 (1.89%) Debian
7 3 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.89%) Ubuntu
7 3 (1.89%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.26%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.26%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.63%) Android
9 1 (0.63%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.63%) Solaris
9 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (16.35%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (14.47%) Migration
3 18 (11.32%) ERP
4 16 (10.06%) Test Automation
5 13 (8.18%) Project Management
6 12 (7.55%) DevOps
6 12 (7.55%) Test Scripting
7 11 (6.92%) Integration Testing
8 10 (6.29%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (5.66%) Change Management
9 9 (5.66%) Open Source
9 9 (5.66%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (5.66%) System Integration Testing
9 9 (5.66%) Validation
10 8 (5.03%) Problem-Solving
10 8 (5.03%) TDD
11 7 (4.40%) Data Modelling
11 7 (4.40%) OO
12 6 (3.77%) Configuration Management
12 6 (3.77%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 25 (15.72%) SQL
2 22 (13.84%) Java
3 14 (8.81%) JavaScript
4 13 (8.18%) C
5 10 (6.29%) PowerShell
6 9 (5.66%) C++
7 5 (3.14%) Bash Shell
7 5 (3.14%) C#
7 5 (3.14%) Python
7 5 (3.14%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.89%) VB
8 3 (1.89%) VBA
9 2 (1.26%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 128 (80.50%) SC Cleared
2 27 (16.98%) DV Cleared
3 20 (12.58%) Degree
4 10 (6.29%) PMI Certification
5 9 (5.66%) PMP
6 8 (5.03%) Master's Degree
7 6 (3.77%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.26%) ISEB
8 2 (1.26%) ISTQB
8 2 (1.26%) MCSE
8 2 (1.26%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.63%) CCNA
9 1 (0.63%) CCNP
9 1 (0.63%) CISSP
9 1 (0.63%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.63%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.52%) PMO
2 3 (1.89%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.89%) QA
3 2 (1.26%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.26%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.63%) GDPR
4 1 (0.63%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (10.69%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.14%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (2.52%) Apache Flume
4 4 (2.52%) HDFS
5 3 (1.89%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.26%) vSphere
7 1 (0.63%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.63%) Docker
7 1 (0.63%) Firmware
7 1 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.63%) Snort
7 1 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.63%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (6.92%) HP ALM
2 4 (2.52%) Puppet
2 4 (2.52%) SCOM
3 3 (1.89%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (1.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (1.89%) SELinux
4 2 (1.26%) Ansible
4 2 (1.26%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.26%) Kibana
4 2 (1.26%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.63%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.63%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.63%) SCCM
5 1 (0.63%) SCDPM
5 1 (0.63%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.63%) WSUS
Vendors
1 35 (22.01%) Microsoft
1 35 (22.01%) Oracle
2 16 (10.06%) HP
3 15 (9.43%) VMware
4 10 (6.29%) Cisco
5 8 (5.03%) Palo Alto
6 7 (4.40%) Capita
7 6 (3.77%) McAfee
8 5 (3.14%) SAP
9 4 (2.52%) Atlassian
10 3 (1.89%) Lumension
11 2 (1.26%) IBM
11 2 (1.26%) Ivanti
11 2 (1.26%) Juniper
11 2 (1.26%) Sitecore
12 1 (0.63%) Barracuda Networks
12 1 (0.63%) CheckPoint
12 1 (0.63%) Citrix
12 1 (0.63%) Extreme Networks
12 1 (0.63%) SolarWinds