The table below looks at the statistics for SC Cleared in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SC Cleared over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 10 39 14
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -25
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 120 41 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 10.29% 3.88% 9.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 43.32% 23.56% 41.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 30 44
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£350 £260 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £134 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £478 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £360 £373
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -3.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 8
Average hourly rate £13.00 £10.00 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -49.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.40 £31.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+25.71% -35.18%
SC Cleared
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Buckinghamshire region.

Qualifications Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
277 174 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 23.76% 16.48% 23.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 95 108
Average daily rate £325 £320 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £139 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 14
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -33.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.30 £18.00 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -28.57%

SC Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared across the Buckinghamshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

SC Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SC Cleared across the Buckinghamshire region.

SC Cleared Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SC Cleared across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

SC Cleared Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

SC Cleared
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared across the Buckinghamshire region.

SC Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

SC Cleared
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +31 103 £350 +40.00% 4
High Wycombe -1 2 - - 1
Aylesbury - - - -
SC Cleared
South East

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SC Cleared.

1 268 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 82 (30.60%) ITIL
3 75 (27.99%) DV Cleared
4 71 (26.49%) Microsoft
5 62 (23.13%) PRINCE2
6 53 (19.78%) MS Project
7 51 (19.03%) MS Excel
8 50 (18.66%) Windows
9 48 (17.91%) Finance
10 41 (15.30%) Service Management
11 33 (12.31%) Project Management
12 31 (11.57%) Analytical Skills
13 29 (10.82%) MS Exchange
13 29 (10.82%) HP
14 26 (9.70%) Active Directory
14 26 (9.70%) SharePoint
15 24 (8.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 23 (8.58%) Service Delivery
17 21 (7.84%) SLA
18 20 (7.46%) Windows Server 2008
19 19 (7.09%) Project Planning
19 19 (7.09%) VMware
19 19 (7.09%) OVSD
20 18 (6.72%) Citrix
20 18 (6.72%) Microsoft Certification
21 16 (5.97%) Oracle
21 16 (5.97%) C
21 16 (5.97%) SQL
21 16 (5.97%) Agile Software Development
21 16 (5.97%) Exchange Server 2003

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SC Cleared. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 29 (10.82%) MS Exchange
2 26 (9.70%) SharePoint
3 16 (5.97%) Exchange Server 2003
4 9 (3.36%) Apache
4 9 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.75%) Lync
9 1 (0.37%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.37%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 53 (19.78%) MS Project
2 51 (19.03%) MS Excel
3 13 (4.85%) MS Office
4 3 (1.12%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.87%) SAP SRM
2 4 (1.49%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.37%) PaaS
1 1 (0.37%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.60%) iSCSI
2 9 (3.36%) LDAP
3 8 (2.99%) Wi-Fi
4 6 (2.24%) Network Security
5 5 (1.87%) SNMP
6 4 (1.49%) Fibre Channel
6 4 (1.49%) SSL
7 3 (1.12%) Internet
7 3 (1.12%) Firewall
7 3 (1.12%) VoIP
8 2 (0.75%) S/MIME
8 2 (0.75%) Wireless
8 2 (0.75%) IPsec
8 2 (0.75%) TACACS
9 1 (0.37%) SAN
9 1 (0.37%) SMS
9 1 (0.37%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.37%) VPN
9 1 (0.37%) BIG-IP
9 1 (0.37%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.87%) SQL Server
1 5 (1.87%) Crystal Reports
2 4 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (1.12%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (1.12%) Oracle ODI
3 3 (1.12%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.75%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.75%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (0.75%) Essbase
4 2 (0.75%) Oracle OWB
4 2 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle8/8i Database
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 8 (2.99%) MSI
2 6 (2.24%) InstallShield
3 4 (1.49%) AdminStudio
4 2 (0.75%) Wise Package Studio
5 1 (0.37%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.37%) JMeter
5 1 (0.37%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.37%) Selenium
5 1 (0.37%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.37%) Rational Functional Tester
5 1 (0.37%) Rational Performance Tester
5 1 (0.37%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 48 (17.91%) Finance
2 2 (0.75%) Legal
3 1 (0.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (14.18%) Analyst
2 35 (13.06%) Project Manager
3 26 (9.70%) Consultant
4 20 (7.46%) Project Officer
5 19 (7.09%) Project Support Officer
6 18 (6.72%) Support Analyst
6 18 (6.72%) 1st Line Support
7 14 (5.22%) Support Engineer
8 11 (4.10%) Architect
8 11 (4.10%) Service Manager
9 10 (3.73%) 1st Line Support Analyst
9 10 (3.73%) Coordinator
10 9 (3.36%) Applications Packager
11 8 (2.99%) Senior Manager
12 6 (2.24%) Cloud Engineer
12 6 (2.24%) Incident Manager
12 6 (2.24%) Services Delivery Manager
12 6 (2.24%) Delivery Manager
12 6 (2.24%) Risk Manager
12 6 (2.24%) Problem Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.36%) LAMP
2 4 (1.49%) .NET
3 3 (1.12%) Application Packaging
4 2 (0.75%) WSH
5 1 (0.37%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 31 (11.57%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (1.87%) CMDB
3 4 (1.49%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.12%) SCADA
4 3 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (0.75%) Statistics
5 2 (0.75%) PKI
5 2 (0.75%) Cryptography
5 2 (0.75%) Smartcard
5 2 (0.75%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.37%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 50 (18.66%) Windows
2 20 (7.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (5.22%) Linux
4 12 (4.48%) UNIX
5 11 (4.10%) CentOS
6 10 (3.73%) Ubuntu
7 8 (2.99%) Windows 7
8 7 (2.61%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (1.49%) Windows 8
9 4 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (1.12%) Windows XP
10 3 (1.12%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.37%) Android
11 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.37%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (30.60%) ITIL
2 62 (23.13%) PRINCE2
3 41 (15.30%) Service Management
4 33 (12.31%) Project Management
5 23 (8.58%) Service Delivery
6 19 (7.09%) Project Planning
7 16 (5.97%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (5.60%) Risk Management
9 13 (4.85%) Problem Management
9 13 (4.85%) People Management
10 12 (4.48%) Incident Management
10 12 (4.48%) CRM
10 12 (4.48%) ITSM
11 11 (4.10%) PRINCE
11 11 (4.10%) Network Management
12 9 (3.36%) Performance Management
12 9 (3.36%) ITIL V3
13 8 (2.99%) Configuration Management
14 7 (2.61%) Business Analysis
14 7 (2.61%) P3M3
Programming Languages
1 16 (5.97%) C
1 16 (5.97%) SQL
2 6 (2.24%) Java
3 2 (0.75%) VB
4 1 (0.37%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.37%) VBScript
4 1 (0.37%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.37%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.37%) C++
4 1 (0.37%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 268 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 75 (27.99%) DV Cleared
3 24 (8.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 18 (6.72%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (4.85%) MCSE
6 12 (4.48%) MCP
7 10 (3.73%) HNC
7 10 (3.73%) HND
7 10 (3.73%) ISEB
8 8 (2.99%) CTC Cleared
9 7 (2.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 7 (2.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 5 (1.87%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (1.87%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (1.49%) CCNP
11 4 (1.49%) CCNA
12 3 (1.12%) ISTQB
12 3 (1.12%) Six Sigma Green Belt
13 2 (0.75%) CITP
14 1 (0.37%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (7.84%) SLA
2 13 (4.85%) BS15000
3 5 (1.87%) P3O
4 4 (1.49%) QA
5 2 (0.75%) BS25999
System Software
1 26 (9.70%) Active Directory
2 16 (5.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (5.60%) Hyper-V
3 15 (5.60%) NFS
4 13 (4.85%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (3.36%) Squid
5 9 (3.36%) Postfix
5 9 (3.36%) Sendmail
6 2 (0.75%) XenApp
6 2 (0.75%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (7.09%) OVSD
2 12 (4.48%) HP UCMDB
2 12 (4.48%) Backup Exec
3 9 (3.36%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 7 (2.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 7 (2.61%) SCCM
5 5 (1.87%) WhatsUp Gold
5 5 (1.87%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.37%) OpenView
6 1 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 71 (26.49%) Microsoft
2 29 (10.82%) HP
3 19 (7.09%) VMware
4 18 (6.72%) Citrix
5 16 (5.97%) Oracle
6 14 (5.22%) Cisco
6 14 (5.22%) NetApp
7 10 (3.73%) Red Hat
8 7 (2.61%) F5
9 6 (2.24%) Blue Coat
10 5 (1.87%) SAP
11 3 (1.12%) CheckPoint
11 3 (1.12%) AppSense
12 2 (0.75%) Endeca
12 2 (0.75%) IBM
12 2 (0.75%) Informatica
13 1 (0.37%) Symantec
13 1 (0.37%) Wyse
13 1 (0.37%) ION Trading
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