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 28 July 2015 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 20 15 22
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +7
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 85 116 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 6.83% 8.96% 6.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 30.14% 38.54% 35.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 63 39
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£400 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £371 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.36% +1.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 3
Average hourly rate £43.00 £15.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+186.66% +50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+108.33% -14.28%
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
282 301 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 22.67% 23.26% 19.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 172 93
Average daily rate £400 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £208 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £470 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 12
Average hourly rate £44.00 £15.75 £14.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+179.36% +5.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.24 £11.45 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £27.80 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.88 £18.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+27.33% -10.71%

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 28 July 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SC Cleared across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015.

SC Cleared Hourly Rate Histogram 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 28 July 2015. 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -10 64 £390 +11.42% 6
Aylesbury - 1 - -
SC Cleared
South East

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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.

1 226 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 133 (58.85%) ITIL
3 99 (43.81%) DV Cleared
4 87 (38.50%) Microsoft
5 76 (33.63%) Service Management
6 68 (30.09%) MS Office
7 59 (26.11%) HP
8 57 (25.22%) MS Excel
9 49 (21.68%) Project Management
10 47 (20.80%) PRINCE2
11 41 (18.14%) OVSD
12 39 (17.26%) Windows
13 36 (15.93%) SLA
13 36 (15.93%) Finance
14 35 (15.49%) Incident Management
15 31 (13.72%) ITSM
16 29 (12.83%) VMware
17 27 (11.95%) Service Delivery
17 27 (11.95%) Cisco
18 26 (11.50%) Hyper-V
18 26 (11.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 25 (11.06%) Data Analysis
19 25 (11.06%) MS Project
20 24 (10.62%) SQL
21 23 (10.18%) SharePoint
21 23 (10.18%) VMware Infrastructure
21 23 (10.18%) ITIL V3
22 21 (9.29%) MS Visio
23 20 (8.85%) Matrix Management
24 19 (8.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 23 (10.18%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.98%) MS Exchange
3 8 (3.54%) Lync
4 4 (1.77%) IIS
5 3 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.44%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.44%) SAP Portal
7 1 (0.44%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.44%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.44%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 68 (30.09%) MS Office
2 57 (25.22%) MS Excel
3 25 (11.06%) MS Project
4 21 (9.29%) MS Visio
5 15 (6.64%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (5.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.10%) PaaS
2 4 (1.77%) Office 365
3 2 (0.88%) IaaS
4 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.87%) Internet
2 8 (3.54%) VPN
3 7 (3.10%) LAN
4 6 (2.65%) TCP/IP
5 5 (2.21%) BIG-IP
5 5 (2.21%) Firewall
5 5 (2.21%) iSCSI
5 5 (2.21%) WAN
5 5 (2.21%) DNS
6 4 (1.77%) SSL
6 4 (1.77%) MPLS
6 4 (1.77%) OSPF
6 4 (1.77%) BGP
6 4 (1.77%) EIGRP
6 4 (1.77%) VRRP
6 4 (1.77%) WLAN
6 4 (1.77%) Ethernet
6 4 (1.77%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (1.77%) Unified Communications
6 4 (1.77%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.54%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.10%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.33%) MySQL
4 2 (0.88%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.88%) SAP BW
4 2 (0.88%) SAP BI
5 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.44%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (0.44%) Informix
5 1 (0.44%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.44%) OLAP
5 1 (0.44%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.44%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 3 (1.33%) Visual Studio
1 3 (1.33%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (0.88%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.44%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.44%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.44%) JDeveloper
3 1 (0.44%) ClearQuest
3 1 (0.44%) MSI
3 1 (0.44%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.44%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.44%) Subversion
3 1 (0.44%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.44%) Rational DOORS
General
1 36 (15.93%) Finance
2 3 (1.33%) Marketing
3 2 (0.88%) Military
3 2 (0.88%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.44%) Electronics
4 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 34 (15.04%) Analyst
2 26 (11.50%) Incident Manager
3 24 (10.62%) Service Manager
4 22 (9.73%) Project Manager
5 12 (5.31%) Consultant
5 12 (5.31%) Delivery Manager
6 11 (4.87%) Services Delivery Manager
6 11 (4.87%) Architect
7 10 (4.42%) PMO Manager
8 8 (3.54%) Service Analyst
8 8 (3.54%) Service Desk Analyst
9 7 (3.10%) 1st Line Support
9 7 (3.10%) Support Analyst
10 6 (2.65%) Developer
10 6 (2.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (2.65%) 3rd Line Support
10 6 (2.65%) Process Analyst
10 6 (2.65%) Citrix Specialist
11 5 (2.21%) Microsoft Consultant
11 5 (2.21%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.33%) X-Windows
1 3 (1.33%) jQuery
2 2 (0.88%) XML Messaging
2 2 (0.88%) .NET
2 2 (0.88%) MFC
2 2 (0.88%) SOAP
2 2 (0.88%) XML
2 2 (0.88%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.44%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
3 1 (0.44%) WebCenter
3 1 (0.44%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (0.44%) Middleware
3 1 (0.44%) Oracle ADF
3 1 (0.44%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.52%) Management Information System
1 17 (7.52%) Data Centre
2 12 (5.31%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.87%) PMI
4 7 (3.10%) Clustering
4 7 (3.10%) Economics
5 5 (2.21%) User Experience
6 4 (1.77%) PKI
7 3 (1.33%) CCTV
7 3 (1.33%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.33%) CMDB
8 2 (0.88%) Performance Metrics
8 2 (0.88%) HACMP
8 2 (0.88%) Biometrics
9 1 (0.44%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.44%) PDA
9 1 (0.44%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 39 (17.26%) Windows
2 19 (8.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (5.31%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (4.87%) Linux
4 11 (4.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (3.98%) UNIX
6 6 (2.65%) Windows 7
7 5 (2.21%) Ubuntu
7 5 (2.21%) CentOS
8 3 (1.33%) VxWorks
9 2 (0.88%) AIX
10 1 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (58.85%) ITIL
2 76 (33.63%) Service Management
3 49 (21.68%) Project Management
4 47 (20.80%) PRINCE2
5 35 (15.49%) Incident Management
6 31 (13.72%) ITSM
7 27 (11.95%) Service Delivery
8 25 (11.06%) Data Analysis
9 23 (10.18%) ITIL V3
10 20 (8.85%) Matrix Management
11 17 (7.52%) CRM
12 14 (6.19%) Change Management
12 14 (6.19%) Change Control
13 13 (5.75%) People Management
14 12 (5.31%) Problem Management
15 11 (4.87%) Risk Management
16 10 (4.42%) Performance Management
17 9 (3.98%) Information Assurance
17 9 (3.98%) Project Planning
17 9 (3.98%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 24 (10.62%) SQL
2 17 (7.52%) PowerShell
3 8 (3.54%) C
4 5 (2.21%) Java
5 4 (1.77%) C++
6 3 (1.33%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.33%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.88%) C++/CLI
8 1 (0.44%) VBA
8 1 (0.44%) Embedded C
8 1 (0.44%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 226 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 99 (43.81%) DV Cleared
3 26 (11.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 19 (8.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 17 (7.52%) APMP
6 11 (4.87%) PMI Certification
7 9 (3.98%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (3.98%) CCNA
7 9 (3.98%) PMP
8 8 (3.54%) CCNP
9 6 (2.65%) ISEB
10 5 (2.21%) HNC
10 5 (2.21%) HND
10 5 (2.21%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (1.77%) Degree
11 4 (1.77%) MCSE
11 4 (1.77%) CCIP
11 4 (1.77%) MCP
11 4 (1.77%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (1.77%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (15.93%) SLA
2 3 (1.33%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.33%) QA
2 3 (1.33%) BS25999
2 3 (1.33%) P3O
3 2 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.44%) BS15000
System Software
1 26 (11.50%) Hyper-V
2 23 (10.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (7.96%) Active Directory
4 5 (2.21%) XenApp
4 5 (2.21%) XenDesktop
4 5 (2.21%) NFS
5 4 (1.77%) UAG
6 3 (1.33%) BitLocker
6 3 (1.33%) vSphere
7 1 (0.44%) Tivoli Directory Server
7 1 (0.44%) Docker
7 1 (0.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.44%) Snort
7 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 41 (18.14%) OVSD
2 19 (8.41%) OpenView
3 18 (7.96%) SCCM
4 12 (5.31%) SCOM
5 8 (3.54%) SCOrch
6 6 (2.65%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 5 (2.21%) XenMobile
7 5 (2.21%) WSUS
7 5 (2.21%) AirWatch
8 4 (1.77%) SCVMM
9 3 (1.33%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.88%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.88%) WhatsUp Gold
10 2 (0.88%) NetVault Backup
10 2 (0.88%) Cisco Prime
10 2 (0.88%) HP UCMDB
11 1 (0.44%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.44%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 87 (38.50%) Microsoft
2 59 (26.11%) HP
3 29 (12.83%) VMware
4 27 (11.95%) Cisco
5 15 (6.64%) NetApp
6 14 (6.19%) Citrix
7 12 (5.31%) F5
8 8 (3.54%) NetScout
9 6 (2.65%) Oracle
10 5 (2.21%) BMC
11 4 (1.77%) Symantec
11 4 (1.77%) SAP
11 4 (1.77%) Juniper
11 4 (1.77%) Lumension
12 2 (0.88%) Wind River
12 2 (0.88%) Blue Coat
12 2 (0.88%) QNX
12 2 (0.88%) IBM
12 2 (0.88%) Remedy
12 2 (0.88%) CheckPoint