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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 10 24 8
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -16
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 153 62 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 11.73% 5.91% 12.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 43.47% 31.47% 40.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 35 41
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£350 £380 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £550 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £358 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.89% -4.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 0 2
Average hourly rate £16.16 - £16.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 - £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 - £17.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £17.13 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+9.48% -36.57%
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
352 197 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 26.99% 18.78% 30.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 93 93
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 4 18
Average hourly rate £15.00 £32.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.84% +54.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 24 December 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
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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +13 129 £350 -7.89% 8
High Wycombe -1 2 - -
SC Cleared
South East

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 281 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 110 (39.15%) ITIL
3 97 (34.52%) Microsoft
4 76 (27.05%) Windows
5 69 (24.56%) DV Cleared
6 63 (22.42%) MS Excel
7 54 (19.22%) Service Management
8 47 (16.73%) Service Delivery
9 46 (16.37%) PRINCE2
10 45 (16.01%) MS Exchange
11 40 (14.23%) Analytical Skills
12 38 (13.52%) SLA
13 35 (12.46%) Microsoft Certification
13 35 (12.46%) MS Project
14 34 (12.10%) Windows Server 2008
15 32 (11.39%) Exchange Server 2003
16 31 (11.03%) Finance
17 30 (10.68%) MCSE
18 29 (10.32%) MS Office
18 29 (10.32%) MCP
18 29 (10.32%) OVSD
19 27 (9.61%) Change Management
19 27 (9.61%) VMware
19 27 (9.61%) Citrix
19 27 (9.61%) HP
20 26 (9.25%) Project Management
20 26 (9.25%) VMware Infrastructure
21 24 (8.54%) Hyper-V
21 24 (8.54%) Backup Exec
21 24 (8.54%) Incident Management

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 45 (16.01%) MS Exchange
2 32 (11.39%) Exchange Server 2003
3 23 (8.19%) SharePoint
4 18 (6.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 17 (6.05%) Exchange Server 2007
6 14 (4.98%) Lync
7 11 (3.91%) SharePoint 2013
7 11 (3.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 6 (2.14%) IIS
8 6 (2.14%) Office Communications Server
9 5 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 63 (22.42%) MS Excel
2 35 (12.46%) MS Project
3 29 (10.32%) MS Office
4 11 (3.91%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.07%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.36%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.14%) Office 365
2 5 (1.78%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.07%) PaaS
4 2 (0.71%) SaaS
4 2 (0.71%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.27%) Firewall
2 9 (3.20%) Cisco ASA
2 9 (3.20%) LAN
2 9 (3.20%) WAN
3 8 (2.85%) TACACS
4 7 (2.49%) iSCSI
5 6 (2.14%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (2.14%) Fibre Channel
5 6 (2.14%) SSL
6 4 (1.42%) Internet
6 4 (1.42%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.42%) DNS
6 4 (1.42%) Wireless
7 3 (1.07%) Network Security
7 3 (1.07%) DHCP
8 2 (0.71%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.71%) WLAN
8 2 (0.71%) VPN
8 2 (0.71%) MPLS
8 2 (0.71%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.41%) Crystal Reports
2 6 (2.14%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.42%) OLAP
3 4 (1.42%) OLTP
3 4 (1.42%) RDBMS
4 3 (1.07%) SQL Server
5 2 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.71%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (0.71%) Oracle OWB
5 2 (0.71%) Essbase
5 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.71%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (1.78%) MSI
1 5 (1.78%) InstallShield
2 4 (1.42%) AdminStudio
3 2 (0.71%) Selenium
4 1 (0.36%) Rational Performance Tester
4 1 (0.36%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (0.36%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.36%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.36%) Facilita Forecast
4 1 (0.36%) JMeter
4 1 (0.36%) LabVIEW
4 1 (0.36%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.36%) ClearQuest
General
1 31 (11.03%) Finance
2 10 (3.56%) Telecoms
3 2 (0.71%) Legal
4 1 (0.36%) Military
4 1 (0.36%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 55 (19.57%) Analyst
2 33 (11.74%) Support Analyst
3 31 (11.03%) 1st Line Support
4 29 (10.32%) Project Manager
5 22 (7.83%) Service Manager
5 22 (7.83%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 18 (6.41%) Consultant
6 18 (6.41%) Support Engineer
7 17 (6.05%) Service Analyst
7 17 (6.05%) Service Desk Analyst
8 15 (5.34%) Services Delivery Manager
8 15 (5.34%) Delivery Manager
9 14 (4.98%) Team Leader
10 10 (3.56%) Project Officer
10 10 (3.56%) Infrastructure Team Leader
11 9 (3.20%) Senior Manager
12 8 (2.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 7 (2.49%) Security Consultant
13 7 (2.49%) Project Support Officer
13 7 (2.49%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.71%) .NET
2 1 (0.36%) SOAP
2 1 (0.36%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (0.36%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.36%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 40 (14.23%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (6.41%) Management Information System
3 8 (2.85%) Blackberry
4 5 (1.78%) PKI
4 5 (1.78%) SCADA
5 4 (1.42%) Statistics
5 4 (1.42%) CMDB
6 3 (1.07%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.71%) Smartcard
7 2 (0.71%) Cryptography
7 2 (0.71%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.71%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 76 (27.05%) Windows
2 34 (12.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (8.19%) Windows 7
4 20 (7.12%) Linux
5 13 (4.63%) Windows 8
6 12 (4.27%) Windows Vista
7 9 (3.20%) UNIX
7 9 (3.20%) Windows XP
7 9 (3.20%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.71%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.36%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.36%) CentOS
10 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (39.15%) ITIL
2 54 (19.22%) Service Management
3 47 (16.73%) Service Delivery
4 46 (16.37%) PRINCE2
5 27 (9.61%) Change Management
6 26 (9.25%) Project Management
7 24 (8.54%) Incident Management
8 17 (6.05%) ITSM
9 15 (5.34%) People Management
10 14 (4.98%) Mentoring
11 13 (4.63%) ITIL V3
12 12 (4.27%) Risk Management
13 10 (3.56%) Configuration Management
13 10 (3.56%) Cyber Security
14 9 (3.20%) Problem Management
15 8 (2.85%) Change Control
15 8 (2.85%) Validation
16 7 (2.49%) Root Cause Analysis
16 7 (2.49%) Line Management
17 6 (2.14%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (6.76%) C
2 18 (6.41%) PowerShell
3 15 (5.34%) SQL
4 7 (2.49%) Java
5 3 (1.07%) VB
6 2 (0.71%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.71%) C++
7 1 (0.36%) Perl
7 1 (0.36%) Python
7 1 (0.36%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 281 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 69 (24.56%) DV Cleared
3 35 (12.46%) Microsoft Certification
4 30 (10.68%) MCSE
5 29 (10.32%) MCP
6 21 (7.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 20 (7.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 13 (4.63%) HNC
8 13 (4.63%) HND
9 10 (3.56%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (3.20%) CCNP
10 9 (3.20%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (2.14%) CCSA
11 6 (2.14%) CCSE
12 4 (1.42%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 4 (1.42%) Degree
13 3 (1.07%) CTC Cleared
13 3 (1.07%) ISTQB
13 3 (1.07%) CCIE
13 3 (1.07%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (13.52%) SLA
2 9 (3.20%) BS15000
3 3 (1.07%) QA
4 2 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.36%) BS25999
5 1 (0.36%) P3O
System Software
1 26 (9.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (8.54%) Hyper-V
3 22 (7.83%) Active Directory
4 12 (4.27%) Microsoft App-V
5 10 (3.56%) Firmware
6 7 (2.49%) NFS
7 3 (1.07%) XenApp
8 2 (0.71%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.36%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.36%) UAG
9 1 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 29 (10.32%) OVSD
2 24 (8.54%) Backup Exec
3 12 (4.27%) McAfee ePO
4 9 (3.20%) SCCM
5 5 (1.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 3 (1.07%) HP UCMDB
7 2 (0.71%) XenMobile
7 2 (0.71%) SCOM
Vendors
1 97 (34.52%) Microsoft
2 27 (9.61%) HP
2 27 (9.61%) Citrix
2 27 (9.61%) VMware
3 14 (4.98%) Cisco
4 12 (4.27%) McAfee
4 12 (4.27%) Lumension
5 11 (3.91%) Remedy
5 11 (3.91%) Sophos
6 10 (3.56%) Oracle
6 10 (3.56%) Juniper
7 9 (3.20%) NetApp
7 9 (3.20%) F5
8 8 (2.85%) CheckPoint
9 6 (2.14%) Nokia
9 6 (2.14%) AppSense
9 6 (2.14%) Blue Coat
9 6 (2.14%) Computacenter
10 3 (1.07%) Dell
10 3 (1.07%) IBM
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