The first table below looks at the demand for SC Cleared in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Milton Keynes region.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 12 12 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 -6
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 97 64 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 10.71% 9.16% 14.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 43.89% 42.95% 50.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 39 51
Average daily rate
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£350 £315 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £240 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £376 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £365 £372
% change year-on-year
+1.36% -1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 £38.00 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.52% +93.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -8.69%
Qualifications Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
221 149 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 24.39% 21.32% 28.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 69 93
Average daily rate £328 £315 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.96% +1.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £238 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 7
Average hourly rate £15.00 £22.50 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +14.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £13.82 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.78 £38.00 £19.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
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SC Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

SC Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

SC Cleared Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SC Cleared across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

SC Cleared Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

SC Cleared
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

SC Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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.

1 224 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 80 (35.71%) DV Cleared
3 67 (29.91%) ITIL
4 58 (25.89%) Windows
5 57 (25.45%) Microsoft
6 43 (19.20%) PRINCE2
7 41 (18.30%) MS Excel
8 39 (17.41%) MS Project
9 33 (14.73%) Finance
10 29 (12.95%) MS Exchange
11 28 (12.50%) Hyper-V
12 25 (11.16%) Windows Server 2008
12 25 (11.16%) SharePoint
12 25 (11.16%) Active Directory
12 25 (11.16%) HP
12 25 (11.16%) Service Management
13 24 (10.71%) VMware
13 24 (10.71%) SQL
14 23 (10.27%) Linux
14 23 (10.27%) SLA
14 23 (10.27%) Project Management
15 21 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
16 19 (8.48%) Exchange Server 2003
17 17 (7.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 16 (7.14%) Project Planning
18 16 (7.14%) Citrix
18 16 (7.14%) UNIX
19 15 (6.70%) SQL Server
19 15 (6.70%) CRM
19 15 (6.70%) OVSD

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 (12.95%) MS Exchange
2 25 (11.16%) SharePoint
3 19 (8.48%) Exchange Server 2003
4 10 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (2.68%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (2.68%) Lync
5 6 (2.68%) Apache
6 5 (2.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.45%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 41 (18.30%) MS Excel
2 39 (17.41%) MS Project
3 13 (5.80%) MS Office
4 2 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.23%) Oracle Financials
1 5 (2.23%) SAP SRM
2 4 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.89%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.45%) PaaS
1 1 (0.45%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.70%) iSCSI
2 5 (2.23%) Firewall
2 5 (2.23%) LDAP
3 4 (1.79%) Internet
3 4 (1.79%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (1.79%) Fibre Channel
3 4 (1.79%) Network Security
4 3 (1.34%) SMTP
4 3 (1.34%) SAN
4 3 (1.34%) VoIP
4 3 (1.34%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.89%) DNS
5 2 (0.89%) SSL
5 2 (0.89%) NAS
5 2 (0.89%) BIG-IP
6 1 (0.45%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.45%) IPsec
6 1 (0.45%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.45%) S/MIME
6 1 (0.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.70%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.02%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (3.57%) Crystal Reports
4 7 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.34%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.34%) Oracle ODI
6 3 (1.34%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.89%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle8/8i Database
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 10 (4.46%) MSI
2 5 (2.23%) Wise Package Studio
3 4 (1.79%) AdminStudio
4 3 (1.34%) InstallShield
4 3 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.45%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.45%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.45%) Facilita Forecast
5 1 (0.45%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.45%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.45%) JMeter
5 1 (0.45%) Rational Performance Tester
5 1 (0.45%) Git (software)
General
1 33 (14.73%) Finance
2 3 (1.34%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 37 (16.52%) Analyst
2 21 (9.38%) Consultant
3 19 (8.48%) Project Manager
4 15 (6.70%) Support Engineer
5 14 (6.25%) Support Analyst
5 14 (6.25%) Project Officer
6 13 (5.80%) 1st Line Support
6 13 (5.80%) Project Support Officer
7 10 (4.46%) Cloud Engineer
8 9 (4.02%) Applications Packager
9 8 (3.57%) Coordinator
10 7 (3.13%) Architect
10 7 (3.13%) 1st Line Support Analyst
11 6 (2.68%) Problem Manager
11 6 (2.68%) Data Analyst
12 5 (2.23%) Help Desk Support
12 5 (2.23%) SAP Consultant
12 5 (2.23%) Network Manager
12 5 (2.23%) Technical Architect
12 5 (2.23%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.13%) .NET
2 5 (2.23%) WSH
2 5 (2.23%) LAMP
2 5 (2.23%) Application Packaging
3 3 (1.34%) .NET Framework
3 3 (1.34%) LINQ
3 3 (1.34%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 3 (1.34%) Web Services
3 3 (1.34%) XML
3 3 (1.34%) XSL
3 3 (1.34%) CSS
3 3 (1.34%) HTML
4 2 (0.89%) JDBC
4 2 (0.89%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (0.89%) jQuery
4 2 (0.89%) WCF
5 1 (0.45%) Servlets
5 1 (0.45%) SOAP
5 1 (0.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (3.57%) CESG
2 4 (1.79%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.34%) Blackberry
3 3 (1.34%) Cryptography
3 3 (1.34%) Statistics
3 3 (1.34%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (0.89%) CMDB
4 2 (0.89%) PKI
5 1 (0.45%) CCTV
5 1 (0.45%) Smartcard
5 1 (0.45%) Replication
5 1 (0.45%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.45%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 58 (25.89%) Windows
2 25 (11.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (10.27%) Linux
4 16 (7.14%) UNIX
5 10 (4.46%) Windows 7
6 9 (4.02%) CentOS
6 9 (4.02%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (3.13%) Ubuntu
8 6 (2.68%) Windows XP
9 3 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.45%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.45%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.45%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.45%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.45%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (29.91%) ITIL
2 43 (19.20%) PRINCE2
3 25 (11.16%) Service Management
4 23 (10.27%) Project Management
5 16 (7.14%) Project Planning
6 15 (6.70%) CRM
7 12 (5.36%) Service Delivery
8 11 (4.91%) PRINCE
9 10 (4.46%) Problem Management
10 9 (4.02%) ITSM
11 8 (3.57%) Migration
12 7 (3.13%) Risk Management
12 7 (3.13%) Workflow
12 7 (3.13%) Incident Management
12 7 (3.13%) P3M3
13 6 (2.68%) Network Management
13 6 (2.68%) Test Scripting
13 6 (2.68%) Root Cause Analysis
13 6 (2.68%) Change Control
13 6 (2.68%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (10.71%) SQL
2 13 (5.80%) C
3 10 (4.46%) VBScript
4 7 (3.13%) VB
4 7 (3.13%) Java
5 6 (2.68%) JavaScript
6 5 (2.23%) Shell Script
7 4 (1.79%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.34%) C#
8 3 (1.34%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.34%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.45%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.45%) C++
Qualifications
1 224 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 80 (35.71%) DV Cleared
3 17 (7.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 13 (5.80%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (4.91%) MCSE
6 10 (4.46%) MCP
6 10 (4.46%) ISEB
7 9 (4.02%) CTC Cleared
8 6 (2.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 5 (2.23%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (2.23%) HNC
9 5 (2.23%) HND
9 5 (2.23%) CCNP
9 5 (2.23%) CCNA
10 3 (1.34%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.89%) CITP
11 2 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (10.27%) SLA
2 8 (3.57%) BS15000
3 5 (2.23%) QA
3 5 (2.23%) P3O
4 2 (0.89%) BS25999
System Software
1 28 (12.50%) Hyper-V
2 25 (11.16%) Active Directory
3 21 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (6.25%) NFS
5 12 (5.36%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (2.23%) Squid
6 5 (2.23%) Postfix
6 5 (2.23%) Sendmail
7 4 (1.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 4 (1.79%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.89%) XenApp
8 2 (0.89%) UAG
9 1 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (6.70%) OVSD
2 12 (5.36%) Backup Exec
3 7 (3.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 6 (2.68%) HP UCMDB
5 5 (2.23%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 4 (1.79%) SCCM
7 3 (1.34%) OpenView
7 3 (1.34%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.89%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.89%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.89%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.45%) Cisco Prime
9 1 (0.45%) Hyperic
9 1 (0.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.45%) Dollar Universe
9 1 (0.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.45%) SCOM
9 1 (0.45%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 57 (25.45%) Microsoft
2 25 (11.16%) HP
3 24 (10.71%) VMware
4 16 (7.14%) Citrix
5 14 (6.25%) Oracle
5 14 (6.25%) NetApp
6 10 (4.46%) Cisco
7 8 (3.57%) Red Hat
8 7 (3.13%) F5
9 5 (2.23%) Blue Coat
9 5 (2.23%) SAP
10 4 (1.79%) Lumension
11 3 (1.34%) McAfee
11 3 (1.34%) Sophos
12 2 (0.89%) Cognos
12 2 (0.89%) Juniper
12 2 (0.89%) AppSense
12 2 (0.89%) Teradata
13 1 (0.45%) ICL
13 1 (0.45%) hybris
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