The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 13 12 4
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -8
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 101 97 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 11.62% 11.44% 19.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 45.29% 40.59% 59.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 49 51
Average daily rate
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£338 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.46% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £196 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £505 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 1
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -3.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.17 £18.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+84.27% -36.84%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Milton Keynes region.

Qualifications Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
223 239 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 25.66% 28.18% 32.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 134 81
Average daily rate £350 £339 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.32% +4.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £199 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 1
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.58% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £18.00 £24.90
% change year-on-year
+27.77% -27.71%

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 1 April 2015.

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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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.

1 235 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 125 (53.19%) ITIL
3 87 (37.02%) Microsoft
4 74 (31.49%) DV Cleared
5 58 (24.68%) MS Excel
6 57 (24.26%) Windows
7 56 (23.83%) MS Office
7 56 (23.83%) Service Management
8 37 (15.74%) PRINCE2
9 36 (15.32%) HP
9 36 (15.32%) SLA
10 32 (13.62%) Project Management
11 30 (12.77%) OVSD
11 30 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
12 29 (12.34%) Windows Server 2008
12 29 (12.34%) VMware
13 28 (11.91%) Service Delivery
14 27 (11.49%) MS Exchange
14 27 (11.49%) VMware Infrastructure
15 26 (11.06%) Incident Management
16 24 (10.21%) ITSM
16 24 (10.21%) Citrix
16 24 (10.21%) Hyper-V
17 23 (9.79%) MS Project
17 23 (9.79%) Change Management
18 22 (9.36%) Exchange Server 2003
19 21 (8.94%) SharePoint
19 21 (8.94%) Microsoft Certification
19 21 (8.94%) ITIL V3
20 20 (8.51%) MCSE

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Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 27 (11.49%) MS Exchange
2 22 (9.36%) Exchange Server 2003
3 21 (8.94%) SharePoint
4 11 (4.68%) SharePoint 2013
4 11 (4.68%) Lync
5 10 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2007
5 10 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (3.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (2.13%) Office Communications Server
7 5 (2.13%) IIS
8 2 (0.85%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.43%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 58 (24.68%) MS Excel
2 56 (23.83%) MS Office
3 23 (9.79%) MS Project
4 19 (8.09%) MS Visio
5 12 (5.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.26%) PaaS
2 5 (2.13%) Office 365
2 5 (2.13%) IaaS
2 5 (2.13%) SaaS
3 4 (1.70%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.26%) Firewall
2 9 (3.83%) LAN
3 8 (3.40%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (2.98%) WAN
4 7 (2.98%) Internet
5 5 (2.13%) iSCSI
5 5 (2.13%) TACACS
6 4 (1.70%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.70%) VPN
6 4 (1.70%) DNS
6 4 (1.70%) BIG-IP
7 3 (1.28%) Structured Cabling
7 3 (1.28%) Network Security
7 3 (1.28%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.85%) VRRP
8 2 (0.85%) EIGRP
8 2 (0.85%) BGP
8 2 (0.85%) MPLS
8 2 (0.85%) OSPF
8 2 (0.85%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.96%) Crystal Reports
2 5 (2.13%) OLAP
3 4 (1.70%) OLTP
3 4 (1.70%) RDBMS
3 4 (1.70%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.28%) SQL Server
5 2 (0.85%) SAP BI
5 2 (0.85%) SAP BW
5 2 (0.85%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.43%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.43%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.43%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.43%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 2 (0.85%) MSI
1 2 (0.85%) AdminStudio
1 2 (0.85%) Git (software)
1 2 (0.85%) Jenkins
General
1 17 (7.23%) Finance
2 11 (4.68%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.43%) Back Office
3 1 (0.43%) Military
3 1 (0.43%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 54 (22.98%) Analyst
2 30 (12.77%) Support Analyst
3 26 (11.06%) 1st Line Support
4 21 (8.94%) Project Manager
5 20 (8.51%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 17 (7.23%) Service Manager
7 16 (6.81%) Service Desk Analyst
7 16 (6.81%) Service Analyst
8 14 (5.96%) Consultant
9 12 (5.11%) Incident Manager
10 11 (4.68%) Support Engineer
10 11 (4.68%) Architect
11 10 (4.26%) Delivery Manager
12 9 (3.83%) Services Delivery Manager
13 8 (3.40%) Administrator
14 7 (2.98%) Service Transition Manager
14 7 (2.98%) Transition Manager
15 6 (2.55%) DBA
15 6 (2.55%) 2nd Line Support
15 6 (2.55%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.43%) SAP PI
1 1 (0.43%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 30 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (8.51%) Management Information System
3 7 (2.98%) Economics
3 7 (2.98%) Blackberry
4 6 (2.55%) PMI
5 5 (2.13%) User Experience
5 5 (2.13%) Statistics
6 4 (1.70%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.70%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.28%) SCADA
7 3 (1.28%) PKI
8 2 (0.85%) Open Source
8 2 (0.85%) Performance Metrics
9 1 (0.43%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 57 (24.26%) Windows
2 29 (12.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (8.51%) Linux
4 18 (7.66%) Windows 7
5 8 (3.40%) Windows Vista
5 8 (3.40%) Windows 8
6 7 (2.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (2.98%) Windows XP
7 6 (2.55%) UNIX
8 5 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (1.70%) Ubuntu
9 4 (1.70%) CentOS
10 2 (0.85%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (53.19%) ITIL
2 56 (23.83%) Service Management
3 37 (15.74%) PRINCE2
4 32 (13.62%) Project Management
5 28 (11.91%) Service Delivery
6 26 (11.06%) Incident Management
7 24 (10.21%) ITSM
8 23 (9.79%) Change Management
9 21 (8.94%) ITIL V3
10 12 (5.11%) Mentoring
11 11 (4.68%) People Management
12 9 (3.83%) Performance Tuning
12 9 (3.83%) Project Planning
12 9 (3.83%) Data Analysis
12 9 (3.83%) Configuration Management
13 8 (3.40%) Risk Management
13 8 (3.40%) Matrix Management
13 8 (3.40%) Change Control
14 7 (2.98%) Line Management
15 6 (2.55%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 19 (8.09%) PowerShell
2 18 (7.66%) SQL
3 12 (5.11%) C
4 3 (1.28%) Java
5 2 (0.85%) VB
6 1 (0.43%) Ruby
6 1 (0.43%) Python
6 1 (0.43%) VBA
6 1 (0.43%) C++
6 1 (0.43%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.43%) Perl
6 1 (0.43%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 235 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 74 (31.49%) DV Cleared
3 21 (8.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (8.51%) MCSE
4 20 (8.51%) MCP
5 19 (8.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 17 (7.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 9 (3.83%) APMP
7 9 (3.83%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (2.98%) CCNP
9 6 (2.55%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (2.55%) PMI Certification
9 6 (2.55%) HNC
9 6 (2.55%) HND
10 5 (2.13%) CCSA
10 5 (2.13%) CCSE
10 5 (2.13%) Degree
11 4 (1.70%) PMP
11 4 (1.70%) CCIE
12 3 (1.28%) CNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (15.32%) SLA
2 3 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.43%) BS15000
3 1 (0.43%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 27 (11.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (10.21%) Hyper-V
3 17 (7.23%) Active Directory
4 5 (2.13%) XenApp
4 5 (2.13%) XenDesktop
4 5 (2.13%) NFS
5 4 (1.70%) Firmware
5 4 (1.70%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 30 (12.77%) OVSD
2 17 (7.23%) Backup Exec
3 10 (4.26%) SCCM
4 7 (2.98%) McAfee ePO
4 7 (2.98%) OpenView
5 6 (2.55%) SCOrch
6 5 (2.13%) XenMobile
6 5 (2.13%) SCOM
7 3 (1.28%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.85%) WhatsUp Gold
8 2 (0.85%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (0.85%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 87 (37.02%) Microsoft
2 36 (15.32%) HP
3 29 (12.34%) VMware
4 24 (10.21%) Citrix
5 20 (8.51%) Cisco
6 11 (4.68%) F5
6 11 (4.68%) Remedy
7 10 (4.26%) Juniper
8 9 (3.83%) NetApp
9 8 (3.40%) Lumension
10 7 (2.98%) McAfee
10 7 (2.98%) Sophos
11 6 (2.55%) Computacenter
12 5 (2.13%) Blue Coat
12 5 (2.13%) CheckPoint
12 5 (2.13%) Nokia
13 3 (1.28%) SAP
13 3 (1.28%) Oracle
14 2 (0.85%) BMC
14 2 (0.85%) Dell