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 24 February 2017 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.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 2 18 10
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -8
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 204 63 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 30.96% 8.85% 11.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 74.18% 42.00% 46.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 35 46
Median daily rate £425 £420 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +21.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £503 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 10
Median hourly rate £18.00 £12.37 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.51% -33.13%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.85 £44.75 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.94% +57.01%

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
275 150 214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 41.73% 21.07% 25.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 93 120
Median daily rate £425 £415 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +18.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £290 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 14
Median hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% -21.62%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.73 £41.90 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-24.26% +86.22%

SC Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Milton Keynes region citing SC Cleared as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Milton Keynes region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 314 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 100 (31.85%) DV Cleared
2 100 (31.85%) Windows
3 92 (29.30%) Microsoft
4 82 (26.11%) ITIL
5 57 (18.15%) Active Directory
6 49 (15.61%) Service Management
7 48 (15.29%) Finance
8 47 (14.97%) Cisco
9 44 (14.01%) MS Office
10 42 (13.38%) Agile Software Development
11 40 (12.74%) Project Management
12 39 (12.42%) Cisco Certification
13 37 (11.78%) WAN
14 36 (11.46%) Windows Server
15 34 (10.83%) CRM
15 34 (10.83%) Hyper-V
16 33 (10.51%) Dynamics CRM
17 32 (10.19%) MS Excel
18 31 (9.87%) Office 365
19 30 (9.55%) Windows 10
19 30 (9.55%) Windows Server 2008
20 28 (8.92%) Windows Server 2012
20 28 (8.92%) SLA
21 27 (8.60%) CCNP
21 27 (8.60%) PRINCE2
22 26 (8.28%) LAN
22 26 (8.28%) Management Information System
22 26 (8.28%) Risk Management
23 24 (7.64%) Service Design

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 19 (6.05%) SharePoint
2 13 (4.14%) SharePoint 2013
3 11 (3.50%) Skype for Business
4 8 (2.55%) IIS
4 8 (2.55%) MS Exchange
5 7 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (1.59%) Office Communications Server
7 4 (1.27%) Apache Spark
7 4 (1.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.96%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.64%) Drupal
9 2 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 44 (14.01%) MS Office
2 32 (10.19%) MS Excel
3 21 (6.69%) MS Project
4 7 (2.23%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 33 (10.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.27%) Hyperion Planning
3 3 (0.96%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 31 (9.87%) Office 365
2 10 (3.18%) IaaS
3 4 (1.27%) SaaS
4 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 37 (11.78%) WAN
2 26 (8.28%) LAN
3 20 (6.37%) DHCP
4 19 (6.05%) VPN
5 18 (5.73%) Firewall
6 17 (5.41%) Wireless
7 16 (5.10%) IPsec
8 13 (4.14%) Cisco Nexus
8 13 (4.14%) Unified Communications
8 13 (4.14%) VLAN
9 11 (3.50%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (2.23%) DNS
10 7 (2.23%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 5 (1.59%) Cisco ISE
11 5 (1.59%) Network Security
11 5 (1.59%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (1.27%) FCoE
12 4 (1.27%) Fibre Channel
12 4 (1.27%) SAN
12 4 (1.27%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.23%) Big Data
2 6 (1.91%) Relational Database
3 5 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (1.59%) Essbase
4 4 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (1.27%) Hadoop
4 4 (1.27%) NoSQL
4 4 (1.27%) SQL Server
5 3 (0.96%) Apache Hive
5 3 (0.96%) DataStax
5 3 (0.96%) HBase
6 2 (0.64%) Oracle Discoverer
7 1 (0.32%) GIS
7 1 (0.32%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.32%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (2.87%) Visual Studio
2 8 (2.55%) Visual Studio Team System
3 4 (1.27%) MSI
4 3 (0.96%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.32%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.32%) IntelliJ
5 1 (0.32%) JIRA
5 1 (0.32%) JUnit
5 1 (0.32%) Maven
5 1 (0.32%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.32%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.32%) Mockito
5 1 (0.32%) Moq
5 1 (0.32%) NUnit
5 1 (0.32%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.32%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (0.32%) Selenium
5 1 (0.32%) SpecFlow
General
1 48 (15.29%) Finance
2 4 (1.27%) Electronics
2 4 (1.27%) Telecoms
3 3 (0.96%) Legal
4 1 (0.32%) Law
4 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.32%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 52 (16.56%) Architect
2 48 (15.29%) Analyst
3 33 (10.51%) Consultant
4 24 (7.64%) Project Manager
5 15 (4.78%) Security Advisor
6 13 (4.14%) SC Cleared Project Manager
7 12 (3.82%) Network Architect
7 12 (3.82%) Service Architect
8 11 (3.50%) Developer
9 10 (3.18%) Solutions Architect
9 10 (3.18%) Technical Architect
10 9 (2.87%) CRM Architect
10 9 (2.87%) CRM Developer
10 9 (2.87%) CRM Solutions Architect
10 9 (2.87%) Dynamics CRM Developer
11 8 (2.55%) Lead Architect
11 8 (2.55%) Lead Solutions Architect
11 8 (2.55%) Service Analyst
11 8 (2.55%) Service Desk Analyst
11 8 (2.55%) Wintel Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.18%) .NET
1 10 (3.18%) CSS
2 9 (2.87%) HTML
3 8 (2.55%) .NET Framework
3 8 (2.55%) ASP.NET Web API
3 8 (2.55%) WCF
4 5 (1.59%) SailPoint
5 4 (1.27%) 802.1X
6 3 (0.96%) SAML
7 2 (0.64%) XML
8 1 (0.32%) Entity Framework
8 1 (0.32%) Hibernate
8 1 (0.32%) JavaFX
8 1 (0.32%) JPA
8 1 (0.32%) JSF
8 1 (0.32%) JSP
8 1 (0.32%) Spring
8 1 (0.32%) Struts
8 1 (0.32%) Struts2
8 1 (0.32%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.28%) Management Information System
2 19 (6.05%) CESG
2 19 (6.05%) Data Centre
3 14 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (2.87%) Replication
5 7 (2.23%) Blackberry
6 4 (1.27%) Public Cloud
7 3 (0.96%) CCTV
7 3 (0.96%) Private Cloud
7 3 (0.96%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (0.64%) BYOD
8 2 (0.64%) User Experience
9 1 (0.32%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.32%) CMDB
9 1 (0.32%) Cyber Attack
9 1 (0.32%) FlexPod
9 1 (0.32%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.32%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 100 (31.85%) Windows
2 36 (11.46%) Windows Server
3 30 (9.55%) Windows 10
3 30 (9.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 28 (8.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (6.05%) Windows Vista
6 14 (4.46%) Linux
7 12 (3.82%) Unix
8 11 (3.50%) Windows 7
8 11 (3.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (2.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (2.87%) Windows 8
10 6 (1.91%) CentOS
11 3 (0.96%) Android
12 2 (0.64%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (26.11%) ITIL
2 49 (15.61%) Service Management
3 42 (13.38%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (12.74%) Project Management
5 34 (10.83%) CRM
6 27 (8.60%) PRINCE2
7 26 (8.28%) Risk Management
8 24 (7.64%) Service Design
9 23 (7.32%) Service Delivery
10 22 (7.01%) Change Management
11 19 (6.05%) Risk Assessment
12 18 (5.73%) Logistics
13 17 (5.41%) Cybersecurity
14 15 (4.78%) Cryptography
15 14 (4.46%) Incident Management
15 14 (4.46%) Stakeholder Management
16 13 (4.14%) ISMS
16 13 (4.14%) ITIL V3
16 13 (4.14%) Kalman Filter
17 12 (3.82%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (5.10%) SQL
2 11 (3.50%) PowerShell
3 9 (2.87%) JavaScript
4 5 (1.59%) Java
4 5 (1.59%) VB
4 5 (1.59%) VBScript
5 3 (0.96%) C
5 3 (0.96%) Python
5 3 (0.96%) Ruby
6 2 (0.64%) C#
7 1 (0.32%) F#
Qualifications
1 314 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 100 (31.85%) DV Cleared
3 39 (12.42%) Cisco Certification
4 27 (8.60%) CCNP
5 19 (6.05%) CESG Certified Professional
5 19 (6.05%) CISSP
6 16 (5.10%) CCIE
7 14 (4.46%) CCNA
8 13 (4.14%) APMP
9 12 (3.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 12 (3.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 11 (3.50%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (2.87%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (2.55%) MCSA
13 7 (2.23%) CEH
13 7 (2.23%) CREST Certified
13 7 (2.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 7 (2.23%) OSCP
14 4 (1.27%) CISM
14 4 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (8.92%) SLA
2 16 (5.10%) RMADS
3 9 (2.87%) QA
4 2 (0.64%) EFQM
4 2 (0.64%) FedRAMP
4 2 (0.64%) HIPAA
4 2 (0.64%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.32%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 57 (18.15%) Active Directory
2 34 (10.83%) Hyper-V
3 13 (4.14%) Virtual Machines
4 12 (3.82%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (1.91%) vCloud
6 5 (1.59%) Forefront TMG
6 5 (1.59%) UAG
6 5 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.27%) Docker
7 4 (1.27%) ISA Server
7 4 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (1.27%) vSphere
7 4 (1.27%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.96%) HDFS
8 3 (0.96%) XenApp
9 2 (0.64%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.32%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 21 (6.69%) SCCM
2 13 (4.14%) Cisco Prime
3 7 (2.23%) WSUS
4 6 (1.91%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 5 (1.59%) SCOM
6 4 (1.27%) BladeLogic
6 4 (1.27%) OVSD
6 4 (1.27%) Puppet
6 4 (1.27%) vRealize
7 3 (0.96%) AppDNA
7 3 (0.96%) Hadoop YARN
7 3 (0.96%) vMotion
8 2 (0.64%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.32%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.32%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.32%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 92 (29.30%) Microsoft
2 47 (14.97%) Cisco
3 22 (7.01%) VMware
4 18 (5.73%) Oracle
5 15 (4.78%) Citrix
6 14 (4.46%) F5
7 13 (4.14%) HP
8 10 (3.18%) Juniper
9 7 (2.23%) Forcepoint
9 7 (2.23%) Remedy
10 6 (1.91%) Red Hat
11 5 (1.59%) Hyperion
11 5 (1.59%) Intel Security
11 5 (1.59%) Symantec
12 4 (1.27%) CheckPoint
12 4 (1.27%) Cloudera
12 4 (1.27%) Lumension
12 4 (1.27%) Nokia
13 3 (0.96%) Riverbed
13 3 (0.96%) Veeam
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