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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 13 6 4
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -2
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 97 127 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 10.73% 14.73% 16.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 40.76% 48.11% 52.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 66 49
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£331 £313 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £190 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £350 £358
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -2.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £18.00 £24.13
% change year-on-year
+77.77% -25.38%
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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
238 264 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 26.33% 30.63% 31.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 147 85
Average daily rate £390 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 1
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.31 £18.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+29.50% -21.73%

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 May 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 May 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.

1 207 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 105 (50.72%) ITIL
3 77 (37.20%) Microsoft
4 72 (34.78%) DV Cleared
5 56 (27.05%) MS Office
6 51 (24.64%) Service Management
7 49 (23.67%) MS Excel
8 41 (19.81%) HP
9 39 (18.84%) PRINCE2
9 39 (18.84%) Windows
10 38 (18.36%) Project Management
11 29 (14.01%) SLA
12 26 (12.56%) ITSM
13 25 (12.08%) OVSD
14 24 (11.59%) Service Delivery
14 24 (11.59%) VMware
14 24 (11.59%) Analytical Skills
15 23 (11.11%) ITIL V3
15 23 (11.11%) MS Project
16 22 (10.63%) Cisco
16 22 (10.63%) VMware Infrastructure
16 22 (10.63%) Hyper-V
17 20 (9.66%) Windows Server 2008
17 20 (9.66%) Incident Management
18 19 (9.18%) Finance
18 19 (9.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 18 (8.70%) Management Information System
19 18 (8.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 18 (8.70%) Linux
20 17 (8.21%) MS Visio

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 14 (6.76%) SharePoint
2 11 (5.31%) MS Exchange
3 8 (3.86%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (2.42%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (1.93%) Lync
6 3 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.97%) IIS
7 2 (0.97%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.48%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 56 (27.05%) MS Office
2 49 (23.67%) MS Excel
3 23 (11.11%) MS Project
4 17 (8.21%) MS Visio
5 12 (5.80%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.83%) PaaS
2 5 (2.42%) IaaS
2 5 (2.42%) SaaS
3 4 (1.93%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.38%) Firewall
1 7 (3.38%) Internet
1 7 (3.38%) LAN
2 5 (2.42%) iSCSI
2 5 (2.42%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (2.42%) WAN
2 5 (2.42%) TCP/IP
2 5 (2.42%) VPN
3 4 (1.93%) BIG-IP
4 3 (1.45%) Network Security
4 3 (1.45%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (1.45%) HSRP
4 3 (1.45%) Unified Communications
4 3 (1.45%) Structured Cabling
4 3 (1.45%) Multicast
4 3 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (1.45%) Wireless
4 3 (1.45%) Gigabit Ethernet
4 3 (1.45%) BGP
4 3 (1.45%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.31%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (0.97%) SAP BW
2 2 (0.97%) SAP BI
2 2 (0.97%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.48%) SAP HANA
3 1 (0.48%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.48%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (0.48%) SQLPlus
3 1 (0.48%) OLAP
3 1 (0.48%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 2 (0.97%) AdminStudio
1 2 (0.97%) MSI
1 2 (0.97%) Jenkins
1 2 (0.97%) Git (software)
General
1 19 (9.18%) Finance
2 10 (4.83%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.48%) Back Office
3 1 (0.48%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 38 (18.36%) Analyst
2 24 (11.59%) Project Manager
3 18 (8.70%) Support Analyst
4 17 (8.21%) Service Manager
5 15 (7.25%) 1st Line Support
5 15 (7.25%) Consultant
6 12 (5.80%) Incident Manager
7 11 (5.31%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 10 (4.83%) Service Analyst
8 10 (4.83%) Service Desk Analyst
9 9 (4.35%) Delivery Manager
10 8 (3.86%) Support Engineer
10 8 (3.86%) Architect
10 8 (3.86%) Services Delivery Manager
11 7 (3.38%) Service Transition Manager
11 7 (3.38%) Transition Manager
12 5 (2.42%) Administrator
12 5 (2.42%) Citrix Consultant
12 5 (2.42%) PMO Manager
13 4 (1.93%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.48%) SAP PI
1 1 (0.48%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 24 (11.59%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (8.70%) Management Information System
3 9 (4.35%) PMI
4 7 (3.38%) Economics
5 5 (2.42%) User Experience
6 3 (1.45%) PKI
6 3 (1.45%) CCTV
6 3 (1.45%) SCADA
6 3 (1.45%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.45%) CMDB
7 2 (0.97%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.97%) Performance Metrics
7 2 (0.97%) Open Source
8 1 (0.48%) Clustering
8 1 (0.48%) Statistics
8 1 (0.48%) HACMP
8 1 (0.48%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 39 (18.84%) Windows
2 20 (9.66%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (8.70%) Linux
4 9 (4.35%) Windows 7
5 7 (3.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (2.42%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (2.42%) Windows XP
7 4 (1.93%) UNIX
7 4 (1.93%) Ubuntu
7 4 (1.93%) CentOS
8 2 (0.97%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.48%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.48%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.48%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (50.72%) ITIL
2 51 (24.64%) Service Management
3 39 (18.84%) PRINCE2
4 38 (18.36%) Project Management
5 26 (12.56%) ITSM
6 24 (11.59%) Service Delivery
7 23 (11.11%) ITIL V3
8 20 (9.66%) Incident Management
9 13 (6.28%) Change Management
10 12 (5.80%) Configuration Management
11 9 (4.35%) People Management
11 9 (4.35%) Project Planning
11 9 (4.35%) Data Analysis
12 8 (3.86%) Risk Management
12 8 (3.86%) Change Control
13 7 (3.38%) Network Management
13 7 (3.38%) Matrix Management
14 6 (2.90%) PRINCE
14 6 (2.90%) Logistics
14 6 (2.90%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 13 (6.28%) C
2 12 (5.80%) PowerShell
3 11 (5.31%) SQL
4 3 (1.45%) Java
5 2 (0.97%) VB
6 1 (0.48%) Ruby
6 1 (0.48%) Python
6 1 (0.48%) VBA
6 1 (0.48%) C++
6 1 (0.48%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.48%) Perl
6 1 (0.48%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 207 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 72 (34.78%) DV Cleared
3 19 (9.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 18 (8.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 15 (7.25%) APMP
6 11 (5.31%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (4.35%) PMI Certification
7 9 (4.35%) CCNP
8 8 (3.86%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (3.86%) MCSE
8 8 (3.86%) MCP
9 7 (3.38%) PMP
9 7 (3.38%) CCNA
10 6 (2.90%) HNC
10 6 (2.90%) HND
10 6 (2.90%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (2.42%) Degree
11 5 (2.42%) CCIE
12 3 (1.45%) CCIP
12 3 (1.45%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (14.01%) SLA
2 2 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.48%) BS15000
3 1 (0.48%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 22 (10.63%) VMware Infrastructure
1 22 (10.63%) Hyper-V
2 16 (7.73%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.42%) XenApp
3 5 (2.42%) XenDesktop
3 5 (2.42%) NFS
4 4 (1.93%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (1.45%) Firmware
6 2 (0.97%) Docker
7 1 (0.48%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.48%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 25 (12.08%) OVSD
2 10 (4.83%) SCCM
3 8 (3.86%) Backup Exec
4 7 (3.38%) OpenView
5 6 (2.90%) SCOrch
6 5 (2.42%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (2.42%) XenMobile
6 5 (2.42%) AirWatch
6 5 (2.42%) SCOM
7 3 (1.45%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.97%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (0.97%) HP UCMDB
8 2 (0.97%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 77 (37.20%) Microsoft
2 41 (19.81%) HP
3 24 (11.59%) VMware
4 22 (10.63%) Cisco
5 15 (7.25%) Citrix
6 14 (6.76%) F5
7 10 (4.83%) NetApp
8 7 (3.38%) Remedy
9 6 (2.90%) Juniper
9 6 (2.90%) Lumension
10 5 (2.42%) McAfee
10 5 (2.42%) Sophos
11 4 (1.93%) NetScout
11 4 (1.93%) Blue Coat
12 3 (1.45%) CheckPoint
12 3 (1.45%) BMC
12 3 (1.45%) Oracle
12 3 (1.45%) SAP
13 2 (0.97%) Dell
13 2 (0.97%) Nokia