Period
to 20 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 20 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 10 14
Rank change year-on-year +2 +4 0
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 261 305 205
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 13.57% 13.78% 10.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 51.38% 54.17% 42.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 194 156
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £350 £415 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.66% -4.16% +15.47%
10th Percentile £207 £215 £256
90th Percentile £470 £550 £536
South East median daily rate £425 £415 £415
% change year-on-year +2.41% - +5.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 28 3
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% -53.25% -9.94%
10th Percentile £11.55 £15.76 £15.74
90th Percentile £19.20 £18.70 £39.25
South East median hourly rate £24.00 £17.77 £31.00
% change year-on-year +35.06% -42.68% +3.33%

SC Cleared is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 508 563 479
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 26.40% 25.44% 25.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 322 331
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £375 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -4.76% +8.39%
10th Percentile £213 £218 £235
90th Percentile £501 £550 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 44 8
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +24.14% -66.08%
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.50 £10.24
90th Percentile £51.88 £50.15 £39.25
South East median hourly rate £34.00 £20.00 £24.28
% change year-on-year +70.00% -17.63% +0.66%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

Job postings citing SC Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire.

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in Buckinghamshire

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SC Cleared in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for SC Cleared in Buckinghamshire

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in Buckinghamshire

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in Buckinghamshire

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SC Cleared in Buckinghamshire

SC Cleared
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 20 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -1 251 £350 -15.87% 11
High Wycombe -6 3 £375 +36.36%
Newport Pagnell +2 1 - -
Buckingham - 1 - -
SC Cleared
South East

For the 6 months to 20 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 261 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 126 (48.28%) ITIL
3 94 (36.02%) DV Cleared
4 70 (26.82%) Microsoft
5 69 (26.44%) Windows
5 69 (26.44%) ITIL V3
6 64 (24.52%) Service Management
7 58 (22.22%) Change Management
8 56 (21.46%) Microsoft Office
9 46 (17.62%) Finance
10 44 (16.86%) Active Directory
10 44 (16.86%) Analytical Skills
11 39 (14.94%) Problem-Solving
12 38 (14.56%) Office 365
13 33 (12.64%) SharePoint
14 31 (11.88%) Service Delivery
14 31 (11.88%) Virtual Environments
15 30 (11.49%) SQL
15 30 (11.49%) VMware
16 29 (11.11%) Oracle
17 28 (10.73%) PRINCE2
17 28 (10.73%) ITSM
18 25 (9.58%) Project Management
19 24 (9.20%) Citrix
19 24 (9.20%) SLA
19 24 (9.20%) Data Centre
20 22 (8.43%) PowerShell
20 22 (8.43%) HP
20 22 (8.43%) Microsoft Certification
20 22 (8.43%) MS Exchange

SC Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 33 (12.64%) SharePoint
2 22 (8.43%) MS Exchange
3 21 (8.05%) Skype for Business
4 19 (7.28%) SharePoint 2013
5 16 (6.13%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (3.07%) IIS
8 3 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 56 (21.46%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (4.60%) Microsoft Project
3 10 (3.83%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.38%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.38%) Revit
Business Applications
1 4 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 38 (14.56%) Office 365
2 6 (2.30%) IaaS
3 5 (1.92%) Azure Active Directory
3 5 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (8.05%) TCP/IP
2 20 (7.66%) Firewall
3 13 (4.98%) BGP
3 13 (4.98%) Cisco ASA
3 13 (4.98%) VPN
4 12 (4.60%) BIG-IP
4 12 (4.60%) IPsec
5 11 (4.21%) Cisco ISE
6 10 (3.83%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 10 (3.83%) Wireless
7 9 (3.45%) OSPF
8 8 (3.07%) ICMP
8 8 (3.07%) Internet
9 5 (1.92%) LAN
9 5 (1.92%) SSL
9 5 (1.92%) WAN
10 4 (1.53%) SAN
10 4 (1.53%) Telepresence
11 3 (1.15%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (1.15%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.60%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.30%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (1.92%) RDBMS
3 5 (1.92%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.53%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (0.77%) MySQL
5 2 (0.77%) OLTP
5 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.38%) JasperReports
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (2.30%) Maven
General
1 46 (17.62%) Finance
2 8 (3.07%) Law
3 2 (0.77%) Electronics
4 1 (0.38%) Advertising
4 1 (0.38%) Billing
4 1 (0.38%) Legal
4 1 (0.38%) Marketing
4 1 (0.38%) Military
4 1 (0.38%) Publishing
4 1 (0.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 61 (23.37%) Analyst
2 25 (9.58%) Desktop Support
3 22 (8.43%) Support Engineer
4 15 (5.75%) Project Officer
5 14 (5.36%) Service Manager
6 13 (4.98%) Change Analyst
6 13 (4.98%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
7 12 (4.60%) Designer
8 11 (4.21%) Desktop Engineer
8 11 (4.21%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 10 (3.83%) 2nd Line Support
9 10 (3.83%) Incident Manager
9 10 (3.83%) Support Analyst
10 9 (3.45%) Applications Support
10 9 (3.45%) Delivery Manager
10 9 (3.45%) Desktop Analyst
10 9 (3.45%) Developer
10 9 (3.45%) Network Engineer
10 9 (3.45%) Project Manager
10 9 (3.45%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.83%) CSS
2 6 (2.30%) DHTML
2 6 (2.30%) Hibernate
2 6 (2.30%) HTML
2 6 (2.30%) JSF
2 6 (2.30%) JSP
2 6 (2.30%) Spring
2 6 (2.30%) Struts
2 6 (2.30%) Struts2
2 6 (2.30%) Web Services
2 6 (2.30%) XML
3 5 (1.92%) J2EE
4 2 (0.77%) AngularJS
4 2 (0.77%) Node.js
4 2 (0.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (0.38%) .NET
5 1 (0.38%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.38%) Entity Framework
5 1 (0.38%) WCF
5 1 (0.38%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 44 (16.86%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (9.20%) Data Centre
3 11 (4.21%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (1.53%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.15%) CMDB
7 2 (0.77%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (0.77%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.38%) Cyberattack
8 1 (0.38%) PKI
8 1 (0.38%) RIA
8 1 (0.38%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 69 (26.44%) Windows
2 21 (8.05%) Linux
3 20 (7.66%) Windows Server
3 20 (7.66%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (5.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (5.36%) Unix
5 14 (5.36%) Windows 7
6 10 (3.83%) Windows 10
7 8 (3.07%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.77%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (0.38%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.38%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (48.28%) ITIL
2 69 (26.44%) ITIL V3
3 64 (24.52%) Service Management
4 58 (22.22%) Change Management
5 39 (14.94%) Problem-Solving
6 31 (11.88%) Service Delivery
6 31 (11.88%) Virtual Environments
7 28 (10.73%) ITSM
7 28 (10.73%) PRINCE2
8 25 (9.58%) Project Management
9 20 (7.66%) Problem Management
10 17 (6.51%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (4.98%) Configuration Management
11 13 (4.98%) Incident Management
11 13 (4.98%) Service Design
12 12 (4.60%) CRM
13 11 (4.21%) Migration
14 10 (3.83%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
15 9 (3.45%) ERP
15 9 (3.45%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 30 (11.49%) SQL
2 22 (8.43%) PowerShell
3 8 (3.07%) JavaScript
4 7 (2.68%) Java
5 4 (1.53%) C
6 1 (0.38%) C#
6 1 (0.38%) C++
6 1 (0.38%) Embedded C
6 1 (0.38%) Embedded C++
6 1 (0.38%) Python
6 1 (0.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 261 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 94 (36.02%) DV Cleared
3 22 (8.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (4.60%) CCNP
4 12 (4.60%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (4.21%) MCSA
6 10 (3.83%) CTC Cleared
7 7 (2.68%) CCNA
7 7 (2.68%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (2.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 7 (2.68%) MCSE
8 6 (2.30%) ISEB
8 6 (2.30%) MCITP
8 6 (2.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 5 (1.92%) CCIP
9 5 (1.92%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (1.92%) MCDBA
9 5 (1.92%) MCP
10 4 (1.53%) APMP
10 4 (1.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (9.20%) SLA
2 13 (4.98%) QA
3 5 (1.92%) PMO
4 2 (0.77%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.38%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.38%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 44 (16.86%) Active Directory
2 19 (7.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (4.21%) Virtual Machines
4 10 (3.83%) NFS
5 9 (3.45%) Hyper-V
6 6 (2.30%) VMware Workstation
7 5 (1.92%) vSphere
8 4 (1.53%) vCloud
8 4 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (1.15%) XenApp
10 1 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 18 (6.90%) SCCM
2 10 (3.83%) WSUS
3 6 (2.30%) OVSD
4 5 (1.92%) Backup Exec
5 4 (1.53%) Cisco Prime
5 4 (1.53%) NetBackup
5 4 (1.53%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.77%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.38%) SCOM
7 1 (0.38%) SCSM
7 1 (0.38%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 70 (26.82%) Microsoft
2 30 (11.49%) VMware
3 29 (11.11%) Oracle
4 24 (9.20%) Citrix
5 22 (8.43%) HP
6 21 (8.05%) Cisco
7 15 (5.75%) F5
8 14 (5.36%) McAfee
9 13 (4.98%) Palo Alto
10 12 (4.60%) NetApp
11 9 (3.45%) Juniper
12 8 (3.07%) SAP
12 8 (3.07%) ServiceNow
13 5 (1.92%) Aruba
14 4 (1.53%) BMC
14 4 (1.53%) Symantec
15 3 (1.15%) Lumension
16 2 (0.77%) Blue Coat
16 2 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
17 1 (0.38%) Computacenter