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 3 months to 26 March 2017 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Check (SC) Clearance
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 3 18 8
Rank change year-on-year +15 -10  
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 248 91 157
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 24.60% 8.72% 13.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 65.09% 37.14% 51.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 64 71
Median daily rate £425 £423 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +30.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £314 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £376
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 7
Median hourly rate £18.00 £38.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.24% +102.63%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £43.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -13.79% +33.84%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 381 245 306
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 37.80% 23.49% 25.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 158 160
Median daily rate £425 £413 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +22.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 11
Median hourly rate £18.00 £31.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.40% +64.47%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire citing SC Cleared as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +15 224 £425 +0.59% 8
Newport Pagnell - 4 £465 -
High Wycombe +3 1 - -
SC Cleared
South East

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 409 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 139 (33.99%) Windows
3 118 (28.85%) DV Cleared
4 109 (26.65%) Microsoft
5 99 (24.21%) ITIL
6 71 (17.36%) Active Directory
7 65 (15.89%) Cisco
8 59 (14.43%) Agile Software Development
9 56 (13.69%) Finance
10 55 (13.45%) Cisco Certification
11 51 (12.47%) Service Management
12 48 (11.74%) CRM
12 48 (11.74%) WAN
13 47 (11.49%) Dynamics CRM
13 47 (11.49%) Windows 10
14 44 (10.76%) Project Management
15 42 (10.27%) MS Office
16 41 (10.02%) Windows Server
17 39 (9.54%) MS Excel
18 38 (9.29%) CCNP
18 38 (9.29%) Office 365
19 36 (8.80%) Windows Server 2008
20 35 (8.56%) Hyper-V
21 34 (8.31%) Risk Management
22 32 (7.82%) LAN
22 32 (7.82%) SCCM
23 31 (7.58%) Windows Server 2012
23 31 (7.58%) PRINCE2
23 31 (7.58%) Change Management
24 30 (7.33%) Citrix

SC Cleared
Top Related 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 29 (7.09%) SharePoint
2 15 (3.67%) SharePoint 2013
3 11 (2.69%) Skype for Business
4 10 (2.44%) MS Exchange
5 8 (1.96%) IIS
6 7 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (1.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (1.22%) Office Communications Server
8 2 (0.49%) Drupal
8 2 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 42 (10.27%) MS Office
2 39 (9.54%) MS Excel
3 23 (5.62%) MS Project
4 6 (1.47%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.24%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.24%) Revit
6 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 47 (11.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.22%) Hyperion Planning
3 4 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.73%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.73%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.24%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.24%) Cognos Planning
Cloud Services
1 38 (9.29%) Office 365
2 7 (1.71%) IaaS
3 4 (0.98%) SaaS
4 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 48 (11.74%) WAN
2 32 (7.82%) LAN
3 29 (7.09%) Firewall
4 25 (6.11%) Wireless
5 23 (5.62%) DHCP
6 22 (5.38%) VPN
7 20 (4.89%) Cisco ASA
8 18 (4.40%) Cisco Nexus
9 17 (4.16%) IPsec
10 15 (3.67%) VLAN
11 13 (3.18%) Unified Communications
12 12 (2.93%) BGP
13 9 (2.20%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 8 (1.96%) DNS
14 8 (1.96%) Network Security
14 8 (1.96%) Wi-Fi
15 7 (1.71%) EIGRP
15 7 (1.71%) FCoE
15 7 (1.71%) Fibre Channel
15 7 (1.71%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.20%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.71%) Relational Database
3 6 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (1.47%) Essbase
4 3 (0.73%) Big Data
4 3 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (0.73%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (0.49%) Oracle Discoverer
5 2 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.24%) GIS
6 1 (0.24%) MySQL
6 1 (0.24%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 18 (4.40%) Visual Studio
2 15 (3.67%) Visual Studio Team System
3 11 (2.69%) MSI
4 3 (0.73%) JIRA
4 3 (0.73%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (0.73%) Rational Rhapsody
4 3 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.49%) Maven
5 2 (0.49%) Subversion
6 1 (0.24%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.24%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.24%) JUnit
6 1 (0.24%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.24%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.24%) Mockito
6 1 (0.24%) Moq
6 1 (0.24%) NUnit
6 1 (0.24%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.24%) Redmine
6 1 (0.24%) Selenium
General
1 56 (13.69%) Finance
2 10 (2.44%) Telecoms
3 9 (2.20%) Electronics
4 3 (0.73%) Legal
5 2 (0.49%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.49%) Marketing
6 1 (0.24%) Law
Job Titles
1 67 (16.38%) Architect
2 60 (14.67%) Analyst
3 43 (10.51%) Consultant
4 28 (6.85%) Project Manager
5 19 (4.65%) Developer
6 18 (4.40%) Technical Architect
7 17 (4.16%) Network Architect
8 16 (3.91%) CRM Developer
8 16 (3.91%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 16 (3.91%) SC Cleared Project Manager
8 16 (3.91%) Security Advisor
9 15 (3.67%) 3rd Line Support
10 13 (3.18%) Principal Consultant
11 12 (2.93%) Microsoft Developer
11 12 (2.93%) Service Analyst
11 12 (2.93%) Service Desk Analyst
11 12 (2.93%) Test Manager
12 11 (2.69%) Network Consultant
13 10 (2.44%) Business Analyst
13 10 (2.44%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (4.40%) CSS
2 17 (4.16%) .NET
2 17 (4.16%) HTML
3 15 (3.67%) .NET Framework
3 15 (3.67%) ASP.NET Web API
3 15 (3.67%) WCF
4 5 (1.22%) SailPoint
5 4 (0.98%) 802.1X
6 3 (0.73%) SAML
6 3 (0.73%) XML
7 2 (0.49%) DHTML
7 2 (0.49%) Hibernate
7 2 (0.49%) JSF
7 2 (0.49%) JSP
7 2 (0.49%) Spring
7 2 (0.49%) Struts
7 2 (0.49%) Struts2
7 2 (0.49%) Web Services
8 1 (0.24%) JavaFX
8 1 (0.24%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 26 (6.36%) Management Information System
2 23 (5.62%) Data Centre
3 20 (4.89%) CESG
4 19 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (1.71%) Blackberry
5 7 (1.71%) CCTV
5 7 (1.71%) Public Cloud
5 7 (1.71%) Replication
6 3 (0.73%) BYOD
6 3 (0.73%) Private Cloud
6 3 (0.73%) Security Operations Centre
6 3 (0.73%) User Experience
7 2 (0.49%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.49%) Driving Licence
7 2 (0.49%) Fat Client
7 2 (0.49%) Thin Client
7 2 (0.49%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.24%) CMDB
8 1 (0.24%) FlexPod
8 1 (0.24%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 139 (33.99%) Windows
2 47 (11.49%) Windows 10
3 41 (10.02%) Windows Server
4 36 (8.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 31 (7.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 29 (7.09%) Windows Vista
7 20 (4.89%) Unix
8 16 (3.91%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (3.42%) Linux
10 13 (3.18%) Windows 7
11 11 (2.69%) Windows 8
12 8 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.98%) CentOS
14 3 (0.73%) Android
15 2 (0.49%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.49%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (24.21%) ITIL
2 59 (14.43%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (12.47%) Service Management
4 48 (11.74%) CRM
5 44 (10.76%) Project Management
6 34 (8.31%) Risk Management
7 31 (7.58%) Change Management
7 31 (7.58%) PRINCE2
8 26 (6.36%) Service Delivery
9 22 (5.38%) Service Design
10 21 (5.13%) ITIL V3
11 19 (4.65%) Incident Management
11 19 (4.65%) ITSM
11 19 (4.65%) Logistics
11 19 (4.65%) Risk Assessment
11 19 (4.65%) User Acceptance Testing
12 18 (4.40%) Virtual Environments
13 17 (4.16%) Cybersecurity
14 16 (3.91%) Cryptography
14 16 (3.91%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 19 (4.65%) SQL
2 17 (4.16%) JavaScript
3 12 (2.93%) PowerShell
4 5 (1.22%) VB
4 5 (1.22%) VBScript
5 4 (0.98%) C
6 3 (0.73%) Java
7 2 (0.49%) C#
7 2 (0.49%) C++
8 1 (0.24%) F#
Qualifications
1 409 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 118 (28.85%) DV Cleared
3 55 (13.45%) Cisco Certification
4 38 (9.29%) CCNP
5 21 (5.13%) CCIE
6 20 (4.89%) CESG Certified Professional
6 20 (4.89%) CISSP
7 19 (4.65%) CCNA
8 15 (3.67%) Microsoft Certification
9 14 (3.42%) CEH
9 14 (3.42%) CREST Certified
9 14 (3.42%) OSCP
10 13 (3.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 11 (2.69%) MCSA
12 10 (2.44%) APMP
13 9 (2.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 7 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (1.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 7 (1.71%) MCP
15 5 (1.22%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.38%) SLA
2 16 (3.91%) RMADS
3 12 (2.93%) QA
4 9 (2.20%) PMO
5 3 (0.73%) EFQM
6 2 (0.49%) FedRAMP
6 2 (0.49%) GPG13
6 2 (0.49%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.49%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.24%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 71 (17.36%) Active Directory
2 35 (8.56%) Hyper-V
3 19 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (3.67%) Microsoft App-V
5 11 (2.69%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (1.47%) XenApp
6 6 (1.47%) XenDesktop
7 5 (1.22%) Forefront TMG
7 5 (1.22%) UAG
7 5 (1.22%) VMware Workstation
8 4 (0.98%) Docker
8 4 (0.98%) ISA Server
8 4 (0.98%) vCloud
9 2 (0.49%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.49%) Sendmail
9 2 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.24%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 32 (7.82%) SCCM
2 16 (3.91%) Cisco Prime
3 10 (2.44%) OVSD
4 9 (2.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 9 (2.20%) WSUS
5 6 (1.47%) AppDNA
5 6 (1.47%) BladeLogic
6 4 (0.98%) Puppet
6 4 (0.98%) vRealize
7 3 (0.73%) SCOM
8 2 (0.49%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.49%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.24%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.24%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.24%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 109 (26.65%) Microsoft
2 65 (15.89%) Cisco
3 30 (7.33%) Citrix
4 28 (6.85%) VMware
5 25 (6.11%) Oracle
6 21 (5.13%) F5
6 21 (5.13%) HP
7 13 (3.18%) Juniper
8 8 (1.96%) CheckPoint
9 7 (1.71%) Forcepoint
9 7 (1.71%) Intel Security
9 7 (1.71%) Remedy
10 6 (1.47%) Hyperion
10 6 (1.47%) Lumension
10 6 (1.47%) Nokia
10 6 (1.47%) Palo Alto
11 5 (1.22%) Blue Coat
11 5 (1.22%) Red Hat
11 5 (1.22%) Symantec
12 4 (0.98%) Computacenter
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