Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 5 16
Rank change year-on-year -5 +11 -4
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 243 430 179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 11.73% 21.63% 9.09%
As % of the Qualifications category 50.73% 66.26% 39.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 299 125
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £395 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.06% - +21.43%
10th Percentile £226 £252 £255
90th Percentile £488 £550 £523
South East median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 20 4
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% -32.08% +39.47%
10th Percentile £16.90 £17.11 £11.44
90th Percentile £22.25 £22.60 £39.25
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £39.25
% change year-on-year - -54.14% +82.13%

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 479 649 453
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 23.13% 32.65% 22.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 403 294
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £413 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -0.60% +10.67%
10th Percentile £233 £263 £277
90th Percentile £506 £550 £521
South East median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 26 13
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +9.09% -13.16%
10th Percentile £12.25 £15.50 £10.80
90th Percentile £52.75 £32.00 £36.20
South East median hourly rate £31.00 £21.50 £32.38
% change year-on-year +44.19% -33.59% +43.89%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -7 231 £385 -9.35% 6
High Wycombe -5 4 £473 +57.50%
Newport Pagnell +1 1 - -
Buckingham - 1 - -
SC Cleared
South East

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 243 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 103 (42.39%) ITIL
3 81 (33.33%) DV Cleared
4 74 (30.45%) Microsoft
5 66 (27.16%) Windows
6 55 (22.63%) Change Management
7 46 (18.93%) Service Management
7 46 (18.93%) Microsoft Office
8 42 (17.28%) PRINCE2
9 41 (16.87%) Analytical Skills
9 41 (16.87%) Problem-Solving
10 40 (16.46%) Finance
11 38 (15.64%) ITIL V3
12 37 (15.23%) VMware
13 33 (13.58%) VMware Infrastructure
14 31 (12.76%) Service Delivery
14 31 (12.76%) SharePoint
15 30 (12.35%) Office 365
15 30 (12.35%) Virtual Environments
16 27 (11.11%) Active Directory
17 26 (10.70%) Cisco
18 24 (9.88%) Windows Server 2012
19 23 (9.47%) Skype for Business
19 23 (9.47%) MS Exchange
19 23 (9.47%) Firewall
20 22 (9.05%) NetApp
20 22 (9.05%) Agile Software Development
21 21 (8.64%) Project Management
21 21 (8.64%) Microsoft Certification
22 20 (8.23%) HP

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 31 (12.76%) SharePoint
2 23 (9.47%) MS Exchange
2 23 (9.47%) Skype for Business
3 16 (6.58%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (5.76%) SharePoint 2013
5 12 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.23%) IIS
8 2 (0.82%) Apache
9 1 (0.41%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 46 (18.93%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (8.23%) Microsoft Project
3 16 (6.58%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.41%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.41%) Revit
Business Applications
1 2 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.41%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.41%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 30 (12.35%) Office 365
2 7 (2.88%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.82%) IaaS
4 1 (0.41%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (9.47%) Firewall
2 20 (8.23%) TCP/IP
3 19 (7.82%) Wireless
4 15 (6.17%) Cisco ASA
5 13 (5.35%) BGP
5 13 (5.35%) OSPF
6 12 (4.94%) ICMP
6 12 (4.94%) IPsec
7 11 (4.53%) BIG-IP
8 10 (4.12%) Cisco ISE
8 10 (4.12%) iSCSI
9 9 (3.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 7 (2.88%) VPN
11 6 (2.47%) Skype
12 5 (2.06%) Internet
12 5 (2.06%) SAN
13 4 (1.65%) Unified Communications
14 3 (1.23%) Cisco Nexus
14 3 (1.23%) LAN
15 2 (0.82%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.29%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.06%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (1.65%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (1.23%) Big Data
4 3 (1.23%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.82%) OLTP
5 2 (0.82%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.82%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.41%) JasperReports
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (1.23%) Maven
2 1 (0.41%) ClearCase
2 1 (0.41%) ClearQuest
2 1 (0.41%) JIRA
2 1 (0.41%) Mercurial
2 1 (0.41%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (0.41%) Selenium
2 1 (0.41%) Subversion
2 1 (0.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 40 (16.46%) Finance
2 5 (2.06%) Law
3 2 (0.82%) Electronics
4 1 (0.41%) Advertising
4 1 (0.41%) Billing
4 1 (0.41%) Legal
4 1 (0.41%) Marketing
4 1 (0.41%) Publishing
4 1 (0.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (14.81%) Analyst
2 17 (7.00%) Desktop Support
3 16 (6.58%) Project Officer
4 15 (6.17%) Support Engineer
5 13 (5.35%) 3rd Line Support
5 13 (5.35%) Architect
5 13 (5.35%) Team Leader
6 12 (4.94%) Project Manager
7 11 (4.53%) Release Manager
8 10 (4.12%) Designer
9 9 (3.70%) Change and Release Manager
9 9 (3.70%) Change Manager
9 9 (3.70%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
9 9 (3.70%) SharePoint Analyst
9 9 (3.70%) Storage Specialist
10 8 (3.29%) Delivery Manager
10 8 (3.29%) Desktop Engineer
10 8 (3.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 8 (3.29%) Service Manager
10 8 (3.29%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.65%) CSS
1 4 (1.65%) HTML
2 3 (1.23%) .NET
2 3 (1.23%) DHTML
2 3 (1.23%) Hibernate
2 3 (1.23%) JSF
2 3 (1.23%) JSP
2 3 (1.23%) Spring
2 3 (1.23%) Struts
2 3 (1.23%) Struts2
2 3 (1.23%) Web Services
2 3 (1.23%) XML
3 2 (0.82%) J2EE
3 2 (0.82%) Node.js
4 1 (0.41%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 41 (16.87%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (6.17%) Data Centre
3 9 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.88%) Enterprise Cloud
5 5 (2.06%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (1.65%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.23%) Clustering
8 2 (0.82%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.82%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (0.82%) User Experience
9 1 (0.41%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.41%) Fintech
9 1 (0.41%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.41%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 66 (27.16%) Windows
2 24 (9.88%) Windows Server 2012
3 20 (8.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (7.82%) Linux
5 17 (7.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (6.17%) Windows 10
6 15 (6.17%) Windows Server
7 9 (3.70%) Data ONTAP
8 5 (2.06%) Windows 7
8 5 (2.06%) Windows Vista
9 2 (0.82%) Unix
10 1 (0.41%) FreeRTOS
10 1 (0.41%) Solaris
10 1 (0.41%) VxWorks
10 1 (0.41%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.41%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (42.39%) ITIL
2 55 (22.63%) Change Management
3 46 (18.93%) Service Management
4 42 (17.28%) PRINCE2
5 41 (16.87%) Problem-Solving
6 38 (15.64%) ITIL V3
7 31 (12.76%) Service Delivery
8 30 (12.35%) Virtual Environments
9 22 (9.05%) Agile Software Development
10 21 (8.64%) Project Management
11 20 (8.23%) Network Virtualisation
12 19 (7.82%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
12 19 (7.82%) Portfolio Management
13 15 (6.17%) Risk Management
13 15 (6.17%) Stakeholder Management
14 14 (5.76%) ITSM
15 12 (4.94%) Migration
15 12 (4.94%) Network Monitoring
15 12 (4.94%) Presales
15 12 (4.94%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (7.41%) PowerShell
2 13 (5.35%) SQL
3 5 (2.06%) JavaScript
4 4 (1.65%) Java
5 3 (1.23%) C
6 2 (0.82%) C++
7 1 (0.41%) C++/CLI
Qualifications
1 243 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 81 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 21 (8.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (5.76%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (5.35%) MCSE
6 10 (4.12%) CCNP
6 10 (4.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 7 (2.88%) CCNA
7 7 (2.88%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (2.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 5 (2.06%) CTC Cleared
8 5 (2.06%) MCITP
8 5 (2.06%) MCP
8 5 (2.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (1.65%) CCSP
9 4 (1.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (1.23%) APMP
10 3 (1.23%) CCIP
10 3 (1.23%) ISEB
10 3 (1.23%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.17%) PMO
2 10 (4.12%) SLA
3 4 (1.65%) ISO 9001
4 3 (1.23%) QA
5 2 (0.82%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.41%) P3O
System Software
1 33 (13.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (11.11%) Active Directory
3 15 (6.17%) Hyper-V
4 13 (5.35%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (4.12%) NFS
6 6 (2.47%) BitLocker
7 4 (1.65%) vCloud
7 4 (1.65%) XenApp
8 2 (0.82%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.82%) vSphere
9 1 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 13 (5.35%) SCOM
2 11 (4.53%) SCCM
3 9 (3.70%) OVSD
4 6 (2.47%) Backup Exec
5 5 (2.06%) SCSM
6 3 (1.23%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.41%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.41%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.41%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 74 (30.45%) Microsoft
2 37 (15.23%) VMware
3 26 (10.70%) Cisco
4 22 (9.05%) NetApp
5 20 (8.23%) HP
6 15 (6.17%) Citrix
7 13 (5.35%) Palo Alto
7 13 (5.35%) ServiceNow
8 11 (4.53%) F5
8 11 (4.53%) Oracle
9 8 (3.29%) Symantec
10 7 (2.88%) Juniper
10 7 (2.88%) Lumension
11 5 (2.06%) arcserve
11 5 (2.06%) McAfee
11 5 (2.06%) Veeam
12 3 (1.23%) Aruba
12 3 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
13 2 (0.82%) Aerohive Networks
13 2 (0.82%) Alcatel-Lucent