Period
to 18 August 2019

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 18 August 2019 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
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 21 7 10
Rank change year-on-year -14 +3 +5
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 107 265 306
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 7.11% 13.75% 13.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 34.52% 52.06% 54.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 190 195
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £445 £363 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.76% -12.65% -3.71%
10th Percentile £133 £207 £215
90th Percentile £600 £469 £550
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 26 28
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.57% -2.78% -53.25%
10th Percentile £13.30 £11.38 £15.76
90th Percentile £25.10 £19.38 £18.70
South East median hourly rate £45.64 £24.00 £17.89
% change year-on-year +90.15% +34.19% -34.96%

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 310 509 564
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 20.60% 26.41% 25.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 322 323
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £440 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.33% -6.25% -4.76%
10th Percentile £213 £213 £219
90th Percentile £625 £506 £550
South East median daily rate £434 £425 £402
% change year-on-year +2.06% +5.72% +0.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 55 44
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.71% -2.78% +24.14%
10th Percentile £13.60 £10.90 £12.50
90th Percentile £39.50 £52.05 £50.15
South East median hourly rate £39.00 £34.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year +13.04% +70.37% -19.00%

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 18 August 2019.

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 18 August 2019.

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 18 August 2019. 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 -10 98 £439 +21.03% 7
SC Cleared
South East

For the 6 months to 18 August 2019, 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.

1 107 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 42 (39.25%) Windows
3 36 (33.64%) DV Cleared
4 33 (30.84%) VMware
5 32 (29.91%) ITIL
6 22 (20.56%) Microsoft
7 21 (19.63%) Microsoft Certification
8 19 (17.76%) SQL
8 19 (17.76%) SQL Server
9 18 (16.82%) Active Directory
9 18 (16.82%) Windows Server
10 17 (15.89%) Public Sector
10 17 (15.89%) Service Management
11 16 (14.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 15 (14.02%) vCloud
12 15 (14.02%) SLA
12 15 (14.02%) Windows Server 2012
13 14 (13.08%) Citrix
13 14 (13.08%) Microsoft Office
13 14 (13.08%) Finance
13 14 (13.08%) Agile Software Development
14 12 (11.21%) ITIL V3
14 12 (11.21%) Microsoft Azure
14 12 (11.21%) Migration
14 12 (11.21%) Linux
15 11 (10.28%) PRINCE2
15 11 (10.28%) Change Management
15 11 (10.28%) VMware Infrastructure
15 11 (10.28%) Data Protection
15 11 (10.28%) VMware ESXi

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 10 (9.35%) SharePoint
2 6 (5.61%) Exchange Server 2013
2 6 (5.61%) MS Exchange
3 5 (4.67%) IIS
4 4 (3.74%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (3.74%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.87%) Apache
5 2 (1.87%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.87%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 14 (13.08%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (4.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (11.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (7.48%) IaaS
3 7 (6.54%) Office 365
3 7 (6.54%) SaaS
4 6 (5.61%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (5.61%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.48%) VSAN
2 6 (5.61%) Firewall
2 6 (5.61%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.80%) SAN
4 2 (1.87%) Intranet
4 2 (1.87%) Skype
4 2 (1.87%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.93%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (0.93%) Internet
5 1 (0.93%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.93%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.93%) LAN
5 1 (0.93%) NAS
5 1 (0.93%) WAN
5 1 (0.93%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (17.76%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.54%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (6.54%) SQL Server 2012
2 7 (6.54%) SQL Server 2016
3 4 (3.74%) MariaDB
3 4 (3.74%) MySQL
3 4 (3.74%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.87%) Big Data
4 2 (1.87%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.93%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.93%) GitLab
1 1 (0.93%) MSI
1 1 (0.93%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (15.89%) Public Sector
2 14 (13.08%) Finance
3 1 (0.93%) Electronics
3 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.93%) Marketing
3 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (28.97%) Analyst
2 11 (10.28%) Business Analyst
3 10 (9.35%) Architect
4 9 (8.41%) Service Analyst
4 9 (8.41%) Service Desk Analyst
5 6 (5.61%) Applications Support
5 6 (5.61%) VMware Engineer
6 5 (4.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 5 (4.67%) Security Manager
6 5 (4.67%) Team Leader
6 5 (4.67%) Technical Architect
6 5 (4.67%) VMware Specialist
7 4 (3.74%) Designer
7 4 (3.74%) SOC Manager
7 4 (3.74%) Support Specialist
8 3 (2.80%) Cloud Specialist
8 3 (2.80%) Cybersecurity Manager
8 3 (2.80%) Infrastructure Support
8 3 (2.80%) Software Asset Manager
8 3 (2.80%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.48%) .NET
2 2 (1.87%) REST
2 2 (1.87%) SOAP
3 1 (0.93%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.93%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (0.93%) JSON
3 1 (0.93%) Node.js
3 1 (0.93%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (7.48%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.61%) Clustering
2 6 (5.61%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (1.87%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.87%) Replication
3 2 (1.87%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (1.87%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 1 (0.93%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (0.93%) Driving Licence
4 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (0.93%) Internet of Things
4 1 (0.93%) PMI
4 1 (0.93%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 42 (39.25%) Windows
2 18 (16.82%) Windows Server
3 15 (14.02%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (11.21%) Linux
5 9 (8.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (7.48%) Windows 10
6 8 (7.48%) Windows Vista
7 5 (4.67%) Unix
8 4 (3.74%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.93%) CentOS
9 1 (0.93%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (0.93%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (29.91%) ITIL
2 17 (15.89%) Service Management
3 14 (13.08%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (11.21%) ITIL V3
4 12 (11.21%) Migration
5 11 (10.28%) Business Analysis
5 11 (10.28%) Change Management
5 11 (10.28%) Data Protection
5 11 (10.28%) PRINCE2
6 10 (9.35%) Virtual Environments
6 10 (9.35%) Workshop Facilitation
7 9 (8.41%) Problem-Solving
7 9 (8.41%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
8 8 (7.48%) DevOps
8 8 (7.48%) Incident Management
8 8 (7.48%) Project Management
9 7 (6.54%) Decision-Making
9 7 (6.54%) ITSM
9 7 (6.54%) Service Design
10 6 (5.61%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 19 (17.76%) SQL
2 5 (4.67%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.80%) C
4 2 (1.87%) C#
5 1 (0.93%) Java
5 1 (0.93%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.93%) Python
Qualifications
1 107 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 36 (33.64%) DV Cleared
3 21 (19.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (14.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 10 (9.35%) MCSA
6 9 (8.41%) MCSE
7 7 (6.54%) Citrix Certification
7 7 (6.54%) MCITP
7 7 (6.54%) MCP
8 5 (4.67%) CCNA
8 5 (4.67%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (4.67%) MCDBA
9 4 (3.74%) MCTS
10 3 (2.80%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (2.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (1.87%) CCA
11 2 (1.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (1.87%) VCAP
11 2 (1.87%) VCP4
11 2 (1.87%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (14.02%) SLA
2 3 (2.80%) QA
3 1 (0.93%) Data Quality
System Software
1 18 (16.82%) Active Directory
2 15 (14.02%) vCloud
3 11 (10.28%) VMware ESXi
3 11 (10.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (8.41%) Hyper-V
4 9 (8.41%) VMware NSX
5 8 (7.48%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (6.54%) vSphere
7 5 (4.67%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (1.87%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.93%) NFS
Systems Management
1 7 (6.54%) SCCM
2 6 (5.61%) vCenter Server
3 5 (4.67%) vRealize
4 4 (3.74%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (3.74%) SCOM
5 3 (2.80%) Backup Exec
5 3 (2.80%) NetBackup
5 3 (2.80%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 3 (2.80%) SCVMM
5 3 (2.80%) Tivoli
6 2 (1.87%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (1.87%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.93%) Ansible
7 1 (0.93%) vMotion
Vendors
1 33 (30.84%) VMware
2 22 (20.56%) Microsoft
3 14 (13.08%) Citrix
4 9 (8.41%) NetApp
5 5 (4.67%) Cisco
5 5 (4.67%) ServiceNow
6 4 (3.74%) Computacenter
6 4 (3.74%) HP
6 4 (3.74%) Veeam
7 3 (2.80%) BMC
7 3 (2.80%) Symantec
8 2 (1.87%) Unisys
9 1 (0.93%) arcserve
9 1 (0.93%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.93%) Dell
9 1 (0.93%) EMC
9 1 (0.93%) Hitachi
9 1 (0.93%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.93%) SAP
9 1 (0.93%) StorageTek