Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 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
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 5 21
Rank change year-on-year -5 +16 -12
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 226 348 166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 10.27% 19.98% 7.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 48.39% 61.81% 33.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 262 121
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £430 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.98% +3.61% +18.57%
10th Percentile £254 £300 £257
90th Percentile £506 £575 £560
South East median daily rate £425 £417 £410
% change year-on-year +1.98% +1.65% +9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 8 2
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £18.00 £20.50 £12.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.20% +65.72% -23.07%
10th Percentile £17.24 £15.98 £10.64
90th Percentile £36.45 £46.38 £14.30
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £27.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -36.36% -38.89% +157.14%

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 467 563 492
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 21.23% 32.32% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 391 311
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +5.99% +14.57%
10th Percentile £237 £293 £241
90th Percentile £538 £563 £525
South East median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +4.17% +2.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 9 12
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +4.35% +15.00%
10th Percentile £16.74 £15.25 £12.10
90th Percentile £45.54 £45.50 £30.10
South East median hourly rate £25.69 £25.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year +1.74% -27.86% +100.00%

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 17 February 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 17 February 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 17 February 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 -7 203 £400 -7.19% 12
High Wycombe -4 6 £473 +11.18% 1
Buckingham - 1 £525 -
SC Cleared
South East

For the 6 months to 17 February 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.

1 226 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 102 (45.13%) ITIL
3 95 (42.04%) Microsoft
4 75 (33.19%) Windows
5 70 (30.97%) DV Cleared
6 46 (20.35%) PRINCE2
7 45 (19.91%) Active Directory
8 42 (18.58%) Change Management
8 42 (18.58%) ITIL V3
9 41 (18.14%) Microsoft Office
10 39 (17.26%) Service Delivery
11 36 (15.93%) Service Management
12 34 (15.04%) Finance
13 30 (13.27%) VMware
14 29 (12.83%) VMware Infrastructure
14 29 (12.83%) Windows Server 2012
15 28 (12.39%) Microsoft Project
15 28 (12.39%) SharePoint
16 26 (11.50%) Office 365
16 26 (11.50%) Analytical Skills
17 25 (11.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 24 (10.62%) Windows 10
18 24 (10.62%) Windows Server 2008
18 24 (10.62%) Virtual Environments
19 23 (10.18%) Microsoft Certification
19 23 (10.18%) Stakeholder Management
20 22 (9.73%) MS Exchange
20 22 (9.73%) CRM
21 21 (9.29%) HP
21 21 (9.29%) Windows Server

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 28 (12.39%) SharePoint
2 22 (9.73%) MS Exchange
3 15 (6.64%) Skype for Business
4 10 (4.42%) IIS
5 9 (3.98%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (2.21%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (1.77%) MS Project Server
9 3 (1.33%) Apache
Applications
1 41 (18.14%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (12.39%) Microsoft Project
3 15 (6.64%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (3.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (3.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (6.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (3.10%) Dynamics GP
3 4 (1.77%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.44%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 26 (11.50%) Office 365
2 16 (7.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (3.98%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (2.21%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.44%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.31%) Firewall
2 11 (4.87%) TCP/IP
3 10 (4.42%) Wireless
4 8 (3.54%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (3.54%) iSCSI
5 6 (2.65%) BIG-IP
6 5 (2.21%) Skype
7 4 (1.77%) BGP
7 4 (1.77%) Cisco ISE
7 4 (1.77%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (1.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 4 (1.77%) ICMP
7 4 (1.77%) IPsec
7 4 (1.77%) OSPF
7 4 (1.77%) VPN
8 3 (1.33%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (1.33%) Internet
8 3 (1.33%) IP Telephony
8 3 (1.33%) LAN
8 3 (1.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (8.41%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.10%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.21%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (1.77%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.77%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (1.33%) Big Data
5 3 (1.33%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.44%) DataStage
6 1 (0.44%) DB2
6 1 (0.44%) Informix
6 1 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (2.21%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.77%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (0.88%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (0.88%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (0.44%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.44%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.44%) JIRA
4 1 (0.44%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.44%) Selenium
4 1 (0.44%) Subversion
General
1 34 (15.04%) Finance
2 7 (3.10%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.21%) Electronics
4 2 (0.88%) Advertising
5 1 (0.44%) Billing
5 1 (0.44%) Law
5 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.44%) Marketing
5 1 (0.44%) Military
Job Titles
1 29 (12.83%) Analyst
2 19 (8.41%) Architect
3 18 (7.96%) Project Manager
4 16 (7.08%) 3rd Line Support
5 14 (6.19%) Service Manager
6 13 (5.75%) Team Leader
7 10 (4.42%) Business Analyst
7 10 (4.42%) Delivery Manager
7 10 (4.42%) Desktop Support
7 10 (4.42%) SC Cleared Project Manager
7 10 (4.42%) Services Delivery Manager
8 9 (3.98%) Support Engineer
8 9 (3.98%) Systems Engineer
9 8 (3.54%) PMO Manager
9 8 (3.54%) Project Officer
9 8 (3.54%) Service Analyst
9 8 (3.54%) Service Desk Analyst
10 7 (3.10%) Infrastructure Team Leader
10 7 (3.10%) Release Manager
10 7 (3.10%) Storage Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.42%) .NET
2 2 (0.88%) CSS
2 2 (0.88%) HTML
3 1 (0.44%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.44%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (0.44%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (0.44%) CSS3
3 1 (0.44%) HTML5
3 1 (0.44%) Node.js
3 1 (0.44%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 26 (11.50%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.87%) Management Information System
3 10 (4.42%) Data Centre
4 8 (3.54%) PKI
5 7 (3.10%) Enterprise Cloud
6 4 (1.77%) Clustering
6 4 (1.77%) Virtual Team
7 3 (1.33%) CCTV
8 2 (0.88%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.88%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.88%) User Experience
8 2 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.44%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.44%) CESG
9 1 (0.44%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.44%) Fintech
9 1 (0.44%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.44%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 75 (33.19%) Windows
2 29 (12.83%) Windows Server 2012
3 24 (10.62%) Windows 10
3 24 (10.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (9.29%) Windows Server
5 20 (8.85%) Linux
5 20 (8.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (3.10%) Data ONTAP
7 6 (2.65%) Windows Vista
8 3 (1.33%) Unix
9 2 (0.88%) Solaris
10 1 (0.44%) Android
10 1 (0.44%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.44%) FreeRTOS
10 1 (0.44%) VxWorks
10 1 (0.44%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.44%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.44%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (45.13%) ITIL
2 46 (20.35%) PRINCE2
3 42 (18.58%) Change Management
3 42 (18.58%) ITIL V3
4 39 (17.26%) Service Delivery
5 36 (15.93%) Service Management
6 24 (10.62%) Virtual Environments
7 23 (10.18%) Stakeholder Management
8 22 (9.73%) CRM
9 20 (8.85%) Agile Software Development
9 20 (8.85%) ITSM
10 19 (8.41%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
10 19 (8.41%) Project Management
11 17 (7.52%) Logistics
12 16 (7.08%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
13 15 (6.64%) People Management
13 15 (6.64%) Presales
14 14 (6.19%) Service Design
15 12 (5.31%) Migration
15 12 (5.31%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (7.08%) SQL
2 10 (4.42%) PowerShell
3 2 (0.88%) C
3 2 (0.88%) C++
3 2 (0.88%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.44%) C#
4 1 (0.44%) C++/CLI
4 1 (0.44%) C-shell
4 1 (0.44%) Java
4 1 (0.44%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 226 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 70 (30.97%) DV Cleared
3 25 (11.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 23 (10.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (7.08%) MCSE
6 9 (3.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 8 (3.54%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (3.10%) MCSA
8 7 (3.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 6 (2.65%) APMP
9 6 (2.65%) CCNA
9 6 (2.65%) MCITP
9 6 (2.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (2.21%) CCSP
10 5 (2.21%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (1.77%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 3 (1.33%) CCNP
12 3 (1.33%) MCP
13 2 (0.88%) HNC
13 2 (0.88%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.96%) PMO
2 10 (4.42%) SLA
3 9 (3.98%) QA
4 5 (2.21%) ISO 9001
4 5 (2.21%) P3O
5 2 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.44%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.44%) JSP 440
System Software
1 45 (19.91%) Active Directory
2 29 (12.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (7.52%) Hyper-V
4 12 (5.31%) BitLocker
5 8 (3.54%) NFS
5 8 (3.54%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (3.10%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.44%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 18 (7.96%) SCCM
2 13 (5.75%) SCOM
3 11 (4.87%) OVSD
4 7 (3.10%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (2.65%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (1.77%) Backup Exec
6 4 (1.77%) Microsoft Clustering
6 4 (1.77%) SCSM
7 2 (0.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (0.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 95 (42.04%) Microsoft
2 30 (13.27%) VMware
3 21 (9.29%) HP
4 17 (7.52%) NetApp
5 13 (5.75%) Lumension
6 12 (5.31%) Cisco
6 12 (5.31%) Symantec
7 11 (4.87%) Citrix
8 10 (4.42%) Oracle
8 10 (4.42%) ServiceNow
9 8 (3.54%) McAfee
10 7 (3.10%) F5
11 4 (1.77%) arcserve
11 4 (1.77%) Juniper
11 4 (1.77%) Palo Alto
11 4 (1.77%) Veeam
12 3 (1.33%) Aerohive Networks
12 3 (1.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 3 (1.33%) Brocade
13 2 (0.88%) StorageTek