Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 9 21
Rank change year-on-year -1 +12 -11
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 241 215 180
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 10.18% 12.36% 6.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 46.71% 46.74% 32.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 167 140
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £416 £450 £409
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.56% +10.02% +16.86%
10th Percentile £194 £267 £212
90th Percentile £530 £550 £562
South East median daily rate £418 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +4.24% +0.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 4 4
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £18.00 £17.25 £44.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.35% -61.24% +196.67%
10th Percentile £16.35 £10.54 £24.89
90th Percentile £23.21 £44.40 £46.50
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £38.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -54.55% -3.75% +110.53%

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 516 460 562
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 21.79% 26.44% 21.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 327 373
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £163 £230 £213
90th Percentile £524 £550 £525
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 7 9
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -51.39% +140.00%
10th Percentile £12.01 £10.24 £16.82
90th Percentile £48.75 £36.30 £46.50
South East median hourly rate £25.12 £27.80 £30.90
% change year-on-year -9.64% -10.03% +81.76%

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 23 November 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 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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 -5 215 £414 -8.00% 2
High Wycombe -8 4 £460 +8.24% 1
Amersham - 1 £325 -
Aylesbury - 1 - -
Buckingham - 1 £525 -
SC Cleared
South East

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 241 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 95 (39.42%) Microsoft
3 93 (38.59%) ITIL
4 75 (31.12%) DV Cleared
5 62 (25.73%) Windows
6 52 (21.58%) Active Directory
7 45 (18.67%) Microsoft Office
8 38 (15.77%) Finance
9 36 (14.94%) Service Management
10 34 (14.11%) ITIL V3
11 33 (13.69%) Service Delivery
12 29 (12.03%) Microsoft Project
13 28 (11.62%) Stakeholder Management
13 28 (11.62%) Office 365
14 27 (11.20%) CRM
14 27 (11.20%) Project Management
14 27 (11.20%) Change Management
15 26 (10.79%) PRINCE2
16 24 (9.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 22 (9.13%) Windows Server
17 22 (9.13%) Service Design
17 22 (9.13%) SQL
17 22 (9.13%) SharePoint
17 22 (9.13%) Logistics
18 21 (8.71%) Dynamics CRM
19 20 (8.30%) Agile Software Development
19 20 (8.30%) ITSM
19 20 (8.30%) Analytical Skills
19 20 (8.30%) Windows 10
19 20 (8.30%) Windows Server 2012

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 22 (9.13%) SharePoint
2 17 (7.05%) MS Exchange
3 16 (6.64%) Skype for Business
4 9 (3.73%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (3.32%) IIS
6 6 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (2.07%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.24%) MS Project Server
9 2 (0.83%) Apache
9 2 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.41%) WebLogic
Applications
1 45 (18.67%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (12.03%) Microsoft Project
3 16 (6.64%) Microsoft Excel
4 11 (4.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (4.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 21 (8.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.49%) Dynamics GP
3 4 (1.66%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 28 (11.62%) Office 365
2 12 (4.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.07%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (1.66%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.24%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.41%) IaaS
6 1 (0.41%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.32%) Skype
2 6 (2.49%) Unified Communications
3 5 (2.07%) Structured Cabling
3 5 (2.07%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (1.66%) Firewall
4 4 (1.66%) VPN
5 2 (0.83%) BIG-IP
5 2 (0.83%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (0.83%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (0.83%) NAS
5 2 (0.83%) SAN
6 1 (0.41%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.41%) FTP
6 1 (0.41%) Internet
6 1 (0.41%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.41%) LAN
6 1 (0.41%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.05%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.66%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.41%) Big Data
5 1 (0.41%) DataStage
5 1 (0.41%) DB2
5 1 (0.41%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.41%) Informix
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.41%) QlikView
5 1 (0.41%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (4.98%) Visual Studio
1 12 (4.98%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (0.83%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.41%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 38 (15.77%) Finance
2 11 (4.56%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.90%) Electronics
4 2 (0.83%) Advertising
4 2 (0.83%) Military
5 1 (0.41%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.41%) Billing
5 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 43 (17.84%) Analyst
2 32 (13.28%) Architect
3 16 (6.64%) Service Manager
4 14 (5.81%) Consultant
5 13 (5.39%) Project Manager
6 12 (4.98%) Business Analyst
6 12 (4.98%) Service Analyst
7 11 (4.56%) 3rd Line Support
7 11 (4.56%) CRM Architect
7 11 (4.56%) Service Desk Analyst
8 10 (4.15%) Support Engineer
8 10 (4.15%) Systems Engineer
9 9 (3.73%) Dynamics CRM Architect
9 9 (3.73%) Services Delivery Manager
10 8 (3.32%) Delivery Manager
10 8 (3.32%) Incident Manager
10 8 (3.32%) ITIL Manager
10 8 (3.32%) Wintel Architect
11 7 (2.90%) Lead Architect
11 7 (2.90%) Project Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.73%) .NET
2 3 (1.24%) CSS
2 3 (1.24%) HTML
3 2 (0.83%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.83%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (0.83%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 2 (0.83%) CSS3
3 2 (0.83%) HTML5
3 2 (0.83%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.30%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (6.22%) Management Information System
3 11 (4.56%) PKI
4 8 (3.32%) Data Centre
5 6 (2.49%) CESG
6 5 (2.07%) CCTV
7 4 (1.66%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (1.66%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.24%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.83%) Clustering
9 2 (0.83%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.41%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.41%) CMDB
10 1 (0.41%) PDA
10 1 (0.41%) RSA SecurID
10 1 (0.41%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 62 (25.73%) Windows
2 22 (9.13%) Windows Server
3 20 (8.30%) Windows 10
3 20 (8.30%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (7.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (4.98%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (4.56%) Linux
7 10 (4.15%) Unix
8 8 (3.32%) Windows Vista
9 2 (0.83%) Solaris
10 1 (0.41%) Android
10 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (38.59%) ITIL
2 36 (14.94%) Service Management
3 34 (14.11%) ITIL V3
4 33 (13.69%) Service Delivery
5 28 (11.62%) Stakeholder Management
6 27 (11.20%) Change Management
6 27 (11.20%) CRM
6 27 (11.20%) Project Management
7 26 (10.79%) PRINCE2
8 22 (9.13%) Logistics
8 22 (9.13%) Service Design
9 20 (8.30%) Agile Software Development
9 20 (8.30%) ITSM
10 17 (7.05%) Migration
11 14 (5.81%) Presales
12 13 (5.39%) Risk Management
13 12 (4.98%) Incident Management
13 12 (4.98%) Virtual Environments
14 11 (4.56%) People Management
14 11 (4.56%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (9.13%) SQL
2 14 (5.81%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.24%) JavaScript
3 3 (1.24%) PL/SQL
3 3 (1.24%) T-SQL
4 2 (0.83%) C#
4 2 (0.83%) Java
5 1 (0.41%) C-shell
5 1 (0.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 241 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 75 (31.12%) DV Cleared
3 24 (9.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 15 (6.22%) MCSE
4 15 (6.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (4.56%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (3.32%) MCSA
7 6 (2.49%) CESG Certified Professional
8 5 (2.07%) APMP
8 5 (2.07%) MCP
8 5 (2.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (1.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (1.24%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 3 (1.24%) CCNA
10 3 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (1.24%) CISSP
11 2 (0.83%) MCITP
11 2 (0.83%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 2 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.41%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.81%) PMO
1 14 (5.81%) SLA
2 12 (4.98%) QA
3 11 (4.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 8 (3.32%) ISO 9001
5 6 (2.49%) P3O
6 4 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.41%) BS25999
7 1 (0.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.41%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.41%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.41%) JSP 440
System Software
1 52 (21.58%) Active Directory
2 14 (5.81%) Hyper-V
2 14 (5.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.90%) VMware Workstation
4 6 (2.49%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.41%) Firmware
5 1 (0.41%) vSphere
5 1 (0.41%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 15 (6.22%) SCCM
2 7 (2.90%) McAfee ePO
2 7 (2.90%) Norton AntiVirus
2 7 (2.90%) OVSD
3 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (0.83%) NetBackup
3 2 (0.83%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (0.83%) SCOM
3 2 (0.83%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (0.83%) WSUS
4 1 (0.41%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.41%) OpenView
4 1 (0.41%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 95 (39.42%) Microsoft
2 17 (7.05%) HP
3 16 (6.64%) VMware
4 11 (4.56%) Oracle
5 10 (4.15%) McAfee
6 9 (3.73%) Symantec
7 8 (3.32%) Citrix
7 8 (3.32%) ServiceNow
8 6 (2.49%) Cisco
8 6 (2.49%) Lumension
9 4 (1.66%) Computacenter
9 4 (1.66%) Remedy
10 3 (1.24%) F5
10 3 (1.24%) SAP
11 2 (0.83%) Dell
11 2 (0.83%) StorageTek
11 2 (0.83%) Sun
12 1 (0.41%) Apple
12 1 (0.41%) Juniper
12 1 (0.41%) Veritas