Period
to 17 November 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 November 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 10 9
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 +14
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 234 250 219
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 13.61% 10.48% 12.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 51.20% 47.08% 46.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 174 171
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £363 £416 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.76% -7.67% +10.02%
10th Percentile £207 £190 £270
90th Percentile £473 £538 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £401
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.00% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 30 3
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% -21.74% -48.31%
10th Percentile £10.68 £16.35 £12.29
90th Percentile £19.13 £23.21 £47.10
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £17.64 £39.25
% change year-on-year +126.82% -55.07% +4.67%

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 457 531 470
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 26.59% 22.26% 26.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 314 334
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £388 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £210 £163 £232
90th Percentile £505 £524 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 59 6
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +3.70% -43.75%
10th Percentile £9.75 £12.01 £10.24
90th Percentile £40.50 £48.75 £39.00
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £25.69 £34.00
% change year-on-year +55.70% -24.44% +24.77%

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 November 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
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 November 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 +1 227 £363 -11.59% 12
High Wycombe -3 3 £345 -25.00% 5
Marlow - 2 £160 - 1
SC Cleared
South East

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 234 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 147 (62.82%) ITIL
3 91 (38.89%) ITIL V3
4 83 (35.47%) DV Cleared
5 78 (33.33%) Service Management
6 76 (32.48%) Microsoft
7 74 (31.62%) Windows
8 59 (25.21%) Microsoft Office
9 57 (24.36%) Active Directory
10 48 (20.51%) ITSM
11 47 (20.09%) Problem-Solving
12 42 (17.95%) Change Management
13 41 (17.52%) Analytical Skills
14 37 (15.81%) Finance
15 35 (14.96%) Oracle
16 34 (14.53%) Windows Server 2008
16 34 (14.53%) Office 365
17 33 (14.10%) Problem Management
18 32 (13.68%) SQL
19 31 (13.25%) Citrix
19 31 (13.25%) MS Exchange
20 30 (12.82%) VMware
21 28 (11.97%) Windows Server
22 26 (11.11%) SCCM
22 26 (11.11%) Linux
22 26 (11.11%) Service Delivery
22 26 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
23 25 (10.68%) TCP/IP
23 25 (10.68%) HP
23 25 (10.68%) Virtual Environments

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 (13.25%) MS Exchange
2 24 (10.26%) SharePoint
3 21 (8.97%) Skype for Business
4 16 (6.84%) Exchange Server 2007
5 13 (5.56%) SharePoint 2013
6 9 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (3.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 8 (3.42%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (3.42%) IIS
8 3 (1.28%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.43%) Apache
Applications
1 59 (25.21%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.56%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (1.71%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (2.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 34 (14.53%) Office 365
2 18 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (6.41%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (3.42%) OneDrive
5 6 (2.56%) IaaS
6 3 (1.28%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.43%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (10.68%) TCP/IP
2 21 (8.97%) Firewall
3 14 (5.98%) VPN
4 11 (4.70%) BGP
4 11 (4.70%) BIG-IP
4 11 (4.70%) Cisco ASA
4 11 (4.70%) Cisco ISE
4 11 (4.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 11 (4.70%) IPsec
5 8 (3.42%) Internet
5 8 (3.42%) Skype
5 8 (3.42%) WAN
6 7 (2.99%) LAN
6 7 (2.99%) SSL
6 7 (2.99%) Telepresence
7 5 (2.14%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (2.14%) Wireless
8 4 (1.71%) ICMP
8 4 (1.71%) OSPF
8 4 (1.71%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.42%) Power BI
2 8 (3.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.71%) MongoDB
3 4 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (1.71%) RDBMS
3 4 (1.71%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.28%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (0.85%) MySQL
6 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (1.71%) Maven
2 2 (0.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 37 (15.81%) Finance
2 5 (2.14%) Law
3 1 (0.43%) Billing
3 1 (0.43%) Electronics
3 1 (0.43%) Military
Job Titles
1 55 (23.50%) Analyst
2 19 (8.12%) Incident Manager
3 18 (7.69%) Desktop Support
4 17 (7.26%) Service Analyst
4 17 (7.26%) Service Manager
5 16 (6.84%) Support Engineer
6 15 (6.41%) Major Incident Manager
7 14 (5.98%) Service Desk Analyst
8 13 (5.56%) Project Officer
9 11 (4.70%) 2nd Line Support
10 10 (4.27%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
10 10 (4.27%) Support Analyst
11 9 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 9 (3.85%) Applications Support
11 9 (3.85%) Developer
12 8 (3.42%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 8 (3.42%) Delivery Manager
12 8 (3.42%) Problem Analyst
12 8 (3.42%) Services Delivery Manager
13 7 (2.99%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.70%) CSS
2 4 (1.71%) .NET
2 4 (1.71%) DHTML
2 4 (1.71%) Hibernate
2 4 (1.71%) HTML
2 4 (1.71%) J2EE
2 4 (1.71%) JSF
2 4 (1.71%) JSP
2 4 (1.71%) Spring
2 4 (1.71%) Struts
2 4 (1.71%) Struts2
2 4 (1.71%) Web Services
2 4 (1.71%) XML
3 3 (1.28%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.43%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.43%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.43%) Entity Framework
4 1 (0.43%) Silverlight
4 1 (0.43%) WCF
4 1 (0.43%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 41 (17.52%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (7.26%) Data Centre
3 12 (5.13%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.42%) Mobile App
5 7 (2.99%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.28%) CMDB
7 2 (0.85%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.43%) Cyberattack
8 1 (0.43%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.43%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.43%) RIA
8 1 (0.43%) Robotics
8 1 (0.43%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 74 (31.62%) Windows
2 34 (14.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (11.97%) Windows Server
4 26 (11.11%) Linux
5 17 (7.26%) Unix
6 16 (6.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (5.98%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (4.70%) Windows 7
9 7 (2.99%) Windows 10
10 6 (2.56%) CentOS
10 6 (2.56%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.43%) VxWorks
11 1 (0.43%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (62.82%) ITIL
2 91 (38.89%) ITIL V3
3 78 (33.33%) Service Management
4 48 (20.51%) ITSM
5 47 (20.09%) Problem-Solving
6 42 (17.95%) Change Management
7 33 (14.10%) Problem Management
8 26 (11.11%) Service Delivery
9 25 (10.68%) Virtual Environments
10 22 (9.40%) Incident Management
10 22 (9.40%) PRINCE2
11 21 (8.97%) CRM
12 19 (8.12%) Project Management
13 15 (6.41%) ERP
14 13 (5.56%) Capacity Management
14 13 (5.56%) Configuration Management
14 13 (5.56%) Migration
15 12 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
15 12 (5.13%) Critical Thinking
16 10 (4.27%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 32 (13.68%) SQL
2 24 (10.26%) PowerShell
3 8 (3.42%) JavaScript
4 5 (2.14%) Java
5 4 (1.71%) C
5 4 (1.71%) C#
6 1 (0.43%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.43%) C++
6 1 (0.43%) C-shell
6 1 (0.43%) Embedded C
6 1 (0.43%) Embedded C++
6 1 (0.43%) Korn
6 1 (0.43%) Perl
6 1 (0.43%) Python
6 1 (0.43%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 234 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 83 (35.47%) DV Cleared
3 26 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (4.70%) CCNP
4 11 (4.70%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (4.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 9 (3.85%) CCNA
5 9 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
5 9 (3.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 8 (3.42%) ISEB
6 8 (3.42%) MCSA
7 7 (2.99%) MCITP
7 7 (2.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 6 (2.56%) MCSE
9 5 (2.14%) APMP
9 5 (2.14%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (2.14%) CTC Cleared
9 5 (2.14%) ISEB Practitioner
9 5 (2.14%) MCDBA
10 4 (1.71%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (8.55%) SLA
2 10 (4.27%) QA
3 5 (2.14%) Government Security Classifications
4 2 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.85%) PMO
System Software
1 57 (24.36%) Active Directory
2 16 (6.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (5.56%) NFS
4 11 (4.70%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (3.42%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (1.28%) Hyper-V
7 3 (1.28%) vSphere
8 1 (0.43%) Samba
8 1 (0.43%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 26 (11.11%) SCCM
2 16 (6.84%) OVSD
3 15 (6.41%) WSUS
4 7 (2.99%) Cisco Prime
5 6 (2.56%) Nagios
5 6 (2.56%) SCOM
6 4 (1.71%) Backup Exec
7 3 (1.28%) NetBackup
7 3 (1.28%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.85%) Puppet
9 1 (0.43%) Ansible
9 1 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.43%) NetVault Backup
Vendors
1 76 (32.48%) Microsoft
2 35 (14.96%) Oracle
3 31 (13.25%) Citrix
4 30 (12.82%) VMware
5 25 (10.68%) HP
6 15 (6.41%) McAfee
7 14 (5.98%) F5
7 14 (5.98%) SAP
8 13 (5.56%) NetApp
9 11 (4.70%) Cisco
9 11 (4.70%) Juniper
9 11 (4.70%) Palo Alto
10 7 (2.99%) Aruba
11 5 (2.14%) Blue Coat
12 4 (1.71%) webMethods
13 3 (1.28%) BMC
13 3 (1.28%) Lumension
14 1 (0.43%) Atmel
14 1 (0.43%) IFS
14 1 (0.43%) ServiceNow