Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 10 10 5
Rank change year-on-year 0 -5 +15
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 213 242 284
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 13.46% 10.60% 16.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 48.08% 48.99% 56.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 175 221
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £399 £425 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.12% -1.39% +5.12%
10th Percentile £210 £263 £293
90th Percentile £512 £525 £588
South East median daily rate £440 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +3.53% +2.41% +1.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 24 8
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £16.06 £18.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.79% -12.20% +65.72%
10th Percentile £12.30 £17.13 £15.98
90th Percentile £53.85 £36.45 £46.38
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year +100.00% -38.60% -36.67%

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 443 494 506
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 28.00% 21.64% 29.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 294 354
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £219 £234 £280
90th Percentile £570 £546 £575
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £405
% change year-on-year +3.66% +1.23% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 48 11
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +16.67% +4.35%
10th Percentile £11.50 £12.77 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.50 £42.67 £43.75
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £25.69 £23.00
% change year-on-year +36.24% +11.70% -35.21%

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 24 January 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 24 January 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 24 January 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 +2 203 £400 - 12
High Wycombe -5 4 £500 +5.82%
Marlow - 2 £160 -
SC Cleared
South East

For the 6 months to 24 January 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.

1 213 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 125 (58.69%) ITIL
3 85 (39.91%) DV Cleared
4 80 (37.56%) ITIL V3
5 71 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 65 (30.52%) Service Management
7 64 (30.05%) Windows
8 52 (24.41%) Active Directory
9 50 (23.47%) Microsoft Office
10 39 (18.31%) ITSM
11 37 (17.37%) Windows Server 2008
12 33 (15.49%) Office 365
13 30 (14.08%) Analytical Skills
13 30 (14.08%) SQL
14 29 (13.62%) Oracle
14 29 (13.62%) MS Exchange
15 28 (13.15%) Change Management
15 28 (13.15%) VMware
15 28 (13.15%) Problem-Solving
16 27 (12.68%) Windows Server
17 25 (11.74%) Citrix
18 24 (11.27%) Project Management
18 24 (11.27%) Problem Management
19 23 (10.80%) Finance
19 23 (10.80%) TCP/IP
20 22 (10.33%) SharePoint
20 22 (10.33%) HP
21 21 (9.86%) CRM
21 21 (9.86%) Microsoft Certification
22 20 (9.39%) Linux

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 29 (13.62%) MS Exchange
2 22 (10.33%) SharePoint
3 19 (8.92%) Exchange Server 2007
4 17 (7.98%) Skype for Business
5 13 (6.10%) SharePoint 2013
6 12 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (3.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 8 (3.76%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (2.35%) IIS
9 3 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.94%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.94%) WebSphere Portal
11 1 (0.47%) Apache
Applications
1 50 (23.47%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.35%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (1.88%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.47%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 33 (15.49%) Office 365
2 19 (8.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (7.51%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (3.76%) OneDrive
5 7 (3.29%) IaaS
6 3 (1.41%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.94%) PaaS
8 1 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (10.80%) TCP/IP
2 20 (9.39%) Firewall
3 12 (5.63%) Cisco ASA
3 12 (5.63%) IPsec
3 12 (5.63%) VPN
4 11 (5.16%) BGP
4 11 (5.16%) BIG-IP
4 11 (5.16%) Cisco ISE
4 11 (5.16%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 9 (4.23%) WAN
6 8 (3.76%) LAN
6 8 (3.76%) Skype
7 7 (3.29%) Internet
7 7 (3.29%) SSL
7 7 (3.29%) Telepresence
8 6 (2.82%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (2.82%) Wireless
9 4 (1.88%) ICMP
9 4 (1.88%) Network Security
9 4 (1.88%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.51%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (3.76%) Power BI
4 4 (1.88%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.41%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.47%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.47%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (0.94%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.47%) Maven
2 1 (0.47%) Subversion
General
1 23 (10.80%) Finance
2 1 (0.47%) Law
2 1 (0.47%) Legal
Job Titles
1 50 (23.47%) Analyst
2 19 (8.92%) Service Analyst
3 16 (7.51%) Service Desk Analyst
4 15 (7.04%) Incident Manager
5 14 (6.57%) Consultant
6 13 (6.10%) Major Incident Manager
7 12 (5.63%) 2nd Line Support
8 11 (5.16%) Support Engineer
9 10 (4.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 10 (4.69%) Project Officer
9 10 (4.69%) Service Manager
10 9 (4.23%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 9 (4.23%) Network Engineer
10 9 (4.23%) Support Analyst
11 8 (3.76%) 3rd Line Support
11 8 (3.76%) Configuration Analyst
11 8 (3.76%) Office 365 Engineer
12 7 (3.29%) Applications Support
12 7 (3.29%) Security Consultant
13 6 (2.82%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.76%) CSS
2 3 (1.41%) .NET
2 3 (1.41%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.94%) IBM Integration Bus
3 2 (0.94%) Middleware
3 2 (0.94%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.47%) DHTML
4 1 (0.47%) Hibernate
4 1 (0.47%) HTML
4 1 (0.47%) J2EE
4 1 (0.47%) JSF
4 1 (0.47%) JSP
4 1 (0.47%) Spring
4 1 (0.47%) Struts
4 1 (0.47%) Struts2
4 1 (0.47%) Web Services
4 1 (0.47%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.47%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (14.08%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (7.04%) Management Information System
3 11 (5.16%) Data Centre
4 8 (3.76%) Mobile App
5 7 (3.29%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.41%) CMDB
7 2 (0.94%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.94%) CESG
7 2 (0.94%) DataPower
7 2 (0.94%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.47%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.47%) Learning Management System
8 1 (0.47%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.47%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 64 (30.05%) Windows
2 37 (17.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (12.68%) Windows Server
4 20 (9.39%) Linux
5 18 (8.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (7.51%) Unix
7 14 (6.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (2.82%) CentOS
8 6 (2.82%) Ubuntu
8 6 (2.82%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.47%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (58.69%) ITIL
2 80 (37.56%) ITIL V3
3 65 (30.52%) Service Management
4 39 (18.31%) ITSM
5 28 (13.15%) Change Management
5 28 (13.15%) Problem-Solving
6 24 (11.27%) Problem Management
6 24 (11.27%) Project Management
7 21 (9.86%) CRM
8 18 (8.45%) Incident Management
8 18 (8.45%) PRINCE2
8 18 (8.45%) Virtual Environments
9 15 (7.04%) Service Delivery
10 14 (6.57%) ERP
10 14 (6.57%) Risk Management
11 10 (4.69%) Capacity Management
11 10 (4.69%) Critical Thinking
11 10 (4.69%) Information Security
11 10 (4.69%) ISMS
11 10 (4.69%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 30 (14.08%) SQL
2 19 (8.92%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.35%) C
4 4 (1.88%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.41%) C#
6 2 (0.94%) C++
7 1 (0.47%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.47%) C-shell
7 1 (0.47%) Java
7 1 (0.47%) Korn
7 1 (0.47%) Perl
7 1 (0.47%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.47%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 213 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 85 (39.91%) DV Cleared
3 21 (9.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (5.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 11 (5.16%) CCNP
5 11 (5.16%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (5.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 9 (4.23%) CCNA
7 7 (3.29%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (3.29%) MCITP
8 6 (2.82%) MCP
8 6 (2.82%) MCSE
8 6 (2.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 5 (2.35%) CISSP
9 5 (2.35%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (2.35%) ISEB
9 5 (2.35%) MCDBA
10 4 (1.88%) APMP
10 4 (1.88%) CCIP
10 4 (1.88%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (4.69%) SLA
3 5 (2.35%) Government Security Classifications
4 4 (1.88%) QA
5 2 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 2 (0.94%) RMADS
6 1 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 52 (24.41%) Active Directory
2 12 (5.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (5.16%) NFS
4 10 (4.69%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (3.76%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (3.76%) VMware Workstation
6 4 (1.88%) vSphere
7 1 (0.47%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (0.47%) Samba
7 1 (0.47%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 20 (9.39%) SCCM
2 15 (7.04%) OVSD
3 10 (4.69%) WSUS
4 7 (3.29%) Cisco Prime
5 6 (2.82%) Nagios
5 6 (2.82%) SCOM
6 5 (2.35%) Backup Exec
7 4 (1.88%) NetBackup
7 4 (1.88%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.94%) Puppet
9 1 (0.47%) Ansible
9 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.47%) NetVault Backup
Vendors
1 71 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 29 (13.62%) Oracle
3 28 (13.15%) VMware
4 25 (11.74%) Citrix
5 22 (10.33%) HP
6 15 (7.04%) F5
7 13 (6.10%) Cisco
7 13 (6.10%) SAP
8 11 (5.16%) Juniper
8 11 (5.16%) Palo Alto
9 10 (4.69%) McAfee
9 10 (4.69%) NetApp
10 7 (3.29%) Aruba
11 5 (2.35%) Blue Coat
11 5 (2.35%) webMethods
12 4 (1.88%) BMC
13 3 (1.41%) Unisys
14 2 (0.94%) Dell
14 2 (0.94%) IBM
14 2 (0.94%) Lumension