Period
to 14 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for Security Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 14 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 Clearance
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 9 5
Rank change year-on-year +4 -4 +8
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 311 296 265
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 17.81% 12.40% 15.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 66.88% 56.38% 55.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 207 199
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £375 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -11.11% +10.84%
10th Percentile £208 £160 £267
90th Percentile £473 £538 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £413
% change year-on-year +3.66% -0.61% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 33 4
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +8.30% -62.65%
10th Percentile £10.50 £16.51 £10.23
90th Percentile £19.78 £58.50 £44.40
South East median hourly rate £39.50 £18.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +119.44% -52.00% +21.36%

Security 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 465 525 474
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 26.63% 21.98% 26.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 312 337
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £388 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £210 £165 £233
90th Percentile £500 £525 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 60 6
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £20.75 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.66% +2.47% -43.75%
10th Percentile £9.90 £11.75 £10.24
90th Percentile £40.00 £48.75 £39.00
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £25.41 £27.50
% change year-on-year +57.45% -7.62% -5.17%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

Job postings citing Security Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire.

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in Buckinghamshire

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Security Cleared in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Cleared in Buckinghamshire

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in Buckinghamshire

Security Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in Buckinghamshire

Security Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Security Cleared in Buckinghamshire

Security 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 Security Cleared within the Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 14 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 +7 296 £375 -5.54% 21
High Wycombe 0 5 £375 -18.48% 5
Marlow - 3 £160 - 1
Security Cleared
South East

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Security 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 Security Cleared.

1 241 (77.49%) SC Cleared
2 177 (56.91%) ITIL
3 134 (43.09%) DV Cleared
4 103 (33.12%) Microsoft
5 99 (31.83%) Windows
6 97 (31.19%) ITIL V3
7 88 (28.30%) Service Management
8 71 (22.83%) Microsoft Office
9 69 (22.19%) Active Directory
10 61 (19.61%) Change Management
11 60 (19.29%) Problem-Solving
12 51 (16.40%) ITSM
13 50 (16.08%) VMware
13 50 (16.08%) Windows Server 2008
14 49 (15.76%) SQL
15 48 (15.43%) Analytical Skills
16 47 (15.11%) Windows Server
16 47 (15.11%) Office 365
16 47 (15.11%) Finance
17 44 (14.15%) MS Exchange
17 44 (14.15%) Citrix
17 44 (14.15%) PowerShell
18 42 (13.50%) Oracle
19 40 (12.86%) Microsoft Certification
20 39 (12.54%) Incident Management
21 36 (11.58%) SCCM
22 35 (11.25%) Problem Management
23 33 (10.61%) Skype for Business
23 33 (10.61%) SharePoint
24 31 (9.97%) Service Delivery

Security 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 44 (14.15%) MS Exchange
2 33 (10.61%) SharePoint
2 33 (10.61%) Skype for Business
3 29 (9.32%) Exchange Server 2007
4 20 (6.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 20 (6.43%) SharePoint 2013
5 14 (4.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 14 (4.50%) IIS
6 10 (3.22%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (1.29%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.96%) Apache
10 2 (0.64%) Tomcat
Applications
1 71 (22.83%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (3.54%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.32%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 8 (2.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 47 (15.11%) Office 365
2 21 (6.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (5.14%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (2.57%) OneDrive
5 7 (2.25%) IaaS
6 4 (1.29%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.32%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (8.68%) Firewall
2 25 (8.04%) TCP/IP
3 16 (5.14%) VPN
4 13 (4.18%) Skype
5 12 (3.86%) Cisco ASA
5 12 (3.86%) Cisco ISE
6 11 (3.54%) BGP
6 11 (3.54%) BIG-IP
6 11 (3.54%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 11 (3.54%) IPsec
6 11 (3.54%) WAN
7 10 (3.22%) LAN
8 9 (2.89%) Internet
9 7 (2.25%) SSL
9 7 (2.25%) Telepresence
9 7 (2.25%) Unified Communications
10 6 (1.93%) Cisco Nexus
10 6 (1.93%) DNS
11 5 (1.61%) Wireless
12 4 (1.29%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (7.72%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (2.57%) Power BI
4 7 (2.25%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (1.61%) RDBMS
5 5 (1.61%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.29%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.96%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (0.64%) MySQL
8 2 (0.64%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (0.64%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.32%) Data Mart
9 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (1.61%) Maven
2 3 (0.96%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.96%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.32%) JIRA
4 1 (0.32%) LoadRunner
General
1 47 (15.11%) Finance
2 6 (1.93%) Law
3 1 (0.32%) Billing
3 1 (0.32%) Electronics
3 1 (0.32%) Military
Job Titles
1 80 (25.72%) Analyst
2 21 (6.75%) Support Engineer
3 20 (6.43%) Desktop Support
4 19 (6.11%) Incident Manager
4 19 (6.11%) Service Analyst
5 17 (5.47%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 17 (5.47%) Service Manager
6 15 (4.82%) Major Incident Manager
6 15 (4.82%) Project Officer
6 15 (4.82%) Service Desk Analyst
7 13 (4.18%) Project Manager
8 12 (3.86%) Developer
8 12 (3.86%) Support Analyst
9 11 (3.54%) 2nd Line Support
9 11 (3.54%) 3rd Line Support
10 10 (3.22%) Applications Support
10 10 (3.22%) Designer
10 10 (3.22%) Problem Analyst
10 10 (3.22%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
10 10 (3.22%) SharePoint Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.86%) CSS
2 7 (2.25%) .NET
3 6 (1.93%) Node.js
3 6 (1.93%) Spring
3 6 (1.93%) Web Services
4 5 (1.61%) ASP.NET
4 5 (1.61%) DHTML
4 5 (1.61%) Hibernate
4 5 (1.61%) HTML
4 5 (1.61%) J2EE
4 5 (1.61%) JSF
4 5 (1.61%) JSP
4 5 (1.61%) Struts
4 5 (1.61%) Struts2
4 5 (1.61%) XML
5 3 (0.96%) AngularJS
5 3 (0.96%) MEAN Stack
5 3 (0.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (0.64%) ADSI
6 2 (0.64%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 48 (15.43%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (8.68%) Data Centre
3 13 (4.18%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.89%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (2.57%) Clustering
5 8 (2.57%) Mobile App
6 6 (1.93%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 5 (1.61%) Virtual Team
8 3 (0.96%) CMDB
8 3 (0.96%) PKI
9 2 (0.64%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.64%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.64%) Security Operations Centre
10 1 (0.32%) CCTV
10 1 (0.32%) Cyberattack
10 1 (0.32%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.32%) New Media
10 1 (0.32%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.32%) Robotics
10 1 (0.32%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 99 (31.83%) Windows
2 50 (16.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 47 (15.11%) Windows Server
4 30 (9.65%) Linux
4 30 (9.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (6.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (5.79%) Unix
7 14 (4.50%) Windows 7
8 7 (2.25%) Windows 10
9 6 (1.93%) CentOS
9 6 (1.93%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.32%) VxWorks
10 1 (0.32%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (56.91%) ITIL
2 97 (31.19%) ITIL V3
3 88 (28.30%) Service Management
4 61 (19.61%) Change Management
5 60 (19.29%) Problem-Solving
6 51 (16.40%) ITSM
7 39 (12.54%) Incident Management
8 35 (11.25%) Problem Management
9 31 (9.97%) Service Delivery
10 29 (9.32%) PRINCE2
11 27 (8.68%) Project Management
12 26 (8.36%) Virtual Environments
13 23 (7.40%) CRM
14 16 (5.14%) Mentoring
14 16 (5.14%) Presales
15 15 (4.82%) Agile Software Development
15 15 (4.82%) ERP
15 15 (4.82%) Migration
15 15 (4.82%) Patch Management
16 14 (4.50%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 49 (15.76%) SQL
2 44 (14.15%) PowerShell
3 15 (4.82%) JavaScript
4 7 (2.25%) Java
5 6 (1.93%) C
5 6 (1.93%) C#
6 3 (0.96%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.64%) C++
7 2 (0.64%) Embedded C
7 2 (0.64%) Embedded C++
7 2 (0.64%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.32%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.32%) C-shell
8 1 (0.32%) Korn
8 1 (0.32%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.32%) Perl
8 1 (0.32%) Python
8 1 (0.32%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.32%) VB
Qualifications
1 241 (77.49%) SC Cleared
2 134 (43.09%) DV Cleared
3 40 (12.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (6.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 14 (4.50%) CCNP
5 14 (4.50%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (4.50%) MCSA
6 12 (3.86%) CCNA
6 12 (3.86%) Citrix Certification
6 12 (3.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 11 (3.54%) ITIL Certification
7 11 (3.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 10 (3.22%) ISEB
9 8 (2.57%) APMP
9 8 (2.57%) CCA
9 8 (2.57%) MCITP
10 7 (2.25%) CTC Cleared
10 7 (2.25%) MCSE
11 6 (1.93%) HNC
11 6 (1.93%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (8.68%) SLA
2 17 (5.47%) QA
3 5 (1.61%) Government Security Classifications
4 3 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.64%) PMO
6 1 (0.32%) Data Quality
System Software
1 69 (22.19%) Active Directory
2 30 (9.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (6.75%) Hyper-V
3 21 (6.75%) Virtual Machines
4 13 (4.18%) NFS
5 10 (3.22%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (3.22%) VMware Workstation
6 9 (2.89%) vSphere
7 7 (2.25%) vCloud
8 6 (1.93%) XenServer
9 3 (0.96%) Docker
9 3 (0.96%) Forefront TMG
9 3 (0.96%) UAG
10 2 (0.64%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.64%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.32%) Samba
Systems Management
1 36 (11.58%) SCCM
2 18 (5.79%) OVSD
3 16 (5.14%) WSUS
4 12 (3.86%) SCVMM
5 8 (2.57%) SCOM
6 7 (2.25%) Cisco Prime
7 6 (1.93%) Cisco CUCM
7 6 (1.93%) Nagios
7 6 (1.93%) vCenter Server
8 4 (1.29%) Backup Exec
9 3 (0.96%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.96%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.64%) Puppet
11 1 (0.32%) Ansible
11 1 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.32%) NetVault Backup
Vendors
1 103 (33.12%) Microsoft
2 50 (16.08%) VMware
3 44 (14.15%) Citrix
4 42 (13.50%) Oracle
5 28 (9.00%) HP
6 22 (7.07%) Cisco
7 20 (6.43%) McAfee
8 16 (5.14%) F5
9 14 (4.50%) NetApp
10 13 (4.18%) SAP
11 12 (3.86%) Juniper
12 11 (3.54%) Palo Alto
13 7 (2.25%) Aruba
14 5 (1.61%) Blue Coat
14 5 (1.61%) webMethods
15 3 (0.96%) BMC
15 3 (0.96%) Computacenter
15 3 (0.96%) Forcepoint
15 3 (0.96%) Lumension
15 3 (0.96%) Remedy