Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 2 12
Rank change year-on-year -5 +10 -5
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 300 494 210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 14.49% 24.85% 10.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 62.63% 76.12% 46.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 335 149
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £380 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.59% - +21.43%
10th Percentile £227 £263 £250
90th Percentile £500 £570 £532
South East median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +5.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 21 6
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £14.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +24.57% -23.95%
10th Percentile £14.53 £17.00 £11.12
90th Percentile £55.00 £20.75 £39.25
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £18.18 £37.00
% change year-on-year +4.51% -50.86% +71.69%

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 479 649 453
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 23.13% 32.65% 22.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 403 294
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £413 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -0.60% +10.67%
10th Percentile £233 £263 £277
90th Percentile £506 £550 £521
South East median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 26 13
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +9.09% -13.16%
10th Percentile £12.25 £15.50 £10.80
90th Percentile £52.75 £32.00 £36.20
South East median hourly rate £31.00 £21.50 £32.38
% change year-on-year +44.19% -33.59% +43.89%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -2 283 £380 -10.59% 11
High Wycombe -6 4 £473 +45.38% 1
Marlow - 4 - -
Newport Pagnell 0 1 - -
Aylesbury - 1 - -
Buckingham - 1 - -
Security Cleared
South East

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 243 (81.00%) SC Cleared
2 121 (40.33%) DV Cleared
3 120 (40.00%) ITIL
4 79 (26.33%) Microsoft
5 76 (25.33%) Windows
6 63 (21.00%) Change Management
7 50 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
7 50 (16.67%) Cisco
7 50 (16.67%) Service Management
8 49 (16.33%) Problem-Solving
9 46 (15.33%) Analytical Skills
9 46 (15.33%) PRINCE2
10 45 (15.00%) Finance
10 45 (15.00%) VMware
11 42 (14.00%) ITIL V3
12 39 (13.00%) Firewall
13 38 (12.67%) VMware Infrastructure
14 37 (12.33%) SharePoint
15 35 (11.67%) Office 365
16 33 (11.00%) Active Directory
17 32 (10.67%) Virtual Environments
18 31 (10.33%) Service Delivery
19 30 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
20 29 (9.67%) Cisco ISE
21 28 (9.33%) Skype for Business
21 28 (9.33%) PowerShell
22 27 (9.00%) MS Exchange
22 27 (9.00%) Cisco Certification
22 27 (9.00%) Microsoft Certification
23 26 (8.67%) Cisco ASA

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 37 (12.33%) SharePoint
2 28 (9.33%) Skype for Business
3 27 (9.00%) MS Exchange
4 20 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 20 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
5 16 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2007
6 9 (3.00%) IIS
7 4 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.67%) Apache
9 1 (0.33%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.33%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 50 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (7.67%) Microsoft Project
3 17 (5.67%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (1.00%) Simulink
5 1 (0.33%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.33%) Revit
Business Applications
1 2 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.33%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 35 (11.67%) Office 365
2 7 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.67%) IaaS
4 1 (0.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (13.00%) Firewall
2 29 (9.67%) Cisco ISE
3 26 (8.67%) Cisco ASA
4 22 (7.33%) TCP/IP
5 21 (7.00%) Wireless
6 14 (4.67%) BGP
6 14 (4.67%) OSPF
7 13 (4.33%) BIG-IP
7 13 (4.33%) ICMP
7 13 (4.33%) IPsec
8 12 (4.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 11 (3.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 10 (3.33%) iSCSI
11 8 (2.67%) VPN
12 7 (2.33%) LAN
13 6 (2.00%) Internet
13 6 (2.00%) Skype
13 6 (2.00%) WAN
14 5 (1.67%) SAN
15 4 (1.33%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (1.33%) Big Data
3 4 (1.33%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (1.00%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.67%) OLTP
5 2 (0.67%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.67%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.33%) Data Mart
6 1 (0.33%) GIS
6 1 (0.33%) JasperReports
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (1.00%) Maven
2 2 (0.67%) JIRA
3 1 (0.33%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.33%) ClearQuest
3 1 (0.33%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.33%) Mercurial
3 1 (0.33%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (0.33%) Selenium
3 1 (0.33%) Subversion
3 1 (0.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 45 (15.00%) Finance
2 6 (2.00%) Law
3 2 (0.67%) Electronics
3 2 (0.67%) Legal
4 1 (0.33%) Advertising
4 1 (0.33%) Billing
4 1 (0.33%) Marketing
4 1 (0.33%) Publishing
4 1 (0.33%) Retail
4 1 (0.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 44 (14.67%) Analyst
2 18 (6.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 18 (6.00%) Desktop Support
2 18 (6.00%) Project Officer
2 18 (6.00%) Support Engineer
3 17 (5.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 17 (5.67%) Network Engineer
3 17 (5.67%) Project Manager
4 16 (5.33%) Team Leader
5 14 (4.67%) Architect
6 11 (3.67%) Release Manager
7 10 (3.33%) Designer
8 9 (3.00%) Change and Release Manager
8 9 (3.00%) Change Manager
8 9 (3.00%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
8 9 (3.00%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
8 9 (3.00%) SharePoint Analyst
8 9 (3.00%) Storage Specialist
9 8 (2.67%) Delivery Manager
9 8 (2.67%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.33%) CSS
1 4 (1.33%) HTML
1 4 (1.33%) Web Services
2 3 (1.00%) .NET
2 3 (1.00%) DHTML
2 3 (1.00%) Hibernate
2 3 (1.00%) JSF
2 3 (1.00%) JSP
2 3 (1.00%) Spring
2 3 (1.00%) Struts
2 3 (1.00%) Struts2
2 3 (1.00%) XML
3 2 (0.67%) J2EE
3 2 (0.67%) Node.js
4 1 (0.33%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.33%) EJB
4 1 (0.33%) Java EE
4 1 (0.33%) JMS
4 1 (0.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 46 (15.33%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (5.00%) Data Centre
3 11 (3.67%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.67%) Enterprise Cloud
5 5 (1.67%) Client/Server
5 5 (1.67%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.00%) CCTV
6 3 (1.00%) Clustering
6 3 (1.00%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (0.67%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (0.67%) User Experience
8 1 (0.33%) CMDB
8 1 (0.33%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.33%) Fintech
8 1 (0.33%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 76 (25.33%) Windows
2 30 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 26 (8.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (7.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 21 (7.00%) Windows Server
6 20 (6.67%) Linux
7 16 (5.33%) Windows 10
8 9 (3.00%) Data ONTAP
9 7 (2.33%) Windows 7
10 5 (1.67%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.67%) Unix
12 1 (0.33%) FreeRTOS
12 1 (0.33%) Solaris
12 1 (0.33%) VxWorks
12 1 (0.33%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (40.00%) ITIL
2 63 (21.00%) Change Management
3 50 (16.67%) Service Management
4 49 (16.33%) Problem-Solving
5 46 (15.33%) PRINCE2
6 42 (14.00%) ITIL V3
7 32 (10.67%) Virtual Environments
8 31 (10.33%) Service Delivery
9 24 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
9 24 (8.00%) Project Management
10 23 (7.67%) Network Virtualisation
11 20 (6.67%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
12 19 (6.33%) Portfolio Management
13 18 (6.00%) ITSM
14 15 (5.00%) Risk Management
14 15 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
15 14 (4.67%) Network Monitoring
15 14 (4.67%) Presales
16 12 (4.00%) Mentoring
16 12 (4.00%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 28 (9.33%) PowerShell
2 17 (5.67%) SQL
3 6 (2.00%) C
4 5 (1.67%) C++
4 5 (1.67%) Java
4 5 (1.67%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.00%) Embedded C
5 3 (1.00%) Embedded C++
5 3 (1.00%) MATLAB
6 1 (0.33%) C++/CLI
6 1 (0.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 243 (81.00%) SC Cleared
2 121 (40.33%) DV Cleared
3 27 (9.00%) Cisco Certification
3 27 (9.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (6.00%) CCNP
5 14 (4.67%) MCSE
6 13 (4.33%) CCNA
7 12 (4.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 9 (3.00%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (3.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 9 (3.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (2.67%) MCSA
10 5 (1.67%) APMP
10 5 (1.67%) CCIE
10 5 (1.67%) CTC Cleared
10 5 (1.67%) ISEB
10 5 (1.67%) MCITP
10 5 (1.67%) MCP
10 5 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (1.33%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.00%) SLA
2 15 (5.00%) PMO
3 4 (1.33%) ISO 9001
3 4 (1.33%) QA
4 2 (0.67%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.33%) P3O
System Software
1 38 (12.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (11.00%) Active Directory
3 21 (7.00%) Hyper-V
4 13 (4.33%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (3.33%) NFS
6 7 (2.33%) BitLocker
7 4 (1.33%) Forefront TMG
7 4 (1.33%) UAG
7 4 (1.33%) vCloud
7 4 (1.33%) XenApp
8 3 (1.00%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.67%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.67%) vSphere
10 1 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 13 (4.33%) SCCM
1 13 (4.33%) SCOM
2 11 (3.67%) OVSD
3 6 (2.00%) Backup Exec
4 5 (1.67%) SCSM
5 3 (1.00%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.33%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.33%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.33%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 79 (26.33%) Microsoft
2 50 (16.67%) Cisco
3 45 (15.00%) VMware
4 23 (7.67%) NetApp
5 22 (7.33%) F5
5 22 (7.33%) HP
6 17 (5.67%) Citrix
6 17 (5.67%) Juniper
7 15 (5.00%) ServiceNow
8 14 (4.67%) Oracle
9 13 (4.33%) Palo Alto
10 8 (2.67%) Lumension
10 8 (2.67%) Symantec
11 7 (2.33%) Forcepoint
11 7 (2.33%) McAfee
12 5 (1.67%) arcserve
12 5 (1.67%) Computacenter
12 5 (1.67%) Veeam
13 4 (1.33%) Remedy
14 3 (1.00%) Salesforce.com