Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 7 8
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1 +3
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 298 320 226
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 15.83% 14.20% 12.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 61.19% 63.49% 50.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 211 169
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £365 £405 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.88% -7.95% +10.00%
10th Percentile £203 £200 £238
90th Percentile £468 £550 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £414
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.32% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 30 2
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £10.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +75.82% -76.19%
10th Percentile £10.50 £15.84 £10.23
90th Percentile £55.00 £58.88 £10.24
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £18.00 £21.92
% change year-on-year +122.22% -17.86% -29.08%

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 487 504 446
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 25.88% 22.37% 25.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 301 308
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £215 £200 £206
90th Percentile £500 £550 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 43 6
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +56.52% -74.73%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.81 £10.24
90th Percentile £53.87 £54.50 £21.00
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £21.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year +86.05% -8.51% -2.57%

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 25 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in Buckinghamshire

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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 25 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Security Cleared in Buckinghamshire

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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 25 September 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 +1 281 £365 -9.88% 12
High Wycombe -3 4 £400 +1.91% 3
Marlow - 4 - - 1
Newport Pagnell 0 1 - -
Security Cleared
South East

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 (80.87%) SC Cleared
2 154 (51.68%) ITIL
3 110 (36.91%) DV Cleared
4 90 (30.20%) Microsoft
5 82 (27.52%) ITIL V3
6 79 (26.51%) Windows
7 75 (25.17%) Service Management
8 65 (21.81%) Microsoft Office
9 59 (19.80%) Change Management
10 53 (17.79%) Active Directory
11 48 (16.11%) Office 365
11 48 (16.11%) Problem-Solving
12 45 (15.10%) Finance
13 40 (13.42%) Oracle
13 40 (13.42%) Analytical Skills
14 39 (13.09%) ITSM
15 37 (12.42%) SQL
16 35 (11.74%) SharePoint
17 33 (11.07%) VMware
18 32 (10.74%) PowerShell
19 31 (10.40%) Windows Server
19 31 (10.40%) Problem Management
19 31 (10.40%) MS Exchange
20 30 (10.07%) Firewall
21 29 (9.73%) Service Delivery
21 29 (9.73%) Skype for Business
22 28 (9.40%) Virtual Environments
23 27 (9.06%) Linux
24 26 (8.72%) Citrix
24 26 (8.72%) Microsoft Certification

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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 35 (11.74%) SharePoint
2 31 (10.40%) MS Exchange
3 29 (9.73%) Skype for Business
4 22 (7.38%) SharePoint 2013
5 20 (6.71%) Exchange Server 2007
5 20 (6.71%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (3.69%) IIS
7 8 (2.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (1.34%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.67%) Apache
10 2 (0.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 65 (21.81%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (3.02%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.01%) Simulink
4 1 (0.34%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.34%) Revit
Business Applications
1 8 (2.68%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 48 (16.11%) Office 365
2 16 (5.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (3.69%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (2.35%) IaaS
5 5 (1.68%) OneDrive
6 4 (1.34%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (10.07%) Firewall
2 24 (8.05%) TCP/IP
3 20 (6.71%) Cisco ASA
3 20 (6.71%) Cisco ISE
4 15 (5.03%) VPN
5 14 (4.70%) Cisco Nexus
6 11 (3.69%) BGP
6 11 (3.69%) BIG-IP
6 11 (3.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 11 (3.69%) IPsec
7 10 (3.36%) Skype
8 9 (3.02%) Internet
9 7 (2.35%) LAN
9 7 (2.35%) SSL
9 7 (2.35%) Telepresence
9 7 (2.35%) WAN
10 4 (1.34%) ICMP
10 4 (1.34%) OSPF
10 4 (1.34%) SAN
10 4 (1.34%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (5.37%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (1.68%) Power BI
3 5 (1.68%) RDBMS
3 5 (1.68%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.34%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.01%) Oracle BI EE
5 3 (1.01%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (0.67%) Data Mart
6 2 (0.67%) MySQL
6 2 (0.67%) OLTP
6 2 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.34%) Big Data
7 1 (0.34%) JasperReports
7 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (2.01%) Maven
2 3 (1.01%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.67%) JIRA
3 2 (0.67%) LoadRunner
3 2 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 45 (15.10%) Finance
2 7 (2.35%) Law
3 1 (0.34%) Advertising
3 1 (0.34%) Billing
3 1 (0.34%) Electronics
3 1 (0.34%) Military
Job Titles
1 64 (21.48%) Analyst
2 26 (8.72%) Desktop Support
3 23 (7.72%) Support Engineer
4 18 (6.04%) Service Manager
5 17 (5.70%) Incident Manager
6 16 (5.37%) Network Engineer
7 15 (5.03%) Major Incident Manager
8 13 (4.36%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 13 (4.36%) Desktop Engineer
8 13 (4.36%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 13 (4.36%) Developer
8 13 (4.36%) Project Manager
8 13 (4.36%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
9 12 (4.03%) Project Officer
9 12 (4.03%) Support Analyst
10 11 (3.69%) 2nd Line Support
10 11 (3.69%) Designer
11 10 (3.36%) Applications Support
11 10 (3.36%) Delivery Manager
11 10 (3.36%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.36%) CSS
2 7 (2.35%) .NET
2 7 (2.35%) Spring
2 7 (2.35%) Web Services
3 6 (2.01%) DHTML
3 6 (2.01%) Hibernate
3 6 (2.01%) HTML
3 6 (2.01%) JSF
3 6 (2.01%) JSP
3 6 (2.01%) Struts
3 6 (2.01%) Struts2
3 6 (2.01%) XML
4 5 (1.68%) ASP.NET
4 5 (1.68%) J2EE
5 4 (1.34%) AngularJS
5 4 (1.34%) Node.js
5 4 (1.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (0.67%) ADSI
6 2 (0.67%) LDAP
6 2 (0.67%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 40 (13.42%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (8.39%) Data Centre
3 13 (4.36%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.68%) Mobile App
4 5 (1.68%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (1.68%) Virtual Team
5 3 (1.01%) CMDB
6 2 (0.67%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.67%) Clustering
6 2 (0.67%) Data Structures
6 2 (0.67%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (0.67%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.34%) CCTV
7 1 (0.34%) Cyberattack
7 1 (0.34%) New Media
7 1 (0.34%) RIA
7 1 (0.34%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 79 (26.51%) Windows
2 31 (10.40%) Windows Server
3 27 (9.06%) Linux
4 21 (7.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (5.37%) Unix
5 16 (5.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (4.70%) Windows 7
7 12 (4.03%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (3.36%) Windows 10
9 6 (2.01%) CentOS
9 6 (2.01%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.67%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.34%) VxWorks
11 1 (0.34%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (51.68%) ITIL
2 82 (27.52%) ITIL V3
3 75 (25.17%) Service Management
4 59 (19.80%) Change Management
5 48 (16.11%) Problem-Solving
6 39 (13.09%) ITSM
7 31 (10.40%) Problem Management
8 29 (9.73%) Service Delivery
9 28 (9.40%) Virtual Environments
10 25 (8.39%) Project Management
11 24 (8.05%) PRINCE2
12 20 (6.71%) Incident Management
13 17 (5.70%) Agile Software Development
14 14 (4.70%) Capacity Management
14 14 (4.70%) Mentoring
14 14 (4.70%) Migration
14 14 (4.70%) Presales
15 13 (4.36%) Configuration Management
15 13 (4.36%) CRM
15 13 (4.36%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 37 (12.42%) SQL
2 32 (10.74%) PowerShell
3 14 (4.70%) JavaScript
4 8 (2.68%) Java
5 7 (2.35%) C
6 6 (2.01%) C#
7 4 (1.34%) C++
7 4 (1.34%) Embedded C
7 4 (1.34%) Embedded C++
8 3 (1.01%) MATLAB
9 2 (0.67%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.67%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.34%) Python
10 1 (0.34%) VB
Qualifications
1 241 (80.87%) SC Cleared
2 110 (36.91%) DV Cleared
3 26 (8.72%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (3.69%) CCNP
4 11 (3.69%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (3.69%) CTC Cleared
4 11 (3.69%) MCSA
5 10 (3.36%) ISEB
6 9 (3.02%) CCNA
6 9 (3.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 8 (2.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 7 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (2.35%) MCITP
9 6 (2.01%) APMP
9 6 (2.01%) Citrix Certification
9 6 (2.01%) MCDBA
10 5 (1.68%) BC Cleared
10 5 (1.68%) ISEB Practitioner
10 5 (1.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (1.34%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (8.05%) SLA
2 17 (5.70%) QA
3 5 (1.68%) Government Security Classifications
4 2 (0.67%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.67%) PMO
System Software
1 53 (17.79%) Active Directory
2 19 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (5.37%) Virtual Machines
4 15 (5.03%) NFS
5 7 (2.35%) VMware Workstation
6 5 (1.68%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.68%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.34%) vCloud
7 4 (1.34%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (5.70%) SCCM
2 11 (3.69%) OVSD
2 11 (3.69%) WSUS
3 7 (2.35%) Cisco Prime
4 6 (2.01%) Nagios
5 5 (1.68%) Backup Exec
6 4 (1.34%) NetBackup
6 4 (1.34%) Tivoli
7 3 (1.01%) SCOM
8 2 (0.67%) Puppet
9 1 (0.34%) Ansible
9 1 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.34%) SCSM
Vendors
1 90 (30.20%) Microsoft
2 40 (13.42%) Oracle
3 33 (11.07%) VMware
4 26 (8.72%) Citrix
5 25 (8.39%) HP
6 24 (8.05%) F5
7 22 (7.38%) Cisco
8 20 (6.71%) Juniper
9 15 (5.03%) McAfee
10 13 (4.36%) SAP
11 11 (3.69%) Palo Alto
12 10 (3.36%) NetApp
13 7 (2.35%) Aruba
14 5 (1.68%) Blue Coat
15 4 (1.34%) BMC
16 3 (1.01%) Lumension
16 3 (1.01%) ServiceNow
17 2 (0.67%) Computacenter
18 1 (0.34%) CheckPoint
18 1 (0.34%) Informatica