Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 5 13
Rank change year-on-year -4 +8 -8
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 292 258 236
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 12.30% 14.80% 8.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 56.70% 55.60% 41.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 194 176
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £450 £402
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +11.87% +14.93%
10th Percentile £158 £264 £204
90th Percentile £538 £550 £560
South East median daily rate £413 £413 £400
% change year-on-year - +3.13% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 4 4
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £18.00 £16.62 £44.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.30% -62.65% +196.67%
10th Percentile £16.58 £10.23 £24.89
90th Percentile £58.38 £44.40 £46.50
South East median hourly rate £17.89 £38.50 £30.90
% change year-on-year -53.55% +24.60% +81.76%

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 515 464 565
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 21.69% 26.62% 21.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 330 376
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £162 £230 £213
90th Percentile £525 £550 £525
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 6 9
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £21.00 £20.25 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.70% -43.75% +140.00%
10th Percentile £12.01 £10.24 £16.82
90th Percentile £48.75 £39.00 £46.50
South East median hourly rate £25.69 £34.00 £29.95
% change year-on-year -24.44% +13.52% +76.18%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 -5 262 £400 -11.11% 8
High Wycombe -8 4 £460 +8.24% 4
Aylesbury - 2 £83 -
Buckingham - 1 £525 -
Chesham - 1 - -
Amersham - 1 £325 -
Security Cleared
South East

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Security Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Security Cleared.

1 241 (82.53%) SC Cleared
2 117 (40.07%) ITIL
3 116 (39.73%) DV Cleared
4 106 (36.30%) Microsoft
5 78 (26.71%) Windows
6 59 (20.21%) Active Directory
7 48 (16.44%) Service Management
8 47 (16.10%) Microsoft Office
9 42 (14.38%) ITIL V3
10 40 (13.70%) Service Delivery
11 39 (13.36%) Finance
12 36 (12.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 34 (11.64%) Office 365
14 33 (11.30%) Windows Server
14 33 (11.30%) Change Management
15 32 (10.96%) Service Design
16 29 (9.93%) Microsoft Project
17 28 (9.59%) PRINCE2
17 28 (9.59%) SQL
18 27 (9.25%) CRM
18 27 (9.25%) Project Management
18 27 (9.25%) HP
18 27 (9.25%) Stakeholder Management
18 27 (9.25%) Agile Software Development
19 26 (8.90%) Logistics
19 26 (8.90%) ITSM
20 24 (8.22%) Windows 10
21 23 (7.88%) SharePoint
22 22 (7.53%) MS Exchange
23 21 (7.19%) SLA

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 23 (7.88%) SharePoint
2 22 (7.53%) MS Exchange
3 21 (7.19%) Skype for Business
4 14 (4.79%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (2.74%) IIS
7 5 (1.71%) Office Communications Server
7 5 (1.71%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.03%) MS Project Server
9 2 (0.68%) Apache
9 2 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.34%) Confluence
10 1 (0.34%) WebLogic
Applications
1 47 (16.10%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (9.93%) Microsoft Project
3 19 (6.51%) Microsoft Excel
4 14 (4.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (3.77%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 21 (7.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.05%) Dynamics GP
3 4 (1.37%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 34 (11.64%) Office 365
2 13 (4.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.71%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.71%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (1.03%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.34%) IaaS
5 1 (0.34%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.74%) Skype
2 6 (2.05%) Firewall
2 6 (2.05%) Unified Communications
2 6 (2.05%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (1.71%) Structured Cabling
4 4 (1.37%) LAN
4 4 (1.37%) SAN
4 4 (1.37%) VPN
5 3 (1.03%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (0.68%) BIG-IP
6 2 (0.68%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (0.68%) NAS
6 2 (0.68%) Network Security
6 2 (0.68%) SNMP
6 2 (0.68%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.68%) WAN
6 2 (0.68%) Wireless
7 1 (0.34%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.34%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.34%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (6.85%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.68%) Big Data
4 2 (0.68%) GIS
4 2 (0.68%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.68%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.34%) DataStage
5 1 (0.34%) DB2
5 1 (0.34%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (0.34%) Informix
5 1 (0.34%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.34%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.34%) QlikView
5 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (4.11%) Visual Studio
1 12 (4.11%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (0.68%) JIRA
2 2 (0.68%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.34%) Ant
3 1 (0.34%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.34%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.34%) Gradle
3 1 (0.34%) Hudson
3 1 (0.34%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.34%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.34%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (0.34%) Selenium
3 1 (0.34%) Selenium IDE
3 1 (0.34%) Subversion
3 1 (0.34%) WebDriver
General
1 39 (13.36%) Finance
2 16 (5.48%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.08%) Electronics
4 4 (1.37%) Military
5 2 (0.68%) Advertising
5 2 (0.68%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.34%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.34%) Billing
6 1 (0.34%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 52 (17.81%) Analyst
2 39 (13.36%) Architect
3 24 (8.22%) Service Manager
4 20 (6.85%) Consultant
5 17 (5.82%) Service Analyst
6 16 (5.48%) Service Desk Analyst
7 13 (4.45%) Business Analyst
7 13 (4.45%) Project Manager
8 11 (3.77%) 3rd Line Support
8 11 (3.77%) CRM Architect
8 11 (3.77%) Designer
8 11 (3.77%) Support Engineer
9 10 (3.42%) Service Transition Manager
9 10 (3.42%) Transition Manager
10 9 (3.08%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
10 9 (3.08%) Dynamics CRM Architect
10 9 (3.08%) Lead Architect
10 9 (3.08%) Services Delivery Manager
10 9 (3.08%) Systems Engineer
11 8 (2.74%) Wintel Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.42%) .NET
2 5 (1.71%) CSS
3 4 (1.37%) HTML
4 3 (1.03%) Web Services
5 2 (0.68%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.68%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (0.68%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 2 (0.68%) CSS3
5 2 (0.68%) HTML5
6 1 (0.34%) EJB
6 1 (0.34%) Java EE
6 1 (0.34%) JMS
6 1 (0.34%) XML
6 1 (0.34%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (5.14%) Management Information System
3 12 (4.11%) PKI
4 8 (2.74%) Data Centre
5 6 (2.05%) CESG
6 5 (1.71%) CCTV
7 4 (1.37%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (1.37%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.03%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.68%) Clustering
9 2 (0.68%) CMDB
9 2 (0.68%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.34%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.34%) PDA
10 1 (0.34%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 78 (26.71%) Windows
2 33 (11.30%) Windows Server
3 24 (8.22%) Windows 10
4 21 (7.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (6.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (6.16%) Linux
7 16 (5.48%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (4.11%) Windows Vista
9 11 (3.77%) Unix
10 6 (2.05%) Android
10 6 (2.05%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.03%) Solaris
12 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.34%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (40.07%) ITIL
2 48 (16.44%) Service Management
3 42 (14.38%) ITIL V3
4 40 (13.70%) Service Delivery
5 33 (11.30%) Change Management
6 32 (10.96%) Service Design
7 28 (9.59%) PRINCE2
8 27 (9.25%) Agile Software Development
8 27 (9.25%) CRM
8 27 (9.25%) Project Management
8 27 (9.25%) Stakeholder Management
9 26 (8.90%) ITSM
9 26 (8.90%) Logistics
10 21 (7.19%) Risk Management
11 17 (5.82%) Migration
12 15 (5.14%) Presales
13 14 (4.79%) Incident Management
14 13 (4.45%) Virtual Environments
15 10 (3.42%) Project Planning
15 10 (3.42%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (9.59%) SQL
2 19 (6.51%) PowerShell
3 5 (1.71%) Java
4 3 (1.03%) C#
4 3 (1.03%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.03%) PL/SQL
4 3 (1.03%) T-SQL
5 2 (0.68%) Python
6 1 (0.34%) C
6 1 (0.34%) C++
6 1 (0.34%) C-shell
6 1 (0.34%) Perl
6 1 (0.34%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.34%) VBA
Qualifications
1 241 (82.53%) SC Cleared
2 116 (39.73%) DV Cleared
3 36 (12.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 15 (5.14%) MCSE
4 15 (5.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (4.45%) ITIL Certification
6 12 (4.11%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (3.42%) CCNA
8 8 (2.74%) CCNP
8 8 (2.74%) MCSA
9 7 (2.40%) CCIE
10 6 (2.05%) CESG Certified Professional
10 6 (2.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 5 (1.71%) APMP
11 5 (1.71%) MCP
12 4 (1.37%) CISSP
12 4 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 3 (1.03%) ISEB
13 3 (1.03%) ISTQB
13 3 (1.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (7.19%) SLA
2 17 (5.82%) ISO 9001
3 15 (5.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 14 (4.79%) PMO
4 14 (4.79%) QA
5 6 (2.05%) P3O
6 5 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.68%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.34%) BS25999
8 1 (0.34%) COBIT
8 1 (0.34%) GDPR
8 1 (0.34%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.34%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.34%) JSP 440
System Software
1 59 (20.21%) Active Directory
2 15 (5.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (4.79%) Hyper-V
4 8 (2.74%) Firmware
5 7 (2.40%) VMware Workstation
6 6 (2.05%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.34%) vSphere
7 1 (0.34%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 17 (5.82%) SCCM
2 13 (4.45%) OVSD
3 7 (2.40%) McAfee ePO
3 7 (2.40%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (1.37%) SCOM
5 3 (1.03%) WSUS
6 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.68%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.68%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (0.68%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.34%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.34%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (0.34%) OpenView
7 1 (0.34%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 106 (36.30%) Microsoft
2 27 (9.25%) HP
3 17 (5.82%) VMware
4 15 (5.14%) Cisco
5 12 (4.11%) Oracle
6 11 (3.77%) McAfee
7 10 (3.42%) Citrix
8 9 (3.08%) Symantec
9 8 (2.74%) ServiceNow
10 6 (2.05%) Apple
10 6 (2.05%) Lumension
11 4 (1.37%) Computacenter
11 4 (1.37%) Remedy
12 3 (1.03%) F5
12 3 (1.03%) SAP
12 3 (1.03%) Sun
13 2 (0.68%) Atlassian
13 2 (0.68%) Dell
13 2 (0.68%) StorageTek
14 1 (0.34%) SunGard