Period
to 16 July 2019

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 16 July 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 Clearance
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
16 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 14 7 4
Rank change year-on-year -7 -3 +5
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 148 292 419
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 9.56% 14.53% 20.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 45.54% 61.22% 70.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 191 263
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £475 £350 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.71% -16.67% -1.18%
10th Percentile £240 £211 £263
90th Percentile £630 £469 £550
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £416
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.16% +1.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 37 30
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -2.78% +25.00%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.95 £15.84
90th Percentile £42.50 £55.00 £58.88
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £28.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +51.79% +55.56% -26.62%

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 325 477 593
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 20.99% 23.74% 28.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 291 347
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £450 £365 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.29% -11.19% -1.08%
10th Percentile £240 £215 £261
90th Percentile £625 £494 £550
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £412
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.16% +3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 56 37
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -2.78% +14.65%
10th Percentile £13.95 £12.25 £13.45
90th Percentile £43.98 £51.88 £58.00
South East median hourly rate £33.40 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -4.57% +55.56% -12.62%

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 16 July 2019.

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 16 July 2019.

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 16 July 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 -4 139 £476 +36.07% 10
High Wycombe -7 2 £375 - 3
Marlow -3 1 - - 4
Security Cleared
South East

For the 6 months to 16 July 2019, 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.

1 104 (70.27%) SC Cleared
2 71 (47.97%) DV Cleared
3 43 (29.05%) Windows
4 40 (27.03%) ITIL
5 37 (25.00%) SQL
6 34 (22.97%) VMware
7 33 (22.30%) Microsoft
8 29 (19.59%) Migration
9 23 (15.54%) Service Management
10 20 (13.51%) Oracle
11 19 (12.84%) PL/SQL
11 19 (12.84%) Data Migration
11 19 (12.84%) ITIL V3
11 19 (12.84%) Windows Server
12 17 (11.49%) SQL Server
12 17 (11.49%) Microsoft Certification
13 16 (10.81%) Active Directory
13 16 (10.81%) Unix
13 16 (10.81%) Windows Server 2012
14 15 (10.14%) Microsoft Office
14 15 (10.14%) Citrix
14 15 (10.14%) VMware Infrastructure
15 14 (9.46%) Hyper-V
15 14 (9.46%) Microsoft Azure
16 13 (8.78%) SLA
16 13 (8.78%) Linux
16 13 (8.78%) Oracle EBS
17 12 (8.11%) Finance
17 12 (8.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 11 (7.43%) Incident Management

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 11 (7.43%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.73%) MS Exchange
3 6 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (3.38%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (2.70%) IIS
6 3 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (2.03%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (2.03%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.35%) Apache
7 2 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.68%) CMS
8 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 15 (10.14%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.70%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (8.78%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (4.05%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (3.38%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.68%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 14 (9.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (6.76%) Office 365
3 7 (4.73%) SaaS
4 6 (4.05%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (4.05%) PaaS
5 4 (2.70%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.05%) Firewall
2 5 (3.38%) VSAN
3 4 (2.70%) Unified Communications
4 3 (2.03%) SAN
5 2 (1.35%) FTP
5 2 (1.35%) IPsec
5 2 (1.35%) Skype
5 2 (1.35%) SMTP
5 2 (1.35%) SSH
5 2 (1.35%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.68%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (0.68%) Internet
6 1 (0.68%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.68%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.68%) LAN
6 1 (0.68%) NAS
6 1 (0.68%) WAN
6 1 (0.68%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.68%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.49%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.05%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 6 (4.05%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (4.05%) SQL Server 2012
2 6 (4.05%) SQL Server 2016
3 4 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (2.03%) MariaDB
4 3 (2.03%) MySQL
5 2 (1.35%) Big Data
5 2 (1.35%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.68%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.35%) GitLab
2 1 (0.68%) JIRA
2 1 (0.68%) MSI
2 1 (0.68%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (8.11%) Finance
2 1 (0.68%) Electronics
2 1 (0.68%) Legal
2 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
2 1 (0.68%) Marketing
2 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (22.97%) Analyst
2 11 (7.43%) Consultant
3 8 (5.41%) Configuration Analyst
3 8 (5.41%) Data Technician
3 8 (5.41%) Migration Technician
3 8 (5.41%) Service Analyst
3 8 (5.41%) Service Desk Analyst
4 7 (4.73%) Architect
5 6 (4.05%) Applications Support
5 6 (4.05%) Change Analyst
5 6 (4.05%) Oracle Consultant
6 5 (3.38%) Data Consultant
6 5 (3.38%) Data Migration Consultant
6 5 (3.38%) Designer
6 5 (3.38%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 5 (3.38%) Migration Consultant
6 5 (3.38%) Oracle Data Migration Consultant
6 5 (3.38%) Security Manager
6 5 (3.38%) Team Leader
6 5 (3.38%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.43%) .NET
2 2 (1.35%) REST
2 2 (1.35%) SOAP
3 1 (0.68%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.68%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (0.68%) JSON
3 1 (0.68%) Node.js
3 1 (0.68%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.08%) Management Information System
2 8 (5.41%) Data Centre
3 7 (4.73%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.73%) Clustering
4 6 (4.05%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (2.03%) CMDB
5 3 (2.03%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 2 (1.35%) CESG
6 2 (1.35%) Replication
7 1 (0.68%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.68%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.68%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.68%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.68%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.68%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.68%) SCORM
7 1 (0.68%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.68%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 43 (29.05%) Windows
2 19 (12.84%) Windows Server
3 16 (10.81%) Unix
3 16 (10.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (8.78%) Linux
5 10 (6.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (4.05%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (2.70%) Windows 10
7 4 (2.70%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.68%) CentOS
8 1 (0.68%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (0.68%) FreeRTOS
8 1 (0.68%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (27.03%) ITIL
2 29 (19.59%) Migration
3 23 (15.54%) Service Management
4 19 (12.84%) Data Migration
4 19 (12.84%) ITIL V3
5 11 (7.43%) Change Management
5 11 (7.43%) DevOps
5 11 (7.43%) Incident Management
6 10 (6.76%) ITSM
6 10 (6.76%) Problem-Solving
7 9 (6.08%) Configuration Management
7 9 (6.08%) Virtual Environments
8 8 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (5.41%) Patch Management
9 7 (4.73%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (4.73%) ERP
9 7 (4.73%) Server Building
9 7 (4.73%) Service Design
10 6 (4.05%) CRM
10 6 (4.05%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 37 (25.00%) SQL
2 19 (12.84%) PL/SQL
3 7 (4.73%) PowerShell
4 6 (4.05%) Shell Script
5 5 (3.38%) C
6 4 (2.70%) C#
7 3 (2.03%) Java
8 2 (1.35%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.35%) Python
9 1 (0.68%) C++
Qualifications
1 104 (70.27%) SC Cleared
2 71 (47.97%) DV Cleared
3 17 (11.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (8.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 9 (6.08%) MCP
6 8 (5.41%) Citrix Certification
6 8 (5.41%) MCSE
7 7 (4.73%) MCITP
8 6 (4.05%) CISSP
8 6 (4.05%) MCSA
9 5 (3.38%) CESG Certified Professional
9 5 (3.38%) MCDBA
9 5 (3.38%) MCTS
10 4 (2.70%) CCA
11 3 (2.03%) ISEB
11 3 (2.03%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (2.03%) VCAP
11 3 (2.03%) VCP4
11 3 (2.03%) VCP5
12 2 (1.35%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.78%) SLA
2 4 (2.70%) NCSC
2 4 (2.70%) QA
3 3 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 3 (2.03%) RMADS
4 1 (0.68%) BS25999
4 1 (0.68%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.68%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.68%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 16 (10.81%) Active Directory
2 15 (10.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (9.46%) Hyper-V
4 10 (6.76%) vCloud
5 9 (6.08%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (6.08%) vSphere
6 7 (4.73%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (3.38%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (2.03%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 3 (2.03%) VMware NSX
9 2 (1.35%) Sendmail
10 1 (0.68%) Firmware
10 1 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.68%) NFS
Systems Management
1 9 (6.08%) SCCM
2 5 (3.38%) Backup Exec
2 5 (3.38%) NetBackup
2 5 (3.38%) SCVMM
2 5 (3.38%) Tivoli
3 4 (2.70%) Microsoft Clustering
3 4 (2.70%) SCOM
4 3 (2.03%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (2.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (2.03%) vCenter Server
5 2 (1.35%) Ansible
5 2 (1.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.68%) Kibana
6 1 (0.68%) vMotion
6 1 (0.68%) vRealize
Vendors
1 34 (22.97%) VMware
2 33 (22.30%) Microsoft
3 20 (13.51%) Oracle
4 15 (10.14%) Citrix
5 9 (6.08%) NetApp
6 7 (4.73%) ServiceNow
7 5 (3.38%) BMC
7 5 (3.38%) Cisco
8 4 (2.70%) Computacenter
8 4 (2.70%) HP
8 4 (2.70%) Unisys
8 4 (2.70%) Veeam
9 3 (2.03%) Symantec
10 2 (1.35%) SAP
11 1 (0.68%) Dell
11 1 (0.68%) EMC
11 1 (0.68%) Hitachi
11 1 (0.68%) IBM
11 1 (0.68%) StorageTek
11 1 (0.68%) Sun