Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 6 9 5
Rank change year-on-year +3 -4 +8
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 290 298 312
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 18.19% 12.95% 18.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 66.21% 58.55% 63.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 213 232
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £388 £415 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.63% -6.74% +8.80%
10th Percentile £210 £250 £300
90th Percentile £500 £550 £588
South East median daily rate £425 £423 £425
% change year-on-year +0.47% -0.47% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 25 9
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £15.33 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.83% - +24.14%
10th Percentile £10.70 £17.13 £11.05
90th Percentile £52.13 £34.25 £45.50
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £17.75 £30.91
% change year-on-year +97.18% -42.58% -11.69%

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 438 509 492
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 27.48% 22.12% 29.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 299 345
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.98% +7.50%
10th Percentile £224 £233 £274
90th Percentile £566 £540 £575
South East median daily rate £425 £405 £410
% change year-on-year +5.00% -1.28% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 47 11
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +16.67% -
10th Percentile £12.10 £13.61 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £42.50 £43.75
South East median hourly rate £39.00 £25.69 £23.10
% change year-on-year +51.81% +11.24% -34.01%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 18 January 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 +7 276 £389 -2.81% 17
High Wycombe 0 7 £400 -15.34% 2
Marlow - 2 £160 -
Security Cleared
South East

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 215 (74.14%) SC Cleared
2 152 (52.41%) ITIL
3 142 (48.97%) DV Cleared
4 98 (33.79%) Microsoft
5 93 (32.07%) Windows
6 86 (29.66%) ITIL V3
7 71 (24.48%) Service Management
8 66 (22.76%) Active Directory
9 58 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 56 (19.31%) Microsoft Office
11 54 (18.62%) VMware
12 53 (18.28%) Windows Server
13 52 (17.93%) Office 365
14 46 (15.86%) Change Management
15 45 (15.52%) SQL
15 45 (15.52%) MS Exchange
15 45 (15.52%) Problem-Solving
16 43 (14.83%) PowerShell
17 42 (14.48%) ITSM
18 37 (12.76%) Oracle
18 37 (12.76%) Citrix
18 37 (12.76%) Windows Server 2012
19 35 (12.07%) Exchange Server 2007
20 33 (11.38%) Incident Management
20 33 (11.38%) Analytical Skills
20 33 (11.38%) Microsoft Certification
20 33 (11.38%) SharePoint
20 33 (11.38%) Finance
21 32 (11.03%) VMware Infrastructure
21 32 (11.03%) Skype for Business

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 45 (15.52%) MS Exchange
2 35 (12.07%) Exchange Server 2007
3 33 (11.38%) SharePoint
4 32 (11.03%) Skype for Business
5 23 (7.93%) Exchange Server 2010
6 21 (7.24%) SharePoint 2013
7 15 (5.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 13 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2003
9 10 (3.45%) IIS
10 5 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (1.38%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (1.03%) Office Communications Server
13 2 (0.69%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.69%) WebSphere Portal
14 1 (0.34%) Apache
Applications
1 56 (19.31%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (3.45%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (2.07%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.69%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.34%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 52 (17.93%) Office 365
2 28 (9.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (5.86%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (2.76%) IaaS
4 8 (2.76%) OneDrive
5 4 (1.38%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.69%) PaaS
7 1 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.34%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (8.62%) Firewall
2 23 (7.93%) TCP/IP
3 14 (4.83%) VPN
4 13 (4.48%) Skype
5 12 (4.14%) Cisco ASA
5 12 (4.14%) LAN
5 12 (4.14%) WAN
6 11 (3.79%) BGP
6 11 (3.79%) BIG-IP
6 11 (3.79%) Cisco ISE
6 11 (3.79%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 11 (3.79%) IPsec
7 9 (3.10%) Internet
8 8 (2.76%) Unified Communications
9 7 (2.41%) Cisco Nexus
9 7 (2.41%) DNS
9 7 (2.41%) SSL
9 7 (2.41%) Telepresence
9 7 (2.41%) Wireless
10 4 (1.38%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (7.24%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (2.76%) Power BI
4 4 (1.38%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.03%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.34%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.34%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (1.03%) Git (software)
1 3 (1.03%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.34%) Maven
2 1 (0.34%) Subversion
General
1 33 (11.38%) Finance
2 2 (0.69%) Legal
3 1 (0.34%) Electronics
3 1 (0.34%) Law
3 1 (0.34%) Military
Job Titles
1 75 (25.86%) Analyst
2 22 (7.59%) Service Analyst
3 21 (7.24%) Consultant
4 20 (6.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 18 (6.21%) Service Desk Analyst
6 15 (5.17%) Incident Manager
6 15 (5.17%) Support Engineer
7 14 (4.83%) Service Manager
8 13 (4.48%) Major Incident Manager
9 12 (4.14%) 2nd Line Support
9 12 (4.14%) 3rd Line Support
10 11 (3.79%) Project Manager
10 11 (3.79%) Support Analyst
11 10 (3.45%) Network Engineer
11 10 (3.45%) Project Officer
11 10 (3.45%) SharePoint Analyst
12 9 (3.10%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
12 9 (3.10%) Architect
12 9 (3.10%) Configuration Analyst
12 9 (3.10%) Office 365 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.76%) CSS
2 6 (2.07%) .NET
3 5 (1.72%) ASP.NET
4 4 (1.38%) Node.js
5 3 (1.03%) MEAN Stack
5 3 (1.03%) Middleware
6 2 (0.69%) ADSI
6 2 (0.69%) IBM Integration Bus
6 2 (0.69%) LDAP
6 2 (0.69%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (0.69%) Spring
6 2 (0.69%) Web Services
6 2 (0.69%) WinForms
7 1 (0.34%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.34%) Apache Camel
7 1 (0.34%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.34%) JSF
7 1 (0.34%) Struts2
7 1 (0.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (0.34%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 33 (11.38%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (7.59%) Data Centre
3 16 (5.52%) Management Information System
4 9 (3.10%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (2.76%) Clustering
5 8 (2.76%) Mobile App
6 6 (2.07%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 3 (1.03%) CMDB
7 3 (1.03%) PKI
8 2 (0.69%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.69%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.69%) DataPower
8 2 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.34%) BYOD
9 1 (0.34%) CESG
9 1 (0.34%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.34%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.34%) New Media
9 1 (0.34%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.34%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 93 (32.07%) Windows
2 58 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 53 (18.28%) Windows Server
4 37 (12.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (9.31%) Windows Server 2003
6 23 (7.93%) Linux
7 15 (5.17%) Unix
8 7 (2.41%) Windows 7
9 6 (2.07%) CentOS
9 6 (2.07%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.69%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.34%) Android
11 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.34%) VxWorks
11 1 (0.34%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (52.41%) ITIL
2 86 (29.66%) ITIL V3
3 71 (24.48%) Service Management
4 46 (15.86%) Change Management
5 45 (15.52%) Problem-Solving
6 42 (14.48%) ITSM
7 33 (11.38%) Incident Management
8 30 (10.34%) Project Management
9 26 (8.97%) CRM
10 25 (8.62%) Presales
11 24 (8.28%) Problem Management
12 23 (7.93%) PRINCE2
12 23 (7.93%) Service Delivery
13 20 (6.90%) Mentoring
14 19 (6.55%) Virtual Environments
15 17 (5.86%) Migration
16 15 (5.17%) Patch Management
17 14 (4.83%) ERP
18 12 (4.14%) Risk Management
18 12 (4.14%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (15.52%) SQL
2 43 (14.83%) PowerShell
3 9 (3.10%) JavaScript
4 7 (2.41%) C
5 6 (2.07%) PL/SQL
6 5 (1.72%) C#
7 3 (1.03%) Java
8 2 (0.69%) C++
8 2 (0.69%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.34%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.34%) C-shell
9 1 (0.34%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.34%) Embedded C++
9 1 (0.34%) Korn
9 1 (0.34%) Perl
9 1 (0.34%) Python
9 1 (0.34%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 215 (74.14%) SC Cleared
2 142 (48.97%) DV Cleared
3 33 (11.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (7.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 15 (5.17%) CCNP
5 15 (5.17%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (4.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 13 (4.48%) CCNA
8 12 (4.14%) Citrix Certification
9 11 (3.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 8 (2.76%) APMP
10 8 (2.76%) CCA
10 8 (2.76%) ISEB
10 8 (2.76%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (2.76%) MCITP
11 7 (2.41%) MCP
11 7 (2.41%) MCSA
11 7 (2.41%) MCSE
12 6 (2.07%) MCDBA
12 6 (2.07%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.17%) SLA
2 11 (3.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (2.41%) QA
4 5 (1.72%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.34%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.34%) PMO
System Software
1 66 (22.76%) Active Directory
2 32 (11.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (8.28%) Hyper-V
4 18 (6.21%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (3.79%) NFS
5 11 (3.79%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (3.45%) VMware Workstation
6 10 (3.45%) vSphere
7 6 (2.07%) vCloud
7 6 (2.07%) XenServer
8 3 (1.03%) Docker
8 3 (1.03%) Forefront TMG
8 3 (1.03%) UAG
9 2 (0.69%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.69%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.34%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 1 (0.34%) Samba
Systems Management
1 28 (9.66%) SCCM
2 17 (5.86%) OVSD
3 12 (4.14%) SCVMM
4 10 (3.45%) WSUS
5 7 (2.41%) Cisco Prime
6 6 (2.07%) Cisco CUCM
6 6 (2.07%) Nagios
6 6 (2.07%) SCOM
6 6 (2.07%) vCenter Server
7 5 (1.72%) Backup Exec
8 4 (1.38%) NetBackup
8 4 (1.38%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.69%) Puppet
10 1 (0.34%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.34%) Ansible
10 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (0.34%) NetVault Backup
Vendors
1 98 (33.79%) Microsoft
2 54 (18.62%) VMware
3 37 (12.76%) Citrix
3 37 (12.76%) Oracle
4 24 (8.28%) HP
5 23 (7.93%) Cisco
6 16 (5.52%) F5
7 14 (4.83%) SAP
8 13 (4.48%) McAfee
9 11 (3.79%) Juniper
9 11 (3.79%) NetApp
9 11 (3.79%) Palo Alto
10 7 (2.41%) Aruba
11 6 (2.07%) webMethods
12 5 (1.72%) Blue Coat
13 4 (1.38%) BMC
14 3 (1.03%) Forcepoint
14 3 (1.03%) IBM
14 3 (1.03%) Remedy
14 3 (1.03%) Unisys