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 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Clearance
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 1 12 5
Rank change year-on-year +11 -7  
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 288 109 189
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 28.21% 10.58% 15.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 75.20% 45.61% 61.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 77 90
Median daily rate £425 £425 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +25.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £300 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £502 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 8
Median hourly rate £18.00 £26.45 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.94% +39.21%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £43.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -12.79% +22.85%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 383 239 308
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 37.51% 23.20% 25.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 152 163
Median daily rate £425 £410 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.65% +20.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £299 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £492
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 11
Median hourly rate £18.00 £31.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.40% +64.47%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -31.25% +77.77%  

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire citing Security Cleared as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Cleared in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +10 258 £434 +2.05% 7
Newport Pagnell - 5 £525 -
High Wycombe 0 1 - -
Security Cleared
South East

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 406 (87.12%) SC Cleared
2 167 (35.84%) Windows
3 156 (33.48%) DV Cleared
4 128 (27.47%) Microsoft
5 107 (22.96%) ITIL
6 75 (16.09%) Active Directory
7 72 (15.45%) Cisco
8 70 (15.02%) Agile Software Development
9 62 (13.30%) Finance
10 57 (12.23%) Cisco Certification
11 53 (11.37%) MS Office
12 51 (10.94%) WAN
12 51 (10.94%) Service Management
13 50 (10.73%) Windows 10
14 48 (10.30%) CRM
14 48 (10.30%) Project Management
15 47 (10.09%) Dynamics CRM
16 46 (9.87%) MS Excel
17 44 (9.44%) Risk Management
18 42 (9.01%) Office 365
19 41 (8.80%) Windows Server
20 40 (8.58%) CCNP
21 38 (8.15%) SCCM
22 37 (7.94%) Citrix
23 36 (7.73%) Windows Server 2008
24 35 (7.51%) Hyper-V
24 35 (7.51%) PRINCE2
24 35 (7.51%) Oracle
25 34 (7.30%) Unix
26 33 (7.08%) VMware

Security Cleared
Top Related 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 29 (6.22%) SharePoint
2 15 (3.22%) SharePoint 2013
3 11 (2.36%) Skype for Business
4 10 (2.15%) MS Exchange
5 8 (1.72%) IIS
6 7 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (1.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (1.07%) Office Communications Server
8 3 (0.64%) Drupal
9 2 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 53 (11.37%) MS Office
2 46 (9.87%) MS Excel
3 28 (6.01%) MS Project
4 10 (2.15%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.21%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.21%) Revit
6 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 47 (10.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.93%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (1.72%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (1.07%) Hyperion Planning
5 3 (0.64%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.21%) Cognos Planning
Cloud Services
1 42 (9.01%) Office 365
2 7 (1.50%) IaaS
3 4 (0.86%) SaaS
4 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 51 (10.94%) WAN
2 32 (6.87%) LAN
3 31 (6.65%) Firewall
4 26 (5.58%) Cisco ASA
4 26 (5.58%) Cisco Nexus
5 24 (5.15%) VPN
5 24 (5.15%) Wireless
6 23 (4.94%) DHCP
7 17 (3.65%) IPsec
8 15 (3.22%) VLAN
9 14 (3.00%) BGP
10 13 (2.79%) Unified Communications
11 10 (2.15%) BIG-IP
11 10 (2.15%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 10 (2.15%) Network Security
12 9 (1.93%) EIGRP
12 9 (1.93%) FCoE
12 9 (1.93%) Fibre Channel
12 9 (1.93%) OSPF
13 8 (1.72%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.58%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.15%) Big Data
2 10 (2.15%) Relational Database
3 6 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (1.29%) Essbase
4 5 (1.07%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (0.86%) Hadoop
6 3 (0.64%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.64%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.64%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.64%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (0.43%) Oracle Discoverer
7 2 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.21%) GIS
8 1 (0.21%) MySQL
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 1 (0.21%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 18 (3.86%) Visual Studio
2 15 (3.22%) MSI
2 15 (3.22%) Visual Studio Team System
3 5 (1.07%) Eclipse
4 4 (0.86%) Ant
4 4 (0.86%) Gradle
5 3 (0.64%) Hudson
5 3 (0.64%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.64%) JIRA
5 3 (0.64%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (0.64%) Rational Rhapsody
5 3 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.43%) Maven
6 2 (0.43%) Subversion
7 1 (0.21%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.21%) JUnit
7 1 (0.21%) NUnit
7 1 (0.21%) Redmine
7 1 (0.21%) Selenium
7 1 (0.21%) SpecFlow
General
1 62 (13.30%) Finance
2 11 (2.36%) Telecoms
3 9 (1.93%) Electronics
4 7 (1.50%) Legal
5 2 (0.43%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.43%) Marketing
6 1 (0.21%) Law
Job Titles
1 79 (16.95%) Architect
2 66 (14.16%) Analyst
3 48 (10.30%) Consultant
4 30 (6.44%) Project Manager
5 23 (4.94%) Technical Architect
6 22 (4.72%) Developer
7 18 (3.86%) Test Manager
8 17 (3.65%) Network Architect
9 16 (3.43%) CRM Developer
9 16 (3.43%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 16 (3.43%) SC Cleared Project Manager
9 16 (3.43%) Security Advisor
10 15 (3.22%) 3rd Line Support
11 13 (2.79%) Principal Consultant
12 12 (2.58%) Microsoft Developer
12 12 (2.58%) Security Analyst
12 12 (2.58%) Service Analyst
12 12 (2.58%) Service Desk Analyst
12 12 (2.58%) Tester
13 11 (2.36%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (4.72%) CSS
2 21 (4.51%) .NET
2 21 (4.51%) HTML
3 15 (3.22%) .NET Framework
3 15 (3.22%) ASP.NET Web API
3 15 (3.22%) WCF
4 8 (1.72%) SailPoint
5 7 (1.50%) XML
6 6 (1.29%) Web Services
7 4 (0.86%) 802.1X
7 4 (0.86%) EJB
7 4 (0.86%) Java EE
7 4 (0.86%) JMS
7 4 (0.86%) SAML
7 4 (0.86%) XSLT
8 2 (0.43%) JSF
8 2 (0.43%) JSP
8 2 (0.43%) Spring
8 2 (0.43%) Struts
8 2 (0.43%) Struts2
Miscellaneous
1 27 (5.79%) Management Information System
2 25 (5.36%) Data Centre
3 20 (4.29%) CESG
4 19 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (1.93%) Fat Client
5 9 (1.93%) Thin Client
6 8 (1.72%) Blackberry
7 7 (1.50%) CCTV
7 7 (1.50%) Public Cloud
7 7 (1.50%) Replication
8 4 (0.86%) Security Operations Centre
8 4 (0.86%) Smartphone
9 3 (0.64%) BYOD
9 3 (0.64%) Private Cloud
9 3 (0.64%) User Experience
10 2 (0.43%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.43%) CMDB
10 2 (0.43%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.43%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.21%) Cyber Attack
Operating Systems
1 167 (35.84%) Windows
2 50 (10.73%) Windows 10
3 41 (8.80%) Windows Server
4 36 (7.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 34 (7.30%) Unix
6 33 (7.08%) Windows Vista
7 31 (6.65%) Windows Server 2012
8 21 (4.51%) Linux
9 16 (3.43%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (3.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (3.00%) Windows 7
11 12 (2.58%) Windows 8
12 5 (1.07%) CentOS
13 4 (0.86%) Android
14 3 (0.64%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.43%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (22.96%) ITIL
2 70 (15.02%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (10.94%) Service Management
4 48 (10.30%) CRM
4 48 (10.30%) Project Management
5 44 (9.44%) Risk Management
6 35 (7.51%) PRINCE2
7 32 (6.87%) Change Management
8 29 (6.22%) Service Delivery
9 27 (5.79%) Security Testing
10 26 (5.58%) Service Design
10 26 (5.58%) User Acceptance Testing
11 25 (5.36%) Cybersecurity
11 25 (5.36%) Incident Management
12 24 (5.15%) Protective Monitoring
13 23 (4.94%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 22 (4.72%) ITIL V3
15 21 (4.51%) Migration
16 19 (4.08%) ITSM
16 19 (4.08%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 19 (4.08%) SQL
2 17 (3.65%) JavaScript
3 12 (2.58%) PowerShell
4 7 (1.50%) C
4 7 (1.50%) Java
5 6 (1.29%) C#
6 5 (1.07%) VB
6 5 (1.07%) VBScript
7 4 (0.86%) VB.NET
8 3 (0.64%) C++
8 3 (0.64%) Perl
8 3 (0.64%) Python
9 1 (0.21%) F#
Qualifications
1 406 (87.12%) SC Cleared
2 156 (33.48%) DV Cleared
3 57 (12.23%) Cisco Certification
4 40 (8.58%) CCNP
5 26 (5.58%) CREST Certified
5 26 (5.58%) OSCP
6 25 (5.36%) CEH
7 21 (4.51%) CCIE
7 21 (4.51%) CCNA
7 21 (4.51%) CISSP
8 20 (4.29%) CESG Certified Professional
9 15 (3.22%) Microsoft Certification
10 13 (2.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 11 (2.36%) MCSA
12 10 (2.15%) APMP
12 10 (2.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 8 (1.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 7 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (1.50%) MCP
15 5 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.72%) SLA
2 17 (3.65%) RMADS
3 12 (2.58%) QA
4 9 (1.93%) GPG13
4 9 (1.93%) PMO
5 3 (0.64%) EFQM
5 3 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.43%) FedRAMP
6 2 (0.43%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.43%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.21%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.21%) ISO22301
System Software
1 75 (16.09%) Active Directory
2 35 (7.51%) Hyper-V
3 22 (4.72%) Microsoft App-V
4 21 (4.51%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (2.79%) XenApp
5 13 (2.79%) XenDesktop
6 12 (2.58%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (1.07%) Docker
7 5 (1.07%) Forefront TMG
7 5 (1.07%) UAG
7 5 (1.07%) vCloud
7 5 (1.07%) VMware Workstation
8 4 (0.86%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.43%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.43%) Sendmail
9 2 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.21%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 38 (8.15%) SCCM
2 16 (3.43%) Cisco Prime
3 13 (2.79%) AppDNA
4 10 (2.15%) OVSD
5 9 (1.93%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 9 (1.93%) WSUS
6 6 (1.29%) BladeLogic
7 5 (1.07%) AirWatch
7 5 (1.07%) Puppet
7 5 (1.07%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 5 (1.07%) vRealize
8 3 (0.64%) SCOM
9 2 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.21%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.21%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.21%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 128 (27.47%) Microsoft
2 72 (15.45%) Cisco
3 37 (7.94%) Citrix
4 35 (7.51%) Oracle
5 33 (7.08%) VMware
6 27 (5.79%) F5
7 22 (4.72%) HP
8 13 (2.79%) Juniper
9 12 (2.58%) Palo Alto
10 10 (2.15%) Red Hat
11 9 (1.93%) AppSense
12 8 (1.72%) Symantec
13 7 (1.50%) CheckPoint
13 7 (1.50%) Forcepoint
13 7 (1.50%) Intel Security
13 7 (1.50%) Remedy
14 6 (1.29%) Hyperion
14 6 (1.29%) Lumension
14 6 (1.29%) Nokia
15 5 (1.07%) Blue Coat
Milton Keynes
aap3
Rate: £260.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + potentially higher for perfect candidate
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
FCO Services
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 24 days ago