Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 1 13
Rank change year-on-year -8 +12 -7
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 278 384 218
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 12.65% 22.29% 9.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 59.40% 68.94% 44.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 281 157
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £430 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.98% +4.88% +17.14%
10th Percentile £235 £300 £255
90th Percentile £538 £575 £560
South East median daily rate £425 £425 £410
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +5.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 8 4
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £18.00 £20.50 £13.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.20% +55.30% -12.00%
10th Percentile £17.13 £15.98 £10.77
90th Percentile £34.25 £46.38 £14.65
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £32.46 £37.09
% change year-on-year -46.08% -12.50% +102.07%

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 468 557 490
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 21.30% 32.33% 21.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 388 309
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £238 £293 £256
90th Percentile £538 £566 £525
South East median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +4.17% +2.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 9 12
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +4.35% +15.00%
10th Percentile £16.74 £15.25 £12.10
90th Percentile £45.54 £45.50 £30.10
South East median hourly rate £25.69 £25.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +0.75% -27.14% +100.00%

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 19 February 2018.

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 19 February 2018.

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 19 February 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 -5 252 £400 -7.08% 18
High Wycombe -5 6 £473 +12.84% 2
Aylesbury - 2 £83 - 1
Buckingham - 1 £525 -
Security Cleared
South East

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 226 (81.29%) SC Cleared
2 126 (45.32%) ITIL
3 107 (38.49%) DV Cleared
4 106 (38.13%) Microsoft
5 95 (34.17%) Windows
6 55 (19.78%) Active Directory
7 53 (19.06%) Change Management
8 50 (17.99%) PRINCE2
8 50 (17.99%) ITIL V3
9 45 (16.19%) Service Management
10 44 (15.83%) Microsoft Office
11 40 (14.39%) Service Delivery
12 38 (13.67%) VMware
13 37 (13.31%) Windows Server
14 36 (12.95%) Finance
15 34 (12.23%) Windows Server 2012
15 34 (12.23%) VMware Infrastructure
16 32 (11.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 31 (11.15%) Analytical Skills
17 31 (11.15%) Office 365
18 30 (10.79%) Windows Server 2008
19 29 (10.43%) Windows 10
19 29 (10.43%) Windows Server 2003
19 29 (10.43%) Microsoft Project
19 29 (10.43%) HP
20 28 (10.07%) SharePoint
20 28 (10.07%) Microsoft Certification
20 28 (10.07%) ITSM
21 27 (9.71%) Cisco
21 27 (9.71%) MS Exchange

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 28 (10.07%) SharePoint
2 27 (9.71%) MS Exchange
3 21 (7.55%) Skype for Business
4 16 (5.76%) IIS
5 14 (5.04%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (3.96%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (1.80%) Office Communications Server
7 5 (1.80%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (1.44%) MS Project Server
9 3 (1.08%) Apache
10 1 (0.36%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.36%) Confluence
10 1 (0.36%) WebLogic
Applications
1 44 (15.83%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (10.43%) Microsoft Project
3 17 (6.12%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (2.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (2.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (5.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.52%) Dynamics GP
3 4 (1.44%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 31 (11.15%) Office 365
2 16 (5.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (3.24%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.80%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.36%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (6.83%) Firewall
2 15 (5.40%) Cisco ISE
3 14 (5.04%) TCP/IP
4 13 (4.68%) Wireless
5 11 (3.96%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (3.24%) BIG-IP
7 8 (2.88%) iSCSI
8 7 (2.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 7 (2.52%) LAN
9 6 (2.16%) BGP
9 6 (2.16%) ICMP
9 6 (2.16%) IPsec
9 6 (2.16%) OSPF
10 5 (1.80%) Skype
10 5 (1.80%) WAN
11 4 (1.44%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (1.44%) DHCP
11 4 (1.44%) DNS
11 4 (1.44%) SAN
11 4 (1.44%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (7.19%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.80%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.44%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (1.08%) Big Data
5 3 (1.08%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.72%) GIS
7 1 (0.36%) DataStage
7 1 (0.36%) DB2
7 1 (0.36%) Geospatial Data
7 1 (0.36%) Informix
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (1.80%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.44%) Visual Studio Team System
3 3 (1.08%) JIRA
4 2 (0.72%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (0.72%) Rational Rhapsody
4 2 (0.72%) Selenium
4 2 (0.72%) Subversion
5 1 (0.36%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.36%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.36%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.36%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.36%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.36%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (0.36%) WebDriver
General
1 36 (12.95%) Finance
2 8 (2.88%) Telecoms
3 5 (1.80%) Electronics
4 3 (1.08%) Military
5 2 (0.72%) Advertising
6 1 (0.36%) Billing
6 1 (0.36%) Law
6 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.36%) Marketing
6 1 (0.36%) Retail
Job Titles
1 38 (13.67%) Analyst
2 25 (8.99%) Architect
3 21 (7.55%) 3rd Line Support
4 20 (7.19%) Project Manager
5 17 (6.12%) Team Leader
6 15 (5.40%) Service Manager
7 13 (4.68%) Service Analyst
7 13 (4.68%) Service Desk Analyst
7 13 (4.68%) Support Engineer
8 12 (4.32%) Technical Architect
9 11 (3.96%) Desktop Support
9 11 (3.96%) SC Cleared Project Manager
10 10 (3.60%) Business Analyst
10 10 (3.60%) Delivery Manager
10 10 (3.60%) Project Officer
10 10 (3.60%) Services Delivery Manager
11 9 (3.24%) Systems Engineer
12 8 (2.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 8 (2.88%) Infrastructure Team Leader
12 8 (2.88%) Network Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.60%) .NET
2 3 (1.08%) CSS
3 2 (0.72%) HTML
3 2 (0.72%) Web Services
4 1 (0.36%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.36%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (0.36%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (0.36%) CSS3
4 1 (0.36%) EJB
4 1 (0.36%) HTML5
4 1 (0.36%) Java EE
4 1 (0.36%) JMS
4 1 (0.36%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 31 (11.15%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.32%) Management Information System
3 10 (3.60%) Data Centre
4 8 (2.88%) Enterprise Cloud
4 8 (2.88%) PKI
5 4 (1.44%) Clustering
5 4 (1.44%) Virtual Team
6 3 (1.08%) CCTV
6 3 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (0.72%) Driving Licence
7 2 (0.72%) Smartphone
7 2 (0.72%) User Experience
8 1 (0.36%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.36%) CESG
8 1 (0.36%) CMDB
8 1 (0.36%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.36%) Fintech
8 1 (0.36%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.36%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 95 (34.17%) Windows
2 37 (13.31%) Windows Server
3 34 (12.23%) Windows Server 2012
4 30 (10.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 29 (10.43%) Windows 10
5 29 (10.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 27 (9.71%) Linux
7 10 (3.60%) Windows Vista
8 7 (2.52%) Data ONTAP
9 6 (2.16%) Android
9 6 (2.16%) Apple iOS
10 3 (1.08%) Solaris
10 3 (1.08%) Unix
11 1 (0.36%) FreeRTOS
11 1 (0.36%) VxWorks
11 1 (0.36%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.36%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.36%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (45.32%) ITIL
2 53 (19.06%) Change Management
3 50 (17.99%) ITIL V3
3 50 (17.99%) PRINCE2
4 45 (16.19%) Service Management
5 40 (14.39%) Service Delivery
6 28 (10.07%) ITSM
7 27 (9.71%) Virtual Environments
8 25 (8.99%) Agile Software Development
9 24 (8.63%) Stakeholder Management
10 22 (7.91%) CRM
11 21 (7.55%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
12 19 (6.83%) Project Management
13 16 (5.76%) Logistics
13 16 (5.76%) Presales
13 16 (5.76%) Service Design
13 16 (5.76%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
14 15 (5.40%) Network Virtualisation
14 15 (5.40%) People Management
15 13 (4.68%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (7.91%) SQL
2 21 (7.55%) PowerShell
3 4 (1.44%) Java
4 2 (0.72%) C
4 2 (0.72%) C++
4 2 (0.72%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.72%) Python
5 1 (0.36%) C#
5 1 (0.36%) C++/CLI
5 1 (0.36%) C-shell
5 1 (0.36%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 226 (81.29%) SC Cleared
2 107 (38.49%) DV Cleared
3 32 (11.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 28 (10.07%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (8.27%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (5.76%) MCSE
7 13 (4.68%) CCNA
8 12 (4.32%) CCNP
9 11 (3.96%) MCSA
10 10 (3.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 9 (3.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 9 (3.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 7 (2.52%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (2.16%) APMP
13 6 (2.16%) CCSP
13 6 (2.16%) MCITP
14 5 (1.80%) CCIE
15 4 (1.44%) Six Sigma Black Belt
16 3 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
16 3 (1.08%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.83%) PMO
1 19 (6.83%) SLA
2 9 (3.24%) QA
3 5 (1.80%) ISO 9001
3 5 (1.80%) P3O
4 1 (0.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.36%) JSP 440
System Software
1 55 (19.78%) Active Directory
2 34 (12.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (8.27%) Hyper-V
4 13 (4.68%) BitLocker
5 8 (2.88%) NFS
5 8 (2.88%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (2.52%) VMware Workstation
7 4 (1.44%) Forefront TMG
7 4 (1.44%) UAG
8 3 (1.08%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.36%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 21 (7.55%) SCCM
2 17 (6.12%) OVSD
3 15 (5.40%) SCOM
4 7 (2.52%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (2.16%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (1.44%) Backup Exec
6 4 (1.44%) Microsoft Clustering
6 4 (1.44%) SCSM
7 2 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (0.72%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 106 (38.13%) Microsoft
2 38 (13.67%) VMware
3 29 (10.43%) HP
4 27 (9.71%) Cisco
5 18 (6.47%) NetApp
6 14 (5.04%) Citrix
6 14 (5.04%) Lumension
7 13 (4.68%) ServiceNow
8 12 (4.32%) Symantec
9 11 (3.96%) Oracle
10 10 (3.60%) F5
11 9 (3.24%) McAfee
12 7 (2.52%) Forcepoint
13 6 (2.16%) Apple
13 6 (2.16%) Juniper
14 5 (1.80%) Palo Alto
14 5 (1.80%) Remedy
15 4 (1.44%) arcserve
15 4 (1.44%) Computacenter
15 4 (1.44%) Veeam