The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 2 17 10
Rank change year-on-year +15 -7  
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 224 74 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 30.68% 9.84% 12.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 67.67% 41.11% 47.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 50 53
Median daily rate £425 £423 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +29.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £341 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £376
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 5
Median hourly rate £18.00 - £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £43.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -13.79% +33.84%  

SC 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 Milton Keynes.

Academic & Professional Certification
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 331 180 220
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 45.34% 23.94% 26.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 128 129
Median daily rate £425 £415 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.40% +22.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 7
Median hourly rate £18.00 £12.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -36.84%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in Milton Keynes

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SC Cleared in Milton Keynes.

Contractor daily rate trend for SC Cleared in Milton Keynes

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Milton Keynes over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in Milton Keynes

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared in Milton Keynes.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in Milton Keynes

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SC 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 365 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 129 (35.34%) Windows
3 111 (30.41%) DV Cleared
4 101 (27.67%) Microsoft
5 96 (26.30%) ITIL
6 67 (18.36%) Active Directory
7 58 (15.89%) Cisco
8 53 (14.52%) Finance
9 50 (13.70%) Service Management
9 50 (13.70%) Agile Software Development
10 47 (12.88%) Cisco Certification
11 43 (11.78%) Windows 10
12 42 (11.51%) Project Management
12 42 (11.51%) MS Office
13 41 (11.23%) CRM
14 40 (10.96%) Dynamics CRM
15 39 (10.68%) WAN
15 39 (10.68%) Windows Server
16 38 (10.41%) MS Excel
17 35 (9.59%) Hyper-V
18 34 (9.32%) Windows Server 2008
18 34 (9.32%) CCNP
19 33 (9.04%) Office 365
20 31 (8.49%) PRINCE2
20 31 (8.49%) Change Management
21 30 (8.22%) Risk Management
21 30 (8.22%) SCCM
22 29 (7.95%) Windows Server 2012
23 28 (7.67%) VMware
24 27 (7.40%) SharePoint

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 27 (7.40%) SharePoint
2 15 (4.11%) SharePoint 2013
3 11 (3.01%) Skype for Business
4 9 (2.47%) MS Exchange
5 8 (2.19%) IIS
6 7 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (1.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (1.37%) Office Communications Server
8 2 (0.55%) Drupal
8 2 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 42 (11.51%) MS Office
2 38 (10.41%) MS Excel
3 23 (6.30%) MS Project
4 6 (1.64%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 40 (10.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.10%) Hyperion Planning
2 4 (1.10%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.82%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.82%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 33 (9.04%) Office 365
2 7 (1.92%) IaaS
3 4 (1.10%) SaaS
4 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 39 (10.68%) WAN
2 27 (7.40%) LAN
3 26 (7.12%) Firewall
4 25 (6.85%) Wireless
5 21 (5.75%) VPN
6 20 (5.48%) DHCP
7 18 (4.93%) Cisco ASA
8 17 (4.66%) Cisco Nexus
9 16 (4.38%) IPsec
10 13 (3.56%) Unified Communications
10 13 (3.56%) VLAN
11 11 (3.01%) BGP
12 9 (2.47%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 8 (2.19%) Wi-Fi
14 7 (1.92%) DNS
15 6 (1.64%) EIGRP
15 6 (1.64%) FCoE
15 6 (1.64%) Fibre Channel
15 6 (1.64%) OSPF
15 6 (1.64%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.19%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.64%) Relational Database
3 5 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (1.37%) Essbase
4 3 (0.82%) Big Data
4 3 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (0.82%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (0.55%) Oracle Discoverer
5 2 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.27%) GIS
6 1 (0.27%) MySQL
6 1 (0.27%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 14 (3.84%) Visual Studio
2 13 (3.56%) Visual Studio Team System
3 11 (3.01%) MSI
4 3 (0.82%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.55%) Maven
6 1 (0.27%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.27%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.27%) JIRA
6 1 (0.27%) JUnit
6 1 (0.27%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.27%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.27%) Mockito
6 1 (0.27%) Moq
6 1 (0.27%) NUnit
6 1 (0.27%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.27%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.27%) Selenium
6 1 (0.27%) SpecFlow
General
1 53 (14.52%) Finance
2 5 (1.37%) Electronics
2 5 (1.37%) Telecoms
3 3 (0.82%) Legal
4 2 (0.55%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.55%) Marketing
5 1 (0.27%) Law
Job Titles
1 64 (17.53%) Architect
2 57 (15.62%) Analyst
3 35 (9.59%) Consultant
4 27 (7.40%) Project Manager
5 17 (4.66%) Developer
5 17 (4.66%) Network Architect
6 16 (4.38%) Technical Architect
7 15 (4.11%) 3rd Line Support
7 15 (4.11%) SC Cleared Project Manager
7 15 (4.11%) Security Advisor
8 14 (3.84%) CRM Developer
8 14 (3.84%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 12 (3.29%) Microsoft Developer
9 12 (3.29%) Service Analyst
9 12 (3.29%) Service Desk Analyst
9 12 (3.29%) Test Manager
10 10 (2.74%) Business Analyst
10 10 (2.74%) Solutions Architect
11 9 (2.47%) CRM Architect
11 9 (2.47%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.38%) CSS
2 15 (4.11%) .NET
2 15 (4.11%) HTML
3 13 (3.56%) .NET Framework
3 13 (3.56%) ASP.NET Web API
3 13 (3.56%) WCF
4 5 (1.37%) SailPoint
5 4 (1.10%) 802.1X
6 3 (0.82%) SAML
6 3 (0.82%) XML
7 2 (0.55%) DHTML
7 2 (0.55%) Hibernate
7 2 (0.55%) JSF
7 2 (0.55%) JSP
7 2 (0.55%) Spring
7 2 (0.55%) Struts
7 2 (0.55%) Struts2
7 2 (0.55%) Web Services
8 1 (0.27%) JavaFX
8 1 (0.27%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 25 (6.85%) Management Information System
2 21 (5.75%) Data Centre
3 19 (5.21%) CESG
4 18 (4.93%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (1.92%) Blackberry
5 7 (1.92%) Public Cloud
5 7 (1.92%) Replication
6 3 (0.82%) BYOD
6 3 (0.82%) CCTV
6 3 (0.82%) Private Cloud
6 3 (0.82%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (0.55%) Driving Licence
7 2 (0.55%) Fat Client
7 2 (0.55%) Thin Client
7 2 (0.55%) User Experience
7 2 (0.55%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.27%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.27%) CMDB
8 1 (0.27%) FlexPod
8 1 (0.27%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 129 (35.34%) Windows
2 43 (11.78%) Windows 10
3 39 (10.68%) Windows Server
4 34 (9.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 29 (7.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (7.12%) Windows Vista
7 16 (4.38%) Unix
8 14 (3.84%) Linux
8 14 (3.84%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (3.01%) Windows 7
10 9 (2.47%) Windows 8
11 8 (2.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (1.10%) CentOS
13 3 (0.82%) Android
14 2 (0.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (26.30%) ITIL
2 50 (13.70%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (13.70%) Service Management
3 42 (11.51%) Project Management
4 41 (11.23%) CRM
5 31 (8.49%) Change Management
5 31 (8.49%) PRINCE2
6 30 (8.22%) Risk Management
7 26 (7.12%) Service Delivery
8 22 (6.03%) Service Design
9 21 (5.75%) ITIL V3
10 19 (5.21%) ITSM
10 19 (5.21%) Logistics
10 19 (5.21%) Risk Assessment
10 19 (5.21%) User Acceptance Testing
11 18 (4.93%) Virtual Environments
12 17 (4.66%) Cybersecurity
12 17 (4.66%) Incident Management
13 16 (4.38%) Migration
13 16 (4.38%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 18 (4.93%) SQL
2 15 (4.11%) JavaScript
3 12 (3.29%) PowerShell
4 5 (1.37%) VB
4 5 (1.37%) VBScript
5 4 (1.10%) C
6 3 (0.82%) Java
7 2 (0.55%) C#
8 1 (0.27%) F#
Qualifications
1 365 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 111 (30.41%) DV Cleared
3 47 (12.88%) Cisco Certification
4 34 (9.32%) CCNP
5 19 (5.21%) CESG Certified Professional
5 19 (5.21%) CISSP
6 17 (4.66%) CCIE
6 17 (4.66%) CCNA
7 15 (4.11%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (3.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 11 (3.01%) CEH
9 11 (3.01%) CREST Certified
9 11 (3.01%) MCSA
9 11 (3.01%) OSCP
10 10 (2.74%) APMP
11 9 (2.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 7 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (1.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 7 (1.92%) MCP
13 4 (1.10%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.75%) SLA
2 16 (4.38%) RMADS
3 12 (3.29%) QA
4 6 (1.64%) PMO
5 3 (0.82%) EFQM
6 2 (0.55%) FedRAMP
6 2 (0.55%) GPG13
6 2 (0.55%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.55%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.27%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 67 (18.36%) Active Directory
2 35 (9.59%) Hyper-V
3 19 (5.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (4.11%) Microsoft App-V
5 11 (3.01%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (1.64%) XenDesktop
7 5 (1.37%) Forefront TMG
7 5 (1.37%) UAG
7 5 (1.37%) VMware Workstation
7 5 (1.37%) XenApp
8 4 (1.10%) Docker
8 4 (1.10%) ISA Server
8 4 (1.10%) vCloud
9 2 (0.55%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.27%) Sendmail
10 1 (0.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 30 (8.22%) SCCM
2 13 (3.56%) Cisco Prime
3 10 (2.74%) OVSD
4 7 (1.92%) WSUS
5 6 (1.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 5 (1.37%) AppDNA
7 4 (1.10%) BladeLogic
7 4 (1.10%) Puppet
7 4 (1.10%) vRealize
8 3 (0.82%) SCOM
9 2 (0.55%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.27%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.27%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.27%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 101 (27.67%) Microsoft
2 58 (15.89%) Cisco
3 28 (7.67%) VMware
4 26 (7.12%) Citrix
5 23 (6.30%) Oracle
6 19 (5.21%) F5
6 19 (5.21%) HP
7 11 (3.01%) Juniper
8 7 (1.92%) Forcepoint
8 7 (1.92%) Intel Security
8 7 (1.92%) Remedy
9 6 (1.64%) CheckPoint
9 6 (1.64%) Lumension
9 6 (1.64%) Palo Alto
10 5 (1.37%) Hyperion
10 5 (1.37%) Red Hat
10 5 (1.37%) Symantec
11 4 (1.10%) Nokia
12 3 (0.82%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 3 (0.82%) Blue Coat
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