Period
to 26 April 2019

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 6 months to 26 April 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 Check (SC) Clearance
Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
6 months to
26 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 9 10 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 -8 +15
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 135 226 374
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 12.62% 14.29% 27.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 41.41% 57.65% 66.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 152 266
Milton Keynes median daily rate £425 £398 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.92% -7.02% +3.95%
10th Percentile £237 £232 £266
90th Percentile £579 £500 £550
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 22 13
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -2.78% +45.51%
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% -2.78% -32.08%

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 contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Milton Keynes
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 326 392 566
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 30.47% 24.79% 41.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 237 363
Milton Keynes median daily rate £440 £395 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.39% -7.06% +4.94%
10th Percentile £236 £230 £281
90th Percentile £625 £511 £575
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £440 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +10.00% -5.88% +4.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 31 14
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -2.78% +50.00%
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.00

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

Job postings citing SC Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes.

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 6 months to 26 April 2019.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Milton Keynes.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in Milton Keynes

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Milton Keynes over the 6 months to 26 April 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SC Cleared in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 26 April 2019, IT contractor jobs citing SC 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 135 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 57 (42.22%) DV Cleared
3 46 (34.07%) Windows
4 43 (31.85%) Microsoft
5 42 (31.11%) ITIL
6 30 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
7 27 (20.00%) Service Management
8 23 (17.04%) ITIL V3
9 22 (16.30%) Active Directory
10 20 (14.81%) VMware
11 19 (14.07%) Windows Server
12 18 (13.33%) Finance
12 18 (13.33%) Project Management
12 18 (13.33%) SQL Server
13 16 (11.85%) SQL
14 15 (11.11%) SCCM
14 15 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
15 14 (10.37%) Office 365
15 14 (10.37%) Windows Server 2008
15 14 (10.37%) PRINCE2
15 14 (10.37%) CRM
16 13 (9.63%) Risk Management
16 13 (9.63%) Unix
17 12 (8.89%) Oracle
17 12 (8.89%) ITSM
17 12 (8.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 11 (8.15%) Windows Server 2003
18 11 (8.15%) SharePoint
18 11 (8.15%) Microsoft Certification
19 10 (7.41%) HP

SC Cleared
Co-occurring 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 11 (8.15%) SharePoint
2 7 (5.19%) MS Exchange
3 5 (3.70%) IIS
4 3 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.48%) Apache
5 2 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.48%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.48%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.48%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.48%) WebSphere Portal
6 1 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 30 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (5.19%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.74%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.74%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.74%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 14 (10.37%) Office 365
2 9 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (5.19%) PaaS
3 7 (5.19%) SaaS
4 4 (2.96%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (2.22%) IaaS
6 1 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.19%) Firewall
2 3 (2.22%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.48%) FTP
3 2 (1.48%) IPsec
3 2 (1.48%) LAN
3 2 (1.48%) Network Security
3 2 (1.48%) SMTP
3 2 (1.48%) SSH
3 2 (1.48%) WAN
3 2 (1.48%) WLAN
4 1 (0.74%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.74%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (0.74%) DNS
4 1 (0.74%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.74%) NAS
4 1 (0.74%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (0.74%) SAN
4 1 (0.74%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.74%) VPN
4 1 (0.74%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (4.44%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (4.44%) SQL Server 2016
4 4 (2.96%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (2.22%) MariaDB
5 3 (2.22%) MySQL
6 2 (1.48%) Big Data
6 2 (1.48%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.74%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.74%) GitLab
1 1 (0.74%) Subversion
General
1 18 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (0.74%) Legal
Job Titles
1 33 (24.44%) Analyst
2 14 (10.37%) Consultant
3 13 (9.63%) Architect
4 11 (8.15%) Service Analyst
4 11 (8.15%) Service Desk Analyst
5 8 (5.93%) Configuration Analyst
5 8 (5.93%) Security Consultant
6 7 (5.19%) Applications Support
7 6 (4.44%) Change Analyst
7 6 (4.44%) Project Manager
8 5 (3.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 5 (3.70%) Enterprise Architect
8 5 (3.70%) Project Officer
8 5 (3.70%) Support Engineer
8 5 (3.70%) Support Specialist
8 5 (3.70%) Team Leader
8 5 (3.70%) Technical Architect
9 4 (2.96%) Cybersecurity Consultant
9 4 (2.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (2.96%) Supplier Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.19%) .NET
2 2 (1.48%) IBM Integration Bus
2 2 (1.48%) Middleware
2 2 (1.48%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.74%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (0.74%) Node.js
3 1 (0.74%) REST
3 1 (0.74%) SOAP
3 1 (0.74%) Web Services
3 1 (0.74%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 7 (5.19%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.70%) Clustering
5 4 (2.96%) Security Operations Centre
6 3 (2.22%) CESG
6 3 (2.22%) CMDB
7 2 (1.48%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.48%) DataPower
7 2 (1.48%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.74%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.74%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.74%) Learning Management System
8 1 (0.74%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.74%) Robotics
8 1 (0.74%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 46 (34.07%) Windows
2 19 (14.07%) Windows Server
3 14 (10.37%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (9.63%) Unix
5 11 (8.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (5.19%) Linux
6 7 (5.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (2.96%) Windows Vista
8 2 (1.48%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.74%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (31.11%) ITIL
2 27 (20.00%) Service Management
3 23 (17.04%) ITIL V3
4 18 (13.33%) Project Management
5 14 (10.37%) CRM
5 14 (10.37%) PRINCE2
6 13 (9.63%) Risk Management
7 12 (8.89%) ITSM
8 10 (7.41%) ISMS
8 10 (7.41%) Problem-Solving
9 9 (6.67%) Information Security
9 9 (6.67%) Patch Management
10 8 (5.93%) Configuration Management
10 8 (5.93%) DevOps
10 8 (5.93%) Incident Management
10 8 (5.93%) Risk Assessment
11 7 (5.19%) Cybersecurity
11 7 (5.19%) Service Delivery
12 6 (4.44%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (4.44%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 16 (11.85%) SQL
2 3 (2.22%) C
3 1 (0.74%) C#
3 1 (0.74%) C++
3 1 (0.74%) Java
3 1 (0.74%) PL/SQL
3 1 (0.74%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.74%) Python
Qualifications
1 135 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 57 (42.22%) DV Cleared
3 11 (8.15%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (6.67%) MCP
5 7 (5.19%) CISSP
6 6 (4.44%) CESG Certified Professional
6 6 (4.44%) MCSA
6 6 (4.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 5 (3.70%) APMP
7 5 (3.70%) MCDBA
7 5 (3.70%) MCITP
8 4 (2.96%) ISEB
8 4 (2.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 4 (2.96%) MCSE
9 3 (2.22%) CEH
9 3 (2.22%) MBA
10 2 (1.48%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (1.48%) Degree
10 2 (1.48%) MCTS
10 2 (1.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (7.41%) SLA
3 3 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 3 (2.22%) RMADS
4 2 (1.48%) QA
5 1 (0.74%) BS25999
5 1 (0.74%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.74%) ISO 22301
5 1 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 22 (16.30%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.93%) vSphere
3 5 (3.70%) Hyper-V
3 5 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.48%) Sendmail
4 2 (1.48%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.74%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (0.74%) NFS
5 1 (0.74%) vCloud
5 1 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.74%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (11.11%) SCCM
2 10 (7.41%) SCOM
3 8 (5.93%) OVSD
4 7 (5.19%) Backup Exec
4 7 (5.19%) NetBackup
4 7 (5.19%) Tivoli
5 5 (3.70%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (3.70%) WSUS
6 3 (2.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.74%) Ansible
7 1 (0.74%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.74%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.74%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 43 (31.85%) Microsoft
2 20 (14.81%) VMware
3 12 (8.89%) Oracle
4 10 (7.41%) HP
5 7 (5.19%) BMC
5 7 (5.19%) Citrix
6 6 (4.44%) Unisys
7 5 (3.70%) McAfee
8 4 (2.96%) Cisco
8 4 (2.96%) Computacenter
8 4 (2.96%) ServiceNow
9 3 (2.22%) Dell
9 3 (2.22%) SAP
10 2 (1.48%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.48%) IBM
10 2 (1.48%) Lumension
11 1 (0.74%) Aerohive Networks
11 1 (0.74%) F5
11 1 (0.74%) Fujitsu
11 1 (0.74%) Sophos