Period
to 17 December 2018

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 17 December 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 Check (SC) Clearance
Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 9 5
Rank change year-on-year 0 -4 +14
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 213 219 214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 17.18% 12.41% 17.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 55.18% 52.90% 50.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 154 179
Milton Keynes median daily rate £384 £412 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.80% -4.41% +5.38%
10th Percentile £210 £215 £238
90th Percentile £500 £520 £564
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £375 £416 £440
% change year-on-year -9.86% -5.45% +8.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 21 2
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £30.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -43.09% +90.58%
10th Percentile £12.30 £16.35 £14.88
90th Percentile £19.40 £21.00 £48.43
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year -2.78% -45.04% -23.84%

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 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 386 414 421
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 31.13% 23.46% 34.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 252 314
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +7.46%
10th Percentile £215 £218 £211
90th Percentile £550 £512 £550
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £425
% change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 33 3
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £16.77 £17.50 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.16% +52.17% -30.30%
10th Percentile £12.50 £10.41 £10.44
90th Percentile £29.70 £51.00 £44.35
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -16.67% -8.70% -14.81%

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 17 December 2018.

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

For the 6 months to 17 December 2018, 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.

1 213 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 127 (59.62%) ITIL
3 81 (38.03%) DV Cleared
4 76 (35.68%) ITIL V3
5 71 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 67 (31.46%) Windows
7 65 (30.52%) Service Management
8 51 (23.94%) Microsoft Office
9 48 (22.54%) Active Directory
10 37 (17.37%) ITSM
10 37 (17.37%) Finance
11 36 (16.90%) Oracle
11 36 (16.90%) Windows Server 2008
12 35 (16.43%) Problem-Solving
13 33 (15.49%) Analytical Skills
14 29 (13.62%) SQL
15 28 (13.15%) MS Exchange
15 28 (13.15%) Change Management
16 27 (12.68%) Problem Management
16 27 (12.68%) Windows Server
16 27 (12.68%) Office 365
17 26 (12.21%) VMware
18 25 (11.74%) TCP/IP
18 25 (11.74%) Citrix
19 24 (11.27%) PRINCE2
20 23 (10.80%) HP
21 22 (10.33%) Linux
21 22 (10.33%) Project Management
21 22 (10.33%) Incident Management
22 21 (9.86%) SCCM

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 28 (13.15%) MS Exchange
2 19 (8.92%) SharePoint
3 18 (8.45%) Exchange Server 2007
4 16 (7.51%) Skype for Business
5 13 (6.10%) SharePoint 2013
6 11 (5.16%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (3.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 8 (3.76%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (2.35%) IIS
9 3 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.94%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.94%) WebSphere Portal
11 1 (0.47%) Apache
Applications
1 51 (23.94%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.82%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 27 (12.68%) Office 365
2 19 (8.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (7.51%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (3.76%) OneDrive
5 6 (2.82%) IaaS
6 3 (1.41%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.47%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (11.74%) TCP/IP
2 21 (9.86%) Firewall
3 13 (6.10%) VPN
4 12 (5.63%) Cisco ASA
5 11 (5.16%) BGP
5 11 (5.16%) BIG-IP
5 11 (5.16%) Cisco ISE
5 11 (5.16%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 11 (5.16%) IPsec
6 8 (3.76%) Skype
6 8 (3.76%) WAN
7 7 (3.29%) Internet
7 7 (3.29%) LAN
7 7 (3.29%) SSL
7 7 (3.29%) Telepresence
8 6 (2.82%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (2.35%) Wireless
10 4 (1.88%) ICMP
10 4 (1.88%) OSPF
11 3 (1.41%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.51%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (3.76%) Power BI
4 4 (1.88%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.41%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.94%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.94%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (0.94%) Maven
1 2 (0.94%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.47%) Subversion
General
1 37 (17.37%) Finance
2 3 (1.41%) Law
Job Titles
1 45 (21.13%) Analyst
2 18 (8.45%) Incident Manager
3 16 (7.51%) Service Manager
4 15 (7.04%) Major Incident Manager
4 15 (7.04%) Project Officer
4 15 (7.04%) Service Analyst
4 15 (7.04%) Support Engineer
5 13 (6.10%) 2nd Line Support
5 13 (6.10%) Consultant
6 12 (5.63%) Service Desk Analyst
7 10 (4.69%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 10 (4.69%) Desktop Support
7 10 (4.69%) Support Analyst
8 8 (3.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 8 (3.76%) Delivery Manager
8 8 (3.76%) Network Engineer
8 8 (3.76%) Services Delivery Manager
9 7 (3.29%) Administrator
9 7 (3.29%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
9 7 (3.29%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.23%) CSS
2 3 (1.41%) .NET
2 3 (1.41%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.94%) DHTML
3 2 (0.94%) Hibernate
3 2 (0.94%) HTML
3 2 (0.94%) IBM Integration Bus
3 2 (0.94%) J2EE
3 2 (0.94%) JSF
3 2 (0.94%) JSP
3 2 (0.94%) Middleware
3 2 (0.94%) Spring
3 2 (0.94%) Struts
3 2 (0.94%) Struts2
3 2 (0.94%) Web Services
3 2 (0.94%) XML
4 1 (0.47%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.47%) Node.js
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.47%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 33 (15.49%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (6.10%) Management Information System
3 9 (4.23%) Data Centre
4 8 (3.76%) Mobile App
5 6 (2.82%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.41%) CMDB
7 2 (0.94%) DataPower
7 2 (0.94%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.47%) CESG
8 1 (0.47%) Cyberattack
8 1 (0.47%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.47%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.47%) Robotics
8 1 (0.47%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 67 (31.46%) Windows
2 36 (16.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (12.68%) Windows Server
4 22 (10.33%) Linux
5 16 (7.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (7.04%) Unix
7 14 (6.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (2.82%) CentOS
8 6 (2.82%) Ubuntu
8 6 (2.82%) Windows 10
9 5 (2.35%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.47%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (59.62%) ITIL
2 76 (35.68%) ITIL V3
3 65 (30.52%) Service Management
4 37 (17.37%) ITSM
5 35 (16.43%) Problem-Solving
6 28 (13.15%) Change Management
7 27 (12.68%) Problem Management
8 24 (11.27%) PRINCE2
9 22 (10.33%) Incident Management
9 22 (10.33%) Project Management
10 19 (8.92%) CRM
11 18 (8.45%) Service Delivery
11 18 (8.45%) Virtual Environments
12 14 (6.57%) ERP
13 12 (5.63%) Capacity Management
13 12 (5.63%) Risk Management
14 10 (4.69%) Critical Thinking
14 10 (4.69%) Migration
15 8 (3.76%) Agile Software Development
15 8 (3.76%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 29 (13.62%) SQL
2 20 (9.39%) PowerShell
3 6 (2.82%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.41%) C
4 3 (1.41%) C#
4 3 (1.41%) Java
5 1 (0.47%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.47%) C-shell
5 1 (0.47%) Korn
5 1 (0.47%) Perl
5 1 (0.47%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 213 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 81 (38.03%) DV Cleared
3 21 (9.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (5.16%) CCNP
4 11 (5.16%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (5.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 11 (5.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 9 (4.23%) CCNA
5 9 (4.23%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (3.29%) MCITP
7 6 (2.82%) ISEB
7 6 (2.82%) MCSE
7 6 (2.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 5 (2.35%) Citrix Certification
8 5 (2.35%) MCDBA
8 5 (2.35%) MCP
9 4 (1.88%) APMP
9 4 (1.88%) CCIP
9 4 (1.88%) CTC Cleared
10 3 (1.41%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.98%) SLA
2 8 (3.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.35%) Government Security Classifications
4 4 (1.88%) QA
5 2 (0.94%) PMO
System Software
1 48 (22.54%) Active Directory
2 13 (6.10%) NFS
3 12 (5.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (4.23%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (3.76%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (3.76%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (1.41%) vSphere
7 1 (0.47%) Samba
Systems Management
1 21 (9.86%) SCCM
2 14 (6.57%) OVSD
3 10 (4.69%) WSUS
4 7 (3.29%) Cisco Prime
5 6 (2.82%) Nagios
5 6 (2.82%) SCOM
6 4 (1.88%) Backup Exec
7 3 (1.41%) NetBackup
7 3 (1.41%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.94%) Puppet
9 1 (0.47%) Ansible
9 1 (0.47%) NetVault Backup
Vendors
1 71 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 36 (16.90%) Oracle
3 26 (12.21%) VMware
4 25 (11.74%) Citrix
5 23 (10.80%) HP
6 15 (7.04%) F5
7 14 (6.57%) SAP
8 12 (5.63%) Cisco
9 11 (5.16%) Juniper
9 11 (5.16%) Palo Alto
10 10 (4.69%) McAfee
10 10 (4.69%) NetApp
11 7 (3.29%) Aruba
12 5 (2.35%) Blue Coat
12 5 (2.35%) webMethods
13 3 (1.41%) BMC
14 2 (0.94%) IBM
14 2 (0.94%) Unisys
15 1 (0.47%) CheckPoint
15 1 (0.47%) Sophos