The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes with a requirement for Security Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Clearance
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 1 11 4
Rank change year-on-year +10 -7  
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 255 92 133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 34.51% 12.42% 15.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 77.51% 52.27% 57.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 63 71
Median daily rate £434 £420 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.27% +22.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 6
Median hourly rate £18.00 £12.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -36.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £43.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -12.79% +19.44%  

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 Milton Keynes.

Academic & Professional Certification
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 329 176 231
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 44.52% 23.75% 27.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 124 136
Median daily rate £425 £413 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +21.32%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £295 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
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 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -35.13%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 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 Milton Keynes

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Cleared in Milton Keynes

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Milton Keynes over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in Milton Keynes

Security 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 Security Cleared in Milton Keynes.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in Milton Keynes

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 22 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Security Cleared.

1 361 (87.41%) SC Cleared
2 150 (36.32%) Windows
3 141 (34.14%) DV Cleared
4 119 (28.81%) Microsoft
5 104 (25.18%) ITIL
6 70 (16.95%) Active Directory
7 65 (15.74%) Cisco
8 62 (15.01%) Agile Software Development
9 57 (13.80%) Finance
10 52 (12.59%) MS Office
11 51 (12.35%) Service Management
12 49 (11.86%) Cisco Certification
13 46 (11.14%) Project Management
14 45 (10.90%) MS Excel
14 45 (10.90%) Windows 10
15 42 (10.17%) WAN
16 41 (9.93%) CRM
17 40 (9.69%) Dynamics CRM
18 39 (9.44%) Windows Server
19 36 (8.72%) CCNP
19 36 (8.72%) Risk Management
20 35 (8.47%) Hyper-V
20 35 (8.47%) Office 365
21 34 (8.23%) Windows Server 2008
21 34 (8.23%) SCCM
21 34 (8.23%) PRINCE2
22 32 (7.75%) Oracle
22 32 (7.75%) Citrix
22 32 (7.75%) Change Management
23 31 (7.51%) VMware

Security 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 (6.54%) SharePoint
2 15 (3.63%) SharePoint 2013
3 11 (2.66%) Skype for Business
4 9 (2.18%) MS Exchange
5 8 (1.94%) IIS
6 7 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (1.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (1.21%) Office Communications Server
8 3 (0.73%) Drupal
9 2 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 52 (12.59%) MS Office
2 45 (10.90%) MS Excel
3 28 (6.78%) MS Project
4 10 (2.42%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 40 (9.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.69%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (1.45%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.97%) Hyperion Planning
5 3 (0.73%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 35 (8.47%) Office 365
2 7 (1.69%) IaaS
3 4 (0.97%) SaaS
4 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 42 (10.17%) WAN
2 27 (6.54%) Firewall
2 27 (6.54%) LAN
3 25 (6.05%) Cisco Nexus
4 24 (5.81%) Cisco ASA
4 24 (5.81%) Wireless
5 23 (5.57%) VPN
6 20 (4.84%) DHCP
7 16 (3.87%) IPsec
8 13 (3.15%) BGP
8 13 (3.15%) Unified Communications
8 13 (3.15%) VLAN
9 10 (2.42%) BIG-IP
9 10 (2.42%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 8 (1.94%) EIGRP
10 8 (1.94%) FCoE
10 8 (1.94%) Fibre Channel
10 8 (1.94%) OSPF
10 8 (1.94%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (1.69%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.91%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.66%) Big Data
3 10 (2.42%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (1.21%) Essbase
4 5 (1.21%) Hadoop
5 4 (0.97%) MongoDB
5 4 (0.97%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.73%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (0.48%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.48%) Oracle Discoverer
7 2 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.24%) GIS
8 1 (0.24%) MySQL
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 1 (0.24%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 14 (3.39%) Visual Studio
2 13 (3.15%) MSI
2 13 (3.15%) Visual Studio Team System
3 6 (1.45%) Eclipse
4 5 (1.21%) Ant
4 5 (1.21%) Gradle
5 4 (0.97%) Hudson
5 4 (0.97%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.73%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.48%) Maven
8 1 (0.24%) JIRA
8 1 (0.24%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.24%) Metasploit
8 1 (0.24%) Mockito
8 1 (0.24%) Moq
8 1 (0.24%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.24%) Rational Rhapsody
8 1 (0.24%) Selenium
8 1 (0.24%) SpecFlow
General
1 57 (13.80%) Finance
2 7 (1.69%) Legal
3 6 (1.45%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.21%) Electronics
5 2 (0.48%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.48%) Marketing
6 1 (0.24%) Law
Job Titles
1 74 (17.92%) Architect
2 60 (14.53%) Analyst
3 40 (9.69%) Consultant
4 28 (6.78%) Project Manager
5 21 (5.08%) Developer
6 19 (4.60%) Technical Architect
7 17 (4.12%) Network Architect
8 16 (3.87%) Test Manager
9 15 (3.63%) 3rd Line Support
9 15 (3.63%) SC Cleared Project Manager
9 15 (3.63%) Security Advisor
10 14 (3.39%) CRM Developer
10 14 (3.39%) Dynamics CRM Developer
11 12 (2.91%) Microsoft Developer
11 12 (2.91%) Service Analyst
11 12 (2.91%) Service Desk Analyst
12 11 (2.66%) Technical Consultant
13 10 (2.42%) Business Analyst
13 10 (2.42%) Enterprise Architect
13 10 (2.42%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (5.08%) CSS
2 20 (4.84%) .NET
2 20 (4.84%) HTML
3 13 (3.15%) .NET Framework
3 13 (3.15%) ASP.NET Web API
3 13 (3.15%) WCF
4 8 (1.94%) SailPoint
4 8 (1.94%) XML
5 7 (1.69%) Web Services
6 5 (1.21%) EJB
6 5 (1.21%) Java EE
6 5 (1.21%) JMS
6 5 (1.21%) XSLT
7 4 (0.97%) 802.1X
7 4 (0.97%) SAML
8 2 (0.48%) DHTML
8 2 (0.48%) Hibernate
8 2 (0.48%) JSP
8 2 (0.48%) Spring
8 2 (0.48%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 27 (6.54%) Management Information System
2 23 (5.57%) Data Centre
3 19 (4.60%) CESG
4 18 (4.36%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (2.18%) Fat Client
5 9 (2.18%) Thin Client
6 8 (1.94%) Blackberry
7 7 (1.69%) Public Cloud
7 7 (1.69%) Replication
8 4 (0.97%) Security Operations Centre
9 3 (0.73%) BYOD
9 3 (0.73%) CCTV
9 3 (0.73%) Private Cloud
9 3 (0.73%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.48%) CMDB
10 2 (0.48%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.48%) User Experience
10 2 (0.48%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.24%) Cyber Attack
11 1 (0.24%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 150 (36.32%) Windows
2 45 (10.90%) Windows 10
3 39 (9.44%) Windows Server
4 34 (8.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 29 (7.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (6.78%) Windows Vista
7 25 (6.05%) Unix
8 22 (5.33%) Linux
9 15 (3.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (3.39%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (2.91%) Windows 7
12 10 (2.42%) Windows 8
13 5 (1.21%) CentOS
14 4 (0.97%) Android
15 3 (0.73%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (25.18%) ITIL
2 62 (15.01%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (12.35%) Service Management
4 46 (11.14%) Project Management
5 41 (9.93%) CRM
6 36 (8.72%) Risk Management
7 34 (8.23%) PRINCE2
8 32 (7.75%) Change Management
9 29 (7.02%) Service Delivery
10 27 (6.54%) Service Design
11 25 (6.05%) Cybersecurity
12 24 (5.81%) User Acceptance Testing
13 22 (5.33%) ITIL V3
14 20 (4.84%) Logistics
14 20 (4.84%) Security Testing
15 19 (4.60%) ITSM
15 19 (4.60%) Migration
15 19 (4.60%) Protective Monitoring
15 19 (4.60%) Risk Assessment
15 19 (4.60%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 18 (4.36%) SQL
2 15 (3.63%) JavaScript
3 12 (2.91%) PowerShell
4 8 (1.94%) Java
5 7 (1.69%) C#
6 6 (1.45%) C
7 5 (1.21%) VB
7 5 (1.21%) VB.NET
7 5 (1.21%) VBScript
8 4 (0.97%) Perl
8 4 (0.97%) Python
9 1 (0.24%) C++
9 1 (0.24%) F#
Qualifications
1 361 (87.41%) SC Cleared
2 141 (34.14%) DV Cleared
3 49 (11.86%) Cisco Certification
4 36 (8.72%) CCNP
5 19 (4.60%) CCNA
5 19 (4.60%) CESG Certified Professional
5 19 (4.60%) CISSP
6 18 (4.36%) CREST Certified
6 18 (4.36%) OSCP
7 17 (4.12%) CCIE
7 17 (4.12%) CEH
8 15 (3.63%) Microsoft Certification
9 13 (3.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 11 (2.66%) MCSA
11 10 (2.42%) APMP
11 10 (2.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (1.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 7 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (1.69%) MCP
14 5 (1.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.08%) SLA
2 17 (4.12%) RMADS
3 12 (2.91%) QA
4 9 (2.18%) GPG13
5 6 (1.45%) PMO
6 3 (0.73%) EFQM
7 2 (0.48%) FedRAMP
7 2 (0.48%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.48%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.24%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.24%) ISO22301
System Software
1 70 (16.95%) Active Directory
2 35 (8.47%) Hyper-V
3 21 (5.08%) Microsoft App-V
4 20 (4.84%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (3.15%) XenDesktop
6 12 (2.91%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (2.91%) XenApp
7 5 (1.21%) Docker
7 5 (1.21%) Forefront TMG
7 5 (1.21%) UAG
7 5 (1.21%) vCloud
7 5 (1.21%) VMware Workstation
8 4 (0.97%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.48%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.24%) Sendmail
10 1 (0.24%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 34 (8.23%) SCCM
2 13 (3.15%) Cisco Prime
3 12 (2.91%) AppDNA
4 10 (2.42%) OVSD
5 7 (1.69%) WSUS
6 6 (1.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 5 (1.21%) Puppet
7 5 (1.21%) vRealize
8 4 (0.97%) AirWatch
8 4 (0.97%) BladeLogic
8 4 (0.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (0.73%) SCOM
10 2 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.24%) Backup Exec
11 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Intune
11 1 (0.24%) NetBackup
11 1 (0.24%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 119 (28.81%) Microsoft
2 65 (15.74%) Cisco
3 32 (7.75%) Citrix
3 32 (7.75%) Oracle
4 31 (7.51%) VMware
5 25 (6.05%) F5
6 19 (4.60%) HP
7 12 (2.91%) Palo Alto
8 11 (2.66%) Juniper
8 11 (2.66%) Red Hat
9 9 (2.18%) AppSense
10 8 (1.94%) Symantec
11 7 (1.69%) Forcepoint
11 7 (1.69%) Intel Security
11 7 (1.69%) Remedy
12 6 (1.45%) Lumension
13 5 (1.21%) CheckPoint
13 5 (1.21%) Hyperion
14 4 (0.97%) Nokia
15 3 (0.73%) Alcatel-Lucent
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