The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Milton Keynes region that had 3rd Line Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Support
Rank 53 68 70
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +2
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 5 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.82% 0.22% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 0.23% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 2
Median daily rate £343 £238 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.52% -34.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £208 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £268 £377
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £253 £260
% change year-on-year
+8.91% -2.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £22.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -6.25%
3rd Line Support
Buckinghamshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Milton Keynes region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
555 871 851
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 90.98% 95.19% 96.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 405 478
Median daily rate £421 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.31% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 52 68
Median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.61 £9.26 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £19.00 £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.79%

3rd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Milton Keynes region that featured 3rd Line Support in the job title.

3rd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

3rd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 3rd Line Support across the Milton Keynes region.

3rd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

3rd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 3rd Line Support across the Milton Keynes region.

3rd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, 3rd Line Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Milton Keynes region featuring 3rd Line Support in the job title.

1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) ITIL
2 6 (60.00%) MS Office
2 6 (60.00%) SC Cleared
2 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (50.00%) HP
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (30.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (30.00%) Change Control
4 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (30.00%) DV Cleared
4 3 (30.00%) SLA
4 3 (30.00%) System Testing
4 3 (30.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (30.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (30.00%) Banking
4 3 (30.00%) Retail
4 3 (30.00%) ISTQB
4 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
4 3 (30.00%) CRM
4 3 (30.00%) MS Visio
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (30.00%) Project Management
4 3 (30.00%) Remedy
4 3 (30.00%) Workflow

3rd Line Support Skill Set
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 1 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (60.00%) MS Office
2 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (30.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (30.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Unified Communications
2 1 (10.00%) LAN
2 1 (10.00%) SAN
2 1 (10.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (30.00%) Banking
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
1 3 (30.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) XML
1 1 (10.00%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (10.00%) Smartphone
1 1 (10.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (10.00%) Linux
4 1 (10.00%) Unix
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) Change Control
2 3 (30.00%) CRM
2 3 (30.00%) Project Management
2 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (30.00%) System Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (30.00%) Validation
2 3 (30.00%) Workflow
3 2 (20.00%) Server Building
4 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (10.00%) ITSM
4 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (30.00%) DV Cleared
2 3 (30.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (30.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) SCCM
2 1 (10.00%) OVSD
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) HP
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) Remedy
3 1 (10.00%) NetApp
3 1 (10.00%) VMware