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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Third Line Support
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 54 67 66
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -1
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 5 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.84% 0.28% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 0.29% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 4
Median daily rate £335 £238 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.05% -38.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £208 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £268 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £273 £263 £275
% change year-on-year
+3.80% -4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £24.13
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.73%

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
546 681 764
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 92.07% 95.92% 96.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 321 416
Median daily rate £400 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £275 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 30 40
Median hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.75 £17.77 £18.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 21 January 2017, 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 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (88.89%) Windows Server
3 7 (77.78%) SC Cleared
3 7 (77.78%) Security Cleared
3 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
4 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (55.56%) Hyper-V
5 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (33.33%) ITIL
6 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 3 (33.33%) CRM
6 3 (33.33%) Unified Communications
6 3 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (33.33%) DV Cleared
6 3 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
7 2 (22.22%) VMware
7 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (22.22%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (22.22%) UAG
7 2 (22.22%) Server Building
7 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
7 2 (22.22%) LAN
7 2 (22.22%) WAN
7 2 (22.22%) DHCP
7 2 (22.22%) DNS
7 2 (22.22%) SLA
7 2 (22.22%) IIS
7 2 (22.22%) MS Office
7 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003

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 2 (22.22%) IIS
2 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) Unified Communications
2 2 (22.22%) DHCP
2 2 (22.22%) DNS
2 2 (22.22%) LAN
2 2 (22.22%) WAN
3 1 (11.11%) Firewall
3 1 (11.11%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) XML
1 1 (11.11%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Replication
1 1 (11.11%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (88.89%) Windows Server
3 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (11.11%) Linux
6 1 (11.11%) Unix
6 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) CRM
1 3 (33.33%) ITIL
1 3 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
2 2 (22.22%) Server Building
3 1 (11.11%) Change Management
3 1 (11.11%) ITSM
3 1 (11.11%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) SC Cleared
1 7 (77.78%) Security Cleared
2 3 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) CCNA
3 1 (11.11%) CCNP
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (11.11%) MCSA
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
2 5 (55.56%) Hyper-V
3 2 (22.22%) Forefront TMG
3 2 (22.22%) UAG
3 2 (22.22%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (11.11%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) SCCM
2 1 (11.11%) OVSD
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Forcepoint
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
1 2 (22.22%) VMware
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco
2 1 (11.11%) Computacenter
2 1 (11.11%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) NetApp
2 1 (11.11%) Remedy