The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Milton Keynes region that had Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 22 31 24
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 43 47 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 6.39% 5.43% 5.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.70% 5.55% 6.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 26 31
Median daily rate £450 £445 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% +11.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £350 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £533 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £445 £425
% change year-on-year
-1.12% +4.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £11.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.45 £54.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-10.27% +111.76%
Consultant
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
642 847 844
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 95.39% 97.81% 94.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 489 506
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £243 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £460 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 27 40
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.14 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.25% +29.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.04 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £22.50 £15.89
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Milton Keynes region that featured Consultant in the job title.

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 29 July 2016.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, Consultant 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 Consultant in the job title.

1 29 (33.72%) Security Cleared
2 27 (31.40%) SC Cleared
3 20 (23.26%) Microsoft
4 16 (18.60%) Migration
5 14 (16.28%) Firewall
6 13 (15.12%) Cybersecurity
7 12 (13.95%) Windows
8 11 (12.79%) Cisco
8 11 (12.79%) Finance
8 11 (12.79%) Security Operations
8 11 (12.79%) Security Operations Centre
9 10 (11.63%) Banking
10 9 (10.47%) Intrusion Detection
10 9 (10.47%) SharePoint
10 9 (10.47%) Oracle
10 9 (10.47%) Mentoring
11 7 (8.14%) Linux
11 7 (8.14%) ITIL
11 7 (8.14%) MS Excel
11 7 (8.14%) HP
11 7 (8.14%) CISSP
12 6 (6.98%) Active Directory
12 6 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (6.98%) SQL Server
13 5 (5.81%) CESG
13 5 (5.81%) Agile Software Development
13 5 (5.81%) WebSphere
13 5 (5.81%) SCOM
13 5 (5.81%) Java
13 5 (5.81%) Unix

Consultant 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 9 (10.47%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.81%) SharePoint 2013
2 5 (5.81%) WebSphere
3 4 (4.65%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (2.33%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.33%) SAS
4 2 (2.33%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.16%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.16%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (8.14%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.81%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.33%) MS Office
3 2 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.33%) SAP HR
2 1 (1.16%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.16%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.16%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.16%) SAP HCM
2 1 (1.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.16%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (1.16%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.49%) Office 365
1 3 (3.49%) OneDrive
2 1 (1.16%) IBM SmartCloud
2 1 (1.16%) SaaS
2 1 (1.16%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 14 (16.28%) Firewall
2 9 (10.47%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (5.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 4 (4.65%) iSCSI
5 3 (3.49%) SAN
6 2 (2.33%) FTP
6 2 (2.33%) Internet
6 2 (2.33%) IPsec
6 2 (2.33%) LAN
6 2 (2.33%) Network Security
6 2 (2.33%) SMTP
6 2 (2.33%) SSH
6 2 (2.33%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.16%) Cisco ISE
7 1 (1.16%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (1.16%) HTTPS
7 1 (1.16%) SSL
7 1 (1.16%) tcpdump
7 1 (1.16%) WAN
7 1 (1.16%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.98%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.65%) Big Data
3 3 (3.49%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (2.33%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (2.33%) BusinessObjects XI
4 2 (2.33%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (2.33%) OLAP
4 2 (2.33%) Oracle OLAP
5 1 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.16%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.16%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.16%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (1.16%) PowerCenter
5 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (1.16%) ERwin
1 1 (1.16%) Introscope
1 1 (1.16%) LSMW
1 1 (1.16%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (1.16%) Selenium
1 1 (1.16%) SpecFlow
1 1 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.16%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (12.79%) Finance
2 10 (11.63%) Banking
3 4 (4.65%) Back Office
3 4 (4.65%) Spanish Language
4 2 (2.33%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.16%) Electronics
5 1 (1.16%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.16%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.16%) Marketing
5 1 (1.16%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.49%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (2.33%) .NET
2 2 (2.33%) XMPP
3 1 (1.16%) J2EE
3 1 (1.16%) Java EE
3 1 (1.16%) JDBC
3 1 (1.16%) JNDI
3 1 (1.16%) JSP
3 1 (1.16%) SAP XI
3 1 (1.16%) SOAP
3 1 (1.16%) Web Dynpro
3 1 (1.16%) Web Services
3 1 (1.16%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.79%) Security Operations Centre
2 5 (5.81%) CESG
2 5 (5.81%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.65%) Smartphone
4 3 (3.49%) FlexPod
4 3 (3.49%) Visualisation
5 2 (2.33%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.33%) Clustering
5 2 (2.33%) Cryptography
5 2 (2.33%) Handset
5 2 (2.33%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (2.33%) Learning Management System
5 2 (2.33%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.33%) PKI
6 1 (1.16%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.16%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.16%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.16%) FMCG
6 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (13.95%) Windows
2 7 (8.14%) Linux
3 5 (5.81%) Unix
4 3 (3.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.33%) CentOS
5 2 (2.33%) Data ONTAP
5 2 (2.33%) Kali Linux
5 2 (2.33%) Ubuntu
5 2 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.33%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.16%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (18.60%) Migration
2 13 (15.12%) Cybersecurity
3 11 (12.79%) Security Operations
4 9 (10.47%) Mentoring
5 7 (8.14%) ITIL
6 6 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (5.81%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (5.81%) Change Management
8 4 (4.65%) Business Analysis
8 4 (4.65%) Capacity Management
8 4 (4.65%) High Availability
8 4 (4.65%) Information Security
8 4 (4.65%) Presales
8 4 (4.65%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (4.65%) Virtual Environments
9 3 (3.49%) E-Commerce
9 3 (3.49%) ETL
9 3 (3.49%) Programme Governance
9 3 (3.49%) Scrum
9 3 (3.49%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.81%) Java
2 2 (2.33%) C#
2 2 (2.33%) COBOL
3 1 (1.16%) ABAP
3 1 (1.16%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.16%) C
3 1 (1.16%) F#
3 1 (1.16%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.16%) Jython
3 1 (1.16%) Korn
3 1 (1.16%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.16%) Python
3 1 (1.16%) SQL
3 1 (1.16%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (33.72%) Security Cleared
2 27 (31.40%) SC Cleared
3 7 (8.14%) CISSP
4 4 (4.65%) DV Cleared
5 3 (3.49%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.33%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (1.16%) CCDP
7 1 (1.16%) CCNP
7 1 (1.16%) CCSA
7 1 (1.16%) CCSE
7 1 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.65%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 3 (3.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.49%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.16%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (6.98%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.81%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (4.65%) NFS
4 2 (2.33%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.33%) Sendmail
4 2 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.16%) XenApp
5 1 (1.16%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (5.81%) SCOM
2 4 (4.65%) AirWatch
3 2 (2.33%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (2.33%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (2.33%) Nessus
3 2 (2.33%) OVSD
3 2 (2.33%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.16%) CA Wily
4 1 (1.16%) Control-M
4 1 (1.16%) Nagios
4 1 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.16%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (23.26%) Microsoft
2 11 (12.79%) Cisco
3 9 (10.47%) Oracle
4 7 (8.14%) HP
5 5 (5.81%) F5
5 5 (5.81%) Remedy
6 4 (4.65%) Forcepoint
6 4 (4.65%) IBM
7 3 (3.49%) Citrix
7 3 (3.49%) Juniper
7 3 (3.49%) SAP
8 2 (2.33%) Cyber-Ark
8 2 (2.33%) Informatica
8 2 (2.33%) MicroStrategy
8 2 (2.33%) NetApp
8 2 (2.33%) VMware
9 1 (1.16%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.16%) Computacenter
9 1 (1.16%) Symantec
9 1 (1.16%) Veeam