The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 31 20 20
Rank change year-on-year
-11 0
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 48 56 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 5.74% 7.36% 6.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.20% 8.05% 6.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 39 13
Average daily rate
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£400 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £431 £425 £409
% change year-on-year
+1.41% +3.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £25.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year
-2.00% -36.70%
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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
774 696 467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 92.58% 91.46% 93.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 368 200
Average daily rate £365 £375 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +10.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £461 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 33 55
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.40 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £20.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Consultant in the job title across the Milton Keynes region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 5 March 2015.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes region that cited Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Consultant in their job title.

1 15 (19.23%) Windows
1 15 (19.23%) ITIL
2 13 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 12 (15.38%) Security Cleared
4 11 (14.10%) Hyper-V
5 10 (12.82%) SC Cleared
5 10 (12.82%) Microsoft
6 9 (11.54%) SQL
6 9 (11.54%) Risk Management
6 9 (11.54%) Migration
7 8 (10.26%) VMware
7 8 (10.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (10.26%) PowerShell
8 7 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (8.97%) Information Security
8 7 (8.97%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (8.97%) UNIX
9 6 (7.69%) Web Services
9 6 (7.69%) PowerCenter
9 6 (7.69%) Retail
9 6 (7.69%) vSphere
10 5 (6.41%) XenApp
10 5 (6.41%) XenDesktop
10 5 (6.41%) User Experience
10 5 (6.41%) XenMobile
10 5 (6.41%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (6.41%) Mobile Device Management
10 5 (6.41%) Incident Management
10 5 (6.41%) Agresso

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes region that cited Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.85%) WebSphere
1 3 (3.85%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (2.56%) SAS
3 1 (1.28%) IIS
3 1 (1.28%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.28%) Lync
3 1 (1.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (1.28%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (6.41%) Agresso
2 1 (1.28%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (3.85%) SaaS
1 3 (3.85%) Route 53
2 2 (2.56%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (1.28%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (1.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.41%) Firewall
2 4 (5.13%) LAN
2 4 (5.13%) WAN
2 4 (5.13%) SSL
3 3 (3.85%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.85%) DNS
4 2 (2.56%) HTTPS
4 2 (2.56%) WLAN
4 2 (2.56%) HTTP
4 2 (2.56%) ATM
4 2 (2.56%) MPLS
4 2 (2.56%) Network Security
5 1 (1.28%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.28%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.28%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (1.28%) HSRP
5 1 (1.28%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (1.28%) Multicast
5 1 (1.28%) OSPF
5 1 (1.28%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.69%) PowerCenter
2 4 (5.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (5.13%) QlikView
3 3 (3.85%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (2.56%) BusinessObjects XI
4 2 (2.56%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (2.56%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.56%) DB2
5 1 (1.28%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.28%) MySQL
5 1 (1.28%) SAP BW
5 1 (1.28%) SAP BI
5 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Introscope
2 1 (1.28%) NUnit
2 1 (1.28%) Selenium
2 1 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.28%) MSI
General
1 6 (7.69%) Retail
2 4 (5.13%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.13%) Finance
3 3 (3.85%) Banking
4 2 (2.56%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.28%) Publishing
5 1 (1.28%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.69%) Web Services
2 3 (3.85%) J2EE
3 2 (2.56%) JDBC
3 2 (2.56%) SOAP
3 2 (2.56%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (2.56%) LAMP
3 2 (2.56%) SAP XI
3 2 (2.56%) JNDI
4 1 (1.28%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.28%) WCF
4 1 (1.28%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (1.28%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.28%) XML
4 1 (1.28%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.41%) User Experience
3 4 (5.13%) PKI
4 3 (3.85%) SCADA
4 3 (3.85%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.56%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.56%) Clustering
5 2 (2.56%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.28%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 15 (19.23%) Windows
2 8 (10.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (8.97%) UNIX
4 5 (6.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.85%) AIX
5 3 (3.85%) Linux
6 1 (1.28%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (19.23%) ITIL
2 9 (11.54%) Risk Management
2 9 (11.54%) Migration
3 7 (8.97%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (8.97%) Information Security
4 5 (6.41%) Risk Assessment
4 5 (6.41%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (6.41%) Data Modelling
4 5 (6.41%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (6.41%) Incident Management
4 5 (6.41%) Mobile Device Management
5 4 (5.13%) Cyber Security
5 4 (5.13%) Data Security
5 4 (5.13%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (5.13%) Asset Management
5 4 (5.13%) Risk Analysis
5 4 (5.13%) Data Protection
5 4 (5.13%) Security Architecture
5 4 (5.13%) Change Management
6 3 (3.85%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.54%) SQL
2 8 (10.26%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.85%) VBScript
4 2 (2.56%) PHP
4 2 (2.56%) Bash Shell
4 2 (2.56%) Python
4 2 (2.56%) Shell Script
4 2 (2.56%) Jython
4 2 (2.56%) Korn
5 1 (1.28%) JCL
5 1 (1.28%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.28%) C
5 1 (1.28%) C#
5 1 (1.28%) COBOL
5 1 (1.28%) VB
5 1 (1.28%) ABAP
5 1 (1.28%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 10 (12.82%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.13%) Degree
4 3 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.85%) VCP4
4 3 (3.85%) MCSE
5 2 (2.56%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.28%) CCIE
6 1 (1.28%) CCNP
6 1 (1.28%) CCIP
6 1 (1.28%) CCNA
6 1 (1.28%) CCDP
6 1 (1.28%) CISSP
6 1 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.28%) AAT
6 1 (1.28%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (1.28%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.13%) COBIT
1 4 (5.13%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.85%) SLA
3 2 (2.56%) Solvency II
4 1 (1.28%) GxP
4 1 (1.28%) QA
System Software
1 13 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 11 (14.10%) Hyper-V
3 8 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (7.69%) vSphere
5 5 (6.41%) XenApp
5 5 (6.41%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (6.41%) XenMobile
2 3 (3.85%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.56%) CA Wily
3 2 (2.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (2.56%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.28%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.28%) SCCM
4 1 (1.28%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (12.82%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.26%) VMware
3 5 (6.41%) Citrix
3 5 (6.41%) SAP
4 4 (5.13%) Oracle
4 4 (5.13%) Informatica
4 4 (5.13%) Symantec
5 3 (3.85%) HP
6 2 (2.56%) Dell
6 2 (2.56%) Business Objects
6 2 (2.56%) Remedy
6 2 (2.56%) F5
6 2 (2.56%) GFI Software
6 2 (2.56%) IBM
7 1 (1.28%) LogRhythm
7 1 (1.28%) ArcSight
7 1 (1.28%) Lumension
7 1 (1.28%) FatWire
7 1 (1.28%) SumTotal
7 1 (1.28%) Saba
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