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 1 May 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 30 22 25
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 43 56 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 5.67% 6.09% 6.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.93% 6.42% 6.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 28 34
Median daily rate £450 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £294 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £450 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £440 £420
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £11.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £36.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+24.13% -9.37%
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
725 872 842
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 95.52% 94.89% 96.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 426 442
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 19 46
Median hourly rate £12.00 £16.14 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.65% +15.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.98 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £40.00 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 19 (25.33%) Migration
2 18 (24.00%) Security Cleared
3 17 (22.67%) SC Cleared
3 17 (22.67%) Microsoft
4 12 (16.00%) Finance
5 11 (14.67%) Windows
6 10 (13.33%) ITIL
7 9 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (10.67%) Oracle
8 8 (10.67%) SharePoint
8 8 (10.67%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (9.33%) Active Directory
9 7 (9.33%) HP
9 7 (9.33%) SAP
9 7 (9.33%) Banking
10 6 (8.00%) Linux
10 6 (8.00%) Remedy
10 6 (8.00%) Identity Management
11 5 (6.67%) VMware
11 5 (6.67%) Information Security
11 5 (6.67%) IBM
11 5 (6.67%) CISSP
11 5 (6.67%) Unix
11 5 (6.67%) SQL Server
11 5 (6.67%) Java
11 5 (6.67%) Business Analysis
11 5 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (6.67%) F5
11 5 (6.67%) Cybersecurity
11 5 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM

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 8 (10.67%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.33%) WebSphere
3 3 (4.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.00%) SAS
3 3 (4.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.67%) IIS
5 1 (1.33%) CMS
5 1 (1.33%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (1.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (5.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.67%) MS Office
2 2 (2.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (5.33%) SAP HR
2 2 (2.67%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (2.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (2.67%) SAP R/3
3 1 (1.33%) SAP HCM
3 1 (1.33%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.00%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (1.33%) IBM SmartCloud
2 1 (1.33%) OneDrive
2 1 (1.33%) SaaS
2 1 (1.33%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 4 (5.33%) SAN
3 3 (4.00%) Firewall
3 3 (4.00%) FTP
3 3 (4.00%) Internet
3 3 (4.00%) IPsec
3 3 (4.00%) iSCSI
3 3 (4.00%) LAN
3 3 (4.00%) SMTP
3 3 (4.00%) SSH
4 2 (2.67%) WAN
5 1 (1.33%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (1.33%) NAS
5 1 (1.33%) Network Security
5 1 (1.33%) WEP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.00%) Big Data
2 3 (4.00%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (4.00%) PowerCenter
3 2 (2.67%) BusinessObjects XI
3 2 (2.67%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.67%) OLAP
3 2 (2.67%) Oracle OLAP
4 1 (1.33%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.33%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.33%) SAP BW
4 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (1.33%) ERwin
1 1 (1.33%) LSMW
1 1 (1.33%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (1.33%) Selenium
1 1 (1.33%) SpecFlow
1 1 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.33%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (16.00%) Finance
2 7 (9.33%) Banking
3 4 (5.33%) Manufacturing
3 4 (5.33%) Spanish Language
4 3 (4.00%) Marketing
4 3 (4.00%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.67%) Electronics
6 1 (1.33%) Back Office
6 1 (1.33%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.33%) Law
6 1 (1.33%) Legal
6 1 (1.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.67%) .NET
1 2 (2.67%) SAP XI
1 2 (2.67%) Web Dynpro
1 2 (2.67%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (1.33%) J2EE
2 1 (1.33%) Java EE
2 1 (1.33%) JSP
2 1 (1.33%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.00%) Client/Server
1 3 (4.00%) Cryptography
1 3 (4.00%) FlexPod
1 3 (4.00%) FMCG
1 3 (4.00%) Learning Management System
1 3 (4.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.67%) CESG
2 2 (2.67%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (2.67%) Mainframe
2 2 (2.67%) Security Operations Centre
2 2 (2.67%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.33%) Clustering
3 1 (1.33%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.67%) Windows
2 6 (8.00%) Linux
3 5 (6.67%) Unix
4 3 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (4.00%) Windows Vista
5 2 (2.67%) CentOS
5 2 (2.67%) Data ONTAP
5 2 (2.67%) Ubuntu
5 2 (2.67%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (25.33%) Migration
2 10 (13.33%) ITIL
3 9 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (10.67%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (8.00%) Identity Management
6 5 (6.67%) Business Analysis
6 5 (6.67%) Cybersecurity
6 5 (6.67%) Information Security
7 4 (5.33%) ITSM
7 4 (5.33%) Scrum
7 4 (5.33%) Test Scripting
8 3 (4.00%) Analytics
8 3 (4.00%) High Availability
8 3 (4.00%) Mentoring
8 3 (4.00%) OWASP
8 3 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (4.00%) Risk Assessment
8 3 (4.00%) Risk Management
8 3 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.67%) Java
2 3 (4.00%) SQL
3 2 (2.67%) ABAP
3 2 (2.67%) C#
3 2 (2.67%) COBOL
3 2 (2.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.33%) F#
4 1 (1.33%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (24.00%) Security Cleared
2 17 (22.67%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.67%) CISSP
4 4 (5.33%) CESG Certified Professional
4 4 (5.33%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.67%) CLAS
5 2 (2.67%) IISP
6 1 (1.33%) CEH
6 1 (1.33%) CREST Certified
6 1 (1.33%) Cyber Scheme
6 1 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.33%) MCSE
6 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.33%) OSCP
6 1 (1.33%) Tigerscheme
6 1 (1.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (2.67%) ISO27002
1 2 (2.67%) RMADS
1 2 (2.67%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (9.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.00%) NFS
3 3 (4.00%) Sendmail
4 2 (2.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (4.00%) SCOM
2 2 (2.67%) Control-M
2 2 (2.67%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.67%) OVSD
2 2 (2.67%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.33%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.33%) Nagios
3 1 (1.33%) Nessus
3 1 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.33%) Puppet
3 1 (1.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 17 (22.67%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.67%) Oracle
3 7 (9.33%) HP
3 7 (9.33%) SAP
4 6 (8.00%) Remedy
5 5 (6.67%) F5
5 5 (6.67%) IBM
5 5 (6.67%) VMware
6 4 (5.33%) Cisco
6 4 (5.33%) Citrix
6 4 (5.33%) Cyber-Ark
6 4 (5.33%) Forcepoint
7 3 (4.00%) Juniper
8 2 (2.67%) BMC
8 2 (2.67%) Dell
8 2 (2.67%) MicroStrategy
8 2 (2.67%) NetApp
9 1 (1.33%) EMC
9 1 (1.33%) Informatica
9 1 (1.33%) Symantec