The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes during the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Third Line Support
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 63 64
Rank change year-on-year -8 +1  
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 7 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.95% 0.30% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 0.31% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 7
Median daily rate £350 £120 £277
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +191.66% -56.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £120 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £120 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £275 £271
% change year-on-year - +1.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.17 £21.33 £21.75
% change year-on-year -10.12% -1.93%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 710 645 804
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 96.60% 96.70% 96.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 351 446
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 25 22
Median hourly rate £18.00 £12.00 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -25.65%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £10.07 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £15.25 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

3rd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes that featured 3rd Line Support in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for 3rd Line Support in Milton Keynes

3rd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 3rd Line Support in Milton Keynes

3rd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support in Milton Keynes over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for 3rd Line Support in Milton Keynes

3rd Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 3rd Line Support in Milton Keynes

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 13 (76.47%) Active Directory
1 13 (76.47%) Security Cleared
1 13 (76.47%) SC Cleared
2 12 (70.59%) Windows
3 10 (58.82%) ITIL
3 10 (58.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (52.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (52.94%) Hyper-V
4 9 (52.94%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (52.94%) Change Management
4 9 (52.94%) VMware
5 8 (47.06%) SCCM
5 8 (47.06%) Virtual Environments
6 7 (41.18%) Windows Server
6 7 (41.18%) ITIL V3
6 7 (41.18%) Citrix
6 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (35.29%) MCP
7 6 (35.29%) Linux
7 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (35.29%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (29.41%) HP
8 5 (29.41%) SLA
8 5 (29.41%) VMware Workstation
8 5 (29.41%) OVSD
9 4 (23.53%) Service Management
9 4 (23.53%) Service Delivery
9 4 (23.53%) Cisco
9 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
9 4 (23.53%) Unix

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 3 (17.65%) SharePoint
2 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (11.76%) IIS
2 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) Firewall
2 2 (11.76%) DHCP
2 2 (11.76%) DNS
2 2 (11.76%) LAN
2 2 (11.76%) WAN
3 1 (5.88%) ADSL
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (5.88%) MPLS
3 1 (5.88%) SAN
3 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.88%) VLAN
3 1 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2012
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (5.88%) MySQL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Fat Client
2 1 (5.88%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 12 (70.59%) Windows
2 10 (58.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (52.94%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (41.18%) Windows Server
5 6 (35.29%) Linux
5 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (23.53%) Unix
7 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (5.88%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) ITIL
2 9 (52.94%) Change Management
3 8 (47.06%) Virtual Environments
4 7 (41.18%) ITIL V3
5 4 (23.53%) Service Delivery
5 4 (23.53%) Service Management
6 3 (17.65%) Incident Management
6 3 (17.65%) ITSM
7 2 (11.76%) Disk Encryption
7 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 2 (11.76%) Process Architecture
7 2 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (11.76%) Software Deployment
8 1 (5.88%) Hardware Maintenance
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (76.47%) SC Cleared
1 13 (76.47%) Security Cleared
2 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (35.29%) MCP
4 4 (23.53%) DV Cleared
4 4 (23.53%) MCSA
5 3 (17.65%) MCDBA
5 3 (17.65%) MCSE
6 1 (5.88%) CCNA
6 1 (5.88%) CCNP
6 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (29.41%) SLA
2 2 (11.76%) QA
System Software
1 13 (76.47%) Active Directory
2 9 (52.94%) Hyper-V
2 9 (52.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (29.41%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (11.76%) BitLocker
4 2 (11.76%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (11.76%) UAG
5 1 (5.88%) ISA Server
5 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (5.88%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (5.88%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 8 (47.06%) SCCM
2 5 (29.41%) OVSD
3 2 (11.76%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (11.76%) OpenView
4 1 (5.88%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) VMware
2 7 (41.18%) Citrix
3 5 (29.41%) HP
4 4 (23.53%) Cisco
4 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
5 2 (11.76%) Forcepoint
5 2 (11.76%) Juniper
5 2 (11.76%) Lumension
5 2 (11.76%) McAfee
6 1 (5.88%) Barracuda Networks
6 1 (5.88%) Computacenter
6 1 (5.88%) F5
6 1 (5.88%) NetApp
6 1 (5.88%) Nimble Storage
6 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
6 1 (5.88%) Remedy