Period
to 19 October 2017

The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support was £270 per day in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes during the 6 months to 19 October 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
6 months to
19 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 105 86 102
Rank change year-on-year -19 +16 -7
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 13 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.78% 0.62% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 0.66% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 11
Milton Keynes median daily rate £270 £279 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.14% -7.08% -14.29%
10th Percentile £235 £120 £265
90th Percentile £355 £352 £407
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £270 £279 £295
% change year-on-year -3.14% -5.51% -19.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Milton Keynes median hourly rate - - £30.00
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - £30.00

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

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Milton Keynes
Contract vacancies in Milton Keynes with a recognized job title 1597 1219 1834
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.46% 94.06% 96.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 773 682 995
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £403 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.75% +7.47% +7.14%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £240
90th Percentile £525 £538 £500
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 54 77
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £16.93 £12.50 £12.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.44% +1.63% -5.38%
10th Percentile £9.31 £8.50 £9.00
90th Percentile £20.78 £16.07 £20.00
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.25 £14.25 £14.00
% change year-on-year +21.05% +1.79% +7.69%

3rd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

Job postings that featured 3rd Line Support in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes.

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 6 months to 19 October 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 19 October 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 12 (92.31%) Active Directory
2 9 (69.23%) Windows
3 8 (61.54%) ITIL
3 8 (61.54%) VMware
3 8 (61.54%) SCCM
4 7 (53.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (53.85%) Change Management
4 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
4 7 (53.85%) Windows Server
4 7 (53.85%) Virtual Environments
5 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
5 6 (46.15%) SC Cleared
6 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (38.46%) Hyper-V
6 5 (38.46%) SLA
6 5 (38.46%) Citrix
6 5 (38.46%) ITIL V3
6 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (30.77%) Unix
7 4 (30.77%) Linux
7 4 (30.77%) DV Cleared
8 3 (23.08%) QA
8 3 (23.08%) VMware Server
8 3 (23.08%) Fat Client
8 3 (23.08%) Thin Client
8 3 (23.08%) MCSE
8 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange

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 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2003
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Office 365
2 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) ADSL
1 1 (7.69%) Firewall
1 1 (7.69%) LAN
1 1 (7.69%) MPLS
1 1 (7.69%) SAN
1 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
1 1 (7.69%) VLAN
1 1 (7.69%) WAN
1 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (7.69%) Banking
1 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (23.08%) Fat Client
2 3 (23.08%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 9 (69.23%) Windows
2 7 (53.85%) Windows Server
3 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (30.77%) Linux
4 4 (30.77%) Unix
4 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (7.69%) Windows 10
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) ITIL
2 7 (53.85%) Change Management
2 7 (53.85%) Virtual Environments
3 5 (38.46%) ITIL V3
4 3 (23.08%) Disk Encryption
4 3 (23.08%) Hardware Maintenance
4 3 (23.08%) Process Architecture
4 3 (23.08%) Software Deployment
5 2 (15.38%) Incident Management
5 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 2 (15.38%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
5 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
6 1 (7.69%) Application Virtualisation
6 1 (7.69%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) SC Cleared
1 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
2 4 (30.77%) DV Cleared
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (23.08%) MCP
3 3 (23.08%) MCSE
4 1 (7.69%) CCNA
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (38.46%) SLA
2 3 (23.08%) QA
System Software
1 12 (92.31%) Active Directory
2 7 (53.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (38.46%) Hyper-V
4 3 (23.08%) BitLocker
4 3 (23.08%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (23.08%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (23.08%) VMware Server
5 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (15.38%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (7.69%) XenApp
6 1 (7.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (61.54%) SCCM
2 3 (23.08%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (15.38%) OpenView
3 2 (15.38%) OVSD
4 1 (7.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) VMware
2 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
3 5 (38.46%) Citrix
4 3 (23.08%) Cisco
4 3 (23.08%) Lumension
4 3 (23.08%) McAfee
5 2 (15.38%) HP
6 1 (7.69%) Barracuda Networks
6 1 (7.69%) Juniper
6 1 (7.69%) NetApp
6 1 (7.69%) Nimble Storage