Period
to 21 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes during the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 84 101
Rank change year-on-year +8 +17 -4
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 31 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.91% 0.63% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.02% 0.69% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 6 4
Milton Keynes median daily rate £300 £336 £283
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.65% +18.85% -19.29%
10th Percentile £251 £314 £219
90th Percentile £392 £353 £391
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £300 £336 £269
% change year-on-year -10.65% +24.93% -14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
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 1,534 1,163 1,604
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 92.08% 95.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 805 681 774
Milton Keynes median daily rate £413 £405 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.85% +4.52% +10.71%
10th Percentile £255 £263 £261
90th Percentile £538 £563 £536
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £411 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.81% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 48 80
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £16.68 £13.61 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.56% +0.81% -5.26%
10th Percentile £10.00 £9.00 £9.25
90th Percentile £21.00 £38.75 £19.55
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year +25.00% -3.45% +11.54%

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 21 February 2018.

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 21 February 2018, 3rd Line Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Milton Keynes region featuring 3rd Line Support in the job title.

1 28 (90.32%) Windows
2 24 (77.42%) ITIL
3 23 (74.19%) Security Cleared
4 18 (58.06%) SC Cleared
5 16 (51.61%) DV Cleared
5 16 (51.61%) Active Directory
6 15 (48.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (45.16%) Change Management
8 13 (41.94%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (41.94%) ITIL V3
8 13 (41.94%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (38.71%) SharePoint
10 11 (35.48%) VMware
10 11 (35.48%) Office 365
10 11 (35.48%) Windows Server
11 10 (32.26%) IIS
12 9 (29.03%) Virtual Environments
12 9 (29.03%) Windows 10
12 9 (29.03%) Lumension
13 8 (25.81%) Analytical Skills
13 8 (25.81%) BitLocker
13 8 (25.81%) SQL
14 7 (22.58%) Microsoft Office
14 7 (22.58%) SQL Server
14 7 (22.58%) SLA
14 7 (22.58%) Cisco
14 7 (22.58%) Hyper-V
14 7 (22.58%) VMware Infrastructure
14 7 (22.58%) SCCM
15 6 (19.35%) Service Management

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 12 (38.71%) SharePoint
2 10 (32.26%) IIS
3 3 (9.68%) Skype for Business
4 2 (6.45%) MS Exchange
5 1 (3.23%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (22.58%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (19.35%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (19.35%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 11 (35.48%) Office 365
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.13%) LAN
1 5 (16.13%) WAN
2 4 (12.90%) Firewall
3 2 (6.45%) DHCP
3 2 (6.45%) DNS
4 1 (3.23%) BGP
4 1 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (3.23%) ICMP
4 1 (3.23%) IPsec
4 1 (3.23%) MPLS
4 1 (3.23%) OSPF
4 1 (3.23%) Skype
4 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.23%) VPN
4 1 (3.23%) Wireless
4 1 (3.23%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (22.58%) SQL Server
2 6 (19.35%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (3.23%) Finance
1 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
1 1 (3.23%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (19.35%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (3.23%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 28 (90.32%) Windows
2 15 (48.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (41.94%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (41.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (35.48%) Windows Server
5 9 (29.03%) Windows 10
6 3 (9.68%) Linux
7 2 (6.45%) Unix
8 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
8 1 (3.23%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (77.42%) ITIL
2 14 (45.16%) Change Management
3 13 (41.94%) ITIL V3
4 9 (29.03%) Virtual Environments
5 6 (19.35%) CRM
5 6 (19.35%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
5 6 (19.35%) Service Management
6 5 (16.13%) Incident Management
7 4 (12.90%) ITSM
8 3 (9.68%) Disk Encryption
8 3 (9.68%) Problem Management
8 3 (9.68%) Process Architecture
8 3 (9.68%) Service Delivery
8 3 (9.68%) Software Deployment
9 2 (6.45%) Root Cause Analysis
10 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Monitoring
10 1 (3.23%) Mentoring
10 1 (3.23%) Network Monitoring
10 1 (3.23%) Process Improvement
10 1 (3.23%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.81%) SQL
2 5 (16.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 23 (74.19%) Security Cleared
2 18 (58.06%) SC Cleared
3 16 (51.61%) DV Cleared
4 6 (19.35%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (16.13%) CCNA
5 5 (16.13%) MCSA
5 5 (16.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (12.90%) CCNP
7 2 (6.45%) CCA
7 2 (6.45%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (6.45%) MCSE
8 1 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (3.23%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (22.58%) SLA
2 3 (9.68%) QA
System Software
1 16 (51.61%) Active Directory
2 8 (25.81%) BitLocker
3 7 (22.58%) Hyper-V
3 7 (22.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (16.13%) VMware Workstation
5 3 (9.68%) Forefront TMG
5 3 (9.68%) UAG
6 2 (6.45%) ISA Server
7 1 (3.23%) XenApp
7 1 (3.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (22.58%) SCCM
2 3 (9.68%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (3.23%) OVSD
Vendors
1 11 (35.48%) VMware
2 9 (29.03%) Lumension
3 7 (22.58%) Cisco
4 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
5 5 (16.13%) Citrix
6 4 (12.90%) Forcepoint
6 4 (12.90%) HP
6 4 (12.90%) Remedy
7 3 (9.68%) McAfee
7 3 (9.68%) ServiceNow
8 2 (6.45%) Computacenter
9 1 (3.23%) Juniper
9 1 (3.23%) Kaspersky
9 1 (3.23%) NetApp
9 1 (3.23%) Palo Alto
9 1 (3.23%) Polycom
9 1 (3.23%) Sophos