Period
to 14 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support was £346 per day in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes during the 6 months to 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 97 104 89
Rank change year-on-year +7 -15 +14
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 10 18 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.66% 1.10% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 1.14% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 5
Milton Keynes median daily rate £346 £288 £120
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.35% +139.58% -60.00%
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £335 £270 £195
% change year-on-year +24.07% +38.46% -32.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Milton Keynes median hourly rate - - -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -

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 1,432 1,577 1,330
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.09% 96.16% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 776 747 736
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £215 £251 £225
90th Percentile £572 £538 £528
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 66 46
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £14.05 £16.81 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.42% +40.08% -11.11%
10th Percentile £9.00 £9.31 £8.50
90th Percentile £24.25 £19.75 £19.38
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.25 £14.00
% change year-on-year -15.94% +23.21% -2.42%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 8 (80.00%) SC Cleared
1 8 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (70.00%) ITIL
2 7 (70.00%) Windows
3 6 (60.00%) DV Cleared
3 6 (60.00%) ITIL V3
4 5 (50.00%) Change Management
5 4 (40.00%) Firewall
5 4 (40.00%) Cisco
5 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
6 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
6 3 (30.00%) Citrix
6 3 (30.00%) OSPF
6 3 (30.00%) SQL
6 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
6 3 (30.00%) BGP
6 3 (30.00%) ICMP
6 3 (30.00%) Service Management
6 3 (30.00%) Wireless
6 3 (30.00%) IPsec
6 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (30.00%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
6 3 (30.00%) Network Virtualisation
6 3 (30.00%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
6 3 (30.00%) Virtual Environments
7 2 (20.00%) Problem-Solving

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 (30.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (10.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Office 365
2 1 (10.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) Firewall
2 3 (30.00%) BGP
2 3 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (30.00%) ICMP
2 3 (30.00%) IPsec
2 3 (30.00%) OSPF
2 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (30.00%) Wireless
3 2 (20.00%) BIG-IP
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco ISE
3 2 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (20.00%) VPN
4 1 (10.00%) DHCP
4 1 (10.00%) DNS
4 1 (10.00%) Internet
4 1 (10.00%) LAN
4 1 (10.00%) MPLS
4 1 (10.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (10.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (20.00%) Linux
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (10.00%) Unix
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) ITIL
2 6 (60.00%) ITIL V3
3 5 (50.00%) Change Management
4 3 (30.00%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (30.00%) Network Virtualisation
4 3 (30.00%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
4 3 (30.00%) Service Management
4 3 (30.00%) Virtual Environments
5 2 (20.00%) ITSM
5 2 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
6 1 (10.00%) Availability Management
6 1 (10.00%) Change Control
6 1 (10.00%) CRM
6 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 1 (10.00%) Proactive Monitoring
6 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
6 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (80.00%) SC Cleared
1 8 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (60.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (20.00%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (20.00%) MCSA
3 2 (20.00%) MCSE
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (10.00%) CCA
4 1 (10.00%) CCNA
4 1 (10.00%) CCNP
4 1 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (10.00%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) OVSD
2 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Cisco
2 3 (30.00%) Citrix
3 2 (20.00%) F5
3 2 (20.00%) HP
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) NetApp
3 2 (20.00%) Palo Alto
3 2 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (10.00%) Aruba
4 1 (10.00%) Kaspersky
4 1 (10.00%) McAfee
4 1 (10.00%) ServiceNow
4 1 (10.00%) Sophos