The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support was £309 per day in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes during the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Third Line Support
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 63 66 67
Rank change year-on-year +3 +1  
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 10 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.35% 0.13% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.45% 0.14% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 3
Median daily rate £309 £420 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.48% +52.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £420 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £420 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £273 £260 £256
% change year-on-year +4.80% +1.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -23.52% +10.86%  

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 692 709 800
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 93.26% 95.42% 95.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 386 378
Median daily rate £410 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +9.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 19 17
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -7.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £9.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £22.15 £18.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 15 (93.75%) SC Cleared
1 15 (93.75%) Security Cleared
2 13 (81.25%) Windows
3 11 (68.75%) Active Directory
4 9 (56.25%) Windows Server
5 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (50.00%) ITIL
6 7 (43.75%) Hyper-V
7 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
7 6 (37.50%) DV Cleared
8 5 (31.25%) SCCM
8 5 (31.25%) Change Management
8 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (31.25%) ITIL V3
9 4 (25.00%) Virtual Environments
9 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (25.00%) HP
9 4 (25.00%) SQL
9 4 (25.00%) MCSA
9 4 (25.00%) ITSM
9 4 (25.00%) VMware
9 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (25.00%) OVSD
10 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (18.75%) Dynamics CRM
10 3 (18.75%) VMware Workstation
10 3 (18.75%) Service Management
10 3 (18.75%) MCDBA
10 3 (18.75%) Linux

3rd Line Support 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 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
2 2 (12.50%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 2 (12.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) Unified Communications
2 2 (12.50%) DHCP
2 2 (12.50%) DNS
3 1 (6.25%) Firewall
3 1 (6.25%) LAN
3 1 (6.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (6.25%) MySQL
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) XML
1 1 (6.25%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 9 (56.25%) Windows Server
3 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (18.75%) Linux
7 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (6.25%) Unix
7 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) ITIL
2 5 (31.25%) Change Management
2 5 (31.25%) ITIL V3
3 4 (25.00%) ITSM
3 4 (25.00%) Virtual Environments
4 3 (18.75%) CRM
4 3 (18.75%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (18.75%) Service Management
5 2 (12.50%) Disk Encryption
5 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
5 2 (12.50%) Process Architecture
5 2 (12.50%) Server Building
5 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 2 (12.50%) Software Deployment
6 1 (6.25%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (93.75%) SC Cleared
1 15 (93.75%) Security Cleared
2 6 (37.50%) DV Cleared
3 4 (25.00%) MCSA
3 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (18.75%) MCDBA
4 3 (18.75%) MCP
5 1 (6.25%) CCNA
5 1 (6.25%) CCNP
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
1 2 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (68.75%) Active Directory
2 7 (43.75%) Hyper-V
3 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (18.75%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (12.50%) BitLocker
5 2 (12.50%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (12.50%) UAG
5 2 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (6.25%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) SCCM
2 4 (25.00%) OVSD
3 2 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) HP
1 4 (25.00%) VMware
2 3 (18.75%) Citrix
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 2 (12.50%) Forcepoint
3 2 (12.50%) Intel Security
3 2 (12.50%) Lumension
3 2 (12.50%) NetApp
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco
4 1 (6.25%) Computacenter
4 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
4 1 (6.25%) Remedy