Period
to 21 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Communications Specialist was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes during the 6 months to 21 July 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.

Communications Specialist
Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 100 109 -
Rank change year-on-year +9 - +107
Contract jobs requiring a Communications Specialist 4 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.26% 0.19% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.20% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Milton Keynes median daily rate £488 £500 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% - -
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £488 £500 -
% change year-on-year -2.50% - -
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 1,465 1,500 1,379
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.94% 95.30% 95.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 789 745 757
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £221 £270 £231
90th Percentile £551 £538 £528
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 58 48
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £14.05 £16.96 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.16% +41.33% -14.29%
10th Percentile £9.00 £9.21 £8.50
90th Percentile £19.80 £20.23 £19.50
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.25 £14.00
% change year-on-year -15.94% +23.21% -6.67%

Communications Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

Job postings that featured Communications Specialist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes.

Job vacancy trend for Communications Specialist in Milton Keynes

Communications Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Communications Specialist in Milton Keynes

Communications Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, Communications Specialist 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 Communications Specialist in the job title.

1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (75.00%) Symantec
1 3 (75.00%) Migration
1 3 (75.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (75.00%) Skype for Business
1 3 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (75.00%) Skype
2 2 (50.00%) Virtual Environments
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (50.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (50.00%) ServiceNow
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL V3
2 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Service Management
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) ITSM
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) MCSE
3 1 (25.00%) MCP
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) BIG-IP

Communications Specialist 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 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (75.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (75.00%) Skype for Business
2 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) Skype
2 1 (25.00%) BIG-IP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
1 3 (75.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL V3
2 2 (50.00%) ITSM
2 2 (50.00%) Service Management
2 2 (50.00%) Virtual Environments
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
3 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) MCP
2 1 (25.00%) MCSE
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Symantec
2 2 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) ServiceNow
3 1 (25.00%) F5
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) VMware