The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes during the 3 months to 26 June 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.

Consultant
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 28 29
Rank change year-on-year -15 +1  
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 33 34 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 4.39% 5.19% 6.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.55% 5.37% 6.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 15 39
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £250 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £542 £522
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +5.55% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.00 £49.95 £42.00
% change year-on-year +6.10% +18.92%  

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 725 633 811
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 96.54% 96.64% 97.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 338 448
Median daily rate £395 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 26 21
Median hourly rate £18.00 £12.00 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -25.65%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £9.40 £10.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £15.25 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes that featured Consultant in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in Milton Keynes

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Consultant in Milton Keynes

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in Milton Keynes over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Consultant in Milton Keynes

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant in Milton Keynes.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Consultant in Milton Keynes

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, Consultant 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 Consultant in the job title.

1 33 (45.21%) Security Cleared
2 28 (38.36%) SC Cleared
3 14 (19.18%) DV Cleared
3 14 (19.18%) Cisco
4 12 (16.44%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (16.44%) Banking
5 11 (15.07%) SharePoint
5 11 (15.07%) F5
6 10 (13.70%) SharePoint 2013
6 10 (13.70%) CCNP
6 10 (13.70%) Windows
7 9 (12.33%) WAN
8 8 (10.96%) VPN
8 8 (10.96%) Finance
9 7 (9.59%) Service Management
9 7 (9.59%) ITIL
9 7 (9.59%) Cybersecurity
10 6 (8.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 6 (8.22%) OpenStack
10 6 (8.22%) Cisco Nexus
10 6 (8.22%) Presales
10 6 (8.22%) Load Balancing
10 6 (8.22%) CCNA
10 6 (8.22%) Service Delivery
11 5 (6.85%) Unix
11 5 (6.85%) CheckPoint
11 5 (6.85%) Active Directory
11 5 (6.85%) MS Exchange
11 5 (6.85%) LAN
11 5 (6.85%) Network Security

Consultant 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 11 (15.07%) SharePoint
2 10 (13.70%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (8.22%) OpenStack
4 5 (6.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (6.85%) MS Exchange
5 3 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.74%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.37%) Apache
7 1 (1.37%) nginx
7 1 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.37%) BPCS
2 1 (1.37%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (1.37%) Infor M3
2 1 (1.37%) Movex
2 1 (1.37%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (1.37%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (1.37%) Oracle E-Business Tax
2 1 (1.37%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.37%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.48%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (5.48%) Office 365
2 3 (4.11%) IaaS
3 1 (1.37%) OpenShift
3 1 (1.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.33%) WAN
2 8 (10.96%) VPN
3 6 (8.22%) Cisco Nexus
3 6 (8.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 5 (6.85%) LAN
4 5 (6.85%) Network Security
5 4 (5.48%) BGP
5 4 (5.48%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (5.48%) EIGRP
5 4 (5.48%) FCoE
5 4 (5.48%) Fibre Channel
5 4 (5.48%) Firewall
5 4 (5.48%) Internet
5 4 (5.48%) OSPF
6 3 (4.11%) DHCP
6 3 (4.11%) Wireless
7 2 (2.74%) BIG-IP
7 2 (2.74%) CTI
7 2 (2.74%) VLAN
8 1 (1.37%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (1.37%) Big Data
1 1 (1.37%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (1.37%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
1 1 (1.37%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.74%) JIRA
2 1 (1.37%) Babel
2 1 (1.37%) Bitbucket
2 1 (1.37%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.37%) Gradle
2 1 (1.37%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.37%) Maven
2 1 (1.37%) Travis CI
2 1 (1.37%) webpack
General
1 12 (16.44%) Banking
2 8 (10.96%) Finance
3 3 (4.11%) Retail
4 1 (1.37%) Advertising
4 1 (1.37%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.11%) .NET
1 3 (4.11%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.74%) CSS
2 2 (2.74%) HTML
2 2 (2.74%) HTML5
3 1 (1.37%) Akka
3 1 (1.37%) Android SDK
3 1 (1.37%) Cocoa
3 1 (1.37%) CSS3
3 1 (1.37%) Node.js
3 1 (1.37%) SOAP
3 1 (1.37%) Spring
3 1 (1.37%) Spring Security
3 1 (1.37%) Visualforce
3 1 (1.37%) Web Dynpro
3 1 (1.37%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (5.48%) Mobile Banking
2 3 (4.11%) Online Banking
3 2 (2.74%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.74%) IVR
3 2 (2.74%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.37%) CESG
4 1 (1.37%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.37%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.37%) PKI
4 1 (1.37%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.37%) Replication
4 1 (1.37%) RSA SecurID
4 1 (1.37%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (13.70%) Windows
2 5 (6.85%) Unix
3 4 (5.48%) Linux
3 4 (5.48%) Windows 10
4 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.37%) Android
5 1 (1.37%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (9.59%) Cybersecurity
1 7 (9.59%) ITIL
1 7 (9.59%) Service Management
2 6 (8.22%) Load Balancing
2 6 (8.22%) Presales
2 6 (8.22%) Service Delivery
3 5 (6.85%) Resource Management
4 4 (5.48%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (5.48%) Business Continuity
4 4 (5.48%) Incident Management
4 4 (5.48%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 3 (4.11%) Information Security
5 3 (4.11%) Migration
5 3 (4.11%) Project Management
5 3 (4.11%) Protective Monitoring
5 3 (4.11%) Risk Management
5 3 (4.11%) Security Testing
6 2 (2.74%) Analytics
6 2 (2.74%) Information Assurance
6 2 (2.74%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.85%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.74%) C
2 2 (2.74%) JavaScript
2 2 (2.74%) SQL
3 1 (1.37%) ABAP
3 1 (1.37%) Apex Code
3 1 (1.37%) Apple Swift
3 1 (1.37%) ES6
3 1 (1.37%) Java
3 1 (1.37%) Objective-C
3 1 (1.37%) Scala
3 1 (1.37%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 33 (45.21%) Security Cleared
2 28 (38.36%) SC Cleared
3 14 (19.18%) DV Cleared
4 12 (16.44%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (13.70%) CCNP
6 6 (8.22%) CCNA
7 4 (5.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (4.11%) CEH
8 3 (4.11%) CREST Certified
8 3 (4.11%) OSCP
9 2 (2.74%) CCIE
9 2 (2.74%) MCP
9 2 (2.74%) MCSE
9 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.37%) CESG Certified Professional
10 1 (1.37%) CISM
10 1 (1.37%) CISSP
10 1 (1.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.85%) ISO 22301
1 5 (6.85%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (1.37%) QA
System Software
1 5 (6.85%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.11%) Hyper-V
2 3 (4.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.74%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (1.37%) vCloud
4 1 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.37%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (4.11%) SCOM
2 2 (2.74%) Ansible
2 2 (2.74%) BladeLogic
2 2 (2.74%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (2.74%) Nagios
3 1 (1.37%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.37%) vMotion
Vendors
1 14 (19.18%) Cisco
2 11 (15.07%) F5
3 5 (6.85%) CheckPoint
4 3 (4.11%) Aruba
4 3 (4.11%) VMware
5 2 (2.74%) Blue Coat
5 2 (2.74%) Citrix
5 2 (2.74%) Genesys
5 2 (2.74%) HP
5 2 (2.74%) Nortel
5 2 (2.74%) Oracle
5 2 (2.74%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.74%) SAP
5 2 (2.74%) ServiceNow
5 2 (2.74%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.37%) McAfee
6 1 (1.37%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.37%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.37%) Veeam