The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes during the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Consultant
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 33 35 24
Rank change year-on-year +2 -11  
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 40 35 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 5.35% 4.66% 5.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.74% 4.87% 6.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 21 19
Median daily rate £500 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £438
% change year-on-year +2.85% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £48.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year -2.08% +95.91%  

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 697 719 801
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 93.31% 95.74% 95.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 398 393 380
Median daily rate £410 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £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 18 18
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -18.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £11.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £22.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Consultant in Milton Keynes.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Consultant in Milton Keynes

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 42 (54.55%) Security Cleared
2 35 (45.45%) SC Cleared
3 20 (25.97%) Cisco
4 15 (19.48%) DV Cleared
5 14 (18.18%) Microsoft
5 14 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (15.58%) Windows
6 12 (15.58%) VPN
7 11 (14.29%) CCNP
7 11 (14.29%) F5
8 10 (12.99%) SharePoint
9 9 (11.69%) Finance
9 9 (11.69%) SharePoint 2013
9 9 (11.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 9 (11.69%) Load Balancing
10 8 (10.39%) Cisco Nexus
10 8 (10.39%) Service Management
10 8 (10.39%) Service Delivery
10 8 (10.39%) WAN
10 8 (10.39%) CCNA
11 7 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
11 7 (9.09%) Resource Management
11 7 (9.09%) Security Testing
11 7 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
12 6 (7.79%) Analytics
12 6 (7.79%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (7.79%) Banking
12 6 (7.79%) Firewall
12 6 (7.79%) Risk Management
12 6 (7.79%) MS Visio

Consultant 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 10 (12.99%) SharePoint
2 9 (11.69%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (3.90%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.30%) Apache
4 1 (1.30%) nginx
4 1 (1.30%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (7.79%) MS Visio
2 5 (6.49%) MS Office
2 5 (6.49%) MS Project
3 4 (5.19%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.30%) Infor M3
2 1 (1.30%) Movex
2 1 (1.30%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (1.30%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (1.30%) Oracle E-Business Tax
2 1 (1.30%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.30%) SAP HCM
2 1 (1.30%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.19%) Office 365
2 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.30%) OpenShift
2 1 (1.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (15.58%) VPN
2 9 (11.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 8 (10.39%) Cisco Nexus
3 8 (10.39%) WAN
4 6 (7.79%) Firewall
5 5 (6.49%) BGP
5 5 (6.49%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (6.49%) DHCP
5 5 (6.49%) EIGRP
5 5 (6.49%) FCoE
5 5 (6.49%) Fibre Channel
5 5 (6.49%) LAN
5 5 (6.49%) OSPF
6 4 (5.19%) Network Security
6 4 (5.19%) VLAN
6 4 (5.19%) Wireless
7 3 (3.90%) Internet
8 2 (2.60%) CTI
8 2 (2.60%) IPsec
9 1 (1.30%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.90%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (2.60%) Big Data
3 1 (1.30%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.30%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (1.30%) Couchbase
3 1 (1.30%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.30%) HBase
3 1 (1.30%) MarkLogic
3 1 (1.30%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.30%) Neo4j
3 1 (1.30%) NewSQL
3 1 (1.30%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Babel
1 1 (1.30%) Bitbucket
1 1 (1.30%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.30%) Gradle
1 1 (1.30%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.30%) JIRA
1 1 (1.30%) LSMW
1 1 (1.30%) Maven
1 1 (1.30%) Travis CI
1 1 (1.30%) webpack
General
1 9 (11.69%) Finance
2 6 (7.79%) Banking
3 4 (5.19%) Legal
4 3 (3.90%) Retail
5 1 (1.30%) Advertising
5 1 (1.30%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.90%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.60%) CSS
2 2 (2.60%) HTML
3 1 (1.30%) Akka
3 1 (1.30%) Android SDK
3 1 (1.30%) Cocoa
3 1 (1.30%) HTML5
3 1 (1.30%) Node.js
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (1.30%) Spring
3 1 (1.30%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.19%) User Experience
2 3 (3.90%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.90%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.90%) Mobile Banking
2 3 (3.90%) Online Banking
3 2 (2.60%) CESG
3 2 (2.60%) IVR
4 1 (1.30%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.30%) Clustering
4 1 (1.30%) PKI
4 1 (1.30%) RSA SecurID
4 1 (1.30%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 12 (15.58%) Windows
2 5 (6.49%) Unix
3 4 (5.19%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.30%) Android
4 1 (1.30%) Windows 2000
4 1 (1.30%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.30%) Windows NT
4 1 (1.30%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.30%) Windows Vista
4 1 (1.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (11.69%) Load Balancing
2 8 (10.39%) Service Delivery
2 8 (10.39%) Service Management
3 7 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
3 7 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
3 7 (9.09%) Resource Management
3 7 (9.09%) Security Testing
4 6 (7.79%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (7.79%) Analytics
4 6 (7.79%) Risk Management
5 5 (6.49%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (6.49%) ITIL
5 5 (6.49%) Migration
5 5 (6.49%) Presales
5 5 (6.49%) Validation
5 5 (6.49%) Visualisation
5 5 (6.49%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 4 (5.19%) Business Continuity
6 4 (5.19%) Project Management
6 4 (5.19%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.90%) C
2 2 (2.60%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.30%) ABAP
3 1 (1.30%) Apple Swift
3 1 (1.30%) ES6
3 1 (1.30%) Java
3 1 (1.30%) Objective-C
3 1 (1.30%) Scala
3 1 (1.30%) SQL
3 1 (1.30%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.30%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 42 (54.55%) Security Cleared
2 35 (45.45%) SC Cleared
3 15 (19.48%) DV Cleared
4 14 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (14.29%) CCNP
6 8 (10.39%) CCNA
7 5 (6.49%) CEH
7 5 (6.49%) CREST Certified
7 5 (6.49%) OSCP
8 4 (5.19%) CISSP
8 4 (5.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (2.60%) CCIE
9 2 (2.60%) CESG Certified Professional
9 2 (2.60%) CLAS
9 2 (2.60%) GIAC
9 2 (2.60%) SANS
10 1 (1.30%) CCA
10 1 (1.30%) CISM
10 1 (1.30%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.49%) ISO22301
2 3 (3.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.60%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.60%) RMADS
4 1 (1.30%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.90%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.60%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.60%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.30%) ISA Server
3 1 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.30%) XenApp
3 1 (1.30%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.30%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (5.19%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (2.60%) BladeLogic
2 2 (2.60%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (2.60%) Nagios
2 2 (2.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (2.60%) SCOM
3 1 (1.30%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.30%) AppDNA
3 1 (1.30%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.30%) SCCM
3 1 (1.30%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 20 (25.97%) Cisco
2 14 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 11 (14.29%) F5
4 5 (6.49%) Oracle
5 4 (5.19%) CheckPoint
5 4 (5.19%) MicroStrategy
6 3 (3.90%) Citrix
6 3 (3.90%) SAP
6 3 (3.90%) VMware
7 2 (2.60%) Aruba
7 2 (2.60%) Blue Coat
7 2 (2.60%) Genesys
7 2 (2.60%) Intel Security
7 2 (2.60%) Nortel
7 2 (2.60%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.30%) Capita
8 1 (1.30%) Fortinet
8 1 (1.30%) Infor
8 1 (1.30%) Juniper
8 1 (1.30%) Red Hat