The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes with a requirement for ITSM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited ITSM over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the 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.

IT Service Management (ITSM)
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 52 60
Rank change year-on-year -5 +8  
Contract jobs citing ITSM 18 10 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 2.43% 1.51% 1.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.85% 1.79% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 13
Median daily rate £500 £198 £277
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +153.16% -28.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £108 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £403 £322
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £387
% change year-on-year +6.66% -3.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.38 £12.50
% change year-on-year +0.71% +39.00%  

ITSM is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 631 558 685
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 85.16% 84.04% 81.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 315 390
Median daily rate £400 £406 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.36% +3.98%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £275 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 10
Median hourly rate £16.25 £11.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.44% -71.87%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

ITSM
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes citing ITSM as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for ITSM in Milton Keynes

ITSM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ITSM in Milton Keynes

ITSM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ITSM in Milton Keynes over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ITSM in Milton Keynes

ITSM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ITSM in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ITSM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Milton Keynes region with a requirement for ITSM.

1 35 (100.00%) ITIL
2 33 (94.29%) Service Management
3 27 (77.14%) SC Cleared
3 27 (77.14%) Security Cleared
4 25 (71.43%) ITIL V3
5 20 (57.14%) HP
6 18 (51.43%) Windows
6 18 (51.43%) Virtual Environments
7 16 (45.71%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (45.71%) Service Delivery
8 15 (42.86%) SQL
9 14 (40.00%) DV Cleared
9 14 (40.00%) OVSD
10 13 (37.14%) VMware
10 13 (37.14%) Linux
11 12 (34.29%) Active Directory
11 12 (34.29%) Change Management
11 12 (34.29%) Finance
12 10 (28.57%) Project Management
13 9 (25.71%) Microsoft
13 9 (25.71%) Citrix
13 9 (25.71%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (25.71%) MCP
13 9 (25.71%) Unix
13 9 (25.71%) VMware Workstation
13 9 (25.71%) VMware Infrastructure
13 9 (25.71%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (25.71%) Hyper-V
14 7 (20.00%) MongoDB
14 7 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 20000

ITSM
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 6 (17.14%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (17.14%) Exchange Server 2013
1 6 (17.14%) MS Exchange
1 6 (17.14%) SharePoint
1 6 (17.14%) Skype for Business
2 3 (8.57%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (8.57%) Confluence
2 3 (8.57%) IBM HTTP Server
2 3 (8.57%) IIS
2 3 (8.57%) LiveCycle
2 3 (8.57%) SAS
2 3 (8.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Staffware
2 2 (5.71%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (2.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.43%) IaaS
1 4 (11.43%) SaaS
2 3 (8.57%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.14%) BGP
1 6 (17.14%) BIG-IP
1 6 (17.14%) Cisco ASA
1 6 (17.14%) Firewall
1 6 (17.14%) ICMP
1 6 (17.14%) TCP/IP
1 6 (17.14%) Wireless
2 3 (8.57%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.00%) MongoDB
2 3 (8.57%) DB2
2 3 (8.57%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (2.86%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Git (software)
1 3 (8.57%) Jenkins
1 3 (8.57%) JIRA
1 3 (8.57%) SonarQube
1 3 (8.57%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 12 (34.29%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Electronics
2 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.86%) Marketing
2 1 (2.86%) Military
2 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (22.86%) Analyst
2 7 (20.00%) Architect
3 6 (17.14%) Network Architect
4 4 (11.43%) Linux Specialist
4 4 (11.43%) Messaging Specialist
5 3 (8.57%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (8.57%) Cisco Architect
5 3 (8.57%) Cisco Network Architect
5 3 (8.57%) Finance Manager
5 3 (8.57%) Finance Project Manager
5 3 (8.57%) Financial Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Process Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Project Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Project Manager
6 2 (5.71%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
6 2 (5.71%) Communications Specialist
6 2 (5.71%) IT Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) ITSM Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Supplier Manager
Miscellaneous
1 16 (45.71%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 5 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (8.57%) Computer Science
3 3 (8.57%) Data Centre
3 3 (8.57%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.86%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 18 (51.43%) Windows
2 13 (37.14%) Linux
3 9 (25.71%) Unix
3 9 (25.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (11.43%) CentOS
6 3 (8.57%) Ubuntu
6 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (8.57%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (100.00%) ITIL
2 33 (94.29%) Service Management
3 25 (71.43%) ITIL V3
4 18 (51.43%) Virtual Environments
5 16 (45.71%) Service Delivery
6 12 (34.29%) Change Management
7 10 (28.57%) Project Management
8 6 (17.14%) Network Design
8 6 (17.14%) Network Monitoring
9 5 (14.29%) Infrastructure Monitoring
10 4 (11.43%) High Availability
10 4 (11.43%) Performance Management
10 4 (11.43%) Problem Management
11 3 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (8.57%) Asset Management
11 3 (8.57%) BPMN
11 3 (8.57%) Data Protection
11 3 (8.57%) Incident Management
11 3 (8.57%) Information Assurance
11 3 (8.57%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 15 (42.86%) SQL
2 6 (17.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 27 (77.14%) SC Cleared
1 27 (77.14%) Security Cleared
2 14 (40.00%) DV Cleared
3 9 (25.71%) MCP
3 9 (25.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (17.14%) CCNP
4 6 (17.14%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (17.14%) MCSE
5 5 (14.29%) Degree
6 3 (8.57%) APMG
6 3 (8.57%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (8.57%) MCDBA
6 3 (8.57%) MCSA
7 2 (5.71%) Chartered Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 3 (8.57%) ISO/IEC 19770
3 2 (5.71%) EFQM
3 2 (5.71%) QA
3 2 (5.71%) SLA
4 1 (2.86%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 12 (34.29%) Active Directory
2 9 (25.71%) Hyper-V
2 9 (25.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (25.71%) VMware Workstation
3 4 (11.43%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (40.00%) OVSD
2 4 (11.43%) Nagios
3 2 (5.71%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (57.14%) HP
2 13 (37.14%) VMware
3 9 (25.71%) Citrix
3 9 (25.71%) Microsoft
4 7 (20.00%) ServiceNow
5 6 (17.14%) Cisco
5 6 (17.14%) F5
5 6 (17.14%) Palo Alto
6 3 (8.57%) Adobe
6 3 (8.57%) ILOG
6 3 (8.57%) Oracle
7 2 (5.71%) NetApp
7 2 (5.71%) Remedy
8 1 (2.86%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.86%) SAP