Period
to 22 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes with a requirement for Problem-Solving skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Problem-Solving over the 6 months to 22 June 2018 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.

Problem-Solving
Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
6 months to
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 18 17
Rank change year-on-year -6 -1 -4
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 108 129 137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 7.00% 8.75% 9.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.42% 10.30% 11.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 70 54
Milton Keynes median daily rate £380 £393 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.25% - +12.62%
10th Percentile £275 £296 £204
90th Percentile £511 £500 £450
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +1.33% - +10.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 7
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £9.00 - £11.00
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £24.25 £20.00 £11.00
% change year-on-year +21.25% +81.82% -27.87%

Problem-Solving is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following 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 or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,283 1,252 1,207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 83.20% 84.94% 85.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 730 651 680
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £237 £281 £263
90th Percentile £550 £544 £528
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 21 23
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.57% +16.67% -25.65%
10th Percentile £9.00 £8.79 £10.23
90th Percentile £17.50 £17.25 £16.28
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.05 £16.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -12.19% +14.29% -24.32%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

Job postings citing Problem-Solving as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes.

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in Milton Keynes

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Problem-Solving in Milton Keynes

Problem-Solving
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in Milton Keynes over the 6 months to 22 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Problem-Solving in Milton Keynes

Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Problem-Solving in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 22 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Problem-Solving also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Problem-Solving.

1 49 (45.37%) Security Cleared
2 47 (43.52%) ITIL
3 45 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
4 41 (37.96%) SC Cleared
5 32 (29.63%) DV Cleared
6 31 (28.70%) Change Management
7 27 (25.00%) Linux
7 27 (25.00%) Service Management
8 26 (24.07%) Windows
8 26 (24.07%) Agile Software Development
9 25 (23.15%) ITIL V3
10 23 (21.30%) Virtual Environments
10 23 (21.30%) Finance
11 22 (20.37%) Microsoft
12 21 (19.44%) ITSM
13 19 (17.59%) SQL
13 19 (17.59%) PowerShell
14 18 (16.67%) Service Delivery
15 17 (15.74%) VMware
15 17 (15.74%) Unix
16 14 (12.96%) VMware Infrastructure
16 14 (12.96%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
17 13 (12.04%) Skype for Business
17 13 (12.04%) Performance Tuning
17 13 (12.04%) Cisco
17 13 (12.04%) Microsoft Office
17 13 (12.04%) SharePoint
18 12 (11.11%) MS Exchange
18 12 (11.11%) MySQL
18 12 (11.11%) DevOps

Problem-Solving
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 13 (12.04%) SharePoint
1 13 (12.04%) Skype for Business
2 12 (11.11%) MS Exchange
3 9 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (7.41%) SharePoint 2013
5 7 (6.48%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (6.48%) IIS
6 5 (4.63%) Confluence
7 2 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.93%) Apache
8 1 (0.93%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.93%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.93%) OpenStack
Applications
1 13 (12.04%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.93%) 3ds Max
4 1 (0.93%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (0.93%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.93%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.93%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.26%) Office 365
2 4 (3.70%) OpenShift
3 3 (2.78%) GitHub
3 3 (2.78%) IaaS
4 2 (1.85%) PaaS
5 1 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.19%) Firewall
2 8 (7.41%) BIG-IP
3 7 (6.48%) BGP
3 7 (6.48%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (6.48%) Cisco ISE
3 7 (6.48%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 7 (6.48%) ICMP
3 7 (6.48%) IPsec
3 7 (6.48%) OSPF
3 7 (6.48%) TCP/IP
3 7 (6.48%) Wireless
4 5 (4.63%) iSCSI
5 4 (3.70%) DHCP
5 4 (3.70%) DNS
6 3 (2.78%) LAN
6 3 (2.78%) WAN
7 2 (1.85%) HTTP
7 2 (1.85%) Skype
8 1 (0.93%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.11%) MySQL
2 8 (7.41%) DB2
2 8 (7.41%) DB2 UDB
3 7 (6.48%) MongoDB
3 7 (6.48%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (6.48%) SQL Server
4 6 (5.56%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.85%) Apache Hive
6 2 (1.85%) Big Data
6 2 (1.85%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.85%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.85%) PowerCenter
6 2 (1.85%) Redis
6 2 (1.85%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.85%) Spatial Data
6 2 (1.85%) SSDT
7 1 (0.93%) Apache Zeppelin
7 1 (0.93%) Impala
Development Applications
1 8 (7.41%) Git (software)
2 7 (6.48%) JIRA
3 6 (5.56%) Mercurial
4 5 (4.63%) Selenium
5 3 (2.78%) ClearCase
5 3 (2.78%) ClearQuest
5 3 (2.78%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.78%) Subversion
5 3 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (1.85%) NeoLoad
7 1 (0.93%) Appium
7 1 (0.93%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.93%) Calabash
7 1 (0.93%) Introscope
7 1 (0.93%) LSMW
7 1 (0.93%) Maven
7 1 (0.93%) MonoDevelop
7 1 (0.93%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.93%) WebDriver
General
1 23 (21.30%) Finance
2 6 (5.56%) Spanish Language
3 4 (3.70%) Banking
3 4 (3.70%) Law
3 4 (3.70%) Legal
4 3 (2.78%) Marketing
4 3 (2.78%) Retail
5 2 (1.85%) Automotive
5 2 (1.85%) Games
6 1 (0.93%) Back Office
6 1 (0.93%) Electronics
6 1 (0.93%) German Language
6 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.93%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (19.44%) Analyst
2 15 (13.89%) Developer
3 8 (7.41%) DBA
4 6 (5.56%) Business Analyst
4 6 (5.56%) Network Team Leader
4 6 (5.56%) Team Leader
5 5 (4.63%) Applications Support
5 5 (4.63%) Delivery Manager
5 5 (4.63%) Project Manager
5 5 (4.63%) Storage Specialist
6 4 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (3.70%) Architect
6 4 (3.70%) Data Centre Engineer
6 4 (3.70%) Data Centre Technician
6 4 (3.70%) iOS Developer
6 4 (3.70%) SharePoint Analyst
7 3 (2.78%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 3 (2.78%) Automation Tester
7 3 (2.78%) Data Technician
7 3 (2.78%) Monitoring Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.41%) YAML
2 5 (4.63%) .NET
3 4 (3.70%) jQuery
3 4 (3.70%) Spring
3 4 (3.70%) XML
4 3 (2.78%) AngularJS
4 3 (2.78%) iOS SDK
4 3 (2.78%) RESTful
4 3 (2.78%) Web Services
5 2 (1.85%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.85%) CSS
5 2 (1.85%) HTML
5 2 (1.85%) HTML5
5 2 (1.85%) JSON
5 2 (1.85%) Kafka
5 2 (1.85%) REST
5 2 (1.85%) Spring Boot
5 2 (1.85%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 1 (0.93%) Spring Security
6 1 (0.93%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 45 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.41%) Data Centre
3 6 (5.56%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.78%) User Experience
5 2 (1.85%) Animation
5 2 (1.85%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.85%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.93%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.93%) e-Health
6 1 (0.93%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.93%) iSeries
6 1 (0.93%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.93%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.93%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 27 (25.00%) Linux
2 26 (24.07%) Windows
3 17 (15.74%) Unix
4 9 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (7.41%) Windows Server
5 8 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (5.56%) Apple iOS
7 5 (4.63%) Data ONTAP
8 2 (1.85%) Android
9 1 (0.93%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.93%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.93%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.93%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (43.52%) ITIL
2 31 (28.70%) Change Management
3 27 (25.00%) Service Management
4 26 (24.07%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (23.15%) ITIL V3
6 23 (21.30%) Virtual Environments
7 21 (19.44%) ITSM
8 18 (16.67%) Service Delivery
9 14 (12.96%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
10 13 (12.04%) Performance Tuning
11 12 (11.11%) DevOps
12 11 (10.19%) CRM
13 10 (9.26%) Capacity Management
13 10 (9.26%) PRINCE2
14 9 (8.33%) Mentoring
14 9 (8.33%) Migration
14 9 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
14 9 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
15 8 (7.41%) Configuration Management
15 8 (7.41%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (17.59%) PowerShell
1 19 (17.59%) SQL
2 8 (7.41%) Bash Shell
2 8 (7.41%) Korn
2 8 (7.41%) Python
2 8 (7.41%) Shell Script
3 7 (6.48%) Java
4 5 (4.63%) Apple Swift
4 5 (4.63%) C++
5 4 (3.70%) C
5 4 (3.70%) C#
5 4 (3.70%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.70%) Objective-C
5 4 (3.70%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.85%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.93%) PHP
7 1 (0.93%) Ruby
7 1 (0.93%) Scala
Qualifications
1 49 (45.37%) Security Cleared
2 41 (37.96%) SC Cleared
3 32 (29.63%) DV Cleared
4 11 (10.19%) Degree
5 8 (7.41%) ISEB
6 7 (6.48%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (5.56%) CCNP
7 6 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (5.56%) ISTQB
8 4 (3.70%) MCSE
9 3 (2.78%) APMP
9 3 (2.78%) CCNA
9 3 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (2.78%) MCP
9 3 (2.78%) MCSA
9 3 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.85%) HNC
10 2 (1.85%) HND
11 1 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.48%) SLA
2 2 (1.85%) COBIT
3 1 (0.93%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.93%) QA
System Software
1 14 (12.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (10.19%) Hyper-V
3 10 (9.26%) Active Directory
4 5 (4.63%) NFS
4 5 (4.63%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (3.70%) Docker
6 3 (2.78%) Forefront TMG
6 3 (2.78%) ISA Server
6 3 (2.78%) UAG
7 2 (1.85%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (1.85%) XenApp
8 1 (0.93%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 9 (8.33%) Ansible
2 8 (7.41%) OVSD
3 5 (4.63%) SCOM
4 4 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (2.78%) CA Spectrum
6 2 (1.85%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.85%) SCSM
6 2 (1.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.93%) CA Wily
7 1 (0.93%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.93%) SCCM
7 1 (0.93%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 22 (20.37%) Microsoft
2 17 (15.74%) VMware
3 13 (12.04%) Cisco
4 11 (10.19%) HP
5 9 (8.33%) NetApp
6 8 (7.41%) F5
7 7 (6.48%) Palo Alto
7 7 (6.48%) Remedy
8 6 (5.56%) ServiceNow
9 5 (4.63%) Forcepoint
10 4 (3.70%) CA
10 4 (3.70%) Citrix
10 4 (3.70%) Juniper
10 4 (3.70%) Nimsoft
10 4 (3.70%) Oracle
10 4 (3.70%) Symantec
11 3 (2.78%) Apple
11 3 (2.78%) SAP
12 2 (1.85%) arcserve
12 2 (1.85%) IBM