Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 26 18
Rank change year-on-year +7 -8 -3
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 115 122 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 8.12% 7.25% 8.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.39% 8.65% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 67 52
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £353 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.48% -13.08% +6.73%
10th Percentile £241 £184 £215
90th Percentile £493 £480 £500
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £361 £401
% change year-on-year +10.73% -9.80% +6.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 11
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £10.68 £19.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.82% +72.73% -21.43%
10th Percentile £9.40 £18.50 £9.00
90th Percentile £11.01 £19.50 £14.00
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £10.68 £19.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year -43.82% +52.00% -10.71%

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 1,225 1,410 1,082
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 86.51% 83.83% 84.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 722 721 633
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £400 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.61% +9.21%
10th Percentile £240 £255 £250
90th Percentile £575 £530 £544
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £401 £400 £408
% change year-on-year +0.31% -1.84% +8.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 44 35
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £14.00 £13.93 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.54% +16.04% -15.46%
10th Percentile £9.12 £8.59 £9.00
90th Percentile £17.80 £19.50 £15.15
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.50 £15.75 £14.50
% change year-on-year -7.97% +8.62% -17.14%

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 56 (48.70%) Security Cleared
2 52 (45.22%) ITIL
3 45 (39.13%) SC Cleared
4 35 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
5 34 (29.57%) Finance
6 32 (27.83%) Service Management
7 31 (26.96%) Microsoft
7 31 (26.96%) DV Cleared
8 28 (24.35%) Change Management
9 27 (23.48%) Windows
10 25 (21.74%) SQL
10 25 (21.74%) ITSM
11 24 (20.87%) Agile Software Development
12 23 (20.00%) Linux
13 22 (19.13%) Microsoft Office
13 22 (19.13%) ITIL V3
14 19 (16.52%) MS Exchange
15 16 (13.91%) Windows Server
15 16 (13.91%) Critical Thinking
16 15 (13.04%) CRM
16 15 (13.04%) Oracle
16 15 (13.04%) Service Delivery
16 15 (13.04%) PowerShell
16 15 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2007
17 14 (12.17%) Unix
17 14 (12.17%) SLA
18 13 (11.30%) SharePoint
18 13 (11.30%) Degree
18 13 (11.30%) Windows Server 2008
19 12 (10.43%) PRINCE2

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 19 (16.52%) MS Exchange
2 15 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2007
3 13 (11.30%) SharePoint
4 12 (10.43%) Skype for Business
5 9 (7.83%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (7.83%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (6.96%) IIS
7 7 (6.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 7 (6.09%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (4.35%) Confluence
9 3 (2.61%) WebSphere
10 2 (1.74%) Apache
10 2 (1.74%) IBM HTTP Server
10 2 (1.74%) Tomcat
10 2 (1.74%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.87%) Oracle Service Bus
11 1 (0.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.87%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.87%) WebLogic
Applications
1 22 (19.13%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (5.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (5.22%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.74%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.61%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (2.61%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (1.74%) Hyperion Planning
2 2 (1.74%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.87%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.22%) OpenShift
2 4 (3.48%) GitHub
2 4 (3.48%) Office 365
3 2 (1.74%) IaaS
4 1 (0.87%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.48%) Firewall
2 2 (1.74%) DHCP
2 2 (1.74%) DNS
2 2 (1.74%) HTTP
2 2 (1.74%) iSCSI
2 2 (1.74%) LAN
2 2 (1.74%) WAN
3 1 (0.87%) Broadband
3 1 (0.87%) Intranet
3 1 (0.87%) NAS
3 1 (0.87%) SAN
3 1 (0.87%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.43%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.22%) MongoDB
2 6 (5.22%) MySQL
2 6 (5.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (4.35%) DB2
3 5 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (3.48%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (2.61%) DB2 UDB
6 2 (1.74%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.74%) Essbase
6 2 (1.74%) Oracle ODI
6 2 (1.74%) Oracle Smart View
6 2 (1.74%) PowerCenter
6 2 (1.74%) Redis
7 1 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.87%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.87%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.87%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.87%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 7 (6.09%) Git (software)
1 7 (6.09%) Selenium
2 6 (5.22%) JIRA
3 5 (4.35%) Appium
4 4 (3.48%) Mercurial
4 4 (3.48%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (2.61%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (1.74%) Bitbucket
6 2 (1.74%) Calabash
6 2 (1.74%) ClearCase
6 2 (1.74%) ClearQuest
6 2 (1.74%) Introscope
6 2 (1.74%) Subversion
6 2 (1.74%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.87%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.87%) JDeveloper
7 1 (0.87%) LSMW
7 1 (0.87%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.87%) Xcode
General
1 34 (29.57%) Finance
2 6 (5.22%) Retail
3 4 (3.48%) Automotive
3 4 (3.48%) Banking
3 4 (3.48%) German Language
3 4 (3.48%) Legal
4 3 (2.61%) Marketing
5 2 (1.74%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (1.74%) Law
5 2 (1.74%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.87%) Back Office
6 1 (0.87%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 33 (28.70%) Analyst
2 14 (12.17%) Developer
3 10 (8.70%) Administrator
4 9 (7.83%) Project Manager
5 8 (6.96%) Business Analyst
6 6 (5.22%) Automation Tester
6 6 (5.22%) Delivery Manager
6 6 (5.22%) Service Manager
6 6 (5.22%) Services Delivery Manager
6 6 (5.22%) Tester
7 5 (4.35%) Consultant
7 5 (4.35%) Designer
7 5 (4.35%) Service Analyst
7 5 (4.35%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (4.35%) SharePoint Analyst
7 5 (4.35%) SharePoint Specialist
7 5 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (3.48%) Applications Support
8 4 (3.48%) Linux Administrator
8 4 (3.48%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.22%) AngularJS
2 4 (3.48%) iOS SDK
2 4 (3.48%) XML
3 3 (2.61%) jQuery
3 3 (2.61%) Node.js
3 3 (2.61%) Spring
3 3 (2.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 3 (2.61%) YAML
4 2 (1.74%) .NET
4 2 (1.74%) LDAP
4 2 (1.74%) ODBC
4 2 (1.74%) RESTful
4 2 (1.74%) Spring Boot
5 1 (0.87%) EDI
5 1 (0.87%) Hystrix
5 1 (0.87%) Java EE
5 1 (0.87%) Spring Cloud
5 1 (0.87%) Spring MVC
5 1 (0.87%) Zuul
Miscellaneous
1 35 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.83%) Computer Science
2 9 (7.83%) Data Centre
3 3 (2.61%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.61%) Virtual Team
4 2 (1.74%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.74%) User Experience
5 1 (0.87%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (0.87%) IVR
5 1 (0.87%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 27 (23.48%) Windows
2 23 (20.00%) Linux
3 16 (13.91%) Windows Server
4 14 (12.17%) Unix
5 13 (11.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (6.09%) Apple iOS
7 6 (5.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (4.35%) CentOS
8 5 (4.35%) Ubuntu
9 4 (3.48%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (2.61%) Android
11 2 (1.74%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (1.74%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.87%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (45.22%) ITIL
2 32 (27.83%) Service Management
3 28 (24.35%) Change Management
4 25 (21.74%) ITSM
5 24 (20.87%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (19.13%) ITIL V3
7 16 (13.91%) Critical Thinking
8 15 (13.04%) CRM
8 15 (13.04%) Service Delivery
9 12 (10.43%) Mentoring
9 12 (10.43%) PRINCE2
9 12 (10.43%) Virtual Environments
10 11 (9.57%) Performance Tuning
11 10 (8.70%) Configuration Management
11 10 (8.70%) DevOps
12 9 (7.83%) Presales
12 9 (7.83%) Project Management
13 8 (6.96%) Capacity Management
13 8 (6.96%) Root Cause Analysis
14 7 (6.09%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 25 (21.74%) SQL
2 15 (13.04%) PowerShell
3 12 (10.43%) Java
4 9 (7.83%) JavaScript
5 8 (6.96%) C#
6 7 (6.09%) C++
7 6 (5.22%) Apple Swift
8 5 (4.35%) Shell Script
9 4 (3.48%) Objective-C
10 3 (2.61%) PL/SQL
10 3 (2.61%) Python
10 3 (2.61%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.74%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.74%) C
11 2 (1.74%) Korn
11 2 (1.74%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 56 (48.70%) Security Cleared
2 45 (39.13%) SC Cleared
3 31 (26.96%) DV Cleared
4 13 (11.30%) Degree
5 7 (6.09%) ISEB
5 7 (6.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 6 (5.22%) APMP
6 6 (5.22%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (4.35%) Master's Degree
8 4 (3.48%) HNC
8 4 (3.48%) HND
8 4 (3.48%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (2.61%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (2.61%) MCSE
9 3 (2.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.74%) CCNA
10 2 (1.74%) CCNP
10 2 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (1.74%) ISTQB
10 2 (1.74%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (12.17%) SLA
2 7 (6.09%) QA
3 2 (1.74%) COBIT
4 1 (0.87%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.87%) GDPR
4 1 (0.87%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 10 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (6.09%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.09%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (5.22%) Docker
4 5 (4.35%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.74%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (1.74%) ISA Server
5 2 (1.74%) NFS
5 2 (1.74%) UAG
5 2 (1.74%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (6.96%) OVSD
2 6 (5.22%) Ansible
3 5 (4.35%) Nagios
4 3 (2.61%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (2.61%) SCOM
5 2 (1.74%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.74%) CA Wily
6 1 (0.87%) NetVault Backup
6 1 (0.87%) Puppet
6 1 (0.87%) SCCM
6 1 (0.87%) SCSM
6 1 (0.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 31 (26.96%) Microsoft
2 15 (13.04%) Oracle
3 11 (9.57%) VMware
4 10 (8.70%) Remedy
5 8 (6.96%) HP
6 6 (5.22%) Citrix
7 5 (4.35%) NetApp
8 3 (2.61%) webMethods
9 2 (1.74%) Apple
9 2 (1.74%) BMC
9 2 (1.74%) CA
9 2 (1.74%) Cisco
9 2 (1.74%) Forcepoint
9 2 (1.74%) Hyperion
9 2 (1.74%) IBM
9 2 (1.74%) Lumension
9 2 (1.74%) Pega
9 2 (1.74%) SAP
10 1 (0.87%) F5
10 1 (0.87%) Veeam