Period
to 16 August 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 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 25 17
Rank change year-on-year +1 -8 -5
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 102 130 136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 6.79% 7.92% 9.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.06% 9.32% 11.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 67 57
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £390 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -6.02% +10.67%
10th Percentile £275 £228 £225
90th Percentile £532 £500 £500
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £375 £408
% change year-on-year +6.67% -8.04% +12.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 11
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £10.68 - £11.00
10th Percentile £9.27 - £9.00
90th Percentile £11.01 - £14.00
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £10.68 £17.00 £11.00
% change year-on-year -37.21% +54.55% -24.14%

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 1,265 1,395 1,182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 84.22% 85.01% 85.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 717 689 679
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £400 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.36% +8.13%
10th Percentile £225 £255 £250
90th Percentile £575 £538 £526
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 32 32
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.57% +16.67% -15.46%
10th Percentile £9.21 £9.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £16.20 £18.63 £15.00
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.05 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -6.33% +7.14% -20.00%

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 August 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 August 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 (48.04%) Security Cleared
2 42 (41.18%) ITIL
3 40 (39.22%) SC Cleared
4 36 (35.29%) Analytical Skills
5 31 (30.39%) Finance
6 29 (28.43%) DV Cleared
7 27 (26.47%) Service Management
8 24 (23.53%) Change Management
9 23 (22.55%) Linux
10 22 (21.57%) Microsoft
11 21 (20.59%) SQL
11 21 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
12 20 (19.61%) ITIL V3
13 18 (17.65%) Service Delivery
13 18 (17.65%) ITSM
13 18 (17.65%) Windows
14 15 (14.71%) Unix
14 15 (14.71%) PowerShell
14 15 (14.71%) Virtual Environments
15 13 (12.75%) PRINCE2
15 13 (12.75%) SharePoint
16 12 (11.76%) Project Management
16 12 (11.76%) CRM
16 12 (11.76%) MS Exchange
16 12 (11.76%) Oracle
16 12 (11.76%) Skype for Business
16 12 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
17 11 (10.78%) DevOps
17 11 (10.78%) Degree
17 11 (10.78%) Microsoft Office

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 (12.75%) SharePoint
2 12 (11.76%) MS Exchange
2 12 (11.76%) Skype for Business
3 9 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (8.82%) SharePoint 2013
4 7 (6.86%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (6.86%) IIS
5 2 (1.96%) Apache
5 2 (1.96%) Confluence
5 2 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.96%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.98%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.98%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.98%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (10.78%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (6.86%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (2.94%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (1.96%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.82%) Office 365
2 4 (3.92%) GitHub
2 4 (3.92%) OpenShift
3 2 (1.96%) IaaS
4 1 (0.98%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.92%) Firewall
2 3 (2.94%) BIG-IP
3 2 (1.96%) BGP
3 2 (1.96%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (1.96%) Cisco ISE
3 2 (1.96%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (1.96%) HTTP
3 2 (1.96%) ICMP
3 2 (1.96%) IPsec
3 2 (1.96%) iSCSI
3 2 (1.96%) OSPF
3 2 (1.96%) Skype
3 2 (1.96%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.96%) Wireless
4 1 (0.98%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.80%) MySQL
1 10 (9.80%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.82%) DB2
3 8 (7.84%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (6.86%) DB2 UDB
5 6 (5.88%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (5.88%) MongoDB
6 4 (3.92%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.96%) PowerCenter
8 2 (1.96%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.96%) Spatial Data
8 2 (1.96%) SSDT
9 1 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.98%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 8 (7.84%) Git (software)
2 6 (5.88%) Mercurial
2 6 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (3.92%) JIRA
3 4 (3.92%) Subversion
4 2 (1.96%) ClearCase
4 2 (1.96%) ClearQuest
4 2 (1.96%) NeoLoad
4 2 (1.96%) Selenium
5 1 (0.98%) Introscope
5 1 (0.98%) JDeveloper
5 1 (0.98%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.98%) LSMW
General
1 31 (30.39%) Finance
2 6 (5.88%) Spanish Language
3 4 (3.92%) Legal
4 3 (2.94%) Automotive
4 3 (2.94%) Law
4 3 (2.94%) Marketing
4 3 (2.94%) Retail
5 2 (1.96%) Banking
5 2 (1.96%) German Language
6 1 (0.98%) Back Office
6 1 (0.98%) Electronics
6 1 (0.98%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.98%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (20.59%) Analyst
2 13 (12.75%) Developer
3 9 (8.82%) Project Manager
4 7 (6.86%) Business Analyst
4 7 (6.86%) DBA
5 6 (5.88%) Consultant
5 6 (5.88%) Delivery Manager
5 6 (5.88%) Service Manager
5 6 (5.88%) Services Delivery Manager
6 5 (4.90%) Administrator
6 5 (4.90%) Designer
7 4 (3.92%) Applications Support
7 4 (3.92%) Data Centre Engineer
7 4 (3.92%) Data Centre Technician
7 4 (3.92%) iOS Developer
7 4 (3.92%) SharePoint Analyst
7 4 (3.92%) Support Specialist
8 3 (2.94%) Applications Specialist
8 3 (2.94%) Applications Support Specialist
8 3 (2.94%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.86%) YAML
2 6 (5.88%) AngularJS
3 4 (3.92%) .NET
3 4 (3.92%) iOS SDK
3 4 (3.92%) XML
4 3 (2.94%) jQuery
4 3 (2.94%) LDAP
4 3 (2.94%) Node.js
4 3 (2.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (1.96%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.96%) ODBC
5 2 (1.96%) REST
5 2 (1.96%) RESTful
5 2 (1.96%) Spring
5 2 (1.96%) Web Services
6 1 (0.98%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.98%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.98%) Entity Framework
6 1 (0.98%) SOAP
6 1 (0.98%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 36 (35.29%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.84%) Data Centre
3 3 (2.94%) Virtual Team
4 2 (1.96%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.96%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.96%) User Experience
5 1 (0.98%) e-Health
5 1 (0.98%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (0.98%) iSeries
5 1 (0.98%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 23 (22.55%) Linux
2 18 (17.65%) Windows
3 15 (14.71%) Unix
4 6 (5.88%) Windows Server
5 4 (3.92%) Apple iOS
5 4 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (3.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.96%) Data ONTAP
6 2 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (41.18%) ITIL
2 27 (26.47%) Service Management
3 24 (23.53%) Change Management
4 21 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (19.61%) ITIL V3
6 18 (17.65%) ITSM
6 18 (17.65%) Service Delivery
7 15 (14.71%) Virtual Environments
8 13 (12.75%) PRINCE2
9 12 (11.76%) CRM
9 12 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
9 12 (11.76%) Project Management
10 11 (10.78%) DevOps
11 9 (8.82%) Configuration Management
11 9 (8.82%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
11 9 (8.82%) Performance Monitoring
12 8 (7.84%) Mentoring
12 8 (7.84%) Migration
13 7 (6.86%) Capacity Management
13 7 (6.86%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 21 (20.59%) SQL
2 15 (14.71%) PowerShell
3 9 (8.82%) Shell Script
4 7 (6.86%) Python
5 6 (5.88%) Bash Shell
5 6 (5.88%) Korn
6 5 (4.90%) T-SQL
7 4 (3.92%) Apple Swift
7 4 (3.92%) Java
7 4 (3.92%) JavaScript
7 4 (3.92%) Objective-C
8 3 (2.94%) C#
9 2 (1.96%) C
9 2 (1.96%) C++
9 2 (1.96%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 49 (48.04%) Security Cleared
2 40 (39.22%) SC Cleared
3 29 (28.43%) DV Cleared
4 11 (10.78%) Degree
5 8 (7.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 7 (6.86%) APMP
6 7 (6.86%) ISEB
7 5 (4.90%) HNC
7 5 (4.90%) HND
8 4 (3.92%) ISTQB
8 4 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (2.94%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (2.94%) MCSE
10 2 (1.96%) MCP
11 1 (0.98%) CCNP
11 1 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.98%) MCDBA
11 1 (0.98%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.84%) SLA
2 4 (3.92%) QA
3 2 (1.96%) COBIT
4 1 (0.98%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.98%) GDPR
System Software
1 8 (7.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (5.88%) Active Directory
3 5 (4.90%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.92%) Docker
5 2 (1.96%) NFS
5 2 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.96%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.98%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (8.82%) Ansible
2 4 (3.92%) OVSD
2 4 (3.92%) SCOM
3 3 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.96%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.98%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.98%) CA Wily
5 1 (0.98%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.98%) SCSM
5 1 (0.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 22 (21.57%) Microsoft
2 12 (11.76%) Oracle
3 9 (8.82%) VMware
4 7 (6.86%) Remedy
5 6 (5.88%) HP
6 5 (4.90%) NetApp
7 4 (3.92%) Cisco
7 4 (3.92%) Citrix
7 4 (3.92%) F5
8 3 (2.94%) ServiceNow
8 3 (2.94%) Symantec
9 2 (1.96%) Apple
9 2 (1.96%) BMC
9 2 (1.96%) hybris
9 2 (1.96%) Lumension
9 2 (1.96%) New Relic
9 2 (1.96%) Palo Alto
9 2 (1.96%) SAP
10 1 (0.98%) Aruba
10 1 (0.98%) Veeam