Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 27 23
Rank change year-on-year +10 -4 -3
Contract jobs citing Problem-Solving 111 117 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 8.92% 6.59% 7.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.13% 7.80% 8.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 66 58
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £350 £414
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -15.41% +6.43%
10th Percentile £216 £228 £144
90th Percentile £488 £463 £500
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £350 £406
% change year-on-year +14.29% -13.85% +6.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 11
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £18.73 £19.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.45% +35.71% -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £26.65 £20.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +33.25% +42.86% -

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 1,096 1,500 1,076
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 88.10% 84.51% 86.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 639 781 638
Milton Keynes median daily rate £415 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% -5.88% +10.39%
10th Percentile £239 £263 £229
90th Percentile £620 £525 £565
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £415 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +3.75% -3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 54 37
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £14.47 £14.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.51% +1.79% -
10th Percentile £10.59 £9.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £26.65 £24.70 £38.75
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.90 £16.83 £15.00
% change year-on-year -11.47% +12.20% -7.06%

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 14 December 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

Problem-Solving
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Problem-Solving in Milton Keynes over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Problem-Solving in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 47 (42.34%) Security Cleared
2 42 (37.84%) ITIL
3 35 (31.53%) SC Cleared
3 35 (31.53%) Finance
4 30 (27.03%) Microsoft
5 29 (26.13%) Windows
6 27 (24.32%) Analytical Skills
7 26 (23.42%) SQL
7 26 (23.42%) Service Management
8 24 (21.62%) Microsoft Office
8 24 (21.62%) DV Cleared
9 23 (20.72%) Agile Software Development
10 22 (19.82%) MS Exchange
11 21 (18.92%) Change Management
12 20 (18.02%) Exchange Server 2007
13 18 (16.22%) Project Management
13 18 (16.22%) Windows Server
14 17 (15.32%) SLA
14 17 (15.32%) PowerShell
15 16 (14.41%) Windows Server 2008
15 16 (14.41%) SQL Server
16 15 (13.51%) Java
16 15 (13.51%) ITSM
16 15 (13.51%) Mentoring
17 14 (12.61%) Service Delivery
17 14 (12.61%) Oracle
17 14 (12.61%) Linux
17 14 (12.61%) Active Directory
17 14 (12.61%) CRM
18 13 (11.71%) JavaScript

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 22 (19.82%) MS Exchange
2 20 (18.02%) Exchange Server 2007
3 11 (9.91%) Exchange Server 2003
3 11 (9.91%) SharePoint
3 11 (9.91%) Skype for Business
4 10 (9.01%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (9.01%) SharePoint 2013
5 9 (8.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 9 (8.11%) IIS
6 6 (5.41%) WebSphere
7 5 (4.50%) Tomcat
8 4 (3.60%) Confluence
9 2 (1.80%) Apache
9 2 (1.80%) IBM HTTP Server
9 2 (1.80%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.90%) CMS
10 1 (0.90%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.90%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.90%) WebLogic
Applications
1 24 (21.62%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (7.21%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (4.50%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (1.80%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.70%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (1.80%) Hyperion Planning
2 2 (1.80%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.90%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.31%) Office 365
1 7 (6.31%) OpenShift
2 5 (4.50%) Azure Active Directory
2 5 (4.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.60%) GitHub
4 2 (1.80%) IaaS
5 1 (0.90%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.90%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.50%) Firewall
2 2 (1.80%) DHCP
2 2 (1.80%) DNS
2 2 (1.80%) HTTP
2 2 (1.80%) LAN
2 2 (1.80%) Skype
2 2 (1.80%) WAN
3 1 (0.90%) Broadband
3 1 (0.90%) FTP
3 1 (0.90%) Intranet
3 1 (0.90%) NAS
3 1 (0.90%) SAN
3 1 (0.90%) SMS
3 1 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (14.41%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.01%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (6.31%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (4.50%) MongoDB
5 4 (3.60%) DB2
6 3 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.80%) DB2 UDB
7 2 (1.80%) Essbase
7 2 (1.80%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (1.80%) Oracle Smart View
7 2 (1.80%) Redis
8 1 (0.90%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.90%) BusinessObjects XI
8 1 (0.90%) MySQL
8 1 (0.90%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.90%) Power BI
8 1 (0.90%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 6 (5.41%) Git (software)
2 5 (4.50%) Appium
2 5 (4.50%) JIRA
2 5 (4.50%) Selenium
3 3 (2.70%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (1.80%) Bitbucket
4 2 (1.80%) Calabash
4 2 (1.80%) Introscope
4 2 (1.80%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.90%) ChangeMan
5 1 (0.90%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.90%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.90%) GitLab
5 1 (0.90%) JDeveloper
5 1 (0.90%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.90%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.90%) Subversion
5 1 (0.90%) Xcode
General
1 35 (31.53%) Finance
2 7 (6.31%) Legal
2 7 (6.31%) Retail
3 6 (5.41%) Banking
4 4 (3.60%) Automotive
4 4 (3.60%) German Language
5 2 (1.80%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.90%) Electronics
6 1 (0.90%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 32 (28.83%) Analyst
2 13 (11.71%) Service Manager
3 11 (9.91%) Administrator
4 9 (8.11%) Project Manager
5 8 (7.21%) Developer
5 8 (7.21%) Service Analyst
5 8 (7.21%) Service Desk Analyst
6 7 (6.31%) Delivery Manager
6 7 (6.31%) Services Delivery Manager
7 6 (5.41%) Business Analyst
7 6 (5.41%) SharePoint Analyst
7 6 (5.41%) SharePoint Specialist
8 5 (4.50%) Consultant
8 5 (4.50%) Junior
8 5 (4.50%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (3.60%) IT Manager
9 4 (3.60%) IT Services Manager
9 4 (3.60%) Service Security Manager
9 4 (3.60%) Support Analyst
9 4 (3.60%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.31%) XML
2 6 (5.41%) Node.js
3 5 (4.50%) LDAP
4 4 (3.60%) AngularJS
4 4 (3.60%) iOS SDK
5 3 (2.70%) HTML
5 3 (2.70%) HTML5
5 3 (2.70%) SOAP
5 3 (2.70%) Spring
5 3 (2.70%) Spring Boot
5 3 (2.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (2.70%) Web Services
6 2 (1.80%) ODBC
6 2 (1.80%) RESTful
6 2 (1.80%) SailPoint
6 2 (1.80%) YAML
7 1 (0.90%) Hystrix
7 1 (0.90%) Kafka
7 1 (0.90%) Spring Cloud
7 1 (0.90%) Zuul
Miscellaneous
1 27 (24.32%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.41%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (2.70%) Robotics
3 3 (2.70%) Virtual Team
4 2 (1.80%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.80%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.90%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.90%) AS400
5 1 (0.90%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.90%) HACMP
5 1 (0.90%) iSeries
5 1 (0.90%) IVR
5 1 (0.90%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.90%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.90%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 29 (26.13%) Windows
2 18 (16.22%) Windows Server
3 16 (14.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (12.61%) Linux
5 11 (9.91%) Unix
6 7 (6.31%) Apple iOS
7 5 (4.50%) CentOS
7 5 (4.50%) Ubuntu
7 5 (4.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (2.70%) Android
8 3 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.80%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.80%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.90%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (37.84%) ITIL
2 26 (23.42%) Service Management
3 23 (20.72%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (18.92%) Change Management
5 18 (16.22%) Project Management
6 15 (13.51%) ITSM
6 15 (13.51%) Mentoring
7 14 (12.61%) CRM
7 14 (12.61%) Service Delivery
8 13 (11.71%) Critical Thinking
8 13 (11.71%) ITIL V3
9 12 (10.81%) PRINCE2
10 11 (9.91%) DevOps
10 11 (9.91%) Incident Management
11 10 (9.01%) Presales
12 9 (8.11%) Computer Science
12 9 (8.11%) Performance Tuning
13 8 (7.21%) Continuous Improvement
13 8 (7.21%) Problem Management
13 8 (7.21%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 26 (23.42%) SQL
2 17 (15.32%) PowerShell
3 15 (13.51%) Java
4 13 (11.71%) JavaScript
5 6 (5.41%) Apple Swift
5 6 (5.41%) C#
6 5 (4.50%) C++
6 5 (4.50%) Python
6 5 (4.50%) Shell Script
7 4 (3.60%) Objective-C
8 3 (2.70%) PHP
9 2 (1.80%) Java 8
9 2 (1.80%) Ruby
10 1 (0.90%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.90%) C
10 1 (0.90%) JCL
10 1 (0.90%) Korn
10 1 (0.90%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.90%) Scala
10 1 (0.90%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 47 (42.34%) Security Cleared
2 35 (31.53%) SC Cleared
3 24 (21.62%) DV Cleared
4 12 (10.81%) Degree
5 8 (7.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 7 (6.31%) APMP
6 7 (6.31%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (5.41%) ISEB
8 5 (4.50%) HNC
8 5 (4.50%) HND
8 5 (4.50%) Master's Degree
9 4 (3.60%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (3.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (2.70%) CTC Cleared
10 3 (2.70%) MCSE
10 3 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (1.80%) CCNA
11 2 (1.80%) CCNP
11 2 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (1.80%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (15.32%) SLA
2 6 (5.41%) QA
3 1 (0.90%) GDPR
3 1 (0.90%) Government Security Classifications
3 1 (0.90%) JTAG
System Software
1 14 (12.61%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.41%) Docker
3 5 (4.50%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (3.60%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.80%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (1.80%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.80%) ISA Server
5 2 (1.80%) UAG
5 2 (1.80%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.90%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.90%) Firmware
6 1 (0.90%) Time Sharing Option
6 1 (0.90%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (8.11%) OVSD
2 5 (4.50%) Ansible
2 5 (4.50%) Nagios
3 2 (1.80%) CA Wily
3 2 (1.80%) SCOM
4 1 (0.90%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.90%) NetVault Backup
4 1 (0.90%) Puppet
4 1 (0.90%) SCCM
4 1 (0.90%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 30 (27.03%) Microsoft
2 14 (12.61%) Oracle
3 9 (8.11%) HP
3 9 (8.11%) Remedy
4 7 (6.31%) webMethods
5 6 (5.41%) VMware
6 5 (4.50%) Citrix
7 3 (2.70%) Apple
8 2 (1.80%) Avaya
8 2 (1.80%) BMC
8 2 (1.80%) CA
8 2 (1.80%) Cisco
8 2 (1.80%) Forcepoint
8 2 (1.80%) Hyperion
8 2 (1.80%) IBM
8 2 (1.80%) Pega
9 1 (0.90%) F5
9 1 (0.90%) Intel
9 1 (0.90%) McAfee
9 1 (0.90%) SAP