The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes with a requirement for Service Delivery skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Service Delivery over the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Services Delivery
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 41 45 41
Rank change year-on-year +4 -4  
Contract jobs citing Service Delivery 31 23 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 4.15% 3.06% 3.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.93% 3.57% 4.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 13 15
Median daily rate £500 £425 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.64% +19.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £397 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £448 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £25.00 £14.85
% change year-on-year -34.00% +68.35%  

Service Delivery 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 629 645 668
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 84.20% 85.89% 79.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 362 348
Median daily rate £415 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.21% +9.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 7
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% -18.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £13.50 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £60.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Service Delivery
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Job vacancy trend for Service Delivery in Milton Keynes

Service Delivery
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Service Delivery in Milton Keynes

Service Delivery
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Service Delivery in Milton Keynes over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Service Delivery in Milton Keynes

Service Delivery
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Service Delivery in Milton Keynes

Service Delivery
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Service Delivery 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 Service Delivery.

1 29 (59.18%) Security Cleared
2 27 (55.10%) Service Management
3 26 (53.06%) SC Cleared
4 25 (51.02%) ITIL
5 15 (30.61%) Finance
5 15 (30.61%) Service Design
6 11 (22.45%) SharePoint
6 11 (22.45%) Change Management
7 10 (20.41%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (18.37%) ITSM
8 9 (18.37%) DV Cleared
8 9 (18.37%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (14.29%) CCNP
9 7 (14.29%) HP
9 7 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (14.29%) Cisco
9 7 (14.29%) Windows
9 7 (14.29%) Resource Management
9 7 (14.29%) ITIL V3
9 7 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (12.24%) Data Centre
10 6 (12.24%) Virtual Environments
10 6 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (12.24%) Wireless
10 6 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (12.24%) Project Management
10 6 (12.24%) Firewall
11 5 (10.20%) SQL
11 5 (10.20%) SLA
11 5 (10.20%) MS Excel

Service Delivery
Top Related 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 11 (22.45%) SharePoint
2 7 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.08%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.08%) Skype for Business
3 2 (4.08%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.04%) Apache Spark
4 1 (2.04%) CMS
4 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.04%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 5 (10.20%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.04%) MS Office
2 1 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.04%) MS Project
2 1 (2.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (2.04%) SAP ERP
2 1 (2.04%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) IaaS
1 1 (2.04%) Office 365
1 1 (2.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.24%) Firewall
1 6 (12.24%) Wireless
2 3 (6.12%) BGP
2 3 (6.12%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (6.12%) Cisco IOS
2 3 (6.12%) ICMP
2 3 (6.12%) Internet
2 3 (6.12%) LAN
2 3 (6.12%) SAN
2 3 (6.12%) TCP/IP
2 3 (6.12%) VPN
3 2 (4.08%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (2.04%) BIG-IP
4 1 (2.04%) IP Telephony
4 1 (2.04%) Skype
4 1 (2.04%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.20%) Big Data
2 2 (4.08%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (2.04%) Apache Hive
3 1 (2.04%) Data Lake
3 1 (2.04%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.04%) Impala
3 1 (2.04%) MySQL
General
1 15 (30.61%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Automotive
2 2 (4.08%) Banking
2 2 (4.08%) Retail
3 1 (2.04%) German Language
3 1 (2.04%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 9 (18.37%) Technical Manager
2 8 (16.33%) Consultant
2 8 (16.33%) Service Manager
2 8 (16.33%) SharePoint Consultant
2 8 (16.33%) Technical Consultant
3 7 (14.29%) Architect
4 6 (12.24%) Delivery Manager
4 6 (12.24%) SC Cleared Technical Consultant
5 5 (10.20%) Analyst
5 5 (10.20%) Services Delivery Manager
6 3 (6.12%) Network Architect
6 3 (6.12%) Service Architect
6 3 (6.12%) Service Transition Manager
6 3 (6.12%) Technical Leader
6 3 (6.12%) Transition Manager
7 2 (4.08%) ITIL Service Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) ITIL Service Delivery Manager
7 2 (4.08%) ITIL Service Manager
7 2 (4.08%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (2.04%) SAP TM
1 1 (2.04%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.37%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (12.24%) Data Centre
3 3 (6.12%) BYOD
4 2 (4.08%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.08%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.04%) CMDB
5 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.04%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.29%) Windows
2 3 (6.12%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.04%) Linux
4 1 (2.04%) Unix
4 1 (2.04%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.04%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (55.10%) Service Management
2 25 (51.02%) ITIL
3 15 (30.61%) Service Design
4 11 (22.45%) Change Management
5 9 (18.37%) ITSM
6 7 (14.29%) ITIL V3
6 7 (14.29%) Resource Management
7 6 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (12.24%) Project Management
7 6 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (12.24%) Virtual Environments
8 5 (10.20%) Coaching
9 3 (6.12%) Customer Engagement
9 3 (6.12%) Cybersecurity
9 3 (6.12%) DevOps
9 3 (6.12%) Network Design
9 3 (6.12%) Network Monitoring
9 3 (6.12%) Open Source
10 2 (4.08%) Logistics
10 2 (4.08%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.20%) SQL
2 2 (4.08%) VB
3 1 (2.04%) ABAP
3 1 (2.04%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.04%) Scala
Qualifications
1 29 (59.18%) Security Cleared
2 26 (53.06%) SC Cleared
3 10 (20.41%) ITIL Certification
4 9 (18.37%) DV Cleared
5 7 (14.29%) CCNP
5 7 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (8.16%) CCIE
6 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (6.12%) MCP
7 3 (6.12%) MCSA
8 2 (4.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (4.08%) MCDBA
9 1 (2.04%) Degree
9 1 (2.04%) MCSE
9 1 (2.04%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.20%) SLA
2 1 (2.04%) ISO 9000
2 1 (2.04%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (8.16%) Active Directory
1 4 (8.16%) Hyper-V
2 3 (6.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.12%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (2.04%) Firmware
3 1 (2.04%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (10.20%) OVSD
2 1 (2.04%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.04%) Oozie
Vendors
1 7 (14.29%) Cisco
1 7 (14.29%) HP
2 5 (10.20%) VMware
3 3 (6.12%) Aerohive Networks
3 3 (6.12%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 3 (6.12%) Brocade
3 3 (6.12%) Citrix
3 3 (6.12%) Juniper
3 3 (6.12%) Palo Alto
4 2 (4.08%) Remedy
5 1 (2.04%) 3PAR
5 1 (2.04%) Dell
5 1 (2.04%) F5
5 1 (2.04%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.04%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle
5 1 (2.04%) SAP
5 1 (2.04%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.04%) Symantec
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