The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes with a requirement for Service Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Service Management over the 3 months to 28 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.

Service Management
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 32 31
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1  
Contract jobs citing Service Management 41 38 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 5.50% 5.07% 5.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.49% 5.91% 6.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 25 22
Median daily rate £456 £415 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.75% +22.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £345 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £465 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £395 £355
% change year-on-year +2.53% +11.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £14.00 - £18.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.95 £14.00 £13.35
% change year-on-year +13.92% +4.86%  

Service Management 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 632 643 668
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 84.83% 85.85% 79.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 349 365 346
Median daily rate £413 £413 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.01%  
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 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 7
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% -62.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Service Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Job vacancy trend for Service Management in Milton Keynes

Service Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Service Management in Milton Keynes

Service Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Service Management in Milton Keynes over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Service Management in Milton Keynes

Service Management
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 Management in Milton Keynes.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Service Management in Milton Keynes

Service Management
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Service Management 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 Management.

1 58 (78.38%) ITIL
2 52 (70.27%) Security Cleared
3 51 (68.92%) SC Cleared
4 30 (40.54%) Service Delivery
5 22 (29.73%) Finance
6 20 (27.03%) Windows
7 19 (25.68%) Project Management
7 19 (25.68%) ITSM
8 18 (24.32%) Microsoft
8 18 (24.32%) DV Cleared
8 18 (24.32%) Service Design
9 17 (22.97%) HP
9 17 (22.97%) SLA
10 16 (21.62%) ITIL V3
11 15 (20.27%) SQL
12 13 (17.57%) SharePoint
12 13 (17.57%) Change Management
13 12 (16.22%) Active Directory
13 12 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
14 11 (14.86%) ITIL Certification
15 10 (13.51%) MS Excel
15 10 (13.51%) VMware
16 9 (12.16%) Stakeholder Management
16 9 (12.16%) OVSD
16 9 (12.16%) Windows Server 2008
16 9 (12.16%) Problem Management
17 8 (10.81%) Virtual Environments
17 8 (10.81%) Logistics
18 7 (9.46%) Windows Server 2003
18 7 (9.46%) MS Office

Service Management
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 (17.57%) SharePoint
2 7 (9.46%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (4.05%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (4.05%) Confluence
3 3 (4.05%) IBM HTTP Server
3 3 (4.05%) IIS
3 3 (4.05%) LiveCycle
3 3 (4.05%) SAS
3 3 (4.05%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.70%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (13.51%) MS Excel
2 7 (9.46%) MS Office
3 3 (4.05%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.35%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Staffware
2 2 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.70%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.76%) IaaS
1 5 (6.76%) SaaS
2 3 (4.05%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.05%) BGP
1 3 (4.05%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (4.05%) Firewall
1 3 (4.05%) ICMP
1 3 (4.05%) LDAP
1 3 (4.05%) TCP/IP
1 3 (4.05%) Wireless
2 2 (2.70%) BIG-IP
2 2 (2.70%) LAN
2 2 (2.70%) Unified Communications
2 2 (2.70%) VLAN
2 2 (2.70%) VoIP
2 2 (2.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.05%) DB2
1 3 (4.05%) MongoDB
1 3 (4.05%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (4.05%) SQL Server
1 3 (4.05%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (4.05%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (4.05%) SQL Server 2012
1 3 (4.05%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (1.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Git (software)
1 3 (4.05%) Jenkins
1 3 (4.05%) JIRA
1 3 (4.05%) SonarQube
1 3 (4.05%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 22 (29.73%) Finance
2 2 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (20.27%) Analyst
2 13 (17.57%) Service Manager
3 12 (16.22%) Architect
4 8 (10.81%) Consultant
4 8 (10.81%) Service Architect
5 7 (9.46%) Service Analyst
5 7 (9.46%) Service Desk Analyst
5 7 (9.46%) SharePoint Consultant
5 7 (9.46%) Technical Consultant
5 7 (9.46%) Technical Manager
6 6 (8.11%) Delivery Manager
6 6 (8.11%) Project Manager
6 6 (8.11%) SC Cleared Technical Consultant
6 6 (8.11%) Services Delivery Manager
7 5 (6.76%) Project Analyst
8 4 (5.41%) ITIL Manager
8 4 (5.41%) ITIL Service Manager
9 3 (4.05%) Deployment Specialist
9 3 (4.05%) Finance Project Manager
9 3 (4.05%) Service Transition Manager
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.41%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.05%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.05%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.35%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 20 (27.03%) Windows
2 9 (12.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (9.46%) Windows 7
3 7 (9.46%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (8.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (6.76%) Linux
5 5 (6.76%) Unix
5 5 (6.76%) Windows Vista
6 4 (5.41%) Windows 8
6 4 (5.41%) Windows Server
7 3 (4.05%) Windows XP
7 3 (4.05%) zOS
8 1 (1.35%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (78.38%) ITIL
2 30 (40.54%) Service Delivery
3 19 (25.68%) ITSM
3 19 (25.68%) Project Management
4 18 (24.32%) Service Design
5 16 (21.62%) ITIL V3
6 13 (17.57%) Change Management
7 9 (12.16%) Problem Management
7 9 (12.16%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (10.81%) Logistics
8 8 (10.81%) Virtual Environments
9 7 (9.46%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (9.46%) Resource Management
10 5 (6.76%) Incident Management
10 5 (6.76%) PRINCE2
10 5 (6.76%) Software Deployment
10 5 (6.76%) Statistical Analysis
10 5 (6.76%) Target Operating Model
11 4 (5.41%) Patch Management
11 4 (5.41%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 15 (20.27%) SQL
2 4 (5.41%) VB
2 4 (5.41%) VBScript
3 2 (2.70%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.35%) C
Qualifications
1 52 (70.27%) Security Cleared
2 51 (68.92%) SC Cleared
3 18 (24.32%) DV Cleared
4 11 (14.86%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (6.76%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (6.76%) Degree
5 5 (6.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 5 (6.76%) MCP
5 5 (6.76%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (4.05%) APMG
6 3 (4.05%) CCNP
6 3 (4.05%) MCDBA
6 3 (4.05%) MCSA
7 2 (2.70%) APMP
7 2 (2.70%) ISEB
7 2 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (2.70%) MCSE
7 2 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.35%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (22.97%) SLA
2 2 (2.70%) QA
3 1 (1.35%) ISO 9000
3 1 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (1.35%) ISO19770
System Software
1 12 (16.22%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.76%) Hyper-V
2 5 (6.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (6.76%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 9 (12.16%) OVSD
2 4 (5.41%) BladeLogic
2 4 (5.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 4 (5.41%) SCCM
2 4 (5.41%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (24.32%) Microsoft
2 17 (22.97%) HP
3 10 (13.51%) VMware
4 6 (8.11%) Citrix
5 5 (6.76%) Cisco
5 5 (6.76%) Remedy
6 3 (4.05%) Adobe
6 3 (4.05%) ILOG
6 3 (4.05%) Oracle
6 3 (4.05%) Palo Alto
7 2 (2.70%) Compaq
7 2 (2.70%) F5
7 2 (2.70%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.35%) NetApp