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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 31 30
Rank change year-on-year -9 -1  
Contract jobs citing Service Management 37 30 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 4.99% 4.49% 5.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.90% 5.39% 6.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 24 20
Median daily rate £446 £407 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.58% +35.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £254 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £450 £447
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £14.75 £13.35
% change year-on-year +18.64% +10.48%  

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 627 557 668
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 84.62% 83.38% 81.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 315 387
Median daily rate £400 £406 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.36% +3.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 8
Median hourly rate £16.25 £11.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.44% -50.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.04 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £13.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 27 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Service Management in Milton Keynes.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Service Management in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 67 (87.01%) ITIL
2 55 (71.43%) Security Cleared
3 54 (70.13%) SC Cleared
4 34 (44.16%) ITSM
5 32 (41.56%) Service Delivery
6 28 (36.36%) Windows
6 28 (36.36%) ITIL V3
7 27 (35.06%) DV Cleared
7 27 (35.06%) HP
7 27 (35.06%) Finance
8 21 (27.27%) SQL
8 21 (27.27%) SLA
9 19 (24.68%) Microsoft
9 19 (24.68%) Analytical Skills
9 19 (24.68%) Virtual Environments
10 18 (23.38%) Project Management
11 17 (22.08%) Active Directory
12 16 (20.78%) VMware
12 16 (20.78%) Change Management
12 16 (20.78%) Service Design
13 15 (19.48%) Windows Server 2008
13 15 (19.48%) OVSD
13 15 (19.48%) Linux
14 12 (15.58%) Citrix
14 12 (15.58%) SharePoint
14 12 (15.58%) Windows Server 2012
15 11 (14.29%) Hyper-V
15 11 (14.29%) Unix
15 11 (14.29%) MCP
15 11 (14.29%) ITIL Certification

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 12 (15.58%) SharePoint
2 7 (9.09%) Skype for Business
3 6 (7.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (7.79%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (7.79%) MS Exchange
4 5 (6.49%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (3.90%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (3.90%) Confluence
5 3 (3.90%) IBM HTTP Server
5 3 (3.90%) IIS
5 3 (3.90%) LiveCycle
5 3 (3.90%) SAS
5 3 (3.90%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.90%) Staffware
2 2 (2.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.60%) Maximo
2 2 (2.60%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.49%) IaaS
1 5 (6.49%) SaaS
2 3 (3.90%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.60%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.79%) BGP
1 6 (7.79%) BIG-IP
1 6 (7.79%) Cisco ASA
1 6 (7.79%) Firewall
1 6 (7.79%) ICMP
1 6 (7.79%) TCP/IP
1 6 (7.79%) Wireless
2 3 (3.90%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.09%) MongoDB
2 3 (3.90%) DB2
2 3 (3.90%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (3.90%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.90%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (3.90%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (3.90%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (3.90%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (1.30%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (3.90%) Git (software)
1 3 (3.90%) Jenkins
1 3 (3.90%) JIRA
1 3 (3.90%) SonarQube
1 3 (3.90%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 27 (35.06%) Finance
2 1 (1.30%) Automotive
2 1 (1.30%) Military
Job Titles
1 19 (24.68%) Architect
2 13 (16.88%) Analyst
3 11 (14.29%) Service Architect
4 10 (12.99%) Service Manager
5 8 (10.39%) Services Delivery Manager
6 7 (9.09%) Consultant
6 7 (9.09%) Delivery Manager
7 6 (7.79%) Network Architect
8 5 (6.49%) Project Analyst
8 5 (6.49%) Project Manager
8 5 (6.49%) SC Cleared Technical Consultant
8 5 (6.49%) Service Analyst
8 5 (6.49%) SharePoint Consultant
8 5 (6.49%) Technical Consultant
8 5 (6.49%) Technical Manager
9 4 (5.19%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (5.19%) ITIL Manager
9 4 (5.19%) ITIL Service Manager
9 4 (5.19%) Linux Specialist
9 4 (5.19%) Messaging Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 19 (24.68%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (10.39%) Management Information System
3 5 (6.49%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (5.19%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (3.90%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.90%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.30%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 28 (36.36%) Windows
2 15 (19.48%) Linux
2 15 (19.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (15.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (14.29%) Unix
5 9 (11.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (9.09%) Windows 7
7 5 (6.49%) Windows Vista
8 4 (5.19%) CentOS
8 4 (5.19%) Windows 8
8 4 (5.19%) Windows Server
9 3 (3.90%) Ubuntu
9 3 (3.90%) Windows XP
9 3 (3.90%) zOS
10 1 (1.30%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (87.01%) ITIL
2 34 (44.16%) ITSM
3 32 (41.56%) Service Delivery
4 28 (36.36%) ITIL V3
5 19 (24.68%) Virtual Environments
6 18 (23.38%) Project Management
7 16 (20.78%) Change Management
7 16 (20.78%) Service Design
8 9 (11.69%) Problem Management
9 7 (9.09%) Infrastructure Monitoring
10 6 (7.79%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (7.79%) Incident Management
10 6 (7.79%) Network Design
10 6 (7.79%) Network Monitoring
10 6 (7.79%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (6.49%) Resource Management
11 5 (6.49%) Service Delivery Management
11 5 (6.49%) Software Deployment
12 4 (5.19%) Data Protection
12 4 (5.19%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 21 (27.27%) SQL
2 8 (10.39%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.19%) VB
3 4 (5.19%) VBScript
4 1 (1.30%) C
Qualifications
1 55 (71.43%) Security Cleared
2 54 (70.13%) SC Cleared
3 27 (35.06%) DV Cleared
4 11 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
4 11 (14.29%) MCP
4 11 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (10.39%) MCSE
6 6 (7.79%) CCNP
6 6 (7.79%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (3.90%) APMG
7 3 (3.90%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (3.90%) Degree
7 3 (3.90%) MCDBA
7 3 (3.90%) MCSA
8 2 (2.60%) ISEB
8 2 (2.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (2.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (2.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.30%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (27.27%) SLA
2 8 (10.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 3 (3.90%) ISO/IEC 19770
4 2 (2.60%) QA
5 1 (1.30%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 17 (22.08%) Active Directory
2 11 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 10 (12.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (12.99%) VMware Workstation
4 4 (5.19%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.30%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 15 (19.48%) OVSD
2 5 (6.49%) SCCM
3 4 (5.19%) BladeLogic
3 4 (5.19%) Nagios
3 4 (5.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (5.19%) WSUS
4 2 (2.60%) Puppet
5 1 (1.30%) OpenView
Vendors
1 27 (35.06%) HP
2 19 (24.68%) Microsoft
3 16 (20.78%) VMware
4 12 (15.58%) Citrix
5 9 (11.69%) ServiceNow
6 8 (10.39%) Cisco
6 8 (10.39%) Remedy
7 6 (7.79%) F5
7 6 (7.79%) Palo Alto
8 3 (3.90%) Adobe
8 3 (3.90%) ILOG
8 3 (3.90%) NetApp
8 3 (3.90%) Oracle
9 2 (2.60%) Compaq
10 1 (1.30%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.30%) SAP