The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 34 40 35
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -5
Contract jobs citing SLA 47 52 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 5.08% 4.19% 4.48%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.59% 32.70% 40.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 12 18
Median daily rate £350 £338 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +87.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £201 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £423 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £295 £275
% change year-on-year
-5.08% +7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 1
Median hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -41.46%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.77 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-8.05% -9.88%
SLA
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the Buckinghamshire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
113 159 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 12.22% 12.81% 11.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 67 76
Median daily rate £416 £350 £276
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.71% +26.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £203 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £488 £444
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 6
Median hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -41.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.61 £11.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.70 £27.63 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +7.14%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing SLA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SLA across the Buckinghamshire region.

SLA Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

SLA
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016.

SLA Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

SLA
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Buckinghamshire region.

SLA Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

SLA
Hourly Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016.

SLA Hourly Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

SLA
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +9 43 £350 +3.70% 4
Aylesbury - 2 - -
Amersham - 1 - -
SLA
South East

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SLA 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for SLA.

1 41 (53.25%) ITIL
2 38 (49.35%) Finance
3 20 (25.97%) Retail
4 17 (22.08%) MS Office
5 16 (20.78%) Microsoft
5 16 (20.78%) Service Delivery
6 15 (19.48%) Service Management
7 14 (18.18%) SAP
7 14 (18.18%) Security Cleared
8 13 (16.88%) Project Management
8 13 (16.88%) Incident Management
9 12 (15.58%) Windows
9 12 (15.58%) HP
10 10 (12.99%) ATM
10 10 (12.99%) MS PowerPoint
10 10 (12.99%) DV Cleared
10 10 (12.99%) Service Design
11 9 (11.69%) ITIL V3
11 9 (11.69%) SC Cleared
11 9 (11.69%) Management Information System
11 9 (11.69%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (11.69%) Unix
11 9 (11.69%) MS Excel
11 9 (11.69%) Remedy
12 8 (10.39%) Mainframe
12 8 (10.39%) MVS
12 8 (10.39%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (10.39%) Line Management
13 7 (9.09%) CA Wily
13 7 (9.09%) Change Management

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 2 (2.60%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.30%) CMS
2 1 (1.30%) Mule
Applications
1 17 (22.08%) MS Office
2 10 (12.99%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (11.69%) MS Excel
4 6 (7.79%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.30%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.30%) SAP R/3
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.99%) ATM
2 4 (5.19%) SDH
3 3 (3.90%) DWDM
3 3 (3.90%) Frame Relay
3 3 (3.90%) LAN
3 3 (3.90%) MPLS
3 3 (3.90%) VoIP
3 3 (3.90%) VPN
3 3 (3.90%) WAN
3 3 (3.90%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (3.90%) WLAN
3 3 (3.90%) xDSL
4 1 (1.30%) 3G
4 1 (1.30%) BGP
4 1 (1.30%) EIGRP
4 1 (1.30%) GSM
4 1 (1.30%) LTE
4 1 (1.30%) NGN
4 1 (1.30%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.30%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.79%) SAP BI
2 1 (1.30%) DB2
2 1 (1.30%) MySQL
2 1 (1.30%) SQL Server
General
1 38 (49.35%) Finance
2 20 (25.97%) Retail
3 6 (7.79%) Banking
4 4 (5.19%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.90%) Automotive
5 3 (3.90%) German Language
5 3 (3.90%) Spanish Language
6 2 (2.60%) Electronics
6 2 (2.60%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.60%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (33.77%) Analyst
2 15 (19.48%) Service Analyst
3 13 (16.88%) Architect
4 12 (15.58%) Service Desk Analyst
5 10 (12.99%) Service Architect
6 9 (11.69%) Support Analyst
7 7 (9.09%) Supplier Manager
8 6 (7.79%) Applications Support
9 5 (6.49%) Applications Support Analyst
9 5 (6.49%) IT Manager
9 5 (6.49%) SAP Support
9 5 (6.49%) Vendor Manager
10 4 (5.19%) 2nd Line Support
10 4 (5.19%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 4 (5.19%) Business Intelligence Support Analyst
10 4 (5.19%) SAP Analyst
10 4 (5.19%) SAP BI Analyst
10 4 (5.19%) SAP Support Analyst
10 4 (5.19%) Service Manager
11 3 (3.90%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.30%) jQuery
1 1 (1.30%) SAP XI
1 1 (1.30%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.69%) Management Information System
2 8 (10.39%) Mainframe
3 4 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.90%) Smartphone
5 2 (2.60%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.30%) Replication
6 1 (1.30%) Statistics
6 1 (1.30%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 12 (15.58%) Windows
2 9 (11.69%) Unix
3 8 (10.39%) MVS
4 7 (9.09%) Windows NT
5 1 (1.30%) Linux
5 1 (1.30%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (53.25%) ITIL
2 16 (20.78%) Service Delivery
3 15 (19.48%) Service Management
4 13 (16.88%) Incident Management
4 13 (16.88%) Project Management
5 10 (12.99%) Service Design
6 9 (11.69%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (11.69%) ITIL V3
7 8 (10.39%) Line Management
7 8 (10.39%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (9.09%) Change Management
9 6 (7.79%) Change Control
9 6 (7.79%) Fault Management
9 6 (7.79%) Supplier Management
9 6 (7.79%) System Testing
9 6 (7.79%) Test Scripting
9 6 (7.79%) Validation
9 6 (7.79%) Workflow
10 5 (6.49%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (5.19%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.79%) SQL
2 1 (1.30%) ABAP
2 1 (1.30%) Java
2 1 (1.30%) JCL
Qualifications
1 14 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 10 (12.99%) DV Cleared
3 9 (11.69%) SC Cleared
4 7 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (7.79%) ISTQB
5 6 (7.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (6.49%) Degree
7 3 (3.90%) CCIE
7 3 (3.90%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (3.90%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (9.09%) CA Wily
1 7 (9.09%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.30%) CA Endevor
2 1 (1.30%) Control-M
2 1 (1.30%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 16 (20.78%) Microsoft
2 14 (18.18%) SAP
3 12 (15.58%) HP
4 9 (11.69%) Remedy
5 3 (3.90%) Cisco
5 3 (3.90%) Juniper
6 2 (2.60%) Avaya
6 2 (2.60%) Huawei
7 1 (1.30%) CheckPoint