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 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 29 39 34
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -5
Contract jobs citing SLA 46 35 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 5.39% 3.65% 5.09%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 44.66% 29.66% 42.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 11 14
Median daily rate £415 £350 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.64% -7.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £145 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £318 £275
% change year-on-year
+10.23% +15.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 8
Median hourly rate £10.31 £14.20 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.42% +3.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £14.20 £8.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.86 £14.20 £16.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £18.50 £14.75
% change year-on-year
-18.91% +25.42%

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
103 118 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 12.08% 12.30% 11.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 64 62
Median daily rate £450 £355 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.76% +9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £280 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £434
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 9
Median hourly rate £11.00 £14.20 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.53% -2.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.89 £14.20 £8.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.20 £14.20 £21.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £41.75 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-46.10% +77.65%

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 16 January 2017.

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
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 16 January 2017. 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 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 +8 37 £418 +19.28% 4
Amersham - 2 - -
High Wycombe - 2 £95 - 1
Buckingham - 1 £225 -
Newport Pagnell - 1 - -
SLA
South East

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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 43 (48.31%) ITIL
2 38 (42.70%) Finance
3 31 (34.83%) SC Cleared
3 31 (34.83%) Security Cleared
4 28 (31.46%) Service Management
5 22 (24.72%) Windows
6 20 (22.47%) Service Design
7 18 (20.22%) Incident Management
8 13 (14.61%) Unix
8 13 (14.61%) Retail
9 12 (13.48%) Service Delivery
10 11 (12.36%) Windows NT
10 11 (12.36%) Project Management
10 11 (12.36%) Mainframe
10 11 (12.36%) MVS
10 11 (12.36%) DV Cleared
11 10 (11.24%) CA Wily
11 10 (11.24%) Tivoli
12 9 (10.11%) Active Directory
12 9 (10.11%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (10.11%) ITIL V3
13 8 (8.99%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (8.99%) Remedy
13 8 (8.99%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (8.99%) MS Excel
13 8 (8.99%) Microsoft
13 8 (8.99%) SQL
13 8 (8.99%) Change Management
13 8 (8.99%) Windows Server
14 7 (7.87%) Avaya

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 5 (5.62%) IIS
2 3 (3.37%) Apache Pig
2 3 (3.37%) Apache Spark
2 3 (3.37%) CMS
3 2 (2.25%) SAS
4 1 (1.12%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (8.99%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.49%) MS Office
2 4 (4.49%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.12%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.37%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.74%) Firewall
1 6 (6.74%) WAN
2 5 (5.62%) DHCP
2 5 (5.62%) DNS
2 5 (5.62%) LAN
3 3 (3.37%) 3G
3 3 (3.37%) 4G
4 2 (2.25%) 2G
5 1 (1.12%) ATM
5 1 (1.12%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.12%) MPLS
5 1 (1.12%) PBX
5 1 (1.12%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (1.12%) TACACS
5 1 (1.12%) VoIP
5 1 (1.12%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.62%) Big Data
1 5 (5.62%) Hadoop
2 3 (3.37%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (3.37%) Apache Hive
2 3 (3.37%) DataStax
2 3 (3.37%) HBase
2 3 (3.37%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.25%) Cloudera CDH
3 2 (2.25%) PowerCenter
4 1 (1.12%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 1 (1.12%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 38 (42.70%) Finance
2 13 (14.61%) Retail
3 5 (5.62%) Automotive
3 5 (5.62%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.37%) Banking
4 3 (3.37%) German Language
5 2 (2.25%) Electronics
5 2 (2.25%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.25%) Marketing
6 1 (1.12%) Finnish Language
6 1 (1.12%) Polish Language
6 1 (1.12%) Spanish Language
6 1 (1.12%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 23 (25.84%) Analyst
2 15 (16.85%) Architect
3 14 (15.73%) Service Architect
4 6 (6.74%) Service Manager
5 5 (5.62%) Administrator
5 5 (5.62%) Operations Manager
5 5 (5.62%) Support Analyst
6 4 (4.49%) Service Analyst
7 3 (3.37%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (3.37%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (3.37%) Developer
7 3 (3.37%) IT Manager
7 3 (3.37%) MVS Operator
7 3 (3.37%) Project Administrator
7 3 (3.37%) Supplier Manager
7 3 (3.37%) Support Manager
7 3 (3.37%) Unix Operator
7 3 (3.37%) Wintel Analyst
8 2 (2.25%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 2 (2.25%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.12%) SAP XI
1 1 (1.12%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.36%) Mainframe
2 6 (6.74%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.25%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.25%) Performance Metrics
4 2 (2.25%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.12%) Clustering
5 1 (1.12%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.12%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 22 (24.72%) Windows
2 13 (14.61%) Unix
3 11 (12.36%) MVS
3 11 (12.36%) Windows NT
4 8 (8.99%) Windows Server
4 8 (8.99%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (8.99%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (7.87%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (3.37%) Windows 7
6 3 (3.37%) Windows 8
6 3 (3.37%) Windows Vista
7 2 (2.25%) Linux
7 2 (2.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (48.31%) ITIL
2 28 (31.46%) Service Management
3 20 (22.47%) Service Design
4 18 (20.22%) Incident Management
5 12 (13.48%) Service Delivery
6 11 (12.36%) Project Management
7 9 (10.11%) ITIL V3
8 8 (8.99%) Change Management
9 6 (6.74%) ITSM
9 6 (6.74%) Knowledge Management
9 6 (6.74%) Presales
9 6 (6.74%) Problem Management
9 6 (6.74%) Supplier Management
9 6 (6.74%) Validation
10 5 (5.62%) Configuration Management
10 5 (5.62%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (5.62%) Kalman Filter
10 5 (5.62%) People Management
10 5 (5.62%) Programme Management
10 5 (5.62%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.99%) SQL
2 5 (5.62%) Ruby
3 4 (4.49%) PowerShell
4 3 (3.37%) Java
4 3 (3.37%) Python
4 3 (3.37%) VB
4 3 (3.37%) VBScript
5 1 (1.12%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 31 (34.83%) SC Cleared
1 31 (34.83%) Security Cleared
2 11 (12.36%) DV Cleared
3 9 (10.11%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (6.74%) CCNP
4 6 (6.74%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (5.62%) CCNA
6 4 (4.49%) MCSA
6 4 (4.49%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (4.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (2.25%) Degree
8 1 (1.12%) CCSA
8 1 (1.12%) CCSE
8 1 (1.12%) HP ASE
8 1 (1.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.12%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.12%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.12%) QA
System Software
1 9 (10.11%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.62%) Forefront TMG
2 5 (5.62%) UAG
3 4 (4.49%) Hyper-V
3 4 (4.49%) ISA Server
3 4 (4.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.37%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 10 (11.24%) CA Wily
1 10 (11.24%) Tivoli
2 3 (3.37%) BladeLogic
2 3 (3.37%) Hadoop YARN
2 3 (3.37%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (3.37%) SCCM
2 3 (3.37%) WSUS
3 1 (1.12%) Control-M
3 1 (1.12%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.12%) OVSD
Vendors
1 8 (8.99%) Microsoft
1 8 (8.99%) Remedy
2 7 (7.87%) Avaya
3 6 (6.74%) Cisco
3 6 (6.74%) SAP
4 5 (5.62%) Computacenter
4 5 (5.62%) Forcepoint
4 5 (5.62%) HP
5 4 (4.49%) MicroStrategy
5 4 (4.49%) VMware
6 3 (3.37%) Cloudera
6 3 (3.37%) Genesys
7 2 (2.25%) Ericsson
7 2 (2.25%) Juniper
8 1 (1.12%) Blue Coat
8 1 (1.12%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.12%) Citrix
8 1 (1.12%) F5
8 1 (1.12%) Nokia
8 1 (1.12%) ServiceNow
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