The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 20 47 30
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -17
Contract jobs citing SLA 83 29 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 6.72% 2.78% 4.86%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 48.82% 32.58% 55.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 8 8
Average daily rate
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£355 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £233 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £349 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.54% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 0 4
Average hourly rate £13.00 - £13.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.25 - £10.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.13
% change year-on-year
- -6.97%
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
170 89 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 13.75% 8.52% 8.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 44 25
Average daily rate £330 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £280 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £400 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £365
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 1 7
Average hourly rate £13.00 £35.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.85% +133.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.25 £35.00 £10.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £35.00 £26.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.99 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+25.62% -7.89%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Buckinghamshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 26 November 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 26 November 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +20 69 £350 +7.69% 11
High Wycombe +7 6 £100 -63.63%
Amersham - 3 £415 -
Beaconsfield - - - -
Buckingham - - - - 1
Chesham - - - -
Iver - - - -
SLA
South East

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing SLA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SLA.

1 57 (38.26%) ITIL
2 46 (30.87%) MS Excel
3 43 (28.86%) Microsoft
4 39 (26.17%) Security Cleared
5 37 (24.83%) Windows
6 36 (24.16%) Telecoms
7 33 (22.15%) Finance
7 33 (22.15%) SC Cleared
8 29 (19.46%) Microsoft Certification
9 27 (18.12%) Change Management
10 25 (16.78%) Active Directory
10 25 (16.78%) Incident Management
11 23 (15.44%) Windows Server 2008
11 23 (15.44%) MCSE
12 22 (14.77%) Citrix
12 22 (14.77%) VMware
13 21 (14.09%) VMware Infrastructure
14 20 (13.42%) Service Delivery
14 20 (13.42%) UNIX
15 18 (12.08%) Service Management
15 18 (12.08%) Project Management
16 17 (11.41%) Windows Server 2003
16 17 (11.41%) Windows NT
17 15 (10.07%) IIS
18 14 (9.40%) Windows 2000
18 14 (9.40%) Disaster Recovery
18 14 (9.40%) Mainframe
18 14 (9.40%) Remedy
19 13 (8.72%) MS Exchange
19 13 (8.72%) BladeLogic

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing SLA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SLA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 15 (10.07%) IIS
2 13 (8.72%) MS Exchange
3 12 (8.05%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (4.70%) Exchange Server 2003
4 7 (4.70%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.34%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.67%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 46 (30.87%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.70%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (3.36%) MS Office
4 4 (2.68%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.68%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.67%) Oracle SCM
1 1 (0.67%) Oracle ASCP
1 1 (0.67%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.05%) NAS
1 12 (8.05%) SAN
2 11 (7.38%) LAN
3 10 (6.71%) WAN
4 8 (5.37%) Firewall
5 5 (3.36%) Internet
5 5 (3.36%) TACACS
5 5 (3.36%) Broadband
6 4 (2.68%) VPN
6 4 (2.68%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (2.68%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (2.01%) EIGRP
7 3 (2.01%) BGP
7 3 (2.01%) OSPF
7 3 (2.01%) DNS
7 3 (2.01%) DHCP
8 2 (1.34%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.34%) Intranet
8 2 (1.34%) MPLS
9 1 (0.67%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.05%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (1.34%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.67%) JMeter
1 1 (0.67%) LoadRunner
General
1 36 (24.16%) Telecoms
2 33 (22.15%) Finance
3 11 (7.38%) Banking
4 4 (2.68%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.01%) Retail
6 2 (1.34%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.34%) Marketing
6 2 (1.34%) Legal
7 1 (0.67%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.67%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 52 (34.90%) Analyst
2 17 (11.41%) Support Analyst
3 12 (8.05%) Service Manager
3 12 (8.05%) 1st Line Support
4 11 (7.38%) Service Analyst
4 11 (7.38%) Service Desk Analyst
5 10 (6.71%) PMO Analyst
5 10 (6.71%) Delivery Manager
5 10 (6.71%) Services Delivery Manager
5 10 (6.71%) Support Engineer
6 7 (4.70%) Windows Administrator
6 7 (4.70%) Administrator
6 7 (4.70%) Operations Manager
6 7 (4.70%) Applications Support
6 7 (4.70%) Project Manager
7 6 (4.03%) Desktop Support
7 6 (4.03%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (4.03%) Report Specialist
8 5 (3.36%) Help Desk Support Engineer
8 5 (3.36%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.34%) CSS
2 1 (0.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.40%) Mainframe
2 13 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (8.05%) Clustering
4 6 (4.03%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.01%) SCADA
6 2 (1.34%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.67%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.67%) iPad
7 1 (0.67%) Replication
7 1 (0.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 37 (24.83%) Windows
2 23 (15.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (13.42%) UNIX
4 17 (11.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (11.41%) Windows NT
5 14 (9.40%) Windows 2000
6 12 (8.05%) Windows 2000 Server
7 8 (5.37%) MVS
7 8 (5.37%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (2.68%) Linux
8 4 (2.68%) Windows 7
9 3 (2.01%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.34%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.67%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (38.26%) ITIL
2 27 (18.12%) Change Management
3 25 (16.78%) Incident Management
4 20 (13.42%) Service Delivery
5 18 (12.08%) Service Management
5 18 (12.08%) Project Management
6 14 (9.40%) Disaster Recovery
7 12 (8.05%) PRINCE2
8 11 (7.38%) Validation
8 11 (7.38%) ITIL V3
9 8 (5.37%) Configuration Management
9 8 (5.37%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (4.70%) Line Management
11 5 (3.36%) People Management
11 5 (3.36%) Data Validation
11 5 (3.36%) ITSM
12 4 (2.68%) eTOM
12 4 (2.68%) Programme Management
12 4 (2.68%) Migration
12 4 (2.68%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.03%) SQL
2 2 (1.34%) JCL
2 2 (1.34%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 39 (26.17%) Security Cleared
2 33 (22.15%) SC Cleared
3 29 (19.46%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (15.44%) MCSE
5 11 (7.38%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (7.38%) Degree
6 10 (6.71%) DV Cleared
6 10 (6.71%) MCP
6 10 (6.71%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (5.37%) CCNP
8 6 (4.03%) CCNA
8 6 (4.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (2.68%) CCSA
10 3 (2.01%) CCSE
10 3 (2.01%) CCIE
11 2 (1.34%) MCSA
11 2 (1.34%) CNA
11 2 (1.34%) CNE
11 2 (1.34%) Novell Certification
11 2 (1.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 25 (16.78%) Active Directory
2 21 (14.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (8.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 12 (8.05%) VMware ESX
3 12 (8.05%) Terminal Services
3 12 (8.05%) ISA Server
4 6 (4.03%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.01%) Forefront TMG
5 3 (2.01%) UAG
6 2 (1.34%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.34%) vSphere
7 1 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 13 (8.72%) BladeLogic
2 10 (6.71%) SCOM
3 7 (4.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 6 (4.03%) OVSD
4 6 (4.03%) Backup Exec
5 5 (3.36%) Control-M
6 3 (2.01%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (2.01%) CA Wily
6 3 (2.01%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.67%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.67%) HP UCMDB
7 1 (0.67%) SCCM
7 1 (0.67%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 43 (28.86%) Microsoft
2 22 (14.77%) Citrix
2 22 (14.77%) VMware
3 14 (9.40%) Remedy
4 12 (8.05%) Intel
5 11 (7.38%) Cisco
6 9 (6.04%) HP
7 8 (5.37%) Avaya
7 8 (5.37%) Genesys
8 5 (3.36%) Blue Coat
8 5 (3.36%) Computacenter
9 4 (2.68%) Juniper
9 4 (2.68%) Lumension
9 4 (2.68%) F5
10 3 (2.01%) Websense
10 3 (2.01%) McAfee
10 3 (2.01%) Sophos
10 3 (2.01%) CheckPoint
10 3 (2.01%) Nokia
10 3 (2.01%) SAP
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Posted: 6 days ago
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