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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 38 34 31
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Contract jobs citing SLA 51 59 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 4.12% 4.49% 4.86%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.43% 43.07% 42.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 18 9
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£338 £180 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% -40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £130 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £465 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £265 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.49% -11.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 2
Average hourly rate £12.00 £20.50 £13.23
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.46% +55.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £20.50 £13.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.59 £20.50 £13.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-9.88% +16.66%
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
140 137 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 11.32% 10.43% 11.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 71 47
Average daily rate £350 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £177 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 3
Average hourly rate £12.00 £20.50 £26.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.46% -23.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £19.00 £13.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.63 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £20.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +17.14%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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 +5 44 £338 +12.50% 8
High Wycombe -3 2 - - 5
SLA
South East

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 49 (43.75%) ITIL
2 41 (36.61%) MS Excel
3 40 (35.71%) Security Cleared
4 36 (32.14%) SC Cleared
5 34 (30.36%) MS Office
6 31 (27.68%) Finance
7 26 (23.21%) Incident Management
8 25 (22.32%) HP
9 24 (21.43%) Service Management
10 23 (20.54%) Microsoft
11 21 (18.75%) Management Information System
12 20 (17.86%) Service Delivery
12 20 (17.86%) SQL
13 18 (16.07%) DV Cleared
14 17 (15.18%) Matrix Management
14 17 (15.18%) OVSD
14 17 (15.18%) Project Management
15 16 (14.29%) Data Analysis
15 16 (14.29%) PowerShell
16 15 (13.39%) Windows
17 14 (12.50%) OpenView
17 14 (12.50%) Change Management
18 13 (11.61%) UNIX
19 12 (10.71%) DB2
19 12 (10.71%) Data Centre
20 11 (9.82%) Technical Analysis
20 11 (9.82%) VB
20 11 (9.82%) .NET
20 11 (9.82%) PRINCE2
20 11 (9.82%) LDAP

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 5 (4.46%) SAS
2 4 (3.57%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.68%) WebSphere
3 3 (2.68%) Lync
4 2 (1.79%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.89%) IIS
5 1 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 41 (36.61%) MS Excel
2 34 (30.36%) MS Office
3 7 (6.25%) MS Visio
4 5 (4.46%) MS Project
5 3 (2.68%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.89%) Staffware
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.82%) LDAP
2 4 (3.57%) SAN
2 4 (3.57%) Internet
3 3 (2.68%) DNS
3 3 (2.68%) Broadband
4 2 (1.79%) LAN
4 2 (1.79%) WAN
4 2 (1.79%) FTP
4 2 (1.79%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.79%) OSPF
4 2 (1.79%) BGP
4 2 (1.79%) EIGRP
4 2 (1.79%) Firewall
5 1 (0.89%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.89%) Wireless
5 1 (0.89%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.89%) Gigabit Ethernet
5 1 (0.89%) Network Security
5 1 (0.89%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.89%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.71%) DB2
2 11 (9.82%) DB2 UDB
3 5 (4.46%) Hadoop
3 5 (4.46%) Big Data
3 5 (4.46%) PowerCenter
4 4 (3.57%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.68%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.68%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (1.79%) MySQL
7 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.89%) OLTP
7 1 (0.89%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.89%) ChangeMan
General
1 31 (27.68%) Finance
2 11 (9.82%) Retail
3 10 (8.93%) Banking
4 3 (2.68%) Spanish Language
5 2 (1.79%) Marketing
5 2 (1.79%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.89%) Advertising
6 1 (0.89%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 27 (24.11%) Analyst
2 19 (16.96%) Service Manager
3 17 (15.18%) Incident Manager
4 11 (9.82%) Security Analyst
4 11 (9.82%) Support Analyst
5 8 (7.14%) IT Security Analyst
6 7 (6.25%) Delivery Manager
6 7 (6.25%) Project Manager
6 7 (6.25%) Services Delivery Manager
7 6 (5.36%) Administrator
8 5 (4.46%) Support Engineer
8 5 (4.46%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 5 (4.46%) Technical Services Manager
8 5 (4.46%) Infrastructure Manager
8 5 (4.46%) Technical Manager
8 5 (4.46%) Hadoop Administrator
9 4 (3.57%) Team Leader
10 3 (2.68%) Project Coordinator
10 3 (2.68%) Senior Manager
10 3 (2.68%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.82%) .NET
2 9 (8.04%) SOAP
2 9 (8.04%) XML
2 9 (8.04%) HTML
3 2 (1.79%) ISPF
4 1 (0.89%) X-Windows
4 1 (0.89%) J2EE
4 1 (0.89%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (18.75%) Management Information System
2 12 (10.71%) Data Centre
3 7 (6.25%) Mainframe
3 7 (6.25%) Clustering
4 4 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.68%) LPAR
5 3 (2.68%) HACMP
6 2 (1.79%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.79%) AS400
7 1 (0.89%) APACS
7 1 (0.89%) User Experience
7 1 (0.89%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.89%) VSAM
7 1 (0.89%) PKI
7 1 (0.89%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.89%) CCTV
7 1 (0.89%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (13.39%) Windows
2 13 (11.61%) UNIX
3 8 (7.14%) Linux
4 5 (4.46%) Windows NT
4 5 (4.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (3.57%) MVS
5 4 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (2.68%) VMS
6 3 (2.68%) AIX
6 3 (2.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (2.68%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.79%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.79%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (1.79%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.89%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (43.75%) ITIL
2 26 (23.21%) Incident Management
3 24 (21.43%) Service Management
4 20 (17.86%) Service Delivery
5 17 (15.18%) Project Management
5 17 (15.18%) Matrix Management
6 16 (14.29%) Data Analysis
7 14 (12.50%) Change Management
8 11 (9.82%) PRINCE2
8 11 (9.82%) Information Security
8 11 (9.82%) Technical Analysis
9 10 (8.93%) Data Protection
9 10 (8.93%) Security Management
10 8 (7.14%) High Availability
11 6 (5.36%) Information Assurance
11 6 (5.36%) Performance Management
11 6 (5.36%) Disaster Recovery
12 5 (4.46%) Data Modelling
12 5 (4.46%) ETL
12 5 (4.46%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 20 (17.86%) SQL
2 16 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 11 (9.82%) VB
4 4 (3.57%) T-SQL
4 4 (3.57%) Java
5 3 (2.68%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.68%) Perl
5 3 (2.68%) VBScript
5 3 (2.68%) Shell Script
5 3 (2.68%) JCL
5 3 (2.68%) AWK
5 3 (2.68%) Korn
5 3 (2.68%) sed
6 2 (1.79%) REXX
Qualifications
1 40 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 36 (32.14%) SC Cleared
3 18 (16.07%) DV Cleared
4 9 (8.04%) CISSP
5 6 (5.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (2.68%) CCNA
7 3 (2.68%) CCNP
7 3 (2.68%) APMP
8 2 (1.79%) CCIE
8 2 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.89%) Degree
9 1 (0.89%) CCIP
9 1 (0.89%) MCSE
9 1 (0.89%) MCSA
9 1 (0.89%) CCDP
9 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (0.89%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (5.36%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.57%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.68%) Veritas File System
4 3 (2.68%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 3 (2.68%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.79%) Firmware
5 2 (1.79%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 2 (1.79%) UAG
5 2 (1.79%) Time Sharing Option
6 1 (0.89%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (15.18%) OVSD
2 14 (12.50%) OpenView
3 8 (7.14%) Control-M
4 4 (3.57%) SCOM
4 4 (3.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (2.68%) SCCM
6 2 (1.79%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.89%) MAINVIEW
7 1 (0.89%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 25 (22.32%) HP
2 23 (20.54%) Microsoft
3 10 (8.93%) Cisco
3 10 (8.93%) VMware
4 6 (5.36%) NetScout
5 5 (4.46%) Cloudera
5 5 (4.46%) Remedy
5 5 (4.46%) IBM
5 5 (4.46%) BMC
5 5 (4.46%) Informatica
5 5 (4.46%) NetApp
6 3 (2.68%) Veritas
6 3 (2.68%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.68%) EMC
6 3 (2.68%) Symantec
6 3 (2.68%) Cyber-Ark
6 3 (2.68%) 3PAR
7 2 (1.79%) F5
8 1 (0.89%) BancTec
8 1 (0.89%) Blue Coat
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