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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 30 40 45
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +5
Contract jobs citing SLA 62 50 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 5.39% 3.95% 3.05%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.49% 47.17% 32.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 13 5
Average daily rate
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£380 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £192 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £301
% change year-on-year
- -0.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 4
Average hourly rate £11.00 £9.10 £12.95
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.87% -29.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
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
157 106 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 13.64% 8.38% 9.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 47 32
Average daily rate £360 £300 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -26.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £168 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £478 £725
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 4
Average hourly rate £40.00 £19.00 £12.95
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+110.52% +46.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £21.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+2.61% +13.51%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 -4 37 £400 +14.28% 12
High Wycombe +2 4 - - 3
Gerrards Cross - 1 £150 -
SLA
South East

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 55 (51.89%) ITIL
2 45 (42.45%) Security Cleared
3 41 (38.68%) SC Cleared
4 40 (37.74%) MS Excel
5 34 (32.08%) MS Office
6 29 (27.36%) Service Management
7 28 (26.42%) Incident Management
8 26 (24.53%) Finance
9 24 (22.64%) HP
10 23 (21.70%) Microsoft
11 21 (19.81%) PowerShell
12 20 (18.87%) Project Management
13 19 (17.92%) Service Delivery
13 19 (17.92%) Change Management
13 19 (17.92%) Management Information System
13 19 (17.92%) SQL
14 18 (16.98%) DV Cleared
15 17 (16.04%) Matrix Management
15 17 (16.04%) OVSD
16 16 (15.09%) Data Analysis
16 16 (15.09%) Windows
17 14 (13.21%) OpenView
17 14 (13.21%) Data Centre
18 12 (11.32%) Active Directory
18 12 (11.32%) VB
18 12 (11.32%) VMware
18 12 (11.32%) Windows Server 2008
19 11 (10.38%) Technical Analysis
19 11 (10.38%) DB2 UDB
19 11 (10.38%) Information Security

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 6 (5.66%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.83%) WebSphere
2 3 (2.83%) Lync
2 3 (2.83%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 3 (2.83%) CMS
3 2 (1.89%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.94%) IIS
4 1 (0.94%) SAS
Applications
1 40 (37.74%) MS Excel
2 34 (32.08%) MS Office
3 3 (2.83%) MS Project
3 3 (2.83%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.94%) Staffware
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.38%) LDAP
2 4 (3.77%) Internet
3 3 (2.83%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (2.83%) Firewall
3 3 (2.83%) LAN
3 3 (2.83%) WAN
3 3 (2.83%) DNS
4 2 (1.89%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.89%) 3G
4 2 (1.89%) TACACS
4 2 (1.89%) 2G
4 2 (1.89%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (1.89%) 4G
5 1 (0.94%) Gigabit Ethernet
5 1 (0.94%) LTE
5 1 (0.94%) Network Security
5 1 (0.94%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.94%) Multicast
5 1 (0.94%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.94%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.38%) DB2 UDB
1 11 (10.38%) DB2
2 4 (3.77%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.83%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.89%) MySQL
4 2 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.94%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.94%) Big Data
5 1 (0.94%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.94%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Ranorex
1 1 (0.94%) ChangeMan
General
1 26 (24.53%) Finance
2 9 (8.49%) Banking
3 6 (5.66%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.72%) Retail
5 2 (1.89%) Legal
5 2 (1.89%) Marketing
6 1 (0.94%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 26 (24.53%) Analyst
2 22 (20.75%) Service Manager
3 17 (16.04%) Incident Manager
4 11 (10.38%) Security Analyst
5 9 (8.49%) Delivery Manager
5 9 (8.49%) Services Delivery Manager
6 8 (7.55%) IT Security Analyst
7 7 (6.60%) Support Analyst
8 6 (5.66%) Technical Manager
9 5 (4.72%) Technical Services Manager
9 5 (4.72%) Administrator
9 5 (4.72%) Project Manager
9 5 (4.72%) Consultant
10 4 (3.77%) Support Engineer
10 4 (3.77%) Citrix Consultant
11 3 (2.83%) Infrastructure Manager
11 3 (2.83%) Desktop Engineer
11 3 (2.83%) Vendor Manager
11 3 (2.83%) 2nd Line Support
11 3 (2.83%) Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.38%) .NET
2 9 (8.49%) SOAP
2 9 (8.49%) XML
2 9 (8.49%) HTML
3 1 (0.94%) ISPF
3 1 (0.94%) X-Windows
3 1 (0.94%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 19 (17.92%) Management Information System
2 14 (13.21%) Data Centre
3 6 (5.66%) Clustering
4 5 (4.72%) Mainframe
5 4 (3.77%) User Experience
5 4 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.89%) Chip and PIN
7 1 (0.94%) CCTV
7 1 (0.94%) PKI
7 1 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.94%) AS400
7 1 (0.94%) APACS
7 1 (0.94%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 16 (15.09%) Windows
2 12 (11.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (6.60%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (6.60%) UNIX
4 6 (5.66%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (3.77%) Windows NT
5 4 (3.77%) Windows 2000
5 4 (3.77%) Windows 2000 Server
5 4 (3.77%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.94%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.94%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.94%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.94%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (51.89%) ITIL
2 29 (27.36%) Service Management
3 28 (26.42%) Incident Management
4 20 (18.87%) Project Management
5 19 (17.92%) Service Delivery
5 19 (17.92%) Change Management
6 17 (16.04%) Matrix Management
7 16 (15.09%) Data Analysis
8 11 (10.38%) Technical Analysis
8 11 (10.38%) Information Security
9 10 (9.43%) Security Management
9 10 (9.43%) Data Protection
10 9 (8.49%) PRINCE2
11 8 (7.55%) Disaster Recovery
12 7 (6.60%) Performance Management
12 7 (6.60%) Patch Management
13 6 (5.66%) Information Assurance
14 5 (4.72%) Business Process Improvement
14 5 (4.72%) Capacity Management
15 4 (3.77%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (19.81%) PowerShell
2 19 (17.92%) SQL
3 12 (11.32%) VB
4 4 (3.77%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.83%) VBScript
5 3 (2.83%) Java
5 3 (2.83%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.89%) Korn
7 1 (0.94%) JCL
7 1 (0.94%) REXX
Qualifications
1 45 (42.45%) Security Cleared
2 41 (38.68%) SC Cleared
3 18 (16.98%) DV Cleared
4 9 (8.49%) CISSP
5 4 (3.77%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (3.77%) CCNP
6 3 (2.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (2.83%) APMP
7 2 (1.89%) CCNA
7 2 (1.89%) MCP
7 2 (1.89%) CCSA
7 2 (1.89%) CCSE
8 1 (0.94%) Degree
8 1 (0.94%) MCSE
8 1 (0.94%) MCSA
8 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.94%) CCDP
8 1 (0.94%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (11.32%) Active Directory
2 8 (7.55%) Hyper-V
3 7 (6.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.77%) Firmware
4 4 (3.77%) XenApp
4 4 (3.77%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.89%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.89%) UAG
6 1 (0.94%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.94%) vSphere
6 1 (0.94%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 17 (16.04%) OVSD
2 14 (13.21%) OpenView
3 6 (5.66%) SCOM
4 4 (3.77%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 4 (3.77%) AirWatch
4 4 (3.77%) XenMobile
5 3 (2.83%) SCCM
5 3 (2.83%) Control-M
6 1 (0.94%) NSN NetAct
6 1 (0.94%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.94%) Netcool
Vendors
1 24 (22.64%) HP
2 23 (21.70%) Microsoft
3 12 (11.32%) VMware
4 10 (9.43%) Cisco
5 7 (6.60%) Citrix
6 6 (5.66%) NetScout
7 5 (4.72%) BMC
7 5 (4.72%) NetApp
8 4 (3.77%) F5
9 3 (2.83%) Cyber-Ark
9 3 (2.83%) Remedy
9 3 (2.83%) Adobe
10 2 (1.89%) Juniper
10 2 (1.89%) Nokia
10 2 (1.89%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.89%) Computacenter
10 2 (1.89%) Blue Coat
11 1 (0.94%) AppSense
11 1 (0.94%) Cloudera
11 1 (0.94%) BancTec
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