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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 38 28 37
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +9
Contract jobs citing SLA 52 47 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 4.63% 4.55% 4.15%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 48.15% 48.45% 52.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 9
Average daily rate
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£378 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.27% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £104 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £370 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 3
Average hourly rate £15.50 £11.25 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.77% -29.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.13 £9.45 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.40 £20.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-6.89% +5.45%
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
108 97 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 9.62% 9.40% 7.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 48 30
Average daily rate £325 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £193 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £383 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 4
Average hourly rate £16.50 £11.25 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £9.45 £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.10 £13.40 £30.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.08 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+11.27% -25.76%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 -2 41 £363 +34.35% 15
High Wycombe 0 2 - - 3
Marlow - - - -
Buckingham - - - -
SLA
South East

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 62 (47.33%) ITIL
2 43 (32.82%) MS Excel
2 43 (32.82%) Security Cleared
3 40 (30.53%) Windows
3 40 (30.53%) Microsoft
4 37 (28.24%) SC Cleared
5 36 (27.48%) Change Management
6 32 (24.43%) Finance
7 28 (21.37%) Telecoms
7 28 (21.37%) Active Directory
7 28 (21.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 28 (21.37%) VMware
8 26 (19.85%) Citrix
9 25 (19.08%) Microsoft Certification
9 25 (19.08%) VMware Infrastructure
10 24 (18.32%) Incident Management
10 24 (18.32%) Service Management
11 21 (16.03%) Service Delivery
11 21 (16.03%) MCSE
12 19 (14.50%) Disaster Recovery
12 19 (14.50%) Windows Server 2003
13 18 (13.74%) UNIX
14 17 (12.98%) Project Management
15 16 (12.21%) Windows NT
16 15 (11.45%) Windows 2000
17 14 (10.69%) IIS
18 13 (9.92%) VMware ESX
18 13 (9.92%) Clustering
18 13 (9.92%) Windows 2000 Server
18 13 (9.92%) LAN

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 14 (10.69%) IIS
2 11 (8.40%) BizTalk Server
3 10 (7.63%) MS Exchange
4 6 (4.58%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (3.82%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.29%) CMS
7 1 (0.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.76%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 43 (32.82%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.05%) MS Office
3 1 (0.76%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.76%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (9.92%) LAN
2 12 (9.16%) WAN
3 11 (8.40%) NAS
3 11 (8.40%) SAN
4 10 (7.63%) Firewall
5 7 (5.34%) TACACS
6 6 (4.58%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (3.82%) Internet
8 4 (3.05%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (3.05%) Broadband
8 4 (3.05%) VPN
9 3 (2.29%) DNS
9 3 (2.29%) DHCP
9 3 (2.29%) OSPF
9 3 (2.29%) EIGRP
9 3 (2.29%) BGP
10 2 (1.53%) Radio Access Network
10 2 (1.53%) 4G
10 2 (1.53%) 2G
10 2 (1.53%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.63%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Ranorex
General
1 32 (24.43%) Finance
2 28 (21.37%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.58%) Banking
4 3 (2.29%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.53%) Retail
5 2 (1.53%) Marketing
5 2 (1.53%) Legal
6 1 (0.76%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 38 (29.01%) Analyst
2 14 (10.69%) Service Manager
3 12 (9.16%) Support Analyst
3 12 (9.16%) Service Analyst
3 12 (9.16%) Service Desk Analyst
4 11 (8.40%) Administrator
5 10 (7.63%) Delivery Manager
5 10 (7.63%) Services Delivery Manager
6 8 (6.11%) Windows Administrator
6 8 (6.11%) Operations Manager
7 7 (5.34%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (4.58%) Network Analyst
8 6 (4.58%) Desktop Support
8 6 (4.58%) 1st Line Support
8 6 (4.58%) Report Specialist
9 5 (3.82%) Support Engineer
9 5 (3.82%) Applications Support
9 5 (3.82%) Consultant
9 5 (3.82%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 5 (3.82%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.53%) CSS
2 1 (0.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.92%) Clustering
1 13 (9.92%) Mainframe
2 12 (9.16%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.82%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.05%) User Experience
5 3 (2.29%) SCADA
6 2 (1.53%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.53%) Chip and PIN
7 1 (0.76%) Replication
7 1 (0.76%) PKI
7 1 (0.76%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 40 (30.53%) Windows
2 28 (21.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (14.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (13.74%) UNIX
5 16 (12.21%) Windows NT
6 15 (11.45%) Windows 2000
7 13 (9.92%) Windows 2000 Server
8 12 (9.16%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (3.82%) MVS
9 5 (3.82%) Linux
9 5 (3.82%) Windows 7
10 4 (3.05%) Windows XP
11 2 (1.53%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.76%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (47.33%) ITIL
2 36 (27.48%) Change Management
3 24 (18.32%) Incident Management
3 24 (18.32%) Service Management
4 21 (16.03%) Service Delivery
5 19 (14.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 17 (12.98%) Project Management
7 12 (9.16%) ITIL V3
8 10 (7.63%) PRINCE2
9 8 (6.11%) Configuration Management
9 8 (6.11%) Line Management
10 6 (4.58%) Mentoring
11 5 (3.82%) ITSM
11 5 (3.82%) Validation
11 5 (3.82%) Migration
11 5 (3.82%) Programme Management
11 5 (3.82%) Fault Management
12 4 (3.05%) Vulnerability Management
12 4 (3.05%) Process Improvement
12 4 (3.05%) Operations Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.34%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.53%) SQL
3 1 (0.76%) VB
3 1 (0.76%) JCL
Qualifications
1 43 (32.82%) Security Cleared
2 37 (28.24%) SC Cleared
3 25 (19.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (16.03%) MCSE
5 13 (9.92%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (9.16%) ITIL Certification
7 11 (8.40%) MCP
8 10 (7.63%) CCNP
8 10 (7.63%) Degree
9 9 (6.87%) DV Cleared
10 6 (4.58%) CCSA
10 6 (4.58%) CCNA
11 5 (3.82%) CCSE
12 4 (3.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 3 (2.29%) CCIE
14 2 (1.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 2 (1.53%) MCSA
14 2 (1.53%) CNA
14 2 (1.53%) CNE
14 2 (1.53%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 28 (21.37%) Active Directory
2 25 (19.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (9.92%) VMware ESX
4 11 (8.40%) Hyper-V
4 11 (8.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 11 (8.40%) Terminal Services
4 11 (8.40%) ISA Server
5 4 (3.05%) XenApp
5 4 (3.05%) XenDesktop
6 3 (2.29%) Forefront TMG
6 3 (2.29%) UAG
7 2 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.53%) vSphere
7 2 (1.53%) Firmware
8 1 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.76%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 12 (9.16%) BladeLogic
2 11 (8.40%) SCOM
3 6 (4.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 5 (3.82%) Backup Exec
5 4 (3.05%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (3.05%) XenMobile
6 3 (2.29%) Tivoli
6 3 (2.29%) CA Wily
7 2 (1.53%) OVSD
7 2 (1.53%) Control-M
8 1 (0.76%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.76%) Netcool
8 1 (0.76%) HP UCMDB
8 1 (0.76%) NSN NetAct
8 1 (0.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 40 (30.53%) Microsoft
2 28 (21.37%) VMware
3 26 (19.85%) Citrix
4 13 (9.92%) Cisco
4 13 (9.92%) Remedy
5 11 (8.40%) Intel
6 10 (7.63%) HP
7 7 (5.34%) Blue Coat
7 7 (5.34%) Computacenter
8 6 (4.58%) F5
8 6 (4.58%) Juniper
9 5 (3.82%) Genesys
9 5 (3.82%) Nokia
9 5 (3.82%) Avaya
9 5 (3.82%) CheckPoint
9 5 (3.82%) Lumension
10 4 (3.05%) McAfee
10 4 (3.05%) Sophos
11 3 (2.29%) Adobe
11 3 (2.29%) SAP
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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