The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Buckinghamshire region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 31 36 47
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +11
Contract jobs citing SLA 55 47 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 4.27% 4.54% 2.90%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.35% 40.17% 45.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 9 6
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£180 £300 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -10.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £210 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £360 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £20.50 £13.50 £14.74
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.85% -8.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -3.12%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
133 117 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 10.32% 11.30% 6.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 48 21
Average daily rate £310 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £249 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £515 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 2
Average hourly rate £20.50 £40.00 £14.74
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.75% +171.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £18.80 £13.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £40.00 £16.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.10 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.87% -12.50%
SLA
South East

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 1 August 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 1 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +3 29 £300 +40.02% 6
High Wycombe -2 9 £135 -56.80% 1
Amersham -3 4 - -
Aylesbury - - - -
Beaconsfield - - - -
Buckingham - - - -
Chesham - - - -
Marlow - - - -
SLA
South East

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 32 (29.63%) Windows
2 30 (27.78%) Security Cleared
3 26 (24.07%) SC Cleared
4 22 (20.37%) ITIL
5 21 (19.44%) Microsoft
6 20 (18.52%) Finance
7 18 (16.67%) MS Excel
8 17 (15.74%) Active Directory
9 16 (14.81%) VMware
10 15 (13.89%) Banking
10 15 (13.89%) UNIX
11 14 (12.96%) Telecoms
11 14 (12.96%) VMware Infrastructure
12 13 (12.04%) SQL
13 12 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
13 12 (11.11%) Migration
14 11 (10.19%) Disaster Recovery
14 11 (10.19%) Project Management
14 11 (10.19%) Remedy
15 10 (9.26%) Linux
15 10 (9.26%) Microsoft Certification
15 10 (9.26%) Change Management
15 10 (9.26%) Stakeholder Management
16 9 (8.33%) Problem Management
16 9 (8.33%) SharePoint
16 9 (8.33%) MS Exchange
16 9 (8.33%) Mainframe
16 9 (8.33%) Service Management
17 8 (7.41%) LDAP
17 8 (7.41%) Cisco

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 9 (8.33%) SharePoint
1 9 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 6 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (4.63%) WebSphere
4 3 (2.78%) Apache
5 2 (1.85%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.93%) IIS
6 1 (0.93%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 18 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 8 (7.41%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (5.56%) MS Office
4 3 (2.78%) MS Project
4 3 (2.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.93%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.93%) Oracle ASCP
1 1 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.93%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.93%) Office 365
1 1 (0.93%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.41%) LDAP
2 6 (5.56%) iSCSI
3 4 (3.70%) VoIP
3 4 (3.70%) Firewall
4 3 (2.78%) Broadband
4 3 (2.78%) VPN
4 3 (2.78%) Intranet
5 2 (1.85%) SAN
5 2 (1.85%) LAN
5 2 (1.85%) WAN
5 2 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (1.85%) BIG-IP
5 2 (1.85%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (1.85%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (1.85%) NAS
6 1 (0.93%) PABX
6 1 (0.93%) Network Security
6 1 (0.93%) SMTP
6 1 (0.93%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.93%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.78%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.85%) OLTP
3 2 (1.85%) QlikView
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.93%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.93%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.93%) JMeter
2 1 (0.93%) Ant
2 1 (0.93%) LoadRunner
2 1 (0.93%) MSI
2 1 (0.93%) InstallShield
General
1 20 (18.52%) Finance
2 15 (13.89%) Banking
3 14 (12.96%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.78%) Retail
4 3 (2.78%) Legal
4 3 (2.78%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.85%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.85%) Automotive
6 1 (0.93%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.93%) Marketing
6 1 (0.93%) Law
Job Titles
1 26 (24.07%) Analyst
2 13 (12.04%) Support Engineer
3 9 (8.33%) PMO Analyst
3 9 (8.33%) Support Analyst
4 8 (7.41%) Project Manager
4 8 (7.41%) Cloud Engineer
5 7 (6.48%) 1st Line Support
6 6 (5.56%) Service Manager
7 5 (4.63%) 1st Line Support Engineer
7 5 (4.63%) Help Desk Support Engineer
7 5 (4.63%) Help Desk Engineer
7 5 (4.63%) Help Desk Support
7 5 (4.63%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (3.70%) Systems Support
8 4 (3.70%) Operations Manager
8 4 (3.70%) Administrator
8 4 (3.70%) Services Delivery Manager
8 4 (3.70%) Systems Support Engineer
8 4 (3.70%) Delivery Manager
8 4 (3.70%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.56%) Web Services
2 5 (4.63%) SOAP
3 3 (2.78%) LAMP
4 2 (1.85%) CSS
4 2 (1.85%) HTML
4 2 (1.85%) .NET
5 1 (0.93%) HTML5
5 1 (0.93%) RESTful
5 1 (0.93%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (0.93%) CSS3
5 1 (0.93%) Worklight
5 1 (0.93%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.93%) LINQ
5 1 (0.93%) jQuery
5 1 (0.93%) Dojo
5 1 (0.93%) WCF
5 1 (0.93%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.93%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.93%) XML
5 1 (0.93%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.33%) Mainframe
2 5 (4.63%) Clustering
2 5 (4.63%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.85%) N-Tier
3 2 (1.85%) Handset
3 2 (1.85%) iPad
4 1 (0.93%) Telematics
4 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.93%) iPhone
4 1 (0.93%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (0.93%) CESG
4 1 (0.93%) IVR
4 1 (0.93%) Replication
4 1 (0.93%) HACMP
4 1 (0.93%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 32 (29.63%) Windows
2 15 (13.89%) UNIX
3 12 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (9.26%) Linux
5 7 (6.48%) Windows NT
5 7 (6.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (5.56%) MVS
6 6 (5.56%) AIX
6 6 (5.56%) CentOS
7 5 (4.63%) Ubuntu
7 5 (4.63%) Solaris
8 4 (3.70%) Windows 2000
8 4 (3.70%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.85%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.93%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.93%) Android
10 1 (0.93%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.93%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (20.37%) ITIL
2 12 (11.11%) Migration
3 11 (10.19%) Disaster Recovery
3 11 (10.19%) Project Management
4 10 (9.26%) Change Management
4 10 (9.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (8.33%) Problem Management
5 9 (8.33%) Service Management
6 7 (6.48%) ITSM
6 7 (6.48%) Validation
7 6 (5.56%) Service Delivery
8 5 (4.63%) Data Validation
8 5 (4.63%) PRINCE2
9 4 (3.70%) Configuration Management
9 4 (3.70%) Operations Management
9 4 (3.70%) Performance Management
9 4 (3.70%) Incident Management
9 4 (3.70%) Release Management
9 4 (3.70%) Information Assurance
9 4 (3.70%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (12.04%) SQL
2 4 (3.70%) JCL
3 3 (2.78%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.85%) VBScript
5 1 (0.93%) Objective-C
5 1 (0.93%) VB
5 1 (0.93%) Java
5 1 (0.93%) C#
5 1 (0.93%) C++
5 1 (0.93%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.93%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.93%) VC++
Qualifications
1 30 (27.78%) Security Cleared
2 26 (24.07%) SC Cleared
3 10 (9.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (7.41%) MCSE
5 6 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (5.56%) CCNA
5 6 (5.56%) DV Cleared
6 5 (4.63%) Degree
6 5 (4.63%) CCNP
7 4 (3.70%) MCP
8 2 (1.85%) PMP
8 2 (1.85%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.93%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.93%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.93%) COBIT
System Software
1 17 (15.74%) Active Directory
2 14 (12.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.56%) NFS
4 5 (4.63%) Hyper-V
5 4 (3.70%) VMware ESX
6 3 (2.78%) Postfix
6 3 (2.78%) Sendmail
6 3 (2.78%) Squid
7 2 (1.85%) ProxySG
7 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.93%) XenApp
8 1 (0.93%) GPFS
8 1 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.93%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.93%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 6 (5.56%) Control-M
2 5 (4.63%) OVSD
3 3 (2.78%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 3 (2.78%) SCOM
3 3 (2.78%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.85%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.93%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.93%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.93%) WSUS
5 1 (0.93%) OpenView
5 1 (0.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.93%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.93%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 21 (19.44%) Microsoft
2 16 (14.81%) VMware
3 11 (10.19%) Remedy
4 8 (7.41%) Cisco
5 7 (6.48%) Intel
5 7 (6.48%) NetApp
6 6 (5.56%) Blue Coat
6 6 (5.56%) F5
7 5 (4.63%) HP
8 4 (3.70%) Avaya
8 4 (3.70%) Citrix
8 4 (3.70%) Oracle
9 3 (2.78%) Genesys
9 3 (2.78%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.85%) IBM
10 2 (1.85%) SAP
10 2 (1.85%) IronPort
11 1 (0.93%) Lumension
11 1 (0.93%) ICL
11 1 (0.93%) Juniper
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