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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 42 26 31
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +5
Contract jobs citing SLA 52 66 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 3.79% 5.53% 4.87%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.90% 44.59% 45.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 20 5
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £120 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £364 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 1
Average hourly rate £12.00 £16.25 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.15% +20.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £16.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year
-4.42% +3.93%
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
149 148 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 10.86% 12.40% 10.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 79 45
Average daily rate £310 £311 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.40% -2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £441 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 3
Average hourly rate £12.00 £20.50 £31.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.46% -35.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.51% +11.42%

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 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

SLA Hourly Rate Histogram 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 August 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 +3 47 £293 +8.51% 6
SLA
South East

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 41 (35.65%) ITIL
2 36 (31.30%) MS Excel
2 36 (31.30%) Finance
3 30 (26.09%) Microsoft
4 29 (25.22%) Security Cleared
5 28 (24.35%) MS Office
6 25 (21.74%) SC Cleared
7 23 (20.00%) SQL
8 22 (19.13%) Management Information System
9 20 (17.39%) Service Delivery
9 20 (17.39%) Project Management
10 18 (15.65%) Incident Management
11 17 (14.78%) HP
12 16 (13.91%) Windows
12 16 (13.91%) PowerShell
13 15 (13.04%) Banking
14 13 (11.30%) VB
14 13 (11.30%) DB2
14 13 (11.30%) Service Management
15 12 (10.43%) UNIX
15 12 (10.43%) Cisco
15 12 (10.43%) Retail
15 12 (10.43%) Change Management
15 12 (10.43%) DV Cleared
15 12 (10.43%) Data Centre
16 11 (9.57%) Technical Analysis
16 11 (9.57%) DB2 UDB
16 11 (9.57%) Information Security
16 11 (9.57%) PRINCE2
16 11 (9.57%) .NET

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (5.22%) SAS
2 5 (4.35%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.48%) WebSphere
4 3 (2.61%) Lync
5 2 (1.74%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.87%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.87%) IIS
6 1 (0.87%) Apache
6 1 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.87%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 36 (31.30%) MS Excel
2 28 (24.35%) MS Office
3 8 (6.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (5.22%) MS Visio
5 4 (3.48%) MS Project
6 1 (0.87%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.87%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.87%) Staffware
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.57%) LDAP
2 4 (3.48%) SAN
2 4 (3.48%) Internet
3 3 (2.61%) Firewall
3 3 (2.61%) Broadband
3 3 (2.61%) LAN
3 3 (2.61%) WAN
3 3 (2.61%) DNS
3 3 (2.61%) OSPF
3 3 (2.61%) BGP
3 3 (2.61%) EIGRP
4 2 (1.74%) TACACS
4 2 (1.74%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.74%) FTP
4 2 (1.74%) VoIP
4 2 (1.74%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (1.74%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.87%) Gigabit Ethernet
5 1 (0.87%) Network Security
5 1 (0.87%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.30%) DB2
2 11 (9.57%) DB2 UDB
3 6 (5.22%) BusinessObjects
3 6 (5.22%) PowerCenter
4 5 (4.35%) SQL Server
4 5 (4.35%) Hadoop
4 5 (4.35%) Big Data
5 3 (2.61%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.61%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (1.74%) MySQL
7 1 (0.87%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.87%) OLTP
7 1 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.87%) Introscope
1 1 (0.87%) ChangeMan
General
1 36 (31.30%) Finance
2 15 (13.04%) Banking
3 12 (10.43%) Retail
4 4 (3.48%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.48%) Spanish Language
5 2 (1.74%) Local Government
5 2 (1.74%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 33 (28.70%) Analyst
2 18 (15.65%) Service Manager
3 11 (9.57%) Security Analyst
3 11 (9.57%) Support Analyst
4 9 (7.83%) Project Manager
5 8 (6.96%) Administrator
5 8 (6.96%) IT Security Analyst
6 7 (6.09%) Infrastructure Manager
6 7 (6.09%) Incident Manager
6 7 (6.09%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 5 (4.35%) Support Engineer
7 5 (4.35%) Services Delivery Manager
7 5 (4.35%) Team Leader
7 5 (4.35%) Hadoop Administrator
7 5 (4.35%) Technical Manager
7 5 (4.35%) Delivery Manager
7 5 (4.35%) Technical Services Manager
7 5 (4.35%) Financial Analyst
8 4 (3.48%) Project Coordinator
8 4 (3.48%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.57%) .NET
2 9 (7.83%) HTML
2 9 (7.83%) SOAP
2 9 (7.83%) XML
3 2 (1.74%) Middleware
3 2 (1.74%) CSS
3 2 (1.74%) ISPF
4 1 (0.87%) J2EE
4 1 (0.87%) X-Windows
4 1 (0.87%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 22 (19.13%) Management Information System
2 12 (10.43%) Data Centre
3 8 (6.96%) Mainframe
4 7 (6.09%) Clustering
5 6 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.61%) LPAR
6 3 (2.61%) HACMP
7 2 (1.74%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.74%) AS400
7 2 (1.74%) CMDB
7 2 (1.74%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.87%) APACS
8 1 (0.87%) User Experience
8 1 (0.87%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.87%) VSAM
8 1 (0.87%) PKI
8 1 (0.87%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.87%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 16 (13.91%) Windows
2 12 (10.43%) UNIX
3 9 (7.83%) Linux
4 7 (6.09%) MVS
5 6 (5.22%) Windows NT
6 4 (3.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.61%) Windows 7
7 3 (2.61%) VMS
7 3 (2.61%) AIX
7 3 (2.61%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.74%) Windows Vista
8 2 (1.74%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (35.65%) ITIL
2 20 (17.39%) Project Management
2 20 (17.39%) Service Delivery
3 18 (15.65%) Incident Management
4 13 (11.30%) Service Management
5 12 (10.43%) Change Management
6 11 (9.57%) PRINCE2
6 11 (9.57%) Information Security
6 11 (9.57%) Technical Analysis
7 10 (8.70%) Data Protection
7 10 (8.70%) Security Management
8 8 (6.96%) High Availability
9 7 (6.09%) Data Analysis
9 7 (6.09%) Matrix Management
10 6 (5.22%) Validation
10 6 (5.22%) Performance Management
10 6 (5.22%) Information Assurance
11 5 (4.35%) Data Cleansing
11 5 (4.35%) Capacity Management
11 5 (4.35%) Business Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 23 (20.00%) SQL
2 16 (13.91%) PowerShell
3 13 (11.30%) VB
4 5 (4.35%) Java
5 4 (3.48%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.48%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.61%) VBScript
6 3 (2.61%) Perl
6 3 (2.61%) Shell Script
6 3 (2.61%) JCL
6 3 (2.61%) AWK
6 3 (2.61%) sed
7 2 (1.74%) VBA
7 2 (1.74%) REXX
8 1 (0.87%) C
8 1 (0.87%) Korn
Qualifications
1 29 (25.22%) Security Cleared
2 25 (21.74%) SC Cleared
3 12 (10.43%) DV Cleared
4 9 (7.83%) CISSP
5 6 (5.22%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (4.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 4 (3.48%) CCNP
7 4 (3.48%) CCNA
8 3 (2.61%) CCIE
8 3 (2.61%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (2.61%) APMP
9 2 (1.74%) Degree
9 2 (1.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.87%) NVQ Level 4
10 1 (0.87%) CCDP
10 1 (0.87%) CCIP
10 1 (0.87%) HNC
10 1 (0.87%) HND
10 1 (0.87%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.35%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.87%) QA
System Software
1 8 (6.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (4.35%) Hyper-V
3 4 (3.48%) Active Directory
4 3 (2.61%) Veritas File System
4 3 (2.61%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 3 (2.61%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.74%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 2 (1.74%) UAG
5 2 (1.74%) Time Sharing Option
6 1 (0.87%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (7.83%) Control-M
2 8 (6.96%) OVSD
3 6 (5.22%) OpenView
4 4 (3.48%) SCOM
4 4 (3.48%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (2.61%) SCCM
6 2 (1.74%) Tivoli
6 2 (1.74%) MAINVIEW
7 1 (0.87%) CA Endevor
7 1 (0.87%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 30 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 17 (14.78%) HP
3 12 (10.43%) Cisco
4 11 (9.57%) Remedy
5 10 (8.70%) VMware
6 6 (5.22%) NetScout
6 6 (5.22%) Informatica
6 6 (5.22%) BMC
7 5 (4.35%) NetApp
7 5 (4.35%) IBM
7 5 (4.35%) Cloudera
8 3 (2.61%) Cyber-Ark
8 3 (2.61%) 3PAR
8 3 (2.61%) EMC
8 3 (2.61%) Veritas
8 3 (2.61%) Red Hat
8 3 (2.61%) Citrix
8 3 (2.61%) Symantec
9 2 (1.74%) F5
9 2 (1.74%) Blue Coat
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