The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 28 38 25
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -13
Contract jobs citing SLA 54 58 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 6.41% 4.19% 5.83%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 45.76% 31.69% 40.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 17 20
Median daily rate £430 £300 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.33% +66.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £131 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £410 £364
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £310 £275
% change year-on-year
-11.29% +12.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 4
Median hourly rate £15.00 £13.10 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.52% -6.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.48 £12.00 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.40 £27.90 £18.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.77 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-11.22% -1.43%
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
118 183 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 14.01% 13.23% 14.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 78 92
Median daily rate £430 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £196 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 6
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.61 £12.00 £10.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.30 £39.12 £25.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +50.00%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing SLA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 September 2016.

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 26 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +7 49 £430 +43.33% 7
Aylesbury - 1 £105 -
High Wycombe - 1 - - 1
SLA
South East

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SLA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for SLA.

1 48 (56.47%) ITIL
2 40 (47.06%) Finance
3 24 (28.24%) Service Management
3 24 (28.24%) Security Cleared
4 20 (23.53%) SC Cleared
5 19 (22.35%) Service Delivery
5 19 (22.35%) Incident Management
6 17 (20.00%) SAP
6 17 (20.00%) Service Design
7 15 (17.65%) ITIL V3
7 15 (17.65%) MS Office
8 14 (16.47%) Retail
9 13 (15.29%) DV Cleared
10 12 (14.12%) Project Management
10 12 (14.12%) Windows
10 12 (14.12%) Microsoft
11 10 (11.76%) HP
11 10 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (10.59%) SQL
12 9 (10.59%) Unix
13 8 (9.41%) Supplier Management
13 8 (9.41%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (8.24%) Remedy
14 7 (8.24%) MS Excel
14 7 (8.24%) MS PowerPoint
14 7 (8.24%) Stakeholder Management
15 6 (7.06%) Change Management
15 6 (7.06%) Management Information System
15 6 (7.06%) Knowledge Management
15 6 (7.06%) Windows NT

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.53%) Apache Pig
1 3 (3.53%) Apache Spark
2 2 (2.35%) SAS
3 1 (1.18%) CMS
3 1 (1.18%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (17.65%) MS Office
2 7 (8.24%) MS Excel
2 7 (8.24%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (5.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (4.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.18%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.88%) ATM
2 2 (2.35%) SDH
3 1 (1.18%) 3G
3 1 (1.18%) BGP
3 1 (1.18%) DWDM
3 1 (1.18%) EIGRP
3 1 (1.18%) Frame Relay
3 1 (1.18%) GSM
3 1 (1.18%) LAN
3 1 (1.18%) LTE
3 1 (1.18%) MPLS
3 1 (1.18%) VoIP
3 1 (1.18%) VPN
3 1 (1.18%) WAN
3 1 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.18%) WLAN
3 1 (1.18%) X.25
3 1 (1.18%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.06%) SAP BI
2 5 (5.88%) Big Data
2 5 (5.88%) Hadoop
3 3 (3.53%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (3.53%) Apache Hive
3 3 (3.53%) DataStax
3 3 (3.53%) HBase
3 3 (3.53%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.35%) Cloudera CDH
4 2 (2.35%) PowerCenter
5 1 (1.18%) MySQL
General
1 40 (47.06%) Finance
2 14 (16.47%) Retail
3 5 (5.88%) Banking
3 5 (5.88%) German Language
3 5 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.71%) Automotive
4 4 (4.71%) Electronics
4 4 (4.71%) Manufacturing
4 4 (4.71%) Marketing
5 1 (1.18%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 25 (29.41%) Analyst
2 15 (17.65%) Architect
3 13 (15.29%) Service Architect
4 12 (14.12%) Service Analyst
5 9 (10.59%) Service Desk Analyst
5 9 (10.59%) Supplier Manager
6 8 (9.41%) IT Manager
6 8 (9.41%) Support Analyst
7 7 (8.24%) Service Manager
8 6 (7.06%) Applications Support
8 6 (7.06%) Vendor Manager
9 5 (5.88%) Applications Support Analyst
9 5 (5.88%) SAP Support
10 4 (4.71%) 2nd Line Support
10 4 (4.71%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 4 (4.71%) Business Intelligence Support Analyst
10 4 (4.71%) SAP Analyst
10 4 (4.71%) SAP BI Analyst
10 4 (4.71%) SAP Support Analyst
11 3 (3.53%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.18%) SAP XI
1 1 (1.18%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (7.06%) Mainframe
1 6 (7.06%) Management Information System
2 4 (4.71%) Performance Metrics
3 3 (3.53%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.18%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.18%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.18%) EPoS
4 1 (1.18%) Replication
4 1 (1.18%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 12 (14.12%) Windows
2 9 (10.59%) Unix
3 6 (7.06%) MVS
3 6 (7.06%) Windows NT
4 3 (3.53%) Linux
5 1 (1.18%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (56.47%) ITIL
2 24 (28.24%) Service Management
3 19 (22.35%) Incident Management
3 19 (22.35%) Service Delivery
4 17 (20.00%) Service Design
5 15 (17.65%) ITIL V3
6 12 (14.12%) Project Management
7 10 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (9.41%) Supplier Management
9 7 (8.24%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (7.06%) Change Management
10 6 (7.06%) Knowledge Management
10 6 (7.06%) Problem Management
11 5 (5.88%) ITSM
11 5 (5.88%) Line Management
11 5 (5.88%) People Management
11 5 (5.88%) Performance Management
11 5 (5.88%) Presales
11 5 (5.88%) System Testing
11 5 (5.88%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.59%) SQL
2 3 (3.53%) Java
2 3 (3.53%) Python
2 3 (3.53%) Ruby
3 1 (1.18%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 24 (28.24%) Security Cleared
2 20 (23.53%) SC Cleared
3 13 (15.29%) DV Cleared
4 8 (9.41%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (4.71%) Degree
5 4 (4.71%) ISTQB
5 4 (4.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.18%) CCIE
7 1 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (4.71%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.53%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 5 (5.88%) CA Wily
1 5 (5.88%) Tivoli
2 3 (3.53%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (1.18%) Control-M
Vendors
1 17 (20.00%) SAP
2 12 (14.12%) Microsoft
3 10 (11.76%) HP
4 7 (8.24%) Remedy
5 3 (3.53%) Cloudera
6 2 (2.35%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (1.18%) Cisco
7 1 (1.18%) Computacenter
7 1 (1.18%) Juniper
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