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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 31 34 38
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +4
Contract jobs citing SLA 58 46 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 4.48% 4.57% 3.33%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 43.28% 41.07% 47.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 9 8
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£180 £300 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -12.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £210 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £360 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £303 £300
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +0.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £20.50 £12.95 £14.74
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.30% -12.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+20.68% -9.37%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
134 112 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 10.36% 11.13% 7.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 44 25
Average daily rate £289 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £245 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £500 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 2
Average hourly rate £20.50 £13.50 £14.74
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.85% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £9.68 £13.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.20 £40.00 £16.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.21 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+15.45% -7.89%
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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +8 32 £300 +40.02% 6
High Wycombe -1 9 £135 -56.80%
Amersham -3 4 - -
Aylesbury - - - - 1
Beaconsfield - - - -
Buckingham - - - -
Chesham - - - -
Marlow - - - -
SLA
South East

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 31 (29.52%) Windows
2 28 (26.67%) Security Cleared
3 24 (22.86%) SC Cleared
4 20 (19.05%) Finance
4 20 (19.05%) ITIL
5 19 (18.10%) Microsoft
6 17 (16.19%) MS Excel
7 16 (15.24%) Active Directory
7 16 (15.24%) UNIX
8 15 (14.29%) VMware
8 15 (14.29%) Banking
9 14 (13.33%) Telecoms
10 13 (12.38%) Migration
10 13 (12.38%) VMware Infrastructure
10 13 (12.38%) SQL
11 11 (10.48%) Disaster Recovery
11 11 (10.48%) Project Management
11 11 (10.48%) Remedy
11 11 (10.48%) Linux
11 11 (10.48%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (9.52%) Change Management
13 9 (8.57%) Service Management
13 9 (8.57%) Mainframe
13 9 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (8.57%) SharePoint
13 9 (8.57%) MS Exchange
13 9 (8.57%) Problem Management
14 8 (7.62%) MS PowerPoint
14 8 (7.62%) LDAP

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (8.57%) SharePoint
1 9 (8.57%) MS Exchange
2 6 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (4.76%) WebSphere
4 3 (2.86%) Apache
5 2 (1.90%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.95%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 17 (16.19%) MS Excel
2 8 (7.62%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (5.71%) MS Office
4 2 (1.90%) MS Project
4 2 (1.90%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.95%) Oracle ASCP
1 1 (0.95%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.95%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.95%) Office 365
1 1 (0.95%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.62%) LDAP
2 6 (5.71%) iSCSI
3 4 (3.81%) VoIP
3 4 (3.81%) Firewall
4 3 (2.86%) Intranet
4 3 (2.86%) VPN
5 2 (1.90%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (1.90%) BIG-IP
5 2 (1.90%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (1.90%) WAN
5 2 (1.90%) Broadband
5 2 (1.90%) LAN
5 2 (1.90%) SAN
5 2 (1.90%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (0.95%) PABX
6 1 (0.95%) NAS
6 1 (0.95%) X.400
6 1 (0.95%) X.500
6 1 (0.95%) Internet
6 1 (0.95%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.90%) QlikView
3 2 (1.90%) OLTP
4 1 (0.95%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.95%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.95%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.95%) MSI
2 1 (0.95%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.95%) LoadRunner
2 1 (0.95%) Ant
2 1 (0.95%) JMeter
General
1 20 (19.05%) Finance
2 15 (14.29%) Banking
3 14 (13.33%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.86%) Retail
4 3 (2.86%) Legal
4 3 (2.86%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.90%) Automotive
5 2 (1.90%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.95%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.95%) Marketing
6 1 (0.95%) Law
Job Titles
1 25 (23.81%) Analyst
2 13 (12.38%) Support Engineer
3 9 (8.57%) Support Analyst
3 9 (8.57%) PMO Analyst
4 8 (7.62%) Project Manager
4 8 (7.62%) Cloud Engineer
5 7 (6.67%) 1st Line Support
6 5 (4.76%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 5 (4.76%) Help Desk Support Engineer
6 5 (4.76%) Help Desk Engineer
6 5 (4.76%) Help Desk Support
6 5 (4.76%) Administrator
7 4 (3.81%) Service Manager
7 4 (3.81%) Systems Support Engineer
7 4 (3.81%) Support Manager
7 4 (3.81%) Systems Support
7 4 (3.81%) Operations Manager
7 4 (3.81%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (2.86%) Applications Support
8 3 (2.86%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.71%) Web Services
2 5 (4.76%) SOAP
3 3 (2.86%) LAMP
4 2 (1.90%) CSS
4 2 (1.90%) HTML
4 2 (1.90%) .NET
5 1 (0.95%) HTML5
5 1 (0.95%) CSS3
5 1 (0.95%) RESTful
5 1 (0.95%) Worklight
5 1 (0.95%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.95%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (0.95%) Middleware
5 1 (0.95%) XML
5 1 (0.95%) XSL
5 1 (0.95%) LINQ
5 1 (0.95%) jQuery
5 1 (0.95%) Dojo
5 1 (0.95%) WCF
5 1 (0.95%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.57%) Mainframe
2 5 (4.76%) Clustering
2 5 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.90%) Handset
3 2 (1.90%) N-Tier
3 2 (1.90%) HACMP
3 2 (1.90%) iPad
4 1 (0.95%) Telematics
4 1 (0.95%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.95%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.95%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.95%) iPhone
4 1 (0.95%) CESG
4 1 (0.95%) IVR
4 1 (0.95%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 31 (29.52%) Windows
2 16 (15.24%) UNIX
3 11 (10.48%) Linux
3 11 (10.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (6.67%) AIX
5 6 (5.71%) CentOS
5 6 (5.71%) Windows NT
5 6 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (5.71%) MVS
6 5 (4.76%) Solaris
6 5 (4.76%) Ubuntu
7 3 (2.86%) Windows 2000
7 3 (2.86%) Windows 2000 Server
7 3 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.90%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.95%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.95%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.95%) OS/390
9 1 (0.95%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.95%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (19.05%) ITIL
2 13 (12.38%) Migration
3 11 (10.48%) Disaster Recovery
3 11 (10.48%) Project Management
4 10 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (9.52%) Change Management
5 9 (8.57%) Service Management
5 9 (8.57%) Problem Management
6 7 (6.67%) ITSM
6 7 (6.67%) Validation
7 5 (4.76%) Data Validation
8 4 (3.81%) Operations Management
8 4 (3.81%) Release Management
8 4 (3.81%) Performance Management
8 4 (3.81%) Service Delivery
8 4 (3.81%) Configuration Management
8 4 (3.81%) Information Assurance
8 4 (3.81%) Network Management
9 3 (2.86%) Process Improvement
9 3 (2.86%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 13 (12.38%) SQL
2 4 (3.81%) JCL
3 3 (2.86%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.90%) VBScript
5 1 (0.95%) sed
5 1 (0.95%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.95%) VB
5 1 (0.95%) Java
5 1 (0.95%) C#
5 1 (0.95%) C++
5 1 (0.95%) Perl
5 1 (0.95%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.95%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.95%) VC++
5 1 (0.95%) AWK
5 1 (0.95%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 28 (26.67%) Security Cleared
2 24 (22.86%) SC Cleared
3 9 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (6.67%) MCSE
5 6 (5.71%) DV Cleared
5 6 (5.71%) CCNA
5 6 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (4.76%) CCNP
7 4 (3.81%) Degree
7 4 (3.81%) MCP
8 2 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.90%) PMP
8 2 (1.90%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.95%) ISEB
9 1 (0.95%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.95%) COBIT
System Software
1 16 (15.24%) Active Directory
2 13 (12.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.71%) NFS
4 5 (4.76%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.86%) Postfix
5 3 (2.86%) Sendmail
5 3 (2.86%) Squid
5 3 (2.86%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.90%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.95%) XenApp
7 1 (0.95%) GPFS
7 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (5.71%) Control-M
2 4 (3.81%) OVSD
3 3 (2.86%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 3 (2.86%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.90%) SCOM
5 1 (0.95%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.95%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.95%) MAINVIEW
5 1 (0.95%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.95%) OpenView
5 1 (0.95%) WSUS
5 1 (0.95%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 19 (18.10%) Microsoft
2 15 (14.29%) VMware
3 11 (10.48%) Remedy
4 8 (7.62%) Cisco
5 7 (6.67%) NetApp
6 6 (5.71%) Blue Coat
6 6 (5.71%) Intel
6 6 (5.71%) F5
7 5 (4.76%) HP
8 4 (3.81%) Oracle
9 3 (2.86%) Red Hat
9 3 (2.86%) Avaya
9 3 (2.86%) IBM
9 3 (2.86%) Citrix
10 2 (1.90%) IronPort
10 2 (1.90%) SAP
10 2 (1.90%) Genesys
11 1 (0.95%) 3PAR
11 1 (0.95%) Lumension
11 1 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
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