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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 48 42 33
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -9
Contract jobs citing SLA 26 48 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.66% 4.06% 4.63%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.74% 36.09% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 14
Average daily rate £338 £363 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.96% +18.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £313 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £423 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £290 £310
% change year-on-year
+16.37% -6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Average hourly rate £14.20 £16.50 £11.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.93% +46.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -6.89%
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
101 133 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 10.34% 11.24% 10.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 59 57
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £401 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 4
Average hourly rate £14.20 £16.50 £11.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.93% +46.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £23.25 £17.08
% change year-on-year
+82.79% +36.16%

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 10 February 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
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 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -6 25 £338 -3.70% 6
SLA
South East

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 40 (43.96%) Finance
2 36 (39.56%) Windows
3 26 (28.57%) Unix
3 26 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 25 (27.47%) ITIL
4 25 (27.47%) Remedy
5 20 (21.98%) SQL
6 19 (20.88%) Banking
6 19 (20.88%) Retail
6 19 (20.88%) Data Centre
7 18 (19.78%) MVS
7 18 (19.78%) Mainframe
8 17 (18.68%) MS Excel
8 17 (18.68%) Windows NT
9 15 (16.48%) Control-M
9 15 (16.48%) MS PowerPoint
10 14 (15.38%) BusinessObjects
11 13 (14.29%) Service Delivery
11 13 (14.29%) Risk Management
12 12 (13.19%) Validation
12 12 (13.19%) Data Quality
13 11 (12.09%) Analytical Skills
13 11 (12.09%) Data Cleansing
13 11 (12.09%) MS Office
14 10 (10.99%) Migration
14 10 (10.99%) Incident Management
15 9 (9.89%) VMware Infrastructure
15 9 (9.89%) People Management
15 9 (9.89%) VMware
15 9 (9.89%) Management Information System

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 5 (5.49%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.30%) Apache
2 3 (3.30%) IBM HTTP Server
2 3 (3.30%) SAS
2 3 (3.30%) WebSphere
2 3 (3.30%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.10%) CMS
3 1 (1.10%) IIS
3 1 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 17 (18.68%) MS Excel
2 15 (16.48%) MS PowerPoint
3 11 (12.09%) MS Office
4 4 (4.40%) AutoCAD
5 1 (1.10%) MS Project
5 1 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.10%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.10%) OneDrive
1 1 (1.10%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.49%) SAN
2 4 (4.40%) VPN
3 3 (3.30%) Broadband
3 3 (3.30%) HTTP
4 2 (2.20%) ATM
5 1 (1.10%) BGP
5 1 (1.10%) EIGRP
5 1 (1.10%) Firewall
5 1 (1.10%) IP Telephony
5 1 (1.10%) LAN
5 1 (1.10%) NAS
5 1 (1.10%) OSPF
5 1 (1.10%) SMS
5 1 (1.10%) TACACS
5 1 (1.10%) VoIP
5 1 (1.10%) WAN
5 1 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.38%) BusinessObjects
2 6 (6.59%) DB2
3 5 (5.49%) PowerCenter
4 4 (4.40%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (3.30%) BusinessObjects XI
5 3 (3.30%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (3.30%) OLTP
5 3 (3.30%) SQL Server
6 2 (2.20%) DB2 UDB
6 2 (2.20%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (3.30%) Introscope
General
1 40 (43.96%) Finance
2 19 (20.88%) Banking
2 19 (20.88%) Retail
3 4 (4.40%) Spanish Language
4 3 (3.30%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.10%) Local Government
5 1 (1.10%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (31.87%) Analyst
2 11 (12.09%) Financial Analyst
3 9 (9.89%) MVS Operator
4 8 (8.79%) Project Manager
5 7 (7.69%) Administrator
5 7 (7.69%) Infrastructure Manager
5 7 (7.69%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 7 (7.69%) Service Manager
5 7 (7.69%) Unix Operator
6 5 (5.49%) Architect
7 4 (4.40%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (4.40%) Junior
7 4 (4.40%) Linux Administrator
7 4 (4.40%) Service Analyst
7 4 (4.40%) Service Desk Analyst
8 3 (3.30%) Junior Analyst
8 3 (3.30%) PC Engineer
8 3 (3.30%) SAS Administrator
8 3 (3.30%) Support Analyst
9 2 (2.20%) Computer Operator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.40%) SAP XI
2 2 (2.20%) Middleware
3 1 (1.10%) CSS
3 1 (1.10%) jQuery
3 1 (1.10%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 19 (20.88%) Data Centre
2 18 (19.78%) Mainframe
3 11 (12.09%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (9.89%) Management Information System
5 7 (7.69%) Clustering
5 7 (7.69%) HACMP
6 5 (5.49%) CMDB
7 4 (4.40%) N-Tier
8 3 (3.30%) LPAR
9 1 (1.10%) Fat Client
9 1 (1.10%) Performance Metrics
9 1 (1.10%) Statistics
9 1 (1.10%) SWIFT
9 1 (1.10%) Thin Client
9 1 (1.10%) User Experience
9 1 (1.10%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 36 (39.56%) Windows
2 26 (28.57%) Unix
3 18 (19.78%) MVS
4 17 (18.68%) Windows NT
5 8 (8.79%) AIX
5 8 (8.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (8.79%) Windows Server
6 7 (7.69%) Linux
7 4 (4.40%) Solaris
7 4 (4.40%) Windows 7
7 4 (4.40%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (4.40%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (4.40%) Windows Vista
8 3 (3.30%) VMS
8 3 (3.30%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (27.47%) ITIL
2 13 (14.29%) Risk Management
2 13 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 12 (13.19%) Validation
4 11 (12.09%) Data Cleansing
5 10 (10.99%) Incident Management
5 10 (10.99%) Migration
6 9 (9.89%) People Management
7 8 (8.79%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (8.79%) Service Management
8 6 (6.59%) Business Analysis
8 6 (6.59%) Kalman Filter
8 6 (6.59%) Performance Analysis
8 6 (6.59%) Project Management
9 5 (5.49%) Change Management
9 5 (5.49%) ITSM
10 4 (4.40%) Asset Management
10 4 (4.40%) Data Migration
10 4 (4.40%) High Availability
10 4 (4.40%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 20 (21.98%) SQL
2 7 (7.69%) Java
3 6 (6.59%) Shell Script
4 4 (4.40%) AWK
4 4 (4.40%) Perl
4 4 (4.40%) sed
5 3 (3.30%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.30%) JCL
6 2 (2.20%) VB
6 2 (2.20%) VBA
7 1 (1.10%) ABAP
7 1 (1.10%) C
7 1 (1.10%) Delphi
7 1 (1.10%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.40%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.20%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.20%) DV Cleared
3 2 (2.20%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.10%) CCIE
4 1 (1.10%) CCNA
4 1 (1.10%) CCNP
4 1 (1.10%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (1.10%) CISSP
4 1 (1.10%) CLAS
4 1 (1.10%) Degree
4 1 (1.10%) IISP
4 1 (1.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (13.19%) Data Quality
2 5 (5.49%) QA
3 3 (3.30%) ISO 9001
4 2 (2.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (1.10%) ISO27002
5 1 (1.10%) RMADS
5 1 (1.10%) SEPA
System Software
1 9 (9.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (5.49%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 4 (4.40%) Veritas File System
3 4 (4.40%) VMware ESX
4 3 (3.30%) GPFS
5 1 (1.10%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (16.48%) Control-M
2 6 (6.59%) CA Wily
3 4 (4.40%) MAINVIEW
4 3 (3.30%) Tivoli
5 2 (2.20%) OVSD
6 1 (1.10%) CA Endevor
6 1 (1.10%) SCCM
Vendors
1 26 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 25 (27.47%) Remedy
3 9 (9.89%) VMware
4 6 (6.59%) Oracle
5 5 (5.49%) HP
5 5 (5.49%) SAP
6 4 (4.40%) 3PAR
6 4 (4.40%) EMC
6 4 (4.40%) IBM
6 4 (4.40%) Intel
6 4 (4.40%) NetApp
6 4 (4.40%) Red Hat
6 4 (4.40%) Symantec
6 4 (4.40%) Veritas
7 3 (3.30%) CA
7 3 (3.30%) Informatica
7 3 (3.30%) ServiceNow
8 2 (2.20%) Cisco
9 1 (1.10%) BMC
9 1 (1.10%) Citrix
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
EY
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 21 days ago