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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 31 42 26
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -16
Contract jobs citing SLA 49 52 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 5.47% 3.79% 5.52%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.53% 30.77% 41.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 13 20
Median daily rate £350 £300 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +66.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £139 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £405 £364
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £300 £260
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 2
Median hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -26.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.55 £12.00 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.35 £20.60 £19.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.35 £15.77 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-9.00% -4.42%
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
118 169 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 13.17% 12.32% 13.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 72 85
Median daily rate £420 £310 £311
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.56% -0.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £195 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £408 £380
% change year-on-year
-1.84% +7.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 4
Median hourly rate £20.00 £12.75 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.86% -21.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.68 £12.00 £9.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.25 £32.40 £27.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £25.69 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+9.57% +28.45%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 31 August 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 44 £350 +19.45% 5
Amersham - 1 - -
Aylesbury - 1 £105 - 1
SLA
South East

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 42 (54.55%) ITIL
2 35 (45.45%) Finance
3 20 (25.97%) Service Management
3 20 (25.97%) Security Cleared
4 19 (24.68%) Incident Management
5 16 (20.78%) Service Delivery
5 16 (20.78%) SC Cleared
6 14 (18.18%) Service Design
6 14 (18.18%) Retail
6 14 (18.18%) SAP
7 13 (16.88%) MS Office
7 13 (16.88%) ITIL V3
8 12 (15.58%) Windows
8 12 (15.58%) Microsoft
9 11 (14.29%) Project Management
10 10 (12.99%) HP
10 10 (12.99%) DV Cleared
11 9 (11.69%) Unix
12 8 (10.39%) Business Intelligence
13 7 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (9.09%) ATM
13 7 (9.09%) MS Excel
13 7 (9.09%) Windows NT
13 7 (9.09%) MVS
13 7 (9.09%) Mainframe
13 7 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
14 6 (7.79%) CA Wily
14 6 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
14 6 (7.79%) Supplier Management

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 1 (1.30%) CMS
1 1 (1.30%) SAS
1 1 (1.30%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (16.88%) MS Office
2 7 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 7 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (5.19%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.30%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.30%) SAP R/3
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.09%) ATM
2 4 (5.19%) SDH
3 3 (3.90%) DWDM
3 3 (3.90%) Frame Relay
3 3 (3.90%) LAN
3 3 (3.90%) MPLS
3 3 (3.90%) VoIP
3 3 (3.90%) VPN
3 3 (3.90%) WAN
3 3 (3.90%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (3.90%) WLAN
3 3 (3.90%) xDSL
4 1 (1.30%) 3G
4 1 (1.30%) BGP
4 1 (1.30%) EIGRP
4 1 (1.30%) GSM
4 1 (1.30%) LTE
4 1 (1.30%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.79%) SAP BI
2 1 (1.30%) Big Data
2 1 (1.30%) Cloudera CDH
2 1 (1.30%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.30%) MySQL
2 1 (1.30%) PowerCenter
General
1 35 (45.45%) Finance
2 14 (18.18%) Retail
3 4 (5.19%) Banking
4 3 (3.90%) Automotive
4 3 (3.90%) German Language
4 3 (3.90%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.60%) Electronics
5 2 (2.60%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.60%) Marketing
5 2 (2.60%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 24 (31.17%) Analyst
2 13 (16.88%) Architect
3 12 (15.58%) Service Analyst
4 10 (12.99%) Service Architect
5 9 (11.69%) Service Desk Analyst
6 7 (9.09%) Supplier Manager
6 7 (9.09%) Support Analyst
7 6 (7.79%) Applications Support
7 6 (7.79%) IT Manager
7 6 (7.79%) Service Manager
8 5 (6.49%) Applications Support Analyst
8 5 (6.49%) SAP Support
8 5 (6.49%) Vendor Manager
9 4 (5.19%) 2nd Line Support
9 4 (5.19%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 4 (5.19%) Business Intelligence Support Analyst
9 4 (5.19%) SAP Analyst
9 4 (5.19%) SAP BI Analyst
9 4 (5.19%) SAP Support Analyst
10 3 (3.90%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.30%) SAP XI
1 1 (1.30%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.09%) Mainframe
2 6 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.79%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.90%) Smartphone
4 2 (2.60%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (1.30%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.30%) Replication
5 1 (1.30%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 12 (15.58%) Windows
2 9 (11.69%) Unix
3 7 (9.09%) MVS
3 7 (9.09%) Windows NT
4 2 (2.60%) Linux
5 1 (1.30%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (54.55%) ITIL
2 20 (25.97%) Service Management
3 19 (24.68%) Incident Management
4 16 (20.78%) Service Delivery
5 14 (18.18%) Service Design
6 13 (16.88%) ITIL V3
7 11 (14.29%) Project Management
8 8 (10.39%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (7.79%) Supplier Management
11 5 (6.49%) Change Management
11 5 (6.49%) ITSM
11 5 (6.49%) Line Management
11 5 (6.49%) People Management
11 5 (6.49%) Problem Management
12 4 (5.19%) Change Control
12 4 (5.19%) Configuration Management
12 4 (5.19%) Knowledge Management
12 4 (5.19%) Validation
12 4 (5.19%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.79%) SQL
2 1 (1.30%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 20 (25.97%) Security Cleared
2 16 (20.78%) SC Cleared
3 10 (12.99%) DV Cleared
4 7 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (5.19%) Degree
5 4 (5.19%) ISTQB
5 4 (5.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (3.90%) CCIE
6 3 (3.90%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (5.19%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (7.79%) CA Wily
1 6 (7.79%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.30%) Control-M
Vendors
1 14 (18.18%) SAP
2 12 (15.58%) Microsoft
3 10 (12.99%) HP
4 6 (7.79%) Remedy
5 3 (3.90%) Cisco
5 3 (3.90%) Juniper
6 2 (2.60%) Avaya
6 2 (2.60%) Huawei
7 1 (1.30%) Computacenter
7 1 (1.30%) MicroStrategy
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