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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 27 34 45
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +11
Contract jobs citing SLA 65 45 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 5.51% 4.34% 2.74%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 44.22% 43.69% 39.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 4 4
Average daily rate
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£180 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.61% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £127 £308 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £360 £334
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
-9.83% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Average hourly rate £13.00 - £11.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 - £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 - £13.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.63 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +4.16%
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
147 103 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 12.46% 9.94% 6.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 42 32
Average daily rate £310 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 4
Average hourly rate £16.75 £40.00 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.12% +213.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £26.60 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.15 £40.00 £14.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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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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 40 £225 - 15
High Wycombe -2 8 £130 -58.40% 4
Amersham 0 6 - -
Beaconsfield - - - -
Buckingham - - - -
Chesham - - - -
SLA
South East

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 30 (27.52%) Windows
2 25 (22.94%) Finance
3 24 (22.02%) ITIL
3 24 (22.02%) Microsoft
3 24 (22.02%) Security Cleared
4 22 (20.18%) SC Cleared
5 20 (18.35%) Active Directory
6 19 (17.43%) Telecoms
7 18 (16.51%) UNIX
7 18 (16.51%) MS Excel
8 17 (15.60%) Microsoft Certification
9 16 (14.68%) VMware
9 16 (14.68%) VMware Infrastructure
10 15 (13.76%) MCSE
11 14 (12.84%) Project Management
11 14 (12.84%) Banking
12 13 (11.93%) Windows Server 2008
13 12 (11.01%) Change Management
13 12 (11.01%) Disaster Recovery
13 12 (11.01%) Service Management
13 12 (11.01%) Windows NT
14 11 (10.09%) Intel
14 11 (10.09%) Mainframe
15 10 (9.17%) Service Delivery
15 10 (9.17%) Citrix
15 10 (9.17%) Windows Server 2003
15 10 (9.17%) Windows 2000
16 9 (8.26%) Incident Management
16 9 (8.26%) Stakeholder Management
16 9 (8.26%) Analytical Skills

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 7 (6.42%) SharePoint
1 7 (6.42%) MS Exchange
1 7 (6.42%) BizTalk Server
1 7 (6.42%) IIS
2 4 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (2.75%) Apache
4 2 (1.83%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.92%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.92%) WebSphere
Applications
1 18 (16.51%) MS Excel
2 7 (6.42%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.75%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.75%) MS Project
4 2 (1.83%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.92%) Oracle SCM
1 1 (0.92%) Oracle ASCP
1 1 (0.92%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.42%) SAN
1 7 (6.42%) NAS
2 5 (4.59%) iSCSI
3 4 (3.67%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (3.67%) VPN
3 4 (3.67%) LDAP
3 4 (3.67%) Broadband
4 3 (2.75%) VoIP
5 2 (1.83%) WAN
5 2 (1.83%) Firewall
5 2 (1.83%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (1.83%) LAN
5 2 (1.83%) Intranet
6 1 (0.92%) Internet
6 1 (0.92%) X.400
6 1 (0.92%) X.500
6 1 (0.92%) PSTN
6 1 (0.92%) ISDN
6 1 (0.92%) PABX
6 1 (0.92%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.83%) Crystal Reports
1 2 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (1.83%) OLTP
1 2 (1.83%) QlikView
2 1 (0.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.92%) LoadRunner
1 1 (0.92%) MSI
1 1 (0.92%) InstallShield
1 1 (0.92%) JMeter
1 1 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 25 (22.94%) Finance
2 19 (17.43%) Telecoms
3 14 (12.84%) Banking
4 2 (1.83%) Retail
4 2 (1.83%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.83%) Legal
5 1 (0.92%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.92%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (29.36%) Analyst
2 11 (10.09%) Support Engineer
3 10 (9.17%) PMO Analyst
4 9 (8.26%) Support Analyst
4 9 (8.26%) Operations Manager
5 8 (7.34%) Service Manager
6 7 (6.42%) 1st Line Support
6 7 (6.42%) Project Manager
7 6 (5.50%) Services Delivery Manager
7 6 (5.50%) Delivery Manager
8 5 (4.59%) Help Desk Engineer
8 5 (4.59%) Help Desk Support
8 5 (4.59%) 1st Line Support Engineer
8 5 (4.59%) Help Desk Support Engineer
8 5 (4.59%) Cloud Engineer
9 4 (3.67%) Administrator
9 4 (3.67%) Desktop Support
9 4 (3.67%) Support Manager
10 3 (2.75%) Windows Administrator
10 3 (2.75%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.75%) LAMP
2 1 (0.92%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.92%) SOAP
2 1 (0.92%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.09%) Mainframe
2 9 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (7.34%) Clustering
4 5 (4.59%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.83%) Handset
5 2 (1.83%) iPad
5 2 (1.83%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.92%) HACMP
6 1 (0.92%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.92%) Replication
6 1 (0.92%) IVR
6 1 (0.92%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.92%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 30 (27.52%) Windows
2 18 (16.51%) UNIX
3 13 (11.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (11.01%) Windows NT
5 10 (9.17%) Windows 2000
5 10 (9.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (6.42%) Windows 2000 Server
6 7 (6.42%) MVS
7 5 (4.59%) Linux
8 4 (3.67%) CentOS
8 4 (3.67%) Ubuntu
8 4 (3.67%) Windows 7
9 3 (2.75%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (2.75%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.92%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.92%) Android
11 1 (0.92%) OS/390
11 1 (0.92%) AIX
11 1 (0.92%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (22.02%) ITIL
2 14 (12.84%) Project Management
3 12 (11.01%) Service Management
3 12 (11.01%) Change Management
3 12 (11.01%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (9.17%) Service Delivery
5 9 (8.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (8.26%) Incident Management
6 8 (7.34%) PRINCE2
6 8 (7.34%) People Management
7 7 (6.42%) Validation
8 6 (5.50%) Process Improvement
9 5 (4.59%) Problem Management
9 5 (4.59%) Data Validation
10 4 (3.67%) Performance Management
10 4 (3.67%) Operations Management
10 4 (3.67%) Migration
10 4 (3.67%) ITSM
11 3 (2.75%) Configuration Management
11 3 (2.75%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.34%) SQL
2 4 (3.67%) JCL
Qualifications
1 24 (22.02%) Security Cleared
2 22 (20.18%) SC Cleared
3 17 (15.60%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (13.76%) MCSE
5 8 (7.34%) Degree
6 6 (5.50%) DV Cleared
7 5 (4.59%) CCNA
7 5 (4.59%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (3.67%) CCNP
9 3 (2.75%) MCP
9 3 (2.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.92%) PMP
10 1 (0.92%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.92%) CCSA
System Software
1 20 (18.35%) Active Directory
2 16 (14.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (6.42%) Terminal Services
3 7 (6.42%) ISA Server
3 7 (6.42%) VMware ESX
3 7 (6.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 5 (4.59%) NFS
5 3 (2.75%) Squid
5 3 (2.75%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.75%) Postfix
5 3 (2.75%) Sendmail
6 2 (1.83%) vSphere
6 2 (1.83%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.92%) GPFS
7 1 (0.92%) XenApp
7 1 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.92%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 7 (6.42%) Control-M
1 7 (6.42%) BladeLogic
1 7 (6.42%) SCOM
2 5 (4.59%) OVSD
3 4 (3.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (2.75%) Backup Exec
4 3 (2.75%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (0.92%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.92%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 24 (22.02%) Microsoft
2 16 (14.68%) VMware
3 11 (10.09%) Intel
4 10 (9.17%) Citrix
5 7 (6.42%) Avaya
5 7 (6.42%) Genesys
6 6 (5.50%) Cisco
7 5 (4.59%) NetApp
7 5 (4.59%) Remedy
8 4 (3.67%) F5
8 4 (3.67%) Blue Coat
9 3 (2.75%) Oracle
9 3 (2.75%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.92%) SAP
10 1 (0.92%) IBM
10 1 (0.92%) CA
10 1 (0.92%) ICL
10 1 (0.92%) Huawei
10 1 (0.92%) IronPort
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