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 6 May 2015 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 35 38 41
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +3
Contract jobs citing SLA 59 52 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 4.64% 4.37% 3.24%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.50% 45.22% 38.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 12 1
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£355 £306 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.91% -2.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 8
Average hourly rate £11.00 £9.10 £11.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.87% -20.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £12.43
% change year-on-year
+6.89% +16.70%
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
171 115 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 13.45% 9.66% 8.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 50 22
Average daily rate £350 £311 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.44% -2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £168 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 8
Average hourly rate £40.00 £11.50 £11.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+247.82% +0.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.58 £8.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £16.30 £12.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £21.00 £15.38
% change year-on-year
+2.61% +36.58%

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 6 May 2015.

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 6 May 2015. 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 -7 31 £378 +16.15% 6
High Wycombe -2 3 - - 4
Gerrards Cross - 1 £150 -
SLA
South East

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 56 (50.00%) ITIL
2 48 (42.86%) Security Cleared
3 46 (41.07%) MS Excel
4 45 (40.18%) SC Cleared
5 30 (26.79%) MS Office
5 30 (26.79%) Service Management
5 30 (26.79%) Finance
6 29 (25.89%) Microsoft
7 26 (23.21%) Incident Management
8 24 (21.43%) Change Management
9 23 (20.54%) HP
10 21 (18.75%) Project Management
11 20 (17.86%) Service Delivery
12 19 (16.96%) DV Cleared
13 18 (16.07%) Management Information System
14 17 (15.18%) Windows
15 15 (13.39%) SQL
15 15 (13.39%) Matrix Management
15 15 (13.39%) PowerShell
16 14 (12.50%) OVSD
16 14 (12.50%) Data Analysis
16 14 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
16 14 (12.50%) Telecoms
17 13 (11.61%) Active Directory
17 13 (11.61%) Cisco
17 13 (11.61%) VMware
18 12 (10.71%) Disaster Recovery
19 11 (9.82%) VB
20 10 (8.93%) .NET
20 10 (8.93%) DB2

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 4 (3.57%) IIS
2 3 (2.68%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.68%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (2.68%) CMS
2 3 (2.68%) WebSphere
2 3 (2.68%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (1.79%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.89%) SAS
4 1 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 46 (41.07%) MS Excel
2 30 (26.79%) MS Office
3 4 (3.57%) MS Project
3 4 (3.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.89%) Staffware
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.93%) LDAP
2 5 (4.46%) LAN
2 5 (4.46%) WAN
3 4 (3.57%) SAN
3 4 (3.57%) Firewall
3 4 (3.57%) NAS
3 4 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (2.68%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.68%) Internet
4 3 (2.68%) OSPF
4 3 (2.68%) BGP
4 3 (2.68%) EIGRP
4 3 (2.68%) TACACS
5 2 (1.79%) VRRP
5 2 (1.79%) 3G
5 2 (1.79%) MPLS
5 2 (1.79%) Ethernet
5 2 (1.79%) VPN
5 2 (1.79%) SSL
5 2 (1.79%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.93%) DB2
1 10 (8.93%) DB2 UDB
2 6 (5.36%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.89%) PowerCenter
4 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.89%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.89%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (0.89%) Ranorex
General
1 30 (26.79%) Finance
2 14 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 10 (8.93%) Banking
4 4 (3.57%) Marketing
5 3 (2.68%) Retail
5 3 (2.68%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.79%) Legal
7 1 (0.89%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 29 (25.89%) Analyst
2 21 (18.75%) Service Manager
3 15 (13.39%) Incident Manager
4 10 (8.93%) Delivery Manager
4 10 (8.93%) Services Delivery Manager
4 10 (8.93%) Security Analyst
4 10 (8.93%) Support Analyst
5 8 (7.14%) Administrator
6 7 (6.25%) Technical Manager
6 7 (6.25%) IT Security Analyst
7 6 (5.36%) Consultant
8 5 (4.46%) Technical Services Manager
9 4 (3.57%) Support Manager
9 4 (3.57%) Windows Administrator
9 4 (3.57%) Desktop Support
9 4 (3.57%) Support Engineer
9 4 (3.57%) Applications Support
9 4 (3.57%) Citrix Consultant
9 4 (3.57%) Desktop Engineer
9 4 (3.57%) Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.93%) .NET
2 8 (7.14%) SOAP
2 8 (7.14%) XML
2 8 (7.14%) HTML
3 1 (0.89%) J2EE
3 1 (0.89%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 18 (16.07%) Management Information System
2 7 (6.25%) Mainframe
3 6 (5.36%) Clustering
4 4 (3.57%) User Experience
4 4 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.68%) SCADA
6 2 (1.79%) PKI
6 2 (1.79%) Chip and PIN
7 1 (0.89%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.89%) APACS
7 1 (0.89%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 17 (15.18%) Windows
2 14 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (8.04%) UNIX
3 9 (8.04%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (7.14%) Windows 2000
4 8 (7.14%) Windows NT
4 8 (7.14%) Windows 2000 Server
5 7 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.79%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.79%) Linux
7 1 (0.89%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.89%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (50.00%) ITIL
2 30 (26.79%) Service Management
3 26 (23.21%) Incident Management
4 24 (21.43%) Change Management
5 21 (18.75%) Project Management
6 20 (17.86%) Service Delivery
7 15 (13.39%) Matrix Management
8 14 (12.50%) Data Analysis
9 12 (10.71%) Disaster Recovery
10 10 (8.93%) Information Security
10 10 (8.93%) PRINCE2
10 10 (8.93%) Technical Analysis
11 9 (8.04%) Data Protection
11 9 (8.04%) Security Management
12 7 (6.25%) Performance Management
13 6 (5.36%) Information Assurance
14 5 (4.46%) Business Process Improvement
14 5 (4.46%) Capacity Management
15 4 (3.57%) Mobile Device Management
15 4 (3.57%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 15 (13.39%) SQL
1 15 (13.39%) PowerShell
2 11 (9.82%) VB
3 3 (2.68%) VBScript
3 3 (2.68%) Java
3 3 (2.68%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.79%) Korn
5 1 (0.89%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 48 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 45 (40.18%) SC Cleared
3 19 (16.96%) DV Cleared
4 8 (7.14%) CISSP
4 8 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (5.36%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (5.36%) MCSE
6 6 (5.36%) CCNP
7 4 (3.57%) CCNA
7 4 (3.57%) Degree
8 3 (2.68%) MCP
8 3 (2.68%) CCIE
8 3 (2.68%) APMP
8 3 (2.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (1.79%) CCSA
9 2 (1.79%) CCSE
9 2 (1.79%) CCDP
9 2 (1.79%) CCIP
10 1 (0.89%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (11.61%) Active Directory
2 8 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.36%) VMware ESX
4 5 (4.46%) Hyper-V
5 4 (3.57%) XenApp
5 4 (3.57%) XenDesktop
5 4 (3.57%) Firmware
6 3 (2.68%) Terminal Services
6 3 (2.68%) ISA Server
6 3 (2.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 14 (12.50%) OVSD
2 10 (8.93%) OpenView
3 5 (4.46%) SCOM
4 4 (3.57%) XenMobile
4 4 (3.57%) AirWatch
4 4 (3.57%) BladeLogic
5 3 (2.68%) Control-M
6 1 (0.89%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.89%) SCCM
6 1 (0.89%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.89%) Netcool
6 1 (0.89%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.89%) NSN NetAct
6 1 (0.89%) CA Wily
6 1 (0.89%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 29 (25.89%) Microsoft
2 23 (20.54%) HP
3 13 (11.61%) Cisco
3 13 (11.61%) VMware
4 10 (8.93%) Citrix
5 6 (5.36%) Remedy
5 6 (5.36%) NetScout
6 5 (4.46%) F5
6 5 (4.46%) BMC
6 5 (4.46%) NetApp
7 3 (2.68%) Juniper
7 3 (2.68%) Intel
7 3 (2.68%) Adobe
7 3 (2.68%) SAP
7 3 (2.68%) Cyber-Ark
7 3 (2.68%) Blue Coat
8 2 (1.79%) Computacenter
8 2 (1.79%) Nokia
8 2 (1.79%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 12 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £200 - £350 per day + (Negotiable)
Posted: 13 hours ago
High Wycombe
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago