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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 41 43 32
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -11
Contract jobs citing SLA 51 24 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 4.19% 2.82% 4.49%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 46.79% 33.33% 51.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 4 10
Average daily rate £300 £306 £256
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% +19.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £274 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £313 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 7
Average hourly rate £9.10 £11.42 £11.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.29% -2.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £11.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+27.65% -21.66%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
109 72 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 8.96% 8.46% 8.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 25 39
Average daily rate £313 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £195 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 8
Average hourly rate £10.30 £11.42 £12.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.78% -9.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.34 £9.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.26 £13.57 £15.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.38 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -6.81%
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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +6 45 £325 +4.00% 3
High Wycombe -4 1 £95 - 2
Aylesbury - 1 - - 2
Beaconsfield - - - -
Chesham - - - -
SLA
South East

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 37 (39.78%) Windows
2 28 (30.11%) ITIL
3 24 (25.81%) Security Cleared
4 21 (22.58%) Finance
5 18 (19.35%) SC Cleared
6 16 (17.20%) UNIX
6 16 (17.20%) Microsoft
7 15 (16.13%) Migration
8 13 (13.98%) Remedy
9 12 (12.90%) Active Directory
9 12 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (11.83%) MS Excel
10 11 (11.83%) Linux
10 11 (11.83%) Change Management
10 11 (11.83%) Banking
11 10 (10.75%) Service Delivery
12 9 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery
12 9 (9.68%) VMware
12 9 (9.68%) AIX
12 9 (9.68%) MS Office
12 9 (9.68%) Cisco
12 9 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (9.68%) Windows 7
13 8 (8.60%) SharePoint
13 8 (8.60%) LDAP
13 8 (8.60%) Web Services
13 8 (8.60%) SQL
13 8 (8.60%) WebSphere
14 7 (7.53%) Problem Management
14 7 (7.53%) SOAP

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 8 (8.60%) SharePoint
1 8 (8.60%) WebSphere
2 6 (6.45%) MS Exchange
3 5 (5.38%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (2.15%) IIS
5 1 (1.08%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.08%) Apache
5 1 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.08%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 11 (11.83%) MS Excel
2 9 (9.68%) MS Office
3 4 (4.30%) MS Visio
4 3 (3.23%) MS Project
5 1 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.08%) SAP SRM
1 1 (1.08%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.15%) Office 365
2 1 (1.08%) GitHub
2 1 (1.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.60%) LDAP
2 6 (6.45%) LAN
2 6 (6.45%) WAN
2 6 (6.45%) VPN
3 5 (5.38%) SAN
3 5 (5.38%) VoIP
3 5 (5.38%) Firewall
4 3 (3.23%) DWDM
4 3 (3.23%) iSCSI
4 3 (3.23%) ATM
4 3 (3.23%) Intranet
4 3 (3.23%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.15%) Internet
5 2 (2.15%) DNS
5 2 (2.15%) SDH
5 2 (2.15%) DHCP
5 2 (2.15%) WLAN
5 2 (2.15%) xDSL
5 2 (2.15%) BIG-IP
5 2 (2.15%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.38%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (3.23%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.08%) SAP BI
4 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.08%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Ant
1 1 (1.08%) MSI
1 1 (1.08%) InstallShield
1 1 (1.08%) Introscope
1 1 (1.08%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.08%) Jenkins
General
1 21 (22.58%) Finance
2 11 (11.83%) Banking
3 4 (4.30%) French Language
3 4 (4.30%) German Language
3 4 (4.30%) Spanish Language
4 3 (3.23%) Legal
5 2 (2.15%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.15%) Automotive
5 2 (2.15%) Italian Language
5 2 (2.15%) Retail
6 1 (1.08%) Marketing
6 1 (1.08%) Law
Job Titles
1 17 (18.28%) Analyst
2 11 (11.83%) Administrator
3 8 (8.60%) Service Manager
4 6 (6.45%) Delivery Manager
4 6 (6.45%) Services Delivery Manager
5 5 (5.38%) Support Engineer
5 5 (5.38%) Cloud Engineer
6 4 (4.30%) Help Desk Analyst
6 4 (4.30%) Architect
6 4 (4.30%) Team Leader
6 4 (4.30%) AIX Administrator
7 3 (3.23%) Systems Support Engineer
7 3 (3.23%) Project Manager
7 3 (3.23%) Desktop Support
7 3 (3.23%) Junior
7 3 (3.23%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (3.23%) Service Analyst
7 3 (3.23%) Security Analyst
7 3 (3.23%) Systems Support
8 2 (2.15%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.60%) Web Services
2 7 (7.53%) SOAP
3 3 (3.23%) .NET
4 2 (2.15%) HTML
4 2 (2.15%) CSS
4 2 (2.15%) XML
5 1 (1.08%) XSL
5 1 (1.08%) Middleware
5 1 (1.08%) LAMP
5 1 (1.08%) SAP XI
5 1 (1.08%) SAP Basis
5 1 (1.08%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.08%) Application Packaging
5 1 (1.08%) Dojo
5 1 (1.08%) WCF
5 1 (1.08%) LINQ
5 1 (1.08%) Oracle Streams
5 1 (1.08%) jQuery
5 1 (1.08%) SAP PI
5 1 (1.08%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.45%) Mainframe
1 6 (6.45%) Clustering
2 4 (4.30%) HACMP
3 2 (2.15%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.15%) LPAR
3 2 (2.15%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.15%) Handset
3 2 (2.15%) Replication
4 1 (1.08%) CESG
4 1 (1.08%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.08%) iPhone
4 1 (1.08%) Telematics
4 1 (1.08%) iPad
4 1 (1.08%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 37 (39.78%) Windows
2 16 (17.20%) UNIX
3 12 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (11.83%) Linux
5 9 (9.68%) AIX
5 9 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (9.68%) Windows 7
6 7 (7.53%) Windows XP
7 6 (6.45%) MVS
8 5 (5.38%) Windows 2000 Server
9 4 (4.30%) Solaris
10 3 (3.23%) CentOS
10 3 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (3.23%) Windows Vista
11 2 (2.15%) Ubuntu
12 1 (1.08%) Windows NT
12 1 (1.08%) Apple iOS
12 1 (1.08%) Windows 8
12 1 (1.08%) Windows Phone
12 1 (1.08%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (30.11%) ITIL
2 15 (16.13%) Migration
3 11 (11.83%) Change Management
4 10 (10.75%) Service Delivery
5 9 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (7.53%) Project Management
6 7 (7.53%) PRINCE2
6 7 (7.53%) Problem Management
7 6 (6.45%) Incident Management
7 6 (6.45%) Service Management
8 4 (4.30%) Release Management
9 3 (3.23%) Performance Management
9 3 (3.23%) Data Migration
9 3 (3.23%) Data Protection
9 3 (3.23%) Information Security
9 3 (3.23%) ITSM
9 3 (3.23%) Security Management
9 3 (3.23%) ITIL V3
10 2 (2.15%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (2.15%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.60%) SQL
2 4 (4.30%) JCL
3 3 (3.23%) Java
3 3 (3.23%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.15%) Perl
4 2 (2.15%) C#
4 2 (2.15%) AWK
4 2 (2.15%) VBScript
4 2 (2.15%) Shell Script
4 2 (2.15%) sed
5 1 (1.08%) VB
5 1 (1.08%) ABAP
5 1 (1.08%) VC++
5 1 (1.08%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.08%) Objective-C
5 1 (1.08%) C++
5 1 (1.08%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.08%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (25.81%) Security Cleared
2 18 (19.35%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (6.45%) DV Cleared
4 5 (5.38%) CCNP
4 5 (5.38%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (4.30%) CCNA
6 3 (3.23%) MCP
6 3 (3.23%) MCSE
6 3 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (2.15%) Degree
7 2 (2.15%) CCIE
8 1 (1.08%) ISEB
8 1 (1.08%) PMP
8 1 (1.08%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.08%) ISTQB
8 1 (1.08%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.08%) COBIT
System Software
1 12 (12.90%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.30%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.23%) NFS
4 3 (3.23%) RACF
5 2 (2.15%) ProxySG
6 1 (1.08%) Squid
6 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.08%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (1.08%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.08%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.08%) Postfix
6 1 (1.08%) Sendmail
6 1 (1.08%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (4.30%) Control-M
1 4 (4.30%) OVSD
2 1 (1.08%) BladeLogic
2 1 (1.08%) WSUS
2 1 (1.08%) Data Guard
2 1 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.08%) CA Wily
2 1 (1.08%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.08%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (1.08%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 1 (1.08%) OpenView
2 1 (1.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 16 (17.20%) Microsoft
2 13 (13.98%) Remedy
3 9 (9.68%) VMware
3 9 (9.68%) Cisco
4 5 (5.38%) IBM
4 5 (5.38%) HP
5 4 (4.30%) Blue Coat
5 4 (4.30%) F5
6 3 (3.23%) Red Hat
6 3 (3.23%) SAP
6 3 (3.23%) Juniper
6 3 (3.23%) NetApp
7 2 (2.15%) Citrix
7 2 (2.15%) Oracle
7 2 (2.15%) EMC
7 2 (2.15%) IronPort
7 2 (2.15%) 3PAR
8 1 (1.08%) McAfee
8 1 (1.08%) NEC
8 1 (1.08%) ICL
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