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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 39 35 45
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +10
Contract jobs citing SLA 39 55 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 4.05% 4.52% 3.54%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.14% 33.74% 46.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 16 14
Median daily rate £423 £390 £254
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.52% +53.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £119 £288 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £455 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £295 £300 £286
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +4.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Median hourly rate £13.25 £11.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.45% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -11.42%
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
105 163 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 10.91% 13.38% 7.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 74 43
Median daily rate £440 £394 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.74% +45.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £275 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £488 £499
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £365
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +3.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 5
Median hourly rate £15.00 £20.19 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.68% -1.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £11.00 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £57.00 £32.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +7.14%

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 29 June 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 29 June 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 0 34 £423 +5.81% 4
Aylesbury - 2 - -
High Wycombe +1 1 - - 2
Amersham - 1 - -
SLA
South East

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 35 (48.61%) ITIL
2 34 (47.22%) Finance
3 16 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 16 (22.22%) MS Office
3 16 (22.22%) Service Management
3 16 (22.22%) Service Delivery
4 14 (19.44%) Retail
4 14 (19.44%) Security Cleared
5 13 (18.06%) Management Information System
5 13 (18.06%) Project Management
6 12 (16.67%) HP
7 11 (15.28%) ATM
7 11 (15.28%) Incident Management
7 11 (15.28%) Service Design
8 10 (13.89%) Windows
8 10 (13.89%) Remedy
9 9 (12.50%) Unix
9 9 (12.50%) MS Excel
9 9 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
9 9 (12.50%) SC Cleared
10 8 (11.11%) DV Cleared
10 8 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (9.72%) Change Management
11 7 (9.72%) Fault Management
11 7 (9.72%) Line Management
12 6 (8.33%) Change Control
12 6 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 6 (8.33%) Test Scripting

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 3 (4.17%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.39%) CMS
2 1 (1.39%) Mule
2 1 (1.39%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 16 (22.22%) MS Office
2 9 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 9 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (8.33%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.39%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.39%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.39%) OneDrive
1 1 (1.39%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 11 (15.28%) ATM
2 4 (5.56%) SAN
2 4 (5.56%) SDH
3 3 (4.17%) DWDM
3 3 (4.17%) Frame Relay
3 3 (4.17%) LAN
3 3 (4.17%) MPLS
3 3 (4.17%) VoIP
3 3 (4.17%) VPN
3 3 (4.17%) WAN
3 3 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (4.17%) WLAN
3 3 (4.17%) xDSL
4 2 (2.78%) Broadband
5 1 (1.39%) BGP
5 1 (1.39%) EIGRP
5 1 (1.39%) GSM
5 1 (1.39%) SMS
5 1 (1.39%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.39%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.39%) DB2
1 1 (1.39%) MySQL
1 1 (1.39%) SAP BI
1 1 (1.39%) SQL Server
General
1 34 (47.22%) Finance
2 14 (19.44%) Retail
3 6 (8.33%) Banking
4 4 (5.56%) Telecoms
5 3 (4.17%) Marketing
5 3 (4.17%) Spanish Language
6 2 (2.78%) Electronics
6 2 (2.78%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 23 (31.94%) Analyst
2 15 (20.83%) Service Analyst
3 13 (18.06%) Service Desk Analyst
4 12 (16.67%) Architect
5 9 (12.50%) Service Architect
6 7 (9.72%) Supplier Manager
7 6 (8.33%) IT Manager
8 5 (6.94%) Support Analyst
8 5 (6.94%) Vendor Manager
9 4 (5.56%) Administrator
9 4 (5.56%) Service Manager
10 3 (4.17%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
10 3 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support
10 3 (4.17%) IT Services Manager
10 3 (4.17%) Linux Administrator
10 3 (4.17%) Network Architect
10 3 (4.17%) Network Technical Architect
10 3 (4.17%) Project Manager
10 3 (4.17%) Technical Architect
10 3 (4.17%) Testing Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.39%) jQuery
1 1 (1.39%) SAP XI
1 1 (1.39%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.06%) Management Information System
2 5 (6.94%) Mainframe
3 3 (4.17%) Clustering
3 3 (4.17%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.17%) HACMP
3 3 (4.17%) Smartphone
4 2 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.78%) LPAR
4 2 (2.78%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (1.39%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.39%) Replication
5 1 (1.39%) Statistics
5 1 (1.39%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 10 (13.89%) Windows
2 9 (12.50%) Unix
3 5 (6.94%) MVS
4 4 (5.56%) Linux
4 4 (5.56%) Windows NT
5 3 (4.17%) AIX
5 3 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.78%) VMS
7 1 (1.39%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (48.61%) ITIL
2 16 (22.22%) Service Delivery
2 16 (22.22%) Service Management
3 13 (18.06%) Project Management
4 11 (15.28%) Incident Management
4 11 (15.28%) Service Design
5 8 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (9.72%) Change Management
6 7 (9.72%) Fault Management
6 7 (9.72%) Line Management
7 6 (8.33%) Change Control
7 6 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (8.33%) ITIL V3
7 6 (8.33%) System Testing
7 6 (8.33%) Test Scripting
7 6 (8.33%) Validation
7 6 (8.33%) Workflow
8 5 (6.94%) Migration
8 5 (6.94%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.17%) AWK
1 3 (4.17%) Perl
1 3 (4.17%) sed
1 3 (4.17%) Shell Script
2 2 (2.78%) SQL
3 1 (1.39%) ABAP
3 1 (1.39%) Java
3 1 (1.39%) JCL
Qualifications
1 14 (19.44%) Security Cleared
2 9 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 8 (11.11%) DV Cleared
3 8 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (8.33%) ISTQB
4 6 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (4.17%) CCIE
5 3 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.78%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (4.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 3 (4.17%) Veritas File System
1 3 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
1 3 (4.17%) VMware ESX
1 3 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (4.17%) CA Wily
1 3 (4.17%) Tivoli
2 2 (2.78%) Control-M
3 1 (1.39%) CA Endevor
3 1 (1.39%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 16 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 12 (16.67%) HP
3 10 (13.89%) Remedy
4 6 (8.33%) SAP
5 3 (4.17%) 3PAR
5 3 (4.17%) Cisco
5 3 (4.17%) EMC
5 3 (4.17%) IBM
5 3 (4.17%) Juniper
5 3 (4.17%) Red Hat
5 3 (4.17%) Symantec
5 3 (4.17%) Veritas
5 3 (4.17%) VMware
6 2 (2.78%) Avaya
6 2 (2.78%) Huawei
7 1 (1.39%) CheckPoint