The first table below looks at the demand for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 25 July 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 Milton Keynes 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 36 42 39
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -3
Contract jobs citing SLA 32 25 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 3.59% 3.60% 3.73%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.51% 36.23% 65.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 6
Average daily rate
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£300 £214 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.02% -37.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £210 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £241 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +0.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £14.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+18.64% -7.81%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
81 69 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 9.08% 9.94% 5.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 29 13
Average daily rate £318 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.28% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £234 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £725 £387
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -7.89%
SLA
Buckinghamshire

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Milton Keynes region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SLA across the Milton Keynes region.

SLA Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

SLA
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

SLA Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

SLA
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Milton Keynes region.

SLA Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 31 (41.33%) Windows
2 27 (36.00%) Security Cleared
3 23 (30.67%) SC Cleared
4 18 (24.00%) Finance
5 17 (22.67%) ITIL
5 17 (22.67%) Active Directory
6 16 (21.33%) Microsoft
6 16 (21.33%) UNIX
7 15 (20.00%) VMware
7 15 (20.00%) Banking
8 14 (18.67%) VMware Infrastructure
9 13 (17.33%) Migration
10 12 (16.00%) Disaster Recovery
10 12 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (16.00%) MS Excel
11 11 (14.67%) Linux
11 11 (14.67%) Change Management
12 10 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
12 10 (13.33%) Remedy
12 10 (13.33%) SQL
13 9 (12.00%) MS Exchange
13 9 (12.00%) Mainframe
13 9 (12.00%) Problem Management
14 8 (10.67%) MCSE
14 8 (10.67%) LDAP
15 7 (9.33%) Cisco
15 7 (9.33%) Intel
15 7 (9.33%) Windows NT
15 7 (9.33%) AIX
15 7 (9.33%) Service Management

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 9 (12.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (6.67%) WebSphere
3 5 (6.67%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.00%) Apache
5 1 (1.33%) IIS
5 1 (1.33%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 12 (16.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.33%) MS Office
3 3 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.67%) MS Project
4 2 (2.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.33%) Office 365
1 1 (1.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.67%) LDAP
2 6 (8.00%) iSCSI
3 4 (5.33%) VoIP
3 4 (5.33%) Firewall
4 3 (4.00%) VPN
4 3 (4.00%) SAN
4 3 (4.00%) Intranet
4 3 (4.00%) Broadband
5 2 (2.67%) BIG-IP
5 2 (2.67%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (2.67%) NAS
5 2 (2.67%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (1.33%) PABX
6 1 (1.33%) Network Security
6 1 (1.33%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.33%) Internet
6 1 (1.33%) X.400
6 1 (1.33%) X.500
6 1 (1.33%) ISDN
6 1 (1.33%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.67%) OLTP
4 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.33%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.33%) Ant
2 1 (1.33%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.33%) MSI
2 1 (1.33%) InstallShield
2 1 (1.33%) JMeter
2 1 (1.33%) Git (software)
General
1 18 (24.00%) Finance
2 15 (20.00%) Banking
3 3 (4.00%) Retail
3 3 (4.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.33%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.33%) Automotive
4 1 (1.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (18.67%) Analyst
2 8 (10.67%) Support Engineer
2 8 (10.67%) Cloud Engineer
3 7 (9.33%) Support Analyst
4 5 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
4 5 (6.67%) Administrator
5 4 (5.33%) Operations Manager
5 4 (5.33%) Support Manager
5 4 (5.33%) Systems Support
5 4 (5.33%) Systems Support Engineer
6 3 (4.00%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (4.00%) Network Manager
6 3 (4.00%) Architect
6 3 (4.00%) Team Leader
7 2 (2.67%) Service Manager
7 2 (2.67%) Desktop Support
7 2 (2.67%) Junior
7 2 (2.67%) Developer
7 2 (2.67%) Test Analyst
7 2 (2.67%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.00%) Web Services
2 5 (6.67%) SOAP
3 3 (4.00%) LAMP
4 2 (2.67%) HTML
4 2 (2.67%) .NET
4 2 (2.67%) CSS
5 1 (1.33%) XML
5 1 (1.33%) XSL
5 1 (1.33%) Middleware
5 1 (1.33%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.33%) Application Packaging
5 1 (1.33%) Dojo
5 1 (1.33%) WCF
5 1 (1.33%) LINQ
5 1 (1.33%) jQuery
5 1 (1.33%) RESTful
5 1 (1.33%) HTML5
5 1 (1.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (1.33%) CSS3
5 1 (1.33%) Worklight
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.00%) Mainframe
2 6 (8.00%) Clustering
3 4 (5.33%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.67%) Handset
4 2 (2.67%) N-Tier
4 2 (2.67%) HACMP
5 1 (1.33%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.33%) Replication
5 1 (1.33%) IVR
5 1 (1.33%) CESG
5 1 (1.33%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.33%) iPhone
5 1 (1.33%) Telematics
5 1 (1.33%) iPad
5 1 (1.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 31 (41.33%) Windows
2 16 (21.33%) UNIX
3 12 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (14.67%) Linux
5 7 (9.33%) AIX
5 7 (9.33%) Windows NT
5 7 (9.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (8.00%) CentOS
6 6 (8.00%) MVS
7 5 (6.67%) Solaris
7 5 (6.67%) Ubuntu
8 4 (5.33%) Windows 2000
8 4 (5.33%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (2.67%) Windows 7
11 1 (1.33%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.33%) Windows Phone
11 1 (1.33%) Windows Vista
11 1 (1.33%) Android
11 1 (1.33%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.67%) ITIL
2 13 (17.33%) Migration
3 12 (16.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 11 (14.67%) Change Management
5 9 (12.00%) Problem Management
6 7 (9.33%) Project Management
6 7 (9.33%) Service Management
7 5 (6.67%) ITSM
8 4 (5.33%) Release Management
8 4 (5.33%) Operations Management
9 3 (4.00%) Incident Management
9 3 (4.00%) System Testing
9 3 (4.00%) Performance Management
9 3 (4.00%) Network Management
9 3 (4.00%) Configuration Management
9 3 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (4.00%) Service Delivery
9 3 (4.00%) Process Improvement
9 3 (4.00%) Information Assurance
10 2 (2.67%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.33%) SQL
2 4 (5.33%) JCL
3 3 (4.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.67%) VBScript
5 1 (1.33%) VB
5 1 (1.33%) VC++
5 1 (1.33%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.33%) Perl
5 1 (1.33%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.33%) C#
5 1 (1.33%) C++
5 1 (1.33%) Java
5 1 (1.33%) Objective-C
5 1 (1.33%) AWK
5 1 (1.33%) sed
5 1 (1.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (36.00%) Security Cleared
2 23 (30.67%) SC Cleared
3 10 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (10.67%) MCSE
5 5 (6.67%) CCNA
5 5 (6.67%) DV Cleared
5 5 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (5.33%) MCP
6 4 (5.33%) Degree
6 4 (5.33%) CCNP
7 1 (1.33%) ISEB
7 1 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.33%) PMP
7 1 (1.33%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.33%) COBIT
System Software
1 17 (22.67%) Active Directory
2 14 (18.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (8.00%) NFS
4 5 (6.67%) Hyper-V
5 4 (5.33%) VMware ESX
6 3 (4.00%) Squid
6 3 (4.00%) Postfix
6 3 (4.00%) Sendmail
7 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (2.67%) ProxySG
8 1 (1.33%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.33%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.33%) ISA Server
8 1 (1.33%) XenApp
8 1 (1.33%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 6 (8.00%) Control-M
2 4 (5.33%) OVSD
3 3 (4.00%) Backup Exec
3 3 (4.00%) SCOM
3 3 (4.00%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 2 (2.67%) BladeLogic
5 1 (1.33%) WSUS
5 1 (1.33%) OpenView
5 1 (1.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (1.33%) MAINVIEW
5 1 (1.33%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.33%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.33%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 16 (21.33%) Microsoft
2 15 (20.00%) VMware
3 10 (13.33%) Remedy
4 7 (9.33%) NetApp
4 7 (9.33%) Cisco
4 7 (9.33%) Intel
5 5 (6.67%) HP
5 5 (6.67%) Blue Coat
5 5 (6.67%) F5
6 4 (5.33%) Citrix
7 3 (4.00%) IBM
7 3 (4.00%) Oracle
7 3 (4.00%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.67%) IronPort
8 2 (2.67%) Avaya
8 2 (2.67%) Genesys
9 1 (1.33%) CA
9 1 (1.33%) EMC
9 1 (1.33%) Novell
9 1 (1.33%) Lotus
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