The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 32 29 39
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +10
Contract jobs citing SLA 36 44 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 5.35% 5.31% 3.62%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.38% 38.26% 47.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 13 10
Median daily rate £423 £400 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.81% +40.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £119 £280 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £441 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £15.00 £20.19 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.68% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -11.42%
SLA
Buckinghamshire

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 Milton Keynes region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
87 115 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 12.93% 13.87% 7.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 55 30
Median daily rate £450 £400 £269
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +48.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £285 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £542 £469 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £365
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +3.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £15.00 £20.19 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.68% +75.52%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £20.75
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +8.43%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Milton Keynes region citing SLA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 June 2016.

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 30 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for SLA.

1 36 (54.55%) ITIL
2 33 (50.00%) Finance
3 17 (25.76%) Service Delivery
4 16 (24.24%) Service Management
5 15 (22.73%) MS Office
5 15 (22.73%) Microsoft
5 15 (22.73%) Security Cleared
6 13 (19.70%) Retail
7 12 (18.18%) Management Information System
7 12 (18.18%) Service Design
8 11 (16.67%) Project Management
8 11 (16.67%) HP
8 11 (16.67%) ATM
9 10 (15.15%) SC Cleared
10 9 (13.64%) DV Cleared
10 9 (13.64%) Windows
10 9 (13.64%) Remedy
11 8 (12.12%) MS Excel
11 8 (12.12%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (12.12%) MS PowerPoint
11 8 (12.12%) Incident Management
12 7 (10.61%) Fault Management
12 7 (10.61%) Line Management
12 7 (10.61%) Unix
12 7 (10.61%) SAP
12 7 (10.61%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (9.09%) ITIL V3
13 6 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
14 5 (7.58%) Change Control
14 5 (7.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.52%) CMS
2 1 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (22.73%) MS Office
2 8 (12.12%) MS Excel
2 8 (12.12%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (7.58%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.52%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.52%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.52%) OneDrive
1 1 (1.52%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 11 (16.67%) ATM
2 3 (4.55%) DWDM
2 3 (4.55%) Frame Relay
2 3 (4.55%) LAN
2 3 (4.55%) MPLS
2 3 (4.55%) SAN
2 3 (4.55%) SDH
2 3 (4.55%) VoIP
2 3 (4.55%) VPN
2 3 (4.55%) WAN
2 3 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (4.55%) WLAN
2 3 (4.55%) xDSL
3 2 (3.03%) Broadband
4 1 (1.52%) BGP
4 1 (1.52%) EIGRP
4 1 (1.52%) NAS
4 1 (1.52%) NGN
4 1 (1.52%) SMS
4 1 (1.52%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.52%) DB2
1 1 (1.52%) SAP BI
General
1 33 (50.00%) Finance
2 13 (19.70%) Retail
3 5 (7.58%) Banking
4 3 (4.55%) Marketing
4 3 (4.55%) Spanish Language
4 3 (4.55%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.03%) Electronics
5 2 (3.03%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (31.82%) Analyst
2 13 (19.70%) Architect
2 13 (19.70%) Service Analyst
3 11 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
4 10 (15.15%) Service Architect
5 7 (10.61%) Supplier Manager
6 6 (9.09%) IT Manager
7 5 (7.58%) Vendor Manager
8 4 (6.06%) Service Manager
8 4 (6.06%) Support Analyst
9 3 (4.55%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
9 3 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
9 3 (4.55%) Administrator
9 3 (4.55%) IT Services Manager
9 3 (4.55%) Network Architect
9 3 (4.55%) Network Technical Architect
9 3 (4.55%) Project Manager
9 3 (4.55%) Technical Architect
10 2 (3.03%) Network Design Architect
10 2 (3.03%) Testing Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.52%) jQuery
1 1 (1.52%) SAP XI
1 1 (1.52%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 5 (7.58%) Mainframe
3 3 (4.55%) Smartphone
4 2 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.03%) Clustering
4 2 (3.03%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.03%) HACMP
4 2 (3.03%) LPAR
4 2 (3.03%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (1.52%) Statistics
5 1 (1.52%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.64%) Windows
2 7 (10.61%) Unix
3 5 (7.58%) MVS
4 4 (6.06%) Windows NT
5 2 (3.03%) AIX
5 2 (3.03%) Linux
5 2 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (3.03%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (54.55%) ITIL
2 17 (25.76%) Service Delivery
3 16 (24.24%) Service Management
4 12 (18.18%) Service Design
5 11 (16.67%) Project Management
6 8 (12.12%) Incident Management
7 7 (10.61%) Fault Management
7 7 (10.61%) Line Management
7 7 (10.61%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (9.09%) ITIL V3
9 5 (7.58%) Change Control
9 5 (7.58%) Change Management
9 5 (7.58%) Supplier Management
9 5 (7.58%) System Testing
9 5 (7.58%) Test Scripting
9 5 (7.58%) Validation
9 5 (7.58%) Workflow
10 4 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (6.06%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.03%) AWK
1 2 (3.03%) Perl
1 2 (3.03%) sed
1 2 (3.03%) Shell Script
2 1 (1.52%) ABAP
2 1 (1.52%) JCL
2 1 (1.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (22.73%) Security Cleared
2 10 (15.15%) SC Cleared
3 9 (13.64%) DV Cleared
4 8 (12.12%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (7.58%) ISTQB
5 5 (7.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (4.55%) CCIE
6 3 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.52%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.03%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 2 (3.03%) Veritas File System
2 2 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (3.03%) VMware ESX
2 2 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (4.55%) CA Wily
1 3 (4.55%) Tivoli
2 2 (3.03%) Control-M
3 1 (1.52%) CA Endevor
3 1 (1.52%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 15 (22.73%) Microsoft
2 11 (16.67%) HP
3 9 (13.64%) Remedy
4 7 (10.61%) SAP
5 3 (4.55%) Cisco
5 3 (4.55%) Juniper
6 2 (3.03%) 3PAR
6 2 (3.03%) Avaya
6 2 (3.03%) EMC
6 2 (3.03%) Huawei
6 2 (3.03%) IBM
6 2 (3.03%) Red Hat
6 2 (3.03%) Symantec
6 2 (3.03%) Veritas
6 2 (3.03%) VMware
7 1 (1.52%) CheckPoint