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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 28 35 44
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +9
Contract jobs citing SLA 50 34 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 5.10% 4.10% 3.44%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.46% 36.56% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 2
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£300 £285 £214
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +33.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £116 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £400 £218
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £268 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -17.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Average hourly rate £14.20 £12.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.29% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £16.60 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +7.09%
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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
130 93 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 13.27% 11.20% 8.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 45 31
Average daily rate £310 £339 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.48% +9.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £177 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Average hourly rate £14.20 £12.00 £23.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.29% -48.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.64 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.20% +14.28%

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 4 September 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

SLA Hourly Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 34 (38.20%) Finance
2 24 (26.97%) MS Excel
3 23 (25.84%) SQL
4 22 (24.72%) ITIL
5 21 (23.60%) MS Office
5 21 (23.60%) Microsoft
6 18 (20.22%) Windows
7 16 (17.98%) Management Information System
8 15 (16.85%) Project Management
9 14 (15.73%) Banking
9 14 (15.73%) Security Cleared
9 14 (15.73%) PowerShell
10 13 (14.61%) Remedy
11 12 (13.48%) Service Delivery
11 12 (13.48%) UNIX
11 12 (13.48%) Retail
12 11 (12.36%) SC Cleared
12 11 (12.36%) Linux
12 11 (12.36%) VB
13 10 (11.24%) DB2
13 10 (11.24%) HP
13 10 (11.24%) VMware
13 10 (11.24%) Incident Management
14 9 (10.11%) MS PowerPoint
14 9 (10.11%) DB2 UDB
14 9 (10.11%) Information Security
14 9 (10.11%) Technical Analysis
14 9 (10.11%) Control-M
14 9 (10.11%) .NET
14 9 (10.11%) LDAP

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 5 (5.62%) SAS
2 4 (4.49%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.37%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (3.37%) IBM HTTP Server
3 3 (3.37%) WebSphere
3 3 (3.37%) Lync
3 3 (3.37%) Apache
4 1 (1.12%) IIS
4 1 (1.12%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 24 (26.97%) MS Excel
2 21 (23.60%) MS Office
3 9 (10.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.25%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.25%) AutoCAD
5 1 (1.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (3.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.12%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.11%) LDAP
2 4 (4.49%) SAN
3 3 (3.37%) HTTP
3 3 (3.37%) Broadband
3 3 (3.37%) Firewall
3 3 (3.37%) DNS
4 2 (2.25%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (2.25%) IP Telephony
4 2 (2.25%) OSPF
4 2 (2.25%) BGP
4 2 (2.25%) EIGRP
4 2 (2.25%) TACACS
4 2 (2.25%) LAN
4 2 (2.25%) VoIP
4 2 (2.25%) WAN
4 2 (2.25%) FTP
5 1 (1.12%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.12%) Internet
5 1 (1.12%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.24%) DB2
2 9 (10.11%) DB2 UDB
3 6 (6.74%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (5.62%) PowerCenter
4 5 (5.62%) Hadoop
4 5 (5.62%) Big Data
5 4 (4.49%) SQL Server
6 3 (3.37%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (2.25%) MySQL
7 2 (2.25%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.12%) OLTP
8 1 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.37%) Introscope
2 1 (1.12%) ChangeMan
General
1 34 (38.20%) Finance
2 14 (15.73%) Banking
3 12 (13.48%) Retail
4 5 (5.62%) Spanish Language
5 3 (3.37%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 31 (34.83%) Analyst
2 10 (11.24%) Service Manager
3 9 (10.11%) Security Analyst
3 9 (10.11%) Project Manager
3 9 (10.11%) Support Analyst
4 7 (7.87%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 7 (7.87%) Administrator
4 7 (7.87%) Infrastructure Manager
5 6 (6.74%) IT Security Analyst
5 6 (6.74%) Financial Analyst
6 5 (5.62%) Delivery Manager
6 5 (5.62%) Hadoop Administrator
6 5 (5.62%) Services Delivery Manager
7 3 (3.37%) Project Coordinator
7 3 (3.37%) Team Leader
7 3 (3.37%) Junior
7 3 (3.37%) Coordinator
7 3 (3.37%) Support Engineer
7 3 (3.37%) Incident Manager
7 3 (3.37%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.11%) .NET
2 7 (7.87%) HTML
2 7 (7.87%) SOAP
2 7 (7.87%) XML
3 2 (2.25%) Middleware
3 2 (2.25%) ISPF
3 2 (2.25%) CSS
4 1 (1.12%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.98%) Management Information System
2 8 (8.99%) Data Centre
2 8 (8.99%) Mainframe
3 7 (7.87%) Clustering
4 6 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.37%) LPAR
5 3 (3.37%) CMDB
5 3 (3.37%) HACMP
6 2 (2.25%) Thin Client
6 2 (2.25%) Fat Client
6 2 (2.25%) AS400
7 1 (1.12%) APACS
7 1 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.12%) User Experience
7 1 (1.12%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.12%) VSAM
7 1 (1.12%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.12%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 18 (20.22%) Windows
2 12 (13.48%) UNIX
3 11 (12.36%) Linux
4 7 (7.87%) MVS
5 6 (6.74%) Windows NT
6 5 (5.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (4.49%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (3.37%) Windows Vista
8 3 (3.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (3.37%) VMS
8 3 (3.37%) AIX
9 2 (2.25%) Windows 7
9 2 (2.25%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (24.72%) ITIL
2 15 (16.85%) Project Management
3 12 (13.48%) Service Delivery
4 10 (11.24%) Incident Management
5 9 (10.11%) Information Security
5 9 (10.11%) Technical Analysis
6 8 (8.99%) High Availability
6 8 (8.99%) Security Management
6 8 (8.99%) Change Management
6 8 (8.99%) Data Protection
7 7 (7.87%) Problem Management
8 6 (6.74%) Data Cleansing
8 6 (6.74%) PRINCE2
8 6 (6.74%) Risk Management
8 6 (6.74%) Service Management
8 6 (6.74%) Validation
9 5 (5.62%) Data Modelling
9 5 (5.62%) ETL
9 5 (5.62%) People Management
10 4 (4.49%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 23 (25.84%) SQL
2 14 (15.73%) PowerShell
3 11 (12.36%) VB
4 4 (4.49%) T-SQL
4 4 (4.49%) Java
5 3 (3.37%) Perl
5 3 (3.37%) VBScript
5 3 (3.37%) sed
5 3 (3.37%) Shell Script
5 3 (3.37%) JCL
5 3 (3.37%) AWK
6 2 (2.25%) VBA
6 2 (2.25%) REXX
7 1 (1.12%) C
7 1 (1.12%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.12%) Korn
Qualifications
1 14 (15.73%) Security Cleared
2 11 (12.36%) SC Cleared
3 8 (8.99%) DV Cleared
4 7 (7.87%) CISSP
5 5 (5.62%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (3.37%) CCNP
6 3 (3.37%) CCNA
6 3 (3.37%) APMP
6 3 (3.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (2.25%) CCIE
7 2 (2.25%) Degree
7 2 (2.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.12%) HNC
8 1 (1.12%) HND
8 1 (1.12%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.74%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (2.25%) QA
System Software
1 8 (8.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (5.62%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.37%) Veritas File System
3 3 (3.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 3 (3.37%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.37%) VMware ESX
4 2 (2.25%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 2 (2.25%) UAG
4 2 (2.25%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (1.12%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (10.11%) Control-M
2 7 (7.87%) OVSD
3 5 (5.62%) OpenView
4 4 (4.49%) SCOM
4 4 (4.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (3.37%) CA Wily
6 2 (2.25%) SCCM
6 2 (2.25%) Tivoli
6 2 (2.25%) MAINVIEW
7 1 (1.12%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 21 (23.60%) Microsoft
2 13 (14.61%) Remedy
3 10 (11.24%) HP
3 10 (11.24%) VMware
4 6 (6.74%) Cisco
5 5 (5.62%) IBM
5 5 (5.62%) Informatica
5 5 (5.62%) Cloudera
6 3 (3.37%) Cyber-Ark
6 3 (3.37%) 3PAR
6 3 (3.37%) Veritas
6 3 (3.37%) Red Hat
6 3 (3.37%) CA
6 3 (3.37%) Symantec
6 3 (3.37%) Citrix
6 3 (3.37%) EMC
7 2 (2.25%) BMC
7 2 (2.25%) Blue Coat
7 2 (2.25%) NetScout
8 1 (1.12%) LANDesk