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 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 26 36 28
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -8
Contract jobs citing SLA 32 27 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 5.31% 3.92% 5.60%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.51% 29.03% 50.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 11
Median daily rate £363 £344 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £145 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £403 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Median hourly rate £9.61 £14.20 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.32% -13.93%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.75 £18.25 £13.94
% change year-on-year
-13.69% +30.96%

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
81 93 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 13.43% 13.50% 11.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 53 33
Median daily rate £475 £350 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% -0.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £284 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £453 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Median hourly rate £9.61 £14.20 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.32% -13.93%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.98 £42.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-47.67% +75.00%

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 24 January 2017.

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 24 January 2017, 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 41 (57.75%) ITIL
2 33 (46.48%) Finance
2 33 (46.48%) SC Cleared
2 33 (46.48%) Security Cleared
3 27 (38.03%) Service Management
4 20 (28.17%) Service Design
5 17 (23.94%) Incident Management
6 16 (22.54%) Windows
7 11 (15.49%) DV Cleared
7 11 (15.49%) Project Management
7 11 (15.49%) Service Delivery
8 10 (14.08%) Retail
9 9 (12.68%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (12.68%) Active Directory
9 9 (12.68%) ITIL V3
10 8 (11.27%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (11.27%) Windows Server
10 8 (11.27%) MS Excel
10 8 (11.27%) Unix
10 8 (11.27%) SQL
10 8 (11.27%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (11.27%) Remedy
10 8 (11.27%) Change Management
11 7 (9.86%) Mainframe
11 7 (9.86%) MVS
11 7 (9.86%) Avaya
11 7 (9.86%) Windows NT
11 7 (9.86%) Microsoft
11 7 (9.86%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (8.45%) CA Wily

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 5 (7.04%) IIS
2 3 (4.23%) Apache Pig
2 3 (4.23%) Apache Spark
2 3 (4.23%) CMS
3 1 (1.41%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (11.27%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.63%) MS Office
2 4 (5.63%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.41%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.45%) Firewall
1 6 (8.45%) WAN
2 5 (7.04%) DHCP
2 5 (7.04%) DNS
2 5 (7.04%) LAN
3 1 (1.41%) ATM
3 1 (1.41%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.41%) MPLS
3 1 (1.41%) PBX
3 1 (1.41%) TACACS
3 1 (1.41%) VoIP
3 1 (1.41%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.63%) Big Data
1 4 (5.63%) Hadoop
2 3 (4.23%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (4.23%) Apache Hive
2 3 (4.23%) DataStax
2 3 (4.23%) HBase
2 3 (4.23%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.41%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 1 (1.41%) Cloudera CDH
3 1 (1.41%) PowerCenter
General
1 33 (46.48%) Finance
2 10 (14.08%) Retail
3 5 (7.04%) Automotive
4 3 (4.23%) Banking
5 2 (2.82%) Electronics
5 2 (2.82%) German Language
5 2 (2.82%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.82%) Marketing
5 2 (2.82%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.41%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 20 (28.17%) Analyst
2 15 (21.13%) Architect
3 14 (19.72%) Service Architect
4 5 (7.04%) Service Manager
5 4 (5.63%) Operations Manager
5 4 (5.63%) Service Analyst
5 4 (5.63%) Support Analyst
6 3 (4.23%) Administrator
6 3 (4.23%) IT Manager
6 3 (4.23%) Supplier Manager
6 3 (4.23%) Support Manager
6 3 (4.23%) Wintel Analyst
7 2 (2.82%) Active Directory Analyst
7 2 (2.82%) Designer
7 2 (2.82%) ITIL Service Architect
7 2 (2.82%) ITIL Service Manager
7 2 (2.82%) MVS Operator
7 2 (2.82%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
7 2 (2.82%) Service Design Architect
7 2 (2.82%) Unix Operator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.41%) SAP XI
1 1 (1.41%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.86%) Mainframe
2 6 (8.45%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.82%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.82%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (1.41%) Clustering
5 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 16 (22.54%) Windows
2 8 (11.27%) Unix
2 8 (11.27%) Windows Server
2 8 (11.27%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (11.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (9.86%) MVS
3 7 (9.86%) Windows NT
3 7 (9.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (4.23%) Windows 7
4 3 (4.23%) Windows 8
4 3 (4.23%) Windows Vista
5 1 (1.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (57.75%) ITIL
2 27 (38.03%) Service Management
3 20 (28.17%) Service Design
4 17 (23.94%) Incident Management
5 11 (15.49%) Project Management
5 11 (15.49%) Service Delivery
6 9 (12.68%) ITIL V3
7 8 (11.27%) Change Management
8 6 (8.45%) ITSM
8 6 (8.45%) Knowledge Management
8 6 (8.45%) Performance Management
8 6 (8.45%) Presales
8 6 (8.45%) Problem Management
8 6 (8.45%) Supplier Management
9 5 (7.04%) Configuration Management
9 5 (7.04%) CRM
9 5 (7.04%) People Management
9 5 (7.04%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (5.63%) Operations Management
10 4 (5.63%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.27%) SQL
2 4 (5.63%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.23%) Java
3 3 (4.23%) Python
3 3 (4.23%) Ruby
3 3 (4.23%) VB
3 3 (4.23%) VBScript
4 1 (1.41%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 33 (46.48%) SC Cleared
1 33 (46.48%) Security Cleared
2 11 (15.49%) DV Cleared
3 9 (12.68%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (8.45%) CCNP
4 6 (8.45%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (7.04%) CCNA
6 4 (5.63%) MCSA
6 4 (5.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (5.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (2.82%) Degree
8 1 (1.41%) CCSA
8 1 (1.41%) CCSE
8 1 (1.41%) HP ASE
8 1 (1.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.41%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.41%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.41%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.41%) QA
System Software
1 9 (12.68%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.04%) Forefront TMG
2 5 (7.04%) UAG
3 4 (5.63%) Hyper-V
3 4 (5.63%) ISA Server
3 4 (5.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (4.23%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 6 (8.45%) CA Wily
1 6 (8.45%) Tivoli
2 3 (4.23%) BladeLogic
2 3 (4.23%) Hadoop YARN
2 3 (4.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (4.23%) SCCM
2 3 (4.23%) WSUS
3 1 (1.41%) Control-M
3 1 (1.41%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.41%) OVSD
Vendors
1 8 (11.27%) Remedy
2 7 (9.86%) Avaya
2 7 (9.86%) Microsoft
3 6 (8.45%) Cisco
3 6 (8.45%) SAP
4 5 (7.04%) Computacenter
4 5 (7.04%) Forcepoint
4 5 (7.04%) HP
5 4 (5.63%) VMware
6 3 (4.23%) Cloudera
6 3 (4.23%) Genesys
7 2 (2.82%) Juniper
8 1 (1.41%) Blue Coat
8 1 (1.41%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.41%) Citrix
8 1 (1.41%) F5
8 1 (1.41%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (1.41%) Nokia
8 1 (1.41%) ServiceNow