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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 50 42 29
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -13
Contract jobs citing SLA 22 33 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.95% 3.67% 5.47%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.99% 28.70% 53.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 10
Median daily rate £440 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £217 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £406 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £284 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.73% +0.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £11.50 £14.50 £9.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.68% +59.34%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +10.34%
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
71 115 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 9.50% 12.79% 10.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 55 35
Median daily rate £400 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £291 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £456 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Median hourly rate £11.50 £40.00 £10.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-71.25% +288.34%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £29.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-22.41% +38.09%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 23 (45.10%) ITIL
1 23 (45.10%) Finance
2 12 (23.53%) Unix
2 12 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 12 (23.53%) Retail
3 11 (21.57%) Windows
4 10 (19.61%) Service Delivery
5 9 (17.65%) MVS
5 9 (17.65%) Remedy
5 9 (17.65%) Mainframe
5 9 (17.65%) Service Management
6 8 (15.69%) Management Information System
6 8 (15.69%) MS Office
6 8 (15.69%) Windows NT
7 7 (13.73%) ATM
7 7 (13.73%) Security Cleared
7 7 (13.73%) Performance Analysis
8 6 (11.76%) MS PowerPoint
8 6 (11.76%) Incident Management
8 6 (11.76%) MS Excel
9 5 (9.80%) HP
9 5 (9.80%) SharePoint
9 5 (9.80%) Project Management
9 5 (9.80%) Tivoli
9 5 (9.80%) Spanish Language
9 5 (9.80%) Migration
9 5 (9.80%) SC Cleared
9 5 (9.80%) CA Wily
9 5 (9.80%) Service Design
10 4 (7.84%) Data Centre

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 (9.80%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.96%) CMS
2 1 (1.96%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (15.69%) MS Office
2 6 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 6 (11.76%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.96%) MS Project
3 1 (1.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) SAP R/3
2 1 (1.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) OneDrive
1 1 (1.96%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.73%) ATM
2 4 (7.84%) SAN
3 3 (5.88%) Broadband
4 2 (3.92%) DWDM
4 2 (3.92%) Frame Relay
4 2 (3.92%) LAN
4 2 (3.92%) MPLS
4 2 (3.92%) SDH
4 2 (3.92%) VoIP
4 2 (3.92%) VPN
4 2 (3.92%) WAN
4 2 (3.92%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (3.92%) WLAN
4 2 (3.92%) xDSL
5 1 (1.96%) NAS
5 1 (1.96%) NGN
5 1 (1.96%) SMS
5 1 (1.96%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.96%) DB2
General
1 23 (45.10%) Finance
2 12 (23.53%) Retail
3 5 (9.80%) Spanish Language
4 2 (3.92%) Banking
4 2 (3.92%) Marketing
4 2 (3.92%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.96%) Electronics
5 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (25.49%) Analyst
2 7 (13.73%) Service Analyst
2 7 (13.73%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (9.80%) Architect
3 5 (9.80%) Service Manager
4 4 (7.84%) Administrator
4 4 (7.84%) Project Manager
5 3 (5.88%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (5.88%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 3 (5.88%) Linux Administrator
5 3 (5.88%) Service Architect
6 2 (3.92%) ABAP Developer
6 2 (3.92%) AIX Administrator
6 2 (3.92%) IT Services Manager
6 2 (3.92%) MVS Operator
6 2 (3.92%) Network Architect
6 2 (3.92%) Network Technical Architect
6 2 (3.92%) SAP Developer
6 2 (3.92%) Supplier Manager
6 2 (3.92%) Vendor Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.92%) SAP XI
1 2 (3.92%) Web Dynpro
2 1 (1.96%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.65%) Mainframe
2 8 (15.69%) Management Information System
3 4 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.84%) Data Centre
4 3 (5.88%) Clustering
4 3 (5.88%) HACMP
4 3 (5.88%) LPAR
5 1 (1.96%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (1.96%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 12 (23.53%) Unix
2 11 (21.57%) Windows
3 9 (17.65%) MVS
4 8 (15.69%) Windows NT
5 3 (5.88%) AIX
5 3 (5.88%) Linux
5 3 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (5.88%) VMS
6 1 (1.96%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (45.10%) ITIL
2 10 (19.61%) Service Delivery
3 9 (17.65%) Service Management
4 7 (13.73%) Performance Analysis
5 6 (11.76%) Incident Management
6 5 (9.80%) Migration
6 5 (9.80%) Project Management
6 5 (9.80%) Service Design
7 4 (7.84%) Business Analysis
7 4 (7.84%) Change Management
7 4 (7.84%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (7.84%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (7.84%) Fault Management
7 4 (7.84%) Line Management
8 3 (5.88%) Data Migration
8 3 (5.88%) High Availability
8 3 (5.88%) ITIL V3
8 3 (5.88%) ITSM
8 3 (5.88%) Storage Virtualisation
9 2 (3.92%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.88%) AWK
1 3 (5.88%) Perl
1 3 (5.88%) sed
1 3 (5.88%) Shell Script
2 2 (3.92%) ABAP
3 1 (1.96%) JCL
3 1 (1.96%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (13.73%) Security Cleared
2 5 (9.80%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.84%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (3.92%) CCIE
4 2 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.92%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.96%) Degree
5 1 (1.96%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.96%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (5.88%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 3 (5.88%) Veritas File System
1 3 (5.88%) VMware ESX
1 3 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.96%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (9.80%) CA Wily
1 5 (9.80%) Tivoli
2 4 (7.84%) Control-M
3 2 (3.92%) OVSD
4 1 (1.96%) CA Endevor
4 1 (1.96%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 12 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 9 (17.65%) Remedy
3 5 (9.80%) HP
4 4 (7.84%) SAP
5 3 (5.88%) 3PAR
5 3 (5.88%) EMC
5 3 (5.88%) IBM
5 3 (5.88%) Red Hat
5 3 (5.88%) Symantec
5 3 (5.88%) Veritas
5 3 (5.88%) VMware
6 2 (3.92%) Avaya
6 2 (3.92%) Cisco
6 2 (3.92%) Huawei
6 2 (3.92%) Juniper
7 1 (1.96%) CheckPoint
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