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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 31 36 39
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +3
Contract jobs citing SLA 44 33 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 5.14% 3.67% 3.97%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.94% 39.76% 38.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 4
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +40.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £163 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £460 £241
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £265 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.49% -11.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.20 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-9.88% +16.66%
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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
113 83 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 13.20% 9.22% 10.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 40 29
Average daily rate £350 £344 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% -1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £177 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £485 £725
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.20 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £20.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +17.14%

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 31 July 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 25 (32.47%) Finance
2 24 (31.17%) ITIL
3 23 (29.87%) MS Excel
4 21 (27.27%) MS Office
5 19 (24.68%) Security Cleared
6 18 (23.38%) SQL
7 16 (20.78%) SC Cleared
8 15 (19.48%) Management Information System
9 14 (18.18%) Windows
9 14 (18.18%) PowerShell
10 13 (16.88%) Incident Management
10 13 (16.88%) UNIX
10 13 (16.88%) HP
11 12 (15.58%) Microsoft
11 12 (15.58%) Project Management
12 11 (14.29%) Service Management
12 11 (14.29%) DV Cleared
12 11 (14.29%) Retail
13 10 (12.99%) OVSD
13 10 (12.99%) Service Delivery
13 10 (12.99%) Change Management
13 10 (12.99%) VMware
13 10 (12.99%) DB2
14 9 (11.69%) VB
14 9 (11.69%) .NET
14 9 (11.69%) LDAP
14 9 (11.69%) Information Security
14 9 (11.69%) DB2 UDB
14 9 (11.69%) Technical Analysis
15 8 (10.39%) High Availability

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (6.49%) SAS
2 3 (3.90%) Lync
2 3 (3.90%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.30%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.30%) IIS
Applications
1 23 (29.87%) MS Excel
2 21 (27.27%) MS Office
3 3 (3.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.90%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.69%) LDAP
2 4 (5.19%) SAN
3 3 (3.90%) Broadband
3 3 (3.90%) DNS
4 2 (2.60%) FTP
4 2 (2.60%) Firewall
5 1 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.30%) IP Telephony
5 1 (1.30%) Network Security
5 1 (1.30%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.30%) LAN
5 1 (1.30%) VoIP
5 1 (1.30%) WAN
5 1 (1.30%) Internet
5 1 (1.30%) OSPF
5 1 (1.30%) BGP
5 1 (1.30%) EIGRP
5 1 (1.30%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.99%) DB2
2 9 (11.69%) DB2 UDB
3 5 (6.49%) Hadoop
3 5 (6.49%) Big Data
3 5 (6.49%) PowerCenter
4 4 (5.19%) SQL Server
5 3 (3.90%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (3.90%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.60%) MySQL
7 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.30%) OLTP
7 1 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (1.30%) ChangeMan
General
1 25 (32.47%) Finance
2 11 (14.29%) Retail
3 8 (10.39%) Banking
4 3 (3.90%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.30%) Local Government
5 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.30%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 22 (28.57%) Analyst
2 9 (11.69%) Support Analyst
2 9 (11.69%) Security Analyst
2 9 (11.69%) Service Manager
3 8 (10.39%) Incident Manager
4 7 (9.09%) Project Manager
5 6 (7.79%) Administrator
5 6 (7.79%) IT Security Analyst
6 5 (6.49%) Delivery Manager
6 5 (6.49%) Hadoop Administrator
6 5 (6.49%) Services Delivery Manager
6 5 (6.49%) Infrastructure Manager
6 5 (6.49%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 4 (5.19%) Support Engineer
8 3 (3.90%) Linux Administrator
9 2 (2.60%) 2nd Line Support
9 2 (2.60%) Operations Analyst
9 2 (2.60%) IT Services Manager
9 2 (2.60%) 1st Line Support Analyst
9 2 (2.60%) Supplier Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.69%) .NET
2 7 (9.09%) SOAP
2 7 (9.09%) XML
2 7 (9.09%) HTML
3 2 (2.60%) ISPF
4 1 (1.30%) X-Windows
4 1 (1.30%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (19.48%) Management Information System
2 7 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 7 (9.09%) Mainframe
2 7 (9.09%) Clustering
3 4 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.90%) LPAR
4 3 (3.90%) HACMP
5 2 (2.60%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.60%) AS400
6 1 (1.30%) APACS
6 1 (1.30%) User Experience
6 1 (1.30%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.30%) VSAM
6 1 (1.30%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.30%) CCTV
6 1 (1.30%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 14 (18.18%) Windows
2 13 (16.88%) UNIX
3 8 (10.39%) Linux
4 5 (6.49%) Windows NT
4 5 (6.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (5.19%) MVS
5 4 (5.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (3.90%) VMS
6 3 (3.90%) AIX
6 3 (3.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.60%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.60%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.60%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (2.60%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.30%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (31.17%) ITIL
2 13 (16.88%) Incident Management
3 12 (15.58%) Project Management
4 11 (14.29%) Service Management
5 10 (12.99%) Service Delivery
5 10 (12.99%) Change Management
6 9 (11.69%) Information Security
6 9 (11.69%) Technical Analysis
7 8 (10.39%) High Availability
7 8 (10.39%) Security Management
7 8 (10.39%) Matrix Management
7 8 (10.39%) Data Protection
8 7 (9.09%) Data Analysis
9 6 (7.79%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (6.49%) PRINCE2
10 5 (6.49%) Data Modelling
10 5 (6.49%) ETL
11 4 (5.19%) Migration
11 4 (5.19%) Problem Management
11 4 (5.19%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (23.38%) SQL
2 14 (18.18%) PowerShell
3 9 (11.69%) VB
4 4 (5.19%) T-SQL
5 3 (3.90%) VBScript
5 3 (3.90%) Perl
5 3 (3.90%) Shell Script
5 3 (3.90%) JCL
5 3 (3.90%) AWK
5 3 (3.90%) Korn
5 3 (3.90%) sed
6 2 (2.60%) REXX
7 1 (1.30%) Java
Qualifications
1 19 (24.68%) Security Cleared
2 16 (20.78%) SC Cleared
3 11 (14.29%) DV Cleared
4 7 (9.09%) CISSP
5 3 (3.90%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (3.90%) APMP
5 3 (3.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (2.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (2.60%) CCNP
6 2 (2.60%) CCNA
7 1 (1.30%) Degree
7 1 (1.30%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.30%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (6.49%) Active Directory
3 4 (5.19%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.90%) Veritas File System
4 3 (3.90%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 3 (3.90%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.60%) Firmware
5 2 (2.60%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 2 (2.60%) UAG
5 2 (2.60%) Time Sharing Option
6 1 (1.30%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (12.99%) OVSD
2 8 (10.39%) OpenView
2 8 (10.39%) Control-M
3 4 (5.19%) SCOM
3 4 (5.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (2.60%) SCCM
4 2 (2.60%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.30%) MAINVIEW
5 1 (1.30%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 13 (16.88%) HP
2 12 (15.58%) Microsoft
3 10 (12.99%) VMware
4 5 (6.49%) IBM
4 5 (6.49%) Informatica
4 5 (6.49%) Cloudera
5 4 (5.19%) Cisco
5 4 (5.19%) Remedy
6 3 (3.90%) Symantec
6 3 (3.90%) Veritas
6 3 (3.90%) Red Hat
6 3 (3.90%) EMC
6 3 (3.90%) Cyber-Ark
6 3 (3.90%) 3PAR
7 2 (2.60%) NetScout
8 1 (1.30%) F5
8 1 (1.30%) Intel
8 1 (1.30%) Citrix
8 1 (1.30%) BMC
8 1 (1.30%) NetApp