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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 19 33 23
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -10
Contract jobs citing SLA 64 30 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 7.10% 4.16% 6.84%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 60.95% 40.00% 76.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 3 9
Average daily rate
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£355 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £135 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £345 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 2
Average hourly rate £15.75 £9.00 £16.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -43.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.00 £11.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £9.00 £20.41
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.94 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-7.10% -6.25%
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
105 75 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 11.65% 10.40% 8.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 35 17
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £280 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £390 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £371 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 2
Average hourly rate £15.75 £9.00 £16.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -43.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.00 £11.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £9.00 £20.41
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -16.27%

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 24 December 2014.

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 December 2014, 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 51 (45.95%) ITIL
2 43 (38.74%) Security Cleared
3 37 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 36 (32.43%) MS Excel
5 34 (30.63%) Windows
6 32 (28.83%) Change Management
6 32 (28.83%) Microsoft
7 31 (27.93%) Finance
8 26 (23.42%) Microsoft Certification
8 26 (23.42%) Incident Management
9 25 (22.52%) Citrix
10 24 (21.62%) Windows Server 2008
11 23 (20.72%) MCSE
11 23 (20.72%) VMware
12 22 (19.82%) VMware Infrastructure
13 20 (18.02%) Telecoms
13 20 (18.02%) Service Delivery
14 19 (17.12%) UNIX
14 19 (17.12%) Active Directory
15 17 (15.32%) Windows Server 2003
15 17 (15.32%) Windows NT
16 15 (13.51%) Disaster Recovery
17 14 (12.61%) Mainframe
17 14 (12.61%) Remedy
17 14 (12.61%) Windows 2000
17 14 (12.61%) IIS
18 13 (11.71%) BladeLogic
19 12 (10.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 12 (10.81%) Windows 2000 Server
19 12 (10.81%) NAS

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 14 (12.61%) IIS
2 12 (10.81%) BizTalk Server
3 9 (8.11%) MS Exchange
4 7 (6.31%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (2.70%) CMS
5 3 (2.70%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.90%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 36 (32.43%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.60%) MS Visio
2 4 (3.60%) MS Project
2 4 (3.60%) MS Office
3 2 (1.80%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.81%) SAN
1 12 (10.81%) NAS
2 11 (9.91%) LAN
3 10 (9.01%) WAN
4 9 (8.11%) Firewall
5 7 (6.31%) TACACS
6 6 (5.41%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (4.50%) Broadband
8 3 (2.70%) EIGRP
8 3 (2.70%) OSPF
8 3 (2.70%) BGP
9 2 (1.80%) Intranet
9 2 (1.80%) MPLS
9 2 (1.80%) TCP/IP
9 2 (1.80%) VPN
9 2 (1.80%) DNS
9 2 (1.80%) DHCP
9 2 (1.80%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.90%) Wireless
10 1 (0.90%) Gigabit Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.81%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (0.90%) LoadRunner
1 1 (0.90%) JMeter
1 1 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 31 (27.93%) Finance
2 20 (18.02%) Telecoms
3 10 (9.01%) Banking
4 3 (2.70%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.80%) Retail
5 2 (1.80%) Marketing
6 1 (0.90%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.90%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (30.63%) Analyst
2 14 (12.61%) Service Manager
3 12 (10.81%) Support Analyst
4 10 (9.01%) Services Delivery Manager
4 10 (9.01%) Delivery Manager
5 9 (8.11%) Administrator
6 7 (6.31%) Service Analyst
6 7 (6.31%) Windows Administrator
6 7 (6.31%) Service Desk Analyst
7 6 (5.41%) Network Analyst
7 6 (5.41%) Team Leader
7 6 (5.41%) Report Specialist
8 5 (4.50%) Applications Support
9 4 (3.60%) 1st Line Support
9 4 (3.60%) Support Engineer
9 4 (3.60%) Desktop Support
9 4 (3.60%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (3.60%) 2nd Line Support
9 4 (3.60%) Rollout Engineer
9 4 (3.60%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.80%) CSS
2 1 (0.90%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.61%) Mainframe
2 12 (10.81%) Clustering
2 12 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.70%) SCADA
3 3 (2.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.90%) Replication
4 1 (0.90%) PKI
4 1 (0.90%) User Experience
4 1 (0.90%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 34 (30.63%) Windows
2 24 (21.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (17.12%) UNIX
4 17 (15.32%) Windows NT
4 17 (15.32%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (12.61%) Windows 2000
6 12 (10.81%) Windows 2000 Server
7 9 (8.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (7.21%) MVS
9 5 (4.50%) Linux
10 4 (3.60%) Windows 7
11 2 (1.80%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.80%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.90%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (45.95%) ITIL
2 32 (28.83%) Change Management
3 26 (23.42%) Incident Management
4 20 (18.02%) Service Delivery
5 15 (13.51%) Disaster Recovery
6 12 (10.81%) Service Management
6 12 (10.81%) ITIL V3
7 8 (7.21%) Line Management
7 8 (7.21%) Configuration Management
8 7 (6.31%) Validation
9 6 (5.41%) Mentoring
10 5 (4.50%) People Management
10 5 (4.50%) Fault Management
10 5 (4.50%) Project Management
10 5 (4.50%) PRINCE2
11 4 (3.60%) Migration
11 4 (3.60%) Programme Management
11 4 (3.60%) eTOM
11 4 (3.60%) Operations Management
11 4 (3.60%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.70%) SQL
1 3 (2.70%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.80%) JCL
3 1 (0.90%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.90%) VB
Qualifications
1 43 (38.74%) Security Cleared
2 37 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 26 (23.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (20.72%) MCSE
5 12 (10.81%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (9.91%) Degree
7 10 (9.01%) MCP
8 9 (8.11%) CCNP
8 9 (8.11%) DV Cleared
9 6 (5.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 6 (5.41%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (5.41%) CCSA
10 5 (4.50%) CCSE
10 5 (4.50%) CCNA
11 3 (2.70%) CCIE
12 2 (1.80%) CNA
12 2 (1.80%) CNE
12 2 (1.80%) Novell Certification
13 1 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (0.90%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 22 (19.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (17.12%) Active Directory
3 12 (10.81%) Terminal Services
3 12 (10.81%) ISA Server
3 12 (10.81%) VMware ESX
3 12 (10.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 7 (6.31%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.80%) vSphere
5 2 (1.80%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (1.80%) UAG
5 2 (1.80%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.90%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.90%) XenApp
6 1 (0.90%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 13 (11.71%) BladeLogic
2 10 (9.01%) SCOM
3 7 (6.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 6 (5.41%) Backup Exec
5 5 (4.50%) OVSD
5 5 (4.50%) Control-M
6 4 (3.60%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (2.70%) CA Wily
7 3 (2.70%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.90%) MAINVIEW
8 1 (0.90%) SCCM
8 1 (0.90%) HP UCMDB
8 1 (0.90%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.90%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 32 (28.83%) Microsoft
2 25 (22.52%) Citrix
3 23 (20.72%) VMware
4 14 (12.61%) Remedy
5 12 (10.81%) Cisco
5 12 (10.81%) Intel
6 9 (8.11%) HP
7 8 (7.21%) Avaya
7 8 (7.21%) Genesys
8 7 (6.31%) Blue Coat
8 7 (6.31%) Computacenter
9 6 (5.41%) F5
9 6 (5.41%) Juniper
10 5 (4.50%) Nokia
10 5 (4.50%) CheckPoint
10 5 (4.50%) Lumension
11 4 (3.60%) McAfee
11 4 (3.60%) Sophos
12 3 (2.70%) Adobe
12 3 (2.70%) SAP
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