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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 42 34 36
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +2
Contract jobs citing SLA 31 43 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 3.42% 4.96% 3.38%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.10% 51.19% 43.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 2
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£328 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.76% +4.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Average hourly rate £14.50 £9.10 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.34% -4.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £11.88
% change year-on-year
+6.89% +22.10%
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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
103 84 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 11.37% 9.69% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 35 11
Average daily rate £360 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £168 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £366 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.45% +8.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Average hourly rate £40.00 £10.30 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+288.34% +8.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +20.00%

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 28 April 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 28 April 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 (45.95%) ITIL
2 31 (41.89%) Security Cleared
3 29 (39.19%) SC Cleared
3 29 (39.19%) MS Excel
4 21 (28.38%) Finance
4 21 (28.38%) Microsoft
5 19 (25.68%) Change Management
6 17 (22.97%) Incident Management
7 16 (21.62%) HP
8 15 (20.27%) Windows
9 13 (17.57%) MS Office
9 13 (17.57%) Service Management
9 13 (17.57%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (16.22%) DV Cleared
10 12 (16.22%) Service Delivery
10 12 (16.22%) VMware
11 11 (14.86%) Telecoms
12 10 (13.51%) Project Management
12 10 (13.51%) Disaster Recovery
12 10 (13.51%) Active Directory
13 9 (12.16%) Citrix
13 9 (12.16%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (12.16%) UNIX
14 8 (10.81%) Crystal Reports
14 8 (10.81%) SQL
14 8 (10.81%) Windows NT
14 8 (10.81%) Windows 2000
14 8 (10.81%) Cisco
14 8 (10.81%) Remedy
14 8 (10.81%) Windows 2000 Server

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 3 (4.05%) IIS
1 3 (4.05%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (4.05%) CMS
1 3 (4.05%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (2.70%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.70%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.35%) SAS
Applications
1 29 (39.19%) MS Excel
2 13 (17.57%) MS Office
3 1 (1.35%) MS Project
3 1 (1.35%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.76%) LAN
1 5 (6.76%) WAN
2 4 (5.41%) LDAP
2 4 (5.41%) SAN
2 4 (5.41%) Firewall
2 4 (5.41%) NAS
2 4 (5.41%) TACACS
3 3 (4.05%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (4.05%) OSPF
3 3 (4.05%) BGP
3 3 (4.05%) EIGRP
4 2 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (2.70%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.35%) VPN
5 1 (1.35%) SSL
5 1 (1.35%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.35%) Broadband
5 1 (1.35%) WLAN
5 1 (1.35%) Wireless
5 1 (1.35%) Gigabit Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.81%) Crystal Reports
2 4 (5.41%) DB2
2 4 (5.41%) DB2 UDB
3 2 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.35%) PowerCenter
4 1 (1.35%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.35%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Ranorex
General
1 21 (28.38%) Finance
2 11 (14.86%) Telecoms
3 5 (6.76%) Banking
4 3 (4.05%) Retail
4 3 (4.05%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.70%) Marketing
6 1 (1.35%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 22 (29.73%) Analyst
2 11 (14.86%) Support Analyst
3 10 (13.51%) Service Manager
4 8 (10.81%) Administrator
5 7 (9.46%) Services Delivery Manager
5 7 (9.46%) Delivery Manager
6 6 (8.11%) Incident Manager
7 5 (6.76%) Applications Support
8 4 (5.41%) Desktop Support
8 4 (5.41%) Security Analyst
8 4 (5.41%) Support Engineer
8 4 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (5.41%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 4 (5.41%) Desktop Engineer
8 4 (5.41%) Windows Administrator
9 3 (4.05%) IT Security Analyst
9 3 (4.05%) Support Manager
9 3 (4.05%) Rollout Engineer
9 3 (4.05%) Network Analyst
9 3 (4.05%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.41%) .NET
2 3 (4.05%) SOAP
2 3 (4.05%) XML
2 3 (4.05%) HTML
3 2 (2.70%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.46%) Mainframe
2 6 (8.11%) Management Information System
2 6 (8.11%) Clustering
3 4 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.05%) SCADA
5 2 (2.70%) User Experience
6 1 (1.35%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.35%) PKI
6 1 (1.35%) CCTV
6 1 (1.35%) APACS
Operating Systems
1 15 (20.27%) Windows
2 13 (17.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (12.16%) UNIX
3 9 (12.16%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (10.81%) Windows 2000
4 8 (10.81%) Windows NT
4 8 (10.81%) Windows 2000 Server
5 5 (6.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (4.05%) Linux
7 1 (1.35%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.35%) MVS
7 1 (1.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (45.95%) ITIL
2 19 (25.68%) Change Management
3 17 (22.97%) Incident Management
4 13 (17.57%) Service Management
5 12 (16.22%) Service Delivery
6 10 (13.51%) Disaster Recovery
6 10 (13.51%) Project Management
7 7 (9.46%) Configuration Management
8 6 (8.11%) Matrix Management
8 6 (8.11%) ITIL V3
9 5 (6.76%) Line Management
9 5 (6.76%) Data Analysis
10 4 (5.41%) Information Security
10 4 (5.41%) Release Management
10 4 (5.41%) PRINCE2
10 4 (5.41%) Technical Analysis
11 3 (4.05%) Data Protection
11 3 (4.05%) Change Control
11 3 (4.05%) Analytics
11 3 (4.05%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.81%) SQL
2 7 (9.46%) PowerShell
3 5 (6.76%) VB
4 2 (2.70%) Korn
5 1 (1.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 31 (41.89%) Security Cleared
2 29 (39.19%) SC Cleared
3 12 (16.22%) DV Cleared
4 7 (9.46%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (9.46%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (8.11%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (8.11%) MCSE
6 5 (6.76%) CCNP
6 5 (6.76%) MCP
7 4 (5.41%) Degree
8 3 (4.05%) CISSP
8 3 (4.05%) CCNA
8 3 (4.05%) CCIE
8 3 (4.05%) APMP
9 2 (2.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (2.70%) CCSA
9 2 (2.70%) CCSE
10 1 (1.35%) CCIP
10 1 (1.35%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (13.51%) Active Directory
2 7 (9.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (8.11%) VMware ESX
4 4 (5.41%) Hyper-V
4 4 (5.41%) Firmware
5 3 (4.05%) Terminal Services
5 3 (4.05%) ISA Server
5 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (2.70%) XenApp
6 2 (2.70%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.35%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (9.46%) OVSD
2 5 (6.76%) SCOM
3 4 (5.41%) BladeLogic
3 4 (5.41%) OpenView
4 2 (2.70%) Control-M
4 2 (2.70%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.70%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (2.70%) XenMobile
4 2 (2.70%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.35%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (1.35%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.35%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 21 (28.38%) Microsoft
2 16 (21.62%) HP
3 12 (16.22%) VMware
4 9 (12.16%) Citrix
5 8 (10.81%) Cisco
5 8 (10.81%) Remedy
6 4 (5.41%) Blue Coat
6 4 (5.41%) F5
7 3 (4.05%) Intel
7 3 (4.05%) SAP
7 3 (4.05%) Adobe
7 3 (4.05%) Juniper
8 2 (2.70%) McAfee
8 2 (2.70%) Sophos
8 2 (2.70%) Nokia
8 2 (2.70%) CheckPoint
8 2 (2.70%) Lumension
8 2 (2.70%) Computacenter
8 2 (2.70%) NetScout
9 1 (1.35%) AppSense
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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