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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 28 41 54
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +13
Contract jobs citing SLA 36 28 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 4.30% 3.69% 1.73%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.71% 39.44% 38.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 4
Average daily rate
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£285 £210 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.03% -37.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £210 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £217 £337
UK excluding London average daily rate £268 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-17.69% +8.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £12.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.55 £15.50 £15.40
% change year-on-year
+6.77% +0.64%
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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
93 71 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 11.10% 9.37% 4.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 33 17
Average daily rate £339 £280 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.98% -16.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £240 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £23.25 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +82.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -22.22%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 30 (38.96%) Windows
2 29 (37.66%) Security Cleared
3 25 (32.47%) SC Cleared
4 22 (28.57%) Finance
5 21 (27.27%) ITIL
6 19 (24.68%) Microsoft
7 18 (23.38%) Active Directory
7 18 (23.38%) UNIX
8 16 (20.78%) VMware
9 15 (19.48%) VMware Infrastructure
10 14 (18.18%) MS Excel
10 14 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
11 13 (16.88%) Windows Server 2008
11 13 (16.88%) Banking
12 12 (15.58%) MCSE
13 10 (12.99%) Windows NT
13 10 (12.99%) Disaster Recovery
13 10 (12.99%) Mainframe
14 9 (11.69%) Windows Server 2003
14 9 (11.69%) Change Management
14 9 (11.69%) SQL
14 9 (11.69%) MS Exchange
15 8 (10.39%) Intel
16 7 (9.09%) Citrix
16 7 (9.09%) NetApp
16 7 (9.09%) Cisco
16 7 (9.09%) SharePoint
16 7 (9.09%) Linux
16 7 (9.09%) Windows 2000
16 7 (9.09%) Service Delivery

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 9 (11.69%) MS Exchange
2 7 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 6 (7.79%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (5.19%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (5.19%) IIS
5 3 (3.90%) Apache
6 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.60%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.30%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 14 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.19%) MS Office
3 3 (3.90%) MS Project
3 3 (3.90%) MS Visio
3 3 (3.90%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.79%) iSCSI
2 5 (6.49%) LDAP
3 4 (5.19%) NAS
3 4 (5.19%) SAN
3 4 (5.19%) VoIP
4 3 (3.90%) VPN
4 3 (3.90%) Broadband
4 3 (3.90%) Firewall
4 3 (3.90%) Intranet
5 2 (2.60%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (2.60%) BIG-IP
5 2 (2.60%) X.400
5 2 (2.60%) X.500
5 2 (2.60%) SMTP
6 1 (1.30%) ISDN
6 1 (1.30%) LAN
6 1 (1.30%) PSTN
6 1 (1.30%) WAN
6 1 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.30%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.90%) SQL Server
1 3 (3.90%) Crystal Reports
1 3 (3.90%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.60%) OLTP
3 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.30%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.30%) JMeter
2 1 (1.30%) InstallShield
2 1 (1.30%) MSI
General
1 22 (28.57%) Finance
2 13 (16.88%) Banking
3 3 (3.90%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.60%) Retail
5 1 (1.30%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (22.08%) Analyst
2 7 (9.09%) Support Analyst
2 7 (9.09%) Support Engineer
2 7 (9.09%) Cloud Engineer
3 6 (7.79%) Service Manager
4 5 (6.49%) Administrator
4 5 (6.49%) Services Delivery Manager
4 5 (6.49%) Delivery Manager
5 4 (5.19%) Support Manager
5 4 (5.19%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (5.19%) Operations Manager
6 3 (3.90%) Systems Support
6 3 (3.90%) Architect
6 3 (3.90%) Network Manager
6 3 (3.90%) Systems Support Engineer
6 3 (3.90%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (2.60%) Agile Test Analyst
7 2 (2.60%) Linux Support Engineer
7 2 (2.60%) Storage Support Engineer
7 2 (2.60%) IT Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.90%) Web Services
1 3 (3.90%) LAMP
2 2 (2.60%) SOAP
3 1 (1.30%) .NET
3 1 (1.30%) HTML
3 1 (1.30%) XML
3 1 (1.30%) XSL
3 1 (1.30%) CSS
3 1 (1.30%) Middleware
3 1 (1.30%) jQuery
3 1 (1.30%) LINQ
3 1 (1.30%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.30%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.30%) WCF
3 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (1.30%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.99%) Mainframe
2 6 (7.79%) Clustering
3 4 (5.19%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.60%) Handset
4 2 (2.60%) Replication
4 2 (2.60%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.30%) HACMP
5 1 (1.30%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.30%) IVR
5 1 (1.30%) CESG
5 1 (1.30%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.30%) iPhone
5 1 (1.30%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 30 (38.96%) Windows
2 18 (23.38%) UNIX
3 13 (16.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (12.99%) Windows NT
5 9 (11.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (9.09%) Linux
6 7 (9.09%) Windows 2000
6 7 (9.09%) MVS
7 5 (6.49%) Ubuntu
7 5 (6.49%) Windows 2000 Server
7 5 (6.49%) CentOS
8 2 (2.60%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.60%) AIX
8 2 (2.60%) Solaris
9 1 (1.30%) OS/390
9 1 (1.30%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.30%) Android
9 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.30%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (27.27%) ITIL
2 10 (12.99%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (11.69%) Change Management
4 7 (9.09%) Service Delivery
4 7 (9.09%) Migration
4 7 (9.09%) Project Management
4 7 (9.09%) Incident Management
5 6 (7.79%) Problem Management
5 6 (7.79%) Service Management
6 5 (6.49%) ITSM
7 4 (5.19%) Process Improvement
7 4 (5.19%) Operations Management
8 3 (3.90%) PRINCE2
8 3 (3.90%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (3.90%) Configuration Management
8 3 (3.90%) System Testing
8 3 (3.90%) Performance Management
8 3 (3.90%) Information Assurance
8 3 (3.90%) Network Management
9 2 (2.60%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.69%) SQL
2 4 (5.19%) JCL
3 2 (2.60%) VBScript
3 2 (2.60%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.30%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.30%) C#
Qualifications
1 29 (37.66%) Security Cleared
2 25 (32.47%) SC Cleared
3 14 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (15.58%) MCSE
5 6 (7.79%) DV Cleared
6 5 (6.49%) CCNA
6 5 (6.49%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (6.49%) Degree
7 4 (5.19%) CCNP
8 3 (3.90%) MCP
8 3 (3.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (1.30%) PMP
9 1 (1.30%) PMI Certification
9 1 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.30%) ISEB
9 1 (1.30%) CCSA
9 1 (1.30%) ISTQB
System Software
1 18 (23.38%) Active Directory
2 15 (19.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (7.79%) NFS
4 5 (6.49%) VMware ESX
4 5 (6.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 4 (5.19%) Hyper-V
5 4 (5.19%) Terminal Services
5 4 (5.19%) ISA Server
6 3 (3.90%) Squid
6 3 (3.90%) Postfix
6 3 (3.90%) Sendmail
7 2 (2.60%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (2.60%) vSphere
7 2 (2.60%) ProxySG
8 1 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.30%) XenApp
8 1 (1.30%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 7 (9.09%) Control-M
2 5 (6.49%) OVSD
2 5 (6.49%) BladeLogic
3 4 (5.19%) SCOM
4 3 (3.90%) Backup Exec
4 3 (3.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (3.90%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (1.30%) OpenView
5 1 (1.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (1.30%) MAINVIEW
5 1 (1.30%) WSUS
5 1 (1.30%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (24.68%) Microsoft
2 16 (20.78%) VMware
3 8 (10.39%) Intel
4 7 (9.09%) Citrix
4 7 (9.09%) NetApp
4 7 (9.09%) Cisco
4 7 (9.09%) Remedy
5 5 (6.49%) Avaya
5 5 (6.49%) Genesys
5 5 (6.49%) HP
5 5 (6.49%) Blue Coat
5 5 (6.49%) F5
6 3 (3.90%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.60%) IronPort
7 2 (2.60%) ICL
7 2 (2.60%) Oracle
8 1 (1.30%) SAP
8 1 (1.30%) IBM
8 1 (1.30%) CA
8 1 (1.30%) Novell
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