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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 33 31 32
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing SLA 29 41 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 4.10% 5.20% 4.90%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.58% 45.05% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 6
Average daily rate £344 £351 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.92% +29.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £312 £114
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £425 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Average hourly rate £14.20 £16.50 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.93% +57.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -6.89%
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
89 91 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 12.59% 11.55% 11.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 33 39
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £289 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Average hourly rate £14.20 £16.50 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.93% +57.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £25.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+68.00% +45.77%

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 5 February 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 February 2016, 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 40 (45.98%) Finance
2 36 (41.38%) Windows
3 26 (29.89%) Microsoft
4 25 (28.74%) Unix
4 25 (28.74%) Remedy
5 24 (27.59%) ITIL
6 20 (22.99%) SQL
7 19 (21.84%) Banking
7 19 (21.84%) Retail
8 18 (20.69%) Data Centre
8 18 (20.69%) MVS
8 18 (20.69%) Mainframe
9 17 (19.54%) MS Excel
9 17 (19.54%) Windows NT
10 15 (17.24%) Control-M
10 15 (17.24%) MS PowerPoint
11 13 (14.94%) Service Delivery
11 13 (14.94%) Risk Management
12 12 (13.79%) Validation
12 12 (13.79%) Data Quality
13 11 (12.64%) Data Cleansing
13 11 (12.64%) BusinessObjects
13 11 (12.64%) MS Office
14 10 (11.49%) Incident Management
15 9 (10.34%) People Management
15 9 (10.34%) Migration
15 9 (10.34%) Management Information System
16 8 (9.20%) Service Management
16 8 (9.20%) VMware
16 8 (9.20%) Windows Server

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (5.75%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.45%) Apache
2 3 (3.45%) IBM HTTP Server
2 3 (3.45%) WebSphere
2 3 (3.45%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.15%) CMS
3 1 (1.15%) IIS
3 1 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 17 (19.54%) MS Excel
2 15 (17.24%) MS PowerPoint
3 11 (12.64%) MS Office
4 4 (4.60%) AutoCAD
5 1 (1.15%) MS Project
5 1 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.15%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.15%) OneDrive
1 1 (1.15%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.60%) SAN
1 4 (4.60%) VPN
2 3 (3.45%) Broadband
2 3 (3.45%) HTTP
3 2 (2.30%) ATM
4 1 (1.15%) BGP
4 1 (1.15%) EIGRP
4 1 (1.15%) Firewall
4 1 (1.15%) IP Telephony
4 1 (1.15%) LAN
4 1 (1.15%) NAS
4 1 (1.15%) OSPF
4 1 (1.15%) SMS
4 1 (1.15%) TACACS
4 1 (1.15%) VoIP
4 1 (1.15%) WAN
4 1 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.64%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (4.60%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.45%) DB2
3 3 (3.45%) OLTP
4 2 (2.30%) DB2 UDB
4 2 (2.30%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.30%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 3 (3.45%) Introscope
General
1 40 (45.98%) Finance
2 19 (21.84%) Banking
2 19 (21.84%) Retail
3 4 (4.60%) Spanish Language
4 3 (3.45%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.15%) Local Government
5 1 (1.15%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (33.33%) Analyst
2 11 (12.64%) Financial Analyst
3 9 (10.34%) MVS Operator
4 8 (9.20%) Project Manager
5 7 (8.05%) Infrastructure Manager
5 7 (8.05%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 7 (8.05%) Unix Operator
6 6 (6.90%) Service Manager
7 5 (5.75%) Architect
8 4 (4.60%) Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (4.60%) Junior
8 4 (4.60%) Service Analyst
8 4 (4.60%) Service Desk Analyst
9 3 (3.45%) Administrator
9 3 (3.45%) Junior Analyst
9 3 (3.45%) Linux Administrator
9 3 (3.45%) PC Engineer
9 3 (3.45%) Support Analyst
10 2 (2.30%) Computer Operator
10 2 (2.30%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.30%) Middleware
2 1 (1.15%) CSS
2 1 (1.15%) jQuery
2 1 (1.15%) SAP XI
2 1 (1.15%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 18 (20.69%) Data Centre
1 18 (20.69%) Mainframe
2 9 (10.34%) Management Information System
3 8 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (6.90%) Clustering
4 6 (6.90%) HACMP
5 5 (5.75%) CMDB
6 4 (4.60%) N-Tier
7 3 (3.45%) LPAR
8 1 (1.15%) Fat Client
8 1 (1.15%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (1.15%) Statistics
8 1 (1.15%) SWIFT
8 1 (1.15%) Thin Client
8 1 (1.15%) User Experience
8 1 (1.15%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 36 (41.38%) Windows
2 25 (28.74%) Unix
3 18 (20.69%) MVS
4 17 (19.54%) Windows NT
5 8 (9.20%) Windows Server
6 7 (8.05%) AIX
6 7 (8.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (6.90%) Linux
8 4 (4.60%) Solaris
8 4 (4.60%) Windows 7
8 4 (4.60%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (4.60%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (4.60%) Windows Vista
9 3 (3.45%) VMS
9 3 (3.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (27.59%) ITIL
2 13 (14.94%) Risk Management
2 13 (14.94%) Service Delivery
3 12 (13.79%) Validation
4 11 (12.64%) Data Cleansing
5 10 (11.49%) Incident Management
6 9 (10.34%) Migration
6 9 (10.34%) People Management
7 8 (9.20%) Service Management
8 7 (8.05%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (6.90%) Business Analysis
9 6 (6.90%) Kalman Filter
10 5 (5.75%) ITSM
10 5 (5.75%) Performance Analysis
10 5 (5.75%) Project Management
11 4 (4.60%) Asset Management
11 4 (4.60%) Change Management
11 4 (4.60%) Technical Architecture
12 3 (3.45%) Operations Management
12 3 (3.45%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (22.99%) SQL
2 7 (8.05%) Java
3 5 (5.75%) Shell Script
4 3 (3.45%) AWK
4 3 (3.45%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.45%) JCL
4 3 (3.45%) Perl
4 3 (3.45%) sed
5 2 (2.30%) VB
5 2 (2.30%) VBA
6 1 (1.15%) ABAP
6 1 (1.15%) C
6 1 (1.15%) Delphi
6 1 (1.15%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (8.05%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.60%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.30%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.30%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.15%) CCIE
4 1 (1.15%) CCNA
4 1 (1.15%) CCNP
4 1 (1.15%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (1.15%) CISSP
4 1 (1.15%) CLAS
4 1 (1.15%) Degree
4 1 (1.15%) IISP
4 1 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (13.79%) Data Quality
2 4 (4.60%) QA
3 3 (3.45%) ISO 9001
4 2 (2.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (1.15%) ISO27002
5 1 (1.15%) RMADS
5 1 (1.15%) SEPA
System Software
1 8 (9.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.60%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 3 (3.45%) GPFS
3 3 (3.45%) Veritas File System
3 3 (3.45%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.15%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (17.24%) Control-M
2 6 (6.90%) CA Wily
3 4 (4.60%) MAINVIEW
4 3 (3.45%) Tivoli
5 2 (2.30%) OVSD
6 1 (1.15%) CA Endevor
6 1 (1.15%) SCCM
Vendors
1 26 (29.89%) Microsoft
2 25 (28.74%) Remedy
3 8 (9.20%) VMware
4 5 (5.75%) HP
5 4 (4.60%) Intel
5 4 (4.60%) NetApp
6 3 (3.45%) 3PAR
6 3 (3.45%) CA
6 3 (3.45%) EMC
6 3 (3.45%) IBM
6 3 (3.45%) Oracle
6 3 (3.45%) Red Hat
6 3 (3.45%) ServiceNow
6 3 (3.45%) Symantec
6 3 (3.45%) Veritas
7 2 (2.30%) Cisco
7 2 (2.30%) SAP
8 1 (1.15%) Blue Coat
8 1 (1.15%) BMC
8 1 (1.15%) Citrix
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
EY
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 17 days ago