The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Milton Keynes region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 34 44 30
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -14
Contract jobs citing SLA 34 23 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 3.72% 3.53% 4.60%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.98% 36.51% 76.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 5
Average daily rate
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£285 £214 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.02% -38.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £210 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £241 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £14.75 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+17.96% -6.34%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
81 63 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 8.86% 9.66% 6.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 26 9
Average daily rate £300 £410 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.82% +22.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £221 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £725 £386
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
SLA
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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 11 July 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 11 July 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 36 (43.90%) Windows
2 28 (34.15%) Security Cleared
3 23 (28.05%) SC Cleared
4 21 (25.61%) Finance
5 20 (24.39%) ITIL
6 19 (23.17%) UNIX
7 18 (21.95%) Banking
8 16 (19.51%) Active Directory
9 15 (18.29%) Microsoft
9 15 (18.29%) Migration
10 14 (17.07%) VMware
11 13 (15.85%) VMware Infrastructure
11 13 (15.85%) Windows Server 2008
12 12 (14.63%) Mainframe
12 12 (14.63%) Remedy
12 12 (14.63%) MS Excel
13 11 (13.41%) Linux
13 11 (13.41%) Problem Management
13 11 (13.41%) Disaster Recovery
14 10 (12.20%) SQL
14 10 (12.20%) MS Exchange
14 10 (12.20%) LDAP
14 10 (12.20%) Microsoft Certification
14 10 (12.20%) Change Management
15 9 (10.98%) MVS
15 9 (10.98%) Control-M
16 8 (9.76%) Project Management
16 8 (9.76%) MCSE
16 8 (9.76%) Web Services
17 7 (8.54%) SOAP

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 10 (12.20%) MS Exchange
2 7 (8.54%) Exchange Server 2003
2 7 (8.54%) WebSphere
3 6 (7.32%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.66%) Apache
5 2 (2.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.22%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 12 (14.63%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.10%) MS Office
3 3 (3.66%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.44%) MS Project
4 2 (2.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.22%) Office 365
1 1 (1.22%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.20%) LDAP
2 6 (7.32%) iSCSI
3 5 (6.10%) Firewall
4 4 (4.88%) VPN
4 4 (4.88%) VoIP
5 3 (3.66%) Intranet
6 2 (2.44%) SAN
6 2 (2.44%) WAN
6 2 (2.44%) Broadband
6 2 (2.44%) LAN
6 2 (2.44%) BIG-IP
6 2 (2.44%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (2.44%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (1.22%) PABX
7 1 (1.22%) Network Security
7 1 (1.22%) NAS
7 1 (1.22%) PSTN
7 1 (1.22%) ISDN
7 1 (1.22%) SMTP
7 1 (1.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.88%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.66%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.44%) OLTP
4 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.22%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Ant
1 1 (1.22%) MSI
1 1 (1.22%) InstallShield
1 1 (1.22%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.22%) Jenkins
General
1 21 (25.61%) Finance
2 18 (21.95%) Banking
3 3 (3.66%) Retail
3 3 (3.66%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.22%) Automotive
4 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.22%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.22%) French Language
4 1 (1.22%) German Language
4 1 (1.22%) Italian Language
4 1 (1.22%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 15 (18.29%) Analyst
2 8 (9.76%) Support Engineer
2 8 (9.76%) Cloud Engineer
3 7 (8.54%) Support Analyst
4 5 (6.10%) Administrator
5 4 (4.88%) Operations Manager
5 4 (4.88%) Systems Support
5 4 (4.88%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (4.88%) Support Manager
5 4 (4.88%) Systems Support Engineer
6 3 (3.66%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (3.66%) Architect
6 3 (3.66%) Team Leader
6 3 (3.66%) Network Manager
7 2 (2.44%) IT Project Manager
7 2 (2.44%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (2.44%) Service Manager
7 2 (2.44%) Project Manager
7 2 (2.44%) Desktop Support
7 2 (2.44%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.76%) Web Services
2 7 (8.54%) SOAP
3 3 (3.66%) LAMP
4 2 (2.44%) HTML
4 2 (2.44%) .NET
4 2 (2.44%) CSS
5 1 (1.22%) XML
5 1 (1.22%) XSL
5 1 (1.22%) Middleware
5 1 (1.22%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.22%) Application Packaging
5 1 (1.22%) Dojo
5 1 (1.22%) WCF
5 1 (1.22%) LINQ
5 1 (1.22%) jQuery
5 1 (1.22%) RESTful
5 1 (1.22%) HTML5
5 1 (1.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (1.22%) CSS3
5 1 (1.22%) Worklight
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.63%) Mainframe
2 5 (6.10%) Clustering
3 2 (2.44%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.44%) Handset
3 2 (2.44%) N-Tier
3 2 (2.44%) HACMP
3 2 (2.44%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.22%) Replication
4 1 (1.22%) IVR
4 1 (1.22%) CESG
4 1 (1.22%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.22%) iPhone
4 1 (1.22%) Telematics
4 1 (1.22%) iPad
4 1 (1.22%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 36 (43.90%) Windows
2 19 (23.17%) UNIX
3 13 (15.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (13.41%) Linux
5 9 (10.98%) MVS
6 7 (8.54%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (8.54%) AIX
7 6 (7.32%) Windows NT
7 6 (7.32%) CentOS
8 5 (6.10%) Windows 7
8 5 (6.10%) Solaris
8 5 (6.10%) Ubuntu
9 4 (4.88%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (3.66%) Windows 2000
10 3 (3.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (2.44%) Windows Vista
12 1 (1.22%) Android
12 1 (1.22%) Windows XP
12 1 (1.22%) OS/390
12 1 (1.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (24.39%) ITIL
2 15 (18.29%) Migration
3 11 (13.41%) Disaster Recovery
3 11 (13.41%) Problem Management
4 10 (12.20%) Change Management
5 8 (9.76%) Project Management
6 7 (8.54%) Service Management
7 5 (6.10%) ITSM
8 4 (4.88%) Release Management
8 4 (4.88%) Operations Management
9 3 (3.66%) Incident Management
9 3 (3.66%) Performance Management
9 3 (3.66%) Network Management
9 3 (3.66%) Configuration Management
9 3 (3.66%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (3.66%) Service Delivery
9 3 (3.66%) Process Improvement
9 3 (3.66%) Information Assurance
10 2 (2.44%) Capacity Management
10 2 (2.44%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.20%) SQL
2 7 (8.54%) JCL
3 3 (3.66%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.44%) VBScript
5 1 (1.22%) VB
5 1 (1.22%) VC++
5 1 (1.22%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.22%) Perl
5 1 (1.22%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.22%) C#
5 1 (1.22%) C++
5 1 (1.22%) Java
5 1 (1.22%) Objective-C
5 1 (1.22%) AWK
5 1 (1.22%) sed
5 1 (1.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (34.15%) Security Cleared
2 23 (28.05%) SC Cleared
3 10 (12.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (9.76%) MCSE
5 5 (6.10%) CCNA
5 5 (6.10%) DV Cleared
5 5 (6.10%) MCP
5 5 (6.10%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (4.88%) CCNP
7 3 (3.66%) Degree
8 1 (1.22%) ISEB
8 1 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.22%) PMP
8 1 (1.22%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.22%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.22%) COBIT
System Software
1 16 (19.51%) Active Directory
2 13 (15.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (7.32%) NFS
4 5 (6.10%) Hyper-V
5 3 (3.66%) Postfix
5 3 (3.66%) Sendmail
5 3 (3.66%) VMware ESX
5 3 (3.66%) Squid
6 2 (2.44%) ProxySG
7 1 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.22%) XenApp
7 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 9 (10.98%) Control-M
2 4 (4.88%) OVSD
3 3 (3.66%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 3 (3.66%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.44%) SCOM
5 1 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.22%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.22%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (1.22%) OpenView
5 1 (1.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (1.22%) MAINVIEW
5 1 (1.22%) BladeLogic
5 1 (1.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (18.29%) Microsoft
2 14 (17.07%) VMware
3 12 (14.63%) Remedy
4 7 (8.54%) Cisco
4 7 (8.54%) NetApp
5 6 (7.32%) Intel
5 6 (7.32%) HP
6 5 (6.10%) Blue Coat
6 5 (6.10%) F5
7 3 (3.66%) Red Hat
7 3 (3.66%) IBM
7 3 (3.66%) Oracle
7 3 (3.66%) Citrix
8 2 (2.44%) Avaya
8 2 (2.44%) Genesys
8 2 (2.44%) IronPort
9 1 (1.22%) 3PAR
9 1 (1.22%) Lumension
9 1 (1.22%) ICL
9 1 (1.22%) McAfee