Period
to 25 April 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for SLA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SLA over the 6 months to 25 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Service Level Agreement (SLA)
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
25 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 52 70 55
Rank change year-on-year +18 -15 +1
Contract jobs citing SLA 53 65 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 3.53% 3.02% 3.44%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 26.63% 22.97% 26.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 33 26
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £240 £200 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -44.06% -2.05%
10th Percentile £127 £111 £192
90th Percentile £465 £436 £450
South East median daily rate £275 £325 £378
% change year-on-year -15.38% -13.91% +19.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 4
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £16.69 £11.64 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.41% -16.86% +8.95%
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -5.71% +25.00% -6.67%

SLA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 199 283 241
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 13.25% 13.16% 12.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 157 121
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £206 £180 £204
90th Percentile £565 £628 £550
South East median daily rate £430 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +1.06% - +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 12 5
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £18.00 £13.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.46% -7.14% -12.50%
10th Percentile £13.00 £8.81 £11.18
90th Percentile £48.13 £54.53 £40.10
South East median hourly rate £32.75 £22.25 £19.03
% change year-on-year +47.19% +16.95% -10.81%

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

Job postings citing SLA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire.

Job vacancy trend for SLA in Buckinghamshire

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SLA in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for SLA in Buckinghamshire

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SLA in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 25 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SLA in Buckinghamshire

SLA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SLA in Buckinghamshire

SLA
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SLA in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 25 April 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SLA in Buckinghamshire

SLA
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 25 April 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +23 51 £240 +9.09% 4
Aylesbury - 1 - -
SLA
South East

For the 6 months to 25 April 2019, IT contractor jobs citing SLA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for SLA.

1 25 (47.17%) ITIL
1 25 (47.17%) Incident Management
2 21 (39.62%) Service Delivery
3 18 (33.96%) Windows
4 17 (32.08%) Microsoft Office
5 14 (26.42%) Microsoft
5 14 (26.42%) Finance
6 13 (24.53%) Retail
6 13 (24.53%) Windows 10
7 12 (22.64%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (22.64%) Active Directory
8 11 (20.75%) SAP
8 11 (20.75%) SQL
8 11 (20.75%) Problem Management
8 11 (20.75%) Security Cleared
8 11 (20.75%) Self-Motivation
9 10 (18.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 10 (18.87%) SC Cleared
10 9 (16.98%) Mentoring
11 8 (15.09%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (15.09%) Automotive
11 8 (15.09%) Service Management
11 8 (15.09%) Problem-Solving
12 7 (13.21%) B2C
13 6 (11.32%) Trend Analysis
13 6 (11.32%) Customer-Centricity
14 5 (9.43%) Windows Server 2012
14 5 (9.43%) Supplier Management
14 5 (9.43%) Project Management
14 5 (9.43%) SharePoint

SLA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (9.43%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 17 (32.08%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.55%) Office 365
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.89%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) 802.11
1 1 (1.89%) Cisco ISE
1 1 (1.89%) Intranet
1 1 (1.89%) LAN
1 1 (1.89%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.66%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (5.66%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
2 2 (3.77%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 14 (26.42%) Finance
2 13 (24.53%) Retail
3 8 (15.09%) Automotive
4 3 (5.66%) German Language
5 2 (3.77%) Legal
6 1 (1.89%) Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (41.51%) Analyst
2 10 (18.87%) Service Analyst
3 8 (15.09%) Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (9.43%) Service Manager
5 4 (7.55%) IT Manager
5 4 (7.55%) IT Security Manager
5 4 (7.55%) IT Services Manager
5 4 (7.55%) Security Manager
5 4 (7.55%) Service Security Manager
6 3 (5.66%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (3.77%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
7 2 (3.77%) Office 365 Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Problem Management Specialist
7 2 (3.77%) Support Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Support Specialist
7 2 (3.77%) Technical Specialist
7 2 (3.77%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.89%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 12 (22.64%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (20.75%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (5.66%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.77%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.89%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.89%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.89%) iPad
5 1 (1.89%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 18 (33.96%) Windows
2 13 (24.53%) Windows 10
3 5 (9.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (5.66%) Linux
5 2 (3.77%) Unix
6 1 (1.89%) Android
6 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.89%) MVS
6 1 (1.89%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.89%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (47.17%) Incident Management
1 25 (47.17%) ITIL
2 21 (39.62%) Service Delivery
3 11 (20.75%) Problem Management
4 9 (16.98%) Mentoring
5 8 (15.09%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (15.09%) Problem-Solving
5 8 (15.09%) Service Management
6 7 (13.21%) B2C
7 6 (11.32%) Customer-Centricity
7 6 (11.32%) Trend Analysis
8 5 (9.43%) Change Management
8 5 (9.43%) Project Management
8 5 (9.43%) Supplier Management
9 4 (7.55%) Collaborative Working
9 4 (7.55%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (7.55%) Matrix Management
9 4 (7.55%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (7.55%) SIEM
9 4 (7.55%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 11 (20.75%) SQL
2 1 (1.89%) Java
2 1 (1.89%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.89%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.89%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (20.75%) Security Cleared
2 10 (18.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 10 (18.87%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.66%) Degree
4 2 (3.77%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.89%) CCNA
5 1 (1.89%) CCNP
5 1 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.66%) COBIT
2 1 (1.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (22.64%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (5.66%) SCCM
2 1 (1.89%) AirWatch
2 1 (1.89%) Control-M
Vendors
1 14 (26.42%) Microsoft
2 11 (20.75%) SAP
3 4 (7.55%) Computacenter
3 4 (7.55%) Remedy
4 3 (5.66%) Lumension
5 2 (3.77%) Cisco
6 1 (1.89%) IBM
6 1 (1.89%) IronPort
6 1 (1.89%) Proofpoint
6 1 (1.89%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.89%) ServiceNow