Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 34 40
Rank change year-on-year -39 +6 -14
Contract jobs citing SLA 69 100 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 2.91% 5.74% 4.32%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 19.49% 38.91% 27.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 58 39
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £180 £421 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -57.24% +35.81% +3.33%
10th Percentile £110 £176 £136
90th Percentile £488 £488 £428
South East median daily rate £340 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -2.86% +7.69% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 11
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £18.00 £14.35 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.44% +19.58% -7.69%
10th Percentile £13.90 £9.31 £10.75
90th Percentile £18.45 £19.30 £27.00
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £14.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year +19.05% -20.54% +17.31%

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 354 257 416
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 14.91% 14.74% 15.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 155 202
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £350 £430 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.60% +22.86% +10.24%
10th Percentile £152 £205 £204
90th Percentile £534 £538 £488
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 17
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% +23.08%
10th Percentile £14.06 £9.31 £11.50
90th Percentile £29.17 £32.10 £37.36
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £21.55
% change year-on-year +11.11% +4.41% +26.50%

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 21 November 2017.

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
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 21 November 2017. 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 -41 53 £263 -37.87% 4
Aylesbury +7 3 £135 +28.57%
High Wycombe -10 3 £132 +39.21% 4
SLA
South East

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SLA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for SLA.

1 37 (53.62%) ITIL
2 27 (39.13%) Finance
3 25 (36.23%) Service Management
4 21 (30.43%) Security Cleared
5 19 (27.54%) Service Delivery
5 19 (27.54%) Microsoft
6 18 (26.09%) Microsoft Office
6 18 (26.09%) DV Cleared
7 16 (23.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 14 (20.29%) ITIL V3
8 14 (20.29%) SC Cleared
8 14 (20.29%) SQL
9 12 (17.39%) OVSD
9 12 (17.39%) Windows
9 12 (17.39%) HP
10 10 (14.49%) Unix
10 10 (14.49%) Active Directory
10 10 (14.49%) Retail
10 10 (14.49%) ITSM
10 10 (14.49%) Analytical Skills
10 10 (14.49%) Ticket Management
10 10 (14.49%) Service Design
11 8 (11.59%) VMware
11 8 (11.59%) Banking
11 8 (11.59%) Remedy
11 8 (11.59%) Incident Management
12 7 (10.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 7 (10.14%) Performance Management
12 7 (10.14%) Customer Engagement
12 7 (10.14%) Cisco

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 4 (5.80%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (4.35%) WebSphere
2 3 (4.35%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (2.90%) SAS
3 2 (2.90%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.90%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.45%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 18 (26.09%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (7.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (4.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (2.90%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.45%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.25%) LAN
2 4 (5.80%) WAN
3 3 (4.35%) Firewall
3 3 (4.35%) HTTP
4 2 (2.90%) BGP
4 2 (2.90%) EIGRP
4 2 (2.90%) MPLS
4 2 (2.90%) OSPF
4 2 (2.90%) SAN
4 2 (2.90%) VPN
4 2 (2.90%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.45%) ATM
5 1 (1.45%) DWDM
5 1 (1.45%) Frame Relay
5 1 (1.45%) Internet
5 1 (1.45%) SDH
5 1 (1.45%) VoIP
5 1 (1.45%) WLAN
5 1 (1.45%) X.25
5 1 (1.45%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.90%) Big Data
1 2 (2.90%) Cloudera CDH
1 2 (2.90%) Data Lake
1 2 (2.90%) Hadoop
1 2 (2.90%) PowerCenter
1 2 (2.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (4.35%) Introscope
General
1 27 (39.13%) Finance
2 10 (14.49%) Retail
3 8 (11.59%) Banking
4 6 (8.70%) Telecoms
5 5 (7.25%) Automotive
6 2 (2.90%) French Language
6 2 (2.90%) Military
7 1 (1.45%) Electronics
7 1 (1.45%) German Language
7 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.45%) Marketing
7 1 (1.45%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 28 (40.58%) Analyst
2 13 (18.84%) Service Analyst
2 13 (18.84%) Service Desk Analyst
3 9 (13.04%) 1st Line Support
4 7 (10.14%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 7 (10.14%) Service Manager
5 6 (8.70%) Architect
5 6 (8.70%) Security Analyst
6 5 (7.25%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 5 (7.25%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (5.80%) Service Architect
7 4 (5.80%) Support Analyst
8 3 (4.35%) Administrator
8 3 (4.35%) Support Engineer
8 3 (4.35%) Support Specialist
9 2 (2.90%) Active Directory Specialist
9 2 (2.90%) Customer Engineer
9 2 (2.90%) Customer Support Engineer
9 2 (2.90%) Technical Manager
9 2 (2.90%) Technical Services Manager
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.49%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.70%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.35%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.35%) Fat Client
3 3 (4.35%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.45%) CESG
4 1 (1.45%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.45%) RIA
4 1 (1.45%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 12 (17.39%) Windows
2 10 (14.49%) Unix
3 6 (8.70%) Linux
4 5 (7.25%) Windows 7
4 5 (7.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (7.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (5.80%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.90%) Windows 10
6 2 (2.90%) Windows Server
6 2 (2.90%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.45%) MVS
7 1 (1.45%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.45%) Windows NT
7 1 (1.45%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (53.62%) ITIL
2 25 (36.23%) Service Management
3 19 (27.54%) Service Delivery
4 14 (20.29%) ITIL V3
5 10 (14.49%) ITSM
5 10 (14.49%) Service Design
5 10 (14.49%) Ticket Management
6 8 (11.59%) Incident Management
7 7 (10.14%) Customer Engagement
7 7 (10.14%) Performance Management
8 6 (8.70%) Logistics
8 6 (8.70%) Project Management
9 5 (7.25%) B2C
9 5 (7.25%) Line Management
9 5 (7.25%) Virtual Environments
10 4 (5.80%) PRINCE2
10 4 (5.80%) Privileged Access Management
10 4 (5.80%) Problem Management
10 4 (5.80%) Time Management
11 3 (4.35%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 14 (20.29%) SQL
2 5 (7.25%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.35%) Java
3 3 (4.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (30.43%) Security Cleared
2 18 (26.09%) DV Cleared
3 16 (23.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 14 (20.29%) SC Cleared
5 7 (10.14%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (5.80%) MCSE
6 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (4.35%) MCP
8 2 (2.90%) CCIE
8 2 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.90%) DBS Check
9 1 (1.45%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (1.45%) CISSP
9 1 (1.45%) GSAE
9 1 (1.45%) PMP
9 1 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.14%) ISO 9001
1 7 (10.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (2.90%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.45%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.45%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (14.49%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.35%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (4.35%) VMware Server
3 3 (4.35%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (2.90%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (2.90%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (2.90%) XenApp
5 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.45%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 12 (17.39%) OVSD
2 4 (5.80%) CA Wily
2 4 (5.80%) SCCM
3 2 (2.90%) OpenView
4 1 (1.45%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 19 (27.54%) Microsoft
2 12 (17.39%) HP
3 8 (11.59%) Remedy
3 8 (11.59%) VMware
4 7 (10.14%) Cisco
5 6 (8.70%) CyberArk
6 4 (5.80%) Citrix
7 3 (4.35%) CA
8 2 (2.90%) Blue Coat
8 2 (2.90%) F5
8 2 (2.90%) Google
8 2 (2.90%) MicroStrategy
8 2 (2.90%) NetApp
9 1 (1.45%) Ericsson
9 1 (1.45%) IFS
9 1 (1.45%) Juniper
9 1 (1.45%) LANDesk
9 1 (1.45%) Nortel
9 1 (1.45%) SAP
9 1 (1.45%) ServiceNow