Period
to 20 October 2018

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 20 October 2018 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 52 59 31
Rank change year-on-year +7 -28 +7
Contract jobs citing SLA 67 76 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 3.75% 3.39% 5.30%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.13% 23.31% 37.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 45 58
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £278 £263 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.98% -36.82% +27.85%
10th Percentile £204 £115 £129
90th Percentile £437 £488 £516
South East median daily rate £313 £340 £335
% change year-on-year -8.09% +1.49% -4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 6
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £13.50 £18.00 £14.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +22.66% +22.29%
10th Percentile £9.90 £13.65 £10.03
90th Percentile £17.46 £18.60 £20.38
South East median hourly rate £14.45 £16.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year -9.69% +28.00% -33.33%

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 247 326 253
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 13.81% 14.53% 14.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 170 153
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -17.65% +21.43%
10th Percentile £207 £154 £200
90th Percentile £625 £514 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% +0.13% +3.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 9
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.03 £18.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.08% +20.00% -23.08%
10th Percentile £10.35 £13.96 £10.46
90th Percentile £45.40 £29.24 £55.75
South East median hourly rate £22.20 £25.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -11.22% +35.14% -14.15%

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 20 October 2018.

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 20 October 2018.

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 20 October 2018. 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 +11 61 £286 +4.13% 6
Aylesbury -2 1 - -
High Wycombe -4 1 - - 1
SLA
South East

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, 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 28 (41.79%) ITIL
1 28 (41.79%) Security Cleared
2 24 (35.82%) Finance
3 23 (34.33%) SC Cleared
4 22 (32.84%) Windows
5 20 (29.85%) Service Management
6 17 (25.37%) Change Management
6 17 (25.37%) Microsoft
7 16 (23.88%) Active Directory
8 15 (22.39%) Problem-Solving
9 13 (19.40%) Microsoft Office
10 12 (17.91%) Service Delivery
11 11 (16.42%) Linux
11 11 (16.42%) Remedy
11 11 (16.42%) DV Cleared
12 10 (14.93%) Customer Requirements
12 10 (14.93%) Unix
12 10 (14.93%) Self-Motivation
13 9 (13.43%) VMware
13 9 (13.43%) Service Design
13 9 (13.43%) Windows Server
13 9 (13.43%) Analytical Skills
13 9 (13.43%) Incident Management
14 8 (11.94%) Windows Server 2008
14 8 (11.94%) VMware Infrastructure
14 8 (11.94%) High Availability
15 7 (10.45%) Disaster Recovery
16 6 (8.96%) Windows Server 2003
16 6 (8.96%) ITIL V3
17 5 (7.46%) Windows Server 2012

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 (5.97%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.48%) IIS
3 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (2.99%) IBM HTTP Server
3 2 (2.99%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.99%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (2.99%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.99%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 13 (19.40%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (7.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.49%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.99%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (2.99%) Office 365
3 1 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.46%) LAN
2 4 (5.97%) Firewall
2 4 (5.97%) WAN
3 2 (2.99%) Broadband
3 2 (2.99%) DHCP
3 2 (2.99%) DNS
3 2 (2.99%) HTTP
3 2 (2.99%) NAS
3 2 (2.99%) Network Security
3 2 (2.99%) SAN
4 1 (1.49%) Intranet
4 1 (1.49%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.49%) VPN
4 1 (1.49%) Wireless
4 1 (1.49%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.97%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.99%) DB2
2 2 (2.99%) MySQL
2 2 (2.99%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (1.49%) Big Data
3 1 (1.49%) Data Lake
3 1 (1.49%) DB2 UDB
3 1 (1.49%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Introscope
General
1 24 (35.82%) Finance
2 4 (5.97%) Banking
3 2 (2.99%) Billing
3 2 (2.99%) Financial Institution
3 2 (2.99%) Retail
4 1 (1.49%) Automotive
4 1 (1.49%) Legal
4 1 (1.49%) Local Government
4 1 (1.49%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 21 (31.34%) Analyst
2 10 (14.93%) Administrator
3 9 (13.43%) Designer
4 6 (8.96%) Coordinator
5 5 (7.46%) Service Analyst
5 5 (7.46%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (5.97%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (4.48%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 3 (4.48%) Service Assurance Manager
7 3 (4.48%) Service Manager
7 3 (4.48%) Support Analyst
8 2 (2.99%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 2 (2.99%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 2 (2.99%) Change Analyst
8 2 (2.99%) IT Support
8 2 (2.99%) ITIL Service Designer
8 2 (2.99%) Operations Analyst
8 2 (2.99%) Project Officer
8 2 (2.99%) SOC Analyst
8 2 (2.99%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.49%) Kafka
1 1 (1.49%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.93%) Self-Motivation
2 9 (13.43%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.46%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.97%) Mainframe
5 3 (4.48%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.99%) Clustering
6 2 (2.99%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (1.49%) CMDB
7 1 (1.49%) Cyberattack
7 1 (1.49%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.49%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (1.49%) iPad
7 1 (1.49%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 22 (32.84%) Windows
2 11 (16.42%) Linux
3 10 (14.93%) Unix
4 9 (13.43%) Windows Server
5 8 (11.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (8.96%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (7.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (7.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (4.48%) Windows 7
9 2 (2.99%) Windows 10
9 2 (2.99%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.49%) AIX
10 1 (1.49%) Solaris
10 1 (1.49%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.49%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (41.79%) ITIL
2 20 (29.85%) Service Management
3 17 (25.37%) Change Management
4 15 (22.39%) Problem-Solving
5 12 (17.91%) Service Delivery
6 10 (14.93%) Customer Requirements
7 9 (13.43%) Incident Management
7 9 (13.43%) Service Design
8 8 (11.94%) High Availability
9 7 (10.45%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (8.96%) ITIL V3
11 5 (7.46%) Problem Management
11 5 (7.46%) Project Management
11 5 (7.46%) Release Management
12 4 (5.97%) Information Security
12 4 (5.97%) ITSM
12 4 (5.97%) Performance Monitoring
13 3 (4.48%) Budgeting and Forecasting
13 3 (4.48%) Process Improvement
13 3 (4.48%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.46%) SQL
2 3 (4.48%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.99%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.99%) Java
4 1 (1.49%) C
4 1 (1.49%) Python
4 1 (1.49%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 28 (41.79%) Security Cleared
2 23 (34.33%) SC Cleared
3 11 (16.42%) DV Cleared
4 5 (7.46%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (5.97%) CCNP
5 4 (5.97%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (4.48%) CCNA
6 3 (4.48%) Degree
6 3 (4.48%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (4.48%) MCSA
6 3 (4.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (2.99%) CEH
7 2 (2.99%) GCIH
7 2 (2.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (2.99%) MCSE
7 2 (2.99%) RHCE
7 2 (2.99%) SSCP
8 1 (1.49%) CCA
8 1 (1.49%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.49%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 1 (1.49%) PMO
System Software
1 16 (23.88%) Active Directory
2 8 (11.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.48%) Forefront TMG
3 3 (4.48%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.48%) UAG
4 2 (2.99%) ISA Server
4 2 (2.99%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (1.49%) BitLocker
5 1 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (7.46%) SCCM
2 3 (4.48%) Ansible
3 2 (2.99%) CA Wily
3 2 (2.99%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (1.49%) OVSD
Vendors
1 17 (25.37%) Microsoft
2 11 (16.42%) Remedy
3 9 (13.43%) VMware
4 5 (7.46%) Computacenter
4 5 (7.46%) Red Hat
5 4 (5.97%) Cisco
6 3 (4.48%) Forcepoint
6 3 (4.48%) Oracle
7 2 (2.99%) CA
7 2 (2.99%) F5
7 2 (2.99%) HP
7 2 (2.99%) Intel
7 2 (2.99%) Veritas
8 1 (1.49%) Apple
8 1 (1.49%) Citrix
8 1 (1.49%) EMC
8 1 (1.49%) IBM
8 1 (1.49%) Meraki
8 1 (1.49%) NetApp
8 1 (1.49%) webMethods