Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 51 75 27
Rank change year-on-year +24 -48 +14
Contract jobs citing SLA 69 65 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 4.10% 2.75% 5.84%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.49% 18.21% 39.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 35 60
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £278 £160 £421
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +73.87% -62.00% +40.33%
10th Percentile £202 £109 £132
90th Percentile £435 £410 £488
South East median daily rate £315 £325 £375
% change year-on-year -3.08% -13.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 8 6
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.00 £18.00 £12.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +42.01% -3.23%
10th Percentile £10.65 £13.90 £9.31
90th Percentile £18.00 £18.45 £20.38
South East median hourly rate £14.05 £17.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -19.71% +25.00% -23.29%

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 234 357 251
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 13.90% 15.13% 14.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 190 157
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £415 £350 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.57% -18.60% +22.86%
10th Percentile £225 £154 £199
90th Percentile £625 £538 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 16 8
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.05 £18.00 £14.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.94% +22.66% -16.14%
10th Percentile £11.24 £14.15 £9.31
90th Percentile £38.00 £29.10 £35.28
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -28.00% +42.86% -18.79%

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 10 December 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
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 10 December 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 +32 65 £286 +14.55% 13
Aylesbury 0 1 - -
High Wycombe -2 1 - - 4
SLA
South East

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 24 (34.78%) Windows
2 23 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 22 (31.88%) Finance
4 21 (30.43%) ITIL
4 21 (30.43%) Microsoft
5 20 (28.99%) Active Directory
6 18 (26.09%) Microsoft Office
6 18 (26.09%) SC Cleared
7 16 (23.19%) Incident Management
7 16 (23.19%) Remedy
7 16 (23.19%) Problem-Solving
8 13 (18.84%) Service Delivery
9 12 (17.39%) Service Management
10 11 (15.94%) Linux
10 11 (15.94%) Analytical Skills
10 11 (15.94%) Self-Motivation
11 10 (14.49%) Customer Requirements
11 10 (14.49%) Change Management
12 9 (13.04%) Unix
12 9 (13.04%) Microsoft Excel
12 9 (13.04%) Windows Server
13 8 (11.59%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (11.59%) VMware
14 7 (10.14%) Computacenter
14 7 (10.14%) SQL
14 7 (10.14%) Project Management
14 7 (10.14%) High Availability
14 7 (10.14%) VMware Infrastructure
15 6 (8.70%) DV Cleared
15 6 (8.70%) Problem Management

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%) IIS
2 3 (4.35%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (2.90%) IBM HTTP Server
3 2 (2.90%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (2.90%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.90%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 18 (26.09%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (13.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.45%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.90%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (2.90%) Office 365
3 1 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.25%) LAN
1 5 (7.25%) WAN
2 4 (5.80%) Firewall
3 2 (2.90%) Broadband
3 2 (2.90%) DHCP
3 2 (2.90%) DNS
3 2 (2.90%) HTTP
3 2 (2.90%) Intranet
3 2 (2.90%) NAS
3 2 (2.90%) Network Security
3 2 (2.90%) SAN
4 1 (1.45%) 802.11
4 1 (1.45%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (1.45%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.45%) VPN
4 1 (1.45%) Wireless
4 1 (1.45%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.80%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.90%) DB2
2 2 (2.90%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (1.45%) Big Data
3 1 (1.45%) Data Lake
3 1 (1.45%) DB2 UDB
3 1 (1.45%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Introscope
General
1 22 (31.88%) Finance
2 5 (7.25%) Retail
3 4 (5.80%) Banking
4 3 (4.35%) Automotive
5 2 (2.90%) Billing
5 2 (2.90%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.90%) Legal
6 1 (1.45%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 22 (31.88%) Analyst
2 9 (13.04%) Administrator
3 6 (8.70%) Service Analyst
3 6 (8.70%) Service Desk Analyst
3 6 (8.70%) Service Manager
4 5 (7.25%) Coordinator
4 5 (7.25%) Designer
5 4 (5.80%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (4.35%) IT Manager
6 3 (4.35%) IT Security Manager
6 3 (4.35%) IT Services Manager
6 3 (4.35%) Security Manager
6 3 (4.35%) Service Security Manager
6 3 (4.35%) Support Analyst
7 2 (2.90%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 2 (2.90%) Linux Administrator
7 2 (2.90%) Project Officer
7 2 (2.90%) Security Engineer
7 2 (2.90%) Windows Administrator
7 2 (2.90%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.45%) 802.1X
1 1 (1.45%) Kafka
1 1 (1.45%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.94%) Analytical Skills
1 11 (15.94%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (5.80%) Mainframe
2 4 (5.80%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.35%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.90%) Clustering
4 2 (2.90%) iPad
4 2 (2.90%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.45%) Cyberattack
5 1 (1.45%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.45%) IVR
5 1 (1.45%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 24 (34.78%) Windows
2 11 (15.94%) Linux
3 9 (13.04%) Unix
3 9 (13.04%) Windows Server
4 8 (11.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (5.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (5.80%) Windows 10
7 2 (2.90%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.45%) AIX
8 1 (1.45%) Android
8 1 (1.45%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.45%) Solaris
8 1 (1.45%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.45%) Windows NT
8 1 (1.45%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (30.43%) ITIL
2 16 (23.19%) Incident Management
2 16 (23.19%) Problem-Solving
3 13 (18.84%) Service Delivery
4 12 (17.39%) Service Management
5 10 (14.49%) Change Management
5 10 (14.49%) Customer Requirements
6 7 (10.14%) High Availability
6 7 (10.14%) Project Management
7 6 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (8.70%) Information Security
7 6 (8.70%) Problem Management
8 5 (7.25%) Service Design
8 5 (7.25%) SIEM
8 5 (7.25%) Technical Leadership
9 4 (5.80%) ITIL V3
10 3 (4.35%) Collaborative Working
10 3 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (4.35%) Release Management
10 3 (4.35%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.14%) SQL
2 3 (4.35%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.90%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.90%) Java
4 1 (1.45%) C
4 1 (1.45%) Python
4 1 (1.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 23 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 18 (26.09%) SC Cleared
3 6 (8.70%) DV Cleared
4 5 (7.25%) CCNP
4 5 (7.25%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (7.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 5 (7.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (5.80%) CCNA
6 3 (4.35%) MCSA
6 3 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (2.90%) CEH
7 2 (2.90%) Degree
7 2 (2.90%) GCIH
7 2 (2.90%) MCSE
7 2 (2.90%) RHCE
7 2 (2.90%) SSCP
8 1 (1.45%) CCA
8 1 (1.45%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.45%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.45%) PMO
1 1 (1.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 20 (28.99%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.35%) Forefront TMG
3 3 (4.35%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.35%) UAG
4 2 (2.90%) ISA Server
4 2 (2.90%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (1.45%) BitLocker
5 1 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (7.25%) SCCM
2 3 (4.35%) Ansible
3 2 (2.90%) CA Wily
3 2 (2.90%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (1.45%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.45%) OVSD
Vendors
1 21 (30.43%) Microsoft
2 16 (23.19%) Remedy
3 8 (11.59%) VMware
4 7 (10.14%) Computacenter
5 6 (8.70%) Cisco
6 4 (5.80%) Red Hat
7 3 (4.35%) Forcepoint
7 3 (4.35%) Oracle
8 2 (2.90%) CA
8 2 (2.90%) F5
8 2 (2.90%) HP
8 2 (2.90%) Intel
8 2 (2.90%) SAP
8 2 (2.90%) Veritas
9 1 (1.45%) Apple
9 1 (1.45%) Citrix
9 1 (1.45%) EMC
9 1 (1.45%) IBM
9 1 (1.45%) NetApp
9 1 (1.45%) webMethods