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 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 45 36
Rank change year-on-year -10 -9  
Contract jobs citing SLA 29 33 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 2.82% 3.16% 4.45%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 21.64% 27.97% 25.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 20
Median daily rate £350 £408 £326
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.11% +24.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £359 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £458 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £343 £313 £300
% change year-on-year +9.60% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Median hourly rate £14.00 £14.20 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.40% -2.06%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -3.33% +3.44%  

SLA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 134 118 208
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 13.04% 11.31% 17.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 47 89
Median daily rate £398 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.62% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 3
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.05 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.74% -59.88%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -50.00% +37.93%  

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire citing SLA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 29 March 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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -9 23 £350 -14.11% 12
Aylesbury - 4 - -
Newport Pagnell - 1 - -
SLA
South East

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 30 (44.78%) ITIL
2 24 (35.82%) SC Cleared
2 24 (35.82%) Security Cleared
3 23 (34.33%) Finance
4 21 (31.34%) Windows
5 19 (28.36%) Service Management
5 19 (28.36%) Incident Management
6 12 (17.91%) Active Directory
7 10 (14.93%) Microsoft
7 10 (14.93%) WAN
7 10 (14.93%) Windows 7
7 10 (14.93%) Service Design
8 9 (13.43%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (13.43%) HP
8 9 (13.43%) Change Management
9 8 (11.94%) MS Office
9 8 (11.94%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (11.94%) Windows Server
9 8 (11.94%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (10.45%) DV Cleared
10 7 (10.45%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (10.45%) Avaya
10 7 (10.45%) Project Management
10 7 (10.45%) MS Excel
11 6 (8.96%) CCNP
11 6 (8.96%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (8.96%) Remedy
11 6 (8.96%) Cisco
11 6 (8.96%) Firewall
11 6 (8.96%) Management Information System

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 (7.46%) IIS
2 3 (4.48%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (11.94%) MS Office
2 7 (10.45%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.48%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.97%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (14.93%) WAN
2 6 (8.96%) Firewall
3 5 (7.46%) DHCP
3 5 (7.46%) DNS
3 5 (7.46%) LAN
3 5 (7.46%) VPN
4 4 (5.97%) Wireless
5 3 (4.48%) 3G
5 3 (4.48%) 4G
6 2 (2.99%) 2G
7 1 (1.49%) ATM
7 1 (1.49%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.49%) MPLS
7 1 (1.49%) PBX
7 1 (1.49%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (1.49%) TACACS
7 1 (1.49%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.99%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.49%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 23 (34.33%) Finance
2 6 (8.96%) Retail
3 3 (4.48%) Automotive
4 2 (2.99%) Banking
4 2 (2.99%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.49%) Finnish Language
5 1 (1.49%) Polish Language
5 1 (1.49%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.49%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 23 (34.33%) Analyst
2 8 (11.94%) Architect
2 8 (11.94%) Service Architect
2 8 (11.94%) Support Engineer
3 6 (8.96%) Service Analyst
4 5 (7.46%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 5 (7.46%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (7.46%) Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (7.46%) Support Analyst
5 4 (5.97%) 1st/2nd Line Help Desk Support
5 4 (5.97%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (5.97%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 4 (5.97%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (5.97%) Help Desk Engineer
5 4 (5.97%) Help Desk Support
5 4 (5.97%) Help Desk Support Engineer
5 4 (5.97%) IT Support
5 4 (5.97%) IT Support Engineer
5 4 (5.97%) Operations Manager
5 4 (5.97%) Service Desk Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.43%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.96%) Management Information System
3 5 (7.46%) Mainframe
4 4 (5.97%) RSA SecurID
4 4 (5.97%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.49%) Clustering
5 1 (1.49%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 21 (31.34%) Windows
2 10 (14.93%) Windows 7
3 8 (11.94%) Windows Server
3 8 (11.94%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (11.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (10.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (7.46%) MVS
5 5 (7.46%) Unix
5 5 (7.46%) Windows NT
6 4 (5.97%) Android
6 4 (5.97%) Windows XP
7 3 (4.48%) Windows 8
7 3 (4.48%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (44.78%) ITIL
2 19 (28.36%) Incident Management
2 19 (28.36%) Service Management
3 10 (14.93%) Service Design
4 9 (13.43%) Change Management
5 7 (10.45%) Project Management
6 5 (7.46%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (7.46%) Service Delivery
7 4 (5.97%) Analytics
7 4 (5.97%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (5.97%) Coaching
7 4 (5.97%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (5.97%) DNA
7 4 (5.97%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (5.97%) Problem Management
7 4 (5.97%) Supplier Management
7 4 (5.97%) Validation
8 3 (4.48%) Patch Management
8 3 (4.48%) Regulatory Compliance
8 3 (4.48%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.97%) PowerShell
1 4 (5.97%) SQL
2 3 (4.48%) VB
2 3 (4.48%) VBScript
3 2 (2.99%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 24 (35.82%) SC Cleared
1 24 (35.82%) Security Cleared
2 7 (10.45%) DV Cleared
3 6 (8.96%) CCNP
3 6 (8.96%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (7.46%) CCNA
4 5 (7.46%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (5.97%) MCSA
5 4 (5.97%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (5.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.49%) CCSA
6 1 (1.49%) CCSE
6 1 (1.49%) HP ASE
6 1 (1.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.49%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.49%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.97%) PMO
2 1 (1.49%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.49%) QA
System Software
1 12 (17.91%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.46%) Forefront TMG
2 5 (7.46%) UAG
3 4 (5.97%) Hyper-V
3 4 (5.97%) ISA Server
3 4 (5.97%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (7.46%) CA Wily
1 5 (7.46%) Tivoli
2 3 (4.48%) BladeLogic
2 3 (4.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (4.48%) SCCM
2 3 (4.48%) WSUS
3 1 (1.49%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.49%) OVSD
Vendors
1 10 (14.93%) Microsoft
2 9 (13.43%) HP
3 7 (10.45%) Avaya
4 6 (8.96%) Cisco
4 6 (8.96%) Remedy
5 5 (7.46%) Forcepoint
6 4 (5.97%) Apple
6 4 (5.97%) Computacenter
6 4 (5.97%) Dell
6 4 (5.97%) Toshiba
6 4 (5.97%) VMware
7 3 (4.48%) Genesys
8 2 (2.99%) Ericsson
8 2 (2.99%) Juniper
8 2 (2.99%) MicroStrategy
8 2 (2.99%) SAP
9 1 (1.49%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.49%) Citrix
9 1 (1.49%) F5
9 1 (1.49%) Nokia
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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