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 June 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 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 39 35
Rank change year-on-year -13 -4  
Contract jobs citing SLA 41 39 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 4.00% 4.05% 4.51%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.54% 29.10% 26.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 20 18
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £300 £423 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.11% +15.95%  
10th Percentile £210 £119 £281
90th Percentile £489 £531 £468
South East median daily rate £373 £348 £375
% change year-on-year +7.19% -7.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.63 £13.25 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.41% +20.45%  
South East median hourly rate £14.63 £12.50 £20.59
% change year-on-year +17.04% -39.29%  

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 126 134 210
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 12.30% 13.93% 17.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 112 122
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £350 £450 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +19.20%  
10th Percentile £210 £201 £258
90th Percentile £488 £537 £499
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £390
% change year-on-year +3.65% +5.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 7
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.63 £35.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.20% +73.39%  
South East median hourly rate £16.00 £21.34 £18.50
% change year-on-year -25.03% +15.36%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 June 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 -11 34 £300 -29.11% 5
High Wycombe +3 1 - - 3
SLA
South East

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 44 (62.86%) ITIL
2 26 (37.14%) SC Cleared
2 26 (37.14%) Security Cleared
3 24 (34.29%) Finance
4 23 (32.86%) Service Management
5 21 (30.00%) Windows
5 21 (30.00%) Incident Management
6 17 (24.29%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (22.86%) Active Directory
8 15 (21.43%) Microsoft
9 14 (20.00%) Remedy
9 14 (20.00%) Project Management
10 13 (18.57%) Service Design
11 12 (17.14%) Change Management
11 12 (17.14%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (17.14%) Cisco
11 12 (17.14%) Microsoft Office
11 12 (17.14%) WAN
11 12 (17.14%) Problem Management
11 12 (17.14%) Windows Server 2008
12 11 (15.71%) Windows 7
12 11 (15.71%) DV Cleared
12 11 (15.71%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (15.71%) HP
13 9 (12.86%) Service Delivery
13 9 (12.86%) VMware
13 9 (12.86%) Windows Server
14 8 (11.43%) Cisco Certification
14 8 (11.43%) Microsoft Certification
14 8 (11.43%) SQL

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 (7.14%) IIS
2 3 (4.29%) WebSphere
2 3 (4.29%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (2.86%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.43%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (1.43%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (17.14%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (8.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (4.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.29%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (17.14%) WAN
2 7 (10.00%) LAN
2 7 (10.00%) VPN
3 6 (8.57%) Firewall
4 5 (7.14%) DHCP
4 5 (7.14%) DNS
5 4 (5.71%) Wireless
6 3 (4.29%) HTTP
6 3 (4.29%) MPLS
7 2 (2.86%) VoIP
8 1 (1.43%) ATM
8 1 (1.43%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.43%) DWDM
8 1 (1.43%) Frame Relay
8 1 (1.43%) Internet
8 1 (1.43%) PBX
8 1 (1.43%) SDH
8 1 (1.43%) TACACS
8 1 (1.43%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.43%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.14%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
2 2 (2.86%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (4.29%) Introscope
2 1 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 24 (34.29%) Finance
2 5 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.29%) Banking
3 3 (4.29%) Retail
4 1 (1.43%) Automotive
4 1 (1.43%) Electronics
4 1 (1.43%) German Language
4 1 (1.43%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.43%) Marketing
4 1 (1.43%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 30 (42.86%) Analyst
2 14 (20.00%) Architect
3 11 (15.71%) Service Architect
3 11 (15.71%) Support Analyst
4 7 (10.00%) Applications Support
4 7 (10.00%) Applications Support Analyst
4 7 (10.00%) Support Engineer
5 6 (8.57%) Service Analyst
6 5 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (5.71%) 1st/2nd Line Help Desk Support
7 4 (5.71%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (5.71%) Help Desk Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) Help Desk Support
7 4 (5.71%) Help Desk Support Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) IT Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) IT Support Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (5.71%) Service Desk Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 17 (24.29%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.71%) RSA SecurID
2 4 (5.71%) Smartphone
3 3 (4.29%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.29%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.86%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.43%) Clustering
5 1 (1.43%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.43%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 21 (30.00%) Windows
2 12 (17.14%) Windows Server 2003
2 12 (17.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (15.71%) Windows 7
3 11 (15.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (12.86%) Windows Server
5 5 (7.14%) Unix
6 4 (5.71%) Android
6 4 (5.71%) Linux
6 4 (5.71%) Windows 8
6 4 (5.71%) Windows Vista
7 3 (4.29%) Windows XP
8 2 (2.86%) MVS
8 2 (2.86%) Windows NT
9 1 (1.43%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (62.86%) ITIL
2 23 (32.86%) Service Management
3 21 (30.00%) Incident Management
4 14 (20.00%) Project Management
5 13 (18.57%) Service Design
6 12 (17.14%) Change Management
6 12 (17.14%) Problem Management
7 9 (12.86%) Service Delivery
8 8 (11.43%) ITIL V3
9 7 (10.00%) Performance Management
10 6 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (8.57%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (7.14%) Coaching
11 5 (7.14%) Presales
11 5 (7.14%) Release Management
12 4 (5.71%) Break/Fix
12 4 (5.71%) DNA
12 4 (5.71%) Time Management
13 3 (4.29%) Customer Requirements
13 3 (4.29%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.43%) SQL
2 6 (8.57%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.29%) Java
3 3 (4.29%) VB
3 3 (4.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 26 (37.14%) SC Cleared
1 26 (37.14%) Security Cleared
2 11 (15.71%) DV Cleared
3 8 (11.43%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (11.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (8.57%) CCNP
4 6 (8.57%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (7.14%) CCNA
6 4 (5.71%) MCSA
6 4 (5.71%) MCSE
6 4 (5.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (4.29%) MCP
8 2 (2.86%) CCIE
9 1 (1.43%) CCDP
9 1 (1.43%) CCSA
9 1 (1.43%) CCSE
9 1 (1.43%) CISSP
9 1 (1.43%) GSAE
9 1 (1.43%) ISTQB
9 1 (1.43%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.86%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (2.86%) PMO
2 1 (1.43%) Data Quality
System Software
1 16 (22.86%) Active Directory
2 8 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (10.00%) Hyper-V
4 5 (7.14%) Forefront TMG
4 5 (7.14%) UAG
5 4 (5.71%) ISA Server
6 3 (4.29%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (2.86%) XenApp
8 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.43%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.43%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (1.43%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (7.14%) CA Wily
1 5 (7.14%) SCCM
2 3 (4.29%) BladeLogic
2 3 (4.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (4.29%) WSUS
3 2 (2.86%) OpenView
3 2 (2.86%) OVSD
3 2 (2.86%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.43%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 15 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 14 (20.00%) Remedy
3 12 (17.14%) Cisco
4 11 (15.71%) HP
5 9 (12.86%) VMware
6 6 (8.57%) SAP
7 5 (7.14%) Citrix
7 5 (7.14%) Forcepoint
7 5 (7.14%) Juniper
8 4 (5.71%) Apple
8 4 (5.71%) Dell
8 4 (5.71%) Toshiba
9 3 (4.29%) CA
9 3 (4.29%) Computacenter
9 3 (4.29%) ServiceNow
10 2 (2.86%) Avaya
10 2 (2.86%) CheckPoint
10 2 (2.86%) NetApp
11 1 (1.43%) BMC
11 1 (1.43%) Nokia
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