The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 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 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 50 38 39
Rank change year-on-year -12 +1  
Contract jobs citing SLA 22 31 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 2.95% 4.13% 3.46%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.95% 31.96% 23.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 11
Median daily rate £350 £408 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.11% +25.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £359 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £458 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £313 £300
% change year-on-year +11.20% +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 £14.38 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -4.16% +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 Milton Keynes with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 105 97 125
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 14.06% 12.92% 14.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 44 58
Median daily rate £420 £400 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +25.98%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £216 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £508 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.10 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.28% +4.13%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.45 £41.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -52.56% +57.69%  

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 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 Milton Keynes

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SLA in Milton Keynes.

Contractor daily rate trend for SLA in Milton Keynes

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SLA in Milton Keynes over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SLA in Milton Keynes

SLA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SLA in Milton Keynes.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SLA in Milton Keynes

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 24 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for SLA.

1 27 (54.00%) ITIL
2 21 (42.00%) SC Cleared
2 21 (42.00%) Security Cleared
3 20 (40.00%) Finance
4 17 (34.00%) Service Management
5 16 (32.00%) Windows
6 13 (26.00%) Incident Management
7 10 (20.00%) Service Design
8 8 (16.00%) Windows Server
8 8 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (16.00%) Active Directory
8 8 (16.00%) Change Management
8 8 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (14.00%) Avaya
9 7 (14.00%) MS Excel
9 7 (14.00%) DV Cleared
9 7 (14.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (12.00%) Windows 7
10 6 (12.00%) Retail
10 6 (12.00%) WAN
10 6 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (12.00%) Cisco
10 6 (12.00%) Microsoft
10 6 (12.00%) CCNP
10 6 (12.00%) Firewall
10 6 (12.00%) Remedy
10 6 (12.00%) Project Management
11 5 (10.00%) Forcepoint
11 5 (10.00%) Mainframe
11 5 (10.00%) MVS

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 (10.00%) IIS
2 3 (6.00%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (14.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.00%) MS Office
2 3 (6.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.00%) Firewall
1 6 (12.00%) WAN
2 5 (10.00%) DHCP
2 5 (10.00%) DNS
2 5 (10.00%) LAN
3 1 (2.00%) ATM
3 1 (2.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (2.00%) MPLS
3 1 (2.00%) PBX
3 1 (2.00%) TACACS
3 1 (2.00%) VoIP
3 1 (2.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
General
1 20 (40.00%) Finance
2 6 (12.00%) Retail
3 3 (6.00%) Automotive
4 2 (4.00%) Banking
5 1 (2.00%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 20 (40.00%) Analyst
2 8 (16.00%) Architect
2 8 (16.00%) Service Architect
3 7 (14.00%) Service Analyst
4 5 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (8.00%) Support Analyst
5 4 (8.00%) Support Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Field Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Field Support Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Operations Manager
6 3 (6.00%) Wintel Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Active Directory Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Customer Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Deployment Specialist
7 2 (4.00%) Designer
7 2 (4.00%) MVS Operator
7 2 (4.00%) Project Administrator
7 2 (4.00%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Unix Operator
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.00%) Mainframe
1 5 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.00%) Clustering
3 1 (2.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 16 (32.00%) Windows
2 8 (16.00%) Windows Server
2 8 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (14.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (12.00%) Windows 7
5 5 (10.00%) MVS
5 5 (10.00%) Unix
5 5 (10.00%) Windows NT
6 3 (6.00%) Windows 8
6 3 (6.00%) Windows Vista
6 3 (6.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (54.00%) ITIL
2 17 (34.00%) Service Management
3 13 (26.00%) Incident Management
4 10 (20.00%) Service Design
5 8 (16.00%) Change Management
6 6 (12.00%) Project Management
7 5 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (10.00%) Service Delivery
8 4 (8.00%) Supplier Management
9 3 (6.00%) Business Development
9 3 (6.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (6.00%) CRM
9 3 (6.00%) Patch Management
9 3 (6.00%) Performance Management
9 3 (6.00%) Regulatory Compliance
9 3 (6.00%) Security Patching
9 3 (6.00%) Software Deployment
9 3 (6.00%) Strategic Planning
10 2 (4.00%) IT Strategy
10 2 (4.00%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.00%) PowerShell
1 4 (8.00%) SQL
2 3 (6.00%) VB
2 3 (6.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (42.00%) SC Cleared
1 21 (42.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (14.00%) DV Cleared
3 6 (12.00%) CCNP
3 6 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (10.00%) CCNA
4 5 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (8.00%) MCSA
5 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (8.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (2.00%) CCSA
6 1 (2.00%) CCSE
6 1 (2.00%) HP ASE
6 1 (2.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (2.00%) PMI Certification
6 1 (2.00%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) PMO
2 1 (2.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.00%) QA
System Software
1 8 (16.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.00%) Forefront TMG
2 5 (10.00%) UAG
3 4 (8.00%) Hyper-V
3 4 (8.00%) ISA Server
3 4 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (10.00%) CA Wily
1 5 (10.00%) Tivoli
2 3 (6.00%) BladeLogic
2 3 (6.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (6.00%) SCCM
2 3 (6.00%) WSUS
3 1 (2.00%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.00%) OVSD
Vendors
1 7 (14.00%) Avaya
2 6 (12.00%) Cisco
2 6 (12.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (12.00%) Remedy
3 5 (10.00%) Forcepoint
3 5 (10.00%) HP
4 4 (8.00%) Computacenter
4 4 (8.00%) VMware
5 3 (6.00%) Genesys
6 2 (4.00%) Juniper
7 1 (2.00%) Blue Coat
7 1 (2.00%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.00%) Citrix
7 1 (2.00%) F5
7 1 (2.00%) Nokia
7 1 (2.00%) SAP
7 1 (2.00%) ServiceNow
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £180 - £226 per day
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