Period
to 14 October 2019

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 6 months to 14 October 2019 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)
Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
6 months to
14 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 48 49 58
Rank change year-on-year +1 +9 -30
Contract jobs citing SLA 36 59 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 3.72% 4.19% 3.78%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.57% 28.78% 23.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 23 41
Milton Keynes median daily rate £258 £332 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.32% +20.55% -36.05%
10th Percentile £116 £202 £115
90th Percentile £451 £442 £488
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £313 £309 £263
% change year-on-year +1.15% +17.69% -38.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 5
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.52% -25.00% +22.66%
10th Percentile £10.80 £9.75 £17.55
90th Percentile £17.93 £16.46 £18.90
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +18.52% -25.00% +22.66%

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 Milton Keynes with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 126 205 270
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 13.00% 14.55% 16.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 115 152
Milton Keynes median daily rate £450 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +14.29% -20.00%
10th Percentile £185 £200 £182
90th Percentile £570 £660 £511
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £445 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +11.25% +14.29% -18.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 6
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.52% -25.00% +22.66%
10th Percentile £10.80 £9.75 £15.46
90th Percentile £33.60 £16.46 £18.75
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £16.00 £14.03 £18.00
% change year-on-year +14.08% -22.08% +20.00%

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

Job postings citing SLA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes.

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 6 months to 14 October 2019.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA in Milton Keynes.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SLA in Milton Keynes

SLA
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SLA in Milton Keynes over the 6 months to 14 October 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SLA in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 14 October 2019, 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for SLA.

1 17 (47.22%) ITIL
2 14 (38.89%) Windows
3 13 (36.11%) Microsoft
3 13 (36.11%) Security Cleared
4 12 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 11 (30.56%) Problem-Solving
6 10 (27.78%) Incident Management
6 10 (27.78%) Active Directory
7 9 (25.00%) Finance
7 9 (25.00%) Windows 10
8 8 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
9 7 (19.44%) Self-Motivation
10 6 (16.67%) SQL
10 6 (16.67%) Service Management
10 6 (16.67%) Service Delivery
11 5 (13.89%) SCCM
11 5 (13.89%) Service Design
12 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (11.11%) Change Management
13 3 (8.33%) Remedy
13 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
13 3 (8.33%) Linux
13 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
13 3 (8.33%) Unix
13 3 (8.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 3 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
13 3 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
13 3 (8.33%) Office 365
13 3 (8.33%) Time Management
13 3 (8.33%) Management Information System

SLA
Co-occurring 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 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.78%) IIS
2 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.78%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.78%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (2.78%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) Intranet
1 2 (5.56%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.78%) DHCP
2 1 (2.78%) DNS
2 1 (2.78%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 3 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 9 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Banking
2 2 (5.56%) Public Sector
2 2 (5.56%) Retail
3 1 (2.78%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 13 (36.11%) Analyst
2 8 (22.22%) Service Analyst
3 6 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (13.89%) Administrator
4 5 (13.89%) Designer
5 2 (5.56%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Applications Support
5 2 (5.56%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Support Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Technical Services Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Technical Support
6 1 (2.78%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (2.78%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (2.78%) Deployment Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Desktop Support
6 1 (2.78%) Help Desk Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Support Assistant
6 1 (2.78%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.56%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (5.56%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.78%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.78%) CMDB
4 1 (2.78%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 14 (38.89%) Windows
2 9 (25.00%) Windows 10
3 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (8.33%) Linux
4 3 (8.33%) Unix
4 3 (8.33%) Windows Server
5 2 (5.56%) Windows 7
5 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (5.56%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.78%) Android
6 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.78%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.78%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (47.22%) ITIL
2 11 (30.56%) Problem-Solving
3 10 (27.78%) Incident Management
4 6 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 6 (16.67%) Service Management
5 5 (13.89%) Service Design
6 4 (11.11%) Change Management
7 3 (8.33%) Customer Requirements
7 3 (8.33%) Time Management
8 2 (5.56%) Break/Fix
8 2 (5.56%) Critical Thinking
8 2 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (5.56%) ITSM
8 2 (5.56%) Mentoring
8 2 (5.56%) Problem Management
8 2 (5.56%) Project Management
8 2 (5.56%) Service Delivery Management
9 1 (2.78%) Risk Management
9 1 (2.78%) Statistics
9 1 (2.78%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (2.78%) C
2 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
2 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (36.11%) Security Cleared
2 12 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (5.56%) CCNA
4 2 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (5.56%) MCSA
4 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.78%) A+ Certification
5 1 (2.78%) APMP
5 1 (2.78%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.78%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (27.78%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.78%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (13.89%) SCCM
2 2 (5.56%) Control-M
3 1 (2.78%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 13 (36.11%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.33%) Remedy
3 2 (5.56%) Dell
3 2 (5.56%) IBM
3 2 (5.56%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.78%) Adobe
4 1 (2.78%) Apple
4 1 (2.78%) Cisco
4 1 (2.78%) HP
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle
4 1 (2.78%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.78%) SAP
4 1 (2.78%) Symantec
4 1 (2.78%) VMware
4 1 (2.78%) White Clarke