Period
to 12 December 2018

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 12 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)
Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 74 27
Rank change year-on-year +36 -47 +3
Contract jobs citing SLA 64 49 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 5.09% 2.75% 6.79%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.59% 16.90% 42.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 27 57
Milton Keynes median daily rate £332 £250 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.60% -40.83% +40.83%
10th Percentile £208 £113 £195
90th Percentile £444 £410 £488
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £309 £160 £421
% change year-on-year +93.08% -62.00% +40.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 6 5
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £14.00 £18.00 £14.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +25.44% -13.54%
10th Percentile £10.65 £17.63 £9.31
90th Percentile £18.00 £18.75 £21.45
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.00 £18.00 £12.68
% change year-on-year -22.22% +42.01% -3.23%

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 185 290 202
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 14.71% 16.30% 16.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 166 137
Milton Keynes median daily rate £403 £351 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.59% -18.50% +23.14%
10th Percentile £210 £200 £207
90th Percentile £640 £544 £538
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £415 £350 £430
% change year-on-year +18.57% -18.60% +22.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 7 5
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £14.00 £18.00 £14.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +25.44% -13.54%
10th Percentile £10.65 £15.82 £9.31
90th Percentile £18.00 £18.60 £21.45
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.05 £18.00 £14.68
% change year-on-year -21.94% +22.66% -16.14%

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 12 December 2018.

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

For the 6 months to 12 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for SLA.

1 22 (34.38%) Windows
1 22 (34.38%) Security Cleared
2 21 (32.81%) Microsoft
3 20 (31.25%) ITIL
3 20 (31.25%) Finance
4 18 (28.13%) Active Directory
5 17 (26.56%) Microsoft Office
5 17 (26.56%) SC Cleared
5 17 (26.56%) Problem-Solving
6 16 (25.00%) Incident Management
7 15 (23.44%) Remedy
8 14 (21.88%) Service Delivery
9 13 (20.31%) Service Management
10 11 (17.19%) Analytical Skills
11 10 (15.63%) Self-Motivation
11 10 (15.63%) Linux
12 9 (14.06%) Microsoft Excel
12 9 (14.06%) Customer Requirements
12 9 (14.06%) Windows Server
13 8 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (12.50%) Change Management
13 8 (12.50%) Unix
14 7 (10.94%) SQL
14 7 (10.94%) Project Management
14 7 (10.94%) VMware
14 7 (10.94%) Computacenter
14 7 (10.94%) Problem Management
15 6 (9.38%) DV Cleared
15 6 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
15 6 (9.38%) High Availability

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 4 (6.25%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.69%) IIS
2 3 (4.69%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (3.13%) IBM HTTP Server
3 2 (3.13%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (3.13%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.13%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 17 (26.56%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (14.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.13%) Azure Active Directory
1 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.25%) LAN
1 4 (6.25%) WAN
2 3 (4.69%) Firewall
3 2 (3.13%) Broadband
3 2 (3.13%) DHCP
3 2 (3.13%) DNS
3 2 (3.13%) HTTP
3 2 (3.13%) Intranet
3 2 (3.13%) NAS
3 2 (3.13%) SAN
4 1 (1.56%) 802.11
4 1 (1.56%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (1.56%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.13%) DB2
2 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (1.56%) Big Data
3 1 (1.56%) Data Lake
3 1 (1.56%) DB2 UDB
3 1 (1.56%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Introscope
General
1 20 (31.25%) Finance
2 5 (7.81%) Retail
3 4 (6.25%) Banking
4 3 (4.69%) Automotive
5 2 (3.13%) Financial Institution
5 2 (3.13%) Legal
6 1 (1.56%) Billing
6 1 (1.56%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 21 (32.81%) Analyst
2 9 (14.06%) Administrator
3 7 (10.94%) Service Manager
4 6 (9.38%) Service Analyst
4 6 (9.38%) Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (7.81%) Designer
6 4 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (6.25%) Coordinator
6 4 (6.25%) IT Manager
6 4 (6.25%) IT Security Manager
6 4 (6.25%) IT Services Manager
6 4 (6.25%) Security Manager
6 4 (6.25%) Service Security Manager
7 3 (4.69%) Support Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) DBA
8 2 (3.13%) Linux Administrator
8 2 (3.13%) Operations Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) Service Assurance Manager
8 2 (3.13%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (3.13%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.56%) 802.1X
1 1 (1.56%) Kafka
1 1 (1.56%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.19%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (15.63%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (6.25%) Mainframe
3 4 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.13%) Clustering
4 2 (3.13%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.13%) iPad
4 2 (3.13%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.56%) Cyberattack
5 1 (1.56%) IVR
5 1 (1.56%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 22 (34.38%) Windows
2 10 (15.63%) Linux
3 9 (14.06%) Windows Server
4 8 (12.50%) Unix
4 8 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (9.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (7.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (4.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (4.69%) Windows 10
8 2 (3.13%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.56%) AIX
9 1 (1.56%) Android
9 1 (1.56%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.56%) Solaris
9 1 (1.56%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.56%) Windows NT
9 1 (1.56%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (31.25%) ITIL
2 17 (26.56%) Problem-Solving
3 16 (25.00%) Incident Management
4 14 (21.88%) Service Delivery
5 13 (20.31%) Service Management
6 9 (14.06%) Customer Requirements
7 8 (12.50%) Change Management
8 7 (10.94%) Problem Management
8 7 (10.94%) Project Management
9 6 (9.38%) High Availability
9 6 (9.38%) Information Security
9 6 (9.38%) SIEM
10 5 (7.81%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (7.81%) Service Design
10 5 (7.81%) Technical Leadership
11 4 (6.25%) Collaborative Working
11 4 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (6.25%) ITIL V3
11 4 (6.25%) Matrix Management
11 4 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.94%) SQL
2 3 (4.69%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.13%) Bash Shell
3 2 (3.13%) Java
4 1 (1.56%) C
4 1 (1.56%) Python
4 1 (1.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (34.38%) Security Cleared
2 17 (26.56%) SC Cleared
3 6 (9.38%) DV Cleared
4 5 (7.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 5 (7.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (6.25%) CCNA
5 4 (6.25%) CCNP
5 4 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (4.69%) MCSA
6 3 (4.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (3.13%) CEH
7 2 (3.13%) Degree
7 2 (3.13%) GCIH
7 2 (3.13%) MCSE
7 2 (3.13%) RHCE
7 2 (3.13%) SSCP
8 1 (1.56%) CCA
8 1 (1.56%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.56%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.56%) PMO
1 1 (1.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 18 (28.13%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.69%) Forefront TMG
3 3 (4.69%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.69%) UAG
4 2 (3.13%) ISA Server
4 2 (3.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (1.56%) BitLocker
5 1 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (7.81%) SCCM
2 3 (4.69%) Ansible
3 2 (3.13%) CA Wily
3 2 (3.13%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (1.56%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.56%) OVSD
Vendors
1 21 (32.81%) Microsoft
2 15 (23.44%) Remedy
3 7 (10.94%) Computacenter
3 7 (10.94%) VMware
4 4 (6.25%) Cisco
5 3 (4.69%) Forcepoint
5 3 (4.69%) Red Hat
6 2 (3.13%) CA
6 2 (3.13%) HP
6 2 (3.13%) Intel
6 2 (3.13%) Oracle
6 2 (3.13%) SAP
6 2 (3.13%) Veritas
7 1 (1.56%) Adobe
7 1 (1.56%) Apple
7 1 (1.56%) Citrix
7 1 (1.56%) EMC
7 1 (1.56%) IBM
7 1 (1.56%) NetApp
7 1 (1.56%) webMethods