Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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)
Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 24 30
Rank change year-on-year -41 +6 -6
Contract jobs citing SLA 53 85 105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 3.03% 6.65% 5.48%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 18.47% 41.67% 30.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 55 35
Milton Keynes median daily rate £263 £423 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -37.87% +40.83% -14.29%
10th Percentile £114 £195 £132
90th Percentile £488 £488 £425
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £180 £421 £310
% change year-on-year -57.24% +35.81% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 8
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £18.00 £14.68 £16.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.66% -11.58% +18.55%
10th Percentile £17.63 £9.31 £11.63
90th Percentile £18.75 £20.38 £27.90
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £18.00 £14.35 £12.00
% change year-on-year +25.44% +19.58% -7.69%

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 287 204 345
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 16.38% 15.96% 18.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 134 177
Milton Keynes median daily rate £350 £431 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.79% +23.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £186 £213 £202
90th Percentile £538 £538 £477
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £350 £430 £350
% change year-on-year -18.60% +22.86% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 8
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £18.00 £14.68 £16.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.66% -11.58% +10.65%
10th Percentile £15.82 £9.31 £11.63
90th Percentile £18.60 £20.38 £27.90
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% +23.08%

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 22 November 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 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 22 November 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 33 (62.26%) ITIL
2 23 (43.40%) Service Management
3 22 (41.51%) Finance
4 21 (39.62%) Security Cleared
5 18 (33.96%) DV Cleared
6 17 (32.08%) Microsoft
7 16 (30.19%) Service Delivery
7 16 (30.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 15 (28.30%) Microsoft Office
9 14 (26.42%) SC Cleared
10 13 (24.53%) ITIL V3
10 13 (24.53%) SQL
11 12 (22.64%) HP
11 12 (22.64%) OVSD
12 10 (18.87%) ITSM
12 10 (18.87%) Ticket Management
12 10 (18.87%) Service Design
13 9 (16.98%) Analytical Skills
14 8 (15.09%) Unix
15 7 (13.21%) Active Directory
15 7 (13.21%) ISO 9001
15 7 (13.21%) VMware
15 7 (13.21%) Performance Management
15 7 (13.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 7 (13.21%) Customer Engagement
16 6 (11.32%) VMware Infrastructure
16 6 (11.32%) Logistics
16 6 (11.32%) Retail
16 6 (11.32%) Remedy
16 6 (11.32%) Project Management

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 (3.77%) Skype for Business
1 2 (3.77%) WebSphere
1 2 (3.77%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.89%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (28.30%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (3.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.89%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.77%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.66%) Firewall
1 3 (5.66%) LAN
2 2 (3.77%) BGP
2 2 (3.77%) EIGRP
2 2 (3.77%) HTTP
2 2 (3.77%) OSPF
2 2 (3.77%) WAN
2 2 (3.77%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.89%) ATM
3 1 (1.89%) DWDM
3 1 (1.89%) Frame Relay
3 1 (1.89%) MPLS
3 1 (1.89%) SDH
3 1 (1.89%) VoIP
3 1 (1.89%) VPN
3 1 (1.89%) WLAN
3 1 (1.89%) X.25
3 1 (1.89%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.89%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Introscope
General
1 22 (41.51%) Finance
2 6 (11.32%) Retail
3 5 (9.43%) Automotive
3 5 (9.43%) Banking
4 4 (7.55%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.77%) Military
6 1 (1.89%) Electronics
6 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.89%) Marketing
6 1 (1.89%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 21 (39.62%) Analyst
2 12 (22.64%) Service Analyst
2 12 (22.64%) Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (13.21%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (13.21%) 1st Line Support
3 7 (13.21%) Service Manager
4 6 (11.32%) Architect
5 5 (9.43%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (7.55%) Security Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Service Architect
7 3 (5.66%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 2 (3.77%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
8 2 (3.77%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
8 2 (3.77%) Active Directory Specialist
8 2 (3.77%) Active Directory Support
8 2 (3.77%) Designer
8 2 (3.77%) IT Services Manager
8 2 (3.77%) Performance Manager
8 2 (3.77%) Security Manager
8 2 (3.77%) Technical Manager
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.98%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.66%) Fat Client
2 3 (5.66%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.66%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.89%) CESG
3 1 (1.89%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.89%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.89%) RIA
3 1 (1.89%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.09%) Unix
2 6 (11.32%) Windows
3 5 (9.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (9.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (7.55%) Linux
4 4 (7.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.77%) Windows 10
5 2 (3.77%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.77%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.89%) MVS
6 1 (1.89%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.89%) Windows NT
6 1 (1.89%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (62.26%) ITIL
2 23 (43.40%) Service Management
3 16 (30.19%) Service Delivery
4 13 (24.53%) ITIL V3
5 10 (18.87%) ITSM
5 10 (18.87%) Service Design
5 10 (18.87%) Ticket Management
6 7 (13.21%) Customer Engagement
6 7 (13.21%) Performance Management
7 6 (11.32%) Logistics
7 6 (11.32%) Project Management
8 5 (9.43%) B2C
8 5 (9.43%) Line Management
8 5 (9.43%) Virtual Environments
9 4 (7.55%) PRINCE2
10 3 (5.66%) Hardware Maintenance
10 3 (5.66%) Incident Management
10 3 (5.66%) Infrastructure Monitoring
10 3 (5.66%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
10 3 (5.66%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 13 (24.53%) SQL
2 4 (7.55%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.77%) Java
3 2 (3.77%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (39.62%) Security Cleared
2 18 (33.96%) DV Cleared
3 16 (30.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 14 (26.42%) SC Cleared
5 5 (9.43%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (7.55%) MCSE
6 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (5.66%) MCP
8 2 (3.77%) CCIE
8 2 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.89%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (1.89%) CISSP
9 1 (1.89%) GSAE
9 1 (1.89%) PMP
9 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.21%) ISO 9001
1 7 (13.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (3.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.89%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.89%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.89%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (13.21%) Active Directory
2 6 (11.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.66%) Hyper-V
3 3 (5.66%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (5.66%) VMware Server
3 3 (5.66%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (3.77%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (3.77%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (3.77%) XenApp
5 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.89%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 12 (22.64%) OVSD
2 3 (5.66%) CA Wily
3 2 (3.77%) OpenView
3 2 (3.77%) SCCM
4 1 (1.89%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 17 (32.08%) Microsoft
2 12 (22.64%) HP
3 7 (13.21%) VMware
4 6 (11.32%) Cisco
4 6 (11.32%) Remedy
5 4 (7.55%) Citrix
5 4 (7.55%) CyberArk
6 2 (3.77%) Blue Coat
6 2 (3.77%) CA
6 2 (3.77%) F5
6 2 (3.77%) NetApp
7 1 (1.89%) Ericsson
7 1 (1.89%) Nortel
7 1 (1.89%) SAP
7 1 (1.89%) ServiceNow