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 25 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)
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 35 36
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1  
Contract jobs citing SLA 36 26 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 4.89% 3.98% 4.80%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.50% 29.21% 27.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 14 11
Median daily rate £243 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -41.21% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £113 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £524 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £238 £298 £303
% change year-on-year -20.16% -1.65%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £13.25 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -34.35%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.38 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -10.15% +3.22%  

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 96 89 145
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 13.04% 13.63% 17.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 54 76
Median daily rate £355 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.11% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £228 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £529 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £13.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -66.87%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £24.75
% change year-on-year -10.71% +13.13%  

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 25 June 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 25 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for SLA.

1 42 (72.41%) ITIL
2 24 (41.38%) SC Cleared
2 24 (41.38%) Security Cleared
3 21 (36.21%) Service Management
4 20 (34.48%) Finance
5 17 (29.31%) Windows
6 15 (25.86%) Incident Management
7 13 (22.41%) Project Management
8 12 (20.69%) Remedy
8 12 (20.69%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (20.69%) Active Directory
8 12 (20.69%) Change Management
8 12 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (20.69%) Service Design
9 11 (18.97%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (18.97%) Cisco
10 10 (17.24%) Microsoft
10 10 (17.24%) Problem Management
10 10 (17.24%) DV Cleared
11 9 (15.52%) Windows Server
11 9 (15.52%) VMware
12 8 (13.79%) Service Delivery
12 8 (13.79%) WAN
12 8 (13.79%) SQL
12 8 (13.79%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (13.79%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
13 7 (12.07%) Hyper-V
13 7 (12.07%) Windows 7

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 5 (8.62%) IIS
2 2 (3.45%) Skype for Business
2 2 (3.45%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.45%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.72%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (12.07%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (5.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.79%) WAN
2 7 (12.07%) LAN
3 6 (10.34%) Firewall
4 5 (8.62%) DHCP
4 5 (8.62%) DNS
5 2 (3.45%) HTTP
5 2 (3.45%) MPLS
5 2 (3.45%) VoIP
5 2 (3.45%) VPN
6 1 (1.72%) ATM
6 1 (1.72%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.72%) DWDM
6 1 (1.72%) Frame Relay
6 1 (1.72%) Network Security
6 1 (1.72%) PBX
6 1 (1.72%) SDH
6 1 (1.72%) TACACS
6 1 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.72%) WLAN
6 1 (1.72%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.62%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Introscope
General
1 20 (34.48%) Finance
2 3 (5.17%) Banking
2 3 (5.17%) Retail
3 2 (3.45%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.72%) Automotive
4 1 (1.72%) German Language
4 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (46.55%) Analyst
2 13 (22.41%) Architect
3 11 (18.97%) Support Analyst
4 10 (17.24%) Service Architect
5 7 (12.07%) Applications Support
5 7 (12.07%) Applications Support Analyst
6 6 (10.34%) Service Analyst
7 5 (8.62%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (6.90%) Service Desk Analyst
9 3 (5.17%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
9 3 (5.17%) Designer
9 3 (5.17%) IT Analyst
9 3 (5.17%) Support Engineer
9 3 (5.17%) Wintel Analyst
10 2 (3.45%) Active Directory Analyst
10 2 (3.45%) Active Directory Support
10 2 (3.45%) Deployment Specialist
10 2 (3.45%) ITSM Analyst
10 2 (3.45%) PMO Analyst
10 2 (3.45%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.17%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.45%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.45%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.72%) Clustering
4 1 (1.72%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.72%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 17 (29.31%) Windows
2 12 (20.69%) Windows Server 2003
2 12 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (18.97%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (15.52%) Windows Server
5 7 (12.07%) Windows 7
6 5 (8.62%) Unix
7 4 (6.90%) Linux
7 4 (6.90%) Windows 8
7 4 (6.90%) Windows Vista
8 3 (5.17%) Windows XP
9 2 (3.45%) MVS
9 2 (3.45%) Windows NT
10 1 (1.72%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (72.41%) ITIL
2 21 (36.21%) Service Management
3 15 (25.86%) Incident Management
4 13 (22.41%) Project Management
5 12 (20.69%) Change Management
5 12 (20.69%) Service Design
6 10 (17.24%) Problem Management
7 8 (13.79%) Service Delivery
8 7 (12.07%) ITIL V3
9 5 (8.62%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (8.62%) Presales
9 5 (8.62%) Release Management
9 5 (8.62%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (6.90%) Performance Management
11 3 (5.17%) Infrastructure Monitoring
11 3 (5.17%) Mentoring
11 3 (5.17%) Patch Management
11 3 (5.17%) Security Patching
11 3 (5.17%) Software Deployment
11 3 (5.17%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 8 (13.79%) SQL
2 6 (10.34%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.17%) VB
3 3 (5.17%) VBScript
4 2 (3.45%) Java
Qualifications
1 24 (41.38%) SC Cleared
1 24 (41.38%) Security Cleared
2 10 (17.24%) DV Cleared
3 8 (13.79%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (13.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (10.34%) CCNP
4 6 (10.34%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (8.62%) CCNA
6 4 (6.90%) MCSA
6 4 (6.90%) MCSE
6 4 (6.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (5.17%) MCP
8 2 (3.45%) CCIE
9 1 (1.72%) CCDP
9 1 (1.72%) CCSA
9 1 (1.72%) CISSP
9 1 (1.72%) GSAE
9 1 (1.72%) JNCIE
9 1 (1.72%) PMI Certification
9 1 (1.72%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.90%) PMO
2 2 (3.45%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 12 (20.69%) Active Directory
2 8 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (12.07%) Hyper-V
4 5 (8.62%) Forefront TMG
4 5 (8.62%) UAG
5 4 (6.90%) ISA Server
6 3 (5.17%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (3.45%) XenApp
8 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.72%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.72%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (1.72%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (8.62%) SCCM
2 4 (6.90%) CA Wily
3 3 (5.17%) BladeLogic
3 3 (5.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (5.17%) WSUS
4 2 (3.45%) OpenView
4 2 (3.45%) OVSD
4 2 (3.45%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.72%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 12 (20.69%) Remedy
2 11 (18.97%) Cisco
3 10 (17.24%) Microsoft
4 9 (15.52%) VMware
5 6 (10.34%) HP
6 5 (8.62%) Citrix
6 5 (8.62%) Forcepoint
6 5 (8.62%) SAP
7 4 (6.90%) Juniper
8 3 (5.17%) Computacenter
8 3 (5.17%) ServiceNow
9 2 (3.45%) Avaya
9 2 (3.45%) CA
9 2 (3.45%) CheckPoint
9 2 (3.45%) NetApp
10 1 (1.72%) Blue Coat
10 1 (1.72%) F5
10 1 (1.72%) Nokia
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