Period
to 2 April 2020

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 2 April 2020 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
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 41 37 65
Rank change year-on-year -4 +28 -18
Contract jobs citing SLA 25 50 48
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 3.66% 4.78% 3.04%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.09% 32.47% 21.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 28 23
Median daily rate £395 £240 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +64.58% -4.00% -30.56%
10th Percentile £110 £173 £116
90th Percentile £408 £461 £480
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £289 £240 £220
% change year-on-year +20.31% +9.09% -38.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 7
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +32.00% -10.71%
10th Percentile £14.95 £11.78 £9.00
90th Percentile £17.00 £18.00 £20.30
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year - +32.00% -10.71%

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 89 154 221
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 13.03% 14.71% 14.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 89 118
Median daily rate £400 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +20.00% -11.76%
10th Percentile £134 £206 £220
90th Percentile £550 £560 £550
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £375 £440 £366
% change year-on-year -14.77% +20.30% -11.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 20 7
Median hourly rate £16.25 £16.69 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.65% +33.54% -10.71%
10th Percentile £15.30 £12.76 £9.00
90th Percentile £24.20 £47.63 £20.30
Median hourly rate £16.63 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -7.64% -20.00% +60.71%

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Job vacancy trend for SLA in Milton Keynes

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SLA in Milton Keynes.

Daily rate trend for SLA in Milton Keynes

SLA
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SLA in Milton Keynes over the 6 months to 2 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SLA in Milton Keynes

SLA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SLA in Milton Keynes.

Hourly rate trend for SLA in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 2 April 2020, 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 19 (76.00%) Windows
1 19 (76.00%) Active Directory
2 17 (68.00%) ITIL
3 10 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 10 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 10 (40.00%) Windows Server
4 9 (36.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (36.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (36.00%) SC Cleared
4 9 (36.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (36.00%) Remedy
5 8 (32.00%) Change Management
5 8 (32.00%) Management Information System
5 8 (32.00%) DV Cleared
6 7 (28.00%) Windows 10
6 7 (28.00%) Incident Management
7 6 (24.00%) Legal
7 6 (24.00%) HP
7 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
7 6 (24.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (24.00%) MCSA
7 6 (24.00%) Microsoft Office
7 6 (24.00%) Public Sector
7 6 (24.00%) PowerShell
7 6 (24.00%) Windows Vista
7 6 (24.00%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (20.00%) Software Deployment
8 5 (20.00%) Problem Management
8 5 (20.00%) SCCM
8 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure

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 (16.00%) IIS
2 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (8.00%) IBM Notes
2 2 (8.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (24.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) DHCP
1 2 (8.00%) DNS
1 2 (8.00%) Intranet
1 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.00%) Cisco ISE
2 1 (4.00%) Firewall
2 1 (4.00%) LAN
2 1 (4.00%) WAN
General
1 6 (24.00%) Legal
1 6 (24.00%) Public Sector
2 4 (16.00%) Back Office
3 1 (4.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 15 (60.00%) Analyst
2 9 (36.00%) Service Analyst
2 9 (36.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (16.00%) Active Directory Support
3 4 (16.00%) Help Desk Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Support Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Wintel Support
4 3 (12.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Active Directory Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Active Directory Support Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Deployment Specialist
4 3 (12.00%) Windows Specialist
4 3 (12.00%) Wintel Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Wintel Support Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) IT Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) IT Security Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 8 (32.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (12.00%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (8.00%) BYOD
3 2 (8.00%) Mainframe
4 1 (4.00%) Blackberry
4 1 (4.00%) CMDB
4 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 19 (76.00%) Windows
2 10 (40.00%) Windows 7
2 10 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 9 (36.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (36.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (36.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (28.00%) Windows 10
5 6 (24.00%) Windows Vista
6 4 (16.00%) Windows 8
7 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (8.00%) Unix
9 1 (4.00%) Android
9 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
9 1 (4.00%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (4.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (68.00%) ITIL
2 8 (32.00%) Change Management
3 7 (28.00%) Incident Management
4 6 (24.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (20.00%) Problem Management
5 5 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (20.00%) Software Deployment
6 4 (16.00%) Information Security
6 4 (16.00%) Information Security Management
6 4 (16.00%) ISMS
6 4 (16.00%) Mobile Device Management
6 4 (16.00%) Patch Management
6 4 (16.00%) Proactive Monitoring
6 4 (16.00%) Security Management
6 4 (16.00%) Security Patching
6 4 (16.00%) Service Management
6 4 (16.00%) Ticket Management
7 3 (12.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (12.00%) Time Management
8 2 (8.00%) Break/Fix
Programming Languages
1 6 (24.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (16.00%) SQL
2 4 (16.00%) VB
2 4 (16.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (36.00%) SC Cleared
3 8 (32.00%) DV Cleared
4 6 (24.00%) MCSA
4 6 (24.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (16.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (12.00%) CCNA
6 3 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (4.00%) CCNP
System Software
1 19 (76.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (16.00%) UAG
4 1 (4.00%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (4.00%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 5 (20.00%) SCCM
2 4 (16.00%) BladeLogic
2 4 (16.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 4 (16.00%) WSUS
3 1 (4.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 9 (36.00%) Remedy
2 6 (24.00%) HP
2 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (20.00%) VMware
4 4 (16.00%) Citrix
5 3 (12.00%) Cisco
5 3 (12.00%) Computacenter
6 2 (8.00%) Lotus
7 1 (4.00%) Adobe
7 1 (4.00%) Apple
7 1 (4.00%) Dell
7 1 (4.00%) Forcepoint
7 1 (4.00%) ForeScout
7 1 (4.00%) ServiceNow
7 1 (4.00%) Sony
7 1 (4.00%) Symantec