Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 59 31
Rank change year-on-year +11 -28 0
Contract jobs citing SLA 61 63 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 4.41% 3.74% 6.34%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.50% 23.42% 40.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 41 55
Milton Keynes median daily rate £286 £275 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.13% -33.81% +34.03%
10th Percentile £203 £115 £162
90th Percentile £438 £488 £520
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £278 £263 £416
% change year-on-year +5.98% -36.82% +27.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 6
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £13.50 £18.00 £14.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +22.66% -22.76%
10th Percentile £9.75 £17.55 £10.03
90th Percentile £16.46 £18.90 £20.38
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £13.50 £18.00 £14.68
% change year-on-year -25.00% +22.66% +22.29%

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 200 269 201
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 14.45% 15.95% 15.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 152 132
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £350 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -18.70% +23.00%
10th Percentile £200 £182 £207
90th Percentile £633 £511 £538
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £350 £425
% change year-on-year +14.29% -17.65% +21.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 6 6
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £13.50 £18.00 £14.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +22.66% -22.76%
10th Percentile £9.75 £15.46 £10.03
90th Percentile £16.46 £18.75 £20.38
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.03 £18.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -22.08% +20.00% -21.05%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 28 (45.90%) Security Cleared
2 26 (42.62%) ITIL
3 23 (37.70%) SC Cleared
4 21 (34.43%) Finance
5 20 (32.79%) Windows
6 19 (31.15%) Service Management
7 17 (27.87%) Change Management
7 17 (27.87%) Microsoft
8 15 (24.59%) Problem-Solving
9 14 (22.95%) Active Directory
10 12 (19.67%) Microsoft Office
10 12 (19.67%) Service Delivery
11 11 (18.03%) Linux
11 11 (18.03%) DV Cleared
12 10 (16.39%) Self-Motivation
12 10 (16.39%) Unix
12 10 (16.39%) Remedy
13 9 (14.75%) VMware
13 9 (14.75%) Incident Management
13 9 (14.75%) Windows Server
13 9 (14.75%) Customer Requirements
14 8 (13.11%) Service Design
14 8 (13.11%) VMware Infrastructure
14 8 (13.11%) Windows Server 2008
14 8 (13.11%) High Availability
14 8 (13.11%) Analytical Skills
15 7 (11.48%) Disaster Recovery
16 6 (9.84%) Windows Server 2003
16 6 (9.84%) ITIL V3
17 5 (8.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 (6.56%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.92%) IIS
3 2 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (3.28%) IBM HTTP Server
3 2 (3.28%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.28%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (3.28%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.28%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 12 (19.67%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.28%) Azure Active Directory
1 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.56%) LAN
2 3 (4.92%) Firewall
2 3 (4.92%) WAN
3 2 (3.28%) Broadband
3 2 (3.28%) DHCP
3 2 (3.28%) DNS
3 2 (3.28%) HTTP
3 2 (3.28%) NAS
3 2 (3.28%) SAN
4 1 (1.64%) Intranet
4 1 (1.64%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.56%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.28%) DB2
2 2 (3.28%) MySQL
2 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (1.64%) Big Data
3 1 (1.64%) Data Lake
3 1 (1.64%) DB2 UDB
3 1 (1.64%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Introscope
General
1 21 (34.43%) Finance
2 4 (6.56%) Banking
3 2 (3.28%) Financial Institution
3 2 (3.28%) Retail
4 1 (1.64%) Automotive
4 1 (1.64%) Billing
4 1 (1.64%) Legal
4 1 (1.64%) Local Government
4 1 (1.64%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 21 (34.43%) Analyst
2 10 (16.39%) Administrator
3 8 (13.11%) Designer
4 6 (9.84%) Coordinator
5 5 (8.20%) Service Analyst
5 5 (8.20%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (6.56%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (4.92%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 3 (4.92%) Service Assurance Manager
7 3 (4.92%) Service Manager
7 3 (4.92%) Support Analyst
8 2 (3.28%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 2 (3.28%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (3.28%) Change Analyst
8 2 (3.28%) DBA
8 2 (3.28%) ITIL Service Designer
8 2 (3.28%) SOC Analyst
8 2 (3.28%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (3.28%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.64%) Kafka
1 1 (1.64%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.39%) Self-Motivation
2 8 (13.11%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (8.20%) Management Information System
4 4 (6.56%) Mainframe
5 2 (3.28%) Clustering
5 2 (3.28%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.28%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.64%) CMDB
6 1 (1.64%) Cyberattack
6 1 (1.64%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.64%) iPad
6 1 (1.64%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 20 (32.79%) Windows
2 11 (18.03%) Linux
3 10 (16.39%) Unix
4 9 (14.75%) Windows Server
5 8 (13.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (9.84%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (8.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (6.56%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (4.92%) Windows 7
10 2 (3.28%) Windows 2000
11 1 (1.64%) AIX
11 1 (1.64%) Solaris
11 1 (1.64%) Windows 10
11 1 (1.64%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.64%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (42.62%) ITIL
2 19 (31.15%) Service Management
3 17 (27.87%) Change Management
4 15 (24.59%) Problem-Solving
5 12 (19.67%) Service Delivery
6 9 (14.75%) Customer Requirements
6 9 (14.75%) Incident Management
7 8 (13.11%) High Availability
7 8 (13.11%) Service Design
8 7 (11.48%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (9.84%) ITIL V3
10 5 (8.20%) Problem Management
10 5 (8.20%) Release Management
11 4 (6.56%) Information Security
11 4 (6.56%) ITSM
11 4 (6.56%) Performance Monitoring
12 3 (4.92%) Budgeting and Forecasting
12 3 (4.92%) Project Management
12 3 (4.92%) Risk Management
12 3 (4.92%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.20%) SQL
2 3 (4.92%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.28%) Bash Shell
3 2 (3.28%) Java
4 1 (1.64%) C
4 1 (1.64%) Python
4 1 (1.64%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 28 (45.90%) Security Cleared
2 23 (37.70%) SC Cleared
3 11 (18.03%) DV Cleared
4 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (4.92%) CCNA
5 3 (4.92%) CCNP
5 3 (4.92%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (4.92%) Degree
5 3 (4.92%) MCSA
5 3 (4.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (3.28%) CEH
6 2 (3.28%) GCIH
6 2 (3.28%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (3.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (3.28%) MCSE
6 2 (3.28%) RHCE
6 2 (3.28%) SSCP
7 1 (1.64%) CCA
7 1 (1.64%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.64%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 1 (1.64%) PMO
System Software
1 14 (22.95%) Active Directory
2 8 (13.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.92%) Forefront TMG
3 3 (4.92%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.92%) UAG
4 2 (3.28%) ISA Server
4 2 (3.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (1.64%) BitLocker
5 1 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (8.20%) SCCM
2 3 (4.92%) Ansible
3 2 (3.28%) CA Wily
3 2 (3.28%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (1.64%) OVSD
Vendors
1 17 (27.87%) Microsoft
2 10 (16.39%) Remedy
3 9 (14.75%) VMware
4 5 (8.20%) Computacenter
4 5 (8.20%) Red Hat
5 3 (4.92%) Forcepoint
6 2 (3.28%) CA
6 2 (3.28%) Cisco
6 2 (3.28%) HP
6 2 (3.28%) Intel
6 2 (3.28%) Oracle
6 2 (3.28%) Veritas
7 1 (1.64%) Ab Initio
7 1 (1.64%) Adobe
7 1 (1.64%) Apple
7 1 (1.64%) Citrix
7 1 (1.64%) EMC
7 1 (1.64%) IBM
7 1 (1.64%) NetApp
7 1 (1.64%) webMethods