The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 11 20 -
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -
Contract jobs citing SLA 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 5.36% 1.30% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.86% 50.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£263 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.23% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £270 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.64 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-10.65% +12.90%
SLA
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedford region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
7 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 12.50% 2.60% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 0
Average daily rate £489 £368 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.99% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £20.21 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.65% +15.45%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SLA across the Bedford region.

SLA Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

SLA
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Bedford region.

SLA Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing SLA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SLA.

1 5 (100.00%) ITIL
2 4 (80.00%) Citrix
3 3 (60.00%) Project Management
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) Finance
3 3 (60.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (40.00%) LANDesk
4 2 (40.00%) ITIL V3
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco
5 1 (20.00%) MS Office
5 1 (20.00%) Service Management
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (20.00%) NetApp
5 1 (20.00%) Thin Client
5 1 (20.00%) CCNP
5 1 (20.00%) CCNA
5 1 (20.00%) EMC
5 1 (20.00%) HNC
5 1 (20.00%) HND
5 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
5 1 (20.00%) LAN
5 1 (20.00%) VoIP
5 1 (20.00%) SDLC
5 1 (20.00%) EMC VMAX
5 1 (20.00%) Data ONTAP
5 1 (20.00%) Fat Client
5 1 (20.00%) Celerra
5 1 (20.00%) NVQ Level 4

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing SLA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SLA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) LAN
1 1 (20.00%) VoIP
1 1 (20.00%) IP Telephony
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Developer
1 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Service Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Technical Specialist
1 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Service Desk Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Storage Specialist
1 1 (20.00%) Network Specialist
1 1 (20.00%) Senior Network Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Thin Client
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (20.00%) CLARiiON
1 1 (20.00%) EMC Centera
1 1 (20.00%) Fat Client
1 1 (20.00%) Celerra
1 1 (20.00%) Symmetrix DMX
1 1 (20.00%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) ITIL
2 3 (60.00%) Project Management
2 3 (60.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (20.00%) SDLC
4 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (20.00%) Service Management
4 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) HNC
1 1 (20.00%) HND
1 1 (20.00%) CCNP
1 1 (20.00%) CCNA
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
1 1 (20.00%) NVQ Level 4
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Citrix
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco
3 2 (40.00%) LANDesk
4 1 (20.00%) EMC
4 1 (20.00%) NetApp
4 1 (20.00%) VMware
Bedford
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