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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank - 7 12
Contract jobs citing SLA 0 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford - 13.89% 2.22%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - 100.00% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 1
Average daily rate - £275 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -6.89%
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
3 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 10.00% 13.89% 4.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 2
Average daily rate £438 £275 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.09% -6.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £275 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £336 £339
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £25.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+68.00% +45.77%

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 18 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) VoIP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) CCNP
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Thin Client
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) IP Telephony
1 1 (100.00%) Local Government
1 1 (100.00%) Fat Client
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (100.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) IP Telephony
1 1 (100.00%) VoIP
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Network Specialist
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Specialist
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco VoIP Specialist
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
1 1 (100.00%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
1 1 (100.00%) Network Specialist
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Network Specialist
1 1 (100.00%) Senior VoIP Specialist
1 1 (100.00%) VoIP Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Fat Client
1 1 (100.00%) Thin Client
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) CCNP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) VMware