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 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 6 9 7
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -2
Contract jobs citing SLA 6 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 17.65% 7.89% 3.85%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 85.71% 100.00% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 1
Average daily rate
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£319 £240 £168
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.81% +43.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £294
% change year-on-year
- +2.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £14.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-1.78% +16.66%
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 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 20.59% 7.89% 11.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 1
Average daily rate £363 £240 £168
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.04% +43.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £368 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.08% +8.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £16.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+10.44% -16.25%

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 5 March 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 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (75.00%) Citrix
2 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) VMware
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (50.00%) Network Design
3 4 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (50.00%) Lotus
3 4 (50.00%) IBM Notes
3 4 (50.00%) Lotus Domino
3 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 4 (50.00%) MS Office
4 3 (37.50%) ITIL
5 2 (25.00%) Project Management
5 2 (25.00%) Finance
5 2 (25.00%) ITIL V3
6 1 (12.50%) VCP4
6 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (12.50%) LANDesk
6 1 (12.50%) QlikView
6 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
6 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
6 1 (12.50%) SQL
6 1 (12.50%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (12.50%) Business Objects
6 1 (12.50%) Hyperion

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (50.00%) IBM Notes
1 4 (50.00%) Lotus Domino
2 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MS Office
1 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (12.50%) QlikView
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) Support Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) Senior Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) Senior Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Developer
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
1 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Network Design
2 3 (37.50%) ITIL
3 2 (25.00%) Project Management
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) VCP4
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (75.00%) Citrix
2 5 (62.50%) VMware
3 4 (50.00%) Lotus
4 1 (12.50%) LANDesk
4 1 (12.50%) Hyperion
4 1 (12.50%) Business Objects
4 1 (12.50%) Cognos