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 31 October 2014 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 13 - 7
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SLA 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 1.59% - 2.63%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% - 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£275 - £130
UK excluding London average daily rate £268 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-10.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.20 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-7.87% +6.45%
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
2 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 3.17% 6.76% 7.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
Average daily rate £375 £388 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +158.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £388 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £388 £222
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 31 October 2014, 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 2 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (50.00%) e-Health
2 1 (50.00%) Network Design
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Server
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (50.00%) VMFS
2 1 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (50.00%) vCloud
2 1 (50.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) IBM Notes
2 1 (50.00%) Lotus Domino
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) EMC
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 1 (50.00%) IBM Notes
1 1 (50.00%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
1 1 (50.00%) DMZ
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Support Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Support Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (50.00%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Change Management
1 1 (50.00%) Network Design
1 1 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (50.00%) Capacity Management
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Server
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (50.00%) VMFS
1 1 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (50.00%) vCloud
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) EMC
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) CA
2 1 (50.00%) NetApp
2 1 (50.00%) Lotus