The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 33 43 29
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -14
Contract jobs citing SLA 9 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.46% 0.67% 0.54%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.71% 13.04% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 1
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£300 £363 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% -19.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.40 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-10.91% +12.25%
SLA
East of England

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 Bedfordshire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
35 23 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 9.56% 5.15% 7.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 6 7
Average daily rate £450 £381 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.03% +30.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £305 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £501 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.10% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £51.30 £42.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.14% -1.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £20.21 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+6.65% +6.34%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

SLA Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

SLA
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015.

SLA Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

SLA
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

SLA Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

SLA
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +5 4 £351 +17.08% 1
Bedford +3 2 £300 -29.41% 1
SLA
East of England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 13 (61.90%) ITIL
2 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
3 7 (33.33%) Windows
4 6 (28.57%) Service Delivery
5 4 (19.05%) Finance
5 4 (19.05%) SQL
5 4 (19.05%) ITIL V3
6 3 (14.29%) Problem Management
6 3 (14.29%) ETL
6 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
6 3 (14.29%) Cognos
6 3 (14.29%) UNIX
6 3 (14.29%) Cisco
6 3 (14.29%) Citrix
6 3 (14.29%) Project Management
7 2 (9.52%) Back Office
7 2 (9.52%) Thin Client
7 2 (9.52%) Middleware
7 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
7 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
7 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
7 2 (9.52%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (9.52%) SAN
7 2 (9.52%) Oracle
7 2 (9.52%) Service Management
7 2 (9.52%) Fat Client
7 2 (9.52%) Data Integration
7 2 (9.52%) PowerShell
7 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (9.52%) VMware

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
1 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (4.76%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) PaaS
1 2 (9.52%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) SAN
2 1 (4.76%) IP Telephony
2 1 (4.76%) LAN
2 1 (4.76%) VoIP
2 1 (4.76%) DHCP
2 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.76%) VPN
2 1 (4.76%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.76%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (4.76%) PowerCenter
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (4.76%) QlikView
1 1 (4.76%) Hadoop
1 1 (4.76%) Big Data
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Back Office
3 1 (4.76%) Retail
3 1 (4.76%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Applications Support
3 3 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (14.29%) Support Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Applications Support Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Service Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Network Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Network Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) SAP Basis Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Senior SAP Basis Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Integration Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Integration Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) SAP Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) Middleware
2 1 (4.76%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Thin Client
1 2 (9.52%) Fat Client
1 2 (9.52%) Data Integration
2 1 (4.76%) Symmetrix DMX
2 1 (4.76%) EMC VMAX
2 1 (4.76%) Celerra
2 1 (4.76%) CLARiiON
2 1 (4.76%) EMC Centera
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (14.29%) UNIX
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.76%) Data ONTAP
4 1 (4.76%) Linux
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (61.90%) ITIL
2 6 (28.57%) Service Delivery
3 4 (19.05%) ITIL V3
4 3 (14.29%) ETL
4 3 (14.29%) Project Management
4 3 (14.29%) Problem Management
5 2 (9.52%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
5 2 (9.52%) Service Management
6 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
6 1 (4.76%) E-Commerce
6 1 (4.76%) Data Modelling
6 1 (4.76%) High Availability
6 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (4.76%) Coaching
6 1 (4.76%) SDLC
6 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (4.76%) CCNP
2 1 (4.76%) CCNA
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) Terminal Services
2 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) WSUS
1 1 (4.76%) SCCM
1 1 (4.76%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
2 3 (14.29%) Cognos
2 3 (14.29%) Cisco
2 3 (14.29%) Citrix
3 2 (9.52%) Oracle
3 2 (9.52%) VMware
4 1 (4.76%) LANDesk
4 1 (4.76%) Cloudera
4 1 (4.76%) EMC
4 1 (4.76%) Business Objects
4 1 (4.76%) SAP
4 1 (4.76%) CommVault
4 1 (4.76%) Hyperion
4 1 (4.76%) Informatica
4 1 (4.76%) NetApp
4 1 (4.76%) Wyse