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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 33 15 27
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +12
Contract jobs citing SLA 17 19 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 4.15% 6.91% 1.92%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 44.74% 43.18% 13.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 2
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.46% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £174 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £444 £328
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £14.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -7.69%
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
38 44 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 9.27% 16.00% 14.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 29 25
Average daily rate £450 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £460 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 4
Average hourly rate - £27.25 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -42.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.53 £20.64
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -10.25%

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 22 December 2014.

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 22 December 2014. 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
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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 -17 9 £450 +50.00% 1
Bedford +6 4 £275 -
Dunstable - - - - 1
SLA
East of England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 21 (58.33%) Windows
1 21 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 18 (50.00%) SCOM
3 17 (47.22%) DHCP
3 17 (47.22%) DNS
3 17 (47.22%) Active Directory
4 14 (38.89%) IIS
4 14 (38.89%) FTP
5 13 (36.11%) E-Commerce
6 11 (30.56%) MS Excel
6 11 (30.56%) PowerShell
7 10 (27.78%) Microsoft Azure
8 9 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (22.22%) Legal
9 8 (22.22%) Database Security
10 7 (19.44%) SCCM
11 6 (16.67%) ITIL
12 5 (13.89%) SQL
12 5 (13.89%) MS Office
12 5 (13.89%) IBM Notes
12 5 (13.89%) Lotus Domino
12 5 (13.89%) Citrix
12 5 (13.89%) Lotus
12 5 (13.89%) Management Information System
12 5 (13.89%) VMware
12 5 (13.89%) Network Design
12 5 (13.89%) MS PowerPoint
13 4 (11.11%) UNIX
13 4 (11.11%) ETL

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 14 (38.89%) IIS
2 5 (13.89%) IBM Notes
2 5 (13.89%) Lotus Domino
3 3 (8.33%) MS Exchange
3 3 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 11 (30.56%) MS Excel
2 5 (13.89%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (13.89%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (27.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (47.22%) DHCP
1 17 (47.22%) DNS
2 14 (38.89%) FTP
3 4 (11.11%) TCP/IP
4 3 (8.33%) VPN
4 3 (8.33%) SAN
5 1 (2.78%) Firewall
5 1 (2.78%) IP Telephony
5 1 (2.78%) PBX
5 1 (2.78%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (22.22%) Legal
2 4 (11.11%) Retail
3 3 (8.33%) Back Office
4 1 (2.78%) Finance
4 1 (2.78%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (27.78%) Analyst
1 10 (27.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (25.00%) Support Analyst
3 8 (22.22%) Web Engineer
4 7 (19.44%) Support Engineer
5 5 (13.89%) Service Manager
5 5 (13.89%) Senior Support Analyst
5 5 (13.89%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (11.11%) Web Support Engineer
6 4 (11.11%) Applications Support Analyst
6 4 (11.11%) Applications Support
7 3 (8.33%) Technical Manager
7 3 (8.33%) Technical Services Manager
7 3 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 1 (2.78%) Incident Manager
8 1 (2.78%) Major Incident Manager
8 1 (2.78%) Delivery Manager
8 1 (2.78%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 1 (2.78%) Service Desk Manager
8 1 (2.78%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Management Information System
2 3 (8.33%) Fat Client
2 3 (8.33%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 21 (58.33%) Windows
2 9 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (11.11%) UNIX
4 3 (8.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (36.11%) E-Commerce
2 8 (22.22%) Database Security
3 6 (16.67%) ITIL
4 5 (13.89%) Network Design
5 4 (11.11%) ETL
5 4 (11.11%) Service Delivery
6 3 (8.33%) Supplier Management
6 3 (8.33%) Load Balancing
6 3 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (5.56%) Problem Management
7 2 (5.56%) Project Management
7 2 (5.56%) PRINCE2
8 1 (2.78%) Configuration Management
8 1 (2.78%) Service Management
8 1 (2.78%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (2.78%) Programme Management
8 1 (2.78%) Incident Management
8 1 (2.78%) ITIL V3
8 1 (2.78%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 11 (30.56%) PowerShell
2 5 (13.89%) SQL
3 1 (2.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.78%) CCNA
1 1 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 17 (47.22%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.33%) Terminal Services
2 3 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 18 (50.00%) SCOM
2 7 (19.44%) SCCM
3 3 (8.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.89%) Citrix
2 5 (13.89%) Lotus
2 5 (13.89%) VMware
3 4 (11.11%) Cisco
3 4 (11.11%) Informatica
4 3 (8.33%) CommVault
4 3 (8.33%) Wyse
5 1 (2.78%) Aastra
5 1 (2.78%) Ericsson
5 1 (2.78%) BT
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