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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 34 46 30
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -16
Contract jobs citing SLA 6 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.64% 0.69% 1.51%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.22% 11.11% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 3
Average daily rate
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£288 £263 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.52% -21.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £301
% change year-on-year
- -0.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
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
27 27 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 7.38% 6.19% 7.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 9 10
Average daily rate £450 £338 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £313 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £503 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £21.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+2.61% +13.51%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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
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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 +2 2 £345 - 1
Bedford -4 1 - - 1
SLA
East of England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 11 (47.83%) ITIL
2 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
3 9 (39.13%) Windows
4 5 (21.74%) Active Directory
4 5 (21.74%) PowerShell
5 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (17.39%) Problem Management
5 4 (17.39%) SCOM
5 4 (17.39%) ITIL V3
5 4 (17.39%) DNS
5 4 (17.39%) DHCP
5 4 (17.39%) Citrix
5 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
5 4 (17.39%) Service Delivery
5 4 (17.39%) Finance
6 3 (13.04%) VMware
6 3 (13.04%) Cognos
6 3 (13.04%) E-Commerce
6 3 (13.04%) SQL
6 3 (13.04%) IIS
6 3 (13.04%) FTP
6 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (13.04%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (8.70%) PaaS
7 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (8.70%) Data Integration
7 2 (8.70%) IaaS
7 2 (8.70%) Database Security
7 2 (8.70%) Network Design

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 3 (13.04%) IIS
2 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.70%) IBM Notes
2 2 (8.70%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.70%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (8.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (8.70%) PaaS
2 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (8.70%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) DNS
1 4 (17.39%) DHCP
2 3 (13.04%) FTP
3 1 (4.35%) LAN
3 1 (4.35%) SAN
3 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.35%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.35%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (4.35%) QlikView
General
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Back Office
2 2 (8.70%) Legal
3 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Analyst
2 5 (21.74%) Support Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Applications Support Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Applications Support
3 3 (13.04%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (8.70%) Web Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Support Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Delivery Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Services Delivery Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Service Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Storage Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Data Integration
1 2 (8.70%) Public Cloud
2 1 (4.35%) CLARiiON
2 1 (4.35%) EMC Centera
2 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.35%) Thin Client
2 1 (4.35%) Fat Client
2 1 (4.35%) Celerra
2 1 (4.35%) Symmetrix DMX
Operating Systems
1 9 (39.13%) Windows
2 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (8.70%) UNIX
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) ITIL
2 4 (17.39%) Problem Management
2 4 (17.39%) ITIL V3
2 4 (17.39%) Service Delivery
3 3 (13.04%) E-Commerce
3 3 (13.04%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (8.70%) Database Security
4 2 (8.70%) Network Design
4 2 (8.70%) ETL
4 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
4 2 (8.70%) Service Management
4 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
4 2 (8.70%) Project Management
5 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.35%) Programme Management
5 1 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.35%) SDLC
5 1 (4.35%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) PowerShell
2 3 (13.04%) SQL
3 1 (4.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 5 (21.74%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) Terminal Services
2 1 (4.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) SCOM
2 1 (4.35%) WSUS
2 1 (4.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
2 4 (17.39%) Citrix
3 3 (13.04%) VMware
3 3 (13.04%) Cognos
4 2 (8.70%) Lotus
4 2 (8.70%) Oracle
4 2 (8.70%) Cisco
5 1 (4.35%) Wyse
5 1 (4.35%) Business Objects
5 1 (4.35%) CommVault
5 1 (4.35%) Hyperion
5 1 (4.35%) NetApp
5 1 (4.35%) EMC
5 1 (4.35%) LANDesk