The first table below looks at the demand 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 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Bedfordshire region.

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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 42 29 30
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +1
Contract jobs citing SLA 4 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.90% 1.02% 2.92%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 16.67% 14.29% 26.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 6
Average daily rate
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£300 £450 £538
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -16.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.24 £15.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+11.19% -1.58%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
24 14 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 5.39% 7.11% 10.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 18
Average daily rate £338 £293 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -23.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £345 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 £35.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% +20.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.13 £17.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+13.38% -1.38%
SLA
East of England

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
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 10 July 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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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 -11 3 £300 -33.33% 2
Bedford - 1 £425 - 1
Dunstable - - - -
SLA
East of England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 4 (44.44%) Service Delivery
2 3 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
3 2 (22.22%) PBX
3 2 (22.22%) WAN
3 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco
3 2 (22.22%) CCNA
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (22.22%) Ericsson
3 2 (22.22%) Remedy
3 2 (22.22%) Project Management
3 2 (22.22%) BT
3 2 (22.22%) IP Telephony
3 2 (22.22%) Altiris
3 2 (22.22%) Aastra
3 2 (22.22%) Change Control
3 2 (22.22%) Firewall
4 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
4 1 (11.11%) vCloud
4 1 (11.11%) Capacity Management
4 1 (11.11%) Data Transformation
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (11.11%) Social Media
4 1 (11.11%) VMFS
4 1 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (11.11%) e-Health
4 1 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) PBX
1 2 (22.22%) WAN
1 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
1 2 (22.22%) Firewall
1 2 (22.22%) IP Telephony
2 1 (11.11%) SAN
2 1 (11.11%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Network Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) 1st Line Support
2 2 (22.22%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Service Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Applications Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Data Migration Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Applications Support
3 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
1 1 (11.11%) e-Health
1 1 (11.11%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Service Delivery
2 3 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
3 2 (22.22%) Project Management
3 2 (22.22%) Change Control
4 1 (11.11%) Capacity Management
4 1 (11.11%) Data Transformation
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (11.11%) Change Management
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (11.11%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) CCNA
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Server
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (11.11%) VMFS
1 1 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (11.11%) vCloud
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco
1 2 (22.22%) Ericsson
1 2 (22.22%) Remedy
1 2 (22.22%) BT
1 2 (22.22%) Altiris
1 2 (22.22%) Aastra
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) VMware
2 1 (11.11%) Informatica
2 1 (11.11%) NetApp
2 1 (11.11%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) EMC
2 1 (11.11%) CA