The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 29 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 29 33 44
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +11
Contract jobs citing SLA 7 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.15% 2.56% 0.67%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.58% 20.93% 10.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 2
Median daily rate £115 £300 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-61.66% -17.24%
UK excluding London median daily rate £295 £300 £286
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +4.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -11.42%
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
31 43 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 9.54% 12.25% 6.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 33 10
Median daily rate £388 £425 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +25.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £293 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £475 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £365
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +3.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 4
Median hourly rate £8.63 £51.30 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-83.18% +25.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.25 £51.30 £38.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.02 £51.30 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +7.14%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing SLA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +4 6 £115 -67.25% 3
SLA
East of England

SLA
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SLA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for SLA.

1 7 (58.33%) Windows
1 7 (58.33%) Windows 7
2 5 (41.67%) Windows 8
2 5 (41.67%) SCCM
2 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
3 3 (25.00%) French Language
3 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 2 (16.67%) ITIL
4 2 (16.67%) Avaya
4 2 (16.67%) IP Telephony
5 1 (8.33%) Civica
5 1 (8.33%) Strategic Planning
5 1 (8.33%) Operations Management
5 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
5 1 (8.33%) Apple
5 1 (8.33%) NHS
5 1 (8.33%) Middleware
5 1 (8.33%) Project Management
5 1 (8.33%) MS Office
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (8.33%) A+ Certification
5 1 (8.33%) Release Management
5 1 (8.33%) iPhone
5 1 (8.33%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
5 1 (8.33%) Service Design

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) IP Telephony
General
1 3 (25.00%) French Language
2 2 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Help Desk Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Desktop Support
3 2 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Service Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Service Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Support Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Customer Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Customer Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Information Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Service Support Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Service Transition Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Support Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Services Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Support Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (8.33%) iPhone
1 1 (8.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Windows
1 7 (58.33%) Windows 7
2 5 (41.67%) Windows 8
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) Operations Management
2 1 (8.33%) Project Management
2 1 (8.33%) Release Management
2 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (8.33%) Service Design
2 1 (8.33%) Strategic Planning
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) A+ Certification
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Avaya
3 1 (8.33%) Apple
3 1 (8.33%) Civica