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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 35 30 36
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +6
Contract jobs citing SLA 18 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 3.73% 1.84% 3.49%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 47.37% 33.33% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 3 6
Average daily rate
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£300 £230 £231
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% -0.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £286 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-15.38% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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 15 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 7.88% 5.51% 13.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 9 26
Average daily rate £363 £288 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.08% -24.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £227 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £360 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £30.00 £42.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% +88.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -18.60%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 - 10 £300 - 2
Bedford - - - -
Dunstable - - - - 1
SLA
East of England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 8 (38.10%) Windows
1 8 (38.10%) DHCP
1 8 (38.10%) DNS
1 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
1 8 (38.10%) Active Directory
1 8 (38.10%) SCOM
2 5 (23.81%) Cisco
2 5 (23.81%) FTP
2 5 (23.81%) TCP/IP
2 5 (23.81%) MS Excel
2 5 (23.81%) E-Commerce
2 5 (23.81%) SQL
2 5 (23.81%) IIS
2 5 (23.81%) PowerShell
3 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (19.05%) SCCM
3 4 (19.05%) Database Security
3 4 (19.05%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (19.05%) ITIL
3 4 (19.05%) UNIX
3 4 (19.05%) ETL
3 4 (19.05%) SAN
3 4 (19.05%) Informatica
3 4 (19.05%) Service Delivery
3 4 (19.05%) Management Information System
3 4 (19.05%) Legal
4 3 (14.29%) Wyse
4 3 (14.29%) Supplier Management
4 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (14.29%) Back Office

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 5 (23.81%) IIS
2 3 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 5 (23.81%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (38.10%) DHCP
1 8 (38.10%) DNS
2 5 (23.81%) FTP
2 5 (23.81%) TCP/IP
3 4 (19.05%) SAN
4 3 (14.29%) VPN
5 2 (9.52%) PBX
5 2 (9.52%) WAN
5 2 (9.52%) Firewall
5 2 (9.52%) IP Telephony
6 1 (4.76%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (19.05%) Legal
2 3 (14.29%) Back Office
3 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Support Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Applications Support
3 4 (19.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Applications Support Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Web Support Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Web Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Technical Services Manager
4 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Technical Manager
4 3 (14.29%) Service Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Network Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Data Migration Specialist
6 1 (4.76%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) VMware Specialist
6 1 (4.76%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (4.76%) Service Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Management Information System
2 3 (14.29%) Thin Client
2 3 (14.29%) Fat Client
3 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.76%) Client/Server
4 1 (4.76%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Windows
2 4 (19.05%) UNIX
3 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) E-Commerce
2 4 (19.05%) ETL
2 4 (19.05%) ITIL
2 4 (19.05%) Service Delivery
2 4 (19.05%) Database Security
2 4 (19.05%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (14.29%) Supplier Management
3 3 (14.29%) Load Balancing
4 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
4 2 (9.52%) Project Management
4 2 (9.52%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (9.52%) Change Control
5 1 (4.76%) Capacity Management
5 1 (4.76%) Data Transformation
5 1 (4.76%) Data Migration
5 1 (4.76%) Change Management
5 1 (4.76%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) SQL
1 5 (23.81%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) CCNA
1 2 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (4.76%) Degree
System Software
1 8 (38.10%) Active Directory
2 3 (14.29%) Terminal Services
2 3 (14.29%) vSphere
3 1 (4.76%) VMFS
3 1 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (4.76%) vCloud
3 1 (4.76%) VMware ESX
3 1 (4.76%) VMware Server
3 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (38.10%) SCOM
2 4 (19.05%) SCCM
3 3 (14.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
2 5 (23.81%) Cisco
3 4 (19.05%) Informatica
4 3 (14.29%) Wyse
4 3 (14.29%) CommVault
5 2 (9.52%) Ericsson
5 2 (9.52%) BT
5 2 (9.52%) Aastra
6 1 (4.76%) VMware
6 1 (4.76%) Altiris
6 1 (4.76%) NetApp
6 1 (4.76%) Remedy
6 1 (4.76%) Oracle
6 1 (4.76%) HP
6 1 (4.76%) EMC
6 1 (4.76%) CA
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