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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 21 18 34
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +16
Contract jobs citing SLA 11 18 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 4.00% 6.04% 4.55%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.95% 31.58% 42.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 17
Median daily rate £250 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £305 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £366 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £315 £263
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Median hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.24 £18.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-15.34% +20.00%
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 57 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 13.82% 19.13% 10.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 31 38
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £350 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £540 £668
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%

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
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 3 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 3 December 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
Dunstable 0 3 £200 -
Luton -6 3 £400 +14.28% 6
SLA
East of England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 (46.67%) ITIL
2 4 (26.67%) Oracle Database 10g
2 4 (26.67%) Java
2 4 (26.67%) PL/SQL
2 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 4 (26.67%) Oracle
2 4 (26.67%) JSP
2 4 (26.67%) Struts
2 4 (26.67%) XML
2 4 (26.67%) XSL
2 4 (26.67%) XSLT
2 4 (26.67%) Hibernate
2 4 (26.67%) Banking
2 4 (26.67%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (26.67%) Spring
2 4 (26.67%) JSF
2 4 (26.67%) High Availability
2 4 (26.67%) Java EE
2 4 (26.67%) Oracle Database
2 4 (26.67%) Mentoring
3 3 (20.00%) Service Design
3 3 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
3 3 (20.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 3 (20.00%) Problem Management
3 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (20.00%) Service Management
3 3 (20.00%) Finance
3 3 (20.00%) BEA
3 3 (20.00%) WebLogic

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (20.00%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) Oracle Database
1 4 (26.67%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (20.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 3 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
General
1 4 (26.67%) Banking
2 3 (20.00%) Finance
3 2 (13.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Applications Support
2 3 (20.00%) Service Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Architect
3 2 (13.33%) ITIL Service Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Service Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (6.67%) Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Applications Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Coordinator
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Incident Coordinator
4 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Rollout Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Service Level Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) Hibernate
1 4 (26.67%) Java EE
1 4 (26.67%) JSF
1 4 (26.67%) JSP
1 4 (26.67%) Spring
1 4 (26.67%) Struts
1 4 (26.67%) XML
1 4 (26.67%) XSL
1 4 (26.67%) XSLT
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
1 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
1 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) ITIL
2 4 (26.67%) High Availability
2 4 (26.67%) Mentoring
3 3 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (20.00%) Problem Management
3 3 (20.00%) Service Design
3 3 (20.00%) Service Management
3 3 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
3 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
4 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (13.33%) ITIL V3
4 2 (13.33%) ITSM
4 2 (13.33%) People Management
4 2 (13.33%) Portfolio Management
4 2 (13.33%) Programme Governance
4 2 (13.33%) Six Sigma
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Management
5 1 (6.67%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) Java
1 4 (26.67%) PL/SQL
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Oracle
2 3 (20.00%) BEA
3 1 (6.67%) Avaya
3 1 (6.67%) SAP