The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 43 35 44
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +9
Contract jobs citing SLA 5 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.11% 2.15% 1.21%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.80% 34.78% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
Average daily rate
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£156 £188 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-11.29% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £20.21 - £10.12
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
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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 Cambridge region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
51 23 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 11.33% 6.18% 9.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 9 22
Average daily rate £338 £350 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £354 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 0 8
Average hourly rate £27.50 - £18.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 - £10.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 - £28.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SLA across the Cambridge region.

SLA Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

SLA
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Cambridge region.

SLA Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 12 (75.00%) ITIL
2 10 (62.50%) Finance
3 8 (50.00%) Citrix
3 8 (50.00%) Service Management
4 7 (43.75%) Windows
4 7 (43.75%) Windows 7
5 6 (37.50%) Oracle Exadata
5 6 (37.50%) VMware
5 6 (37.50%) Remedy ITSM
5 6 (37.50%) Incident Management
5 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (37.50%) Linux
5 6 (37.50%) Oracle
5 6 (37.50%) HP
5 6 (37.50%) Cisco
5 6 (37.50%) BMC
5 6 (37.50%) Remedy
6 5 (31.25%) Service Delivery
6 5 (31.25%) Change Management
6 5 (31.25%) E-Commerce
6 5 (31.25%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (31.25%) Web Services
6 5 (31.25%) CCTV
6 5 (31.25%) DevOps
6 5 (31.25%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (25.00%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (18.75%) Network Security
9 2 (12.50%) ITIL V3
9 2 (12.50%) Workflow
9 2 (12.50%) MS Office

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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.

Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (31.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) Network Security
2 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 10 (62.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Services Delivery Manager
1 5 (31.25%) Service Manager
1 5 (31.25%) Delivery Manager
2 4 (25.00%) Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Delivery Project Manager
3 3 (18.75%) Project Manager
3 3 (18.75%) Service Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Deskside Support
4 2 (12.50%) IT Support
4 2 (12.50%) Senior IT Support
4 2 (12.50%) Support Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support
5 1 (6.25%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) CCTV
2 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.25%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Windows
1 7 (43.75%) Windows 7
2 6 (37.50%) Linux
3 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) ITIL
2 8 (50.00%) Service Management
3 6 (37.50%) Incident Management
4 5 (31.25%) Service Delivery
4 5 (31.25%) Change Management
4 5 (31.25%) E-Commerce
4 5 (31.25%) DevOps
5 2 (12.50%) ITIL V3
5 2 (12.50%) Workflow
6 1 (6.25%) Validation
6 1 (6.25%) Time Management
6 1 (6.25%) Data Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Citrix
2 6 (37.50%) VMware
2 6 (37.50%) Oracle
2 6 (37.50%) HP
2 6 (37.50%) Cisco
2 6 (37.50%) BMC
2 6 (37.50%) Remedy
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft