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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 51 39 34
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -5
Contract jobs citing SLA 7 13 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.51% 3.19% 1.14%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.93% 33.33% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£413 £213 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+94.11% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £303
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Average hourly rate £37.89 £20.21 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +12.90%
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Cambridgeshire

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
27 39 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 5.82% 9.58% 5.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 19 10
Average daily rate £325 £313 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £211 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £430 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 0
Average hourly rate £29.00 £21.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.09% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.15 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+3.14% +10.81%

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

SLA Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 9 (64.29%) MS Office
1 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 8 (57.14%) ITIL
2 8 (57.14%) Blackberry
2 8 (57.14%) Incident Management
3 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 7 (50.00%) Citrix
3 7 (50.00%) Finance
4 6 (42.86%) Remedy
4 6 (42.86%) BYOD
5 5 (35.71%) WorldPay
6 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
6 4 (28.57%) Windows
7 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
8 2 (14.29%) Problem Management
8 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
8 2 (14.29%) SAP
8 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
8 2 (14.29%) VPN
8 2 (14.29%) Juniper
9 1 (7.14%) Service Management
9 1 (7.14%) Statistics
9 1 (7.14%) Fortinet
9 1 (7.14%) Operations Management
9 1 (7.14%) CMDB
9 1 (7.14%) SAP ERP
9 1 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (7.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (7.14%) Internet
9 1 (7.14%) Nagios

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 9 (64.29%) MS Office
2 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
1 2 (14.29%) VPN
2 1 (7.14%) Internet
2 1 (7.14%) Wireless
2 1 (7.14%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (7.14%) LAN
2 1 (7.14%) WAN
General
1 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Local Government
2 1 (7.14%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Service Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Help Desk Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Desktop Support
4 1 (7.14%) Management Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Network Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) Security Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Service Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Deskside Support
4 1 (7.14%) Service Management Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Designer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (57.14%) Blackberry
2 6 (42.86%) BYOD
3 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.14%) Handset
3 1 (7.14%) Statistics
3 1 (7.14%) CMDB
3 1 (7.14%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.14%) UNIX
3 1 (7.14%) Solaris
3 1 (7.14%) Linux
3 1 (7.14%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) ITIL
1 8 (57.14%) Incident Management
2 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
2 2 (14.29%) Problem Management
3 1 (7.14%) Data Protection
3 1 (7.14%) SIEM
3 1 (7.14%) Software Deployment
3 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
3 1 (7.14%) Coaching
3 1 (7.14%) Change Management
3 1 (7.14%) Workflow
3 1 (7.14%) Information Security
3 1 (7.14%) Operations Management
3 1 (7.14%) ERP
3 1 (7.14%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) MCSE
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (7.14%) A+ Certification
1 1 (7.14%) MCITP
1 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Nagios
1 1 (7.14%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 7 (50.00%) Citrix
3 6 (42.86%) Remedy
4 5 (35.71%) WorldPay
5 2 (14.29%) SAP
5 2 (14.29%) Juniper
6 1 (7.14%) Symantec
6 1 (7.14%) Cisco
6 1 (7.14%) Oracle
6 1 (7.14%) 3Com
6 1 (7.14%) Altiris
6 1 (7.14%) Sourcefire
6 1 (7.14%) Fortinet
6 1 (7.14%) Qualys
6 1 (7.14%) SolarWinds
6 1 (7.14%) Kaseya
6 1 (7.14%) F5