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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 50 39 33
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -6
Contract jobs citing SLA 6 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.17% 2.45% 2.43%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 19.35% 21.82% 36.00%
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 £280 £270 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £15.77 £20.21 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.95% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.64 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-10.65% +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
31 55 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 6.04% 11.25% 6.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 24 9
Average daily rate £325 £313 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -21.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £225 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £499 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 0
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £20.21 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.65% +15.45%

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 4 August 2015.

SLA Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 (60.00%) ITIL
1 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (53.33%) MS Office
3 7 (46.67%) Blackberry
3 7 (46.67%) Citrix
3 7 (46.67%) Finance
3 7 (46.67%) Incident Management
4 6 (40.00%) Remedy
4 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
5 5 (33.33%) Windows
5 5 (33.33%) WorldPay
5 5 (33.33%) BYOD
6 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
6 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
7 2 (13.33%) Oracle
7 2 (13.33%) MCSE
7 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
7 2 (13.33%) VPN
7 2 (13.33%) Cisco
7 2 (13.33%) Linux
7 2 (13.33%) SAP
7 2 (13.33%) Service Management
7 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
7 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (13.33%) A+ Certification
7 2 (13.33%) Juniper
7 2 (13.33%) Problem Management
7 2 (13.33%) Data Protection
7 2 (13.33%) MCITP
7 2 (13.33%) CMDB

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 8 (53.33%) MS Office
2 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) SAP ERP
1 1 (6.67%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
1 2 (13.33%) VPN
2 1 (6.67%) Internet
2 1 (6.67%) Wireless
2 1 (6.67%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (6.67%) LAN
2 1 (6.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Forms
General
1 7 (46.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Local Government
2 1 (6.67%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Service Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Desktop Support
4 2 (13.33%) Help Desk Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Deskside Support
5 1 (6.67%) Service Management Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Designer
5 1 (6.67%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Management Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Network Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (6.67%) Security Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Service Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Blackberry
2 5 (33.33%) BYOD
3 2 (13.33%) CMDB
4 1 (6.67%) Hedge funds
4 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
4 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (6.67%) Handset
4 1 (6.67%) CCTV
4 1 (6.67%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
3 2 (13.33%) Linux
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000
4 1 (6.67%) Solaris
4 1 (6.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) ITIL
2 7 (46.67%) Incident Management
3 2 (13.33%) Service Management
3 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
3 2 (13.33%) Problem Management
3 2 (13.33%) Data Protection
4 1 (6.67%) SIEM
4 1 (6.67%) Software Deployment
4 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
4 1 (6.67%) Coaching
4 1 (6.67%) Change Management
4 1 (6.67%) Workflow
4 1 (6.67%) Information Security
4 1 (6.67%) Operations Management
4 1 (6.67%) ERP
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) MCSE
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (13.33%) A+ Certification
1 2 (13.33%) MCITP
2 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (6.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Nagios
1 1 (6.67%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (46.67%) Citrix
3 6 (40.00%) Remedy
4 5 (33.33%) WorldPay
5 2 (13.33%) Juniper
5 2 (13.33%) Oracle
5 2 (13.33%) SAP
5 2 (13.33%) Cisco
6 1 (6.67%) HP
6 1 (6.67%) BMC
6 1 (6.67%) Symantec
6 1 (6.67%) 3Com
6 1 (6.67%) VMware
6 1 (6.67%) Altiris
6 1 (6.67%) Sourcefire
6 1 (6.67%) Fortinet
6 1 (6.67%) Qualys
6 1 (6.67%) SolarWinds
6 1 (6.67%) Kaseya
6 1 (6.67%) F5