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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 39 40 48
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +8
Contract jobs citing SLA 2 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.61% 0.91% 0.22%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.06% 9.68% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£163 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.90% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £18.55 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -7.69%
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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
33 31 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 10.00% 9.42% 4.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 18 14
Average daily rate £390 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.45% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £288 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £488 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £28.28 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +61.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.55 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.07% -7.25%

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 December 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 5 (71.43%) ITIL
2 4 (57.14%) Citrix
3 3 (42.86%) Service Management
3 3 (42.86%) Finance
3 3 (42.86%) Incident Management
4 2 (28.57%) CCTV
4 2 (28.57%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle Exadata
4 2 (28.57%) VMware
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle
4 2 (28.57%) MS Office
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (28.57%) BMC
4 2 (28.57%) Remedy
4 2 (28.57%) Blackberry
4 2 (28.57%) Windows
4 2 (28.57%) Linux
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 2 (28.57%) HP
5 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
5 1 (14.29%) SQL
5 1 (14.29%) Web Services
5 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
5 1 (14.29%) Change Management
5 1 (14.29%) Workflow

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (28.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Service Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Delivery Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) Services Delivery Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Service Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Data Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Deskside Support
3 1 (14.29%) IT Support
3 1 (14.29%) Senior IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) CCTV
1 2 (28.57%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) Service Management
2 3 (42.86%) Incident Management
3 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) Workflow
3 1 (14.29%) Validation
3 1 (14.29%) DevOps
3 1 (14.29%) Time Management
3 1 (14.29%) Data Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Citrix
2 2 (28.57%) VMware
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) BMC
2 2 (28.57%) Remedy
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) HP