The first table below looks at the demand for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Cambridgeshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 60 40 67
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +27
Contract jobs citing SLA 7 17 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.97% 2.83% 0.38%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.59% 30.91% 4.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 0
Average daily rate - £329 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £295
% change year-on-year
- +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £19.00 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £11.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+27.65% -21.66%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
34 55 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 4.72% 9.17% 8.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 19 44
Average daily rate £320 £308 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.06% -23.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £219 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £380 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.60% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 6
Average hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +80.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.25 £16.43
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -7.15%
SLA
East of England

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

SLA Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

SLA
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

SLA Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

SLA
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

SLA Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

SLA
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Peterborough -22 6 - -
Cambridge +2 1 - - 3
Huntingdon - - - -
SLA
East of England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 8 (57.14%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 6 (42.86%) MS Office
4 5 (35.71%) ITIL
4 5 (35.71%) Time Management
5 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
5 4 (28.57%) Citrix
5 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (21.43%) Mercator
6 3 (21.43%) Project Management
6 3 (21.43%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (21.43%) SAN
6 3 (21.43%) Thin Client
6 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (21.43%) DNS
6 3 (21.43%) IBM
6 3 (21.43%) HP
6 3 (21.43%) Dell
6 3 (21.43%) UNIX
6 3 (21.43%) Linux
6 3 (21.43%) MCSE
6 3 (21.43%) MCSA
6 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
6 3 (21.43%) LAN
6 3 (21.43%) WAN
6 3 (21.43%) DHCP
6 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (21.43%) Fat Client
6 3 (21.43%) SCCM

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (42.86%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) SAN
1 3 (21.43%) DNS
1 3 (21.43%) LAN
1 3 (21.43%) WAN
1 3 (21.43%) DHCP
1 3 (21.43%) NAS
2 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.14%) Internet
General
1 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
1 1 (7.14%) Military
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Administrator
2 3 (21.43%) Project Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Consultant
2 3 (21.43%) Technical Consultant
2 3 (21.43%) Technical Design Consultant
2 3 (21.43%) Wintel Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (14.29%) Programme Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Data Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Coordinator
4 1 (7.14%) Deskside Support
4 1 (7.14%) Applications Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support
4 1 (7.14%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Security Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Data Entry Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Thin Client
1 3 (21.43%) Fat Client
1 3 (21.43%) Clustering
2 1 (7.14%) PMI
2 1 (7.14%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (21.43%) UNIX
3 3 (21.43%) Linux
3 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
5 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) ITIL
1 5 (35.71%) Time Management
2 3 (21.43%) Project Management
2 3 (21.43%) Business Continuity
2 3 (21.43%) Software Deployment
3 2 (14.29%) Data Entry
3 2 (14.29%) Validation
3 2 (14.29%) Web Development
3 2 (14.29%) Programme Management
3 2 (14.29%) Problem Management
3 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 2 (14.29%) SOA
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.14%) Data Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Workflow Management
4 1 (7.14%) Strategic Management
4 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
4 1 (7.14%) Workflow
4 1 (7.14%) Data Validation
4 1 (7.14%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (21.43%) MCSE
1 3 (21.43%) MCSA
1 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) A+ Certification
3 1 (7.14%) PMI Certification
3 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
2 3 (21.43%) XenApp
2 3 (21.43%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
1 4 (28.57%) Citrix
2 3 (21.43%) Mercator
2 3 (21.43%) IBM
2 3 (21.43%) HP
2 3 (21.43%) Dell
2 3 (21.43%) VMware
3 1 (7.14%) Nokia Solutions and Networks