The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 62 56 52
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -4
Contract jobs citing SLA 12 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.40% 1.54% 1.59%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.00% 19.40% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 2
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.23% -50.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £263 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £15.77 £17.35 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.11% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £16.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year
-4.42% +3.93%
SLA
East of England

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 Cambridgeshire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
48 67 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 5.61% 7.96% 5.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 31 17
Average daily rate £325 £319 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £210 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £459 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 19 0
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.64 £19.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+9.56% +12.85%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

SLA Daily Rate Histogram 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
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 1 September 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Peterborough +5 6 £91 - 1
Cambridge -5 6 £550 +266.66%
SLA
East of England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 13 (44.83%) ITIL
2 12 (41.38%) Microsoft
3 11 (37.93%) MS Office
3 11 (37.93%) Citrix
4 9 (31.03%) Finance
5 8 (27.59%) Active Directory
5 8 (27.59%) Blackberry
5 8 (27.59%) Windows
6 7 (24.14%) Remedy
6 7 (24.14%) Incident Management
7 6 (20.69%) Windows 7
7 6 (20.69%) WorldPay
7 6 (20.69%) Cisco
8 5 (17.24%) MS Excel
8 5 (17.24%) Service Management
8 5 (17.24%) BYOD
8 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
9 4 (13.79%) Data Centre
9 4 (13.79%) Telecoms
9 4 (13.79%) HP
9 4 (13.79%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (13.79%) BMC
10 3 (10.34%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (10.34%) CCNA
10 3 (10.34%) SharePoint
10 3 (10.34%) Oracle
10 3 (10.34%) VMware
10 3 (10.34%) Information Management
10 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
10 3 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 (10.34%) SharePoint
1 3 (10.34%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 11 (37.93%) MS Office
2 5 (17.24%) MS Excel
3 3 (10.34%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (3.45%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) WebEx
2 1 (3.45%) VPN
2 1 (3.45%) SAN
2 1 (3.45%) Internet
2 1 (3.45%) Wireless
2 1 (3.45%) NAS
2 1 (3.45%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle Forms
General
1 9 (31.03%) Finance
2 4 (13.79%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.45%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.45%) Legal
3 1 (3.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (41.38%) Analyst
2 8 (27.59%) Service Analyst
2 8 (27.59%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) Consultant
3 3 (10.34%) Desktop Support
3 3 (10.34%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (6.90%) Support Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Help Desk Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Management Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) Administrator
4 2 (6.90%) Service Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Deskside Support
4 2 (6.90%) Service Management Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) SharePoint Administrator
4 2 (6.90%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Backup Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Senior SharePoint Administrator
5 1 (3.45%) Designer
5 1 (3.45%) HP Storage Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Data Storage Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (27.59%) Blackberry
2 5 (17.24%) BYOD
3 4 (13.79%) Data Centre
4 2 (6.90%) CCTV
4 2 (6.90%) CMDB
4 2 (6.90%) EPoS
5 1 (3.45%) NHS
5 1 (3.45%) AS400
5 1 (3.45%) Handset
5 1 (3.45%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 8 (27.59%) Windows
2 6 (20.69%) Windows 7
3 2 (6.90%) Apple iOS
3 2 (6.90%) BlackBerry OS
3 2 (6.90%) Windows 8
3 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (6.90%) Windows XP
3 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (6.90%) Android
3 2 (6.90%) Windows 2000 Server
3 2 (6.90%) Linux
4 1 (3.45%) Windows 2000
4 1 (3.45%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (44.83%) ITIL
2 7 (24.14%) Incident Management
3 5 (17.24%) Service Management
4 3 (10.34%) Data Protection
4 3 (10.34%) Information Management
5 1 (3.45%) Capacity Management
5 1 (3.45%) Software Deployment
5 1 (3.45%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.45%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.45%) Change Management
5 1 (3.45%) Workflow
5 1 (3.45%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.45%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
2 4 (13.79%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (10.34%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
3 3 (10.34%) CCNA
4 2 (6.90%) MCITP
4 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (6.90%) A+ Certification
4 2 (6.90%) MCSE
5 1 (3.45%) CCIE
5 1 (3.45%) CCNP
5 1 (3.45%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 8 (27.59%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) DameWare
1 2 (6.90%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (3.45%) XenMobile
2 1 (3.45%) Nagios
Vendors
1 12 (41.38%) Microsoft
2 11 (37.93%) Citrix
3 7 (24.14%) Remedy
4 6 (20.69%) Cisco
4 6 (20.69%) WorldPay
5 4 (13.79%) BMC
5 4 (13.79%) HP
6 3 (10.34%) Oracle
6 3 (10.34%) VMware
7 2 (6.90%) SAP
7 2 (6.90%) LANDesk
8 1 (3.45%) SolarWinds
8 1 (3.45%) Kaseya
8 1 (3.45%) ServiceNow
8 1 (3.45%) Altiris