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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 50 56 55
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -1
Contract jobs citing SLA 12 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.58% 1.19% 1.31%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 17.65% 18.75% 14.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 4
Average daily rate
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£156 £200 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% -15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £180 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £350 £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-11.29% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £10.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.88 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+0.78% +5.83%
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
68 48 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 8.94% 6.35% 8.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 20 35
Average daily rate £363 £350 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £135 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £401 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £353 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.38% -3.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 0 11
Average hourly rate £27.50 - £19.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 - £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

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 22 September 2014.

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 22 September 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Cambridge -13 4 £156 -16.66% 4
Peterborough +15 3 £325 -16.12% 1
Huntingdon - - - - 1
SLA
East of England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 18 (69.23%) ITIL
2 10 (38.46%) Windows
2 10 (38.46%) Service Management
2 10 (38.46%) Finance
3 9 (34.62%) Service Delivery
4 8 (30.77%) Incident Management
4 8 (30.77%) Citrix
4 8 (30.77%) ITIL Certification
4 8 (30.77%) Windows 7
5 7 (26.92%) VMware
6 6 (23.08%) Remedy ITSM
6 6 (23.08%) BMC
6 6 (23.08%) Remedy
6 6 (23.08%) Linux
6 6 (23.08%) Oracle
6 6 (23.08%) Cisco
6 6 (23.08%) HP
6 6 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (23.08%) Oracle Exadata
7 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
7 5 (19.23%) DevOps
7 5 (19.23%) Amazon AWS
7 5 (19.23%) E-Commerce
7 5 (19.23%) Web Services
7 5 (19.23%) CCTV
7 5 (19.23%) Change Management
8 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared
8 4 (15.38%) SQL
8 4 (15.38%) Oracle Forms
8 4 (15.38%) Active Directory

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
1 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.85%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (23.08%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (19.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) Network Security
2 1 (3.85%) VoIP
2 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Oracle Forms
General
1 10 (38.46%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Military
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Service Manager
2 6 (23.08%) Delivery Manager
2 6 (23.08%) Services Delivery Manager
3 5 (19.23%) Project Manager
3 5 (19.23%) Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Delivery Project Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Support Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (11.54%) Service Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Deskside Support
5 2 (7.69%) IT Support
5 2 (7.69%) Senior IT Support
5 2 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Project Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (19.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) CCTV
2 1 (3.85%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.85%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 10 (38.46%) Windows
2 8 (30.77%) Windows 7
3 6 (23.08%) Linux
4 3 (11.54%) Windows XP
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (69.23%) ITIL
2 10 (38.46%) Service Management
3 9 (34.62%) Service Delivery
4 8 (30.77%) Incident Management
5 5 (19.23%) DevOps
5 5 (19.23%) Change Management
5 5 (19.23%) E-Commerce
6 3 (11.54%) Validation
6 3 (11.54%) Time Management
7 2 (7.69%) Data Validation
7 2 (7.69%) ITIL V3
7 2 (7.69%) Workflow
8 1 (3.85%) Strategic Management
8 1 (3.85%) Statistical Analysis
8 1 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Management
8 1 (3.85%) Data Entry
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
3 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (15.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) Citrix
2 7 (26.92%) VMware
3 6 (23.08%) HP
3 6 (23.08%) BMC
3 6 (23.08%) Remedy
3 6 (23.08%) Oracle
3 6 (23.08%) Cisco
4 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
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