The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 62 82 52
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -30
Contract jobs citing SLA 69 53 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.73% 2.07% 2.97%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.63% 25.98% 36.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 28 35
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.22% -28.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £111 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £300 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £304 £281
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 7
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.25 £100.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.88% -86.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.25 £12.43
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +14.68%
SLA
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 East of England region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
241 204 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 9.54% 7.95% 8.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 121 98
Average daily rate £375 £388 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +14.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £150 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £479 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £368 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.40% +11.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 18
Average hourly rate £22.50 £14.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.17% -55.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £10.67 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.38 £43.00 £100.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+15.62% -20.00%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

SLA Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

SLA
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the East of England region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

SLA Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

SLA
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

SLA Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

SLA
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the East of England region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

SLA Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

SLA
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the East of England region over the 3 months to 27 February 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
Hertfordshire +17 19 £315 +22.33% 17
Bedfordshire -8 17 £340 +36.00% 4
Essex +19 16 £173 +43.75% 3
Cambridgeshire +1 13 £298 - 2
Norfolk -1 6 £181 +101.38% 1
Suffolk - - - -
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 72 (53.33%) ITIL
2 63 (46.67%) Windows
3 49 (36.30%) Microsoft
4 47 (34.81%) Active Directory
5 32 (23.70%) Citrix
6 30 (22.22%) Service Delivery
7 29 (21.48%) MS Office
8 27 (20.00%) Incident Management
9 24 (17.78%) Service Management
10 23 (17.04%) Windows Server 2008
11 21 (15.56%) VMware
12 20 (14.81%) MS Excel
13 19 (14.07%) E-Commerce
13 19 (14.07%) Windows 7
14 18 (13.33%) DNS
14 18 (13.33%) HP
14 18 (13.33%) Problem Management
15 17 (12.59%) Change Management
15 17 (12.59%) SQL
16 16 (11.85%) IIS
16 16 (11.85%) ITIL Certification
16 16 (11.85%) Cisco
16 16 (11.85%) Management Information System
16 16 (11.85%) Security Cleared
17 15 (11.11%) Finance
17 15 (11.11%) SCOM
17 15 (11.11%) Lotus
17 15 (11.11%) IBM Notes
17 15 (11.11%) DHCP
18 13 (9.63%) PowerShell

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 16 (11.85%) IIS
2 15 (11.11%) IBM Notes
3 10 (7.41%) MS Exchange
4 9 (6.67%) SharePoint
5 6 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (3.70%) Lync
6 5 (3.70%) Lotus Domino
7 4 (2.96%) Apache
7 4 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.48%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.48%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.74%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.74%) ColdFusion
9 1 (0.74%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 29 (21.48%) MS Office
2 20 (14.81%) MS Excel
3 5 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.48%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.22%) PaaS
3 2 (1.48%) IaaS
3 2 (1.48%) SaaS
4 1 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.74%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 18 (13.33%) DNS
2 15 (11.11%) DHCP
3 10 (7.41%) FTP
4 7 (5.19%) TCP/IP
5 6 (4.44%) Firewall
5 6 (4.44%) LDAP
6 5 (3.70%) VPN
7 4 (2.96%) LAN
7 4 (2.96%) Ethernet
8 3 (2.22%) SAN
8 3 (2.22%) BIG-IP
8 3 (2.22%) iSCSI
8 3 (2.22%) NetScaler
9 2 (1.48%) WAN
9 2 (1.48%) Internet
9 2 (1.48%) SMS
10 1 (0.74%) UMTS
10 1 (0.74%) SDH
10 1 (0.74%) ATM
10 1 (0.74%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.15%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.22%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (2.22%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.48%) MySQL
3 2 (1.48%) Oracle Exadata
3 2 (1.48%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.74%) QlikView
4 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.74%) PerformancePoint
4 1 (0.74%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.74%) CorVu
4 1 (0.74%) DTS
4 1 (0.74%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.48%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (1.48%) MSI
1 2 (1.48%) Subversion
1 2 (1.48%) Maven
1 2 (1.48%) JIRA
2 1 (0.74%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.74%) Hudson
2 1 (0.74%) Jenkins
General
1 15 (11.11%) Finance
2 5 (3.70%) Legal
3 4 (2.96%) Retail
3 4 (2.96%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.22%) Games
5 2 (1.48%) Military
5 2 (1.48%) Back Office
5 2 (1.48%) Marketing
6 1 (0.74%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.74%) Banking
6 1 (0.74%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.74%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 46 (34.07%) Analyst
2 20 (14.81%) Service Analyst
2 20 (14.81%) Service Desk Analyst
3 17 (12.59%) Support Analyst
4 16 (11.85%) Support Engineer
5 12 (8.89%) Service Manager
6 9 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (6.67%) Team Leader
7 8 (5.93%) Desktop Support
8 7 (5.19%) 2nd Line Support
8 7 (5.19%) Service Desk Team Leader
9 6 (4.44%) Desktop Engineer
9 6 (4.44%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (4.44%) Applications Support
9 6 (4.44%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 5 (3.70%) Web Engineer
10 5 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support
10 5 (3.70%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 5 (3.70%) Senior Support Analyst
11 4 (2.96%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.93%) .NET
1 8 (5.93%) Web Services
2 6 (4.44%) Middleware
3 3 (2.22%) REST
3 3 (2.22%) SOAP
4 2 (1.48%) XML
4 2 (1.48%) J2EE
4 2 (1.48%) Java EE
4 2 (1.48%) Application Packaging
4 2 (1.48%) Hibernate
4 2 (1.48%) Spring
5 1 (0.74%) JSF
5 1 (0.74%) Ajax
5 1 (0.74%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.74%) EJB
5 1 (0.74%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.85%) Management Information System
2 8 (5.93%) CMDB
3 5 (3.70%) Blackberry
4 4 (2.96%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.22%) Replication
5 3 (2.22%) Clustering
5 3 (2.22%) Fat Client
5 3 (2.22%) Online Games
5 3 (2.22%) Thin Client
5 3 (2.22%) iPhone
5 3 (2.22%) iPad
6 2 (1.48%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.48%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.48%) CCTV
6 2 (1.48%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.48%) User Experience
7 1 (0.74%) AS400
7 1 (0.74%) Statistics
7 1 (0.74%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.74%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 63 (46.67%) Windows
2 23 (17.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (14.07%) Windows 7
4 13 (9.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (8.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (6.67%) Windows XP
6 9 (6.67%) Linux
6 9 (6.67%) Windows 8
6 9 (6.67%) UNIX
7 5 (3.70%) Android
7 5 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.48%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.74%) MVS
9 1 (0.74%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.74%) Solaris
9 1 (0.74%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (53.33%) ITIL
2 30 (22.22%) Service Delivery
3 27 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 24 (17.78%) Service Management
5 19 (14.07%) E-Commerce
6 18 (13.33%) Problem Management
7 17 (12.59%) Change Management
8 12 (8.89%) ITIL V3
9 11 (8.15%) Project Management
10 10 (7.41%) Coaching
11 9 (6.67%) Line Management
11 9 (6.67%) Configuration Management
12 8 (5.93%) Knowledge Management
13 7 (5.19%) CRM
13 7 (5.19%) Service Desk Management
13 7 (5.19%) Capacity Planning
14 5 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
14 5 (3.70%) Network Load Balancing
14 5 (3.70%) Database Security
14 5 (3.70%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 17 (12.59%) SQL
2 13 (9.63%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.96%) Java
4 2 (1.48%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.48%) C
4 2 (1.48%) PL/SQL
4 2 (1.48%) VBScript
5 1 (0.74%) C#
5 1 (0.74%) Perl
Qualifications
1 16 (11.85%) ITIL Certification
1 16 (11.85%) Security Cleared
2 9 (6.67%) MCP
3 8 (5.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 7 (5.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (4.44%) SC Cleared
6 5 (3.70%) MCSE
7 4 (2.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (2.22%) CCNA
8 3 (2.22%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.48%) Sun Certification
9 2 (1.48%) Degree
9 2 (1.48%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.48%) VCP4
10 1 (0.74%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (0.74%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 47 (34.81%) Active Directory
2 11 (8.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.44%) vSphere
4 5 (3.70%) XenApp
4 5 (3.70%) Terminal Services
5 3 (2.22%) ISA Server
5 3 (2.22%) VMware ESX
5 3 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (2.22%) Terminal Server
5 3 (2.22%) Forefront TMG
5 3 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.22%) vCloud
5 3 (2.22%) NFS
5 3 (2.22%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.48%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.74%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (11.11%) SCOM
2 10 (7.41%) OpenView
3 8 (5.93%) SCCM
4 6 (4.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (2.22%) Puppet
6 2 (1.48%) HP UCMDB
6 2 (1.48%) Tivoli
6 2 (1.48%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.74%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.74%) WSUS
7 1 (0.74%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 49 (36.30%) Microsoft
2 32 (23.70%) Citrix
3 21 (15.56%) VMware
4 18 (13.33%) HP
5 16 (11.85%) Cisco
6 15 (11.11%) Lotus
7 12 (8.89%) Oracle
8 8 (5.93%) Remedy
9 5 (3.70%) Red Hat
9 5 (3.70%) NetApp
10 4 (2.96%) Informatica
10 4 (2.96%) Dell
10 4 (2.96%) Adobe
10 4 (2.96%) Wyse
11 3 (2.22%) Sophos
11 3 (2.22%) Mapinfo
11 3 (2.22%) Google
11 3 (2.22%) MobileIron
12 2 (1.48%) LANDesk
12 2 (1.48%) Symantec
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