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 1 June 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 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 62 74 75
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +1
Contract jobs citing SLA 75 65 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.74% 2.27% 2.08%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.46% 27.31% 28.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 24 21
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +12.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £93 £85
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £403 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 6
Average hourly rate £19.25 £20.60 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.56% +37.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £10.13 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £81.25 £27.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £16.63 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-8.27% +10.83%
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
195 238 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 7.11% 8.31% 7.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 119 82
Average daily rate £325 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £218 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 34 7
Average hourly rate £37.50 £28.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% +91.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.90 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £44.25 £54.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £21.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+2.61% +12.00%

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 1 June 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 1 June 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 1 June 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
Norfolk +10 21 £175 -33.96% 2
Cambridgeshire +8 17 £338 +58.82% 3
Essex -12 14 £300 - 4
Hertfordshire -9 13 £288 +19.79% 14
Bedfordshire +10 6 £288 +9.52% 4
Suffolk +10 4 £161 -
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 1 June 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 67 (46.21%) ITIL
2 61 (42.07%) Windows
3 46 (31.72%) Microsoft
4 40 (27.59%) Active Directory
4 40 (27.59%) Citrix
5 36 (24.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 34 (23.45%) Windows 7
7 33 (22.76%) MS Office
7 33 (22.76%) SQL
8 28 (19.31%) Finance
9 27 (18.62%) Windows Server 2003
10 26 (17.93%) Service Delivery
11 25 (17.24%) VMware
12 23 (15.86%) Incident Management
12 23 (15.86%) HP
13 22 (15.17%) SharePoint
13 22 (15.17%) Security Cleared
14 21 (14.48%) SAN
15 20 (13.79%) Symantec
15 20 (13.79%) SAP
16 19 (13.10%) CRM
17 18 (12.41%) MS Excel
18 17 (11.72%) Backup Exec
18 17 (11.72%) Xen
18 17 (11.72%) Problem Management
19 16 (11.03%) Dynamics CRM
19 16 (11.03%) Hitachi
20 14 (9.66%) Cisco
21 13 (8.97%) Line Management
21 13 (8.97%) BizTalk Server

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

For the 6 months to 1 June 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 22 (15.17%) SharePoint
2 13 (8.97%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (5.52%) MS Exchange
4 7 (4.83%) IIS
5 6 (4.14%) IBM Notes
6 4 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (2.07%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (1.38%) Lync
8 2 (1.38%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.38%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (0.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.69%) WebLogic Portal
9 1 (0.69%) ColdFusion
9 1 (0.69%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 33 (22.76%) MS Office
2 18 (12.41%) MS Excel
3 5 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.07%) InfoPath
5 2 (1.38%) MS Project
5 2 (1.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (11.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (4.14%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.69%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.07%) PaaS
1 3 (2.07%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (2.07%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.38%) IaaS
2 2 (1.38%) Office 365
3 1 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.69%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 21 (14.48%) SAN
2 9 (6.21%) TCP/IP
2 9 (6.21%) VPN
3 8 (5.52%) DNS
4 7 (4.83%) DHCP
5 5 (3.45%) Ethernet
5 5 (3.45%) LAN
6 3 (2.07%) Internet
6 3 (2.07%) WAN
6 3 (2.07%) FTP
6 3 (2.07%) Firewall
6 3 (2.07%) NAS
7 2 (1.38%) WebEx
7 2 (1.38%) Wireless
7 2 (1.38%) VoIP
8 1 (0.69%) TACACS
8 1 (0.69%) BGP
8 1 (0.69%) NetScreen
8 1 (0.69%) 3G
8 1 (0.69%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.45%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.76%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (2.07%) MySQL
4 3 (2.07%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.38%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.69%) DTS
6 1 (0.69%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.69%) CorVu
6 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.69%) QlikView
6 1 (0.69%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.69%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 2 (1.38%) JIRA
1 2 (1.38%) FitNesse
1 2 (1.38%) Subversion
1 2 (1.38%) Maven
2 1 (0.69%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.69%) Hudson
2 1 (0.69%) TeamCity
General
1 28 (19.31%) Finance
2 7 (4.83%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.38%) Legal
3 2 (1.38%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.38%) Back Office
3 2 (1.38%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.69%) Banking
4 1 (0.69%) Retail
4 1 (0.69%) Local Government
4 1 (0.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 42 (28.97%) Analyst
2 19 (13.10%) Service Analyst
3 16 (11.03%) Service Desk Analyst
3 16 (11.03%) Support Analyst
3 16 (11.03%) Support Engineer
4 14 (9.66%) Operations Engineer
5 11 (7.59%) Service Manager
6 10 (6.90%) Desktop Support
7 9 (6.21%) Desktop Engineer
7 9 (6.21%) Administrator
8 8 (5.52%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 7 (4.83%) Applications Support
9 7 (4.83%) 1st Line Support
10 6 (4.14%) Systems Administrator
10 6 (4.14%) Developer
11 5 (3.45%) Delivery Manager
11 5 (3.45%) Team Leader
11 5 (3.45%) Help Desk Analyst
11 5 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support
11 5 (3.45%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.59%) .NET
2 6 (4.14%) Web Services
2 6 (4.14%) XML
3 5 (3.45%) Spring
4 4 (2.76%) Java EE
4 4 (2.76%) Hibernate
4 4 (2.76%) J2EE
4 4 (2.76%) Middleware
5 2 (1.38%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.38%) SOAP
6 1 (0.69%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.69%) EJB
6 1 (0.69%) HTML
6 1 (0.69%) Ajax
6 1 (0.69%) JSF
6 1 (0.69%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.90%) Blackberry
2 9 (6.21%) Management Information System
2 9 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.83%) BYOD
4 6 (4.14%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.07%) iPhone
5 3 (2.07%) CMDB
5 3 (2.07%) iPad
5 3 (2.07%) User Experience
6 2 (1.38%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.38%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.38%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.38%) Clustering
6 2 (1.38%) Statistics
6 2 (1.38%) EPoS
6 2 (1.38%) NHS
6 2 (1.38%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.69%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.69%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.69%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 61 (42.07%) Windows
2 36 (24.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 34 (23.45%) Windows 7
4 27 (18.62%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (8.28%) Windows XP
6 11 (7.59%) UNIX
7 9 (6.21%) Windows 8
7 9 (6.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (3.45%) Linux
9 4 (2.76%) Android
10 3 (2.07%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.38%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.38%) BlackBerry OS
11 2 (1.38%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.38%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.69%) HPUX
12 1 (0.69%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (46.21%) ITIL
2 26 (17.93%) Service Delivery
3 23 (15.86%) Incident Management
4 19 (13.10%) CRM
5 17 (11.72%) Problem Management
6 13 (8.97%) Line Management
6 13 (8.97%) Service Management
6 13 (8.97%) Change Management
7 11 (7.59%) Mentoring
8 10 (6.90%) Coaching
9 9 (6.21%) Service Desk Management
10 8 (5.52%) ITIL V3
10 8 (5.52%) Project Management
10 8 (5.52%) E-Commerce
11 6 (4.14%) SDLC
11 6 (4.14%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (4.14%) Configuration Management
12 5 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
13 4 (2.76%) Root Cause Analysis
13 4 (2.76%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 33 (22.76%) SQL
2 9 (6.21%) PowerShell
3 6 (4.14%) Java
4 4 (2.76%) PL/SQL
5 3 (2.07%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.38%) Erlang
6 2 (1.38%) C#
7 1 (0.69%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.69%) Perl
7 1 (0.69%) C
7 1 (0.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (15.17%) Security Cleared
2 9 (6.21%) ITIL Certification
3 8 (5.52%) SC Cleared
4 6 (4.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (3.45%) MCSE
5 5 (3.45%) MCP
5 5 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (3.45%) Degree
6 3 (2.07%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (2.07%) CCNA
7 2 (1.38%) CCNP
7 2 (1.38%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.69%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.69%) MCSA
8 1 (0.69%) CCIE
8 1 (0.69%) MOS
8 1 (0.69%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.69%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (0.69%) PCI DSS
1 1 (0.69%) QA
System Software
1 40 (27.59%) Active Directory
2 17 (11.72%) Xen
3 7 (4.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (3.45%) XenApp
5 3 (2.07%) Terminal Server
5 3 (2.07%) vSphere
5 3 (2.07%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.38%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.38%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.69%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.69%) MetaFrame
7 1 (0.69%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 17 (11.72%) Backup Exec
2 6 (4.14%) SCCM
3 4 (2.76%) SCOM
4 2 (1.38%) DameWare
4 2 (1.38%) OpenView
5 1 (0.69%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.69%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.69%) Nagios
5 1 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.69%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.69%) WSUS
5 1 (0.69%) XenMobile
5 1 (0.69%) RANCID
Vendors
1 46 (31.72%) Microsoft
2 40 (27.59%) Citrix
3 25 (17.24%) VMware
4 23 (15.86%) HP
5 20 (13.79%) Symantec
5 20 (13.79%) SAP
6 16 (11.03%) Hitachi
7 14 (9.66%) Cisco
8 11 (7.59%) Remedy
9 10 (6.90%) Oracle
10 6 (4.14%) Lotus
11 5 (3.45%) LANDesk
11 5 (3.45%) WorldPay
12 4 (2.76%) Wyse
12 4 (2.76%) Adobe
12 4 (2.76%) Cognos
12 4 (2.76%) NetApp
13 3 (2.07%) Mapinfo
13 3 (2.07%) Sophos
13 3 (2.07%) Juniper
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