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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 25 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 65 62 80
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +18
Contract jobs citing SLA 65 86 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.62% 2.90% 2.35%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.14% 32.95% 25.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 54 22
Median daily rate £175 £180 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -34.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £130 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £394 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £298 £303 £285
% change year-on-year
-1.65% +6.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 20
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.25 £20.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -6.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.64 £11.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.45 £81.25 £26.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.45
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -11.17%
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
231 261 278
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 9.33% 8.80% 9.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 157 148
Median daily rate £400 £325 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -11.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £165 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 24 33
Median hourly rate £31.00 £37.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.33% +41.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.40 £21.80 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.06 £42.25 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £24.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.15% +17.85%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England region citing SLA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 June 2016.

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
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the East of England region over the 3 months to 25 June 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +25 28 £350 +62.79% 3
Cambridgeshire +18 16 £160 -50.76% 2
Essex -2 10 £175 -53.33%
Bedfordshire +5 7 £115 -66.66% 6
Norfolk -18 4 £164 -0.90%
Suffolk -7 1 £220 +36.43%
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SLA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for SLA.

1 55 (42.97%) Windows
2 41 (32.03%) ITIL
3 37 (28.91%) Active Directory
4 34 (26.56%) Microsoft
5 30 (23.44%) Windows 7
6 27 (21.09%) Finance
7 24 (18.75%) Windows Server
8 20 (15.63%) SQL
9 19 (14.84%) SCCM
10 18 (14.06%) MS Office
11 17 (13.28%) Windows 8
12 16 (12.50%) Project Management
13 13 (10.16%) Service Management
13 13 (10.16%) MS Excel
13 13 (10.16%) Analytical Skills
13 13 (10.16%) Security Cleared
14 12 (9.38%) CRM
14 12 (9.38%) Citrix
15 11 (8.59%) SAN
15 11 (8.59%) HP
15 11 (8.59%) SharePoint
15 11 (8.59%) SQL Server
15 11 (8.59%) Incident Management
15 11 (8.59%) Windows Server 2008
16 10 (7.81%) Logistics
16 10 (7.81%) VMware
16 10 (7.81%) SAP
16 10 (7.81%) Cisco
16 10 (7.81%) Apple
16 10 (7.81%) Firewall

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (8.59%) SharePoint
2 9 (7.03%) IIS
3 8 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (6.25%) MS Exchange
3 8 (6.25%) Skype for Business
4 7 (5.47%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (3.91%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (3.13%) Confluence
7 3 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (2.34%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.56%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.78%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.78%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 18 (14.06%) MS Office
2 13 (10.16%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.34%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (5.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.34%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.56%) BASE24
4 1 (0.78%) Maximo
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.78%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.78%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.78%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.78%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.78%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.78%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.34%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.59%) SAN
2 10 (7.81%) Firewall
3 6 (4.69%) Internet
4 5 (3.91%) VPN
5 4 (3.13%) GSM
5 4 (3.13%) LAN
5 4 (3.13%) UMTS
5 4 (3.13%) WAN
6 3 (2.34%) DNS
6 3 (2.34%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.56%) 2G
7 2 (1.56%) 3G
7 2 (1.56%) 4G
7 2 (1.56%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (1.56%) DHCP
7 2 (1.56%) IP Telephony
7 2 (1.56%) NetScaler
7 2 (1.56%) Node B
7 2 (1.56%) Radio Access Network
7 2 (1.56%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.59%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.13%) Oracle Database
2 4 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.78%) Big Data
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 4 (3.13%) JIRA
1 4 (3.13%) JMeter
1 4 (3.13%) LoadRunner
1 4 (3.13%) Zephyr
2 3 (2.34%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 27 (21.09%) Finance
2 9 (7.03%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.91%) Retail
4 3 (2.34%) French Language
5 2 (1.56%) Advertising
5 2 (1.56%) Back Office
5 2 (1.56%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.56%) Legal
5 2 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.78%) Electronics
6 1 (0.78%) Law
6 1 (0.78%) Local Government
6 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.78%) Marketing
6 1 (0.78%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 37 (28.91%) Analyst
2 21 (16.41%) Support Engineer
3 17 (13.28%) Support Analyst
4 16 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
4 16 (12.50%) Desktop Support
5 14 (10.94%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 13 (10.16%) Service Analyst
7 9 (7.03%) 2nd Line Support
7 9 (7.03%) Applications Support
8 8 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
8 8 (6.25%) Service Manager
9 7 (5.47%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 7 (5.47%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 7 (5.47%) Consultant
10 5 (3.91%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
10 5 (3.91%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
10 5 (3.91%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 4 (3.13%) Implementation Controller
11 4 (3.13%) Service Desk Support
11 4 (3.13%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.69%) .NET
1 6 (4.69%) .NET Framework
1 6 (4.69%) SOAP
1 6 (4.69%) Web Services
1 6 (4.69%) XML
2 4 (3.13%) XML Messaging
3 2 (1.56%) Middleware
4 1 (0.78%) SAPUI5
4 1 (0.78%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.16%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.25%) Statistics
3 6 (4.69%) Data Centre
3 6 (4.69%) Hedge funds
4 5 (3.91%) CMDB
5 4 (3.13%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.34%) Blackberry
6 3 (2.34%) CCTV
7 2 (1.56%) BYOD
7 2 (1.56%) Clustering
7 2 (1.56%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.56%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.56%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.78%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.78%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.78%) iPhone
8 1 (0.78%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.78%) NHS
8 1 (0.78%) Social Media
8 1 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 55 (42.97%) Windows
2 30 (23.44%) Windows 7
3 24 (18.75%) Windows Server
4 17 (13.28%) Windows 8
5 11 (8.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (7.03%) Apple iOS
7 8 (6.25%) Windows Vista
8 7 (5.47%) Mac OS
9 6 (4.69%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (4.69%) Windows XP
10 4 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (2.34%) Linux
12 1 (0.78%) AIX
12 1 (0.78%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.78%) Solaris
12 1 (0.78%) Unix
12 1 (0.78%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.78%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.78%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (32.03%) ITIL
2 16 (12.50%) Project Management
3 13 (10.16%) Service Management
4 12 (9.38%) CRM
5 11 (8.59%) Incident Management
6 10 (7.81%) Logistics
7 9 (7.03%) Configuration Management
7 9 (7.03%) ITIL V3
8 7 (5.47%) Information Security
8 7 (5.47%) Server Building
8 7 (5.47%) Software Deployment
9 6 (4.69%) Service Delivery
9 6 (4.69%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (4.69%) Test Scripting
10 5 (3.91%) Performance Monitoring
10 5 (3.91%) SDLC
11 4 (3.13%) Non-Functional Testing
11 4 (3.13%) Performance Testing
11 4 (3.13%) V-Model
11 4 (3.13%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (15.63%) SQL
2 4 (3.13%) C#
3 2 (1.56%) C
4 1 (0.78%) ABAP
4 1 (0.78%) Java
4 1 (0.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (10.16%) Security Cleared
2 9 (7.03%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.47%) MCP
4 6 (4.69%) Degree
5 5 (3.91%) A+ Certification
6 4 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (2.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.56%) BC Cleared
8 2 (1.56%) CCNA
8 2 (1.56%) CCNP
8 2 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.56%) MCSE
9 1 (0.78%) HND
9 1 (0.78%) ISEB
9 1 (0.78%) MCITP
9 1 (0.78%) MCSA
9 1 (0.78%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.78%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.13%) QA
2 1 (0.78%) ISO 9000
2 1 (0.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 37 (28.91%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.69%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (3.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.34%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.78%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.78%) KVM
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.78%) RACF
5 1 (0.78%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 19 (14.84%) SCCM
2 8 (6.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (3.13%) WSUS
4 2 (1.56%) Control-M
4 2 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.78%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.78%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.78%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 34 (26.56%) Microsoft
2 12 (9.38%) Citrix
3 11 (8.59%) HP
4 10 (7.81%) Apple
4 10 (7.81%) Cisco
4 10 (7.81%) SAP
4 10 (7.81%) VMware
5 9 (7.03%) Oracle
6 5 (3.91%) CheckPoint
6 5 (3.91%) Remedy
7 4 (3.13%) Symantec
7 4 (3.13%) WorldPay
8 3 (2.34%) BMC
8 3 (2.34%) Kaspersky
8 3 (2.34%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.56%) Avaya
9 2 (1.56%) Huawei
9 2 (1.56%) Juniper
9 2 (1.56%) Lotus
9 2 (1.56%) Thunderhead
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