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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 74 72 64
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -8
Contract jobs citing SLA 69 52 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.43% 2.14% 2.49%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.82% 29.05% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 26 29
Average daily rate
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£275 £253 £110
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.91% +129.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £120 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £405 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 15
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% -4.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £11.44 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.60 £15.71 £100.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -7.69%
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
248 179 245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 8.74% 7.38% 8.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 106 136
Average daily rate £400 £363 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £211 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 32
Average hourly rate £30.00 £15.00 £29.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -49.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.20 £11.30 £11.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.35 £39.00 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.55 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.07% -7.25%

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 19 December 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the East of England region over the 3 months to 19 December 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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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 +12 24 £235 -6.00% 10
Bedfordshire -17 17 £363 +29.46% 5
Essex -5 13 £375 +212.50% 5
Cambridgeshire -4 12 £310 +12.72% 6
Norfolk +10 4 - - 1
Suffolk - - - -
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 62 (47.33%) ITIL
2 59 (45.04%) Windows
3 43 (32.82%) Microsoft
3 43 (32.82%) Active Directory
4 30 (22.90%) Service Delivery
5 25 (19.08%) Service Management
6 23 (17.56%) Citrix
6 23 (17.56%) MS Office
6 23 (17.56%) Security Cleared
7 22 (16.79%) DNS
8 21 (16.03%) MS Excel
8 21 (16.03%) E-Commerce
9 20 (15.27%) SCOM
10 19 (14.50%) Incident Management
10 19 (14.50%) DHCP
11 18 (13.74%) HP
11 18 (13.74%) Windows 7
12 17 (12.98%) VMware
12 17 (12.98%) Windows Server 2008
12 17 (12.98%) ITIL Certification
12 17 (12.98%) IIS
13 16 (12.21%) SC Cleared
14 14 (10.69%) Lotus
14 14 (10.69%) SQL
14 14 (10.69%) IBM Notes
15 13 (9.92%) FTP
15 13 (9.92%) Change Management
16 12 (9.16%) Cisco
16 12 (9.16%) Windows XP
16 12 (9.16%) Windows Server 2012

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 17 (12.98%) IIS
2 14 (10.69%) IBM Notes
3 9 (6.87%) MS Exchange
4 5 (3.82%) Lotus Domino
4 5 (3.82%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.82%) Lync
5 4 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (3.05%) Apache
6 2 (1.53%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.76%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.76%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 23 (17.56%) MS Office
2 21 (16.03%) MS Excel
3 5 (3.82%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.53%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.53%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.53%) SaaS
3 1 (0.76%) Taleo
3 1 (0.76%) Office 365
3 1 (0.76%) PaaS
3 1 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.76%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 22 (16.79%) DNS
2 19 (14.50%) DHCP
3 13 (9.92%) FTP
4 6 (4.58%) LDAP
5 5 (3.82%) Firewall
5 5 (3.82%) TCP/IP
6 4 (3.05%) VPN
7 3 (2.29%) SAN
7 3 (2.29%) iSCSI
7 3 (2.29%) BIG-IP
7 3 (2.29%) NetScaler
8 2 (1.53%) WAN
8 2 (1.53%) SMS
8 2 (1.53%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.76%) UMTS
9 1 (0.76%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.76%) ATM
9 1 (0.76%) GSM
9 1 (0.76%) LAN
9 1 (0.76%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.53%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.53%) Oracle Exadata
2 2 (1.53%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (1.53%) MySQL
3 1 (0.76%) DTS
3 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (0.76%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (1.53%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (1.53%) MSI
2 1 (0.76%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.76%) Hudson
2 1 (0.76%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (6.11%) Finance
2 7 (5.34%) Telecoms
2 7 (5.34%) Legal
3 4 (3.05%) Retail
3 4 (3.05%) Law
3 4 (3.05%) Marketing
4 3 (2.29%) Back Office
4 3 (2.29%) Games
4 3 (2.29%) Advertising
5 2 (1.53%) Military
5 2 (1.53%) Local Government
6 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.76%) Automotive
6 1 (0.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (29.01%) Analyst
2 18 (13.74%) Service Analyst
2 18 (13.74%) Service Desk Analyst
3 17 (12.98%) Service Manager
4 15 (11.45%) Support Engineer
5 12 (9.16%) Support Analyst
6 10 (7.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (5.34%) Team Leader
7 7 (5.34%) Web Engineer
8 5 (3.82%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (3.82%) Applications Support
8 5 (3.82%) Project Manager
8 5 (3.82%) Service Desk Team Leader
8 5 (3.82%) Senior Support Analyst
8 5 (3.82%) Applications Support Analyst
8 5 (3.82%) Services Delivery Manager
8 5 (3.82%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (3.82%) Delivery Manager
9 4 (3.05%) Web Support Engineer
10 3 (2.29%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.34%) Web Services
2 4 (3.05%) Middleware
3 3 (2.29%) SOAP
3 3 (2.29%) .NET
3 3 (2.29%) REST
4 2 (1.53%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.76%) XML
5 1 (0.76%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.76%) J2EE
5 1 (0.76%) HTML
5 1 (0.76%) Java EE
5 1 (0.76%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.76%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.63%) Management Information System
2 7 (5.34%) CMDB
3 4 (3.05%) Fat Client
3 4 (3.05%) Thin Client
4 3 (2.29%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.29%) Online Games
4 3 (2.29%) Replication
5 2 (1.53%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.53%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.53%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.53%) CCTV
5 2 (1.53%) AS400
5 2 (1.53%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.76%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.76%) FMCG
6 1 (0.76%) Clustering
6 1 (0.76%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 59 (45.04%) Windows
2 18 (13.74%) Windows 7
3 17 (12.98%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (9.16%) Windows XP
4 12 (9.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (6.11%) UNIX
6 7 (5.34%) Linux
7 5 (3.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (3.82%) Windows 8
8 4 (3.05%) Android
9 3 (2.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.53%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.53%) MVS
11 1 (0.76%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.76%) Solaris
11 1 (0.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (47.33%) ITIL
2 30 (22.90%) Service Delivery
3 25 (19.08%) Service Management
4 21 (16.03%) E-Commerce
5 19 (14.50%) Incident Management
6 13 (9.92%) Change Management
7 10 (7.63%) Problem Management
7 10 (7.63%) ITIL V3
8 8 (6.11%) Configuration Management
9 7 (5.34%) Workflow
9 7 (5.34%) Knowledge Management
9 7 (5.34%) CRM
9 7 (5.34%) Database Security
10 6 (4.58%) Capacity Planning
10 6 (4.58%) Project Management
11 5 (3.82%) ITSM
11 5 (3.82%) Validation
11 5 (3.82%) Migration
11 5 (3.82%) Network Design
11 5 (3.82%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (10.69%) SQL
2 10 (7.63%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.29%) Java
3 3 (2.29%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.53%) C
5 1 (0.76%) C#
5 1 (0.76%) VBScript
5 1 (0.76%) Perl
5 1 (0.76%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (17.56%) Security Cleared
2 17 (12.98%) ITIL Certification
3 16 (12.21%) SC Cleared
4 7 (5.34%) MCP
5 5 (3.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (3.05%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (2.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.53%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.53%) Degree
8 2 (1.53%) CCNA
8 2 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.76%) MCSE
9 1 (0.76%) MCSA
9 1 (0.76%) MCDST
9 1 (0.76%) MCTS
9 1 (0.76%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 43 (32.82%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.34%) Terminal Services
4 6 (4.58%) vSphere
5 3 (2.29%) ISA Server
5 3 (2.29%) NFS
5 3 (2.29%) vCloud
5 3 (2.29%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.29%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (1.53%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.76%) XenServer
7 1 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.76%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 20 (15.27%) SCOM
2 11 (8.40%) OpenView
3 9 (6.87%) SCCM
4 6 (4.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (2.29%) WSUS
5 3 (2.29%) Puppet
6 2 (1.53%) HP UCMDB
6 2 (1.53%) HP SIM
6 2 (1.53%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.76%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.76%) OVSD
Vendors
1 43 (32.82%) Microsoft
2 23 (17.56%) Citrix
3 18 (13.74%) HP
4 17 (12.98%) VMware
5 14 (10.69%) Lotus
6 12 (9.16%) Cisco
7 11 (8.40%) Oracle
8 4 (3.05%) Dell
8 4 (3.05%) Informatica
9 3 (2.29%) NetApp
9 3 (2.29%) CommVault
9 3 (2.29%) Red Hat
9 3 (2.29%) Wyse
10 2 (1.53%) LANDesk
10 2 (1.53%) Remedy
10 2 (1.53%) Ericsson
10 2 (1.53%) BMC
11 1 (0.76%) Juniper
11 1 (0.76%) Apple
11 1 (0.76%) McAfee
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