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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 69 94 60
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -34
Contract jobs citing SLA 56 53 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.12% 1.70% 2.38%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.95% 22.94% 29.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 26 30
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+113.44% -38.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £95 £85
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £350 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 5
Average hourly rate £15.25 £21.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.38% +90.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.62 £15.75 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.63 £30.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% +20.83%
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
187 231 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 7.09% 7.41% 8.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 131 90
Average daily rate £400 £388 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +16.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £177 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £516 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +8.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 19 13
Average hourly rate £34.00 £37.50 £30.89
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +21.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £18.90 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £15.13
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +19.00%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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
Cambridgeshire +19 19 £288 - 3
Essex +4 15 £200 +45.45% 4
Bedfordshire +3 8 £340 +97.10% 7
Hertfordshire -5 7 £375 +56.25% 10
Suffolk - 4 £278 - 1
Norfolk +2 3 £360 +300.00% 2
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 62 (50.00%) ITIL
2 49 (39.52%) Windows
3 43 (34.68%) Microsoft
4 39 (31.45%) Active Directory
5 31 (25.00%) MS Office
6 27 (21.77%) Citrix
7 24 (19.35%) Service Delivery
8 22 (17.74%) Incident Management
9 21 (16.94%) Windows Server 2008
10 19 (15.32%) Finance
11 17 (13.71%) MS Excel
12 16 (12.90%) Security Cleared
13 15 (12.10%) Windows 7
13 15 (12.10%) Cisco
13 15 (12.10%) SQL
13 15 (12.10%) Service Management
13 15 (12.10%) Problem Management
14 14 (11.29%) VMware
14 14 (11.29%) Windows Server 2003
15 13 (10.48%) Line Management
16 12 (9.68%) Coaching
16 12 (9.68%) SharePoint
16 12 (9.68%) Change Management
17 11 (8.87%) E-Commerce
17 11 (8.87%) DNS
17 11 (8.87%) IIS
17 11 (8.87%) ITIL Certification
17 11 (8.87%) Windows 8
18 10 (8.06%) Windows Server 2012
18 10 (8.06%) PowerShell

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 12 (9.68%) SharePoint
2 11 (8.87%) IIS
3 7 (5.65%) IBM Notes
4 6 (4.84%) MS Exchange
5 5 (4.03%) Lync
6 3 (2.42%) Lotus Domino
6 3 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (2.42%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.61%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.81%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.81%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.81%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 31 (25.00%) MS Office
2 17 (13.71%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.42%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.42%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.42%) PaaS
4 2 (1.61%) IaaS
4 2 (1.61%) Office 365
5 1 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.81%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.87%) DNS
2 9 (7.26%) DHCP
3 7 (5.65%) FTP
3 7 (5.65%) TCP/IP
4 6 (4.84%) VPN
5 5 (4.03%) LAN
5 5 (4.03%) Firewall
6 4 (3.23%) Ethernet
7 3 (2.42%) WAN
8 2 (1.61%) iSCSI
8 2 (1.61%) WebEx
8 2 (1.61%) NetScaler
8 2 (1.61%) BIG-IP
8 2 (1.61%) SAN
8 2 (1.61%) Internet
8 2 (1.61%) LDAP
9 1 (0.81%) SDH
9 1 (0.81%) UMTS
9 1 (0.81%) VoIP
9 1 (0.81%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.06%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.03%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.23%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.61%) MySQL
5 1 (0.81%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.81%) DTS
5 1 (0.81%) CorVu
5 1 (0.81%) QlikView
5 1 (0.81%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.81%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.81%) PerformancePoint
5 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (1.61%) Maven
1 2 (1.61%) Subversion
1 2 (1.61%) FitNesse
1 2 (1.61%) JIRA
2 1 (0.81%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.81%) Hudson
2 1 (0.81%) TeamCity
General
1 19 (15.32%) Finance
2 5 (4.03%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.42%) Legal
3 3 (2.42%) Retail
4 2 (1.61%) Games
4 2 (1.61%) Back Office
5 1 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.81%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.81%) Publishing
5 1 (0.81%) Marketing
5 1 (0.81%) Banking
5 1 (0.81%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 43 (34.68%) Analyst
2 17 (13.71%) Service Analyst
3 16 (12.90%) Support Analyst
4 15 (12.10%) Service Desk Analyst
5 13 (10.48%) Support Engineer
6 10 (8.06%) Desktop Support
7 9 (7.26%) Team Leader
8 8 (6.45%) Desktop Engineer
8 8 (6.45%) Service Desk Team Leader
9 7 (5.65%) Applications Support
9 7 (5.65%) Service Manager
9 7 (5.65%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 6 (4.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (4.84%) 1st Line Support
10 6 (4.84%) Developer
11 5 (4.03%) Help Desk Analyst
11 5 (4.03%) 3rd Line Support
11 5 (4.03%) 1st Line Support Analyst
12 4 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support
12 4 (3.23%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.06%) .NET
2 6 (4.84%) Web Services
2 6 (4.84%) XML
3 5 (4.03%) Spring
4 4 (3.23%) Java EE
4 4 (3.23%) Hibernate
4 4 (3.23%) J2EE
4 4 (3.23%) SOAP
5 2 (1.61%) REST
5 2 (1.61%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.61%) Middleware
6 1 (0.81%) HTML
6 1 (0.81%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.81%) EJB
6 1 (0.81%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.81%) JSF
6 1 (0.81%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.26%) Blackberry
1 9 (7.26%) Management Information System
2 5 (4.03%) BYOD
3 4 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.42%) CMDB
4 3 (2.42%) User Experience
4 3 (2.42%) Public Cloud
4 3 (2.42%) iPad
4 3 (2.42%) iPhone
5 2 (1.61%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.61%) Statistics
5 2 (1.61%) Online Games
5 2 (1.61%) Replication
5 2 (1.61%) Clustering
5 2 (1.61%) EPoS
5 2 (1.61%) NHS
6 1 (0.81%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.81%) Smartcard
6 1 (0.81%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.81%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 49 (39.52%) Windows
2 21 (16.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (12.10%) Windows 7
4 14 (11.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (8.87%) Windows 8
6 10 (8.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (6.45%) Windows XP
8 7 (5.65%) Android
9 6 (4.84%) UNIX
9 6 (4.84%) Linux
10 4 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (2.42%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.61%) BlackBerry OS
12 2 (1.61%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (1.61%) Windows Vista
12 2 (1.61%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.81%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (50.00%) ITIL
2 24 (19.35%) Service Delivery
3 22 (17.74%) Incident Management
4 15 (12.10%) Service Management
4 15 (12.10%) Problem Management
5 13 (10.48%) Line Management
6 12 (9.68%) Coaching
6 12 (9.68%) Change Management
7 11 (8.87%) E-Commerce
8 9 (7.26%) Project Management
8 9 (7.26%) ITIL V3
8 9 (7.26%) Service Desk Management
9 6 (4.84%) Capacity Planning
9 6 (4.84%) Mentoring
9 6 (4.84%) ITSM
10 5 (4.03%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (3.23%) Test Scripting
11 4 (3.23%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (3.23%) Network Load Balancing
12 3 (2.42%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 15 (12.10%) SQL
2 10 (8.06%) PowerShell
3 6 (4.84%) Java
4 4 (3.23%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.61%) Erlang
6 1 (0.81%) VBScript
6 1 (0.81%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.81%) Perl
6 1 (0.81%) C#
Qualifications
1 16 (12.90%) Security Cleared
2 11 (8.87%) ITIL Certification
3 7 (5.65%) MCP
3 7 (5.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (4.84%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (4.03%) MCSE
5 5 (4.03%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (3.23%) SC Cleared
7 3 (2.42%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (2.42%) CCNA
8 2 (1.61%) CCNP
8 2 (1.61%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.81%) CCIE
9 1 (0.81%) Degree
9 1 (0.81%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.81%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (0.81%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 39 (31.45%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.03%) XenApp
4 4 (3.23%) vSphere
5 3 (2.42%) Terminal Server
5 3 (2.42%) VMware ESX
5 3 (2.42%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.61%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.61%) vCloud
6 2 (1.61%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.61%) ISA Server
6 2 (1.61%) NFS
7 1 (0.81%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (7.26%) SCOM
2 6 (4.84%) SCCM
3 3 (2.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (2.42%) OpenView
4 2 (1.61%) Puppet
4 2 (1.61%) DameWare
5 1 (0.81%) RANCID
5 1 (0.81%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 43 (34.68%) Microsoft
2 27 (21.77%) Citrix
3 15 (12.10%) Cisco
4 14 (11.29%) VMware
5 9 (7.26%) Remedy
6 8 (6.45%) HP
6 8 (6.45%) Oracle
7 7 (5.65%) Lotus
8 4 (3.23%) WorldPay
8 4 (3.23%) LANDesk
8 4 (3.23%) NetApp
8 4 (3.23%) Red Hat
8 4 (3.23%) Cognos
8 4 (3.23%) Adobe
9 3 (2.42%) Juniper
9 3 (2.42%) Mapinfo
9 3 (2.42%) Dell
9 3 (2.42%) Sophos
9 3 (2.42%) Wyse
9 3 (2.42%) Google
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