The first table below looks at the demand for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Essex region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 37 28 29
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +1
Contract jobs citing SLA 16 24 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 3.25% 5.14% 5.04%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.02% 61.54% 54.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 18
Average daily rate
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£325 £151 £123
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+114.87% +23.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £90 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £410 £254
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 3
Average hourly rate £12.50 £16.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% -44.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £19.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.95 £21.20 £77.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £14.75 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+17.96% -6.34%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
41 39 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 8.32% 8.35% 9.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 22 26
Average daily rate £325 £310 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% +55.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £90 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £409 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 7
Average hourly rate £16.25 £16.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -50.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £25.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £21.20 £53.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
SLA
East of England

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

SLA Daily Rate Trend in Essex

SLA
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the Essex region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014.

SLA Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

SLA
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

SLA Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

SLA
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Essex region over the 3 months to 11 July 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
Basildon +3 5 £398 +354.28%
Colchester - 5 £325 -
Chelmsford +2 1 - -
Brentwood -4 1 - -
Harlow - - - -
Saffron Walden - - - -
Southend-on-Sea - - - -
SLA
East of England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 18 (50.00%) ITIL
2 17 (47.22%) Active Directory
3 15 (41.67%) Service Delivery
4 10 (27.78%) OpenView
4 10 (27.78%) HP
5 8 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (22.22%) ITIL Certification
5 8 (22.22%) Windows XP
5 8 (22.22%) MCP
5 8 (22.22%) Windows
5 8 (22.22%) MS Office
6 7 (19.44%) Migration
6 7 (19.44%) MS Excel
6 7 (19.44%) Microsoft
6 7 (19.44%) McAfee
6 7 (19.44%) OVSD
6 7 (19.44%) MCDST
6 7 (19.44%) Security Cleared
6 7 (19.44%) Windows 7
7 6 (16.67%) MS Exchange
8 5 (13.89%) SCCM
9 4 (11.11%) Lync
9 4 (11.11%) Service Management
9 4 (11.11%) ITSM
9 4 (11.11%) Finance
9 4 (11.11%) Blackberry
10 3 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (8.33%) Remedy
10 3 (8.33%) Apple
10 3 (8.33%) NHS

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 6 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 4 (11.11%) Lync
3 3 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 8 (22.22%) MS Office
2 7 (19.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) ATM
1 1 (2.78%) DHCP
1 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.78%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (11.11%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Legal
2 3 (8.33%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Billing
3 1 (2.78%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 25 (69.44%) Analyst
2 13 (36.11%) Service Analyst
3 10 (27.78%) Support Analyst
4 8 (22.22%) Service Desk Analyst
5 6 (16.67%) Desktop Support
6 4 (11.11%) Help Desk Analyst
6 4 (11.11%) Help Desk Support
7 3 (8.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 3 (8.33%) Services Delivery Manager
7 3 (8.33%) Service Manager
7 3 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (8.33%) Help Desk Support Analyst
7 3 (8.33%) Services Delivery Analyst
7 3 (8.33%) Delivery Manager
7 3 (8.33%) Desktop Analyst
8 2 (5.56%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 2 (5.56%) Support Engineer
8 2 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
9 1 (2.78%) Senior Analyst
9 1 (2.78%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Blackberry
2 3 (8.33%) NHS
3 1 (2.78%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.22%) Windows
1 8 (22.22%) Windows XP
2 7 (19.44%) Windows 7
3 3 (8.33%) Android
4 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.78%) Windows Vista
5 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (50.00%) ITIL
2 15 (41.67%) Service Delivery
3 7 (19.44%) Migration
4 4 (11.11%) ITSM
4 4 (11.11%) Service Management
5 3 (8.33%) IT Governance
6 2 (5.56%) Problem Management
7 1 (2.78%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (2.78%) Investment Management
7 1 (2.78%) Data Protection
7 1 (2.78%) Change Control
7 1 (2.78%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (2.78%) Project Management
7 1 (2.78%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (2.78%) Asset Management
7 1 (2.78%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.78%) SQL
1 1 (2.78%) VB
1 1 (2.78%) Shell Script
1 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (22.22%) ITIL Certification
1 8 (22.22%) MCP
2 7 (19.44%) Security Cleared
2 7 (19.44%) MCDST
3 1 (2.78%) MCITP
3 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.78%) MCSE
3 1 (2.78%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 17 (47.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.78%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (27.78%) OpenView
2 7 (19.44%) OVSD
3 5 (13.89%) SCCM
4 2 (5.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (2.78%) Nagios
5 1 (2.78%) Cacti
5 1 (2.78%) Opsview
Vendors
1 10 (27.78%) HP
2 7 (19.44%) Microsoft
2 7 (19.44%) McAfee
3 3 (8.33%) Citrix
3 3 (8.33%) Apple
3 3 (8.33%) Remedy
4 1 (2.78%) CA
4 1 (2.78%) Cisco
4 1 (2.78%) SonicWALL
4 1 (2.78%) Barracuda Networks
4 1 (2.78%) Nimsoft