The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 46 42 47
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +5
Contract jobs citing SLA 10 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.26% 2.17% 1.85%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.63% 26.42% 19.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 2
Median daily rate £220 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.33% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £200 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £405 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £300 £265
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £14.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.18 £15.77 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-10.11% -4.42%
SLA
East of 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 Essex region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
64 53 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 14.45% 8.20% 9.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 32 21
Median daily rate £375 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £263 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £408 £382
% change year-on-year
-1.84% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 5 3
Median hourly rate £42.50 £36.25 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% +123.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.25 £25.69 £14.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £37.50 £37.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £24.75 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+13.73% +25.31%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Essex region citing SLA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Essex region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
Colchester 0 4 £175 -
Rochford - 1 - -
Southend-on-Sea - 1 £220 -
SLA
East of England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 Essex region with a requirement for SLA.

1 7 (36.84%) Windows
2 6 (31.58%) ITIL
2 6 (31.58%) Project Management
3 5 (26.32%) Active Directory
4 4 (21.05%) HP
4 4 (21.05%) PRINCE2
4 4 (21.05%) VPN
4 4 (21.05%) Finance
4 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (15.79%) Performance Management
5 3 (15.79%) Kaspersky
5 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
5 3 (15.79%) Skype for Business
5 3 (15.79%) Windows Server
5 3 (15.79%) CheckPoint
5 3 (15.79%) SQL
5 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
5 3 (15.79%) IIS
6 2 (10.53%) .NET
6 2 (10.53%) Cisco
6 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
6 2 (10.53%) CCNP
6 2 (10.53%) CCNA
6 2 (10.53%) SOAP
6 2 (10.53%) Web Services
6 2 (10.53%) XML
6 2 (10.53%) C#
6 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (10.53%) Internet
6 2 (10.53%) PMI

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Essex 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 3 (15.79%) IIS
1 3 (15.79%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Office
1 1 (5.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) SAP CO
1 1 (5.26%) SAP FI
1 1 (5.26%) SAP FI/CO
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) VPN
2 2 (10.53%) Internet
3 1 (5.26%) Firewall
3 1 (5.26%) LAN
3 1 (5.26%) SAN
3 1 (5.26%) WAN
3 1 (5.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Back Office
2 1 (5.26%) Local Government
2 1 (5.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Analyst
1 6 (31.58%) Applications Support
2 3 (15.79%) Service Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Service Desk Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Support Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Applications Specialist
3 2 (10.53%) Applications Support Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Applications Support Specialist
3 2 (10.53%) Field Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Field Service Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Product Specialist
3 2 (10.53%) Products Support Specialist
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Applications Support
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
3 2 (10.53%) Support Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) IT Operations Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Junior Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Junior Support Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Linux Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) .NET
1 2 (10.53%) .NET Framework
1 2 (10.53%) SOAP
1 2 (10.53%) Web Services
1 2 (10.53%) XML
1 2 (10.53%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (10.53%) Clustering
1 2 (10.53%) Hedge funds
1 2 (10.53%) PMI
2 1 (5.26%) Driving Licence
2 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) Windows
2 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
2 3 (15.79%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.26%) AIX
3 1 (5.26%) Linux
3 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) ITIL
1 6 (31.58%) Project Management
2 4 (21.05%) PRINCE2
2 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (15.79%) Performance Management
4 2 (10.53%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 2 (10.53%) High Availability
4 2 (10.53%) Migration
4 2 (10.53%) Operations Management
4 2 (10.53%) Project Governance
4 2 (10.53%) Test Scripting
4 2 (10.53%) Wealth Management
5 1 (5.26%) Compliance Management
5 1 (5.26%) Data Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) Document Management
5 1 (5.26%) Line Management
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (5.26%) Planning and Forecasting
5 1 (5.26%) Server Virtualisation
5 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) C#
3 1 (5.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) CCNA
1 2 (10.53%) CCNP
1 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (10.53%) PMI Certification
2 1 (5.26%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) HND
2 1 (5.26%) MCP
2 1 (5.26%) MCSE
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (5.26%) RHCE
System Software
1 5 (26.32%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.53%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (5.26%) KVM
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (5.26%) VMware ESX
3 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (5.26%) SCCM
1 1 (5.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) HP
2 3 (15.79%) CheckPoint
2 3 (15.79%) Kaspersky
3 2 (10.53%) Cisco
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.53%) Northgate
4 1 (5.26%) Altiris
4 1 (5.26%) EMC
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle
4 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.26%) SAP
4 1 (5.26%) Thunderhead
4 1 (5.26%) VMware