The table below looks at the statistics 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 60 47 27
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -20
Contract jobs citing SLA 7 11 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.40% 1.85% 5.03%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 19.44% 23.91% 55.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 16
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+206.12% +22.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £108 £86
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £393 £112
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.54% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £18.00 - £56.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.38
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -2.29%
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
36 46 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 7.19% 7.72% 8.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 32 24
Average daily rate £388 £330 £100
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.42% +230.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £122 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £425 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 2
Average hourly rate £30.00 £23.25 £56.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -59.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.60 £16.55 £22.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £27.50 £91.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 2 - -
Colchester +1 1 - -
Chelmsford - 1 £125 - 2
Harlow - - - - 1
Loughton - - - - 1
Brentwood - - - - 1
SLA
East of England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 13 (76.47%) ITIL
2 6 (35.29%) Service Management
2 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
3 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
3 5 (29.41%) Windows
4 4 (23.53%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (23.53%) Service Delivery
5 3 (17.65%) ITSM
5 3 (17.65%) HP
5 3 (17.65%) Windows 7
5 3 (17.65%) Service Desk Management
5 3 (17.65%) Line Management
6 2 (11.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (11.76%) Migration
6 2 (11.76%) OVSD
6 2 (11.76%) MCDST
6 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
6 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (11.76%) SaaS
6 2 (11.76%) Degree
6 2 (11.76%) Citrix
6 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
6 2 (11.76%) OpenView
6 2 (11.76%) MCP
6 2 (11.76%) MS Office
6 2 (11.76%) Web Services
6 2 (11.76%) Windows XP
6 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
6 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (5.88%) Lync
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Office
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) SaaS
2 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) LAN
1 1 (5.88%) WAN
1 1 (5.88%) DHCP
1 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.88%) DNS
1 1 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Analyst
2 8 (47.06%) Service Analyst
3 6 (35.29%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Team Leader
5 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (11.76%) Support Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Service Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Help Desk Support
6 1 (5.88%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Services Delivery Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Programme Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support
6 1 (5.88%) Support Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Delivery Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Desktop Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Help Desk Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Services Delivery Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) Web Services
2 1 (5.88%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Thin Client
1 1 (5.88%) Fat Client
1 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) Windows 7
3 2 (11.76%) Windows XP
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) ITIL
2 6 (35.29%) Service Management
3 4 (23.53%) Service Delivery
4 3 (17.65%) ITSM
4 3 (17.65%) Service Desk Management
4 3 (17.65%) Line Management
5 2 (11.76%) Project Management
5 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Migration
6 1 (5.88%) Asset Management
6 1 (5.88%) Supplier Management
6 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
6 1 (5.88%) IT Governance
6 1 (5.88%) People Management
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
2 4 (23.53%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (11.76%) MCDST
3 2 (11.76%) Degree
3 2 (11.76%) MCP
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (11.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) OpenView
1 2 (11.76%) OVSD
2 1 (5.88%) Cacti
2 1 (5.88%) Opsview
2 1 (5.88%) Nagios
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) HP
2 2 (11.76%) Citrix
2 2 (11.76%) McAfee
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) Nimsoft
3 1 (5.88%) CA
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