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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 47 40 31
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -9
Contract jobs citing SLA 9 15 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.99% 2.78% 3.94%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.00% 37.50% 38.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 12
Median daily rate £234 £225 £219
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £176 £92
10% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £320 £652
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% +79.16%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -10.29%
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
30 40 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 6.64% 7.41% 10.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 19 29
Median daily rate £375 £356 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £209 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £555 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 9
Median hourly rate £31.00 £37.50 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.33% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.25 £24.70 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.25 £22.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+24.17% +8.33%

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
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 27 May 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
Chelmsford - 3 - -
Brentwood +3 2 £240 +6.66%
Thurrock - 2 £228 -
Colchester -12 1 - - 1
SLA
East of England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 12 (52.17%) Finance
2 11 (47.83%) ITIL
2 11 (47.83%) Windows
3 10 (43.48%) Windows Server
4 8 (34.78%) SQL
5 7 (30.43%) SQL Server
5 7 (30.43%) IIS
6 6 (26.09%) SOAP
6 6 (26.09%) Web Services
6 6 (26.09%) XML
6 6 (26.09%) .NET
6 6 (26.09%) Service Delivery
6 6 (26.09%) .NET Framework
6 6 (26.09%) Test Scripting
7 4 (17.39%) Wealth Management
7 4 (17.39%) Hedge funds
7 4 (17.39%) XML Messaging
7 4 (17.39%) C#
7 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
8 3 (13.04%) Internet
8 3 (13.04%) SharePoint
8 3 (13.04%) Degree
9 2 (8.70%) Dynamics CRM
9 2 (8.70%) Statistics
9 2 (8.70%) Security Testing
9 2 (8.70%) Performance Management
9 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (8.70%) TDD
9 2 (8.70%) Document Management
9 2 (8.70%) Northgate

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 7 (30.43%) IIS
2 3 (13.04%) SharePoint
3 2 (8.70%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (8.70%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) Internet
2 2 (8.70%) Firewall
2 2 (8.70%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (52.17%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Analyst
1 8 (34.78%) Applications Support
2 6 (26.09%) Service Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Developer
3 4 (17.39%) Report Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (13.04%) Support Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) .NET Applications Developer
5 2 (8.70%) .NET Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Applications Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Applications Specialist
5 2 (8.70%) Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Field Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Field Service Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Lead Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Products Support Specialist
5 2 (8.70%) Support Specialist
5 2 (8.70%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (26.09%) .NET
1 6 (26.09%) .NET Framework
1 6 (26.09%) SOAP
1 6 (26.09%) Web Services
1 6 (26.09%) XML
2 4 (17.39%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Hedge funds
2 2 (8.70%) Statistics
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) Clustering
3 1 (4.35%) Driving Licence
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 11 (47.83%) Windows
2 10 (43.48%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.35%) Windows 8
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) ITIL
2 6 (26.09%) Service Delivery
2 6 (26.09%) Test Scripting
3 4 (17.39%) Wealth Management
4 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (8.70%) Change Control
4 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
4 2 (8.70%) CRM
4 2 (8.70%) Document Management
4 2 (8.70%) Migration
4 2 (8.70%) Performance Management
4 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
4 2 (8.70%) Security Testing
4 2 (8.70%) Server Building
4 2 (8.70%) TDD
4 2 (8.70%) Workflow
5 1 (4.35%) Network Architecture
5 1 (4.35%) PRINCE
5 1 (4.35%) Project Management
5 1 (4.35%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 8 (34.78%) SQL
2 4 (17.39%) C#
3 1 (4.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Degree
2 2 (8.70%) MCSE
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.35%) CCNA
3 1 (4.35%) CCNP
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.35%) HND
3 1 (4.35%) MCITP
3 1 (4.35%) MCP
3 1 (4.35%) MCSA
3 1 (4.35%) PMI Certification
3 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) VMware ESX
2 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.35%) SCCM
2 1 (4.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) HP
1 2 (8.70%) Northgate
1 2 (8.70%) Thunderhead
2 1 (4.35%) Altiris
2 1 (4.35%) Cisco
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) VMware