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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 39 27 25
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -2
Contract jobs citing SLA 15 24 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.78% 3.97% 5.79%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 48.39% 43.64% 53.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 15
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +130.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £92 £85
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £652 £372
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £303
% change year-on-year
- -0.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £21.50 £12.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.16% +9.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year
-10.29% +19.29%
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
31 55 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 5.74% 9.09% 10.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 23 24
Average daily rate £268 £325 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.69% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £114 £85
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £448 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 2
Average hourly rate £32.00 £39.25 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.47% +256.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.61% +20.00%

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 26 May 2015.

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 26 May 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
Basildon -8 5 £165 -58.49%
Brentwood - 4 £225 -
Colchester +8 2 £350 +7.69%
Harlow - 1 - -
SLA
East of England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 20 (62.50%) ITIL
2 11 (34.38%) Line Management
3 9 (28.13%) Service Desk Management
3 9 (28.13%) Security Cleared
4 8 (25.00%) Windows
5 7 (21.88%) MS Office
5 7 (21.88%) Finance
6 6 (18.75%) Active Directory
7 5 (15.63%) ITSM
7 5 (15.63%) SharePoint
7 5 (15.63%) Windows 7
8 4 (12.50%) Incident Management
8 4 (12.50%) Test Scripting
8 4 (12.50%) Mentoring
8 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (12.50%) Lync
8 4 (12.50%) Service Management
8 4 (12.50%) Service Delivery
8 4 (12.50%) .NET
9 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
9 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
9 3 (9.38%) Ethernet
9 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
9 3 (9.38%) Security Testing
9 3 (9.38%) User Experience
9 3 (9.38%) Windows 8
9 3 (9.38%) Problem Management
9 3 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (6.25%) Scrum
10 2 (6.25%) .NET Framework

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 5 (15.63%) SharePoint
2 4 (12.50%) Lync
3 2 (6.25%) IIS
4 1 (3.13%) MS Exchange
4 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (21.88%) MS Office
2 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) Ethernet
2 1 (3.13%) ATM
2 1 (3.13%) GSM
2 1 (3.13%) LAN
2 1 (3.13%) SDH
2 1 (3.13%) UMTS
2 1 (3.13%) VoIP
2 1 (3.13%) DHCP
2 1 (3.13%) SNMP
2 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.13%) DNS
2 1 (3.13%) NAS
2 1 (3.13%) Unified Communications
2 1 (3.13%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (3.13%) iSCSI
2 1 (3.13%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) MySQL
General
1 7 (21.88%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 10 (31.25%) Analyst
2 7 (21.88%) Service Analyst
3 5 (15.63%) Support Analyst
3 5 (15.63%) Service Desk Team Leader
3 5 (15.63%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (15.63%) Team Leader
4 4 (12.50%) Applications Support
5 3 (9.38%) Help Desk Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) 1st Line Support
5 3 (9.38%) Service Desk Technician
6 2 (6.25%) Service Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Release Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Configuration and Release Manager
6 2 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (6.25%) Configuration Manager
7 1 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (3.13%) Field Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) .NET
2 2 (6.25%) .NET Framework
2 2 (6.25%) Middleware
2 2 (6.25%) SOAP
2 2 (6.25%) XML
3 1 (3.13%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.38%) User Experience
3 2 (6.25%) NHS
4 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.13%) Smartcard
4 1 (3.13%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.13%) Thin Client
4 1 (3.13%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.13%) Fat Client
4 1 (3.13%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (3.13%) Informatics
4 1 (3.13%) Life Science
4 1 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (3.13%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.00%) Windows
2 5 (15.63%) Windows 7
3 3 (9.38%) Windows 8
4 2 (6.25%) Windows Vista
5 1 (3.13%) UNIX
5 1 (3.13%) Linux
5 1 (3.13%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.13%) Android
5 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (62.50%) ITIL
2 11 (34.38%) Line Management
3 9 (28.13%) Service Desk Management
4 5 (15.63%) ITSM
5 4 (12.50%) Incident Management
5 4 (12.50%) Test Scripting
5 4 (12.50%) Mentoring
5 4 (12.50%) Service Management
5 4 (12.50%) Service Delivery
6 3 (9.38%) Security Testing
6 3 (9.38%) Problem Management
6 3 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (6.25%) Scrum
7 2 (6.25%) Release Management
7 2 (6.25%) Coaching
7 2 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (6.25%) Configuration Management
7 2 (6.25%) SOA
8 1 (3.13%) Change Management
8 1 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) SQL
1 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (28.13%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.13%) MCSA
3 1 (3.13%) MOS
System Software
1 6 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.13%) XenServer
2 1 (3.13%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle
2 1 (3.13%) Ericsson
2 1 (3.13%) Apple
2 1 (3.13%) HP
2 1 (3.13%) Dell
2 1 (3.13%) Citrix
2 1 (3.13%) BT
2 1 (3.13%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 1 (3.13%) VMware