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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 46 46 57
Rank change year-on-year
0 +11
Contract jobs citing SLA 8 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.00% 1.97% 2.09%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 24.24% 21.15% 21.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 3
Median daily rate £400 £250 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £143 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £475 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £333 £315 £270
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Median hourly rate £16.50 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.00% +31.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £17.67 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-15.08% +17.76%
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
33 52 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 8.25% 9.32% 9.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 30 35
Median daily rate £300 £413 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% -12.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £241 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £518 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 7
Median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £23.00 £19.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £40.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £20.99
% change year-on-year
-14.00% +19.09%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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
Harlow - 2 - -
Chelmsford +8 1 £450 +71.42%
SLA
East of England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 5 (29.41%) Stakeholder Management
1 5 (29.41%) Windows
2 4 (23.53%) ITIL
2 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
3 3 (17.65%) MS Exchange
3 3 (17.65%) VPN
3 3 (17.65%) Oracle
3 3 (17.65%) Service Delivery
3 3 (17.65%) Performance Management
3 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
3 3 (17.65%) Windows 7
4 2 (11.76%) Unified Communications
4 2 (11.76%) Software Deployment
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (11.76%) NAS
4 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (11.76%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (11.76%) iSCSI
4 2 (11.76%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (11.76%) Smartphone
4 2 (11.76%) Life Science
4 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
4 2 (11.76%) Finance
4 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
4 2 (11.76%) Internet
4 2 (11.76%) Project Management
4 2 (11.76%) MOS

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 (17.65%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (5.88%) Skype for Business
3 1 (5.88%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Office
1 2 (11.76%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) SAP CO
1 1 (5.88%) SAP FI
1 1 (5.88%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) VPN
2 2 (11.76%) DHCP
2 2 (11.76%) DNS
2 2 (11.76%) Ethernet
2 2 (11.76%) Internet
2 2 (11.76%) iSCSI
2 2 (11.76%) NAS
2 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
2 2 (11.76%) Unified Communications
2 2 (11.76%) VoIP
3 1 (5.88%) Firewall
3 1 (5.88%) Intranet
3 1 (5.88%) LAN
3 1 (5.88%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (5.88%) WAN
3 1 (5.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) MySQL
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
1 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Publishing
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Analyst
2 8 (47.06%) Support Analyst
3 6 (35.29%) Applications Support
3 6 (35.29%) Applications Support Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Junior Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Junior Applications Support
5 1 (5.88%) Junior Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Project Coordinator
5 1 (5.88%) Service Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) SharePoint Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Workstream Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
1 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (11.76%) Life Science
1 2 (11.76%) Smartphone
1 2 (11.76%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (5.88%) PMI
2 1 (5.88%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) Windows 7
3 2 (11.76%) Linux
3 2 (11.76%) Unix
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (11.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (23.53%) ITIL
3 3 (17.65%) Performance Management
3 3 (17.65%) Service Delivery
4 2 (11.76%) Project Management
4 2 (11.76%) Software Deployment
5 1 (5.88%) Analytics
5 1 (5.88%) Contract Management
5 1 (5.88%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) Data Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.88%) ERP
5 1 (5.88%) Network Management
5 1 (5.88%) Operations Management
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.88%) Project Governance
5 1 (5.88%) Time Management
5 1 (5.88%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
2 2 (11.76%) SQL
3 1 (5.88%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) MCSA
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (11.76%) MOS
2 1 (5.88%) CCNA
2 1 (5.88%) CCNP
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.88%) DBS Check
2 1 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.88%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) CA Single Sign-On
1 1 (5.88%) Data Guard
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) Oracle
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco
4 1 (5.88%) CheckPoint
4 1 (5.88%) HP
4 1 (5.88%) Kaspersky
4 1 (5.88%) SAP