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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 48 42 36
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -6
Contract jobs citing SLA 9 14 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.17% 2.62% 3.52%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.33% 19.72% 41.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 4
Median daily rate £400 £425 £140
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +203.57%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Median hourly rate £16.50 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.43 £18.25 £13.94
% change year-on-year
-15.47% +30.96%

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
27 71 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 6.52% 13.30% 8.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 47 15
Median daily rate £350 £425 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +54.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £238 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 15 6
Median hourly rate £16.50 £56.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.53% +86.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.75 £42.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
-45.83% +88.76%

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 22 January 2017. 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 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 +3 2 £400 -15.78%
Harlow - 2 - -
Chelmsford 0 1 £450 +2.27%
SLA
East of England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
1 4 (23.53%) Service Delivery
1 4 (23.53%) ITIL
1 4 (23.53%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) Oracle
2 3 (17.65%) MS Exchange
2 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
2 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
2 3 (17.65%) Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (11.76%) NAS
3 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
3 2 (11.76%) Unified Communications
3 2 (11.76%) Software Deployment
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (11.76%) MOS
3 2 (11.76%) Life Science
3 2 (11.76%) Smartphone
3 2 (11.76%) Performance Management
3 2 (11.76%) iSCSI
3 2 (11.76%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
3 2 (11.76%) Publishing
3 2 (11.76%) Windows XP
3 2 (11.76%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (11.76%) SAP CO

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%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
1 1 (5.88%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) SAP CO
1 2 (11.76%) SAP FI
1 2 (11.76%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) DHCP
1 2 (11.76%) DNS
1 2 (11.76%) Ethernet
1 2 (11.76%) iSCSI
1 2 (11.76%) NAS
1 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
1 2 (11.76%) Unified Communications
1 2 (11.76%) VoIP
2 1 (5.88%) Firewall
2 1 (5.88%) Internet
2 1 (5.88%) Intranet
2 1 (5.88%) LAN
2 1 (5.88%) Network Security
2 1 (5.88%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (5.88%) VPN
2 1 (5.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) MySQL
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
2 2 (11.76%) Publishing
3 1 (5.88%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Analyst
2 7 (41.18%) Support Analyst
3 5 (29.41%) Applications Support
3 5 (29.41%) Applications Support Analyst
4 4 (23.53%) Consultant
5 3 (17.65%) Support Consultant
6 2 (11.76%) SAP Consultant
6 2 (11.76%) SAP P2P Consultant
6 2 (11.76%) SAP Support
6 2 (11.76%) SAP Support Consultant
6 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
6 2 (11.76%) Windows Support Analyst
7 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) Cisco Security Analyst
7 1 (5.88%) Firewall Analyst
7 1 (5.88%) LAN Security Analyst
7 1 (5.88%) LAN/WAN Analyst
7 1 (5.88%) Network Security Analyst
7 1 (5.88%) SharePoint Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
1 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Life Science
1 2 (11.76%) Smartphone
1 2 (11.76%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.88%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Linux
2 2 (11.76%) Unix
2 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
2 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
2 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (11.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) ITIL
1 4 (23.53%) Service Delivery
1 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (17.65%) Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (11.76%) Performance Management
3 2 (11.76%) Software Deployment
4 1 (5.88%) Analytics
4 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.88%) Demand Management
4 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.88%) Network Management
4 1 (5.88%) Time Management
4 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%) CCA
1 2 (11.76%) MCSA
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (11.76%) MOS
2 1 (5.88%) DBS Check
2 1 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) 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
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle
2 2 (11.76%) Cisco
2 2 (11.76%) SAP
3 1 (5.88%) F5
3 1 (5.88%) WatchGuard