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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 35 49 23
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -26
Contract jobs citing SLA 16 8 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 3.76% 1.40% 5.71%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 48.48% 15.38% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 12
Average daily rate
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£140 £120 £100
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £120 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £223 £110
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
Average hourly rate £20.00 £10.50 £100.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.47% -89.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-6.89% +5.45%
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 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 7.76% 9.09% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 30 18
Average daily rate £275 £395 £105
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.37% +276.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £120 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £510 £658
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 7
Average hourly rate £30.00 £10.93 £100.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+174.59% -89.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.08 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+11.27% -25.76%

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
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 30 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Chelmsford 0 6 £135 - 1
Basildon +7 5 - -
Brentwood - 2 £200 - 1
Colchester - 1 - -
Harlow - - - -
Loughton - - - -
Billericay - - - -
SLA
East of England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (76.92%) ITIL
2 10 (38.46%) Active Directory
3 9 (34.62%) Windows
3 9 (34.62%) Security Cleared
3 9 (34.62%) Line Management
4 8 (30.77%) Service Desk Management
4 8 (30.77%) MS Office
4 8 (30.77%) Service Management
5 6 (23.08%) Windows 7
6 5 (19.23%) Lync
6 5 (19.23%) ITSM
6 5 (19.23%) SharePoint
7 4 (15.38%) MS Excel
7 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
7 4 (15.38%) Incident Management
7 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (11.54%) Finance
8 3 (11.54%) HP
9 2 (7.69%) Project Management
9 2 (7.69%) Citrix
9 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (7.69%) Web Services
9 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
9 2 (7.69%) Service Delivery
9 2 (7.69%) Degree
9 2 (7.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (7.69%) Windows 8
9 2 (7.69%) SaaS
9 2 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
10 1 (3.85%) XenServer

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (19.23%) Lync
1 5 (19.23%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 8 (30.77%) MS Office
2 4 (15.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) SaaS
2 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) Radio Access Network
1 1 (3.85%) RNC
1 1 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (3.85%) ATM
1 1 (3.85%) GSM
1 1 (3.85%) LAN
1 1 (3.85%) SDH
1 1 (3.85%) UMTS
1 1 (3.85%) WAN
1 1 (3.85%) DHCP
1 1 (3.85%) Ethernet
1 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.85%) DNS
General
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Analyst
2 8 (30.77%) Service Analyst
2 8 (30.77%) Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (26.92%) Team Leader
4 5 (19.23%) Service Desk Team Leader
5 4 (15.38%) Support Analyst
6 3 (11.54%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (7.69%) Desktop Support
7 2 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (7.69%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) Service Desk Technician
8 1 (3.85%) Citrix Systems Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) Help Desk Team Lead
8 1 (3.85%) Desktop Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) Citrix Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) IT Services Manager
8 1 (3.85%) Field Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) Applications Support
8 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) Web Services
2 1 (3.85%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) Mobile Computing
2 1 (3.85%) User Experience
2 1 (3.85%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.85%) Smartphone
2 1 (3.85%) Thin Client
2 1 (3.85%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 9 (34.62%) Windows
2 6 (23.08%) Windows 7
3 2 (7.69%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.85%) Android
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Vista
4 1 (3.85%) Windows XP
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (76.92%) ITIL
2 9 (34.62%) Line Management
3 8 (30.77%) Service Desk Management
3 8 (30.77%) Service Management
4 5 (19.23%) ITSM
5 4 (15.38%) Incident Management
6 2 (7.69%) Project Management
6 2 (7.69%) Service Delivery
6 2 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (3.85%) Security Testing
7 1 (3.85%) Test Scripting
7 1 (3.85%) Mentoring
7 1 (3.85%) Coaching
7 1 (3.85%) People Management
7 1 (3.85%) WFM
7 1 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (3.85%) Supplier Management
7 1 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
Qualifications
1 9 (34.62%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (7.69%) Degree
2 2 (7.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (3.85%) MCDST
3 1 (3.85%) MCP
3 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 10 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.85%) XenServer
2 1 (3.85%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) OVSD
1 1 (3.85%) OpenView
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.54%) HP
3 2 (7.69%) Citrix
4 1 (3.85%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 1 (3.85%) VMware
4 1 (3.85%) Ericsson
4 1 (3.85%) Apple
4 1 (3.85%) McAfee
4 1 (3.85%) Dell
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