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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 55 32 37
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +5
Contract jobs citing SLA 6 19 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.24% 3.70% 2.98%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.57% 44.19% 48.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 11
Average daily rate
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£450 £240 £99
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% +142.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £310 £308
% change year-on-year
-11.29% +0.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £15.75 £13.25 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.86% -17.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.63 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.80%
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
21 43 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 4.36% 8.37% 6.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 26 19
Average daily rate £363 £325 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £217 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 3
Average hourly rate £42.50 £15.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+174.19% -51.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £11.50 £22.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £15.90 £34.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%

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 1 October 2014. 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
Colchester -3 2 - -
Basildon -2 1 - -
Brentwood - 1 - - 1
Chelmsford - - - -
Harlow - - - -
Waltham Abbey - - - -
SLA
East of England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 13 (56.52%) ITIL
2 10 (43.48%) Active Directory
3 9 (39.13%) Windows
4 8 (34.78%) HP
5 7 (30.43%) OpenView
5 7 (30.43%) MS Office
5 7 (30.43%) Windows XP
5 7 (30.43%) Windows 7
6 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
6 6 (26.09%) Service Delivery
7 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
7 5 (21.74%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (17.39%) McAfee
8 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (17.39%) MS Exchange
8 4 (17.39%) MCP
8 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
8 4 (17.39%) OVSD
8 4 (17.39%) Migration
8 4 (17.39%) MCDST
9 3 (13.04%) ITSM
9 3 (13.04%) Service Management
9 3 (13.04%) Citrix
9 3 (13.04%) Remedy
10 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (8.70%) DHCP
10 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
10 2 (8.70%) DNS
10 2 (8.70%) IT Governance
10 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2007

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 4 (17.39%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (30.43%) MS Office
2 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) DHCP
1 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
1 2 (8.70%) DNS
2 1 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (4.35%) ATM
2 1 (4.35%) LAN
2 1 (4.35%) WAN
General
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
1 1 (4.35%) Billing
Job Titles
1 15 (65.22%) Analyst
2 9 (39.13%) Service Analyst
3 6 (26.09%) Support Analyst
4 5 (21.74%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (17.39%) Help Desk Support
5 4 (17.39%) Help Desk Analyst
6 3 (13.04%) 1st Line Support
6 3 (13.04%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 3 (13.04%) Desktop Support
7 2 (8.70%) Delivery Manager
7 2 (8.70%) Services Delivery Analyst
7 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
7 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (8.70%) Services Delivery Manager
7 2 (8.70%) Service Manager
7 2 (8.70%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) 1st Line Support Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) Service Management Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) Help Desk Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.35%) NHS
1 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 9 (39.13%) Windows
2 7 (30.43%) Windows XP
2 7 (30.43%) Windows 7
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (56.52%) ITIL
2 6 (26.09%) Service Delivery
3 4 (17.39%) Migration
4 3 (13.04%) ITSM
4 3 (13.04%) Service Management
5 2 (8.70%) IT Governance
6 1 (4.35%) Investment Management
6 1 (4.35%) Data Protection
6 1 (4.35%) Service Desk Management
6 1 (4.35%) Line Management
6 1 (4.35%) Asset Management
6 1 (4.35%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
1 1 (4.35%) VB
1 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
2 5 (21.74%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (17.39%) MCP
3 4 (17.39%) MCDST
4 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 10 (43.48%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (30.43%) OpenView
2 4 (17.39%) OVSD
3 1 (4.35%) Cacti
3 1 (4.35%) SCCM
3 1 (4.35%) Opsview
3 1 (4.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (4.35%) Nagios
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) HP
2 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
3 4 (17.39%) McAfee
4 3 (13.04%) Citrix
4 3 (13.04%) Remedy
5 1 (4.35%) Nimsoft
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco
5 1 (4.35%) CA