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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 42 46 58
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +12
Contract jobs citing SLA 9 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.10% 1.76% 1.27%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 14.06% 16.36% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 1
Median daily rate £270 £275 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% -38.88%
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £310 £275
% change year-on-year
-11.29% +12.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £15.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.18 £15.77 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-10.11% -1.43%
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
64 55 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 14.95% 10.78% 7.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 26 19
Median daily rate £350 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £260 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 3
Median hourly rate £40.00 £36.25 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +101.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £25.69 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.80 £38.25 £37.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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
Colchester -2 1 £301 -
Rochford - 1 - -
SLA
East of England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 7 (36.84%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (31.58%) Project Management
2 6 (31.58%) ITIL
3 5 (26.32%) Windows
4 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
4 4 (21.05%) HP
4 4 (21.05%) VPN
4 4 (21.05%) PRINCE2
4 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
5 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (15.79%) Skype for Business
5 3 (15.79%) Kaspersky
5 3 (15.79%) CheckPoint
5 3 (15.79%) Performance Management
6 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
6 2 (10.53%) Internet
6 2 (10.53%) Cisco
6 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
6 2 (10.53%) CCNP
6 2 (10.53%) CCNA
6 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (10.53%) PMI
6 2 (10.53%) PMI Certification
6 2 (10.53%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
6 2 (10.53%) Operations Management
6 2 (10.53%) Clustering
6 2 (10.53%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (10.53%) High Availability
6 2 (10.53%) Project Governance
7 1 (5.26%) Office 365

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 (15.79%) Skype for Business
2 1 (5.26%) IIS
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) SAP CO
1 1 (5.26%) SAP FI
1 1 (5.26%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) VPN
2 2 (10.53%) Internet
3 1 (5.26%) Firewall
3 1 (5.26%) Intranet
3 1 (5.26%) LAN
3 1 (5.26%) SAN
3 1 (5.26%) WAN
3 1 (5.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (5.26%) Back Office
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
1 1 (5.26%) Local Government
1 1 (5.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Analyst
2 6 (31.58%) Applications Support
2 6 (31.58%) Applications Support Analyst
2 6 (31.58%) Support Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Service Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) ICT Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) ICT Manager
4 1 (5.26%) ICT Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) IT Operations Manager
4 1 (5.26%) IT Procurement Manager
4 1 (5.26%) ITIL Manager
4 1 (5.26%) ITIL Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Junior Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Junior Support Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Linux Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Service Management Manager
4 1 (5.26%) SharePoint Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
1 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) Clustering
2 2 (10.53%) PMI
3 1 (5.26%) Driving Licence
3 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Windows
2 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.26%) AIX
3 1 (5.26%) Linux
3 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (31.58%) ITIL
2 6 (31.58%) Project Management
3 4 (21.05%) PRINCE2
4 3 (15.79%) Performance Management
5 2 (10.53%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
5 2 (10.53%) High Availability
5 2 (10.53%) Operations Management
5 2 (10.53%) Project Governance
5 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
6 1 (5.26%) CRM
6 1 (5.26%) ERP
6 1 (5.26%) Line Management
6 1 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (5.26%) Planning and Forecasting
6 1 (5.26%) PRINCE
6 1 (5.26%) Server Virtualisation
6 1 (5.26%) Service Management
6 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
6 1 (5.26%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) C#
1 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
1 1 (5.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) CCNA
1 2 (10.53%) CCNP
1 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (10.53%) PMI Certification
2 1 (5.26%) DBS Check
2 1 (5.26%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) HND
2 1 (5.26%) MCP
2 1 (5.26%) MCSE
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (5.26%) RHCE
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) KVM
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (5.26%) VMware ESX
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) CA Single Sign-On
1 1 (5.26%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (5.26%) SCCM
1 1 (5.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) HP
2 3 (15.79%) CheckPoint
2 3 (15.79%) Kaspersky
3 2 (10.53%) Cisco
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.26%) Altiris
4 1 (5.26%) EMC
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle
4 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.26%) SAP
4 1 (5.26%) VMware