The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 51 35 52
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +17
Contract jobs citing SLA 11 34 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.59% 4.19% 2.40%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.00% 43.04% 20.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 16 3
Median daily rate £425 £208 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+104.81% +22.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £123 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £280 £266
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £300 £260
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 4
Median hourly rate - £21.53 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +19.58%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.35 £15.77 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-9.00% -4.42%
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 Hertfordshire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
55 79 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 7.93% 9.73% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 34 38
Median daily rate £419 £310 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.08% -6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £184 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £460 £416
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £408 £380
% change year-on-year
-1.84% +7.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 5
Median hourly rate £45.00 £22.64 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+98.78% +7.79%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £25.69 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+9.57% +28.45%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing SLA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SLA across the Hertfordshire region.

SLA Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

SLA
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 31 August 2016.

SLA Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

SLA
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Hertfordshire region.

SLA Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

SLA
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 31 August 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
Hemel Hempstead -2 2 £475 +90.00%
Watford -4 2 £284 +90.75%
Rickmansworth - 1 - -
SLA
East of England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for SLA.

1 12 (32.43%) Project Management
2 10 (27.03%) Microsoft
3 9 (24.32%) MS Office
4 8 (21.62%) ITIL
4 8 (21.62%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (21.62%) Telecoms
5 7 (18.92%) Windows
5 7 (18.92%) MS Excel
6 6 (16.22%) MS Visio
6 6 (16.22%) Windows Server
7 5 (13.51%) MS Exchange
7 5 (13.51%) SAP
7 5 (13.51%) Active Directory
7 5 (13.51%) Windows XP
7 5 (13.51%) Citrix
7 5 (13.51%) Service Management
7 5 (13.51%) Logistics
7 5 (13.51%) Retail
7 5 (13.51%) MS PowerPoint
7 5 (13.51%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (13.51%) Security Cleared
8 4 (10.81%) Performance Testing
8 4 (10.81%) V-Model
8 4 (10.81%) Confluence
8 4 (10.81%) QA
8 4 (10.81%) JIRA
8 4 (10.81%) JMeter
8 4 (10.81%) Finance
8 4 (10.81%) LoadRunner
8 4 (10.81%) UMTS

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 5 (13.51%) Exchange Server 2003
1 5 (13.51%) MS Exchange
2 4 (10.81%) Confluence
2 4 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.70%) IBM Domino
3 1 (2.70%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.70%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (24.32%) MS Office
2 7 (18.92%) MS Excel
3 6 (16.22%) MS Visio
4 5 (13.51%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.81%) GSM
1 4 (10.81%) UMTS
2 2 (5.41%) 2G
2 2 (5.41%) 3G
2 2 (5.41%) 4G
2 2 (5.41%) Internet
2 2 (5.41%) Node B
2 2 (5.41%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (5.41%) RNC
3 1 (2.70%) Intranet
3 1 (2.70%) LAN
3 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.70%) VPN
3 1 (2.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) Oracle Database
1 4 (10.81%) Oracle Reports
1 4 (10.81%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (10.81%) JIRA
1 4 (10.81%) JMeter
1 4 (10.81%) LoadRunner
1 4 (10.81%) Zephyr
General
1 8 (21.62%) Telecoms
2 5 (13.51%) Retail
3 4 (10.81%) Finance
4 1 (2.70%) Advertising
4 1 (2.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (13.51%) Analyst
1 5 (13.51%) Support Engineer
2 4 (10.81%) Engagement Manager
2 4 (10.81%) Implementation Controller
2 4 (10.81%) Performance Manager
2 4 (10.81%) Performance Test Manager
2 4 (10.81%) Service Manager
2 4 (10.81%) Test Manager
3 3 (8.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 3 (8.11%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (8.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (8.11%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Help Desk Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) RAN Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Server Analyst
4 2 (5.41%) Server Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Server Support Analyst
4 2 (5.41%) Transition Manager
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
1 2 (5.41%) PMI
2 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.70%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (2.70%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.70%) Fat Client
2 1 (2.70%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.70%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.92%) Windows
2 6 (16.22%) Windows Server
3 5 (13.51%) Windows XP
4 4 (10.81%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.70%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (32.43%) Project Management
2 8 (21.62%) ITIL
2 8 (21.62%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (13.51%) Logistics
3 5 (13.51%) Service Management
4 4 (10.81%) Non-Functional Testing
4 4 (10.81%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (10.81%) Performance Testing
4 4 (10.81%) SDLC
4 4 (10.81%) V-Model
5 3 (8.11%) Risk Management
6 2 (5.41%) Configuration Management
6 2 (5.41%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
6 2 (5.41%) Dependency Management
6 2 (5.41%) Incident Management
6 2 (5.41%) Operations Management
6 2 (5.41%) Performance Optimisation
6 2 (5.41%) PRINCE2
6 2 (5.41%) Service Delivery
6 2 (5.41%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.81%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (13.51%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.41%) BC Cleared
2 2 (5.41%) Degree
2 2 (5.41%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.70%) ISEB
3 1 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.70%) MCP
3 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (13.51%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.70%) RACF
2 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 10 (27.03%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.51%) Citrix
2 5 (13.51%) SAP
3 4 (10.81%) Oracle
4 3 (8.11%) Cisco
5 2 (5.41%) Huawei
5 2 (5.41%) Juniper
5 2 (5.41%) VMware
6 1 (2.70%) Intel Security
6 1 (2.70%) Lotus
6 1 (2.70%) Lumension
6 1 (2.70%) Symantec
6 1 (2.70%) Trustwave