The first table below looks at the demand for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Hertfordshire region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 43 49 42
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -7
Contract jobs citing SLA 15 10 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.42% 1.63% 3.41%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.00% 28.57% 60.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 3
Average daily rate
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£255 £425 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -15.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
Average hourly rate £21.00 £15.50 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.48% +24.79%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £14.75 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+17.96% -6.34%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
60 35 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 9.69% 5.69% 5.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 17 17
Average daily rate £325 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £275 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £545 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 4
Average hourly rate £21.00 £15.50 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.48% +24.79%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
SLA
East of England

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 11 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 11 July 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
Hemel Hempstead +2 4 £325 -18.75% 2
Watford -4 2 £238 -47.28% 3
Stevenage +3 1 £170 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £225 -
Rickmansworth - 1 £290 -
St Albans - - - -
Letchworth - - - -
Abbots Langley - - - -
Borehamwood - - - -
SLA
East of England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 19 (57.58%) ITIL
2 13 (39.39%) Service Delivery
3 9 (27.27%) Active Directory
4 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
4 8 (24.24%) Windows
5 7 (21.21%) Finance
5 7 (21.21%) Security Cleared
6 6 (18.18%) Windows 7
6 6 (18.18%) Retail
6 6 (18.18%) HP
7 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (15.15%) Service Management
7 5 (15.15%) Java
7 5 (15.15%) MS Exchange
7 5 (15.15%) Incident Management
8 4 (12.12%) SC Cleared
8 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
8 4 (12.12%) DNS
8 4 (12.12%) MCP
8 4 (12.12%) Terminal Services
8 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (12.12%) DHCP
9 3 (9.09%) OpenView
9 3 (9.09%) Citrix
9 3 (9.09%) McAfee
9 3 (9.09%) Blackberry
9 3 (9.09%) SQL
9 3 (9.09%) Flash
9 3 (9.09%) iPhone
9 3 (9.09%) Windows 2000 Server

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 (15.15%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (3.03%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.03%) IIS
2 1 (3.03%) MQSeries
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Office
1 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) DHCP
1 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
1 4 (12.12%) DNS
2 1 (3.03%) HTTP
2 1 (3.03%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.03%) DB2
2 1 (3.03%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 7 (21.21%) Finance
2 6 (18.18%) Retail
3 2 (6.06%) Dutch Language
3 2 (6.06%) German Language
3 2 (6.06%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (6.06%) Automotive
3 2 (6.06%) Law
3 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.03%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 11 (33.33%) Analyst
2 5 (15.15%) Service Analyst
2 5 (15.15%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) Support Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) IT Support Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Incident Manager
4 3 (9.09%) IT Support
5 2 (6.06%) Incident Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Service Desk Team Leader
5 2 (6.06%) Problem Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Relationships Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Team Leader
5 2 (6.06%) Help Desk Team Lead
5 2 (6.06%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Quality Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Service Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Oracle Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Applications Support Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) Flash
2 1 (3.03%) JMS
2 1 (3.03%) J2EE
2 1 (3.03%) Web Services
2 1 (3.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Blackberry
1 3 (9.09%) iPhone
2 2 (6.06%) Statistics
2 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.03%) Smartphone
3 1 (3.03%) N-Tier
3 1 (3.03%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 8 (24.24%) Windows
2 6 (18.18%) Windows 7
3 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (9.09%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (3.03%) Linux
5 1 (3.03%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.03%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (57.58%) ITIL
2 13 (39.39%) Service Delivery
3 5 (15.15%) Service Management
3 5 (15.15%) Incident Management
4 2 (6.06%) Financial Modelling
4 2 (6.06%) Operations Management
4 2 (6.06%) Resource Management
4 2 (6.06%) Problem Management
4 2 (6.06%) Process Management
4 2 (6.06%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (6.06%) Data Entry
4 2 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.03%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.03%) Change Control
5 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (3.03%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (3.03%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (3.03%) Supplier Management
5 1 (3.03%) E-Commerce
5 1 (3.03%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.15%) Java
2 3 (9.09%) SQL
3 2 (6.06%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (21.21%) Security Cleared
2 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (12.12%) MCP
3 4 (12.12%) SC Cleared
4 3 (9.09%) MCDST
5 2 (6.06%) MCSE
6 1 (3.03%) MCSA
6 1 (3.03%) CCNA
6 1 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (3.03%) MCTS
6 1 (3.03%) MCITP
6 1 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) ISO 9001
1 2 (6.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.12%) Terminal Services
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.03%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) OpenView
1 3 (9.09%) OVSD
2 1 (3.03%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
2 6 (18.18%) HP
3 3 (9.09%) Citrix
3 3 (9.09%) McAfee
4 2 (6.06%) VMware
4 2 (6.06%) Oracle
4 2 (6.06%) Remedy
4 2 (6.06%) ServiceNow
5 1 (3.03%) SAP
5 1 (3.03%) IBM
5 1 (3.03%) Dell
5 1 (3.03%) Veeam
5 1 (3.03%) Symantec
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
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