The table below looks at the statistics 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 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 39 53 45
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -8
Contract jobs citing SLA 24 12 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 3.64% 1.95% 2.74%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.00% 27.27% 39.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 5
Average daily rate
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£265 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.63% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £222 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £275 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £12.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% +22.77%
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 Hertfordshire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
75 44 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 11.38% 7.15% 6.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 35 25
Average daily rate £325 £390 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £450 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 6
Average hourly rate £25.00 £15.50 £21.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.29% -28.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £15.10 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £15.90 £28.00
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 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 30 January 2015.

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 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
Hemel Hempstead +3 4 £110 - 2
Watford - 4 £250 - 7
Stevenage -2 2 £510 -
Rickmansworth -11 1 £310 +29.16%
St Albans - - - - 1
Hertford - - - -
Hitchin - - - -
SLA
East of England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 17 (40.48%) ITIL
2 14 (33.33%) Windows
3 11 (26.19%) Microsoft
4 10 (23.81%) Service Management
5 8 (19.05%) Service Delivery
5 8 (19.05%) Oracle
6 7 (16.67%) MS Office
6 7 (16.67%) HP
7 6 (14.29%) Citrix
7 6 (14.29%) Active Directory
7 6 (14.29%) OpenView
7 6 (14.29%) Cisco
7 6 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (14.29%) VMware
7 6 (14.29%) Incident Management
7 6 (14.29%) SC Cleared
7 6 (14.29%) Security Cleared
7 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (11.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 5 (11.90%) Lotus
8 5 (11.90%) SQL
8 5 (11.90%) MCP
8 5 (11.90%) IBM Notes
8 5 (11.90%) MS Excel
9 4 (9.52%) Windows XP
9 4 (9.52%) Web Services
9 4 (9.52%) Java
9 4 (9.52%) Change Management
9 4 (9.52%) Workflow

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (11.90%) IBM Notes
2 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (2.38%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (2.38%) ColdFusion
3 1 (2.38%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (16.67%) MS Office
2 5 (11.90%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.14%) NetScaler
1 3 (7.14%) iSCSI
1 3 (7.14%) Firewall
1 3 (7.14%) BIG-IP
1 3 (7.14%) DNS
1 3 (7.14%) LDAP
2 2 (4.76%) SMS
3 1 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) Oracle Database
2 3 (7.14%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (4.76%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.38%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Subversion
1 2 (4.76%) Maven
1 2 (4.76%) JIRA
General
1 4 (9.52%) Finance
2 3 (7.14%) Games
3 2 (4.76%) Marketing
3 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.76%) Advertising
4 1 (2.38%) Automotive
4 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.38%) Local Government
4 1 (2.38%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 13 (30.95%) Analyst
2 5 (11.90%) Service Manager
2 5 (11.90%) Service Desk Analyst
2 5 (11.90%) Support Engineer
2 5 (11.90%) Service Analyst
3 4 (9.52%) Developer
4 3 (7.14%) Cloud Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Wintel Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) Java Developer
4 3 (7.14%) Senior Support Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Desktop Support
5 2 (4.76%) Service Desk Team Leader
5 2 (4.76%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 2 (4.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Team Leader
6 1 (2.38%) Taleo Consultant
6 1 (2.38%) IT Support
6 1 (2.38%) Windows Support Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.52%) Web Services
2 3 (7.14%) REST
2 3 (7.14%) Hibernate
2 3 (7.14%) Spring
2 3 (7.14%) Java EE
2 3 (7.14%) J2EE
2 3 (7.14%) XML
2 3 (7.14%) SOAP
3 1 (2.38%) JSF
3 1 (2.38%) Ajax
3 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.38%) EJB
3 1 (2.38%) HTML
3 1 (2.38%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.14%) Replication
1 3 (7.14%) Online Games
2 1 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (2.38%) FMCG
2 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.38%) Statistics
2 1 (2.38%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 14 (33.33%) Windows
2 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (9.52%) Windows XP
4 3 (7.14%) Windows 8
4 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (7.14%) Android
4 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (7.14%) Linux
4 3 (7.14%) UNIX
5 2 (4.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (40.48%) ITIL
2 10 (23.81%) Service Management
3 8 (19.05%) Service Delivery
4 6 (14.29%) Incident Management
5 4 (9.52%) Change Management
5 4 (9.52%) Workflow
5 4 (9.52%) Performance Management
6 3 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (7.14%) Coaching
6 3 (7.14%) People Management
6 3 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (7.14%) Network Load Balancing
7 2 (4.76%) SOA
7 2 (4.76%) UML
7 2 (4.76%) OOA/OOD
7 2 (4.76%) OO
7 2 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (4.76%) Six Sigma
7 2 (4.76%) BCP
7 2 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.90%) SQL
2 4 (9.52%) Java
3 3 (7.14%) PL/SQL
4 2 (4.76%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.38%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
1 6 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 6 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 5 (11.90%) MCP
3 3 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (4.76%) Sun Certification
4 2 (4.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 6 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 6 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (7.14%) Forefront TMG
2 3 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (7.14%) vCloud
2 3 (7.14%) vSphere
2 3 (7.14%) ISA Server
2 3 (7.14%) NFS
3 2 (4.76%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (14.29%) OpenView
2 5 (11.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (7.14%) Puppet
3 3 (7.14%) SCOM
4 2 (4.76%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 11 (26.19%) Microsoft
2 8 (19.05%) Oracle
3 7 (16.67%) HP
4 6 (14.29%) Citrix
4 6 (14.29%) Cisco
4 6 (14.29%) VMware
5 5 (11.90%) Lotus
6 3 (7.14%) NetApp
6 3 (7.14%) Red Hat
6 3 (7.14%) Dell
7 1 (2.38%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.38%) BEA
7 1 (2.38%) Informatica
7 1 (2.38%) SAP
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
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Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
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Rate: £12.00 - £15.00 per hour
Posted: 19 days ago
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Rate: £110.00 - £140.00 per day
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