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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 58 55 55
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs citing SLA 10 16 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.39% 2.10% 1.11%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 23.81% 28.57% 18.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 1
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£288 £240 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.79% -40.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £21.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £11.88
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +22.10%
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
42 56 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 5.82% 7.35% 5.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 28 13
Average daily rate £325 £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £240 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 4
Average hourly rate £35.25 £21.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.85% +44.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £21.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £32.55 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.06 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% +33.75%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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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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 £75 - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 2 £375 -
Stevenage 0 1 £310 +148.00%
SLA
East of England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 12 (36.36%) ITIL
1 12 (36.36%) Windows
1 12 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 9 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 9 (27.27%) Cisco
3 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (21.21%) Citrix
5 6 (18.18%) Windows XP
5 6 (18.18%) SQL
5 6 (18.18%) MS Office
5 6 (18.18%) Oracle
5 6 (18.18%) Service Delivery
6 5 (15.15%) Service Management
6 5 (15.15%) VMware
6 5 (15.15%) Java
6 5 (15.15%) Web Services
6 5 (15.15%) IBM Notes
6 5 (15.15%) HP
6 5 (15.15%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (15.15%) Lotus
6 5 (15.15%) Incident Management
6 5 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (15.15%) Oracle Database
7 4 (12.12%) Coaching
7 4 (12.12%) Windows 8
7 4 (12.12%) Android
7 4 (12.12%) vSphere
7 4 (12.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (12.12%) Spring
7 4 (12.12%) Java EE

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 (15.15%) IBM Notes
2 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.06%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.06%) IIS
3 1 (3.03%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.03%) ColdFusion
3 1 (3.03%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 6 (18.18%) MS Office
2 4 (12.12%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) DNS
1 4 (12.12%) Firewall
2 2 (6.06%) NetScaler
2 2 (6.06%) iSCSI
2 2 (6.06%) Internet
2 2 (6.06%) SAN
2 2 (6.06%) LAN
2 2 (6.06%) WAN
2 2 (6.06%) DHCP
2 2 (6.06%) Ethernet
2 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.06%) VPN
2 2 (6.06%) LDAP
2 2 (6.06%) BIG-IP
3 1 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (3.03%) Wireless
3 1 (3.03%) IPsec
3 1 (3.03%) 2G
3 1 (3.03%) 3G
3 1 (3.03%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.15%) Oracle Database
2 4 (12.12%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.03%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) JIRA
1 2 (6.06%) FitNesse
1 2 (6.06%) Subversion
1 2 (6.06%) Maven
General
1 4 (12.12%) Finance
1 4 (12.12%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.06%) Games
3 1 (3.03%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (18.18%) Analyst
1 6 (18.18%) Support Engineer
2 5 (15.15%) Developer
3 4 (12.12%) Senior Support Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Administrator
5 2 (6.06%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Service Desk Team Leader
5 2 (6.06%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Java Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Team Leader
5 2 (6.06%) Desktop Support
5 2 (6.06%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (6.06%) Service Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Consultant
6 1 (3.03%) Programme Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Network Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.15%) Web Services
2 4 (12.12%) Spring
2 4 (12.12%) Java EE
2 4 (12.12%) XML
2 4 (12.12%) J2EE
2 4 (12.12%) Hibernate
3 3 (9.09%) .NET
4 2 (6.06%) REST
4 2 (6.06%) SOAP
5 1 (3.03%) Ajax
5 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET
5 1 (3.03%) EJB
5 1 (3.03%) HTML
5 1 (3.03%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.06%) Online Games
2 2 (6.06%) Clustering
2 2 (6.06%) Replication
3 1 (3.03%) AS400
3 1 (3.03%) Statistics
3 1 (3.03%) CMDB
3 1 (3.03%) FMCG
3 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.03%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 12 (36.36%) Windows
2 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (18.18%) Windows XP
4 4 (12.12%) Windows 8
4 4 (12.12%) Android
4 4 (12.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (12.12%) Linux
5 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.03%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (36.36%) ITIL
2 6 (18.18%) Service Delivery
3 5 (15.15%) Service Management
3 5 (15.15%) Incident Management
4 4 (12.12%) Coaching
4 4 (12.12%) Network Load Balancing
5 3 (9.09%) Change Management
5 3 (9.09%) TDD
5 3 (9.09%) E-Commerce
5 3 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (6.06%) High Availability
6 2 (6.06%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (6.06%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (6.06%) Mentoring
6 2 (6.06%) Problem Management
6 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (6.06%) UML
6 2 (6.06%) OOA/OOD
6 2 (6.06%) OO
6 2 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.18%) SQL
2 5 (15.15%) Java
3 4 (12.12%) PL/SQL
4 2 (6.06%) Erlang
5 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.03%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (12.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (9.09%) MCP
4 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
4 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (6.06%) Sun Certification
4 2 (6.06%) MCSE
5 1 (3.03%) CCNP
5 1 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.03%) Degree
System Software
1 9 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 5 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (12.12%) vSphere
4 2 (6.06%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (6.06%) vCloud
4 2 (6.06%) XenApp
4 2 (6.06%) NFS
4 2 (6.06%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (6.06%) VMware ESX
5 1 (3.03%) ISA Server
5 1 (3.03%) MetaFrame
5 1 (3.03%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 3 (9.09%) OpenView
2 2 (6.06%) Puppet
2 2 (6.06%) SCOM
3 1 (3.03%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (3.03%) RANCID
Vendors
1 12 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 9 (27.27%) Cisco
3 7 (21.21%) Citrix
4 6 (18.18%) Oracle
5 5 (15.15%) VMware
5 5 (15.15%) HP
5 5 (15.15%) Lotus
6 4 (12.12%) Red Hat
6 4 (12.12%) NetApp
7 2 (6.06%) Dell
8 1 (3.03%) Symantec
8 1 (3.03%) SAP
8 1 (3.03%) Juniper
8 1 (3.03%) BEA
8 1 (3.03%) Informatica
8 1 (3.03%) JD Edwards
8 1 (3.03%) SolarWinds
8 1 (3.03%) Infoblox
8 1 (3.03%) F5