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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 55 52 55
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs citing SLA 9 16 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.35% 2.08% 1.36%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 19.57% 30.19% 23.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 2
Average daily rate
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£310 £240 £538
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% -55.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £146 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £275 £748
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £13.50 £21.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.71% +40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +16.66%
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
46 53 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 6.90% 6.90% 5.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 31 13
Average daily rate £325 £385 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.58% -14.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £240 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £464 £640
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £370 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.05% +12.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 3
Average hourly rate £34.00 £26.75 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.10% +91.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.75 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+26.76% -4.05%

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 31 March 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 31 March 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
Watford +11 3 £125 -47.91% 1
Welwyn Garden City - 2 £375 -
Stevenage +3 1 £310 +148.00% 1
Borehamwood - - - -
Harpenden - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - - 2
Hertford - - - -
Hoddesdon - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
St Albans - - - - 1
SLA
East of England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 14 (40.00%) ITIL
1 14 (40.00%) Windows
2 13 (37.14%) Microsoft
3 10 (28.57%) Cisco
4 9 (25.71%) Active Directory
4 9 (25.71%) Citrix
4 9 (25.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (22.86%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (22.86%) Service Delivery
5 8 (22.86%) VMware
6 7 (20.00%) Service Management
6 7 (20.00%) HP
7 6 (17.14%) OpenView
7 6 (17.14%) MS Office
7 6 (17.14%) Firewall
8 5 (14.29%) NetApp
8 5 (14.29%) Lotus
8 5 (14.29%) Red Hat
8 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (14.29%) Incident Management
8 5 (14.29%) Linux
8 5 (14.29%) MCP
8 5 (14.29%) IBM Notes
8 5 (14.29%) DNS
8 5 (14.29%) MS Excel
8 5 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (14.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 5 (14.29%) Network Load Balancing
8 5 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 (14.29%) IBM Notes
2 2 (5.71%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.71%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.71%) IIS
2 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.86%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.86%) ColdFusion
3 1 (2.86%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 6 (17.14%) MS Office
2 5 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.14%) Firewall
2 5 (14.29%) DNS
3 3 (8.57%) BIG-IP
3 3 (8.57%) LDAP
3 3 (8.57%) iSCSI
3 3 (8.57%) NetScaler
4 2 (5.71%) LAN
4 2 (5.71%) SAN
4 2 (5.71%) Internet
4 2 (5.71%) WAN
4 2 (5.71%) DHCP
4 2 (5.71%) Ethernet
4 2 (5.71%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.86%) VPN
5 1 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.86%) Wireless
5 1 (2.86%) IPsec
5 1 (2.86%) MPLS
5 1 (2.86%) OSPF
5 1 (2.86%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
1 3 (8.57%) Oracle Database
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (2.86%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Subversion
1 2 (5.71%) Maven
1 2 (5.71%) JIRA
General
1 3 (8.57%) Finance
1 3 (8.57%) Games
2 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.86%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (34.29%) Analyst
2 6 (17.14%) Support Engineer
3 5 (14.29%) Service Analyst
3 5 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Senior Support Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Wintel Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Cloud Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Service Desk Team Leader
6 2 (5.71%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Team Leader
6 2 (5.71%) Administrator
6 2 (5.71%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.71%) Desktop Support
6 2 (5.71%) Java Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Programme Manager
7 1 (2.86%) Network Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.57%) .NET
1 3 (8.57%) SOAP
1 3 (8.57%) Web Services
1 3 (8.57%) REST
2 2 (5.71%) Java EE
2 2 (5.71%) XML
2 2 (5.71%) Hibernate
2 2 (5.71%) Spring
2 2 (5.71%) J2EE
3 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.86%) EJB
3 1 (2.86%) JSF
3 1 (2.86%) Ajax
3 1 (2.86%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Management Information System
1 3 (8.57%) Replication
1 3 (8.57%) Online Games
2 2 (5.71%) Clustering
3 1 (2.86%) Statistics
3 1 (2.86%) CMDB
3 1 (2.86%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 14 (40.00%) Windows
2 9 (25.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (14.29%) Linux
3 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (11.43%) Android
4 4 (11.43%) Windows XP
4 4 (11.43%) Windows 8
5 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.86%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (40.00%) ITIL
2 8 (22.86%) Service Delivery
3 7 (20.00%) Service Management
4 5 (14.29%) Network Load Balancing
4 5 (14.29%) Incident Management
5 4 (11.43%) Change Management
5 4 (11.43%) Coaching
6 3 (8.57%) E-Commerce
6 3 (8.57%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (8.57%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (5.71%) High Availability
7 2 (5.71%) Problem Management
7 2 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (5.71%) Six Sigma
7 2 (5.71%) UML
7 2 (5.71%) OOA/OOD
7 2 (5.71%) OO
7 2 (5.71%) Mentoring
8 1 (2.86%) People Management
8 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.43%) SQL
2 3 (8.57%) Java
3 2 (5.71%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.86%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (14.29%) MCP
1 5 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
1 5 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (8.57%) SC Cleared
2 3 (8.57%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (5.71%) Sun Certification
3 2 (5.71%) MCSE
4 1 (2.86%) CCNP
4 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.86%) Degree
System Software
1 9 (25.71%) Active Directory
2 8 (22.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (14.29%) vSphere
4 3 (8.57%) Forefront TMG
4 3 (8.57%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (8.57%) vCloud
4 3 (8.57%) ISA Server
4 3 (8.57%) NFS
5 2 (5.71%) XenApp
5 2 (5.71%) VMware ESX
5 2 (5.71%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (17.14%) OpenView
2 5 (14.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (8.57%) SCOM
3 3 (8.57%) Puppet
4 1 (2.86%) RANCID
Vendors
1 13 (37.14%) Microsoft
2 10 (28.57%) Cisco
3 9 (25.71%) Citrix
4 8 (22.86%) VMware
5 7 (20.00%) HP
6 5 (14.29%) NetApp
6 5 (14.29%) Lotus
6 5 (14.29%) Red Hat
7 4 (11.43%) Oracle
8 3 (8.57%) Dell
9 2 (5.71%) SolarWinds
10 1 (2.86%) Infoblox
10 1 (2.86%) F5
10 1 (2.86%) SAP
10 1 (2.86%) Juniper
10 1 (2.86%) BEA
10 1 (2.86%) Informatica