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 22 October 2014 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 54 45 56
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +11
Contract jobs citing SLA 18 7 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.15% 1.33% 2.58%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 24.32% 31.82% 35.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 7
Average daily rate
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£180 £225 £170
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +32.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £225 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £225 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £294 £308
% change year-on-year
-8.08% -4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.64 £15.63 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.06% -2.34%
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
74 22 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 8.85% 4.18% 7.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 6 25
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £225 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £422 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 7
Average hourly rate £15.00 - £19.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 - £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 - £38.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -11.39%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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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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 6 £110 - 2
Watford +3 4 £183 - 2
Stevenage -2 3 - -
Hertford - 2 - -
Hitchin - - - -
Hoddesdon - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
St Albans - - - - 1
Borehamwood - - - -
SLA
East of England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 17 (50.00%) ITIL
2 13 (38.24%) Security Cleared
3 11 (32.35%) SC Cleared
4 9 (26.47%) Service Management
4 9 (26.47%) Windows
5 7 (20.59%) Service Delivery
6 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
6 6 (17.65%) HP
7 5 (14.71%) Workflow
7 5 (14.71%) Finance
7 5 (14.71%) OpenView
7 5 (14.71%) MCP
7 5 (14.71%) Oracle
8 4 (11.76%) MS Office
8 4 (11.76%) Web Services
8 4 (11.76%) Law
8 4 (11.76%) VMware
8 4 (11.76%) Performance Management
8 4 (11.76%) Telecoms
8 4 (11.76%) Windows 7
9 3 (8.82%) Customer Analysis
9 3 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (8.82%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (8.82%) Advertising
9 3 (8.82%) Workflow Management
9 3 (8.82%) Incident Management
9 3 (8.82%) Marketing
9 3 (8.82%) SQL
9 3 (8.82%) MS Excel
9 3 (8.82%) Business Intelligence

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 2 (5.88%) IBM Notes
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (2.94%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.94%) IIS
2 1 (2.94%) MQSeries
Applications
1 4 (11.76%) MS Office
2 3 (8.82%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) DNS
1 2 (5.88%) SMS
2 1 (2.94%) NetScaler
2 1 (2.94%) iSCSI
2 1 (2.94%) BIG-IP
2 1 (2.94%) ATM
2 1 (2.94%) LDAP
2 1 (2.94%) DHCP
2 1 (2.94%) Firewall
2 1 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database
1 2 (5.88%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.94%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
General
1 5 (14.71%) Finance
2 4 (11.76%) Law
2 4 (11.76%) Telecoms
3 3 (8.82%) Advertising
3 3 (8.82%) Marketing
4 1 (2.94%) Dutch Language
4 1 (2.94%) German Language
4 1 (2.94%) Automotive
4 1 (2.94%) Games
4 1 (2.94%) Local Government
4 1 (2.94%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 11 (32.35%) Analyst
2 6 (17.65%) Service Analyst
2 6 (17.65%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (14.71%) Service Manager
4 2 (5.88%) Developer
4 2 (5.88%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (5.88%) Problem Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Incident Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) Wintel Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) Change Manager
5 1 (2.94%) Business Change Manager
5 1 (2.94%) Java Developer
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (2.94%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) Business Manager
5 1 (2.94%) Lead Java Developer
5 1 (2.94%) Relationships Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.76%) Web Services
2 2 (5.88%) XML
3 1 (2.94%) REST
3 1 (2.94%) Java EE
3 1 (2.94%) Hibernate
3 1 (2.94%) Spring
3 1 (2.94%) SOAP
3 1 (2.94%) J2EE
3 1 (2.94%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) Statistics
1 2 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (2.94%) Online Games
2 1 (2.94%) Replication
2 1 (2.94%) N-Tier
2 1 (2.94%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 9 (26.47%) Windows
2 4 (11.76%) Windows 7
3 2 (5.88%) Windows XP
3 2 (5.88%) UNIX
4 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.94%) Linux
4 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (50.00%) ITIL
2 9 (26.47%) Service Management
3 7 (20.59%) Service Delivery
4 5 (14.71%) Workflow
5 4 (11.76%) Performance Management
6 3 (8.82%) Customer Analysis
6 3 (8.82%) Workflow Management
6 3 (8.82%) Incident Management
6 3 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (8.82%) People Management
7 2 (5.88%) BCP
7 2 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (5.88%) Validation
7 2 (5.88%) Migration
7 2 (5.88%) Operations Management
7 2 (5.88%) Financial Modelling
7 2 (5.88%) High Availability
7 2 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (2.94%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (2.94%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.82%) SQL
2 2 (5.88%) Java
2 2 (5.88%) JavaScript
2 2 (5.88%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (38.24%) Security Cleared
2 11 (32.35%) SC Cleared
3 5 (14.71%) MCP
4 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (5.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (5.88%) MCDST
6 1 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (2.94%) MCTS
6 1 (2.94%) MCSE
6 1 (2.94%) MCSA
6 1 (2.94%) CCNA
6 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 3 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (8.82%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.88%) vSphere
3 1 (2.94%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.94%) vCloud
3 1 (2.94%) NFS
3 1 (2.94%) Terminal Services
3 1 (2.94%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 5 (14.71%) OpenView
2 2 (5.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (5.88%) OVSD
2 2 (5.88%) HP UCMDB
3 1 (2.94%) Puppet
3 1 (2.94%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
1 6 (17.65%) HP
2 5 (14.71%) Oracle
3 4 (11.76%) VMware
4 3 (8.82%) Citrix
5 2 (5.88%) Lotus
5 2 (5.88%) McAfee
6 1 (2.94%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.94%) Veeam
6 1 (2.94%) Cisco
6 1 (2.94%) Dell
6 1 (2.94%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.94%) Symantec
6 1 (2.94%) NetApp
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