The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Ipswich region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 24 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 27 24 26
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs citing SLA 3 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 1.72% 1.23% 1.17%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.00% 18.18% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £220 £168 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.34% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £283 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
-5.83% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £8.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.77 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-8.05% -9.88%
SLA
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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 Ipswich region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Ipswich
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
15 11 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 8.62% 6.75% 13.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 21
Median daily rate £369 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.81% -11.11%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.19% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £8.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £20.17
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +11.57%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Ipswich region citing SLA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in Ipswich

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SLA across the Ipswich region.

SLA Daily Rate Trend in Ipswich

SLA
Hourly Rate Trend in Ipswich

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Ipswich region.

SLA Hourly Rate Trend in Ipswich

SLA
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SLA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Ipswich region with a requirement for SLA.

1 4 (50.00%) Windows
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (37.50%) Logistics
2 3 (37.50%) Change Management
3 2 (25.00%) ITSM
3 2 (25.00%) MS Office
3 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Management
4 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL
4 1 (12.50%) Unix
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (12.50%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (12.50%) Solaris
4 1 (12.50%) Linux
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 2000
4 1 (12.50%) LDAP
4 1 (12.50%) Service Management
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) LDAP
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Business Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Desktop Support
2 2 (25.00%) Service Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (25.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (12.50%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Solaris
3 1 (12.50%) Unix
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 2000
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Change Management
1 3 (37.50%) Logistics
2 2 (25.00%) ITSM
2 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Management
3 1 (12.50%) Service Management
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft