The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 26 9 19
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +10
Contract jobs citing SLA 9 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 4.92% 11.84% 1.90%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.50% 60.00% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 1
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£430 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.33% -14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £14.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -7.69%
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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 Luton region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
24 15 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 13.11% 19.74% 24.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 10 21
Average daily rate £475 £363 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.03% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £285 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £695 £427 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £14.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -63.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.55 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.07% -7.25%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Luton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

SLA Daily Rate Trend in Luton

SLA
Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

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

SLA Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 16 (84.21%) SCOM
2 15 (78.95%) DHCP
2 15 (78.95%) DNS
2 15 (78.95%) Active Directory
3 14 (73.68%) Windows
4 13 (68.42%) Microsoft
5 12 (63.16%) FTP
5 12 (63.16%) IIS
6 11 (57.89%) E-Commerce
7 9 (47.37%) PowerShell
8 8 (42.11%) Microsoft Azure
9 7 (36.84%) SCCM
10 6 (31.58%) Database Security
10 6 (31.58%) Legal
11 5 (26.32%) MS Excel
12 4 (21.05%) Cisco
12 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
12 4 (21.05%) ITIL
12 4 (21.05%) Retail
12 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (15.79%) Performance Tuning
13 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
13 3 (15.79%) vSphere
13 3 (15.79%) Capacity Planning
13 3 (15.79%) Fat Client
13 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2003
13 3 (15.79%) WSUS
13 3 (15.79%) Load Balancing
13 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 12 (63.16%) IIS
2 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (26.32%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (42.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (78.95%) DHCP
1 15 (78.95%) DNS
2 12 (63.16%) FTP
3 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
4 3 (15.79%) VPN
4 3 (15.79%) SAN
5 1 (5.26%) Firewall
5 1 (5.26%) PBX
5 1 (5.26%) WAN
5 1 (5.26%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (31.58%) Legal
2 4 (21.05%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (31.58%) Web Engineer
2 6 (31.58%) Support Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Web Support Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Incident Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Major Incident Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Fat Client
1 3 (15.79%) Thin Client
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 14 (73.68%) Windows
2 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) E-Commerce
2 6 (31.58%) Database Security
3 4 (21.05%) ITIL
4 3 (15.79%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (15.79%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (15.79%) Load Balancing
4 3 (15.79%) Service Delivery
5 2 (10.53%) Project Management
6 1 (5.26%) Service Management
6 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
6 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
6 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
6 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
6 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (5.26%) Change Control
6 1 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.26%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) CCNA
1 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 15 (78.95%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.79%) vSphere
2 3 (15.79%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 16 (84.21%) SCOM
2 7 (36.84%) SCCM
3 3 (15.79%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (68.42%) Microsoft
2 4 (21.05%) Cisco
3 3 (15.79%) Wyse
3 3 (15.79%) CommVault
4 1 (5.26%) BT
4 1 (5.26%) Ericsson
4 1 (5.26%) Aastra
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