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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 28 - 17
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SLA 9 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 4.25% - 4.96%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 45.00% - 46.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 1
Average daily rate
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£300 - £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £266 £325 £292
% change year-on-year
-18.07% +11.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.88 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.93% +5.83%
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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
20 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 9.43% 5.75% 10.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 5
Average daily rate £344 £413 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +8.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £343 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £483 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £360
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -1.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -17.64%

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 2 September 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 6 (60.00%) DHCP
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
1 6 (60.00%) DNS
1 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (60.00%) SCOM
2 4 (40.00%) Cisco
2 4 (40.00%) FTP
2 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (40.00%) IIS
2 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (40.00%) E-Commerce
3 3 (30.00%) ITIL
3 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (30.00%) Legal
3 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (30.00%) SCCM
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (30.00%) Database Security
4 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (20.00%) Change Control
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (20.00%) vSphere
4 2 (20.00%) Aastra
4 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (20.00%) IP Telephony
4 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (20.00%) WSUS
4 2 (20.00%) Load Balancing
4 2 (20.00%) Fat Client

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 4 (40.00%) IIS
2 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) DHCP
1 6 (60.00%) DNS
2 4 (40.00%) FTP
2 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (20.00%) VPN
3 2 (20.00%) SAN
3 2 (20.00%) Firewall
3 2 (20.00%) IP Telephony
3 2 (20.00%) PBX
3 2 (20.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (30.00%) Legal
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Web Support Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Web Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Data Migration Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Thin Client
1 2 (20.00%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (30.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (30.00%) Database Security
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (20.00%) Change Control
3 2 (20.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) CCNA
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) Terminal Services
2 2 (20.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (60.00%) SCOM
2 3 (30.00%) SCCM
3 2 (20.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) Cisco
3 2 (20.00%) CommVault
3 2 (20.00%) Ericsson
3 2 (20.00%) BT
3 2 (20.00%) Wyse
3 2 (20.00%) Aastra
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle