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 25 November 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 25 14 20
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +6
Contract jobs citing SLA 11 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 5.88% 5.33% 1.61%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.74% 44.44% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 1
Average daily rate
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£375 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £279 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.82% -7.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £14.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.13
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.87%
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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
27 9 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 14.44% 12.00% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 6 14
Average daily rate £408 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.11% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £363 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £688 £508 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £14.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -63.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the Luton region over the 3 months to 25 November 2014.

SLA Daily Rate Histogram 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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 14 (77.78%) SCOM
2 13 (72.22%) DHCP
2 13 (72.22%) Windows
2 13 (72.22%) DNS
2 13 (72.22%) Active Directory
3 12 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 10 (55.56%) FTP
4 10 (55.56%) IIS
4 10 (55.56%) E-Commerce
5 7 (38.89%) PowerShell
5 7 (38.89%) SCCM
6 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (27.78%) Legal
7 5 (27.78%) ITIL
7 5 (27.78%) TCP/IP
7 5 (27.78%) Cisco
7 5 (27.78%) MS Excel
7 5 (27.78%) Database Security
8 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (22.22%) Retail
9 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (16.67%) WSUS
9 3 (16.67%) Load Balancing
9 3 (16.67%) Fat Client
9 3 (16.67%) Windows 7
9 3 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (16.67%) vSphere
9 3 (16.67%) VPN
9 3 (16.67%) MS Exchange

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 10 (55.56%) IIS
2 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (27.78%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (72.22%) DHCP
1 13 (72.22%) DNS
2 10 (55.56%) FTP
3 5 (27.78%) TCP/IP
4 3 (16.67%) VPN
4 3 (16.67%) SAN
5 2 (11.11%) Firewall
5 2 (11.11%) PBX
5 2 (11.11%) WAN
5 2 (11.11%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (27.78%) Legal
2 4 (22.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (33.33%) Support Engineer
3 5 (27.78%) Web Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Web Support Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Network Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Incident Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Major Incident Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Fat Client
1 3 (16.67%) Thin Client
2 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (72.22%) Windows
2 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (16.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) E-Commerce
2 5 (27.78%) ITIL
2 5 (27.78%) Database Security
3 3 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 3 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 3 (16.67%) Project Management
4 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
4 2 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (11.11%) Change Control
5 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.56%) Problem Management
5 1 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (5.56%) Service Management
5 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) CCNA
1 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 13 (72.22%) Active Directory
2 3 (16.67%) vSphere
2 3 (16.67%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 14 (77.78%) SCOM
2 7 (38.89%) SCCM
3 3 (16.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (27.78%) Cisco
3 3 (16.67%) Wyse
3 3 (16.67%) CommVault
4 2 (11.11%) Ericsson
4 2 (11.11%) BT
4 2 (11.11%) Aastra