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 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 16 29 -
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -
Contract jobs citing SLA 7 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 4.49% 4.29% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 43.75% 42.86% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £268 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -17.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £16.60 £15.88
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +4.56%
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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
16 21 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 10.26% 10.00% 5.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 15 2
Average daily rate £363 £325 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £495 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £15.50 £30.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.64 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.20% +14.28%

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 3 September 2015.

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

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (50.00%) ITIL
2 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (50.00%) Service Delivery
3 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (40.00%) MS Office
3 4 (40.00%) Citrix
4 3 (30.00%) MS Project
4 3 (30.00%) Cisco
4 3 (30.00%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (30.00%) Thin Client
4 3 (30.00%) CRM
4 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
4 3 (30.00%) Fat Client
4 3 (30.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (20.00%) IP Telephony
5 2 (20.00%) Local Government
5 2 (20.00%) Finance
5 2 (20.00%) VMware
5 2 (20.00%) Time Management
5 2 (20.00%) CCNP
5 2 (20.00%) CCNA
5 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
5 2 (20.00%) VoIP
5 2 (20.00%) Intranet
5 2 (20.00%) Internet
5 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 2 (20.00%) Project Management
5 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (40.00%) MS Office
3 3 (30.00%) MS Project
3 3 (30.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) VoIP
1 2 (20.00%) Intranet
1 2 (20.00%) Internet
1 2 (20.00%) IP Telephony
2 1 (10.00%) DHCP
2 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (10.00%) VPN
2 1 (10.00%) DNS
2 1 (10.00%) SAN
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
1 2 (20.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Service Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Service Desk Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Network Specialist
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Network Specialist
2 2 (20.00%) Business Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Services Delivery Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Junior
3 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Junior Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Junior Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Thin Client
1 3 (30.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) ITIL
1 5 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (30.00%) CRM
3 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (20.00%) Project Management
3 2 (20.00%) Time Management
4 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (10.00%) Service Management
4 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (20.00%) CCNP
2 2 (20.00%) CCNA
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (10.00%) HNC
3 1 (10.00%) HND
3 1 (10.00%) Degree
3 1 (10.00%) NVQ Level 4
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) vSphere
2 1 (10.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) WSUS
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
1 1 (10.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) Citrix
3 3 (30.00%) Cisco
4 2 (20.00%) VMware
5 1 (10.00%) LANDesk
5 1 (10.00%) CommVault
5 1 (10.00%) Wyse
5 1 (10.00%) HP