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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 20 8 16
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +8
Contract jobs citing SLA 10 13 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 6.02% 11.82% 2.41%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% 65.00% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 1
Average daily rate
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£450 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £14.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-6.89% +5.45%
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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 20 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 12.05% 18.18% 21.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 13 13
Average daily rate £463 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.16% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £150 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £437 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £14.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.08 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+11.27% -25.76%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 16 (84.21%) Windows
1 16 (84.21%) SCOM
2 15 (78.95%) DHCP
2 15 (78.95%) DNS
2 15 (78.95%) Microsoft
2 15 (78.95%) Active Directory
3 12 (63.16%) FTP
3 12 (63.16%) IIS
4 11 (57.89%) E-Commerce
4 11 (57.89%) PowerShell
5 9 (47.37%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (36.84%) Database Security
6 7 (36.84%) Legal
7 6 (31.58%) SCCM
8 5 (26.32%) MS Excel
9 4 (21.05%) ITIL
9 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (15.79%) Problem Management
10 3 (15.79%) Fat Client
10 3 (15.79%) Retail
10 3 (15.79%) WSUS
10 3 (15.79%) Load Balancing
10 3 (15.79%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
10 3 (15.79%) vSphere
10 3 (15.79%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
10 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 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 9 (47.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.26%) PaaS
2 1 (5.26%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (78.95%) DHCP
1 15 (78.95%) DNS
2 12 (63.16%) FTP
3 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
3 3 (15.79%) VPN
3 3 (15.79%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (36.84%) Legal
2 3 (15.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (36.84%) Web Engineer
3 6 (31.58%) Support Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Web Support Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.26%) Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Server Support
5 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Server Support
5 1 (5.26%) Integration Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Integration Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Incident Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Major Incident Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Fat Client
1 3 (15.79%) Thin Client
2 1 (5.26%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 16 (84.21%) Windows
2 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) E-Commerce
2 7 (36.84%) Database Security
3 4 (21.05%) ITIL
4 3 (15.79%) Problem Management
4 3 (15.79%) Load Balancing
4 3 (15.79%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (15.79%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (5.26%) Service Management
5 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.26%) Project Management
5 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (57.89%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.26%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
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 6 (31.58%) SCCM
3 3 (15.79%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (78.95%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.79%) Cisco
2 3 (15.79%) Wyse
2 3 (15.79%) CommVault