The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 19 26 27
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +1
Contract jobs citing SLA 6 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 3.82% 0.65% 0.56%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.29% 9.09% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Median daily rate £115 £288 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -7.57%
SLA
Bedfordshire

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
17 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 10.83% 7.14% 7.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 3
Median daily rate £338 £550 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.63% +76.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £364
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Median hourly rate £46.07 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.17% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.25 £22.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+24.17% +8.33%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Luton region citing SLA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SLA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Luton region with a requirement for SLA.

1 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Windows 7
3 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
3 5 (41.67%) Windows 8
3 5 (41.67%) SCCM
4 3 (25.00%) French Language
5 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 2 (16.67%) Service Design
5 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
5 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 2 (16.67%) ITIL
5 2 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (16.67%) Avaya
5 2 (16.67%) IP Telephony
6 1 (8.33%) Civica
6 1 (8.33%) Strategic Planning
6 1 (8.33%) Operations Management
6 1 (8.33%) Apple
6 1 (8.33%) NHS
6 1 (8.33%) Middleware
6 1 (8.33%) Project Management
6 1 (8.33%) Unix
6 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (8.33%) A+ Certification
6 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (8.33%) MS Office
6 1 (8.33%) Change Management
6 1 (8.33%) Release Management
6 1 (8.33%) iPhone
6 1 (8.33%) Windows 2000 Server

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) IP Telephony
General
1 3 (25.00%) French Language
2 2 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Help Desk Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Desktop Support
3 2 (16.67%) Service Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Customer Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Customer Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Information Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Service Design Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Service Support Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Service Transition Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Subject Matter Expert
4 1 (8.33%) Support Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Services Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Support Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (8.33%) iPhone
1 1 (8.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Windows 7
3 5 (41.67%) Windows 8
4 1 (8.33%) Unix
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) ITIL
1 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
1 2 (16.67%) Service Design
2 1 (8.33%) Change Management
2 1 (8.33%) Operations Management
2 1 (8.33%) Project Management
2 1 (8.33%) Release Management
2 1 (8.33%) Strategic Planning
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) A+ Certification
1 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Avaya
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Apple
2 1 (8.33%) Civica