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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 19 27 17
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -10
Contract jobs citing SLA 4 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 2.65% 1.11% 1.33%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.00% 22.22% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
Average daily rate
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£351 £300 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.08% -33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £303
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +12.90%
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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
10 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 6.62% 5.00% 10.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 2
Average daily rate £403 £401 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.31% +3.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £320 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £482 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £51.30 £42.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.14% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.15 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+3.14% +10.81%

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 July 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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 5 (83.33%) ITIL
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) Windows
3 3 (50.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
4 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 2 (33.33%) Thin Client
4 2 (33.33%) Problem Management
4 2 (33.33%) Fat Client
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco
5 1 (16.67%) SAN
5 1 (16.67%) CommVault
5 1 (16.67%) SCCM
5 1 (16.67%) SCOM
5 1 (16.67%) Data Integration
5 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 1 (16.67%) vSphere
5 1 (16.67%) PaaS
5 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (16.67%) IaaS
5 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (16.67%) Terminal Services
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (16.67%) Middleware
5 1 (16.67%) CCNP

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) PaaS
1 1 (16.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) VoIP
1 1 (16.67%) DHCP
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (16.67%) VPN
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
1 1 (16.67%) SAN
1 1 (16.67%) IP Telephony
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Service Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Network Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Network Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Integration Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Integration Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Server Support
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Server Support
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Thin Client
1 2 (33.33%) Fat Client
2 1 (16.67%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) ITIL
2 3 (50.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 2 (33.33%) Problem Management
4 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (16.67%) Project Management
4 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (16.67%) CCNP
2 1 (16.67%) CCNA
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) Terminal Services
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (16.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) WSUS
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
1 1 (16.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) CommVault
3 1 (16.67%) Wyse
3 1 (16.67%) VMware