The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Luton region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 30 17 11
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -6
Contract jobs citing SLA 4 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 2.04% 1.23% 4.11%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% 12.50% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate
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£300 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £303 £300
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +0.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+20.68% -9.37%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
8 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 4.08% 9.88% 8.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 3
Average daily rate £300 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% -3.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £42.00 - £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.21 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+15.45% -7.89%
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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
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 24 July 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 3 (60.00%) ITIL
1 3 (60.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (40.00%) Firewall
2 2 (40.00%) BT
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (40.00%) Ericsson
2 2 (40.00%) Project Management
2 2 (40.00%) IP Telephony
2 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (40.00%) PBX
2 2 (40.00%) WAN
2 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) CCNA
2 2 (40.00%) Aastra
2 2 (40.00%) Change Control
3 1 (20.00%) Data Transformation
3 1 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) DNS
3 1 (20.00%) DHCP
3 1 (20.00%) FTP
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 1 (20.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Firewall
1 2 (40.00%) IP Telephony
1 2 (40.00%) PBX
1 2 (40.00%) WAN
1 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (20.00%) DHCP
2 1 (20.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Network Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Data Migration Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
1 3 (60.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (40.00%) Project Management
2 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (40.00%) Change Control
3 1 (20.00%) Data Transformation
3 1 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (40.00%) CCNA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
1 1 (20.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) BT
1 2 (40.00%) Ericsson
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco
1 2 (40.00%) Aastra
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle