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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 28 12 13
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +1
Contract jobs citing SLA 1 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 0.50% 4.11% 1.33%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 8.33% 60.00% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate - £335 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +91.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £295
% change year-on-year
- +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £10.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £11.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+27.65% -21.66%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
12 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 6.00% 6.85% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 1
Average daily rate £313 £330 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.30% +88.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.60% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 £10.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+257.14% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.25 £16.43
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -7.15%
SLA
Bedfordshire

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 18 April 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 12 (85.71%) Windows
2 10 (71.43%) Active Directory
3 8 (57.14%) VMware
4 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (42.86%) HP
4 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (42.86%) MS Excel
4 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 5 (35.71%) FTP
6 4 (28.57%) DNS
6 4 (28.57%) DHCP
6 4 (28.57%) ITIL
6 4 (28.57%) IIS
6 4 (28.57%) SQL
6 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
6 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (28.57%) SCCM
6 4 (28.57%) SCOM
7 3 (21.43%) WSUS
7 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (21.43%) XenApp
7 3 (21.43%) vSphere
7 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
7 3 (21.43%) Citrix
7 3 (21.43%) SAN
8 2 (14.29%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (14.29%) Remedy

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (28.57%) IIS
2 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
3 1 (7.14%) CICS
Applications
1 6 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 2 (14.29%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) FTP
2 4 (28.57%) DNS
2 4 (28.57%) DHCP
3 3 (21.43%) SAN
4 1 (7.14%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (7.14%) DB2
General
1 1 (7.14%) International Banking
1 1 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (42.86%) Support Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (21.43%) Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Support Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) IT Support
4 2 (14.29%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Data Migration Specialist
5 1 (7.14%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) COM
2 1 (7.14%) ISPF
Operating Systems
1 12 (85.71%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 1 (7.14%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) ITIL
2 2 (14.29%) CRM
2 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
2 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
2 2 (14.29%) Resource Management
3 1 (7.14%) Data Migration
3 1 (7.14%) Information Security
3 1 (7.14%) Data Transformation
3 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.14%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) REXX
2 1 (7.14%) JCL
System Software
1 10 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 3 (21.43%) XenApp
2 3 (21.43%) vSphere
2 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.14%) RACF
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) SCCM
1 4 (28.57%) SCOM
2 3 (21.43%) WSUS
3 1 (7.14%) Control-M
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) VMware
2 6 (42.86%) HP
2 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 3 (21.43%) Citrix
4 2 (14.29%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (14.29%) Remedy
5 1 (7.14%) Oracle
5 1 (7.14%) IBM