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 2 October 2014 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 30 - 20
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SLA 10 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 4.63% - 4.05%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.46% - 26.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 1
Average daily rate
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£363 - £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £310 £304
% change year-on-year
-11.29% +2.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £15.45
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.32%
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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
26 3 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 12.04% 3.57% 15.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 3 13
Average daily rate £344 £500 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.25% +31.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £440 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £560 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%

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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 9 (75.00%) Windows
1 9 (75.00%) SCOM
2 8 (66.67%) DNS
2 8 (66.67%) DHCP
2 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 6 (50.00%) E-Commerce
4 5 (41.67%) IIS
4 5 (41.67%) FTP
4 5 (41.67%) TCP/IP
4 5 (41.67%) Cisco
4 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
4 5 (41.67%) PowerShell
5 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (33.33%) SCCM
5 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (33.33%) Database Security
5 4 (33.33%) ITIL
5 4 (33.33%) Legal
6 3 (25.00%) Wyse
6 3 (25.00%) SAN
6 3 (25.00%) CommVault
6 3 (25.00%) Thin Client
6 3 (25.00%) Terminal Services
6 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
6 3 (25.00%) VPN
6 3 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
6 3 (25.00%) vSphere

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 5 (41.67%) IIS
2 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (66.67%) DNS
1 8 (66.67%) DHCP
2 5 (41.67%) FTP
2 5 (41.67%) TCP/IP
3 3 (25.00%) SAN
3 3 (25.00%) VPN
4 2 (16.67%) IP Telephony
4 2 (16.67%) PBX
4 2 (16.67%) WAN
4 2 (16.67%) Firewall
General
1 4 (33.33%) Legal
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 5 (41.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (33.33%) Web Engineer
4 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 3 (25.00%) Web Support Engineer
5 2 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (16.67%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Thin Client
1 3 (25.00%) Fat Client
2 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) Windows
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 4 (33.33%) Database Security
2 4 (33.33%) ITIL
3 3 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (25.00%) Load Balancing
4 2 (16.67%) Change Control
4 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 2 (16.67%) Project Management
5 1 (8.33%) Service Management
5 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
5 1 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (16.67%) CCNA
System Software
1 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (25.00%) Terminal Services
2 3 (25.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (75.00%) SCOM
2 4 (33.33%) SCCM
3 3 (25.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (41.67%) Cisco
3 3 (25.00%) Wyse
3 3 (25.00%) CommVault
4 2 (16.67%) Aastra
4 2 (16.67%) Ericsson
4 2 (16.67%) BT