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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 21 20 8
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -12
Contract jobs citing SLA 11 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 6.01% 4.22% 10.81%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 26.83% 35.00% 57.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 7
Average daily rate £350 £440 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.45% +46.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £290 £308
% change year-on-year
+16.37% -5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £13.50 - £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -6.89%
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
41 20 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 22.40% 12.05% 18.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 15 15
Average daily rate £425 £450 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £401 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £513 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £13.50 £22.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +55.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £23.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+81.72% +36.76%

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 9 February 2016.

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

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 17 (73.91%) Windows
2 14 (60.87%) ITIL
3 11 (47.83%) MS Excel
3 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
4 10 (43.48%) Service Delivery
5 8 (34.78%) Change Management
6 7 (30.43%) Pharmaceutical
6 7 (30.43%) Unix
6 7 (30.43%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (30.43%) Apple
7 6 (26.09%) NHS
8 5 (21.74%) Windows 2000 Server
9 4 (17.39%) Windows 7
9 4 (17.39%) MS Office
10 3 (13.04%) CRM
10 3 (13.04%) SharePoint
10 3 (13.04%) MS Project
10 3 (13.04%) MS PowerPoint
11 2 (8.70%) Time Management
11 2 (8.70%) IP Telephony
11 2 (8.70%) Cisco
11 2 (8.70%) CCNP
11 2 (8.70%) VoIP
11 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
11 2 (8.70%) HP
11 2 (8.70%) Citrix
11 2 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (8.70%) Intranet
11 2 (8.70%) Internet
12 1 (4.35%) Middleware

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 3 (13.04%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (47.83%) MS Excel
2 4 (17.39%) MS Office
3 3 (13.04%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (13.04%) MS Project
4 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) Internet
1 2 (8.70%) Intranet
1 2 (8.70%) IP Telephony
1 2 (8.70%) VoIP
2 1 (4.35%) BGP
2 1 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (4.35%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (4.35%) DWDM
2 1 (4.35%) EIGRP
2 1 (4.35%) Firewall
2 1 (4.35%) HSRP
2 1 (4.35%) MPLS
2 1 (4.35%) OSPF
2 1 (4.35%) RIP
2 1 (4.35%) SSL
2 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.35%) VPN
2 1 (4.35%) VRRP
2 1 (4.35%) Wireless
General
1 7 (30.43%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Analyst
1 7 (30.43%) Subject Matter Expert
2 5 (21.74%) Support Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) IT Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) IT Support
3 3 (13.04%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Business Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Service Manager
5 1 (4.35%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (4.35%) Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco Network Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco VoIP Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Network Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Service Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Service Design Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Service Transition Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) Middleware
1 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) NHS
2 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.35%) Fat Client
2 1 (4.35%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 17 (73.91%) Windows
2 7 (30.43%) Unix
3 5 (21.74%) Windows 2000 Server
4 4 (17.39%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.35%) Windows 8
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (60.87%) ITIL
2 10 (43.48%) Service Delivery
3 8 (34.78%) Change Management
4 3 (13.04%) CRM
5 2 (8.70%) Time Management
6 1 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (4.35%) High Availability
6 1 (4.35%) ITSM
6 1 (4.35%) Network Management
6 1 (4.35%) Operations Management
6 1 (4.35%) Project Management
6 1 (4.35%) Release Management
6 1 (4.35%) Strategic Planning
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (8.70%) CCNP
2 2 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.35%) CCNA
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) HP NNM
1 1 (4.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
2 7 (30.43%) Apple
3 2 (8.70%) Cisco
3 2 (8.70%) Citrix
3 2 (8.70%) HP
4 1 (4.35%) Avaya
4 1 (4.35%) F5
4 1 (4.35%) Juniper
4 1 (4.35%) VMware