The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
South East / Middlesex
Rank 18 27 19
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -8
Contract jobs citing SLA 4 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 3.10% 1.20% 2.79%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.36% 20.00% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 4
Median daily rate £435 £400 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.75% -13.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £397 £400 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £400 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.25 £15.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%

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 Middlesex region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
11 10 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 8.53% 6.02% 8.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 7
Median daily rate £450 £400 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £380 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £395
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £42.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
-49.41% +84.78%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Middlesex region citing SLA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SLA across the Middlesex region.

SLA Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

SLA
Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Middlesex region.

SLA Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SLA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Middlesex region with a requirement for SLA.

1 5 (62.50%) Cisco
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco IOS
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (50.00%) Firewall
3 3 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
3 3 (37.50%) CheckPoint
3 3 (37.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (37.50%) LAN
3 3 (37.50%) WAN
3 3 (37.50%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (37.50%) Network Security
3 3 (37.50%) PCI DSS
3 3 (37.50%) Incident Management
3 3 (37.50%) Load Balancing
3 3 (37.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 3 (37.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 3 (37.50%) Software Licensing
3 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (37.50%) F5
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) Windows
4 2 (25.00%) CCNP
4 2 (25.00%) Dell
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (25.00%) OSPF
4 2 (25.00%) BGP
4 2 (25.00%) VMware

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco ASA
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco IOS
2 4 (50.00%) Firewall
3 3 (37.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 3 (37.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 3 (37.50%) LAN
3 3 (37.50%) Network Security
3 3 (37.50%) WAN
4 2 (25.00%) BGP
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (25.00%) IPsec
4 2 (25.00%) OSPF
5 1 (12.50%) iSCSI
5 1 (12.50%) SAN
5 1 (12.50%) VPN
General
1 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Network Engineer
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (37.50%) LAN Engineer
3 3 (37.50%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 3 (37.50%) WAN Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco Design Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) Design Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) Network Design Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) Security Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) Customer Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) Customer Support Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) Security Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Service Manager
5 1 (12.50%) Services Delivery Manager
5 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (12.50%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Capacity Planning
1 3 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (37.50%) Incident Management
1 3 (37.50%) Load Balancing
1 3 (37.50%) Software Licensing
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity
3 1 (12.50%) Customer-Centric Approach
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Network Management
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) CCNP
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (12.50%) DBS Check
2 1 (12.50%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) PCI DSS
1 3 (37.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) CheckPoint
2 3 (37.50%) F5
3 2 (25.00%) Dell
3 2 (25.00%) VMware