The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 18 18 27
Rank change year-on-year
0 +9
Contract jobs citing SLA 7 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 4.14% 3.07% 1.18%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 46.67% 29.41% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 0
Average daily rate £315 £387 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.60% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £281 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.55 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+0.32% +6.89%
SLA
South East

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
15 17 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 8.88% 10.43% 9.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 16
Average daily rate £390 £405 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £379 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £528 £534
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £29.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% +38.09%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Middlesex region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 7 (70.00%) ITIL
2 5 (50.00%) Change Management
2 5 (50.00%) Supplier Management
3 4 (40.00%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (30.00%) Problem Management
4 3 (30.00%) ITIL V3
5 2 (20.00%) NGN
5 2 (20.00%) High Availability
5 2 (20.00%) Finance
5 2 (20.00%) Legal
5 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (20.00%) Performance Management
5 2 (20.00%) FMCG
5 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
5 2 (20.00%) SAP
5 2 (20.00%) SQL
5 2 (20.00%) Oracle
5 2 (20.00%) Informix
5 2 (20.00%) ISDN
5 2 (20.00%) LAN
5 2 (20.00%) WAN
5 2 (20.00%) IBM
5 2 (20.00%) Avaya
5 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
5 2 (20.00%) CMS
6 1 (10.00%) VMware
6 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (10.00%) SAP BW

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 2 (20.00%) CMS
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SAP SD
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) ISDN
1 2 (20.00%) LAN
1 2 (20.00%) NGN
1 2 (20.00%) WAN
2 1 (10.00%) IP Telephony
2 1 (10.00%) MPLS
2 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) Informix
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (10.00%) SAP BW
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
1 2 (20.00%) Legal
2 1 (10.00%) General Ledger
2 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) IT Manager
1 3 (30.00%) IT Services Manager
1 3 (30.00%) Service Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Voice Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Database Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Database Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Functional Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Head of Infrastructure
3 1 (10.00%) Head of Support
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support
3 1 (10.00%) IT Services Delivery Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Database Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Database Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Service Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Services Delivery Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) FMCG
2 1 (10.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (10.00%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (10.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Unix
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) ITIL
2 5 (50.00%) Change Management
2 5 (50.00%) Supplier Management
3 3 (30.00%) ITIL V3
3 3 (30.00%) Problem Management
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (20.00%) High Availability
4 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (20.00%) Performance Management
4 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (10.00%) Change Control
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (10.00%) ERP
5 1 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (10.00%) People Management
5 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (10.00%) Procure-to-pay
5 1 (10.00%) Project Management
5 1 (10.00%) Server Monitoring
5 1 (10.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
1 1 (10.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Avaya
1 2 (20.00%) IBM
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle
1 2 (20.00%) SAP
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) VMware