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 28 January 2015 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 22 - 25
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SLA 3 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 1.69% - 1.09%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.50% - 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
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£406 - £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-6.89% +5.45%
SLA
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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 Middlesex region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
8 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 4.52% 2.07% 5.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 3
Average daily rate £281 £475 £570
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.78% -16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £26.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.08 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+11.27% -25.76%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the Middlesex region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

SLA Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 January 2015, 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 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) AIX
2 1 (25.00%) MCSE
2 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (25.00%) CISA
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) Security Management
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Legal
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Information Security
2 1 (25.00%) ISSAP
2 1 (25.00%) Local Government
2 1 (25.00%) MCTS
2 1 (25.00%) Korn
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) jQuery
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (25.00%) Change Control
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
1 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (25.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Legal
1 1 (25.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Applications Support
2 1 (25.00%) Security Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Applications Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Contracts Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) jQuery
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) AIX
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Security Management
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Information Security
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Change Control
2 1 (25.00%) Business Process Mapping
2 1 (25.00%) BPR
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Korn
1 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) MCSE
1 1 (25.00%) CISA
1 1 (25.00%) ISSAP
1 1 (25.00%) MCTS
1 1 (25.00%) CISSP
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (25.00%) PMP
1 1 (25.00%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) McAfee
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle