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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 29 27 25
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing SLA 2 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 0.82% 0.80% 2.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 8.00% 22.22% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 4
Average daily rate
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£261 - £338
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 - £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £310 - £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £325 £288
% change year-on-year
-19.23% +12.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.72
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.88 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.93% +5.83%
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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
25 9 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 10.25% 3.59% 7.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 8
Average daily rate £400 £213 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+88.23% -52.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £211 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £215 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £27.11
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £17.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -17.64%

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 4 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

General
1 1 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Services Delivery Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Service Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Process Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL V3