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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 21 30 25
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -5
Contract jobs citing SLA 7 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 3.38% 0.82% 0.80%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.84% 8.00% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate
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- £261 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £16.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year
-4.42% +3.93%
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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
19 25 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 9.18% 10.29% 3.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 2
Average daily rate £462 £400 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.50% +88.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £323 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £550 £215
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.51% +11.42%

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 28 August 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 7 (63.64%) Service Delivery
2 5 (45.45%) Change Management
2 5 (45.45%) ITIL
2 5 (45.45%) Service Management
2 5 (45.45%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (36.36%) ITIL V3
3 4 (36.36%) ITSM
3 4 (36.36%) Supplier Management
3 4 (36.36%) Problem Management
4 3 (27.27%) Network Security
4 3 (27.27%) Finance
4 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (27.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (27.27%) Puppet
4 3 (27.27%) vSphere
4 3 (27.27%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (27.27%) Cisco
4 3 (27.27%) IBM
4 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 3 (27.27%) HP
4 3 (27.27%) SAP
4 3 (27.27%) VMware
4 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
5 2 (18.18%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Cloud
5 2 (18.18%) DevOps
5 2 (18.18%) Software-Defined Networking
5 2 (18.18%) EMC
5 2 (18.18%) Citrix
5 2 (18.18%) Windows

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle Workflow
1 2 (18.18%) Eucalyptus
1 2 (18.18%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) HFM
1 1 (9.09%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (18.18%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) Network Security
2 2 (18.18%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (9.09%) SAN
3 1 (9.09%) NAS
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Applications Manager
2 3 (27.27%) VMware Specialist
2 3 (27.27%) ITIL Manager
3 2 (18.18%) VMware Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Platform Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Services Delivery Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Service Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Data Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Hyperion Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Service Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) VMWare Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Hyperion Planning Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) SAP Data Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
2 2 (18.18%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Service Delivery
2 5 (45.45%) Change Management
2 5 (45.45%) ITIL
2 5 (45.45%) Service Management
2 5 (45.45%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (36.36%) ITIL V3
3 4 (36.36%) Supplier Management
3 4 (36.36%) Problem Management
3 4 (36.36%) ITSM
4 2 (18.18%) Workflow
4 2 (18.18%) Migration
4 2 (18.18%) Project Management
4 2 (18.18%) Performance Management
4 2 (18.18%) Open Source
4 2 (18.18%) DevOps
5 1 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) Capacity Management
5 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (9.09%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (27.27%) vSphere
2 1 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) Puppet
1 3 (27.27%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (9.09%) DatAdvantage
2 1 (9.09%) vMotion
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) SAP
1 3 (27.27%) Cisco
1 3 (27.27%) IBM
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
1 3 (27.27%) HP
1 3 (27.27%) VMware
2 2 (18.18%) Red Hat
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle
2 2 (18.18%) EMC
2 2 (18.18%) Citrix
2 2 (18.18%) CA
2 2 (18.18%) Hyperion
3 1 (9.09%) NetApp
3 1 (9.09%) NetIQ
3 1 (9.09%) Varonis