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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 21 31 23
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -8
Contract jobs citing SLA 7 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 3.32% 0.42% 1.29%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.18% 5.00% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £323 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £275 £303
% change year-on-year
+7.27% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £17.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-9.88% +20.68%
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
17 20 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 8.06% 8.47% 5.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 4
Average daily rate £440 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £308 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £502 £437
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £47.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.51 £20.21 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.47% +15.45%

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 July 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 (58.33%) Service Delivery
2 5 (41.67%) Change Management
2 5 (41.67%) Service Management
2 5 (41.67%) ITIL
3 4 (33.33%) ITSM
3 4 (33.33%) Finance
3 4 (33.33%) Supplier Management
3 4 (33.33%) Problem Management
3 4 (33.33%) ITIL V3
3 4 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (25.00%) Puppet
4 3 (25.00%) vSphere
4 3 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
4 3 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (25.00%) Network Security
4 3 (25.00%) VMware
4 3 (25.00%) Oracle
4 3 (25.00%) Cisco
4 3 (25.00%) IBM
4 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (25.00%) HP
5 2 (16.67%) EMC
5 2 (16.67%) Citrix
5 2 (16.67%) SAP
5 2 (16.67%) Windows
5 2 (16.67%) Project Management
5 2 (16.67%) Red Hat
5 2 (16.67%) CA

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (16.67%) Oracle Workflow
1 2 (16.67%) Eucalyptus
1 2 (16.67%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (8.33%) HFM
1 1 (8.33%) Hyperion Planning
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle E-Business Tax
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (16.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) Network Security
2 2 (16.67%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (8.33%) NAS
3 1 (8.33%) SAN
3 1 (8.33%) Firewall
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Applications Manager
2 3 (25.00%) VMware Specialist
2 3 (25.00%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) ITIL Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Administrator
3 2 (16.67%) VMware Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Platform Architect
4 1 (8.33%) VMWare Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Hyperion Planning Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Hyperion Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Services Delivery Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Service Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Hyperion Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Functional Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (16.67%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Service Delivery
2 5 (41.67%) Change Management
2 5 (41.67%) ITIL
2 5 (41.67%) Service Management
3 4 (33.33%) ITSM
3 4 (33.33%) Supplier Management
3 4 (33.33%) Problem Management
3 4 (33.33%) ITIL V3
3 4 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (16.67%) Workflow
4 2 (16.67%) Migration
4 2 (16.67%) Project Management
4 2 (16.67%) Performance Management
4 2 (16.67%) Open Source
4 2 (16.67%) DevOps
5 1 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
5 1 (8.33%) BPR
5 1 (8.33%) Information Security
5 1 (8.33%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) C
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (8.33%) PMP
2 1 (8.33%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (25.00%) vSphere
2 1 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) Puppet
1 3 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (8.33%) DatAdvantage
2 1 (8.33%) vMotion
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Cisco
1 3 (25.00%) IBM
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (25.00%) HP
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle
1 3 (25.00%) VMware
2 2 (16.67%) SAP
2 2 (16.67%) Red Hat
2 2 (16.67%) EMC
2 2 (16.67%) Citrix
2 2 (16.67%) CA
2 2 (16.67%) Hyperion
3 1 (8.33%) NetApp
3 1 (8.33%) Pegasus
3 1 (8.33%) NetIQ
3 1 (8.33%) Varonis