The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Peterborough region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 21 33 14
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -19
Contract jobs citing SLA 4 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 2.88% 0.43% 5.88%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.00% 25.00% 46.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Average daily rate
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£325 £388 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% +72.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £310 £308
% change year-on-year
-11.29% +0.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.63 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.80%
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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 Peterborough region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Peterborough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
10 4 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 7.19% 1.73% 12.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 9
Average daily rate £446 £95 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+369.47% -68.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £95 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £388 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Peterborough

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Peterborough region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Peterborough

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in Peterborough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SLA across the Peterborough region.

SLA Daily Rate Trend in Peterborough

SLA
Hourly Rate Trend in Peterborough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Peterborough region.

SLA Hourly Rate Trend in Peterborough

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Top 21 Related IT Skills in Peterborough

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Peterborough 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 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (40.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (20.00%) VoIP
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) Lync
4 1 (20.00%) SCCM
4 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Peterborough by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Peterborough 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 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (20.00%) Lync
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) VoIP
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Support Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) Service Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Applications Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Service Desk Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Incident Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Applications Support
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Incident Management
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) VMware
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft