The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Peterborough region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 24 24 17
Rank change year-on-year
0 -7
Contract jobs citing SLA 1 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 0.85% 2.37% 1.69%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.00% 28.57% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £14.50 £72.50 £13.92
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-80.00% +420.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+20.68% -3.33%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Peterborough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
5 14 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 4.27% 8.28% 8.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 7
Average daily rate £448 £173 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+159.71% -54.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £95 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £338 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £14.50 £72.50 £13.92
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-80.00% +420.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+14.64% -2.77%
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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

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Peterborough

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
3 3 (50.00%) ITIL
3 3 (50.00%) UNIX
3 3 (50.00%) Linux
3 3 (50.00%) MCSE
3 3 (50.00%) MCSA
3 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (50.00%) LAN
3 3 (50.00%) WAN
3 3 (50.00%) DHCP
3 3 (50.00%) DNS
3 3 (50.00%) IBM
3 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (50.00%) HP
3 3 (50.00%) Dell
3 3 (50.00%) Citrix
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (50.00%) SAN
3 3 (50.00%) Thin Client
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (50.00%) Mercator
3 3 (50.00%) VMware
3 3 (50.00%) Clustering
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (50.00%) Business Continuity
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (50.00%) Fat Client
3 3 (50.00%) SCCM

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Peterborough by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) WAN
1 3 (50.00%) DHCP
1 3 (50.00%) DNS
1 3 (50.00%) SAN
1 3 (50.00%) NAS
1 3 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (16.67%) VoIP
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Consultant
1 3 (50.00%) Technical Consultant
1 3 (50.00%) Technical Design Consultant
1 3 (50.00%) Wintel Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Programme Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Thin Client
1 3 (50.00%) Clustering
1 3 (50.00%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (50.00%) UNIX
3 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
1 3 (50.00%) Business Continuity
1 3 (50.00%) Software Deployment
2 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
2 1 (16.67%) Web Development
2 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
2 1 (16.67%) Time Management
2 1 (16.67%) SOA
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) MCSE
1 3 (50.00%) MCSA
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 3 (50.00%) XenApp
1 3 (50.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) HP
1 3 (50.00%) Dell
1 3 (50.00%) Citrix
1 3 (50.00%) Mercator
1 3 (50.00%) VMware
1 3 (50.00%) IBM
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft