The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank - 19 29
Contract jobs citing SLA 0 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford - 2.75% 0.78%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - 25.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £125 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.55 £13.38 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+16.22% -4.46%
SLA
Hertfordshire

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 Watford region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
11 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 12.09% 11.01% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
Average daily rate £450 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £384 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.23% +5.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.75 £22.50 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+90.00% +31.19%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

SLA Daily Rate Trend in Watford

SLA
Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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

SLA Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

SLA
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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%) Microsoft
1 5 (83.33%) QMS
1 5 (83.33%) Capacity Management
2 3 (50.00%) SCOM
2 3 (50.00%) Investment Management
2 3 (50.00%) Banking
2 3 (50.00%) HP
2 3 (50.00%) Symantec
3 2 (33.33%) Amdocs
3 2 (33.33%) Learning Management System
4 1 (16.67%) CRM
4 1 (16.67%) Line Management
4 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) ComArch

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 3 (50.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
2 2 (33.33%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Desktop Support
2 2 (33.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) 1st Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Learning Management System
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Capacity Management
1 5 (83.33%) QMS
2 3 (50.00%) Investment Management
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) CRM
3 1 (16.67%) Line Management
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) HP
2 3 (50.00%) Symantec
3 2 (33.33%) Amdocs
4 1 (16.67%) ComArch