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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 15 - 30
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SLA 5 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 4.42% - 3.08%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 45.45% - 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 3
Average daily rate £110 - £240
UK excluding London average daily rate £281 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
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 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 9.73% 6.43% 3.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 3
Average daily rate £136 £293 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-53.41% +21.87%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £29.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+13.79% +48.71%

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 21 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 5 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 8
2 4 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (60.00%) Office 365
4 1 (20.00%) Skype for Business
4 1 (20.00%) MS Office
4 1 (20.00%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (20.00%) Intranet
4 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (20.00%) VPN
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 5 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (20.00%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (20.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Intranet
1 1 (20.00%) VPN
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Help Desk Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Server Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Server Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Server Support
2 2 (40.00%) Server Support Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Support Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server Support
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Support Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) IT Support
3 1 (20.00%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Service Desk Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Service Desk Support
3 1 (20.00%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows XP
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 8
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) VMware