The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 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 Watford 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 25 21 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs citing SLA 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 0.93% 1.14% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.33% 16.67% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£190 £451 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-57.82% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -3.12%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
3 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 2.80% 6.82% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Average daily rate £278 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.90% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+17.14% -7.89%
SLA
Hertfordshire

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 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 4 (80.00%) ITIL
2 3 (60.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) ISO 9001
4 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (20.00%) Back Office
4 1 (20.00%) UNIX
4 1 (20.00%) DHCP
4 1 (20.00%) HTTP
4 1 (20.00%) DNS
4 1 (20.00%) IBM
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (20.00%) Terminal Services
4 1 (20.00%) Linux
4 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) J2EE
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle
4 1 (20.00%) DB2
4 1 (20.00%) SAP
4 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (20.00%) Time Management
4 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) DHCP
1 1 (20.00%) HTTP
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) DB2
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (20.00%) Retail
2 1 (20.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Quality Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Services Delivery Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Service Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Support Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (20.00%) SAP Manager
2 1 (20.00%) SAP Service Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) J2EE
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (20.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) Supplier Management
2 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (20.00%) Time Management
2 1 (20.00%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) ISO 9001
1 2 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (20.00%) Terminal Services
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (20.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
1 1 (20.00%) SAP
1 1 (20.00%) IBM
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) VMware