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 31 August 2015 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 24 25 22
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Contract jobs citing SLA 6 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 4.26% 0.75% 1.20%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.86% 100.00% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
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£149 £110 £451
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.22% -75.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £16.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year
-4.42% +3.93%
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
14 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 9.93% 0.75% 7.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 1
Average daily rate £175 £110 £451
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.09% -75.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.51% +11.42%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the Watford region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

SLA Daily Rate Histogram 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 31 August 2015, 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (33.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 2 (33.33%) Information Architecture
3 2 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (33.33%) Lync
3 2 (33.33%) Change Control
3 2 (33.33%) Office 365
3 2 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 2 (33.33%) Release Management
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (33.33%) ITSM
3 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (33.33%) Workflow
3 2 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) Migration
3 2 (33.33%) LiveLink
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 2 (33.33%) CRM
3 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) .NET
3 2 (33.33%) MS Office

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 2 (33.33%) LiveLink
1 2 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (33.33%) Lync
1 2 (33.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Agresso
1 2 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Intranet
1 2 (33.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Senior Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Applications Support
2 2 (33.33%) Desktop Support
2 2 (33.33%) Applications Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Rollout Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Desktop Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Desktop Support
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (16.67%) iPhone
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
1 2 (33.33%) CRM
1 2 (33.33%) Project Management
1 2 (33.33%) ITSM
1 2 (33.33%) Workflow
1 2 (33.33%) Migration
1 2 (33.33%) Release Management
1 2 (33.33%) Information Architecture
1 2 (33.33%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
1 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft