The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for SLA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Bedfordshire / Bedford
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 - 12
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing SLA 4 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedford 10.26% - 2.17%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 66.67% - 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Median daily rate £300 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £300 £300
% change year-on-year -8.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £14.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year -3.33% -1.63%  

SLA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Bedford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 6 5 6
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedford 15.38% 17.24% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 5
Median daily rate £300 - £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £14.50 £8.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.75% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £21.55
% change year-on-year -10.71% +29.93%  

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedford

Job postings citing SLA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedford.

Job vacancy trend for SLA in Bedford

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SLA in Bedford.

Contractor daily rate trend for SLA in Bedford

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SLA in Bedford over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SLA in Bedford

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SLA in Bedford

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SLA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedford region with a requirement for SLA.

1 4 (80.00%) ITIL
1 4 (80.00%) Service Management
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) Remedy
3 2 (40.00%) Project Management
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (40.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (40.00%) ITSM
3 2 (40.00%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (40.00%) Performance Management
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (40.00%) SDLC
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (20.00%) Driving Licence
4 1 (20.00%) Office 365
4 1 (20.00%) Line Management
4 1 (20.00%) PDA
4 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL Certification

SLA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Analyst
1 4 (80.00%) Service Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) IT Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) ITSM Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Service Management Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Customer Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Customer Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL Service Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Driving Licence
1 1 (20.00%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 10
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) ITIL
1 4 (80.00%) Service Management
2 2 (40.00%) ITSM
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Management
2 2 (40.00%) Project Management
2 2 (40.00%) SDLC
2 2 (40.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (20.00%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Remedy