Period
to 16 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for SLA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SLA over the 6 months to 16 December 2018 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)
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 54 44
Rank change year-on-year +14 -10 -12
Contract jobs citing SLA 14 10 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 2.62% 1.54% 2.37%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 14.14% 7.81% 15.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 15
Bedfordshire median daily rate £398 £413 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.64% +83.33% -25.00%
10th Percentile £155 £118 £205
90th Percentile £650 £619 £508
East of England median daily rate £175 £275 £245
% change year-on-year -36.36% +12.24% -2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - £13.00
East of England median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.45% -12.12% -21.43%

SLA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 99 128 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 18.54% 19.66% 15.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 87 57
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £450 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.70% +8.82%
10th Percentile £248 £330 £217
90th Percentile £625 £575 £580
East of England median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £20.00 £32.89 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.19% +153.00% -16.13%
10th Percentile £17.60 £18.58 £12.50
90th Percentile £34.00 £47.20 £13.50
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £26.22 £37.50
% change year-on-year -33.26% -30.08% +50.00%

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for SLA in Bedfordshire

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SLA in Bedfordshire

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SLA in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SLA in Bedfordshire

SLA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SLA in Bedfordshire

SLA
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 16 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +7 9 £485 -3.00% 2
Bedford - 2 £148 - 1
Dunstable - 2 £435 - 1
SLA
East of England

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SLA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for SLA.

1 6 (42.86%) ITIL
2 5 (35.71%) E-Commerce
2 5 (35.71%) Service Management
3 4 (28.57%) Problem Management
3 4 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (28.57%) F5
3 4 (28.57%) High Availability
3 4 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (28.57%) Contract Management
4 3 (21.43%) Task Automation
4 3 (21.43%) SDLC
4 3 (21.43%) Big Data
4 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (21.43%) Planning and Forecasting
4 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 3 (21.43%) Network Load Balancing
4 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (21.43%) DNS
4 3 (21.43%) BIG-IP
4 3 (21.43%) Service Delivery
4 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
4 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
4 3 (21.43%) Windows
4 3 (21.43%) Web Services
5 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
5 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (14.29%) Linux
5 2 (14.29%) LAN
5 2 (14.29%) WAN

SLA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.14%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (14.29%) Akamai
2 2 (14.29%) IaaS
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (7.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (7.14%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (7.14%) Office 365
3 1 (7.14%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) BIG-IP
1 3 (21.43%) DNS
2 2 (14.29%) LAN
2 2 (14.29%) WAN
3 1 (7.14%) Firewall
3 1 (7.14%) VPN
3 1 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (7.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) Big Data
General
1 1 (7.14%) Marketing
1 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (14.29%) Analyst
1 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce Manager
1 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce Project Manager
1 2 (14.29%) IT Manager
1 2 (14.29%) Project Manager
1 2 (14.29%) Sourcing Manager
1 2 (14.29%) Transition Manager
1 2 (14.29%) Transition Project Manager
1 2 (14.29%) Vendor Manager
2 1 (7.14%) AWS Consultant
2 1 (7.14%) Cloud Consultant
2 1 (7.14%) Cloud Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) HR Manager
2 1 (7.14%) Incident and Problem Manager
2 1 (7.14%) Incident Manager
2 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (7.14%) Senior E-Commerce Manager
2 1 (7.14%) Senior Transition Manager
2 1 (7.14%) Web Editor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) Web Services
2 1 (7.14%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Mindset
2 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.14%) Replication
2 1 (7.14%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Linux
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) ITIL
2 5 (35.71%) E-Commerce
2 5 (35.71%) Service Management
3 4 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (28.57%) Contract Management
3 4 (28.57%) High Availability
3 4 (28.57%) Problem Management
3 4 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 3 (21.43%) Network Load Balancing
4 3 (21.43%) Planning and Forecasting
4 3 (21.43%) SDLC
4 3 (21.43%) Service Delivery
4 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (21.43%) Task Automation
5 2 (14.29%) Analytics
5 2 (14.29%) Change Management
5 2 (14.29%) Due Diligence
5 2 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) Python
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Ansible
1 2 (14.29%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) F5
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 2 (14.29%) Cloudera
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco
4 1 (7.14%) Palo Alto
4 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
4 1 (7.14%) Ruckus Wireless
4 1 (7.14%) ServiceNow