Period
to 19 November 2019

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 19 November 2019 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
19 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 31 39 57
Rank change year-on-year +8 +18 -8
Contract jobs citing SLA 11 17 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 2.80% 3.09% 1.34%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.00% 17.17% 7.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 5
Bedfordshire median daily rate £550 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +57.14% -6.67% +66.67%
10th Percentile £371 £126 £130
90th Percentile £625 £629 £535
East of England median daily rate £225 £161 £275
% change year-on-year +39.53% -41.36% +17.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £17.25 £14.35
% change year-on-year -7.25% +20.21% +14.80%

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 50 99 128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 12.72% 17.97% 19.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 63 83
Bedfordshire median daily rate £463 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% - -
10th Percentile £263 £205 £316
90th Percentile £635 £591 £571
East of England median daily rate £400 £420 £400
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £49.00 £18.50 £32.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +164.84% -43.75% +153.00%
10th Percentile £45.79 £14.90 £18.58
90th Percentile £52.20 £32.25 £47.20
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £19.25 £22.75
% change year-on-year -16.88% -15.38% -39.33%

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 19 November 2019.

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 19 November 2019. 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 +3 6 £563 +41.51% 2
Bedford -4 2 £375 +150.00% 5
SLA
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2019, 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 7 (63.64%) ITIL
1 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
1 7 (63.64%) Service Delivery
2 6 (54.55%) Service Management
2 6 (54.55%) Migration
2 6 (54.55%) Skype for Business
2 6 (54.55%) Office 365
2 6 (54.55%) Skype
2 6 (54.55%) OneDrive
3 5 (45.45%) Project Delivery
3 5 (45.45%) DevOps
3 5 (45.45%) Mobile Device Management
3 5 (45.45%) BYOD
3 5 (45.45%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (45.45%) Retail
3 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
4 4 (36.36%) Project Management
5 3 (27.27%) Cisco
6 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
6 2 (18.18%) Windows
6 2 (18.18%) Firewall
6 2 (18.18%) Azure
6 2 (18.18%) Network Security
7 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
7 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared
7 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
7 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
7 1 (9.09%) CentOS
7 1 (9.09%) nginx

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 6 (54.55%) Skype for Business
2 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
3 1 (9.09%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 6 (54.55%) Office 365
1 6 (54.55%) OneDrive
2 2 (18.18%) Azure
3 1 (9.09%) AWS
3 1 (9.09%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (9.09%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) Skype
2 2 (18.18%) Firewall
2 2 (18.18%) Network Security
3 1 (9.09%) LAN
3 1 (9.09%) VoIP
3 1 (9.09%) WAN
3 1 (9.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (9.09%) Power BI
General
1 5 (45.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (18.18%) Network Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Administrator
2 1 (9.09%) Applications Support
2 1 (9.09%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Governance Manager
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL Manager
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL Service Delivery Manager
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL Service Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Linux Administrator
2 1 (9.09%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 1 (9.09%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Office 365 Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Office 365 Specialist
2 1 (9.09%) Operations Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Security Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Service Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Service Transition Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (9.09%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (9.09%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) BYOD
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 1 (9.09%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) CentOS
2 1 (9.09%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Solaris
2 1 (9.09%) Unix
2 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) ITIL
1 7 (63.64%) Service Delivery
2 6 (54.55%) Migration
2 6 (54.55%) Service Management
3 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (45.45%) DevOps
3 5 (45.45%) Mobile Device Management
3 5 (45.45%) Project Delivery
3 5 (45.45%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (36.36%) Project Management
5 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (9.09%) CAD
5 1 (9.09%) Change Management
5 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
5 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
5 1 (9.09%) Network Architecture
5 1 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (9.09%) PRINCE
5 1 (9.09%) Resource Management
5 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) Bash Shell
1 1 (9.09%) Java
1 1 (9.09%) PHP
1 1 (9.09%) PL/SQL
1 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) CCSA
1 1 (9.09%) CCSE
1 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) PMI Certification
1 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Ansible
1 1 (9.09%) HAProxy
1 1 (9.09%) Nagios
1 1 (9.09%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) Cisco
3 1 (9.09%) CheckPoint
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) Red Hat
3 1 (9.09%) SolarWinds