Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 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
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 33 47 39
Rank change year-on-year +14 -8 +2
Contract jobs citing SLA 12 11 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 3.15% 1.82% 2.89%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 24.00% 10.00% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 12
Bedfordshire median daily rate £388 £365 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.16% +21.67% +126.42%
10th Percentile £246 £125 £251
90th Percentile £595 £575 £497
East of England median daily rate £175 £188 £255
% change year-on-year -6.67% -26.47% -20.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - £14.50
East of England median hourly rate £13.00 £15.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -16.13% -18.42% +8.57%

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 50 110 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 13.12% 18.15% 14.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 81 65
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.26% +4.44% +5.88%
10th Percentile £324 £308 £330
90th Percentile £565 £580 £548
East of England median daily rate £420 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -1.18% - +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - £16.25
East of England median hourly rate £15.50 £17.25 £21.50
% change year-on-year -10.14% -19.77% -30.65%

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 21 May 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 21 May 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 +14 8 £381 -30.37%
Bedford +4 1 £295 +14.56% 1
SLA
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 6 (50.00%) High Availability
2 5 (41.67%) Cisco
3 3 (25.00%) WAN
3 3 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (25.00%) FortiGate
3 3 (25.00%) Fortinet
3 3 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (16.67%) Network Security
4 2 (16.67%) Java EE
4 2 (16.67%) Network Load Balancing
4 2 (16.67%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (16.67%) IP Telephony
4 2 (16.67%) CCSE
4 2 (16.67%) BIG-IP
4 2 (16.67%) Spring
4 2 (16.67%) JSF
4 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
4 2 (16.67%) SDLC
4 2 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (16.67%) F5
4 2 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) DNS
4 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (16.67%) Avaya
4 2 (16.67%) Red Hat
4 2 (16.67%) CheckPoint
4 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
1 3 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 3 (25.00%) WAN
2 2 (16.67%) BIG-IP
2 2 (16.67%) DNS
2 2 (16.67%) Firewall
2 2 (16.67%) IP Telephony
2 2 (16.67%) Network Security
2 2 (16.67%) Wireless
3 1 (8.33%) LAN
3 1 (8.33%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database 10g
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Network Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce Manager
2 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce Project Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Network Security Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Security Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Transition Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Transition Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Applications Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) AWS Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) HR Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Java Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Printer Technician
3 1 (8.33%) Senior E-Commerce Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) Hibernate
1 2 (16.67%) Java EE
1 2 (16.67%) JSF
1 2 (16.67%) JSP
1 2 (16.67%) Spring
1 2 (16.67%) Struts
1 2 (16.67%) Web Services
1 2 (16.67%) XML
1 2 (16.67%) XSL
1 2 (16.67%) XSLT
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Linux
1 2 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
1 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) High Availability
2 2 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (16.67%) Due Diligence
2 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
2 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 2 (16.67%) Network Load Balancing
2 2 (16.67%) Planning and Forecasting
2 2 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (16.67%) SDLC
2 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (8.33%) Break/Fix
3 1 (8.33%) DevOps
3 1 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) Java
1 2 (16.67%) Java 8
1 2 (16.67%) PL/SQL
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) CCNA
1 2 (16.67%) CCNP
1 2 (16.67%) CCSA
1 2 (16.67%) CCSE
1 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Cisco
2 3 (25.00%) Fortinet
3 2 (16.67%) Avaya
3 2 (16.67%) CheckPoint
3 2 (16.67%) F5
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle
3 2 (16.67%) Red Hat
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix
4 1 (8.33%) Dell
4 1 (8.33%) HP