Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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)
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 48 34
Rank change year-on-year -11 -14 +13
Contract jobs citing SLA 9 13 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 1.32% 2.12% 4.04%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.92% 13.54% 23.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 20
Bedfordshire median daily rate £375 £225 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +66.67% -25.00% -17.24%
10th Percentile £130 £203 £211
90th Percentile £535 £378 £406
East of England median daily rate £275 £235 £250
% change year-on-year +17.02% -6.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - £13.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -7.14% -
East of England median hourly rate £14.35 £12.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +14.80% -40.48% +29.25%

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 130 96 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 19.06% 15.64% 17.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 51 71
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £450 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.80% +3.21%
10th Percentile £318 £220 £213
90th Percentile £568 £588 £550
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 11
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £32.89 £13.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +153.00% -48.00% +92.31%
10th Percentile £18.58 £9.70 £12.50
90th Percentile £47.20 £33.10 £40.00
East of England median hourly rate £22.75 £37.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year -39.33% +29.31% +5.45%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 -9 4 £450 +100.00%
Bedford - 1 £130 -
SLA
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for SLA.

1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (22.22%) Service Management
1 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
1 2 (22.22%) MS Visio
1 2 (22.22%) HP
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (22.22%) High Availability
2 1 (11.11%) HSRP
2 1 (11.11%) Database Security
2 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 1 (11.11%) CyberArk
2 1 (11.11%) Software Licensing
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) Driving Licence
2 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
2 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
2 1 (11.11%) Privileged Access Management
2 1 (11.11%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (11.11%) Migration
2 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (11.11%) Clustering
2 1 (11.11%) IVR
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Network Design
2 1 (11.11%) HP NNM
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
2 1 (11.11%) Matrix Management

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:

Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (22.22%) MS Visio
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) BGP
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (11.11%) DWDM
1 1 (11.11%) EIGRP
1 1 (11.11%) Firewall
1 1 (11.11%) HSRP
1 1 (11.11%) MPLS
1 1 (11.11%) OSPF
1 1 (11.11%) RIP
1 1 (11.11%) SAN
1 1 (11.11%) SSL
1 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
1 1 (11.11%) VoIP
1 1 (11.11%) VPN
1 1 (11.11%) VRRP
1 1 (11.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) DTS
1 1 (11.11%) RDBMS
1 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Service Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) DBA
3 1 (11.11%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Field Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Field Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) IT Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Juniper Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Network Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Security Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) SQL DBA
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (11.11%) Supplier Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Telephony Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Telephony Support
3 1 (11.11%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Clustering
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) Driving Licence
2 1 (11.11%) IVR
2 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Unix
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
1 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) High Availability
1 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
1 2 (22.22%) Service Management
2 1 (11.11%) Change Management
2 1 (11.11%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (11.11%) Database Security
2 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
2 1 (11.11%) Matrix Management
2 1 (11.11%) Migration
2 1 (11.11%) Network Design
2 1 (11.11%) Network Management
2 1 (11.11%) Privileged Access Management
2 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
2 1 (11.11%) Software Licensing
2 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
2 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (11.11%) System Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
2 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
1 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) CCNP
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP NNM
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco
2 1 (11.11%) CyberArk
2 1 (11.11%) F5
2 1 (11.11%) Juniper
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Remedy