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 3 months to 24 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)
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 30 34
Rank change year-on-year -3 +4  
Contract jobs citing SLA 11 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 3.12% 2.18% 2.27%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 19.30% 21.21% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 6
Median daily rate £300 £115 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +160.86% -66.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £115 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £134 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £238 £298 £300
% change year-on-year -20.16% -0.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.53% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.38 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -10.15% +3.22%  

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 Bedfordshire with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 57 33 56
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 16.15% 10.28% 15.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 16 43
Median daily rate £475 £350 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.71% -16.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £115 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £560 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 2
Median hourly rate £14.50 £8.63 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +68.11% -78.43%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.71% +12.00%  

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing SLA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -6 4 £338 +193.47% 2
Bedford - 4 £215 - 1
SLA
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for SLA.

1 8 (50.00%) Service Management
1 8 (50.00%) SQL
2 7 (43.75%) ITIL
3 6 (37.50%) Hibernate
3 6 (37.50%) Spring
3 6 (37.50%) JSF
3 6 (37.50%) Oracle RAC
3 6 (37.50%) Java EE
3 6 (37.50%) High Availability
3 6 (37.50%) Oracle Database
3 6 (37.50%) Java
3 6 (37.50%) PL/SQL
3 6 (37.50%) Oracle
3 6 (37.50%) JSP
3 6 (37.50%) Struts
3 6 (37.50%) XML
3 6 (37.50%) XSL
3 6 (37.50%) XSLT
3 6 (37.50%) Oracle Database 10g
4 5 (31.25%) Technical Analysis
4 5 (31.25%) Mentoring
4 5 (31.25%) Finance
5 4 (25.00%) Banking
5 4 (25.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 4 (25.00%) BEA
5 4 (25.00%) WebLogic
5 4 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
6 3 (18.75%) Windows

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 4 (25.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) Oracle Database
1 6 (37.50%) Oracle Database 10g
2 4 (25.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 4 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 4 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Analyst
2 7 (43.75%) Service Analyst
3 5 (31.25%) Applications Support
3 5 (31.25%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Applications Specialist
4 3 (18.75%) Applications Support Specialist
4 3 (18.75%) Oracle Specialist
4 3 (18.75%) Support Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Support Specialist
5 2 (12.50%) Applications Support Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) IT Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) ITSM Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Service Management Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Customer Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Customer Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Customer Support Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Customer Support Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) ITIL Service Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) Hibernate
1 6 (37.50%) Java EE
1 6 (37.50%) JSF
1 6 (37.50%) JSP
1 6 (37.50%) Spring
1 6 (37.50%) Struts
1 6 (37.50%) XML
1 6 (37.50%) XSL
1 6 (37.50%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.25%) Driving Licence
1 1 (6.25%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Windows 10
2 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Service Management
2 7 (43.75%) ITIL
3 6 (37.50%) High Availability
4 5 (31.25%) Mentoring
4 5 (31.25%) Technical Analysis
5 4 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (18.75%) ITSM
6 3 (18.75%) Project Management
6 3 (18.75%) Service Delivery
7 2 (12.50%) Performance Management
7 2 (12.50%) SDLC
7 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (6.25%) GAP Analysis
8 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
8 1 (6.25%) ITIL V3
8 1 (6.25%) Line Management
8 1 (6.25%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) SQL
2 6 (37.50%) Java
2 6 (37.50%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Oracle
2 4 (25.00%) BEA
3 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 2 (12.50%) Remedy
5 1 (6.25%) Civica