The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 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 29 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)
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 36 57
Rank change year-on-year +8 +21  
Contract jobs citing SLA 10 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 3.31% 2.54% 1.51%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.30% 27.27% 20.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 1
Median daily rate £300 £160 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +87.50% -61.21%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £300 £300
% change year-on-year -8.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 2
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £37.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -53.80%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.33% -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 Cambridge with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 33 33 34
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 10.93% 9.30% 7.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 25 19
Median daily rate £300 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.28% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £240 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £438 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 5
Median hourly rate £21.84 £17.50 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.77% -39.65%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £12.00 £18.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.13 £20.10 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £28.00 £21.55
% change year-on-year -14.28% +29.93%  

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

Job vacancy trend for SLA in Cambridge

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SLA in Cambridge

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SLA in Cambridge over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SLA in Cambridge

SLA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SLA in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 29 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for SLA.

1 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
3 6 (46.15%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (46.15%) Windows
4 5 (38.46%) Apple
4 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
5 4 (30.77%) Project Management
5 4 (30.77%) ITIL
6 3 (23.08%) DHCP
6 3 (23.08%) DNS
6 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
6 3 (23.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (23.08%) Apple iOS
6 3 (23.08%) Mac OS
6 3 (23.08%) Software Deployment
6 3 (23.08%) SCCM
6 3 (23.08%) Customer Requirements
7 2 (15.38%) Master's Degree
7 2 (15.38%) Service Management
7 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
7 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (15.38%) Performance Management
7 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (15.38%) Huawei
7 2 (15.38%) Degree
7 2 (15.38%) Windows Vista
7 2 (15.38%) Resource Management
7 2 (15.38%) Windows 8
7 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (15.38%) SCOrch

SLA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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 (15.38%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) DHCP
1 3 (23.08%) DNS
2 2 (15.38%) DWDM
2 2 (15.38%) Ethernet
2 2 (15.38%) Firewall
2 2 (15.38%) VPN
2 2 (15.38%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (7.69%) LDAP
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Service Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) IT Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) IT Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Desktop Support
4 2 (15.38%) ITSM Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) NOC Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Service Management Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Customer Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (7.69%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Desktop Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Desktop Support
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
3 3 (23.08%) Apple iOS
3 3 (23.08%) Mac OS
4 2 (15.38%) Windows 8
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Vista
5 1 (7.69%) CentOS
5 1 (7.69%) Linux
5 1 (7.69%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) ITIL
1 4 (30.77%) Project Management
2 3 (23.08%) Customer Requirements
2 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
2 3 (23.08%) Software Deployment
3 2 (15.38%) CRM
3 2 (15.38%) Fault Management
3 2 (15.38%) Information Security
3 2 (15.38%) ITSM
3 2 (15.38%) Performance Management
3 2 (15.38%) RAD
3 2 (15.38%) Resource Management
3 2 (15.38%) SDLC
3 2 (15.38%) Service Management
4 1 (7.69%) Asset Management
4 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
1 2 (15.38%) Master's Degree
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) SCCM
1 3 (23.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 2 (15.38%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 5 (38.46%) Apple
3 2 (15.38%) Ciena
3 2 (15.38%) Dell
3 2 (15.38%) Huawei
3 2 (15.38%) Remedy
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