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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank 37 34 31
Rank change year-on-year -3 -3  
Contract jobs citing SLA 3 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.96% 2.95% 1.88%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.00% 23.53% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £180 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -57.64%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £313 £300
% change year-on-year +11.20% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 1
Median hourly rate £19.90 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.71% +2.94%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.38 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -4.16% +3.44%  

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 20 51 45
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 6.39% 12.53% 14.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 22 21
Median daily rate £465 £419 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.04% +21.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £229 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £434 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 1
Median hourly rate £19.90 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.71% +2.94%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.45 £41.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -52.56% +57.69%  

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge 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 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 Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SLA in Cambridge

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 6 (66.67%) MS Office
3 4 (44.44%) RAD
3 4 (44.44%) CRM
3 4 (44.44%) Ethernet
3 4 (44.44%) DWDM
3 4 (44.44%) Huawei
3 4 (44.44%) Resource Management
3 4 (44.44%) Fault Management
3 4 (44.44%) Ciena
4 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 3 (33.33%) Apple
4 3 (33.33%) Windows
4 3 (33.33%) DNS
4 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 3 (33.33%) DHCP
5 2 (22.22%) LDAP
5 2 (22.22%) HP
5 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
6 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
6 1 (11.11%) Skype for Business
6 1 (11.11%) Office 365
6 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (11.11%) SCOrch
6 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
6 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (11.11%) Firewall
6 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (11.11%) Degree
6 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008

SLA
Top Related 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 1 (11.11%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (66.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) DWDM
1 4 (44.44%) Ethernet
2 3 (33.33%) DHCP
2 3 (33.33%) DNS
3 2 (22.22%) LDAP
4 1 (11.11%) Firewall
4 1 (11.11%) VPN
4 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) NOC Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) 1st/2nd Line Help Desk Support
2 2 (22.22%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 2 (22.22%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Break Fix Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Field Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Field Service Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Help Desk Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Help Desk Support
2 2 (22.22%) Help Desk Support Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Service Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Service Desk Support
2 2 (22.22%) Service Desk Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) IT Engineer
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
1 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) CRM
1 4 (44.44%) Fault Management
1 4 (44.44%) RAD
1 4 (44.44%) Resource Management
2 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 1 (11.11%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) Ciena
2 4 (44.44%) Huawei
3 3 (33.33%) Apple
4 2 (22.22%) HP
5 1 (11.11%) Dell