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The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 2 July 2022 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 > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
2 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 15 22 43
Rank change year-on-year +7 +21 +25
Contract jobs citing SLA 77 35 11
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 9.59% 6.45% 2.34%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 57.46% 47.95% 18.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 25 11
10th Percentile £167 £140 £225
25th Percentile £309 £160 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £325 £190 £335
Median % change year-on-year +71.05% -43.28% +197.78%
75th Percentile £438 £319 £384
90th Percentile - £338 £438
East of England median daily rate £325 £239 £350
% change year-on-year +36.13% -31.79% +131.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 0
10th Percentile £11.40 - -
25th Percentile £11.63 £12.25 -
Median hourly rate £13.13 £14.50 -
Median % change year-on-year -9.48% - -
75th Percentile £13.75 £15.50 -
90th Percentile £15.85 - -
East of England median hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £16.45
% change year-on-year +8.00% -23.99% +15.40%

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 Cambridgeshire with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Cambridgeshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 134 73 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 16.69% 13.44% 12.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 48 41
10th Percentile £193 £146 £313
25th Percentile £313 £168 £369
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £306 £425
Median % change year-on-year +38.78% -27.94% -2.86%
75th Percentile £481 £391 £513
90th Percentile £615 £508 £638
East of England median daily rate £425 £375 £419
% change year-on-year +13.33% -10.45% -1.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 1
10th Percentile £11.50 - -
25th Percentile £11.88 £12.25 £16.25
Median hourly rate £13.38 £15.00 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -10.83% -14.29% +12.90%
75th Percentile £18.63 £16.25 £18.75
90th Percentile £44.65 £41.75 -
East of England median hourly rate £27.00 £15.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +80.00% -33.33% +40.63%

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

Job postings citing SLA as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire.

Job vacancy trend for SLA in Cambridgeshire

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SLA in Cambridgeshire.

Daily rate trend for SLA in Cambridgeshire

SLA
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SLA in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 2 July 2022.

Daily rate histogram for SLA in Cambridgeshire

SLA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SLA in Cambridgeshire.

Hourly rate trend for SLA in Cambridgeshire

SLA
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SLA in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 2 July 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for SLA in Cambridgeshire

SLA
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Cambridgeshire region over the 6 months to 2 July 2022. 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
Jobs
Peterborough +1 69 £325 +66.67% 6
Cambridge -4 6 £398 +67.37% 1
Huntingdon -1 1 - -
SLA
East of England

For the 6 months to 2 July 2022, 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for SLA.

1 57 (74.03%) Change Management
2 56 (72.73%) Windows
2 56 (72.73%) Microsoft
3 53 (68.83%) Incident Management
4 49 (63.64%) SCCM
5 48 (62.34%) Microsoft 365
6 47 (61.04%) VMware Infrastructure
6 47 (61.04%) Azure
6 47 (61.04%) AWS
6 47 (61.04%) VMware
6 47 (61.04%) Active Directory
7 44 (57.14%) Azure Active Directory
8 30 (38.96%) SharePoint
9 26 (33.77%) Windows Server 2012
9 26 (33.77%) Social Skills
10 25 (32.47%) Windows Server
11 24 (31.17%) Skype
11 24 (31.17%) Skype for Business
11 24 (31.17%) DHCP
12 23 (29.87%) DNS
12 23 (29.87%) Replication
12 23 (29.87%) Identity Management
12 23 (29.87%) Microsoft Intune
12 23 (29.87%) Exchange Server 2013
12 23 (29.87%) Hyper-V
12 23 (29.87%) Remote Desktop
13 22 (28.57%) PKI
13 22 (28.57%) SCVMM
13 22 (28.57%) IaaS
13 22 (28.57%) vSphere

SLA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 30 (38.96%) SharePoint
2 24 (31.17%) Skype for Business
3 23 (29.87%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.30%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 48 (62.34%) Microsoft 365
2 47 (61.04%) AWS
2 47 (61.04%) Azure
3 44 (57.14%) Azure Active Directory
4 22 (28.57%) IaaS
4 22 (28.57%) PaaS
5 1 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.30%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.30%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (1.30%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.30%) Azure Cosmos DB
5 1 (1.30%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.30%) Route 53
5 1 (1.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 24 (31.17%) DHCP
1 24 (31.17%) Skype
2 23 (29.87%) DNS
2 23 (29.87%) Remote Desktop
3 3 (3.90%) WebEx
4 2 (2.60%) LAN
4 2 (2.60%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.30%) BGP
5 1 (1.30%) DMVPN
5 1 (1.30%) EIGRP
5 1 (1.30%) H.323
5 1 (1.30%) Internet
5 1 (1.30%) ISDN
5 1 (1.30%) MGCP
5 1 (1.30%) MPLS
5 1 (1.30%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.30%) OSPF
5 1 (1.30%) QSIG
5 1 (1.30%) SCCP
5 1 (1.30%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.30%) Amazon RDS
General
1 26 (33.77%) Social Skills
2 14 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (7.79%) Legal
4 4 (5.19%) Documentation Skills
5 3 (3.90%) German Language
5 3 (3.90%) Hungarian Language
5 3 (3.90%) Lithuanian Language
5 3 (3.90%) Polish Language
5 3 (3.90%) Portuguese Language
5 3 (3.90%) Spanish Language
6 2 (2.60%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.30%) Retail
7 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 46 (59.74%) Cloud Engineer
2 45 (58.44%) Applications Engineer
3 24 (31.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 23 (29.87%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 12 (15.58%) Analyst
6 5 (6.49%) Change Analyst
7 4 (5.19%) Change Management Analyst
7 4 (5.19%) Incident Manager
7 4 (5.19%) ITIL Change Analyst
7 4 (5.19%) Major Incident Manager
7 4 (5.19%) Service Analyst
8 3 (3.90%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
8 3 (3.90%) Administrator
8 3 (3.90%) Desktop Engineer
8 3 (3.90%) SCCM Engineer
8 3 (3.90%) Service Desk Analyst
9 2 (2.60%) IT Analyst
9 2 (2.60%) Technical Analyst
9 2 (2.60%) Windows Engineer
9 2 (2.60%) Workstream Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.60%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (29.87%) Replication
2 22 (28.57%) PKI
3 2 (2.60%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (2.60%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.60%) User Experience
4 1 (1.30%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 56 (72.73%) Windows
2 26 (33.77%) Windows Server 2012
3 25 (32.47%) Windows Server
4 4 (5.19%) Windows 10
4 4 (5.19%) Windows Server 2016
5 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (74.03%) Change Management
2 53 (68.83%) Incident Management
3 23 (29.87%) Identity Management
4 22 (28.57%) ITIL
5 15 (19.48%) Time Management
6 13 (16.88%) Problem-Solving
7 10 (12.99%) Service Delivery
8 9 (11.69%) ITSM
9 8 (10.39%) Major Incident Management
10 7 (9.09%) Service Management
11 6 (7.79%) Innovative Thinking
12 5 (6.49%) Asset Management
13 4 (5.19%) Patch Management
13 4 (5.19%) Performance Metrics
13 4 (5.19%) Trend Analysis
14 3 (3.90%) Business Intelligence
14 3 (3.90%) Collaborative Working
14 3 (3.90%) Continuous Improvement
14 3 (3.90%) Problem Management
15 2 (2.60%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 22 (28.57%) SQL
2 5 (6.49%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (9.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 6 (7.79%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (5.19%) CCNA
4 3 (3.90%) CCNP
4 3 (3.90%) MCP
4 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.60%) CCIE
5 2 (2.60%) CCIE Collaboration
5 2 (2.60%) Degree
5 2 (2.60%) MCTS
5 2 (2.60%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.60%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.30%) CCA
6 1 (1.30%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.30%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.30%) MCITP
6 1 (1.30%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.60%) QA
2 1 (1.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 47 (61.04%) Active Directory
1 47 (61.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (29.87%) Hyper-V
3 22 (28.57%) vSphere
4 2 (2.60%) BitLocker
5 1 (1.30%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 1 (1.30%) KVM
5 1 (1.30%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.30%) XenApp
5 1 (1.30%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 49 (63.64%) SCCM
2 23 (29.87%) Microsoft Intune
3 22 (28.57%) SCVMM
4 2 (2.60%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (2.60%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (1.30%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 1 (1.30%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 56 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 47 (61.04%) VMware
3 6 (7.79%) Cisco
4 5 (6.49%) Citrix
5 3 (3.90%) NetApp
6 2 (2.60%) HP
7 1 (1.30%) CloudEndure
7 1 (1.30%) Dell
7 1 (1.30%) Ivanti