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 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 / Cambridgeshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 39 57
Rank change year-on-year -2 +18  
Contract jobs citing SLA 14 17 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 2.42% 2.88% 2.30%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.00% 26.98% 32.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 8
Median daily rate £190 £160 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -50.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £107 £140 £91
10% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £312 £386
UK excluding London median daily rate £238 £298 £300
% change year-on-year -20.16% -0.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 3
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £17.50 £16.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.10 £20.30 £51.40
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 Cambridgeshire with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Cambridgeshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 56 63 56
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 9.69% 10.66% 7.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 34 24
Median daily rate £300 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.58% +19.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £243 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £440 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 6
Median hourly rate £22.50 £31.00 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.41% +15.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.50 £16.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £31.00 £47.50
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 Cambridgeshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 Cambridgeshire

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SLA in Cambridgeshire

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SLA in Cambridgeshire over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SLA in Cambridgeshire

SLA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 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
Cambridge +4 9 £213 +32.81% 2
Huntingdon -8 3 £111 -17.59% 3
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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for SLA.

1 13 (52.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (48.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (48.00%) Windows
3 10 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (24.00%) ITIL
4 6 (24.00%) Windows 7
4 6 (24.00%) Windows Server
5 5 (20.00%) Project Management
5 5 (20.00%) Service Delivery
6 4 (16.00%) Telecoms
6 4 (16.00%) Apple
7 3 (12.00%) Office 365
7 3 (12.00%) DNS
7 3 (12.00%) CRM
7 3 (12.00%) DHCP
7 3 (12.00%) Degree
7 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (8.00%) Resource Management
8 2 (8.00%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (8.00%) Fault Management
8 2 (8.00%) SCCM
8 2 (8.00%) Performance Management
8 2 (8.00%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (8.00%) Huawei
8 2 (8.00%) Service Management
8 2 (8.00%) Firewall
8 2 (8.00%) ITSM
8 2 (8.00%) Ethernet
8 2 (8.00%) VPN
8 2 (8.00%) Dell

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 2 (8.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) DHCP
1 3 (12.00%) DNS
2 2 (8.00%) DWDM
2 2 (8.00%) Ethernet
2 2 (8.00%) Firewall
2 2 (8.00%) VPN
2 2 (8.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (4.00%) LDAP
General
1 4 (16.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) Analyst
2 7 (28.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 7 (28.00%) Service Analyst
3 6 (24.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 6 (24.00%) IT Analyst
4 5 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (16.00%) 1st Line Support
5 4 (16.00%) IT Engineer
6 3 (12.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 3 (12.00%) Support Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) Desktop Support
7 2 (8.00%) IT Support
7 2 (8.00%) ITSM Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) NOC Engineer
7 2 (8.00%) Service Desk Support
7 2 (8.00%) Service Desk Support Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) Service Management Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 1 (4.00%) Senior Customer Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (48.00%) Windows
2 6 (24.00%) Windows 7
2 6 (24.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (8.00%) Apple iOS
4 2 (8.00%) Mac OS
4 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.00%) CentOS
5 1 (4.00%) Linux
5 1 (4.00%) Ubuntu
5 1 (4.00%) Windows 10
5 1 (4.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Vista
5 1 (4.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) ITIL
2 5 (20.00%) Project Management
2 5 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (12.00%) CRM
4 2 (8.00%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (8.00%) Fault Management
4 2 (8.00%) ITSM
4 2 (8.00%) Performance Management
4 2 (8.00%) RAD
4 2 (8.00%) Resource Management
4 2 (8.00%) SDLC
4 2 (8.00%) Service Management
4 2 (8.00%) Software Deployment
5 1 (4.00%) Application Packaging
5 1 (4.00%) Asset Management
5 1 (4.00%) Change Control
5 1 (4.00%) Information Security
5 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.00%) Programme Management
5 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) Degree
2 2 (8.00%) Master's Degree
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) PMO
System Software
1 12 (48.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 2 (8.00%) SCCM
1 2 (8.00%) SCOrch
1 2 (8.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (4.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (4.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 13 (52.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.00%) Apple
3 2 (8.00%) Ciena
3 2 (8.00%) Dell
3 2 (8.00%) Huawei
3 2 (8.00%) Remedy
4 1 (4.00%) Altiris
4 1 (4.00%) Citrix
4 1 (4.00%) Symantec
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
The One Group
Rate: £20k - 25k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge
Cambridge Assessment
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago