Period
to 20 April 2018

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 20 April 2018 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 69 64 43
Rank change year-on-year -5 -21 +30
Contract jobs citing SLA 15 24 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 1.40% 2.14% 3.23%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 13.76% 21.43% 29.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 9
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £185 £130 £103
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.31% +26.83% -67.20%
10th Percentile £116 £78 £75
90th Percentile £331 £177 £308
East of England median daily rate £200 £250 £350
% change year-on-year -20.00% -28.57% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 8
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £11.84 £20.70 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.80% +18.29% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.37 £17.68 £17.39
90th Percentile £13.31 £25.00 £24.45
East of England median hourly rate £14.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -23.68% +2.70% +15.63%

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 109 112 131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 10.21% 10.00% 10.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 54 64
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £438 £275 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +59.09% -28.10% +0.66%
10th Percentile £255 £118 £172
90th Percentile £578 £550 £438
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 10
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +37.14% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.05 £15.60 £17.46
90th Percentile £94.98 £45.20 £27.10
East of England median hourly rate £21.21 £20.70 £25.00
% change year-on-year +2.44% -17.20% -

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

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 6 months to 20 April 2018.

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 6 months to 20 April 2018. 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
Job
Vacancies
Peterborough +1 9 £198 - 9
Cambridge 0 5 £174 -14.20% 6
SLA
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, 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 11 (73.33%) Microsoft
2 9 (60.00%) ITIL
3 8 (53.33%) Windows
4 6 (40.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (26.67%) ITSM
5 4 (26.67%) Service Management
5 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
5 4 (26.67%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (26.67%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (20.00%) MS Visio
6 3 (20.00%) Innovative Thinking
6 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
6 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
6 3 (20.00%) Legal
6 3 (20.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (20.00%) Time Management
6 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
6 3 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (20.00%) Windows 8
7 2 (13.33%) Office 365
7 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (13.33%) 3PAR
7 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
7 2 (13.33%) Windows Vista
7 2 (13.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (13.33%) DHCP
7 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP

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 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.67%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (20.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (20.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) DHCP
1 2 (13.33%) DNS
1 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
General
1 3 (20.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Support Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Coordinator
4 2 (13.33%) Data Centre Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Service Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Support Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Technical Support
4 2 (13.33%) Technical Support Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) IT Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) IT Support
5 1 (6.67%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Leader
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.67%) EMC VNX
3 1 (6.67%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (20.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Vista
3 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) ITIL
2 4 (26.67%) ITSM
2 4 (26.67%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (26.67%) Service Management
3 3 (20.00%) Innovative Thinking
3 3 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (20.00%) Time Management
4 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
5 1 (6.67%) Change Management
5 1 (6.67%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (6.67%) Information Security
5 1 (6.67%) Line Management
5 1 (6.67%) Security Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Virtual Infrastructure
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (13.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (6.67%) GIAC
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (6.67%) MCP
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (6.67%) OSCP
4 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) GAMP
1 1 (6.67%) GxP
1 1 (6.67%) QA
1 1 (6.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) vRealize
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) 3PAR
2 2 (13.33%) EMC
2 2 (13.33%) HP
2 2 (13.33%) NetApp
2 2 (13.33%) VMware
3 1 (6.67%) Google
3 1 (6.67%) Riverbed
3 1 (6.67%) SAP