Period
to 20 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 56 55
Rank change year-on-year -8 -1 +21
Contract jobs citing SLA 15 28 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 1.40% 2.34% 2.87%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 12.71% 21.71% 26.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 16 6
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £186 £165 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.88% -2.94% -36.74%
10th Percentile £105 £89 £135
90th Percentile £354 £300 £331
East of England median daily rate £168 £275 £270
% change year-on-year -39.09% +1.85% +25.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 10
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £14.83 £17.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £19.34 £23.40 £18.98
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +16.67% -14.29% +2.94%

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 118 129 137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 11.02% 10.79% 10.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 73 64
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £400 £365 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.59% -7.59% +21.54%
10th Percentile £263 £117 £205
90th Percentile £488 £495 £443
East of England median daily rate £413 £420 £400
% change year-on-year -1.79% +5.00% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 18 15
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £18.38 £20.54 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.52% +17.34% -15.66%
10th Percentile £11.29 £17.50 £15.95
90th Percentile £41.50 £44.88 £31.50
East of England median hourly rate £18.38 £18.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +2.08% -34.55% +3.77%

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 July 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 July 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
Cambridge -2 8 £123 -59.17% 5
Peterborough -7 6 £250 +100.00% 4
SLA
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 10 (66.67%) ITIL
2 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
3 6 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (40.00%) Windows
3 6 (40.00%) Service Management
4 5 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
5 4 (26.67%) GxP
5 4 (26.67%) Service Delivery
5 4 (26.67%) ITSM
5 4 (26.67%) Legal
6 3 (20.00%) VMware
6 3 (20.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (20.00%) Incident Management
6 3 (20.00%) MS Visio
6 3 (20.00%) NetApp
6 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (20.00%) Windows 10
6 3 (20.00%) ServiceNow
6 3 (20.00%) Innovative Thinking
7 2 (13.33%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (13.33%) Time Management
7 2 (13.33%) Customer Requirements
7 2 (13.33%) Task Automation
7 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (13.33%) 3PAR
7 2 (13.33%) Windows 7

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 1 (6.67%) CMS
1 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (20.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (20.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
1 1 (6.67%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) LAN
2 1 (6.67%) SAN
2 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.67%) WAN
General
1 4 (26.67%) Legal
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Local Government
2 1 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Analyst
1 3 (20.00%) Coordinator
1 3 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Desktop Support
2 2 (13.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Senior Desktop Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Senior Desktop Support
2 2 (13.33%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Senior Support Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Support Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Citrix Support
3 1 (6.67%) Citrix Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Data Centre Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (13.33%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (6.67%) CMDB
2 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.67%) EMC VNX
2 1 (6.67%) Fat Client
2 1 (6.67%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.67%) Thin Client
2 1 (6.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
4 1 (6.67%) Mac OS
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Vista
4 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) ITIL
2 6 (40.00%) Service Management
3 4 (26.67%) ITSM
3 4 (26.67%) Service Delivery
4 3 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 3 (20.00%) Innovative Thinking
4 3 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (13.33%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (13.33%) Information Security
5 2 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (13.33%) Task Automation
5 2 (13.33%) Time Management
6 1 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (6.67%) ITIL V3
6 1 (6.67%) Service Design
6 1 (6.67%) Software Deployment
6 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
6 1 (6.67%) Trend Analysis
6 1 (6.67%) Virtual Infrastructure
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (13.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (6.67%) A+ Certification
4 1 (6.67%) Degree
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (6.67%) MCP
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) GxP
2 2 (13.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (6.67%) GAMP
3 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
1 1 (6.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (6.67%) vRealize
1 1 (6.67%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) NetApp
2 3 (20.00%) ServiceNow
2 3 (20.00%) VMware
3 2 (13.33%) 3PAR
3 2 (13.33%) EMC
3 2 (13.33%) HP
4 1 (6.67%) Apple
4 1 (6.67%) Citrix
4 1 (6.67%) Google
4 1 (6.67%) Ivanti
4 1 (6.67%) Riverbed
4 1 (6.67%) SAP