The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 28 April 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)
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 36 48
Rank change year-on-year -22 +12  
Contract jobs citing SLA 6 14 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.47% 3.29% 2.91%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 12.77% 32.56% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 5
Median daily rate £238 £234 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.49% +17.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £127 £200 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £412 £310
UK excluding London median daily rate £311 £286 £300
% change year-on-year +8.57% -4.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.55 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.53% +0.32%  

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 Essex with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 47 43 45
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 11.49% 10.12% 8.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 23 24
Median daily rate £400 £368 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.84% -17.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £228 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £465 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 1
Median hourly rate £46.00 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £33.00 £25.56
% change year-on-year -27.27% +29.10%  

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex 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 Essex

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SLA in Essex

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SLA in Essex over the 3 months to 28 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SLA in Essex

SLA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SLA in Essex

SLA
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Essex region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
Chelmsford +3 2 £290 -34.09%
Colchester - 1 £130 -
Southend-on-Sea - 1 £325 -
SLA
East of England

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 Essex region with a requirement for SLA.

1 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
1 4 (28.57%) MS Exchange
1 4 (28.57%) ITIL
1 4 (28.57%) Cisco
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (21.43%) QA
2 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
2 3 (21.43%) Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (14.29%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (14.29%) Publishing
3 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (14.29%) SAP CO
3 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (14.29%) SAP FI
3 2 (14.29%) Legal
3 2 (14.29%) DNS
3 2 (14.29%) Workflow
3 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 2 (14.29%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (14.29%) SAP
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle
3 2 (14.29%) DHCP
3 2 (14.29%) CCA
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (7.14%) Ericsson

SLA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (7.14%) IIS
3 1 (7.14%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) SAP CO
1 2 (14.29%) SAP FI
1 2 (14.29%) SAP FI/CO
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) DHCP
1 2 (14.29%) DNS
1 2 (14.29%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (7.14%) 2G
2 1 (7.14%) 3G
2 1 (7.14%) 4G
2 1 (7.14%) Ethernet
2 1 (7.14%) Firewall
2 1 (7.14%) GSM
2 1 (7.14%) Internet
2 1 (7.14%) iSCSI
2 1 (7.14%) LAN
2 1 (7.14%) LTE
2 1 (7.14%) NAS
2 1 (7.14%) Network Security
2 1 (7.14%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.14%) Unified Communications
2 1 (7.14%) UTRAN
2 1 (7.14%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) MySQL
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
1 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Legal
2 2 (14.29%) Publishing
3 1 (7.14%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (21.43%) Consultant
3 3 (21.43%) Support Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Support Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) IT Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) IT Support
4 2 (14.29%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) SAP Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) SAP P2P Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) SAP Support
4 2 (14.29%) SAP Support Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Ericsson Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Service Control Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
1 1 (7.14%) Life Science
1 1 (7.14%) NHS
1 1 (7.14%) Replication
1 1 (7.14%) Smartphone
1 1 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.14%) Linux
3 1 (7.14%) Unix
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) ITIL
2 3 (21.43%) Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 2 (14.29%) Workflow
4 1 (7.14%) Analytics
4 1 (7.14%) API Design
4 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing
4 1 (7.14%) BDD
4 1 (7.14%) Demand Management
4 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Management
4 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.14%) Proactive Monitoring
4 1 (7.14%) Scrum
4 1 (7.14%) Software Deployment
4 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
4 1 (7.14%) TDD
4 1 (7.14%) Ticket Management
4 1 (7.14%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) CCA
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) ISEB
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (7.14%) MCSA
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.14%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) QA
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Data Guard
1 1 (7.14%) NSN NetAct
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Cisco
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle
3 2 (14.29%) SAP
4 1 (7.14%) Citrix
4 1 (7.14%) Ericsson
4 1 (7.14%) F5
4 1 (7.14%) HP
4 1 (7.14%) Nokia
4 1 (7.14%) Nokia Networks
4 1 (7.14%) WatchGuard