Period
to 22 January 2018

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 6 months to 22 January 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)
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 74 66 62
Rank change year-on-year -8 -4 +7
Contract jobs citing SLA 12 17 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.79% 2.14% 2.15%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.58% 18.09% 17.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 18
Essex median daily rate £300 £350 £256
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.35% +36.68% +48.55%
10th Percentile £269 £210 £177
90th Percentile £330 £464 £488
East of England median daily rate £260 £240 £300
% change year-on-year +8.13% -20.00% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 3
Essex median hourly rate £21.21 £16.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.52% -34.00% +38.89%
10th Percentile £10.40 £15.75 £19.30
90th Percentile £26.18 £17.25 £27.50
East of England median hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% -16.67% +55.56%

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 Essex with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 77 94 141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 11.48% 11.82% 12.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 68 79
Essex median daily rate £375 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £272 £207 £220
90th Percentile £545 £508 £558
East of England median daily rate £413 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +10.00% -6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 31
Essex median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +18.52%
10th Percentile £10.64 £20.63 £22.50
90th Percentile £42.85 £46.53 £62.50
East of England median hourly rate £26.22 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -30.08% +7.14% +20.17%

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

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 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SLA in Essex over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 22 January 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
Basildon - 3 £274 -
Chelmsford 0 2 £325 -27.78%
Brentwood - 2 - -
Harlow 0 1 - -
SLA
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 6 (50.00%) ITIL
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
2 5 (41.67%) ITSM
3 3 (25.00%) Service Management
3 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (16.67%) Active Listening
4 2 (16.67%) WebEx
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 2 (16.67%) Business Development
4 2 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (16.67%) Degree
4 2 (16.67%) Problem Management
4 2 (16.67%) Time Management
4 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
4 2 (16.67%) Retail
4 2 (16.67%) NHS
4 2 (16.67%) Terminal Services
4 2 (16.67%) Internet
4 2 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 2 (16.67%) DameWare
4 2 (16.67%) Unix
4 2 (16.67%) Windows
4 2 (16.67%) Linux
4 2 (16.67%) HTML
4 2 (16.67%) SQL
4 2 (16.67%) T-SQL
4 2 (16.67%) SQL Server

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 2 (16.67%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) SAP FSCM
1 1 (8.33%) SAP MM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Internet
1 2 (16.67%) WebEx
2 1 (8.33%) LAN
2 1 (8.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 2 (16.67%) Retail
3 1 (8.33%) Automotive
3 1 (8.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Analyst
1 3 (25.00%) Service Manager
2 2 (16.67%) 1st Line Support
2 2 (16.67%) 1st Line Support Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Account Manager
2 2 (16.67%) ICT Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Coordinator
3 1 (8.33%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Head of Relationships Management
3 1 (8.33%) Head of Service Management
3 1 (8.33%) IT Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) SAP Delivery Manager
3 1 (8.33%) SAP Support Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Service Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Support Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Coordinator
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Support
3 1 (8.33%) Unix Scripter
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) HTML
2 1 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (16.67%) NHS
3 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Linux
1 2 (16.67%) OpenVMS
1 2 (16.67%) Unix
1 2 (16.67%) VMS
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
1 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) ITIL
2 5 (41.67%) ITSM
3 3 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 3 (25.00%) Service Management
4 2 (16.67%) Active Listening
4 2 (16.67%) Business Development
4 2 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (16.67%) Problem Management
4 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 2 (16.67%) Time Management
5 1 (8.33%) Coaching
5 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (8.33%) Creative Problem-Solving
5 1 (8.33%) Fund Management
5 1 (8.33%) IT Strategy
5 1 (8.33%) Order to Cash
5 1 (8.33%) People Management
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Management
5 1 (8.33%) Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (8.33%) Record to Report
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
1 2 (16.67%) T-SQL
2 1 (8.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
1 2 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) DameWare
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) SAP
2 1 (8.33%) Siemens