Period
to 24 July 2017

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 24 July 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)
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 55 63
Rank change year-on-year -34 +8 -6
Contract jobs citing SLA 13 24 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.50% 2.69% 2.44%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 14.13% 25.00% 22.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 17 10
Essex median daily rate £281 £228 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.36% -27.04% +127.27%
10th Percentile £126 £163 £192
90th Percentile £394 £500 £396
East of England median daily rate £275 £270 £215
% change year-on-year +1.85% +25.58% -10.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 1
Essex median hourly rate £13.03 £22.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.08% +4.65% +72.00%
10th Percentile £10.40 £20.00 £19.75
90th Percentile £14.99 £155.00 £23.25
East of England median hourly rate £14.75 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.71% +2.94% -19.05%

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 92 96 122
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 10.65% 10.76% 10.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 57 70
Essex median daily rate £423 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.67% - -5.06%
10th Percentile £298 £202 £212
90th Percentile £576 £511 £564
East of England median daily rate £420 £400 £360
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 19 11
Essex median hourly rate £23.50 £40.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.98% +8.00% -0.66%
10th Percentile £10.69 £21.00 £25.69
90th Percentile £46.40 £49.97 £43.75
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £27.55 £27.75
% change year-on-year -34.66% -0.72% +4.72%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SLA in Essex over the 6 months to 24 July 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 6 months to 24 July 2017. 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
Chelmsford +7 2 £290 -34.09% 1
Colchester +7 2 £265 +51.43%
Thurrock -1 1 - -
Southend-on-Sea -41 1 £325 +47.73%
SLA
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 8 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 7 (53.85%) ITIL
2 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
3 6 (46.15%) Terminal Services
3 6 (46.15%) DameWare
4 5 (38.46%) ITSM
4 5 (38.46%) Service Management
5 4 (30.77%) Windows
5 4 (30.77%) WebEx
6 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (23.08%) Cisco
6 3 (23.08%) QA
7 2 (15.38%) Legal
7 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
7 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
7 2 (15.38%) Workflow
7 2 (15.38%) Time Management
7 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
8 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
8 1 (7.69%) Virtual Environments
8 1 (7.69%) API Design
8 1 (7.69%) Ticket Management
8 1 (7.69%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (7.69%) Nokia Networks
8 1 (7.69%) BDD
8 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (7.69%) 4G

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 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (7.69%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) WebEx
2 1 (7.69%) 2G
2 1 (7.69%) 3G
2 1 (7.69%) 4G
2 1 (7.69%) DHCP
2 1 (7.69%) DNS
2 1 (7.69%) GSM
2 1 (7.69%) Internet
2 1 (7.69%) LTE
2 1 (7.69%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (7.69%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (7.69%) UTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2014
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
1 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (15.38%) Legal
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Analyst
1 4 (30.77%) Coordinator
1 4 (30.77%) Technical Coordinator
2 3 (23.08%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (23.08%) Support Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) IT Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) IT Support
3 2 (15.38%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Citrix Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Citrix Support
4 1 (7.69%) Citrix Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Databuild Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Ericsson Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) RAN Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) SQL DBA
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) ITIL
2 5 (38.46%) ITSM
2 5 (38.46%) Service Management
3 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
3 2 (15.38%) Time Management
3 2 (15.38%) Workflow
4 1 (7.69%) API Design
4 1 (7.69%) BDD
4 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.69%) High Availability
4 1 (7.69%) Migration
4 1 (7.69%) PRINCE
4 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
4 1 (7.69%) Scrum
4 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
4 1 (7.69%) TDD
4 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
4 1 (7.69%) Ticket Management
4 1 (7.69%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
1 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
1 1 (7.69%) ISEB
1 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
1 1 (7.69%) MCSA
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) QA
System Software
1 8 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 6 (46.15%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (46.15%) DameWare
2 1 (7.69%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) Cisco
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix
3 1 (7.69%) Ericsson
3 1 (7.69%) HP
3 1 (7.69%) Nokia
3 1 (7.69%) Nokia Networks
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