Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 19 November 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)
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 70 42
Rank change year-on-year +10 -28 +25
Contract jobs citing SLA 44 22 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.84% 1.59% 4.43%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.28% 17.19% 40.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 13 24
Hertfordshire median daily rate £288 £450 £215
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -36.11% +109.30% -14.00%
10th Percentile £167 £375 £119
90th Percentile £438 £525 £314
East of England median daily rate £275 £235 £250
% change year-on-year +17.02% -6.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 0 14
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £14.35 - £21.53
10th Percentile £13.57 - £18.72
90th Percentile £15.00 - £23.75
East of England median hourly rate £14.35 £12.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +14.80% -40.48% +22.64%

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 217 128 177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 13.99% 9.27% 10.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 67 75
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +23.08% -10.65%
10th Percentile £262 £212 £190
90th Percentile £600 £610 £513
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 4 20
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £15.00 £45.00 £21.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.67% +109.06% +2.50%
10th Percentile £13.87 £43.25 £17.15
90th Percentile £45.00 £46.75 £38.75
East of England median hourly rate £22.75 £37.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year -39.33% +29.31% +5.45%

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for SLA in Hertfordshire

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SLA in Hertfordshire

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SLA in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SLA in Hertfordshire

SLA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SLA in Hertfordshire

SLA
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 19 November 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
Welwyn Garden City +14 13 £275 -
Rickmansworth +4 9 £160 - 1
Stevenage -3 8 £300 -
Watford -1 5 £315 +11.01% 3
Hatfield -4 4 £349 -22.50%
SLA
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for SLA.

1 14 (31.82%) ITIL
2 12 (27.27%) Windows
2 12 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 11 (25.00%) LAN
3 11 (25.00%) Cisco
3 11 (25.00%) Firewall
3 11 (25.00%) Incident Management
4 10 (22.73%) Security Cleared
5 9 (20.45%) SC Cleared
5 9 (20.45%) AS400
6 8 (18.18%) Blue Coat
6 8 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (18.18%) Juniper
6 8 (18.18%) CSS
6 8 (18.18%) HTML
7 7 (15.91%) Flash
7 7 (15.91%) TCP/IP
7 7 (15.91%) Microsoft
7 7 (15.91%) Adobe
7 7 (15.91%) CCIE
7 7 (15.91%) CCNP
7 7 (15.91%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (15.91%) Finance
7 7 (15.91%) HTML5
7 7 (15.91%) Adobe After Effects
7 7 (15.91%) Marketing
7 7 (15.91%) Degree
7 7 (15.91%) Root Cause Analysis
7 7 (15.91%) Responsive Web Design

SLA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 3 (6.82%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.55%) Apache
Applications
1 12 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (15.91%) Adobe After Effects
3 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (2.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (11.36%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.91%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (25.00%) Firewall
1 11 (25.00%) LAN
2 8 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (15.91%) TCP/IP
4 5 (11.36%) Internet
5 4 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (9.09%) Cisco PIX
5 4 (9.09%) TACACS
5 4 (9.09%) WAN
5 4 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (6.82%) HTTP
6 3 (6.82%) SAN
6 3 (6.82%) SMTP
6 3 (6.82%) SSL
7 2 (4.55%) VoIP
7 2 (4.55%) VPN
8 1 (2.27%) Network Security
8 1 (2.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (15.91%) Finance
1 7 (15.91%) Marketing
2 4 (9.09%) Banking
2 4 (9.09%) French Language
2 4 (9.09%) German Language
3 3 (6.82%) Retail
4 2 (4.55%) Games
5 1 (2.27%) Advertising
5 1 (2.27%) Automotive
5 1 (2.27%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.27%) Publishing
5 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (29.55%) Analyst
2 7 (15.91%) Designer
3 6 (13.64%) Support Analyst
4 5 (11.36%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (9.09%) Digital Designer
5 4 (9.09%) Network Security Analyst
5 4 (9.09%) Security Analyst
5 4 (9.09%) Technical Support
6 3 (6.82%) 1st Line Support
6 3 (6.82%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Support Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) UX Designer
7 2 (4.55%) Active Directory Support
7 2 (4.55%) Backup Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Network Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Server Support
7 2 (4.55%) Technical Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (18.18%) CSS
1 8 (18.18%) HTML
2 7 (15.91%) Flash
2 7 (15.91%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.45%) AS400
2 7 (15.91%) Data Centre
2 7 (15.91%) User Experience
3 5 (11.36%) Management Information System
4 4 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (4.55%) LPAR
6 1 (2.27%) Driving Licence
6 1 (2.27%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 12 (27.27%) Windows
2 3 (6.82%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.27%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.82%) ITIL
2 11 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 11 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 7 (15.91%) Responsive Web Design
3 7 (15.91%) Root Cause Analysis
3 7 (15.91%) Strategic Thinking
3 7 (15.91%) Wireframes
4 6 (13.64%) Workflow
5 4 (9.09%) Fault Management
5 4 (9.09%) Mentoring
5 4 (9.09%) Service Design
6 3 (6.82%) Asset Management
6 3 (6.82%) Business Development
6 3 (6.82%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (6.82%) Capacity Management
6 3 (6.82%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (6.82%) Server Virtualisation
7 2 (4.55%) High Availability
7 2 (4.55%) Migration
7 2 (4.55%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.64%) SQL
2 1 (2.27%) C
2 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (22.73%) Security Cleared
2 9 (20.45%) SC Cleared
3 7 (15.91%) CCIE
3 7 (15.91%) CCNP
3 7 (15.91%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (15.91%) Degree
4 4 (9.09%) CCSA
4 4 (9.09%) CCSE
5 3 (6.82%) CCNA
6 1 (2.27%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) PMO
1 3 (6.82%) QA
System Software
1 6 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.82%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.82%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Clustering
1 3 (6.82%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (6.82%) WSUS
2 2 (4.55%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (25.00%) Cisco
2 8 (18.18%) Blue Coat
2 8 (18.18%) Juniper
3 7 (15.91%) Adobe
3 7 (15.91%) Microsoft
3 7 (15.91%) Xerox
4 6 (13.64%) Dell
4 6 (13.64%) VMware
5 5 (11.36%) Citrix
6 4 (9.09%) CheckPoint
6 4 (9.09%) Computacenter
6 4 (9.09%) F5
6 4 (9.09%) Forcepoint
6 4 (9.09%) Nokia
6 4 (9.09%) PayPal
7 3 (6.82%) Barracuda Networks
7 3 (6.82%) CommVault
7 3 (6.82%) HP
7 3 (6.82%) Remedy
7 3 (6.82%) Symantec