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 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 45 48
Rank change year-on-year 0 +3  
Contract jobs citing SLA 12 16 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.03% 2.33% 2.54%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.77% 25.00% 26.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 9
Median daily rate £231 £525 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -55.95% +61.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £276 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £525 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £343 £310 £300
% change year-on-year +10.48% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
Median hourly rate - £10.48 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -30.15%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.38 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -4.16% +3.44%  

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 39 64 68
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 6.61% 9.32% 9.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 35 28
Median daily rate £463 £425 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +26.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £365 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £606 £580 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 9
Median hourly rate £18.00 £37.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.00% +13.63%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.90 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -50.25% +37.93%  

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 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 3 months to 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 28 March 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
Welwyn Garden City - 2 £406 -
Hemel Hempstead +3 1 - -
Watford -1 1 £175 +7.69% 5
Hatfield -16 1 £288 -45.23% 4
Letchworth - 1 - -
SLA
East of England

SLA
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 13 (59.09%) ITIL
1 13 (59.09%) Microsoft
2 10 (45.45%) MS Office
3 9 (40.91%) Windows
3 9 (40.91%) MS Excel
3 9 (40.91%) Incident Management
3 9 (40.91%) Security Cleared
4 8 (36.36%) SC Cleared
5 6 (27.27%) Service Delivery
6 5 (22.73%) Firewall
6 5 (22.73%) Finance
6 5 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (22.73%) Computacenter
7 4 (18.18%) Mentoring
7 4 (18.18%) SCCM
7 4 (18.18%) Android
7 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (18.18%) Problem Management
7 4 (18.18%) Fault Management
7 4 (18.18%) Active Directory
7 4 (18.18%) Juniper
7 4 (18.18%) CCNP
7 4 (18.18%) Cisco
7 4 (18.18%) CRM
7 4 (18.18%) Internet
7 4 (18.18%) Windows Server
7 4 (18.18%) Service Design
8 3 (13.64%) Service Management
8 3 (13.64%) Blackberry
8 3 (13.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

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 (13.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (4.55%) Apache
2 1 (4.55%) CMS
2 1 (4.55%) IIS
2 1 (4.55%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (45.45%) MS Office
2 9 (40.91%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (4.55%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (4.55%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) Firewall
2 4 (18.18%) Internet
3 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 2 (9.09%) Wireshark
4 1 (4.55%) LAN
4 1 (4.55%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MSI
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Retail
3 1 (4.55%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Marketing
3 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Network Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Service Manager
2 4 (18.18%) Support Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Delivery Manager
3 3 (13.64%) Services Delivery Manager
4 2 (9.09%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (9.09%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.55%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Change Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Contracts Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Documentation Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (4.55%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) .NET
1 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
1 1 (4.55%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Credit Risk
2 1 (4.55%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 9 (40.91%) Windows
2 4 (18.18%) Android
2 4 (18.18%) Windows Server
2 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (13.64%) Windows 7
3 3 (13.64%) Windows 8
3 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (9.09%) Windows Vista
4 2 (9.09%) Windows XP
5 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
5 1 (4.55%) Linux
5 1 (4.55%) Unix
5 1 (4.55%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) ITIL
2 9 (40.91%) Incident Management
3 6 (27.27%) Service Delivery
4 4 (18.18%) CRM
4 4 (18.18%) Fault Management
4 4 (18.18%) Mentoring
4 4 (18.18%) Problem Management
4 4 (18.18%) Service Design
5 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (13.64%) E-Commerce
5 3 (13.64%) Release Management
5 3 (13.64%) Service Management
6 2 (9.09%) Asset Management
6 2 (9.09%) Functional Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Migration
6 2 (9.09%) Software Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Test Automation
6 2 (9.09%) Test Strategy
6 2 (9.09%) Validation
6 2 (9.09%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) Java
2 2 (9.09%) PHP
2 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
2 2 (9.09%) SQL
3 1 (4.55%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (40.91%) Security Cleared
2 8 (36.36%) SC Cleared
3 5 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (18.18%) CCNP
5 2 (9.09%) ISTQB
5 2 (9.09%) MCP
5 2 (9.09%) MCSE
5 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (4.55%) CCNA
6 1 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (4.55%) MCDST
6 1 (4.55%) PMP
System Software
1 4 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (9.09%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) SCCM
2 2 (9.09%) BladeLogic
2 2 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (59.09%) Microsoft
2 5 (22.73%) Computacenter
3 4 (18.18%) Cisco
3 4 (18.18%) Juniper
4 3 (13.64%) Apple
5 2 (9.09%) BMC
5 2 (9.09%) HP
5 2 (9.09%) Sun
6 1 (4.55%) IBM
6 1 (4.55%) Oracle
6 1 (4.55%) PTC
6 1 (4.55%) Siemens
6 1 (4.55%) VMware
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