The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Ipswich 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 24 June 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)
Suffolk / Ipswich
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 27 26
Rank change year-on-year +12 -1  
Contract jobs citing SLA 4 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Ipswich 4.55% 0.52% 1.78%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 44.44% 5.26% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Median daily rate £100 £220 £161
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -54.54% +36.43%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £238 £298 £300
% change year-on-year -20.16% -0.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.38 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -10.15% +3.22%  

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 Ipswich with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Ipswich
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 9 19 12
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Ipswich 10.23% 9.90% 7.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 10
Median daily rate £250 £506 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -50.61% +26.56%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.71% +12.00%  

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Ipswich

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Ipswich 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 Ipswich

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Ipswich

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SLA in Ipswich

SLA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Ipswich

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SLA in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Ipswich region with a requirement for SLA.

1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) Change Management
2 2 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL V3
3 1 (16.67%) Office 365
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
3 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (16.67%) Mimecast
3 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (16.67%) Virtual Team
3 1 (16.67%) Remediation Plan
3 1 (16.67%) SolarWinds
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (16.67%) Service Management
3 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (16.67%) ITSM
3 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) VMware

SLA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Ipswich 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 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Mimecast
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) 1st Line Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Deskside Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Deskside Support
2 1 (16.67%) Deskside Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) IT Manager
2 1 (16.67%) IT Services Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Process Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Process Improvement Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Process Improvement Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Service Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Service Improvement Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Service Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Change Management
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL V3
3 1 (16.67%) Business Continuity
3 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 1 (16.67%) ITSM
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
3 1 (16.67%) Remediation Plan
3 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Service Management
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) A+ Certification
1 1 (16.67%) CCENT
1 1 (16.67%) CCNA
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix
2 1 (16.67%) McAfee
2 1 (16.67%) SolarWinds
2 1 (16.67%) VMware