Period
to 20 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Luton 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 20 October 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)
Bedfordshire > Luton
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 34 27
Rank change year-on-year +3 -7 -10
Contract jobs citing SLA 10 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 3.55% 1.89% 3.05%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.83% 10.53% 18.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 10
Luton median daily rate £398 £300 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.50% +33.33% -25.00%
10th Percentile £331 £300 £113
90th Percentile £650 £463 £408
Bedfordshire median daily rate £375 £300 £225
% change year-on-year +25.00% +33.33% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Luton median hourly rate - - £13.00
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - £13.00

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 Luton with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Luton
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 48 57 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 17.02% 17.98% 16.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 37 23
Luton median daily rate £488 £475 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% -2.06% +33.33%
10th Percentile £281 £343 £221
90th Percentile £625 £575 £580
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Luton median hourly rate - £50.78 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +107.27% +66.10%
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £17.00 £32.89 £8.25
% change year-on-year -48.31% +298.67% -78.00%

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Luton

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

Job vacancy trend for SLA in Luton

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SLA in Luton

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SLA in Luton over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SLA in Luton

SLA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SLA in Luton

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SLA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Luton region with a requirement for SLA.

1 7 (70.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 6 (60.00%) Problem Management
3 5 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (50.00%) LAN
3 5 (50.00%) WAN
3 5 (50.00%) High Availability
3 5 (50.00%) Big Data
4 4 (40.00%) Cloudera
4 4 (40.00%) Analytics
4 4 (40.00%) F5
4 4 (40.00%) Web Services
4 4 (40.00%) ITIL
4 4 (40.00%) Linux
4 4 (40.00%) Task Automation
4 4 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 3 (30.00%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (30.00%) Planning and Forecasting
5 3 (30.00%) Windows
5 3 (30.00%) DNS
5 3 (30.00%) Service Management
5 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
5 3 (30.00%) Network Load Balancing
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
5 3 (30.00%) BIG-IP
5 3 (30.00%) Ansible
5 3 (30.00%) Coaching
5 3 (30.00%) SDLC
5 3 (30.00%) Terraform
5 3 (30.00%) Windows Server

SLA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Luton 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:

Cloud Services
1 5 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (30.00%) Akamai
2 3 (30.00%) IaaS
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (10.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (10.00%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (10.00%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) LAN
1 5 (50.00%) WAN
2 3 (30.00%) BIG-IP
2 3 (30.00%) DNS
3 1 (10.00%) Firewall
3 1 (10.00%) VPN
3 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (10.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) Big Data
General
1 1 (10.00%) Marketing
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) IT Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Service Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Sourcing Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Vendor Manager
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) AWS Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) AWS Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Cloud Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Incident and Problem Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Problem Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) Web Services
2 1 (10.00%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (10.00%) Replication
1 1 (10.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Linux
2 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 6 (60.00%) Problem Management
3 5 (50.00%) High Availability
4 4 (40.00%) Analytics
4 4 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 4 (40.00%) ITIL
4 4 (40.00%) Task Automation
5 3 (30.00%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (30.00%) Coaching
5 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
5 3 (30.00%) Network Load Balancing
5 3 (30.00%) Planning and Forecasting
5 3 (30.00%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (30.00%) SDLC
5 3 (30.00%) Service Management
6 2 (20.00%) Capacity Management
6 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (20.00%) Line Management
6 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Python
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Ansible
1 3 (30.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Cloudera
1 4 (40.00%) F5
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco
3 1 (10.00%) Palo Alto
3 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (10.00%) Ruckus Wireless