Period
to 20 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 36 33
Rank change year-on-year +1 -3 +3
Contract jobs citing SLA 8 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 2.65% 1.74% 3.10%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 18.18% 11.90% 24.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 6
Luton median daily rate £461 £300 £115
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +53.75% +160.87% -61.67%
10th Percentile £319 £300 £108
90th Percentile £583 £344 £266
Bedfordshire median daily rate £363 £300 £115
% change year-on-year +20.83% +160.87% -64.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Luton median hourly rate - - £13.50
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - £14.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year - +7.41% -68.05%

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 44 42 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 14.57% 14.58% 12.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 28 24
Luton median daily rate £501 £475 £483
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.47% -1.55% +13.53%
10th Percentile £363 £309 £113
90th Percentile £614 £575 £568
Bedfordshire median daily rate £460 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.22% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Luton median hourly rate - - £25.00
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £16.00 £16.25 £9.00
% change year-on-year -1.54% +80.56% -77.50%

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 July 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 July 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 6 (75.00%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (75.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 5 (62.50%) Problem Management
3 4 (50.00%) LAN
3 4 (50.00%) WAN
3 4 (50.00%) Web Services
3 4 (50.00%) Linux
3 4 (50.00%) Big Data
3 4 (50.00%) Cloudera
3 4 (50.00%) Analytics
3 4 (50.00%) High Availability
4 3 (37.50%) SDLC
4 3 (37.50%) Planning and Forecasting
4 3 (37.50%) Task Automation
4 3 (37.50%) Ansible
4 3 (37.50%) IaaS
4 3 (37.50%) Terraform
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server
4 3 (37.50%) E-Commerce
4 3 (37.50%) ITIL
4 3 (37.50%) Windows
4 3 (37.50%) DNS
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
4 3 (37.50%) Network Load Balancing
4 3 (37.50%) BIG-IP
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (37.50%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (37.50%) Akamai
4 3 (37.50%) F5

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 6 (75.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (37.50%) Akamai
2 3 (37.50%) IaaS
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) LAN
1 4 (50.00%) WAN
2 3 (37.50%) BIG-IP
2 3 (37.50%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) Big Data
General
1 2 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Service Manager
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) AWS Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) AWS Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Cloud Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Cloud Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 5 (62.50%) Problem Management
3 4 (50.00%) Analytics
3 4 (50.00%) High Availability
4 3 (37.50%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (37.50%) E-Commerce
4 3 (37.50%) ITIL
4 3 (37.50%) Network Load Balancing
4 3 (37.50%) Planning and Forecasting
4 3 (37.50%) SDLC
4 3 (37.50%) Task Automation
5 2 (25.00%) Capacity Management
5 2 (25.00%) Coaching
5 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (25.00%) Information Security
5 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (25.00%) Line Management
5 2 (25.00%) OWASP
5 2 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (25.00%) Security Architecture
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) SANS
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) Ansible
1 3 (37.50%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Cloudera
2 3 (37.50%) F5
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) hybris
4 1 (12.50%) Red Hat