Period
to 21 July 2017

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 21 July 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)
Bedfordshire > Luton
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 32 34
Rank change year-on-year -3 +2 +8
Contract jobs citing SLA 5 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 1.72% 3.34% 1.83%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 11.63% 23.91% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 7
Luton median daily rate £300 £115 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +160.87% -61.67% -
Bedfordshire median daily rate £300 £115 £300
% change year-on-year +160.87% -61.67% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Luton median hourly rate - £13.50 -
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £42.25
% change year-on-year +7.41% -68.05% -

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 Luton with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Luton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 43 46 39
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Luton 14.78% 13.98% 11.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 24 31
Luton median daily rate £475 £483 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.55% +13.53% +33.33%
10th Percentile £309 £113 £300
90th Percentile £575 £568 £575
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 4
Luton median hourly rate - £25.00 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -20.00% -19.35%
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £16.25 £9.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +80.56% -77.50% +10.34%

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 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 21 July 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 Luton region with a requirement for SLA.

1 3 (60.00%) SQL
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
1 3 (60.00%) Project Management
1 3 (60.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (40.00%) ITSM
2 2 (40.00%) Service Management
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Management
2 2 (40.00%) High Availability
2 2 (40.00%) SDLC
2 2 (40.00%) Remedy
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (20.00%) VoIP
3 1 (20.00%) RIP
3 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (20.00%) VPN
3 1 (20.00%) SSL
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) JSP
3 1 (20.00%) Struts
3 1 (20.00%) XML
3 1 (20.00%) XSL
3 1 (20.00%) XSLT
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) Java

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:

Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) BGP
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (20.00%) DWDM
1 1 (20.00%) EIGRP
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) HSRP
1 1 (20.00%) MPLS
1 1 (20.00%) OSPF
1 1 (20.00%) RIP
1 1 (20.00%) SSL
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (20.00%) VoIP
1 1 (20.00%) VPN
1 1 (20.00%) VRRP
1 1 (20.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database 10g
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) IT Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) ITSM Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Service Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Service Management Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Applications Specialist
3 1 (20.00%) Applications Support
3 1 (20.00%) Applications Support Specialist
3 1 (20.00%) Customer Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Customer Support Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL Service Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Juniper Specialist
3 1 (20.00%) Network Specialist
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Specialist
3 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Support Specialist
3 1 (20.00%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Hibernate
1 1 (20.00%) Java EE
1 1 (20.00%) JSF
1 1 (20.00%) JSP
1 1 (20.00%) Spring
1 1 (20.00%) Struts
1 1 (20.00%) XML
1 1 (20.00%) XSL
1 1 (20.00%) XSLT
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
1 3 (60.00%) Project Management
1 3 (60.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (40.00%) High Availability
2 2 (40.00%) ITSM
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Management
2 2 (40.00%) SDLC
2 2 (40.00%) Service Management
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (20.00%) Network Design
3 1 (20.00%) Network Management
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CCNP
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP NNM
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (40.00%) Remedy
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) Civica
2 1 (20.00%) F5
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) Juniper
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle