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 3 months to 28 April 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
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 21 25
Rank change year-on-year +2 +4  
Contract jobs citing SLA 2 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 1.80% 3.37% 0.63%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 18.18% 28.57% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 1
Median daily rate £375 £115 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +226.08% -54.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £311 £286 £300
% change year-on-year +8.57% -4.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.55 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.53% +0.32%  

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 11 21 20
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Luton 9.91% 11.80% 12.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 17
Median daily rate £475 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.66% -16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £115 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £540 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Median hourly rate - £30.04 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -24.91%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £33.00 £25.56
% change year-on-year -27.27% +29.10%  

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Luton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Luton 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 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 28 April 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 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (66.67%) JSP
2 2 (66.67%) Struts
2 2 (66.67%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) XSL
2 2 (66.67%) XSLT
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Hibernate
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) PL/SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Spring
2 2 (66.67%) JSF
2 2 (66.67%) Java EE
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (66.67%) High Availability
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database
2 2 (66.67%) Technical Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 1 (33.33%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Management
3 1 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (33.33%) Service Management
3 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) ITSM

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Remedy ITSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Applications Support
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Applications Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) Applications Support Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) IT Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL Service Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) ITSM Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) Service Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Hibernate
1 2 (66.67%) Java EE
1 2 (66.67%) JSF
1 2 (66.67%) JSP
1 2 (66.67%) Spring
1 2 (66.67%) Struts
1 2 (66.67%) XML
1 2 (66.67%) XSL
1 2 (66.67%) XSLT
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) High Availability
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) Mentoring
1 2 (66.67%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) ITSM
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Management
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) PL/SQL
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) BEA
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Remedy