The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Middlesex 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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
South East / Middlesex
Rank 17 16 19
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3  
Contract jobs citing SLA 3 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Middlesex 2.40% 4.43% 2.50%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.00% 43.75% 13.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 3
Median daily rate £460 £315 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +46.03% -25.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £300 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £400 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £313 £300
% change year-on-year +12.00% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -3.33% +3.44%  

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 Middlesex with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Middlesex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 15 16 29
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Middlesex 12.00% 10.13% 18.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 16
Median daily rate £450 £450 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.17%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £308 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.90 £41.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -51.46% +41.37%  

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Middlesex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Middlesex 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 Middlesex

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SLA in Middlesex

SLA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SLA in Middlesex

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 Middlesex region with a requirement for SLA.

1 5 (62.50%) Cisco
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco IOS
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (50.00%) Firewall
3 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
3 3 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (37.50%) CheckPoint
3 3 (37.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (37.50%) LAN
3 3 (37.50%) WAN
3 3 (37.50%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (37.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 3 (37.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 3 (37.50%) Software Licensing
3 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
3 3 (37.50%) Network Security
3 3 (37.50%) Load Balancing
3 3 (37.50%) Incident Management
3 3 (37.50%) F5
3 3 (37.50%) PCI DSS
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (25.00%) CCNP
4 2 (25.00%) Dell
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (25.00%) OSPF
4 2 (25.00%) BGP
4 2 (25.00%) Windows
4 2 (25.00%) IPsec
4 2 (25.00%) VMware

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex 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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco ASA
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco IOS
2 4 (50.00%) Firewall
3 3 (37.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 3 (37.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 3 (37.50%) LAN
3 3 (37.50%) Network Security
3 3 (37.50%) WAN
4 2 (25.00%) BGP
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (25.00%) IPsec
4 2 (25.00%) OSPF
5 1 (12.50%) iSCSI
5 1 (12.50%) SAN
5 1 (12.50%) VPN
General
1 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Network Engineer
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (37.50%) LAN Engineer
3 3 (37.50%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 3 (37.50%) WAN Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco Design Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) Design Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) Network Design Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) Security Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) Service Manager
5 1 (12.50%) Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (12.50%) Security Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Services Delivery Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Capacity Planning
1 3 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (37.50%) Incident Management
1 3 (37.50%) Load Balancing
1 3 (37.50%) Software Licensing
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity
3 1 (12.50%) Customer-Centric Approach
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 1 (12.50%) Service Continuity Management
3 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) CCNP
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (12.50%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) PCI DSS
1 3 (37.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) CheckPoint
2 3 (37.50%) F5
3 2 (25.00%) Dell
3 2 (25.00%) VMware