Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Watford 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 17 November 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)
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 41 28
Rank change year-on-year 0 -13 +5
Contract jobs citing SLA 6 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 1.36% 0.70% 4.72%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 12.50% 15.38% 35.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 5
Watford median daily rate £315 £284 £123
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.01% +131.63% -51.96%
10th Percentile £298 £168 £97
90th Percentile £333 £408 £264
Hertfordshire median daily rate £275 £450 £215
% change year-on-year -38.89% +109.30% -4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Watford median hourly rate - - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £14.35 - £21.53

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 Watford with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Watford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 48 13 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 10.88% 4.58% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 4 9
Watford median daily rate £500 £305 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +63.93% +10.91% -4.76%
10th Percentile £298 £184 £112
90th Percentile £600 £402 £468
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £400 £325
% change year-on-year +6.25% +23.08% -8.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Watford median hourly rate £40.00 - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £15.00 £45.00 £21.53
% change year-on-year -66.67% +109.06% +2.50%

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

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

Job vacancy trend for SLA in Watford

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SLA in Watford

SLA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SLA in Watford

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 Watford region with a requirement for SLA.

1 3 (50.00%) SQL
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (50.00%) Apache
1 3 (50.00%) SSL
1 3 (50.00%) IBM
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (50.00%) Dell
1 3 (50.00%) EMC
1 3 (50.00%) SAN
1 3 (50.00%) CommVault
1 3 (50.00%) NetApp
1 3 (50.00%) Tivoli
1 3 (50.00%) Symantec
1 3 (50.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (50.00%) Firewall
1 3 (50.00%) AS400
1 3 (50.00%) Migration
1 3 (50.00%) VMware
1 3 (50.00%) WSUS
1 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (50.00%) LPAR
1 3 (50.00%) High Availability
1 3 (50.00%) Capacity Management
1 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Clustering

SLA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford 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 3 (50.00%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) Firewall
1 3 (50.00%) SAN
1 3 (50.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Backup Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Backup Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Data Centre Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Data Centre Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Storage Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) AS400
1 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
1 3 (50.00%) LPAR
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Capacity Management
1 3 (50.00%) High Availability
1 3 (50.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Clustering
1 3 (50.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (50.00%) Tivoli
1 3 (50.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) CommVault
1 3 (50.00%) Dell
1 3 (50.00%) EMC
1 3 (50.00%) IBM
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (50.00%) NetApp
1 3 (50.00%) Symantec
1 3 (50.00%) VMware