The first table below looks at the demand for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Guildford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Guildford region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 26 28 23
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Contract jobs citing SLA 7 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 3.18% 1.45% 0.86%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.00% 23.08% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate £294 £175 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+67.85% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £295
% change year-on-year
- +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £13.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £11.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+27.65% -21.66%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Guildford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
20 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 9.09% 6.28% 5.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 4
Average daily rate £328 £363 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.65% +5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £231 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £363 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.30% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £13.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.50 £16.43
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -5.63%
SLA
Surrey

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Guildford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SLA across the Guildford region.

SLA Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

SLA
Hourly Rate Trend in Guildford

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

SLA Hourly Rate Trend in Guildford

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Guildford

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Guildford region citing SLA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SLA.

1 8 (44.44%) ITIL
2 6 (33.33%) Fault Management
3 5 (27.78%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (27.78%) Telecoms
3 5 (27.78%) SQL
3 5 (27.78%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (22.22%) SSL
4 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 4 (22.22%) Citrix
4 4 (22.22%) FTP
4 4 (22.22%) HTTP
4 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
4 4 (22.22%) VPN
4 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
4 4 (22.22%) Perl
4 4 (22.22%) WAN
4 4 (22.22%) SMTP
4 4 (22.22%) MySQL
4 4 (22.22%) Oracle
4 4 (22.22%) HND
4 4 (22.22%) Linux
4 4 (22.22%) Back Office
4 4 (22.22%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (22.22%) Red Hat
4 4 (22.22%) Internet
4 4 (22.22%) Project Management
4 4 (22.22%) Change Management
4 4 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (22.22%) Greenplum
4 4 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Guildford region citing SLA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SLA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.56%) IBM Notes
1 1 (5.56%) Lotus Domino
1 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (5.56%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.11%) MS Office
3 1 (5.56%) PowerPivot
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) FTP
1 4 (22.22%) HTTP
1 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
1 4 (22.22%) VPN
1 4 (22.22%) SSL
1 4 (22.22%) Internet
1 4 (22.22%) WAN
1 4 (22.22%) SMTP
1 4 (22.22%) SSH
2 3 (16.67%) ATM
3 2 (11.11%) Ethernet
4 1 (5.56%) LTE
4 1 (5.56%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (5.56%) 3G
4 1 (5.56%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (22.22%) MySQL
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.56%) PerformancePoint
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
1 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (27.78%) Telecoms
2 4 (22.22%) Back Office
3 3 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) OSS Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Support Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Support Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) OSS Support Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Service Transition Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Service Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Technical Leader
4 1 (5.56%) Exchange Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Service Desk Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Business Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Recruitment Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) .NET Developer
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Messaging Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Services Delivery Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Incident Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) HTML
1 1 (5.56%) .NET
1 1 (5.56%) WCF
1 1 (5.56%) HTML5
1 1 (5.56%) REST
1 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Linux
1 4 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (16.67%) UNIX
3 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) ITIL
2 6 (33.33%) Fault Management
3 5 (27.78%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (22.22%) Project Management
4 4 (22.22%) Change Management
4 4 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (22.22%) Incident Management
4 4 (22.22%) Problem Management
5 3 (16.67%) Service Management
5 3 (16.67%) Migration
5 3 (16.67%) Logistics
6 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (11.11%) Network Design
6 2 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
6 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
6 2 (11.11%) Validation
7 1 (5.56%) Data Modelling
7 1 (5.56%) Workflow
7 1 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) SQL
2 4 (22.22%) Korn
2 4 (22.22%) Perl
3 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (22.22%) HND
3 3 (16.67%) HNC
4 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (11.11%) Degree
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
1 4 (22.22%) Citrix
1 4 (22.22%) Greenplum
1 4 (22.22%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
1 4 (22.22%) Velocent
1 4 (22.22%) Cerion
1 4 (22.22%) Red Hat
2 3 (16.67%) Ericsson
3 1 (5.56%) Lotus
3 1 (5.56%) NEC