The table below looks at the statistics 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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 7 22 11
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -11
Contract jobs citing SLA 13 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 11.93% 2.62% 8.57%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 65.00% 27.78% 41.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 7
Average daily rate £185 £273 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.11% +3.80%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £127.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -6.89%
SLA
Surrey

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the Guildford region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Guildford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
20 18 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 18.35% 9.42% 20.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 14
Average daily rate £375 £375 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +27.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £270 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £502 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £127.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £25.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+68.00% +45.77%

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 5 February 2016, 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 16 (76.19%) Windows
1 16 (76.19%) Linux
2 12 (57.14%) Windows Server
3 11 (52.38%) SQL
4 10 (47.62%) Hyper-V
5 9 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (42.86%) SQL Server
5 9 (42.86%) ITIL
6 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
6 8 (38.10%) SAN
6 8 (38.10%) CommVault
6 8 (38.10%) Clustering
6 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (38.10%) Dell Compellent
6 8 (38.10%) Simpana
7 7 (33.33%) Telecoms
8 6 (28.57%) Back Office
8 6 (28.57%) Project Management
9 5 (23.81%) Radio Access Network
9 5 (23.81%) Data Centre
9 5 (23.81%) Data Centre Operations
9 5 (23.81%) Nokia
9 5 (23.81%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (23.81%) Huawei
10 4 (19.05%) VMware
10 4 (19.05%) Unix
11 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (14.29%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
11 3 (14.29%) Demand Management

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 2 (9.52%) Apache
1 2 (9.52%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (38.10%) SAN
2 5 (23.81%) Radio Access Network
3 3 (14.29%) 3G
4 2 (9.52%) 2G
4 2 (9.52%) 4G
4 2 (9.52%) ATM
4 2 (9.52%) Wireless
5 1 (4.76%) DNS
5 1 (4.76%) DWDM
5 1 (4.76%) MPLS
5 1 (4.76%) RNC
5 1 (4.76%) VLAN
5 1 (4.76%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (4.76%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 7 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 6 (28.57%) Back Office
3 1 (4.76%) Billing
3 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Back Office Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Administrator
2 5 (23.81%) OSS Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) OSS Support Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Support Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Operations Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Backup Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Contracts Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Hyper-V Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (4.76%) Citrix Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Citrix Support
6 1 (4.76%) Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) DBA
6 1 (4.76%) Field Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) IT Support Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Project Administrator
6 1 (4.76%) SAP Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Telecoms Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (38.10%) Clustering
2 5 (23.81%) Data Centre
3 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
5 1 (4.76%) Ontologies
5 1 (4.76%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 16 (76.19%) Linux
1 16 (76.19%) Windows
2 12 (57.14%) Windows Server
3 9 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (19.05%) Unix
6 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) ITIL
2 6 (28.57%) Project Management
3 5 (23.81%) Data Centre Operations
3 5 (23.81%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (14.29%) Demand Management
5 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.76%) Capacity Management
5 1 (4.76%) ETL
5 1 (4.76%) Quote-to-Cash
Programming Languages
1 11 (52.38%) SQL
2 3 (14.29%) Java
2 3 (14.29%) Perl
3 2 (9.52%) C#
3 2 (9.52%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.76%) Korn
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) HND
System Software
1 10 (47.62%) Hyper-V
2 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (9.52%) KVM
3 2 (9.52%) vSphere
4 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (38.10%) Simpana
2 1 (4.76%) OPNET
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) CommVault
1 8 (38.10%) Dell Compellent
1 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
2 5 (23.81%) Huawei
2 5 (23.81%) Nokia
3 4 (19.05%) VMware
4 3 (14.29%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 3 (14.29%) BT
4 3 (14.29%) Citrix
4 3 (14.29%) Ericsson
4 3 (14.29%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 3 (14.29%) SAP
4 3 (14.29%) Siemens
5 2 (9.52%) NetCracker
5 2 (9.52%) Red Hat
5 2 (9.52%) Veeam
5 2 (9.52%) ZTE
6 1 (4.76%) NEC
6 1 (4.76%) Nortel
6 1 (4.76%) Oracle