The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 29 28 38
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +10
Contract jobs citing SLA 11 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 4.25% 3.30% 0.59%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 44.00% 46.67% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 2
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£205 £388 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.09% -8.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £351 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £415 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £9.00 £22.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £14.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+5.35% +16.66%
SLA
South East

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 Kent region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
25 15 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 9.65% 7.08% 5.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 7 13
Average daily rate £320 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.66% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £344 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £410 £850
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £370 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.05% +12.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £9.00 £22.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.40 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+29.31% -5.94%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

SLA Daily Rate Trend in Kent

SLA
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the Kent region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

SLA Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

SLA
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

SLA Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

SLA
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Kent region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chatham - 3 £125 -
Folkestone - 1 - -
Sevenoaks - - - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - -
SLA
South East

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 10 (52.63%) MS Office
2 9 (47.37%) ITIL
3 8 (42.11%) Cisco
4 7 (36.84%) Firmware
4 7 (36.84%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (36.84%) LAN
4 7 (36.84%) WAN
4 7 (36.84%) CCNP
4 7 (36.84%) CCDP
4 7 (36.84%) Firewall
4 7 (36.84%) Network Management
5 6 (31.58%) Finance
5 6 (31.58%) Windows
6 5 (26.32%) MS Excel
6 5 (26.32%) Active Directory
6 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
6 5 (26.32%) MS Exchange
6 5 (26.32%) Citrix
6 5 (26.32%) CCVP
7 4 (21.05%) CRM
8 3 (15.79%) Windows Vista
8 3 (15.79%) Windows 8
8 3 (15.79%) Mobile Computing
9 2 (10.53%) Change Control
10 1 (5.26%) SAN
10 1 (5.26%) Lotus
10 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (5.26%) Internet
10 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
10 1 (5.26%) SQL

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 5 (26.32%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (5.26%) Lync
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.26%) IBM Notes
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (52.63%) MS Office
2 5 (26.32%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (36.84%) LAN
1 7 (36.84%) WAN
1 7 (36.84%) Firewall
2 1 (5.26%) Wireless
2 1 (5.26%) iSCSI
2 1 (5.26%) NAS
2 1 (5.26%) SNMP
2 1 (5.26%) SAN
2 1 (5.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (5.26%) RDBMS
1 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
General
1 6 (31.58%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Advertising
2 1 (5.26%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Analyst
2 7 (36.84%) Support Analyst
2 7 (36.84%) Help Desk Analyst
2 7 (36.84%) 1st Line Support
2 7 (36.84%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 6 (31.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (26.32%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (26.32%) Network Engineer
5 4 (21.05%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (21.05%) Service Analyst
6 3 (15.79%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 3 (15.79%) Help Desk Support
7 2 (10.53%) Network Consultant
7 2 (10.53%) Consultant
8 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support
8 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
8 1 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
8 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Mobile Computing
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Windows
2 3 (15.79%) Windows Vista
2 3 (15.79%) Windows 8
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.26%) Linux
3 1 (5.26%) FreeBSD
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) ITIL
2 7 (36.84%) Network Management
3 4 (21.05%) CRM
4 2 (10.53%) Change Control
5 1 (5.26%) Service Management
5 1 (5.26%) ITSM
5 1 (5.26%) Migration
5 1 (5.26%) Business Continuity
5 1 (5.26%) Time Management
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Management
5 1 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) CCNP
1 7 (36.84%) CCDP
1 7 (36.84%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (26.32%) CCVP
3 1 (5.26%) Degree
3 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (36.84%) Firmware
2 5 (26.32%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.26%) VMware ESX
3 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.26%) DFS Replication
3 1 (5.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) WMI
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Cisco
2 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 5 (26.32%) Citrix
3 1 (5.26%) Lotus
3 1 (5.26%) VMware
3 1 (5.26%) HP