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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 29 30 27
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Contract jobs citing SLA 9 7 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 3.14% 2.63% 4.79%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.00% 70.00% 42.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 7
Average daily rate
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£430 £315 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.50% +80.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 9
Average hourly rate £9.00 - £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.94 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-7.10% -6.25%
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 10 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 8.71% 3.76% 11.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 22
Average daily rate £300 £315 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +14.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £210 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £429 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £371 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 13
Average hourly rate £9.00 - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -16.27%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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
Maidstone - - - -
Stansted - - - -
Tonbridge - - - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - -
West Malling - - - -
SLA
South East

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 8 (57.14%) ITIL
2 7 (50.00%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) MS Office
2 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 6 (42.86%) MS Exchange
3 6 (42.86%) MS Excel
4 5 (35.71%) Cisco
4 5 (35.71%) Finance
5 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
5 4 (28.57%) Blackberry
5 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (21.43%) Mobile Computing
6 3 (21.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (21.43%) Terminal Services
6 3 (21.43%) CRM
7 2 (14.29%) Firewall
7 2 (14.29%) Performance Management
7 2 (14.29%) Network Management
7 2 (14.29%) LAN
7 2 (14.29%) WAN
7 2 (14.29%) CCNP
7 2 (14.29%) CCDP
7 2 (14.29%) Citrix
7 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (14.29%) Firmware
7 2 (14.29%) CA
8 1 (7.14%) Mac OS X
8 1 (7.14%) Apple

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 6 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (21.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (7.14%) Lync
4 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (50.00%) MS Office
2 6 (42.86%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) LAN
1 2 (14.29%) WAN
1 2 (14.29%) Firewall
2 1 (7.14%) Wireless
2 1 (7.14%) Network Security
2 1 (7.14%) iSCSI
2 1 (7.14%) NAS
2 1 (7.14%) SAN
2 1 (7.14%) Internet
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Support Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Help Desk Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) 1st Line Support
2 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) 1st Line Support Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Service Desk Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Network Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) DBA
4 1 (7.14%) Support Technician
4 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Operations Manager
4 1 (7.14%) IT Support
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) IT Support Technician
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Blackberry
2 3 (21.43%) Mobile Computing
3 1 (7.14%) Smartphone
3 1 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (7.14%) Mac OS X
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.14%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) ITIL
2 3 (21.43%) CRM
3 2 (14.29%) Network Management
3 2 (14.29%) Performance Management
4 1 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (7.14%) Change Control
4 1 (7.14%) Database Security
4 1 (7.14%) Line Management
4 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.14%) Change Management
4 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (7.14%) Operations Management
4 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) CCNP
1 2 (14.29%) CCDP
1 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 3 (21.43%) Terminal Services
3 2 (14.29%) Firmware
4 1 (7.14%) VMware ESX
4 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (7.14%) DFS Replication
4 1 (7.14%) vSphere
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) Cisco
3 2 (14.29%) Citrix
3 2 (14.29%) CA
4 1 (7.14%) Apple
4 1 (7.14%) VMware
4 1 (7.14%) HP
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