The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 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 Kent 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 32 35 34
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs citing SLA 5 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.95% 1.45% 0.40%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 23.81% 30.77% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Average daily rate
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£200 £303 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.88% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £303 £300
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+20.68% -6.45%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
21 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 8.20% 4.71% 4.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 5
Average daily rate £380 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £297 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £500 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £47.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.17 £17.50 £18.68
% change year-on-year
+15.22% -6.29%
SLA
South East

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 23 July 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 23 July 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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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
Whitstable - 2 £150 -
Dartford - - - -
Maidstone - - - - 1
Sittingbourne - - - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - -
SLA
South East

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) ITIL
2 5 (41.67%) Finance
3 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 3 (25.00%) Citrix
4 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (25.00%) Cisco
4 3 (25.00%) WAN
4 3 (25.00%) Wireless
4 3 (25.00%) Advertising
4 3 (25.00%) CMDB
4 3 (25.00%) Performance Management
4 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (25.00%) Change Control
5 2 (16.67%) Windows 8
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (16.67%) ServiceNow
5 2 (16.67%) DFS Replication
5 2 (16.67%) vSphere
5 2 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
5 2 (16.67%) NAS
5 2 (16.67%) iSCSI
5 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
4 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Project
1 2 (16.67%) MS Office
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (16.67%) MS Visio
1 2 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) WAN
1 3 (25.00%) Wireless
2 2 (16.67%) iSCSI
2 2 (16.67%) NAS
2 2 (16.67%) SSL
2 2 (16.67%) SAN
3 1 (8.33%) VPN
3 1 (8.33%) LAN
3 1 (8.33%) PBX
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Advertising
3 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
4 1 (8.33%) Marketing
4 1 (8.33%) Law
4 1 (8.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (16.67%) Analyst
1 2 (16.67%) Commercial Manager
1 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
1 2 (16.67%) Service Analyst
1 2 (16.67%) Service Desk Supervisor
2 1 (8.33%) SLA Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Administrator
2 1 (8.33%) Operations Manager
2 1 (8.33%) IT Administrator
2 1 (8.33%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (8.33%) IT Services Delivery Manager
2 1 (8.33%) IT Services Manager
2 1 (8.33%) IT Operations Manager
2 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Support Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Services Delivery Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Service Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Support
2 1 (8.33%) DBA
2 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) CMDB
2 1 (8.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (16.67%) Windows 8
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) ITIL
2 3 (25.00%) Performance Management
2 3 (25.00%) Change Control
3 2 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 1 (8.33%) Change Management
4 1 (8.33%) ITSM
4 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
4 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (8.33%) Information Security
4 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
4 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
4 1 (8.33%) Benchmarking
4 1 (8.33%) Database Security
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (8.33%) MCITP
2 1 (8.33%) MCSE
2 1 (8.33%) CCNA
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) VMware ESX
2 2 (16.67%) DFS Replication
2 2 (16.67%) vSphere
3 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) Citrix
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco
3 2 (16.67%) ServiceNow
3 2 (16.67%) VMware
3 2 (16.67%) HP
4 1 (8.33%) Mitel