The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
South East / Kent
Rank 31 34 31
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Contract jobs citing SLA 8 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 3.15% 0.94% 3.33%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.36% 18.18% 39.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 6
Median daily rate £525 £219 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+140.27% -51.44%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £318 £275
% change year-on-year
+10.23% +15.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Median hourly rate £9.61 - £9.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £18.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-18.91% +23.33%

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
22 11 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 8.66% 5.19% 8.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 13
Median daily rate £390 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £345 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £600 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 5
Median hourly rate £9.61 - £9.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.34 £41.75 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-44.09% +70.40%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Kent region citing SLA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 17 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Kent region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dartford - 3 - -
SLA
South East

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SLA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Kent region with a requirement for SLA.

1 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (33.33%) ITIL
2 4 (33.33%) Windows
3 3 (25.00%) MCP
3 3 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (25.00%) Change Management
3 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (25.00%) Time Management
3 3 (25.00%) Line Management
3 3 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 3 (25.00%) Contract Management
4 2 (16.67%) Performance Optimisation
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 2 (16.67%) Fat Client
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
4 2 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (16.67%) MS Office
4 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 2 (16.67%) VPN
4 2 (16.67%) Thin Client
5 1 (8.33%) Bloomberg
5 1 (8.33%) 3G
5 1 (8.33%) Remedy
5 1 (8.33%) DNS
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (16.67%) MS Office
2 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) VPN
1 2 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (8.33%) 3G
2 1 (8.33%) DHCP
2 1 (8.33%) DNS
2 1 (8.33%) IMAP
2 1 (8.33%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (8.33%) Advertising
1 1 (8.33%) Banking
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Retail
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Delivery Manager
1 3 (25.00%) Service Manager
1 3 (25.00%) Services Delivery Manager
2 2 (16.67%) 1st Line Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Customer Service Advisor
2 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) IT Manager
2 2 (16.67%) IT Operations Manager
2 2 (16.67%) IT Services Delivery Manager
2 2 (16.67%) IT Services Manager
2 2 (16.67%) ITIL Manager
2 2 (16.67%) ITIL Service Delivery Manager
2 2 (16.67%) ITIL Service Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Operations Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) Engagement Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support
3 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 2 (16.67%) Fat Client
1 2 (16.67%) Thin Client
2 1 (8.33%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 10
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (25.00%) Change Management
2 3 (25.00%) Contract Management
2 3 (25.00%) Line Management
2 3 (25.00%) Mentoring
2 3 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (25.00%) Time Management
3 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Optimisation
3 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
4 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
4 1 (8.33%) Investment Management
4 1 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Management
4 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
4 1 (8.33%) Supplier Management
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) MCP
2 1 (8.33%) HNC
2 1 (8.33%) MCSE
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (8.33%) Virtual Desktop
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Bloomberg
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (8.33%) Remedy
1 1 (8.33%) ServiceNow