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 26 June 2016 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 34 40 37
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -3
Contract jobs citing SLA 7 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 2.16% 1.82% 2.11%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 18.42% 31.25% 29.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 4
Median daily rate £223 £450 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.55% +125.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £92 £213 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £500 £369
UK excluding London median daily rate £298 £300 £285
% change year-on-year
-0.83% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -11.42%
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
38 16 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 11.73% 5.84% 7.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 12 14
Median daily rate £475 £425 £382
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +11.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £195 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £32.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £22.50 £20.75
% change year-on-year
+26.66% +8.43%

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 26 June 2016.

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 26 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Tunbridge Wells - 3 £328 -
Folkestone +1 2 £92 -
Cranbrook - 1 - -
SLA
South East

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, 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 (62.50%) Windows
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (50.00%) LAN
2 4 (50.00%) WAN
3 3 (37.50%) Siebel
3 3 (37.50%) SharePoint
3 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) Oracle
3 3 (37.50%) IIS
3 3 (37.50%) MS Office
3 3 (37.50%) Firewall
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 3 (37.50%) HP
3 3 (37.50%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (37.50%) Citrix
3 3 (37.50%) SAN
3 3 (37.50%) Informatica
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (37.50%) QlikView
3 3 (37.50%) IronPort
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (37.50%) VMware
3 3 (37.50%) VMware ESX

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (37.50%) IIS
1 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
1 3 (37.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Office
2 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) LAN
1 4 (50.00%) WAN
2 3 (37.50%) Firewall
2 3 (37.50%) SAN
3 1 (12.50%) Internet
3 1 (12.50%) Intranet
3 1 (12.50%) IP Telephony
3 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (37.50%) QlikView
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Analyst
2 5 (62.50%) IT Analyst
3 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 3 (37.50%) IT Infrastructure Analyst
3 3 (37.50%) Service Analyst
4 2 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (25.00%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (25.00%) Senior Server Analyst
4 2 (25.00%) Server Analyst
4 2 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (12.50%) Applications Support
5 1 (12.50%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support
5 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Operations Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) IT Operations Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Operations Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Systems Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Clustering
1 3 (37.50%) Wiki
2 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (12.50%) AS400
3 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
3 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 1 (12.50%) iSeries
3 1 (12.50%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Change Control
2 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
2 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 1 (12.50%) MCDST
1 1 (12.50%) MCP
1 1 (12.50%) MCSE
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle RAC
1 3 (37.50%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Citrix
1 3 (37.50%) HP
1 3 (37.50%) Informatica
1 3 (37.50%) IronPort
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle
1 3 (37.50%) Siebel
1 3 (37.50%) VMware
2 1 (12.50%) Sybase