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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 38 38 35
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Contract jobs citing SLA 9 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 3.03% 1.84% 1.45%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.03% 23.81% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 2
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£385 £200 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+92.50% -33.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £265 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.49% -11.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-9.88% +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
29 21 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 9.76% 7.72% 5.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 13 8
Average daily rate £375 £380 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% -15.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £230 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £465 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £47.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £20.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +17.14%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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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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
Cranbrook - 1 £110 -
Folkestone - 1 £92 -
Tonbridge - 1 - -
SLA
South East

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 7 (53.85%) Performance Management
2 6 (46.15%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) MS Exchange
2 6 (46.15%) Cisco
2 6 (46.15%) ITIL
2 6 (46.15%) Finance
3 5 (38.46%) Wireless
3 5 (38.46%) Citrix
4 4 (30.77%) SAN
4 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (30.77%) MS Office
4 4 (30.77%) Service Delivery
4 4 (30.77%) VMware
4 4 (30.77%) VMware ESX
4 4 (30.77%) iSCSI
4 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (30.77%) NAS
4 4 (30.77%) DFS Replication
4 4 (30.77%) vSphere
4 4 (30.77%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (30.77%) Change Control
4 4 (30.77%) HP
5 3 (23.08%) Mentoring
5 3 (23.08%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (23.08%) Information Security
5 3 (23.08%) Service Management
5 3 (23.08%) Benchmarking

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 6 (46.15%) MS Exchange
2 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (15.38%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS Office
2 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) Wireless
2 4 (30.77%) SAN
2 4 (30.77%) iSCSI
2 4 (30.77%) NAS
3 2 (15.38%) Firewall
4 1 (7.69%) LAN
4 1 (7.69%) WAN
4 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
4 1 (7.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (7.69%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (7.69%) Multicast
4 1 (7.69%) Wireshark
General
1 6 (46.15%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Law
3 2 (15.38%) Back Office
4 1 (7.69%) Legal
4 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Analyst
1 3 (23.08%) Service Analyst
1 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (23.08%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Help Desk Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (7.69%) IT Procurement Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Leader
3 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Procurement Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (7.69%) Network Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Commercial Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (15.38%) Windows 8
4 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Vista
4 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Performance Management
2 6 (46.15%) ITIL
3 4 (30.77%) Service Delivery
3 4 (30.77%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (30.77%) Change Control
4 3 (23.08%) Mentoring
4 3 (23.08%) Service Management
4 3 (23.08%) Risk Assessment
4 3 (23.08%) Information Security
4 3 (23.08%) Benchmarking
5 2 (15.38%) ITSM
5 2 (15.38%) Risk Management
5 2 (15.38%) Migration
5 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (15.38%) Incident Management
6 1 (7.69%) Investment Management
6 1 (7.69%) Network Architecture
6 1 (7.69%) Asset Management
6 1 (7.69%) Change Management
6 1 (7.69%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.69%) PMP
2 1 (7.69%) PMI Certification
2 1 (7.69%) CCVP
2 1 (7.69%) CCNP
2 1 (7.69%) CCNA
2 1 (7.69%) CCDP
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) VMware ESX
1 4 (30.77%) DFS Replication
1 4 (30.77%) vSphere
2 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
3 1 (7.69%) Firmware
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Cisco
2 5 (38.46%) Citrix
3 4 (30.77%) VMware
3 4 (30.77%) HP
4 2 (15.38%) Lotus
5 1 (7.69%) CheckPoint
5 1 (7.69%) TIBCO
5 1 (7.69%) Bloomberg
5 1 (7.69%) Remedy
5 1 (7.69%) Juniper
5 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
5 1 (7.69%) Blue Coat
5 1 (7.69%) NetScout
5 1 (7.69%) TippingPoint
5 1 (7.69%) SolarWinds
5 1 (7.69%) Tufin
5 1 (7.69%) Aruba
5 1 (7.69%) F5
5 1 (7.69%) LogLogic
5 1 (7.69%) Lancope