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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 36 34 19
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -15
Contract jobs citing SLA 7 4 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 2.30% 1.38% 5.42%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 46.67% 40.00% 43.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 4
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£180 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.82% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £305 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £438 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £288 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.08% -8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 13
Average hourly rate £11.35 - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.64 £15.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.73% -1.56%
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
15 10 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 4.93% 3.46% 12.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 15
Average daily rate £300 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £321 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 20
Average hourly rate £11.35 - £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%

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 October 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 October 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
Folkestone - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
Stansted - - - -
Tonbridge - - - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - -
West Malling - - - - 2
SLA
South East

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 9 (75.00%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 7 (58.33%) ITIL
3 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
3 7 (58.33%) MS Exchange
4 6 (50.00%) Windows 7
5 5 (41.67%) MS Office
5 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
6 4 (33.33%) Blackberry
6 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (25.00%) Mobile Computing
7 3 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (25.00%) Cisco
7 3 (25.00%) Terminal Services
7 3 (25.00%) Finance
8 2 (16.67%) Problem Management
8 2 (16.67%) CA
8 2 (16.67%) Performance Management
8 2 (16.67%) ServiceNow
8 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
9 1 (8.33%) vSphere
9 1 (8.33%) DFS Replication
9 1 (8.33%) Change Control
9 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
9 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (8.33%) Line Management
9 1 (8.33%) Database Security
9 1 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
9 1 (8.33%) iSCSI

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 7 (58.33%) MS Exchange
2 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2000
4 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (41.67%) MS Office
2 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (8.33%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) WAN
1 1 (8.33%) SSL
1 1 (8.33%) SAN
1 1 (8.33%) Internet
1 1 (8.33%) Wireless
1 1 (8.33%) Network Security
1 1 (8.33%) iSCSI
1 1 (8.33%) NAS
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (8.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Service Desk Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Service Desk Supervisor
3 1 (8.33%) IT Support
3 1 (8.33%) SLA Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) DBA
3 1 (8.33%) Support Technician
3 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Service Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Operations Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Blackberry
2 3 (25.00%) Mobile Computing
3 1 (8.33%) Smartphone
3 1 (8.33%) CMDB
3 1 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (8.33%) Mac OS X
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (8.33%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) Problem Management
2 2 (16.67%) Performance Management
3 1 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (8.33%) Change Control
3 1 (8.33%) Database Security
3 1 (8.33%) Line Management
3 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (8.33%) Change Management
3 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (8.33%) Operations Management
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (8.33%) MCITP
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) MCSE
2 1 (8.33%) CCNA
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (25.00%) Terminal Services
3 1 (8.33%) VMware ESX
3 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (8.33%) DFS Replication
3 1 (8.33%) vSphere
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco
3 2 (16.67%) ServiceNow
3 2 (16.67%) CA
4 1 (8.33%) Apple
4 1 (8.33%) VMware
4 1 (8.33%) HP
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix
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