The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 21 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
England / South East
Rank 83 74 83
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +9
Contract jobs citing SLA 176 222 218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.46% 2.67% 2.35%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.43% 26.37% 25.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 106 106
Median daily rate £388 £328 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.32% +9.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £145 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £491 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 17 24
Median hourly rate £12.50 £17.00 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.47% +19.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.92 £13.92 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.57 £55.50 £23.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.43 £18.25 £13.94
% change year-on-year
-15.47% +30.96%

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 South East region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
692 842 853
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 9.67% 10.12% 9.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 401 457 421
Median daily rate £450 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £564 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 47 50
Median hourly rate £15.25 £47.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.89% +90.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.03 £16.85 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.25 £61.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.75 £42.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-45.83% +75.00%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing SLA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SLA across the South East region.

SLA Daily Rate Trend in the South East

SLA
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the South East region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017.

SLA Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

SLA
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the South East region.

SLA Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

SLA
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the South East region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017.

SLA Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

SLA
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the South East region over the 3 months to 21 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
Berkshire -19 49 £450 +30.90% 6
Hampshire +23 42 £375 -3.22% 11
Buckinghamshire +17 41 £361 +7.03% 5
Surrey -8 16 £338 +25.00% 6
West Sussex +10 9 £463 +34.05%
Kent +6 8 £525 +140.27% 2
Middlesex +4 3 £420 -11.57% 1
Oxfordshire -8 3 £163 -35.00% 1
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 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 South East region with a requirement for SLA.

1 147 (38.48%) ITIL
2 97 (25.39%) Service Management
3 81 (21.20%) Security Cleared
4 72 (18.85%) Windows
5 64 (16.75%) Microsoft
5 64 (16.75%) Telecoms
6 62 (16.23%) Finance
6 62 (16.23%) Service Delivery
7 60 (15.71%) SC Cleared
7 60 (15.71%) Incident Management
8 57 (14.92%) Active Directory
9 51 (13.35%) Degree
10 48 (12.57%) Cisco
11 42 (10.99%) ITIL V3
12 41 (10.73%) Service Design
13 36 (9.42%) Management Information System
14 35 (9.16%) MS Excel
15 34 (8.90%) MS Office
16 33 (8.64%) Project Management
17 30 (7.85%) Remedy
18 29 (7.59%) HP
18 29 (7.59%) Windows 7
19 26 (6.81%) Problem Management
20 24 (6.28%) Change Management
20 24 (6.28%) DNS
20 24 (6.28%) SQL
20 24 (6.28%) CRM
21 23 (6.02%) Java
21 23 (6.02%) Analytics
22 22 (5.76%) Continuous Improvement

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 19 (4.97%) SharePoint
2 16 (4.19%) CMS
3 14 (3.66%) MS Exchange
4 10 (2.62%) IIS
4 10 (2.62%) Skype for Business
5 9 (2.36%) Joomla!
5 9 (2.36%) WordPress
6 6 (1.57%) Apache Pig
7 5 (1.31%) Documentum
8 4 (1.05%) IBM Notes
8 4 (1.05%) JBoss
8 4 (1.05%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.79%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.52%) SAS
11 1 (0.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.26%) iPlanet
11 1 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.26%) WebLogic
Applications
1 35 (9.16%) MS Excel
2 34 (8.90%) MS Office
3 10 (2.62%) MS PowerPoint
3 10 (2.62%) Spreadsheet
4 8 (2.09%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.57%) Maya
6 1 (0.26%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (2.36%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.79%) Eloqua
3 2 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.26%) HFM
4 1 (0.26%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 1 (0.26%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.26%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 17 (4.45%) Office 365
2 11 (2.88%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (2.88%) IaaS
2 11 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (2.88%) PaaS
3 5 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (1.31%) SuccessFactors
4 4 (1.05%) IBM Cloud
4 4 (1.05%) SoftLayer
5 3 (0.79%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 24 (6.28%) DNS
2 21 (5.50%) WAN
3 20 (5.24%) Firewall
3 20 (5.24%) Internet
4 19 (4.97%) TCP/IP
5 18 (4.71%) LAN
5 18 (4.71%) MPLS
6 16 (4.19%) DHCP
7 13 (3.40%) VPN
8 12 (3.14%) Radio Access Network
8 12 (3.14%) Skype
9 11 (2.88%) Intranet
10 10 (2.62%) SAN
11 9 (2.36%) 3G
11 9 (2.36%) BGP
11 9 (2.36%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (2.36%) Wireless
12 8 (2.09%) 4G
12 8 (2.09%) OSPF
12 8 (2.09%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.09%) Big Data
1 8 (2.09%) Hadoop
2 7 (1.83%) Relational Database
2 7 (1.83%) SQL Server
3 6 (1.57%) Apache Hive
4 5 (1.31%) RDBMS
5 4 (1.05%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.79%) DataStax
6 3 (0.79%) HBase
6 3 (0.79%) Mahout
6 3 (0.79%) MS Access
6 3 (0.79%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.79%) Sqoop
7 2 (0.52%) Cloudera CDH
7 2 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.52%) PowerCenter
8 1 (0.26%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
Development Applications
1 5 (1.31%) Subversion
2 4 (1.05%) Artifactory
2 4 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 4 (1.05%) Vagrant
3 3 (0.79%) JIRA
4 1 (0.26%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.26%) MSI
4 1 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 64 (16.75%) Telecoms
2 62 (16.23%) Finance
3 18 (4.71%) Billing
4 15 (3.93%) Marketing
5 14 (3.66%) Retail
6 12 (3.14%) Legal
7 7 (1.83%) French Language
7 7 (1.83%) German Language
7 7 (1.83%) Spanish Language
8 6 (1.57%) Automotive
9 4 (1.05%) Banking
9 4 (1.05%) Electronics
9 4 (1.05%) Italian Language
9 4 (1.05%) Korean Language
10 3 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.52%) Advertising
11 2 (0.52%) Back Office
11 2 (0.52%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.52%) Publishing
12 1 (0.26%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 63 (16.49%) Analyst
2 46 (12.04%) Support Engineer
3 28 (7.33%) Service Manager
4 25 (6.54%) Architect
5 22 (5.76%) Service Analyst
6 19 (4.97%) Administrator
6 19 (4.97%) Support Analyst
7 18 (4.71%) Field Engineer
8 16 (4.19%) 2nd Line Support
8 16 (4.19%) Consultant
8 16 (4.19%) Field Service Engineer
8 16 (4.19%) Operations Manager
8 16 (4.19%) Service Architect
9 15 (3.93%) Break Fix Engineer
9 15 (3.93%) Desktop Support
9 15 (3.93%) Incident Manager
9 15 (3.93%) Service Desk Analyst
10 14 (3.66%) Designer
11 13 (3.40%) Delivery Manager
11 13 (3.40%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.62%) .NET
2 8 (2.09%) Web Services
3 7 (1.83%) ASP.NET
3 7 (1.83%) CSS
4 6 (1.57%) HTML
5 5 (1.31%) MAPI
5 5 (1.31%) Node.js
6 4 (1.05%) Flash
6 4 (1.05%) Spring
7 3 (0.79%) jQuery
7 3 (0.79%) REST
7 3 (0.79%) WSDL
8 2 (0.52%) Middleware
8 2 (0.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (0.52%) WCF
9 1 (0.26%) COM
9 1 (0.26%) J2EE
9 1 (0.26%) SAP XI
9 1 (0.26%) Web Dynpro
9 1 (0.26%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (9.42%) Management Information System
2 22 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (4.97%) Driving Licence
4 15 (3.93%) Data Centre
5 11 (2.88%) CMDB
6 10 (2.62%) Virtual Team
7 9 (2.36%) Computer Science
8 8 (2.09%) Clustering
8 8 (2.09%) Data Integration
8 8 (2.09%) Statistics
8 8 (2.09%) Video Conferencing
9 7 (1.83%) Mainframe
10 6 (1.57%) Video on Demand
11 5 (1.31%) Hybrid Cloud
11 5 (1.31%) Learning Management System
11 5 (1.31%) STB
12 4 (1.05%) Animation
12 4 (1.05%) Fat Client
12 4 (1.05%) Replication
12 4 (1.05%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 72 (18.85%) Windows
2 29 (7.59%) Windows 7
3 21 (5.50%) Linux
4 20 (5.24%) Windows Server
5 19 (4.97%) Unix
5 19 (4.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (4.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (3.66%) Windows XP
8 13 (3.40%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (2.36%) Windows 10
9 9 (2.36%) Windows 8
10 8 (2.09%) MVS
10 8 (2.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (1.83%) Windows NT
12 4 (1.05%) Apple iOS
12 4 (1.05%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.79%) AIX
14 2 (0.52%) Android
14 2 (0.52%) Solaris
14 2 (0.52%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (38.48%) ITIL
2 97 (25.39%) Service Management
3 62 (16.23%) Service Delivery
4 60 (15.71%) Incident Management
5 42 (10.99%) ITIL V3
6 41 (10.73%) Service Design
7 33 (8.64%) Project Management
8 26 (6.81%) Problem Management
9 24 (6.28%) Change Management
9 24 (6.28%) CRM
10 23 (6.02%) Analytics
11 22 (5.76%) Continuous Improvement
12 20 (5.24%) ITSM
13 19 (4.97%) High Availability
13 19 (4.97%) Performance Management
14 18 (4.71%) Knowledge Management
15 17 (4.45%) Agile Software Development
15 17 (4.45%) Document Management
15 17 (4.45%) Migration
15 17 (4.45%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 24 (6.28%) SQL
2 23 (6.02%) Java
3 18 (4.71%) PowerShell
4 10 (2.62%) C#
5 9 (2.36%) JavaScript
5 9 (2.36%) Ruby
5 9 (2.36%) VBScript
6 7 (1.83%) Python
7 6 (1.57%) C++
7 6 (1.57%) VB.NET
8 5 (1.31%) C
9 4 (1.05%) Perl
9 4 (1.05%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.05%) VB
10 3 (0.79%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.26%) ABAP
11 1 (0.26%) VB6
11 1 (0.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 81 (21.20%) Security Cleared
2 60 (15.71%) SC Cleared
3 51 (13.35%) Degree
4 20 (5.24%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (4.97%) DV Cleared
6 14 (3.66%) CCNA
6 14 (3.66%) CCNP
6 14 (3.66%) ITIL Certification
7 11 (2.88%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (1.57%) ECDL
9 5 (1.31%) DBS Check
10 4 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (1.05%) MCP
10 4 (1.05%) MCSA
10 4 (1.05%) VCDX
10 4 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.79%) CCENT
11 3 (0.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (0.79%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.79%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.62%) QA
2 9 (2.36%) PCI DSS
3 8 (2.09%) Data Quality
4 6 (1.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (1.05%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.26%) JSP 440
System Software
1 57 (14.92%) Active Directory
2 14 (3.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.36%) Hyper-V
3 9 (2.36%) vSphere
4 8 (2.09%) ISA Server
4 8 (2.09%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (1.57%) HDFS
5 6 (1.57%) XenApp
6 5 (1.31%) Firmware
6 5 (1.31%) Forefront TMG
6 5 (1.31%) UAG
7 4 (1.05%) Docker
7 4 (1.05%) Terminal Services
7 4 (1.05%) vCloud
8 3 (0.79%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.26%) KVM
10 1 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (2.88%) SCCM
2 7 (1.83%) AirWatch
2 7 (1.83%) Ansible
2 7 (1.83%) Puppet
3 6 (1.57%) CA Wily
3 6 (1.57%) Hadoop YARN
3 6 (1.57%) Tivoli
3 6 (1.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 6 (1.57%) WSUS
4 5 (1.31%) EdgeSight
4 5 (1.31%) SafeCom
5 4 (1.05%) Amdocs OSS
5 4 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.05%) vRealize
6 3 (0.79%) Ambari
6 3 (0.79%) BladeLogic
6 3 (0.79%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 3 (0.79%) Oozie
6 3 (0.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 3 (0.79%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 64 (16.75%) Microsoft
2 48 (12.57%) Cisco
3 30 (7.85%) Remedy
4 29 (7.59%) HP
5 21 (5.50%) VMware
6 16 (4.19%) Citrix
6 16 (4.19%) Oracle
7 15 (3.93%) Huawei
7 15 (3.93%) SAP
8 11 (2.88%) Ericsson
9 10 (2.62%) F5
10 9 (2.36%) Avaya
10 9 (2.36%) Rackspace
10 9 (2.36%) Red Hat
11 8 (2.09%) Juniper
12 7 (1.83%) CA
13 6 (1.57%) BMC
13 6 (1.57%) Forcepoint
13 6 (1.57%) Nortel
13 6 (1.57%) ServiceNow
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