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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 72 73 74
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing SLA 232 227 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.71% 2.44% 2.51%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.04% 26.03% 30.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 109 77
Average daily rate £318 £306 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -5.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £139 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £473 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 19 15
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £25.00 £91.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -6.89%
SLA
England

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
858 872 688
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.03% 9.38% 8.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 469 425 331
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £204 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 45 27
Average hourly rate £47.50 £35.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% +32.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £12.48 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £55.00 £113.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £25.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+68.00% +45.77%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the South East region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Berkshire +21 110 £315 +29.89% 14
Surrey +20 46 £270 -20.00% 15
Buckinghamshire -5 30 £344 -8.33% 12
Hampshire -2 28 £456 +35.18% 21
Oxfordshire +1 10 £250 -9.09% 2
West Sussex -3 4 £345 +18.96% 3
Middlesex -3 3 £475 +11.76%
Kent -18 2 £219 +6.58% 4
East Sussex +10 1 - - 2
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 175 (37.47%) ITIL
2 143 (30.62%) Windows
3 117 (25.05%) Microsoft
4 93 (19.91%) Finance
5 80 (17.13%) Telecoms
6 77 (16.49%) Incident Management
7 71 (15.20%) Service Management
7 71 (15.20%) Service Delivery
8 69 (14.78%) Active Directory
9 67 (14.35%) Unix
10 65 (13.92%) Linux
11 59 (12.63%) SQL
12 55 (11.78%) Security Cleared
13 54 (11.56%) Cisco
14 52 (11.13%) MS Excel
14 52 (11.13%) Data Centre
15 51 (10.92%) Remedy
16 47 (10.06%) Analytical Skills
17 46 (9.85%) Windows Server
18 45 (9.64%) MS Office
19 44 (9.42%) Windows 7
20 40 (8.57%) Project Management
21 39 (8.35%) Oracle
21 39 (8.35%) Problem Management
22 37 (7.92%) VMware
22 37 (7.92%) SC Cleared
23 35 (7.49%) Cisco Certification
24 34 (7.28%) SQL Server
24 34 (7.28%) Change Management
24 34 (7.28%) Firewall

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 22 (4.71%) MS Exchange
2 19 (4.07%) SharePoint
3 12 (2.57%) IIS
4 8 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (1.50%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (1.50%) IBM Notes
6 6 (1.28%) Apache
7 5 (1.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.64%) IBM HTTP Server
9 3 (0.64%) SAS
9 3 (0.64%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.64%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.64%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.64%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.43%) IBM Domino
10 2 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 52 (11.13%) MS Excel
2 45 (9.64%) MS Office
3 19 (4.07%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (2.14%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.86%) AutoCAD
6 3 (0.64%) MS Project
6 3 (0.64%) QuarkXPress
6 3 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (3.21%) Oracle General Ledger
1 15 (3.21%) Oracle Payables
1 15 (3.21%) Oracle Receivables
1 15 (3.21%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 14 (3.00%) Oracle EBS R12
3 13 (2.78%) Oracle EBS
4 11 (2.36%) Oracle 11i
5 10 (2.14%) Oracle AGIS
5 10 (2.14%) Oracle Assets
6 4 (0.86%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.64%) Oracle E-Business Tax
7 3 (0.64%) Oracle iProcurement
8 2 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.43%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 1 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.21%) SAP CCM
9 1 (0.21%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.21%) SAP R/3
9 1 (0.21%) SAP SD
9 1 (0.21%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.50%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.64%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 3 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.43%) Office 365
3 2 (0.43%) SaaS
4 1 (0.21%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.21%) SoftLayer
4 1 (0.21%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 34 (7.28%) Firewall
1 34 (7.28%) Wireless
2 31 (6.64%) WAN
3 29 (6.21%) LAN
4 22 (4.71%) SAN
5 21 (4.50%) 3G
6 20 (4.28%) 4G
7 19 (4.07%) VoIP
8 18 (3.85%) DNS
9 17 (3.64%) VPN
10 16 (3.43%) Internet
11 14 (3.00%) 2G
12 12 (2.57%) LTE
12 12 (2.57%) TCP/IP
12 12 (2.57%) Wi-Fi
13 11 (2.36%) Ethernet
13 11 (2.36%) Radio Access Network
13 11 (2.36%) Unified Communications
14 10 (2.14%) MPLS
14 10 (2.14%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (7.28%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.00%) BusinessObjects
3 8 (1.71%) Oracle Database
4 7 (1.50%) Big Data
4 7 (1.50%) DB2
4 7 (1.50%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (1.28%) Hadoop
6 5 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.07%) PowerCenter
6 5 (1.07%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (0.86%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (0.64%) BusinessObjects XI
8 3 (0.64%) Data Mining
8 3 (0.64%) FileMaker
8 3 (0.64%) OLTP
8 3 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.43%) DB2 UDB
9 2 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (0.64%) InstallShield
1 3 (0.64%) Introscope
1 3 (0.64%) Wise Package Studio
2 2 (0.43%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (0.43%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (0.21%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.21%) JIRA
3 1 (0.21%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 93 (19.91%) Finance
2 80 (17.13%) Telecoms
3 25 (5.35%) Billing
3 25 (5.35%) Front Office
4 24 (5.14%) Retail
5 23 (4.93%) Banking
6 16 (3.43%) Back Office
7 5 (1.07%) General Ledger
7 5 (1.07%) Spanish Language
8 4 (0.86%) German Language
9 3 (0.64%) Local Government
10 2 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.21%) Legal
11 1 (0.21%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.21%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 91 (19.49%) Analyst
2 58 (12.42%) Support Engineer
3 33 (7.07%) Incident Manager
3 33 (7.07%) Service Analyst
4 30 (6.42%) Service Desk Analyst
4 30 (6.42%) Service Manager
4 30 (6.42%) Support Analyst
5 27 (5.78%) Network Engineer
6 26 (5.57%) 1st Line Support
7 23 (4.93%) Administrator
8 21 (4.50%) Delivery Manager
8 21 (4.50%) Service Desk Support
9 19 (4.07%) Linux Engineer
10 18 (3.85%) Consultant
10 18 (3.85%) Project Manager
11 17 (3.64%) 1st Line Support Analyst
11 17 (3.64%) IT Support
11 17 (3.64%) Service Desk Support Analyst
12 16 (3.43%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
12 16 (3.43%) Telecoms Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.36%) Web Services
2 8 (1.71%) RESTful
3 7 (1.50%) .NET
3 7 (1.50%) ELK Stack
3 7 (1.50%) Sensu
4 6 (1.28%) XML
5 5 (1.07%) ASP.NET
5 5 (1.07%) Middleware
6 4 (0.86%) REST
6 4 (0.86%) SAP XI
7 3 (0.64%) COM
7 3 (0.64%) SAML
7 3 (0.64%) SOAP
7 3 (0.64%) Software Packaging
8 2 (0.43%) Google Closure
8 2 (0.43%) HTML
8 2 (0.43%) JSON
9 1 (0.21%) HTML5
9 1 (0.21%) jQuery
9 1 (0.21%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 52 (11.13%) Data Centre
2 47 (10.06%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (5.14%) Management Information System
4 18 (3.85%) Clustering
4 18 (3.85%) Mainframe
5 15 (3.21%) Driving Licence
6 14 (3.00%) Computer Science
7 10 (2.14%) Smart Meter
8 7 (1.50%) Blackberry
8 7 (1.50%) CMDB
8 7 (1.50%) HACMP
9 5 (1.07%) Fat Client
9 5 (1.07%) Handset
9 5 (1.07%) Thin Client
9 5 (1.07%) VCE vBlock
10 4 (0.86%) NHS
10 4 (0.86%) N-Tier
10 4 (0.86%) Statistics
11 3 (0.64%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.64%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 143 (30.62%) Windows
2 67 (14.35%) Unix
3 65 (13.92%) Linux
4 46 (9.85%) Windows Server
5 44 (9.42%) Windows 7
6 27 (5.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 22 (4.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 19 (4.07%) Windows Server 2012
9 18 (3.85%) MVS
10 17 (3.64%) Windows NT
10 17 (3.64%) Windows Server 2003
11 15 (3.21%) Windows 8
12 14 (3.00%) Windows XP
13 12 (2.57%) AIX
14 10 (2.14%) Windows Vista
15 9 (1.93%) Solaris
16 7 (1.50%) CentOS
16 7 (1.50%) Ubuntu
17 4 (0.86%) Apple iOS
18 3 (0.64%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (37.47%) ITIL
2 77 (16.49%) Incident Management
3 71 (15.20%) Service Delivery
3 71 (15.20%) Service Management
4 40 (8.57%) Project Management
5 39 (8.35%) Problem Management
6 34 (7.28%) Change Management
7 29 (6.21%) Ticket Management
8 25 (5.35%) Configuration Management
9 24 (5.14%) CRM
9 24 (5.14%) PRINCE2
10 23 (4.93%) Continuous Improvement
10 23 (4.93%) Disaster Recovery
11 20 (4.28%) Root Cause Analysis
12 18 (3.85%) Migration
13 17 (3.64%) Agile Software Development
13 17 (3.64%) Risk Management
14 16 (3.43%) Process Improvement
15 15 (3.21%) Validation
16 14 (3.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 59 (12.63%) SQL
2 19 (4.07%) Java
3 13 (2.78%) Perl
4 12 (2.57%) Shell Script
5 11 (2.36%) Bash Shell
5 11 (2.36%) Python
6 10 (2.14%) JavaScript
7 8 (1.71%) AWK
7 8 (1.71%) sed
8 7 (1.50%) C#
8 7 (1.50%) PowerShell
9 6 (1.28%) VB
10 5 (1.07%) C
11 3 (0.64%) JCL
12 2 (0.43%) Korn
12 2 (0.43%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.43%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.43%) VBA
13 1 (0.21%) Delphi
13 1 (0.21%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 55 (11.78%) Security Cleared
2 37 (7.92%) SC Cleared
3 35 (7.49%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (5.35%) Degree
5 21 (4.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 20 (4.28%) ITIL Certification
6 20 (4.28%) MCSE
7 18 (3.85%) CCNA
8 15 (3.21%) CCNP
9 14 (3.00%) DV Cleared
10 9 (1.93%) MCP
11 8 (1.71%) CCIE
12 7 (1.50%) HNC
13 6 (1.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 6 (1.28%) RHCSA
14 4 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 3 (0.64%) Chartered Engineer
16 2 (0.43%) A+ Certification
16 2 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
16 2 (0.43%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.21%) Data Quality
2 11 (2.36%) QA
3 5 (1.07%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.86%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.43%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.21%) ISO27002
7 1 (0.21%) RMADS
7 1 (0.21%) SEPA
System Software
1 69 (14.78%) Active Directory
2 30 (6.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (3.00%) Hyper-V
4 10 (2.14%) XenApp
5 9 (1.93%) VMware ESX
5 9 (1.93%) vSphere
6 5 (1.07%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 4 (0.86%) Veritas File System
7 4 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.64%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (0.64%) GPFS
8 3 (0.64%) NDS
8 3 (0.64%) Novell eDirectory
8 3 (0.64%) VMware Server
8 3 (0.64%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.43%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (0.43%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.43%) KVM
9 2 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.43%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (3.21%) Control-M
2 13 (2.78%) SCCM
3 9 (1.93%) Puppet
4 8 (1.71%) Simpana
5 7 (1.50%) Ansible
5 7 (1.50%) Graphite
5 7 (1.50%) logstash
5 7 (1.50%) Terraform
6 6 (1.28%) CA Wily
6 6 (1.28%) CiscoWorks
6 6 (1.28%) Tivoli
7 5 (1.07%) HP Data Protector
7 5 (1.07%) Nagios
7 5 (1.07%) NetBackup
7 5 (1.07%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 5 (1.07%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 4 (0.86%) Backup Exec
8 4 (0.86%) MAINVIEW
9 3 (0.64%) Unicenter
9 3 (0.64%) WSUS
Vendors
1 117 (25.05%) Microsoft
2 54 (11.56%) Cisco
3 51 (10.92%) Remedy
4 39 (8.35%) Oracle
5 37 (7.92%) VMware
6 32 (6.85%) Citrix
7 29 (6.21%) HP
8 25 (5.35%) Huawei
9 24 (5.14%) SAP
10 20 (4.28%) Juniper
11 17 (3.64%) Nokia
12 16 (3.43%) Ericsson
13 12 (2.57%) Red Hat
14 11 (2.36%) IBM
15 10 (2.14%) BT
15 10 (2.14%) Palo Alto
16 9 (1.93%) CA
16 9 (1.93%) NetApp
16 9 (1.93%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
16 9 (1.93%) ServiceNow
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