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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 78 76 89
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +13
Contract jobs citing SLA 235 217 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.36% 2.33% 2.03%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.45% 30.52% 28.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 82 64
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£313 £280 £284
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.60% -1.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £100 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 15 20
Average hourly rate £16.00 £11.00 £11.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -5.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £10.20 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.55 £26.00 £14.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.75 £11.88
% change year-on-year
+5.08% +24.21%
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
826 711 601
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 8.28% 7.62% 7.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 422 380 315
Average daily rate £380 £363 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% +0.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £177 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £369 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.69% +9.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 38 31
Average hourly rate £21.00 £25.50 £12.95
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +96.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £9.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £47.30 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+18.42% +26.66%

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 27 April 2015.

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 27 April 2015.

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 27 April 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
Berkshire +7 77 £285 +14.00% 25
Buckinghamshire +2 56 £326 +6.53% 14
Hampshire +4 43 £245 -30.00% 18
Oxfordshire -18 19 £313 +160.41%
Surrey -10 14 £275 +37.50% 7
West Sussex -13 11 £380 -10.58% 9
Middlesex +10 5 £387 -
Kent -5 5 £125 -68.25% 2
East Sussex -9 2 - - 1
M4 Corridor - 2 - -
Sussex - 1 - - 1
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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.

1 190 (42.04%) ITIL
2 111 (24.56%) Windows
3 98 (21.68%) Microsoft
4 96 (21.24%) Telecoms
4 96 (21.24%) Security Cleared
5 85 (18.81%) SC Cleared
6 82 (18.14%) MS Excel
7 75 (16.59%) Finance
8 74 (16.37%) Active Directory
9 69 (15.27%) Service Delivery
10 68 (15.04%) Service Management
11 60 (13.27%) Cisco
11 60 (13.27%) MS Office
12 58 (12.83%) HP
13 57 (12.61%) Change Management
14 53 (11.73%) Incident Management
15 50 (11.06%) Analytical Skills
16 48 (10.62%) Cisco Certification
17 46 (10.18%) LAN
18 44 (9.73%) Microsoft Certification
18 44 (9.73%) Windows 7
19 38 (8.41%) Project Management
20 37 (8.19%) Degree
21 36 (7.96%) CCNA
21 36 (7.96%) Windows Server 2008
22 35 (7.74%) DV Cleared
22 35 (7.74%) WAN
22 35 (7.74%) VMware
23 32 (7.08%) CCNP
23 32 (7.08%) SQL

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 25 (5.53%) SharePoint
2 22 (4.87%) MS Exchange
3 12 (2.65%) IIS
3 12 (2.65%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (1.11%) IBM Notes
5 4 (0.88%) Lync
6 3 (0.66%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.66%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.66%) CMS
6 3 (0.66%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.22%) SAS
8 1 (0.22%) MTS
8 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 82 (18.14%) MS Excel
2 60 (13.27%) MS Office
3 20 (4.42%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.55%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.33%) Oracle General Ledger
1 6 (1.33%) Oracle Payables
1 6 (1.33%) Oracle Receivables
2 5 (1.11%) Oracle iProcurement
2 5 (1.11%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.88%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.66%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.44%) Oracle E-Business Tax
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.22%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.88%) Office 365
2 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (10.18%) LAN
2 35 (7.74%) WAN
3 29 (6.42%) Firewall
4 28 (6.19%) 3G
5 25 (5.53%) 4G
6 22 (4.87%) VPN
6 22 (4.87%) GSM
7 21 (4.65%) 2G
8 19 (4.20%) SAN
9 18 (3.98%) UMTS
10 17 (3.76%) LTE
10 17 (3.76%) Radio Access Network
11 16 (3.54%) Ethernet
12 15 (3.32%) DNS
12 15 (3.32%) Internet
12 15 (3.32%) Wireless
13 13 (2.88%) TCP/IP
14 11 (2.43%) Broadband
15 10 (2.21%) Wi-Fi
15 10 (2.21%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.43%) Crystal Reports
1 11 (2.43%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (1.11%) Relational Database
4 4 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (0.88%) Big Data
4 4 (0.88%) DB2
4 4 (0.88%) RDBMS
4 4 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (0.88%) DB2 UDB
5 3 (0.66%) MySQL
5 3 (0.66%) Oracle BI EE
5 3 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (0.66%) SQLPlus
5 3 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (0.66%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (0.66%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.22%) DataStax
6 1 (0.22%) PerformancePoint
6 1 (0.22%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 5 (1.11%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (0.44%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (0.22%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.22%) Ranorex
3 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.22%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.22%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.22%) JIRA
3 1 (0.22%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.22%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.22%) Axure RP
General
1 96 (21.24%) Telecoms
2 75 (16.59%) Finance
3 14 (3.10%) Retail
4 8 (1.77%) Banking
5 7 (1.55%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.11%) Marketing
6 5 (1.11%) General Ledger
7 4 (0.88%) Law
7 4 (0.88%) Legal
8 3 (0.66%) Billing
9 2 (0.44%) Advertising
9 2 (0.44%) Back Office
10 1 (0.22%) Electronics
10 1 (0.22%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.22%) French Language
10 1 (0.22%) German Language
10 1 (0.22%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 88 (19.47%) Analyst
2 59 (13.05%) Support Engineer
3 39 (8.63%) Service Manager
4 37 (8.19%) Support Analyst
5 28 (6.19%) Incident Manager
6 27 (5.97%) 2nd Line Support
7 24 (5.31%) Consultant
8 22 (4.87%) Delivery Manager
9 21 (4.65%) Desktop Support
10 20 (4.42%) 1st Line Support
10 20 (4.42%) Network Engineer
10 20 (4.42%) Service Analyst
10 20 (4.42%) Team Leader
11 19 (4.20%) Services Delivery Manager
12 18 (3.98%) Service Desk Analyst
13 17 (3.76%) Desktop Engineer
14 16 (3.54%) Administrator
14 16 (3.54%) 1st Line Support Analyst
14 16 (3.54%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 15 (3.32%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.33%) HTML
1 6 (1.33%) .NET
2 5 (1.11%) CSS
2 5 (1.11%) XMPP
3 4 (0.88%) LAMP
4 3 (0.66%) WebCenter
4 3 (0.66%) Ruby on Rails
4 3 (0.66%) Application Packaging
4 3 (0.66%) SOAP
4 3 (0.66%) XML
5 2 (0.44%) WAP
5 2 (0.44%) Software Packaging
5 2 (0.44%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.22%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (0.22%) jQuery
6 1 (0.22%) Middleware
6 1 (0.22%) X-Windows
6 1 (0.22%) MSMQ
6 1 (0.22%) EDI
6 1 (0.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 50 (11.06%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (5.09%) Management Information System
3 13 (2.88%) Clustering
4 9 (1.99%) Video Conferencing
5 8 (1.77%) Mainframe
6 7 (1.55%) Blackberry
7 6 (1.33%) Replication
8 5 (1.11%) Wiki
8 5 (1.11%) PDA
9 4 (0.88%) Statistics
9 4 (0.88%) SCADA
9 4 (0.88%) Computer Science
9 4 (0.88%) CLARiiON
9 4 (0.88%) Symmetrix
9 4 (0.88%) EMC Centera
9 4 (0.88%) NHS
9 4 (0.88%) User Experience
9 4 (0.88%) Symmetrix DMX
10 3 (0.66%) Hedge funds
10 3 (0.66%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 111 (24.56%) Windows
2 44 (9.73%) Windows 7
3 36 (7.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (5.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 21 (4.65%) Linux
6 19 (4.20%) UNIX
7 18 (3.98%) Windows 2000
7 18 (3.98%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (2.88%) Windows XP
9 12 (2.65%) Windows NT
10 8 (1.77%) Windows 2000 Server
10 8 (1.77%) Windows 8
11 6 (1.33%) HPUX
12 5 (1.11%) Windows Vista
13 4 (0.88%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.88%) CentOS
14 3 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.66%) AIX
14 3 (0.66%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.44%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (42.04%) ITIL
2 69 (15.27%) Service Delivery
3 68 (15.04%) Service Management
4 57 (12.61%) Change Management
5 53 (11.73%) Incident Management
6 38 (8.41%) Project Management
7 29 (6.42%) Disaster Recovery
8 28 (6.19%) PRINCE2
9 25 (5.53%) ITIL V3
10 23 (5.09%) Problem Management
11 21 (4.65%) Configuration Management
12 19 (4.20%) Migration
13 18 (3.98%) Network Management
13 18 (3.98%) Line Management
14 17 (3.76%) Root Cause Analysis
14 17 (3.76%) Data Analysis
15 16 (3.54%) ITSM
15 16 (3.54%) Time Management
16 15 (3.32%) Continuous Improvement
16 15 (3.32%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (7.08%) SQL
2 15 (3.32%) PowerShell
3 8 (1.77%) Java
3 8 (1.77%) VB
4 6 (1.33%) JavaScript
5 3 (0.66%) C
5 3 (0.66%) C#
5 3 (0.66%) Ruby
5 3 (0.66%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.44%) Korn
6 2 (0.44%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.44%) Perl
6 2 (0.44%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.22%) VBA
7 1 (0.22%) Python
7 1 (0.22%) C++
7 1 (0.22%) JCL
7 1 (0.22%) VB6
7 1 (0.22%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.22%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 96 (21.24%) Security Cleared
2 85 (18.81%) SC Cleared
3 48 (10.62%) Cisco Certification
4 44 (9.73%) Microsoft Certification
5 37 (8.19%) Degree
6 36 (7.96%) CCNA
7 35 (7.74%) DV Cleared
8 32 (7.08%) CCNP
9 31 (6.86%) ITIL Certification
10 27 (5.97%) MCSE
11 24 (5.31%) MCP
12 16 (3.54%) MCSA
13 15 (3.32%) A+ Certification
14 14 (3.10%) Network+ Certification
15 9 (1.99%) HND
15 9 (1.99%) CCDP
16 5 (1.11%) CISSP
16 5 (1.11%) PMI Certification
16 5 (1.11%) CCVP
17 4 (0.88%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.22%) QA
2 1 (0.22%) P3O
System Software
1 74 (16.37%) Active Directory
2 18 (3.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.43%) Firmware
4 10 (2.21%) VMware ESX
4 10 (2.21%) Hyper-V
5 7 (1.55%) XenApp
5 7 (1.55%) XenDesktop
6 6 (1.33%) vSphere
7 4 (0.88%) ISA Server
8 3 (0.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.66%) Terminal Services
8 3 (0.66%) Oracle Clusterware
9 2 (0.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.22%) Samba
10 1 (0.22%) qmail
10 1 (0.22%) Postfix
10 1 (0.22%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 1 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 16 (3.54%) OpenView
2 14 (3.10%) OVSD
2 14 (3.10%) SCCM
3 9 (1.99%) SCOM
4 6 (1.33%) NSN NetAct
4 6 (1.33%) Netcool
5 4 (0.88%) ARCserve
5 4 (0.88%) BladeLogic
5 4 (0.88%) XenMobile
5 4 (0.88%) Cisco Prime
5 4 (0.88%) AirWatch
6 3 (0.66%) Data Guard
6 3 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.66%) Nagios
6 3 (0.66%) Oracle RMAN
6 3 (0.66%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.66%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (0.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.44%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 98 (21.68%) Microsoft
2 60 (13.27%) Cisco
3 58 (12.83%) HP
4 35 (7.74%) VMware
5 27 (5.97%) Citrix
6 24 (5.31%) Ericsson
7 18 (3.98%) Oracle
8 17 (3.76%) Remedy
9 15 (3.32%) Symantec
10 11 (2.43%) SAP
10 11 (2.43%) F5
11 10 (2.21%) Nokia
12 8 (1.77%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 8 (1.77%) 3PAR
13 7 (1.55%) CheckPoint
14 6 (1.33%) NetApp
14 6 (1.33%) Juniper
14 6 (1.33%) Blue Coat
14 6 (1.33%) NetScout
15 5 (1.11%) Huawei
West Sussex
TEKsystems
Rate: £440 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Sussex
Spring Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Horsham
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £21.55 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £15 - £20 per hour + Uplift
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Advantage XPO
Posted: 6 days ago
Newbury
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Surrey
Volt
Posted: 7 days ago
High Wycombe
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
CGI
Rate: £32,000 - £37,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Hampshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Anantha
Rate: £0 - £425 per day
Posted: 27 days ago