The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the South East region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 73 90 41
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -49
Contract jobs citing SLA 201 178 362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.25% 2.12% 3.67%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.72% 30.96% 39.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 53 87
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£300 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £140 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £420 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 49
Average hourly rate £18.50 £16.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £11.45 £11.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.90 £20.00 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+20.68% -3.33%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
725 575 910
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 8.12% 6.85% 9.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 267 338
Average daily rate £355 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £261 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 37 64
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.22 £12.20 £11.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.20 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+14.64% -2.77%
SLA
England

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 22 July 2014.

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 22 July 2014.

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 22 July 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
Berkshire +4 75 £300 +14.83% 22
Buckinghamshire +1 57 £180 -40.00% 7
Hampshire -7 26 £300 -10.44% 11
Surrey 0 13 £308 -27.21% 11
East Sussex +3 9 £238 -7.76% 4
West Sussex - 6 £285 - 2
Oxfordshire -5 5 £450 +33.33% 8
Kent +1 4 £150 -50.41% 3
Middlesex -5 1 £323 - 1
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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.

1 147 (34.83%) Windows
2 146 (34.60%) ITIL
3 90 (21.33%) Microsoft
4 86 (20.38%) Security Cleared
5 78 (18.48%) Active Directory
6 75 (17.77%) Telecoms
7 72 (17.06%) MS Excel
8 64 (15.17%) Finance
9 60 (14.22%) MS Office
10 58 (13.74%) SC Cleared
11 55 (13.03%) Cisco
12 47 (11.14%) SQL
13 45 (10.66%) Service Management
13 45 (10.66%) Service Delivery
14 43 (10.19%) Windows 7
15 40 (9.48%) Citrix
16 39 (9.24%) Microsoft Certification
16 39 (9.24%) Incident Management
17 38 (9.00%) VMware
18 37 (8.77%) Change Management
19 34 (8.06%) UNIX
19 34 (8.06%) ITSM
20 33 (7.82%) SharePoint
20 33 (7.82%) Windows Server 2003
21 31 (7.35%) Problem Management
22 30 (7.11%) Workflow
22 30 (7.11%) Project Management
22 30 (7.11%) SQL Server
23 29 (6.87%) MS Exchange
23 29 (6.87%) WAN

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 33 (7.82%) SharePoint
2 29 (6.87%) MS Exchange
3 15 (3.55%) SharePoint Server
4 10 (2.37%) IBM Notes
5 8 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2003
5 8 (1.90%) IIS
6 7 (1.66%) MS Project Server
7 5 (1.18%) Apache
7 5 (1.18%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.95%) Lync
8 4 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (0.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.47%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.24%) GroupWise
10 1 (0.24%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.24%) CMS
10 1 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 72 (17.06%) MS Excel
2 60 (14.22%) MS Office
3 12 (2.84%) MS Project
4 10 (2.37%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (1.42%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.95%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.24%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.24%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 11 (2.61%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (1.66%) Remedy AR System
3 5 (1.18%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.95%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.95%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.47%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 2 (0.47%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 2 (0.47%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.24%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.24%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.24%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle TCA
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.71%) Office 365
2 2 (0.47%) SaaS
3 1 (0.24%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 29 (6.87%) WAN
2 24 (5.69%) Firewall
3 23 (5.45%) LAN
3 23 (5.45%) LDAP
4 21 (4.98%) TCP/IP
4 21 (4.98%) 3G
5 20 (4.74%) DNS
6 19 (4.50%) VPN
6 19 (4.50%) VoIP
6 19 (4.50%) 4G
7 17 (4.03%) LTE
8 16 (3.79%) SAN
8 16 (3.79%) DHCP
9 14 (3.32%) 2G
10 11 (2.61%) Wireless
11 9 (2.13%) Internet
12 8 (1.90%) NAS
12 8 (1.90%) iSCSI
13 7 (1.66%) SSL
13 7 (1.66%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (7.11%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.79%) SQL Server 2005
3 11 (2.61%) OLAP
4 10 (2.37%) IDOL
5 7 (1.66%) DTS
6 6 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (1.18%) SQL Server 2000
7 5 (1.18%) Data Mining
8 4 (0.95%) EDRMS
9 3 (0.71%) DB2
9 3 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.47%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.47%) QlikView
10 2 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.47%) OLTP
10 2 (0.47%) MySQL
11 1 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.24%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (2.61%) Visual Studio
2 3 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.47%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.24%) MSI
4 1 (0.24%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.24%) Ant
4 1 (0.24%) JMeter
4 1 (0.24%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.24%) Wise Package Studio
4 1 (0.24%) Jenkins
General
1 75 (17.77%) Telecoms
2 64 (15.17%) Finance
3 17 (4.03%) Banking
4 6 (1.42%) Marketing
4 6 (1.42%) Legal
4 6 (1.42%) Manufacturing
4 6 (1.42%) Retail
5 4 (0.95%) Advertising
6 3 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (0.71%) Law
6 3 (0.71%) Billing
7 2 (0.47%) Military
7 2 (0.47%) Front Office
7 2 (0.47%) Automotive
8 1 (0.24%) Games
8 1 (0.24%) Electronics
8 1 (0.24%) French Language
8 1 (0.24%) German Language
8 1 (0.24%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.24%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 87 (20.62%) Analyst
2 45 (10.66%) Support Engineer
3 36 (8.53%) Support Analyst
4 27 (6.40%) 1st Line Support
5 26 (6.16%) Service Manager
6 25 (5.92%) Service Desk Analyst
6 25 (5.92%) Service Analyst
6 25 (5.92%) 2nd Line Support
7 19 (4.50%) Architect
8 17 (4.03%) Developer
8 17 (4.03%) Administrator
9 16 (3.79%) Consultant
10 15 (3.55%) IT Support
11 14 (3.32%) Support Manager
11 14 (3.32%) Project Manager
12 13 (3.08%) Help Desk Support
13 12 (2.84%) Delivery Manager
13 12 (2.84%) Services Delivery Manager
14 11 (2.61%) Desktop Support
14 11 (2.61%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (4.74%) .NET
2 18 (4.27%) Web Services
3 13 (3.08%) XML
4 12 (2.84%) ASP.NET
5 11 (2.61%) .NET Framework
6 9 (2.13%) Windows SharePoint Services
7 5 (1.18%) SOAP
8 4 (0.95%) CSS
9 3 (0.71%) HTML
9 3 (0.71%) LAMP
9 3 (0.71%) jQuery
10 2 (0.47%) REST
10 2 (0.47%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (0.47%) HTML5
10 2 (0.47%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (0.47%) Application Packaging
10 2 (0.47%) WCF
10 2 (0.47%) XSLT
11 1 (0.24%) Middleware
11 1 (0.24%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 19 (4.50%) Management Information System
2 15 (3.55%) Clustering
3 12 (2.84%) Blackberry
4 11 (2.61%) Computer Science
5 9 (2.13%) Mainframe
6 8 (1.90%) GIS
7 5 (1.18%) Thin Client
7 5 (1.18%) Handset
7 5 (1.18%) Replication
7 5 (1.18%) Statistics
7 5 (1.18%) Mathematics
7 5 (1.18%) Fat Client
8 4 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (0.95%) CMDB
8 4 (0.95%) Client/Server
8 4 (0.95%) NHS
9 3 (0.71%) iPhone
9 3 (0.71%) iPad
9 3 (0.71%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.47%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 147 (34.83%) Windows
2 43 (10.19%) Windows 7
3 34 (8.06%) UNIX
4 33 (7.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 26 (6.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (4.98%) Linux
7 19 (4.50%) Windows XP
8 8 (1.90%) Windows 2000 Server
8 8 (1.90%) AIX
9 6 (1.42%) CentOS
9 6 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (1.42%) Windows NT
9 6 (1.42%) Solaris
9 6 (1.42%) MVS
10 5 (1.18%) Windows 2000
10 5 (1.18%) Ubuntu
10 5 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.71%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.47%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.47%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (34.60%) ITIL
2 45 (10.66%) Service Management
2 45 (10.66%) Service Delivery
3 39 (9.24%) Incident Management
4 37 (8.77%) Change Management
5 34 (8.06%) ITSM
6 31 (7.35%) Problem Management
7 30 (7.11%) Workflow
7 30 (7.11%) Project Management
8 29 (6.87%) Migration
9 27 (6.40%) Disaster Recovery
10 18 (4.27%) Stakeholder Management
11 15 (3.55%) Configuration Management
11 15 (3.55%) Network Architecture
12 14 (3.32%) Logistics
13 13 (3.08%) PRINCE2
13 13 (3.08%) Asset Management
14 12 (2.84%) Continuous Improvement
14 12 (2.84%) Performance Management
14 12 (2.84%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 47 (11.14%) SQL
2 16 (3.79%) C#
3 11 (2.61%) Shell Script
3 11 (2.61%) C
4 10 (2.37%) T-SQL
5 4 (0.95%) PL/SQL
5 4 (0.95%) JavaScript
5 4 (0.95%) JCL
6 3 (0.71%) Perl
6 3 (0.71%) VBScript
7 2 (0.47%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.47%) VB
7 2 (0.47%) Java
7 2 (0.47%) C++
7 2 (0.47%) PHP
8 1 (0.24%) VC++
8 1 (0.24%) Python
8 1 (0.24%) VBA
8 1 (0.24%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.24%) AWK
Qualifications
1 86 (20.38%) Security Cleared
2 58 (13.74%) SC Cleared
3 39 (9.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 29 (6.87%) Degree
5 26 (6.16%) Cisco Certification
6 25 (5.92%) DV Cleared
7 20 (4.74%) CCNA
8 18 (4.27%) CCNP
9 17 (4.03%) MCSE
10 13 (3.08%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (1.90%) MCSA
11 8 (1.90%) MCP
12 7 (1.66%) MCDST
12 7 (1.66%) MCTS
13 6 (1.42%) PMI Certification
14 4 (0.95%) PMP
14 4 (0.95%) CCIE
15 3 (0.71%) CCA
15 3 (0.71%) Citrix Certification
15 3 (0.71%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (0.95%) QA
3 3 (0.71%) BS25999
4 1 (0.24%) COBIT
4 1 (0.24%) Data Quality
System Software
1 78 (18.48%) Active Directory
2 21 (4.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.13%) XenApp
4 8 (1.90%) VMware ESX
5 7 (1.66%) Hyper-V
6 6 (1.42%) NLBS
6 6 (1.42%) NFS
7 4 (0.95%) vSphere
7 4 (0.95%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.95%) ProxySG
8 3 (0.71%) Squid
8 3 (0.71%) Postfix
8 3 (0.71%) Sendmail
9 2 (0.47%) DFS Replication
9 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.24%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.24%) XenServer
10 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (2.37%) SCOM
2 9 (2.13%) SCCM
3 6 (1.42%) Control-M
4 5 (1.18%) OVSD
5 3 (0.71%) OpenView
5 3 (0.71%) NetBackup
5 3 (0.71%) Backup Exec
5 3 (0.71%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (0.71%) HP SIM
5 3 (0.71%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 2 (0.47%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.24%) MAINVIEW
7 1 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.24%) Netcool
7 1 (0.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.24%) ARCserve
7 1 (0.24%) Unicenter
7 1 (0.24%) WSUS
7 1 (0.24%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.24%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 90 (21.33%) Microsoft
2 55 (13.03%) Cisco
3 40 (9.48%) Citrix
4 38 (9.00%) VMware
5 25 (5.92%) HP
6 23 (5.45%) Remedy
7 21 (4.98%) Oracle
8 17 (4.03%) Juniper
9 13 (3.08%) CheckPoint
9 13 (3.08%) F5
10 12 (2.84%) NetApp
11 11 (2.61%) Symantec
12 10 (2.37%) Meridio
12 10 (2.37%) Lotus
13 9 (2.13%) McAfee
13 9 (2.13%) Ericsson
13 9 (2.13%) Blue Coat
14 8 (1.90%) BMC
14 8 (1.90%) Avaya
15 7 (1.66%) Red Hat
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