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 30 June 2016 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 69 76 85
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +9
Contract jobs citing SLA 250 250 200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.80% 2.65% 2.18%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.41% 27.90% 24.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 98 89
Median daily rate £350 £375 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +30.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £135 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £462 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 36 8
Median hourly rate £12.50 £20.59 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.29% +11.31%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -11.42%
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
880 896 803
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 9.86% 9.51% 8.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 471 423
Median daily rate £425 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £263 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £365
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +3.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 44 30
Median hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% +5.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £39.10 £47.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £20.75
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +8.43%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +12 106 £260 -18.75% 11
Hampshire +4 43 £360 -7.09% 14
Buckinghamshire -4 40 £423 +5.81% 6
Surrey +1 22 £350 +16.66% 9
West Sussex -23 13 £365 +23.72% 3
Kent +10 8 £130 -71.11%
Oxfordshire +6 6 £350 -17.64% 5
Middlesex -12 4 £415 +7.23%
East Sussex +9 3 £363 -3.33% 2
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, 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.

1 225 (43.44%) ITIL
2 138 (26.64%) Windows
3 137 (26.45%) Microsoft
4 98 (18.92%) Telecoms
5 96 (18.53%) Service Management
6 94 (18.15%) Active Directory
7 92 (17.76%) Windows Server
8 84 (16.22%) Incident Management
9 78 (15.06%) Linux
10 77 (14.86%) MS Excel
11 76 (14.67%) Finance
11 76 (14.67%) Security Cleared
12 71 (13.71%) Service Delivery
13 61 (11.78%) Cisco
14 60 (11.58%) Management Information System
15 57 (11.00%) Oracle
16 56 (10.81%) MS Office
16 56 (10.81%) Remedy
17 53 (10.23%) SC Cleared
18 50 (9.65%) SQL
19 48 (9.27%) Problem Management
20 47 (9.07%) SQL Server
21 42 (8.11%) SharePoint
22 41 (7.92%) HP
23 40 (7.72%) SAN
23 40 (7.72%) WAN
23 40 (7.72%) VMware
23 40 (7.72%) Windows Server 2008
24 39 (7.53%) Unix
25 38 (7.34%) Cisco Certification

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 42 (8.11%) SharePoint
2 27 (5.21%) MS Exchange
3 19 (3.67%) IIS
4 5 (0.97%) IBM Notes
4 5 (0.97%) SharePoint Server
4 5 (0.97%) Skype for Business
5 4 (0.77%) CMS
6 3 (0.58%) Apache
6 3 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (0.58%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.39%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.19%) JBoss
8 1 (0.19%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
Applications
1 77 (14.86%) MS Excel
2 56 (10.81%) MS Office
3 22 (4.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 21 (4.05%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.39%) MS Project
6 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.16%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.58%) Remedy AR System
2 3 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.19%) BASE24
4 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle FAH
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.19%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.74%) Office 365
2 4 (0.77%) Yammer
3 3 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.58%) PaaS
3 3 (0.58%) SaaS
4 1 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.19%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 40 (7.72%) SAN
1 40 (7.72%) WAN
2 37 (7.14%) LAN
3 33 (6.37%) 3G
4 31 (5.98%) Firewall
5 27 (5.21%) DNS
5 27 (5.21%) Wireless
6 26 (5.02%) 4G
7 23 (4.44%) MPLS
8 22 (4.25%) DHCP
9 20 (3.86%) Internet
10 19 (3.67%) TCP/IP
10 19 (3.67%) VPN
11 17 (3.28%) 2G
11 17 (3.28%) Unified Communications
12 15 (2.90%) Ethernet
12 15 (2.90%) LTE
12 15 (2.90%) VoIP
13 13 (2.51%) Wi-Fi
14 12 (2.32%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (9.07%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.86%) Oracle Database
3 11 (2.12%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (1.54%) Relational Database
5 6 (1.16%) Big Data
5 6 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (0.97%) EDRMS
6 5 (0.97%) MS Access
6 5 (0.97%) QlikView
7 4 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.58%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.39%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.39%) DB2
9 2 (0.39%) Informix
9 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.19%) MySQL
10 1 (0.19%) SAP BI
10 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (0.97%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.19%) Artifactory
2 1 (0.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (0.19%) Gradle
2 1 (0.19%) JIRA
2 1 (0.19%) JMeter
2 1 (0.19%) JUnit
2 1 (0.19%) Subversion
General
1 98 (18.92%) Telecoms
2 76 (14.67%) Finance
3 26 (5.02%) Front Office
4 24 (4.63%) Retail
5 21 (4.05%) Billing
6 13 (2.51%) Legal
7 11 (2.12%) Spanish Language
8 10 (1.93%) Back Office
9 8 (1.54%) Banking
10 7 (1.35%) German Language
10 7 (1.35%) Marketing
11 6 (1.16%) French Language
11 6 (1.16%) Italian Language
12 4 (0.77%) Electronics
13 3 (0.58%) Games
13 3 (0.58%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.19%) Advertising
14 1 (0.19%) Mandarin Language
14 1 (0.19%) Polish Language
14 1 (0.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 98 (18.92%) Support Engineer
2 90 (17.37%) Analyst
3 47 (9.07%) Service Analyst
4 44 (8.49%) Service Desk Analyst
5 34 (6.56%) Incident Manager
6 27 (5.21%) Administrator
6 27 (5.21%) Support Analyst
7 26 (5.02%) Service Manager
8 25 (4.83%) 3rd Line Support
9 24 (4.63%) IT Analyst
10 23 (4.44%) Linux Engineer
10 23 (4.44%) Network Engineer
11 21 (4.05%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 21 (4.05%) Service Desk Engineer
12 20 (3.86%) IT Support
13 19 (3.67%) Developer
14 18 (3.47%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 18 (3.47%) IT Engineer
15 17 (3.28%) Web Engineer
15 17 (3.28%) Web Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (4.25%) Web Services
2 16 (3.09%) .NET
2 16 (3.09%) Flash
3 14 (2.70%) ASP.NET
3 14 (2.70%) CSS
4 13 (2.51%) jQuery
5 11 (2.12%) HTML
6 7 (1.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 7 (1.35%) WCF
7 6 (1.16%) HTML5
8 5 (0.97%) Classic ASP
8 5 (0.97%) CSS3
8 5 (0.97%) DCOM
8 5 (0.97%) Node.js
9 4 (0.77%) MAPI
9 4 (0.77%) REST
9 4 (0.77%) XML
10 3 (0.58%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (0.58%) RESTful
10 3 (0.58%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 60 (11.58%) Management Information System
2 37 (7.14%) Data Centre
3 25 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (4.83%) Clustering
4 14 (2.70%) Computer Science
5 7 (1.35%) EMC VNX
5 7 (1.35%) PKI
6 6 (1.16%) Blackberry
6 6 (1.16%) Replication
6 6 (1.16%) Virtual Team
7 5 (0.97%) Driving Licence
7 5 (0.97%) Mainframe
8 4 (0.77%) Smartphone
9 3 (0.58%) AS400
9 3 (0.58%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.58%) CMDB
9 3 (0.58%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (0.58%) HACMP
9 3 (0.58%) NHS
9 3 (0.58%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 138 (26.64%) Windows
2 92 (17.76%) Windows Server
3 78 (15.06%) Linux
4 40 (7.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 39 (7.53%) Unix
6 37 (7.14%) Windows 7
6 37 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (3.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (2.90%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (2.32%) Solaris
10 11 (2.12%) AIX
11 9 (1.74%) Windows 8
12 6 (1.16%) Data ONTAP
13 5 (0.97%) MVS
14 4 (0.77%) CentOS
14 4 (0.77%) Windows 10
14 4 (0.77%) Windows NT
14 4 (0.77%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.58%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.58%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (43.44%) ITIL
2 96 (18.53%) Service Management
3 84 (16.22%) Incident Management
4 71 (13.71%) Service Delivery
5 48 (9.27%) Problem Management
6 33 (6.37%) Project Management
7 29 (5.60%) Ticket Management
8 27 (5.21%) Change Management
9 26 (5.02%) Disaster Recovery
10 23 (4.44%) Continuous Improvement
11 22 (4.25%) Agile Software Development
11 22 (4.25%) Business Intelligence
11 22 (4.25%) Time Management
12 21 (4.05%) Change Control
13 19 (3.67%) CRM
13 19 (3.67%) ITIL V3
14 17 (3.28%) Process Improvement
15 16 (3.09%) ITSM
15 16 (3.09%) Supplier Management
16 15 (2.90%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (9.65%) SQL
2 25 (4.83%) Java
3 16 (3.09%) JavaScript
3 16 (3.09%) Python
4 14 (2.70%) PL/SQL
5 13 (2.51%) C#
5 13 (2.51%) T-SQL
6 12 (2.32%) PowerShell
7 9 (1.74%) Perl
8 8 (1.54%) Bash Shell
8 8 (1.54%) VB
9 7 (1.35%) AWK
9 7 (1.35%) C
9 7 (1.35%) sed
9 7 (1.35%) Shell Script
9 7 (1.35%) VBScript
10 6 (1.16%) C++
10 6 (1.16%) VB.NET
11 5 (0.97%) VB6
12 1 (0.19%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 76 (14.67%) Security Cleared
2 53 (10.23%) SC Cleared
3 38 (7.34%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (4.83%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (4.44%) DV Cleared
6 22 (4.25%) Degree
6 22 (4.25%) ITIL Certification
7 21 (4.05%) CCNA
8 15 (2.90%) CCNP
8 15 (2.90%) MCSE
9 9 (1.74%) MCP
10 8 (1.54%) CCIE
10 8 (1.54%) HNC
11 6 (1.16%) ISTQB
11 6 (1.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 5 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
12 5 (0.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 4 (0.77%) A+ Certification
13 4 (0.77%) DBS Check
13 4 (0.77%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (0.97%) PCI DSS
2 5 (0.97%) QA
3 3 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.39%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.19%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 94 (18.15%) Active Directory
2 20 (3.86%) Hyper-V
2 20 (3.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (3.28%) ISA Server
4 15 (2.90%) Virtual Machines
5 12 (2.32%) VMware ESX
6 9 (1.74%) XenApp
7 7 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.97%) Oracle RAC
8 5 (0.97%) vSphere
9 3 (0.58%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 3 (0.58%) Veritas File System
10 2 (0.39%) KVM
10 2 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.39%) XenServer
11 1 (0.19%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.19%) UAG
11 1 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (3.09%) Failover Clustering
2 15 (2.90%) Simpana
3 12 (2.32%) SCCM
4 11 (2.12%) Puppet
5 9 (1.74%) Amdocs OSS
6 8 (1.54%) EMC NetWorker
7 7 (1.35%) HP Data Protector
7 7 (1.35%) WSUS
8 6 (1.16%) Cisco Prime
8 6 (1.16%) NetBackup
8 6 (1.16%) SolarWinds Orion
9 5 (0.97%) Nagios
10 4 (0.77%) Ansible
10 4 (0.77%) Microsoft Clustering
10 4 (0.77%) Tivoli
11 3 (0.58%) CA Wily
11 3 (0.58%) Graphite
11 3 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (0.58%) logstash
11 3 (0.58%) Terraform
Vendors
1 137 (26.45%) Microsoft
2 61 (11.78%) Cisco
3 57 (11.00%) Oracle
4 56 (10.81%) Remedy
5 41 (7.92%) HP
6 40 (7.72%) VMware
7 37 (7.14%) Huawei
8 32 (6.18%) Citrix
9 19 (3.67%) Ericsson
10 18 (3.47%) Nokia Networks
11 16 (3.09%) Arqiva
11 16 (3.09%) EMC
11 16 (3.09%) Nokia
12 15 (2.90%) CommVault
12 15 (2.90%) Fujitsu
13 14 (2.70%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 14 (2.70%) BT
13 14 (2.70%) Dell Compellent
13 14 (2.70%) Juniper
13 14 (2.70%) Red Hat
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