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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 85 80 79
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -1
Contract jobs citing SLA 246 237 225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.55% 2.38% 2.42%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.15% 23.87% 28.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 99 85
Median daily rate £315 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.07% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £202 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £475 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £285 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 20 14
Median hourly rate £12.50 £16.35 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.54% +48.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.36 £10.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.33 £21.55 £27.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +10.34%
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
844 993 800
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 8.75% 9.98% 8.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 471 520 415
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £550 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +5.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 31 41
Median hourly rate £15.00 £21.55 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.39% -15.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £12.95 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £51.25 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £29.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-12.06% +38.09%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 4 May 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 +32 112 £238 -16.66% 14
Surrey +19 43 £290 +5.45% 12
Hampshire -6 35 £369 +47.50% 22
Buckinghamshire -19 26 £440 +32.83% 7
Oxfordshire -1 10 £325 +4.00% 5
Middlesex +1 7 £315 -18.60%
Kent -18 5 £321 +11.73% 3
West Sussex -30 5 £335 -14.10% 1
East Sussex 0 1 £275 - 2
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 212 (44.73%) ITIL
2 132 (27.85%) Windows
3 128 (27.00%) Microsoft
4 101 (21.31%) Incident Management
5 87 (18.35%) Service Management
6 85 (17.93%) Active Directory
6 85 (17.93%) Telecoms
7 80 (16.88%) Linux
8 71 (14.98%) Windows Server
9 58 (12.24%) Finance
10 57 (12.03%) MS Excel
10 57 (12.03%) Service Delivery
10 57 (12.03%) Remedy
11 55 (11.60%) Cisco
12 54 (11.39%) Unix
13 49 (10.34%) MS Office
13 49 (10.34%) Security Cleared
14 48 (10.13%) Problem Management
15 42 (8.86%) SQL
15 42 (8.86%) Windows Server 2008
16 41 (8.65%) Windows Server 2012
16 41 (8.65%) VMware
17 40 (8.44%) SQL Server
17 40 (8.44%) Management Information System
17 40 (8.44%) Windows 7
18 39 (8.23%) Data Centre
18 39 (8.23%) Ticket Management
18 39 (8.23%) Oracle
19 37 (7.81%) SC Cleared
20 36 (7.59%) HP

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 34 (7.17%) SharePoint
2 29 (6.12%) MS Exchange
3 8 (1.69%) IIS
4 7 (1.48%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (1.27%) IBM Notes
6 5 (1.05%) Node.js
7 4 (0.84%) CMS
7 4 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.63%) Apache
8 3 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (0.63%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.63%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.42%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.21%) JBoss
10 1 (0.21%) MTS
10 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
Applications
1 57 (12.03%) MS Excel
2 49 (10.34%) MS Office
3 14 (2.95%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (2.32%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.63%) QuarkXPress
6 2 (0.42%) MS Project
6 2 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.48%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.42%) Oracle E-Business Tax
2 2 (0.42%) Oracle iProcurement
2 2 (0.42%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (0.42%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (0.42%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 2 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.42%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.21%) BASE24
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle FAH
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.21%) Remedy AR System
3 1 (0.21%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.21%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.48%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (1.48%) Office 365
2 3 (0.63%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 2 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.42%) Yammer
4 1 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.21%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 35 (7.38%) SAN
2 30 (6.33%) WAN
2 30 (6.33%) Wireless
3 28 (5.91%) LAN
4 26 (5.49%) Firewall
5 25 (5.27%) 3G
6 20 (4.22%) DNS
7 19 (4.01%) Unified Communications
8 18 (3.80%) 4G
9 17 (3.59%) TCP/IP
10 16 (3.38%) DHCP
10 16 (3.38%) Internet
11 14 (2.95%) 2G
11 14 (2.95%) VoIP
12 13 (2.74%) MPLS
13 12 (2.53%) Wi-Fi
14 11 (2.32%) Cisco Nexus
14 11 (2.32%) Ethernet
14 11 (2.32%) VPN
15 10 (2.11%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (8.44%) SQL Server
2 19 (4.01%) Oracle Database
3 8 (1.69%) Big Data
4 7 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (1.05%) QlikView
6 4 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (0.63%) DB2
7 3 (0.63%) FileMaker
7 3 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.42%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.42%) Informix
8 2 (0.42%) MS Access
9 1 (0.21%) MySQL
9 1 (0.21%) OLTP
9 1 (0.21%) PowerCenter
9 1 (0.21%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.42%) JIRA
2 1 (0.21%) Artifactory
2 1 (0.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (0.21%) Bugzilla
2 1 (0.21%) Gradle
2 1 (0.21%) JMeter
2 1 (0.21%) JUnit
2 1 (0.21%) Subversion
General
1 85 (17.93%) Telecoms
2 58 (12.24%) Finance
3 35 (7.38%) Front Office
4 28 (5.91%) Billing
5 23 (4.85%) Retail
6 13 (2.74%) Spanish Language
7 10 (2.11%) Back Office
8 9 (1.90%) German Language
9 7 (1.48%) Banking
9 7 (1.48%) Legal
10 6 (1.27%) French Language
10 6 (1.27%) Italian Language
11 4 (0.84%) Marketing
12 3 (0.63%) Games
12 3 (0.63%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.42%) Electronics
13 2 (0.42%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.21%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 91 (19.20%) Support Engineer
2 81 (17.09%) Analyst
3 44 (9.28%) Incident Manager
4 34 (7.17%) Service Analyst
5 32 (6.75%) Service Desk Analyst
6 31 (6.54%) Linux Engineer
7 29 (6.12%) Service Manager
8 27 (5.70%) Administrator
9 24 (5.06%) Support Analyst
10 23 (4.85%) IT Support
10 23 (4.85%) Network Engineer
11 22 (4.64%) IT Analyst
12 20 (4.22%) 1st Line Support
13 18 (3.80%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 18 (3.80%) 3rd Line Support
14 17 (3.59%) Service Desk Support
15 16 (3.38%) 2nd Line Support
15 16 (3.38%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 16 (3.38%) Linux Support Engineer
15 16 (3.38%) Telecoms Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (4.22%) Web Services
2 17 (3.59%) .NET
3 15 (3.16%) ASP.NET
4 7 (1.48%) ELK Stack
4 7 (1.48%) Flash
4 7 (1.48%) RESTful
4 7 (1.48%) Sensu
5 6 (1.27%) CSS
5 6 (1.27%) HTML
6 5 (1.05%) jQuery
7 4 (0.84%) MAPI
7 4 (0.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (0.84%) WCF
7 4 (0.84%) XML
8 3 (0.63%) Middleware
8 3 (0.63%) REST
9 2 (0.42%) SAML
9 2 (0.42%) SAP XI
9 2 (0.42%) SOAP
9 2 (0.42%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 40 (8.44%) Management Information System
2 39 (8.23%) Data Centre
3 35 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (5.49%) Clustering
5 13 (2.74%) Computer Science
6 10 (2.11%) Driving Licence
6 10 (2.11%) Mainframe
7 7 (1.48%) Blackberry
8 5 (1.05%) EMC VNX
8 5 (1.05%) HACMP
8 5 (1.05%) PKI
9 4 (0.84%) Replication
10 3 (0.63%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (0.63%) Fat Client
10 3 (0.63%) FMCG
10 3 (0.63%) iPhone
10 3 (0.63%) LPAR
10 3 (0.63%) NHS
10 3 (0.63%) Thin Client
10 3 (0.63%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 132 (27.85%) Windows
2 80 (16.88%) Linux
3 71 (14.98%) Windows Server
4 54 (11.39%) Unix
5 42 (8.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 41 (8.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 40 (8.44%) Windows 7
8 20 (4.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 14 (2.95%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (2.53%) AIX
10 12 (2.53%) Windows 8
11 10 (2.11%) MVS
11 10 (2.11%) Solaris
12 9 (1.90%) Windows NT
13 7 (1.48%) CentOS
13 7 (1.48%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.84%) VMS
14 4 (0.84%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.63%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.63%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (44.73%) ITIL
2 101 (21.31%) Incident Management
3 87 (18.35%) Service Management
4 57 (12.03%) Service Delivery
5 48 (10.13%) Problem Management
6 39 (8.23%) Ticket Management
7 34 (7.17%) Change Management
8 30 (6.33%) Project Management
9 26 (5.49%) Disaster Recovery
10 25 (5.27%) CRM
11 24 (5.06%) Agile Software Development
11 24 (5.06%) Continuous Improvement
12 19 (4.01%) ITIL V3
13 18 (3.80%) Root Cause Analysis
14 15 (3.16%) Configuration Management
14 15 (3.16%) Patch Management
15 14 (2.95%) Process Improvement
15 14 (2.95%) Time Management
16 13 (2.74%) Migration
17 12 (2.53%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 42 (8.86%) SQL
2 21 (4.43%) Java
3 18 (3.80%) Python
4 16 (3.38%) JavaScript
5 15 (3.16%) C#
6 14 (2.95%) PowerShell
7 12 (2.53%) Bash Shell
8 9 (1.90%) Perl
8 9 (1.90%) Shell Script
9 8 (1.69%) AWK
9 8 (1.69%) sed
10 7 (1.48%) C
10 7 (1.48%) VBScript
11 6 (1.27%) C++
11 6 (1.27%) PL/SQL
11 6 (1.27%) VB.NET
12 5 (1.05%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.63%) VB
14 2 (0.42%) ABAP
14 2 (0.42%) JCL
Qualifications
1 49 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 37 (7.81%) SC Cleared
3 36 (7.59%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (4.64%) Degree
4 22 (4.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (4.01%) ITIL Certification
6 18 (3.80%) CCNA
7 16 (3.38%) MCSE
8 12 (2.53%) CCNP
9 10 (2.11%) DV Cleared
10 9 (1.90%) HNC
11 8 (1.69%) CCIE
11 8 (1.69%) MCP
12 7 (1.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 6 (1.27%) RHCSA
14 4 (0.84%) A+ Certification
14 4 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
14 4 (0.84%) DBS Check
14 4 (0.84%) Network+ Certification
14 4 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (1.48%) QA
3 2 (0.42%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.42%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.42%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.21%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 85 (17.93%) Active Directory
2 25 (5.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (4.22%) Hyper-V
4 13 (2.74%) VMware ESX
5 10 (2.11%) ISA Server
6 8 (1.69%) XenApp
7 7 (1.48%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.84%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 4 (0.84%) Veritas File System
9 3 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (0.63%) VMware Server
9 3 (0.63%) vSphere
9 3 (0.63%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.42%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (0.42%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.42%) XenServer
11 1 (0.21%) GPFS
11 1 (0.21%) NDS
11 1 (0.21%) NetIQ eDirectory
11 1 (0.21%) UAG
Systems Management
1 15 (3.16%) Simpana
2 12 (2.53%) Puppet
3 10 (2.11%) SCCM
4 8 (1.69%) Ansible
4 8 (1.69%) NetBackup
4 8 (1.69%) Tivoli
5 7 (1.48%) CiscoWorks
5 7 (1.48%) Graphite
5 7 (1.48%) HP Data Protector
5 7 (1.48%) logstash
5 7 (1.48%) Nagios
5 7 (1.48%) Terraform
5 7 (1.48%) WSUS
6 5 (1.05%) CA Wily
6 5 (1.05%) Control-M
7 4 (0.84%) Backup Exec
7 4 (0.84%) EMC NetWorker
7 4 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (0.84%) SolarWinds Orion
7 4 (0.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 128 (27.00%) Microsoft
2 57 (12.03%) Remedy
3 55 (11.60%) Cisco
4 41 (8.65%) VMware
5 39 (8.23%) Oracle
6 36 (7.59%) HP
7 34 (7.17%) Huawei
8 28 (5.91%) Citrix
9 18 (3.80%) Nokia
10 17 (3.59%) Juniper
11 16 (3.38%) SAP
12 15 (3.16%) CommVault
13 14 (2.95%) Dell Compellent
13 14 (2.95%) Ericsson
14 13 (2.74%) EMC
14 13 (2.74%) IBM
14 13 (2.74%) NetApp
14 13 (2.74%) Nokia Networks
15 12 (2.53%) Alcatel-Lucent
15 12 (2.53%) BT
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