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 31 October 2014 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 63 74 64
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -10
Contract jobs citing SLA 262 201 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.71% 2.34% 2.63%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.86% 32.32% 31.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 62 79
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.23% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £153 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £399 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £268 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-10.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 16 35
Average hourly rate £15.50 £14.25 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.77% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.07 £11.25 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £21.15 £20.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.20 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-7.87% +6.45%
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
849 622 777
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 8.79% 7.24% 8.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 457 293 352
Average daily rate £365 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £482
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 29 74
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.38 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.82% -19.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.28 £11.00 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £30.05 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 31 October 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 31 October 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 31 October 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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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 83 £150 -43.92% 23
Buckinghamshire +16 79 £335 +1.51% 25
Hampshire 0 48 £290 -6.45% 12
Surrey +2 30 £250 -30.55% 15
Oxfordshire -21 8 £400 +10.34% 6
Kent 0 7 £180 -47.82% 5
West Sussex 0 2 £295 +15.68% 8
Middlesex +3 1 £238 -
East Sussex -7 1 £365 - 1
Thames Valley - - - -
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 October 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.

1 172 (36.60%) ITIL
2 164 (34.89%) Windows
3 142 (30.21%) Microsoft
4 130 (27.66%) Active Directory
5 116 (24.68%) Security Cleared
6 100 (21.28%) MS Excel
7 98 (20.85%) Telecoms
8 85 (18.09%) SC Cleared
9 67 (14.26%) Windows 7
10 66 (14.04%) MS Office
11 62 (13.19%) Microsoft Certification
12 61 (12.98%) Citrix
13 60 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
14 58 (12.34%) Finance
15 56 (11.91%) VMware
16 55 (11.70%) Cisco
17 52 (11.06%) HP
17 52 (11.06%) MS Exchange
18 48 (10.21%) Service Delivery
18 48 (10.21%) Windows Server 2003
19 45 (9.57%) Incident Management
20 44 (9.36%) Change Management
20 44 (9.36%) Windows Server 2008
21 40 (8.51%) Remedy
22 39 (8.30%) Service Management
22 39 (8.30%) SharePoint
22 39 (8.30%) DNS
23 38 (8.09%) UNIX
23 38 (8.09%) MCSE
24 37 (7.87%) Cisco Certification

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 52 (11.06%) MS Exchange
2 39 (8.30%) SharePoint
3 21 (4.47%) IIS
4 14 (2.98%) Exchange Server 2003
5 12 (2.55%) SharePoint Server
5 12 (2.55%) SharePoint 2013
6 11 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2010
7 10 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
8 9 (1.91%) BizTalk Server
8 9 (1.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 6 (1.28%) MS Project Server
9 6 (1.28%) Lync
10 5 (1.06%) IBM Notes
11 4 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.43%) Apache
13 1 (0.21%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.21%) Lotus Domino
13 1 (0.21%) CMS
13 1 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
13 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 100 (21.28%) MS Excel
2 66 (14.04%) MS Office
3 13 (2.77%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (2.34%) MS Visio
5 10 (2.13%) MS Project
6 1 (0.21%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 12 (2.55%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (1.28%) Remedy AR System
3 5 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.64%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.43%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.43%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.43%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle ASCP
6 1 (0.21%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle SCM
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.21%) SAP APO
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle E-Business Tax
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle TCA
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.64%) Office 365
2 2 (0.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (8.30%) DNS
2 37 (7.87%) 3G
3 34 (7.23%) LAN
4 31 (6.60%) WAN
5 30 (6.38%) SAN
6 29 (6.17%) LTE
7 28 (5.96%) 4G
7 28 (5.96%) DHCP
8 25 (5.32%) Firewall
9 22 (4.68%) TCP/IP
10 18 (3.83%) Broadband
10 18 (3.83%) Internet
11 17 (3.62%) VPN
12 15 (3.19%) 2G
13 14 (2.98%) NAS
14 11 (2.34%) Wireless
14 11 (2.34%) SMS
15 10 (2.13%) VoIP
16 8 (1.70%) Wi-Fi
16 8 (1.70%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (6.60%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.83%) SQL Server 2005
3 14 (2.98%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (1.70%) SQL Server 2000
5 6 (1.28%) EDRMS
5 6 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (1.06%) IDOL
6 5 (1.06%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (0.64%) OLAP
7 3 (0.64%) DTS
8 2 (0.43%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.43%) QlikView
9 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.21%) MySQL
9 1 (0.21%) Essbase
9 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (0.85%) Visual Studio
2 3 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (0.64%) Wise Package Studio
3 2 (0.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.21%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.21%) JMeter
4 1 (0.21%) JIRA
General
1 98 (20.85%) Telecoms
2 58 (12.34%) Finance
3 13 (2.77%) Banking
4 7 (1.49%) Billing
5 6 (1.28%) Retail
5 6 (1.28%) Marketing
5 6 (1.28%) Legal
5 6 (1.28%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.28%) Back Office
6 3 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.43%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.21%) Front Office
8 1 (0.21%) Electronics
8 1 (0.21%) Advertising
8 1 (0.21%) Publishing
8 1 (0.21%) Military
8 1 (0.21%) French Language
8 1 (0.21%) German Language
8 1 (0.21%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.21%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 102 (21.70%) Analyst
2 50 (10.64%) Support Engineer
3 42 (8.94%) Support Analyst
4 40 (8.51%) 2nd Line Support
5 26 (5.53%) Desktop Support
6 25 (5.32%) Service Analyst
7 24 (5.11%) Service Desk Analyst
8 23 (4.89%) Service Manager
8 23 (4.89%) Administrator
9 22 (4.68%) 1st Line Support
10 16 (3.40%) Team Leader
11 15 (3.19%) Operations Manager
12 14 (2.98%) Services Delivery Manager
12 14 (2.98%) Applications Support
12 14 (2.98%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 14 (2.98%) Architect
12 14 (2.98%) Project Manager
12 14 (2.98%) Desktop Engineer
12 14 (2.98%) Delivery Manager
13 13 (2.77%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.70%) .NET
2 7 (1.49%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 6 (1.28%) ASP.NET
3 6 (1.28%) Web Services
3 6 (1.28%) XML
4 5 (1.06%) LAMP
5 4 (0.85%) CSS
5 4 (0.85%) .NET Framework
6 3 (0.64%) Application Packaging
6 3 (0.64%) Software Packaging
6 3 (0.64%) jQuery
6 3 (0.64%) WAP
7 2 (0.43%) XSLT
7 2 (0.43%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (0.43%) HTML
8 1 (0.21%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (0.21%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 60 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (5.32%) Blackberry
3 21 (4.47%) Management Information System
3 21 (4.47%) Clustering
4 13 (2.77%) Mainframe
5 12 (2.55%) Computer Science
6 8 (1.70%) GIS
6 8 (1.70%) Video Conferencing
7 7 (1.49%) Statistics
8 6 (1.28%) Thin Client
8 6 (1.28%) CMDB
8 6 (1.28%) Fat Client
9 5 (1.06%) Replication
10 3 (0.64%) NHS
10 3 (0.64%) Mobile Computing
10 3 (0.64%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.43%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.43%) PKI
12 1 (0.21%) Smartphone
12 1 (0.21%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 164 (34.89%) Windows
2 67 (14.26%) Windows 7
3 48 (10.21%) Windows Server 2003
4 44 (9.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 38 (8.09%) UNIX
6 31 (6.60%) Windows XP
7 21 (4.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (3.62%) Linux
9 14 (2.98%) Windows 2000
9 14 (2.98%) Windows NT
10 12 (2.55%) Windows 2000 Server
11 9 (1.91%) MVS
12 7 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (1.49%) Windows 8
13 5 (1.06%) AIX
14 4 (0.85%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.43%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.43%) CentOS
15 2 (0.43%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.21%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (36.60%) ITIL
2 48 (10.21%) Service Delivery
3 45 (9.57%) Incident Management
4 44 (9.36%) Change Management
5 39 (8.30%) Service Management
6 31 (6.60%) Project Management
6 31 (6.60%) ITSM
7 30 (6.38%) Problem Management
8 25 (5.32%) Workflow
9 19 (4.04%) Disaster Recovery
10 18 (3.83%) PRINCE2
10 18 (3.83%) Network Architecture
11 17 (3.62%) Configuration Management
12 15 (3.19%) ITIL V3
13 14 (2.98%) Validation
13 14 (2.98%) Security Management
14 13 (2.77%) Migration
14 13 (2.77%) Line Management
15 12 (2.55%) Network Management
15 12 (2.55%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (7.66%) SQL
2 9 (1.91%) C#
2 9 (1.91%) PowerShell
3 8 (1.70%) Shell Script
4 6 (1.28%) VBA
5 5 (1.06%) T-SQL
5 5 (1.06%) VB
6 4 (0.85%) C
6 4 (0.85%) JCL
7 2 (0.43%) Korn
7 2 (0.43%) VBScript
7 2 (0.43%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.21%) Perl
8 1 (0.21%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.21%) C++
8 1 (0.21%) Java
8 1 (0.21%) Python
8 1 (0.21%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 116 (24.68%) Security Cleared
2 85 (18.09%) SC Cleared
3 62 (13.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 38 (8.09%) MCSE
5 37 (7.87%) Cisco Certification
5 37 (7.87%) Degree
6 30 (6.38%) DV Cleared
7 27 (5.74%) CCNA
8 24 (5.11%) CCNP
9 20 (4.26%) MCP
10 15 (3.19%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (1.70%) MCTS
11 8 (1.70%) A+ Certification
12 7 (1.49%) MCSA
12 7 (1.49%) CCSA
12 7 (1.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 6 (1.28%) CCSE
13 6 (1.28%) CCENT
14 5 (1.06%) MCITP
15 4 (0.85%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.28%) QA
2 5 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
System Software
1 130 (27.66%) Active Directory
2 37 (7.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (4.04%) VMware ESX
4 16 (3.40%) Terminal Services
5 15 (3.19%) XenApp
6 10 (2.13%) Hyper-V
6 10 (2.13%) ISA Server
6 10 (2.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 9 (1.91%) vSphere
8 7 (1.49%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (0.64%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (0.64%) UAG
11 2 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.43%) NFS
11 2 (0.43%) Postfix
11 2 (0.43%) Sendmail
11 2 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.43%) Squid
11 2 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 13 (2.77%) SCCM
2 10 (2.13%) SCOM
2 10 (2.13%) Backup Exec
2 10 (2.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 9 (1.91%) ARCserve
3 9 (1.91%) BladeLogic
4 7 (1.49%) NetBackup
4 7 (1.49%) Control-M
4 7 (1.49%) HP SIM
5 6 (1.28%) OVSD
6 5 (1.06%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (1.06%) HP Data Protector
6 5 (1.06%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 4 (0.85%) Nagios
7 4 (0.85%) Netcool
7 4 (0.85%) OpenView
7 4 (0.85%) Unicenter
8 2 (0.43%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.43%) CA Wily
8 2 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 142 (30.21%) Microsoft
2 61 (12.98%) Citrix
3 56 (11.91%) VMware
4 55 (11.70%) Cisco
5 52 (11.06%) HP
6 40 (8.51%) Remedy
7 20 (4.26%) Juniper
7 20 (4.26%) Symantec
8 16 (3.40%) Ericsson
9 15 (3.19%) Oracle
10 13 (2.77%) Huawei
11 12 (2.55%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 12 (2.55%) Altiris
11 12 (2.55%) Nortel
12 11 (2.34%) Avaya
12 11 (2.34%) BMC
12 11 (2.34%) CA
12 11 (2.34%) F5
13 9 (1.91%) Blue Coat
13 9 (1.91%) 3PAR
Gatwick, West Sussex
Steria
Rate: Up to £130 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Tadley, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £1 - £18.00 per hour
Posted: 7 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £15.00 - £20.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Steria Recruitment Limited
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
Boeing
Rate: Competitive salary
Posted: 2 days ago
Sunbury-On-Thames, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £13.87 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £140 - £150 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Buckinghamshire
ComputaCenter
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
West Malling
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Hampshire
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £10.00 per hour
Posted: 22 days ago
Oxfordshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £15.00 - £20.00 per hour
Posted: 24 days ago
Oxford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £11.33 - £13.71 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago