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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 74 67 59
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -8
Contract jobs citing SLA 212 220 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.31% 2.61% 2.59%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.82% 36.67% 33.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 80 64
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% +10.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £115 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £493 £522
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 16 28
Average hourly rate £14.25 £14.50 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.72% +23.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.40 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £84.00 £25.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-6.89% +5.45%
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
711 600 584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 7.75% 7.12% 7.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 288 266
Average daily rate £370 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £189 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £512 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 30 54
Average hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.37 £12.55 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £113.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.08 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+11.27% -25.76%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 29 January 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 +1 64 £255 -20.00% 13
Buckinghamshire -10 52 £378 +37.27% 15
Hampshire -33 32 £338 -8.47% 23
Surrey -5 22 £338 -12.90% 13
West Sussex -12 16 £290 +132.00% 2
Kent -1 14 £450 +85.56% 3
Oxfordshire -12 7 £238 -3.06% 2
Middlesex - 3 £406 -
Home Counties +1 1 - -
East Sussex -12 1 £150 -68.42%
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 184 (38.66%) ITIL
2 164 (34.45%) Windows
3 156 (32.77%) Microsoft
4 133 (27.94%) Active Directory
5 119 (25.00%) MS Excel
6 111 (23.32%) Security Cleared
7 96 (20.17%) Telecoms
8 90 (18.91%) SC Cleared
9 72 (15.13%) Finance
9 72 (15.13%) Analytical Skills
10 70 (14.71%) Windows 7
11 67 (14.08%) MS Office
12 66 (13.87%) Cisco
13 64 (13.45%) VMware
14 61 (12.82%) Citrix
15 59 (12.39%) Change Management
16 58 (12.18%) HP
16 58 (12.18%) Microsoft Certification
17 57 (11.97%) Service Delivery
18 55 (11.55%) Windows Server 2008
19 51 (10.71%) MS Exchange
20 48 (10.08%) Incident Management
21 46 (9.66%) SharePoint
21 46 (9.66%) MCSE
22 45 (9.45%) Cisco Certification
22 45 (9.45%) LAN
22 45 (9.45%) VMware Infrastructure
23 44 (9.24%) Windows Server 2003
24 42 (8.82%) WAN
25 41 (8.61%) Service Management

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 51 (10.71%) MS Exchange
2 46 (9.66%) SharePoint
3 23 (4.83%) IIS
4 18 (3.78%) SharePoint 2013
5 12 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2003
6 11 (2.31%) BizTalk Server
7 10 (2.10%) SharePoint Server
8 9 (1.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 9 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
8 9 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (1.05%) Lync
10 3 (0.63%) CMS
10 3 (0.63%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.63%) MS Project Server
10 3 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.42%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.21%) Lotus Domino
12 1 (0.21%) MTS
12 1 (0.21%) CICS
Applications
1 119 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 67 (14.08%) MS Office
3 14 (2.94%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (1.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (0.63%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (0.63%) Oracle Receivables
2 3 (0.63%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.42%) Oracle iProcurement
3 2 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.21%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 45 (9.45%) LAN
2 42 (8.82%) WAN
3 38 (7.98%) Firewall
3 38 (7.98%) 3G
4 32 (6.72%) DNS
5 31 (6.51%) 4G
6 30 (6.30%) SAN
7 26 (5.46%) LTE
8 24 (5.04%) VPN
8 24 (5.04%) Internet
9 23 (4.83%) TCP/IP
9 23 (4.83%) Broadband
10 21 (4.41%) DHCP
10 21 (4.41%) 2G
11 17 (3.57%) NAS
12 13 (2.73%) Wireless
13 12 (2.52%) Radio Access Network
13 12 (2.52%) Cisco ASA
14 11 (2.31%) TACACS
14 11 (2.31%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (4.83%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.73%) Crystal Reports
3 12 (2.52%) SQL Server 2005
4 11 (2.31%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (1.05%) Relational Database
7 4 (0.84%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.63%) SQLPlus
8 3 (0.63%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (0.63%) IDOL
8 3 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.63%) Oracle BI EE
8 3 (0.63%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (0.63%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.42%) DTS
9 2 (0.42%) OLAP
9 2 (0.42%) EDRMS
10 1 (0.21%) MySQL
10 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (0.63%) Oracle Forms
1 3 (0.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (0.42%) Wise Package Studio
2 2 (0.42%) JIRA
2 2 (0.42%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.21%) Ranorex
3 1 (0.21%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.21%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.21%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.21%) Bitbucket
General
1 96 (20.17%) Telecoms
2 72 (15.13%) Finance
3 13 (2.73%) Retail
4 8 (1.68%) Banking
5 6 (1.26%) Billing
5 6 (1.26%) Marketing
5 6 (1.26%) Legal
6 5 (1.05%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.05%) Back Office
7 4 (0.84%) Law
8 3 (0.63%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.42%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.21%) Advertising
10 1 (0.21%) Publishing
10 1 (0.21%) Front Office
10 1 (0.21%) Local Government
10 1 (0.21%) French Language
10 1 (0.21%) German Language
10 1 (0.21%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 103 (21.64%) Analyst
2 62 (13.03%) Support Engineer
3 42 (8.82%) 2nd Line Support
4 38 (7.98%) Support Analyst
5 31 (6.51%) Desktop Support
6 29 (6.09%) Administrator
6 29 (6.09%) Service Analyst
7 27 (5.67%) Service Desk Analyst
8 23 (4.83%) Team Leader
9 22 (4.62%) Service Manager
10 21 (4.41%) 1st Line Support
11 20 (4.20%) Desktop Engineer
11 20 (4.20%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 17 (3.57%) Consultant
13 16 (3.36%) Delivery Manager
14 15 (3.15%) Services Delivery Manager
14 15 (3.15%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 14 (2.94%) Network Engineer
15 14 (2.94%) Operations Manager
16 13 (2.73%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.05%) XMPP
1 5 (1.05%) LAMP
2 4 (0.84%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 4 (0.84%) WAP
2 4 (0.84%) CSS
3 3 (0.63%) Web Services
3 3 (0.63%) HTML
3 3 (0.63%) .NET
3 3 (0.63%) Application Packaging
3 3 (0.63%) WebCenter
4 2 (0.42%) jQuery
4 2 (0.42%) Software Packaging
4 2 (0.42%) .NET Framework
4 2 (0.42%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.42%) XML
5 1 (0.21%) Middleware
5 1 (0.21%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.21%) X-Windows
5 1 (0.21%) MSMQ
5 1 (0.21%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 72 (15.13%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (4.83%) Blackberry
2 23 (4.83%) Clustering
3 14 (2.94%) Management Information System
3 14 (2.94%) Mainframe
4 11 (2.31%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (1.26%) CMDB
6 5 (1.05%) PDA
6 5 (1.05%) Wiki
6 5 (1.05%) Replication
6 5 (1.05%) Mobile Computing
7 4 (0.84%) Mobile App
7 4 (0.84%) User Experience
7 4 (0.84%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.63%) Thin Client
8 3 (0.63%) SCADA
8 3 (0.63%) Fat Client
8 3 (0.63%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.42%) PKI
9 2 (0.42%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 164 (34.45%) Windows
2 70 (14.71%) Windows 7
3 55 (11.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 44 (9.24%) Windows Server 2003
5 30 (6.30%) UNIX
6 29 (6.09%) Windows XP
7 28 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 21 (4.41%) Linux
9 19 (3.99%) Windows 2000
10 17 (3.57%) Windows NT
11 14 (2.94%) Windows 2000 Server
12 10 (2.10%) Windows 8
13 6 (1.26%) Windows Vista
14 5 (1.05%) MVS
14 5 (1.05%) AIX
14 5 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 4 (0.84%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.21%) HPUX
16 1 (0.21%) Solaris
16 1 (0.21%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (38.66%) ITIL
2 59 (12.39%) Change Management
3 57 (11.97%) Service Delivery
4 48 (10.08%) Incident Management
5 41 (8.61%) Service Management
6 32 (6.72%) Project Management
7 29 (6.09%) Problem Management
7 29 (6.09%) Disaster Recovery
8 24 (5.04%) PRINCE2
9 23 (4.83%) Configuration Management
10 18 (3.78%) ITIL V3
10 18 (3.78%) Network Management
11 17 (3.57%) Migration
12 15 (3.15%) Line Management
12 15 (3.15%) Mentoring
13 14 (2.94%) Fault Management
13 14 (2.94%) Business Intelligence
13 14 (2.94%) Security Management
14 13 (2.73%) ITSM
14 13 (2.73%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 26 (5.46%) SQL
2 12 (2.52%) PowerShell
3 5 (1.05%) VB
3 5 (1.05%) VBA
3 5 (1.05%) C#
4 4 (0.84%) T-SQL
4 4 (0.84%) C
5 3 (0.63%) PL/SQL
5 3 (0.63%) Java
6 2 (0.42%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.42%) JCL
6 2 (0.42%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.21%) C++
7 1 (0.21%) VBScript
7 1 (0.21%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.21%) Korn
7 1 (0.21%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 111 (23.32%) Security Cleared
2 90 (18.91%) SC Cleared
3 58 (12.18%) Microsoft Certification
4 46 (9.66%) MCSE
5 45 (9.45%) Cisco Certification
6 39 (8.19%) Degree
7 30 (6.30%) DV Cleared
8 29 (6.09%) MCP
8 29 (6.09%) CCNA
9 27 (5.67%) CCNP
10 26 (5.46%) ITIL Certification
11 10 (2.10%) CCSA
12 9 (1.89%) CCSE
13 7 (1.47%) CCDP
13 7 (1.47%) A+ Certification
14 6 (1.26%) MCSA
15 5 (1.05%) HND
15 5 (1.05%) CCENT
16 4 (0.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 4 (0.84%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 5 (1.05%) QA
3 1 (0.21%) P3O
System Software
1 133 (27.94%) Active Directory
2 45 (9.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (4.41%) VMware ESX
4 18 (3.78%) Terminal Services
5 15 (3.15%) Hyper-V
6 12 (2.52%) XenApp
6 12 (2.52%) ISA Server
7 11 (2.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 8 (1.68%) vSphere
8 8 (1.68%) XenDesktop
8 8 (1.68%) Firmware
9 4 (0.84%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (0.63%) Oracle RMAN
10 3 (0.63%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (0.63%) UAG
11 2 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.42%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.21%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 1 (0.21%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 14 (2.94%) SCOM
2 12 (2.52%) BladeLogic
3 10 (2.10%) Backup Exec
4 9 (1.89%) ARCserve
4 9 (1.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 9 (1.89%) SCCM
5 8 (1.68%) Netcool
6 7 (1.47%) Norton AntiVirus
7 6 (1.26%) NSN NetAct
8 5 (1.05%) NetBackup
8 5 (1.05%) XenMobile
9 4 (0.84%) HP SIM
9 4 (0.84%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (0.84%) Cisco Prime
9 4 (0.84%) HP Data Protector
9 4 (0.84%) OpenView
9 4 (0.84%) Nagios
9 4 (0.84%) Tivoli
10 3 (0.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 3 (0.63%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 156 (32.77%) Microsoft
2 66 (13.87%) Cisco
3 64 (13.45%) VMware
4 61 (12.82%) Citrix
5 58 (12.18%) HP
6 36 (7.56%) Remedy
7 24 (5.04%) Symantec
8 20 (4.20%) Ericsson
9 15 (3.15%) Altiris
9 15 (3.15%) F5
10 13 (2.73%) Nokia
10 13 (2.73%) Oracle
11 12 (2.52%) Intel
11 12 (2.52%) CheckPoint
12 11 (2.31%) CA
12 11 (2.31%) Juniper
13 10 (2.10%) Blue Coat
13 10 (2.10%) SAP
13 10 (2.10%) Avaya
14 9 (1.89%) Nortel
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