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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 73 79 77
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -2
Contract jobs citing SLA 245 243 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.78% 2.54% 2.28%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 26.54% 25.37% 24.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 93 93
Median daily rate £335 £373 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.06% +24.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £135 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £450 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £295 £275
% change year-on-year
-5.08% +7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 37 10
Median hourly rate £12.50 £17.50 £17.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +1.24%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.77 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-8.05% -9.88%
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
923 958 843
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.46% 10.03% 9.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 516 533 446
Median daily rate £425 £400 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £258 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 51 36
Median hourly rate £25.00 £21.35 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.10% +4.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.15 £13.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £53.50 £46.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +7.14%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 +8 90 £248 -26.11% 14
Buckinghamshire +6 47 £350 +3.70% 4
Hampshire -8 47 £388 - 13
Surrey -10 22 £275 -28.10% 6
West Sussex -5 13 £335 +148.14% 7
Oxfordshire +5 7 £250 -10.71% 2
Kent +3 5 £130 -66.23%
Middlesex -6 5 £415 -
East Sussex +5 4 £354 -5.66%
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 220 (45.45%) ITIL
2 134 (27.69%) Windows
3 132 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 93 (19.21%) Active Directory
5 88 (18.18%) Security Cleared
6 86 (17.77%) Windows Server
7 82 (16.94%) Telecoms
8 81 (16.74%) Service Management
9 77 (15.91%) Finance
10 76 (15.70%) MS Excel
11 70 (14.46%) Incident Management
12 63 (13.02%) MS Office
12 63 (13.02%) SC Cleared
13 61 (12.60%) Oracle
13 61 (12.60%) Linux
14 56 (11.57%) Cisco
15 54 (11.16%) Service Delivery
15 54 (11.16%) Management Information System
16 49 (10.12%) Remedy
17 46 (9.50%) SQL
18 44 (9.09%) SharePoint
18 44 (9.09%) HP
19 40 (8.26%) LAN
19 40 (8.26%) Windows Server 2008
20 39 (8.06%) Windows 7
20 39 (8.06%) SQL Server
21 38 (7.85%) WAN
22 37 (7.64%) Unix
23 36 (7.44%) Problem Management
24 35 (7.23%) VMware

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 44 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 21 (4.34%) MS Exchange
3 16 (3.31%) IIS
4 7 (1.45%) Skype for Business
5 6 (1.24%) CMS
5 6 (1.24%) SharePoint Server
6 5 (1.03%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.41%) Apache
8 2 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.41%) iPlanet
8 2 (0.41%) Office Communications Server
8 2 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.21%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.21%) JBoss
9 1 (0.21%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.21%) Mule
9 1 (0.21%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.21%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 76 (15.70%) MS Excel
2 63 (13.02%) MS Office
3 23 (4.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 21 (4.34%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.41%) MS Project
6 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.45%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.62%) Remedy AR System
2 3 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.21%) BASE24
3 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle FAH
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.21%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.69%) Office 365
2 4 (0.83%) Yammer
3 3 (0.62%) PaaS
3 3 (0.62%) SaaS
4 2 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.21%) IaaS
5 1 (0.21%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 40 (8.26%) LAN
2 38 (7.85%) WAN
3 33 (6.82%) Firewall
4 32 (6.61%) SAN
5 25 (5.17%) 3G
6 23 (4.75%) DNS
6 23 (4.75%) Wireless
7 22 (4.55%) 4G
8 21 (4.34%) DHCP
8 21 (4.34%) Internet
9 19 (3.93%) TCP/IP
9 19 (3.93%) VoIP
10 17 (3.51%) MPLS
10 17 (3.51%) Network Security
11 16 (3.31%) Wi-Fi
12 15 (3.10%) 2G
12 15 (3.10%) LTE
13 14 (2.89%) VPN
14 13 (2.69%) IP Telephony
14 13 (2.69%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (8.06%) SQL Server
2 21 (4.34%) Oracle Database
3 9 (1.86%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (1.86%) Relational Database
4 6 (1.24%) SAP BI
5 5 (1.03%) EDRMS
5 5 (1.03%) MS Access
6 4 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.62%) Big Data
7 3 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (0.62%) QlikView
8 2 (0.41%) DB2
8 2 (0.41%) Informix
9 1 (0.21%) MySQL
9 1 (0.21%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.21%) Power BI
9 1 (0.21%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (1.03%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.21%) Artifactory
2 1 (0.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (0.21%) Gradle
2 1 (0.21%) JIRA
2 1 (0.21%) JMeter
2 1 (0.21%) JUnit
2 1 (0.21%) MSI
2 1 (0.21%) Subversion
General
1 82 (16.94%) Telecoms
2 77 (15.91%) Finance
3 30 (6.20%) Retail
4 19 (3.93%) Front Office
5 13 (2.69%) Legal
6 11 (2.27%) German Language
6 11 (2.27%) Spanish Language
7 10 (2.07%) Billing
8 7 (1.45%) Back Office
8 7 (1.45%) French Language
8 7 (1.45%) Italian Language
9 6 (1.24%) Banking
9 6 (1.24%) Marketing
10 4 (0.83%) Electronics
11 3 (0.62%) Automotive
11 3 (0.62%) Games
11 3 (0.62%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.21%) Advertising
12 1 (0.21%) Polish Language
12 1 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 95 (19.63%) Analyst
2 93 (19.21%) Support Engineer
3 51 (10.54%) Service Analyst
4 48 (9.92%) Service Desk Analyst
5 28 (5.79%) Service Manager
5 28 (5.79%) Support Analyst
6 24 (4.96%) Incident Manager
6 24 (4.96%) Network Engineer
7 22 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
8 21 (4.34%) IT Analyst
9 20 (4.13%) Administrator
9 20 (4.13%) Web Engineer
9 20 (4.13%) Web Support Engineer
10 19 (3.93%) Developer
10 19 (3.93%) IT Support
10 19 (3.93%) Service Desk Engineer
11 18 (3.72%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 18 (3.72%) Linux Engineer
12 17 (3.51%) 2nd Line Support
13 16 (3.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (4.34%) Web Services
2 19 (3.93%) Flash
3 17 (3.51%) .NET
3 17 (3.51%) CSS
4 16 (3.31%) ASP.NET
5 14 (2.89%) jQuery
6 12 (2.48%) HTML
7 8 (1.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 8 (1.65%) WCF
8 6 (1.24%) HTML5
8 6 (1.24%) Node.js
9 5 (1.03%) Classic ASP
9 5 (1.03%) CSS3
9 5 (1.03%) DCOM
9 5 (1.03%) MAPI
10 3 (0.62%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (0.62%) J2EE
10 3 (0.62%) REST
10 3 (0.62%) SOAP
11 2 (0.41%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 54 (11.16%) Management Information System
2 30 (6.20%) Data Centre
3 26 (5.37%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (3.72%) Clustering
5 13 (2.69%) Computer Science
6 8 (1.65%) Mainframe
7 7 (1.45%) Blackberry
7 7 (1.45%) EMC VNX
7 7 (1.45%) Virtual Team
8 6 (1.24%) Replication
9 5 (1.03%) PKI
9 5 (1.03%) Smartphone
10 4 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.62%) CMDB
11 3 (0.62%) Cyberthreat
11 3 (0.62%) Data Protection Act
11 3 (0.62%) Driving Licence
11 3 (0.62%) FlexPod
11 3 (0.62%) NHS
11 3 (0.62%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 134 (27.69%) Windows
2 86 (17.77%) Windows Server
3 61 (12.60%) Linux
4 40 (8.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 39 (8.06%) Windows 7
6 37 (7.64%) Unix
7 35 (7.23%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (2.89%) Solaris
8 14 (2.89%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (1.86%) AIX
9 9 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (1.86%) Windows 8
10 8 (1.65%) MVS
11 7 (1.45%) Windows NT
12 6 (1.24%) Data ONTAP
13 4 (0.83%) Windows 10
13 4 (0.83%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.41%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.41%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.21%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (45.45%) ITIL
2 81 (16.74%) Service Management
3 70 (14.46%) Incident Management
4 54 (11.16%) Service Delivery
5 36 (7.44%) Problem Management
6 32 (6.61%) Project Management
7 28 (5.79%) Business Intelligence
8 26 (5.37%) Change Management
9 25 (5.17%) ITIL V3
10 24 (4.96%) Disaster Recovery
10 24 (4.96%) Time Management
11 22 (4.55%) Ticket Management
12 21 (4.34%) Agile Software Development
13 19 (3.93%) Change Control
13 19 (3.93%) Fault Management
13 19 (3.93%) ITSM
14 17 (3.51%) Continuous Improvement
14 17 (3.51%) Supplier Management
15 15 (3.10%) CRM
16 14 (2.89%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 46 (9.50%) SQL
2 26 (5.37%) Java
3 15 (3.10%) C#
3 15 (3.10%) PL/SQL
4 14 (2.89%) JavaScript
5 13 (2.69%) PowerShell
5 13 (2.69%) T-SQL
6 9 (1.86%) Python
7 7 (1.45%) C
7 7 (1.45%) C++
7 7 (1.45%) VB
7 7 (1.45%) VB.NET
7 7 (1.45%) VBScript
8 5 (1.03%) VB6
9 2 (0.41%) Perl
10 1 (0.21%) ABAP
10 1 (0.21%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.21%) JCL
10 1 (0.21%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 88 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 63 (13.02%) SC Cleared
3 35 (7.23%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (5.17%) DV Cleared
4 25 (5.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 24 (4.96%) Degree
6 22 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
7 19 (3.93%) CCNP
8 16 (3.31%) CCNA
9 12 (2.48%) MCSE
10 10 (2.07%) MCP
11 8 (1.65%) CCIE
12 6 (1.24%) BPSS Clearance
12 6 (1.24%) HNC
12 6 (1.24%) ISTQB
12 6 (1.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 6 (1.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 4 (0.83%) MCDST
14 3 (0.62%) CCA
14 3 (0.62%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (0.83%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.41%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.41%) QA
5 1 (0.21%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 93 (19.21%) Active Directory
2 19 (3.93%) ISA Server
3 17 (3.51%) Hyper-V
4 12 (2.48%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (1.86%) VMware ESX
5 9 (1.86%) XenApp
6 7 (1.45%) Oracle RAC
6 7 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.83%) vSphere
8 3 (0.62%) KVM
9 1 (0.21%) UAG
Systems Management
1 13 (2.69%) SCCM
2 11 (2.27%) EMC NetWorker
2 11 (2.27%) Failover Clustering
2 11 (2.27%) Simpana
3 9 (1.86%) Amdocs OSS
3 9 (1.86%) NetBackup
4 7 (1.45%) CA Wily
4 7 (1.45%) HP Data Protector
4 7 (1.45%) Tivoli
5 6 (1.24%) Puppet
5 6 (1.24%) WSUS
6 5 (1.03%) Nagios
7 4 (0.83%) Cisco Prime
7 4 (0.83%) SolarWinds Orion
8 3 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.62%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (0.62%) MOM
8 3 (0.62%) SCOM
9 2 (0.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 132 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 61 (12.60%) Oracle
3 56 (11.57%) Cisco
4 49 (10.12%) Remedy
5 44 (9.09%) HP
6 35 (7.23%) VMware
7 32 (6.61%) Citrix
8 27 (5.58%) Huawei
9 18 (3.72%) Fujitsu
10 17 (3.51%) SAP
11 14 (2.89%) EMC
11 14 (2.89%) Palo Alto
12 13 (2.69%) Ericsson
12 13 (2.69%) NetApp
13 12 (2.48%) Nokia Networks
14 11 (2.27%) Arqiva
14 11 (2.27%) CommVault
15 10 (2.07%) Red Hat
15 10 (2.07%) Sybase
15 10 (2.07%) Tellabs
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