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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 74 69 50
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -19
Contract jobs citing SLA 216 235 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.36% 2.65% 3.23%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.72% 35.44% 36.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 51 95
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.07% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £140 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 43
Average hourly rate £15.89 £16.25 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.24% -9.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £11.00 £10.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.35 £20.00 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £15.63 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.24% +0.80%
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
752 663 883
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 8.20% 7.46% 8.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 292 349
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £263 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 42 72
Average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £11.15 £11.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £37.75 £44.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -22.22%

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 20 August 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
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 20 August 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 -22 69 £300 +13.20% 15
Buckinghamshire +7 62 £180 -40.00% 8
Hampshire -2 36 £301 -10.20% 15
Surrey +13 20 £260 -38.09% 11
East Sussex +1 8 £301 - 2
West Sussex +8 7 £210 -44.00% 4
Kent -1 6 £155 -
Oxfordshire -13 3 £525 +44.82% 7
Middlesex 0 2 £261 - 2
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 149 (33.71%) Windows
2 145 (32.81%) ITIL
3 99 (22.40%) Microsoft
4 94 (21.27%) Security Cleared
5 83 (18.78%) Active Directory
6 82 (18.55%) Telecoms
7 72 (16.29%) MS Excel
8 65 (14.71%) SC Cleared
9 61 (13.80%) Finance
10 59 (13.35%) MS Office
10 59 (13.35%) Cisco
11 47 (10.63%) Service Delivery
12 44 (9.95%) Windows 7
13 42 (9.50%) Service Management
13 42 (9.50%) Citrix
14 41 (9.28%) SharePoint
14 41 (9.28%) VMware
15 40 (9.05%) Microsoft Certification
16 39 (8.82%) SQL
16 39 (8.82%) Windows Server 2003
17 38 (8.60%) Change Management
17 38 (8.60%) MS Exchange
18 37 (8.37%) ITSM
18 37 (8.37%) Incident Management
19 36 (8.14%) UNIX
20 32 (7.24%) HP
20 32 (7.24%) Degree
20 32 (7.24%) Problem Management
21 30 (6.79%) Windows Server 2008
21 30 (6.79%) Migration

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 41 (9.28%) SharePoint
2 38 (8.60%) MS Exchange
3 15 (3.39%) SharePoint Server
4 11 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2003
5 9 (2.04%) IBM Notes
6 8 (1.81%) IIS
7 7 (1.58%) SharePoint 2013
7 7 (1.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 7 (1.58%) MS Project Server
8 6 (1.36%) Lync
9 5 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (0.90%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (0.68%) Apache
12 2 (0.45%) Office Communications Server
13 1 (0.23%) Moodle
13 1 (0.23%) Mule
13 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 72 (16.29%) MS Excel
2 59 (13.35%) MS Office
3 14 (3.17%) MS Project
4 12 (2.71%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (1.58%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.23%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 14 (3.17%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (1.58%) Remedy AR System
3 5 (1.13%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.90%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.68%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.45%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle iProcurement
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.23%) SAP IS-U
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle E-Business Tax
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle TCA
7 1 (0.23%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.23%) SAP APO
7 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.90%) Office 365
2 2 (0.45%) SaaS
3 1 (0.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 28 (6.33%) 3G
2 27 (6.11%) Firewall
3 26 (5.88%) WAN
4 25 (5.66%) DNS
5 24 (5.43%) LAN
6 23 (5.20%) LTE
7 22 (4.98%) 4G
8 19 (4.30%) VoIP
9 18 (4.07%) SAN
9 18 (4.07%) LDAP
10 16 (3.62%) DHCP
10 16 (3.62%) VPN
11 15 (3.39%) 2G
12 14 (3.17%) TCP/IP
13 10 (2.26%) Broadband
14 9 (2.04%) Wireless
15 8 (1.81%) Internet
15 8 (1.81%) iSCSI
15 8 (1.81%) NAS
16 7 (1.58%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (6.33%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.62%) SQL Server 2005
3 10 (2.26%) IDOL
4 8 (1.81%) OLAP
5 7 (1.58%) DTS
6 6 (1.36%) Data Mining
6 6 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (1.13%) SQL Server 2000
8 4 (0.90%) EDRMS
9 3 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.68%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.45%) OLTP
10 2 (0.45%) QlikView
11 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.23%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.23%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (2.26%) Visual Studio
2 3 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.45%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.23%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.23%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.23%) Wise Package Studio
4 1 (0.23%) Ant
4 1 (0.23%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.23%) MSI
4 1 (0.23%) JMeter
General
1 82 (18.55%) Telecoms
2 61 (13.80%) Finance
3 16 (3.62%) Banking
4 6 (1.36%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.13%) Legal
5 5 (1.13%) Retail
6 4 (0.90%) Advertising
6 4 (0.90%) Marketing
7 3 (0.68%) Back Office
7 3 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.68%) Billing
8 2 (0.45%) Military
9 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.23%) Games
9 1 (0.23%) Publishing
9 1 (0.23%) Electronics
9 1 (0.23%) Law
Job Titles
1 90 (20.36%) Analyst
2 42 (9.50%) Support Engineer
3 36 (8.14%) Support Analyst
4 35 (7.92%) 2nd Line Support
5 29 (6.56%) Service Manager
6 26 (5.88%) Service Analyst
7 25 (5.66%) Service Desk Analyst
8 21 (4.75%) Desktop Support
9 20 (4.52%) Architect
10 19 (4.30%) 1st Line Support
11 16 (3.62%) Administrator
11 16 (3.62%) Developer
11 16 (3.62%) Consultant
11 16 (3.62%) Delivery Manager
11 16 (3.62%) Services Delivery Manager
12 15 (3.39%) Project Manager
13 12 (2.71%) Support Manager
14 11 (2.49%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 11 (2.49%) Help Desk Support
14 11 (2.49%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.62%) Web Services
1 16 (3.62%) .NET
2 13 (2.94%) XML
3 12 (2.71%) ASP.NET
4 11 (2.49%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 11 (2.49%) .NET Framework
5 4 (0.90%) CSS
6 3 (0.68%) jQuery
6 3 (0.68%) SOAP
6 3 (0.68%) LAMP
7 2 (0.45%) Application Packaging
7 2 (0.45%) WAP
7 2 (0.45%) HTML
7 2 (0.45%) XSLT
7 2 (0.45%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.23%) RESTful
8 1 (0.23%) LINQ
8 1 (0.23%) HTML5
8 1 (0.23%) REST
8 1 (0.23%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 25 (5.66%) Management Information System
2 22 (4.98%) Blackberry
3 15 (3.39%) Clustering
4 12 (2.71%) Computer Science
5 11 (2.49%) Mainframe
6 9 (2.04%) GIS
7 7 (1.58%) Statistics
8 6 (1.36%) Thin Client
8 6 (1.36%) Fat Client
9 5 (1.13%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (1.13%) Mathematics
9 5 (1.13%) Handset
10 4 (0.90%) CMDB
10 4 (0.90%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.68%) iPhone
11 3 (0.68%) iPad
11 3 (0.68%) Mobile Computing
11 3 (0.68%) NHS
11 3 (0.68%) Replication
12 2 (0.45%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 149 (33.71%) Windows
2 44 (9.95%) Windows 7
3 39 (8.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 36 (8.14%) UNIX
5 30 (6.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (4.30%) Linux
7 18 (4.07%) Windows XP
8 10 (2.26%) AIX
8 10 (2.26%) Windows NT
9 9 (2.04%) Windows 2000 Server
10 8 (1.81%) Windows 2000
11 7 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (1.58%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (1.58%) MVS
12 6 (1.36%) Solaris
13 5 (1.13%) CentOS
13 5 (1.13%) Windows 8
13 5 (1.13%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.68%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (32.81%) ITIL
2 47 (10.63%) Service Delivery
3 42 (9.50%) Service Management
4 38 (8.60%) Change Management
5 37 (8.37%) ITSM
5 37 (8.37%) Incident Management
6 32 (7.24%) Problem Management
7 30 (6.79%) Migration
8 29 (6.56%) Workflow
8 29 (6.56%) Project Management
9 27 (6.11%) Disaster Recovery
10 17 (3.85%) Network Architecture
11 16 (3.62%) Stakeholder Management
12 14 (3.17%) Configuration Management
12 14 (3.17%) PRINCE2
12 14 (3.17%) Network Management
13 13 (2.94%) Release Management
13 13 (2.94%) Asset Management
13 13 (2.94%) Data Management
13 13 (2.94%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 39 (8.82%) SQL
2 16 (3.62%) C#
3 12 (2.71%) C
4 10 (2.26%) T-SQL
5 8 (1.81%) Shell Script
6 4 (0.90%) JCL
7 3 (0.68%) PowerShell
7 3 (0.68%) VBA
7 3 (0.68%) VBScript
7 3 (0.68%) Java
7 3 (0.68%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.45%) Perl
8 2 (0.45%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.45%) C++
9 1 (0.23%) Python
9 1 (0.23%) VB
9 1 (0.23%) Korn
9 1 (0.23%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 94 (21.27%) Security Cleared
2 65 (14.71%) SC Cleared
3 40 (9.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 32 (7.24%) Degree
5 27 (6.11%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (5.43%) DV Cleared
7 21 (4.75%) CCNA
8 20 (4.52%) MCSE
9 18 (4.07%) CCNP
10 16 (3.62%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (1.58%) MCP
11 7 (1.58%) MCSA
12 6 (1.36%) MCTS
12 6 (1.36%) PMI Certification
13 4 (0.90%) PMP
13 4 (0.90%) CCIE
13 4 (0.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 3 (0.68%) CCA
14 3 (0.68%) Citrix Certification
14 3 (0.68%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (0.68%) BS25999
2 3 (0.68%) QA
3 1 (0.23%) Data Quality
System Software
1 83 (18.78%) Active Directory
2 26 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.94%) XenApp
4 9 (2.04%) Terminal Services
4 9 (2.04%) VMware ESX
5 6 (1.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 6 (1.36%) NFS
5 6 (1.36%) vSphere
5 6 (1.36%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.90%) ProxySG
6 4 (0.90%) ISA Server
6 4 (0.90%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.68%) Postfix
7 3 (0.68%) Sendmail
7 3 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.68%) Squid
8 2 (0.45%) NLBS
9 1 (0.23%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.23%) XenServer
9 1 (0.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 12 (2.71%) SCOM
2 11 (2.49%) SCCM
3 7 (1.58%) Control-M
4 6 (1.36%) OVSD
5 5 (1.13%) BladeLogic
5 5 (1.13%) Backup Exec
6 4 (0.90%) NetBackup
6 4 (0.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (0.90%) OpenView
6 4 (0.90%) HP SIM
7 3 (0.68%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 3 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.68%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (0.45%) ARCserve
8 2 (0.45%) Netcool
8 2 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.23%) Cisco UCCE
9 1 (0.23%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.23%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 99 (22.40%) Microsoft
2 59 (13.35%) Cisco
3 42 (9.50%) Citrix
4 41 (9.28%) VMware
5 32 (7.24%) HP
6 25 (5.66%) Remedy
7 18 (4.07%) Juniper
7 18 (4.07%) Oracle
8 14 (3.17%) Symantec
8 14 (3.17%) F5
9 13 (2.94%) Ericsson
9 13 (2.94%) CheckPoint
10 12 (2.71%) BMC
11 11 (2.49%) NetApp
12 10 (2.26%) Meridio
13 9 (2.04%) Avaya
13 9 (2.04%) Intel
13 9 (2.04%) Lotus
13 9 (2.04%) McAfee
13 9 (2.04%) Blue Coat
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