The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the South East region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 78 88 51
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -37
Contract jobs citing SLA 221 168 317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.28% 2.01% 2.99%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.95% 27.54% 38.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 63 82
Average daily rate £286 £250 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.50% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £113 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £295
% change year-on-year
- +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 20 38
Average hourly rate £11.00 £11.63 £15.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.37% -24.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £9.50 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £14.55 £20.06
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £11.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+27.65% -21.66%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
714 610 833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 7.37% 7.29% 7.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 383 315 335
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £476 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.60% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 31 69
Average hourly rate £24.00 £12.95 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.32% -12.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.91 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.70 £30.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.25 £16.43
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -7.15%
SLA
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire -18 70 £250 +16.27% 15
Buckinghamshire +6 49 £300 -4.00% 8
Hampshire +12 31 £380 +52.00% 13
Surrey +4 25 £231 -31.48% 6
Oxfordshire +10 21 £120 -73.33% 2
Kent +12 7 £394 +18.86% 4
West Sussex +2 6 £425 +1.79% 6
East Sussex -4 5 £350 - 1
Middlesex -5 3 - - 1
M4 Corridor - - - -
Thames Valley - - - -
Sussex - - - -
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 166 (36.97%) ITIL
2 161 (35.86%) Windows
3 101 (22.49%) Microsoft
4 86 (19.15%) MS Excel
5 76 (16.93%) MS Office
6 75 (16.70%) Telecoms
7 73 (16.26%) Finance
8 72 (16.04%) Active Directory
9 64 (14.25%) Security Cleared
10 59 (13.14%) Service Delivery
11 54 (12.03%) SQL
12 52 (11.58%) Windows 7
13 51 (11.36%) Service Management
14 46 (10.24%) Incident Management
15 44 (9.80%) Project Management
15 44 (9.80%) Cisco
16 43 (9.58%) VMware
17 42 (9.35%) SC Cleared
18 37 (8.24%) Change Management
19 36 (8.02%) Disaster Recovery
19 36 (8.02%) Citrix
19 36 (8.02%) Problem Management
20 35 (7.80%) SharePoint
20 35 (7.80%) UNIX
21 33 (7.35%) .NET
21 33 (7.35%) Migration
21 33 (7.35%) Windows Server 2008
22 29 (6.46%) Degree
22 29 (6.46%) Linux
22 29 (6.46%) HP

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 35 (7.80%) SharePoint
2 24 (5.35%) MS Exchange
3 13 (2.90%) SharePoint Server
4 11 (2.45%) MS Project Server
4 11 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (1.78%) IIS
5 8 (1.78%) WebSphere
6 7 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (1.34%) Apache
7 6 (1.34%) IBM Notes
8 5 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.67%) Lync
10 1 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.22%) CMS
10 1 (0.22%) GroupWise
10 1 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.22%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.22%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.22%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 86 (19.15%) MS Excel
2 76 (16.93%) MS Office
3 19 (4.23%) MS Project
4 9 (2.00%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (1.56%) MS Visio
6 5 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.22%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 10 (2.23%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.89%) Remedy AR System
2 4 (0.89%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.67%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.67%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.45%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.45%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.22%) SalesLogix
5 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.22%) SAP SRM
5 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.22%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.22%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.00%) Office 365
2 1 (0.22%) SaaS
2 1 (0.22%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 28 (6.24%) WAN
2 24 (5.35%) LAN
3 23 (5.12%) 3G
4 22 (4.90%) TCP/IP
4 22 (4.90%) 2G
5 20 (4.45%) VPN
5 20 (4.45%) Firewall
6 17 (3.79%) LDAP
6 17 (3.79%) DNS
6 17 (3.79%) VoIP
7 16 (3.56%) Internet
8 15 (3.34%) SAN
8 15 (3.34%) DHCP
9 13 (2.90%) ATM
9 13 (2.90%) LTE
10 12 (2.67%) 4G
10 12 (2.67%) Wireless
11 9 (2.00%) HTTP
11 9 (2.00%) NAS
12 8 (1.78%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (4.90%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.23%) MySQL
2 10 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (1.78%) OLAP
5 7 (1.56%) Crystal Reports
6 5 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (1.11%) IDOL
6 5 (1.11%) DB2
6 5 (1.11%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (0.89%) DTS
7 4 (0.89%) Data Mining
8 3 (0.67%) Data Mart
8 3 (0.67%) DecisionStream
9 2 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.22%) SAP BI
10 1 (0.22%) Oracle Discoverer
10 1 (0.22%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 6 (1.34%) Visual Studio
2 3 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.22%) Introscope
3 1 (0.22%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.22%) MSI
3 1 (0.22%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.22%) Ant
3 1 (0.22%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.22%) Jenkins
General
1 75 (16.70%) Telecoms
2 73 (16.26%) Finance
3 18 (4.01%) Games
4 14 (3.12%) Banking
5 11 (2.45%) Legal
6 10 (2.23%) Marketing
7 8 (1.78%) Front Office
8 6 (1.34%) Back Office
8 6 (1.34%) Advertising
9 5 (1.11%) Billing
10 4 (0.89%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.89%) Retail
10 4 (0.89%) French Language
10 4 (0.89%) German Language
10 4 (0.89%) Spanish Language
11 3 (0.67%) Law
12 2 (0.45%) Automotive
12 2 (0.45%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.22%) Publishing
13 1 (0.22%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 74 (16.48%) Analyst
2 44 (9.80%) Support Engineer
3 29 (6.46%) Service Analyst
4 28 (6.24%) Administrator
5 27 (6.01%) Service Manager
6 24 (5.35%) Service Desk Analyst
7 23 (5.12%) Developer
8 22 (4.90%) 1st Line Support
9 20 (4.45%) 2nd Line Support
10 18 (4.01%) Support Analyst
11 17 (3.79%) Delivery Manager
12 16 (3.56%) Services Delivery Manager
13 15 (3.34%) Technical Support
14 14 (3.12%) Architect
14 14 (3.12%) Incident Manager
15 13 (2.90%) Desktop Support
15 13 (2.90%) Consultant
16 11 (2.45%) Server Engineer
16 11 (2.45%) Help Desk Analyst
17 10 (2.23%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (7.35%) .NET
2 14 (3.12%) Web Services
3 9 (2.00%) XML
4 8 (1.78%) SOAP
4 8 (1.78%) Windows SharePoint Services
5 7 (1.56%) ASP.NET
6 6 (1.34%) .NET Framework
7 5 (1.11%) HTML
8 4 (0.89%) Middleware
9 3 (0.67%) CSS
9 3 (0.67%) WCF
10 2 (0.45%) REST
10 2 (0.45%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (0.45%) HTML5
11 1 (0.22%) JSON
11 1 (0.22%) Application Packaging
11 1 (0.22%) Dojo
11 1 (0.22%) AOM
11 1 (0.22%) LAMP
11 1 (0.22%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 19 (4.23%) Management Information System
2 14 (3.12%) Blackberry
2 14 (3.12%) Clustering
3 9 (2.00%) Replication
4 7 (1.56%) CMDB
5 6 (1.34%) Mainframe
5 6 (1.34%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.11%) Handset
7 4 (0.89%) HACMP
7 4 (0.89%) Mathematics
8 3 (0.67%) Statistics
8 3 (0.67%) Firmware
8 3 (0.67%) PMI
8 3 (0.67%) iPhone
9 2 (0.45%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.45%) Mobile Computing
9 2 (0.45%) LPAR
9 2 (0.45%) iPad
9 2 (0.45%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.45%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 161 (35.86%) Windows
2 52 (11.58%) Windows 7
3 35 (7.80%) UNIX
4 33 (7.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 29 (6.46%) Linux
5 29 (6.46%) Windows Server 2003
6 26 (5.79%) Windows XP
7 10 (2.23%) AIX
8 8 (1.78%) Windows 8
8 8 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (1.78%) Windows 2000 Server
9 6 (1.34%) Windows 2000
9 6 (1.34%) MVS
10 5 (1.11%) Solaris
10 5 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.89%) CentOS
11 4 (0.89%) Windows Vista
12 3 (0.67%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.67%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.45%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (36.97%) ITIL
2 59 (13.14%) Service Delivery
3 51 (11.36%) Service Management
4 46 (10.24%) Incident Management
5 44 (9.80%) Project Management
6 37 (8.24%) Change Management
7 36 (8.02%) Disaster Recovery
7 36 (8.02%) Problem Management
8 33 (7.35%) Migration
9 28 (6.24%) PRINCE2
10 25 (5.57%) ITSM
11 20 (4.45%) Business Intelligence
12 17 (3.79%) Time Management
13 16 (3.56%) Continuous Improvement
14 15 (3.34%) Stakeholder Management
15 14 (3.12%) Release Management
15 14 (3.12%) ITIL V3
15 14 (3.12%) CRM
15 14 (3.12%) Logistics
16 13 (2.90%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (12.03%) SQL
2 17 (3.79%) C#
3 16 (3.56%) PowerShell
3 16 (3.56%) C++
4 12 (2.67%) T-SQL
5 9 (2.00%) Shell Script
6 8 (1.78%) Perl
7 7 (1.56%) C
8 6 (1.34%) VBA
8 6 (1.34%) PHP
8 6 (1.34%) Java
9 5 (1.11%) Korn
9 5 (1.11%) JavaScript
10 4 (0.89%) VB
10 4 (0.89%) VB.NET
10 4 (0.89%) PL/SQL
10 4 (0.89%) JCL
11 3 (0.67%) VBScript
11 3 (0.67%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.45%) sed
Qualifications
1 64 (14.25%) Security Cleared
2 42 (9.35%) SC Cleared
3 29 (6.46%) Degree
4 28 (6.24%) Microsoft Certification
5 27 (6.01%) ITIL Certification
6 22 (4.90%) DV Cleared
7 14 (3.12%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (2.23%) MCSE
8 10 (2.23%) CCNA
9 9 (2.00%) HND
10 8 (1.78%) MCSA
10 8 (1.78%) CCNP
11 7 (1.56%) PMI Certification
12 5 (1.11%) MCDST
12 5 (1.11%) ISTQB
12 5 (1.11%) ISEB
12 5 (1.11%) MCP
13 4 (0.89%) HNC
13 4 (0.89%) PMP
13 4 (0.89%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.34%) QA
2 3 (0.67%) BS25999
3 2 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.22%) COBIT
4 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 72 (16.04%) Active Directory
2 26 (5.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.23%) VMware ESX
4 7 (1.56%) XenApp
5 6 (1.34%) vCloud
5 6 (1.34%) NFS
5 6 (1.34%) NLBS
6 5 (1.11%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.67%) ProxySG
7 3 (0.67%) vSphere
8 2 (0.45%) DFS Replication
8 2 (0.45%) RACF
8 2 (0.45%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.22%) Xen
9 1 (0.22%) Squid
9 1 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (3.34%) SCCM
1 15 (3.34%) SCOM
2 10 (2.23%) NetBackup
3 8 (1.78%) HP SIM
4 6 (1.34%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 6 (1.34%) NSN NetAct
5 4 (0.89%) Control-M
5 4 (0.89%) OVSD
6 3 (0.67%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (0.67%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.22%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.22%) WSUS
7 1 (0.22%) EMC TimeFinder
7 1 (0.22%) EMC Navisphere
7 1 (0.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.22%) OpenView
7 1 (0.22%) CA Wily
7 1 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.22%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 101 (22.49%) Microsoft
2 44 (9.80%) Cisco
3 43 (9.58%) VMware
4 36 (8.02%) Citrix
5 29 (6.46%) HP
6 26 (5.79%) Remedy
7 24 (5.35%) Oracle
8 16 (3.56%) Symantec
9 13 (2.90%) NetApp
9 13 (2.90%) Red Hat
10 11 (2.45%) SAP
11 10 (2.23%) Ericsson
11 10 (2.23%) CheckPoint
12 9 (2.00%) EMC
12 9 (2.00%) IBM
13 8 (1.78%) F5
13 8 (1.78%) Dell
13 8 (1.78%) McAfee
13 8 (1.78%) BMC
14 7 (1.56%) Juniper
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