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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 79 73 83
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +10
Contract jobs citing SLA 238 207 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.49% 2.26% 2.28%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.67% 27.82% 31.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 92 56
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -3.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £141 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.27% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 9 13
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.60 £12.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.12 £20.60 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £17.50 £14.75
% change year-on-year
-9.88% +18.64%
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
830 744 605
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 8.69% 8.11% 7.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 470 397 284
Average daily rate £400 £360 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £200 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 31 36
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.22 £12.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.20 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +20.00%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 +2 74 £320 +6.66% 17
Hampshire +30 55 £388 +29.16% 14
Buckinghamshire -9 52 £338 +87.50% 11
Surrey +3 20 £340 -8.10% 15
West Sussex -9 11 £290 +38.09% 6
Kent -3 9 £385 +92.50% 2
Middlesex +7 7 - - 1
Oxfordshire -18 7 £280 -37.77% 1
East Sussex -6 5 £375 +57.89%
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 187 (39.12%) ITIL
2 109 (22.80%) Windows
3 99 (20.71%) Security Cleared
4 95 (19.87%) Microsoft
5 91 (19.04%) Service Management
6 78 (16.32%) MS Excel
7 77 (16.11%) Finance
8 76 (15.90%) Telecoms
8 76 (15.90%) SC Cleared
9 74 (15.48%) Service Delivery
10 71 (14.85%) MS Office
11 69 (14.44%) Active Directory
12 67 (14.02%) HP
13 63 (13.18%) Incident Management
14 56 (11.72%) Cisco
15 51 (10.67%) Change Management
16 44 (9.21%) Project Management
16 44 (9.21%) Windows 7
17 42 (8.79%) Management Information System
17 42 (8.79%) Microsoft Certification
18 41 (8.58%) SQL
19 39 (8.16%) Data Centre
20 38 (7.95%) Linux
21 37 (7.74%) DV Cleared
22 36 (7.53%) MS Visio
23 35 (7.32%) Cisco Certification
23 35 (7.32%) VMware
24 34 (7.11%) LAN
25 32 (6.69%) Analytical Skills
26 31 (6.49%) CCNA

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 24 (5.02%) MS Exchange
2 19 (3.97%) SharePoint
3 13 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (1.88%) Lync
6 8 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
7 7 (1.46%) IIS
8 6 (1.26%) SAS
8 6 (1.26%) CMS
8 6 (1.26%) WordPress
8 6 (1.26%) Sitecore CMS
9 5 (1.05%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.63%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.42%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.42%) Eucalyptus
11 2 (0.42%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.21%) Oracle Application Server
12 1 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
Applications
1 78 (16.32%) MS Excel
2 71 (14.85%) MS Office
3 36 (7.53%) MS Visio
4 13 (2.72%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (2.30%) MS Project
6 2 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.84%) Oracle General Ledger
1 4 (0.84%) Oracle Payables
1 4 (0.84%) Oracle Receivables
2 3 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.63%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.63%) Oracle iProcurement
3 2 (0.42%) assyst
3 2 (0.42%) Oracle E-Business Tax
3 2 (0.42%) SAP CCM
3 2 (0.42%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.21%) Staffware
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.21%) HFM
4 1 (0.21%) RMDS
4 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.21%) Agresso
4 1 (0.21%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.67%) Office 365
2 4 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.42%) IaaS
5 1 (0.21%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 34 (7.11%) LAN
2 27 (5.65%) Firewall
3 26 (5.44%) Wireless
4 21 (4.39%) WAN
4 21 (4.39%) SAN
4 21 (4.39%) 3G
5 20 (4.18%) GSM
6 17 (3.56%) Internet
6 17 (3.56%) 4G
7 16 (3.35%) Radio Access Network
7 16 (3.35%) VoIP
8 15 (3.14%) UMTS
9 14 (2.93%) DNS
9 14 (2.93%) Network Security
10 13 (2.72%) VPN
11 11 (2.30%) TCP/IP
11 11 (2.30%) LDAP
11 11 (2.30%) LTE
11 11 (2.30%) 2G
12 10 (2.09%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (3.77%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.72%) DB2
3 11 (2.30%) DB2 UDB
3 11 (2.30%) Big Data
4 9 (1.88%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (1.67%) MySQL
6 6 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (1.26%) Hadoop
7 5 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (1.05%) PowerCenter
8 3 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (0.63%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.21%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.21%) OLTP
10 1 (0.21%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.21%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.21%) MS Access
10 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (0.63%) Oracle Forms
1 3 (0.63%) Wise Package Studio
2 2 (0.42%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (0.21%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.21%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.21%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.21%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.21%) ChangeMan
3 1 (0.21%) JIRA
General
1 77 (16.11%) Finance
2 76 (15.90%) Telecoms
3 15 (3.14%) Retail
4 12 (2.51%) Banking
5 9 (1.88%) Billing
5 9 (1.88%) Front Office
6 7 (1.46%) Back Office
7 4 (0.84%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.84%) Advertising
7 4 (0.84%) Marketing
7 4 (0.84%) Spanish Language
8 3 (0.63%) General Ledger
8 3 (0.63%) Law
8 3 (0.63%) Legal
9 2 (0.42%) Electronics
9 2 (0.42%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.21%) Local Government
10 1 (0.21%) French Language
10 1 (0.21%) German Language
Job Titles
1 88 (18.41%) Analyst
2 50 (10.46%) Support Engineer
3 44 (9.21%) Service Manager
4 39 (8.16%) Incident Manager
5 32 (6.69%) Support Analyst
6 27 (5.65%) 2nd Line Support
7 26 (5.44%) Service Analyst
8 24 (5.02%) Network Engineer
9 22 (4.60%) Service Desk Analyst
10 20 (4.18%) Delivery Manager
11 18 (3.77%) Project Manager
11 18 (3.77%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 16 (3.35%) Administrator
12 16 (3.35%) Services Delivery Manager
13 15 (3.14%) Consultant
13 15 (3.14%) 1st Line Support
14 12 (2.51%) Security Analyst
14 12 (2.51%) Team Leader
15 11 (2.30%) Applications Support
16 10 (2.09%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (4.18%) .NET
2 19 (3.97%) HTML
3 11 (2.30%) SOAP
4 10 (2.09%) XML
5 6 (1.26%) HTML5
6 5 (1.05%) CSS
7 4 (0.84%) Software Packaging
8 3 (0.63%) Ruby on Rails
8 3 (0.63%) JSF
8 3 (0.63%) Web Services
8 3 (0.63%) Application Packaging
9 2 (0.42%) jQuery
9 2 (0.42%) AngularJS
9 2 (0.42%) Middleware
9 2 (0.42%) ISPF
10 1 (0.21%) WCF
10 1 (0.21%) X-Windows
10 1 (0.21%) LAMP
10 1 (0.21%) Ajax
10 1 (0.21%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 42 (8.79%) Management Information System
2 39 (8.16%) Data Centre
3 32 (6.69%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (2.30%) Clustering
5 7 (1.46%) Mainframe
5 7 (1.46%) Video Conferencing
6 6 (1.26%) Social Media
7 5 (1.05%) CMDB
7 5 (1.05%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.05%) PDA
7 5 (1.05%) Statistics
7 5 (1.05%) Blackberry
7 5 (1.05%) Replication
8 4 (0.84%) CLARiiON
8 4 (0.84%) Symmetrix
8 4 (0.84%) EMC Centera
8 4 (0.84%) NHS
8 4 (0.84%) Symmetrix DMX
9 3 (0.63%) Smartphone
9 3 (0.63%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 109 (22.80%) Windows
2 44 (9.21%) Windows 7
3 38 (7.95%) Linux
4 29 (6.07%) UNIX
5 27 (5.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (4.18%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (3.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (2.93%) Windows XP
9 13 (2.72%) Windows 2000
9 13 (2.72%) Windows 8
10 9 (1.88%) Windows NT
11 8 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (1.46%) Solaris
13 6 (1.26%) HPUX
14 5 (1.05%) AIX
15 4 (0.84%) MVS
15 4 (0.84%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.84%) Windows Vista
16 3 (0.63%) VMS
16 3 (0.63%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (39.12%) ITIL
2 91 (19.04%) Service Management
3 74 (15.48%) Service Delivery
4 63 (13.18%) Incident Management
5 51 (10.67%) Change Management
6 44 (9.21%) Project Management
7 30 (6.28%) PRINCE2
8 28 (5.86%) Configuration Management
8 28 (5.86%) ITSM
9 25 (5.23%) Disaster Recovery
10 24 (5.02%) ITIL V3
11 22 (4.60%) Information Security
11 22 (4.60%) Agile Software Development
12 20 (4.18%) Problem Management
13 19 (3.97%) Matrix Management
13 19 (3.97%) Data Analysis
13 19 (3.97%) Root Cause Analysis
14 18 (3.77%) Network Design
14 18 (3.77%) Security Management
15 17 (3.56%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 41 (8.58%) SQL
2 27 (5.65%) PowerShell
3 15 (3.14%) VB
4 13 (2.72%) Perl
5 12 (2.51%) JavaScript
6 8 (1.67%) Java
6 8 (1.67%) PHP
7 6 (1.26%) T-SQL
8 5 (1.05%) C
8 5 (1.05%) Korn
9 4 (0.84%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.63%) JCL
10 3 (0.63%) AWK
10 3 (0.63%) Python
10 3 (0.63%) C#
10 3 (0.63%) VBScript
10 3 (0.63%) Ruby
10 3 (0.63%) sed
11 2 (0.42%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.42%) REXX
Qualifications
1 99 (20.71%) Security Cleared
2 76 (15.90%) SC Cleared
3 42 (8.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 37 (7.74%) DV Cleared
5 35 (7.32%) Cisco Certification
6 31 (6.49%) CCNA
6 31 (6.49%) Degree
7 25 (5.23%) MCSE
8 23 (4.81%) MCP
9 21 (4.39%) MCSA
9 21 (4.39%) CCNP
10 20 (4.18%) ITIL Certification
11 15 (3.14%) A+ Certification
12 14 (2.93%) Network+ Certification
13 12 (2.51%) CISSP
14 9 (1.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 8 (1.67%) PMI Certification
16 6 (1.26%) HND
16 6 (1.26%) PMP
17 3 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.26%) QA
2 1 (0.21%) PMBOK
2 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 69 (14.44%) Active Directory
2 24 (5.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.72%) vSphere
4 11 (2.30%) Hyper-V
4 11 (2.30%) VMware ESX
5 4 (0.84%) XenApp
5 4 (0.84%) DFS Replication
6 3 (0.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (0.63%) Veritas File System
6 3 (0.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 3 (0.63%) Firmware
7 2 (0.42%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 2 (0.42%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.42%) UAG
7 2 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.42%) Time Sharing Option
8 1 (0.21%) SpamAssassin
8 1 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.21%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.21%) Samba
Systems Management
1 19 (3.97%) SCCM
2 18 (3.77%) OpenView
3 17 (3.56%) OVSD
4 8 (1.67%) Control-M
4 8 (1.67%) SCOM
5 5 (1.05%) ARCserve
6 4 (0.84%) Nagios
6 4 (0.84%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.63%) HP Data Protector
7 3 (0.63%) Puppet
7 3 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.63%) Unicenter
7 3 (0.63%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.42%) OPNET
8 2 (0.42%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.42%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.42%) WSUS
8 2 (0.42%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 95 (19.87%) Microsoft
2 67 (14.02%) HP
3 56 (11.72%) Cisco
4 35 (7.32%) VMware
5 25 (5.23%) Remedy
6 22 (4.60%) Symantec
7 20 (4.18%) Citrix
8 16 (3.35%) Oracle
9 15 (3.14%) Ericsson
10 13 (2.72%) SAP
11 12 (2.51%) IBM
11 12 (2.51%) Red Hat
11 12 (2.51%) NetScout
12 10 (2.09%) CA
13 9 (1.88%) CheckPoint
13 9 (1.88%) Nokia
13 9 (1.88%) EMC
14 8 (1.67%) McAfee
14 8 (1.67%) 3PAR
15 7 (1.46%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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