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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 82 88 76
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -12
Contract jobs citing SLA 224 237 216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.54% 2.42% 2.35%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 24.40% 23.77% 25.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 87 100
Median daily rate £348 £350 £283
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.71% +23.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £131 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £439 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £300 £260
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 32 14
Median hourly rate £14.35 £15.89 £15.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £21.55 £20.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.18 £15.77 £16.60
% change year-on-year
-10.11% -5.00%
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
918 997 844
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.43% 10.19% 9.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 527 553 463
Median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £528 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 56 39
Median hourly rate £35.25 £21.55 £16.79
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.57% +28.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £110.00 £42.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.60% +25.00%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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 24 August 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 +14 81 £255 -20.31% 21
Buckinghamshire +7 46 £420 +37.78% 6
Hampshire -17 41 £400 +3.22% 12
Surrey -3 18 £275 -25.67% 9
West Sussex +5 11 £275 +103.70% 3
Oxfordshire -2 10 £225 +5.88% 2
Middlesex -1 6 £414 - 1
Kent +12 5 £130 -65.33% 4
East Sussex +13 3 £345 -
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 August 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.

1 199 (42.89%) ITIL
2 122 (26.29%) Microsoft
3 112 (24.14%) Windows
4 102 (21.98%) Security Cleared
5 87 (18.75%) Finance
6 85 (18.32%) Service Management
7 84 (18.10%) Active Directory
8 77 (16.59%) MS Excel
8 77 (16.59%) Telecoms
9 70 (15.09%) SC Cleared
10 66 (14.22%) Windows Server
11 63 (13.58%) MS Office
12 62 (13.36%) Incident Management
13 61 (13.15%) Service Delivery
14 57 (12.28%) Oracle
15 54 (11.64%) Cisco
15 54 (11.64%) Management Information System
16 49 (10.56%) Linux
17 48 (10.34%) SharePoint
18 47 (10.13%) HP
19 41 (8.84%) Problem Management
19 41 (8.84%) LAN
20 39 (8.41%) WAN
21 37 (7.97%) SQL
22 36 (7.76%) Cisco Certification
22 36 (7.76%) Remedy
23 34 (7.33%) Firewall
23 34 (7.33%) ITIL V3
24 30 (6.47%) DV Cleared
24 30 (6.47%) Degree

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 48 (10.34%) SharePoint
2 24 (5.17%) MS Exchange
3 16 (3.45%) IIS
4 9 (1.94%) CMS
5 8 (1.72%) Skype for Business
6 5 (1.08%) JBoss
7 3 (0.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (0.65%) Documentum
7 3 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (0.65%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.43%) Apache
8 2 (0.43%) iPlanet
8 2 (0.43%) Office Communications Server
8 2 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.22%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.22%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.22%) SAS
9 1 (0.22%) WebLogic Portal
9 1 (0.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 77 (16.59%) MS Excel
2 63 (13.58%) MS Office
3 21 (4.53%) MS Visio
4 19 (4.09%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.43%) MS Project
5 2 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (2.16%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.65%) Remedy AR System
2 3 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.22%) BASE24
3 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle FAH
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.22%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 22 (4.74%) Office 365
2 5 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.86%) Yammer
4 3 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.65%) HP Helion
4 3 (0.65%) PaaS
4 3 (0.65%) SaaS
5 2 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.22%) IaaS
6 1 (0.22%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 41 (8.84%) LAN
2 39 (8.41%) WAN
3 34 (7.33%) Firewall
4 28 (6.03%) SAN
5 26 (5.60%) Internet
6 23 (4.96%) DNS
7 22 (4.74%) 3G
7 22 (4.74%) Wireless
8 21 (4.53%) DHCP
9 19 (4.09%) 4G
10 18 (3.88%) Network Security
10 18 (3.88%) TCP/IP
11 17 (3.66%) MPLS
11 17 (3.66%) Wi-Fi
12 16 (3.45%) VoIP
12 16 (3.45%) VPN
13 13 (2.80%) IP Telephony
13 13 (2.80%) LTE
13 13 (2.80%) Unified Communications
14 12 (2.59%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (5.60%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.23%) Oracle Database
3 10 (2.16%) Relational Database
4 9 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (1.29%) MS Access
5 6 (1.29%) SAP BI
6 5 (1.08%) EDRMS
7 4 (0.86%) Big Data
7 4 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (0.65%) QlikView
9 2 (0.43%) Informix
10 1 (0.22%) DB2
10 1 (0.22%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.22%) MySQL
10 1 (0.22%) Oracle BI EE
10 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.22%) Power BI
10 1 (0.22%) PowerCenter
10 1 (0.22%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (1.29%) Subversion
1 6 (1.29%) Visual Studio
2 5 (1.08%) Artifactory
2 5 (1.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (0.65%) JIRA
4 1 (0.22%) Gradle
4 1 (0.22%) JMeter
4 1 (0.22%) JUnit
4 1 (0.22%) MSI
General
1 87 (18.75%) Finance
2 77 (16.59%) Telecoms
3 24 (5.17%) Retail
4 16 (3.45%) Front Office
5 14 (3.02%) German Language
5 14 (3.02%) Legal
5 14 (3.02%) Spanish Language
6 10 (2.16%) French Language
6 10 (2.16%) Italian Language
7 8 (1.72%) Billing
8 6 (1.29%) Back Office
8 6 (1.29%) Marketing
9 4 (0.86%) Banking
9 4 (0.86%) Electronics
10 3 (0.65%) Automotive
10 3 (0.65%) Games
10 3 (0.65%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.22%) Mandarin Language
11 1 (0.22%) Polish Language
11 1 (0.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 90 (19.40%) Analyst
2 76 (16.38%) Support Engineer
3 46 (9.91%) Service Analyst
4 43 (9.27%) Service Desk Analyst
5 27 (5.82%) Service Manager
6 22 (4.74%) 3rd Line Support
6 22 (4.74%) Developer
6 22 (4.74%) Support Analyst
7 21 (4.53%) Administrator
7 21 (4.53%) Incident Manager
7 21 (4.53%) Web Engineer
7 21 (4.53%) Web Support Engineer
8 20 (4.31%) Network Engineer
9 19 (4.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 17 (3.66%) IT Analyst
11 16 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 15 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support
12 15 (3.23%) Architect
12 15 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 14 (3.02%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (5.39%) Web Services
2 22 (4.74%) .NET
3 20 (4.31%) CSS
3 20 (4.31%) Flash
4 19 (4.09%) ASP.NET
5 14 (3.02%) jQuery
6 13 (2.80%) HTML
7 10 (2.16%) Node.js
8 9 (1.94%) MAPI
9 8 (1.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 8 (1.72%) WCF
10 7 (1.51%) HTML5
11 6 (1.29%) Classic ASP
11 6 (1.29%) CSS3
11 6 (1.29%) DCOM
11 6 (1.29%) REST
12 5 (1.08%) Spring
13 3 (0.65%) ASP.NET MVC
13 3 (0.65%) SOAP
13 3 (0.65%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 54 (11.64%) Management Information System
2 28 (6.03%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (6.03%) Data Centre
3 12 (2.59%) Clustering
4 11 (2.37%) Computer Science
5 10 (2.16%) Driving Licence
6 9 (1.94%) Replication
7 8 (1.72%) Virtual Team
8 7 (1.51%) EMC VNX
8 7 (1.51%) Mainframe
9 5 (1.08%) Blackberry
9 5 (1.08%) PKI
9 5 (1.08%) Smartphone
10 4 (0.86%) Animation
10 4 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (0.65%) CMDB
11 3 (0.65%) FlexPod
11 3 (0.65%) Performance Metrics
11 3 (0.65%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 112 (24.14%) Windows
2 66 (14.22%) Windows Server
3 49 (10.56%) Linux
4 28 (6.03%) Windows 7
5 23 (4.96%) Unix
6 22 (4.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (3.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (2.80%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (2.16%) AIX
11 8 (1.72%) Solaris
12 7 (1.51%) MVS
12 7 (1.51%) Windows NT
12 7 (1.51%) Windows XP
13 6 (1.29%) Data ONTAP
13 6 (1.29%) Windows 10
14 4 (0.86%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.65%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.43%) Mac OS
17 1 (0.22%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (42.89%) ITIL
2 85 (18.32%) Service Management
3 62 (13.36%) Incident Management
4 61 (13.15%) Service Delivery
5 41 (8.84%) Problem Management
6 34 (7.33%) ITIL V3
7 29 (6.25%) Project Management
8 28 (6.03%) Business Intelligence
9 27 (5.82%) Change Management
10 26 (5.60%) ITSM
11 25 (5.39%) Disaster Recovery
12 23 (4.96%) Time Management
13 22 (4.74%) Agile Software Development
14 21 (4.53%) Service Design
15 20 (4.31%) Supplier Management
16 18 (3.88%) Change Control
16 18 (3.88%) Continuous Improvement
16 18 (3.88%) Fault Management
16 18 (3.88%) Ticket Management
17 15 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (7.97%) SQL
2 28 (6.03%) Java
3 20 (4.31%) C#
3 20 (4.31%) JavaScript
4 19 (4.09%) PowerShell
5 14 (3.02%) PL/SQL
5 14 (3.02%) T-SQL
6 12 (2.59%) C++
6 12 (2.59%) VB.NET
6 12 (2.59%) VBScript
7 9 (1.94%) Python
8 8 (1.72%) VB
9 7 (1.51%) C
10 6 (1.29%) VB6
11 2 (0.43%) Perl
12 1 (0.22%) ABAP
12 1 (0.22%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.22%) Ruby
12 1 (0.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 102 (21.98%) Security Cleared
2 70 (15.09%) SC Cleared
3 36 (7.76%) Cisco Certification
4 30 (6.47%) Degree
4 30 (6.47%) DV Cleared
5 26 (5.60%) Microsoft Certification
6 21 (4.53%) ITIL Certification
7 20 (4.31%) CCNP
8 17 (3.66%) CCNA
9 11 (2.37%) MCSE
10 10 (2.16%) MCP
11 8 (1.72%) CCIE
12 7 (1.51%) HNC
13 6 (1.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 5 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
15 4 (0.86%) ISTQB
15 4 (0.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 4 (0.86%) MCDST
15 4 (0.86%) RHCE
16 3 (0.65%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (1.29%) PCI DSS
2 4 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.43%) JSP 440
3 2 (0.43%) QA
4 1 (0.22%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 84 (18.10%) Active Directory
2 20 (4.31%) ISA Server
3 9 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.94%) XenApp
4 8 (1.72%) Hyper-V
4 8 (1.72%) Oracle RAC
4 8 (1.72%) VMware ESX
5 6 (1.29%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.86%) KVM
6 4 (0.86%) vSphere
7 2 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.22%) UAG
8 1 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 13 (2.80%) SCCM
2 11 (2.37%) EMC NetWorker
3 9 (1.94%) WSUS
4 8 (1.72%) Amdocs OSS
4 8 (1.72%) NetBackup
5 7 (1.51%) HP Data Protector
6 6 (1.29%) CA Wily
6 6 (1.29%) Puppet
6 6 (1.29%) Tivoli
7 5 (1.08%) Nagios
8 4 (0.86%) Cisco Prime
8 4 (0.86%) SCOM
8 4 (0.86%) SolarWinds Orion
9 3 (0.65%) Failover Clustering
9 3 (0.65%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 3 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.65%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (0.65%) MOM
9 3 (0.65%) Simpana
9 3 (0.65%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 122 (26.29%) Microsoft
2 57 (12.28%) Oracle
3 54 (11.64%) Cisco
4 47 (10.13%) HP
5 36 (7.76%) Remedy
6 29 (6.25%) Citrix
6 29 (6.25%) VMware
7 24 (5.17%) Huawei
8 19 (4.09%) Fujitsu
9 16 (3.45%) EMC
9 16 (3.45%) Red Hat
9 16 (3.45%) SAP
10 15 (3.23%) Ericsson
11 14 (3.02%) Palo Alto
12 12 (2.59%) NetApp
13 11 (2.37%) F5
14 10 (2.16%) Arqiva
14 10 (2.16%) Nokia Networks
15 9 (1.94%) Tellabs
16 8 (1.72%) 3PAR
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Harris Global
Rate: Up to £215 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £220 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £100.00 - £185.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Dartford, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Rate: Up to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Stott & May
Posted: 5 days ago
Middlesex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £150 - £170 per day
Posted: 6 days ago