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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 79 83 63
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -20
Contract jobs citing SLA 195 233 275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.52% 2.46% 2.78%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.32% 25.49% 27.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 106 114
Median daily rate £385 £338 £298
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.07% +13.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £145 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £488 £422
UK excluding London median daily rate £333 £315 £270
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 26 54
Median hourly rate £12.50 £20.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.61 £13.75 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.13 £47.50 £24.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £17.67 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-15.08% +17.76%
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
770 914 996
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 9.95% 9.66% 10.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 467 530
Median daily rate £416 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.87% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 45 74
Median hourly rate £14.85 £24.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.12% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.21 £15.76 £10.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £20.99
% change year-on-year
-14.00% +19.09%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 9 December 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 -3 65 £375 +7.14% 15
Hampshire +24 48 £413 +8.19% 13
Buckinghamshire +9 43 £430 +32.30% 6
Surrey -1 17 £155 -40.95% 8
Kent +9 9 £375 +307.60% 1
West Sussex +6 5 £404 +26.17% 1
Middlesex -2 5 £410 +2.50%
Oxfordshire -4 3 £313 +32.83% 1
Isle of Wight - 1 £170 -
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 168 (39.81%) ITIL
2 96 (22.75%) Service Management
3 93 (22.04%) Security Cleared
4 85 (20.14%) Finance
4 85 (20.14%) Windows
5 84 (19.91%) Microsoft
6 81 (19.19%) Service Delivery
7 70 (16.59%) Telecoms
8 68 (16.11%) SC Cleared
9 60 (14.22%) Incident Management
10 56 (13.27%) Active Directory
11 53 (12.56%) Degree
12 52 (12.32%) Management Information System
13 51 (12.09%) MS Office
14 48 (11.37%) Service Design
15 44 (10.43%) MS Excel
16 40 (9.48%) Cisco
16 40 (9.48%) Project Management
16 40 (9.48%) ITIL V3
17 36 (8.53%) HP
17 36 (8.53%) SQL
18 31 (7.35%) Windows 7
19 30 (7.11%) Analytical Skills
20 29 (6.87%) Problem Management
20 29 (6.87%) Oracle
21 28 (6.64%) Remedy
21 28 (6.64%) Continuous Improvement
22 27 (6.40%) Change Management
22 27 (6.40%) Unix
23 26 (6.16%) Retail

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 25 (5.92%) SharePoint
2 17 (4.03%) CMS
3 10 (2.37%) IIS
4 9 (2.13%) Joomla!
4 9 (2.13%) MS Exchange
4 9 (2.13%) WordPress
5 6 (1.42%) Apache Pig
6 5 (1.18%) Documentum
6 5 (1.18%) Skype for Business
7 4 (0.95%) IBM Notes
7 4 (0.95%) JBoss
8 3 (0.71%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.47%) iPlanet
9 2 (0.47%) SAS
9 2 (0.47%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.24%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 51 (12.09%) MS Office
2 44 (10.43%) MS Excel
3 16 (3.79%) MS PowerPoint
3 16 (3.79%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.42%) Maya
4 6 (1.42%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.24%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.24%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (2.37%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.71%) Eloqua
3 2 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.24%) HFM
4 1 (0.24%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.24%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.24%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 19 (4.50%) Office 365
2 12 (2.84%) IaaS
3 11 (2.61%) PaaS
4 8 (1.90%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (1.66%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (1.18%) SuccessFactors
7 3 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.71%) HP Helion
8 1 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.24%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.24%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 25 (5.92%) LAN
2 23 (5.45%) Firewall
3 22 (5.21%) WAN
4 19 (4.50%) DNS
4 19 (4.50%) Internet
4 19 (4.50%) TCP/IP
4 19 (4.50%) Wireless
5 16 (3.79%) Radio Access Network
6 15 (3.55%) SAN
7 14 (3.32%) 3G
7 14 (3.32%) DHCP
7 14 (3.32%) Network Security
8 13 (3.08%) 4G
8 13 (3.08%) Wi-Fi
9 11 (2.61%) Intranet
10 10 (2.37%) IP Telephony
11 9 (2.13%) BGP
11 9 (2.13%) MPLS
11 9 (2.13%) VoIP
11 9 (2.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (3.32%) Relational Database
2 12 (2.84%) SQL Server
3 9 (2.13%) Big Data
3 9 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (1.90%) Hadoop
5 7 (1.66%) MS Access
6 6 (1.42%) Apache Hive
6 6 (1.42%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 6 (1.42%) Oracle Database
6 6 (1.42%) RDBMS
7 4 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (0.71%) DataStax
8 3 (0.71%) HBase
8 3 (0.71%) Mahout
8 3 (0.71%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (0.71%) Sqoop
9 2 (0.47%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (0.47%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 6 (1.42%) Visual Studio
2 5 (1.18%) Subversion
3 4 (0.95%) Artifactory
3 4 (0.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (0.71%) JIRA
5 1 (0.24%) MSI
General
1 85 (20.14%) Finance
2 70 (16.59%) Telecoms
3 26 (6.16%) Retail
4 16 (3.79%) Billing
4 16 (3.79%) Marketing
5 14 (3.32%) Legal
6 9 (2.13%) German Language
7 8 (1.90%) Automotive
8 7 (1.66%) French Language
9 6 (1.42%) Banking
9 6 (1.42%) Spanish Language
10 5 (1.18%) Back Office
11 4 (0.95%) Electronics
11 4 (0.95%) Italian Language
11 4 (0.95%) Korean Language
12 2 (0.47%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.47%) Publishing
13 1 (0.24%) Advertising
13 1 (0.24%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 81 (19.19%) Analyst
2 57 (13.51%) Support Engineer
3 40 (9.48%) Service Analyst
4 30 (7.11%) Service Desk Analyst
5 28 (6.64%) Service Manager
6 26 (6.16%) Support Analyst
7 25 (5.92%) Architect
8 22 (5.21%) Service Architect
9 21 (4.98%) 2nd Line Support
10 18 (4.27%) Developer
10 18 (4.27%) Network Engineer
11 17 (4.03%) Consultant
12 16 (3.79%) Administrator
12 16 (3.79%) Delivery Manager
12 16 (3.79%) Desktop Support
13 14 (3.32%) Designer
13 14 (3.32%) IT Engineer
13 14 (3.32%) Services Delivery Manager
14 13 (3.08%) Incident Manager
14 13 (3.08%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.32%) CSS
2 13 (3.08%) .NET
3 12 (2.84%) Web Services
4 11 (2.61%) HTML
5 10 (2.37%) ASP.NET
5 10 (2.37%) jQuery
6 8 (1.90%) Flash
7 6 (1.42%) Classic ASP
7 6 (1.42%) CSS3
7 6 (1.42%) DCOM
7 6 (1.42%) HTML5
8 5 (1.18%) MAPI
8 5 (1.18%) Node.js
9 4 (0.95%) REST
9 4 (0.95%) Spring
9 4 (0.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (0.95%) WCF
10 3 (0.71%) WSDL
11 2 (0.47%) JSP
11 2 (0.47%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 52 (12.32%) Management Information System
2 30 (7.11%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (5.92%) Data Centre
4 18 (4.27%) Driving Licence
5 11 (2.61%) Computer Science
5 11 (2.61%) Mainframe
5 11 (2.61%) Virtual Team
6 10 (2.37%) Clustering
7 9 (2.13%) Statistics
8 8 (1.90%) Data Integration
8 8 (1.90%) Video Conferencing
9 6 (1.42%) Video on Demand
10 5 (1.18%) Learning Management System
10 5 (1.18%) STB
11 4 (0.95%) Animation
11 4 (0.95%) Fat Client
11 4 (0.95%) MPEG
11 4 (0.95%) Replication
11 4 (0.95%) Thin Client
12 3 (0.71%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 85 (20.14%) Windows
2 31 (7.35%) Windows 7
3 27 (6.40%) Unix
4 25 (5.92%) Linux
5 22 (5.21%) Windows Server
6 18 (4.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (3.55%) Windows XP
8 12 (2.84%) MVS
8 12 (2.84%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (2.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (2.61%) Windows NT
10 7 (1.66%) Windows 10
11 6 (1.42%) AIX
11 6 (1.42%) Windows 8
11 6 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.95%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.71%) Solaris
14 2 (0.47%) Android
14 2 (0.47%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.47%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (39.81%) ITIL
2 96 (22.75%) Service Management
3 81 (19.19%) Service Delivery
4 60 (14.22%) Incident Management
5 48 (11.37%) Service Design
6 40 (9.48%) ITIL V3
6 40 (9.48%) Project Management
7 29 (6.87%) Problem Management
8 28 (6.64%) Continuous Improvement
9 27 (6.40%) Change Management
10 25 (5.92%) CRM
11 24 (5.69%) Agile Software Development
12 23 (5.45%) Analytics
13 22 (5.21%) Business Intelligence
14 21 (4.98%) Change Control
15 19 (4.50%) Stakeholder Management
16 18 (4.27%) Fault Management
16 18 (4.27%) Knowledge Management
16 18 (4.27%) Migration
16 18 (4.27%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 36 (8.53%) SQL
2 24 (5.69%) Java
3 14 (3.32%) JavaScript
4 12 (2.84%) C#
5 11 (2.61%) PL/SQL
6 10 (2.37%) T-SQL
7 9 (2.13%) PowerShell
8 6 (1.42%) C
8 6 (1.42%) C++
8 6 (1.42%) VB
8 6 (1.42%) VB.NET
8 6 (1.42%) VB6
8 6 (1.42%) VBScript
9 5 (1.18%) Ruby
10 4 (0.95%) Python
11 1 (0.24%) ABAP
11 1 (0.24%) Perl
11 1 (0.24%) VBA
Qualifications
1 93 (22.04%) Security Cleared
2 68 (16.11%) SC Cleared
3 53 (12.56%) Degree
4 25 (5.92%) DV Cleared
5 21 (4.98%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (4.74%) ITIL Certification
7 17 (4.03%) CCNP
8 12 (2.84%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (1.66%) CCNA
10 6 (1.42%) BPSS Clearance
10 6 (1.42%) MCP
11 5 (1.18%) ECDL
11 5 (1.18%) HNC
12 4 (0.95%) ISTQB
12 4 (0.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (0.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 3 (0.71%) CCENT
13 3 (0.71%) MCSE
13 3 (0.71%) PMP
13 3 (0.71%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.37%) QA
2 8 (1.90%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (1.18%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (1.18%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.47%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 56 (13.27%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.13%) XenApp
4 8 (1.90%) ISA Server
5 7 (1.66%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (1.42%) HDFS
7 5 (1.18%) Firmware
7 5 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (1.18%) vSphere
8 4 (0.95%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (0.95%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.71%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 3 (0.71%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.71%) KVM
9 3 (0.71%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (2.37%) CA Wily
1 10 (2.37%) Tivoli
2 9 (2.13%) Amdocs OSS
2 9 (2.13%) SCCM
3 7 (1.66%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 6 (1.42%) Hadoop YARN
5 5 (1.18%) EdgeSight
5 5 (1.18%) NetBackup
5 5 (1.18%) SafeCom
5 5 (1.18%) SCOM
6 4 (0.95%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (0.71%) Ambari
7 3 (0.71%) Ansible
7 3 (0.71%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 3 (0.71%) Oozie
7 3 (0.71%) Puppet
7 3 (0.71%) Unicenter
7 3 (0.71%) WSUS
8 2 (0.47%) Cisco IPCC
8 2 (0.47%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 84 (19.91%) Microsoft
2 40 (9.48%) Cisco
3 36 (8.53%) HP
4 29 (6.87%) Oracle
5 28 (6.64%) Remedy
6 23 (5.45%) Citrix
6 23 (5.45%) VMware
7 21 (4.98%) SAP
8 19 (4.50%) Huawei
9 16 (3.79%) Ericsson
10 13 (3.08%) Red Hat
11 12 (2.84%) Palo Alto
12 11 (2.61%) Nortel
13 9 (2.13%) Arqiva
13 9 (2.13%) Cramer
13 9 (2.13%) F5
13 9 (2.13%) Nokia Networks
13 9 (2.13%) Rackspace
13 9 (2.13%) Tellabs
14 8 (1.90%) Fujitsu
Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £120 - £140 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
FDM Group
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Valis IT
Rate: From £150 to £200 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
SAI Global
Rate: From £45,000 to £48,000 per annum (Pro Rata)
Posted: 22 days ago