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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 67 68 105
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +37
Contract jobs citing SLA 248 224 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.65% 2.44% 1.71%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.50% 30.43% 25.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 93 58
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£363 £275 £289
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.81% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £100 £111
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £450 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 11 10
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £12.95
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +35.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.55 £30.00 £18.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.13 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.97% +11.20%
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
813 736 545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 8.70% 8.02% 6.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 446 380 278
Average daily rate £397 £360 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.19% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £169 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £481 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 40 19
Average hourly rate £20.59 £26.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.79% +36.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.06 £12.40 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £47.50 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £21.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year
+2.61% +15.06%

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 28 May 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
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 28 May 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 -6 69 £315 +14.54% 18
Buckinghamshire +11 64 £380 +8.57% 16
Hampshire +26 50 £263 +19.31% 15
Surrey +16 20 £300 +50.00% 11
West Sussex -5 18 £378 -11.17% 4
Oxfordshire -24 11 £425 +254.16% 1
East Sussex -13 6 £375 +63.93%
Kent +1 5 £450 +13.20% 2
Middlesex +10 4 £387 - 1
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 194 (41.90%) ITIL
2 106 (22.89%) Windows
3 98 (21.17%) Security Cleared
4 95 (20.52%) Microsoft
5 91 (19.65%) Telecoms
6 85 (18.36%) Finance
7 83 (17.93%) SC Cleared
8 80 (17.28%) Service Management
9 79 (17.06%) MS Excel
10 72 (15.55%) MS Office
10 72 (15.55%) Service Delivery
11 70 (15.12%) Active Directory
12 58 (12.53%) HP
13 57 (12.31%) Incident Management
14 56 (12.10%) Change Management
15 54 (11.66%) Cisco
16 47 (10.15%) Windows 7
17 46 (9.94%) Project Management
18 42 (9.07%) Analytical Skills
19 39 (8.42%) Cisco Certification
19 39 (8.42%) SQL
20 38 (8.21%) LAN
21 37 (7.99%) Microsoft Certification
22 36 (7.78%) DV Cleared
23 35 (7.56%) Windows Server 2008
24 33 (7.13%) Degree
24 33 (7.13%) Management Information System
25 32 (6.91%) VMware
25 32 (6.91%) Data Centre
26 31 (6.70%) Firewall

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 23 (4.97%) MS Exchange
2 17 (3.67%) SharePoint
3 10 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (1.51%) SharePoint 2013
4 7 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (1.51%) IIS
5 6 (1.30%) IBM Notes
6 5 (1.08%) Lync
6 5 (1.08%) CMS
7 3 (0.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 3 (0.65%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.65%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.43%) SAS
8 2 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.43%) WordPress
8 2 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 79 (17.06%) MS Excel
2 72 (15.55%) MS Office
3 27 (5.83%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.51%) MS Project
5 6 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.08%) Oracle General Ledger
1 5 (1.08%) Oracle Payables
1 5 (1.08%) Oracle Receivables
1 5 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.86%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (0.86%) Oracle iProcurement
3 3 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.65%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.43%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.22%) RMDS
5 1 (0.22%) HFM
5 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.22%) Agresso
5 1 (0.22%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.86%) Office 365
2 2 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 38 (8.21%) LAN
2 31 (6.70%) Firewall
3 28 (6.05%) WAN
4 27 (5.83%) 3G
5 24 (5.18%) 4G
6 22 (4.75%) GSM
7 21 (4.54%) 2G
8 19 (4.10%) UMTS
8 19 (4.10%) VPN
9 18 (3.89%) Wireless
10 17 (3.67%) LTE
10 17 (3.67%) Radio Access Network
10 17 (3.67%) Internet
11 15 (3.24%) DNS
11 15 (3.24%) Ethernet
12 14 (3.02%) SAN
13 11 (2.38%) LDAP
14 9 (1.94%) VoIP
15 8 (1.73%) Broadband
15 8 (1.73%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (3.02%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.38%) DB2 UDB
2 11 (2.38%) DB2
3 7 (1.51%) Big Data
4 6 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (1.08%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (1.08%) MySQL
6 4 (0.86%) RDBMS
7 3 (0.65%) Oracle Database 12c
7 3 (0.65%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.65%) Oracle BI EE
7 3 (0.65%) SQLPlus
7 3 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.43%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (0.86%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (0.65%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (0.22%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.22%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.22%) Ranorex
3 1 (0.22%) ChangeMan
3 1 (0.22%) InstallShield
General
1 91 (19.65%) Telecoms
2 85 (18.36%) Finance
3 13 (2.81%) Banking
3 13 (2.81%) Retail
4 5 (1.08%) Law
4 5 (1.08%) Legal
5 4 (0.86%) Manufacturing
5 4 (0.86%) Front Office
5 4 (0.86%) General Ledger
6 3 (0.65%) Marketing
6 3 (0.65%) Back Office
7 2 (0.43%) Electronics
7 2 (0.43%) Advertising
7 2 (0.43%) Billing
8 1 (0.22%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.22%) French Language
8 1 (0.22%) German Language
8 1 (0.22%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.22%) Local Government
8 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 91 (19.65%) Analyst
2 50 (10.80%) Support Engineer
3 44 (9.50%) Service Manager
4 36 (7.78%) Incident Manager
5 33 (7.13%) Support Analyst
6 28 (6.05%) 2nd Line Support
7 25 (5.40%) Service Analyst
8 21 (4.54%) Service Desk Analyst
8 21 (4.54%) Delivery Manager
9 20 (4.32%) Network Engineer
9 20 (4.32%) Consultant
10 18 (3.89%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 17 (3.67%) 1st Line Support
11 17 (3.67%) Project Manager
11 17 (3.67%) Services Delivery Manager
12 15 (3.24%) 1st Line Support Analyst
13 14 (3.02%) Administrator
13 14 (3.02%) Desktop Support
13 14 (3.02%) Team Leader
14 12 (2.59%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.24%) .NET
2 14 (3.02%) HTML
3 9 (1.94%) XML
3 9 (1.94%) SOAP
4 4 (0.86%) Application Packaging
5 3 (0.65%) WebCenter
5 3 (0.65%) LAMP
5 3 (0.65%) Software Packaging
5 3 (0.65%) Ruby on Rails
5 3 (0.65%) Middleware
5 3 (0.65%) CSS
6 2 (0.43%) XMPP
6 2 (0.43%) HTML5
6 2 (0.43%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.22%) jQuery
7 1 (0.22%) ISPF
7 1 (0.22%) Ajax
7 1 (0.22%) JSF
7 1 (0.22%) Rendezvous
7 1 (0.22%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 42 (9.07%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (7.13%) Management Information System
3 32 (6.91%) Data Centre
4 10 (2.16%) Clustering
5 6 (1.30%) Mainframe
6 5 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (1.08%) User Experience
6 5 (1.08%) Replication
6 5 (1.08%) PDA
6 5 (1.08%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.08%) CMDB
6 5 (1.08%) NHS
7 4 (0.86%) Blackberry
7 4 (0.86%) CLARiiON
7 4 (0.86%) Symmetrix
7 4 (0.86%) EMC Centera
7 4 (0.86%) Symmetrix DMX
8 3 (0.65%) Mobile Computing
8 3 (0.65%) Wiki
8 3 (0.65%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 106 (22.89%) Windows
2 47 (10.15%) Windows 7
3 35 (7.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (4.97%) Windows Server 2003
4 23 (4.97%) Linux
5 18 (3.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (3.46%) UNIX
7 15 (3.24%) Windows 2000
8 14 (3.02%) Windows XP
9 12 (2.59%) Windows 8
10 8 (1.73%) Windows NT
11 6 (1.30%) HPUX
11 6 (1.30%) Windows Vista
12 4 (0.86%) AIX
12 4 (0.86%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.86%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (0.65%) CentOS
14 2 (0.43%) Solaris
14 2 (0.43%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (41.90%) ITIL
2 80 (17.28%) Service Management
3 72 (15.55%) Service Delivery
4 57 (12.31%) Incident Management
5 56 (12.10%) Change Management
6 46 (9.94%) Project Management
7 26 (5.62%) PRINCE2
7 26 (5.62%) Disaster Recovery
8 24 (5.18%) ITSM
9 23 (4.97%) ITIL V3
10 22 (4.75%) Configuration Management
11 21 (4.54%) Security Management
12 19 (4.10%) Continuous Improvement
12 19 (4.10%) Problem Management
12 19 (4.10%) Data Analysis
13 18 (3.89%) Information Security
14 17 (3.67%) Agile Software Development
14 17 (3.67%) Network Design
14 17 (3.67%) Matrix Management
15 16 (3.46%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 39 (8.42%) SQL
2 28 (6.05%) PowerShell
3 16 (3.46%) VB
4 9 (1.94%) Java
5 7 (1.51%) JavaScript
6 6 (1.30%) Perl
7 4 (0.86%) PHP
7 4 (0.86%) T-SQL
8 3 (0.65%) Ruby
8 3 (0.65%) VBScript
8 3 (0.65%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.43%) C
9 2 (0.43%) C#
9 2 (0.43%) Python
9 2 (0.43%) JCL
9 2 (0.43%) Korn
10 1 (0.22%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.22%) VB6
10 1 (0.22%) PHP5
10 1 (0.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 98 (21.17%) Security Cleared
2 83 (17.93%) SC Cleared
3 39 (8.42%) Cisco Certification
4 37 (7.99%) Microsoft Certification
5 36 (7.78%) DV Cleared
6 33 (7.13%) Degree
7 29 (6.26%) CCNA
7 29 (6.26%) CCNP
8 23 (4.97%) MCP
9 21 (4.54%) MCSE
10 19 (4.10%) ITIL Certification
11 16 (3.46%) MCSA
12 15 (3.24%) A+ Certification
13 14 (3.02%) Network+ Certification
14 13 (2.81%) CISSP
15 9 (1.94%) HND
16 8 (1.73%) CCDP
17 7 (1.51%) PMI Certification
18 6 (1.30%) PMP
18 6 (1.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.65%) QA
2 1 (0.22%) PMBOK
2 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 70 (15.12%) Active Directory
2 20 (4.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (3.46%) Hyper-V
4 11 (2.38%) Firmware
5 9 (1.94%) vSphere
6 8 (1.73%) VMware ESX
6 8 (1.73%) XenApp
7 6 (1.30%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.65%) Oracle Clusterware
8 3 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.65%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (0.43%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 2 (0.43%) DFS Replication
9 2 (0.43%) UAG
10 1 (0.22%) SpamAssassin
10 1 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.22%) qmail
10 1 (0.22%) Postfix
10 1 (0.22%) Samba
10 1 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 18 (3.89%) OpenView
2 17 (3.67%) OVSD
3 16 (3.46%) SCCM
4 8 (1.73%) SCOM
5 4 (0.86%) ARCserve
5 4 (0.86%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 4 (0.86%) XenMobile
5 4 (0.86%) AirWatch
5 4 (0.86%) NSN NetAct
6 3 (0.65%) Data Guard
6 3 (0.65%) Oracle RMAN
6 3 (0.65%) HP Data Protector
6 3 (0.65%) Control-M
6 3 (0.65%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (0.65%) Unicenter
7 2 (0.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.43%) Netcool
Vendors
1 95 (20.52%) Microsoft
2 58 (12.53%) HP
3 54 (11.66%) Cisco
4 32 (6.91%) VMware
5 23 (4.97%) Ericsson
6 19 (4.10%) Citrix
7 17 (3.67%) Symantec
8 14 (3.02%) Oracle
8 14 (3.02%) Remedy
9 13 (2.81%) Nokia
10 11 (2.38%) NetScout
11 10 (2.16%) CheckPoint
12 9 (1.94%) F5
13 8 (1.73%) SAP
13 8 (1.73%) McAfee
14 7 (1.51%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
15 6 (1.30%) BMC
15 6 (1.30%) IBM
15 6 (1.30%) Lotus
15 6 (1.30%) Blue Prism
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