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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 88 73 70
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -3
Contract jobs citing SLA 235 231 231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.34% 2.48% 2.61%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.26% 28.73% 34.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 108 51
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.59% -14.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £135 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £425 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £265 £321
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -17.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 17 17
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.77 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.62% -1.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.65 £20.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £16.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year
-4.42% +3.93%
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
862 804 674
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 8.60% 8.65% 7.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 465 445 304
Average daily rate £400 £350 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £200 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 43 40
Average hourly rate £21.15 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.72% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.10 £11.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £39.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.64 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.20% +14.28%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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 -1 67 £355 +18.33% 8
Hampshire +22 61 £379 +26.25% 15
Buckinghamshire -14 56 £300 +66.66% 10
Surrey -2 28 £340 +70.00% 13
Oxfordshire -12 9 £275 -47.61% 4
West Sussex -14 6 £290 +38.09% 5
Middlesex +7 5 - -
Kent +1 5 £375 +141.93% 4
East Sussex -6 1 - -
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (39.04%) ITIL
2 119 (24.84%) Windows
3 111 (23.17%) Microsoft
4 88 (18.37%) Security Cleared
5 86 (17.95%) Finance
6 80 (16.70%) Service Management
7 77 (16.08%) MS Excel
8 76 (15.87%) Service Delivery
9 69 (14.41%) Telecoms
9 69 (14.41%) MS Office
10 66 (13.78%) SC Cleared
11 64 (13.36%) Active Directory
12 58 (12.11%) Incident Management
13 56 (11.69%) SQL
14 55 (11.48%) Cisco
15 52 (10.86%) Linux
16 51 (10.65%) HP
17 48 (10.02%) Change Management
18 47 (9.81%) Project Management
19 44 (9.19%) Windows 7
20 42 (8.77%) Management Information System
21 41 (8.56%) Data Centre
22 40 (8.35%) UNIX
23 39 (8.14%) Microsoft Certification
24 37 (7.72%) VMware
25 35 (7.31%) Firewall
26 34 (7.10%) LAN
27 33 (6.89%) MS Visio
27 33 (6.89%) Remedy
27 33 (6.89%) Degree

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (4.80%) MS Exchange
2 19 (3.97%) SharePoint
3 14 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2007
5 10 (2.09%) Lync
6 7 (1.46%) SharePoint 2013
7 6 (1.25%) WebSphere
7 6 (1.25%) WordPress
7 6 (1.25%) Sitecore CMS
7 6 (1.25%) SAS
7 6 (1.25%) CMS
7 6 (1.25%) IIS
8 4 (0.84%) Apache
9 3 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (0.63%) IBM HTTP Server
10 2 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.42%) Eucalyptus
10 2 (0.42%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.42%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.42%) OpenStack
Applications
1 77 (16.08%) MS Excel
2 69 (14.41%) MS Office
3 33 (6.89%) MS Visio
4 24 (5.01%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (1.67%) MS Project
6 3 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.42%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (0.63%) assyst
1 3 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.63%) SAP CCM
1 3 (0.63%) SAP ERP
1 3 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
1 3 (0.63%) Oracle General Ledger
1 3 (0.63%) Oracle EBS R12
1 3 (0.63%) Oracle Payables
1 3 (0.63%) Oracle Receivables
1 3 (0.63%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 2 (0.42%) Oracle AGIS
2 2 (0.42%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (0.42%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.21%) Agresso
3 1 (0.21%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (0.21%) Staffware
3 1 (0.21%) HFM
3 1 (0.21%) RMDS
3 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.88%) Office 365
2 4 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.42%) IaaS
4 1 (0.21%) Veeva
4 1 (0.21%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 35 (7.31%) Firewall
2 34 (7.10%) LAN
3 26 (5.43%) Wireless
4 24 (5.01%) WAN
5 19 (3.97%) VoIP
6 18 (3.76%) 3G
7 17 (3.55%) Internet
8 16 (3.34%) Network Security
8 16 (3.34%) 4G
8 16 (3.34%) Radio Access Network
9 15 (3.13%) VPN
10 14 (2.92%) DNS
10 14 (2.92%) TCP/IP
11 13 (2.71%) SAN
12 12 (2.51%) SMS
13 11 (2.30%) LDAP
13 11 (2.30%) Wi-Fi
14 10 (2.09%) LTE
15 9 (1.88%) IP Telephony
15 9 (1.88%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (4.18%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (2.92%) DB2
4 12 (2.51%) MySQL
4 12 (2.51%) Big Data
5 11 (2.30%) DB2 UDB
6 9 (1.88%) Hadoop
7 8 (1.67%) BusinessObjects
8 6 (1.25%) PowerCenter
9 5 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (1.04%) Oracle Database
9 5 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (0.84%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.42%) Data Mining
13 1 (0.21%) OLTP
13 1 (0.21%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.21%) MS Access
13 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (1.67%) Talend Open Studio
2 3 (0.63%) Introscope
3 2 (0.42%) Wise Package Studio
4 1 (0.21%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.21%) ChangeMan
4 1 (0.21%) JIRA
4 1 (0.21%) Git (software)
General
1 86 (17.95%) Finance
2 69 (14.41%) Telecoms
3 18 (3.76%) Banking
3 18 (3.76%) Retail
4 14 (2.92%) Back Office
5 12 (2.51%) Front Office
6 11 (2.30%) Billing
7 6 (1.25%) Spanish Language
8 3 (0.63%) Local Government
8 3 (0.63%) Marketing
8 3 (0.63%) Law
8 3 (0.63%) Legal
8 3 (0.63%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.63%) Advertising
9 2 (0.42%) Electronics
9 2 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.42%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.21%) French Language
10 1 (0.21%) German Language
10 1 (0.21%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 98 (20.46%) Analyst
2 50 (10.44%) Support Engineer
3 46 (9.60%) Service Manager
4 33 (6.89%) Service Analyst
5 30 (6.26%) Support Analyst
5 30 (6.26%) Incident Manager
6 26 (5.43%) Network Engineer
6 26 (5.43%) Service Desk Analyst
7 24 (5.01%) 2nd Line Support
8 20 (4.18%) Administrator
9 19 (3.97%) Project Manager
10 18 (3.76%) 1st Line Support
11 17 (3.55%) Delivery Manager
12 16 (3.34%) Consultant
12 16 (3.34%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 14 (2.92%) Services Delivery Manager
14 13 (2.71%) Desktop Support
15 12 (2.51%) Security Analyst
16 11 (2.30%) Junior
16 11 (2.30%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (4.38%) .NET
2 20 (4.18%) HTML
3 11 (2.30%) SOAP
4 10 (2.09%) XML
5 6 (1.25%) CSS
5 6 (1.25%) HTML5
6 4 (0.84%) Middleware
7 3 (0.63%) JSF
7 3 (0.63%) Ruby on Rails
7 3 (0.63%) Software Packaging
8 2 (0.42%) ISPF
8 2 (0.42%) Application Packaging
8 2 (0.42%) Regular Expression
8 2 (0.42%) AngularJS
8 2 (0.42%) jQuery
8 2 (0.42%) Web Services
9 1 (0.21%) J2EE
9 1 (0.21%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.21%) COM
9 1 (0.21%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 42 (8.77%) Management Information System
2 41 (8.56%) Data Centre
3 32 (6.68%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (1.88%) CMDB
5 8 (1.67%) Computer Science
5 8 (1.67%) Ontologies
5 8 (1.67%) Clustering
5 8 (1.67%) Mainframe
6 7 (1.46%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (1.25%) Social Media
8 5 (1.04%) Statistics
8 5 (1.04%) PDA
9 3 (0.63%) Smartphone
9 3 (0.63%) Smart Meter
9 3 (0.63%) LPAR
9 3 (0.63%) HACMP
9 3 (0.63%) Blackberry
9 3 (0.63%) EPoS
9 3 (0.63%) NHS
9 3 (0.63%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 119 (24.84%) Windows
2 52 (10.86%) Linux
3 44 (9.19%) Windows 7
4 40 (8.35%) UNIX
5 27 (5.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (4.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (3.97%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (3.55%) Windows XP
9 15 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (3.13%) Windows 8
10 11 (2.30%) Solaris
11 7 (1.46%) MVS
12 6 (1.25%) Windows NT
12 6 (1.25%) Windows Vista
13 5 (1.04%) AIX
14 4 (0.84%) Windows 2000
15 3 (0.63%) VMS
16 2 (0.42%) Ubuntu
17 1 (0.21%) CentOS
17 1 (0.21%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (39.04%) ITIL
2 80 (16.70%) Service Management
3 76 (15.87%) Service Delivery
4 58 (12.11%) Incident Management
5 48 (10.02%) Change Management
6 47 (9.81%) Project Management
7 32 (6.68%) Configuration Management
8 31 (6.47%) PRINCE2
9 30 (6.26%) ITSM
10 25 (5.22%) Disaster Recovery
11 22 (4.59%) Information Security
12 21 (4.38%) Problem Management
12 21 (4.38%) Root Cause Analysis
13 19 (3.97%) ITIL V3
14 18 (3.76%) CRM
15 16 (3.34%) Security Management
15 16 (3.34%) Agile Software Development
15 16 (3.34%) Network Design
15 16 (3.34%) Supplier Management
15 16 (3.34%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 56 (11.69%) SQL
2 30 (6.26%) PowerShell
3 22 (4.59%) Perl
4 16 (3.34%) VB
5 14 (2.92%) JavaScript
6 11 (2.30%) Java
7 9 (1.88%) Korn
8 8 (1.67%) PHP
9 7 (1.46%) T-SQL
9 7 (1.46%) C
10 6 (1.25%) Bash Shell
11 4 (0.84%) Python
12 3 (0.63%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.63%) JCL
12 3 (0.63%) AWK
12 3 (0.63%) C#
12 3 (0.63%) VBScript
12 3 (0.63%) sed
12 3 (0.63%) Ruby
13 2 (0.42%) VBA
Qualifications
1 88 (18.37%) Security Cleared
2 66 (13.78%) SC Cleared
3 39 (8.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 33 (6.89%) Degree
5 30 (6.26%) Cisco Certification
6 29 (6.05%) DV Cleared
7 26 (5.43%) MCSE
7 26 (5.43%) CCNA
8 22 (4.59%) MCP
9 21 (4.38%) ITIL Certification
10 18 (3.76%) MCSA
11 16 (3.34%) CCNP
12 12 (2.51%) CISSP
13 11 (2.30%) A+ Certification
14 10 (2.09%) Network+ Certification
15 8 (1.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 6 (1.25%) PMI Certification
17 5 (1.04%) PMP
17 5 (1.04%) HND
18 4 (0.84%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.67%) QA
2 6 (1.25%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.21%) COBIT
4 1 (0.21%) PMBOK
System Software
1 64 (13.36%) Active Directory
2 29 (6.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (3.34%) vSphere
4 12 (2.51%) Hyper-V
4 12 (2.51%) VMware ESX
5 4 (0.84%) DFS Replication
6 3 (0.63%) Veritas File System
6 3 (0.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 3 (0.63%) XenApp
7 2 (0.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (0.42%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
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%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.21%) Samba
8 1 (0.21%) qmail
8 1 (0.21%) Postfix
8 1 (0.21%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (2.92%) SCCM
2 9 (1.88%) Control-M
3 8 (1.67%) SCOM
3 8 (1.67%) OPNET
3 8 (1.67%) OVSD
4 6 (1.25%) OpenView
5 4 (0.84%) Puppet
5 4 (0.84%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (0.63%) CA Wily
6 3 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.63%) CA Spectrum
6 3 (0.63%) Nagios
6 3 (0.63%) ARCserve
6 3 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.63%) WSUS
6 3 (0.63%) NetBackup
6 3 (0.63%) Backup Exec
6 3 (0.63%) HP Data Protector
6 3 (0.63%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (0.42%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 111 (23.17%) Microsoft
2 55 (11.48%) Cisco
3 51 (10.65%) HP
4 37 (7.72%) VMware
5 33 (6.89%) Remedy
6 27 (5.64%) Citrix
7 25 (5.22%) Oracle
8 21 (4.38%) Symantec
9 18 (3.76%) SAP
9 18 (3.76%) Red Hat
10 12 (2.51%) CheckPoint
10 12 (2.51%) CA
10 12 (2.51%) NetScout
11 9 (1.88%) McAfee
12 8 (1.67%) Greenplum
12 8 (1.67%) Talend
12 8 (1.67%) Cerion
12 8 (1.67%) IBM
13 7 (1.46%) BMC
14 6 (1.25%) Informatica
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