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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 65 71 47
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -24
Contract jobs citing SLA 239 235 330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.58% 2.69% 3.32%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.10% 35.29% 37.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 56 95
Average daily rate
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£279 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.23% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £165 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £418 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-11.29% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 14 40
Average hourly rate £16.25 £14.75 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.16% -9.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.05 £18.87 £32.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +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
794 666 881
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 8.56% 7.62% 8.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 421 292 345
Average daily rate £360 £350 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £354 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 37 67
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £10.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £31.15 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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 -17 78 £300 +14.83% 18
Buckinghamshire +8 65 £180 -44.61% 17
Hampshire +20 46 £300 -10.44% 13
Surrey +6 26 £200 -51.80% 16
West Sussex +4 6 £290 -23.68% 8
East Sussex -8 6 £238 -
Oxfordshire -16 5 £525 +44.82% 8
Kent -1 4 £170 - 4
Middlesex +2 2 £261 -
Thames Valley - - - -
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 153 (34.38%) Windows
2 143 (32.13%) ITIL
3 124 (27.87%) Microsoft
4 104 (23.37%) Active Directory
5 98 (22.02%) Security Cleared
6 92 (20.67%) Telecoms
7 83 (18.65%) MS Excel
8 73 (16.40%) SC Cleared
9 63 (14.16%) Finance
10 58 (13.03%) MS Office
11 54 (12.13%) Cisco
12 51 (11.46%) Windows 7
13 49 (11.01%) Analytical Skills
14 48 (10.79%) Microsoft Certification
15 47 (10.56%) Service Delivery
16 46 (10.34%) Windows Server 2003
17 45 (10.11%) VMware
18 43 (9.66%) Citrix
19 42 (9.44%) SharePoint
19 42 (9.44%) MS Exchange
20 41 (9.21%) Degree
21 40 (8.99%) Service Management
22 39 (8.76%) HP
23 38 (8.54%) Incident Management
24 37 (8.31%) SQL
25 36 (8.09%) UNIX
25 36 (8.09%) Change Management
26 35 (7.87%) 3G
27 34 (7.64%) Windows Server 2008
28 33 (7.42%) Project Management

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 42 (9.44%) SharePoint
1 42 (9.44%) MS Exchange
2 18 (4.04%) SharePoint Server
3 15 (3.37%) IIS
4 10 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (2.25%) SharePoint 2013
4 10 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2003
5 9 (2.02%) IBM Notes
6 8 (1.80%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (1.57%) MS Project Server
8 6 (1.35%) Lync
8 6 (1.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.67%) Apache
10 2 (0.45%) Office Communications Server
10 2 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.45%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.22%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.22%) CICS
11 1 (0.22%) CMS
Applications
1 83 (18.65%) MS Excel
2 58 (13.03%) MS Office
3 13 (2.92%) MS Project
4 12 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (2.25%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.22%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 13 (2.92%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (1.57%) Remedy AR System
3 6 (1.35%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.90%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.67%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.45%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.45%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.45%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.45%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.22%) SAP APO
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle SCM
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle ASCP
7 1 (0.22%) SAP IS-U
7 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle iProcurement
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle E-Business Tax
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle TCA
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.67%) Office 365
2 2 (0.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (7.87%) 3G
2 29 (6.52%) DNS
3 26 (5.84%) LTE
4 25 (5.62%) LAN
5 24 (5.39%) SAN
5 24 (5.39%) Firewall
5 24 (5.39%) 4G
6 23 (5.17%) WAN
7 19 (4.27%) DHCP
8 18 (4.04%) Broadband
9 17 (3.82%) VoIP
10 16 (3.60%) TCP/IP
10 16 (3.60%) LDAP
11 14 (3.15%) 2G
12 12 (2.70%) VPN
13 11 (2.47%) SMS
13 11 (2.47%) NAS
14 8 (1.80%) Wireless
14 8 (1.80%) Internet
15 7 (1.57%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (6.97%) SQL Server
2 22 (4.94%) SQL Server 2005
3 11 (2.47%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (2.25%) IDOL
5 8 (1.80%) OLAP
6 7 (1.57%) DTS
7 6 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (1.35%) Data Mining
7 6 (1.35%) SQL Server 2000
8 4 (0.90%) EDRMS
9 2 (0.45%) QlikView
9 2 (0.45%) OLTP
9 2 (0.45%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.22%) MySQL
10 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.22%) Essbase
10 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (2.25%) Visual Studio
2 3 (0.67%) Wise Package Studio
3 2 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.22%) MSI
4 1 (0.22%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.22%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.22%) JMeter
General
1 92 (20.67%) Telecoms
2 63 (14.16%) Finance
3 15 (3.37%) Banking
4 6 (1.35%) Marketing
4 6 (1.35%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.12%) Retail
6 4 (0.90%) Billing
6 4 (0.90%) Legal
6 4 (0.90%) Back Office
7 3 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.67%) Advertising
8 2 (0.45%) Spanish Language
8 2 (0.45%) Military
9 1 (0.22%) Games
9 1 (0.22%) Publishing
9 1 (0.22%) Law
9 1 (0.22%) Front Office
9 1 (0.22%) Electronics
9 1 (0.22%) French Language
9 1 (0.22%) German Language
Job Titles
1 90 (20.22%) Analyst
2 41 (9.21%) 2nd Line Support
3 40 (8.99%) Support Engineer
4 38 (8.54%) Support Analyst
5 26 (5.84%) Service Manager
6 24 (5.39%) Desktop Support
7 21 (4.72%) Administrator
7 21 (4.72%) Service Analyst
8 20 (4.49%) Service Desk Analyst
9 18 (4.04%) Architect
10 17 (3.82%) 1st Line Support
11 15 (3.37%) Project Manager
12 14 (3.15%) Support Manager
12 14 (3.15%) Consultant
12 14 (3.15%) Developer
13 13 (2.92%) Operations Manager
13 13 (2.92%) Services Delivery Manager
13 13 (2.92%) Delivery Manager
14 12 (2.70%) Team Leader
14 12 (2.70%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.37%) .NET
2 13 (2.92%) Web Services
3 12 (2.70%) XML
3 12 (2.70%) ASP.NET
4 11 (2.47%) Windows SharePoint Services
5 10 (2.25%) .NET Framework
6 4 (0.90%) Application Packaging
6 4 (0.90%) LAMP
7 3 (0.67%) WAP
7 3 (0.67%) Software Packaging
8 2 (0.45%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (0.45%) jQuery
8 2 (0.45%) CSS
8 2 (0.45%) XSLT
9 1 (0.22%) WebSphere MQ
9 1 (0.22%) SOAP
9 1 (0.22%) JFC
9 1 (0.22%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 49 (11.01%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (5.39%) Management Information System
3 23 (5.17%) Blackberry
4 20 (4.49%) Clustering
5 15 (3.37%) Computer Science
6 12 (2.70%) Mainframe
7 9 (2.02%) GIS
8 7 (1.57%) CMDB
8 7 (1.57%) Video Conferencing
9 6 (1.35%) Fat Client
9 6 (1.35%) Statistics
9 6 (1.35%) Thin Client
10 5 (1.12%) Replication
11 4 (0.90%) Mathematics
11 4 (0.90%) Handset
12 3 (0.67%) NHS
12 3 (0.67%) iPhone
12 3 (0.67%) Mobile Computing
12 3 (0.67%) Mobile App
13 2 (0.45%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 153 (34.38%) Windows
2 51 (11.46%) Windows 7
3 46 (10.34%) Windows Server 2003
4 36 (8.09%) UNIX
5 34 (7.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (4.94%) Windows XP
7 15 (3.37%) Linux
8 14 (3.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (3.15%) Windows 2000
8 14 (3.15%) Windows NT
9 13 (2.92%) Windows 2000 Server
10 7 (1.57%) MVS
10 7 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (1.57%) Windows 8
11 5 (1.12%) AIX
12 4 (0.90%) CentOS
12 4 (0.90%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.90%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.45%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (32.13%) ITIL
2 47 (10.56%) Service Delivery
3 40 (8.99%) Service Management
4 38 (8.54%) Incident Management
5 36 (8.09%) Change Management
6 33 (7.42%) Project Management
7 31 (6.97%) ITSM
8 30 (6.74%) Problem Management
9 29 (6.52%) Workflow
10 24 (5.39%) Disaster Recovery
11 21 (4.72%) Migration
12 18 (4.04%) PRINCE2
13 17 (3.82%) Network Architecture
14 16 (3.60%) Configuration Management
15 15 (3.37%) Security Management
15 15 (3.37%) Stakeholder Management
15 15 (3.37%) Network Management
16 13 (2.92%) Data Management
17 12 (2.70%) Capacity Management
17 12 (2.70%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (8.31%) SQL
2 15 (3.37%) C#
3 11 (2.47%) C
4 9 (2.02%) T-SQL
5 8 (1.80%) Shell Script
6 5 (1.12%) VBA
6 5 (1.12%) PowerShell
7 4 (0.90%) JCL
8 3 (0.67%) VB
9 2 (0.45%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.45%) C++
9 2 (0.45%) Java
10 1 (0.22%) Python
10 1 (0.22%) Perl
10 1 (0.22%) VBScript
10 1 (0.22%) Korn
Qualifications
1 98 (22.02%) Security Cleared
2 73 (16.40%) SC Cleared
3 48 (10.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 41 (9.21%) Degree
5 30 (6.74%) MCSE
6 28 (6.29%) Cisco Certification
7 25 (5.62%) DV Cleared
8 22 (4.94%) CCNA
9 18 (4.04%) CCNP
10 11 (2.47%) ITIL Certification
11 10 (2.25%) MCP
12 7 (1.57%) MCTS
13 5 (1.12%) A+ Certification
13 5 (1.12%) CCSA
13 5 (1.12%) MCITP
13 5 (1.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 4 (0.90%) CCENT
14 4 (0.90%) CCSE
14 4 (0.90%) PMI Certification
14 4 (0.90%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (0.90%) QA
2 3 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.45%) BS25999
4 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
System Software
1 104 (23.37%) Active Directory
2 31 (6.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (3.37%) VMware ESX
3 15 (3.37%) XenApp
4 13 (2.92%) Terminal Services
5 9 (2.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 8 (1.80%) ISA Server
7 7 (1.57%) vSphere
7 7 (1.57%) XenDesktop
8 5 (1.12%) NFS
8 5 (1.12%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.67%) Squid
9 3 (0.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (0.67%) Postfix
9 3 (0.67%) Sendmail
10 2 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.45%) NLBS
10 2 (0.45%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 11 (2.47%) SCOM
2 8 (1.80%) SCCM
2 8 (1.80%) BladeLogic
2 8 (1.80%) ARCserve
2 8 (1.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 7 (1.57%) Control-M
4 6 (1.35%) HP SIM
4 6 (1.35%) OVSD
5 5 (1.12%) Backup Exec
6 4 (0.90%) OpenView
6 4 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.67%) Netcool
7 3 (0.67%) Unicenter
7 3 (0.67%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.67%) HP Data Protector
7 3 (0.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (0.67%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 2 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.22%) MAINVIEW
9 1 (0.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 124 (27.87%) Microsoft
2 54 (12.13%) Cisco
3 45 (10.11%) VMware
4 43 (9.66%) Citrix
5 39 (8.76%) HP
6 23 (5.17%) Remedy
7 19 (4.27%) Oracle
8 17 (3.82%) Symantec
9 15 (3.37%) Juniper
10 13 (2.92%) Ericsson
11 12 (2.70%) BMC
11 12 (2.70%) Avaya
11 12 (2.70%) Intel
12 11 (2.47%) CA
13 10 (2.25%) F5
13 10 (2.25%) Meridio
14 9 (2.02%) CheckPoint
14 9 (2.02%) NetApp
14 9 (2.02%) Lotus
14 9 (2.02%) Nortel
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