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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 64 71 55
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -16
Contract jobs citing SLA 267 206 270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.75% 2.40% 2.90%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.30% 33.55% 33.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 61 86
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £288 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.08% -8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 16 38
Average hourly rate £15.25 £14.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.92% -15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.37 £10.75 £10.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £21.15 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.64 £15.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.73% -1.56%
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
853 614 809
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 8.78% 7.14% 8.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 458 290 360
Average daily rate £360 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £484 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 28 77
Average hourly rate £17.07 £15.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.80% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.07 £10.90 £10.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £30.60 £42.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%

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 24 October 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
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 October 2014.

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 24 October 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 +10 84 £145 -44.76% 21
Buckinghamshire +17 79 £330 - 21
Hampshire +15 49 £295 -3.27% 13
Surrey 0 32 £250 -30.55% 15
Oxfordshire -12 8 £400 - 9
Kent -2 7 £180 -47.82% 3
Middlesex +2 2 £219 - 1
West Sussex -9 2 £295 +15.68% 6
East Sussex -10 1 £365 -
Thames Valley - - - -
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 176 (36.97%) ITIL
2 166 (34.87%) Windows
3 143 (30.04%) Microsoft
4 130 (27.31%) Active Directory
5 118 (24.79%) Security Cleared
6 101 (21.22%) MS Excel
7 97 (20.38%) Telecoms
8 84 (17.65%) SC Cleared
9 69 (14.50%) MS Office
10 63 (13.24%) Windows 7
11 61 (12.82%) Microsoft Certification
12 60 (12.61%) Citrix
12 60 (12.61%) Finance
13 58 (12.18%) VMware
14 56 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
15 55 (11.55%) Cisco
16 52 (10.92%) MS Exchange
17 51 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
18 50 (10.50%) HP
19 49 (10.29%) Service Delivery
20 45 (9.45%) Change Management
21 44 (9.24%) Incident Management
21 44 (9.24%) Windows Server 2008
22 42 (8.82%) Service Management
22 42 (8.82%) UNIX
23 41 (8.61%) Degree
24 40 (8.40%) Remedy
24 40 (8.40%) VMware Infrastructure
25 38 (7.98%) MCSE
25 38 (7.98%) SharePoint

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 52 (10.92%) MS Exchange
2 38 (7.98%) SharePoint
3 19 (3.99%) IIS
4 14 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
4 14 (2.94%) SharePoint Server
5 11 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (2.10%) SharePoint 2013
6 10 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (1.89%) BizTalk Server
7 9 (1.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 6 (1.26%) IBM Notes
8 6 (1.26%) MS Project Server
8 6 (1.26%) Lync
9 4 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.42%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.42%) Apache
11 1 (0.21%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.21%) Lotus Domino
11 1 (0.21%) CMS
11 1 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 101 (21.22%) MS Excel
2 69 (14.50%) MS Office
3 13 (2.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (2.31%) MS Visio
5 10 (2.10%) MS Project
6 1 (0.21%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 13 (2.73%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (1.47%) Remedy AR System
3 6 (1.26%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.84%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.42%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.42%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.42%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.42%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle E-Business Tax
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle TCA
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle iProcurement
7 1 (0.21%) SAP APO
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle SCM
7 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle ASCP
7 1 (0.21%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.63%) Office 365
2 2 (0.42%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (7.77%) DNS
2 35 (7.35%) 3G
3 33 (6.93%) LAN
4 30 (6.30%) SAN
5 29 (6.09%) WAN
6 28 (5.88%) LTE
7 27 (5.67%) 4G
8 26 (5.46%) DHCP
8 26 (5.46%) Firewall
9 19 (3.99%) Broadband
9 19 (3.99%) TCP/IP
10 16 (3.36%) VPN
10 16 (3.36%) Internet
11 14 (2.94%) 2G
11 14 (2.94%) NAS
12 11 (2.31%) SMS
13 10 (2.10%) Wireless
14 9 (1.89%) Cisco ASA
14 9 (1.89%) VoIP
14 9 (1.89%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.20%) SQL Server 2005
3 14 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (1.68%) SQL Server 2000
5 7 (1.47%) IDOL
6 6 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (1.26%) EDRMS
7 5 (1.05%) Crystal Reports
8 4 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.84%) DTS
8 4 (0.84%) OLAP
9 2 (0.42%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.42%) OLTP
9 2 (0.42%) QlikView
10 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.21%) MySQL
10 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.21%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (1.26%) Visual Studio
2 3 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (0.63%) Wise Package Studio
3 2 (0.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.21%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.21%) JMeter
4 1 (0.21%) JIRA
General
1 97 (20.38%) Telecoms
2 60 (12.61%) Finance
3 15 (3.15%) Banking
4 8 (1.68%) Retail
5 7 (1.47%) Billing
6 6 (1.26%) Marketing
6 6 (1.26%) Legal
6 6 (1.26%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.26%) Back Office
7 3 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.42%) Military
8 2 (0.42%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.21%) Front Office
9 1 (0.21%) Electronics
9 1 (0.21%) Advertising
9 1 (0.21%) Publishing
9 1 (0.21%) French Language
9 1 (0.21%) German Language
9 1 (0.21%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.21%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 102 (21.43%) Analyst
2 45 (9.45%) Support Engineer
3 44 (9.24%) Support Analyst
4 38 (7.98%) 2nd Line Support
5 25 (5.25%) Administrator
6 23 (4.83%) Service Analyst
6 23 (4.83%) Service Manager
7 22 (4.62%) Service Desk Analyst
7 22 (4.62%) Desktop Support
8 21 (4.41%) 1st Line Support
9 16 (3.36%) Architect
9 16 (3.36%) Team Leader
10 15 (3.15%) Project Manager
11 14 (2.94%) Applications Support
11 14 (2.94%) Operations Manager
11 14 (2.94%) Services Delivery Manager
11 14 (2.94%) Delivery Manager
12 13 (2.73%) Help Desk Support
12 13 (2.73%) Systems Administrator
13 12 (2.52%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.10%) .NET
1 10 (2.10%) Web Services
2 8 (1.68%) XML
2 8 (1.68%) ASP.NET
2 8 (1.68%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 6 (1.26%) .NET Framework
4 3 (0.63%) Application Packaging
4 3 (0.63%) Software Packaging
4 3 (0.63%) jQuery
4 3 (0.63%) LAMP
4 3 (0.63%) CSS
4 3 (0.63%) WAP
5 2 (0.42%) XSLT
5 2 (0.42%) HTML
5 2 (0.42%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.21%) REST
6 1 (0.21%) SAP Basis
6 1 (0.21%) JFC
6 1 (0.21%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.21%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 56 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (5.04%) Blackberry
3 22 (4.62%) Management Information System
3 22 (4.62%) Clustering
4 15 (3.15%) Mainframe
5 13 (2.73%) Computer Science
6 9 (1.89%) GIS
7 8 (1.68%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (1.26%) CMDB
8 6 (1.26%) Fat Client
8 6 (1.26%) Thin Client
8 6 (1.26%) Statistics
9 5 (1.05%) Replication
10 3 (0.63%) Mobile Computing
10 3 (0.63%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.63%) NHS
11 2 (0.42%) PKI
11 2 (0.42%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.42%) N-Tier
12 1 (0.21%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 166 (34.87%) Windows
2 63 (13.24%) Windows 7
3 51 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 44 (9.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 42 (8.82%) UNIX
6 31 (6.51%) Windows XP
7 19 (3.99%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (3.57%) Linux
9 16 (3.36%) Windows 2000
9 16 (3.36%) Windows NT
10 13 (2.73%) Windows 2000 Server
11 10 (2.10%) MVS
12 8 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (1.47%) Windows 8
14 6 (1.26%) AIX
15 4 (0.84%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.42%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.42%) CentOS
16 2 (0.42%) Solaris
16 2 (0.42%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (36.97%) ITIL
2 49 (10.29%) Service Delivery
3 45 (9.45%) Change Management
4 44 (9.24%) Incident Management
5 42 (8.82%) Service Management
6 32 (6.72%) ITSM
7 30 (6.30%) Project Management
8 29 (6.09%) Workflow
9 28 (5.88%) Problem Management
10 23 (4.83%) Disaster Recovery
11 18 (3.78%) Network Architecture
12 17 (3.57%) Configuration Management
12 17 (3.57%) PRINCE2
13 16 (3.36%) Migration
13 16 (3.36%) ITIL V3
14 14 (2.94%) Validation
15 13 (2.73%) Data Management
15 13 (2.73%) Network Management
16 12 (2.52%) Line Management
16 12 (2.52%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (7.77%) SQL
2 11 (2.31%) C#
3 9 (1.89%) Shell Script
3 9 (1.89%) PowerShell
4 6 (1.26%) VBA
4 6 (1.26%) T-SQL
4 6 (1.26%) C
5 5 (1.05%) VB
5 5 (1.05%) JCL
6 2 (0.42%) Korn
6 2 (0.42%) VBScript
6 2 (0.42%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.21%) Perl
7 1 (0.21%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.21%) C++
7 1 (0.21%) Java
7 1 (0.21%) Python
7 1 (0.21%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 118 (24.79%) Security Cleared
2 84 (17.65%) SC Cleared
3 61 (12.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 41 (8.61%) Degree
5 38 (7.98%) MCSE
6 36 (7.56%) Cisco Certification
7 31 (6.51%) DV Cleared
8 26 (5.46%) CCNA
9 25 (5.25%) CCNP
10 19 (3.99%) MCP
11 15 (3.15%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (1.68%) A+ Certification
12 8 (1.68%) MCTS
13 7 (1.47%) CCSA
13 7 (1.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 7 (1.47%) MCSA
14 6 (1.26%) CCENT
14 6 (1.26%) CCSE
15 5 (1.05%) MCITP
16 4 (0.84%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.26%) QA
2 4 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
System Software
1 130 (27.31%) Active Directory
2 40 (8.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (4.20%) VMware ESX
4 16 (3.36%) Terminal Services
4 16 (3.36%) XenApp
5 11 (2.31%) Hyper-V
6 10 (2.10%) ISA Server
6 10 (2.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 9 (1.89%) vSphere
8 7 (1.47%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.84%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (0.63%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (0.63%) UAG
11 2 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.42%) Postfix
11 2 (0.42%) Sendmail
11 2 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.42%) NFS
11 2 (0.42%) Squid
12 1 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 13 (2.73%) SCCM
2 11 (2.31%) SCOM
3 10 (2.10%) Backup Exec
3 10 (2.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 9 (1.89%) ARCserve
4 9 (1.89%) BladeLogic
5 8 (1.68%) Control-M
6 7 (1.47%) HP SIM
7 6 (1.26%) NetBackup
7 6 (1.26%) OVSD
8 5 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (1.05%) HP Data Protector
8 5 (1.05%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 4 (0.84%) Netcool
9 4 (0.84%) OpenView
9 4 (0.84%) Unicenter
10 3 (0.63%) Nagios
11 2 (0.42%) Tivoli
11 2 (0.42%) CA Wily
11 2 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 143 (30.04%) Microsoft
2 60 (12.61%) Citrix
3 58 (12.18%) VMware
4 55 (11.55%) Cisco
5 50 (10.50%) HP
6 40 (8.40%) Remedy
7 20 (4.20%) Juniper
7 20 (4.20%) Symantec
8 19 (3.99%) Oracle
9 16 (3.36%) Ericsson
10 13 (2.73%) Intel
10 13 (2.73%) Huawei
11 12 (2.52%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 12 (2.52%) Nortel
11 12 (2.52%) BMC
12 11 (2.31%) CA
12 11 (2.31%) Avaya
12 11 (2.31%) Altiris
12 11 (2.31%) F5
13 9 (1.89%) CheckPoint
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Tadley, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £1 - £18.00 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Salt
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckinghamshire
ComputaCenter
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £8.00 - £8.50 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £139 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Aston Carter
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
Aston Carter
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Echo
Rate: £110 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Expert Employment
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 7 days ago
West Malling
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Hampshire
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £10.00 per hour
Posted: 15 days ago
Surrey
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Oxfordshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £15.00 - £20.00 per hour
Posted: 17 days ago
Oxford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £11.33 - £13.71 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Surrey
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 30000 Per Annum
Posted: 21 days ago