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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
England / South East
Rank 101 68 94
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +26
Contract jobs citing SLA 153 245 204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.99% 2.79% 2.10%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 21.76% 27.07% 22.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 114 99
Median daily rate £381 £296 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.80% -7.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £481 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 19 16
Median hourly rate £14.25 £15.00 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £11.80 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £47.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.25 £15.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%

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
703 905 898
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 9.14% 10.32% 9.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 500 438
Median daily rate £450 £398 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% -0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £395
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 53 39
Median hourly rate £18.50 £47.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.05% +35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £15.32 £12.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £56.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £43.25 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-53.75% +82.10%

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017. 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 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 -32 41 £450 +53.19% 6
Hampshire +14 30 £450 +5.88% 11
Buckinghamshire -1 29 £350 -10.25% 12
Surrey -17 18 £325 +25.00% 7
West Sussex +1 10 £390 +13.04%
Kent +19 8 £145 -33.63% 1
Oxfordshire -5 7 £154 -38.50% 5
Middlesex +9 4 £435 +8.75%
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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.

1 133 (36.84%) ITIL
2 88 (24.38%) Service Management
3 71 (19.67%) Windows
4 66 (18.28%) Security Cleared
5 62 (17.17%) Telecoms
6 61 (16.90%) Microsoft
7 57 (15.79%) Active Directory
7 57 (15.79%) Incident Management
8 56 (15.51%) Service Delivery
9 50 (13.85%) SC Cleared
10 47 (13.02%) Finance
11 46 (12.74%) Cisco
12 41 (11.36%) Degree
13 36 (9.97%) MS Office
13 36 (9.97%) Service Design
14 34 (9.42%) Windows 7
15 32 (8.86%) Remedy
16 31 (8.59%) Project Management
16 31 (8.59%) HP
16 31 (8.59%) ITIL V3
17 30 (8.31%) MS Excel
18 28 (7.76%) Management Information System
19 24 (6.65%) DNS
20 23 (6.37%) CRM
20 23 (6.37%) WAN
21 22 (6.09%) Analytics
21 22 (6.09%) Customer Requirements
22 21 (5.82%) Continuous Improvement
22 21 (5.82%) Analytical Skills
22 21 (5.82%) SQL

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 17 (4.71%) SharePoint
2 11 (3.05%) CMS
3 9 (2.49%) IIS
3 9 (2.49%) Skype for Business
4 8 (2.22%) Joomla!
4 8 (2.22%) MS Exchange
4 8 (2.22%) WordPress
5 6 (1.66%) Apache Pig
6 4 (1.11%) IBM Notes
6 4 (1.11%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.83%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.55%) Documentum
8 2 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.28%) Apache
9 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.28%) SAS
9 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 36 (9.97%) MS Office
2 30 (8.31%) MS Excel
3 11 (3.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (2.49%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (1.94%) MS Visio
6 6 (1.66%) Maya
7 1 (0.28%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.28%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.28%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (2.22%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.83%) Eloqua
3 2 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.28%) HFM
4 1 (0.28%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 1 (0.28%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.32%) IaaS
1 12 (3.32%) Office 365
1 12 (3.32%) PaaS
2 9 (2.49%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (1.39%) SuccessFactors
4 4 (1.11%) IBM Cloud
4 4 (1.11%) SoftLayer
5 1 (0.28%) HP Helion
5 1 (0.28%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 24 (6.65%) DNS
2 23 (6.37%) WAN
3 21 (5.82%) Firewall
4 19 (5.26%) MPLS
5 18 (4.99%) TCP/IP
6 16 (4.43%) Internet
6 16 (4.43%) VPN
7 15 (4.16%) DHCP
7 15 (4.16%) LAN
8 12 (3.32%) Wireless
9 11 (3.05%) 3G
9 11 (3.05%) BGP
9 11 (3.05%) Skype
10 10 (2.77%) Intranet
11 9 (2.49%) OSPF
12 8 (2.22%) 4G
12 8 (2.22%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (2.22%) ISDN
12 8 (2.22%) PBX
13 7 (1.94%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.94%) Big Data
1 7 (1.94%) Hadoop
2 6 (1.66%) Apache Hive
2 6 (1.66%) Relational Database
2 6 (1.66%) SQL Server
3 5 (1.39%) RDBMS
4 4 (1.11%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.83%) DataStax
5 3 (0.83%) HBase
5 3 (0.83%) Mahout
5 3 (0.83%) NoSQL
5 3 (0.83%) Sqoop
6 2 (0.55%) MS Access
6 2 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.28%) EDRMS
7 1 (0.28%) PowerCenter
7 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (1.11%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.28%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.28%) MSI
2 1 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 62 (17.17%) Telecoms
2 47 (13.02%) Finance
3 17 (4.71%) Billing
4 15 (4.16%) Marketing
5 11 (3.05%) Legal
5 11 (3.05%) Retail
6 5 (1.39%) Automotive
6 5 (1.39%) French Language
6 5 (1.39%) Spanish Language
7 4 (1.11%) Banking
7 4 (1.11%) Electronics
7 4 (1.11%) Korean Language
8 3 (0.83%) Advertising
8 3 (0.83%) Back Office
8 3 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.55%) German Language
9 2 (0.55%) Italian Language
9 2 (0.55%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.55%) Publishing
10 1 (0.28%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 66 (18.28%) Analyst
2 42 (11.63%) Support Engineer
3 28 (7.76%) Service Manager
4 25 (6.93%) Architect
4 25 (6.93%) Service Analyst
5 20 (5.54%) 2nd Line Support
5 20 (5.54%) Field Engineer
5 20 (5.54%) Support Analyst
6 19 (5.26%) IT Engineer
7 18 (4.99%) Delivery Manager
7 18 (4.99%) Service Desk Analyst
8 17 (4.71%) Field Service Engineer
8 17 (4.71%) Service Architect
9 16 (4.43%) Administrator
9 16 (4.43%) Break Fix Engineer
10 15 (4.16%) Desktop Support
11 14 (3.88%) Consultant
11 14 (3.88%) IT Manager
11 14 (3.88%) IT Support
11 14 (3.88%) Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.11%) .NET
2 3 (0.83%) ASP.NET
2 3 (0.83%) CSS
2 3 (0.83%) Middleware
2 3 (0.83%) Web Services
3 2 (0.55%) Flash
3 2 (0.55%) HTML
3 2 (0.55%) jQuery
3 2 (0.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (0.55%) WCF
4 1 (0.28%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.28%) Memcached
4 1 (0.28%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (0.28%) REST
4 1 (0.28%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 28 (7.76%) Management Information System
2 21 (5.82%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (4.16%) Data Centre
4 13 (3.60%) Driving Licence
5 11 (3.05%) CMDB
6 8 (2.22%) Virtual Team
7 7 (1.94%) Video on Demand
8 6 (1.66%) Clustering
8 6 (1.66%) Smartphone
8 6 (1.66%) STB
9 5 (1.39%) Hybrid Cloud
9 5 (1.39%) Learning Management System
9 5 (1.39%) Mainframe
10 4 (1.11%) Computer Science
10 4 (1.11%) Fat Client
10 4 (1.11%) FlexPod
10 4 (1.11%) RSA SecurID
10 4 (1.11%) Thin Client
10 4 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (1.11%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 71 (19.67%) Windows
2 34 (9.42%) Windows 7
3 18 (4.99%) Windows Server
3 18 (4.99%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (4.71%) Linux
5 16 (4.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (4.16%) Unix
7 14 (3.88%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (3.05%) Windows XP
9 9 (2.49%) Windows 8
10 6 (1.66%) Android
10 6 (1.66%) MVS
10 6 (1.66%) Windows 10
11 5 (1.39%) Windows NT
12 4 (1.11%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.83%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.55%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.55%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.28%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (36.84%) ITIL
2 88 (24.38%) Service Management
3 57 (15.79%) Incident Management
4 56 (15.51%) Service Delivery
5 36 (9.97%) Service Design
6 31 (8.59%) ITIL V3
6 31 (8.59%) Project Management
7 23 (6.37%) CRM
8 22 (6.09%) Analytics
8 22 (6.09%) Customer Requirements
9 21 (5.82%) Continuous Improvement
10 19 (5.26%) Change Management
11 17 (4.71%) Document Management
11 17 (4.71%) High Availability
12 16 (4.43%) Agile Software Development
12 16 (4.43%) Data Modelling
12 16 (4.43%) Trend Analysis
13 15 (4.16%) Knowledge Management
13 15 (4.16%) Migration
13 15 (4.16%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (5.82%) SQL
2 17 (4.71%) Java
3 10 (2.77%) PowerShell
4 9 (2.49%) Ruby
5 8 (2.22%) Python
6 5 (1.39%) C
7 4 (1.11%) C#
7 4 (1.11%) Perl
8 3 (0.83%) PL/SQL
8 3 (0.83%) VB
8 3 (0.83%) VBScript
9 2 (0.55%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.28%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 66 (18.28%) Security Cleared
2 50 (13.85%) SC Cleared
3 41 (11.36%) Degree
4 17 (4.71%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (4.16%) DV Cleared
6 14 (3.88%) ITIL Certification
7 12 (3.32%) CCNA
7 12 (3.32%) CCNP
8 7 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (1.66%) ECDL
10 5 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (1.39%) DBS Check
11 4 (1.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (1.11%) MCP
11 4 (1.11%) MCSA
11 4 (1.11%) VCDX
11 4 (1.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (0.83%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.83%) PMP
13 2 (0.55%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.77%) QA
2 9 (2.49%) Disclosure Scotland
3 8 (2.22%) Data Quality
3 8 (2.22%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 57 (15.79%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.77%) Hyper-V
4 9 (2.49%) vSphere
5 7 (1.94%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (1.66%) HDFS
6 6 (1.66%) ISA Server
6 6 (1.66%) XenApp
7 5 (1.39%) Firmware
7 5 (1.39%) Forefront TMG
7 5 (1.39%) UAG
8 4 (1.11%) Docker
8 4 (1.11%) Terminal Services
8 4 (1.11%) vCloud
9 3 (0.83%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.28%) Corosync
11 1 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.28%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (2.22%) Ansible
1 8 (2.22%) Puppet
1 8 (2.22%) SCCM
2 7 (1.94%) AirWatch
3 6 (1.66%) Hadoop YARN
4 5 (1.39%) CA Wily
4 5 (1.39%) EdgeSight
4 5 (1.39%) SafeCom
4 5 (1.39%) Tivoli
4 5 (1.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 4 (1.11%) Amdocs OSS
5 4 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.11%) vRealize
5 4 (1.11%) WSUS
6 3 (0.83%) Ambari
6 3 (0.83%) BladeLogic
6 3 (0.83%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (0.83%) Oozie
6 3 (0.83%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (0.55%) Nagios
Vendors
1 61 (16.90%) Microsoft
2 46 (12.74%) Cisco
3 32 (8.86%) Remedy
4 31 (8.59%) HP
5 19 (5.26%) VMware
6 17 (4.71%) Citrix
6 17 (4.71%) Huawei
7 13 (3.60%) SAP
8 12 (3.32%) Oracle
9 11 (3.05%) Juniper
10 8 (2.22%) Avaya
10 8 (2.22%) CA
10 8 (2.22%) Dell
10 8 (2.22%) F5
10 8 (2.22%) Rackspace
11 7 (1.94%) Apple
11 7 (1.94%) BMC
11 7 (1.94%) Ericsson
11 7 (1.94%) Nortel
11 7 (1.94%) ServiceNow
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