The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 68 90 86
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -4
Contract jobs citing SLA 81 49 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.60% 1.70% 1.86%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.36% 19.37% 20.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 15 21
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+73.00% -46.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £150 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £358 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 2
Average hourly rate £16.75 £17.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.47% +30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.91 £8.41 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £40.25 £13.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £14.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+5.35% +16.66%
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 West region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
296 253 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 9.51% 8.76% 8.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 151 134
Average daily rate £490 £424 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.69% +14.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £181 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £698 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £370 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.05% +12.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 15 10
Average hourly rate £40.00 £22.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.82% -39.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £12.32 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.40 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+29.31% -5.94%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SLA across the South West region.

SLA Daily Rate Trend in the South West

SLA
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the South West region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

SLA Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

SLA
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the South West region.

SLA Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

SLA
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the South West region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

SLA Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

SLA
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 27 March 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
Wiltshire +14 19 £340 +13.33% 14
Somerset +12 19 £384 +155.83% 2
Bristol +11 17 £120 +20.00% 9
Cornwall +8 9 £105 - 2
Gloucestershire -10 9 £268 - 8
Devon -12 5 £176 +0.28% 3
Dorset - 4 £108 - 2
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 52 (36.62%) ITIL
2 42 (29.58%) Windows
3 37 (26.06%) Microsoft
3 37 (26.06%) Telecoms
4 30 (21.13%) Finance
5 29 (20.42%) Service Delivery
6 28 (19.72%) Security Cleared
7 27 (19.01%) MS Excel
8 24 (16.90%) Change Management
9 21 (14.79%) Service Management
10 20 (14.08%) Agile Software Development
10 20 (14.08%) Line Management
11 19 (13.38%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 19 (13.38%) Ericsson
11 19 (13.38%) MS Office
12 18 (12.68%) SC Cleared
13 17 (11.97%) ITIL Certification
14 16 (11.27%) Active Directory
14 16 (11.27%) ATM
14 16 (11.27%) GSM
14 16 (11.27%) SDH
14 16 (11.27%) UMTS
14 16 (11.27%) Ethernet
14 16 (11.27%) RNC
14 16 (11.27%) WFM
14 16 (11.27%) Analytical Skills
14 16 (11.27%) Radio Access Network
15 15 (10.56%) Incident Management
15 15 (10.56%) Cisco
16 14 (9.86%) Windows XP

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 13 (9.15%) SharePoint
1 13 (9.15%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (0.70%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.70%) Apache
4 1 (0.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 27 (19.01%) MS Excel
2 19 (13.38%) MS Office
3 2 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.70%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.11%) assyst
2 2 (1.41%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.70%) SAP HR-PA
3 1 (0.70%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (0.70%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.70%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 16 (11.27%) ATM
1 16 (11.27%) GSM
1 16 (11.27%) SDH
1 16 (11.27%) UMTS
1 16 (11.27%) Ethernet
1 16 (11.27%) RNC
1 16 (11.27%) Radio Access Network
2 14 (9.86%) Firewall
3 9 (6.34%) Cisco PIX
4 5 (3.52%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.82%) DNS
5 4 (2.82%) WAN
6 3 (2.11%) LAN
6 3 (2.11%) 3G
6 3 (2.11%) 2G
6 3 (2.11%) 4G
7 2 (1.41%) ADSL
7 2 (1.41%) SMS
8 1 (0.70%) DHCP
8 1 (0.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.82%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.41%) SAP BW
3 2 (1.41%) ZAP BI
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.70%) SQLite
4 1 (0.70%) Big Data
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.70%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.70%) DB2
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle8/8i Database
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (0.70%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 3 (2.11%) Visual Studio
1 3 (2.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 3 (2.11%) Git (software)
1 3 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (2.11%) Hudson
1 3 (2.11%) Jenkins
1 3 (2.11%) MSI
2 1 (0.70%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.70%) Maven
2 1 (0.70%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.70%) Ant
2 1 (0.70%) JUnit
General
1 37 (26.06%) Telecoms
2 30 (21.13%) Finance
3 3 (2.11%) Law
3 3 (2.11%) Legal
4 2 (1.41%) Publishing
4 2 (1.41%) Back Office
5 1 (0.70%) Electronics
5 1 (0.70%) Banking
5 1 (0.70%) Marketing
5 1 (0.70%) French Language
5 1 (0.70%) German Language
5 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (15.49%) Service Manager
2 21 (14.79%) Analyst
3 19 (13.38%) Field Engineer
4 9 (6.34%) Services Delivery Manager
4 9 (6.34%) Delivery Manager
5 8 (5.63%) Consultant
6 6 (4.23%) Desktop Support
6 6 (4.23%) Service Analyst
6 6 (4.23%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (3.52%) Team Leader
7 5 (3.52%) Support Engineer
7 5 (3.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (3.52%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (3.52%) Developer
7 5 (3.52%) Head of Operations
8 4 (2.82%) Service Desk Team Leader
8 4 (2.82%) Quality Manager
8 4 (2.82%) Technical Consultant
8 4 (2.82%) Support Analyst
8 4 (2.82%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.82%) XML
2 3 (2.11%) XSLT
2 3 (2.11%) .NET
2 3 (2.11%) ASP.NET
2 3 (2.11%) Web Services
2 3 (2.11%) .NET Framework
2 3 (2.11%) LINQ
3 2 (1.41%) Middleware
4 1 (0.70%) Spring
4 1 (0.70%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (0.70%) HTML
4 1 (0.70%) CSS
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.70%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.70%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.27%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.34%) Thin Client
2 9 (6.34%) Fat Client
3 8 (5.63%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.11%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.70%) Clustering
5 1 (0.70%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.70%) iPhone
5 1 (0.70%) iPad
5 1 (0.70%) DTV
5 1 (0.70%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.70%) EPoS
5 1 (0.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 42 (29.58%) Windows
2 14 (9.86%) Windows XP
3 13 (9.15%) Windows 7
4 10 (7.04%) Solaris
5 7 (4.93%) Windows 8
6 5 (3.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (3.52%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (2.82%) Windows Vista
8 2 (1.41%) Linux
8 2 (1.41%) UNIX
9 1 (0.70%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.70%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.70%) Android
9 1 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.70%) AIX
9 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.70%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (36.62%) ITIL
2 29 (20.42%) Service Delivery
3 24 (16.90%) Change Management
4 21 (14.79%) Service Management
5 20 (14.08%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (14.08%) Line Management
6 16 (11.27%) WFM
7 15 (10.56%) Incident Management
8 11 (7.75%) Project Management
9 7 (4.93%) E-Commerce
10 6 (4.23%) ITSM
10 6 (4.23%) Problem Management
10 6 (4.23%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (4.23%) Business Development
11 5 (3.52%) Change Control
11 5 (3.52%) ITIL V3
11 5 (3.52%) Asset Management
11 5 (3.52%) PRINCE2
12 3 (2.11%) Configuration Management
12 3 (2.11%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.82%) JavaScript
2 3 (2.11%) VB.NET
2 3 (2.11%) C#
3 2 (1.41%) Java
3 2 (1.41%) SQL
3 2 (1.41%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.70%) C
4 1 (0.70%) COBOL
4 1 (0.70%) VBA
4 1 (0.70%) Ruby
4 1 (0.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 28 (19.72%) Security Cleared
2 18 (12.68%) SC Cleared
3 17 (11.97%) ITIL Certification
4 9 (6.34%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.41%) MCSE
6 2 (1.41%) CCNA
7 1 (0.70%) APMP
7 1 (0.70%) MCSA
7 1 (0.70%) CCNP
7 1 (0.70%) MCP
7 1 (0.70%) HNC
7 1 (0.70%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.70%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.70%) PMP
7 1 (0.70%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.70%) Dell Certification
7 1 (0.70%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.63%) QA
2 4 (2.82%) ISO 9001
3 3 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.70%) Data Quality
System Software
1 16 (11.27%) Active Directory
2 11 (7.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.41%) Firmware
3 2 (1.41%) NFS
4 1 (0.70%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.70%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.70%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.70%) XenApp
4 1 (0.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (1.41%) WSUS
1 2 (1.41%) SCCM
2 1 (0.70%) SCOM
2 1 (0.70%) Data Guard
2 1 (0.70%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (0.70%) HP SIM
2 1 (0.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (0.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.70%) ARCserve
2 1 (0.70%) NetBackup
2 1 (0.70%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.70%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 37 (26.06%) Microsoft
2 19 (13.38%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 19 (13.38%) Ericsson
3 15 (10.56%) Cisco
4 12 (8.45%) VMware
5 11 (7.75%) CheckPoint
6 10 (7.04%) SAP
7 6 (4.23%) Citrix
7 6 (4.23%) Remedy
8 5 (3.52%) hybris
9 3 (2.11%) Nokia
9 3 (2.11%) Sun
9 3 (2.11%) HP
10 2 (1.41%) Oracle
10 2 (1.41%) Amdocs
10 2 (1.41%) Huawei
11 1 (0.70%) IronPort
11 1 (0.70%) Actix
11 1 (0.70%) 3PAR
11 1 (0.70%) RightFax
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