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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 94 54 75
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +21
Contract jobs citing SLA 46 99 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.52% 3.35% 1.89%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 17.76% 34.02% 19.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 59 20
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.32% +0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £175 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £375 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £303
% change year-on-year
- -0.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 4
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -41.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £14.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £26.10 £131.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year
-10.29% +19.29%
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
259 291 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 8.56% 9.84% 9.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 181 111
Average daily rate £398 £385 £391
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.24% -1.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 28 11
Average hourly rate £42.25 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.71% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.23 £15.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £157.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.61% +20.00%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +2 13 £388 +55.00% 11
Bristol +6 9 £170 - 5
Devon -7 7 £176 +0.28% 2
Somerset -19 7 £328 -
Gloucestershire -18 5 £200 +14.28% 3
Cornwall +1 4 £100 -73.33%
Dorset -3 1 £100 -66.24% 2
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 41 (37.61%) ITIL
2 31 (28.44%) Windows
3 22 (20.18%) Telecoms
4 21 (19.27%) Security Cleared
5 20 (18.35%) Microsoft
5 20 (18.35%) Service Management
6 19 (17.43%) Service Delivery
6 19 (17.43%) SC Cleared
7 18 (16.51%) MS Office
8 17 (15.60%) Change Management
8 17 (15.60%) Active Directory
9 15 (13.76%) Finance
10 14 (12.84%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (11.93%) Line Management
12 12 (11.01%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 12 (11.01%) Ericsson
12 12 (11.01%) MS Excel
13 11 (10.09%) SQL
14 10 (9.17%) SAP
14 10 (9.17%) ATM
14 10 (9.17%) GSM
14 10 (9.17%) SDH
14 10 (9.17%) UMTS
14 10 (9.17%) Ethernet
14 10 (9.17%) ITIL Certification
14 10 (9.17%) Project Management
14 10 (9.17%) Radio Access Network
14 10 (9.17%) WFM
14 10 (9.17%) RNC
15 9 (8.26%) Incident Management

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 9 (8.26%) MS Exchange
2 6 (5.50%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.75%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.83%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.83%) IIS
4 2 (1.83%) JBoss
4 2 (1.83%) Apache
4 2 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.92%) Lync
5 1 (0.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.92%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 18 (16.51%) MS Office
2 12 (11.01%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.92%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.75%) assyst
2 1 (0.92%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (0.92%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.17%) SDH
1 10 (9.17%) UMTS
1 10 (9.17%) ATM
1 10 (9.17%) GSM
1 10 (9.17%) Ethernet
1 10 (9.17%) RNC
1 10 (9.17%) Radio Access Network
2 6 (5.50%) TCP/IP
2 6 (5.50%) Firewall
3 4 (3.67%) DNS
3 4 (3.67%) WAN
4 3 (2.75%) LAN
5 2 (1.83%) 3G
5 2 (1.83%) 4G
5 2 (1.83%) Wireless
5 2 (1.83%) 2G
6 1 (0.92%) Network Security
6 1 (0.92%) LTE
6 1 (0.92%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.92%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.75%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (2.75%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (2.75%) SAP BW
2 3 (2.75%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (2.75%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.83%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.92%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.92%) Big Data
4 1 (0.92%) SQLite
4 1 (0.92%) MySQL
4 1 (0.92%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.92%) Ant
1 1 (0.92%) JUnit
1 1 (0.92%) Maven
1 1 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 22 (20.18%) Telecoms
2 15 (13.76%) Finance
3 4 (3.67%) Legal
4 2 (1.83%) Back Office
5 1 (0.92%) Electronics
5 1 (0.92%) Law
5 1 (0.92%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.92%) Banking
5 1 (0.92%) Marketing
5 1 (0.92%) French Language
5 1 (0.92%) German Language
Job Titles
1 18 (16.51%) Analyst
1 18 (16.51%) Service Manager
2 12 (11.01%) Field Engineer
3 9 (8.26%) Desktop Support
4 8 (7.34%) Support Analyst
5 7 (6.42%) Service Analyst
5 7 (6.42%) 2nd Line Support
5 7 (6.42%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 7 (6.42%) Service Desk Analyst
5 7 (6.42%) Desktop Analyst
6 6 (5.50%) Support Engineer
7 5 (4.59%) Head of Operations
7 5 (4.59%) Customer Services Manager
7 5 (4.59%) Team Leader
8 4 (3.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 4 (3.67%) Service Desk Team Leader
8 4 (3.67%) Quality Manager
9 3 (2.75%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (2.75%) Applications Support
9 3 (2.75%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.75%) CSS
2 2 (1.83%) HTML
2 2 (1.83%) .NET
2 2 (1.83%) J2EE
3 1 (0.92%) Classic ASP
3 1 (0.92%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.92%) XML
3 1 (0.92%) Middleware
3 1 (0.92%) Spring
3 1 (0.92%) Ajax
3 1 (0.92%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (0.92%) jQuery
3 1 (0.92%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.75%) Blackberry
3 2 (1.83%) NHS
4 1 (0.92%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.92%) DTV
4 1 (0.92%) GIS
4 1 (0.92%) Statistics
4 1 (0.92%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 31 (28.44%) Windows
2 9 (8.26%) Windows XP
3 8 (7.34%) Windows 7
3 8 (7.34%) Windows 8
4 4 (3.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.75%) UNIX
6 2 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.83%) Linux
7 1 (0.92%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.92%) Solaris
7 1 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (37.61%) ITIL
2 20 (18.35%) Service Management
3 19 (17.43%) Service Delivery
4 17 (15.60%) Change Management
5 14 (12.84%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (11.93%) Line Management
7 10 (9.17%) WFM
7 10 (9.17%) Project Management
8 9 (8.26%) Incident Management
9 7 (6.42%) E-Commerce
10 6 (5.50%) ITSM
10 6 (5.50%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (4.59%) Problem Management
11 5 (4.59%) Disaster Recovery
12 4 (3.67%) Database Security
12 4 (3.67%) Change Control
12 4 (3.67%) Mentoring
12 4 (3.67%) DevOps
13 3 (2.75%) Coaching
13 3 (2.75%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (10.09%) SQL
2 4 (3.67%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.75%) VBA
4 2 (1.83%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.83%) Java
4 2 (1.83%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.92%) Perl
5 1 (0.92%) Ruby
5 1 (0.92%) VBScript
5 1 (0.92%) VB
5 1 (0.92%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.92%) C#
Qualifications
1 21 (19.27%) Security Cleared
2 19 (17.43%) SC Cleared
3 10 (9.17%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (3.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (1.83%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.92%) MCP
6 1 (0.92%) HNC
6 1 (0.92%) MCSE
6 1 (0.92%) CCNP
6 1 (0.92%) CCNA
6 1 (0.92%) PMP
6 1 (0.92%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.92%) ECDL
6 1 (0.92%) CCSA
6 1 (0.92%) MCDST
6 1 (0.92%) MCTS
6 1 (0.92%) Degree
6 1 (0.92%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.42%) QA
System Software
1 17 (15.60%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.75%) ISA Server
3 1 (0.92%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.92%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.92%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.92%) XenApp
3 1 (0.92%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.92%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (2.75%) Backup Exec
2 2 (1.83%) ARCserve
3 1 (0.92%) SCOM
3 1 (0.92%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 20 (18.35%) Microsoft
2 12 (11.01%) Ericsson
2 12 (11.01%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 10 (9.17%) SAP
4 8 (7.34%) Citrix
5 7 (6.42%) Cisco
6 6 (5.50%) Remedy
7 5 (4.59%) hybris
8 4 (3.67%) Oracle
9 3 (2.75%) Nokia
10 2 (1.83%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.83%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.83%) BEA
10 2 (1.83%) Adobe
10 2 (1.83%) HP
10 2 (1.83%) VMware
10 2 (1.83%) Google
10 2 (1.83%) Huawei
10 2 (1.83%) Ektron
11 1 (0.92%) Veeam
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