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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 90 86 82
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -4
Contract jobs citing SLA 54 62 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.80% 1.94% 1.85%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 13.71% 17.22% 18.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 22 19
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £115 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £395 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 6
Average hourly rate £25.50 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.00% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.27 £9.68 £8.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.20 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -6.89%
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
394 360 245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.10% 11.27% 9.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 237 149
Average daily rate £390 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £245 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £673 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 23 14
Average hourly rate £42.00 £38.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% +60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.35 £10.13 £10.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £53.75 £40.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £25.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+68.00% +45.77%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Bristol +13 27 £350 +174.50% 11
Wiltshire +4 15 £350 +2.94% 6
Somerset -8 4 - - 3
Gloucestershire 0 3 £125 -53.27% 3
Devon -6 3 - - 2
Dorset +1 1 £325 +182.60% 1
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 49 (42.98%) Windows
2 43 (37.72%) Service Delivery
3 41 (35.96%) ITIL
4 33 (28.95%) Cisco
4 33 (28.95%) Security Cleared
5 30 (26.32%) Microsoft
5 30 (26.32%) Data Centre
6 25 (21.93%) SC Cleared
7 23 (20.18%) Finance
8 22 (19.30%) Service Management
9 21 (18.42%) Firewall
10 20 (17.54%) Active Directory
11 18 (15.79%) Network Security
12 17 (14.91%) Nokia
12 17 (14.91%) CheckPoint
13 16 (14.04%) Citrix
13 16 (14.04%) Windows XP
14 15 (13.16%) SQL
14 15 (13.16%) Cisco Certification
14 15 (13.16%) High Availability
15 13 (11.40%) Windows 2000
16 12 (10.53%) Oracle
16 12 (10.53%) SharePoint
16 12 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
17 11 (9.65%) MS Office
17 11 (9.65%) Windows Server 2003
17 11 (9.65%) Windows 7
18 10 (8.77%) F5
18 10 (8.77%) Oracle Database
18 10 (8.77%) SQL Server

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 12 (10.53%) SharePoint
2 9 (7.89%) MS Exchange
3 5 (4.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (4.39%) IBM Domino
3 5 (4.39%) IBM Notes
4 4 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.88%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (9.65%) MS Office
2 10 (8.77%) MS Excel
3 5 (4.39%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.75%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (1.75%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (1.75%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (1.75%) Oracle Receivables
1 2 (1.75%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.63%) Office 365
2 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (18.42%) Firewall
2 18 (15.79%) Network Security
3 9 (7.89%) Internet
4 8 (7.02%) TCP/IP
5 7 (6.14%) LAN
6 6 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (5.26%) VPN
7 5 (4.39%) VoIP
7 5 (4.39%) WAN
8 4 (3.51%) Cisco PIX
8 4 (3.51%) DHCP
8 4 (3.51%) DNS
8 4 (3.51%) Wireless
9 3 (2.63%) SAN
10 2 (1.75%) FWSM
10 2 (1.75%) Intranet
10 2 (1.75%) Junos
10 2 (1.75%) MPLS
10 2 (1.75%) Unified Communications
10 2 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.77%) Oracle Database
1 10 (8.77%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.89%) Oracle Database 11g
3 8 (7.02%) Oracle Database 10g
4 6 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (2.63%) MS Access
6 2 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 23 (20.18%) Finance
2 7 (6.14%) Billing
3 5 (4.39%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.75%) Marketing
5 1 (0.88%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.88%) Law
5 1 (0.88%) Legal
5 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 27 (23.68%) Analyst
2 16 (14.04%) Support Engineer
3 13 (11.40%) Administrator
4 12 (10.53%) Network Analyst
5 11 (9.65%) Cisco Analyst
5 11 (9.65%) Cisco Network Analyst
6 10 (8.77%) Cisco Security Analyst
6 10 (8.77%) DBA
6 10 (8.77%) Network Security Analyst
6 10 (8.77%) Security Analyst
6 10 (8.77%) SQL DBA
7 9 (7.89%) Check Point Analyst
7 9 (7.89%) Firewall Analyst
8 7 (6.14%) Network Support
8 7 (6.14%) NOC Engineer
9 6 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
9 6 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (5.26%) Service Manager
10 5 (4.39%) Service Analyst
10 5 (4.39%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.88%) .NET
1 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (0.88%) CSS
1 1 (0.88%) jQuery
1 1 (0.88%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 30 (26.32%) Data Centre
2 8 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.14%) Management Information System
4 6 (5.26%) Blackberry
5 4 (3.51%) Replication
6 2 (1.75%) Clustering
7 1 (0.88%) CMDB
7 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.88%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.88%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.88%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 49 (42.98%) Windows
2 16 (14.04%) Windows XP
3 13 (11.40%) Windows 2000
4 11 (9.65%) Windows 7
4 11 (9.65%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (7.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (6.14%) Windows NT
6 7 (6.14%) Windows Server
7 6 (5.26%) Linux
7 6 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (4.39%) Apple iOS
8 5 (4.39%) Windows 8
8 5 (4.39%) Windows Vista
9 3 (2.63%) Unix
10 1 (0.88%) Android
10 1 (0.88%) HPUX
10 1 (0.88%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.88%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (37.72%) Service Delivery
2 41 (35.96%) ITIL
3 22 (19.30%) Service Management
4 15 (13.16%) High Availability
5 12 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (7.89%) Database Security
6 9 (7.89%) Demand Management
6 9 (7.89%) DevOps
7 8 (7.02%) Change Management
8 7 (6.14%) CMMI
8 7 (6.14%) Incident Management
8 7 (6.14%) Migration
8 7 (6.14%) PRINCE2
8 7 (6.14%) Six Sigma
9 6 (5.26%) ITSM
10 5 (4.39%) Mentoring
10 5 (4.39%) Performance Management
11 4 (3.51%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (3.51%) Kalman Filter
11 4 (3.51%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (13.16%) SQL
2 9 (7.89%) Java
2 9 (7.89%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.63%) C++
4 2 (1.75%) Perl
5 1 (0.88%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.88%) C#
5 1 (0.88%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.88%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 33 (28.95%) Security Cleared
2 25 (21.93%) SC Cleared
3 15 (13.16%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (7.89%) CCNA
5 7 (6.14%) CCNP
5 7 (6.14%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (4.39%) CCIE
6 5 (4.39%) Degree
6 5 (4.39%) HNC
6 5 (4.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 4 (3.51%) CISSP
7 4 (3.51%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (3.51%) JNCIP
8 3 (2.63%) DBS Check
8 3 (2.63%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.75%) MBA
10 1 (0.88%) CCDA
10 1 (0.88%) MCP
10 1 (0.88%) MCSA
10 1 (0.88%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.75%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 20 (17.54%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.51%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.88%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.88%) UAG
4 1 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.88%) XenApp
4 1 (0.88%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (4.39%) SCCM
3 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (1.75%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.75%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.75%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 1 (0.88%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.88%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 33 (28.95%) Cisco
2 30 (26.32%) Microsoft
3 17 (14.91%) CheckPoint
3 17 (14.91%) Nokia
4 16 (14.04%) Citrix
5 12 (10.53%) Oracle
6 10 (8.77%) F5
7 9 (7.89%) Dell
7 9 (7.89%) Juniper
8 6 (5.26%) IronPort
8 6 (5.26%) McAfee
8 6 (5.26%) Symantec
9 5 (4.39%) Adobe
9 5 (4.39%) Apple
9 5 (4.39%) Blue Coat
9 5 (4.39%) HP
9 5 (4.39%) Lotus
9 5 (4.39%) VMware
10 4 (3.51%) Intel
10 4 (3.51%) Sourcefire
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