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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 57 83 109
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +26
Contract jobs citing SLA 99 35 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.95% 1.55% 0.80%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 26.47% 24.82% 11.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 20 9
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% -9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £174 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £500 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £310 £308
% change year-on-year
-11.29% +0.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 5
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £15.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -2.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £11.70 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £85.20 £15.90 £17.19
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.63 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +4.16%
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
374 141 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.15% 6.25% 6.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 83 105
Average daily rate £425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £370
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 18 28
Average hourly rate £25.50 £17.23 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.04% -54.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £8.00 £17.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £24.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

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 23 September 2014.

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 23 September 2014.

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 23 September 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
Wiltshire +15 35 £175 -58.33% 10
Devon +1 24 £190 +15.15% 1
Gloucestershire -10 14 £300 +15.38% 2
Somerset -4 12 £375 -25.00% 8
Bristol -7 9 £325 - 10
Dorset +1 3 £163 -42.22% 1
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 90 (43.69%) Windows
1 90 (43.69%) Security Cleared
2 84 (40.78%) ITIL
3 74 (35.92%) Microsoft
4 58 (28.16%) SC Cleared
5 54 (26.21%) MS Excel
6 52 (25.24%) VMware
7 43 (20.87%) Firewall
8 41 (19.90%) Service Management
9 40 (19.42%) SQL
10 39 (18.93%) Cisco
11 35 (16.99%) Service Delivery
12 34 (16.50%) SQL Server
13 33 (16.02%) VMware Infrastructure
14 32 (15.53%) Oracle
14 32 (15.53%) Telecoms
15 31 (15.05%) DV Cleared
16 30 (14.56%) Windows Server 2003
17 29 (14.08%) Active Directory
17 29 (14.08%) Windows Server 2008
17 29 (14.08%) SQL Server 2008
18 27 (13.11%) SharePoint
18 27 (13.11%) Windows 7
19 26 (12.62%) HP
20 25 (12.14%) Management Information System
20 25 (12.14%) Analytical Skills
21 23 (11.17%) SQL Server 2012
21 23 (11.17%) Solaris
21 23 (11.17%) CheckPoint
22 22 (10.68%) Thin Client

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 27 (13.11%) SharePoint
2 14 (6.80%) MS Exchange
3 10 (4.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (4.37%) Exchange Server 2003
5 8 (3.88%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.97%) Railo
7 2 (0.97%) ColdFusion
7 2 (0.97%) CMS
8 1 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.49%) FileNet
8 1 (0.49%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.49%) Lync
8 1 (0.49%) Documentum
8 1 (0.49%) SAS
Applications
1 54 (26.21%) MS Excel
2 18 (8.74%) MS Office
3 7 (3.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (3.40%) assyst
2 2 (0.97%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.49%) SAP HR-PA
3 1 (0.49%) Changepoint
3 1 (0.49%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.49%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.46%) SaaS
1 3 (1.46%) Office 365
2 2 (0.97%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 43 (20.87%) Firewall
2 22 (10.68%) Cisco PIX
3 20 (9.71%) DNS
4 19 (9.22%) DHCP
5 14 (6.80%) LAN
6 12 (5.83%) WAN
7 7 (3.40%) SAN
7 7 (3.40%) OSPF
7 7 (3.40%) BGP
8 6 (2.91%) MPLS
9 5 (2.43%) Ethernet
9 5 (2.43%) FTP
9 5 (2.43%) SNMP
9 5 (2.43%) TCP/IP
9 5 (2.43%) Telnet
10 4 (1.94%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (1.94%) Internet
10 4 (1.94%) EIGRP
10 4 (1.94%) Network Security
10 4 (1.94%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (16.50%) SQL Server
2 29 (14.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (11.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 22 (10.68%) Oracle Database
5 20 (9.71%) Oracle Database 11g
5 20 (9.71%) Oracle Database 10g
6 19 (9.22%) SQL Server 2005
7 11 (5.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (4.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (3.40%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (1.46%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.49%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.49%) MySQL
11 1 (0.49%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.49%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 3 (1.46%) StarTeam
2 2 (0.97%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.97%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.49%) Apache Continuum
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle APEX
General
1 32 (15.53%) Telecoms
2 21 (10.19%) Finance
3 16 (7.77%) Back Office
4 15 (7.28%) Front Office
5 4 (1.94%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.97%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.97%) Banking
7 1 (0.49%) Retail
7 1 (0.49%) Marketing
7 1 (0.49%) Automotive
7 1 (0.49%) Legal
Job Titles
1 38 (18.45%) Analyst
2 28 (13.59%) Administrator
3 27 (13.11%) DBA
3 27 (13.11%) SQL DBA
4 21 (10.19%) Support Engineer
5 20 (9.71%) Systems Administrator
6 19 (9.22%) Network Engineer
6 19 (9.22%) Service Manager
7 16 (7.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 14 (6.80%) Network Support
9 13 (6.31%) Support Analyst
9 13 (6.31%) MI Analyst
10 11 (5.34%) Storage Systems Administrator
10 11 (5.34%) Support Technician
10 11 (5.34%) Network Support Engineer
10 11 (5.34%) Storage Administrator
11 9 (4.37%) Consultant
12 8 (3.88%) Applications Support
12 8 (3.88%) Service Analyst
12 8 (3.88%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.94%) XML
2 3 (1.46%) HTML
2 3 (1.46%) .NET
2 3 (1.46%) CSS
3 2 (0.97%) Ajax
3 2 (0.97%) jQuery
3 2 (0.97%) ColdBox
3 2 (0.97%) HTML5
3 2 (0.97%) CSS3
3 2 (0.97%) Web Services
4 1 (0.49%) Drools
4 1 (0.49%) XHTML
4 1 (0.49%) JDBC
4 1 (0.49%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (12.14%) Management Information System
1 25 (12.14%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (10.68%) Fat Client
2 22 (10.68%) Thin Client
3 20 (9.71%) Statistics
4 11 (5.34%) Clustering
5 4 (1.94%) CMDB
6 3 (1.46%) Firmware
7 2 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (0.97%) IVR
7 2 (0.97%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.49%) Grid Computing
8 1 (0.49%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.49%) iPhone
8 1 (0.49%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.49%) iPad
8 1 (0.49%) User Experience
8 1 (0.49%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 90 (43.69%) Windows
2 30 (14.56%) Windows Server 2003
3 29 (14.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 27 (13.11%) Windows 7
5 23 (11.17%) Solaris
6 20 (9.71%) Linux
7 12 (5.83%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (5.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (3.40%) Windows 8
10 5 (2.43%) UNIX
10 5 (2.43%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.97%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.97%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.49%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (40.78%) ITIL
2 41 (19.90%) Service Management
3 35 (16.99%) Service Delivery
4 22 (10.68%) ITSM
4 22 (10.68%) Capacity Planning
5 20 (9.71%) Risk Analysis
5 20 (9.71%) Change Management
6 18 (8.74%) PRINCE2
6 18 (8.74%) Incident Management
7 17 (8.25%) Performance Tuning
8 16 (7.77%) Workflow
9 14 (6.80%) Configuration Management
9 14 (6.80%) Capacity Management
10 12 (5.83%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (4.85%) Problem Management
12 9 (4.37%) ITIL V3
13 8 (3.88%) Root Cause Analysis
13 8 (3.88%) Process Management
14 7 (3.40%) Benchmarking
14 7 (3.40%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 40 (19.42%) SQL
2 19 (9.22%) T-SQL
3 4 (1.94%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.46%) Perl
4 3 (1.46%) C
4 3 (1.46%) Java
5 2 (0.97%) CFML
6 1 (0.49%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.49%) Ruby
6 1 (0.49%) R
6 1 (0.49%) C++
6 1 (0.49%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.49%) VBA
6 1 (0.49%) Python
Qualifications
1 90 (43.69%) Security Cleared
2 58 (28.16%) SC Cleared
3 31 (15.05%) DV Cleared
4 21 (10.19%) ITIL Certification
5 16 (7.77%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (7.28%) MCP
7 13 (6.31%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (5.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 11 (5.34%) CCNP
9 8 (3.88%) CCNA
10 5 (2.43%) CCIE
10 5 (2.43%) CISSP
10 5 (2.43%) Degree
11 4 (1.94%) MCSE
12 3 (1.46%) MCSA
13 2 (0.97%) ISEB
13 2 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.97%) JNCIA
13 2 (0.97%) JNCIP
13 2 (0.97%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.97%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.49%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.49%) Basel II
2 1 (0.49%) ISO 14001
2 1 (0.49%) QA
System Software
1 33 (16.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (14.08%) Active Directory
3 16 (7.77%) Oracle RMAN
4 11 (5.34%) vSphere
5 7 (3.40%) VMware ESX
6 5 (2.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.97%) XenApp
8 1 (0.49%) XenServer
8 1 (0.49%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 18 (8.74%) NetBackup
1 18 (8.74%) HP SIM
1 18 (8.74%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 17 (8.25%) Data Guard
3 7 (3.40%) SCCM
3 7 (3.40%) SCOM
4 5 (2.43%) Tivoli
5 4 (1.94%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 3 (1.46%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (0.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.49%) MOM
8 1 (0.49%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 74 (35.92%) Microsoft
2 52 (25.24%) VMware
3 39 (18.93%) Cisco
4 32 (15.53%) Oracle
5 26 (12.62%) HP
6 23 (11.17%) CheckPoint
7 18 (8.74%) Symantec
8 11 (5.34%) 3PAR
9 7 (3.40%) Citrix
10 6 (2.91%) IBM
11 5 (2.43%) SAP
12 4 (1.94%) Juniper
13 3 (1.46%) Remedy
14 2 (0.97%) Mitel
14 2 (0.97%) Infor
14 2 (0.97%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
14 2 (0.97%) ServiceNow
14 2 (0.97%) Ericsson
14 2 (0.97%) Avaya
14 2 (0.97%) Sun
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