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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 70 62 84
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +22
Contract jobs citing SLA 71 89 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.22% 2.69% 1.76%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 24.48% 27.47% 19.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 45 19
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.23% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £175 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £375 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 3
Average hourly rate £23.75 £17.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.70% -60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.46 £8.41 £19.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £40.00 £144.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £11.75
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +27.65%
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
290 324 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 9.08% 9.80% 8.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 200 125
Average daily rate £475 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £698 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £365 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.42% +10.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 23 7
Average hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.13 £13.50 £25.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.25 £162.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +16.12%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 21 April 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
Somerset -15 17 £384 +17.17% 2
Wiltshire +1 15 £394 +21.15% 8
Bristol +6 13 £120 +20.00% 6
Cornwall +8 11 £100 -
Devon -7 5 £176 +0.28% 1
Dorset +5 4 £108 -43.79% 1
Gloucestershire -13 4 - - 9
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 43 (33.08%) ITIL
2 36 (27.69%) Telecoms
3 35 (26.92%) Windows
4 30 (23.08%) Microsoft
5 26 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 24 (18.46%) Finance
6 24 (18.46%) Service Delivery
7 22 (16.92%) MS Office
8 20 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (15.38%) Line Management
9 19 (14.62%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 19 (14.62%) MS Excel
9 19 (14.62%) Change Management
9 19 (14.62%) Service Management
9 19 (14.62%) Ericsson
10 17 (13.08%) SC Cleared
11 16 (12.31%) WFM
11 16 (12.31%) RNC
11 16 (12.31%) Active Directory
11 16 (12.31%) ATM
11 16 (12.31%) GSM
11 16 (12.31%) SDH
11 16 (12.31%) UMTS
11 16 (12.31%) Ethernet
11 16 (12.31%) Radio Access Network
12 14 (10.77%) Windows XP
12 14 (10.77%) MS Exchange
13 13 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
13 13 (10.00%) Windows 7
14 12 (9.23%) SAP

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 14 (10.77%) MS Exchange
2 9 (6.92%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.77%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 22 (16.92%) MS Office
2 19 (14.62%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.77%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.31%) assyst
2 1 (0.77%) SAP HR-PA
2 1 (0.77%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (0.77%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 16 (12.31%) ATM
1 16 (12.31%) GSM
1 16 (12.31%) SDH
1 16 (12.31%) UMTS
1 16 (12.31%) Ethernet
1 16 (12.31%) RNC
1 16 (12.31%) Radio Access Network
2 9 (6.92%) Firewall
3 5 (3.85%) TCP/IP
3 5 (3.85%) Cisco PIX
4 4 (3.08%) WAN
5 3 (2.31%) LAN
5 3 (2.31%) 2G
5 3 (2.31%) 3G
5 3 (2.31%) 4G
6 2 (1.54%) ADSL
6 2 (1.54%) DNS
6 2 (1.54%) Wireless
7 1 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.77%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.08%) SAP BW
2 2 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (1.54%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.77%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.77%) SQLite
3 1 (0.77%) Big Data
3 1 (0.77%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.54%) Visual Studio
1 2 (1.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 2 (1.54%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (1.54%) Hudson
1 2 (1.54%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.77%) MSI
2 1 (0.77%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.77%) Maven
2 1 (0.77%) Ant
2 1 (0.77%) JUnit
General
1 36 (27.69%) Telecoms
2 24 (18.46%) Finance
3 3 (2.31%) Law
3 3 (2.31%) Legal
4 2 (1.54%) Back Office
5 1 (0.77%) Electronics
5 1 (0.77%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.77%) Banking
5 1 (0.77%) Marketing
5 1 (0.77%) French Language
5 1 (0.77%) German Language
Job Titles
1 23 (17.69%) Service Manager
2 22 (16.92%) Analyst
3 19 (14.62%) Field Engineer
4 9 (6.92%) Desktop Support
5 8 (6.15%) Services Delivery Manager
5 8 (6.15%) Delivery Manager
6 6 (4.62%) Service Desk Analyst
6 6 (4.62%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 6 (4.62%) Service Analyst
6 6 (4.62%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (4.62%) Support Engineer
6 6 (4.62%) Support Analyst
6 6 (4.62%) Desktop Analyst
7 5 (3.85%) Team Leader
7 5 (3.85%) Head of Operations
8 4 (3.08%) Customer Services Manager
8 4 (3.08%) Service Desk Team Leader
8 4 (3.08%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 4 (3.08%) MI Analyst
8 4 (3.08%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.31%) XML
2 2 (1.54%) XSLT
2 2 (1.54%) .NET
2 2 (1.54%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.54%) Web Services
2 2 (1.54%) .NET Framework
2 2 (1.54%) LINQ
3 1 (0.77%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.77%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.77%) HTML
3 1 (0.77%) CSS
3 1 (0.77%) Middleware
3 1 (0.77%) Spring
3 1 (0.77%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.38%) Blackberry
3 5 (3.85%) Thin Client
3 5 (3.85%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.54%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.77%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.77%) DTV
5 1 (0.77%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.77%) EPoS
5 1 (0.77%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 35 (26.92%) Windows
2 14 (10.77%) Windows XP
3 13 (10.00%) Windows 7
4 8 (6.15%) Windows 8
5 5 (3.85%) Solaris
6 2 (1.54%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.77%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.77%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.77%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (33.08%) ITIL
2 24 (18.46%) Service Delivery
3 20 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (15.38%) Line Management
4 19 (14.62%) Change Management
4 19 (14.62%) Service Management
5 16 (12.31%) WFM
6 10 (7.69%) Project Management
6 10 (7.69%) Incident Management
7 7 (5.38%) E-Commerce
8 6 (4.62%) ITSM
8 6 (4.62%) Business Development
8 6 (4.62%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (3.85%) Problem Management
10 4 (3.08%) ITIL V3
10 4 (3.08%) Change Control
10 4 (3.08%) Mentoring
10 4 (3.08%) PRINCE2
11 3 (2.31%) Benchmarking
11 3 (2.31%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.31%) JavaScript
1 3 (2.31%) VBA
2 2 (1.54%) SQL
2 2 (1.54%) VB.NET
2 2 (1.54%) C#
2 2 (1.54%) Java
3 1 (0.77%) Perl
3 1 (0.77%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 26 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 17 (13.08%) SC Cleared
3 13 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
4 8 (6.15%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.54%) MCSE
7 1 (0.77%) CCNP
7 1 (0.77%) CCNA
7 1 (0.77%) MCP
7 1 (0.77%) HNC
7 1 (0.77%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.77%) PMP
7 1 (0.77%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.77%) Dell Certification
7 1 (0.77%) ECDL
7 1 (0.77%) CCSA
7 1 (0.77%) MCDST
7 1 (0.77%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.15%) QA
2 3 (2.31%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.77%) Data Quality
System Software
1 16 (12.31%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.54%) NFS
3 2 (1.54%) Firmware
4 1 (0.77%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.77%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.77%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.77%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (0.77%) ARCserve
1 1 (0.77%) Backup Exec
1 1 (0.77%) SCOM
1 1 (0.77%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 30 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 19 (14.62%) Ericsson
2 19 (14.62%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 12 (9.23%) SAP
4 11 (8.46%) Cisco
5 7 (5.38%) CheckPoint
6 6 (4.62%) Remedy
6 6 (4.62%) Citrix
6 6 (4.62%) VMware
7 5 (3.85%) hybris
8 3 (2.31%) Nokia
9 2 (1.54%) HP
9 2 (1.54%) Amdocs
9 2 (1.54%) Huawei
10 1 (0.77%) Actix
10 1 (0.77%) Dell
10 1 (0.77%) Nortel
10 1 (0.77%) Oracle
10 1 (0.77%) Novell
10 1 (0.77%) Red Hat
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