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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 63 69 74
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +5
Contract jobs citing SLA 84 47 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.51% 2.10% 2.14%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.53% 27.98% 28.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 26 21
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.28% -22.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £170 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £415 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.54% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 8
Average hourly rate £135.00 £15.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+800.00% +7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%
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
329 168 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 9.82% 7.50% 7.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 107 104
Average daily rate £400 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £186 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £476 £605
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 23
Average hourly rate £44.50 £19.00 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+134.21% -50.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.80 £12.58 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £35.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.99 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+19.95% -7.89%

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 28 November 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
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 28 November 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
Devon -4 21 £183 +4.28% 1
Bristol -5 18 £200 - 9
Wiltshire -10 17 £250 -33.33% 3
Gloucestershire -19 14 £375 +31.57% 2
Dorset +7 6 £335 +19.11% 3
Somerset -7 4 £375 +114.28% 4
Avon - - - -
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 79 (44.38%) Windows
2 72 (40.45%) ITIL
3 70 (39.33%) Microsoft
4 69 (38.76%) Security Cleared
5 63 (35.39%) MS Excel
6 47 (26.40%) Firewall
7 45 (25.28%) VMware
8 44 (24.72%) Telecoms
9 39 (21.91%) Cisco
10 38 (21.35%) Service Delivery
11 34 (19.10%) SC Cleared
11 34 (19.10%) DV Cleared
12 33 (18.54%) Windows Server 2003
13 31 (17.42%) Active Directory
13 31 (17.42%) Finance
14 30 (16.85%) Windows Server 2008
14 30 (16.85%) Analytical Skills
15 29 (16.29%) SharePoint
16 27 (15.17%) Solaris
17 26 (14.61%) CheckPoint
17 26 (14.61%) VMware Infrastructure
18 25 (14.04%) Cisco PIX
18 25 (14.04%) Fat Client
18 25 (14.04%) HP
18 25 (14.04%) Thin Client
18 25 (14.04%) Service Management
19 23 (12.92%) DNS
20 22 (12.36%) Linux
21 21 (11.80%) MS Exchange
22 20 (11.24%) DHCP

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 29 (16.29%) SharePoint
2 21 (11.80%) MS Exchange
3 14 (7.87%) Exchange Server 2003
4 11 (6.18%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.12%) Railo
7 2 (1.12%) ColdFusion
7 2 (1.12%) CMS
8 1 (0.56%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.56%) Apache
8 1 (0.56%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.56%) SAS
8 1 (0.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 63 (35.39%) MS Excel
2 16 (8.99%) MS Office
3 8 (4.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (2.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (3.93%) assyst
2 2 (1.12%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.12%) SAP HR-PA
2 2 (1.12%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.56%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.12%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 47 (26.40%) Firewall
2 25 (14.04%) Cisco PIX
3 23 (12.92%) DNS
4 20 (11.24%) DHCP
5 11 (6.18%) LAN
6 9 (5.06%) GSM
6 9 (5.06%) UMTS
6 9 (5.06%) WAN
7 8 (4.49%) Radio Access Network
7 8 (4.49%) SDH
7 8 (4.49%) Ethernet
7 8 (4.49%) ATM
7 8 (4.49%) RNC
8 7 (3.93%) SAN
9 6 (3.37%) MPLS
9 6 (3.37%) TCP/IP
10 5 (2.81%) FTP
10 5 (2.81%) Telnet
10 5 (2.81%) SNMP
11 4 (2.25%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.06%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.12%) ZAP BI
3 2 (1.12%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle8/8i Database
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.56%) DB2
4 1 (0.56%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.56%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (2.81%) Jenkins
1 5 (2.81%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.69%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (1.69%) MSI
2 3 (1.69%) StarTeam
2 3 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.69%) Hudson
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.56%) InstallShield
General
1 44 (24.72%) Telecoms
2 31 (17.42%) Finance
3 7 (3.93%) Back Office
4 5 (2.81%) Front Office
5 2 (1.12%) Law
5 2 (1.12%) Publishing
6 1 (0.56%) Legal
6 1 (0.56%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.56%) Banking
6 1 (0.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 38 (21.35%) Analyst
2 24 (13.48%) Service Manager
3 22 (12.36%) Administrator
4 20 (11.24%) Systems Administrator
5 15 (8.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 13 (7.30%) Storage Systems Administrator
6 13 (7.30%) Consultant
6 13 (7.30%) Storage Administrator
6 13 (7.30%) MI Analyst
7 10 (5.62%) Support Technician
7 10 (5.62%) Support Engineer
7 10 (5.62%) Field Engineer
7 10 (5.62%) Technical Consultant
8 9 (5.06%) Services Delivery Manager
8 9 (5.06%) Delivery Manager
9 8 (4.49%) Service Desk Analyst
9 8 (4.49%) Service Analyst
9 8 (4.49%) 1st Line Support
9 8 (4.49%) Network Engineer
10 7 (3.93%) Senior Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.81%) XML
1 5 (2.81%) .NET
2 3 (1.69%) ASP.NET
2 3 (1.69%) XSLT
2 3 (1.69%) Web Services
2 3 (1.69%) LINQ
2 3 (1.69%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.12%) CSS3
3 2 (1.12%) HTML5
3 2 (1.12%) ColdBox
3 2 (1.12%) jQuery
3 2 (1.12%) HTML
3 2 (1.12%) CSS
4 1 (0.56%) Ajax
4 1 (0.56%) XHTML
4 1 (0.56%) Middleware
4 1 (0.56%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 30 (16.85%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (14.04%) Fat Client
2 25 (14.04%) Thin Client
3 10 (5.62%) Management Information System
4 8 (4.49%) Blackberry
5 4 (2.25%) Performance Metrics
6 3 (1.69%) Statistics
7 2 (1.12%) iPad
7 2 (1.12%) CMDB
7 2 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.12%) iPhone
7 2 (1.12%) IVR
8 1 (0.56%) Clustering
8 1 (0.56%) EPoS
8 1 (0.56%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 79 (44.38%) Windows
2 33 (18.54%) Windows Server 2003
3 30 (16.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 27 (15.17%) Solaris
5 22 (12.36%) Linux
6 13 (7.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (6.74%) Windows 7
8 10 (5.62%) Windows XP
9 6 (3.37%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (3.37%) UNIX
10 4 (2.25%) Windows Vista
11 3 (1.69%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.12%) Android
13 1 (0.56%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.56%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.56%) AIX
13 1 (0.56%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (40.45%) ITIL
2 38 (21.35%) Service Delivery
3 25 (14.04%) Service Management
4 20 (11.24%) Change Management
4 20 (11.24%) Incident Management
5 16 (8.99%) Capacity Management
6 12 (6.74%) Business Development
7 11 (6.18%) Line Management
8 10 (5.62%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (5.06%) PRINCE2
10 8 (4.49%) WFM
10 8 (4.49%) Configuration Management
11 7 (3.93%) Project Management
11 7 (3.93%) Benchmarking
11 7 (3.93%) ITIL V3
11 7 (3.93%) Mentoring
12 6 (3.37%) Coaching
12 6 (3.37%) Network Management
12 6 (3.37%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (3.37%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (6.18%) SQL
2 5 (2.81%) JavaScript
3 4 (2.25%) C
4 3 (1.69%) C#
4 3 (1.69%) T-SQL
4 3 (1.69%) VB.NET
5 2 (1.12%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.12%) CFML
5 2 (1.12%) Perl
5 2 (1.12%) Java
6 1 (0.56%) COBOL
6 1 (0.56%) R
Qualifications
1 69 (38.76%) Security Cleared
2 34 (19.10%) SC Cleared
2 34 (19.10%) DV Cleared
3 20 (11.24%) ITIL Certification
4 12 (6.74%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (4.49%) CCNP
6 7 (3.93%) CCNA
7 5 (2.81%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (2.81%) CISSP
7 5 (2.81%) CCIE
8 4 (2.25%) Degree
9 3 (1.69%) MCSE
9 3 (1.69%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (1.12%) MCITP
10 2 (1.12%) ISEB
10 2 (1.12%) MCSA
10 2 (1.12%) MCP
11 1 (0.56%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.56%) HNC
11 1 (0.56%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.25%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.69%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.12%) QA
4 1 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.56%) Basel II
System Software
1 31 (17.42%) Active Directory
2 26 (14.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (7.30%) vSphere
4 6 (3.37%) VMware ESX
5 5 (2.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (1.12%) Firmware
6 2 (1.12%) NFS
7 1 (0.56%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.56%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.56%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 19 (10.67%) HP SIM
1 19 (10.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 19 (10.67%) NetBackup
2 8 (4.49%) SCCM
3 7 (3.93%) SCOM
4 5 (2.81%) Tivoli
5 4 (2.25%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 3 (1.69%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (1.12%) WSUS
8 1 (0.56%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.56%) MOM
8 1 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.56%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 70 (39.33%) Microsoft
2 45 (25.28%) VMware
3 39 (21.91%) Cisco
4 26 (14.61%) CheckPoint
5 25 (14.04%) HP
6 19 (10.67%) Symantec
7 13 (7.30%) 3PAR
8 9 (5.06%) Ericsson
8 9 (5.06%) Citrix
8 9 (5.06%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 7 (3.93%) IBM
10 5 (2.81%) Remedy
11 4 (2.25%) Oracle
11 4 (2.25%) SAP
12 3 (1.69%) Sun
13 2 (1.12%) RightFax
13 2 (1.12%) IronPort
13 2 (1.12%) Intel
13 2 (1.12%) Amdocs
14 1 (0.56%) Mitel
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