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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 56 79 113
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +34
Contract jobs citing SLA 99 29 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.07% 1.31% 0.60%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.42% 20.00% 9.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 11 8
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.62% +49.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £165 £111
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £301
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £325 £288
% change year-on-year
-19.23% +12.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 4
Average hourly rate £21.25 £16.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.81% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.60 £12.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £16.40 £14.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.88 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.93% +5.83%
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
361 145 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.19% 6.55% 6.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 76 104
Average daily rate £425 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 14 23
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 £15.00 £8.00 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £27.40 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £17.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -17.64%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +9 34 £175 -51.72% 10
Devon +4 19 £175 +6.06% 3
Gloucestershire -4 17 £350 - 2
Somerset -5 14 £375 -25.00% 3
Bristol -14 10 £450 - 6
Dorset - 2 £200 - 2
Cornwall -3 1 £375 -
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (45.00%) Windows
2 86 (43.00%) ITIL
3 80 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 75 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 52 (26.00%) MS Excel
6 51 (25.50%) SC Cleared
7 48 (24.00%) VMware
8 40 (20.00%) Service Management
9 38 (19.00%) SQL
9 38 (19.00%) Firewall
10 37 (18.50%) Cisco
11 35 (17.50%) SQL Server
12 32 (16.00%) Oracle
12 32 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
13 30 (15.00%) Service Delivery
14 29 (14.50%) SQL Server 2008
15 28 (14.00%) Windows 7
16 26 (13.00%) DV Cleared
17 25 (12.50%) Telecoms
17 25 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
17 25 (12.50%) Active Directory
17 25 (12.50%) SharePoint
18 24 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
19 23 (11.50%) SQL Server 2012
19 23 (11.50%) Management Information System
20 22 (11.00%) ITSM
20 22 (11.00%) HP
20 22 (11.00%) Solaris
20 22 (11.00%) CheckPoint
20 22 (11.00%) Capacity Planning

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 25 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 13 (6.50%) MS Exchange
3 9 (4.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (4.50%) Exchange Server 2003
4 7 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.50%) CMS
7 2 (1.00%) ColdFusion
7 2 (1.00%) Railo
8 1 (0.50%) Lync
8 1 (0.50%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.50%) Documentum
8 1 (0.50%) SAS
8 1 (0.50%) FileNet
Applications
1 52 (26.00%) MS Excel
2 19 (9.50%) MS Office
3 6 (3.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (2.00%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.50%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 7 (3.50%) assyst
2 2 (1.00%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.50%) Changepoint
3 1 (0.50%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.50%) Office 365
1 3 (1.50%) SaaS
2 2 (1.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 38 (19.00%) Firewall
2 21 (10.50%) Cisco PIX
3 16 (8.00%) DNS
3 16 (8.00%) DHCP
4 9 (4.50%) LAN
5 7 (3.50%) BGP
5 7 (3.50%) WAN
6 6 (3.00%) Wireless
6 6 (3.00%) SAN
6 6 (3.00%) NetScaler
7 5 (2.50%) Ethernet
8 4 (2.00%) Internet
8 4 (2.00%) EIGRP
8 4 (2.00%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (1.50%) FWSM
9 3 (1.50%) Wireshark
9 3 (1.50%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (1.50%) OSPF
9 3 (1.50%) GSM
9 3 (1.50%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (17.50%) SQL Server
2 29 (14.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (11.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 22 (11.00%) Oracle Database
5 20 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g
5 20 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 19 (9.50%) SQL Server 2005
7 11 (5.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (4.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (3.50%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (1.50%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.50%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.50%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.50%) MySQL
11 1 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 3 (1.50%) Jenkins
1 3 (1.50%) Git (software)
1 3 (1.50%) StarTeam
2 1 (0.50%) Hudson
2 1 (0.50%) Apache Continuum
2 1 (0.50%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.50%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (0.50%) Eclipse
General
1 25 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 19 (9.50%) Finance
3 15 (7.50%) Front Office
3 15 (7.50%) Back Office
4 5 (2.50%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.00%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.00%) Banking
6 1 (0.50%) Retail
6 1 (0.50%) Marketing
6 1 (0.50%) Automotive
6 1 (0.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 36 (18.00%) Analyst
2 27 (13.50%) SQL DBA
2 27 (13.50%) DBA
3 26 (13.00%) Administrator
4 20 (10.00%) Support Engineer
5 17 (8.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 17 (8.50%) Service Manager
5 17 (8.50%) Systems Administrator
5 17 (8.50%) Network Engineer
6 16 (8.00%) Support Analyst
7 13 (6.50%) Support Technician
8 11 (5.50%) Network Support
9 10 (5.00%) MI Analyst
9 10 (5.00%) Service Desk Analyst
9 10 (5.00%) Network Support Engineer
9 10 (5.00%) Service Analyst
9 10 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
10 9 (4.50%) Applications Support
11 8 (4.00%) Storage Administrator
11 8 (4.00%) Storage Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.00%) XML
2 3 (1.50%) CSS
2 3 (1.50%) HTML
2 3 (1.50%) .NET
3 2 (1.00%) Ajax
3 2 (1.00%) Web Services
3 2 (1.00%) jQuery
3 2 (1.00%) ColdBox
3 2 (1.00%) HTML5
3 2 (1.00%) CSS3
4 1 (0.50%) Drools
4 1 (0.50%) XHTML
4 1 (0.50%) JDBC
4 1 (0.50%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (11.50%) Management Information System
2 21 (10.50%) Fat Client
2 21 (10.50%) Thin Client
3 20 (10.00%) Statistics
4 11 (5.50%) Clustering
5 5 (2.50%) CMDB
6 3 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.50%) Firmware
7 2 (1.00%) IVR
7 2 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.50%) Open Source
8 1 (0.50%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.50%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.50%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.50%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.50%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 90 (45.00%) Windows
2 28 (14.00%) Windows 7
3 25 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 24 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (11.00%) Solaris
6 17 (8.50%) Linux
7 12 (6.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (3.00%) UNIX
9 6 (3.00%) Windows XP
9 6 (3.00%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.50%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (43.00%) ITIL
2 40 (20.00%) Service Management
3 30 (15.00%) Service Delivery
4 22 (11.00%) ITSM
4 22 (11.00%) Capacity Planning
5 21 (10.50%) Change Management
6 20 (10.00%) Risk Analysis
7 19 (9.50%) PRINCE2
8 18 (9.00%) Incident Management
9 17 (8.50%) Performance Tuning
10 15 (7.50%) Configuration Management
11 12 (6.00%) Workflow
11 12 (6.00%) User Acceptance Testing
12 11 (5.50%) Capacity Management
13 10 (5.00%) ITIL V3
14 9 (4.50%) Continuous Improvement
14 9 (4.50%) Problem Management
15 8 (4.00%) Process Management
15 8 (4.00%) Root Cause Analysis
16 7 (3.50%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 38 (19.00%) SQL
2 19 (9.50%) T-SQL
3 4 (2.00%) Java
3 4 (2.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.50%) Perl
5 2 (1.00%) CFML
5 2 (1.00%) C
6 1 (0.50%) R
6 1 (0.50%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.50%) Python
6 1 (0.50%) C++
6 1 (0.50%) VBA
6 1 (0.50%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 80 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 51 (25.50%) SC Cleared
3 26 (13.00%) DV Cleared
4 21 (10.50%) ITIL Certification
5 20 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 17 (8.50%) MCP
7 11 (5.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 10 (5.00%) CCNA
8 10 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (3.50%) MCSA
10 6 (3.00%) CCNP
10 6 (3.00%) MCSE
11 5 (2.50%) Degree
12 2 (1.00%) JNCIA
12 2 (1.00%) JNCIP
12 2 (1.00%) MCITP
12 2 (1.00%) ISEB
12 2 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 1 (0.50%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.00%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.50%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.50%) QA
2 1 (0.50%) Basel II
2 1 (0.50%) ISO 14001
2 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 32 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 16 (8.00%) Oracle RMAN
4 8 (4.00%) vSphere
5 7 (3.50%) VMware ESX
6 4 (2.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (1.00%) XenApp
8 1 (0.50%) vCloud
8 1 (0.50%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 17 (8.50%) Data Guard
2 15 (7.50%) NetBackup
2 15 (7.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 15 (7.50%) HP SIM
3 7 (3.50%) SCCM
3 7 (3.50%) SCOM
4 5 (2.50%) Tivoli
5 4 (2.00%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 3 (1.50%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (1.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.50%) MOM
8 1 (0.50%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 75 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 48 (24.00%) VMware
3 37 (18.50%) Cisco
4 32 (16.00%) Oracle
5 22 (11.00%) HP
5 22 (11.00%) CheckPoint
6 15 (7.50%) Symantec
7 10 (5.00%) Citrix
8 8 (4.00%) 3PAR
9 6 (3.00%) Mitel
9 6 (3.00%) IBM
9 6 (3.00%) Avaya
10 4 (2.00%) SAP
10 4 (2.00%) Juniper
11 3 (1.50%) ServiceNow
11 3 (1.50%) Remedy
12 2 (1.00%) Sun
12 2 (1.00%) Ericsson
12 2 (1.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 2 (1.00%) Infor
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