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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 93 63 80
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +17
Contract jobs citing SLA 54 83 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.65% 2.73% 1.45%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 19.22% 25.00% 16.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 34 11
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.14% -16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £155 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £270 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 4
Average hourly rate £13.00 £21.75 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.22% +38.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £15.00 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.30 £30.50 £20.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.64 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-10.65% +12.90%
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
281 332 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 8.58% 10.91% 8.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 216 96
Average daily rate £400 £425 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £298 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £549 £477
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 31 15
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £17.23
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% +30.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.35 £11.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.00 £22.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £20.21 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.65% +15.45%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 4 August 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
Bristol +7 14 £215 -50.85% 11
Wiltshire -16 12 £425 +85.79% 7
Somerset 0 7 £350 +3.70%
Devon -6 7 £225 +28.57% 1
Gloucestershire -18 5 £350 - 5
Cornwall +2 1 - - 2
Dorset -6 1 - - 1
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 42 (37.84%) ITIL
2 37 (33.33%) Windows
3 30 (27.03%) Microsoft
4 26 (23.42%) Active Directory
4 26 (23.42%) Service Delivery
5 24 (21.62%) MS Office
6 17 (15.32%) SQL
6 17 (15.32%) Change Management
6 17 (15.32%) Finance
7 14 (12.61%) Telecoms
7 14 (12.61%) Security Cleared
8 12 (10.81%) SC Cleared
8 12 (10.81%) Citrix
8 12 (10.81%) MS Excel
8 12 (10.81%) Windows XP
9 11 (9.91%) MS Exchange
9 11 (9.91%) Service Management
9 11 (9.91%) Windows 7
9 11 (9.91%) Line Management
10 10 (9.01%) Analytical Skills
10 10 (9.01%) Incident Management
10 10 (9.01%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (8.11%) SharePoint
11 9 (8.11%) SAP
11 9 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (8.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 8 (7.21%) Radio Access Network
12 8 (7.21%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 8 (7.21%) RNC
12 8 (7.21%) WFM

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 11 (9.91%) MS Exchange
2 9 (8.11%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.60%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (2.70%) WebLogic
4 3 (2.70%) IIS
4 3 (2.70%) JBoss
4 3 (2.70%) Apache
5 2 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.90%) Lync
6 1 (0.90%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 24 (21.62%) MS Office
2 12 (10.81%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.90%) Cerner Millennium
1 1 (0.90%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.60%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.21%) SDH
1 8 (7.21%) UMTS
1 8 (7.21%) ATM
1 8 (7.21%) GSM
1 8 (7.21%) Ethernet
1 8 (7.21%) RNC
1 8 (7.21%) Radio Access Network
2 7 (6.31%) Firewall
3 6 (5.41%) WAN
4 5 (4.50%) LAN
4 5 (4.50%) DNS
5 4 (3.60%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.70%) Internet
6 3 (2.70%) Network Security
7 2 (1.80%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (1.80%) Cisco PIX
7 2 (1.80%) Wireless
7 2 (1.80%) Intranet
7 2 (1.80%) DHCP
7 2 (1.80%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.21%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (2.70%) MySQL
2 3 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (2.70%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (2.70%) SAP BW
2 3 (2.70%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.80%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.80%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.90%) Big Data
4 1 (0.90%) SQLite
4 1 (0.90%) OLAP
4 1 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.90%) OLTP
4 1 (0.90%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (1.80%) Oracle APEX
1 2 (1.80%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.90%) Ant
2 1 (0.90%) JUnit
2 1 (0.90%) Maven
General
1 17 (15.32%) Finance
2 14 (12.61%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.50%) Legal
4 4 (3.60%) Back Office
5 2 (1.80%) Banking
5 2 (1.80%) Marketing
6 1 (0.90%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.90%) Electronics
6 1 (0.90%) Law
Job Titles
1 23 (20.72%) Analyst
2 19 (17.12%) Service Manager
3 11 (9.91%) Support Analyst
3 11 (9.91%) Desktop Support
4 9 (8.11%) Service Analyst
4 9 (8.11%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 9 (8.11%) Field Engineer
4 9 (8.11%) Services Delivery Manager
4 9 (8.11%) Service Desk Analyst
4 9 (8.11%) Delivery Manager
4 9 (8.11%) Desktop Analyst
5 8 (7.21%) 2nd Line Support
6 7 (6.31%) Support Engineer
7 6 (5.41%) Developer
8 5 (4.50%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 4 (3.60%) Head of Operations
9 4 (3.60%) Customer Services Manager
9 4 (3.60%) Team Leader
10 3 (2.70%) Senior Analyst
10 3 (2.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.50%) HTML
2 4 (3.60%) .NET
2 4 (3.60%) J2EE
3 3 (2.70%) CSS
4 2 (1.80%) Java EE
4 2 (1.80%) Drools
5 1 (0.90%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.90%) MDX
5 1 (0.90%) jQuery
5 1 (0.90%) XML
5 1 (0.90%) Spring
5 1 (0.90%) Ajax
5 1 (0.90%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (0.90%) Classic ASP
5 1 (0.90%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.01%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.50%) Blackberry
3 3 (2.70%) NHS
4 2 (1.80%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.80%) GIS
4 2 (1.80%) Statistics
5 1 (0.90%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.90%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 37 (33.33%) Windows
2 12 (10.81%) Windows XP
3 11 (9.91%) Windows 7
4 9 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (6.31%) Windows 8
6 5 (4.50%) UNIX
7 4 (3.60%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (3.60%) Linux
8 3 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.90%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.90%) Solaris
9 1 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (37.84%) ITIL
2 26 (23.42%) Service Delivery
3 17 (15.32%) Change Management
4 11 (9.91%) Service Management
4 11 (9.91%) Line Management
5 10 (9.01%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (9.01%) Incident Management
6 8 (7.21%) WFM
7 7 (6.31%) Project Management
7 7 (6.31%) Mentoring
8 6 (5.41%) Configuration Management
9 5 (4.50%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (4.50%) Asset Management
10 4 (3.60%) ITSM
10 4 (3.60%) Migration
10 4 (3.60%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (3.60%) Benchmarking
10 4 (3.60%) E-Commerce
10 4 (3.60%) Coaching
10 4 (3.60%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 17 (15.32%) SQL
2 6 (5.41%) Java
2 6 (5.41%) Shell Script
3 4 (3.60%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.70%) Ruby
4 3 (2.70%) VBA
4 3 (2.70%) Python
4 3 (2.70%) Perl
4 3 (2.70%) C++
5 2 (1.80%) VB.NET
5 2 (1.80%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.80%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.80%) C#
6 1 (0.90%) C
6 1 (0.90%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.90%) VBScript
6 1 (0.90%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (12.61%) Security Cleared
2 12 (10.81%) SC Cleared
3 9 (8.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 8 (7.21%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (3.60%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (3.60%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.70%) CCNP
7 2 (1.80%) CCIE
7 2 (1.80%) CISSP
7 2 (1.80%) JNCIP
7 2 (1.80%) Degree
8 1 (0.90%) HNC
8 1 (0.90%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.80%) QA
System Software
1 26 (23.42%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.41%) ISA Server
3 3 (2.70%) VMware ESX
3 3 (2.70%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.70%) Firmware
4 1 (0.90%) XenApp
4 1 (0.90%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (2.70%) Backup Exec
1 3 (2.70%) SCOM
2 2 (1.80%) SCCM
2 2 (1.80%) ARCserve
3 1 (0.90%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 30 (27.03%) Microsoft
2 12 (10.81%) Citrix
3 9 (8.11%) SAP
4 8 (7.21%) Cisco
4 8 (7.21%) Ericsson
4 8 (7.21%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 7 (6.31%) Oracle
6 5 (4.50%) VMware
6 5 (4.50%) Remedy
6 5 (4.50%) McAfee
7 4 (3.60%) Google
7 4 (3.60%) hybris
8 3 (2.70%) Ektron
8 3 (2.70%) BEA
9 2 (1.80%) OpenText
9 2 (1.80%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.80%) Adobe
9 2 (1.80%) Juniper
9 2 (1.80%) HP
9 2 (1.80%) Intel
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