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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 95 97 78
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -19
Contract jobs citing SLA 46 56 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.70% 1.76% 2.36%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.28% 13.59% 19.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 39 48
Median daily rate £190 £350 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.71% +47.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £120 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £430 £447
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £315 £263
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 1
Median hourly rate £18.50 £40.50 £135.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.32% -70.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.24 £18.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-15.34% +20.00%
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
301 412 399
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.11% 12.92% 11.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 301 287
Median daily rate £400 £390 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £539 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 19 14
Median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £44.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -4.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £32.60 £19.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £60.40 £62.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing SLA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 3 December 2016.

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 3 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the South West region over the 3 months to 3 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -7 13 £375 +66.66% 1
Gloucestershire +8 12 £113 -43.75% 4
Wiltshire -4 9 £190 -49.33% 2
Devon +11 8 £190 -36.66%
Somerset +19 2 - -
Cornwall - 1 - - 1
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SLA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for SLA.

1 45 (46.39%) Windows
2 38 (39.18%) ITIL
3 33 (34.02%) Microsoft
4 29 (29.90%) Security Cleared
5 25 (25.77%) Windows Server
6 23 (23.71%) Cisco
7 21 (21.65%) Service Delivery
7 21 (21.65%) MS Excel
8 18 (18.56%) Firewall
9 17 (17.53%) MS Office
10 16 (16.49%) Windows 7
11 14 (14.43%) SC Cleared
11 14 (14.43%) SQL
12 13 (13.40%) Active Directory
12 13 (13.40%) DV Cleared
12 13 (13.40%) Windows Server 2012
13 12 (12.37%) Analytical Skills
13 12 (12.37%) CCNA
13 12 (12.37%) Cisco Certification
13 12 (12.37%) VMware
14 11 (11.34%) Citrix
14 11 (11.34%) CheckPoint
15 10 (10.31%) DHCP
15 10 (10.31%) HNC
15 10 (10.31%) Change Control
16 9 (9.28%) DNS
16 9 (9.28%) Apple
17 8 (8.25%) Windows Server 2003
17 8 (8.25%) SQL Server
17 8 (8.25%) Time Management

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (7.22%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.19%) IIS
3 4 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (4.12%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (2.06%) Moodle
5 1 (1.03%) CMS
5 1 (1.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.03%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 21 (21.65%) MS Excel
2 17 (17.53%) MS Office
3 5 (5.15%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (3.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (6.19%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.03%) Maximo
2 1 (1.03%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.03%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.19%) Office 365
2 1 (1.03%) IaaS
2 1 (1.03%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (18.56%) Firewall
2 10 (10.31%) DHCP
3 9 (9.28%) DNS
4 5 (5.15%) VPN
4 5 (5.15%) Wireless
5 4 (4.12%) Internet
5 4 (4.12%) Network Security
6 3 (3.09%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (3.09%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (3.09%) Junos
6 3 (3.09%) NetScaler
6 3 (3.09%) tcpdump
6 3 (3.09%) VLAN
6 3 (3.09%) Wireshark
7 2 (2.06%) SAN
7 2 (2.06%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.06%) Unified Communications
7 2 (2.06%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.03%) Extranet
8 1 (1.03%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.03%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.03%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.03%) Essbase
2 1 (1.03%) OLAP
2 1 (1.03%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.03%) Oracle OLAP
2 1 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.03%) QlikView
2 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.03%) MSI
1 1 (1.03%) Toad
General
1 4 (4.12%) Finance
2 2 (2.06%) Retail
3 1 (1.03%) Billing
3 1 (1.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (23.71%) Support Engineer
2 21 (21.65%) Analyst
3 16 (16.49%) Network Engineer
4 10 (10.31%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 10 (10.31%) Service Analyst
4 10 (10.31%) Service Desk Analyst
5 9 (9.28%) 1st Line Support
5 9 (9.28%) 2nd Line Support
5 9 (9.28%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 8 (8.25%) 1st Line Engineer
6 8 (8.25%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 8 (8.25%) Network Support
6 8 (8.25%) Network Support Engineer
6 8 (8.25%) Support Analyst
7 6 (6.19%) Consultant
7 6 (6.19%) Developer
7 6 (6.19%) Field Engineer
7 6 (6.19%) Field Service Engineer
7 6 (6.19%) Service Manager
7 6 (6.19%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.22%) .NET
2 5 (5.15%) CSS
2 5 (5.15%) HTML
2 5 (5.15%) HTML5
2 5 (5.15%) jQuery
2 5 (5.15%) XML
3 3 (3.09%) ASP.NET
3 3 (3.09%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 2 (2.06%) Middleware
4 2 (2.06%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (1.03%) MDX
5 1 (1.03%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.37%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.19%) Driving Licence
3 4 (4.12%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.09%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.06%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.03%) Clustering
6 1 (1.03%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.03%) Replication
6 1 (1.03%) Social Media
6 1 (1.03%) Statistics
6 1 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.03%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 45 (46.39%) Windows
2 25 (25.77%) Windows Server
3 16 (16.49%) Windows 7
4 13 (13.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (8.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (6.19%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (4.12%) Mac OS X
7 4 (4.12%) Windows 8
8 3 (3.09%) Apple iOS
8 3 (3.09%) Windows 2000
8 3 (3.09%) Windows NT
8 3 (3.09%) Windows XP
9 2 (2.06%) Android
9 2 (2.06%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (39.18%) ITIL
2 21 (21.65%) Service Delivery
3 10 (10.31%) Change Control
4 8 (8.25%) Incident Management
4 8 (8.25%) Network Management
4 8 (8.25%) Time Management
5 6 (6.19%) BPEL
5 6 (6.19%) CRM
5 6 (6.19%) PRINCE2
5 6 (6.19%) Six Sigma
5 6 (6.19%) Workflow
6 5 (5.15%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (5.15%) Contact Management
6 5 (5.15%) Mentoring
6 5 (5.15%) Technical Analysis
7 4 (4.12%) Asset Management
7 4 (4.12%) EAI
7 4 (4.12%) Project Planning
7 4 (4.12%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (4.12%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (14.43%) SQL
2 6 (6.19%) JavaScript
2 6 (6.19%) PL/SQL
3 5 (5.15%) C
4 4 (4.12%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.03%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.03%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.03%) VB
Qualifications
1 29 (29.90%) Security Cleared
2 14 (14.43%) SC Cleared
3 13 (13.40%) DV Cleared
4 12 (12.37%) CCNA
4 12 (12.37%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (10.31%) HNC
6 6 (6.19%) DBS Check
7 4 (4.12%) Siebel Certification
8 2 (2.06%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (2.06%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.06%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (2.06%) QA
System Software
1 13 (13.40%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.09%) XenApp
4 1 (1.03%) Firmware
4 1 (1.03%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.03%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.03%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.03%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.03%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.06%) AirWatch
2 1 (1.03%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.03%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (1.03%) MOM
2 1 (1.03%) SCCM
2 1 (1.03%) SCOM
2 1 (1.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.03%) WSUS
Vendors
1 33 (34.02%) Microsoft
2 23 (23.71%) Cisco
3 12 (12.37%) VMware
4 11 (11.34%) CheckPoint
4 11 (11.34%) Citrix
5 9 (9.28%) Apple
6 7 (7.22%) Oracle
7 6 (6.19%) Siebel
8 5 (5.15%) F5
9 4 (4.12%) BT
9 4 (4.12%) Nokia
10 3 (3.09%) IBM
10 3 (3.09%) Juniper
11 2 (2.06%) HP
11 2 (2.06%) SolarWinds
12 1 (1.03%) CA
12 1 (1.03%) CommVault
12 1 (1.03%) Dell
12 1 (1.03%) Fortinet
12 1 (1.03%) IronPort
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