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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 98 59 83
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +24
Contract jobs citing SLA 46 77 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.49% 2.68% 1.45%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 16.25% 24.68% 16.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 42 11
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£300 £328 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.39% +0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £175 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 6
Average hourly rate £13.00 £20.50 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.58% +6.49%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.40 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-10.91% +12.25%
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
283 312 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 9.18% 10.87% 8.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 201 94
Average daily rate £393 £415 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.42% +1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £287 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.10% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 31 12
Average hourly rate £19.46 £25.50 £17.23
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.70% +48.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £12.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.75 £41.95 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £20.21 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+6.65% +6.34%

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 7 July 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
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 7 July 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 +4 11 £130 -70.28% 3
Wiltshire -1 11 £425 +70.00% 8
Somerset 0 8 £350 +6.87% 1
Devon -7 7 £225 +28.57% 1
Gloucestershire -12 3 £183 -47.85% 2
Cornwall -1 1 £100 -73.33% 2
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 49 (38.28%) ITIL
2 41 (32.03%) Windows
3 32 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 29 (22.66%) Service Delivery
5 28 (21.88%) Active Directory
6 26 (20.31%) MS Office
7 22 (17.19%) Telecoms
8 21 (16.41%) Change Management
9 20 (15.63%) Security Cleared
10 19 (14.84%) SC Cleared
10 19 (14.84%) Finance
10 19 (14.84%) Service Management
11 15 (11.72%) MS Excel
12 14 (10.94%) Agile Software Development
13 13 (10.16%) Line Management
14 12 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
14 12 (9.38%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
14 12 (9.38%) Incident Management
14 12 (9.38%) MS Exchange
14 12 (9.38%) SQL
14 12 (9.38%) Project Management
14 12 (9.38%) Citrix
14 12 (9.38%) Ericsson
15 11 (8.59%) SAP
15 11 (8.59%) Windows XP
15 11 (8.59%) SharePoint
15 11 (8.59%) Windows 7
16 10 (7.81%) WFM
16 10 (7.81%) RNC
16 10 (7.81%) ATM

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 12 (9.38%) MS Exchange
2 11 (8.59%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.13%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (2.34%) WebLogic
4 3 (2.34%) IIS
4 3 (2.34%) JBoss
4 3 (2.34%) Apache
5 2 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.78%) Lync
6 1 (0.78%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 26 (20.31%) MS Office
2 15 (11.72%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.78%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.34%) assyst
2 1 (0.78%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (0.78%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.81%) SDH
1 10 (7.81%) UMTS
1 10 (7.81%) ATM
1 10 (7.81%) GSM
1 10 (7.81%) Ethernet
1 10 (7.81%) RNC
1 10 (7.81%) Radio Access Network
2 8 (6.25%) Firewall
3 7 (5.47%) TCP/IP
3 7 (5.47%) WAN
4 6 (4.69%) LAN
4 6 (4.69%) DNS
5 3 (2.34%) Internet
6 2 (1.56%) 3G
6 2 (1.56%) Wireless
6 2 (1.56%) 2G
6 2 (1.56%) 4G
6 2 (1.56%) Intranet
6 2 (1.56%) DHCP
6 2 (1.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.34%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (2.34%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (2.34%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (2.34%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (2.34%) SAP BW
2 3 (2.34%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.78%) MySQL
4 1 (0.78%) Big Data
4 1 (0.78%) SQLite
4 1 (0.78%) OLAP
4 1 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.78%) OLTP
4 1 (0.78%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.78%) Ant
2 1 (0.78%) JUnit
2 1 (0.78%) Maven
General
1 22 (17.19%) Telecoms
2 19 (14.84%) Finance
3 5 (3.91%) Legal
4 4 (3.13%) Back Office
5 2 (1.56%) Banking
5 2 (1.56%) Marketing
6 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.78%) Electronics
6 1 (0.78%) Law
Job Titles
1 25 (19.53%) Analyst
2 23 (17.97%) Service Manager
3 12 (9.38%) Field Engineer
4 11 (8.59%) Desktop Support
4 11 (8.59%) Support Analyst
5 10 (7.81%) Service Analyst
5 10 (7.81%) 2nd Line Support
5 10 (7.81%) Service Desk Analyst
6 9 (7.03%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 9 (7.03%) Desktop Analyst
7 8 (6.25%) Support Engineer
8 7 (5.47%) Services Delivery Manager
8 7 (5.47%) Delivery Manager
9 6 (4.69%) Customer Services Manager
10 5 (3.91%) Head of Operations
10 5 (3.91%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 5 (3.91%) Developer
11 4 (3.13%) Applications Support
11 4 (3.13%) Team Leader
11 4 (3.13%) Quality Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.13%) .NET
2 3 (2.34%) J2EE
2 3 (2.34%) CSS
3 2 (1.56%) HTML
4 1 (0.78%) Classic ASP
4 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.78%) XML
4 1 (0.78%) Middleware
4 1 (0.78%) Spring
4 1 (0.78%) Ajax
4 1 (0.78%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (0.78%) MDX
4 1 (0.78%) jQuery
4 1 (0.78%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.91%) Blackberry
3 3 (2.34%) NHS
4 2 (1.56%) GIS
4 2 (1.56%) Statistics
5 1 (0.78%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.78%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.78%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 41 (32.03%) Windows
2 11 (8.59%) Windows XP
2 11 (8.59%) Windows 7
3 9 (7.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (6.25%) Windows 8
5 5 (3.91%) UNIX
6 4 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (3.13%) Linux
7 3 (2.34%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.78%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.78%) Solaris
8 1 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (38.28%) ITIL
2 29 (22.66%) Service Delivery
3 21 (16.41%) Change Management
4 19 (14.84%) Service Management
5 14 (10.94%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (10.16%) Line Management
7 12 (9.38%) Project Management
7 12 (9.38%) Incident Management
8 10 (7.81%) WFM
9 7 (5.47%) Mentoring
9 7 (5.47%) E-Commerce
10 6 (4.69%) ITSM
10 6 (4.69%) Asset Management
10 6 (4.69%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (3.91%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (3.91%) Configuration Management
12 4 (3.13%) Benchmarking
12 4 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (3.13%) Change Control
12 4 (3.13%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 12 (9.38%) SQL
2 4 (3.13%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.34%) VBA
3 3 (2.34%) Shell Script
3 3 (2.34%) Java
4 2 (1.56%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.56%) C#
4 2 (1.56%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.78%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.78%) VBScript
5 1 (0.78%) VB
5 1 (0.78%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 20 (15.63%) Security Cleared
2 19 (14.84%) SC Cleared
3 10 (7.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 10 (7.81%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.56%) Degree
4 2 (1.56%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.78%) APMP
5 1 (0.78%) PMP
5 1 (0.78%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.78%) ECDL
5 1 (0.78%) CCSA
5 1 (0.78%) MCDST
5 1 (0.78%) MCTS
5 1 (0.78%) MCP
5 1 (0.78%) HNC
5 1 (0.78%) MCSE
5 1 (0.78%) CCNP
5 1 (0.78%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 28 (21.88%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.69%) ISA Server
3 3 (2.34%) VMware ESX
3 3 (2.34%) Firmware
3 3 (2.34%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.78%) XenApp
4 1 (0.78%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.78%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.34%) Backup Exec
1 3 (2.34%) SCOM
2 2 (1.56%) SCCM
2 2 (1.56%) ARCserve
3 1 (0.78%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 32 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (9.38%) Citrix
2 12 (9.38%) Ericsson
2 12 (9.38%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 11 (8.59%) SAP
4 9 (7.03%) Cisco
5 6 (4.69%) VMware
6 5 (3.91%) hybris
6 5 (3.91%) Remedy
7 4 (3.13%) McAfee
7 4 (3.13%) Google
7 4 (3.13%) Oracle
8 3 (2.34%) BEA
8 3 (2.34%) Nokia
8 3 (2.34%) Ektron
9 2 (1.56%) Huawei
9 2 (1.56%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.56%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.56%) Adobe
9 2 (1.56%) HP
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