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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 92 91 57
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -34
Contract jobs citing SLA 53 47 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.79% 1.54% 3.41%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 17.73% 15.16% 27.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 31 63
Median daily rate £320 £250 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% -23.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £100 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £388 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £296 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 11
Median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.75 £29.00 £26.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.63
% change year-on-year
- -9.77%
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
299 310 366
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.10% 10.17% 12.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 206 237
Median daily rate £400 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £212 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 15 32
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +54.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.70 £16.87 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £45.00 £41.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.62 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+10.48% +19.04%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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 31 May 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 +10 24 £353 +107.35% 11
Gloucestershire -2 8 £241 +32.19% 2
Somerset +9 5 £370 +12.97% 2
Dorset -6 5 £220 +120.00% 1
Wiltshire -10 5 £343 -11.61% 2
Devon -8 2 - - 1
Cornwall +6 1 £250 +150.00%
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 36 (32.14%) Windows
2 35 (31.25%) Service Delivery
3 34 (30.36%) Cisco
4 33 (29.46%) ITIL
5 29 (25.89%) Data Centre
6 28 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 26 (23.21%) Nokia
7 26 (23.21%) CheckPoint
8 25 (22.32%) Firewall
8 25 (22.32%) Finance
9 22 (19.64%) Active Directory
10 21 (18.75%) Security Cleared
11 17 (15.18%) F5
12 16 (14.29%) Service Management
13 15 (13.39%) MS Excel
13 15 (13.39%) Network Security
14 14 (12.50%) Demand Management
15 13 (11.61%) SC Cleared
15 13 (11.61%) MS Office
15 13 (11.61%) VPN
16 12 (10.71%) Citrix
17 11 (9.82%) Java
18 10 (8.93%) ITIL Certification
19 9 (8.04%) SQL
19 9 (8.04%) Management Information System
19 9 (8.04%) Wireless
19 9 (8.04%) Telecoms
19 9 (8.04%) Windows 7
20 8 (7.14%) Network Management
20 8 (7.14%) ITIL V3

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 6 (5.36%) MS Exchange
2 5 (4.46%) IBM Notes
3 3 (2.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (2.68%) IBM Domino
4 2 (1.79%) IIS
4 2 (1.79%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.89%) CMS
5 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (13.39%) MS Excel
2 13 (11.61%) MS Office
3 3 (2.68%) Acrobat
4 2 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.79%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.79%) ResourceLink
1 2 (1.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.89%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.89%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.89%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.89%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.89%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.89%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (22.32%) Firewall
2 15 (13.39%) Network Security
3 13 (11.61%) VPN
4 9 (8.04%) Wireless
5 8 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (7.14%) FWSM
5 8 (7.14%) Internet
6 6 (5.36%) Cisco IPT
6 6 (5.36%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (5.36%) IP Telephony
6 6 (5.36%) MPLS
6 6 (5.36%) TCP/IP
6 6 (5.36%) Unified Communications
6 6 (5.36%) VoIP
6 6 (5.36%) WAN
7 5 (4.46%) LAN
8 2 (1.79%) SAN
9 1 (0.89%) 3G
9 1 (0.89%) DHCP
9 1 (0.89%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.68%) MS Access
1 3 (2.68%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.79%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.89%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (0.89%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (0.89%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (0.89%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.89%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.89%) Visual Studio
General
1 25 (22.32%) Finance
2 9 (8.04%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.46%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.68%) Billing
5 2 (1.79%) Electronics
5 2 (1.79%) Marketing
5 2 (1.79%) Retail
6 1 (0.89%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.89%) Law
6 1 (0.89%) Legal
6 1 (0.89%) Military
Job Titles
1 32 (28.57%) Analyst
2 20 (17.86%) Support Engineer
3 19 (16.96%) Network Analyst
4 15 (13.39%) Cisco Analyst
4 15 (13.39%) Cisco Network Analyst
5 14 (12.50%) Check Point Analyst
5 14 (12.50%) Cisco Security Analyst
5 14 (12.50%) Firewall Analyst
5 14 (12.50%) Network Security Analyst
5 14 (12.50%) Security Analyst
6 9 (8.04%) Desktop Engineer
6 9 (8.04%) Service Manager
7 7 (6.25%) Desktop Support
7 7 (6.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 6 (5.36%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
8 6 (5.36%) 3rd Line Support
8 6 (5.36%) Consultant
8 6 (5.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (5.36%) Support Analyst
9 5 (4.46%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.79%) CSS
1 2 (1.79%) HTML
2 1 (0.89%) .NET
2 1 (0.89%) Middleware
2 1 (0.89%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (0.89%) WCF
2 1 (0.89%) Web Services
2 1 (0.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (25.89%) Data Centre
2 9 (8.04%) Management Information System
3 7 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.36%) Replication
5 4 (3.57%) Blackberry
6 3 (2.68%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.79%) CMDB
7 2 (1.79%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.79%) PDA
8 1 (0.89%) Clustering
8 1 (0.89%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.89%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.89%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.89%) Handset
8 1 (0.89%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 36 (32.14%) Windows
2 9 (8.04%) Windows 7
3 7 (6.25%) Windows XP
4 6 (5.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (4.46%) Apple iOS
5 5 (4.46%) Windows 2000
5 5 (4.46%) Windows Server
6 4 (3.57%) Unix
6 4 (3.57%) Windows 8
6 4 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.68%) Linux
7 3 (2.68%) Windows Vista
8 2 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.89%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.89%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (31.25%) Service Delivery
2 33 (29.46%) ITIL
3 16 (14.29%) Service Management
4 14 (12.50%) Demand Management
5 8 (7.14%) Change Management
5 8 (7.14%) Incident Management
5 8 (7.14%) ITIL V3
5 8 (7.14%) Network Management
6 7 (6.25%) ITSM
6 7 (6.25%) Workflow
7 4 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (3.57%) Capacity Management
7 4 (3.57%) Configuration Management
7 4 (3.57%) Infrastructure Management
7 4 (3.57%) Migration
7 4 (3.57%) Performance Optimisation
8 3 (2.68%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (2.68%) PRINCE
8 3 (2.68%) Programme Management
8 3 (2.68%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 11 (9.82%) Java
2 9 (8.04%) SQL
3 6 (5.36%) C++
4 4 (3.57%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.57%) VB
5 3 (2.68%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.79%) C#
6 2 (1.79%) VBScript
7 1 (0.89%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.89%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 13 (11.61%) SC Cleared
3 10 (8.93%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (5.36%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (4.46%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.79%) CCNA
6 2 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (1.79%) MCP
6 2 (1.79%) MCSA
7 1 (0.89%) CCA
7 1 (0.89%) Degree
7 1 (0.89%) HNC
7 1 (0.89%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.89%) MCSE
7 1 (0.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 22 (19.64%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.25%) XenApp
3 6 (5.36%) XenDesktop
4 4 (3.57%) BitLocker
4 4 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (3.57%) UAG
5 2 (1.79%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.89%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (5.36%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (2.68%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (2.68%) SCCM
3 2 (1.79%) EdgeSight
3 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (1.79%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.89%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.89%) Puppet
Vendors
1 34 (30.36%) Cisco
2 28 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 26 (23.21%) CheckPoint
3 26 (23.21%) Nokia
4 17 (15.18%) F5
5 12 (10.71%) Citrix
6 8 (7.14%) IronPort
7 6 (5.36%) Apple
7 6 (5.36%) CA
7 6 (5.36%) Dell
7 6 (5.36%) HP
7 6 (5.36%) IBM
7 6 (5.36%) SolarWinds
8 5 (4.46%) Lotus
9 4 (3.57%) AppSense
9 4 (3.57%) Canon
9 4 (3.57%) Juniper
9 4 (3.57%) SAP
9 4 (3.57%) Sophos
10 3 (2.68%) VMware
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