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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 96 91 65
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -26
Contract jobs citing SLA 51 51 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.67% 1.59% 2.82%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 16.72% 15.22% 20.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 33 38
Median daily rate £250 £328 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.66% +9.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £120 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £415 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £295 £275
% change year-on-year
-5.08% +7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 17
Median hourly rate - £13.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -38.09%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.77 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-8.05% -9.88%
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
305 335 410
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.00% 10.47% 13.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 230 274
Median daily rate £381 £400 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.75% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £225 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 32
Median hourly rate £35.05 £21.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.02% -4.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £13.00 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £100.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +7.14%

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 29 July 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
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 29 July 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 +9 18 £328 +52.32% 3
Wiltshire +2 11 £275 -31.25% 1
Devon +8 7 £190 -15.55% 1
Gloucestershire +1 7 £338 -3.57% 2
Dorset - 3 £180 -
Somerset +8 1 - - 2
Cornwall +4 1 - -
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 38 (34.55%) Windows
2 30 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 29 (26.36%) ITIL
4 25 (22.73%) Cisco
5 22 (20.00%) Firewall
6 20 (18.18%) Service Delivery
6 20 (18.18%) Security Cleared
7 19 (17.27%) Active Directory
7 19 (17.27%) MS Excel
8 16 (14.55%) CheckPoint
8 16 (14.55%) Data Centre
9 15 (13.64%) MS Office
9 15 (13.64%) SQL
9 15 (13.64%) Finance
10 14 (12.73%) VPN
10 14 (12.73%) Nokia
11 13 (11.82%) Windows Server
12 11 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
12 11 (10.00%) SC Cleared
12 11 (10.00%) Service Management
12 11 (10.00%) Citrix
13 10 (9.09%) Telecoms
13 10 (9.09%) JavaScript
13 10 (9.09%) Windows 7
13 10 (9.09%) F5
14 9 (8.18%) Network Management
14 9 (8.18%) Change Control
14 9 (8.18%) XenApp
15 8 (7.27%) Management Information System
15 8 (7.27%) SQL Server

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 (5.45%) MS Exchange
2 5 (4.55%) IIS
3 2 (1.82%) CMS
3 2 (1.82%) IBM Notes
3 2 (1.82%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.91%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 19 (17.27%) MS Excel
2 15 (13.64%) MS Office
3 3 (2.73%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (4.55%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.82%) ResourceLink
2 2 (1.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.91%) Maximo
3 1 (0.91%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.91%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.91%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.91%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.91%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.91%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (20.00%) Firewall
2 14 (12.73%) VPN
3 8 (7.27%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (6.36%) FWSM
4 7 (6.36%) Network Security
4 7 (6.36%) Unified Communications
4 7 (6.36%) Wireless
5 6 (5.45%) Cisco IPT
5 6 (5.45%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (5.45%) IP Telephony
5 6 (5.45%) MPLS
5 6 (5.45%) WAN
6 5 (4.55%) Internet
6 5 (4.55%) LAN
7 4 (3.64%) DHCP
7 4 (3.64%) DNS
7 4 (3.64%) VoIP
8 3 (2.73%) TCP/IP
9 2 (1.82%) NetScaler
9 2 (1.82%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.27%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.91%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (0.91%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.91%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (0.91%) RDBMS
2 1 (0.91%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.91%) MSI
1 1 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.91%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (13.64%) Finance
2 10 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.64%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.73%) Retail
5 2 (1.82%) Electronics
5 2 (1.82%) Marketing
6 1 (0.91%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.91%) Billing
6 1 (0.91%) Military
Job Titles
1 31 (28.18%) Analyst
2 18 (16.36%) Support Engineer
3 13 (11.82%) Support Analyst
4 11 (10.00%) Network Analyst
5 10 (9.09%) Service Manager
6 9 (8.18%) Consultant
6 9 (8.18%) Developer
7 8 (7.27%) Cisco Analyst
7 8 (7.27%) Cisco Network Analyst
7 8 (7.27%) Desktop Engineer
8 7 (6.36%) 1st Line Support
8 7 (6.36%) Cisco Security Analyst
8 7 (6.36%) Network Security Analyst
8 7 (6.36%) Security Analyst
8 7 (6.36%) Service Analyst
8 7 (6.36%) Service Desk Analyst
9 6 (5.45%) Check Point Analyst
9 6 (5.45%) Desktop Support
9 6 (5.45%) Firewall Analyst
9 6 (5.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.36%) .NET
1 7 (6.36%) CSS
1 7 (6.36%) HTML
2 6 (5.45%) XML
3 5 (4.55%) HTML5
3 5 (4.55%) jQuery
4 3 (2.73%) ASP.NET
4 3 (2.73%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 2 (1.82%) Middleware
5 2 (1.82%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.91%) WCF
6 1 (0.91%) Web Services
6 1 (0.91%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.55%) Data Centre
2 11 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (7.27%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.64%) Replication
5 3 (2.73%) Driving Licence
5 3 (2.73%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.73%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.82%) CMDB
6 2 (1.82%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.82%) PDA
6 2 (1.82%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.91%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.91%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.91%) Handset
7 1 (0.91%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (0.91%) Social Media
7 1 (0.91%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.91%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 38 (34.55%) Windows
2 13 (11.82%) Windows Server
3 10 (9.09%) Windows 7
4 7 (6.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.73%) Apple iOS
6 3 (2.73%) Windows 8
6 3 (2.73%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.82%) Linux
7 2 (1.82%) Unix
7 2 (1.82%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.91%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.91%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (26.36%) ITIL
2 20 (18.18%) Service Delivery
3 11 (10.00%) Service Management
4 9 (8.18%) Change Control
4 9 (8.18%) Network Management
5 8 (7.27%) Incident Management
5 8 (7.27%) Workflow
6 7 (6.36%) Demand Management
6 7 (6.36%) ITIL V3
7 5 (4.55%) BPEL
7 5 (4.55%) Change Management
7 5 (4.55%) CRM
7 5 (4.55%) ITSM
7 5 (4.55%) Migration
7 5 (4.55%) Technical Analysis
8 4 (3.64%) EAI
8 4 (3.64%) Infrastructure Management
8 4 (3.64%) Performance Optimisation
8 4 (3.64%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (3.64%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (13.64%) SQL
2 10 (9.09%) JavaScript
3 6 (5.45%) Java
3 6 (5.45%) PL/SQL
4 5 (4.55%) VB
5 4 (3.64%) C++
5 4 (3.64%) VB.NET
6 3 (2.73%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.82%) C#
7 2 (1.82%) VBScript
8 1 (0.91%) C
8 1 (0.91%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 11 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (6.36%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (5.45%) DV Cleared
5 4 (3.64%) Siebel Certification
6 3 (2.73%) CCNA
6 3 (2.73%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.82%) MCP
7 2 (1.82%) MCSA
7 2 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.91%) CCA
8 1 (0.91%) Degree
8 1 (0.91%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.82%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.91%) QA
System Software
1 19 (17.27%) Active Directory
2 9 (8.18%) XenApp
3 6 (5.45%) XenDesktop
4 4 (3.64%) BitLocker
4 4 (3.64%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (3.64%) UAG
5 2 (1.82%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.91%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.91%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.91%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.91%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (5.45%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (1.82%) EdgeSight
3 1 (0.91%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.91%) Puppet
3 1 (0.91%) SCCM
3 1 (0.91%) SCOM
3 1 (0.91%) WSUS
Vendors
1 30 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 25 (22.73%) Cisco
3 16 (14.55%) CheckPoint
4 14 (12.73%) Nokia
5 11 (10.00%) Citrix
6 10 (9.09%) F5
7 7 (6.36%) IronPort
8 6 (5.45%) CA
8 6 (5.45%) HP
8 6 (5.45%) IBM
8 6 (5.45%) Oracle
8 6 (5.45%) SolarWinds
9 5 (4.55%) Siebel
10 4 (3.64%) Apple
10 4 (3.64%) AppSense
10 4 (3.64%) BT
10 4 (3.64%) Canon
10 4 (3.64%) SAP
10 4 (3.64%) Sophos
11 3 (2.73%) VMware
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