The first table below looks at the demand 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 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the South West region.

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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 66 78 101
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +23
Contract jobs citing SLA 78 30 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.76% 1.43% 0.99%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.00% 15.71% 14.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 11 13
Average daily rate
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£328 £325 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.76% +62.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £250 £117
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £550 £272
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 6 5
Average hourly rate £20.50 £19.25 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.49% +54.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.25 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £106.25 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.24 £15.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+11.19% -1.58%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
312 191 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.04% 9.12% 6.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 99 112
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £475 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 12 19
Average hourly rate £25.50 £17.23 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.04% -50.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.22 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.90 £36.50 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.13 £17.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+13.38% -1.38%
SLA
England

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 10 July 2014.

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 10 July 2014.

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 10 July 2014. 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
Wiltshire +2 20 £300 -7.69% 10
Somerset -5 18 £328 - 7
Gloucestershire -6 13 £350 -5.40% 2
Devon - 10 £175 - 2
Bristol -24 6 £438 +73.26% 2
Cornwall - 5 £375 -
Dorset - 3 £300 -
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, 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 83 (51.23%) Windows
2 77 (47.53%) ITIL
3 67 (41.36%) Microsoft
4 55 (33.95%) Security Cleared
5 38 (23.46%) VMware
5 38 (23.46%) MS Excel
6 36 (22.22%) SC Cleared
7 35 (21.60%) SQL Server
8 32 (19.75%) Cisco
9 31 (19.14%) Firewall
9 31 (19.14%) Oracle
10 30 (18.52%) SQL
10 30 (18.52%) Windows 7
11 29 (17.90%) SQL Server 2008
12 27 (16.67%) Service Management
13 25 (15.43%) VMware Infrastructure
13 25 (15.43%) Capacity Planning
14 24 (14.81%) Change Management
14 24 (14.81%) Management Information System
15 23 (14.20%) Microsoft Certification
15 23 (14.20%) SQL Server 2012
16 22 (13.58%) Oracle Database
16 22 (13.58%) Service Delivery
17 21 (12.96%) PRINCE2
18 20 (12.35%) Oracle Database 10g
18 20 (12.35%) Active Directory
18 20 (12.35%) HP
18 20 (12.35%) Oracle Database 11g
19 19 (11.73%) Risk Analysis
19 19 (11.73%) SQL Server 2005

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, 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 18 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 10 (6.17%) MS Exchange
3 7 (4.32%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (3.70%) CMS
4 6 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (3.09%) ColdFusion
6 4 (2.47%) Lync
7 1 (0.62%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.62%) FileNet
7 1 (0.62%) Railo
7 1 (0.62%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.62%) Documentum
7 1 (0.62%) SAS
Applications
1 38 (23.46%) MS Excel
2 17 (10.49%) MS Office
3 6 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.85%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.62%) Windchill
5 1 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.23%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.62%) Summit
2 1 (0.62%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.85%) SaaS
1 3 (1.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (19.14%) Firewall
2 14 (8.64%) Cisco PIX
3 12 (7.41%) DHCP
3 12 (7.41%) DNS
4 9 (5.56%) Wireless
4 9 (5.56%) NetScaler
5 7 (4.32%) SAN
5 7 (4.32%) LAN
5 7 (4.32%) WAN
6 5 (3.09%) BGP
7 4 (2.47%) Internet
8 3 (1.85%) OSPF
8 3 (1.85%) VLAN
8 3 (1.85%) Ethernet
9 2 (1.23%) Wireshark
9 2 (1.23%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (1.23%) EIGRP
9 2 (1.23%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (1.23%) FWSM
10 1 (0.62%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (21.60%) SQL Server
2 29 (17.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (14.20%) SQL Server 2012
4 22 (13.58%) Oracle Database
5 20 (12.35%) Oracle Database 10g
5 20 (12.35%) Oracle Database 11g
6 19 (11.73%) SQL Server 2005
7 10 (6.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (4.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (4.32%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (1.85%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.62%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.62%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (3.09%) Eclipse
1 5 (3.09%) Git (software)
1 5 (3.09%) Hudson
1 5 (3.09%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.62%) Apache Continuum
2 1 (0.62%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.62%) Oracle APEX
General
1 16 (9.88%) Telecoms
2 14 (8.64%) Front Office
3 13 (8.02%) Back Office
3 13 (8.02%) Finance
4 5 (3.09%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.23%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.23%) Banking
6 1 (0.62%) Retail
6 1 (0.62%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 32 (19.75%) Analyst
2 27 (16.67%) DBA
2 27 (16.67%) SQL DBA
3 22 (13.58%) Administrator
4 20 (12.35%) Support Analyst
5 18 (11.11%) Support Engineer
6 17 (10.49%) Network Engineer
7 13 (8.02%) Systems Administrator
7 13 (8.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 12 (7.41%) Network Support
9 11 (6.79%) Network Support Engineer
9 11 (6.79%) Service Analyst
10 10 (6.17%) Support Technician
11 9 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
12 7 (4.32%) Applications Support
12 7 (4.32%) Oracle DBA
12 7 (4.32%) SQL Server DBA
12 7 (4.32%) Lead Network Engineer
12 7 (4.32%) Service Desk Technician
13 6 (3.70%) Senior Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.09%) HTML
1 5 (3.09%) CSS
2 4 (2.47%) XHTML
2 4 (2.47%) HTML5
2 4 (2.47%) CSS3
3 3 (1.85%) XML
3 3 (1.85%) .NET
4 2 (1.23%) Web Services
5 1 (0.62%) Ajax
5 1 (0.62%) Drools
5 1 (0.62%) JDBC
5 1 (0.62%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (14.81%) Management Information System
2 19 (11.73%) Statistics
3 14 (8.64%) Thin Client
3 14 (8.64%) Fat Client
4 11 (6.79%) Clustering
5 5 (3.09%) CMDB
6 4 (2.47%) Open Source
7 3 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.85%) Firmware
7 3 (1.85%) Wiki
8 1 (0.62%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.62%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.62%) Grid Computing
8 1 (0.62%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 83 (51.23%) Windows
2 30 (18.52%) Windows 7
3 19 (11.73%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (9.26%) Solaris
6 13 (8.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (4.32%) Windows XP
8 6 (3.70%) Linux
8 6 (3.70%) Windows 8
9 4 (2.47%) UNIX
9 4 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.85%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (47.53%) ITIL
2 27 (16.67%) Service Management
3 25 (15.43%) Capacity Planning
4 24 (14.81%) Change Management
5 22 (13.58%) Service Delivery
6 21 (12.96%) PRINCE2
7 19 (11.73%) ITSM
7 19 (11.73%) Incident Management
7 19 (11.73%) Risk Analysis
8 17 (10.49%) Performance Tuning
9 14 (8.64%) Configuration Management
10 13 (8.02%) ITIL V3
11 12 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
11 12 (7.41%) Workflow
12 11 (6.79%) Problem Management
13 9 (5.56%) Release Management
14 8 (4.94%) Disaster Recovery
15 6 (3.70%) ERP
15 6 (3.70%) Content Management
15 6 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 30 (18.52%) SQL
2 17 (10.49%) T-SQL
3 6 (3.70%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.85%) Java
5 1 (0.62%) C++
5 1 (0.62%) Perl
5 1 (0.62%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.62%) VBA
5 1 (0.62%) Python
5 1 (0.62%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.62%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 55 (33.95%) Security Cleared
2 36 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 23 (14.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (11.73%) MCP
5 17 (10.49%) DV Cleared
5 17 (10.49%) ITIL Certification
6 10 (6.17%) MCSA
7 9 (5.56%) CCNA
7 9 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (4.94%) MCSE
9 5 (3.09%) CCNP
10 2 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (1.23%) JNCIA
10 2 (1.23%) JNCIP
10 2 (1.23%) MCITP
11 1 (0.62%) Degree
11 1 (0.62%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.62%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.70%) ISO 9001
2 5 (3.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.62%) QA
3 1 (0.62%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.62%) Basel II
3 1 (0.62%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 25 (15.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (12.35%) Active Directory
3 16 (9.88%) Oracle RMAN
4 7 (4.32%) VMware ESX
5 4 (2.47%) XenApp
5 4 (2.47%) vSphere
6 3 (1.85%) vCloud
6 3 (1.85%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.62%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 17 (10.49%) Data Guard
2 11 (6.79%) HP SIM
2 11 (6.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 11 (6.79%) NetBackup
3 10 (6.17%) SCOM
4 7 (4.32%) SCCM
5 3 (1.85%) WSUS
5 3 (1.85%) SCOrch
5 3 (1.85%) SCSM
6 2 (1.23%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (1.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.62%) MOM
7 1 (0.62%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.62%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 67 (41.36%) Microsoft
2 38 (23.46%) VMware
3 32 (19.75%) Cisco
4 31 (19.14%) Oracle
5 20 (12.35%) HP
6 14 (8.64%) Citrix
6 14 (8.64%) CheckPoint
7 11 (6.79%) Symantec
8 9 (5.56%) Mitel
8 9 (5.56%) Avaya
9 7 (4.32%) 3PAR
10 3 (1.85%) ServiceNow
10 3 (1.85%) Juniper
10 3 (1.85%) SAP
11 2 (1.23%) Business Objects
11 2 (1.23%) NetApp
11 2 (1.23%) Infor
11 2 (1.23%) Remedy
11 2 (1.23%) Sun
11 2 (1.23%) Acronis
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