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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 84 101 59
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -42
Contract jobs citing SLA 52 50 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.86% 1.51% 2.95%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 16.88% 15.58% 22.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 25 58
Median daily rate £250 £375 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +87.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £148 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £488 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 5
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.75 £14.50 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £22.50 £85.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.35 £15.77 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-9.00% -1.43%
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
308 321 445
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.99% 9.70% 13.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 212 313
Median daily rate £390 £410 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.87% -6.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £287 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £513 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £376
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +9.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 18 19
Median hourly rate £30.83 £30.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.75% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £22.50 £17.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.41 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +50.00%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 25 September 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
Wiltshire +3 13 £245 -41.31% 1
Bristol +2 13 £300 +130.76% 2
Devon +5 8 £190 -49.33% 1
Gloucestershire +4 7 £340 -15.00% 2
Dorset +6 3 £200 -
Somerset - 2 - - 9
Cornwall +2 1 - - 1
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 (40.43%) Windows
2 31 (32.98%) ITIL
3 26 (27.66%) Microsoft
3 26 (27.66%) Security Cleared
4 23 (24.47%) Cisco
5 21 (22.34%) Firewall
5 21 (22.34%) Windows Server
6 17 (18.09%) MS Excel
7 16 (17.02%) Active Directory
7 16 (17.02%) Service Delivery
8 12 (12.77%) CheckPoint
8 12 (12.77%) MS Office
8 12 (12.77%) SC Cleared
9 11 (11.70%) DV Cleared
9 11 (11.70%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (11.70%) Analytical Skills
10 10 (10.64%) Data Centre
10 10 (10.64%) Change Control
10 10 (10.64%) Network Management
10 10 (10.64%) SQL
10 10 (10.64%) VPN
11 9 (9.57%) VMware
11 9 (9.57%) Citrix
11 9 (9.57%) Nokia
12 8 (8.51%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (8.51%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (8.51%) CCNA
12 8 (8.51%) IBM
12 8 (8.51%) DHCP
12 8 (8.51%) JavaScript

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 (6.38%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.32%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.26%) IIS
4 3 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.13%) CMS
6 1 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.06%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (18.09%) MS Excel
2 12 (12.77%) MS Office
3 4 (4.26%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (3.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (5.32%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.06%) Maximo
2 1 (1.06%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.06%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.06%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.06%) SAP HCM
2 1 (1.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (22.34%) Firewall
2 10 (10.64%) VPN
3 8 (8.51%) Cisco ASA
3 8 (8.51%) DHCP
4 7 (7.45%) DNS
4 7 (7.45%) Unified Communications
4 7 (7.45%) Wireless
5 6 (6.38%) Cisco IPT
5 6 (6.38%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (6.38%) FWSM
5 6 (6.38%) IP Telephony
5 6 (6.38%) MPLS
6 4 (4.26%) TCP/IP
7 3 (3.19%) Junos
7 3 (3.19%) NetScaler
7 3 (3.19%) Network Security
7 3 (3.19%) tcpdump
7 3 (3.19%) VLAN
7 3 (3.19%) WAN
7 3 (3.19%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.51%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.06%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.06%) OLAP
2 1 (1.06%) Oracle OLAP
2 1 (1.06%) QlikView
2 1 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.06%) MSI
General
1 8 (8.51%) Finance
2 3 (3.19%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.13%) Retail
4 1 (1.06%) Billing
4 1 (1.06%) Electronics
4 1 (1.06%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.06%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (24.47%) Analyst
2 19 (20.21%) Support Engineer
3 10 (10.64%) Support Analyst
4 9 (9.57%) Network Engineer
5 8 (8.51%) Developer
5 8 (8.51%) Field Engineer
5 8 (8.51%) Field Service Engineer
6 7 (7.45%) 1st Line Support
6 7 (7.45%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 7 (7.45%) 2nd Line Support
6 7 (7.45%) Network Analyst
6 7 (7.45%) Service Analyst
6 7 (7.45%) Service Desk Analyst
6 7 (7.45%) Service Manager
7 6 (6.38%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (5.32%) 1st Line Engineer
8 5 (5.32%) 1st Line Support Engineer
8 5 (5.32%) Consultant
8 5 (5.32%) Network Support
8 5 (5.32%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.51%) .NET
2 7 (7.45%) CSS
2 7 (7.45%) HTML
3 6 (6.38%) XML
4 5 (5.32%) HTML5
4 5 (5.32%) jQuery
5 3 (3.19%) ASP.NET
5 3 (3.19%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (1.06%) MDX
6 1 (1.06%) Middleware
6 1 (1.06%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (1.06%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.70%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (10.64%) Data Centre
3 6 (6.38%) Driving Licence
4 4 (4.26%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.13%) Replication
6 1 (1.06%) Clustering
6 1 (1.06%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.06%) Handset
6 1 (1.06%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (1.06%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.06%) Social Media
6 1 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.06%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 38 (40.43%) Windows
2 21 (22.34%) Windows Server
3 11 (11.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (8.51%) Windows 7
4 8 (8.51%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (6.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (5.32%) Windows XP
7 4 (4.26%) Windows 2000
7 4 (4.26%) Windows 8
8 3 (3.19%) Apple iOS
8 3 (3.19%) Windows NT
9 1 (1.06%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (32.98%) ITIL
2 16 (17.02%) Service Delivery
3 10 (10.64%) Change Control
3 10 (10.64%) Network Management
4 7 (7.45%) Incident Management
4 7 (7.45%) Workflow
5 6 (6.38%) Migration
5 6 (6.38%) PRINCE2
5 6 (6.38%) Root Cause Analysis
5 6 (6.38%) Six Sigma
6 5 (5.32%) BPEL
6 5 (5.32%) Contact Management
6 5 (5.32%) CRM
6 5 (5.32%) Technical Analysis
6 5 (5.32%) Time Management
7 4 (4.26%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (4.26%) EAI
8 3 (3.19%) Problem Management
8 3 (3.19%) Project Planning
8 3 (3.19%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.64%) SQL
2 8 (8.51%) JavaScript
3 6 (6.38%) PL/SQL
4 4 (4.26%) PowerShell
4 4 (4.26%) VB.NET
5 3 (3.19%) VB
6 2 (2.13%) C
6 2 (2.13%) VBScript
7 1 (1.06%) C#
7 1 (1.06%) C++
7 1 (1.06%) Java
7 1 (1.06%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (27.66%) Security Cleared
2 12 (12.77%) SC Cleared
3 11 (11.70%) DV Cleared
4 8 (8.51%) CCNA
4 8 (8.51%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (7.45%) HNC
6 5 (5.32%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (4.26%) Siebel Certification
8 2 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (1.06%) CCA
9 1 (1.06%) DBS Check
9 1 (1.06%) Degree
9 1 (1.06%) MCSA
9 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.13%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 16 (17.02%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.38%) XenApp
3 4 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.13%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (2.13%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.06%) Firmware
5 1 (1.06%) ISA Server
5 1 (1.06%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.06%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.06%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (6.38%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (2.13%) AirWatch
2 2 (2.13%) EdgeSight
3 1 (1.06%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.06%) MOM
3 1 (1.06%) SCCM
3 1 (1.06%) SCOM
3 1 (1.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.06%) WSUS
Vendors
1 26 (27.66%) Microsoft
2 23 (24.47%) Cisco
3 12 (12.77%) CheckPoint
4 9 (9.57%) Citrix
4 9 (9.57%) Nokia
4 9 (9.57%) VMware
5 8 (8.51%) IBM
6 7 (7.45%) HP
7 6 (6.38%) CA
7 6 (6.38%) IronPort
7 6 (6.38%) Oracle
7 6 (6.38%) SolarWinds
8 5 (5.32%) Apple
8 5 (5.32%) F5
8 5 (5.32%) Siebel
9 4 (4.26%) BT
10 3 (3.19%) Juniper
10 3 (3.19%) SAP
11 1 (1.06%) CommVault
11 1 (1.06%) Veritas
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