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 31 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 61 83 111
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +28
Contract jobs citing SLA 83 31 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.73% 1.45% 0.78%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.00% 16.94% 11.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 12 9
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.60% +64.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £166 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £538 £280
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
-13.69% +0.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 4 4
Average hourly rate £21.75 £15.75 £11.46
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.09% +37.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.35 £10.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £20.55 £13.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.25%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
332 183 218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.92% 8.54% 7.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 97 119
Average daily rate £425 £410 £418
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% -1.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £264 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £499 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 14 19
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.23 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.62% -54.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.35 £11.66 £12.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £21.60 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.21 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+15.45% -12.50%
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 31 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 31 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 31 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 +7 29 £229 -29.61% 10
Gloucestershire -3 19 £350 - 3
Devon -2 10 £175 +2.94% 4
Somerset -10 9 £338 -
Bristol -24 6 £438 +73.26% 6
Cornwall - 4 £375 -
Dorset - 3 £295 - 2
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 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 84 (47.19%) Windows
2 81 (45.51%) ITIL
3 68 (38.20%) Microsoft
4 63 (35.39%) Security Cleared
5 44 (24.72%) MS Excel
6 42 (23.60%) VMware
7 37 (20.79%) SC Cleared
8 35 (19.66%) SQL Server
9 34 (19.10%) Firewall
10 33 (18.54%) Cisco
11 32 (17.98%) SQL
12 31 (17.42%) Oracle
13 30 (16.85%) Service Delivery
14 29 (16.29%) SQL Server 2008
15 28 (15.73%) Windows 7
16 27 (15.17%) VMware Infrastructure
16 27 (15.17%) Service Management
17 25 (14.04%) Telecoms
17 25 (14.04%) Change Management
18 24 (13.48%) Management Information System
18 24 (13.48%) Capacity Planning
19 23 (12.92%) DV Cleared
19 23 (12.92%) SQL Server 2012
19 23 (12.92%) Microsoft Certification
20 22 (12.36%) Oracle Database
21 21 (11.80%) Windows Server 2003
21 21 (11.80%) ITSM
21 21 (11.80%) Active Directory
21 21 (11.80%) HP
22 20 (11.24%) Oracle Database 10g

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 20 (11.24%) SharePoint
2 10 (5.62%) MS Exchange
3 7 (3.93%) Exchange Server 2003
3 7 (3.93%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (3.93%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (3.37%) CMS
5 5 (2.81%) ColdFusion
6 3 (1.69%) Lync
7 1 (0.56%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.56%) Railo
7 1 (0.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.56%) FileNet
7 1 (0.56%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.56%) Documentum
7 1 (0.56%) SAS
Applications
1 44 (24.72%) MS Excel
2 16 (8.99%) MS Office
3 4 (2.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.69%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.56%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 2 (1.12%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.56%) Summit
2 1 (0.56%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.69%) SaaS
1 3 (1.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 34 (19.10%) Firewall
2 16 (8.99%) Cisco PIX
3 14 (7.87%) DHCP
3 14 (7.87%) DNS
4 9 (5.06%) Wireless
4 9 (5.06%) NetScaler
5 7 (3.93%) WAN
5 7 (3.93%) LAN
6 6 (3.37%) SAN
7 5 (2.81%) BGP
8 4 (2.25%) Internet
9 3 (1.69%) OSPF
9 3 (1.69%) VLAN
9 3 (1.69%) Ethernet
10 2 (1.12%) Wireshark
10 2 (1.12%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (1.12%) EIGRP
10 2 (1.12%) FWSM
10 2 (1.12%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (0.56%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (19.66%) SQL Server
2 29 (16.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (12.92%) SQL Server 2012
4 22 (12.36%) Oracle Database
5 20 (11.24%) Oracle Database 11g
5 20 (11.24%) Oracle Database 10g
6 19 (10.67%) SQL Server 2005
7 11 (6.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (5.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (3.93%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (1.69%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.56%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.56%) MySQL
11 1 (0.56%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 5 (2.81%) Eclipse
1 5 (2.81%) Git (software)
1 5 (2.81%) Hudson
1 5 (2.81%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.56%) Apache Continuum
2 1 (0.56%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle APEX
General
1 25 (14.04%) Telecoms
2 17 (9.55%) Finance
3 14 (7.87%) Front Office
4 13 (7.30%) Back Office
5 5 (2.81%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.12%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.12%) Banking
7 1 (0.56%) Retail
7 1 (0.56%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 36 (20.22%) Analyst
2 27 (15.17%) DBA
2 27 (15.17%) SQL DBA
3 25 (14.04%) Administrator
4 20 (11.24%) Support Analyst
5 18 (10.11%) Support Engineer
6 17 (9.55%) Network Engineer
7 15 (8.43%) Systems Administrator
8 14 (7.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 12 (6.74%) Network Support
10 11 (6.18%) Network Support Engineer
10 11 (6.18%) Support Technician
11 10 (5.62%) Service Manager
11 10 (5.62%) 2nd Line Support
12 9 (5.06%) Service Analyst
13 7 (3.93%) Applications Support
13 7 (3.93%) Service Desk Analyst
13 7 (3.93%) Oracle DBA
13 7 (3.93%) SQL Server DBA
13 7 (3.93%) Senior Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.81%) HTML
1 5 (2.81%) CSS
2 4 (2.25%) XHTML
2 4 (2.25%) HTML5
2 4 (2.25%) CSS3
3 3 (1.69%) XML
3 3 (1.69%) .NET
4 2 (1.12%) Web Services
5 1 (0.56%) Ajax
5 1 (0.56%) Drools
5 1 (0.56%) JDBC
5 1 (0.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (13.48%) Management Information System
2 19 (10.67%) Statistics
3 16 (8.99%) Thin Client
3 16 (8.99%) Fat Client
4 11 (6.18%) Clustering
5 4 (2.25%) Open Source
6 3 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.69%) Firmware
6 3 (1.69%) CMDB
7 2 (1.12%) Wiki
8 1 (0.56%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.56%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.56%) Grid Computing
8 1 (0.56%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 84 (47.19%) Windows
2 28 (15.73%) Windows 7
3 21 (11.80%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (11.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (9.55%) Solaris
6 13 (7.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (4.49%) Linux
8 6 (3.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (3.37%) Windows 8
9 5 (2.81%) Windows XP
10 4 (2.25%) UNIX
11 3 (1.69%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.12%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (45.51%) ITIL
2 30 (16.85%) Service Delivery
3 27 (15.17%) Service Management
4 25 (14.04%) Change Management
5 24 (13.48%) Capacity Planning
6 21 (11.80%) ITSM
7 20 (11.24%) PRINCE2
7 20 (11.24%) Risk Analysis
8 18 (10.11%) Incident Management
9 17 (9.55%) Performance Tuning
10 13 (7.30%) ITIL V3
11 12 (6.74%) User Acceptance Testing
11 12 (6.74%) Configuration Management
11 12 (6.74%) Workflow
12 11 (6.18%) Problem Management
13 8 (4.49%) Release Management
13 8 (4.49%) Continuous Improvement
13 8 (4.49%) Capacity Management
14 7 (3.93%) Disaster Recovery
14 7 (3.93%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (17.98%) SQL
2 17 (9.55%) T-SQL
3 6 (3.37%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.69%) Java
5 1 (0.56%) Perl
5 1 (0.56%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.56%) C
5 1 (0.56%) C++
5 1 (0.56%) VBA
5 1 (0.56%) Python
5 1 (0.56%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 63 (35.39%) Security Cleared
2 37 (20.79%) SC Cleared
3 23 (12.92%) DV Cleared
3 23 (12.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (10.67%) MCP
5 18 (10.11%) ITIL Certification
6 11 (6.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 10 (5.62%) MCSA
8 9 (5.06%) CCNA
8 9 (5.06%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (4.49%) MCSE
10 5 (2.81%) CCNP
11 2 (1.12%) ISEB
11 2 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (1.12%) Degree
11 2 (1.12%) JNCIA
11 2 (1.12%) JNCIP
11 2 (1.12%) MCITP
12 1 (0.56%) ISTQB
12 1 (0.56%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.37%) ISO 9001
2 5 (2.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.56%) QA
3 1 (0.56%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.56%) Basel II
3 1 (0.56%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 27 (15.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (11.80%) Active Directory
3 16 (8.99%) Oracle RMAN
4 7 (3.93%) VMware ESX
5 6 (3.37%) vSphere
6 3 (1.69%) XenApp
7 2 (1.12%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (1.12%) vCloud
8 1 (0.56%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 17 (9.55%) Data Guard
2 13 (7.30%) HP SIM
2 13 (7.30%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 13 (7.30%) NetBackup
3 9 (5.06%) SCOM
4 7 (3.93%) SCCM
5 2 (1.12%) WSUS
5 2 (1.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (1.12%) SCOrch
5 2 (1.12%) SCSM
5 2 (1.12%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.56%) MOM
6 1 (0.56%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 68 (38.20%) Microsoft
2 42 (23.60%) VMware
3 33 (18.54%) Cisco
4 31 (17.42%) Oracle
5 21 (11.80%) HP
6 16 (8.99%) CheckPoint
7 13 (7.30%) Citrix
7 13 (7.30%) Symantec
8 9 (5.06%) Avaya
8 9 (5.06%) Mitel
9 8 (4.49%) 3PAR
10 4 (2.25%) SAP
11 3 (1.69%) Juniper
11 3 (1.69%) ServiceNow
12 2 (1.12%) NetApp
12 2 (1.12%) Acronis
12 2 (1.12%) Infor
12 2 (1.12%) Sun
13 1 (0.56%) webMethods
13 1 (0.56%) Veritas
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