The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Hampshire / Southampton
Rank 17 27 37
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +10
Contract jobs citing SLA 14 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 5.76% 3.57% 2.68%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.89% 34.62% 20.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 4
Median daily rate £225 £488 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-53.84% +29.13%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £318 £275
% change year-on-year
+10.23% +15.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 5
Median hourly rate £13.75 £17.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +34.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £13.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £20.00 £15.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £18.50 £14.75
% change year-on-year
-18.91% +25.42%

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 Southampton region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
36 26 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 14.81% 10.32% 12.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 19 22
Median daily rate £525 £488 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -11.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £325 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £660 £550 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 5
Median hourly rate £12.38 £20.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.12% +53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £13.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £47.50 £15.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £41.75 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-46.10% +77.65%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Southampton region citing SLA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SLA across the Southampton region.

SLA Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

SLA
Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017.

SLA Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

SLA
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Southampton region.

SLA Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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 Southampton region with a requirement for SLA.

1 11 (39.29%) Service Management
1 11 (39.29%) Document Management
2 10 (35.71%) Cisco
2 10 (35.71%) ITIL
3 9 (32.14%) Intranet
3 9 (32.14%) Management Information System
3 9 (32.14%) Content Management
3 9 (32.14%) Joomla!
3 9 (32.14%) Legal
3 9 (32.14%) CMS
3 9 (32.14%) WordPress
3 9 (32.14%) Security Cleared
3 9 (32.14%) Rackspace
4 8 (28.57%) Driving Licence
4 8 (28.57%) Content Writing
5 7 (25.00%) QA
5 7 (25.00%) Data Protection
5 7 (25.00%) Statistics
5 7 (25.00%) Marketing
5 7 (25.00%) Degree
5 7 (25.00%) Service Delivery
5 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 5 (17.86%) SC Cleared
6 5 (17.86%) Active Directory
7 4 (14.29%) HP
7 4 (14.29%) Knowledge Management
7 4 (14.29%) IaaS
7 4 (14.29%) Analytics
7 4 (14.29%) PaaS
8 3 (10.71%) Data Centre

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton 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 9 (32.14%) CMS
1 9 (32.14%) Joomla!
1 9 (32.14%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.29%) IaaS
1 4 (14.29%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (32.14%) Intranet
2 3 (10.71%) Firewall
2 3 (10.71%) IP Telephony
2 3 (10.71%) LAN
2 3 (10.71%) Network Security
2 3 (10.71%) VoIP
2 3 (10.71%) WAN
2 3 (10.71%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (10.71%) Wireless
General
1 9 (32.14%) Legal
2 7 (25.00%) Marketing
3 2 (7.14%) French Language
3 2 (7.14%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 13 (46.43%) Analyst
2 7 (25.00%) Web Analyst
2 7 (25.00%) Web Content Analyst
3 6 (21.43%) Designer
3 6 (21.43%) Support Assistant
3 6 (21.43%) Technical Analyst
3 6 (21.43%) Technical Assistant
3 6 (21.43%) Technical Designer
3 6 (21.43%) Technical Support Assistant
3 6 (21.43%) Web Content Assistant
3 6 (21.43%) Web Content Designer
3 6 (21.43%) Web Designer
3 6 (21.43%) Web Support Analyst
3 6 (21.43%) Website Designer
4 5 (17.86%) Service Analyst
4 5 (17.86%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (14.29%) Break Fix Engineer
5 4 (14.29%) Field Engineer
5 4 (14.29%) Field Service Engineer
5 4 (14.29%) Hardware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (32.14%) Management Information System
2 8 (28.57%) Driving Licence
3 7 (25.00%) Statistics
4 3 (10.71%) Data Centre
5 2 (7.14%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Linux
1 2 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) Document Management
1 11 (39.29%) Service Management
2 10 (35.71%) ITIL
3 9 (32.14%) Content Management
4 8 (28.57%) Content Writing
5 7 (25.00%) Data Protection
5 7 (25.00%) Service Delivery
6 4 (14.29%) Analytics
6 4 (14.29%) Knowledge Management
7 3 (10.71%) Fault Management
8 2 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (7.14%) Data Modelling
8 2 (7.14%) ETL
8 2 (7.14%) High Availability
8 2 (7.14%) ITIL V3
8 2 (7.14%) Performance Management
8 2 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (7.14%) Scrum
8 2 (7.14%) Service Design
8 2 (7.14%) User Stories
Qualifications
1 9 (32.14%) Security Cleared
2 7 (25.00%) Degree
3 5 (17.86%) SC Cleared
4 3 (10.71%) CCNP
4 3 (10.71%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 5 (17.86%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (35.71%) Cisco
2 9 (32.14%) Rackspace
3 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (14.29%) HP
5 3 (10.71%) Palo Alto
6 2 (7.14%) BMC
6 2 (7.14%) CA
6 2 (7.14%) Remedy