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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 25 42 38
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -4
Contract jobs citing SLA 13 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 4.66% 2.12% 0.28%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 61.90% 15.25% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 0
Median daily rate £400 £385 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £285 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 1
Median hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -75.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +10.34%
SLA
Hampshire

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
21 59 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 7.53% 13.92% 6.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 43 20
Median daily rate £400 £525 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.80% +66.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £375 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £690 £575 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +5.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 2
Median hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -67.10%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £29.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-12.06% +38.09%

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 4 May 2016.

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 4 May 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 Southampton region with a requirement for SLA.

1 17 (70.83%) ITIL
1 17 (70.83%) Cisco
2 15 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 14 (58.33%) Service Management
4 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
5 10 (41.67%) Security Cleared
6 7 (29.17%) SC Cleared
7 6 (25.00%) Firewall
8 5 (20.83%) Data Centre
8 5 (20.83%) Palo Alto
8 5 (20.83%) Network Security
9 4 (16.67%) Fault Management
9 4 (16.67%) IP Telephony
9 4 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (16.67%) Wireless
9 4 (16.67%) CCIE
9 4 (16.67%) CCNP
9 4 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (16.67%) LAN
9 4 (16.67%) VoIP
9 4 (16.67%) WAN
10 2 (8.33%) SAP
10 2 (8.33%) CSS
10 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
10 2 (8.33%) HTML
10 2 (8.33%) Remedy
10 2 (8.33%) Workflow
10 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
10 2 (8.33%) Content Management
10 2 (8.33%) Document Management

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 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
1 2 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (4.17%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.17%) MS Office
1 1 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 6 (25.00%) Firewall
2 5 (20.83%) Network Security
3 4 (16.67%) IP Telephony
3 4 (16.67%) LAN
3 4 (16.67%) VoIP
3 4 (16.67%) WAN
3 4 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (16.67%) Wireless
4 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
5 1 (4.17%) DNS
5 1 (4.17%) FTP
5 1 (4.17%) Internet
5 1 (4.17%) NetScaler
5 1 (4.17%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (4.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (4.17%) Advertising
1 1 (4.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 17 (70.83%) Analyst
2 12 (50.00%) Service Analyst
3 11 (45.83%) Service Desk Analyst
4 10 (41.67%) IT Analyst
4 10 (41.67%) IT Support
4 10 (41.67%) IT Support Analyst
4 10 (41.67%) Support Analyst
5 9 (37.50%) 1st Line Engineer
5 9 (37.50%) 1st Line Support
5 9 (37.50%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 9 (37.50%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 9 (37.50%) IT Engineer
5 9 (37.50%) IT Support Engineer
5 9 (37.50%) Support Engineer
6 8 (33.33%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
6 8 (33.33%) Service Desk Engineer
6 8 (33.33%) Service Desk Support
6 8 (33.33%) Service Desk Support Analyst
7 4 (16.67%) Network Engineer
7 4 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) CSS
1 2 (8.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Linux
1 1 (4.17%) Windows
1 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (70.83%) ITIL
2 14 (58.33%) Service Management
3 4 (16.67%) Fault Management
4 2 (8.33%) Content Management
4 2 (8.33%) Document Management
4 2 (8.33%) Workflow
5 1 (4.17%) Data Analysis
5 1 (4.17%) Demand Management
5 1 (4.17%) ITIL V3
5 1 (4.17%) Release Management
5 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 7 (29.17%) SC Cleared
3 4 (16.67%) CCIE
3 4 (16.67%) CCNP
3 4 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (8.33%) Degree
5 1 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 15 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) UAG
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 17 (70.83%) Cisco
2 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
3 5 (20.83%) Palo Alto
4 2 (8.33%) Nintex
4 2 (8.33%) Remedy
4 2 (8.33%) SAP
5 1 (4.17%) CheckPoint
5 1 (4.17%) Citrix
5 1 (4.17%) F5
5 1 (4.17%) Nokia
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle
5 1 (4.17%) Symantec
5 1 (4.17%) VMware