The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 38 28 10
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -18
Contract jobs citing SLA 7 10 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 1.92% 3.00% 13.10%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.00% 50.00% 70.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 18
Average daily rate
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£310 - £320
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 - £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 - £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £268 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-17.69% +8.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 21
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.55 £15.50 £15.40
% change year-on-year
+6.77% +0.64%
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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
28 20 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 7.67% 6.01% 18.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 10 27
Average daily rate £330 £330 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £309 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £550 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 22
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -22.22%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 22 August 2014.

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 25 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 7 (77.78%) ITIL
2 3 (33.33%) Change Management
2 3 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 3 (33.33%) Migration
3 2 (22.22%) ITSM
3 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
3 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
3 2 (22.22%) Resource Management
3 2 (22.22%) Retail
3 2 (22.22%) ServiceNow
4 1 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (11.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (11.11%) IP Telephony
4 1 (11.11%) Fault Management
4 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
4 1 (11.11%) QA
4 1 (11.11%) LAN
4 1 (11.11%) VoIP
4 1 (11.11%) WAN
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco
4 1 (11.11%) CCNA
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (11.11%) Wireless
4 1 (11.11%) Firewall

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Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) IP Telephony
1 1 (11.11%) LAN
1 1 (11.11%) VoIP
1 1 (11.11%) WAN
1 1 (11.11%) Wireless
1 1 (11.11%) Firewall
General
1 2 (22.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Applications Support
1 4 (44.44%) Support Manager
1 4 (44.44%) Applications Support Manager
1 4 (44.44%) Applications Manager
2 3 (33.33%) Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Incident Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Services Delivery Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Service Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Network Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Services Delivery Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Service Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) ITIL
2 3 (33.33%) Change Management
2 3 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 3 (33.33%) Migration
3 2 (22.22%) ITSM
3 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
3 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
3 2 (22.22%) Resource Management
4 1 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (11.11%) Fault Management
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) CCNA
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) ServiceNow
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco