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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 17 35 40
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +5
Contract jobs citing SLA 16 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 6.96% 3.39% 1.91%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 47.06% 44.83% 23.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 6
Median daily rate £400 £388 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £388 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £394 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £300 £260
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 0
Median hourly rate £12.50 £13.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.35 £15.77 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-9.00% -4.42%
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
34 29 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 14.78% 7.57% 8.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 18 21
Median daily rate £425 £394 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.93% +17.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £321 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £650 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £408 £380
% change year-on-year
-1.84% +7.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 0
Median hourly rate £12.50 £13.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £25.69 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+9.57% +28.45%

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
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 31 August 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 20 (74.07%) Security Cleared
2 19 (70.37%) Cisco
3 15 (55.56%) ITIL
4 14 (51.85%) SC Cleared
5 11 (40.74%) Service Management
5 11 (40.74%) Microsoft
6 10 (37.04%) Active Directory
6 10 (37.04%) Firewall
7 9 (33.33%) IP Telephony
7 9 (33.33%) Fault Management
7 9 (33.33%) Network Security
7 9 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
7 9 (33.33%) Wireless
7 9 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (33.33%) CCNP
7 9 (33.33%) LAN
7 9 (33.33%) VoIP
7 9 (33.33%) WAN
7 9 (33.33%) Data Centre
7 9 (33.33%) Palo Alto
8 4 (14.81%) Management Information System
8 4 (14.81%) Content Management
8 4 (14.81%) Document Management
9 2 (7.41%) CMS
9 2 (7.41%) Degree
9 2 (7.41%) Joomla!
9 2 (7.41%) Rackspace
9 2 (7.41%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (7.41%) Enterprise Content Management
9 2 (7.41%) Remedy

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 (7.41%) CMS
1 2 (7.41%) Joomla!
1 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
1 2 (7.41%) SharePoint 2013
1 2 (7.41%) WordPress
2 1 (3.70%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (37.04%) Firewall
2 9 (33.33%) IP Telephony
2 9 (33.33%) LAN
2 9 (33.33%) Network Security
2 9 (33.33%) VoIP
2 9 (33.33%) WAN
2 9 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
2 9 (33.33%) Wireless
3 2 (7.41%) Intranet
4 1 (3.70%) DNS
4 1 (3.70%) FTP
4 1 (3.70%) Internet
4 1 (3.70%) NetScaler
4 1 (3.70%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (3.70%) SSL
4 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (7.41%) Legal
2 1 (3.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (48.15%) Analyst
2 10 (37.04%) Service Analyst
2 10 (37.04%) Service Desk Analyst
3 9 (33.33%) Network Engineer
3 9 (33.33%) Network Security Engineer
3 9 (33.33%) Security Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) 1st Line Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) 1st Line Support
4 4 (14.81%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) IT Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) IT Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) IT Support Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) IT Support Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) Service Desk Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) Service Desk Support
4 4 (14.81%) Service Desk Support Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Support Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) CSS
1 2 (7.41%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 4 (14.81%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.41%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (55.56%) ITIL
2 11 (40.74%) Service Management
3 9 (33.33%) Fault Management
4 4 (14.81%) Content Management
4 4 (14.81%) Document Management
5 2 (7.41%) Enterprise Content Management
5 2 (7.41%) Workflow
6 1 (3.70%) Campaign Management
6 1 (3.70%) CRM
6 1 (3.70%) Data Analysis
6 1 (3.70%) Data Migration
6 1 (3.70%) ITIL V3
6 1 (3.70%) Migration
6 1 (3.70%) Release Management
6 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 20 (74.07%) Security Cleared
2 14 (51.85%) SC Cleared
3 9 (33.33%) CCNP
3 9 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (7.41%) Degree
5 1 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 10 (37.04%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) UAG
Vendors
1 19 (70.37%) Cisco
2 11 (40.74%) Microsoft
3 9 (33.33%) Palo Alto
4 2 (7.41%) Nintex
4 2 (7.41%) Oracle
4 2 (7.41%) Rackspace
4 2 (7.41%) Remedy
5 1 (3.70%) Siebel