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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 20 28 36
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +8
Contract jobs citing SLA 17 20 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 7.23% 5.99% 2.27%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 48.57% 54.05% 32.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 7
Median daily rate £400 £388 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +21.09%
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £295 £275
% change year-on-year
-5.08% +7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 0
Median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.77 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-8.05% -9.88%
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
35 37 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 14.89% 11.08% 7.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 25 19
Median daily rate £415 £395 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.06% +15.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £215 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £435 £496
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 0
Median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £20.21
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +11.35%

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 28 July 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 23 (76.67%) Cisco
2 20 (66.67%) ITIL
3 17 (56.67%) Security Cleared
4 16 (53.33%) Service Management
5 15 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 15 (50.00%) Active Directory
6 12 (40.00%) SC Cleared
7 10 (33.33%) Firewall
8 9 (30.00%) Data Centre
8 9 (30.00%) Palo Alto
8 9 (30.00%) CCNP
8 9 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (30.00%) LAN
8 9 (30.00%) VoIP
8 9 (30.00%) WAN
8 9 (30.00%) IP Telephony
8 9 (30.00%) Wi-Fi
8 9 (30.00%) Wireless
8 9 (30.00%) Fault Management
8 9 (30.00%) Network Security
9 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
9 2 (6.67%) Degree
9 2 (6.67%) Workflow
9 2 (6.67%) Content Management
9 2 (6.67%) Document Management
9 2 (6.67%) CSS
9 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
9 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP
9 2 (6.67%) HTML
9 2 (6.67%) Oracle

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 (6.67%) SharePoint
1 2 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (3.33%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.33%) MS Office
1 1 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 10 (33.33%) Firewall
2 9 (30.00%) IP Telephony
2 9 (30.00%) LAN
2 9 (30.00%) Network Security
2 9 (30.00%) VoIP
2 9 (30.00%) WAN
2 9 (30.00%) Wi-Fi
2 9 (30.00%) Wireless
3 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.33%) DNS
4 1 (3.33%) FTP
4 1 (3.33%) Internet
4 1 (3.33%) NetScaler
4 1 (3.33%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (3.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (3.33%) Advertising
1 1 (3.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (60.00%) Analyst
2 14 (46.67%) Service Analyst
2 14 (46.67%) Service Desk Analyst
3 10 (33.33%) IT Analyst
3 10 (33.33%) IT Support
3 10 (33.33%) IT Support Analyst
3 10 (33.33%) Support Analyst
4 9 (30.00%) 1st Line Engineer
4 9 (30.00%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 9 (30.00%) 1st Line Support
4 9 (30.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 9 (30.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 9 (30.00%) IT Engineer
4 9 (30.00%) IT Support Engineer
4 9 (30.00%) Network Engineer
4 9 (30.00%) Security Engineer
4 9 (30.00%) Service Desk Engineer
4 9 (30.00%) Service Desk Support
4 9 (30.00%) Service Desk Support Analyst
4 9 (30.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) CSS
1 2 (6.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Linux
1 1 (3.33%) Windows
1 1 (3.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (66.67%) ITIL
2 16 (53.33%) Service Management
3 9 (30.00%) Fault Management
4 2 (6.67%) Content Management
4 2 (6.67%) Document Management
4 2 (6.67%) Enterprise Content Management
4 2 (6.67%) Workflow
5 1 (3.33%) Campaign Management
5 1 (3.33%) CRM
5 1 (3.33%) Data Analysis
5 1 (3.33%) Data Migration
5 1 (3.33%) ITIL V3
5 1 (3.33%) Migration
5 1 (3.33%) Release Management
5 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (56.67%) Security Cleared
2 12 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 9 (30.00%) CCNP
3 9 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (6.67%) Degree
4 2 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 15 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) UAG
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 23 (76.67%) Cisco
2 15 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (30.00%) Palo Alto
4 2 (6.67%) Nintex
4 2 (6.67%) Oracle
4 2 (6.67%) Remedy
5 1 (3.33%) Citrix
5 1 (3.33%) Siebel
5 1 (3.33%) Symantec
5 1 (3.33%) VMware