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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 35 31 10
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -21
Contract jobs citing SLA 10 9 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 2.88% 2.80% 9.41%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.73% 40.91% 61.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 19
Average daily rate
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£400 £225 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -30.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.54% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 4
Average hourly rate £13.38 £13.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.92% -35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.38 £12.50 £14.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.36 £17.50 £32.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.38
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -2.29%
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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
44 22 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 12.68% 6.83% 15.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 14 26
Average daily rate £425 £258 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+65.04% -20.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £165 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 6
Average hourly rate £13.38 £13.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.92% -35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.38 £12.50 £13.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.36 £17.50 £29.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%

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
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 21 November 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 12 (70.59%) ITIL
2 5 (29.41%) Change Management
3 4 (23.53%) Resource Management
3 4 (23.53%) Risk Management
3 4 (23.53%) Migration
4 3 (17.65%) Remedy
4 3 (17.65%) Blackberry
4 3 (17.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
5 2 (11.76%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (11.76%) ServiceNow
5 2 (11.76%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
5 2 (11.76%) Windows
5 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
5 2 (11.76%) Cisco
5 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
5 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
5 2 (11.76%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (11.76%) Avaya
5 2 (11.76%) VMware
5 2 (11.76%) Service Management
5 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
5 2 (11.76%) Retail
5 2 (11.76%) ITSM
6 1 (5.88%) Computacenter
6 1 (5.88%) Time Management
6 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
6 1 (5.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (5.88%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (17.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
General
1 2 (11.76%) Retail
2 1 (5.88%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Applications Support
1 5 (29.41%) Analyst
1 5 (29.41%) Support Manager
1 5 (29.41%) Applications Support Manager
1 5 (29.41%) Applications Manager
2 3 (17.65%) Support Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Customer Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Incident Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Service Desk Team Leader
3 2 (11.76%) Team Leader
4 1 (5.88%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Blackberry Support
4 1 (5.88%) Services Delivery Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Service Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Services Delivery Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Service Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.88%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) ITIL
2 5 (29.41%) Change Management
3 4 (23.53%) Risk Management
3 4 (23.53%) Migration
3 4 (23.53%) Resource Management
4 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
4 2 (11.76%) ITSM
4 2 (11.76%) Service Management
4 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
4 2 (11.76%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (11.76%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.76%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Remedy
2 2 (11.76%) VMware
2 2 (11.76%) Cisco
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) Avaya
2 2 (11.76%) ServiceNow
3 1 (5.88%) Computacenter