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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 24 44 28
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -16
Contract jobs citing SLA 12 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 4.74% 2.68% 3.21%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.86% 23.26% 39.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 2
Average daily rate £488 £378 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.13% +7.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £290 £310
% change year-on-year
+16.37% -6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £12.44 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £13.55 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -6.89%
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
28 43 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 11.07% 11.53% 8.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 30 14
Average daily rate £488 £550 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.36% +74.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £438 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £12.44 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £13.55 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £23.25 £17.08
% change year-on-year
+82.79% +36.16%

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 10 February 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 10 February 2016, 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 13 (76.47%) Cisco
2 8 (47.06%) LAN
2 8 (47.06%) VoIP
2 8 (47.06%) WAN
2 8 (47.06%) Firewall
2 8 (47.06%) Network Security
2 8 (47.06%) Data Centre
2 8 (47.06%) Palo Alto
3 7 (41.18%) Fault Management
3 7 (41.18%) SC Cleared
3 7 (41.18%) Security Cleared
3 7 (41.18%) IP Telephony
3 7 (41.18%) Wi-Fi
3 7 (41.18%) Wireless
3 7 (41.18%) Active Directory
3 7 (41.18%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
4 6 (35.29%) ITIL
5 5 (29.41%) Service Management
6 4 (23.53%) CCIE
6 4 (23.53%) CCNP
7 3 (17.65%) CCNA
8 2 (11.76%) SAP
8 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
9 1 (5.88%) Ticket Management
9 1 (5.88%) IFS
9 1 (5.88%) Time Management
9 1 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (5.88%) Symposium
9 1 (5.88%) F5

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (47.06%) Firewall
1 8 (47.06%) LAN
1 8 (47.06%) Network Security
1 8 (47.06%) VoIP
1 8 (47.06%) WAN
2 7 (41.18%) IP Telephony
2 7 (41.18%) Wi-Fi
2 7 (41.18%) Wireless
3 1 (5.88%) PBX
3 1 (5.88%) Symposium
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Network Engineer
2 6 (35.29%) Analyst
3 5 (29.41%) 1st Line Engineer
3 5 (29.41%) 1st Line Support
3 5 (29.41%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 5 (29.41%) 1st Line Support Engineer
3 5 (29.41%) IT Analyst
3 5 (29.41%) IT Engineer
3 5 (29.41%) IT Support
3 5 (29.41%) IT Support Analyst
3 5 (29.41%) IT Support Engineer
3 5 (29.41%) Service Analyst
3 5 (29.41%) Support Analyst
3 5 (29.41%) Support Engineer
4 4 (23.53%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (23.53%) Senior Network Engineer
4 4 (23.53%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (23.53%) Service Desk Engineer
4 4 (23.53%) Service Desk Support
4 4 (23.53%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) IVR
2 1 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Fault Management
2 6 (35.29%) ITIL
3 5 (29.41%) Service Management
4 1 (5.88%) Demand Management
4 1 (5.88%) Project Management
4 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.88%) Ticket Management
4 1 (5.88%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (41.18%) SC Cleared
1 7 (41.18%) Security Cleared
2 4 (23.53%) CCIE
2 4 (23.53%) CCNP
3 3 (17.65%) CCNA
System Software
1 7 (41.18%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 13 (76.47%) Cisco
2 8 (47.06%) Palo Alto
3 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
4 2 (11.76%) SAP
5 1 (5.88%) Avaya
5 1 (5.88%) CheckPoint
5 1 (5.88%) F5
5 1 (5.88%) IFS
5 1 (5.88%) Nokia
5 1 (5.88%) Nortel