The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Surrey region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 2 March 2015 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 73 59 62
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +3
Contract jobs citing SLA 17 32 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 1.18% 2.34% 1.85%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 13.71% 30.48% 23.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 14 11
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +38.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £240 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £520 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £281
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 4
Average hourly rate £15.50 £14.25 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.77% -26.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £12.43
% change year-on-year
- +12.67%
SLA
South East

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 Surrey region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
124 105 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 8.62% 7.68% 7.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 53 43
Average daily rate £425 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £258 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £530 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £368 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.40% +11.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 7
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.85 £12.95 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £47.85 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -20.00%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Surrey region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SLA across the Surrey region.

SLA Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

SLA
Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the Surrey region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

SLA Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

SLA
Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Surrey region.

SLA Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

SLA
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Guildford -12 4 £273 +3.80% 2
Staines +5 1 £475 - 2
Weybridge -2 1 £650 +25.00%
Redhill - 1 £425 -
Egham - 1 - - 2
Epsom - - - -
Farnham - - - -
Camberley - - - -
Cobham - - - -
Dorking - - - - 1
Reigate - - - - 4
Horley - - - -
Leatherhead - - - - 2
Woking - - - -
SLA
South East

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 20 (43.48%) Microsoft
1 20 (43.48%) Active Directory
2 18 (39.13%) Windows
3 17 (36.96%) ITIL
4 10 (21.74%) MS Exchange
4 10 (21.74%) Windows 7
5 9 (19.57%) MS Office
5 9 (19.57%) MS Excel
5 9 (19.57%) Cisco
6 8 (17.39%) Change Management
7 7 (15.22%) VMware
7 7 (15.22%) Service Delivery
8 6 (13.04%) Finance
8 6 (13.04%) Firewall
8 6 (13.04%) Altiris
8 6 (13.04%) Windows XP
8 6 (13.04%) SQL Server
8 6 (13.04%) WAN
8 6 (13.04%) LAN
8 6 (13.04%) VPN
8 6 (13.04%) DNS
8 6 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (10.87%) Line Management
9 5 (10.87%) MCSE
9 5 (10.87%) Project Management
9 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (8.70%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (8.70%) SQL
10 4 (8.70%) HP
10 4 (8.70%) Incident Management

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 10 (21.74%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.17%) Lync
2 1 (2.17%) IIS
2 1 (2.17%) IBM Notes
2 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (19.57%) MS Office
1 9 (19.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.04%) LAN
1 6 (13.04%) WAN
1 6 (13.04%) VPN
1 6 (13.04%) DNS
1 6 (13.04%) Firewall
2 3 (6.52%) Wireless
2 3 (6.52%) NetScreen
2 3 (6.52%) DHCP
2 3 (6.52%) Junos
2 3 (6.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 3 (6.52%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (4.35%) NAS
3 2 (4.35%) BIG-IP
3 2 (4.35%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.35%) SAN
3 2 (4.35%) 3G
3 2 (4.35%) MPLS
4 1 (2.17%) OSPF
4 1 (2.17%) BGP
4 1 (2.17%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 6 (13.04%) Finance
2 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (28.26%) Analyst
2 9 (19.57%) Support Engineer
3 7 (15.22%) Service Desk Analyst
4 6 (13.04%) Service Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (8.70%) Field Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) Desktop Support
6 3 (6.52%) Consultant
6 3 (6.52%) Support Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Field Support Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Deskside Support
7 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Service Manager
7 2 (4.35%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Help Desk Support
7 2 (4.35%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Team Leader
7 2 (4.35%) Server Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Technical Support
7 2 (4.35%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) HTML
1 1 (2.17%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) CMDB
2 1 (2.17%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (2.17%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.17%) Smartphone
2 1 (2.17%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 18 (39.13%) Windows
2 10 (21.74%) Windows 7
3 6 (13.04%) Windows XP
4 3 (6.52%) Linux
5 2 (4.35%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.17%) Mac OS X
6 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.96%) ITIL
2 8 (17.39%) Change Management
3 7 (15.22%) Service Delivery
4 5 (10.87%) Project Management
4 5 (10.87%) Line Management
5 4 (8.70%) ITIL V2
5 4 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (8.70%) Incident Management
6 3 (6.52%) Network Architecture
6 3 (6.52%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (6.52%) ITSM
6 3 (6.52%) Service Management
6 3 (6.52%) Demand Management
6 3 (6.52%) Load Balancing
7 2 (4.35%) Data Protection
7 2 (4.35%) Process Management
7 2 (4.35%) PRINCE2
7 2 (4.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (4.35%) Logistics
8 1 (2.17%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (10.87%) MCSE
1 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (8.70%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (4.35%) MCITP
3 2 (4.35%) A+ Certification
4 1 (2.17%) MCP
4 1 (2.17%) HND
4 1 (2.17%) MCSA
4 1 (2.17%) CCNP
4 1 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.17%) Degree
4 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.17%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 20 (43.48%) Active Directory
2 6 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.35%) Terminal Services
3 2 (4.35%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.17%) XenApp
4 1 (2.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (8.70%) SCCM
2 2 (4.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (4.35%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.17%) Casper Suite
3 1 (2.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 20 (43.48%) Microsoft
2 9 (19.57%) Cisco
3 7 (15.22%) VMware
4 6 (13.04%) Altiris
5 4 (8.70%) HP
6 3 (6.52%) Citrix
6 3 (6.52%) Blue Coat
6 3 (6.52%) Apple
6 3 (6.52%) CheckPoint
6 3 (6.52%) TippingPoint
6 3 (6.52%) Nokia
6 3 (6.52%) F5
7 2 (4.35%) Barracuda Networks
7 2 (4.35%) Kaseya
7 2 (4.35%) Symantec
7 2 (4.35%) Remedy
7 2 (4.35%) Websense
7 2 (4.35%) Juniper
7 2 (4.35%) Dell
7 2 (4.35%) SAP