The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Sussex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 33 38 36
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -2
Contract jobs citing SLA 5 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 1.44% 1.26% 2.15%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.25% 16.13% 22.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 8
Average daily rate
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£290 £380 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.68% -17.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £376 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £384 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-11.29% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.88 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+0.78% +5.83%
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 West Sussex region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
West Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
16 31 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 4.60% 7.83% 9.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 20 35
Average daily rate £290 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.69% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £323 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £353 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.38% -3.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

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

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

SLA Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

SLA
Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

SLA Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

SLA
Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

SLA Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

SLA
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014. 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
Crawley - 2 £210 - 2
Gatwick -3 1 £200 -
East Grinstead - 1 £425 - 1
Haywards Heath - - - - 2
Horsham - - - - 1
Worthing - - - -
SLA
South East

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex 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 6 (60.00%) Windows
1 6 (60.00%) ITIL
2 4 (40.00%) Service Management
2 4 (40.00%) Incident Management
3 3 (30.00%) Change Management
3 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (30.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (20.00%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (20.00%) Budget Control
4 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (20.00%) Project Management
4 2 (20.00%) PMI
4 2 (20.00%) PMI Certification
4 2 (20.00%) HP
4 2 (20.00%) EMC
4 2 (20.00%) Citrix
4 2 (20.00%) NetApp
4 2 (20.00%) NHS
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (20.00%) SQL
4 2 (20.00%) MS Project
4 2 (20.00%) MS Office
4 2 (20.00%) Linux
4 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (20.00%) Security Management

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex 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 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (10.00%) CICS
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Project
1 2 (20.00%) MS Office
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (20.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SAP IS-U
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Desktop Support
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Technical Project Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Service Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Technical Manager
3 1 (10.00%) SAP Architect
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Data Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (20.00%) PMI
2 2 (20.00%) NHS
3 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (10.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Linux
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (10.00%) Windows NT
3 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) ITIL
2 4 (40.00%) Service Management
2 4 (40.00%) Incident Management
3 3 (30.00%) Change Management
3 3 (30.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (20.00%) Project Management
4 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (20.00%) Security Management
4 2 (20.00%) Migration
4 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (20.00%) Asset Management
4 2 (20.00%) Data Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) Budget Control
5 1 (10.00%) Data Management
5 1 (10.00%) ITSM
5 1 (10.00%) Data Architecture
5 1 (10.00%) CRM
5 1 (10.00%) ETL
5 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) PMI Certification
2 1 (10.00%) MCDST
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) MCP
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) OpenView
1 1 (10.00%) OVSD
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) EMC
1 2 (20.00%) Citrix
1 2 (20.00%) NetApp
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (20.00%) HP
1 2 (20.00%) VMware
2 1 (10.00%) SAP
2 1 (10.00%) Dell
2 1 (10.00%) McAfee