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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 51 37 37
Rank change year-on-year
-14 0
Contract jobs citing SLA 6 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 1.12% 1.62% 1.02%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 16.22% 30.00% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 2
Average daily rate
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£290 £210 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.09% -44.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £185 £376
10% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £403 £384
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £15.75 - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £16.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year
-4.42% +3.93%
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
37 20 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 6.90% 5.39% 8.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 13 28
Average daily rate £375 £290 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.31% -23.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £200 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £394 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Average hourly rate £15.75 - £29.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 - £19.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.60 - £39.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.51% +11.42%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 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
Crawley -7 3 £293 +39.28%
Horsham - 1 - - 1
SLA
South East

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 11 (45.83%) Windows
2 8 (33.33%) Degree
3 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
4 6 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (25.00%) Blue Prism
5 5 (20.83%) Office 365
5 5 (20.83%) PDA
5 5 (20.83%) Change Management
5 5 (20.83%) ITIL
5 5 (20.83%) MS Excel
6 4 (16.67%) Finance
6 4 (16.67%) DNS
6 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (12.50%) Data Centre
7 3 (12.50%) SDLC
7 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (12.50%) Load Balancing
7 3 (12.50%) Incident Management
7 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (12.50%) PowerShell
7 3 (12.50%) Windows 7
7 3 (12.50%) Configuration Management
7 3 (12.50%) VMware
7 3 (12.50%) Firewall
7 3 (12.50%) SQL
7 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
7 3 (12.50%) IIS

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 3 (12.50%) IIS
2 1 (4.17%) Apache
2 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.17%) SAS
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (4.17%) Lync
2 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.17%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 5 (20.83%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.33%) MS Visio
2 2 (8.33%) MS Project
2 2 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.83%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) DNS
2 3 (12.50%) VPN
2 3 (12.50%) Firewall
3 2 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (8.33%) Internet
3 2 (8.33%) LAN
3 2 (8.33%) WAN
4 1 (4.17%) DHCP
4 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.17%) SAN
4 1 (4.17%) Intranet
4 1 (4.17%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (4.17%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.17%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (4.17%) Big Data
General
1 4 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Legal
2 1 (4.17%) Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Retail
2 1 (4.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) Service Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) Junior
2 5 (20.83%) Junior Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (12.50%) Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) Help Desk Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Desktop Support
4 2 (8.33%) Junior Help Desk Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Systems Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Business Systems Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Business Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Administrator
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.17%) Web Team Leader
5 1 (4.17%) Messaging Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) .NET
1 1 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) PDA
2 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 2 (8.33%) iSeries
4 1 (4.17%) Mathematics
4 1 (4.17%) AS400
4 1 (4.17%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 11 (45.83%) Windows
2 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 3 (12.50%) Linux
5 2 (8.33%) Windows XP
6 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (4.17%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.83%) ITIL
1 5 (20.83%) Change Management
2 3 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (12.50%) Configuration Management
2 3 (12.50%) Incident Management
2 3 (12.50%) Load Balancing
2 3 (12.50%) SDLC
3 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2
3 2 (8.33%) Line Management
3 2 (8.33%) Programme Management
3 2 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.17%) Mentoring
4 1 (4.17%) Coaching
4 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.17%) Problem Management
4 1 (4.17%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) SQL
1 3 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.17%) Python
2 1 (4.17%) Java
2 1 (4.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (33.33%) Degree
2 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (8.33%) PMP
2 2 (8.33%) PMI Certification
3 1 (4.17%) MCP
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 6 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.17%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) SCCM
1 1 (4.17%) SCOM
1 1 (4.17%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
2 6 (25.00%) Blue Prism
3 3 (12.50%) VMware
4 1 (4.17%) MuleSoft
4 1 (4.17%) HP
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle
4 1 (4.17%) Cisco