The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Guildford with a requirement for SLA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Surrey / Guildford
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 8 29
Rank change year-on-year -14 +21  
Contract jobs citing SLA 2 19 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Guildford 1.54% 13.10% 1.38%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.00% 73.08% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 1
Median daily rate - £185 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -28.84%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £343 £310 £300
% change year-on-year +10.48% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £13.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.38 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -4.16% +3.44%  

SLA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Guildford with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Guildford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 20 26 13
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Guildford 15.38% 17.93% 5.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 6
Median daily rate £525 £325 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +61.53% -35.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £185 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £450 £640
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £13.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.90 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -50.25% +37.93%  

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Guildford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Guildford citing SLA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for SLA in Guildford

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SLA in Guildford.

Contractor daily rate trend for SLA in Guildford

SLA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Guildford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SLA in Guildford

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SLA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Guildford region with a requirement for SLA.

1 3 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (22.22%) B2B
2 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) DOCSIS
2 2 (22.22%) VDSL
2 2 (22.22%) GPON
2 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (11.11%) Line Management
3 1 (11.11%) Virgin Media
3 1 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (11.11%) BT
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) MS Office
3 1 (11.11%) Windows
3 1 (11.11%) Ericsson

SLA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Guildford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) DOCSIS
1 2 (22.22%) GPON
1 2 (22.22%) VDSL
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
1 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) IT Engineer
2 6 (66.67%) Field Engineer
2 6 (66.67%) Field Service Engineer
3 5 (55.56%) Break Fix Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) 1st Line Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (11.11%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) IT Support
4 1 (11.11%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) B2B
2 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (11.11%) Line Management
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) BT
2 1 (11.11%) Ericsson
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Virgin Media