The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent 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)
South East / Kent
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 58 31
Rank change year-on-year +20 -27  
Contract jobs citing SLA 7 1 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 2.40% 0.21% 4.15%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.33% 5.00% 36.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 9
Median daily rate £145 £345 £205
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -57.97% +68.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £92 £345 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £345 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £343 £310 £300
% change year-on-year +10.48% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £10.65 - £9.00
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 Kent with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 21 20 30
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 7.19% 4.26% 11.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 19 22
Median daily rate £203 £313 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.20% -0.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £210 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £10.65 - £40.00
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 Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent 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 Kent

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SLA in Kent

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SLA in Kent over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SLA in Kent

SLA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SLA in Kent

SLA
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Kent region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Folkestone - 2 £92 -
Dartford - 1 - - 1
SLA
South East

SLA
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent

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 Kent region with a requirement for SLA.

1 4 (26.67%) Service Delivery
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (20.00%) ITIL
2 3 (20.00%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Time Management
2 3 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 3 (20.00%) Contract Management
3 2 (13.33%) Windows 10
3 2 (13.33%) Windows 8
3 2 (13.33%) ServiceNow
3 2 (13.33%) Line Management
3 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (13.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
3 2 (13.33%) MS Visio
3 2 (13.33%) Remedy
3 2 (13.33%) MS Office
3 2 (13.33%) Change Management
3 2 (13.33%) ITSM
3 2 (13.33%) Service Management
3 2 (13.33%) Advertising
4 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
4 1 (6.67%) SMTP
4 1 (6.67%) DHCP
4 1 (6.67%) VPN
4 1 (6.67%) DNS

SLA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (13.33%) MS Office
1 2 (13.33%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (13.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) DHCP
1 1 (6.67%) DNS
1 1 (6.67%) IMAP
1 1 (6.67%) SMTP
1 1 (6.67%) VPN
1 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Advertising
3 1 (6.67%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Retail
3 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Service Manager
2 3 (20.00%) 1st Line Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Delivery Manager
2 3 (20.00%) IT Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Service Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Services Delivery Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Customer Service Advisor
3 2 (13.33%) Help Desk Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) IT Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) IT Manager
3 2 (13.33%) IT Operations Manager
3 2 (13.33%) IT Services Delivery Manager
3 2 (13.33%) IT Services Manager
3 2 (13.33%) ITIL Manager
3 2 (13.33%) ITIL Service Delivery Manager
3 2 (13.33%) ITIL Service Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Operations Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
1 1 (6.67%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Windows 10
2 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
2 2 (13.33%) Windows 8
3 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Service Delivery
2 3 (20.00%) Contract Management
2 3 (20.00%) ITIL
2 3 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (20.00%) Time Management
3 2 (13.33%) Change Management
3 2 (13.33%) ITSM
3 2 (13.33%) Line Management
3 2 (13.33%) Service Management
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Management
4 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
4 1 (6.67%) RUP
4 1 (6.67%) Software Deployment
4 1 (6.67%) SSADM
4 1 (6.67%) Supplier Management
4 1 (6.67%) Waterfall
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Remedy
1 2 (13.33%) ServiceNow
Tonbridge, Kent
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450.00 - £525.00 per day
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Tonbridge, Kent
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + none
Posted: 3 days ago