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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 36 38
Rank change year-on-year +6 +2  
Contract jobs citing SLA 12 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 4.62% 2.06% 1.84%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.77% 18.92% 26.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 5
Median daily rate £338 £223 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +51.68% -50.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £92 £92 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £328 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £238 £298 £300
% change year-on-year -20.16% -0.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £10.65 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.35 £16.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year -14.32% +11.66%  

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 39 37 19
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 15.00% 10.91% 6.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 32 13
Median daily rate £405 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.73% +8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £208 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £10.65 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.28% +14.00%  

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 22 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 22 June 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
Tunbridge Wells +4 4 £338 +3.05%
Folkestone -2 2 £92 -
Dartford - 1 - -
Tonbridge - 1 £525 -
SLA
South East

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 9 (56.25%) Finance
2 7 (43.75%) Firewall
3 6 (37.50%) Windows
4 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
4 5 (31.25%) DNS
4 5 (31.25%) Problem Management
4 5 (31.25%) F5
5 4 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (25.00%) Line Management
5 4 (25.00%) Reverse Proxy
5 4 (25.00%) EPiServer
5 4 (25.00%) FileNet
5 4 (25.00%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (25.00%) HTTPS
5 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
5 4 (25.00%) SQL
5 4 (25.00%) Oracle
5 4 (25.00%) IIS
5 4 (25.00%) Apache
5 4 (25.00%) Citrix
5 4 (25.00%) Genesys
5 4 (25.00%) Informatica
5 4 (25.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 4 (25.00%) JCL
5 4 (25.00%) ITIL
5 4 (25.00%) Project Management
5 4 (25.00%) Mainframe
5 4 (25.00%) VMware
5 4 (25.00%) Clustering
5 4 (25.00%) Tandem

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (25.00%) Apache
1 4 (25.00%) EPiServer
1 4 (25.00%) FileNet
1 4 (25.00%) IIS
1 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.25%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (6.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (43.75%) Firewall
2 5 (31.25%) DNS
3 4 (25.00%) HTTPS
3 4 (25.00%) Reverse Proxy
4 3 (18.75%) Network Security
5 1 (6.25%) BGP
5 1 (6.25%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (6.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (6.25%) IPsec
5 1 (6.25%) LAN
5 1 (6.25%) Skype
5 1 (6.25%) VPN
5 1 (6.25%) WAN
General
1 9 (56.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Advertising
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Applications Specialist
3 3 (18.75%) IT Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Service Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Applications Support
4 2 (12.50%) Check Point Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco Network Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco Security Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Firewall Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Network Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Network Security Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Security Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Network Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Clustering
1 4 (25.00%) Mainframe
1 4 (25.00%) Tandem
2 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Linux
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Problem Management
2 4 (25.00%) ITIL
2 4 (25.00%) Line Management
2 4 (25.00%) Project Management
3 3 (18.75%) ITSM
3 3 (18.75%) Service Delivery
4 2 (12.50%) Demand Management
4 2 (12.50%) Proactive Monitoring
4 2 (12.50%) Service Management
4 2 (12.50%) Time Management
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (6.25%) Migration
5 1 (6.25%) RUP
5 1 (6.25%) Software Deployment
5 1 (6.25%) SSADM
5 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) JCL
1 4 (25.00%) SQL
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 4 (25.00%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (6.25%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) F5
2 4 (25.00%) Citrix
2 4 (25.00%) Genesys
2 4 (25.00%) Informatica
2 4 (25.00%) Oracle
2 4 (25.00%) VMware
3 3 (18.75%) CheckPoint
3 3 (18.75%) Cisco
4 2 (12.50%) Nokia
4 2 (12.50%) Remedy
4 2 (12.50%) ServiceNow
5 1 (6.25%) Blue Coat
5 1 (6.25%) Juniper
5 1 (6.25%) Palo Alto