The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 27 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
England / South West
Rank 87 80 71
Rank change year-on-year -7 -9  
Contract jobs citing SLA 50 61 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.94% 2.10% 2.58%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 14.08% 14.88% 19.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 36 35
Median daily rate £341 £278 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.97% -8.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £128 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £425 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £313 £300
% change year-on-year +10.40% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 8
Median hourly rate £12.50 £23.25 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.23% +38.80%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.90 £9.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.83 £34.50 £29.00
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 the South West with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 355 410 414
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 13.79% 14.13% 13.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 266 261
Median daily rate £375 £381 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.63% -12.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £541 £673
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 35 21
Median hourly rate £27.88 £42.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.63% +20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £23.10 £12.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £43.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.90 £41.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -51.46% +41.37%  

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 the South West

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SLA in the South West

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SLA in the South West over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SLA in the South West

SLA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SLA in the South West

SLA
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the South West region over the 3 months to 27 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
Bristol +8 28 £350 - 7
Gloucestershire +6 8 £113 -11.76% 1
Somerset +1 7 £365 -18.88% 3
Wiltshire -4 4 £268 +0.94% 5
Devon -5 2 £400 - 2
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 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 South West region with a requirement for SLA.

1 40 (41.67%) Windows
2 33 (34.38%) Microsoft
3 25 (26.04%) ITIL
3 25 (26.04%) MS Excel
3 25 (26.04%) Cisco
4 23 (23.96%) Service Delivery
5 21 (21.88%) Security Cleared
6 20 (20.83%) MS Office
6 20 (20.83%) Firewall
6 20 (20.83%) Data Centre
7 19 (19.79%) Windows 7
8 18 (18.75%) Active Directory
8 18 (18.75%) Apple
9 17 (17.71%) CheckPoint
9 17 (17.71%) SC Cleared
10 15 (15.63%) Network Management
10 15 (15.63%) Windows Server
11 14 (14.58%) Windows Server 2012
12 13 (13.54%) F5
13 12 (12.50%) Change Management
13 12 (12.50%) Nokia
13 12 (12.50%) Incident Management
14 11 (11.46%) Time Management
14 11 (11.46%) Windows Server 2008
14 11 (11.46%) Wireless
14 11 (11.46%) DBS Check
15 10 (10.42%) Finance
15 10 (10.42%) VMware
15 10 (10.42%) DNS
15 10 (10.42%) Network Security

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
1 4 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (4.17%) IIS
1 4 (4.17%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 25 (26.04%) MS Excel
2 20 (20.83%) MS Office
3 7 (7.29%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.04%) Maximo
1 1 (1.04%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.04%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.04%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (1.04%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.04%) SAP MDM
1 1 (1.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.29%) Office 365
2 3 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.04%) IaaS
3 1 (1.04%) PaaS
3 1 (1.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (20.83%) Firewall
2 11 (11.46%) Wireless
3 10 (10.42%) DNS
3 10 (10.42%) Network Security
4 8 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
5 7 (7.29%) DHCP
6 6 (6.25%) Internet
6 6 (6.25%) VPN
7 5 (5.21%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (4.17%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (4.17%) FWSM
8 4 (4.17%) Unified Communications
8 4 (4.17%) WAN
9 3 (3.13%) Cisco IPT
9 3 (3.13%) IP Telephony
9 3 (3.13%) MPLS
10 2 (2.08%) PPP
11 1 (1.04%) Cisco ISE
11 1 (1.04%) LAN
11 1 (1.04%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.13%) SQL Server
1 3 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
1 3 (3.13%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (2.08%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.04%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.04%) Essbase
3 1 (1.04%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (1.04%) Toad
General
1 10 (10.42%) Finance
2 2 (2.08%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.04%) Advertising
3 1 (1.04%) Billing
3 1 (1.04%) Electronics
3 1 (1.04%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.04%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (21.88%) Analyst
2 18 (18.75%) Support Engineer
3 13 (13.54%) 1st Line Support
3 13 (13.54%) Administrator
4 11 (11.46%) Network Engineer
5 10 (10.42%) 1st Line Engineer
5 10 (10.42%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 7 (7.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 7 (7.29%) 2nd Line Support
6 7 (7.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 7 (7.29%) Customer Engineer
6 7 (7.29%) Customer Support Engineer
6 7 (7.29%) Network Analyst
7 6 (6.25%) Cisco Analyst
7 6 (6.25%) Cisco Engineer
7 6 (6.25%) Cisco Network Analyst
7 6 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 6 (6.25%) Service Analyst
7 6 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
8 5 (5.21%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.04%) AngularJS
1 1 (1.04%) HTML
1 1 (1.04%) Middleware
1 1 (1.04%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (1.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 20 (20.83%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.17%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.13%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.13%) RSA SecurID
3 3 (3.13%) Smartphone
4 2 (2.08%) Wiki
5 1 (1.04%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.04%) CMDB
5 1 (1.04%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.04%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.04%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 40 (41.67%) Windows
2 19 (19.79%) Windows 7
3 15 (15.63%) Windows Server
4 14 (14.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (11.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (6.25%) Android
6 6 (6.25%) Mac OS X
7 5 (5.21%) Apple iOS
7 5 (5.21%) Mac OS
7 5 (5.21%) Windows 8
8 3 (3.13%) Linux
9 2 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.04%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (26.04%) ITIL
2 23 (23.96%) Service Delivery
3 15 (15.63%) Network Management
4 12 (12.50%) Change Management
4 12 (12.50%) Incident Management
5 11 (11.46%) Time Management
6 9 (9.38%) Demand Management
6 9 (9.38%) Line Management
7 8 (8.33%) Asset Management
8 7 (7.29%) Change Control
8 7 (7.29%) Project Management
9 5 (5.21%) ITSM
9 5 (5.21%) Project Planning
10 4 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (4.17%) ITIL V3
11 3 (3.13%) Business Continuity
11 3 (3.13%) Customer Requirements
11 3 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (3.13%) Mentoring
11 3 (3.13%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.21%) SQL
2 4 (4.17%) C
3 3 (3.13%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.04%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (21.88%) Security Cleared
2 17 (17.71%) SC Cleared
3 11 (11.46%) DBS Check
4 5 (5.21%) CCNA
4 5 (5.21%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (3.13%) Degree
5 3 (3.13%) DV Cleared
5 3 (3.13%) HNC
6 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.04%) CCNP
7 1 (1.04%) MCSA
7 1 (1.04%) MCSE
7 1 (1.04%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (1.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.08%) QA
2 1 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.04%) ISO19770
System Software
1 18 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 9 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.04%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.04%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.04%) UAG
Systems Management
1 3 (3.13%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (1.04%) SCCM
2 1 (1.04%) SCOM
2 1 (1.04%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 33 (34.38%) Microsoft
2 25 (26.04%) Cisco
3 18 (18.75%) Apple
4 17 (17.71%) CheckPoint
5 13 (13.54%) F5
6 12 (12.50%) Nokia
7 10 (10.42%) VMware
8 7 (7.29%) Citrix
9 6 (6.25%) HP
9 6 (6.25%) IronPort
10 5 (5.21%) SolarWinds
11 4 (4.17%) IBM
12 3 (3.13%) CA
12 3 (3.13%) Dell
12 3 (3.13%) Intel
12 3 (3.13%) RightFax
12 3 (3.13%) Toshiba
13 2 (2.08%) Remedy
13 2 (2.08%) SAP
14 1 (1.04%) Oracle
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