The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton 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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Hampshire / Southampton
Rank 30 28 46
Rank change year-on-year -2 +18  
Contract jobs citing SLA 4 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 1.53% 4.64% 2.10%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 16.00% 41.94% 11.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 2
Median daily rate £650 £338 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +92.59% -4.92%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £313 £300
% change year-on-year +11.20% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 4
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +20.00%  
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 Southampton with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 25 31 76
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 9.58% 11.07% 17.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 20 62
Median daily rate £450 £325 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.46% -40.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £200 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £651 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 5
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +20.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.45 £41.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -52.56% +57.69%  

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton 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 Southampton

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SLA in Southampton

SLA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SLA in Southampton

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 24 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 Southampton region with a requirement for SLA.

1 9 (47.37%) ITIL
1 9 (47.37%) Service Management
2 6 (31.58%) Document Management
3 5 (26.32%) Knowledge Management
3 5 (26.32%) PaaS
3 5 (26.32%) IaaS
3 5 (26.32%) Cisco
4 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
4 4 (21.05%) HP
4 4 (21.05%) Intranet
4 4 (21.05%) Service Delivery
4 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
4 4 (21.05%) Legal
4 4 (21.05%) CMS
4 4 (21.05%) Analytics
4 4 (21.05%) WordPress
4 4 (21.05%) Statistics
4 4 (21.05%) Marketing
4 4 (21.05%) Degree
4 4 (21.05%) Content Management
4 4 (21.05%) Joomla!
4 4 (21.05%) QA
4 4 (21.05%) Data Protection
4 4 (21.05%) Rackspace
4 4 (21.05%) PMO
4 4 (21.05%) IT Strategy
5 3 (15.79%) Content Writing
5 3 (15.79%) Driving Licence
5 3 (15.79%) Service Design
5 3 (15.79%) Active Directory

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton 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 (21.05%) CMS
1 4 (21.05%) Joomla!
1 4 (21.05%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (26.32%) IaaS
1 5 (26.32%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) Intranet
General
1 4 (21.05%) Legal
1 4 (21.05%) Marketing
2 1 (5.26%) French Language
2 1 (5.26%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Break Fix Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Designer
2 4 (21.05%) Field Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Field Hardware Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Field Service Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Field Service Hardware Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Hardware Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Web Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Web Content Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Service Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Technical Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Technical Assistant
3 3 (15.79%) Technical Designer
3 3 (15.79%) Technical Support Assistant
3 3 (15.79%) Web Content Assistant
3 3 (15.79%) Web Content Designer
3 3 (15.79%) Web Designer
3 3 (15.79%) Web Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
2 3 (15.79%) Driving Licence
3 1 (5.26%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Linux
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) ITIL
1 9 (47.37%) Service Management
2 6 (31.58%) Document Management
3 5 (26.32%) Knowledge Management
4 4 (21.05%) Analytics
4 4 (21.05%) Content Management
4 4 (21.05%) Data Protection
4 4 (21.05%) IT Strategy
4 4 (21.05%) Service Delivery
4 4 (21.05%) Statistics
5 3 (15.79%) Content Writing
5 3 (15.79%) Data Modelling
5 3 (15.79%) Service Design
6 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (10.53%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (10.53%) Data Integration
6 2 (10.53%) ETL
6 2 (10.53%) Performance Management
6 2 (10.53%) Scrum
6 2 (10.53%) User Stories
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Degree
2 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) PMO
1 4 (21.05%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Cisco
2 4 (21.05%) HP
2 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 4 (21.05%) Rackspace
3 2 (10.53%) BMC
3 2 (10.53%) CA
3 2 (10.53%) Remedy