Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 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)
Hampshire > Southampton
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 23 50
Rank change year-on-year -16 +27 +7
Contract jobs citing SLA 6 30 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 1.26% 5.95% 3.19%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.91% 44.12% 31.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 13
Southampton median daily rate £255 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -36.25% +3.23% +9.15%
10th Percentile £151 £360 £336
90th Percentile £388 £438 £399
Hampshire median daily rate £354 £400 £384
% change year-on-year -11.56% +4.23% +27.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 8
Southampton median hourly rate - £12.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -7.41% +0.93%
Hampshire median hourly rate £12.50 £14.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.71% -17.65% +22.52%

SLA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following 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 or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Southampton
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 55 68 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 11.55% 13.49% 10.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 44 49
Southampton median daily rate £425 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +8.39% +10.71%
10th Percentile £275 £271 £225
90th Percentile £575 £588 £700
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 10
Southampton median hourly rate £46.64 £12.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +273.12% -7.41% +0.93%
10th Percentile £42.70 £11.63 £9.88
90th Percentile £50.35 £15.00 £31.50
Hampshire median hourly rate £34.00 £32.50 £20.72
% change year-on-year +4.62% +56.89% -1.36%

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

Job postings citing SLA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Southampton.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SLA in Southampton over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SLA in Southampton

SLA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SLA in Southampton

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (33.33%) Service Design
3 1 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (16.67%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Time Management
3 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
3 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
3 1 (16.67%) Service Management
3 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (16.67%) HP

SLA
Co-occurring 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:

Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Service Design Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Service Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Configuration Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Defect Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Desktop Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Desktop Support
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Desktop Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Service Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Service Design
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
3 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
3 1 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Service Management
3 1 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Time Management
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco
1 1 (16.67%) HP
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft