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 27 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)
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 21 27
Rank change year-on-year -3 +6  
Contract jobs citing SLA 4 11 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 1.99% 4.91% 5.56%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 18.18% 44.00% 39.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 11
Median daily rate £375 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +9.67%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £247 £295 £300
% change year-on-year -16.18% -1.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 7
Median hourly rate - £13.75 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +10.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year -3.33% -1.63%  

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 22 25 51
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 10.95% 11.16% 14.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 17 30
Median daily rate £400 £400 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £350 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 9
Median hourly rate £11.30 £13.75 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.85% +10.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £21.78
% change year-on-year -10.71% +28.58%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA in Southampton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SLA in Southampton

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

1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) Service Design
3 2 (28.57%) Service Management
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (14.29%) Time Management
4 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
4 1 (14.29%) Reference Data
4 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) Data Architecture
4 1 (14.29%) PaaS
4 1 (14.29%) IaaS
4 1 (14.29%) Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
4 1 (14.29%) HP
4 1 (14.29%) Finance
4 1 (14.29%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (14.29%) Break/Fix

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) IaaS
1 1 (14.29%) PaaS
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Service Design Manager
1 2 (28.57%) Service Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Break Fix Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Business Systems Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Coordinator
2 1 (14.29%) Data Business Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Designer
2 1 (14.29%) Field Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Field Hardware Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Field Service Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Field Service Hardware Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Hardware Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Procurement Coordinator
2 1 (14.29%) Service Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Service Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Supply Chain Coordinator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (14.29%) Reference Data
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) Service Design
3 2 (28.57%) Service Management
3 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (14.29%) Break/Fix
4 1 (14.29%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Data Architecture
4 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
4 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
4 1 (14.29%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (14.29%) Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (14.29%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco
1 1 (14.29%) HP
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft