The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey 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 28 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 / Surrey
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 76 79
Rank change year-on-year +6 +3  
Contract jobs citing SLA 18 21 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 1.48% 1.65% 1.17%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 12.59% 14.38% 9.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 7
Median daily rate £428 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.28% +16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £143 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £436 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £300 £300
% change year-on-year -16.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £17.06 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.86%  
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 Surrey with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Surrey
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 143 146 151
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 11.74% 11.49% 11.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 77 70
Median daily rate £425 £450 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% -4.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £573 £553
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 4
Median hourly rate £17.50 £40.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.25% +138.80%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £19.91 £13.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.25 £42.25 £48.24
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 Surrey

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Surrey 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 Surrey

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SLA in Surrey

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SLA in Surrey over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SLA in Surrey

SLA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SLA in Surrey

SLA
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 28 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
Sunbury-on-Thames - 8 £428 -
Guildford -1 3 £138 -65.62% 2
Staines +5 1 £260 -10.34%
Woking -1 1 £475 +21.79%
Walton-on-Thames - 1 £100 -
SLA
South East

For the 6 months to 28 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 Surrey region with a requirement for SLA.

1 13 (33.33%) ITIL
2 8 (20.51%) PRINCE2
2 8 (20.51%) PMP
2 8 (20.51%) Service Management
2 8 (20.51%) Service Delivery
2 8 (20.51%) Information Security
2 8 (20.51%) Business Analysis
2 8 (20.51%) Continuous Improvement
2 8 (20.51%) Cybersecurity
3 7 (17.95%) ITIL V3
3 7 (17.95%) Windows
4 6 (15.38%) Firewall
4 6 (15.38%) GAP Analysis
5 5 (12.82%) Telecoms
5 5 (12.82%) Incident Management
6 4 (10.26%) Data Analysis
6 4 (10.26%) Finance
6 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Office
6 4 (10.26%) Active Directory
6 4 (10.26%) SIEM
6 4 (10.26%) Windows 7
6 4 (10.26%) Process Improvement
6 4 (10.26%) Data Centre
7 3 (7.69%) Cyberthreat
7 3 (7.69%) Virtual Team Management
7 3 (7.69%) Virtual Team
7 3 (7.69%) Software Deployment
7 3 (7.69%) Line Management
7 3 (7.69%) F5
7 3 (7.69%) HP

SLA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey 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 2 (5.13%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (5.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Office 365
1 1 (2.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.38%) Firewall
2 3 (7.69%) VPN
3 2 (5.13%) 3G
3 2 (5.13%) 4G
3 2 (5.13%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (5.13%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (5.13%) DOCSIS
3 2 (5.13%) GPON
3 2 (5.13%) VDSL
3 2 (5.13%) Wireless
3 2 (5.13%) Wireshark
4 1 (2.56%) BGP
4 1 (2.56%) DNS
4 1 (2.56%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (2.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (2.56%) IPsec
4 1 (2.56%) LAN
4 1 (2.56%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (2.56%) WAN
General
1 5 (12.82%) Telecoms
2 4 (10.26%) Finance
3 2 (5.13%) Billing
4 1 (2.56%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.56%) Back Office
4 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (41.03%) Analyst
2 8 (20.51%) Business Analyst
3 6 (15.38%) Security Analyst
3 6 (15.38%) Service Manager
4 4 (10.26%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 4 (10.26%) Desktop Support
5 3 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (7.69%) IT Manager
5 3 (7.69%) Network Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Delivery Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Help Desk Support
6 2 (5.13%) IT Services Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Network Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Services Delivery Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.69%) Cyberthreat
2 3 (7.69%) Virtual Team
3 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.13%) IVR
3 2 (5.13%) Smartphone
3 2 (5.13%) User Experience
4 1 (2.56%) iSeries
4 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.95%) Windows
2 4 (10.26%) Windows 7
3 2 (5.13%) Linux
3 2 (5.13%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (33.33%) ITIL
2 8 (20.51%) Business Analysis
2 8 (20.51%) Continuous Improvement
2 8 (20.51%) Cybersecurity
2 8 (20.51%) Information Security
2 8 (20.51%) PRINCE2
2 8 (20.51%) Service Delivery
2 8 (20.51%) Service Management
3 7 (17.95%) ITIL V3
4 6 (15.38%) GAP Analysis
5 5 (12.82%) Incident Management
6 4 (10.26%) Data Analysis
6 4 (10.26%) Process Improvement
6 4 (10.26%) SIEM
7 3 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (7.69%) Line Management
7 3 (7.69%) Problem Management
7 3 (7.69%) Project Management
7 3 (7.69%) Software Deployment
7 3 (7.69%) Validation
Qualifications
1 8 (20.51%) PMP
2 2 (5.13%) CCNA
2 2 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (5.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.56%) Degree
3 1 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.56%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (5.13%) PMO
2 1 (2.56%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (10.26%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.56%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 3 (7.69%) Cisco
1 3 (7.69%) F5
1 3 (7.69%) HP
2 2 (5.13%) BT
2 2 (5.13%) Citrix
2 2 (5.13%) Dell
2 2 (5.13%) Ericsson
2 2 (5.13%) LANDesk
2 2 (5.13%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.13%) Riverbed
2 2 (5.13%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.56%) Blue Coat
3 1 (2.56%) CheckPoint
3 1 (2.56%) IBM
3 1 (2.56%) Intel
3 1 (2.56%) Juniper
3 1 (2.56%) Palo Alto
3 1 (2.56%) Remedy
3 1 (2.56%) SAP
3 1 (2.56%) Virgin Media