The first table below looks at the demand for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Basingstoke region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Basingstoke region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 24 48 28
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -20
Contract jobs citing SLA 12 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 5.50% 2.49% 2.88%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 85.71% 26.09% 35.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 3
Average daily rate £400 £193 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+107.79% -3.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £295
% change year-on-year
- +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £12.00 £11.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £11.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+27.65% -21.66%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Basingstoke
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
14 23 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 6.42% 9.54% 8.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 12
Average daily rate £400 £330 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -10.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.60% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 0
Average hourly rate £12.00 £26.56 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.82% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.25 £16.43
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -7.15%
SLA
Hampshire

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Basingstoke region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Basingstoke

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SLA across the Basingstoke region.

SLA Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

SLA
Daily Rate Histogram in Basingstoke

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the Basingstoke region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

SLA Daily Rate Histogram in Basingstoke

SLA
Hourly Rate Trend in Basingstoke

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

SLA Hourly Rate Trend in Basingstoke

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Basingstoke

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Basingstoke region citing SLA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SLA.

1 17 (85.00%) ITIL
2 10 (50.00%) MS Office
3 9 (45.00%) Windows
3 9 (45.00%) MS Excel
4 8 (40.00%) Windows XP
4 8 (40.00%) Active Directory
5 7 (35.00%) Shell Script
5 7 (35.00%) UNIX
5 7 (35.00%) SQL
5 7 (35.00%) Finance
6 6 (30.00%) Windows 7
7 5 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (25.00%) DB2
7 5 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (25.00%) Replication
8 4 (20.00%) Benchmarking
8 4 (20.00%) Waterfall
8 4 (20.00%) ITIL V3
8 4 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (15.00%) IBM
9 3 (15.00%) Service Management
9 3 (15.00%) Service Delivery
9 3 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (10.00%) Data Guard
10 2 (10.00%) Degree
10 2 (10.00%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (10.00%) Oracle RMAN
10 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
10 2 (10.00%) Oracle Applications
10 2 (10.00%) Microsoft

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Basingstoke by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Basingstoke region citing SLA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SLA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 10 (50.00%) MS Office
2 9 (45.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (5.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (5.00%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) DB2
1 5 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 7 (35.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.00%) Electronics
3 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) 1st Line Support
2 7 (35.00%) DBA
3 6 (30.00%) Support Engineer
4 5 (25.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 5 (25.00%) DB2 DBA
5 3 (15.00%) Administrator
5 3 (15.00%) IT Support Engineer
5 3 (15.00%) Data Administrator
5 3 (15.00%) IT Support
6 2 (10.00%) Oracle DBA
7 1 (5.00%) Service Transition Manager
7 1 (5.00%) Services Delivery Manager
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Manager
7 1 (5.00%) Service Manager
7 1 (5.00%) Delivery Manager
7 1 (5.00%) Transition Manager
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Services Delivery Manager
7 1 (5.00%) Engagement Manager
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Service Manager
7 1 (5.00%) Service Desk Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Replication
2 1 (5.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.00%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 9 (45.00%) Windows
2 8 (40.00%) Windows XP
3 7 (35.00%) UNIX
4 6 (30.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (85.00%) ITIL
2 5 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (20.00%) Benchmarking
3 4 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 4 (20.00%) ITIL V3
3 4 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (15.00%) Service Management
4 3 (15.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (10.00%) ERP
6 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
6 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
6 1 (5.00%) Business Continuity
6 1 (5.00%) Strategic Planning
6 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
6 1 (5.00%) Problem Management
6 1 (5.00%) Release Management
6 1 (5.00%) Time Management
6 1 (5.00%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) Shell Script
1 7 (35.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
1 2 (10.00%) OCP
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 8 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) IBM
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (5.00%) SAP
3 1 (5.00%) Citrix