The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 36 32 23
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -9
Contract jobs citing SLA 4 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 1.71% 3.95% 3.80%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.33% 56.25% 46.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 3
Average daily rate
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£165 £400 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-58.75% +60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £400 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £550 £326
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-6.89% +5.45%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the Basingstoke region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Basingstoke
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
12 16 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 5.13% 7.02% 8.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 4
Average daily rate £350 £440 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.45% +53.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £361 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £526 £339
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 5
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +27.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.08 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+11.27% -25.76%

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
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 28 January 2015, 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 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Windows 7
3 3 (37.50%) Windows XP
3 3 (37.50%) Asset Management
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 3 (37.50%) LAN
3 3 (37.50%) VoIP
3 3 (37.50%) WAN
3 3 (37.50%) Finance
3 3 (37.50%) LAMP
3 3 (37.50%) Hedge funds
3 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (25.00%) MS Office
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Vista
4 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
5 1 (12.50%) Life Science
5 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (12.50%) Performance Management
5 1 (12.50%) iSCSI
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (12.50%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (12.50%) NAS
5 1 (12.50%) ITIL
5 1 (12.50%) CRM
5 1 (12.50%) Citrix
5 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
5 1 (12.50%) DHCP
5 1 (12.50%) Ethernet

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Basingstoke by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) LAN
1 3 (37.50%) VoIP
1 3 (37.50%) WAN
2 1 (12.50%) iSCSI
2 1 (12.50%) NAS
2 1 (12.50%) DHCP
2 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
2 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (12.50%) VPN
2 1 (12.50%) DNS
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Desktop Support
2 3 (37.50%) Support Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Desktop Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (12.50%) Service Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Team Leader
4 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Team Leader
4 1 (12.50%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Hedge funds
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Life Science
2 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Windows 7
3 3 (37.50%) Windows XP
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Vista
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (12.50%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Asset Management
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Management
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) CRM
2 1 (12.50%) Software Deployment
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix