The first table below looks at the demand for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Dorset 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 Dorset 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 31 25 25
Rank change year-on-year
-6 0
Contract jobs citing SLA 2 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 0.87% 1.62% 2.35%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.00% 13.64% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Average daily rate £191 £650 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-70.57% +52.94%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £295
% change year-on-year
- +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £9.48
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £11.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+27.65% -21.66%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
10 22 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 4.37% 11.89% 10.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 17 11
Average daily rate £325 £460 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.34% +12.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £98 £315 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £715 £657 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.60% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.25 £16.43
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -7.15%
SLA
South West

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

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

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

SLA Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

SLA
Daily Rate Histogram in Dorset

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

SLA Daily Rate Histogram in Dorset

SLA
Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

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

SLA Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

SLA
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bournemouth -5 1 £80 -
SLA
South West

SLA
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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 1 (50.00%) MS Office
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
1 1 (50.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) CCNP
1 1 (50.00%) CCNA
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (50.00%) Juniper
1 1 (50.00%) Firmware
1 1 (50.00%) OSPF
1 1 (50.00%) BGP
1 1 (50.00%) Change Management
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (50.00%) VLAN
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (50.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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 1 (50.00%) MS Office
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
1 1 (50.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (50.00%) OSPF
1 1 (50.00%) BGP
1 1 (50.00%) VLAN
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Team Leader
1 1 (50.00%) Compliance Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Firmware
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Change Management
1 1 (50.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (50.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) CCNP
1 1 (50.00%) CCNA
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) Juniper