The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Dorset region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 8 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank - 25 22
Contract jobs citing SLA 0 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset - 0.56% 2.91%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - 4.35% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Median daily rate - £325 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.98%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £315 £270
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £135.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
SLA
South West

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 Dorset region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
18 23 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 10.47% 12.78% 13.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 12
Median daily rate £400 £488 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.94% +42.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £238 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £550 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Median hourly rate £57.50 £42.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.90% +5.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-14.00% +13.63%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Dorset region citing SLA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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
Top 7 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, 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 Dorset region with a requirement for SLA.

1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) Retail
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (33.33%) Workflow
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) MSI

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MSI
General
1 2 (66.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Service Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
1 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 1 (33.33%) Workflow