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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 27 33 29
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -4
Contract jobs citing SLA 3 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 1.44% 0.40% 1.14%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 16.67% 3.57% 8.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Median daily rate £200 - £163
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £301 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.05% +9.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £11.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.77 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-11.22% -1.43%
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 28 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 8.61% 11.34% 14.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 20
Median daily rate £411 £418 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.49% -1.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £165 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £495 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Median hourly rate - £37.50 £40.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.97%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £28.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +36.58%

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
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 1 October 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Weymouth - 2 £200 -
Poole - 1 - -
SLA
South West

SLA
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (33.33%) Retail
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) MCSA
2 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (16.67%) MSI
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
2 1 (16.67%) Workflow
2 1 (16.67%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MSI
General
1 2 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Service Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support
3 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Services Manager
3 1 (16.67%) IT Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (16.67%) IT Manager
3 1 (16.67%) IT Services Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Service Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
2 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (16.67%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (16.67%) MCSA
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) VMware