The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 29 - 23
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SLA 4 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 1.84% - 2.61%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 16.67% - 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£115 - £298
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £135.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-6.89% +5.45%
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
24 8 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 11.06% 4.40% 13.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 10
Average daily rate £380 £350 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £410 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £87.50 £11.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+695.45% -
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 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
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 30 January 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bournemouth - 2 £115 -
Dorchester - - - -
SLA
South West

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
1 3 (37.50%) MS Office
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) Ericsson
2 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) ADSL
2 2 (25.00%) ATM
2 2 (25.00%) GSM
2 2 (25.00%) SDH
2 2 (25.00%) UMTS
2 2 (25.00%) Ethernet
2 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (25.00%) DNS
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Sun
2 2 (25.00%) Service Management
2 2 (25.00%) Firewall
2 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) RNC
2 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (25.00%) WFM
2 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (25.00%) Windows 8
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 2 (25.00%) Line Management
2 2 (25.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (12.50%) SQL

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Office
2 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) ADSL
1 2 (25.00%) ATM
1 2 (25.00%) GSM
1 2 (25.00%) SDH
1 2 (25.00%) UMTS
1 2 (25.00%) Ethernet
1 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (25.00%) DNS
1 2 (25.00%) Firewall
1 2 (25.00%) RNC
1 2 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
General
1 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) Support Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Field Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) IT Support
2 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Incident Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) IT Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Operations Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (12.50%) Service Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
1 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (25.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Service Management
1 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
1 2 (25.00%) WFM
1 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
1 2 (25.00%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Ericsson
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (25.00%) Sun
1 2 (25.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks