The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
South West / Gloucestershire
Rank 36 47 43
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -4
Contract jobs citing SLA 10 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 2.70% 0.66% 2.09%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.00% 5.88% 37.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 1
Median daily rate £113 £170 £268
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.82% -36.44%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £318 £275
% change year-on-year
+10.23% +15.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £12.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £18.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-18.91% +23.33%

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 Gloucestershire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
40 51 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 10.81% 11.21% 5.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 19 4
Median daily rate £450 £450 £334
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +34.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £248 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 7
Median hourly rate £28.75 £42.50 £44.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.35% -4.49%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.34 £41.75 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-44.09% +70.40%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Gloucestershire region citing SLA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

SLA Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

SLA
Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017.

SLA Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

SLA
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

SLA Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

SLA
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 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
Gloucester - 6 £110 -
Cheltenham +5 1 - - 3
Cirencester - 1 £195 -
Filton - 1 - -
SLA
South West

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for SLA.

1 15 (71.43%) Windows
2 13 (61.90%) Microsoft
3 10 (47.62%) Apple
3 10 (47.62%) Time Management
3 10 (47.62%) Network Management
4 9 (42.86%) Windows 7
4 9 (42.86%) DBS Check
4 9 (42.86%) Service Delivery
5 7 (33.33%) Citrix
5 7 (33.33%) MS Office
6 6 (28.57%) DHCP
6 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
6 6 (28.57%) VMware
6 6 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (28.57%) Windows Server
7 5 (23.81%) Windows 8
7 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (23.81%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
7 5 (23.81%) Mac OS
7 5 (23.81%) Wireless
7 5 (23.81%) Internet
7 5 (23.81%) Mac OS X
7 5 (23.81%) DNS
7 5 (23.81%) ITIL
7 5 (23.81%) Apple iOS
8 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
8 4 (19.05%) Incident Management
9 3 (14.29%) Project Planning

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (33.33%) MS Office
2 5 (23.81%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (28.57%) DHCP
2 5 (23.81%) DNS
2 5 (23.81%) Internet
2 5 (23.81%) Wireless
3 1 (4.76%) Firewall
3 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Toad
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Support Engineer
2 9 (42.86%) 1st Line Support
3 8 (38.10%) 1st Line Engineer
3 8 (38.10%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 7 (33.33%) Customer Engineer
4 7 (33.33%) Customer Support Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) 1st Line Support Technician
6 2 (9.52%) Administrator
6 2 (9.52%) Customer Support Technician
6 2 (9.52%) Help Desk Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Service Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Service Manager
6 2 (9.52%) Support Technician
7 1 (4.76%) Delivery Manager
7 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Support
7 1 (4.76%) IT Administrator
7 1 (4.76%) IT Assistant
7 1 (4.76%) Technical Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (71.43%) Windows
2 9 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 6 (28.57%) Windows Server
4 5 (23.81%) Apple iOS
4 5 (23.81%) Mac OS
4 5 (23.81%) Mac OS X
4 5 (23.81%) Windows 8
4 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Network Management
1 10 (47.62%) Time Management
2 9 (42.86%) Service Delivery
3 5 (23.81%) ITIL
4 4 (19.05%) Incident Management
5 3 (14.29%) Change Control
5 3 (14.29%) Project Planning
6 2 (9.52%) Asset Management
6 2 (9.52%) Line Management
7 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (4.76%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (42.86%) DBS Check
2 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
3 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 2 (9.52%) DV Cleared
5 1 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (4.76%) Network+ Certification
System Software
1 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
1 6 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 13 (61.90%) Microsoft
2 10 (47.62%) Apple
3 7 (33.33%) Citrix
4 6 (28.57%) VMware
5 1 (4.76%) CheckPoint
5 1 (4.76%) Cisco
5 1 (4.76%) F5
5 1 (4.76%) Fortinet