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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 47 48 31
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -17
Contract jobs citing SLA 8 3 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 1.66% 0.68% 3.99%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 17.39% 11.54% 30.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 4
Median daily rate £388 £183 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+112.32% +4.28%
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £286
% change year-on-year
- +4.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -12.85%
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 Gloucestershire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
46 26 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 9.54% 5.94% 12.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 12 21
Median daily rate £478 £425 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.35% +32.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £313 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £455 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 21
Median hourly rate £52.50 £42.50 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.52% +4.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.70 £45.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.03 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+27.12% +4.88%

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
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 28 June 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
Gloucester +3 3 £425 +157.57% 2
Cheltenham - 1 - -
SLA
South West

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for SLA.

1 10 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
3 8 (50.00%) ITIL
4 7 (43.75%) Citrix
4 7 (43.75%) XenApp
5 6 (37.50%) XenDesktop
5 6 (37.50%) WAN
6 5 (31.25%) LAN
6 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
6 5 (31.25%) Internet
6 5 (31.25%) Service Management
6 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
6 5 (31.25%) Telecoms
6 5 (31.25%) Windows 7
6 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
7 4 (25.00%) DV Cleared
7 4 (25.00%) UAG
7 4 (25.00%) ITIL V3
7 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
7 4 (25.00%) BitLocker
7 4 (25.00%) Canon
7 4 (25.00%) Performance Optimisation
7 4 (25.00%) ITSM
7 4 (25.00%) Service Delivery
7 4 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (25.00%) AppSense
7 4 (25.00%) Sophos
7 4 (25.00%) VPN
7 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange

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 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.25%) IBM Notes
2 1 (6.25%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
2 2 (12.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) WAN
2 5 (31.25%) Internet
2 5 (31.25%) LAN
3 4 (25.00%) VoIP
3 4 (25.00%) VPN
4 1 (6.25%) DHCP
4 1 (6.25%) DNS
4 1 (6.25%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (6.25%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
General
1 5 (31.25%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.25%) Electronics
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Desktop Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Desktop Support
2 4 (25.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support
2 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Desktop Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Support Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Applications Support
5 1 (6.25%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (6.25%) Customer Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Delivery Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) IT Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Smartphone
2 2 (12.50%) CMDB
2 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.25%) Driving Licence
3 1 (6.25%) Handset
3 1 (6.25%) PDA
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 5 (31.25%) Windows 7
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (12.50%) Windows 8
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) ITIL
2 5 (31.25%) Service Management
3 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 4 (25.00%) ITIL V3
3 4 (25.00%) ITSM
3 4 (25.00%) Performance Optimisation
3 4 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (18.75%) Change Management
4 3 (18.75%) Incident Management
5 2 (12.50%) Change Control
5 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
5 2 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (12.50%) Server Building
5 2 (12.50%) Software Licensing
6 1 (6.25%) Coaching
6 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
6 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (6.25%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
1 2 (12.50%) VB
1 2 (12.50%) VBScript
2 1 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
3 4 (25.00%) DV Cleared
4 2 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (12.50%) MCP
5 1 (6.25%) Degree
System Software
1 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
2 7 (43.75%) XenApp
3 6 (37.50%) XenDesktop
4 4 (25.00%) BitLocker
4 4 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (25.00%) UAG
5 2 (12.50%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) EdgeSight
2 1 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Citrix
2 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
3 4 (25.00%) AppSense
3 4 (25.00%) Canon
3 4 (25.00%) Cisco
3 4 (25.00%) Sophos
4 2 (12.50%) Dell
4 2 (12.50%) Forcepoint
5 1 (6.25%) EMC
5 1 (6.25%) Lotus
5 1 (6.25%) SAP