The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 51 32 27
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -5
Contract jobs citing SLA 6 16 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 1.21% 3.38% 0.90%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 13.33% 35.56% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
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£394 £325 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.15% +14.03%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £268 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -17.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £25.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £16.60 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +7.09%
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
45 45 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 9.05% 9.49% 5.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 17 7
Average daily rate £410 £400 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £300 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £425 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 2
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £15.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +156.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.30 £25.50 £13.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.30 £43.00 £17.53
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.64 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.20% +14.28%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Gloucestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 4 September 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 4 September 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
Cheltenham -3 2 £200 -33.33% 1
Gloucester - 2 £438 - 1
SLA
South West

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 7 (58.33%) ITIL
2 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 5 (41.67%) DV Cleared
2 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
3 4 (33.33%) Windows
3 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 3 (25.00%) HP
4 3 (25.00%) Shell Script
4 3 (25.00%) C++
4 3 (25.00%) HTML
4 3 (25.00%) Java
4 3 (25.00%) Perl
4 3 (25.00%) Oracle
4 3 (25.00%) Python
4 3 (25.00%) Incident Management
4 3 (25.00%) Problem Management
4 3 (25.00%) Release Management
4 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (16.67%) Data Protection
5 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (16.67%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (16.67%) Java EE
5 2 (16.67%) Drools
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (16.67%) MongoDB
5 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (16.67%) MS Office
5 2 (16.67%) Ruby

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (8.33%) ArcGIS
2 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Office
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Sage 200
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) DHCP
1 2 (16.67%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) MySQL
1 2 (16.67%) MongoDB
2 1 (8.33%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (8.33%) Ant
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Team Leader
3 1 (8.33%) Support Team Leader
3 1 (8.33%) UNIX Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) GIS Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Sage Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Service Desk Team Leader
3 1 (8.33%) Application Support Team Leader
3 1 (8.33%) Support Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Service Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Applications Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Applications Support
3 1 (8.33%) Service Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Software Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) HTML
2 2 (16.67%) Java EE
2 2 (16.67%) Drools
3 1 (8.33%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (16.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) ITIL
2 3 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 3 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (25.00%) Release Management
3 2 (16.67%) Migration
3 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 2 (16.67%) Data Protection
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (8.33%) Change Control
4 1 (8.33%) Line Management
4 1 (8.33%) Data Centre Operations
4 1 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
4 1 (8.33%) Change Management
4 1 (8.33%) Information Security
4 1 (8.33%) CRM
4 1 (8.33%) ERP
4 1 (8.33%) Time Management
4 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
4 1 (8.33%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 3 (25.00%) Python
2 3 (25.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (25.00%) C++
2 3 (25.00%) Java
2 3 (25.00%) Perl
3 2 (16.67%) PL/SQL
3 2 (16.67%) Ruby
4 1 (8.33%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) DV Cleared
1 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) HP
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle
2 2 (16.67%) OpenText
2 2 (16.67%) Dell
3 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (8.33%) Sage
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft