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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 46 27 49
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +22
Contract jobs citing SLA 11 15 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 2.15% 5.07% 0.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.31% 51.72% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 0
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£375 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +66.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.94 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-7.10% -6.25%
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
26 29 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 5.08% 9.80% 6.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 8
Average daily rate £325 £400 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £264 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £458 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £371 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 16
Average hourly rate £44.50 £20.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+122.50% -48.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -16.27%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -17 2 £188 -37.50%
Gloucester -5 1 £325 -18.75% 1
Tewkesbury - - - -
Cirencester - - - -
SLA
South West

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 18 (69.23%) Service Delivery
2 15 (57.69%) Security Cleared
3 12 (46.15%) Business Development
3 12 (46.15%) DV Cleared
3 12 (46.15%) Telecoms
3 12 (46.15%) Finance
4 9 (34.62%) ITIL
5 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (19.23%) Change Management
6 4 (15.38%) MS Office
6 4 (15.38%) Service Management
6 4 (15.38%) MS Excel
6 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
7 3 (11.54%) Windows
7 3 (11.54%) Process Management
7 3 (11.54%) ITSM
7 3 (11.54%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (11.54%) Process Improvement
8 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
8 2 (7.69%) SCCM
8 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
8 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (7.69%) WSUS
8 2 (7.69%) Windows Vista
8 2 (7.69%) Asset Management
8 2 (7.69%) Windows 7
8 2 (7.69%) Publishing
8 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (7.69%) MSI

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 1 (3.85%) WebLogic
1 1 (3.85%) Apache
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) MS Office
1 4 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 3 (11.54%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (7.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) SMS
2 1 (3.85%) VPN
2 1 (3.85%) SSL
2 1 (3.85%) MPLS
2 1 (3.85%) BGP
2 1 (3.85%) EIGRP
2 1 (3.85%) TACACS
2 1 (3.85%) Firewall
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (3.85%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.85%) DB2
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle8/8i Database
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle9i Database
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MSI
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Forms
General
1 12 (46.15%) Telecoms
1 12 (46.15%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (57.69%) Service Manager
2 7 (26.92%) Delivery Manager
2 7 (26.92%) Services Delivery Manager
3 4 (15.38%) Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Senior Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Service Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Service Level Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Senior Service Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Trainee Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Trainee
5 2 (7.69%) Deployment Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (3.85%) Coordinator
6 1 (3.85%) Administrator
6 1 (3.85%) Network Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Support Technician
6 1 (3.85%) DBA
6 1 (3.85%) Problem Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) Middleware
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Windows
2 2 (7.69%) UNIX
2 2 (7.69%) Linux
2 2 (7.69%) Windows XP
2 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (7.69%) Windows Vista
2 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (7.69%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Linux
3 1 (3.85%) AIX
3 1 (3.85%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (69.23%) Service Delivery
2 12 (46.15%) Business Development
3 9 (34.62%) ITIL
4 5 (19.23%) Change Management
5 4 (15.38%) Service Management
6 3 (11.54%) Process Management
6 3 (11.54%) ITSM
6 3 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (11.54%) Process Improvement
7 2 (7.69%) Asset Management
8 1 (3.85%) Knowledge Management
8 1 (3.85%) Incident Management
8 1 (3.85%) Project Management
8 1 (3.85%) Change Control
8 1 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (3.85%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (3.85%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.85%) C
2 1 (3.85%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 15 (57.69%) Security Cleared
2 12 (46.15%) DV Cleared
3 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) CCNA
4 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) WSUS
1 2 (7.69%) SCCM
2 1 (3.85%) Data Guard
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.69%) Remedy
3 1 (3.85%) Micro Focus
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco
3 1 (3.85%) IBM
3 1 (3.85%) Sun
3 1 (3.85%) Juniper
3 1 (3.85%) Nokia
3 1 (3.85%) CheckPoint