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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 48 48 33
Rank change year-on-year
0 -15
Contract jobs citing SLA 3 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.65% 1.74% 2.66%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.36% 27.27% 30.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Average daily rate £125 £268 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-53.27% -33.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £29.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +45.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -6.89%
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
56 33 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 12.20% 6.38% 8.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 6 8
Average daily rate £450 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £265 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 3
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +102.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £25.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+68.00% +45.77%

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
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 5 February 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
(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 +8 1 - - 1
Gloucester +5 1 £125 -53.27%
SLA
South West

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 6 (54.55%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) ITIL
2 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
2 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (36.36%) Windows Server
3 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (27.27%) Degree
3 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (27.27%) Service Management
3 3 (27.27%) HP
3 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle
4 2 (18.18%) VoIP
4 2 (18.18%) DHCP
4 2 (18.18%) VPN
4 2 (18.18%) DNS
4 2 (18.18%) Cisco
4 2 (18.18%) Dell
4 2 (18.18%) Citrix
4 2 (18.18%) CA
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (18.18%) Sophos
4 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
4 2 (18.18%) Finance
4 2 (18.18%) MBA
4 2 (18.18%) GAP Analysis

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
2 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 1 (9.09%) MS Office
2 1 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle Receivables
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) DHCP
1 2 (18.18%) DNS
1 2 (18.18%) VoIP
1 2 (18.18%) VPN
2 1 (9.09%) Firewall
2 1 (9.09%) Internet
2 1 (9.09%) LAN
2 1 (9.09%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (9.09%) SAN
2 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 1 (9.09%) Unified Communications
2 1 (9.09%) WAN
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
1 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Application Support Team Leader
3 2 (18.18%) Applications Support
3 2 (18.18%) Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Functional Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Oracle Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Oracle Financials Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Oracle Financials Functional Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Oracle Functional Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Support Team Leader
3 2 (18.18%) Team Leader
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) IT Support
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Trainee
4 1 (9.09%) Trainee Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Trainee Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
1 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
1 1 (9.09%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Windows Server
2 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (9.09%) Windows 2000
5 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
5 1 (9.09%) Windows 8
5 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) ITIL
2 3 (27.27%) Service Management
3 2 (18.18%) Data Protection
3 2 (18.18%) GAP Analysis
3 2 (18.18%) Resource Management
4 1 (9.09%) Data Centre Operations
4 1 (9.09%) Fault Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) High Availability
4 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
4 1 (9.09%) Information Security
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL V3
4 1 (9.09%) ITSM
4 1 (9.09%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (9.09%) Migration
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Optimisation
4 1 (9.09%) Process Management
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (9.09%) TOGAF
4 1 (9.09%) Wealth Management
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Degree
1 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) DV Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) MBA
3 1 (9.09%) CCDA
3 1 (9.09%) CCNA
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (9.09%) MCP
3 1 (9.09%) MCSA
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (9.09%) BitLocker
3 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (9.09%) UAG
3 1 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (9.09%) XenApp
3 1 (9.09%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Backup Exec
1 1 (9.09%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (9.09%) SCCM
1 1 (9.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) HP
3 2 (18.18%) CA
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco
3 2 (18.18%) Citrix
3 2 (18.18%) Dell
3 2 (18.18%) Oracle
3 2 (18.18%) Sophos
3 2 (18.18%) VMware
4 1 (9.09%) 3PAR
4 1 (9.09%) AppSense
4 1 (9.09%) Canon
4 1 (9.09%) Hitachi
4 1 (9.09%) Symantec
4 1 (9.09%) Veeam