The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank - 44 33
Contract jobs citing SLA 0 3 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset - 1.05% 4.12%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - 10.00% 18.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 8
Median daily rate - £375 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £300 £273
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +10.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £27.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.18 £15.77 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-10.11% -4.42%
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 Somerset region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
17 30 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 7.52% 10.45% 21.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 21 59
Median daily rate £378 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.17% -10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £357 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £511 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £405 £384
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £27.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £24.75 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+13.73% +25.31%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

SLA Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

SLA
Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

SLA Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 Somerset region with a requirement for SLA.

1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Replication
2 2 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) C++
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) MS Office
3 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (20.00%) CSS
3 1 (20.00%) Web Services
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (20.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (20.00%) .NET
3 1 (20.00%) IIS
3 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) WCF
3 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (20.00%) Office 365
3 1 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (20.00%) Data Structures
3 1 (20.00%) Data Security
3 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (20.00%) BizTalk Server

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset 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 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (20.00%) IIS
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) 1st Line Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) BizTalk Developer
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint Developer
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint Support
2 1 (20.00%) Software Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) CSS
1 1 (20.00%) WCF
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Replication
2 1 (20.00%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis
1 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (20.00%) Data Security
1 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C#
1 2 (40.00%) C++
1 2 (40.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft