The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 38 31 39
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +8
Contract jobs citing SLA 10 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 3.09% 2.39% 1.40%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 21.28% 62.50% 9.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 1
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£388 £500 £411
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.50% +21.65%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £15.63 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.92% -2.34%
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
47 8 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 14.51% 3.83% 14.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 6 10
Average daily rate £400 £500 £411
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +21.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £256 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Somerset region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 20 October 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
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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
Taunton -2 8 £375 - 1
Yeovil - - - - 1
Bath - - - -
SLA
South West

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 (78.26%) SC Cleared
1 18 (78.26%) Security Cleared
2 9 (39.13%) SQL
2 9 (39.13%) SQL Server
2 9 (39.13%) Service Management
3 8 (34.78%) Oracle
4 7 (30.43%) Windows
4 7 (30.43%) ITIL
4 7 (30.43%) assyst
5 6 (26.09%) Service Delivery
5 6 (26.09%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (26.09%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (21.74%) Capacity Planning
6 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (21.74%) T-SQL
6 5 (21.74%) Change Management
6 5 (21.74%) Statistics
7 4 (17.39%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (17.39%) Risk Analysis
7 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
7 4 (17.39%) Back Office
7 4 (17.39%) Oracle RMAN
7 4 (17.39%) Oracle Database 10g
7 4 (17.39%) SAN
7 4 (17.39%) HP
7 4 (17.39%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (17.39%) Data Guard
7 4 (17.39%) Oracle Database

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 (8.70%) MS Exchange
1 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (30.43%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) SAN
2 1 (4.35%) Firewall
2 1 (4.35%) Wireless
2 1 (4.35%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (39.13%) SQL Server
2 6 (26.09%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (26.09%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (17.39%) Oracle Database
3 4 (17.39%) Oracle Database 10g
3 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (17.39%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (13.04%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
General
1 4 (17.39%) Back Office
2 3 (13.04%) Front Office
3 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Service Manager
2 6 (26.09%) SQL DBA
2 6 (26.09%) DBA
3 3 (13.04%) Support Technician
3 3 (13.04%) Administrator
3 3 (13.04%) IT Services Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Delivery Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Technician
4 2 (8.70%) Services Delivery Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.35%) Applications Support
5 1 (4.35%) Network Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Support Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Network Support
5 1 (4.35%) Data Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (4.35%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Statistics
2 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.35%) Clustering
4 1 (4.35%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 7 (30.43%) Windows
2 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (8.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Service Management
2 7 (30.43%) ITIL
3 6 (26.09%) Service Delivery
4 5 (21.74%) Change Management
4 5 (21.74%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (17.39%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (17.39%) Risk Analysis
6 3 (13.04%) Problem Management
7 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Incident Management
8 1 (4.35%) CMMI
8 1 (4.35%) Line Management
8 1 (4.35%) Mentoring
8 1 (4.35%) Coaching
8 1 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) SQL
2 5 (21.74%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.35%) VBA
3 1 (4.35%) R
Qualifications
1 18 (78.26%) SC Cleared
1 18 (78.26%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (8.70%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (8.70%) MCITP
3 2 (8.70%) MCP
3 2 (8.70%) MCSE
4 1 (4.35%) MCSA
4 1 (4.35%) CCNA
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) Oracle
2 4 (17.39%) HP
3 3 (13.04%) Citrix
4 1 (4.35%) Avaya
4 1 (4.35%) Mitel
4 1 (4.35%) SAP
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
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