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 4 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 39 20 32
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +12
Contract jobs citing SLA 7 42 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 1.98% 9.46% 3.30%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.84% 62.69% 36.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 30 0
Average daily rate
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£550 £328 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+67.93% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £29.00 £14.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +20.83%
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
19 67 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 5.37% 15.09% 8.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 45 3
Average daily rate £588 £375 £458
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.66% -18.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £364 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +7.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £29.00 £14.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.03 £20.56 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.11% +37.08%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015.

SLA Daily Rate Histogram 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 4 May 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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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
Street - 4 £550 -
Bath -4 1 - -
SLA
South West

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 13 (61.90%) ITIL
2 12 (57.14%) Service Management
3 7 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 7 (33.33%) Change Management
3 7 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 7 (33.33%) SAP
4 6 (28.57%) SC Cleared
4 6 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 6 (28.57%) Finance
5 5 (23.81%) hybris
6 4 (19.05%) Incident Management
6 4 (19.05%) Problem Management
6 4 (19.05%) ITSM
7 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
8 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
8 2 (9.52%) Windows
8 2 (9.52%) LAN
8 2 (9.52%) WAN
8 2 (9.52%) Wireless
8 2 (9.52%) QA
8 2 (9.52%) assyst
9 1 (4.76%) Marketing
9 1 (4.76%) Degree
9 1 (4.76%) Windows Vista
9 1 (4.76%) Application Packaging
9 1 (4.76%) Supplier Management
9 1 (4.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (4.76%) Change Control
9 1 (4.76%) Capacity Management

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) assyst
2 1 (4.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) LAN
1 2 (9.52%) WAN
1 2 (9.52%) Wireless
2 1 (4.76%) Network Security
2 1 (4.76%) Firewall
2 1 (4.76%) VPN
2 1 (4.76%) SAN
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MSI
1 1 (4.76%) InstallShield
General
1 6 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Marketing
2 1 (4.76%) Electronics
2 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Service Manager
2 5 (23.81%) Head of Operations
3 4 (19.05%) Team Leader
3 4 (19.05%) Service Desk Team Leader
4 2 (9.52%) Network Services Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Network Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Customer Services Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Server Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Security Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Service Desk Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Storage Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) IT Services Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Network Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Test Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Network Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) Application Packaging
1 1 (4.76%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.76%) Client/Server
1 1 (4.76%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Vista
2 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (61.90%) ITIL
2 12 (57.14%) Service Management
3 7 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 7 (33.33%) Change Management
3 7 (33.33%) E-Commerce
4 4 (19.05%) Incident Management
4 4 (19.05%) Problem Management
4 4 (19.05%) ITSM
5 1 (4.76%) Supplier Management
5 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (4.76%) Change Control
5 1 (4.76%) Capacity Management
5 1 (4.76%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (4.76%) Time Management
5 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.76%) Programme Management
5 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.76%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 6 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) MCSE
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) QA
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.76%) XenApp
2 1 (4.76%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) SAP
2 5 (23.81%) hybris
3 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.76%) VMware
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco
4 1 (4.76%) Novell