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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 42 35 31
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -4
Contract jobs citing SLA 3 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 1.04% 4.17% 3.45%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 12.00% 29.17% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 4
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £27.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £16.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year
-4.42% +3.93%
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
25 48 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 8.65% 14.29% 5.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 38 7
Average daily rate £425 £485 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.37% -3.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £375 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £565 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £27.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.51% +11.42%

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 28 August 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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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 -1 1 - -
Bath -5 1 - - 1
Street - 1 £375 -
SLA
South West

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 4 (40.00%) SQL
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (40.00%) ITIL
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
1 4 (40.00%) Citrix
1 4 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (40.00%) PowerShell
1 4 (40.00%) Database Security
1 4 (40.00%) DevOps
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (20.00%) LAN
3 2 (20.00%) WAN
3 2 (20.00%) SAP
3 2 (20.00%) Project Management
3 2 (20.00%) Service Management
3 2 (20.00%) ITSM
3 2 (20.00%) Wireless
3 2 (20.00%) Degree
3 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (10.00%) Change Control
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) LAN
1 2 (20.00%) WAN
1 2 (20.00%) Wireless
2 1 (10.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 1 (10.00%) Electronics
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) SQL DBA
1 2 (20.00%) Network Manager
1 2 (20.00%) Analyst
1 2 (20.00%) DBA
1 2 (20.00%) Service Manager
1 2 (20.00%) Network Services Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Team Leader
2 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (10.00%) GIS Technician
2 1 (10.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) GIS Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Team Leader
2 1 (10.00%) SAP Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Network Infrastructure Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) DTV
1 1 (10.00%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) ITIL
1 4 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (40.00%) Database Security
1 4 (40.00%) DevOps
2 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (20.00%) ITSM
3 2 (20.00%) Project Management
3 2 (20.00%) Service Management
4 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (10.00%) Information Security
4 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (10.00%) Supplier Management
4 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (10.00%) Security Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Time Management
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (10.00%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
1 4 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
1 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Citrix
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle
3 2 (20.00%) SAP
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft