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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 25 35 44
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +9
Contract jobs citing SLA 17 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 6.25% 1.97% 0.58%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.08% 19.23% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 1
Average daily rate
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£395 £150 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+163.33% -25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £294
% change year-on-year
- +2.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £29.00 £14.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+107.14% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £14.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-1.78% +16.66%
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
53 26 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 19.49% 10.24% 4.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 14 3
Average daily rate £650 £444 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.47% +23.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £183 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £745 £510 £512
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £368 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.08% +8.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £29.00 £14.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+107.14% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £16.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+10.44% -16.25%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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
Bath +6 3 - - 1
Yeovil - - - -
SLA
South West

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 12 (57.14%) ITIL
2 11 (52.38%) Service Management
3 8 (38.10%) Change Management
4 7 (33.33%) SAP
4 7 (33.33%) E-Commerce
4 7 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 7 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 6 (28.57%) Service Delivery
6 5 (23.81%) Finance
6 5 (23.81%) hybris
7 4 (19.05%) Problem Management
7 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
8 3 (14.29%) Windows
8 3 (14.29%) QA
8 3 (14.29%) Incident Management
9 2 (9.52%) assyst
9 2 (9.52%) SAN
9 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
9 2 (9.52%) ITSM
10 1 (4.76%) Back Office
10 1 (4.76%) Firewall
10 1 (4.76%) VMware
10 1 (4.76%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (4.76%) HP
10 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (4.76%) Novell
10 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (4.76%) Middleware

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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
1 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) SAN
2 1 (4.76%) Firewall
2 1 (4.76%) VPN
2 1 (4.76%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MSI
1 1 (4.76%) InstallShield
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Service Manager
2 5 (23.81%) Head of Operations
3 3 (14.29%) Service Desk Team Leader
3 3 (14.29%) Team Leader
4 2 (9.52%) IT Services Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Services Delivery Manager
5 1 (4.76%) QA Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Test Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Network Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Support Technician
5 1 (4.76%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Applications Packager
5 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Customer Services Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Server Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Security Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Service Desk Manager
5 1 (4.76%) IT Services Delivery Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) Middleware
1 1 (4.76%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Client/Server
1 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Vista
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) ITIL
2 11 (52.38%) Service Management
3 8 (38.10%) Change Management
4 7 (33.33%) E-Commerce
5 6 (28.57%) Service Delivery
6 4 (19.05%) Problem Management
7 3 (14.29%) Incident Management
8 2 (9.52%) ITSM
9 1 (4.76%) Capacity Management
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 7 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (4.76%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.76%) XenApp
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) SAP
2 5 (23.81%) hybris
3 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.76%) VMware
4 1 (4.76%) HP
4 1 (4.76%) Novell
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco