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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 41 30 33
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +3
Contract jobs citing SLA 3 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 0.90% 2.88% 0.56%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 14.29% 66.67% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
Average daily rate
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£333 £175 £309
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+90.00% -43.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.94 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-7.10% -6.25%
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
21 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 6.27% 4.33% 6.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 5 5
Average daily rate £350 £183 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+91.78% -54.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £138 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £266 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £371 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -16.27%

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 24 December 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 -20 1 £375 +61.29%
Yeovil - - - -
Bath - - - -
SLA
South West

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 9 (69.23%) SC Cleared
1 9 (69.23%) Security Cleared
2 8 (61.54%) Service Management
3 6 (46.15%) assyst
4 4 (30.77%) ITIL
4 4 (30.77%) Windows
5 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
5 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
6 2 (15.38%) Incident Management
6 2 (15.38%) Back Office
6 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (15.38%) QA
6 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (15.38%) Change Management
6 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (15.38%) HP
6 2 (15.38%) Citrix
6 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (15.38%) SAN
7 1 (7.69%) Novell
7 1 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (7.69%) Avaya
7 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (7.69%) CCNA
7 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
7 1 (7.69%) MCSE
7 1 (7.69%) MCSA
7 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
7 1 (7.69%) Cisco
7 1 (7.69%) SQL

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (46.15%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) SAN
2 1 (7.69%) Firewall
2 1 (7.69%) Wireless
2 1 (7.69%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MSI
1 1 (7.69%) InstallShield
General
1 2 (15.38%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Service Manager
2 3 (23.08%) IT Services Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (7.69%) QA Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Services Delivery Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Network Support
4 1 (7.69%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Contracts Manager
4 1 (7.69%) IT Services Delivery Manager
4 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Back Office Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Support Technician
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Application Packaging
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Service Management
2 4 (30.77%) ITIL
3 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
4 2 (15.38%) Change Management
4 2 (15.38%) Incident Management
5 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
5 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
5 1 (7.69%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
1 1 (7.69%) R
Qualifications
1 9 (69.23%) SC Cleared
1 9 (69.23%) Security Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (7.69%) MCSE
3 1 (7.69%) MCSA
3 1 (7.69%) CCNA
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (7.69%) XenApp
2 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) HP
2 2 (15.38%) Citrix
3 1 (7.69%) Avaya
3 1 (7.69%) Novell
3 1 (7.69%) Mitel
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) SAP
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco