The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 1 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 35 38 21
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -17
Contract jobs citing SLA 2 8 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 0.82% 2.23% 9.30%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 18.18% 17.78% 45.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 28
Median daily rate £290 £350 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +6.87%
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 £300 £285
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -12.85%
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
11 45 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 4.51% 12.53% 20.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 33 65
Median daily rate £376 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.93% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £313 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £474 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £369
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +4.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £42.50 - £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.55 £20.75
% change year-on-year
+29.93% +3.85%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Somerset region citing SLA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Street +1 1 £290 -22.66%
Bath -5 1 - -
SLA
South West

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SLA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Somerset region with a requirement for SLA.

1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 6 (66.67%) C++
2 6 (66.67%) Java
2 6 (66.67%) Replication
3 5 (55.56%) MS Office
4 2 (22.22%) C#
4 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
5 1 (11.11%) WCF
5 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
5 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
5 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
5 1 (11.11%) Data Security
5 1 (11.11%) Finance
5 1 (11.11%) Aerospace
5 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
5 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
5 1 (11.11%) CSS
5 1 (11.11%) Web Services
5 1 (11.11%) Windows
5 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
5 1 (11.11%) Data Modelling
5 1 (11.11%) RDBMS
5 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
5 1 (11.11%) SQL
5 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
5 1 (11.11%) .NET
5 1 (11.11%) IIS
5 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
5 1 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (11.11%) IIS
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (55.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) RDBMS
1 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (11.11%) Aerospace
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Developer
1 3 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
2 2 (22.22%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 1st Line Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) 1st Line Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Applications Support
3 1 (11.11%) BizTalk Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Graduate
3 1 (11.11%) Graduate Applications Support
3 1 (11.11%) Junior
3 1 (11.11%) Junior Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (11.11%) SharePoint Support
3 1 (11.11%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) CSS
1 1 (11.11%) WCF
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Replication
2 1 (11.11%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
2 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) Data Modelling
2 1 (11.11%) Data Security
2 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) C++
1 6 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) C#
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 1 (11.11%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft