The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Swindon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 35 31 30
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -1
Contract jobs citing SLA 11 6 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 2.44% 1.97% 3.40%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 14.86% 20.69% 35.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 7
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-58.33% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £323 £394
10% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £468 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.54% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +57.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.38
% change year-on-year
- -8.39%
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Wiltshire

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 Swindon region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
74 29 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 16.41% 9.54% 9.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 26 29
Average daily rate £475 £428 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -0.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £305 £394
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £476 £628
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +57.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Swindon region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SLA across the Swindon region.

SLA Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

SLA
Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the Swindon region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014.

SLA Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

SLA
Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Swindon region.

SLA Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 8 (32.00%) SQL
2 7 (28.00%) Benchmarking
2 7 (28.00%) Incident Management
3 6 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (24.00%) Finance
3 6 (24.00%) Windows
4 5 (20.00%) .NET
4 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 5 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 5 (20.00%) Coaching
4 5 (20.00%) Jenkins
4 5 (20.00%) Git (software)
5 4 (16.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (16.00%) Management Information System
5 4 (16.00%) XML
6 3 (12.00%) XSLT
6 3 (12.00%) ITIL
6 3 (12.00%) VB.NET
6 3 (12.00%) Web Services
6 3 (12.00%) Visual Studio
6 3 (12.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (12.00%) SAP
6 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET
6 3 (12.00%) C#
6 3 (12.00%) Change Management
6 3 (12.00%) ISO 9001
6 3 (12.00%) Cisco
6 3 (12.00%) LINQ

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 2 (8.00%) Railo
1 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (8.00%) CMS
1 2 (8.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (8.00%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 5 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (8.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) SAP HR-PA
1 2 (8.00%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) LAN
2 1 (4.00%) WAN
2 1 (4.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (8.00%) SAP BW
4 1 (4.00%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (4.00%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (20.00%) Jenkins
1 5 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (12.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (12.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (12.00%) Hudson
General
1 6 (24.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 17 (68.00%) Analyst
2 13 (52.00%) MI Analyst
3 6 (24.00%) Business Analyst
4 5 (20.00%) Developer
5 3 (12.00%) Service Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Applications Developer
5 3 (12.00%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Support Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Support Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Applications Support
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Business Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Data Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) 1st Line Support
7 1 (4.00%) Web Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Information Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Network Manager
7 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) .NET
2 4 (16.00%) XML
3 3 (12.00%) XSLT
3 3 (12.00%) Web Services
3 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (12.00%) LINQ
3 3 (12.00%) .NET Framework
4 2 (8.00%) CSS3
4 2 (8.00%) HTML5
4 2 (8.00%) jQuery
4 2 (8.00%) ColdBox
4 2 (8.00%) HTML
4 2 (8.00%) CSS
5 1 (4.00%) XHTML
5 1 (4.00%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (16.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.00%) CMDB
3 2 (8.00%) Performance Metrics
3 2 (8.00%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (8.00%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 6 (24.00%) Windows
2 3 (12.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) Benchmarking
1 7 (28.00%) Incident Management
2 5 (20.00%) Coaching
3 3 (12.00%) ITIL
3 3 (12.00%) Change Management
3 3 (12.00%) Unit Testing
3 3 (12.00%) ITIL V3
4 2 (8.00%) Release Management
4 2 (8.00%) Data Protection
4 2 (8.00%) Data Cleansing
4 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (8.00%) Content Management
4 2 (8.00%) Data Analysis
4 2 (8.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (8.00%) Scrum
4 2 (8.00%) MVC
4 2 (8.00%) Data Modelling
5 1 (4.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.00%) Information Management
5 1 (4.00%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) SQL
2 5 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (12.00%) VB.NET
3 3 (12.00%) C#
4 2 (8.00%) Java
4 2 (8.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (8.00%) CFML
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (4.00%) A+ Certification
1 1 (4.00%) MCSA
1 1 (4.00%) CCNA
1 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) ISO 9001
1 3 (12.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (8.00%) Data Quality
3 1 (4.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.00%) Firmware
2 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.00%) SAP
2 3 (12.00%) Cisco
3 1 (4.00%) Citrix
3 1 (4.00%) Business Objects
3 1 (4.00%) VMware