The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Swindon region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 41 29 33
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +4
Contract jobs citing SLA 8 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 1.80% 3.33% 2.16%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 12.31% 28.13% 38.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 5
Average daily rate £275 £325 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +71.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £325 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £430 £264
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £295
% change year-on-year
- +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £11.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+27.65% -21.66%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
65 32 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 14.64% 11.85% 5.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 27 13
Average daily rate £451 £385 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.01% +23.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £500 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.60% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.25 £16.43
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -7.15%
SLA
Wiltshire

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 7 (63.64%) ITIL
1 7 (63.64%) Content Management
2 6 (54.55%) Incident Management
3 5 (45.45%) CMS
3 5 (45.45%) ColdFusion
4 4 (36.36%) Eclipse
4 4 (36.36%) ISO 9001
4 4 (36.36%) CSS
4 4 (36.36%) XHTML
4 4 (36.36%) HTML
4 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
4 4 (36.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (36.36%) Release Management
4 4 (36.36%) Git (software)
4 4 (36.36%) HTML5
4 4 (36.36%) Hudson
4 4 (36.36%) ITIL V3
4 4 (36.36%) CSS3
4 4 (36.36%) Jenkins
5 3 (27.27%) Open Source
6 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Business Analysis
6 2 (18.18%) SAP SRM
6 2 (18.18%) SAP
6 2 (18.18%) Service Management
6 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
6 2 (18.18%) ITSM
6 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
6 2 (18.18%) Finance
6 2 (18.18%) Microsoft

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (45.45%) CMS
1 5 (45.45%) ColdFusion
2 1 (9.09%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) SAP SRM
1 2 (18.18%) SAP EBP
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Eclipse
1 4 (36.36%) Git (software)
1 4 (36.36%) Hudson
1 4 (36.36%) Jenkins
2 2 (18.18%) LSMW
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
1 2 (18.18%) Publishing
2 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
1 5 (45.45%) Support Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Web Support Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Web Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (9.09%) SAP Support
3 1 (9.09%) Team Leader
3 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support
3 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) CSS
1 4 (36.36%) XHTML
1 4 (36.36%) HTML
1 4 (36.36%) HTML5
1 4 (36.36%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Open Source
2 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
1 1 (9.09%) Windows 8
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) ITIL
1 7 (63.64%) Content Management
2 6 (54.55%) Incident Management
3 4 (36.36%) Release Management
3 4 (36.36%) ITIL V3
4 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Business Analysis
4 2 (18.18%) Service Management
4 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
4 2 (18.18%) ITSM
5 1 (9.09%) Logistics
5 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (9.09%) ERP
5 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
2 1 (9.09%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) ISO 9001
1 4 (36.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) SAP
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco
2 1 (9.09%) HP