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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 31 39 30
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -9
Contract jobs citing SLA 8 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 2.52% 1.73% 3.41%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 21.62% 11.86% 29.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 10
Average daily rate
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£388 £229 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+69.39% -29.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £190 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £245 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £301
% change year-on-year
- -0.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 £20.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
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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
37 59 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 11.64% 14.57% 11.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 49 30
Average daily rate £500 £451 £424
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.98% +6.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £330 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £565 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 £20.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £21.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+2.61% +13.51%

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 29 May 2015.

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 29 May 2015, 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 (38.89%) Telecoms
2 5 (27.78%) Project Management
2 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
3 4 (22.22%) ITIL
3 4 (22.22%) QA
4 3 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (16.67%) VBA
4 3 (16.67%) MS Office
4 3 (16.67%) SAP
4 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 3 (16.67%) SAP BW
4 3 (16.67%) Benchmarking
5 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
5 2 (11.11%) PRINCE
5 2 (11.11%) Cisco
5 2 (11.11%) Windows
5 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
5 2 (11.11%) Nokia
5 2 (11.11%) Finance
5 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
5 2 (11.11%) Risk Management
5 2 (11.11%) Quality Management
5 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (11.11%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 2 (11.11%) Portfolio Management
5 2 (11.11%) Google
6 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.56%) Banking
6 1 (5.56%) Logistics

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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.

Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Office
1 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) 4G
1 1 (5.56%) LTE
1 1 (5.56%) 2G
1 1 (5.56%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) SAP BW
General
1 7 (38.89%) Telecoms
2 2 (11.11%) Finance
3 1 (5.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Service Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Quality Manager
2 4 (22.22%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) MI Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Desktop Support
3 3 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Support Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Project Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Network Support
5 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Radio Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Process Manager
5 1 (5.56%) QA Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Service Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
1 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Project Management
2 4 (22.22%) ITIL
3 3 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (16.67%) Benchmarking
4 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
4 2 (11.11%) PRINCE
4 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
4 2 (11.11%) Risk Management
4 2 (11.11%) Quality Management
4 2 (11.11%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.56%) Logistics
5 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.56%) Project Planning
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (5.56%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
1 1 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (5.56%) PMP
1 1 (5.56%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) QA
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
2 3 (16.67%) SAP
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco
3 2 (11.11%) Nokia
3 2 (11.11%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 2 (11.11%) Google
4 1 (5.56%) Huawei
4 1 (5.56%) Actix
4 1 (5.56%) Juniper
4 1 (5.56%) Ericsson
4 1 (5.56%) CheckPoint