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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 28 33 35
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +2
Contract jobs citing SLA 14 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 3.35% 2.17% 0.85%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 24.56% 22.22% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 0
Average daily rate
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£150 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-53.84% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £15.63 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.24% +0.80%
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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
57 36 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 13.64% 9.76% 6.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 18 17
Average daily rate £500 £433 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.60% -8.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £374 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £493 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -22.22%

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 20 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Swindon

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the Swindon region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

SLA Hourly Rate Histogram in Swindon

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (38.89%) Benchmarking
2 6 (33.33%) Windows
3 4 (22.22%) Finance
3 4 (22.22%) Windows 7
4 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (16.67%) Windows 8
4 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (16.67%) MS Office
4 3 (16.67%) SQL
4 3 (16.67%) .NET
4 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 2 (11.11%) Windows XP
5 2 (11.11%) Data Modelling
5 2 (11.11%) ITIL
5 2 (11.11%) Mac OS X
5 2 (11.11%) Apple iOS
6 1 (5.56%) Office 365
6 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.56%) Cisco
6 1 (5.56%) HP
6 1 (5.56%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (5.56%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (5.56%) Business Objects
6 1 (5.56%) SAP
6 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
6 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (5.56%) QA
6 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Office
2 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (5.56%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (5.56%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (77.78%) Analyst
2 8 (44.44%) MI Analyst
3 6 (33.33%) Support Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Applications Support
4 3 (16.67%) Service Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Business Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Desktop Support
6 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Network Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Data Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Desktop Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (22.22%) Windows 7
3 3 (16.67%) Windows 8
3 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (11.11%) Windows XP
4 2 (11.11%) Mac OS X
4 2 (11.11%) Apple iOS
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Benchmarking
2 2 (11.11%) ITIL
2 2 (11.11%) Data Modelling
3 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) HP
2 1 (5.56%) Business Objects
2 1 (5.56%) SAP
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco