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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 32 34 38
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +4
Contract jobs citing SLA 11 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 2.68% 2.74% 1.19%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 18.64% 29.73% 16.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 0
Average daily rate
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£188 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+20.68% -3.33%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
59 37 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 14.36% 9.23% 7.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 20 17
Average daily rate £500 £425 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -5.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £348 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+14.64% -2.77%
SLA
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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 22 July 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 22 July 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 6 (31.58%) ITIL
1 6 (31.58%) Windows
2 5 (26.32%) ColdFusion
2 5 (26.32%) CMS
2 5 (26.32%) Content Management
2 5 (26.32%) Incident Management
3 4 (21.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (21.05%) Release Management
3 4 (21.05%) Git (software)
3 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
3 4 (21.05%) HTML5
3 4 (21.05%) Hudson
3 4 (21.05%) ITIL V3
3 4 (21.05%) CSS3
3 4 (21.05%) Jenkins
3 4 (21.05%) Eclipse
3 4 (21.05%) ISO 9001
3 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
3 4 (21.05%) Finance
3 4 (21.05%) CSS
3 4 (21.05%) XHTML
3 4 (21.05%) HTML
3 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
3 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
4 3 (15.79%) MS Office
4 3 (15.79%) .NET
4 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (15.79%) Benchmarking
4 3 (15.79%) Windows 8
4 3 (15.79%) Open Source

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (26.32%) ColdFusion
1 5 (26.32%) CMS
2 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.26%) Railo
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Office
2 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (5.26%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (5.26%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Git (software)
1 4 (21.05%) Hudson
1 4 (21.05%) Jenkins
1 4 (21.05%) Eclipse
General
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (73.68%) Analyst
2 11 (57.89%) Support Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Applications Support
3 3 (15.79%) Service Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (15.79%) MI Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Web Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Web Support Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Desktop Support
5 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Network Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Data Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) HTML5
1 4 (21.05%) CSS3
1 4 (21.05%) CSS
1 4 (21.05%) XHTML
1 4 (21.05%) HTML
2 3 (15.79%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Open Source
2 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Windows
2 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (15.79%) Windows 8
4 2 (10.53%) Apple iOS
4 2 (10.53%) Mac OS X
4 2 (10.53%) Windows XP
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) ITIL
2 5 (26.32%) Content Management
2 5 (26.32%) Incident Management
3 4 (21.05%) Release Management
3 4 (21.05%) ITIL V3
4 3 (15.79%) Benchmarking
5 2 (10.53%) Unit Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
6 1 (5.26%) Data Modelling
6 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.26%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (21.05%) ISO 9001
2 1 (5.26%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) SAP
2 1 (5.26%) Business Objects
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco
2 1 (5.26%) HP
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