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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 30 41 30
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -11
Contract jobs citing SLA 8 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 2.23% 1.83% 3.01%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 16.67% 12.31% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 7
Average daily rate
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£359 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.45% -15.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% +20.83%
SLA
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
48 65 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 13.37% 14.84% 11.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 53 25
Average daily rate £500 £451 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.98% +9.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £275 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £750 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +8.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £15.13
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +19.00%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 (36.84%) Telecoms
2 5 (26.32%) Project Management
2 5 (26.32%) MS Excel
2 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
3 4 (21.05%) MS Office
3 4 (21.05%) SAP
3 4 (21.05%) SAP BW
3 4 (21.05%) QA
4 3 (15.79%) Service Delivery
4 3 (15.79%) Benchmarking
4 3 (15.79%) VBA
4 3 (15.79%) ITIL
4 3 (15.79%) Finance
4 3 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (15.79%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (10.53%) Portfolio Management
5 2 (10.53%) Incident Management
5 2 (10.53%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
5 2 (10.53%) PRINCE
5 2 (10.53%) Nokia
5 2 (10.53%) Quality Management
5 2 (10.53%) Cisco
5 2 (10.53%) Risk Management
6 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.26%) Banking
6 1 (5.26%) Data Management
6 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (5.26%) Data Analysis
6 1 (5.26%) Logistics

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (26.32%) MS Excel
2 4 (21.05%) MS Office
3 1 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) SAP HR-PA
1 1 (5.26%) SAP HR
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) LTE
1 1 (5.26%) 2G
1 1 (5.26%) 3G
1 1 (5.26%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SAP BW
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
1 1 (5.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (5.26%) Hudson
1 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (36.84%) Telecoms
2 3 (15.79%) Finance
3 1 (5.26%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) MI Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Senior Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Quality Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Service Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Project Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Network Support
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) QA Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Service Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Applications Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support
4 1 (5.26%) Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Radio Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) LINQ
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
1 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
1 1 (5.26%) Web Services
1 1 (5.26%) XML
1 1 (5.26%) XSLT
1 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Project Management
2 3 (15.79%) Service Delivery
2 3 (15.79%) Benchmarking
2 3 (15.79%) ITIL
2 3 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (15.79%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (10.53%) Portfolio Management
3 2 (10.53%) Incident Management
3 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
3 2 (10.53%) PRINCE
3 2 (10.53%) Quality Management
3 2 (10.53%) Risk Management
4 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.26%) Data Management
4 1 (5.26%) Data Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Logistics
4 1 (5.26%) Change Management
4 1 (5.26%) Unit Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Data Protection
4 1 (5.26%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) VBA
2 1 (5.26%) C#
2 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
1 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (5.26%) PMP
1 1 (5.26%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) ISO 9001
2 1 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.26%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
1 1 (5.26%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 4 (21.05%) SAP
3 2 (10.53%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 2 (10.53%) Nokia
3 2 (10.53%) Cisco
4 1 (5.26%) Actix
4 1 (5.26%) Huawei
4 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
4 1 (5.26%) Citrix
4 1 (5.26%) Juniper
4 1 (5.26%) Ericsson
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