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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 36 33 42
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +9
Contract jobs citing SLA 3 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 0.90% 2.45% 1.78%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 11.54% 17.65% 11.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 3
Average daily rate £343 £359 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.52% +30.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £250 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £425 £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £281 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £13.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -67.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.55 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+0.32% +6.89%
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
26 51 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 7.83% 13.90% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 40 55
Average daily rate £500 £500 £451
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £321 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £590 £698
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £13.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -67.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £29.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% +38.09%

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 1 May 2016.

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 1 May 2016, 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 (60.00%) ITIL
1 6 (60.00%) Service Delivery
2 5 (50.00%) Cisco
3 4 (40.00%) Nokia
3 4 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 4 (40.00%) Juniper
3 4 (40.00%) Workflow
3 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
4 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (30.00%) ITSM
4 3 (30.00%) PRINCE
5 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
5 2 (20.00%) NetBackup
5 2 (20.00%) Unix
5 2 (20.00%) NetApp
5 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (20.00%) Capacity Management
5 2 (20.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (20.00%) SCCM
5 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
6 1 (10.00%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (10.00%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
6 1 (10.00%) Supplier Management

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Remedy ITSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Network Support
2 2 (20.00%) Availability Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Capacity and Availability Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Capacity Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Check Point Support
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Support
3 1 (10.00%) DBA
3 1 (10.00%) Juniper Support
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Applications DBA
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle DBA
3 1 (10.00%) Service Level Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Service Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Storage Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Middleware
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) ITIL
1 6 (60.00%) Service Delivery
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) Workflow
3 3 (30.00%) ITSM
3 3 (30.00%) PRINCE
4 2 (20.00%) Capacity Management
4 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (10.00%) ITIL V3
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Supplier Management
5 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (20.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (10.00%) CCNA
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 2 (20.00%) NetBackup
1 2 (20.00%) SCCM
2 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Cisco
2 4 (40.00%) CheckPoint
2 4 (40.00%) Juniper
2 4 (40.00%) Nokia
3 2 (20.00%) NetApp
4 1 (10.00%) BMC
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle
4 1 (10.00%) Remedy