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 14 February 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.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 41 40 33
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -7
Contract jobs citing SLA 7 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 1.79% 2.14% 1.26%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 17.50% 14.75% 10.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 2
Average daily rate £350 £345 £324
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £341 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £349 £329
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £15.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -62.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.55 £13.38 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+16.22% -4.46%
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
40 61 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 10.26% 14.49% 12.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 41 34
Average daily rate £425 £513 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.07% +23.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £370 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £384 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.23% +5.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £122.50 £15.00 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+716.66% -58.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.75 £22.50 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+90.00% +31.19%

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 14 February 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 14 February 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 9 (47.37%) Cisco
1 9 (47.37%) Juniper
2 8 (42.11%) ITIL
3 7 (36.84%) CCNP
3 7 (36.84%) Firewall
3 7 (36.84%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (36.84%) High Availability
3 7 (36.84%) Data Centre
4 6 (31.58%) Network Security
4 6 (31.58%) Service Delivery
5 5 (26.32%) Migration
5 5 (26.32%) Blue Coat
5 5 (26.32%) Nokia
5 5 (26.32%) CheckPoint
5 5 (26.32%) CCIE
5 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
6 4 (21.05%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (21.05%) IronPort
6 4 (21.05%) Cisco PIX
6 4 (21.05%) JNCIP
6 4 (21.05%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (21.05%) CRM
6 4 (21.05%) Intel
6 4 (21.05%) CISSP
6 4 (21.05%) Intel Security
6 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (21.05%) Sourcefire
6 4 (21.05%) Workflow
7 3 (15.79%) Network Design

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (36.84%) Firewall
2 6 (31.58%) Network Security
3 4 (21.05%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (21.05%) Cisco PIX
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco ISE
4 2 (10.53%) Junos
4 2 (10.53%) LAN
4 2 (10.53%) WAN
5 1 (5.26%) BGP
5 1 (5.26%) DHCP
5 1 (5.26%) DNS
5 1 (5.26%) EIGRP
5 1 (5.26%) Internet
5 1 (5.26%) IPsec
5 1 (5.26%) ISDN
5 1 (5.26%) MPLS
5 1 (5.26%) OSPF
5 1 (5.26%) Spanning Tree
5 1 (5.26%) VPN
5 1 (5.26%) WLAN
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
1 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Network Support
2 3 (15.79%) Technical Specialist
3 2 (10.53%) Availability Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Capacity and Availability Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Capacity Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Firewall Specialist
3 2 (10.53%) Supplier Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Check Point Support
4 1 (5.26%) Contracts Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Juniper Support
4 1 (5.26%) Network Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Relationships Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Security Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Security Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Senior IT Support
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Support Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Storage Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Supplier Relationship Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Vendor Manager
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) Data Centre
2 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.26%) Clustering
4 1 (5.26%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Unix
1 3 (15.79%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) Linux
3 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) ITIL
2 7 (36.84%) High Availability
3 6 (31.58%) Service Delivery
4 5 (26.32%) Migration
5 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (21.05%) CRM
5 4 (21.05%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (21.05%) Workflow
6 3 (15.79%) Network Design
6 3 (15.79%) PRINCE
6 3 (15.79%) Problem Management
7 2 (10.53%) Capacity Management
7 2 (10.53%) Change Management
7 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (10.53%) ITSM
7 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (10.53%) Web Filtering
8 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Management
8 1 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (5.26%) Security Operations
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) CCNP
1 7 (36.84%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (26.32%) CCIE
2 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
3 4 (21.05%) CISSP
3 4 (21.05%) JNCIP
4 3 (15.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
5 1 (5.26%) CCNA
5 1 (5.26%) DBS Check
5 1 (5.26%) Degree
5 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
5 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) SCCM
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 2 (10.53%) NetBackup
3 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Cisco
1 9 (47.37%) Juniper
2 5 (26.32%) Blue Coat
2 5 (26.32%) CheckPoint
2 5 (26.32%) Nokia
3 4 (21.05%) Intel
3 4 (21.05%) Intel Security
3 4 (21.05%) IronPort
3 4 (21.05%) Sourcefire
4 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
4 2 (10.53%) NetApp
5 1 (5.26%) F5
5 1 (5.26%) VMware