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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 38 33 35
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +2
Contract jobs citing SLA 7 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 1.57% 0.94% 2.61%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.45% 11.54% 29.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 4
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£269 £324 £418
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.98% -22.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £319 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £329 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +57.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -7.69%
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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
67 26 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 15.06% 8.15% 8.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 24 26
Average daily rate £500 £425 £429
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -0.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £180 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £476 £609
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +57.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.53 £20.64
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -10.25%

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 December 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 December 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 8 (34.78%) SQL
2 7 (30.43%) Benchmarking
2 7 (30.43%) Incident Management
3 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
3 6 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (21.74%) JavaScript
4 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
4 5 (21.74%) Git (software)
4 5 (21.74%) Jenkins
4 5 (21.74%) Coaching
5 4 (17.39%) XML
5 4 (17.39%) Windows
5 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
5 4 (17.39%) Finance
5 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (13.04%) C#
6 3 (13.04%) VB.NET
6 3 (13.04%) .NET
6 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
6 3 (13.04%) Visual Studio
6 3 (13.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (13.04%) SAP
6 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET
6 3 (13.04%) Web Services
6 3 (13.04%) XSLT
6 3 (13.04%) ITIL
6 3 (13.04%) ISO 9001
6 3 (13.04%) Cisco
6 3 (13.04%) Change Management
6 3 (13.04%) ISO/IEC 27001

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
1 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
1 2 (8.70%) ColdFusion
1 2 (8.70%) CMS
1 2 (8.70%) Railo
Applications
1 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.70%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (8.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) SAP HR
1 2 (8.70%) SAP HR-PA
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) LAN
2 1 (4.35%) WAN
2 1 (4.35%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
3 2 (8.70%) SAP BW
4 1 (4.35%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (4.35%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Git (software)
1 5 (21.74%) Jenkins
2 3 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (13.04%) Hudson
2 3 (13.04%) Visual Studio
2 3 (13.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 15 (65.22%) Analyst
2 13 (56.52%) MI Analyst
3 6 (26.09%) Business Analyst
4 5 (21.74%) Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Applications Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Service Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Business Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) 1st Line Support
7 1 (4.35%) Web Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Data Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Service Desk Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Information Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Network Manager
7 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Virtualisation Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) 1st Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) XML
2 3 (13.04%) XSLT
2 3 (13.04%) .NET
2 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET
2 3 (13.04%) Web Services
2 3 (13.04%) .NET Framework
2 3 (13.04%) LINQ
3 2 (8.70%) jQuery
3 2 (8.70%) ColdBox
3 2 (8.70%) HTML5
3 2 (8.70%) CSS3
3 2 (8.70%) HTML
3 2 (8.70%) CSS
4 1 (4.35%) XHTML
4 1 (4.35%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.70%) IVR
3 2 (8.70%) CMDB
3 2 (8.70%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (8.70%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
2 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Benchmarking
1 7 (30.43%) Incident Management
2 5 (21.74%) Coaching
3 3 (13.04%) ITIL V3
3 3 (13.04%) Unit Testing
3 3 (13.04%) ITIL
3 3 (13.04%) Change Management
4 2 (8.70%) MVC
4 2 (8.70%) Scrum
4 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (8.70%) Data Modelling
4 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
4 2 (8.70%) Data Protection
4 2 (8.70%) Data Cleansing
4 2 (8.70%) Release Management
4 2 (8.70%) Content Management
4 2 (8.70%) Data Analysis
5 1 (4.35%) Data Transformation
5 1 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (4.35%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (34.78%) SQL
2 5 (21.74%) JavaScript
3 3 (13.04%) VB.NET
3 3 (13.04%) C#
4 2 (8.70%) Java
4 2 (8.70%) T-SQL
4 2 (8.70%) CFML
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) MCSA
1 1 (4.35%) CCNA
1 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (4.35%) A+ Certification
1 1 (4.35%) Degree
1 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) ISO 9001
1 3 (13.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (8.70%) Data Quality
3 1 (4.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) Firmware
2 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.04%) SAP
2 3 (13.04%) Cisco
3 1 (4.35%) Citrix
3 1 (4.35%) VMware
3 1 (4.35%) Business Objects