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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 36 33 38
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +5
Contract jobs citing SLA 8 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 1.98% 0.66% 0.83%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 13.56% 5.41% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Average daily rate
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£345 £324 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.56% -15.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £319 £373
10% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £329 £397
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 - £14.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-6.89% +5.45%
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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
59 37 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 14.57% 12.29% 9.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 35 33
Average daily rate £500 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £180 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £564 £543 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 - £14.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.08 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+11.27% -25.76%

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
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 30 January 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 (26.92%) Incident Management
2 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 6 (23.08%) SQL
3 5 (19.23%) JavaScript
3 5 (19.23%) MS Excel
3 5 (19.23%) Telecoms
3 5 (19.23%) Git (software)
3 5 (19.23%) Jenkins
3 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (15.38%) QA
4 4 (15.38%) Cisco
4 4 (15.38%) Management Information System
4 4 (15.38%) Finance
4 4 (15.38%) ITIL
4 4 (15.38%) Windows
4 4 (15.38%) XML
5 3 (11.54%) XSLT
5 3 (11.54%) Web Services
5 3 (11.54%) Visual Studio
5 3 (11.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET
5 3 (11.54%) C#
5 3 (11.54%) VB.NET
5 3 (11.54%) .NET
5 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
5 3 (11.54%) Service Delivery
5 3 (11.54%) Change Management
5 3 (11.54%) ISO 9001
5 3 (11.54%) Project Management
5 3 (11.54%) .NET Framework

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 2 (7.69%) Railo
1 2 (7.69%) CMS
1 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
1 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
1 2 (7.69%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 5 (19.23%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (7.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) SAP HR-PA
1 2 (7.69%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) LAN
2 1 (3.85%) WAN
2 1 (3.85%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (7.69%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Git (software)
1 5 (19.23%) Jenkins
2 3 (11.54%) Visual Studio
2 3 (11.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (11.54%) Hudson
General
1 5 (19.23%) Telecoms
2 4 (15.38%) Finance
3 1 (3.85%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 12 (46.15%) Analyst
2 8 (30.77%) MI Analyst
3 6 (23.08%) Business Analyst
4 5 (19.23%) Developer
5 4 (15.38%) Quality Manager
6 3 (11.54%) Applications Developer
6 3 (11.54%) Service Analyst
6 3 (11.54%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (11.54%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (7.69%) Support Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) QA Manager
8 1 (3.85%) Senior Business Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) 1st Line Support
8 1 (3.85%) Web Developer
8 1 (3.85%) Virtualisation Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) Information Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) Network Manager
8 1 (3.85%) Project Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) Network Support
8 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) XML
2 3 (11.54%) XSLT
2 3 (11.54%) Web Services
2 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET
2 3 (11.54%) .NET
2 3 (11.54%) .NET Framework
2 3 (11.54%) LINQ
3 2 (7.69%) ColdBox
3 2 (7.69%) CSS3
3 2 (7.69%) HTML5
3 2 (7.69%) jQuery
3 2 (7.69%) HTML
3 2 (7.69%) CSS
4 1 (3.85%) XHTML
4 1 (3.85%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (15.38%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (7.69%) Performance Metrics
3 2 (7.69%) IVR
3 2 (7.69%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Windows
2 1 (3.85%) Windows XP
2 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) Incident Management
2 4 (15.38%) ITIL
3 3 (11.54%) Service Delivery
3 3 (11.54%) Change Management
3 3 (11.54%) Project Management
3 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (11.54%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (11.54%) ITIL V3
3 3 (11.54%) Unit Testing
4 2 (7.69%) Data Protection
4 2 (7.69%) Data Cleansing
4 2 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (7.69%) Data Analysis
4 2 (7.69%) Content Management
4 2 (7.69%) Release Management
4 2 (7.69%) PRINCE
4 2 (7.69%) Benchmarking
4 2 (7.69%) Configuration Management
4 2 (7.69%) Quality Management
4 2 (7.69%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 6 (23.08%) SQL
2 5 (19.23%) JavaScript
3 3 (11.54%) C#
3 3 (11.54%) VB.NET
4 2 (7.69%) Java
4 2 (7.69%) T-SQL
4 2 (7.69%) CFML
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.85%) A+ Certification
2 1 (3.85%) PMP
2 1 (3.85%) PMI Certification
2 1 (3.85%) MCSA
2 1 (3.85%) CCNA
2 1 (3.85%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) QA
2 3 (11.54%) ISO 9001
2 3 (11.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (7.69%) Data Quality
4 1 (3.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.85%) Firmware
2 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 4 (15.38%) Cisco
3 2 (7.69%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 2 (7.69%) Nokia
3 2 (7.69%) SAP
4 1 (3.85%) Citrix
4 1 (3.85%) Juniper
4 1 (3.85%) Ericsson
4 1 (3.85%) VMware
4 1 (3.85%) CheckPoint
4 1 (3.85%) Huawei