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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 27 33 38
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +5
Contract jobs citing SLA 16 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 3.70% 2.43% 1.05%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.12% 23.53% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 3
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£175 £420 £396
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-58.33% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £300 £391
10% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £463 £399
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-11.29% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £125.00 - £12.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.88 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+0.78% +5.83%
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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 34 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 13.66% 10.33% 6.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 22 24
Average daily rate £475 £433 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.82% -8.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £400 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £613
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £353 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.38% -3.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £125.00 - £12.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

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 September 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 September 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 9 (36.00%) Windows
2 8 (32.00%) SQL
3 7 (28.00%) Benchmarking
4 6 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (20.00%) Coaching
5 5 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 4 (16.00%) MS Office
6 4 (16.00%) Finance
6 4 (16.00%) Incident Management
7 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (12.00%) .NET
7 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
7 3 (12.00%) Windows XP
7 3 (12.00%) Cisco
7 3 (12.00%) Windows 8
7 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (8.00%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (8.00%) ColdBox
8 2 (8.00%) Git (software)
8 2 (8.00%) HTML5
8 2 (8.00%) Apple iOS
8 2 (8.00%) CSS3
8 2 (8.00%) GitHub
8 2 (8.00%) Jenkins
8 2 (8.00%) Railo
8 2 (8.00%) ITIL
8 2 (8.00%) Mac OS X
8 2 (8.00%) Configuration Management

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (8.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (8.00%) ColdFusion
1 2 (8.00%) CMS
1 2 (8.00%) Railo
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (16.00%) MS Office
2 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) SAP HR
1 1 (4.00%) SAP HR-PA
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) GitHub
2 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (4.00%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (4.00%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (4.00%) SAP BW
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (8.00%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (16.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (76.00%) Analyst
2 12 (48.00%) MI Analyst
3 6 (24.00%) Support Analyst
4 5 (20.00%) Business Analyst
5 4 (16.00%) Service Analyst
5 4 (16.00%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (12.00%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (12.00%) Applications Support
7 2 (8.00%) Support Engineer
7 2 (8.00%) Desktop Support
7 2 (8.00%) Developer
8 1 (4.00%) Web Developer
8 1 (4.00%) 1st Line Support
8 1 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) Network Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) Data Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 1 (4.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) .NET
2 2 (8.00%) CSS
2 2 (8.00%) jQuery
2 2 (8.00%) ColdBox
2 2 (8.00%) HTML5
2 2 (8.00%) CSS3
2 2 (8.00%) HTML
3 1 (4.00%) XML
3 1 (4.00%) XHTML
3 1 (4.00%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.00%) IVR
2 2 (8.00%) CMDB
2 2 (8.00%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (36.00%) Windows
2 5 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (12.00%) Windows 8
3 3 (12.00%) Windows XP
3 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (8.00%) Mac OS X
4 2 (8.00%) Apple iOS
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) Benchmarking
2 5 (20.00%) Coaching
3 4 (16.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (8.00%) Release Management
4 2 (8.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (8.00%) MVC
4 2 (8.00%) Scrum
4 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (8.00%) Content Management
4 2 (8.00%) ITIL
4 2 (8.00%) Data Modelling
5 1 (4.00%) Data Analysis
5 1 (4.00%) Data Protection
5 1 (4.00%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) SQL
2 2 (8.00%) T-SQL
2 2 (8.00%) CFML
2 2 (8.00%) Java
2 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) Degree
1 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) QA
1 1 (4.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.00%) Cisco
3 2 (8.00%) SAP
4 1 (4.00%) Business Objects
4 1 (4.00%) HP