The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Taunton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 25 14 14
Rank change year-on-year
-11 0
Contract jobs citing SLA 3 29 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 2.59% 12.95% 9.21%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 17.65% 69.05% 35.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 27 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £328 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.87% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £303
% change year-on-year
- -0.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year
- +19.23%
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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 Taunton region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Taunton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
17 42 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 14.66% 18.75% 26.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 36 3
Average daily rate £525 £363 £458
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.82% -20.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +20.00%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Taunton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SLA across the Taunton region.

SLA Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

SLA
Hourly Rate Trend in Taunton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Taunton region.

SLA Hourly Rate Trend in Taunton

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Taunton 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 (54.55%) SC Cleared
1 6 (54.55%) Security Cleared
2 5 (45.45%) Service Management
3 3 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (27.27%) SQL
3 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
3 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
3 3 (27.27%) Windows
3 3 (27.27%) Citrix
3 3 (27.27%) PowerShell
3 3 (27.27%) Database Security
3 3 (27.27%) DevOps
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database
4 2 (18.18%) ITIL
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle
4 2 (18.18%) ITSM
4 2 (18.18%) assyst
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (9.09%) Network Security
5 1 (9.09%) QA
5 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
5 1 (9.09%) Change Management
5 1 (9.09%) VMware
5 1 (9.09%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (9.09%) Firewall
5 1 (9.09%) SAP
5 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Taunton 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 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Network Security
1 1 (9.09%) Firewall
1 1 (9.09%) VPN
1 1 (9.09%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database 11g
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Service Manager
2 2 (18.18%) DBA
2 2 (18.18%) SQL DBA
3 1 (9.09%) Customer Services Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Server Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Security Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Storage Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) IT Services Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Test Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Client/Server
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Service Management
2 3 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (27.27%) Database Security
2 3 (27.27%) DevOps
3 2 (18.18%) ITIL
3 2 (18.18%) ITSM
4 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
4 1 (9.09%) Change Management
4 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
4 1 (9.09%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
1 3 (27.27%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) SC Cleared
1 6 (54.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) VMware Workstation
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Citrix
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) SAP
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco