The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Taunton region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 14 18 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing SLA 25 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 11.74% 8.97% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 56.82% 53.85% -
Number of daily rates quoted 23 0 0
Average daily rate £328 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £295
% change year-on-year
- +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £11.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+27.65% -21.66%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Taunton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
44 13 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 20.66% 16.67% -
Number of daily rates quoted 38 0 0
Average daily rate £375 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.60% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.25 £16.43
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -7.15%
SLA
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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

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 20 (71.43%) Security Cleared
2 18 (64.29%) SC Cleared
3 16 (57.14%) Windows
4 15 (53.57%) SQL
4 15 (53.57%) Oracle
4 15 (53.57%) SQL Server
4 15 (53.57%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (46.43%) Windows 7
5 13 (46.43%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (46.43%) VMware
5 13 (46.43%) ITIL
5 13 (46.43%) MCP
5 13 (46.43%) Microsoft
5 13 (46.43%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (46.43%) Oracle Database
6 12 (42.86%) Oracle Database 10g
6 12 (42.86%) Front Office
6 12 (42.86%) Oracle Database 11g
6 12 (42.86%) Risk Analysis
6 12 (42.86%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (39.29%) Capacity Planning
7 11 (39.29%) Statistics
7 11 (39.29%) Management Information System
8 10 (35.71%) Service Delivery
8 10 (35.71%) ITSM
8 10 (35.71%) Service Management
8 10 (35.71%) Workflow
9 9 (32.14%) Oracle RMAN
9 9 (32.14%) SQL Server 2005
9 9 (32.14%) User Acceptance Testing

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 (10.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) Nortel Meridian
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (53.57%) SQL Server
1 15 (53.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 13 (46.43%) Oracle Database
3 12 (42.86%) Oracle Database 10g
3 12 (42.86%) Oracle Database 11g
3 12 (42.86%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (32.14%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (10.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
General
1 12 (42.86%) Front Office
2 9 (32.14%) Back Office
3 3 (10.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (53.57%) DBA
1 15 (53.57%) SQL DBA
2 10 (35.71%) Support Engineer
3 8 (28.57%) Network Engineer
3 8 (28.57%) Network Support
3 8 (28.57%) Network Support Engineer
4 7 (25.00%) Lead Network Engineer
5 5 (17.86%) SQL Server DBA
6 3 (10.71%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (10.71%) Oracle DBA
6 3 (10.71%) Windows Support Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) Administrator
8 1 (3.57%) Wintel Engineer
8 1 (3.57%) Wintel Support Engineer
8 1 (3.57%) Server Administrator
8 1 (3.57%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (39.29%) Statistics
1 11 (39.29%) Management Information System
2 7 (25.00%) Clustering
3 3 (10.71%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.57%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 16 (57.14%) Windows
2 13 (46.43%) Windows 7
3 3 (10.71%) Windows XP
3 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (46.43%) ITIL
2 12 (42.86%) Risk Analysis
3 11 (39.29%) Capacity Planning
4 10 (35.71%) Service Delivery
4 10 (35.71%) ITSM
4 10 (35.71%) Service Management
4 10 (35.71%) Workflow
5 9 (32.14%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (32.14%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (3.57%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (53.57%) SQL
2 9 (32.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (71.43%) Security Cleared
2 18 (64.29%) SC Cleared
3 13 (46.43%) MCP
3 13 (46.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (10.71%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (7.14%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) ISO 9001
1 1 (3.57%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 13 (46.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (32.14%) Oracle RMAN
3 3 (10.71%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (32.14%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 15 (53.57%) Oracle
2 13 (46.43%) VMware
2 13 (46.43%) Microsoft
3 3 (10.71%) Nortel
3 3 (10.71%) Apple
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