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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 21 15 20
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +5
Contract jobs citing SLA 8 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 6.84% 1.72% 3.39%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.33% 100.00% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 1
Average daily rate
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£375 - £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £310 £308
% change year-on-year
-11.29% +0.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.63 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.80%
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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
24 1 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 20.51% 1.72% 20.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 0 3
Average daily rate £473 - £360
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 - £352
10% offered a daily rate of more than £642 - £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%

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 1 October 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 19 (76.00%) SC Cleared
1 19 (76.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (52.00%) Service Management
3 12 (48.00%) SQL Server
4 11 (44.00%) Oracle
5 10 (40.00%) SQL
6 9 (36.00%) Windows
6 9 (36.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (36.00%) Capacity Planning
6 9 (36.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (36.00%) Statistics
7 8 (32.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 8 (32.00%) Oracle Database 11g
7 8 (32.00%) Risk Analysis
7 8 (32.00%) Oracle RMAN
7 8 (32.00%) Oracle Database
7 8 (32.00%) Performance Tuning
7 8 (32.00%) Data Guard
7 8 (32.00%) Management Information System
7 8 (32.00%) Front Office
7 8 (32.00%) Back Office
7 8 (32.00%) ITIL
7 8 (32.00%) T-SQL
7 8 (32.00%) Oracle Database 10g
8 7 (28.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (28.00%) MCP
8 7 (28.00%) Service Delivery
8 7 (28.00%) assyst
8 7 (28.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (24.00%) Clustering

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 2 (8.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (28.00%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (48.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (36.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 9 (36.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (32.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (32.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 8 (32.00%) Oracle Database
3 8 (32.00%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (8.00%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 8 (32.00%) Front Office
1 8 (32.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) DBA
1 9 (36.00%) SQL DBA
2 7 (28.00%) Service Manager
3 5 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) Network Support Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) Network Support
3 5 (20.00%) Lead Network Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Administrator
5 2 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (8.00%) Support Technician
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Technician
5 2 (8.00%) IT Services Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Contracts Manager
Miscellaneous
1 9 (36.00%) Statistics
2 8 (32.00%) Management Information System
3 6 (24.00%) Clustering
4 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (36.00%) Windows
2 5 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (8.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (52.00%) Service Management
2 9 (36.00%) Capacity Planning
3 8 (32.00%) Risk Analysis
3 8 (32.00%) Performance Tuning
3 8 (32.00%) ITIL
4 7 (28.00%) Service Delivery
4 7 (28.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (20.00%) ITSM
5 5 (20.00%) Workflow
6 3 (12.00%) Change Management
7 2 (8.00%) Incident Management
7 2 (8.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (40.00%) SQL
2 8 (32.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.00%) R
Qualifications
1 19 (76.00%) SC Cleared
1 19 (76.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (28.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (28.00%) MCP
3 5 (20.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (8.00%) MCSE
4 2 (8.00%) MCITP
5 1 (4.00%) DV Cleared
5 1 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 8 (32.00%) Oracle RMAN
2 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 8 (32.00%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 11 (44.00%) Oracle
2 5 (20.00%) VMware
2 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (12.00%) HP
4 2 (8.00%) Citrix