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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 30 10 17
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +7
Contract jobs citing SLA 1 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 0.95% 6.52% 2.86%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.09% 100.00% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate
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£375 £233 £309
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.29% -24.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.94 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-7.10% -6.25%
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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
11 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 10.48% 6.52% 8.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 2
Average daily rate £413 £233 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+77.41% -53.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £371 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -16.27%

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 23 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 7 (77.78%) Service Management
1 7 (77.78%) SC Cleared
1 7 (77.78%) Security Cleared
2 6 (66.67%) assyst
3 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (11.11%) R
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (11.11%) QA
4 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
4 1 (11.11%) Back Office
4 1 (11.11%) SQL
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
4 1 (11.11%) SAP
4 1 (11.11%) ITIL
4 1 (11.11%) Windows
4 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 1 (11.11%) HP
4 1 (11.11%) Citrix
4 1 (11.11%) SAN
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (66.67%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (11.11%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Service Manager
2 2 (22.22%) IT Services Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Contracts Manager
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) QA Manager
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Service Management
2 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
1 1 (11.11%) R
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) SC Cleared
1 7 (77.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle
1 1 (11.11%) SAP
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 1 (11.11%) HP
1 1 (11.11%) Citrix