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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 31 13 17
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +4
Contract jobs citing SLA 4 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 2.58% 5.77% 1.92%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 17.39% 30.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
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£344 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -3.12%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Taunton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
23 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 14.84% 19.23% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 1 0
Average daily rate £488 £405 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.37% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.10 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.87% -12.50%
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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 1 August 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 24 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 22 (68.75%) SC Cleared
3 21 (65.63%) SQL Server
4 20 (62.50%) Oracle
5 19 (59.38%) SQL
5 19 (59.38%) SQL Server 2008
6 16 (50.00%) Windows
6 16 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 16 (50.00%) Oracle Database
7 15 (46.88%) Oracle Database 10g
7 15 (46.88%) Capacity Planning
7 15 (46.88%) Statistics
7 15 (46.88%) Oracle Database 11g
7 15 (46.88%) Risk Analysis
8 14 (43.75%) Management Information System
9 12 (37.50%) Front Office
9 12 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
9 12 (37.50%) T-SQL
9 12 (37.50%) ITIL
9 12 (37.50%) MCP
9 12 (37.50%) Data Guard
9 12 (37.50%) Oracle RMAN
9 12 (37.50%) SQL Server 2005
9 12 (37.50%) Performance Tuning
10 11 (34.38%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (34.38%) Back Office
10 11 (34.38%) Service Management
10 11 (34.38%) Service Delivery
11 10 (31.25%) Workflow
11 10 (31.25%) VMware

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (6.25%) MS Exchange
1 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) assyst
1 1 (3.13%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (65.63%) SQL Server
2 19 (59.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 16 (50.00%) Oracle Database
4 15 (46.88%) Oracle Database 10g
4 15 (46.88%) Oracle Database 11g
5 12 (37.50%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (21.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 12 (37.50%) Front Office
2 11 (34.38%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 19 (59.38%) DBA
1 19 (59.38%) SQL DBA
2 10 (31.25%) Support Engineer
3 8 (25.00%) Network Support Engineer
3 8 (25.00%) Network Support
3 8 (25.00%) Network Engineer
4 7 (21.88%) Lead Network Engineer
5 5 (15.63%) SQL Server DBA
5 5 (15.63%) Administrator
6 3 (9.38%) Oracle DBA
6 3 (9.38%) Windows Support Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Senior Technician
7 2 (6.25%) Support Technician
8 1 (3.13%) Server Administrator
8 1 (3.13%) Wintel Support
8 1 (3.13%) Wintel Support Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) Wintel Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 15 (46.88%) Statistics
2 14 (43.75%) Management Information System
3 8 (25.00%) Clustering
4 1 (3.13%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 16 (50.00%) Windows
2 10 (31.25%) Windows 7
3 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (6.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (46.88%) Capacity Planning
1 15 (46.88%) Risk Analysis
2 12 (37.50%) ITIL
2 12 (37.50%) Performance Tuning
3 11 (34.38%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (34.38%) Service Management
3 11 (34.38%) Service Delivery
4 10 (31.25%) Workflow
4 10 (31.25%) ITSM
5 3 (9.38%) Change Management
6 2 (6.25%) Problem Management
7 1 (3.13%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (59.38%) SQL
2 12 (37.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 22 (68.75%) SC Cleared
3 12 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (37.50%) MCP
4 10 (31.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (9.38%) DV Cleared
6 2 (6.25%) MCSE
6 2 (6.25%) MCITP
7 1 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) ISO 9001
1 1 (3.13%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 12 (37.50%) Oracle RMAN
2 10 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 12 (37.50%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 20 (62.50%) Oracle
2 10 (31.25%) VMware
2 10 (31.25%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.25%) HP
4 1 (3.13%) Citrix