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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 22 16 21
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +5
Contract jobs citing SLA 11 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 6.88% 5.36% 1.89%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.67% 75.00% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 0
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£375 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £325 £288
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +12.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.88 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.93% +5.83%
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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
30 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 18.75% 7.14% 11.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 0 1
Average daily rate £475 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -17.64%

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 28 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 31 (77.50%) Security Cleared
2 29 (72.50%) SC Cleared
3 22 (55.00%) SQL Server
4 21 (52.50%) Oracle
5 20 (50.00%) SQL
6 19 (47.50%) SQL Server 2008
7 18 (45.00%) Service Management
8 17 (42.50%) Windows
9 16 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
9 16 (40.00%) Oracle Database
10 15 (37.50%) Capacity Planning
10 15 (37.50%) Oracle Database 10g
10 15 (37.50%) Statistics
10 15 (37.50%) Oracle Database 11g
10 15 (37.50%) Risk Analysis
11 14 (35.00%) Management Information System
12 13 (32.50%) ITIL
13 12 (30.00%) MCP
13 12 (30.00%) T-SQL
13 12 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
13 12 (30.00%) Front Office
13 12 (30.00%) Back Office
13 12 (30.00%) Service Delivery
13 12 (30.00%) Oracle RMAN
13 12 (30.00%) SQL Server 2005
13 12 (30.00%) Data Guard
13 12 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
14 11 (27.50%) User Acceptance Testing
15 10 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
15 10 (25.00%) ITSM

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 (5.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (17.50%) assyst
2 1 (2.50%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (55.00%) SQL Server
2 19 (47.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 16 (40.00%) Oracle Database
4 15 (37.50%) Oracle Database 10g
4 15 (37.50%) Oracle Database 11g
5 12 (30.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (17.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
General
1 12 (30.00%) Front Office
1 12 (30.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 19 (47.50%) DBA
1 19 (47.50%) SQL DBA
2 10 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 8 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 8 (20.00%) Network Support
3 8 (20.00%) Network Support Engineer
4 7 (17.50%) Service Manager
4 7 (17.50%) Lead Network Engineer
5 5 (12.50%) Administrator
5 5 (12.50%) SQL Server DBA
6 3 (7.50%) Oracle DBA
6 3 (7.50%) Windows Support Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Senior Technician
7 2 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (5.00%) Support Technician
7 2 (5.00%) IT Services Manager
8 1 (2.50%) Wintel Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Contracts Manager
8 1 (2.50%) Server Administrator
8 1 (2.50%) Wintel Support
Miscellaneous
1 15 (37.50%) Statistics
2 14 (35.00%) Management Information System
3 8 (20.00%) Clustering
4 1 (2.50%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 17 (42.50%) Windows
2 10 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (45.00%) Service Management
2 15 (37.50%) Risk Analysis
2 15 (37.50%) Capacity Planning
3 13 (32.50%) ITIL
4 12 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
4 12 (30.00%) Service Delivery
5 11 (27.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (25.00%) ITSM
6 10 (25.00%) Workflow
7 3 (7.50%) Incident Management
7 3 (7.50%) Change Management
8 2 (5.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (50.00%) SQL
2 12 (30.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.50%) R
Qualifications
1 31 (77.50%) Security Cleared
2 29 (72.50%) SC Cleared
3 12 (30.00%) MCP
3 12 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (25.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (7.50%) DV Cleared
6 2 (5.00%) MCSE
6 2 (5.00%) MCITP
7 1 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) ISO 9001
1 1 (2.50%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 12 (30.00%) Oracle RMAN
2 10 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 12 (30.00%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 21 (52.50%) Oracle
2 10 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (25.00%) VMware
3 3 (7.50%) HP
4 2 (5.00%) Citrix
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