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 21 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 18 16 21
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +5
Contract jobs citing SLA 8 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 7.69% 1.92% 3.57%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.10% 100.00% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 1
Average daily rate
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£375 - £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £15.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.12% -1.56%
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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
21 1 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 20.19% 1.92% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 0 4
Average daily rate £450 - £411
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 - £354
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 - £500
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 £18.50 £17.50 £19.25
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -9.09%

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 21 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 14 (93.33%) Security Cleared
1 14 (93.33%) SC Cleared
2 8 (53.33%) Service Management
3 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
3 7 (46.67%) assyst
4 6 (40.00%) Oracle
5 5 (33.33%) SQL
6 4 (26.67%) Windows
6 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (26.67%) Statistics
6 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (26.67%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database
7 3 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (20.00%) Data Guard
7 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
7 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (20.00%) Change Management
7 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
7 3 (20.00%) Front Office
7 3 (20.00%) Back Office
7 3 (20.00%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (20.00%) ITIL
7 3 (20.00%) T-SQL
7 3 (20.00%) SAN
7 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (20.00%) HP

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 21 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 (13.33%) MS Exchange
1 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (46.67%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database
3 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (13.33%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 3 (20.00%) Front Office
1 3 (20.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Service Manager
2 4 (26.67%) SQL DBA
2 4 (26.67%) DBA
3 3 (20.00%) Administrator
4 2 (13.33%) IT Services Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Technician
4 2 (13.33%) Support Technician
4 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (6.67%) Contracts Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Statistics
2 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.67%) Clustering
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Windows
1 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (13.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Service Management
2 4 (26.67%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
3 3 (20.00%) Change Management
3 3 (20.00%) ITIL
4 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
4 2 (13.33%) Problem Management
4 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
4 2 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (20.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (6.67%) R
Qualifications
1 14 (93.33%) SC Cleared
1 14 (93.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) MCITP
2 2 (13.33%) MCP
2 2 (13.33%) MCSE
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Oracle
2 3 (20.00%) HP
3 2 (13.33%) Citrix
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