The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wiltshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 47 49 49
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Contract jobs citing SLA 16 13 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 2.28% 2.08% 0.38%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.00% 19.40% 4.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 1
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£345 £300 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -18.91%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £304 £281
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 £40.00 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.50% +190.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.25 £12.43
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +14.68%
SLA
South West

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 Wiltshire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Wiltshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
80 67 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 11.40% 10.74% 8.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 44 35
Average daily rate £513 £451 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.76% +17.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £180 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £750 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £368 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.40% +11.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 £40.00 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.50% +190.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+15.62% -20.00%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Wiltshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SLA across the Wiltshire region.

SLA Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

SLA
Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

SLA Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

SLA
Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Wiltshire region.

SLA Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

SLA
Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Swindon +1 10 £340 +13.33% 2
Corsham - 1 - -
Chippenham - - - -
SLA
South West

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire 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 (42.42%) ITIL
2 11 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 11 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 10 (30.30%) Microsoft
4 9 (27.27%) Security Cleared
5 8 (24.24%) SC Cleared
6 7 (21.21%) Windows
6 7 (21.21%) Finance
7 6 (18.18%) VMware
7 6 (18.18%) Service Delivery
7 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (15.15%) Symantec
8 5 (15.15%) Linux
8 5 (15.15%) DHCP
8 5 (15.15%) DNS
8 5 (15.15%) Active Directory
8 5 (15.15%) HP
8 5 (15.15%) Change Management
8 5 (15.15%) Firewall
8 5 (15.15%) NetBackup
8 5 (15.15%) DV Cleared
8 5 (15.15%) vSphere
8 5 (15.15%) HP SIM
8 5 (15.15%) 3PAR
8 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (15.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (15.15%) Capacity Management
8 5 (15.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (12.12%) QA

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire 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 (6.06%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.09%) MS Office
3 2 (6.06%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) SAP HR
1 2 (6.06%) SAP HR-PA
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.15%) DHCP
1 5 (15.15%) DNS
1 5 (15.15%) Firewall
2 2 (6.06%) 2G
2 2 (6.06%) 3G
2 2 (6.06%) 4G
3 1 (3.03%) LAN
3 1 (3.03%) WAN
3 1 (3.03%) VLAN
3 1 (3.03%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (6.06%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Visual Studio
1 3 (9.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 3 (9.09%) Git (software)
1 3 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (9.09%) Hudson
1 3 (9.09%) Jenkins
General
1 11 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 7 (21.21%) Finance
3 2 (6.06%) Legal
4 1 (3.03%) Banking
4 1 (3.03%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (24.24%) Analyst
2 5 (15.15%) Systems Administrator
2 5 (15.15%) Administrator
2 5 (15.15%) MI Analyst
2 5 (15.15%) Storage Administrator
2 5 (15.15%) Storage Systems Administrator
3 4 (12.12%) Quality Manager
3 4 (12.12%) Business Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Developer
4 3 (9.09%) Applications Developer
4 3 (9.09%) Service Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Service Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Services Delivery Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Delivery Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Radio Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Service Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) .NET
1 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET
1 3 (9.09%) Web Services
1 3 (9.09%) XML
1 3 (9.09%) XSLT
1 3 (9.09%) .NET Framework
1 3 (9.09%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.21%) Windows
2 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (15.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (15.15%) Linux
4 1 (3.03%) Windows 2000
4 1 (3.03%) Windows NT
4 1 (3.03%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (42.42%) ITIL
2 6 (18.18%) Service Delivery
3 5 (15.15%) Change Management
3 5 (15.15%) Capacity Management
4 4 (12.12%) Project Management
5 3 (9.09%) ITIL V3
5 3 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (9.09%) Incident Management
5 3 (9.09%) Unit Testing
6 2 (6.06%) Data Protection
6 2 (6.06%) Data Cleansing
6 2 (6.06%) Data Analysis
6 2 (6.06%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (6.06%) Quality Management
6 2 (6.06%) Process Management
6 2 (6.06%) PRINCE
6 2 (6.06%) Asset Management
6 2 (6.06%) Risk Management
6 2 (6.06%) Line Management
6 2 (6.06%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.09%) C#
1 3 (9.09%) JavaScript
1 3 (9.09%) SQL
1 3 (9.09%) VB.NET
2 1 (3.03%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 8 (24.24%) SC Cleared
3 5 (15.15%) DV Cleared
4 2 (6.06%) CCNA
4 2 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.03%) A+ Certification
5 1 (3.03%) PMP
5 1 (3.03%) PMI Certification
5 1 (3.03%) HNC
5 1 (3.03%) MCSA
5 1 (3.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) QA
2 3 (9.09%) ISO 9001
2 3 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (6.06%) Data Quality
4 1 (3.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (15.15%) Active Directory
1 5 (15.15%) vSphere
2 1 (3.03%) Firmware
2 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (15.15%) NetBackup
1 5 (15.15%) HP SIM
1 5 (15.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (3.03%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 10 (30.30%) Microsoft
2 6 (18.18%) VMware
3 5 (15.15%) Symantec
3 5 (15.15%) 3PAR
3 5 (15.15%) HP
4 3 (9.09%) Cisco
4 3 (9.09%) Nokia
5 2 (6.06%) SAP
5 2 (6.06%) Ericsson
5 2 (6.06%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 2 (6.06%) Huawei
6 1 (3.03%) Actix
6 1 (3.03%) NEC
6 1 (3.03%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.03%) Nortel
6 1 (3.03%) Citrix
6 1 (3.03%) Juniper