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 31 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 36 41 46
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +5
Contract jobs citing SLA 28 8 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 3.81% 1.60% 2.06%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.46% 18.18% 29.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 5 7
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-52.38% +1.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £330 £394
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £468 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £268 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-10.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.20 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-7.87% +6.45%
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
89 44 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 12.11% 8.82% 7.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 31 36
Average daily rate £463 £433 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.05% -3.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £333 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £485 £631
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 3
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +28.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 31 October 2014.

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 31 October 2014. 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 +7 18 £175 -58.33% 3
Chippenham - - - - 6
SLA
South West

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 31 (54.39%) Windows
2 30 (52.63%) ITIL
3 29 (50.88%) Microsoft
4 25 (43.86%) Security Cleared
5 24 (42.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 24 (42.11%) MS Excel
6 23 (40.35%) Active Directory
6 23 (40.35%) DV Cleared
7 21 (36.84%) VMware
7 21 (36.84%) DHCP
7 21 (36.84%) DNS
8 20 (35.09%) HP
8 20 (35.09%) Symantec
8 20 (35.09%) NetBackup
8 20 (35.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (35.09%) HP SIM
8 20 (35.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 18 (31.58%) Telecoms
10 16 (28.07%) Capacity Management
11 15 (26.32%) Firewall
12 14 (24.56%) Linux
13 13 (22.81%) 3PAR
13 13 (22.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 13 (22.81%) vSphere
14 10 (17.54%) Incident Management
15 8 (14.04%) Finance
15 8 (14.04%) SQL
15 8 (14.04%) MS Exchange
16 7 (12.28%) Cisco
16 7 (12.28%) Benchmarking

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 8 (14.04%) MS Exchange
2 6 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2003
2 6 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2007
2 6 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (5.26%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.51%) ColdFusion
4 2 (3.51%) CMS
4 2 (3.51%) Railo
Applications
1 24 (42.11%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.77%) MS Office
3 2 (3.51%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) SAP HR
1 2 (3.51%) SAP HR-PA
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.51%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 21 (36.84%) DHCP
1 21 (36.84%) DNS
2 15 (26.32%) Firewall
3 5 (8.77%) LAN
4 4 (7.02%) WAN
5 3 (5.26%) BGP
5 3 (5.26%) EIGRP
5 3 (5.26%) Wireshark
5 3 (5.26%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (5.26%) FWSM
6 1 (1.75%) Network Security
6 1 (1.75%) VLAN
6 1 (1.75%) SAN
6 1 (1.75%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.51%) SAP BW
5 1 (1.75%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (8.77%) Git (software)
1 5 (8.77%) Jenkins
2 3 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (5.26%) Hudson
2 3 (5.26%) Visual Studio
2 3 (5.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 18 (31.58%) Telecoms
2 8 (14.04%) Finance
3 1 (1.75%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 22 (38.60%) Analyst
2 21 (36.84%) Systems Administrator
2 21 (36.84%) Administrator
3 13 (22.81%) MI Analyst
3 13 (22.81%) Storage Administrator
3 13 (22.81%) Storage Systems Administrator
4 7 (12.28%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 6 (10.53%) Support Analyst
5 6 (10.53%) Business Analyst
6 5 (8.77%) Developer
7 4 (7.02%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (7.02%) Network Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) Service Analyst
8 3 (5.26%) Support Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) Applications Support
8 3 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (5.26%) Applications Developer
8 3 (5.26%) Senior Network Engineer
9 2 (3.51%) 2nd Line Support
10 1 (1.75%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.53%) .NET
2 4 (7.02%) XML
3 3 (5.26%) XSLT
3 3 (5.26%) ASP.NET
3 3 (5.26%) Web Services
3 3 (5.26%) .NET Framework
3 3 (5.26%) LINQ
4 2 (3.51%) jQuery
4 2 (3.51%) ColdBox
4 2 (3.51%) HTML5
4 2 (3.51%) CSS3
4 2 (3.51%) HTML
4 2 (3.51%) CSS
5 1 (1.75%) XHTML
5 1 (1.75%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.02%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.26%) Performance Metrics
4 2 (3.51%) IVR
4 2 (3.51%) CMDB
4 2 (3.51%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 31 (54.39%) Windows
2 24 (42.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 20 (35.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (24.56%) Linux
5 13 (22.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (7.02%) Windows XP
7 4 (7.02%) Windows 7
8 2 (3.51%) Apple iOS
8 2 (3.51%) Windows 8
8 2 (3.51%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.75%) UNIX
9 1 (1.75%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.75%) Windows NT
9 1 (1.75%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (52.63%) ITIL
2 16 (28.07%) Capacity Management
3 10 (17.54%) Incident Management
4 7 (12.28%) Benchmarking
5 6 (10.53%) ITIL V3
6 5 (8.77%) Coaching
7 4 (7.02%) Configuration Management
7 4 (7.02%) Change Management
8 3 (5.26%) Service Management
8 3 (5.26%) Scrum
8 3 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (5.26%) Unit Testing
8 3 (5.26%) Service Delivery
8 3 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (3.51%) Mentoring
9 2 (3.51%) Data Management
9 2 (3.51%) Content Management
9 2 (3.51%) Release Management
9 2 (3.51%) Data Analysis
9 2 (3.51%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 8 (14.04%) SQL
2 5 (8.77%) JavaScript
3 3 (5.26%) C#
3 3 (5.26%) VB.NET
4 2 (3.51%) CFML
4 2 (3.51%) T-SQL
4 2 (3.51%) Java
4 2 (3.51%) C
Qualifications
1 25 (43.86%) Security Cleared
2 23 (40.35%) DV Cleared
3 5 (8.77%) SC Cleared
3 5 (8.77%) CCNA
3 5 (8.77%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (5.26%) CCNP
5 1 (1.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.75%) RHCE
5 1 (1.75%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.75%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.75%) Degree
5 1 (1.75%) ISEB
5 1 (1.75%) HNC
5 1 (1.75%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) ISO 9001
1 3 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.51%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.75%) QA
3 1 (1.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 23 (40.35%) Active Directory
2 13 (22.81%) vSphere
3 7 (12.28%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.75%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.75%) XenApp
4 1 (1.75%) vCloud
4 1 (1.75%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 20 (35.09%) NetBackup
1 20 (35.09%) HP SIM
1 20 (35.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 7 (12.28%) SCCM
2 7 (12.28%) SCOM
3 3 (5.26%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.75%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.75%) MOM
4 1 (1.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 29 (50.88%) Microsoft
2 21 (36.84%) VMware
3 20 (35.09%) HP
3 20 (35.09%) Symantec
4 13 (22.81%) 3PAR
5 7 (12.28%) Cisco
6 3 (5.26%) SAP
7 2 (3.51%) Citrix
8 1 (1.75%) Veritas
8 1 (1.75%) Business Objects
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