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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 31 46 52
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +6
Contract jobs citing SLA 35 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 4.77% 1.61% 0.72%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.63% 21.43% 15.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 7 3
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£175 £420 £396
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-58.33% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £305 £391
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £455 £399
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £310 £308
% change year-on-year
-11.29% +0.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £125.00 - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.63 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +4.16%
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
93 42 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 12.67% 7.50% 4.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 25 27
Average daily rate £475 £433 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.82% -6.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £395 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £631
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £370
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 4
Average hourly rate £125.00 £8.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1462.50% -68.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +3 16 £175 -58.33% 4
Chippenham - - - - 5
SLA
South West

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 29 (56.86%) Windows
2 24 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 24 (47.06%) ITIL
3 23 (45.10%) Security Cleared
4 22 (43.14%) Active Directory
4 22 (43.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 21 (41.18%) DV Cleared
6 19 (37.25%) HP
6 19 (37.25%) DHCP
6 19 (37.25%) DNS
6 19 (37.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (35.29%) HP SIM
7 18 (35.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 18 (35.29%) MS Excel
7 18 (35.29%) Symantec
7 18 (35.29%) VMware
7 18 (35.29%) NetBackup
8 16 (31.37%) Telecoms
9 14 (27.45%) Capacity Management
10 13 (25.49%) Firewall
11 12 (23.53%) Linux
12 11 (21.57%) 3PAR
12 11 (21.57%) vSphere
12 11 (21.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 9 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
13 9 (17.65%) MS Exchange
14 8 (15.69%) SQL
15 7 (13.73%) Benchmarking
15 7 (13.73%) Incident Management
15 7 (13.73%) Exchange Server 2007

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 9 (17.65%) MS Exchange
2 7 (13.73%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (5.88%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.92%) CMS
5 2 (3.92%) ColdFusion
5 2 (3.92%) Railo
6 1 (1.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 18 (35.29%) MS Excel
2 5 (9.80%) MS Office
3 1 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) SAP Business One
2 1 (1.96%) SAP HR-PA
2 1 (1.96%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.92%) GitHub
2 1 (1.96%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (37.25%) DHCP
1 19 (37.25%) DNS
2 13 (25.49%) Firewall
3 4 (7.84%) LAN
4 3 (5.88%) WAN
4 3 (5.88%) BGP
4 3 (5.88%) EIGRP
4 3 (5.88%) Wireshark
4 3 (5.88%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (5.88%) FWSM
5 1 (1.96%) Network Security
5 1 (1.96%) SAN
5 1 (1.96%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 3 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.96%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (1.96%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.96%) SAP BW
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.92%) Jenkins
General
1 16 (31.37%) Telecoms
2 6 (11.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (39.22%) Analyst
1 20 (39.22%) Systems Administrator
1 20 (39.22%) Administrator
2 12 (23.53%) MI Analyst
3 11 (21.57%) Storage Systems Administrator
3 11 (21.57%) Storage Administrator
4 7 (13.73%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 6 (11.76%) Support Analyst
6 5 (9.80%) Business Analyst
7 4 (7.84%) Service Analyst
7 4 (7.84%) Service Desk Analyst
8 3 (5.88%) Senior Network Engineer
8 3 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (5.88%) Network Engineer
8 3 (5.88%) Applications Support
9 2 (3.92%) Desktop Support
9 2 (3.92%) Developer
9 2 (3.92%) Project Manager
9 2 (3.92%) Support Engineer
9 2 (3.92%) Implementation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.88%) .NET
2 2 (3.92%) CSS
2 2 (3.92%) jQuery
2 2 (3.92%) ColdBox
2 2 (3.92%) HTML5
2 2 (3.92%) CSS3
2 2 (3.92%) HTML
3 1 (1.96%) XML
3 1 (1.96%) XHTML
3 1 (1.96%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.92%) IVR
3 2 (3.92%) CMDB
3 2 (3.92%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.96%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 29 (56.86%) Windows
2 22 (43.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 19 (37.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (23.53%) Linux
5 11 (21.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (13.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (11.76%) Windows 7
8 3 (5.88%) Windows XP
8 3 (5.88%) Windows 8
9 2 (3.92%) Mac OS X
9 2 (3.92%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.96%) Solaris
10 1 (1.96%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (47.06%) ITIL
2 14 (27.45%) Capacity Management
3 7 (13.73%) Benchmarking
3 7 (13.73%) Incident Management
4 5 (9.80%) Coaching
5 4 (7.84%) Configuration Management
6 3 (5.88%) PRINCE2
6 3 (5.88%) Service Management
6 3 (5.88%) Scrum
6 3 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (5.88%) ITIL V3
6 3 (5.88%) Change Control
6 3 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (5.88%) Line Management
7 2 (3.92%) MVC
7 2 (3.92%) Content Management
7 2 (3.92%) Release Management
7 2 (3.92%) Change Management
7 2 (3.92%) ERP
7 2 (3.92%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 8 (15.69%) SQL
2 2 (3.92%) T-SQL
2 2 (3.92%) CFML
2 2 (3.92%) C
2 2 (3.92%) Java
2 2 (3.92%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 23 (45.10%) Security Cleared
2 21 (41.18%) DV Cleared
3 3 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.88%) CCNP
3 3 (5.88%) CCNA
3 3 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.96%) RHCE
5 1 (1.96%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.96%) Degree
5 1 (1.96%) ISEB
5 1 (1.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) QA
1 1 (1.96%) Data Quality
System Software
1 22 (43.14%) Active Directory
2 11 (21.57%) vSphere
3 7 (13.73%) VMware ESX
4 2 (3.92%) XenApp
5 1 (1.96%) XenServer
5 1 (1.96%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 18 (35.29%) NetBackup
1 18 (35.29%) HP SIM
1 18 (35.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 7 (13.73%) SCCM
2 7 (13.73%) SCOM
3 3 (5.88%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.96%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.96%) MOM
4 1 (1.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 24 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 19 (37.25%) HP
3 18 (35.29%) Symantec
3 18 (35.29%) VMware
4 11 (21.57%) 3PAR
5 6 (11.76%) Cisco
6 4 (7.84%) SAP
7 2 (3.92%) Sun
7 2 (3.92%) Infor
7 2 (3.92%) Citrix
8 1 (1.96%) Veritas
8 1 (1.96%) Business Objects