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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 49 46 47
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs citing SLA 9 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 1.37% 1.17% 1.35%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.84% 11.11% 15.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 3
Average daily rate
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£340 £324 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.01% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £319 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £329 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Average hourly rate £15.00 - £13.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-6.89% +5.45%
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
83 54 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 12.63% 10.57% 8.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 37 40
Average daily rate £500 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £180 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £524 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Average hourly rate £15.00 - £13.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.08 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+11.27% -25.76%

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
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 30 January 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 -3 8 £345 +6.56% 2
Chippenham - - - - 2
Corsham - - - -
SLA
South West

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (37.84%) ITIL
1 14 (37.84%) Microsoft
2 13 (35.14%) MS Excel
2 13 (35.14%) Windows
3 12 (32.43%) Telecoms
4 11 (29.73%) Security Cleared
5 10 (27.03%) Active Directory
6 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (24.32%) VMware
6 9 (24.32%) DV Cleared
7 8 (21.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (21.62%) HP SIM
7 8 (21.62%) Capacity Management
7 8 (21.62%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 8 (21.62%) NetBackup
7 8 (21.62%) Incident Management
7 8 (21.62%) Symantec
7 8 (21.62%) HP
7 8 (21.62%) DHCP
7 8 (21.62%) DNS
8 7 (18.92%) Linux
8 7 (18.92%) Firewall
8 7 (18.92%) 3PAR
8 7 (18.92%) vSphere
8 7 (18.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (16.22%) SQL
9 6 (16.22%) Cisco
10 5 (13.51%) JavaScript
10 5 (13.51%) SC Cleared
10 5 (13.51%) Git (software)

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 3 (8.11%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.41%) Railo
2 2 (5.41%) ColdFusion
2 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.41%) CMS
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 13 (35.14%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.41%) MS Office
2 2 (5.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) SAP HR
1 2 (5.41%) SAP HR-PA
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (21.62%) DHCP
1 8 (21.62%) DNS
2 7 (18.92%) Firewall
3 3 (8.11%) LAN
4 2 (5.41%) WAN
5 1 (2.70%) Wireshark
5 1 (2.70%) VLAN
5 1 (2.70%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (2.70%) 2G
5 1 (2.70%) BGP
5 1 (2.70%) 3G
5 1 (2.70%) EIGRP
5 1 (2.70%) FWSM
5 1 (2.70%) 4G
5 1 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (8.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.41%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 5 (13.51%) Git (software)
1 5 (13.51%) Jenkins
2 3 (8.11%) Visual Studio
2 3 (8.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (8.11%) Hudson
2 3 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (32.43%) Telecoms
2 4 (10.81%) Finance
3 1 (2.70%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 12 (32.43%) Analyst
2 8 (21.62%) Systems Administrator
2 8 (21.62%) Administrator
2 8 (21.62%) MI Analyst
3 7 (18.92%) Storage Administrator
3 7 (18.92%) Storage Systems Administrator
4 6 (16.22%) Business Analyst
5 5 (13.51%) Developer
6 4 (10.81%) Quality Manager
7 3 (8.11%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) Service Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) Applications Developer
8 2 (5.41%) Network Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Support Engineer
9 1 (2.70%) Virtualisation Engineer
9 1 (2.70%) Senior Network Engineer
9 1 (2.70%) Information Analyst
9 1 (2.70%) Network Manager
9 1 (2.70%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.81%) XML
2 3 (8.11%) .NET Framework
2 3 (8.11%) LINQ
2 3 (8.11%) XSLT
2 3 (8.11%) ASP.NET
2 3 (8.11%) .NET
2 3 (8.11%) Web Services
3 2 (5.41%) ColdBox
3 2 (5.41%) HTML5
3 2 (5.41%) CSS3
3 2 (5.41%) HTML
3 2 (5.41%) CSS
3 2 (5.41%) jQuery
4 1 (2.70%) Ajax
4 1 (2.70%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.81%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.41%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (5.41%) Performance Metrics
3 2 (5.41%) IVR
3 2 (5.41%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 13 (35.14%) Windows
2 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (21.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (18.92%) Linux
4 7 (18.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (5.41%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.70%) Windows 2000
6 1 (2.70%) Windows NT
6 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (37.84%) ITIL
2 8 (21.62%) Capacity Management
2 8 (21.62%) Incident Management
3 4 (10.81%) ITIL V3
3 4 (10.81%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (10.81%) Service Delivery
4 3 (8.11%) Unit Testing
4 3 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (8.11%) Change Management
4 3 (8.11%) Project Management
5 2 (5.41%) Data Protection
5 2 (5.41%) Data Cleansing
5 2 (5.41%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (5.41%) Configuration Management
5 2 (5.41%) Benchmarking
5 2 (5.41%) PRINCE
5 2 (5.41%) Quality Management
5 2 (5.41%) Scrum
5 2 (5.41%) MVC
5 2 (5.41%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.22%) SQL
2 5 (13.51%) JavaScript
3 3 (8.11%) C#
3 3 (8.11%) VB.NET
4 2 (5.41%) CFML
4 2 (5.41%) Java
4 2 (5.41%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.70%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (29.73%) Security Cleared
2 9 (24.32%) DV Cleared
3 5 (13.51%) SC Cleared
4 3 (8.11%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (8.11%) CCNA
5 1 (2.70%) Degree
5 1 (2.70%) MCSA
5 1 (2.70%) HNC
5 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.70%) A+ Certification
5 1 (2.70%) PMP
5 1 (2.70%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.70%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) QA
2 3 (8.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (8.11%) ISO 9001
3 2 (5.41%) Data Quality
4 1 (2.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (27.03%) Active Directory
2 7 (18.92%) vSphere
3 1 (2.70%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.70%) Firmware
3 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (21.62%) HP SIM
1 8 (21.62%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 8 (21.62%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.70%) SCCM
2 1 (2.70%) SCOM
2 1 (2.70%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 14 (37.84%) Microsoft
2 9 (24.32%) VMware
3 8 (21.62%) Symantec
3 8 (21.62%) HP
4 7 (18.92%) 3PAR
5 6 (16.22%) Cisco
6 3 (8.11%) Nokia
7 2 (5.41%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 2 (5.41%) Ericsson
7 2 (5.41%) SAP
7 2 (5.41%) Huawei
8 1 (2.70%) NEC
8 1 (2.70%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.70%) Juniper
8 1 (2.70%) Nortel
8 1 (2.70%) Citrix