Period
to 20 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Devon with a requirement for SLA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SLA over the 6 months to 20 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Service Level Agreement (SLA)
South West > Devon
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 58 39
Rank change year-on-year +14 -19 +16
Contract jobs citing SLA 8 2 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 1.73% 0.36% 3.14%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 16.33% 2.38% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 11
Devon median daily rate £250 £190 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.58% - -15.56%
10th Percentile £129 £185 £185
90th Percentile £306 £195 £215
South West median daily rate £325 £358 £245
% change year-on-year -9.09% +45.92% -30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Devon median hourly rate £13.50 £42.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -68.24% +286.36% -
10th Percentile £12.50 £38.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £15.75 £46.25 £11.50
South West median hourly rate £14.50 £32.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year -55.04% +29.00% +92.31%

SLA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Devon with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Devon
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 49 84 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 10.58% 15.00% 14.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 60 55
Devon median daily rate £325 £375 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +19.05% -14.86%
10th Percentile £296 £266 £185
90th Percentile £484 £463 £454
South West median daily rate £420 £400 £376
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.31% -2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 2
Devon median hourly rate £13.50 £35.00 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.43% +33.33% +34.93%
10th Percentile £12.50 £26.38 £13.53
90th Percentile £15.75 £40.13 £39.18
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% -7.89% +43.40%

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Devon

Job postings citing SLA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Devon.

Job vacancy trend for SLA in Devon

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Devon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SLA in Devon.

Contractor daily rate trend for SLA in Devon

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Devon

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SLA in Devon over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SLA in Devon

SLA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Devon

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SLA in Devon

SLA
Contract Job Locations in Devon

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Devon region over the 6 months to 20 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Plymouth +21 7 £206 - 2
Exeter -4 1 £250 +31.58% 1
SLA
South West

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SLA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Devon region with a requirement for SLA.

1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (25.00%) Statistics
3 1 (12.50%) CA PPM
3 1 (12.50%) Ivanti
3 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
3 1 (12.50%) SCCM
3 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (12.50%) Portfolio Management
3 1 (12.50%) Process Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Change Control
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 1 (12.50%) Application Virtualisation
3 1 (12.50%) PMO
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (12.50%) CA
3 1 (12.50%) Intranet
3 1 (12.50%) Internet

SLA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Devon by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Internet
1 1 (12.50%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (12.50%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Service Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support
3 1 (12.50%) IT Technician
3 1 (12.50%) Operations Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) PMO Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Desktop Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Desktop Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Operations Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Operations Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Support Assistant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
1 2 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
1 2 (25.00%) Statistics
2 1 (12.50%) Application Virtualisation
2 1 (12.50%) Change Control
2 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
2 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (12.50%) Identity Management
2 1 (12.50%) Information Security
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Portfolio Management
2 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
2 1 (12.50%) Process Improvement
2 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) CA
2 1 (12.50%) Ivanti