Period
to 25 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Dorset 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 25 November 2017 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 > Dorset
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 43 44
Rank change year-on-year +4 +1 -5
Contract jobs citing SLA 2 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 0.67% 0.69% 0.46%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 11.11% 7.32% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Dorset median daily rate £213 £200 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -38.46% +8.33%
10th Percentile £171 £200 £313
90th Percentile £244 £200 £338
South West median daily rate £375 £205 £350
% change year-on-year +82.93% -41.43% +40.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Dorset median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -12.00% +11.11% +5.88%

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 Dorset with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Dorset
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 18 41 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 6.00% 9.47% 14.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 26 26
Dorset median daily rate £425 £400 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +28.00% -6.72%
10th Percentile £233 £316 £158
90th Percentile £570 £510 £523
South West median daily rate £410 £394 £375
% change year-on-year +4.13% +5.00% -5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Dorset median hourly rate £39.50 £57.50 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.30% +38.55% +3.75%
10th Percentile £37.25 £56.25 £27.75
90th Percentile £41.75 £58.75 £42.25
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £40.25
% change year-on-year -10.26% -3.11% +31.97%

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

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

Job vacancy trend for SLA in Dorset

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SLA in Dorset

SLA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SLA in Dorset

SLA
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Dorset region over the 6 months to 25 November 2017. 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
Weymouth -6 1 £250 +25.00%
Bournemouth - 1 £175 - 2
SLA
South West

For the 6 months to 25 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SLA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Dorset region with a requirement for SLA.

1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) MVC
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (50.00%) Data Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 8

SLA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset 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:

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Applications Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Applications Support
1 1 (50.00%) Applications Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Support
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) IT Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Data Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) SQL