Period
to 17 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 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 17 December 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 > Gloucestershire
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 62 52 55
Rank change year-on-year -10 +3 +13
Contract jobs citing SLA 12 9 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 1.55% 1.37% 2.37%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 21.05% 10.47% 22.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 13
Gloucestershire median daily rate £195 £475 £113
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -58.95% +322.22% -70.00%
South West median daily rate £315 £375 £210
% change year-on-year -16.00% +78.57% -40.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 5
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £27.36 - £12.00
10th Percentile £22.42 - £11.00
90th Percentile £28.63 - £14.00
South West median hourly rate £24.91 £22.00 £21.75
% change year-on-year +13.23% +1.15% -3.33%

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 Gloucestershire with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Gloucestershire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 57 86 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 7.35% 13.05% 10.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 33 61
Gloucestershire median daily rate £438 £445 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.69% +3.49% +7.50%
10th Percentile £266 £272 £106
90th Percentile £500 £535 £511
South West median daily rate £440 £410 £396
% change year-on-year +7.32% +3.54% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 16
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £27.36 £45.00 £40.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.21% +11.80% -5.29%
10th Percentile £21.00 £20.00 £11.50
90th Percentile £45.00 £60.00 £54.50
South West median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year +7.14% -7.89% -6.17%

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Job vacancy trend for SLA in Gloucestershire

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SLA in Gloucestershire

SLA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SLA in Gloucestershire

SLA
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Gloucestershire region over the 6 months to 17 December 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
Gloucester -2 6 £195 -58.95% 1
Cheltenham -7 3 - - 2
SLA
South West

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for SLA.

1 7 (58.33%) Service Delivery
2 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (41.67%) Change Management
3 5 (41.67%) Six Sigma
3 5 (41.67%) Performance Management
3 5 (41.67%) Analytics
3 5 (41.67%) Target Operating Model
3 5 (41.67%) Service Design
4 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 4 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 4 (33.33%) Citrix
4 4 (33.33%) DHCP
4 4 (33.33%) DNS
4 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 4 (33.33%) Windows
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (25.00%) ITIL
5 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
5 3 (25.00%) Incident Management
5 3 (25.00%) SCOM
5 3 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (16.67%) DV Cleared
6 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (16.67%) Live Communications Server
6 2 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (16.67%) Fat Client
6 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (16.67%) SharePoint Server

SLA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (16.67%) Apache
2 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (16.67%) IIS
2 2 (16.67%) Live Communications Server
2 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (16.67%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) DHCP
1 4 (33.33%) DNS
2 3 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (16.67%) Internet
3 2 (16.67%) SAN
4 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (8.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) MS Access
General
1 1 (8.33%) Billing
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Legal
1 1 (8.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (16.67%) IT Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (16.67%) IT Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Service Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Service Desk Team Leader
2 2 (16.67%) Team Leader
2 2 (16.67%) Transition Manager
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Technical Support
3 1 (8.33%) Change Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Coordinator
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Support
3 1 (8.33%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (16.67%) Fat Client
1 2 (16.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
1 4 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 2 (16.67%) Solaris
2 2 (16.67%) Unix
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Service Delivery
2 5 (41.67%) Analytics
2 5 (41.67%) Change Management
2 5 (41.67%) Performance Management
2 5 (41.67%) Service Design
2 5 (41.67%) Six Sigma
2 5 (41.67%) Target Operating Model
3 3 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 3 (25.00%) ITIL
4 2 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (8.33%) Contract Management
5 1 (8.33%) Credit Risk Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Dashboard Development
5 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 1 (8.33%) ITIL V3
5 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (8.33%) Presales
5 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
5 1 (8.33%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) DV Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) CITP
3 1 (8.33%) MCP
3 1 (8.33%) MCSA
3 1 (8.33%) MCSE
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) ISA Server
3 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (8.33%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (8.33%) XenApp
3 1 (8.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) SCOM
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (16.67%) NetBackup
2 2 (16.67%) Netcool
2 2 (16.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (16.67%) Unicenter
2 2 (16.67%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 1 (8.33%) SCCM
3 1 (8.33%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Citrix
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) EMC
2 2 (16.67%) HP
2 2 (16.67%) Meridio
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle
2 2 (16.67%) Veritas