Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 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 > Gloucestershire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 60 70
Rank change year-on-year +8 +10 -25
Contract jobs citing SLA 10 20 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 1.51% 2.19% 1.20%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 11.24% 21.51% 10.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 7
Gloucestershire median daily rate £413 £143 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +189.47% -59.29% -
10th Percentile £149 £90 £162
90th Percentile £531 £445 £456
South West median daily rate £375 £210 £350
% change year-on-year +78.57% -40.00% +40.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Gloucestershire median hourly rate - £12.00 -
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 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 89 93 110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 13.40% 10.19% 11.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 58 60
Gloucestershire median daily rate £423 £430 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.74% +4.88% +17.14%
10th Percentile £254 £159 £260
90th Percentile £529 £529 £500
South West median daily rate £410 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +4.46% +4.67% -5.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 9
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £45.00 £40.25 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.80% -5.29% +4.94%
10th Percentile £20.00 £11.50 £39.40
90th Percentile £60.00 £54.50 £44.60
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £40.25
% change year-on-year -12.50% -0.62% +31.97%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SLA in Gloucestershire over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 24 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
Gloucester -8 7 £475 +322.22%
Cheltenham +16 2 £348 -
SLA
South West

For the 6 months to 24 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for SLA.

1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Migration
2 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (40.00%) Forcepoint
2 4 (40.00%) SCCM
2 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (40.00%) Office 365
2 4 (40.00%) AirWatch
2 4 (40.00%) AlienVault
3 3 (30.00%) ITIL
4 2 (20.00%) DHCP
4 2 (20.00%) Wireless
4 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (20.00%) Continuous Deployment
4 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (10.00%) Puppet
5 1 (10.00%) Network Management
5 1 (10.00%) MuleSoft
5 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
5 1 (10.00%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (10.00%) DBS Check
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco Wireless
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (10.00%) Anypoint

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 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) Anypoint
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) DHCP
1 2 (20.00%) Wireless
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco Wireless
2 1 (10.00%) DMVPN
2 1 (10.00%) DNS
2 1 (10.00%) EIGRP
2 1 (10.00%) Firewall
2 1 (10.00%) HSRP
2 1 (10.00%) Internet
2 1 (10.00%) IPsec
2 1 (10.00%) LAN
2 1 (10.00%) OSPF
2 1 (10.00%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (10.00%) SSL
2 1 (10.00%) VoIP
2 1 (10.00%) VPN
2 1 (10.00%) WAN
2 1 (10.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (10.00%) DataStage
1 1 (10.00%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (10.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (10.00%) Banking
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
1 5 (50.00%) Service Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Senior Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Senior Technical Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Technical Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Technical Services Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Help Desk Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Information Governance Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Information Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Lead DevOps
3 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Mac OS X
2 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Migration
2 3 (30.00%) ITIL
3 2 (20.00%) Continuous Deployment
3 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Coaching
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (10.00%) Data Governance
4 1 (10.00%) Data Lineage
4 1 (10.00%) DevOps
4 1 (10.00%) Information Governance
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (10.00%) Kanban
4 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (10.00%) Microservices
4 1 (10.00%) Network Management
4 1 (10.00%) Process Improvement
4 1 (10.00%) TDD
4 1 (10.00%) User Stories
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) CCNA
2 1 (10.00%) CCNP
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (10.00%) DBS Check
2 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Docker
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) AirWatch
1 4 (40.00%) SCCM
2 1 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (10.00%) Puppet
2 1 (10.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) AlienVault
1 4 (40.00%) Forcepoint
2 1 (10.00%) Apple
2 1 (10.00%) Avaya
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco
2 1 (10.00%) Citrix
2 1 (10.00%) F5
2 1 (10.00%) IBM
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) MicroStrategy
2 1 (10.00%) MuleSoft
2 1 (10.00%) Teradata
2 1 (10.00%) VMware