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 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 45 48
Rank change year-on-year +8 +3  
Contract jobs citing SLA 4 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 1.22% 1.67% 0.68%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 11.43% 14.29% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
Median daily rate £195 £388 £183
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -49.67% +112.32%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £358 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £418 £197
UK excluding London median daily rate £247 £295 £300
% change year-on-year -16.18% -1.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year -3.33% -1.63%  

SLA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Gloucestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 35 56 30
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 10.64% 11.72% 6.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 30 14
Median daily rate £375 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £350 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £638 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 5
Median hourly rate £45.00 £52.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.28% +23.52%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £21.78
% change year-on-year -10.71% +28.58%  

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Gloucestershire citing SLA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucester -4 2 £350 -17.64%
Cheltenham +7 1 £195 - 2
SLA
South West

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 7 (58.33%) Windows 7
4 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
5 5 (41.67%) DHCP
5 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
6 4 (33.33%) Apple
6 4 (33.33%) DNS
6 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
6 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
6 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (33.33%) Wireless
6 4 (33.33%) VMware
6 4 (33.33%) Asset Management
6 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (33.33%) Line Management
6 4 (33.33%) Network Management
6 4 (33.33%) DBS Check
6 4 (33.33%) Windows Server
7 3 (25.00%) Windows 8
7 3 (25.00%) Service Delivery
7 3 (25.00%) Time Management
7 3 (25.00%) Incident Management
7 3 (25.00%) ITIL
7 3 (25.00%) Mac OS X
7 3 (25.00%) Citrix
8 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (16.67%) Cisco
8 2 (16.67%) Internet

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 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (8.33%) IIS
1 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (16.67%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) DHCP
2 4 (33.33%) DNS
2 4 (33.33%) Wireless
3 2 (16.67%) Firewall
3 2 (16.67%) Internet
3 2 (16.67%) LAN
3 2 (16.67%) WAN
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Wireless
4 1 (8.33%) DMVPN
4 1 (8.33%) EIGRP
4 1 (8.33%) HSRP
4 1 (8.33%) IPsec
4 1 (8.33%) OSPF
4 1 (8.33%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (8.33%) SSL
4 1 (8.33%) VoIP
4 1 (8.33%) VPN
4 1 (8.33%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) 1st Line Support
1 4 (33.33%) Administrator
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Service Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Customer Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Customer Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Project Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Technical Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Services Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Windows 7
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (25.00%) Mac OS X
4 3 (25.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
5 1 (8.33%) Mac OS
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Asset Management
1 4 (33.33%) Line Management
1 4 (33.33%) Network Management
2 3 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 3 (25.00%) ITIL
2 3 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (25.00%) Time Management
3 1 (8.33%) Change Management
3 1 (8.33%) Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Password Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (33.33%) DBS Check
2 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (16.67%) CCNA
3 2 (16.67%) CCNP
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
4 1 (8.33%) MCSA
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (8.33%) UAG
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) AirWatch
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
1 1 (8.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) Apple
2 4 (33.33%) VMware
3 3 (25.00%) Citrix
4 2 (16.67%) Cisco
5 1 (8.33%) AlienVault
5 1 (8.33%) Avaya
5 1 (8.33%) Computacenter
5 1 (8.33%) F5
5 1 (8.33%) Forcepoint
5 1 (8.33%) Remedy