Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset 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 > Somerset
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 46 68
Rank change year-on-year +2 +22 -15
Contract jobs citing SLA 8 2 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 1.60% 0.43% 1.86%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 14.04% 4.65% 13.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 11
Somerset median daily rate £130 - £400
South West median daily rate £375 £210 £350
% change year-on-year +78.57% -40.00% +40.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Somerset median hourly rate - £40.00 -
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 Somerset with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Somerset
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 57 43 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 11.38% 9.33% 13.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 33 70
Somerset median daily rate £403 £375 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.33% -5.06% +3.95%
10th Percentile £150 £243 £309
90th Percentile £502 £530 £517
South West median daily rate £410 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +4.46% +4.67% -5.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Somerset median hourly rate £14.50 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -63.75% - -
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 Somerset

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

Job vacancy trend for SLA in Somerset

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SLA in Somerset

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for SLA in Somerset

SLA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SLA in Somerset

SLA
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Somerset 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
Yeovil - 4 £85 -
Bath -2 3 £175 -
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 Somerset region with a requirement for SLA.

1 6 (75.00%) Firmware
2 5 (62.50%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (62.50%) Break/Fix
3 4 (50.00%) HP
4 3 (37.50%) Equitrac
5 2 (25.00%) Dell
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (25.00%) ITIL
5 2 (25.00%) Windows
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
6 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
6 1 (12.50%) ADSL
6 1 (12.50%) LAN
6 1 (12.50%) WAN
6 1 (12.50%) DHCP
6 1 (12.50%) SNMP
6 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
6 1 (12.50%) VPN
6 1 (12.50%) DNS
6 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
6 1 (12.50%) Citrix
6 1 (12.50%) Cisco
6 1 (12.50%) SQL
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (12.50%) MPLS
6 1 (12.50%) OSPF
6 1 (12.50%) Remedy
6 1 (12.50%) BGP

SLA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) ADSL
1 1 (12.50%) BGP
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (12.50%) DHCP
1 1 (12.50%) DNS
1 1 (12.50%) EIGRP
1 1 (12.50%) Firewall
1 1 (12.50%) LAN
1 1 (12.50%) MPLS
1 1 (12.50%) OSPF
1 1 (12.50%) SNMP
1 1 (12.50%) Spanning Tree
1 1 (12.50%) TACACS
1 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
1 1 (12.50%) VLAN
1 1 (12.50%) VPN
1 1 (12.50%) WAN
General
1 1 (12.50%) Aerospace
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Technical Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) 1st/2nd Line Help Desk Support
2 1 (12.50%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Break Fix Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Help Desk Support
2 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Service Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Support
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Analyst
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Break/Fix
1 5 (62.50%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL V3
3 1 (12.50%) ITSM
3 1 (12.50%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (12.50%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) Firmware
2 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) HP
2 3 (37.50%) Equitrac
3 2 (25.00%) Dell
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco
4 1 (12.50%) Citrix
4 1 (12.50%) Remedy
4 1 (12.50%) SolarWinds