The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Swindon 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 23 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)
Wiltshire / Swindon
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 39 34
Rank change year-on-year -1 -5  
Contract jobs citing SLA 1 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 0.30% 1.44% 1.94%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.63% 13.16% 11.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
Median daily rate £270 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.85% -17.64%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £236 £300 £300
% change year-on-year -21.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.38 £16.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year -14.17% +11.66%  

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 Swindon with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Swindon
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 38 38 59
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Swindon 11.38% 10.95% 16.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 26 50
Median daily rate £323 £375 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.00% -25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £305 £356
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.25 £24.75
% change year-on-year -11.50% +14.14%  

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Swindon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Swindon 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 Swindon

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SLA in Swindon

SLA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SLA in Swindon

For the 6 months to 23 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 Swindon region with a requirement for SLA.

1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) Apple
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (25.00%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (25.00%) Android
3 1 (25.00%) SaaS
3 1 (25.00%) Network Management
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL V3
3 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (25.00%) Application Performance Management
3 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (25.00%) DBS Check
3 1 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification

SLA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Swindon 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 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (25.00%) IIS
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (25.00%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) MS Access
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) 1st Line Support
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) 1st Line Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Applications Support
2 1 (25.00%) Applications Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Database Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Server Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Server Support
2 1 (25.00%) Server Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Service Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Service Desk Support
2 1 (25.00%) Service Desk Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Application Performance Management
2 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Network Management
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Management
2 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) DBS Check
1 1 (25.00%) MCSA
1 1 (25.00%) MCSE
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Apple
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft