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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 39 30
Rank change year-on-year -1 -9  
Contract jobs citing SLA 3 4 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 0.88% 1.24% 3.32%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.56% 9.09% 16.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 6
Median daily rate £289 £270 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.94% -19.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £262 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £392 £394 £369
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £313 £300
% change year-on-year +10.40% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.38 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -4.16% +3.44%  

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 54 44 77
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Swindon 15.84% 13.62% 19.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 35 54
Median daily rate £425 £438 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.85% -12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £37.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +150.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.90 £41.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -51.46% +41.37%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SLA in Swindon over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SLA in Swindon

SLA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SLA in Swindon

SLA
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 4 (66.67%) MS Office
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
1 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 4 (66.67%) Apple
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) Blackberry
2 3 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 3 (50.00%) Android
2 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (16.67%) Essbase
3 1 (16.67%) BPEL
3 1 (16.67%) Statistics
3 1 (16.67%) Resource Management
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (16.67%) CRM
3 1 (16.67%) Siebel
3 1 (16.67%) ERP
3 1 (16.67%) SOA
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) Active Directory

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 3 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 4 (66.67%) MS Office
2 1 (16.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Essbase
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Server Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Service Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) 1st Line Support
2 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL Service Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) 1st Line Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) 1st Line Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Database Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) DBA
3 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Support
3 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Support Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Middleware
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Incident Management
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) BPEL
2 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (16.67%) CRM
2 1 (16.67%) Database Tuning
2 1 (16.67%) ERP
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Network Management
2 1 (16.67%) Resource Management
2 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) SOA
2 1 (16.67%) Statistics
2 1 (16.67%) Trend Analysis
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) DBS Check
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Apple
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Hyperion
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (16.67%) Siebel