The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 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 29 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 / Wiltshire
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 57 45
Rank change year-on-year -3 -12  
Contract jobs citing SLA 4 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 0.59% 0.75% 2.03%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.04% 5.15% 13.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 5
Median daily rate £270 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.85% -17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £375 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £300 £300
% change year-on-year -8.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Median hourly rate £45.00 - £13.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 - £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 - £16.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.33% -3.22%  

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 Wiltshire with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Wiltshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 99 97 98
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 14.52% 14.63% 15.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 88 123
Median daily rate £350 £392 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.65% -15.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £261 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £625 £656
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 2 6
Median hourly rate £37.50 £54.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.19% +319.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 £32.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £76.75 £29.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £28.00 £21.55
% change year-on-year -14.28% +29.93%  

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Wiltshire

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

Job vacancy trend for SLA in Wiltshire

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SLA in Wiltshire

SLA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SLA in Wiltshire

SLA
Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 29 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
Chippenham - 3 - - 1
Swindon -1 1 £270 -22.85%
SLA
South West

For the 6 months to 29 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 Wiltshire region with a requirement for SLA.

1 5 (62.50%) ITIL
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco
2 4 (50.00%) Migration
2 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) VLAN
3 3 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 3 (37.50%) DV Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (37.50%) CCNP
3 3 (37.50%) CCNA
3 3 (37.50%) HNC
3 3 (37.50%) Windows
3 3 (37.50%) C
4 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (25.00%) Apple
4 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
5 1 (12.50%) DBS Check
5 1 (12.50%) Proactive Monitoring
5 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
5 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
5 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
5 1 (12.50%) Network Security
5 1 (12.50%) Performance Management
5 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
5 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
5 1 (12.50%) Spreadsheet

SLA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wiltshire 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%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (12.50%) IIS
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (12.50%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) VLAN
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) Network Security
2 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) MS Access
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) NOC Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (25.00%) Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Applications Support
4 1 (12.50%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Database Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Server Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Server Support
4 1 (12.50%) Server Support Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Service Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
1 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) ITIL
2 4 (50.00%) Migration
3 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (12.50%) Application Performance Management
4 1 (12.50%) Demand Management
4 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL V3
4 1 (12.50%) Network Management
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Management
4 1 (12.50%) Proactive Monitoring
4 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) C
2 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) CCNA
2 3 (37.50%) CCNP
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (37.50%) DV Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) HNC
3 1 (12.50%) DBS Check
3 1 (12.50%) MCSA
3 1 (12.50%) MCSE
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (25.00%) Apple
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
3 1 (12.50%) F5
3 1 (12.50%) Nokia