The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 26 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 35 38 39
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Contract jobs citing SLA 25 15 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.30% 2.61% 2.08%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.06% 31.91% 25.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 1
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£190 £313 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.20% -10.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £295 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
Average hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £14.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £11.80 £11.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.70 £14.20 £16.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +12.50%
SLA
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
64 47 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 8.45% 8.19% 8.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 16 21
Average daily rate £331 £413 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.69% +106.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £199 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £456 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £370 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.05% +12.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 7
Average hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -1.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £11.80 £11.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.70 £14.20 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.15 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+31.19% -7.29%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SLA across the Birmingham region.

SLA Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

SLA
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 26 March 2015.

SLA Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

SLA
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

SLA Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

SLA
Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 26 March 2015.

SLA Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing SLA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SLA.

1 15 (39.47%) ITIL
2 11 (28.95%) Service Delivery
3 8 (21.05%) Service Management
3 8 (21.05%) Windows
4 7 (18.42%) Microsoft
4 7 (18.42%) Line Management
5 6 (15.79%) Active Directory
5 6 (15.79%) Cisco
6 5 (13.16%) Telecoms
6 5 (13.16%) MS Office
6 5 (13.16%) Coaching
6 5 (13.16%) Security Cleared
6 5 (13.16%) Change Control
6 5 (13.16%) CMDB
7 4 (10.53%) Radio Access Network
7 4 (10.53%) Windows 7
7 4 (10.53%) SC Cleared
7 4 (10.53%) MS Exchange
7 4 (10.53%) Configuration Management
8 3 (7.89%) 3G
8 3 (7.89%) Management Information System
8 3 (7.89%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (7.89%) Firewall
8 3 (7.89%) ATM
8 3 (7.89%) Windows XP
8 3 (7.89%) Citrix
8 3 (7.89%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (7.89%) Avaya
8 3 (7.89%) ITIL V3
8 3 (7.89%) Mentoring

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing SLA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SLA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (10.53%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (13.16%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.53%) Radio Access Network
2 3 (7.89%) 3G
2 3 (7.89%) Firewall
2 3 (7.89%) ATM
3 2 (5.26%) RNC
3 2 (5.26%) LTE
3 2 (5.26%) NetScaler
3 2 (5.26%) 4G
3 2 (5.26%) Ethernet
3 2 (5.26%) GSM
3 2 (5.26%) SDH
3 2 (5.26%) UMTS
3 2 (5.26%) 2G
4 1 (2.63%) MPLS
4 1 (2.63%) OSPF
4 1 (2.63%) BGP
4 1 (2.63%) DSL
4 1 (2.63%) X.21
4 1 (2.63%) IPsec
4 1 (2.63%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) IBM InfoSphere
1 2 (5.26%) QualityStage
1 2 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
General
1 5 (13.16%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.26%) Marketing
3 1 (2.63%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (36.84%) Analyst
2 11 (28.95%) Service Analyst
2 11 (28.95%) Service Desk Analyst
3 6 (15.79%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (10.53%) Support Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Service Manager
5 3 (7.89%) Network Services Manager
5 3 (7.89%) Network Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Major Incident Manager
6 2 (5.26%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Incident Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Citrix Support
6 2 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Procurement Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) IT Support
6 2 (5.26%) Field Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) 1st Line Support
7 1 (2.63%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) CMDB
2 3 (7.89%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.26%) Data Integration
3 2 (5.26%) User Experience
4 1 (2.63%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.63%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (2.63%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.05%) Windows
2 4 (10.53%) Windows 7
3 3 (7.89%) Windows XP
3 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (39.47%) ITIL
2 11 (28.95%) Service Delivery
3 8 (21.05%) Service Management
4 7 (18.42%) Line Management
5 5 (13.16%) Coaching
5 5 (13.16%) Change Control
6 4 (10.53%) Configuration Management
7 3 (7.89%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (7.89%) ITIL V3
7 3 (7.89%) Mentoring
7 3 (7.89%) Business Continuity Planning
7 3 (7.89%) Problem Management
7 3 (7.89%) Business Continuity
7 3 (7.89%) Asset Management
7 3 (7.89%) Incident Management
8 2 (5.26%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (5.26%) WFM
8 2 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (5.26%) Data Analysis
8 2 (5.26%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (13.16%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.53%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.89%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (15.79%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.89%) XenApp
3 2 (5.26%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.26%) XenDesktop
3 2 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.26%) vSphere
Vendors
1 7 (18.42%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.79%) Cisco
3 3 (7.89%) Citrix
3 3 (7.89%) Avaya
3 3 (7.89%) LANDesk
4 2 (5.26%) Netezza
4 2 (5.26%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 2 (5.26%) Ericsson
4 2 (5.26%) IBM
4 2 (5.26%) Cognos
4 2 (5.26%) AppSense
4 2 (5.26%) VMware
5 1 (2.63%) McAfee
Birmingham
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