The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 45 39 36
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Contract jobs citing SLA 14 17 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.37% 2.66% 2.41%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.00% 36.17% 23.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 5
Median daily rate £325 £231 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.54% +15.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £150 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £345 £238
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Median hourly rate £25.00 £15.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -42.30%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.43 £18.25 £13.94
% change year-on-year
-15.47% +30.96%

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
50 47 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 8.46% 7.34% 10.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 27 32
Median daily rate £420 £338 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% +22.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £160 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Median hourly rate £19.61 £15.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.73% -42.30%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.75 £42.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
-45.83% +88.76%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing SLA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 22 January 2017.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for SLA.

1 17 (56.67%) ITIL
2 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 9 (30.00%) IBM
4 7 (23.33%) SAN
4 7 (23.33%) NetApp
4 7 (23.33%) HP
4 7 (23.33%) VMware
4 7 (23.33%) EMC
4 7 (23.33%) Windows
4 7 (23.33%) Linux
4 7 (23.33%) Trend Analysis
5 6 (20.00%) Migration
5 6 (20.00%) Brocade
5 6 (20.00%) MS Office
5 6 (20.00%) Active Directory
5 6 (20.00%) Cisco
6 5 (16.67%) Workflow
6 5 (16.67%) Finance
6 5 (16.67%) Service Delivery
7 4 (13.33%) Change Management
7 4 (13.33%) CCNA
7 4 (13.33%) Citrix
7 4 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (13.33%) Incident Management
7 4 (13.33%) Problem Management
7 4 (13.33%) CLARiiON
7 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
7 4 (13.33%) Network Security
7 4 (13.33%) Symmetrix DMX
7 4 (13.33%) SRDF

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.33%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (20.00%) MS Office
2 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.00%) IBM PureFlex
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (23.33%) SAN
2 4 (13.33%) Network Security
3 1 (3.33%) CTI
3 1 (3.33%) Firewall
3 1 (3.33%) LAN
3 1 (3.33%) LDAP
3 1 (3.33%) VLAN
3 1 (3.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Electronics
2 2 (6.67%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.33%) Marketing
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) Analyst
2 4 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (13.33%) Service Manager
2 4 (13.33%) Support Analyst
3 3 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 3 (10.00%) Administrator
3 3 (10.00%) Architect
3 3 (10.00%) Field Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Field Service Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) IT Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) SAN Administrator
3 3 (10.00%) Service Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Business Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) HP Storage Architect
4 2 (6.67%) Senior Support Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Service Desk Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Storage Architect
4 2 (6.67%) Storage Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Support Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) CSS
1 2 (6.67%) HTML
2 1 (3.33%) .NET
2 1 (3.33%) AngularJS
2 1 (3.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) CLARiiON
1 4 (13.33%) Data Centre
1 4 (13.33%) Symmetrix DMX
2 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) CMDB
3 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (23.33%) Linux
1 7 (23.33%) Windows
2 4 (13.33%) Windows Server
3 3 (10.00%) HPUX
3 3 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (56.67%) ITIL
2 7 (23.33%) Trend Analysis
3 6 (20.00%) Migration
4 5 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 5 (16.67%) Workflow
5 4 (13.33%) Change Management
5 4 (13.33%) Coaching
5 4 (13.33%) Incident Management
5 4 (13.33%) Problem Management
6 3 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (10.00%) Escalation Management
6 3 (10.00%) Performance Analysis
6 3 (10.00%) Product Management
7 2 (6.67%) ERP
7 2 (6.67%) Performance Management
8 1 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (3.33%) Configuration Management
8 1 (3.33%) ITSM
8 1 (3.33%) Programme Management
8 1 (3.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.33%) Java
2 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) CCNA
1 4 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.00%) A+ Certification
2 3 (10.00%) RHCE
2 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.67%) Degree
4 1 (3.33%) CCNP
4 1 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 6 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (13.33%) SRDF
3 3 (10.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 9 (30.00%) IBM
3 7 (23.33%) EMC
3 7 (23.33%) HP
3 7 (23.33%) NetApp
3 7 (23.33%) VMware
4 6 (20.00%) Brocade
4 6 (20.00%) Cisco
5 4 (13.33%) 3PAR
5 4 (13.33%) Citrix
6 3 (10.00%) Dell
6 3 (10.00%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.33%) LANDesk
7 1 (3.33%) SAP
7 1 (3.33%) ServiceNow
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