The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Birmingham region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 48 51 49
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -2
Contract jobs citing SLA 14 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.97% 1.63% 1.21%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.90% 35.71% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 7
Average daily rate
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£250 £145 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+72.41% -49.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £88 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £328 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
-13.69% +0.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £79.44 £16.25 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+388.83% +35.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.25%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
67 28 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 9.41% 4.58% 5.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 16 16
Average daily rate £369 £451 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.28% +38.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £151 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £79.44 £16.25 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+388.83% +35.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.21 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+15.45% -12.50%
SLA
West Midlands

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 31 July 2014.

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 31 July 2014.

SLA Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 7 (29.17%) SC Cleared
1 7 (29.17%) Security Cleared
2 5 (20.83%) Finance
2 5 (20.83%) ITIL
2 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
3 4 (16.67%) Law
3 4 (16.67%) Telecoms
4 3 (12.50%) Problem Management
4 3 (12.50%) Time Management
4 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
4 3 (12.50%) Windows
4 3 (12.50%) SQL
5 2 (8.33%) Project Management
5 2 (8.33%) VB
5 2 (8.33%) Oracle
5 2 (8.33%) PeopleSoft
5 2 (8.33%) Windows XP
5 2 (8.33%) MS Access
5 2 (8.33%) HP
5 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
5 2 (8.33%) Business Continuity
5 2 (8.33%) Validation
6 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.17%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (4.17%) Workflow
6 1 (4.17%) Legal
6 1 (4.17%) Credit Risk
6 1 (4.17%) Market Risk
6 1 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 1 (4.17%) IBM Notes
1 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.17%) MS Project
2 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) SAP SD
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle FAH
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) Broadband
1 1 (4.17%) LAN
1 1 (4.17%) VoIP
1 1 (4.17%) WAN
1 1 (4.17%) SAN
1 1 (4.17%) Internet
1 1 (4.17%) 3G
1 1 (4.17%) Wireless
1 1 (4.17%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) MS Access
2 1 (4.17%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Toad
General
1 5 (20.83%) Finance
2 4 (16.67%) Law
2 4 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.17%) Legal
3 1 (4.17%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) 1st Line Support
3 3 (12.50%) Help Desk Support
3 3 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Service Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Service Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Support Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Network Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Coordinator
5 1 (4.17%) Help Desk Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Applications Support
5 1 (4.17%) SAP Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) UNIX Administrator
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle Functional Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
1 1 (4.17%) PDA
1 1 (4.17%) Credit Risk
1 1 (4.17%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Windows
2 2 (8.33%) Windows XP
2 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.17%) UNIX
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.17%) HPUX
3 1 (4.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.83%) ITIL
2 3 (12.50%) Time Management
2 3 (12.50%) Problem Management
3 2 (8.33%) Business Continuity
3 2 (8.33%) Validation
3 2 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (4.17%) Service Management
4 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.17%) Risk Management
4 1 (4.17%) Workflow
4 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.17%) BCP
4 1 (4.17%) Data Validation
4 1 (4.17%) Cash Management
4 1 (4.17%) Data Entry
4 1 (4.17%) Risk Analytics
4 1 (4.17%) Analytics
4 1 (4.17%) Business Continuity Planning
4 1 (4.17%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (4.17%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) SQL
2 2 (8.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) SC Cleared
1 7 (29.17%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) CCNA
2 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.17%) RHCE
2 1 (4.17%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.33%) HP
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle
2 2 (8.33%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (4.17%) SAP
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco
3 1 (4.17%) IBM
3 1 (4.17%) NetApp
3 1 (4.17%) Lotus
3 1 (4.17%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.17%) Apple
3 1 (4.17%) Remedy
3 1 (4.17%) NetScout
3 1 (4.17%) LANDesk