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 25 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 51 49 48
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing SLA 10 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.40% 1.65% 1.50%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.63% 35.71% 26.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 7
Average daily rate
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£299 £145 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+106.03% -49.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £88 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £241 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +0.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £13.87 £16.25 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.64% +35.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £14.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+18.64% -7.81%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
64 28 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 8.98% 4.62% 5.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 16 16
Average daily rate £381 £451 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.51% +38.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £151 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £550 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £13.87 £16.25 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.64% +35.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -7.89%
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
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 25 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 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
1 5 (23.81%) SC Cleared
1 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
2 4 (19.05%) Telecoms
2 4 (19.05%) Finance
2 4 (19.05%) Law
2 4 (19.05%) ITIL
3 3 (14.29%) Windows
3 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 3 (14.29%) Problem Management
4 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
4 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
4 2 (9.52%) Business Continuity
4 2 (9.52%) MS Access
4 2 (9.52%) Project Management
4 2 (9.52%) Windows XP
4 2 (9.52%) PeopleSoft
4 2 (9.52%) VB
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle
5 1 (4.76%) MS Project
5 1 (4.76%) MS Office
5 1 (4.76%) SAP
5 1 (4.76%) UNIX
5 1 (4.76%) Broadband
5 1 (4.76%) LAN
5 1 (4.76%) VoIP
5 1 (4.76%) WAN
5 1 (4.76%) IBM
5 1 (4.76%) HPUX
5 1 (4.76%) Linux

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 25 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 (4.76%) IBM Notes
1 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.76%) MS Project
2 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) SAP SD
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) Broadband
1 1 (4.76%) LAN
1 1 (4.76%) VoIP
1 1 (4.76%) WAN
1 1 (4.76%) SAN
1 1 (4.76%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) MS Access
2 1 (4.76%) Data Mart
General
1 4 (19.05%) Telecoms
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
1 4 (19.05%) Law
2 1 (4.76%) Legal
2 1 (4.76%) Billing
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) 1st Line Support
3 3 (14.29%) Service Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Service Manager
3 3 (14.29%) Help Desk Support
3 3 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Delivery Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Services Delivery Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Customer Services Manager
5 1 (4.76%) PMO Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) IT Support
5 1 (4.76%) SAP Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) UNIX Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) SAP SD Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Applications Support
5 1 (4.76%) Coordinator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
1 1 (4.76%) PDA
1 1 (4.76%) Credit Risk
1 1 (4.76%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Windows
2 2 (9.52%) Windows XP
2 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.76%) UNIX
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.76%) HPUX
3 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) ITIL
2 3 (14.29%) Problem Management
3 2 (9.52%) Project Management
3 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
3 2 (9.52%) Business Continuity
4 1 (4.76%) Data Management
4 1 (4.76%) Risk Management
4 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.76%) Service Management
4 1 (4.76%) BCP
4 1 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Time Management
4 1 (4.76%) Data Entry
4 1 (4.76%) Risk Analytics
4 1 (4.76%) Analytics
4 1 (4.76%) Business Continuity Planning
4 1 (4.76%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) SC Cleared
1 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) RHCE
2 1 (4.76%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) XenApp
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (4.76%) SAP
3 1 (4.76%) IBM
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle
3 1 (4.76%) HP
3 1 (4.76%) NetApp
3 1 (4.76%) Lotus
3 1 (4.76%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.76%) Apple
3 1 (4.76%) LANDesk
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