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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 40 37 38
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs citing SLA 20 20 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.95% 3.27% 1.92%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.22% 28.57% 18.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 4
Average daily rate £341 £178 £223
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+92.25% -20.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £128 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £235 £312
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £290 £308
% change year-on-year
+16.37% -5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Average hourly rate £12.31 £19.25 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.03% +67.39%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -6.89%
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
51 70 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 7.53% 11.46% 10.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 37 21
Average daily rate £363 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.81% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £161 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £454 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.25 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.07% +63.82%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £23.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+81.72% +36.76%

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016, 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 28 (75.68%) ITIL
2 16 (43.24%) Service Management
3 10 (27.03%) Cognizant
3 10 (27.03%) Veritas
3 10 (27.03%) Red Hat
3 10 (27.03%) Unix
3 10 (27.03%) AIX
3 10 (27.03%) Solaris
3 10 (27.03%) Linux
3 10 (27.03%) NFS
3 10 (27.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (27.03%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 10 (27.03%) Performance Analysis
4 9 (24.32%) Security Cleared
4 9 (24.32%) Active Directory
5 7 (18.92%) Windows
5 7 (18.92%) Finance
5 7 (18.92%) CMDB
5 7 (18.92%) SC Cleared
5 7 (18.92%) ServiceNow
6 6 (16.22%) Windows 7
6 6 (16.22%) Citrix
7 5 (13.51%) Blackberry
8 4 (10.81%) Banking
8 4 (10.81%) ITSM
8 4 (10.81%) Wireless
8 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
8 4 (10.81%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (8.11%) Ticket Management
9 3 (8.11%) VPN

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 2 (5.41%) IBM Notes
2 1 (2.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) MS Office
2 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.81%) Wireless
2 3 (8.11%) VPN
3 2 (5.41%) Internet
3 2 (5.41%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.70%) 2G
4 1 (2.70%) 3G
4 1 (2.70%) 4G
4 1 (2.70%) ATM
4 1 (2.70%) DNS
4 1 (2.70%) DWDM
4 1 (2.70%) Firewall
4 1 (2.70%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.70%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.70%) SAP BW
2 1 (2.70%) SAP HANA
General
1 7 (18.92%) Finance
2 4 (10.81%) Banking
3 3 (8.11%) Legal
4 2 (5.41%) Billing
4 2 (5.41%) Front Office
4 2 (5.41%) Investment Banking
4 2 (5.41%) Law
4 2 (5.41%) Retail
4 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (29.73%) Analyst
2 9 (24.32%) Unix Administrator
3 8 (21.62%) Administrator
4 7 (18.92%) Support Analyst
4 7 (18.92%) Systems Administrator
4 7 (18.92%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 6 (16.22%) 1st Line Support
6 5 (13.51%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) Team Leader
8 2 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (5.41%) Deskside Analyst
8 2 (5.41%) Deskside Support
8 2 (5.41%) Deskside Support Analyst
8 2 (5.41%) Incident Analyst
8 2 (5.41%) IT Manager
8 2 (5.41%) IT Project Manager
8 2 (5.41%) Project Manager
8 2 (5.41%) Service Analyst
8 2 (5.41%) Service Desk Analyst
8 2 (5.41%) Service Desk Manager
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.92%) CMDB
2 5 (13.51%) Blackberry
3 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.41%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.41%) iPad
3 2 (5.41%) iPhone
4 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.70%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 10 (27.03%) AIX
1 10 (27.03%) Linux
1 10 (27.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 10 (27.03%) Solaris
1 10 (27.03%) Unix
2 7 (18.92%) Windows
3 6 (16.22%) Windows 7
4 3 (8.11%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (75.68%) ITIL
2 16 (43.24%) Service Management
3 10 (27.03%) Performance Analysis
4 4 (10.81%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (10.81%) ITSM
5 3 (8.11%) Incident Management
5 3 (8.11%) Problem Management
5 3 (8.11%) Project Management
5 3 (8.11%) Service Delivery
5 3 (8.11%) Ticket Management
6 2 (5.41%) Business Continuity
6 2 (5.41%) Business Continuity Management
6 2 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (5.41%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (5.41%) Line Management
6 2 (5.41%) Operations Management
6 2 (5.41%) PRINCE
6 2 (5.41%) Security Patching
6 2 (5.41%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.41%) C
1 2 (5.41%) Java
2 1 (2.70%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 9 (24.32%) Security Cleared
2 7 (18.92%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (5.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.70%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) QA
System Software
1 10 (27.03%) NFS
1 10 (27.03%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 9 (24.32%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) SCCM
2 1 (2.70%) MOM
Vendors
1 10 (27.03%) Cognizant
1 10 (27.03%) Red Hat
1 10 (27.03%) Veritas
2 7 (18.92%) ServiceNow
3 6 (16.22%) Citrix
4 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.41%) Cisco
5 2 (5.41%) iManage
5 2 (5.41%) Kronos
5 2 (5.41%) Lotus
5 2 (5.41%) Mitel
5 2 (5.41%) Nokia
5 2 (5.41%) Oracle
5 2 (5.41%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.70%) Altiris
6 1 (2.70%) Huawei
6 1 (2.70%) MobileIron
6 1 (2.70%) NetCracker
6 1 (2.70%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 1 (2.70%) ZTE