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 28 July 2016 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 68 48 53
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +5
Contract jobs citing SLA 5 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.64% 1.86% 1.27%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 7.04% 25.00% 13.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 2
Median daily rate £338 £190 £299
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+77.63% -36.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £116 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £350 £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £295 £275
% change year-on-year
-5.08% +7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £17.75 - £13.87
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.77 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-8.05% -9.88%
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
71 56 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 9.09% 7.44% 9.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 37 38
Median daily rate £375 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £227 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £17.75 - £13.87
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £20.21
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +11.35%

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 28 July 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
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 28 July 2016.

SLA Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, 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 16 (51.61%) ITIL
2 14 (45.16%) Project Management
3 10 (32.26%) Finance
4 8 (25.81%) Service Management
4 8 (25.81%) Telecoms
5 7 (22.58%) Network Planning
5 7 (22.58%) Logistics
5 7 (22.58%) LTE
5 7 (22.58%) 3G
6 6 (19.35%) Service Delivery
6 6 (19.35%) Risk Management
6 6 (19.35%) MS Office
7 5 (16.13%) Problem Management
7 5 (16.13%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (12.90%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 4 (12.90%) Performance Analysis
8 4 (12.90%) Line Management
8 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (12.90%) Release Management
8 4 (12.90%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (12.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (12.90%) Degree
8 4 (12.90%) Unix
8 4 (12.90%) AIX
8 4 (12.90%) Solaris
8 4 (12.90%) Linux
8 4 (12.90%) NFS
8 4 (12.90%) ISEB
8 4 (12.90%) Cognizant
8 4 (12.90%) Veritas

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 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.23%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (19.35%) MS Office
2 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.23%) MS Project
2 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) assyst
1 1 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (22.58%) 3G
1 7 (22.58%) LTE
2 4 (12.90%) Internet
3 3 (9.68%) LAN
3 3 (9.68%) WAN
4 1 (3.23%) DMVPN
4 1 (3.23%) Firewall
4 1 (3.23%) VPN
General
1 10 (32.26%) Finance
2 8 (25.81%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.45%) German Language
3 2 (6.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (22.58%) Project Manager
2 4 (12.90%) Administrator
2 4 (12.90%) Environment Manager
2 4 (12.90%) Lead Project Manager
2 4 (12.90%) Unix Administrator
3 3 (9.68%) Build Manager
3 3 (9.68%) Service Manager
3 3 (9.68%) Support Specialist
3 3 (9.68%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (9.68%) Unix Systems Administrator
3 3 (9.68%) Voice Specialist
4 2 (6.45%) Governance Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Head of Service Management
4 2 (6.45%) Network Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Head of Delivery
5 1 (3.23%) Lead Tester
5 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Service Implementation Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Test Leader
5 1 (3.23%) Vendor Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (12.90%) PMI
2 3 (9.68%) CMDB
3 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.23%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.90%) AIX
1 4 (12.90%) Linux
1 4 (12.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 4 (12.90%) Solaris
1 4 (12.90%) Unix
2 2 (6.45%) Windows
3 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (51.61%) ITIL
2 14 (45.16%) Project Management
3 8 (25.81%) Service Management
4 7 (22.58%) Logistics
4 7 (22.58%) Network Planning
5 6 (19.35%) Risk Management
5 6 (19.35%) Service Delivery
6 5 (16.13%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (16.13%) Problem Management
7 4 (12.90%) Line Management
7 4 (12.90%) Performance Analysis
7 4 (12.90%) Release Management
7 4 (12.90%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (9.68%) Change Management
8 3 (9.68%) ITIL V3
8 3 (9.68%) System Integration Testing
9 2 (6.45%) Change Control
9 2 (6.45%) CRM
9 2 (6.45%) ITSM
9 2 (6.45%) Transition Management
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) Degree
1 4 (12.90%) ISEB
1 4 (12.90%) PMI Certification
2 2 (6.45%) CCNA
2 2 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) CCNP
3 1 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) QA
System Software
1 4 (12.90%) NFS
1 4 (12.90%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) Cognizant
1 4 (12.90%) Red Hat
1 4 (12.90%) Veritas
2 3 (9.68%) Avaya
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.68%) ServiceNow
3 2 (6.45%) Cisco
3 2 (6.45%) Oracle
4 1 (3.23%) CheckPoint
4 1 (3.23%) Juniper
4 1 (3.23%) LANDesk
4 1 (3.23%) Remedy
4 1 (3.23%) SAP
4 1 (3.23%) Sun