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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 50 52 34
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -18
Contract jobs citing SLA 18 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.21% 1.40% 2.03%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.50% 18.00% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 2
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.60% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £165 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £341 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £303
% change year-on-year
- -0.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £9.45
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +53.43%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year
- +19.23%
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
48 50 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 5.90% 7.80% 6.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 26 15
Average daily rate £350 £394 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +21.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £297 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £450 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £23.23
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -37.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £14.50 £12.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.90 £14.50 £34.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +20.00%

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 22 May 2015.

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 May 2015, 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 15 (39.47%) ITIL
2 10 (26.32%) Service Delivery
2 10 (26.32%) Microsoft
3 9 (23.68%) Service Management
4 8 (21.05%) Windows
5 7 (18.42%) MS Office
5 7 (18.42%) Security Cleared
5 7 (18.42%) Line Management
6 6 (15.79%) SC Cleared
6 6 (15.79%) Windows 7
7 5 (13.16%) Active Directory
7 5 (13.16%) Telecoms
7 5 (13.16%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (10.53%) SQL
8 4 (10.53%) Windows XP
9 3 (7.89%) ITIL V3
9 3 (7.89%) LANDesk
9 3 (7.89%) XenApp
9 3 (7.89%) Management Information System
9 3 (7.89%) VMware
9 3 (7.89%) Asset Management
9 3 (7.89%) MS Exchange
9 3 (7.89%) ATM
9 3 (7.89%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (7.89%) Cisco
9 3 (7.89%) Citrix
9 3 (7.89%) Firewall
9 3 (7.89%) Finance

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 3 (7.89%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 7 (18.42%) MS Office
2 1 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) SAP R/3
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.89%) ATM
1 3 (7.89%) Firewall
2 2 (5.26%) SDH
2 2 (5.26%) UMTS
2 2 (5.26%) GSM
2 2 (5.26%) Ethernet
2 2 (5.26%) RNC
2 2 (5.26%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (5.26%) NetScaler
3 1 (2.63%) IPsec
3 1 (2.63%) Broadband
3 1 (2.63%) PPP
3 1 (2.63%) VPN
3 1 (2.63%) ISDN
3 1 (2.63%) LAN
3 1 (2.63%) VoIP
3 1 (2.63%) WAN
3 1 (2.63%) 3G
3 1 (2.63%) MPLS
3 1 (2.63%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) QualityStage
1 2 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (5.26%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (2.63%) SAP BW
General
1 5 (13.16%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.89%) Finance
3 2 (5.26%) Banking
3 2 (5.26%) Marketing
4 1 (2.63%) Retail
4 1 (2.63%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (47.37%) Analyst
2 13 (34.21%) Service Analyst
2 13 (34.21%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (13.16%) Support Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (10.53%) IT Support
5 3 (7.89%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (5.26%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Field Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Incident Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Citrix Support
6 2 (5.26%) Major Incident Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Services Delivery Manager
6 2 (5.26%) IT Support Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Service Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Delivery Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Business Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Procurement Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.89%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.26%) User Experience
3 2 (5.26%) Data Integration
3 2 (5.26%) CMDB
4 1 (2.63%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (2.63%) PDA
4 1 (2.63%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.63%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.05%) Windows
2 6 (15.79%) Windows 7
3 4 (10.53%) Windows XP
4 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (39.47%) ITIL
2 10 (26.32%) Service Delivery
3 9 (23.68%) Service Management
4 7 (18.42%) Line Management
5 4 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (7.89%) ITIL V3
6 3 (7.89%) Asset Management
6 3 (7.89%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (7.89%) Coaching
7 2 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (5.26%) IT Asset Management
7 2 (5.26%) ITSM
7 2 (5.26%) Change Management
7 2 (5.26%) Data Modelling
7 2 (5.26%) ETL
7 2 (5.26%) Data Analysis
7 2 (5.26%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (5.26%) WFM
7 2 (5.26%) Migration
7 2 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.53%) SQL
2 1 (2.63%) VB.NET
2 1 (2.63%) ABAP
2 1 (2.63%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (18.42%) Security Cleared
2 6 (15.79%) SC Cleared
3 5 (13.16%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.63%) FATCA
System Software
1 5 (13.16%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.89%) XenApp
3 2 (5.26%) XenDesktop
3 2 (5.26%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.26%) vSphere
Vendors
1 10 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.89%) LANDesk
2 3 (7.89%) VMware
2 3 (7.89%) Cisco
2 3 (7.89%) Citrix
3 2 (5.26%) Ericsson
3 2 (5.26%) IBM
3 2 (5.26%) HP
3 2 (5.26%) Dell
3 2 (5.26%) Cognos
3 2 (5.26%) Netezza
3 2 (5.26%) AppSense
3 2 (5.26%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 1 (2.63%) SAP
4 1 (2.63%) Remedy
4 1 (2.63%) McAfee
4 1 (2.63%) Informatica