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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 34 39 36
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -3
Contract jobs citing SLA 20 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.21% 2.29% 2.72%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.36% 24.53% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 1
Average daily rate
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£200 £274 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.94% +52.08%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £304 £281
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Average hourly rate £26.00 £13.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -25.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.25 £12.43
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +14.68%
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
55 53 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 8.83% 9.33% 8.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 15 18
Average daily rate £300 £370 £194
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.91% +90.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £194 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £542 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £368 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.40% +11.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 7
Average hourly rate £26.00 £13.00 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -1.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+15.62% -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 27 February 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
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 27 February 2015.

SLA Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 9 (29.03%) ITIL
1 9 (29.03%) Service Delivery
2 8 (25.81%) Windows
3 7 (22.58%) Line Management
4 6 (19.35%) Telecoms
4 6 (19.35%) MS Office
4 6 (19.35%) Cisco
4 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
4 6 (19.35%) Active Directory
5 5 (16.13%) Configuration Management
5 5 (16.13%) MS Exchange
5 5 (16.13%) Service Management
5 5 (16.13%) Coaching
5 5 (16.13%) Change Control
6 4 (12.90%) Radio Access Network
6 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (12.90%) Windows 7
7 3 (9.68%) Business Continuity
7 3 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (9.68%) Firewall
7 3 (9.68%) Avaya
7 3 (9.68%) ATM
7 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
7 3 (9.68%) CMDB
7 3 (9.68%) Problem Management
7 3 (9.68%) Business Continuity Planning
7 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (9.68%) ITIL V3
7 3 (9.68%) Mentoring
7 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 5 (16.13%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (19.35%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) Radio Access Network
2 3 (9.68%) Firewall
2 3 (9.68%) ATM
3 2 (6.45%) GSM
3 2 (6.45%) SDH
3 2 (6.45%) UMTS
3 2 (6.45%) Ethernet
3 2 (6.45%) 3G
3 2 (6.45%) 2G
3 2 (6.45%) RNC
3 2 (6.45%) LTE
3 2 (6.45%) 4G
3 2 (6.45%) NetScaler
4 1 (3.23%) IPsec
4 1 (3.23%) MPLS
4 1 (3.23%) OSPF
4 1 (3.23%) BGP
4 1 (3.23%) DSL
4 1 (3.23%) X.21
4 1 (3.23%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.23%) QualityStage
1 1 (3.23%) IBM InfoSphere
General
1 6 (19.35%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.45%) Marketing
3 1 (3.23%) Finance
3 1 (3.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) Analyst
2 7 (22.58%) Service Analyst
2 7 (22.58%) Service Desk Analyst
3 6 (19.35%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (16.13%) Support Engineer
5 4 (12.90%) Service Manager
6 3 (9.68%) Network Manager
6 3 (9.68%) IT Support Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) IT Support
6 3 (9.68%) Network Services Manager
7 2 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Citrix Support
7 2 (6.45%) Field Engineer
8 1 (3.23%) Operations Manager
8 1 (3.23%) Report Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Network Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Help Desk Support
8 1 (3.23%) Network Engineer
8 1 (3.23%) NOC Manager
8 1 (3.23%) RAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) CMDB
1 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.23%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.23%) Data Integration
3 1 (3.23%) User Experience
3 1 (3.23%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.81%) Windows
2 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (12.90%) Windows 7
3 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (6.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) ITIL
1 9 (29.03%) Service Delivery
2 7 (22.58%) Line Management
3 5 (16.13%) Coaching
3 5 (16.13%) Configuration Management
3 5 (16.13%) Service Management
3 5 (16.13%) Change Control
4 3 (9.68%) ITIL V3
4 3 (9.68%) Problem Management
4 3 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (9.68%) Business Continuity
4 3 (9.68%) Mentoring
4 3 (9.68%) Business Continuity Planning
5 2 (6.45%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.45%) ITSM
5 2 (6.45%) Change Management
5 2 (6.45%) Incident Management
5 2 (6.45%) WFM
5 2 (6.45%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.23%) SQL
1 1 (3.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) VCP4
3 1 (3.23%) ISEB
3 1 (3.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (19.35%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.45%) Hyper-V
2 2 (6.45%) XenApp
2 2 (6.45%) XenDesktop
2 2 (6.45%) vSphere
Vendors
1 6 (19.35%) Cisco
1 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.68%) Avaya
3 2 (6.45%) Ericsson
3 2 (6.45%) VMware
3 2 (6.45%) AppSense
3 2 (6.45%) Citrix
3 2 (6.45%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 1 (3.23%) Netezza
4 1 (3.23%) IBM
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle
4 1 (3.23%) Cognos
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