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 28 November 2014 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 48 43 51
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +8
Contract jobs citing SLA 11 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.62% 1.30% 0.73%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.50% 21.05% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
Average daily rate
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£205 £96 £110
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+113.54% -12.72%
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.54% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £10.75 £12.00 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.41% -3.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%
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
40 38 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 5.87% 6.16% 4.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 26 9
Average daily rate £195 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £150 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £875
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £10.75 £12.00 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.41% -3.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.99 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+19.95% -7.89%

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 28 November 2014.

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 28 November 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 10 (33.33%) ITIL
2 7 (23.33%) SC Cleared
2 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
3 6 (20.00%) Cisco
3 6 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 6 (20.00%) Telecoms
4 5 (16.67%) Configuration Management
5 4 (13.33%) Windows
5 4 (13.33%) SQL
5 4 (13.33%) Business Continuity
5 4 (13.33%) Law
5 4 (13.33%) Business Continuity Planning
6 3 (10.00%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (10.00%) Mentoring
6 3 (10.00%) Coaching
6 3 (10.00%) Time Management
6 3 (10.00%) Change Control
6 3 (10.00%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (10.00%) NetScout
6 3 (10.00%) Wireshark
6 3 (10.00%) CMDB
6 3 (10.00%) Validation
6 3 (10.00%) Wireless
6 3 (10.00%) MS Visio
6 3 (10.00%) Remedy
6 3 (10.00%) CCNA
6 3 (10.00%) HP
6 3 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (10.00%) Avaya
7 2 (6.67%) Active Directory

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 2 (6.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (6.67%) MS Office
3 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle FAH
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) Radio Access Network
1 3 (10.00%) Wireshark
1 3 (10.00%) Wireless
2 2 (6.67%) 3G
2 2 (6.67%) 2G
2 2 (6.67%) LTE
2 2 (6.67%) 4G
3 1 (3.33%) RNC
3 1 (3.33%) ATM
3 1 (3.33%) GSM
3 1 (3.33%) SDH
3 1 (3.33%) UMTS
3 1 (3.33%) DHCP
3 1 (3.33%) Ethernet
3 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.33%) DNS
3 1 (3.33%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Toad
General
1 6 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (13.33%) Law
3 2 (6.67%) Finance
4 1 (3.33%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 6 (20.00%) Service Manager
2 5 (16.67%) Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Support Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) IT Support
4 3 (10.00%) Network Services Manager
4 3 (10.00%) Network Manager
4 3 (10.00%) Support Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Network Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Service Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (6.67%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (6.67%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Data Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Help Desk Support
5 2 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Help Desk Support Technician
6 1 (3.33%) IT Support Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Team Leader
6 1 (3.33%) NOC Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) CMDB
2 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.33%) Windows
2 2 (6.67%) Windows XP
2 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) ITIL
2 6 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 5 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 4 (13.33%) Business Continuity
4 4 (13.33%) Business Continuity Planning
5 3 (10.00%) Mentoring
5 3 (10.00%) Coaching
5 3 (10.00%) Time Management
5 3 (10.00%) Change Control
5 3 (10.00%) Validation
6 2 (6.67%) Problem Management
6 2 (6.67%) Incident Management
6 2 (6.67%) Data Validation
7 1 (3.33%) Line Management
7 1 (3.33%) Cash Management
7 1 (3.33%) Data Entry
7 1 (3.33%) Performance Management
7 1 (3.33%) IT Governance
7 1 (3.33%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (3.33%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.33%) SQL
2 1 (3.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (23.33%) SC Cleared
1 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.00%) CCNA
2 3 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (6.67%) Degree
4 1 (3.33%) ISEB
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 6 (20.00%) Cisco
2 3 (10.00%) NetScout
2 3 (10.00%) Remedy
2 3 (10.00%) HP
2 3 (10.00%) Avaya
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle
4 1 (3.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.33%) Ericsson
4 1 (3.33%) Apple
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