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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 44 43 49
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +6
Contract jobs citing SLA 13 19 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.75% 2.53% 1.97%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.23% 25.68% 44.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 7
Average daily rate
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£155 £151 £130
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.47% +16.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £150 £91
10% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £315 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £11.50 £13.87 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.08% -30.65%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £16.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year
-4.42% +3.93%
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
43 74 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 5.80% 9.87% 4.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 34 21
Average daily rate £350 £313 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £150 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £454 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Average hourly rate £21.53 £13.87 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.19% -30.65%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.51% +11.42%

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
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 31 August 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 16 (51.61%) ITIL
2 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
3 8 (25.81%) Service Management
3 8 (25.81%) Service Delivery
4 7 (22.58%) Windows
5 6 (19.35%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (19.35%) SC Cleared
5 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
6 5 (16.13%) MS Office
7 4 (12.90%) Finance
7 4 (12.90%) Windows XP
7 4 (12.90%) Windows 7
7 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
8 3 (9.68%) CRM
8 3 (9.68%) SQL
8 3 (9.68%) Active Directory
8 3 (9.68%) Asset Management
8 3 (9.68%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (9.68%) LANDesk
9 2 (6.45%) CMDB
9 2 (6.45%) Wiki
9 2 (6.45%) Banking
9 2 (6.45%) JIRA
9 2 (6.45%) HP
9 2 (6.45%) Dell
9 2 (6.45%) Citrix
9 2 (6.45%) VMware
9 2 (6.45%) LAN
9 2 (6.45%) VoIP

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (3.23%) Joomla!
Applications
1 5 (16.13%) MS Office
2 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.23%) SAP R/3
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) LAN
1 2 (6.45%) VoIP
1 2 (6.45%) WAN
2 1 (3.23%) CTI
2 1 (3.23%) Intranet
2 1 (3.23%) 3G
2 1 (3.23%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.23%) SAP BW
1 1 (3.23%) QualityStage
1 1 (3.23%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) JIRA
General
1 4 (12.90%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Retail
3 1 (3.23%) German Language
3 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (48.39%) Analyst
2 11 (35.48%) Service Analyst
2 11 (35.48%) Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (22.58%) Support Analyst
4 5 (16.13%) 1st Line Support
5 4 (12.90%) Services Delivery Manager
5 4 (12.90%) Service Manager
5 4 (12.90%) Delivery Manager
5 4 (12.90%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 3 (9.68%) IT Support
6 3 (9.68%) Applications Support
7 2 (6.45%) Business Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (6.45%) IT Support Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Major Incident Manager
7 2 (6.45%) Procurement Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Support Manager
7 2 (6.45%) Incident Manager
8 1 (3.23%) Applications Manager
8 1 (3.23%) Senior Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.45%) CMDB
2 2 (6.45%) Wiki
3 1 (3.23%) Data Integration
3 1 (3.23%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (3.23%) User Experience
3 1 (3.23%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.23%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 7 (22.58%) Windows
2 4 (12.90%) Windows XP
2 4 (12.90%) Windows 7
3 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (51.61%) ITIL
2 8 (25.81%) Service Management
2 8 (25.81%) Service Delivery
3 3 (9.68%) CRM
3 3 (9.68%) Asset Management
4 2 (6.45%) Performance Management
4 2 (6.45%) Coaching
4 2 (6.45%) IT Asset Management
4 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.23%) PRINCE
5 1 (3.23%) BCP
5 1 (3.23%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.23%) Data Modelling
5 1 (3.23%) ETL
5 1 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.23%) ITSM
5 1 (3.23%) Security Management
5 1 (3.23%) Validation
5 1 (3.23%) Migration
5 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.68%) SQL
2 1 (3.23%) VB.NET
2 1 (3.23%) ABAP
2 1 (3.23%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) ITIL Certification
1 6 (19.35%) SC Cleared
1 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) FATCA
System Software
1 3 (9.68%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.68%) LANDesk
3 2 (6.45%) VMware
3 2 (6.45%) HP
3 2 (6.45%) Dell
3 2 (6.45%) Citrix
4 1 (3.23%) Ericsson
4 1 (3.23%) Informatica
4 1 (3.23%) Nokia
4 1 (3.23%) Remedy
4 1 (3.23%) McAfee
4 1 (3.23%) Huawei
4 1 (3.23%) Netezza
4 1 (3.23%) SAP
4 1 (3.23%) Cognos
4 1 (3.23%) Cisco
4 1 (3.23%) IBM
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