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 2 May 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 42 47 49
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +2
Contract jobs citing SLA 23 22 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.99% 2.66% 1.76%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.56% 36.07% 22.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 4
Median daily rate £325 £190 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+71.05% -39.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £118 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £344 £343
UK excluding London median daily rate £283 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.44%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
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
90 61 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 11.69% 7.37% 8.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 43 20
Median daily rate £375 £344 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £173 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £463 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Median hourly rate £42.50 £14.00 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+203.57% -38.46%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £29.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% +38.09%

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 2 May 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 2 May 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 27 (60.00%) ITIL
2 16 (35.56%) Project Management
3 14 (31.11%) Finance
4 13 (28.89%) Service Management
5 10 (22.22%) Telecoms
6 9 (20.00%) Service Delivery
7 8 (17.78%) 3G
8 7 (15.56%) MS Office
8 7 (15.56%) Network Planning
8 7 (15.56%) Logistics
8 7 (15.56%) LTE
8 7 (15.56%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (13.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 6 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (13.33%) Performance Analysis
9 6 (13.33%) Risk Management
9 6 (13.33%) Unix
9 6 (13.33%) Windows
9 6 (13.33%) AIX
9 6 (13.33%) Solaris
9 6 (13.33%) Linux
9 6 (13.33%) NFS
9 6 (13.33%) Active Directory
9 6 (13.33%) Internet
9 6 (13.33%) Cognizant
9 6 (13.33%) Veritas
9 6 (13.33%) Red Hat
10 5 (11.11%) Citrix
10 5 (11.11%) PMI
10 5 (11.11%) PMI Certification

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 2 (4.44%) IBM Notes
2 1 (2.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.22%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.22%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (15.56%) MS Office
2 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.22%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.22%) MS Project
2 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.44%) Mimecast
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.78%) 3G
2 7 (15.56%) LTE
3 6 (13.33%) Internet
4 4 (8.89%) VPN
4 4 (8.89%) Wireless
5 3 (6.67%) LAN
5 3 (6.67%) WAN
6 2 (4.44%) Firewall
6 2 (4.44%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.22%) 2G
7 1 (2.22%) 4G
7 1 (2.22%) ATM
7 1 (2.22%) DMVPN
7 1 (2.22%) DNS
7 1 (2.22%) DWDM
7 1 (2.22%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.22%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.22%) SAP BW
2 1 (2.22%) SAP HANA
General
1 14 (31.11%) Finance
2 10 (22.22%) Telecoms
3 5 (11.11%) Legal
4 3 (6.67%) Banking
5 2 (4.44%) Billing
5 2 (4.44%) Front Office
5 2 (4.44%) German Language
5 2 (4.44%) Investment Banking
5 2 (4.44%) Law
5 2 (4.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 7 (15.56%) Analyst
3 6 (13.33%) Administrator
3 6 (13.33%) Unix Administrator
4 4 (8.89%) Lead Project Manager
4 4 (8.89%) Support Analyst
4 4 (8.89%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (8.89%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 3 (6.67%) Build Manager
5 3 (6.67%) Environment Manager
5 3 (6.67%) Service Manager
5 3 (6.67%) Support Specialist
5 3 (6.67%) Voice Specialist
6 2 (4.44%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (4.44%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Field Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) IT Manager
6 2 (4.44%) IT Project Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Network Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Blackberry
1 5 (11.11%) PMI
2 4 (8.89%) CMDB
3 3 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.44%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.44%) iPad
4 2 (4.44%) iPhone
4 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.33%) AIX
1 6 (13.33%) Linux
1 6 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 6 (13.33%) Solaris
1 6 (13.33%) Unix
1 6 (13.33%) Windows
2 5 (11.11%) Windows 7
3 3 (6.67%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (60.00%) ITIL
2 16 (35.56%) Project Management
3 13 (28.89%) Service Management
4 9 (20.00%) Service Delivery
5 7 (15.56%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (15.56%) Logistics
5 7 (15.56%) Network Planning
6 6 (13.33%) Performance Analysis
6 6 (13.33%) Risk Management
7 5 (11.11%) Problem Management
7 5 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (8.89%) ITSM
8 4 (8.89%) Line Management
9 3 (6.67%) Change Management
9 3 (6.67%) ITIL V3
9 3 (6.67%) PRINCE2
9 3 (6.67%) Release Management
9 3 (6.67%) System Integration Testing
10 2 (4.44%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (4.44%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.44%) C
1 2 (4.44%) Java
2 1 (2.22%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 5 (11.11%) PMI Certification
1 5 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.89%) Degree
2 4 (8.89%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.67%) ISEB
4 2 (4.44%) CCNA
4 2 (4.44%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (4.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (2.22%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.89%) QA
System Software
1 6 (13.33%) Active Directory
1 6 (13.33%) NFS
1 6 (13.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) SCCM
2 1 (2.22%) MOM
Vendors
1 6 (13.33%) Cognizant
1 6 (13.33%) Red Hat
1 6 (13.33%) Veritas
2 5 (11.11%) Citrix
2 5 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 4 (8.89%) Cisco
3 4 (8.89%) Oracle
3 4 (8.89%) ServiceNow
4 3 (6.67%) Avaya
5 2 (4.44%) iManage
5 2 (4.44%) Kronos
5 2 (4.44%) Lotus
5 2 (4.44%) Mitel
5 2 (4.44%) Nokia
5 2 (4.44%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (4.44%) SAP
6 1 (2.22%) Arqiva
6 1 (2.22%) Telindus
6 1 (2.22%) Tellabs
6 1 (2.22%) Virgin Media