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 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 45 49 55
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +6
Contract jobs citing SLA 19 13 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.54% 1.95% 0.44%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.68% 44.83% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 3
Average daily rate
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£151 £130 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.34% -65.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £91 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £440 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £13.87 £20.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.65% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £15.20
% change year-on-year
+4.76% +3.61%
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
74 29 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 9.91% 4.35% 4.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 21 11
Average daily rate £313 £406 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £130 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £498 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £361
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -0.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £13.87 £20.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.65% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -18.60%

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 August 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
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 August 2014.

SLA Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 8 (30.77%) SC Cleared
1 8 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 7 (26.92%) ITIL
3 5 (19.23%) Telecoms
4 4 (15.38%) HP
4 4 (15.38%) SQL
4 4 (15.38%) Law
4 4 (15.38%) Time Management
5 3 (11.54%) Problem Management
5 3 (11.54%) Wireshark
5 3 (11.54%) NetScout
5 3 (11.54%) Cisco Prime
5 3 (11.54%) MS Visio
5 3 (11.54%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (11.54%) Cisco
5 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
5 3 (11.54%) CCNA
5 3 (11.54%) Remedy
5 3 (11.54%) Wireless
5 3 (11.54%) Finance
5 3 (11.54%) Validation
6 2 (7.69%) Windows XP
6 2 (7.69%) Project Management
6 2 (7.69%) Windows
6 2 (7.69%) Business Continuity
6 2 (7.69%) Data Validation
7 1 (3.85%) Credit Risk
7 1 (3.85%) Market Risk
7 1 (3.85%) LANDesk
7 1 (3.85%) Legal

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.85%) MS Project
2 1 (3.85%) MS Office
2 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) SAP SD
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle FAH
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) Wireless
1 3 (11.54%) Wireshark
2 1 (3.85%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (3.85%) RNC
2 1 (3.85%) ATM
2 1 (3.85%) Broadband
2 1 (3.85%) GSM
2 1 (3.85%) LAN
2 1 (3.85%) SDH
2 1 (3.85%) UMTS
2 1 (3.85%) VoIP
2 1 (3.85%) WAN
2 1 (3.85%) Ethernet
2 1 (3.85%) SAN
2 1 (3.85%) Internet
2 1 (3.85%) 3G
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Toad
General
1 5 (19.23%) Telecoms
2 4 (15.38%) Law
3 3 (11.54%) Finance
4 1 (3.85%) Legal
4 1 (3.85%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Analyst
2 4 (15.38%) 1st Line Support
2 4 (15.38%) Help Desk Support
3 3 (11.54%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Support Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Network Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Service Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Service Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Data Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Support Technician
5 1 (3.85%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Applications Support
5 1 (3.85%) SAP SD Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Change Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Administrator
5 1 (3.85%) Field Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Functional Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Services Delivery Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) PDA
1 1 (3.85%) Credit Risk
1 1 (3.85%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Windows XP
1 2 (7.69%) Windows
2 1 (3.85%) HPUX
2 1 (3.85%) Linux
2 1 (3.85%) UNIX
2 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) ITIL
2 4 (15.38%) Time Management
3 3 (11.54%) Validation
3 3 (11.54%) Problem Management
4 2 (7.69%) Business Continuity
4 2 (7.69%) Project Management
4 2 (7.69%) Data Validation
5 1 (3.85%) Cash Management
5 1 (3.85%) Data Entry
5 1 (3.85%) Risk Analytics
5 1 (3.85%) Analytics
5 1 (3.85%) Business Continuity Planning
5 1 (3.85%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (3.85%) Service Management
5 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.85%) Change Management
5 1 (3.85%) Risk Management
5 1 (3.85%) Workflow
5 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.85%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) SC Cleared
1 8 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 3 (11.54%) CCNA
2 3 (11.54%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.85%) RHCE
3 1 (3.85%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) HP
2 3 (11.54%) Cisco
2 3 (11.54%) Remedy
2 3 (11.54%) NetScout
2 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.85%) LANDesk
3 1 (3.85%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 1 (3.85%) IBM
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle
3 1 (3.85%) SAP
3 1 (3.85%) Ericsson
3 1 (3.85%) NetApp
3 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.85%) Apple