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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 47 49 42
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -7
Contract jobs citing SLA 12 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.85% 0.97% 1.19%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.77% 15.79% 24.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Average daily rate
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£200 £191 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.57% +6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £10.75 - £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -7.69%
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
39 38 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 6.03% 6.16% 4.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 22 10
Average daily rate £210 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.80% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £243 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £452 £835
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £10.75 - £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.55 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.07% -7.25%

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 19 December 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 8 (26.67%) SC Cleared
2 8 (26.67%) Security Cleared
3 7 (23.33%) Cisco
4 6 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 6 (20.00%) Telecoms
5 5 (16.67%) Configuration Management
6 4 (13.33%) Windows
6 4 (13.33%) SQL
6 4 (13.33%) Law
6 4 (13.33%) Business Continuity
6 4 (13.33%) Business Continuity Planning
7 3 (10.00%) Change Control
7 3 (10.00%) Radio Access Network
7 3 (10.00%) Cisco Prime
7 3 (10.00%) Mentoring
7 3 (10.00%) Coaching
7 3 (10.00%) Time Management
7 3 (10.00%) CMDB
7 3 (10.00%) NetScout
7 3 (10.00%) Wireshark
7 3 (10.00%) Validation
7 3 (10.00%) Wireless
7 3 (10.00%) MS Visio
7 3 (10.00%) Remedy
7 3 (10.00%) CCNA
7 3 (10.00%) HP
7 3 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (10.00%) Avaya
8 2 (6.67%) Active Directory

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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%) ATM
2 2 (6.67%) 2G
2 2 (6.67%) LTE
2 2 (6.67%) 4G
3 1 (3.33%) RNC
3 1 (3.33%) Firewall
3 1 (3.33%) IPsec
3 1 (3.33%) GSM
3 1 (3.33%) ISDN
3 1 (3.33%) SDH
3 1 (3.33%) UMTS
3 1 (3.33%) DHCP
3 1 (3.33%) Ethernet
3 1 (3.33%) PPP
3 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.33%) VPN
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
4 1 (3.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (20.00%) Service Manager
2 5 (16.67%) Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Network Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Network Services Manager
4 3 (10.00%) IT Support
4 3 (10.00%) Network Manager
4 3 (10.00%) Support Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (6.67%) Data Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) IT Support Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Help Desk Support Technician
6 1 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) RAN Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Help Desk Team Lead
6 1 (3.33%) Oracle Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Delivery Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Oracle Functional Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Help Desk Technician
6 1 (3.33%) Environment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) CMDB
2 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 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 Server 2012
3 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
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%) Change Control
5 3 (10.00%) Mentoring
5 3 (10.00%) Coaching
5 3 (10.00%) Time Management
5 3 (10.00%) Validation
6 2 (6.67%) Incident Management
6 2 (6.67%) Data Validation
7 1 (3.33%) Line Management
7 1 (3.33%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (3.33%) Cash Management
7 1 (3.33%) Data Entry
7 1 (3.33%) Performance Management
7 1 (3.33%) Problem Management
7 1 (3.33%) Release Management
7 1 (3.33%) Fault Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.33%) SQL
2 1 (3.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (26.67%) SC Cleared
1 8 (26.67%) 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 7 (23.33%) 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
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Half
Rate: £26 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago