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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 54 41 45
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +4
Contract jobs citing SLA 13 19 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.85% 2.88% 1.85%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 21.31% 38.00% 24.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 3
Median daily rate £315 £265 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.86% +32.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £183 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £286 £260
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £315 £270
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
Median hourly rate £18.38 £12.00 £10.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.12% +11.62%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
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
61 50 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 8.66% 7.59% 7.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 28 28
Median daily rate £435 £350 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.28% +55.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £216 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 2
Median hourly rate £19.61 £12.00 £22.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.41% -46.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.41 £10.30 £13.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.84 £16.20 £31.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.98 £27.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-20.09% +25.00%

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 7 December 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
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 7 December 2016.

SLA Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 11 (47.83%) ITIL
2 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
3 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
3 6 (26.09%) Cisco
4 5 (21.74%) IBM
4 5 (21.74%) Windows
4 5 (21.74%) MS Office
4 5 (21.74%) VMware
5 4 (17.39%) Service Delivery
5 4 (17.39%) Citrix
5 4 (17.39%) Coaching
6 3 (13.04%) Data Centre
6 3 (13.04%) Windows Server
6 3 (13.04%) Trend Analysis
6 3 (13.04%) EMC
6 3 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (13.04%) CCNA
6 3 (13.04%) A+ Certification
6 3 (13.04%) MS Exchange
6 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
6 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
6 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (8.70%) Problem Management
7 2 (8.70%) Performance Management
7 2 (8.70%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (8.70%) Brocade
7 2 (8.70%) VMware ESX
7 2 (8.70%) Finance
7 2 (8.70%) HPUX
7 2 (8.70%) Linux

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 3 (13.04%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.35%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (21.74%) MS Office
2 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (8.70%) IBM PureFlex
3 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) SAN
2 1 (4.35%) CTI
2 1 (4.35%) LAN
2 1 (4.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (17.39%) Support Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Field Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Field Service Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) IT Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Service Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Operations Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Problem Manager
4 2 (8.70%) SAN Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Support Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Service Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Service Desk Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Support Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Server Support
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) .NET
1 1 (4.35%) CSS
1 1 (4.35%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Windows
2 3 (13.04%) Windows Server
3 2 (8.70%) HPUX
3 2 (8.70%) Linux
3 2 (8.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) ITIL
2 4 (17.39%) Coaching
2 4 (17.39%) Service Delivery
3 3 (13.04%) Trend Analysis
4 2 (8.70%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (8.70%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (8.70%) Performance Management
4 2 (8.70%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.35%) Change Management
5 1 (4.35%) Data Analysis
5 1 (4.35%) Data Protection
5 1 (4.35%) ERP
5 1 (4.35%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.35%) Presales
5 1 (4.35%) Records Management
5 1 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (4.35%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
1 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) A+ Certification
1 3 (13.04%) CCNA
1 3 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
1 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.70%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (8.70%) RHCE
System Software
1 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.70%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
2 6 (26.09%) Cisco
3 5 (21.74%) IBM
3 5 (21.74%) VMware
4 4 (17.39%) Citrix
5 3 (13.04%) EMC
6 2 (8.70%) Brocade
6 2 (8.70%) HP
6 2 (8.70%) NetApp
6 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
7 1 (4.35%) LANDesk