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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 41 43 40
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Contract jobs citing SLA 14 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.34% 1.75% 1.92%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 26.92% 20.00% 34.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 1
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£200 £223 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.11% +23.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Average hourly rate £26.00 £11.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+126.08% -34.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +9.09%
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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
52 50 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 8.70% 8.76% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 15 10
Average daily rate £325 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £208 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £417 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Average hourly rate £26.00 £11.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+126.08% -34.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.15 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+16.61% -25.43%

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 26 January 2015.

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 26 January 2015.

SLA Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 12 (36.36%) ITIL
2 9 (27.27%) Cisco
3 8 (24.24%) Service Delivery
4 6 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 6 (18.18%) MS Office
4 6 (18.18%) Security Cleared
5 5 (15.15%) SC Cleared
5 5 (15.15%) SQL
5 5 (15.15%) Windows
5 5 (15.15%) Configuration Management
5 5 (15.15%) Line Management
6 4 (12.12%) Coaching
6 4 (12.12%) Change Control
6 4 (12.12%) Service Management
6 4 (12.12%) Active Directory
7 3 (9.09%) NetScout
7 3 (9.09%) Wireshark
7 3 (9.09%) Validation
7 3 (9.09%) Business Continuity
7 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (9.09%) CMDB
7 3 (9.09%) Time Management
7 3 (9.09%) ITIL V3
7 3 (9.09%) HP
7 3 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (9.09%) Avaya
7 3 (9.09%) CCNA
7 3 (9.09%) MS Visio
7 3 (9.09%) MS Exchange
7 3 (9.09%) Wireless

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 3 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 6 (18.18%) MS Office
2 3 (9.09%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle FAH
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) Wireless
1 3 (9.09%) Wireshark
1 3 (9.09%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (6.06%) NetScaler
2 2 (6.06%) LTE
2 2 (6.06%) 4G
2 2 (6.06%) Firewall
2 2 (6.06%) 2G
2 2 (6.06%) 3G
2 2 (6.06%) ATM
3 1 (3.03%) GSM
3 1 (3.03%) ISDN
3 1 (3.03%) SDH
3 1 (3.03%) UMTS
3 1 (3.03%) DHCP
3 1 (3.03%) Ethernet
3 1 (3.03%) PPP
3 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.03%) VPN
3 1 (3.03%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.03%) QualityStage
1 1 (3.03%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Toad
General
1 3 (9.09%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.06%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Marketing
3 1 (3.03%) Publishing
3 1 (3.03%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 8 (24.24%) Analyst
2 5 (15.15%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (12.12%) Service Manager
3 4 (12.12%) Network Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) Service Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) IT Support
4 3 (9.09%) Network Services Manager
4 3 (9.09%) Network Manager
4 3 (9.09%) Support Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Data Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Help Desk Support
5 2 (6.06%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Citrix Support
6 1 (3.03%) NOC Manager
6 1 (3.03%) RAN Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Help Desk Support Technician
6 1 (3.03%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) CMDB
1 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.03%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.03%) Data Integration
3 1 (3.03%) User Experience
3 1 (3.03%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.15%) Windows
2 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.06%) Windows 7
3 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (6.06%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (36.36%) ITIL
2 8 (24.24%) Service Delivery
3 5 (15.15%) Configuration Management
3 5 (15.15%) Line Management
4 4 (12.12%) Coaching
4 4 (12.12%) Change Control
4 4 (12.12%) Service Management
5 3 (9.09%) Change Management
5 3 (9.09%) Business Continuity
5 3 (9.09%) Validation
5 3 (9.09%) Time Management
5 3 (9.09%) ITIL V3
5 3 (9.09%) Business Continuity Planning
5 3 (9.09%) Mentoring
6 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (6.06%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (6.06%) Data Validation
6 2 (6.06%) Incident Management
6 2 (6.06%) Problem Management
6 2 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.15%) SQL
2 1 (3.03%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 5 (15.15%) SC Cleared
3 3 (9.09%) CCNA
3 3 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.03%) Degree
4 1 (3.03%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (12.12%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.06%) Hyper-V
2 2 (6.06%) XenApp
2 2 (6.06%) XenDesktop
2 2 (6.06%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 9 (27.27%) Cisco
2 6 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.09%) HP
3 3 (9.09%) Avaya
3 3 (9.09%) Remedy
3 3 (9.09%) NetScout
4 2 (6.06%) VMware
4 2 (6.06%) AppSense
4 2 (6.06%) Citrix
4 2 (6.06%) Oracle
5 1 (3.03%) Cognos
5 1 (3.03%) IBM
5 1 (3.03%) Ericsson
5 1 (3.03%) Netezza
5 1 (3.03%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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