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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 51 56 44
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -12
Contract jobs citing SLA 13 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.79% 0.75% 1.65%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.89% 9.80% 34.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 1
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£158 £250 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.00% -9.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £303
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £13.87 £10.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +26.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +12.90%
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
45 51 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 6.20% 7.62% 4.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 30 11
Average daily rate £350 £381 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.19% -19.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £250 £372
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £13.87 £10.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +26.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.15 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+3.14% +10.81%

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 3 July 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 17 (44.74%) ITIL
2 12 (31.58%) Service Delivery
3 11 (28.95%) Service Management
4 10 (26.32%) Windows
5 9 (23.68%) Microsoft
6 7 (18.42%) MS Office
6 7 (18.42%) Security Cleared
6 7 (18.42%) Windows 7
7 6 (15.79%) SC Cleared
7 6 (15.79%) Telecoms
7 6 (15.79%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (13.16%) Windows XP
8 5 (13.16%) Active Directory
8 5 (13.16%) Line Management
8 5 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (10.53%) SQL
9 4 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (7.89%) Finance
10 3 (7.89%) MS Exchange
10 3 (7.89%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (7.89%) Cisco
10 3 (7.89%) Asset Management
10 3 (7.89%) LANDesk
10 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (7.89%) Coaching
11 2 (5.26%) User Experience
11 2 (5.26%) IT Asset Management
11 2 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
11 2 (5.26%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 2 (5.26%) Capacity Planning

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (7.89%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (18.42%) MS Office
2 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) SAP R/3
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) GSM
1 2 (5.26%) LAN
1 2 (5.26%) SDH
1 2 (5.26%) UMTS
1 2 (5.26%) VoIP
1 2 (5.26%) WAN
1 2 (5.26%) Ethernet
1 2 (5.26%) ATM
1 2 (5.26%) Firewall
1 2 (5.26%) RNC
1 2 (5.26%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (2.63%) Broadband
2 1 (2.63%) Intranet
2 1 (2.63%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (5.26%) QualityStage
1 2 (5.26%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (2.63%) SAP BW
General
1 6 (15.79%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.89%) Finance
3 2 (5.26%) Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Retail
4 1 (2.63%) German Language
Job Titles
1 19 (50.00%) Analyst
2 15 (39.47%) Service Desk Analyst
2 15 (39.47%) Service Analyst
3 6 (15.79%) Support Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) 1st Line Support
4 4 (10.53%) Services Delivery Manager
4 4 (10.53%) Service Manager
4 4 (10.53%) Delivery Manager
4 4 (10.53%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) IT Support
5 2 (5.26%) Business Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Incident Manager
5 2 (5.26%) Major Incident Manager
5 2 (5.26%) Procurement Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) IT Support Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (5.26%) Field Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Operations Manager
6 1 (2.63%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.26%) User Experience
2 2 (5.26%) CMDB
2 2 (5.26%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.63%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.63%) PDA
3 1 (2.63%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (26.32%) Windows
2 7 (18.42%) Windows 7
3 5 (13.16%) Windows XP
4 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (44.74%) ITIL
2 12 (31.58%) Service Delivery
3 11 (28.95%) Service Management
4 5 (13.16%) Line Management
5 4 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (7.89%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (7.89%) Asset Management
6 3 (7.89%) Coaching
7 2 (5.26%) IT Asset Management
7 2 (5.26%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (5.26%) WFM
7 2 (5.26%) Problem Management
7 2 (5.26%) Data Migration
7 2 (5.26%) Data Mapping
7 2 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (5.26%) ITIL V3
7 2 (5.26%) Change Control
7 2 (5.26%) Kimball Methodology
7 2 (5.26%) Change Data Capture
7 2 (5.26%) Inmon Methodology
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.53%) SQL
2 1 (2.63%) VB.NET
2 1 (2.63%) ABAP
2 1 (2.63%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (18.42%) Security Cleared
2 6 (15.79%) SC Cleared
2 6 (15.79%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.63%) FATCA
System Software
1 5 (13.16%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.63%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (23.68%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.89%) Cisco
2 3 (7.89%) LANDesk
3 2 (5.26%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 2 (5.26%) VMware
3 2 (5.26%) Netezza
3 2 (5.26%) IBM
3 2 (5.26%) Cognos
3 2 (5.26%) HP
3 2 (5.26%) Dell
3 2 (5.26%) Citrix
3 2 (5.26%) Ericsson
4 1 (2.63%) Informatica
4 1 (2.63%) Remedy
4 1 (2.63%) McAfee
4 1 (2.63%) SAP