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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 51 42 39
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -3
Contract jobs citing SLA 10 17 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.57% 2.65% 3.08%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.22% 36.96% 27.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 5
Median daily rate £381 £341 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.72% +70.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £153 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £445 £238
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £334 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.86% +11.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £9.63 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -62.98%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.25 £15.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%

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 46 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 7.06% 7.18% 11.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 29 35
Median daily rate £425 £363 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% +20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £163 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £550 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £9.63 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -62.98%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £44.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-54.54% +87.23%

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
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 20 February 2017, 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 14 (53.85%) ITIL
2 10 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 9 (34.62%) IBM
4 7 (26.92%) SAN
4 7 (26.92%) NetApp
4 7 (26.92%) VMware
4 7 (26.92%) HP
4 7 (26.92%) EMC
4 7 (26.92%) Linux
4 7 (26.92%) Trend Analysis
5 6 (23.08%) Brocade
5 6 (23.08%) Windows
5 6 (23.08%) MS Office
5 6 (23.08%) Active Directory
5 6 (23.08%) Cisco
5 6 (23.08%) Migration
6 5 (19.23%) Workflow
6 5 (19.23%) Finance
6 5 (19.23%) Change Management
6 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
7 4 (15.38%) Symmetrix DMX
7 4 (15.38%) SRDF
7 4 (15.38%) Data Centre
7 4 (15.38%) Incident Management
7 4 (15.38%) Network Security
7 4 (15.38%) Service Delivery
7 4 (15.38%) CLARiiON
7 4 (15.38%) CCNA
7 4 (15.38%) Citrix
7 4 (15.38%) Cisco Certification

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 (11.54%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (23.08%) MS Office
2 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) IBM PureFlex
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (26.92%) SAN
2 4 (15.38%) Network Security
3 1 (3.85%) Firewall
3 1 (3.85%) Intranet
3 1 (3.85%) LAN
3 1 (3.85%) LDAP
3 1 (3.85%) VLAN
3 1 (3.85%) WAN
General
1 5 (19.23%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Electronics
2 2 (7.69%) Manufacturing
2 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.85%) Marketing
3 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Analyst
2 4 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (15.38%) Service Analyst
2 4 (15.38%) Support Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Administrator
3 3 (11.54%) Architect
3 3 (11.54%) Field Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Field Service Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) IT Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) SAN Administrator
3 3 (11.54%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) HP Storage Architect
4 2 (7.69%) Operations Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Senior Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Service Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Storage Architect
4 2 (7.69%) Storage Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Support Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) AngularJS
1 1 (3.85%) CSS
1 1 (3.85%) HTML
1 1 (3.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) CLARiiON
1 4 (15.38%) Data Centre
1 4 (15.38%) Symmetrix DMX
2 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.69%) CMDB
4 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (26.92%) Linux
2 6 (23.08%) Windows
3 3 (11.54%) HPUX
3 3 (11.54%) Unix
3 3 (11.54%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (53.85%) ITIL
2 7 (26.92%) Trend Analysis
3 6 (23.08%) Migration
4 5 (19.23%) Change Management
4 5 (19.23%) Workflow
5 4 (15.38%) Incident Management
5 4 (15.38%) Service Delivery
6 3 (11.54%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (11.54%) Coaching
6 3 (11.54%) Escalation Management
6 3 (11.54%) Performance Analysis
6 3 (11.54%) Problem Management
6 3 (11.54%) Product Management
7 2 (7.69%) ERP
7 2 (7.69%) Service Management
8 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (3.85%) Configuration Management
8 1 (3.85%) ITSM
8 1 (3.85%) Programme Management
8 1 (3.85%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) C
1 1 (3.85%) Java
1 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
2 4 (15.38%) CCNA
2 4 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (11.54%) A+ Certification
3 3 (11.54%) RHCE
3 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
4 2 (7.69%) Degree
5 1 (3.85%) CCNP
System Software
1 6 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 4 (15.38%) SRDF
3 3 (11.54%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 10 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 9 (34.62%) IBM
3 7 (26.92%) EMC
3 7 (26.92%) HP
3 7 (26.92%) NetApp
3 7 (26.92%) VMware
4 6 (23.08%) Brocade
4 6 (23.08%) Cisco
5 4 (15.38%) 3PAR
5 4 (15.38%) Citrix
6 3 (11.54%) Dell
6 3 (11.54%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.85%) LANDesk
7 1 (3.85%) SAP
7 1 (3.85%) ServiceNow