The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 45 46 59
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +13
Contract jobs citing SLA 33 24 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.02% 2.92% 1.21%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.20% 38.10% 18.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 3
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+224.07% -73.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £100 £376
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £413 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 1
Average hourly rate £15.77 £17.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.23% -24.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £16.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year
-4.42% +3.93%
SLA
North West

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 Cheshire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
113 63 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 10.34% 7.67% 6.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 29 25
Average daily rate £450 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £100 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £539 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 1
Average hourly rate £15.77 £17.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.23% -24.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.51% +11.42%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SLA across the Cheshire region.

SLA Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

SLA
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

SLA Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

SLA
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Cheshire region.

SLA Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

SLA
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -10 16 £350 +250.00% 1
Crewe -3 5 - - 2
Chester - 3 - - 1
Knutsford -4 2 - -
Wilmslow - 1 £175 - 1
SLA
North West

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 36 (69.23%) ITIL
2 25 (48.08%) Windows
3 16 (30.77%) Incident Management
3 16 (30.77%) Microsoft
4 15 (28.85%) MS Office
5 14 (26.92%) DNS
6 13 (25.00%) DHCP
7 12 (23.08%) TCP/IP
7 12 (23.08%) Problem Management
7 12 (23.08%) Security Cleared
8 10 (19.23%) Service Management
8 10 (19.23%) Device Driver
8 10 (19.23%) HTML
8 10 (19.23%) Internet
9 9 (17.31%) SC Cleared
10 7 (13.46%) Linux
10 7 (13.46%) MS Excel
10 7 (13.46%) SCCM
11 6 (11.54%) Supplier Management
11 6 (11.54%) Service Delivery
11 6 (11.54%) UNIX
11 6 (11.54%) HP
11 6 (11.54%) Windows 7
12 5 (9.62%) Mentoring
12 5 (9.62%) System Integration Testing
12 5 (9.62%) Active Directory
12 5 (9.62%) OpenView
12 5 (9.62%) webMethods
12 5 (9.62%) MCP
12 5 (9.62%) OOP

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 (3.85%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.92%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 15 (28.85%) MS Office
2 7 (13.46%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.77%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (26.92%) DNS
2 13 (25.00%) DHCP
3 12 (23.08%) TCP/IP
4 10 (19.23%) Internet
5 5 (9.62%) FTP
5 5 (9.62%) HTTP
5 5 (9.62%) SMTP
6 3 (5.77%) WAN
6 3 (5.77%) SAN
7 2 (3.85%) VPN
7 2 (3.85%) Wireless
7 2 (3.85%) LAN
7 2 (3.85%) VoIP
8 1 (1.92%) GSM
8 1 (1.92%) UMTS
8 1 (1.92%) VLAN
8 1 (1.92%) NAS
8 1 (1.92%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (1.92%) MPLS
8 1 (1.92%) EIGRP
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (5.77%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (3.85%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.85%) Finance
3 1 (1.92%) Billing
Job Titles
1 27 (51.92%) Analyst
2 23 (44.23%) Service Analyst
2 23 (44.23%) Service Desk Analyst
3 11 (21.15%) 1st Line Support
4 5 (9.62%) Desktop Support
5 4 (7.69%) Programmer
6 3 (5.77%) Analyst Programmer
6 3 (5.77%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) Senior Analyst Programmer
6 3 (5.77%) Service Manager
6 3 (5.77%) Senior Programmer
7 2 (3.85%) Deskside Support
7 2 (3.85%) Applications Manager
7 2 (3.85%) Applications Support Manager
7 2 (3.85%) Support Manager
7 2 (3.85%) Support Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Applications Support
7 2 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (3.85%) Consultant
8 1 (1.92%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (19.23%) HTML
2 5 (9.62%) JDBC
2 5 (9.62%) XML
2 5 (9.62%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.23%) Device Driver
2 2 (3.85%) PMI
2 2 (3.85%) CMDB
2 2 (3.85%) iPad
2 2 (3.85%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.92%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 25 (48.08%) Windows
2 7 (13.46%) Linux
3 6 (11.54%) Windows 7
3 6 (11.54%) UNIX
4 5 (9.62%) Windows XP
4 5 (9.62%) Solaris
5 3 (5.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.85%) Mac OS X
6 2 (3.85%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.92%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.92%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (69.23%) ITIL
2 16 (30.77%) Incident Management
3 12 (23.08%) Problem Management
4 10 (19.23%) Service Management
5 6 (11.54%) Service Delivery
5 6 (11.54%) Supplier Management
6 5 (9.62%) Mentoring
6 5 (9.62%) System Integration Testing
6 5 (9.62%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (9.62%) Unit Testing
6 5 (9.62%) Integration Testing
6 5 (9.62%) OOP
6 5 (9.62%) OO
7 4 (7.69%) SOA
7 4 (7.69%) Project Management
7 4 (7.69%) Coaching
7 4 (7.69%) ITIL V3
8 3 (5.77%) Change Management
9 2 (3.85%) Data Protection
9 2 (3.85%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.62%) Java
1 5 (9.62%) SQL
2 1 (1.92%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 9 (17.31%) SC Cleared
3 5 (9.62%) Degree
3 5 (9.62%) MCP
4 2 (3.85%) MCSE
4 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.85%) A+ Certification
4 2 (3.85%) PMI Certification
4 2 (3.85%) MCITP
4 2 (3.85%) ACSP
5 1 (1.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.92%) CCNP
5 1 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 5 (9.62%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.77%) XenApp
3 3 (5.77%) BitLocker
4 2 (3.85%) XenServer
4 2 (3.85%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.92%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (13.46%) SCCM
2 5 (9.62%) OpenView
3 2 (3.85%) SCOM
3 2 (3.85%) Puppet
4 1 (1.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 16 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.54%) HP
3 5 (9.62%) Oracle
3 5 (9.62%) SAP
3 5 (9.62%) webMethods
4 4 (7.69%) McAfee
4 4 (7.69%) VMware
4 4 (7.69%) Cisco
4 4 (7.69%) IBM
4 4 (7.69%) Citrix
5 2 (3.85%) Avaya
5 2 (3.85%) AppSense
5 2 (3.85%) Toshiba
5 2 (3.85%) BT
5 2 (3.85%) Apple
5 2 (3.85%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.92%) Brocade
6 1 (1.92%) 3PAR
6 1 (1.92%) NetApp
6 1 (1.92%) Veritas
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