The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 50 45 45
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Contract jobs citing SLA 17 30 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.13% 2.63% 2.79%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.08% 22.56% 26.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 7
Median daily rate £275 £300 £110
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +172.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £128 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £545 £295
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £310 £275
% change year-on-year
-11.29% +12.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 6
Median hourly rate - £17.33 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.31%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.18 £15.77 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-10.11% -1.43%
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
77 133 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 9.64% 11.68% 10.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 110 44
Median daily rate £438 £483 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.32% +13.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £343 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £652 £637 £635
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 8
Median hourly rate £39.00 £17.33 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+125.04% +0.46%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing SLA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington 0 7 £680 +126.66%
Crewe +7 3 £275 - 2
Wilmslow -5 2 £178 +1.42%
Runcorn - 2 - -
SLA
North West

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for SLA.

1 10 (43.48%) Service Management
2 9 (39.13%) Windows
3 8 (34.78%) ITIL
4 6 (26.09%) Migration
4 6 (26.09%) Service Design
5 5 (21.74%) VMware
5 5 (21.74%) Windows 7
5 5 (21.74%) Service Delivery
5 5 (21.74%) MS Office
5 5 (21.74%) Cisco
5 5 (21.74%) Active Directory
5 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
6 4 (17.39%) HP
6 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
6 4 (17.39%) Change Management
6 4 (17.39%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
7 3 (13.04%) Problem Management
7 3 (13.04%) Validation
7 3 (13.04%) Fujitsu
7 3 (13.04%) BroadSoft
7 3 (13.04%) CCNA
7 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
7 3 (13.04%) Juniper
7 3 (13.04%) SAN
7 3 (13.04%) VoIP
7 3 (13.04%) Citrix
7 3 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (13.04%) DNS

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (21.74%) MS Office
2 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (8.70%) Office 365
2 1 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) DNS
1 3 (13.04%) SAN
1 3 (13.04%) VoIP
2 2 (8.70%) Firewall
2 2 (8.70%) LAN
2 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
2 2 (8.70%) WAN
3 1 (4.35%) 2G
3 1 (4.35%) 3G
3 1 (4.35%) DHCP
3 1 (4.35%) GSM
3 1 (4.35%) Internet
3 1 (4.35%) RNC
3 1 (4.35%) SSL
3 1 (4.35%) UMTS
3 1 (4.35%) VPN
3 1 (4.35%) Wireless
3 1 (4.35%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Legal
2 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Architect
2 4 (17.39%) Senior Architect
2 4 (17.39%) Service Architect
2 4 (17.39%) Service Desk Support
3 3 (13.04%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
3 3 (13.04%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 3 (13.04%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
3 3 (13.04%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (13.04%) Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Desktop Support
3 3 (13.04%) Network Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Voice Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Digital Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Juniper Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Digital Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Storage Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) LAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Fat Client
1 2 (8.70%) Hybrid Cloud
1 2 (8.70%) IBM XIV
1 2 (8.70%) Thin Client
2 1 (4.35%) EPoS
2 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (39.13%) Windows
2 5 (21.74%) Windows 7
3 2 (8.70%) AIX
3 2 (8.70%) Linux
3 2 (8.70%) Windows 10
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Server
4 1 (4.35%) Unix
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Service Management
2 8 (34.78%) ITIL
3 6 (26.09%) Migration
3 6 (26.09%) Service Design
4 5 (21.74%) Service Delivery
5 4 (17.39%) Change Management
6 3 (13.04%) Problem Management
6 3 (13.04%) Validation
7 2 (8.70%) Coaching
7 2 (8.70%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (8.70%) Data Protection
7 2 (8.70%) Fault Management
7 2 (8.70%) Incident Management
7 2 (8.70%) Line Management
7 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
7 2 (8.70%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (8.70%) Project Management
7 2 (8.70%) Risk Management
7 2 (8.70%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (8.70%) Two-Factor Authentication
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) CCNA
1 3 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.70%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) CCNP
3 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (21.74%) Active Directory
2 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (8.70%) VMware ESX
3 2 (8.70%) XenApp
4 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 2 (8.70%) NetBackup
2 1 (4.35%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (4.35%) SmoothWall
2 1 (4.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Cisco
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
1 5 (21.74%) VMware
2 4 (17.39%) HP
3 3 (13.04%) BroadSoft
3 3 (13.04%) Citrix
3 3 (13.04%) Fujitsu
3 3 (13.04%) Juniper
4 2 (8.70%) AppSense
4 2 (8.70%) Brocade
4 2 (8.70%) Dell
4 2 (8.70%) IBM
4 2 (8.70%) Oracle
4 2 (8.70%) Veritas
5 1 (4.35%) Ericsson
5 1 (4.35%) NEC
5 1 (4.35%) Nokia
5 1 (4.35%) Nortel
5 1 (4.35%) SAP
5 1 (4.35%) Symantec