The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Cheshire region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 38 60 34
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -26
Contract jobs citing SLA 27 9 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.41% 1.20% 4.22%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.19% 21.95% 58.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 19
Average daily rate
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£118 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-68.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £80 £94
10% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £409 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +0.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £22.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £14.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+18.64% -7.81%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
64 41 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 8.09% 5.44% 7.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 17 37
Average daily rate £300 £328 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.39% +9.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £230 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £385 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 3
Average hourly rate £15.25 £22.50 £49.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.22% -54.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -7.89%
SLA
North West

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 25 July 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

SLA Hourly Rate Histogram 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 25 July 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -2 18 £100 - 2
Crewe - 3 - -
Knutsford +3 1 - -
Nantwich - 1 £200 -
Runcorn - - - -
Macclesfield - - - - 2
Wilmslow - - - - 2
Chester - - - -
SLA
North West

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 29 (63.04%) ITIL
2 21 (45.65%) Service Management
3 18 (39.13%) Microsoft
3 18 (39.13%) HP
3 18 (39.13%) SC Cleared
3 18 (39.13%) Security Cleared
4 17 (36.96%) MS Office
5 16 (34.78%) MS Excel
6 14 (30.43%) OpenView
6 14 (30.43%) MCP
7 11 (23.91%) IBM Notes
7 11 (23.91%) Lotus
7 11 (23.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 10 (21.74%) Finance
9 9 (19.57%) Windows
10 8 (17.39%) Service Delivery
11 7 (15.22%) Active Directory
11 7 (15.22%) Problem Management
12 6 (13.04%) Telecoms
12 6 (13.04%) Banking
12 6 (13.04%) Change Management
13 5 (10.87%) VPN
13 5 (10.87%) Retail
13 5 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
14 4 (8.70%) Incident Management
14 4 (8.70%) ServiceCenter
14 4 (8.70%) Windows 7
14 4 (8.70%) Cisco
14 4 (8.70%) CA
14 4 (8.70%) Symantec

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 11 (23.91%) IBM Notes
2 2 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.17%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.17%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 17 (36.96%) MS Office
2 16 (34.78%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) CA Clarity
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.87%) VPN
2 3 (6.52%) Intranet
2 3 (6.52%) Firewall
3 2 (4.35%) Wireless
3 2 (4.35%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.17%) 2G
4 1 (2.17%) Network Security
4 1 (2.17%) LTE
4 1 (2.17%) 4G
4 1 (2.17%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (2.17%) 3G
4 1 (2.17%) VoIP
4 1 (2.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.17%) DB2
1 1 (2.17%) Data Mining
1 1 (2.17%) SAP BW
General
1 10 (21.74%) Finance
2 6 (13.04%) Telecoms
2 6 (13.04%) Banking
3 5 (10.87%) Retail
4 3 (6.52%) Back Office
5 2 (4.35%) Billing
5 2 (4.35%) Investment Banking
6 1 (2.17%) Retail Banking
6 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 25 (54.35%) Analyst
2 15 (32.61%) Service Analyst
2 15 (32.61%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (10.87%) Service Manager
3 5 (10.87%) Desktop Support
4 4 (8.70%) Coordinator
4 4 (8.70%) 1st Line Support
5 3 (6.52%) Help Desk Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Help Desk Support
6 2 (4.35%) Service Improvement Manager
6 2 (4.35%) Service Improvement Project Manager
6 2 (4.35%) Service Operations Manager
6 2 (4.35%) Desktop Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Senior Desktop Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Support Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Project Manager
6 2 (4.35%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (4.35%) Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.17%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) CMDB
2 2 (4.35%) Fat Client
2 2 (4.35%) Thin Client
2 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.17%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 9 (19.57%) Windows
2 4 (8.70%) Windows 7
3 3 (6.52%) Windows XP
3 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.17%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (2.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (63.04%) ITIL
2 21 (45.65%) Service Management
3 8 (17.39%) Service Delivery
4 7 (15.22%) Problem Management
5 6 (13.04%) Change Management
6 5 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (8.70%) Incident Management
8 3 (6.52%) Configuration Management
8 3 (6.52%) Project Management
8 3 (6.52%) Resource Management
8 3 (6.52%) ITIL V3
8 3 (6.52%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (4.35%) Change Control
9 2 (4.35%) Supplier Management
9 2 (4.35%) Risk Analysis
9 2 (4.35%) Release Management
9 2 (4.35%) Test Scripting
9 2 (4.35%) Time Management
9 2 (4.35%) Product Management
9 2 (4.35%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.35%) VB
1 2 (4.35%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.17%) C
2 1 (2.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 18 (39.13%) SC Cleared
1 18 (39.13%) Security Cleared
2 14 (30.43%) MCP
3 2 (4.35%) PMP
3 2 (4.35%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 7 (15.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.17%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 14 (30.43%) OpenView
2 11 (23.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (8.70%) ServiceCenter
4 2 (4.35%) SCCM
4 2 (4.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (4.35%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (4.35%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 18 (39.13%) Microsoft
1 18 (39.13%) HP
2 11 (23.91%) Lotus
3 4 (8.70%) Symantec
3 4 (8.70%) Cisco
3 4 (8.70%) CA
4 3 (6.52%) SAP
5 2 (4.35%) Citrix
5 2 (4.35%) Ariba
6 1 (2.17%) Ericsson
6 1 (2.17%) Oracle
6 1 (2.17%) Dell
6 1 (2.17%) Huawei
6 1 (2.17%) MobileIron
Warrington, Cheshire
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