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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 62 51 44
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -7
Contract jobs citing SLA 6 19 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.78% 2.07% 3.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 11.76% 19.59% 30.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 11
Median daily rate £275 £450 £135
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.88% +233.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £349 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £450 £245
UK excluding London median daily rate £283 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
-5.83% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 5
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.77 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-8.05% -9.88%
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
51 97 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 6.61% 10.58% 10.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 61 46
Median daily rate £403 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.55% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £350 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 7
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.22%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £20.21
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +11.35%

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
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 25 July 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
Crewe +11 4 £275 -
Warrington -5 1 - - 2
SLA
North West

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (40.00%) ITIL
2 7 (28.00%) Coaching
3 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 5 (20.00%) SQL
4 5 (20.00%) .NET
4 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 5 (20.00%) IIS
4 5 (20.00%) MS Office
4 5 (20.00%) Client/Server
4 5 (20.00%) Service Management
4 5 (20.00%) Telecoms
4 5 (20.00%) WCF
4 5 (20.00%) Problem Management
4 5 (20.00%) Ext JS
4 5 (20.00%) Web Accessibility
4 5 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 5 (20.00%) High Availability
4 5 (20.00%) Driving Licence
5 4 (16.00%) SCCM
5 4 (16.00%) Service Delivery
5 4 (16.00%) Management Information System
5 4 (16.00%) Juniper
5 4 (16.00%) Windows
5 4 (16.00%) Cisco
5 4 (16.00%) CCNA
5 4 (16.00%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (16.00%) VoIP
6 3 (12.00%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (12.00%) MS Excel

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 5 (20.00%) IIS
2 1 (4.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (4.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (20.00%) MS Office
2 3 (12.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) VoIP
2 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.00%) DHCP
3 1 (4.00%) DNS
3 1 (4.00%) Firewall
3 1 (4.00%) GSM
3 1 (4.00%) Internet
3 1 (4.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (4.00%) LAN
3 1 (4.00%) SSL
3 1 (4.00%) UMTS
3 1 (4.00%) VPN
3 1 (4.00%) WAN
3 1 (4.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.00%) Legal
2 1 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (16.00%) Analyst
1 4 (16.00%) Development Manager
1 4 (16.00%) Software Development Manager
1 4 (16.00%) Software Manager
2 3 (12.00%) Desktop Support
2 3 (12.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (12.00%) Service Analyst
2 3 (12.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 3 (12.00%) Service Manager
2 3 (12.00%) Voice Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Juniper Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Technical Support
4 1 (4.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Implementation Controller
4 1 (4.00%) IT Support
4 1 (4.00%) Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) .NET
1 5 (20.00%) Ext JS
1 5 (20.00%) WCF
2 1 (4.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Client/Server
1 5 (20.00%) Driving Licence
2 4 (16.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.00%) PMI
4 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.00%) EPoS
4 1 (4.00%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (4.00%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (4.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) Windows
2 3 (12.00%) Apple iOS
2 3 (12.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (12.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (8.00%) Mac OS
3 2 (8.00%) Unix
3 2 (8.00%) Windows Vista
4 1 (4.00%) Android
4 1 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) ITIL
2 7 (28.00%) Coaching
3 5 (20.00%) High Availability
3 5 (20.00%) Problem Management
3 5 (20.00%) Service Management
3 5 (20.00%) Web Accessibility
4 4 (16.00%) Service Delivery
5 3 (12.00%) Change Management
5 3 (12.00%) Fault Management
5 3 (12.00%) Incident Management
5 3 (12.00%) Information Security
5 3 (12.00%) Migration
5 3 (12.00%) Supplier Management
5 3 (12.00%) Validation
6 2 (8.00%) Line Management
6 2 (8.00%) Mentoring
6 2 (8.00%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (8.00%) Project Management
6 2 (8.00%) Risk Management
6 2 (8.00%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.00%) Perl
2 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (16.00%) CCNA
2 4 (16.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (12.00%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (8.00%) MCP
4 2 (8.00%) PMI Certification
5 1 (4.00%) CCENT
5 1 (4.00%) CCNP
5 1 (4.00%) GCFA
5 1 (4.00%) GCFE
5 1 (4.00%) GIAC
5 1 (4.00%) GREM
5 1 (4.00%) HND
5 1 (4.00%) OSCP
System Software
1 5 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (4.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) SCCM
2 2 (8.00%) OpenView
2 2 (8.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (4.00%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.00%) Cisco
2 4 (16.00%) Juniper
3 3 (12.00%) BroadSoft
3 3 (12.00%) Citrix
3 3 (12.00%) HP
4 2 (8.00%) Apple
5 1 (4.00%) SAP
5 1 (4.00%) VMware