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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 60 55 55
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Contract jobs citing SLA 20 19 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.02% 2.31% 1.49%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 23.81% 29.23% 36.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 3
Average daily rate
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£400 £170 £80
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+135.29% +112.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £10.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +46.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.13 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.97% +11.20%
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
84 65 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 8.47% 7.89% 4.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 32 12
Average daily rate £425 £328 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.77% +19.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £146 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £448 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £10.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +46.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £21.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year
+2.61% +15.06%

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
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 28 May 2015.

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 28 May 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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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 -6 7 - - 1
Crewe +3 5 - -
Chester - 2 - - 2
Wilmslow -3 1 £350 +150.00%
Alderley Edge - 1 - -
SLA
North West

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 26 (52.00%) ITIL
2 17 (34.00%) Microsoft
3 16 (32.00%) Service Management
3 16 (32.00%) MS Office
4 15 (30.00%) MS Excel
4 15 (30.00%) OpenView
4 15 (30.00%) HP
5 14 (28.00%) MCP
6 13 (26.00%) Security Cleared
7 12 (24.00%) Incident Management
7 12 (24.00%) IBM Notes
7 12 (24.00%) Windows
7 12 (24.00%) Lotus
7 12 (24.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 11 (22.00%) SC Cleared
9 8 (16.00%) Telecoms
10 7 (14.00%) Project Management
10 7 (14.00%) DHCP
10 7 (14.00%) DNS
10 7 (14.00%) Coaching
11 6 (12.00%) 4G
11 6 (12.00%) TCP/IP
11 6 (12.00%) HTML
11 6 (12.00%) Internet
11 6 (12.00%) Finance
11 6 (12.00%) Device Driver
12 5 (10.00%) Degree
12 5 (10.00%) MS Project
12 5 (10.00%) Quality Management
13 4 (8.00%) Problem Management

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 12 (24.00%) IBM Notes
2 1 (2.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.00%) IIS
2 1 (2.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.00%) iPlanet
Applications
1 16 (32.00%) MS Office
2 15 (30.00%) MS Excel
3 5 (10.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.00%) DHCP
1 7 (14.00%) DNS
2 6 (12.00%) 4G
2 6 (12.00%) TCP/IP
2 6 (12.00%) Internet
3 2 (4.00%) Ethernet
3 2 (4.00%) ATM
3 2 (4.00%) GSM
3 2 (4.00%) SDH
3 2 (4.00%) UMTS
3 2 (4.00%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (4.00%) RNC
4 1 (2.00%) Network Security
4 1 (2.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (2.00%) VLAN
4 1 (2.00%) WAN
4 1 (2.00%) VPN
4 1 (2.00%) LDAP
4 1 (2.00%) 3G
4 1 (2.00%) MPLS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (16.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (12.00%) Finance
3 2 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (4.00%) Banking
3 2 (4.00%) Billing
4 1 (2.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (54.00%) Analyst
2 26 (52.00%) Service Analyst
2 26 (52.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 8 (16.00%) 1st Line Support
4 6 (12.00%) Project Manager
4 6 (12.00%) Telecoms Project Manager
5 3 (6.00%) Service Manager
5 3 (6.00%) Support Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) Field Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) Consultant
7 1 (2.00%) SLA Manager
7 1 (2.00%) IT Support
7 1 (2.00%) Deskside Support
7 1 (2.00%) Environment Manager
7 1 (2.00%) Project Coordinator
7 1 (2.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 1 (2.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.00%) Services Delivery Manager
7 1 (2.00%) Desktop Engineer
7 1 (2.00%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.00%) HTML
2 1 (2.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.00%) Device Driver
2 3 (6.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.00%) CMDB
4 1 (2.00%) Reference Data
4 1 (2.00%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 12 (24.00%) Windows
2 3 (6.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (4.00%) Linux
4 1 (2.00%) Windows Vista
4 1 (2.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.00%) Windows 2000
4 1 (2.00%) UNIX
4 1 (2.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (52.00%) ITIL
2 16 (32.00%) Service Management
3 12 (24.00%) Incident Management
4 7 (14.00%) Project Management
4 7 (14.00%) Coaching
5 5 (10.00%) Quality Management
6 4 (8.00%) Problem Management
7 3 (6.00%) Change Management
8 2 (4.00%) Line Management
8 2 (4.00%) Mentoring
8 2 (4.00%) Service Delivery
8 2 (4.00%) Business Continuity
8 2 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (4.00%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (4.00%) Risk Management
8 2 (4.00%) WFM
8 2 (4.00%) Supplier Management
9 1 (2.00%) Time Management
9 1 (2.00%) Capacity Management
9 1 (2.00%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.00%) SQL
1 1 (2.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (28.00%) MCP
2 13 (26.00%) Security Cleared
3 11 (22.00%) SC Cleared
4 5 (10.00%) Degree
5 1 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.00%) CCNP
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.00%) XenApp
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (2.00%) Terminal Services
1 1 (2.00%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 15 (30.00%) OpenView
2 12 (24.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (4.00%) SCCM
4 1 (2.00%) SCOM
4 1 (2.00%) Puppet
4 1 (2.00%) OVSD
4 1 (2.00%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 17 (34.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (30.00%) HP
3 12 (24.00%) Lotus
4 2 (4.00%) Ericsson
4 2 (4.00%) Oracle
4 2 (4.00%) Citrix
4 2 (4.00%) AppSense
4 2 (4.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 1 (2.00%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.00%) VMware
5 1 (2.00%) CA
5 1 (2.00%) Cisco
5 1 (2.00%) Sun
5 1 (2.00%) McAfee