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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 51 45 32
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -13
Contract jobs citing SLA 21 26 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.47% 3.31% 3.48%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 26.25% 38.81% 43.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 2
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£275 £222 £208
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.87% +6.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £117 £130 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £390 £282
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.64 £10.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.82% +57.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £15.94 £10.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.75 £17.33 £14.12
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £14.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+5.35% +16.66%
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
80 67 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 9.40% 8.54% 7.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 34 17
Average daily rate £425 £363 £144
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% +152.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £277 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £510 £344
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £370 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.05% +12.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 5
Average hourly rate £15.00 £24.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.77% +63.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £16.29 £10.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.10 £32.20 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.40 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+29.31% -5.94%

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 27 March 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
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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -3 14 £120 -69.23% 1
Wilmslow -3 4 £350 +150.00%
Crewe -4 2 - -
Knutsford - - - -
Macclesfield - - - - 1
Northwich - - - - 1
Runcorn - - - -
Sandbach - - - -
Daresbury - - - -
Chester - - - - 1
SLA
North West

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 31 (52.54%) ITIL
2 30 (50.85%) Service Management
3 29 (49.15%) MS Excel
3 29 (49.15%) Microsoft
4 28 (47.46%) HP
5 25 (42.37%) OpenView
5 25 (42.37%) MS Office
6 24 (40.68%) MCP
6 24 (40.68%) IBM Notes
6 24 (40.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 24 (40.68%) Lotus
7 19 (32.20%) Security Cleared
8 17 (28.81%) SC Cleared
9 13 (22.03%) Telecoms
10 10 (16.95%) Incident Management
11 7 (11.86%) Windows
11 7 (11.86%) Coaching
12 6 (10.17%) Project Management
12 6 (10.17%) 4G
13 5 (8.47%) Problem Management
13 5 (8.47%) Degree
13 5 (8.47%) Finance
13 5 (8.47%) Quality Management
13 5 (8.47%) Service Delivery
13 5 (8.47%) PDM
13 5 (8.47%) Oracle
13 5 (8.47%) MS Project
14 4 (6.78%) IIS
14 4 (6.78%) Root Cause Analysis
15 3 (5.08%) Enterprise Software

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 24 (40.68%) IBM Notes
2 4 (6.78%) IIS
3 3 (5.08%) WebLogic
3 3 (5.08%) MS Exchange
3 3 (5.08%) Documentum
4 1 (1.69%) iPlanet
4 1 (1.69%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.69%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 29 (49.15%) MS Excel
2 25 (42.37%) MS Office
3 5 (8.47%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (5.08%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.69%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.17%) 4G
2 2 (3.39%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (3.39%) RNC
2 2 (3.39%) DNS
2 2 (3.39%) Intranet
2 2 (3.39%) Internet
2 2 (3.39%) ATM
2 2 (3.39%) GSM
2 2 (3.39%) SDH
2 2 (3.39%) UMTS
2 2 (3.39%) DHCP
2 2 (3.39%) Ethernet
2 2 (3.39%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.69%) VPN
3 1 (1.69%) 3G
3 1 (1.69%) Network Security
3 1 (1.69%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.08%) SQL Server
1 3 (5.08%) BODI
1 3 (5.08%) Oracle Database
General
1 13 (22.03%) Telecoms
2 5 (8.47%) Finance
3 3 (5.08%) Banking
4 1 (1.69%) Retail
4 1 (1.69%) Billing
4 1 (1.69%) Dutch Language
4 1 (1.69%) German Language
Job Titles
1 34 (57.63%) Analyst
2 32 (54.24%) Service Analyst
3 31 (52.54%) Service Desk Analyst
4 6 (10.17%) Telecoms Project Manager
4 6 (10.17%) Project Manager
5 4 (6.78%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (3.39%) Field Engineer
6 2 (3.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (1.69%) Services Delivery Manager
7 1 (1.69%) Service Manager
7 1 (1.69%) Project Coordinator
7 1 (1.69%) Quality Manager
7 1 (1.69%) Support Engineer
7 1 (1.69%) Junior
7 1 (1.69%) Coordinator
7 1 (1.69%) Architect
7 1 (1.69%) Consultant
7 1 (1.69%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (1.69%) Support Analyst
7 1 (1.69%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.39%) HTML
2 1 (1.69%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.08%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.39%) Device Driver
3 1 (1.69%) CMDB
3 1 (1.69%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.69%) Reference Data
3 1 (1.69%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.86%) Windows
2 3 (5.08%) HPUX
2 3 (5.08%) Solaris
2 3 (5.08%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (5.08%) UNIX
2 3 (5.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.69%) Windows Vista
3 1 (1.69%) Linux
3 1 (1.69%) Windows 2000
3 1 (1.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (52.54%) ITIL
2 30 (50.85%) Service Management
3 10 (16.95%) Incident Management
4 7 (11.86%) Coaching
5 6 (10.17%) Project Management
6 5 (8.47%) PDM
6 5 (8.47%) Quality Management
6 5 (8.47%) Service Delivery
6 5 (8.47%) Problem Management
7 4 (6.78%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (5.08%) Time Management
8 3 (5.08%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (5.08%) TOGAF
9 2 (3.39%) Enterprise Architecture
9 2 (3.39%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (3.39%) Migration
9 2 (3.39%) WFM
9 2 (3.39%) CAFM
9 2 (3.39%) Service Desk Management
9 2 (3.39%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.69%) SQL
1 1 (1.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 24 (40.68%) MCP
2 19 (32.20%) Security Cleared
3 17 (28.81%) SC Cleared
4 5 (8.47%) Degree
5 1 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 3 (5.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.39%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.69%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.69%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 25 (42.37%) OpenView
2 24 (40.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.69%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (1.69%) OVSD
Vendors
1 29 (49.15%) Microsoft
2 28 (47.46%) HP
3 24 (40.68%) Lotus
4 5 (8.47%) Oracle
5 3 (5.08%) Business Objects
5 3 (5.08%) Cisco
5 3 (5.08%) Compuware
5 3 (5.08%) VMware
5 3 (5.08%) F5
6 2 (3.39%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 2 (3.39%) Ericsson
7 1 (1.69%) Citrix
7 1 (1.69%) CA
7 1 (1.69%) Sun
7 1 (1.69%) AppSense
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