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 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 39 59 36
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -23
Contract jobs citing SLA 9 17 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.78% 1.82% 3.84%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 19.15% 18.09% 29.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 14
Median daily rate £85 £175 £145
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-51.42% +20.68%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 5
Median hourly rate - £13.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.25 £15.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +9.09%

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
47 94 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 9.29% 10.08% 12.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 67 57
Median daily rate £350 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £198 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £380
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 6
Median hourly rate £44.95 £13.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+245.76% -22.38%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.75 £42.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-51.17% +80.85%

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 27 February 2017. 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 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 +24 5 - -
Chester - 1 £85 - 1
SLA
North West

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 (31.25%) MS Office
1 10 (31.25%) Windows
2 9 (28.13%) MS Excel
2 9 (28.13%) SharePoint
3 8 (25.00%) Service Management
4 7 (21.88%) ITIL
4 7 (21.88%) Windows 7
5 6 (18.75%) Service Design
5 6 (18.75%) Telecoms
6 5 (15.63%) VMware
6 5 (15.63%) Coaching
7 4 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
7 4 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (12.50%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (12.50%) Service Delivery
7 4 (12.50%) Finance
7 4 (12.50%) ECDL
7 4 (12.50%) Project Management
7 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
7 4 (12.50%) Active Directory
8 3 (9.38%) HP
8 3 (9.38%) SAP
8 3 (9.38%) Remedy
8 3 (9.38%) Citrix
8 3 (9.38%) Banking
8 3 (9.38%) Financial Institution
8 3 (9.38%) Risk Management
8 3 (9.38%) Resource Management
8 3 (9.38%) QA
8 3 (9.38%) Corporate Banking

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 9 (28.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (31.25%) MS Office
2 9 (28.13%) MS Excel
3 4 (12.50%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (6.25%) Office 365
2 1 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) 3G
1 2 (6.25%) DNS
1 2 (6.25%) RNC
1 2 (6.25%) SAN
2 1 (3.13%) 2G
2 1 (3.13%) 4G
2 1 (3.13%) GSM
2 1 (3.13%) LAN
2 1 (3.13%) Node B
2 1 (3.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (18.75%) Telecoms
2 4 (12.50%) Finance
3 3 (9.38%) Banking
3 3 (9.38%) Corporate Banking
3 3 (9.38%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 7 (21.88%) Analyst
2 6 (18.75%) Architect
2 6 (18.75%) Service Desk Support
3 5 (15.63%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 5 (15.63%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (12.50%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
4 4 (12.50%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 4 (12.50%) Coordinator
4 4 (12.50%) Desktop Support
4 4 (12.50%) Senior Architect
4 4 (12.50%) Service Architect
5 3 (9.38%) ICT Manager
5 3 (9.38%) IT Manager
5 3 (9.38%) Operations Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Project Coordinator
6 2 (6.25%) Administrator
6 2 (6.25%) Field Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Service Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Driving Licence
2 2 (6.25%) Fat Client
2 2 (6.25%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (6.25%) IBM XIV
2 2 (6.25%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 10 (31.25%) Windows
2 7 (21.88%) Windows 7
3 2 (6.25%) AIX
3 2 (6.25%) Linux
3 2 (6.25%) Windows 10
3 2 (6.25%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) Service Management
2 7 (21.88%) ITIL
3 6 (18.75%) Service Design
4 5 (15.63%) Coaching
5 4 (12.50%) Project Management
5 4 (12.50%) Service Delivery
6 3 (9.38%) Resource Management
6 3 (9.38%) Risk Management
6 3 (9.38%) Workflow
7 2 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (6.25%) Data Protection
7 2 (6.25%) Incident Management
7 2 (6.25%) Mentoring
7 2 (6.25%) Migration
7 2 (6.25%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 2 (6.25%) Two-Factor Authentication
8 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Architecture
8 1 (3.13%) Feasibility Study
8 1 (3.13%) Statistics
8 1 (3.13%) Technical Architecture
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) ECDL
2 2 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (9.38%) QA
3 1 (3.13%) COSHH
System Software
1 4 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 4 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (9.38%) XenApp
3 2 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (6.25%) VMware ESX
4 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 2 (6.25%) NetBackup
2 1 (3.13%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 5 (15.63%) VMware
2 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.38%) Citrix
3 3 (9.38%) HP
3 3 (9.38%) Remedy
3 3 (9.38%) SAP
4 2 (6.25%) AppSense
4 2 (6.25%) Brocade
4 2 (6.25%) Cisco
4 2 (6.25%) Dell
4 2 (6.25%) Fujitsu
4 2 (6.25%) IBM
4 2 (6.25%) Oracle
4 2 (6.25%) Veritas
5 1 (3.13%) Ericsson
5 1 (3.13%) Huawei
5 1 (3.13%) NEC
5 1 (3.13%) Nokia
5 1 (3.13%) Nortel