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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 54 42 37
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -5
Contract jobs citing SLA 21 20 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.48% 2.66% 2.74%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.43% 39.22% 38.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 11
Average daily rate £222 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.22% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £308 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £368 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £295
% change year-on-year
- +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 £10.29 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.49% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £11.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+27.65% -21.66%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
69 51 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 8.16% 6.79% 7.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 17 26
Average daily rate £350 £146 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+139.31% -51.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £135 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.60% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 3
Average hourly rate £16.00 £32.79 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.20% +134.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.25 £16.43
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -7.15%
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 18 April 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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Warrington 0 6 - - 1
Crewe +5 4 - -
Knutsford +5 3 £199 -46.93% 1
Chester -16 2 £222 -26.00% 1
Wilmslow 0 1 £140 - 1
Daresbury - - - -
Widnes - - - -
Macclesfield - - - - 1
Northwich - - - -
SLA
North West

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 19 (45.24%) ITIL
2 14 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 13 (30.95%) MS Excel
4 12 (28.57%) Finance
5 10 (23.81%) MS Office
5 10 (23.81%) Service Management
6 8 (19.05%) Service Delivery
6 8 (19.05%) MCP
6 8 (19.05%) OpenView
6 8 (19.05%) HP
6 8 (19.05%) Telecoms
7 7 (16.67%) SC Cleared
7 7 (16.67%) Security Cleared
7 7 (16.67%) ServiceCenter
8 6 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (14.29%) Windows
8 6 (14.29%) SAP
9 5 (11.90%) IBM Notes
9 5 (11.90%) Lotus
9 5 (11.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 5 (11.90%) Retail
10 4 (9.52%) Incident Management
10 4 (9.52%) Migration
10 4 (9.52%) Resource Management
10 4 (9.52%) Project Management
10 4 (9.52%) SAP BW
10 4 (9.52%) NetWeaver
11 3 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (7.14%) Intranet
11 3 (7.14%) Ericsson

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (11.90%) IBM Notes
2 4 (9.52%) NetWeaver
3 3 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (7.14%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.76%) CMS
Applications
1 13 (30.95%) MS Excel
2 10 (23.81%) MS Office
3 1 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Remedy ITSM
1 3 (7.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.38%) CA Clarity
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.14%) Intranet
1 3 (7.14%) Ethernet
2 1 (2.38%) LAN
2 1 (2.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) SAP BW
2 3 (7.14%) SAP BI
3 2 (4.76%) SAP HANA
3 2 (4.76%) Data Mining
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.38%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 12 (28.57%) Finance
2 8 (19.05%) Telecoms
3 5 (11.90%) Retail
4 3 (7.14%) Back Office
5 2 (4.76%) Banking
5 2 (4.76%) Billing
6 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
6 1 (2.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (38.10%) Analyst
2 10 (23.81%) Service Desk Analyst
2 10 (23.81%) Service Analyst
3 5 (11.90%) Support Analyst
3 5 (11.90%) Coordinator
3 5 (11.90%) Service Manager
4 4 (9.52%) SAP Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Software Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Integration Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Technical Leader
5 3 (7.14%) SAP Support
5 3 (7.14%) SAP Support Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Delivery Manager
6 2 (4.76%) IT Support Technician
6 2 (4.76%) Services Delivery Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Service Improvement Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Service Improvement Project Manager
6 2 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Technician
6 2 (4.76%) IT Support
6 2 (4.76%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) SOAP
1 3 (7.14%) .NET
1 3 (7.14%) WSDL
1 3 (7.14%) WCF
1 3 (7.14%) .NET Framework
1 3 (7.14%) REST
1 3 (7.14%) Itk
2 1 (2.38%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.76%) CMDB
2 2 (4.76%) Fat Client
2 2 (4.76%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (2.38%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (45.24%) ITIL
2 10 (23.81%) Service Management
3 8 (19.05%) Service Delivery
4 6 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (9.52%) Incident Management
5 4 (9.52%) Migration
5 4 (9.52%) Resource Management
5 4 (9.52%) Project Management
6 3 (7.14%) MVC
6 3 (7.14%) OOP
6 3 (7.14%) OO
6 3 (7.14%) SOA
6 3 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (7.14%) MVVM
6 3 (7.14%) Business Continuity
6 3 (7.14%) Information Security
6 3 (7.14%) Network Design
6 3 (7.14%) Logistics
6 3 (7.14%) Software Engineering
6 3 (7.14%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.14%) C#
2 1 (2.38%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (19.05%) MCP
2 7 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 7 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 3 (7.14%) Degree
4 2 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.38%) CCNP
5 1 (2.38%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) HL7
2 1 (2.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (19.05%) OpenView
2 7 (16.67%) ServiceCenter
3 5 (11.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 14 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 8 (19.05%) HP
3 6 (14.29%) SAP
4 5 (11.90%) Lotus
5 3 (7.14%) Ericsson
5 3 (7.14%) Remedy
6 2 (4.76%) Ariba
6 2 (4.76%) BMC
6 2 (4.76%) CA
6 2 (4.76%) Citrix
7 1 (2.38%) Oracle
7 1 (2.38%) Dell
7 1 (2.38%) Cisco
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