The first table below looks at the demand for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Coventry region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 1 August 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 Coventry 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 23 20 22
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs citing SLA 19 9 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 5.16% 3.73% 5.59%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 65.52% 69.23% 43.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 3
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 £10.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -3.12%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Coventry
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
29 13 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 7.88% 5.39% 12.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 17
Average daily rate £275 £480 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.70% +20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 £10.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.10 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.87% -12.50%
SLA
West Midlands

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Coventry region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SLA across the Coventry region.

SLA Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

SLA
Daily Rate Histogram in Coventry

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the Coventry region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

SLA Daily Rate Histogram in Coventry

SLA
Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Coventry region.

SLA Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

SLA
Hourly Rate Histogram in Coventry

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the Coventry region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

SLA Hourly Rate Histogram in Coventry

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry 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 28 (52.83%) Microsoft
2 27 (50.94%) MS Office
3 26 (49.06%) ITIL
4 16 (30.19%) MS Excel
5 15 (28.30%) Telecoms
6 14 (26.42%) Risk Assessment
6 14 (26.42%) Legal
6 14 (26.42%) Active Directory
7 13 (24.53%) Windows
8 12 (22.64%) IBM Notes
8 12 (22.64%) Lotus
9 11 (20.75%) 3G
9 11 (20.75%) 2G
9 11 (20.75%) WFM
9 11 (20.75%) LTE
10 10 (18.87%) Problem Management
10 10 (18.87%) Disaster Recovery
11 9 (16.98%) Citrix
12 7 (13.21%) Management Information System
13 6 (11.32%) Fault Management
13 6 (11.32%) RNC
13 6 (11.32%) MS PowerPoint
13 6 (11.32%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (11.32%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 6 (11.32%) Continuous Improvement
13 6 (11.32%) Root Cause Analysis
14 5 (9.43%) MS Visio
15 4 (7.55%) MCSE
15 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Certification
16 3 (5.66%) Ericsson

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry 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 (22.64%) IBM Notes
2 1 (1.89%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 27 (50.94%) MS Office
2 16 (30.19%) MS Excel
3 6 (11.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (9.43%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 11 (20.75%) 3G
1 11 (20.75%) 2G
1 11 (20.75%) LTE
2 6 (11.32%) RNC
3 2 (3.77%) LAN
3 2 (3.77%) VoIP
3 2 (3.77%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.77%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (3.77%) 4G
4 1 (1.89%) SAN
General
1 15 (28.30%) Telecoms
2 14 (26.42%) Legal
3 3 (5.66%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 19 (35.85%) Analyst
2 12 (22.64%) Support Analyst
3 11 (20.75%) Incident Manager
4 7 (13.21%) Coordinator
4 7 (13.21%) Service Analyst
4 7 (13.21%) Service Desk Analyst
5 6 (11.32%) 1st Line Support
5 6 (11.32%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 5 (9.43%) Help Desk Analyst
7 4 (7.55%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 4 (7.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (5.66%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
9 2 (3.77%) NOC Manager
9 2 (3.77%) Administrator
9 2 (3.77%) Service Manager
10 1 (1.89%) Service Assurance Manager
10 1 (1.89%) Technical Support
10 1 (1.89%) Network Support Analyst
10 1 (1.89%) Data Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.21%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.89%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 13 (24.53%) Windows
2 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (49.06%) ITIL
2 14 (26.42%) Risk Assessment
3 11 (20.75%) WFM
4 10 (18.87%) Problem Management
4 10 (18.87%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (11.32%) Fault Management
5 6 (11.32%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (11.32%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (1.89%) Capacity Management
6 1 (1.89%) Service Management
6 1 (1.89%) Service Delivery
6 1 (1.89%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.66%) SQL
2 1 (1.89%) VB
2 1 (1.89%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (11.32%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (7.55%) MCSE
2 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (5.66%) Degree
4 2 (3.77%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.77%) HND
5 1 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.89%) CCNA
System Software
1 14 (26.42%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 28 (52.83%) Microsoft
2 12 (22.64%) Lotus
3 9 (16.98%) Citrix
4 6 (11.32%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 3 (5.66%) Ericsson
5 3 (5.66%) HP
5 3 (5.66%) Dell
6 1 (1.89%) Cisco
6 1 (1.89%) Nokia
6 1 (1.89%) VMware