The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 26 13 17
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +4
Contract jobs citing SLA 15 31 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 4.52% 9.48% 5.73%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 68.18% 65.96% 52.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 6
Average daily rate
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£203 £170 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.11% -19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £170 £91
10% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £170 £295
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 0
Average hourly rate - £13.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.75 £11.88
% change year-on-year
+5.08% +24.21%
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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 Coventry region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Coventry
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
22 47 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 6.63% 14.37% 11.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 9
Average daily rate £270 £346 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.02% +64.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £235 £92
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £450 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £369 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.69% +9.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 1
Average hourly rate - £13.00 £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+18.42% +26.66%

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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 14 (51.85%) Telecoms
2 10 (37.04%) Windows
2 10 (37.04%) MS Excel
3 9 (33.33%) WFM
4 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
4 8 (29.63%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (25.93%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (22.22%) MS Visio
6 6 (22.22%) MS Office
6 6 (22.22%) MS PowerPoint
7 5 (18.52%) Load Balancing
7 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (18.52%) IBM Notes
7 5 (18.52%) Lotus Domino
7 5 (18.52%) ITIL
7 5 (18.52%) Windows XP
7 5 (18.52%) IBM
7 5 (18.52%) Citrix
7 5 (18.52%) Lotus
7 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (14.81%) 3G
8 4 (14.81%) 2G
8 4 (14.81%) LTE
8 4 (14.81%) Fault Management
9 3 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (11.11%) Windows 7
9 3 (11.11%) Legal
9 3 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
9 3 (11.11%) Active Directory
9 3 (11.11%) MS Exchange

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 5 (18.52%) IBM Notes
1 5 (18.52%) Lotus Domino
2 3 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 3 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.70%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 10 (37.04%) MS Excel
2 6 (22.22%) MS Visio
2 6 (22.22%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (22.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) SAP xRPM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) 3G
1 4 (14.81%) 2G
1 4 (14.81%) LTE
2 1 (3.70%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) MySQL
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.70%) SAP BW
General
1 14 (51.85%) Telecoms
2 3 (11.11%) Legal
3 1 (3.70%) Front Office
3 1 (3.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (18.52%) Analyst
1 5 (18.52%) Support Analyst
1 5 (18.52%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 5 (18.52%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 3 (11.11%) Incident Manager
2 3 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (11.11%) Coordinator
3 2 (7.41%) Applications Specialist
4 1 (3.70%) Developer
4 1 (3.70%) Support Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (3.70%) Report Developer
4 1 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (29.63%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.41%) Statistics
2 2 (7.41%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 10 (37.04%) Windows
2 5 (18.52%) Windows XP
2 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (11.11%) Windows 7
4 2 (7.41%) Linux
4 2 (7.41%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) WFM
2 7 (25.93%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (18.52%) Load Balancing
3 5 (18.52%) ITIL
4 4 (14.81%) Fault Management
5 3 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (7.41%) Problem Management
6 2 (7.41%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (3.70%) Mentoring
7 1 (3.70%) Asset Management
7 1 (3.70%) Incident Management
7 1 (3.70%) CRM
7 1 (3.70%) Data Modelling
7 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
7 1 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
1 2 (7.41%) Shell Script
2 1 (3.70%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
2 5 (18.52%) Citrix
2 5 (18.52%) Lotus
2 5 (18.52%) IBM
3 2 (7.41%) LANDesk
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle
3 2 (7.41%) Sybase
4 1 (3.70%) SAP
4 1 (3.70%) Nokia
4 1 (3.70%) Nokia Solutions and Networks