The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 46 42 18
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -24
Contract jobs citing SLA 2 11 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.52% 2.26% 6.07%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.06% 39.29% 53.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 5
Average daily rate
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£205 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £303
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Average hourly rate - £21.06 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.74%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +12.90%
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 Lancashire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
33 28 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 8.57% 5.75% 11.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 10 12
Average daily rate £375 £353 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.38% +28.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £325 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £707 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
Average hourly rate - £21.06 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.74%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.15 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+3.14% +10.81%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

SLA Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

SLA
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

SLA Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

SLA
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 3 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Preston -7 1 - -
SLA
North West

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 3 (75.00%) Line Management
2 2 (50.00%) Operations Management
2 2 (50.00%) EDI
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Change Management
3 1 (25.00%) Billing
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (25.00%) MCTS
3 1 (25.00%) MCITP
3 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (25.00%) AS400
3 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Backup Exec
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) MS Office
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) MCP
3 1 (25.00%) MCSE
3 1 (25.00%) MCSA
3 1 (25.00%) CCNA
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) CCA
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (25.00%) SAN
3 1 (25.00%) Symantec
3 1 (25.00%) McAfee
3 1 (25.00%) Sophos

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 1 (25.00%) TPMS
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (25.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Service Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Client Services Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Billing Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) AS400
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Line Management
2 2 (50.00%) Operations Management
2 2 (50.00%) Change Management
3 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) Service Management
3 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (25.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) MCP
1 1 (25.00%) MCSE
1 1 (25.00%) MCSA
1 1 (25.00%) CCNA
1 1 (25.00%) CCA
1 1 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (25.00%) MCTS
1 1 (25.00%) MCITP
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
1 1 (25.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) Symantec
2 1 (25.00%) McAfee
2 1 (25.00%) Sophos
2 1 (25.00%) VMware