The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 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 Lancashire 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 38 23 47
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +24
Contract jobs citing SLA 12 15 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.76% 5.51% 0.22%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 48.00% 60.00% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 0
Average daily rate
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- £325 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 0
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.31% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -3.12%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
25 25 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 5.75% 9.19% 4.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 8
Average daily rate £353 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.46% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £225 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £707 £350 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 3
Average hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% -52.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.99 £15.00 £34.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £83.80 £20.70 £36.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+17.14% -7.89%
SLA
North West

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

SLA Hourly Rate Histogram 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 29 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 0 12 - -
Blackburn - - - -
Blackpool - - - -
SLA
North West

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 35 (97.22%) Windows
1 35 (97.22%) Citrix
2 33 (91.67%) Microsoft
2 33 (91.67%) Windows XP
3 32 (88.89%) Windows 7
4 30 (83.33%) Security Cleared
4 30 (83.33%) MS Office
5 29 (80.56%) Blackberry
5 29 (80.56%) Microsoft App-V
5 29 (80.56%) AppSense
5 29 (80.56%) SC Cleared
6 27 (75.00%) SCCM
6 27 (75.00%) CA
7 26 (72.22%) Windows Vista
7 26 (72.22%) Lumension
7 26 (72.22%) Software Deployment
8 16 (44.44%) Active Directory
9 13 (36.11%) TQM
10 7 (19.44%) MS Exchange
11 4 (11.11%) LAN
11 4 (11.11%) WAN
11 4 (11.11%) VPN
11 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
11 4 (11.11%) Siebel
11 4 (11.11%) SharePoint
11 4 (11.11%) SQL
11 4 (11.11%) Oracle
11 4 (11.11%) HP
11 4 (11.11%) SAN
11 4 (11.11%) Informatica

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 7 (19.44%) MS Exchange
2 4 (11.11%) IIS
2 4 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 4 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.78%) SAS
Applications
1 30 (83.33%) MS Office
2 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.11%) LAN
1 4 (11.11%) WAN
1 4 (11.11%) VPN
1 4 (11.11%) SAN
1 4 (11.11%) Firewall
2 1 (2.78%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) QlikView
Job Titles
1 22 (61.11%) Support Engineer
2 20 (55.56%) Desktop Support
3 17 (47.22%) Desktop Engineer
4 16 (44.44%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Applications Support
5 3 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (5.56%) Technical Specialist
6 2 (5.56%) Desktop Support Technician
6 2 (5.56%) Technical Support Specialist
6 2 (5.56%) Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Support Technician
6 2 (5.56%) Support Specialist
6 2 (5.56%) Technical Support
6 2 (5.56%) Desktop Technician
6 2 (5.56%) Security Support Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Security Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Windows Support Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Windows Support Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Help Desk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 29 (80.56%) Blackberry
2 4 (11.11%) Clustering
3 3 (8.33%) Thin Client
3 3 (8.33%) Fat Client
3 3 (8.33%) iPhone
3 3 (8.33%) iPad
3 3 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.78%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 35 (97.22%) Windows
2 33 (91.67%) Windows XP
3 32 (88.89%) Windows 7
4 26 (72.22%) Windows Vista
5 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.78%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (72.22%) Software Deployment
2 13 (36.11%) TQM
3 3 (8.33%) ITIL
3 3 (8.33%) Change Management
3 3 (8.33%) Change Control
4 1 (2.78%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.11%) SQL
1 4 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.78%) SELCOPY
2 1 (2.78%) REXX
2 1 (2.78%) JCL
Qualifications
1 30 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 29 (80.56%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 29 (80.56%) Microsoft App-V
2 16 (44.44%) Active Directory
3 4 (11.11%) VMware ESX
3 4 (11.11%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (8.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 27 (75.00%) SCCM
2 3 (8.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 35 (97.22%) Citrix
2 33 (91.67%) Microsoft
3 29 (80.56%) AppSense
4 27 (75.00%) CA
5 26 (72.22%) Lumension
6 4 (11.11%) IronPort
6 4 (11.11%) HP
6 4 (11.11%) Open Text
6 4 (11.11%) VMware
6 4 (11.11%) Informatica
6 4 (11.11%) Oracle
6 4 (11.11%) Siebel
7 3 (8.33%) Apple
8 1 (2.78%) Remedy
8 1 (2.78%) Cisco
8 1 (2.78%) Business Objects
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