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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 38 25 37
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +12
Contract jobs citing SLA 10 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.20% 0.58% 0.30%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.67% 10.00% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate
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£240 £310 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.62% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.94 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-7.10% -6.25%
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
24 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 5.27% 5.81% 2.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 4
Average daily rate £353 £270 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.55% -43.15%
UK excluding London average daily rate £371 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -16.27%

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 24 December 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
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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
Blackpool - 5 £240 -
Preston - 4 - -
Burnley - - - -
Nelson - - - -
SLA
North West

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 11 (57.89%) Windows
1 11 (57.89%) Citrix
1 11 (57.89%) SC Cleared
1 11 (57.89%) Security Cleared
2 10 (52.63%) Windows Vista
2 10 (52.63%) SCCM
2 10 (52.63%) Windows 7
2 10 (52.63%) Software Deployment
2 10 (52.63%) Blackberry
2 10 (52.63%) MS Office
2 10 (52.63%) Windows XP
2 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
3 9 (47.37%) AppSense
4 8 (42.11%) CA
4 8 (42.11%) Lumension
4 8 (42.11%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
6 4 (21.05%) Statistics
6 4 (21.05%) Service Delivery
6 4 (21.05%) Validation
6 4 (21.05%) Problem Management
6 4 (21.05%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (15.79%) Line Management
7 3 (15.79%) Change Management
7 3 (15.79%) Operations Management
7 3 (15.79%) EDI
8 2 (10.53%) TQM
9 1 (5.26%) Finance
9 1 (5.26%) Supplier Management
9 1 (5.26%) DHCP

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Applications
1 10 (52.63%) MS Office
2 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) DHCP
1 1 (5.26%) DNS
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Desktop Support
1 8 (42.11%) Support Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Desktop Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Service Manager
3 4 (21.05%) Problem Manager
4 3 (15.79%) Delivery Manager
4 3 (15.79%) Services Delivery Manager
5 2 (10.53%) Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Support Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Support Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Desktop Technician
6 1 (5.26%) Service Assurance Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support Technician
6 1 (5.26%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 10 (52.63%) Blackberry
2 4 (21.05%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 11 (57.89%) Windows
2 10 (52.63%) Windows XP
2 10 (52.63%) Windows Vista
2 10 (52.63%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Software Deployment
2 4 (21.05%) Service Delivery
2 4 (21.05%) Validation
2 4 (21.05%) Problem Management
2 4 (21.05%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (15.79%) Operations Management
3 3 (15.79%) Change Management
3 3 (15.79%) Line Management
4 2 (10.53%) TQM
5 1 (5.26%) Supplier Management
5 1 (5.26%) ITIL
5 1 (5.26%) Capacity Management
Qualifications
1 11 (57.89%) SC Cleared
1 11 (57.89%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (42.11%) Microsoft App-V
2 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (52.63%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) Citrix
2 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
3 9 (47.37%) AppSense
4 8 (42.11%) Lumension
4 8 (42.11%) CA