The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 39 38 36
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing SLA 6 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.01% 0.47% 2.51%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.38% 4.17% 22.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 4
Median daily rate £335 £700 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-52.14% +191.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £540 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £860 £241
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £315 £270
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
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
39 48 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 13.09% 11.27% 11.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 34 33
Median daily rate £395 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.22% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £233 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £900 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Median hourly rate £26.60 £37.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.12% +48.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.98 £27.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-20.09% +25.00%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Lancashire region citing SLA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool -6 6 £335 -52.14%
SLA
North West

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SLA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for SLA.

1 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (66.67%) AIX
2 6 (66.67%) Linux
2 6 (66.67%) Windows 2000
2 6 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 6 (66.67%) Windows XP
2 6 (66.67%) ITIL
2 6 (66.67%) Unix
2 6 (66.67%) Service Management
2 6 (66.67%) Change Management
2 6 (66.67%) ITSM
2 6 (66.67%) Tandem
2 6 (66.67%) Data Management
2 6 (66.67%) Data Analysis
2 6 (66.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (66.67%) WebSphere
2 6 (66.67%) Release Management
2 6 (66.67%) Open Source
2 6 (66.67%) SaaS
2 6 (66.67%) PaaS
2 6 (66.67%) IaaS
2 6 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (66.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 4 (44.44%) DevOps
3 4 (44.44%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (44.44%) Problem Management
3 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (44.44%) Service Delivery
3 4 (44.44%) PRINCE2

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (66.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 6 (66.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (33.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (66.67%) IaaS
1 6 (66.67%) PaaS
1 6 (66.67%) SaaS
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Operations Engineer
1 4 (44.44%) Senior Operations Engineer
1 4 (44.44%) Support Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) 1st Line Support
2 3 (33.33%) Service Desk Support
3 2 (22.22%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Operational Support Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Operations Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Operations Support Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Service Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Service Desk Support Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Operations Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (66.67%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) AIX
2 6 (66.67%) Linux
2 6 (66.67%) Unix
2 6 (66.67%) Windows 2000
2 6 (66.67%) Windows XP
3 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Change Management
1 6 (66.67%) Data Analysis
1 6 (66.67%) Data Management
1 6 (66.67%) ITIL
1 6 (66.67%) ITSM
1 6 (66.67%) Open Source
1 6 (66.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
1 6 (66.67%) Release Management
1 6 (66.67%) Service Management
2 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (44.44%) DevOps
2 4 (44.44%) PRINCE2
2 4 (44.44%) Problem Management
2 4 (44.44%) Service Delivery
3 3 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity
4 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft