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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 44 48 28
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -20
Contract jobs citing SLA 2 1 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.45% 0.22% 5.56%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.41% 1.61% 48.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 7
Median daily rate £313 - £225
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 - £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £315 - £304
UK excluding London median daily rate £285 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £20.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +10.34%
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
37 62 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 8.39% 13.63% 11.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 49 19
Median daily rate £450 £400 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +29.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £296 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £682 £588 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +5.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
Median hourly rate £37.50 £47.33 £19.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.76% +148.28%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £29.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-12.06% +38.09%

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 4 May 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
Lytham St Annes - 2 £313 -
SLA
North West

SLA
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 4 (80.00%) Line Management
2 3 (60.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (60.00%) Change Management
3 2 (40.00%) REXX
3 2 (40.00%) JCL
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) EDI
3 2 (40.00%) Mainframe
3 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) Marketing
3 2 (40.00%) Operations Management
3 2 (40.00%) CA Endevor
3 2 (40.00%) Product Marketing
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Management
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (20.00%) Broadband
4 1 (20.00%) Ethernet
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco
4 1 (20.00%) CCNA
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (20.00%) Juniper
4 1 (20.00%) DSL
4 1 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (20.00%) Firewall
4 1 (20.00%) Wireless
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco Wireless
4 1 (20.00%) Escalation Management

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Broadband
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Wireless
1 1 (20.00%) DSL
1 1 (20.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) Wireless
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
1 2 (40.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Delivery Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Operations Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Service Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Service Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Services Delivery Manager
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL Service Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Mainframe Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Line Management
2 3 (60.00%) Change Management
2 3 (60.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) Operations Management
3 2 (40.00%) Product Marketing
4 1 (20.00%) Escalation Management
4 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Management
4 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (20.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) JCL
1 2 (40.00%) REXX
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CCNA
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco
1 1 (20.00%) Juniper