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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 44 37 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing SLA 3 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.76% 2.18% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 8.33% 18.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate £300 £240 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.07% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -6.89%
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
36 50 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 9.16% 12.14% 4.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 36 4
Average daily rate £475 £400 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +48.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £291 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £900 £550 £270
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £46.50 £25.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.00% +61.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £25.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+68.00% +45.77%

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 5 February 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
(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 2 - -
SLA
North West

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 4 (66.67%) Service Delivery
1 4 (66.67%) Line Management
2 3 (50.00%) Change Management
2 3 (50.00%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) EDI
3 2 (33.33%) Marketing
3 2 (33.33%) Operations Management
3 2 (33.33%) Product Marketing
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Management
4 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (16.67%) Project Planning
4 1 (16.67%) Business Development
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
4 1 (16.67%) User Experience
4 1 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco Wireless
4 1 (16.67%) Broadband
4 1 (16.67%) Ethernet
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) CCNA
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (16.67%) Juniper

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Broadband
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Wireless
1 1 (16.67%) DSL
1 1 (16.67%) Ethernet
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
1 1 (16.67%) Wireless
General
1 2 (33.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Delivery Manager
1 3 (50.00%) Service Manager
1 3 (50.00%) Services Delivery Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Digital Transformation
2 1 (16.67%) Head of Digital
2 1 (16.67%) Head of Digital Transformation
2 1 (16.67%) Head of Operations
2 1 (16.67%) Head of Service Operations
2 1 (16.67%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Line Management
1 4 (66.67%) Service Delivery
2 3 (50.00%) Change Management
2 3 (50.00%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) Operations Management
3 2 (33.33%) Product Marketing
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) Business Development
4 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
4 1 (16.67%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Management
4 1 (16.67%) Project Planning
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (16.67%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (16.67%) CCNA
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco
1 1 (16.67%) Juniper
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft