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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
North West / Lancashire
Rank 36 39 38
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs citing SLA 7 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.76% 1.05% 2.22%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 26.92% 9.76% 17.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 3
Median daily rate £343 £600 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.91% +150.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £360 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £840 £242
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £320 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +16.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.96 £18.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-13.71% +23.33%

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
26 41 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 10.24% 10.79% 12.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 33 37
Median daily rate £439 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £247 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £900 £553
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £30.50 £55.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.04% +122.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £41.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-44.57% +69.38%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017.

SLA Daily Rate Histogram 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 18 January 2017. 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 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 +11 7 £343 -61.94%
SLA
North West

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 7 (100.00%) ITIL
2 6 (85.71%) Service Management
2 6 (85.71%) Unix
2 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) AIX
2 6 (85.71%) Linux
2 6 (85.71%) Windows 2000
2 6 (85.71%) MS Excel
2 6 (85.71%) Windows XP
2 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 6 (85.71%) Change Management
2 6 (85.71%) ITSM
2 6 (85.71%) Data Management
2 6 (85.71%) Data Analysis
2 6 (85.71%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (85.71%) Tandem
2 6 (85.71%) WebSphere
2 6 (85.71%) Release Management
2 6 (85.71%) Open Source
2 6 (85.71%) SaaS
2 6 (85.71%) PaaS
2 6 (85.71%) IaaS
2 6 (85.71%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (85.71%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (57.14%) DevOps
3 4 (57.14%) Problem Management
3 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (57.14%) PRINCE2
4 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared

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 (85.71%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (85.71%) MS Excel
1 6 (85.71%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (85.71%) IaaS
1 6 (85.71%) PaaS
1 6 (85.71%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) StarTeam
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Operations Engineer
1 4 (57.14%) Senior Operations Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Operational Support Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Operations Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Operations Support Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Configuration Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Operations Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (85.71%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (85.71%) Tandem
2 1 (14.29%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) AIX
1 6 (85.71%) Linux
1 6 (85.71%) Unix
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
1 6 (85.71%) Windows 2000
1 6 (85.71%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) ITIL
2 6 (85.71%) Change Management
2 6 (85.71%) Data Analysis
2 6 (85.71%) Data Management
2 6 (85.71%) ITSM
2 6 (85.71%) Open Source
2 6 (85.71%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 6 (85.71%) Release Management
2 6 (85.71%) Service Management
3 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (57.14%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (57.14%) DevOps
3 4 (57.14%) PRINCE2
3 4 (57.14%) Problem Management
4 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
4 1 (14.29%) CMMI
4 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
4 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) ServiceNow