The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leicestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 31 March 2015 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 24 34 22
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -12
Contract jobs citing SLA 17 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 5.31% 3.24% 2.80%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 60.71% 28.57% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 3
Average daily rate
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£350 £200 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Average hourly rate £10.61 £12.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.82% -43.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +16.66%
SLA
East Midlands

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 Leicestershire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
28 35 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 8.75% 11.33% 9.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 17 3
Average daily rate £325 £296 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.70% -1.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £370 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.05% +12.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 7
Average hourly rate £10.61 £12.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.82% -53.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.75 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+26.76% -4.05%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Leicestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SLA across the Leicestershire region.

SLA Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

SLA
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Leicestershire region.

SLA Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

SLA
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015. 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
Leicester +9 11 £350 +47.36% 1
Melton Mowbray - - - -
Kegworth - - - -
Hinckley - - - -
SLA
East Midlands

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 7 (38.89%) Linux
1 7 (38.89%) Shell Script
1 7 (38.89%) Problem Management
1 7 (38.89%) DataPower
1 7 (38.89%) Bash Shell
2 6 (33.33%) HPUX
3 5 (27.78%) SQL
3 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
4 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
4 4 (22.22%) Windows
4 4 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (22.22%) Statistics
5 3 (16.67%) High Availability
5 3 (16.67%) Finance
5 3 (16.67%) Financial Institution
6 2 (11.11%) MS Office
6 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
6 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (11.11%) Banking
6 2 (11.11%) Hedge funds
7 1 (5.56%) 4G
7 1 (5.56%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (5.56%) ServiceCenter
7 1 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
7 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (5.56%) Multimedia
7 1 (5.56%) Huawei
7 1 (5.56%) Incident Management

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Office
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) 3G
1 1 (5.56%) 2G
1 1 (5.56%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (16.67%) Financial Institution
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Analyst
2 7 (38.89%) Messaging Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) SQL DBA
3 4 (22.22%) DBA
4 2 (11.11%) Service Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Field Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Team Leader
5 1 (5.56%) Support Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Relationships Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Customer Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Technician
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) DataPower
2 4 (22.22%) Statistics
3 2 (11.11%) Hedge funds
3 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.56%) CMDB
4 1 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (5.56%) Mainframe
4 1 (5.56%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Linux
2 6 (33.33%) HPUX
3 4 (22.22%) Windows
4 1 (5.56%) UNIX
4 1 (5.56%) Windows XP
4 1 (5.56%) MVS
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Problem Management
2 4 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (16.67%) High Availability
4 1 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) Coaching
4 1 (5.56%) ITSM
4 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.56%) CRM
4 1 (5.56%) ETL
4 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) Shell Script
1 7 (38.89%) Bash Shell
2 5 (27.78%) SQL
3 1 (5.56%) C
3 1 (5.56%) JCL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Control-M
1 1 (5.56%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) HP
1 1 (5.56%) Nortel
1 1 (5.56%) Ericsson
1 1 (5.56%) Nokia
1 1 (5.56%) Remedy
1 1 (5.56%) NEC
1 1 (5.56%) Huawei