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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 31 39 27
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -12
Contract jobs citing SLA 1 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 0.40% 1.98% 4.56%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 16.67% 20.00% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 4
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.94 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-7.10% -6.25%
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
6 30 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 2.41% 9.90% 9.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 6
Average daily rate £338 £345 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.17% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £425 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £371 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 11
Average hourly rate - £34.00 £32.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -16.27%

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 24 December 2014. 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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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
Leicester +6 1 - - 2
Lutterworth - - - -
SLA
East Midlands

SLA
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 5 (71.43%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Service Management
2 3 (42.86%) Process Management
2 3 (42.86%) Service Delivery
2 3 (42.86%) Change Management
2 3 (42.86%) ITSM
2 3 (42.86%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (42.86%) Process Improvement
3 2 (28.57%) Office 365
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 2 (28.57%) Mainframe
3 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
3 2 (28.57%) UNIX
3 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) Mac OS X
3 2 (28.57%) MVS
3 2 (28.57%) Control-M
4 1 (14.29%) JCL
4 1 (14.29%) Remedy
4 1 (14.29%) Windows NT
4 1 (14.29%) Banking
4 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Office 365
General
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Service Manager
1 3 (42.86%) Service Level Manager
2 2 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support Technician
2 2 (28.57%) Support Technician
2 2 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Mainframe
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) UNIX
2 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
2 2 (28.57%) Mac OS X
2 2 (28.57%) MVS
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 1 (14.29%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) Service Management
2 3 (42.86%) Process Management
2 3 (42.86%) Service Delivery
2 3 (42.86%) Change Management
2 3 (42.86%) ITSM
2 3 (42.86%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (42.86%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) JCL
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Control-M
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Remedy