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 13 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 38 26 40
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +14
Contract jobs citing SLA 4 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 1.37% 3.53% 1.67%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 14.81% 47.62% 22.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 4
Average daily rate - £335 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -14.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.10 £13.38 £14.25
% change year-on-year
+20.37% -6.14%
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
27 21 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 9.25% 7.42% 7.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 6
Average daily rate £250 £250 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £177 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £344 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £25.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+70.00% +45.77%

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
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (87.50%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Windows NT
2 6 (75.00%) MVS
2 6 (75.00%) Mainframe
2 6 (75.00%) Unix
3 5 (62.50%) Finance
3 5 (62.50%) ITIL
4 3 (37.50%) Tivoli
4 3 (37.50%) Control-M
4 3 (37.50%) Remedy
4 3 (37.50%) CA Wily
4 3 (37.50%) Banking
4 3 (37.50%) Retail
5 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
6 1 (12.50%) Fintech
6 1 (12.50%) Statistical Analysis
6 1 (12.50%) Hedge funds
6 1 (12.50%) Coaching
6 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
6 1 (12.50%) Financial Institution
6 1 (12.50%) MAINVIEW
6 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
6 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
6 1 (12.50%) MS Office
6 1 (12.50%) MS Excel

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Banking
2 3 (37.50%) Retail
3 1 (12.50%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) MVS Operator
1 2 (25.00%) Unix Operator
2 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (12.50%) Mainframe Operator
2 1 (12.50%) MVS Support
2 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Support
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (12.50%) Fintech
3 1 (12.50%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) MVS
2 6 (75.00%) Unix
2 6 (75.00%) Windows NT
3 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Coaching
2 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
2 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (12.50%) Statistical Analysis
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) CA Wily
1 3 (37.50%) Control-M
1 3 (37.50%) Tivoli
2 1 (12.50%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Remedy