The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 31 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 37 29 33
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +4
Contract jobs citing SLA 5 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.20% 0.93% 0.42%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 11.36% 13.33% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
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£293 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.17% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £265 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.49% -11.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £29.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-9.88% +16.66%
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 Merseyside region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
44 15 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 10.55% 7.01% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 6 2
Average daily rate £504 £425 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.52% +36.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £355 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £855 £450 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £28.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £20.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +17.14%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

SLA Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

SLA
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

SLA Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

SLA
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 31 July 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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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
Liverpool -6 3 £293 -31.17% 3
Southport - 1 - -
St Helens - 1 - -
SLA
North West

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 (35.71%) Telecoms
1 5 (35.71%) Windows
1 5 (35.71%) MS Office
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
1 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
1 5 (35.71%) Windows 8
1 5 (35.71%) Line Management
2 4 (28.57%) BlackBerry OS
2 4 (28.57%) Radio Access Network
2 4 (28.57%) Ethernet
2 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (28.57%) WFM
2 4 (28.57%) Android
2 4 (28.57%) RNC
2 4 (28.57%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 4 (28.57%) Apple iOS
2 4 (28.57%) Ericsson
2 4 (28.57%) Blackberry
2 4 (28.57%) ATM
2 4 (28.57%) GSM
2 4 (28.57%) SDH
2 4 (28.57%) UMTS
3 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
3 3 (21.43%) Incident Management
4 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (14.29%) Service Desk Management
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Vista
4 2 (14.29%) Problem Management

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
2 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (7.14%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (35.71%) MS Office
2 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) ATM
1 4 (28.57%) GSM
1 4 (28.57%) SDH
1 4 (28.57%) UMTS
1 4 (28.57%) Ethernet
1 4 (28.57%) RNC
1 4 (28.57%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (14.29%) Firewall
2 2 (14.29%) WAN
2 2 (14.29%) LAN
General
1 5 (35.71%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.14%) Billing
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Support Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Field Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Technical Support
5 2 (14.29%) Service Manager
5 2 (14.29%) Technical Support Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Service Desk Manager
6 1 (7.14%) Billing Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Technical Services Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support
6 1 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Desktop Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Technical Support Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Service Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Process Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Blackberry
2 1 (7.14%) AS400
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Windows
1 5 (35.71%) Windows 8
2 4 (28.57%) Apple iOS
2 4 (28.57%) BlackBerry OS
2 4 (28.57%) Android
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Vista
4 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Line Management
2 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (28.57%) WFM
3 3 (21.43%) Incident Management
4 2 (14.29%) Problem Management
4 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (14.29%) Service Desk Management
5 1 (7.14%) Time Management
5 1 (7.14%) ITIL
5 1 (7.14%) Migration
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) MCSE
1 2 (14.29%) MCSA
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) Ericsson
2 4 (28.57%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 2 (14.29%) SAP
3 2 (14.29%) WatchGuard
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