The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 38 37 28
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -9
Contract jobs citing SLA 5 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.52% 1.26% 0.93%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.41% 10.87% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
Median daily rate £369 £293 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.06% -31.17%
UK excluding London median daily rate £283 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
-5.83% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £29.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.77 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-8.05% -9.88%
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
17 46 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 5.18% 11.56% 6.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 34 4
Median daily rate £394 £650 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.42% +52.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £350 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £855 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £29.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £20.21
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +11.35%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Merseyside region citing SLA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 25 July 2016.

SLA Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 25 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Liverpool -2 2 £290 -0.85%
Bootle - 2 £400 -
Southport -1 1 £388 -
SLA
North West

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for SLA.

1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) MCSE
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (40.00%) Thin Client
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (40.00%) Fat Client
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (20.00%) SCSM
3 1 (20.00%) Data Structures
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (20.00%) vCloud
3 1 (20.00%) Office 365
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (20.00%) SCCM
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) XenApp
3 1 (20.00%) XenDesktop
3 1 (20.00%) vSphere
3 1 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside 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 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) DHCP
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) LAN
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Citrix Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Consultant
1 1 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support
1 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Developer
1 1 (20.00%) Help Desk Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Help Desk Support
1 1 (20.00%) IT Manager
1 1 (20.00%) IT Support
1 1 (20.00%) IT Support Manager
1 1 (20.00%) IT Technical Manager
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint Developer
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint Support
1 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Support Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Technical Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Technical Support
1 1 (20.00%) Technical Support Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Fat Client
1 2 (40.00%) Thin Client
2 1 (20.00%) Clustering
2 1 (20.00%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 2000
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (20.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) ITSM
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C#
1 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) MCSE
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) vCloud
2 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (20.00%) vSphere
2 1 (20.00%) XenApp
2 1 (20.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
1 1 (20.00%) SCSM
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix