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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 32 37 25
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -12
Contract jobs citing SLA 5 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.70% 0.29% 3.56%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.73% 4.35% 32.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 4
Median daily rate £325 - £170
UK excluding London median daily rate £334 £315 £270
% change year-on-year
+5.95% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £22.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +104.54%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £17.33 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-13.44% +15.53%
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
22 23 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 7.48% 6.57% 11.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 15
Median daily rate £475 £450 £251
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +79.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £391 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £653 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £18.75 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +31.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £21.99
% change year-on-year
-14.00% +13.67%

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
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 10 December 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 +10 3 £300 - 1
Southport - 1 £350 -
Wirral - 1 - -
SLA
North West

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 5 (35.71%) ITSM
2 4 (28.57%) Windows
3 3 (21.43%) MCSE
3 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 3 (21.43%) Telecoms
3 3 (21.43%) Statistics
3 3 (21.43%) JIRA
3 3 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (21.43%) Mentoring
4 2 (14.29%) SDLC
4 2 (14.29%) QA Automation
4 2 (14.29%) Firewall
4 2 (14.29%) Open Source
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
4 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (14.29%) Automation Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Fat Client
4 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 2 (14.29%) QA
4 2 (14.29%) Selenium
4 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 2 (14.29%) CTC Cleared
4 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (14.29%) Finance
4 2 (14.29%) JMeter

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 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Firewall
1 2 (14.29%) LAN
2 1 (7.14%) DHCP
2 1 (7.14%) DNS
2 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.14%) WAN
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) JIRA
2 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 2 (14.29%) JMeter
2 2 (14.29%) Selenium
General
1 3 (21.43%) Telecoms
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (7.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Service Desk Team Leader
1 3 (21.43%) Team Leader
2 2 (14.29%) Automation Tester
2 2 (14.29%) IT Manager
2 2 (14.29%) QA Automation Tester
2 2 (14.29%) QA Tester
2 2 (14.29%) Senior Automation Tester
2 2 (14.29%) Senior QA Tester
2 2 (14.29%) Senior Tester
2 2 (14.29%) Tester
3 1 (7.14%) Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) IT Technical Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Service Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Support
3 1 (7.14%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) .NET
1 2 (14.29%) XML
2 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Statistics
2 2 (14.29%) Fat Client
2 2 (14.29%) Thin Client
3 1 (7.14%) Clustering
3 1 (7.14%) Driving Licence
3 1 (7.14%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Linux
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (7.14%) Unix
3 1 (7.14%) Windows 2000
3 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) ITSM
2 3 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (21.43%) Mentoring
3 2 (14.29%) Automation Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (14.29%) ITIL
3 2 (14.29%) Open Source
3 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
3 2 (14.29%) QA Automation
3 2 (14.29%) SDLC
3 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 1 (7.14%) Application Packaging
4 1 (7.14%) Coaching
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.14%) Service Management
4 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) MCSE
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (14.29%) CTC Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) CCA
3 1 (7.14%) CCNA
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (7.14%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.14%) vCloud
2 1 (7.14%) VMware ESX
2 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (7.14%) vSphere
2 1 (7.14%) XenApp
2 1 (7.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (7.14%) SCCM
1 1 (7.14%) SCSM
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) VMware
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco
3 1 (7.14%) Citrix
3 1 (7.14%) SolarWinds
3 1 (7.14%) Virgin Media