The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 21 24 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing SLA 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 0.78% 1.68% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 100.00% 21.43% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£380 £600 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-6.89% +5.45%
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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 Midlands region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
1 14 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 0.78% 7.82% 4.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 2
Average daily rate £380 £600 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.66% +34.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £27.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.08 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+11.27% -25.76%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

SLA Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

SLA
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

SLA Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

SLA
Top 19 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) Service Management
2 2 (66.67%) Service Delivery
2 2 (66.67%) ITSM
2 2 (66.67%) Asset Management
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Management
3 1 (33.33%) TOGAF
3 1 (33.33%) Logistics
3 1 (33.33%) SAP Retail
3 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
3 1 (33.33%) SAP
3 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (33.33%) SAP BW
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Retail
3 1 (33.33%) Programme Management
3 1 (33.33%) Change Management

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) SAP Retail
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SAP BW
General
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Project Manager
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Programme Manager
1 2 (66.67%) Project Manager
1 2 (66.67%) Programme Manager
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Senior IT Project Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Senior IT Programme Manager
2 1 (33.33%) IT Services Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Service Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) IT Programme Manager
2 1 (33.33%) SAP Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) IT Project Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Service Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) Service Management
2 2 (66.67%) Service Delivery
2 2 (66.67%) ITSM
2 2 (66.67%) Asset Management
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Management
3 1 (33.33%) TOGAF
3 1 (33.33%) Logistics
3 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
3 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Programme Management
3 1 (33.33%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) SAP