The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
England / Midlands
Rank 21 25 22
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -3
Contract jobs citing SLA 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 0.81% 0.61% 0.69%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 11.11% 5.88% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £550 - £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £334 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.86% +11.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.25 £15.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%

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
9 17 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 7.26% 10.37% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 2
Median daily rate £500 £450 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +13.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £335 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £680 £407
UK excluding London median daily rate £416 £400 £395
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £34.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £44.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-54.54% +87.23%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Midlands region citing SLA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 12 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 Midlands region with a requirement for SLA.

1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) CCDP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) Hyper-V

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CCDP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) VMware