The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Midlands region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 22 - 31
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SLA 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 0.60% - 0.72%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 8.33% - 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+20.68% -3.33%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
12 22 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 7.23% 9.95% 3.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 17 1
Average daily rate £425 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +36.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+14.64% -2.77%
SLA
England

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 21 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 2 (66.67%) Service Delivery
1 2 (66.67%) Change Management
1 2 (66.67%) Problem Management
2 1 (33.33%) Data Cleansing
2 1 (33.33%) Trend Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Change Control
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) MBA
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Economics
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Postgraduate
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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.

General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Services Delivery Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Service Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Support Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Delivery Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Windows Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Service Delivery
1 2 (66.67%) Change Management
1 2 (66.67%) Problem Management
2 1 (33.33%) Data Cleansing
2 1 (33.33%) Trend Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Change Control
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) MBA
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) Postgraduate
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) VMware
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix