The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 25 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 100 98 78
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -20
Contract jobs citing SLA 53 74 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.51% 1.65% 1.82%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 18.86% 15.78% 21.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 24 22
Median daily rate £275 £320 £172
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.06% +86.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £165 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £652 £525 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 14 17
Median hourly rate £11.22 £17.33 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.28% +1.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.39 £11.66 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.04 £22.50 £50.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.35 £15.77 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-9.00% -1.43%
SLA
England

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 North West region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
281 469 276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.03% 10.48% 8.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 311 165
Median daily rate £413 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £312 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £652 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £376
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +9.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 19 24
Median hourly rate £60.75 £17.33 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+250.54% -8.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.19 £14.05 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £85.59 £28.50 £49.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.41 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +50.00%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West 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 North West

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

SLA Daily Rate Trend in the North West

SLA
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

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

SLA Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

SLA
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

SLA Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

SLA
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 September 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
Manchester -6 21 £250 -21.87% 22
Cheshire -3 16 £275 -8.33% 4
Merseyside +5 10 £275 +17.64% 3
Lancashire +21 2 £96 -80.75% 2
Cumbria +13 1 - -
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 North West region with a requirement for SLA.

1 29 (36.71%) Windows
2 24 (30.38%) ITIL
3 21 (26.58%) Microsoft
3 21 (26.58%) Active Directory
4 20 (25.32%) Windows 7
5 17 (21.52%) Service Management
6 15 (18.99%) Service Delivery
7 14 (17.72%) MS Office
7 14 (17.72%) MS Excel
8 11 (13.92%) Incident Management
9 10 (12.66%) Security Cleared
10 9 (11.39%) ITSM
10 9 (11.39%) Migration
10 9 (11.39%) Windows XP
10 9 (11.39%) DNS
10 9 (11.39%) SCCM
11 8 (10.13%) VMware
11 8 (10.13%) Service Design
12 7 (8.86%) Finance
12 7 (8.86%) LAN
12 7 (8.86%) SC Cleared
12 7 (8.86%) VMware Infrastructure
13 6 (7.59%) Problem Management
13 6 (7.59%) WAN
13 6 (7.59%) DHCP
13 6 (7.59%) HP
13 6 (7.59%) Cisco
13 6 (7.59%) Citrix
13 6 (7.59%) Change Management
13 6 (7.59%) Windows Server

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 5 (6.33%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.06%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.53%) IBM Notes
4 2 (2.53%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.27%) CMS
5 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.27%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (17.72%) MS Excel
1 14 (17.72%) MS Office
2 1 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.33%) Office 365
2 3 (3.80%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.27%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.39%) DNS
2 7 (8.86%) LAN
3 6 (7.59%) DHCP
3 6 (7.59%) WAN
4 5 (6.33%) Firewall
5 4 (5.06%) Internet
5 4 (5.06%) TCP/IP
5 4 (5.06%) VoIP
6 3 (3.80%) SAN
6 3 (3.80%) VPN
6 3 (3.80%) WLAN
7 2 (2.53%) VLAN
8 1 (1.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (1.27%) GSM
8 1 (1.27%) MPLS
8 1 (1.27%) Network Security
8 1 (1.27%) SSL
8 1 (1.27%) UMTS
8 1 (1.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.80%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.53%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.27%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (3.80%) JIRA
2 1 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (1.27%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.27%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (8.86%) Finance
2 5 (6.33%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.80%) Banking
3 3 (3.80%) Law
4 2 (2.53%) Retail
5 1 (1.27%) French Language
5 1 (1.27%) Italian Language
5 1 (1.27%) Legal
5 1 (1.27%) Local Government
5 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.27%) Publishing
5 1 (1.27%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 13 (16.46%) Analyst
2 10 (12.66%) Architect
3 8 (10.13%) Service Desk Support
4 7 (8.86%) Administrator
5 6 (7.59%) Service Analyst
5 6 (7.59%) Service Architect
5 6 (7.59%) Service Desk Analyst
5 6 (7.59%) Service Manager
5 6 (7.59%) Systems Administrator
6 5 (6.33%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (6.33%) Desktop Support
6 5 (6.33%) IT Administrator
6 5 (6.33%) IT Systems Administrator
6 5 (6.33%) Senior Architect
6 5 (6.33%) Windows Administrator
6 5 (6.33%) Windows Systems Administrator
7 4 (5.06%) 1st Line Support
7 4 (5.06%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 4 (5.06%) Active Directory Administrator
7 4 (5.06%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.53%) .NET
2 1 (1.27%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.27%) Apache Camel
2 1 (1.27%) CSS
2 1 (1.27%) Hibernate
2 1 (1.27%) JPA
2 1 (1.27%) REST
2 1 (1.27%) Spring
2 1 (1.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.33%) Fat Client
1 5 (6.33%) Thin Client
2 4 (5.06%) Statistics
3 3 (3.80%) Cyberthreat
3 3 (3.80%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.53%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.53%) IBM XIV
5 1 (1.27%) Biometrics
5 1 (1.27%) Clustering
5 1 (1.27%) CMDB
5 1 (1.27%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.27%) EPoS
5 1 (1.27%) iPad
5 1 (1.27%) iPhone
5 1 (1.27%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.27%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.27%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.27%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 29 (36.71%) Windows
2 20 (25.32%) Windows 7
3 9 (11.39%) Windows XP
4 6 (7.59%) Windows Server
5 4 (5.06%) Linux
5 4 (5.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (5.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (3.80%) Windows 10
6 3 (3.80%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.53%) AIX
7 2 (2.53%) Unix
8 1 (1.27%) Android
8 1 (1.27%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.27%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (30.38%) ITIL
2 17 (21.52%) Service Management
3 15 (18.99%) Service Delivery
4 11 (13.92%) Incident Management
5 9 (11.39%) ITSM
5 9 (11.39%) Migration
6 8 (10.13%) Service Design
7 6 (7.59%) Change Management
7 6 (7.59%) Mentoring
7 6 (7.59%) Problem Management
8 5 (6.33%) Configuration Management
9 4 (5.06%) Coaching
9 4 (5.06%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (5.06%) Line Management
10 3 (3.80%) Continuous Delivery
10 3 (3.80%) Cybersecurity
10 3 (3.80%) Network Monitoring
10 3 (3.80%) Root Cause Analysis
10 3 (3.80%) Threat Analysis
10 3 (3.80%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.33%) PowerShell
1 5 (6.33%) SQL
2 4 (5.06%) Java
3 3 (3.80%) C
4 2 (2.53%) PL/SQL
4 2 (2.53%) VB
5 1 (1.27%) C#
5 1 (1.27%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (12.66%) Security Cleared
2 7 (8.86%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.33%) CCNA
3 5 (6.33%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (5.06%) MCSE
4 4 (5.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (3.80%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (2.53%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (2.53%) Degree
6 2 (2.53%) ISTQB
6 2 (2.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (2.53%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.27%) CCNP
7 1 (1.27%) CISM
7 1 (1.27%) CISSP
7 1 (1.27%) ISEB
7 1 (1.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.27%) MCP
7 1 (1.27%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.27%) QA
System Software
1 21 (26.58%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (6.33%) XenApp
4 4 (5.06%) VMware ESX
5 3 (3.80%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (2.53%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.27%) vCloud
7 1 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.27%) vSphere
7 1 (1.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (11.39%) SCCM
2 2 (2.53%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.53%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 2 (2.53%) NetBackup
2 2 (2.53%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (1.27%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.27%) SCSM
3 1 (1.27%) SmoothWall
3 1 (1.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (26.58%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.13%) VMware
3 6 (7.59%) Cisco
3 6 (7.59%) Citrix
3 6 (7.59%) HP
4 4 (5.06%) Altiris
4 4 (5.06%) Fujitsu
4 4 (5.06%) Juniper
5 3 (3.80%) AppSense
5 3 (3.80%) BroadSoft
5 3 (3.80%) IBM
5 3 (3.80%) Oracle
6 2 (2.53%) Dell
6 2 (2.53%) Intel Security
6 2 (2.53%) Lotus
6 2 (2.53%) Lumension
6 2 (2.53%) NetIQ
6 2 (2.53%) SAP
6 2 (2.53%) Trustwave
6 2 (2.53%) Veritas
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