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 7 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 106 134 62
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -72
Contract jobs citing SLA 51 28 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.59% 0.67% 2.59%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 18.82% 7.16% 30.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 12 45
Median daily rate £350 £238 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.36% +58.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £102 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £676 £613 £442
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £315 £270
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 11
Median hourly rate £20.00 £16.92 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.23% +12.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.95 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £20.95 £15.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
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
271 391 278
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.44% 9.34% 8.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 247 168
Median daily rate £425 £413 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +17.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £244 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £550 £551
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 17
Median hourly rate £45.75 £37.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.64% +146.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.26 £15.15 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.47 £31.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.98 £27.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-20.09% +25.00%

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 7 December 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 7 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
Cheshire +21 18 £625 +420.83% 3
Manchester +7 13 £410 +28.62% 14
Merseyside +4 6 £300 - 1
Lancashire -1 6 £335 -52.14% 2
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 7 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 North West region with a requirement for SLA.

1 36 (38.30%) ITIL
1 36 (38.30%) Windows
2 28 (29.79%) Service Management
3 24 (25.53%) Microsoft
4 20 (21.28%) MS Excel
5 19 (20.21%) Windows 7
6 18 (19.15%) Active Directory
7 17 (18.09%) Windows XP
8 16 (17.02%) Service Delivery
9 15 (15.96%) ITSM
10 14 (14.89%) Security Cleared
11 13 (13.83%) MS Office
12 12 (12.77%) Linux
13 10 (10.64%) AIX
13 10 (10.64%) Change Management
13 10 (10.64%) SC Cleared
14 9 (9.57%) Service Design
14 9 (9.57%) Open Source
14 9 (9.57%) Data Management
14 9 (9.57%) Problem Management
14 9 (9.57%) Unix
14 9 (9.57%) Windows 2000
15 8 (8.51%) WebSphere
15 8 (8.51%) SCCM
16 7 (7.45%) VMware Infrastructure
16 7 (7.45%) SaaS
16 7 (7.45%) PaaS
16 7 (7.45%) MS PowerPoint
16 7 (7.45%) Incident Management
16 7 (7.45%) Release Management

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 8 (8.51%) WebSphere
2 4 (4.26%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (3.19%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.06%) CMS
5 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.06%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.06%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 20 (21.28%) MS Excel
2 13 (13.83%) MS Office
3 7 (7.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.45%) IaaS
1 7 (7.45%) PaaS
1 7 (7.45%) SaaS
2 3 (3.19%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.19%) Office 365
3 1 (1.06%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.45%) DNS
2 5 (5.32%) LAN
3 4 (4.26%) DHCP
3 4 (4.26%) Firewall
3 4 (4.26%) WAN
4 3 (3.19%) SAN
4 3 (3.19%) VoIP
5 2 (2.13%) 3G
5 2 (2.13%) RNC
5 2 (2.13%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.13%) WLAN
6 1 (1.06%) 2G
6 1 (1.06%) 4G
6 1 (1.06%) GSM
6 1 (1.06%) Internet
6 1 (1.06%) MPLS
6 1 (1.06%) Node B
6 1 (1.06%) VLAN
6 1 (1.06%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.06%) Big Data
2 1 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.06%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.06%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (3.19%) Jenkins
1 3 (3.19%) JIRA
2 2 (2.13%) JMeter
2 2 (2.13%) Selenium
3 1 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.06%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (6.38%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.32%) Finance
3 4 (4.26%) Banking
4 3 (3.19%) Law
5 2 (2.13%) Local Government
6 1 (1.06%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.06%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (17.02%) Analyst
2 10 (10.64%) Architect
2 10 (10.64%) Service Desk Support
3 9 (9.57%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (6.38%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 6 (6.38%) Desktop Support
4 6 (6.38%) Service Analyst
4 6 (6.38%) Service Architect
5 5 (5.32%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
5 5 (5.32%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 5 (5.32%) Administrator
5 5 (5.32%) IT Manager
5 5 (5.32%) Operations Engineer
5 5 (5.32%) Senior Architect
5 5 (5.32%) Senior Operations Engineer
5 5 (5.32%) Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (5.32%) Service Manager
5 5 (5.32%) Support Analyst
5 5 (5.32%) Systems Administrator
5 5 (5.32%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.13%) .NET
1 2 (2.13%) Web Services
1 2 (2.13%) XML
2 1 (1.06%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.06%) Apache Camel
2 1 (1.06%) Hibernate
2 1 (1.06%) JPA
2 1 (1.06%) REST
2 1 (1.06%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (7.45%) Tandem
2 5 (5.32%) Fat Client
2 5 (5.32%) Thin Client
3 4 (4.26%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.26%) Driving Licence
3 4 (4.26%) Statistics
4 3 (3.19%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (2.13%) IBM XIV
5 2 (2.13%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.06%) Biometrics
6 1 (1.06%) Clustering
6 1 (1.06%) CMDB
6 1 (1.06%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.06%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.06%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 36 (38.30%) Windows
2 19 (20.21%) Windows 7
3 17 (18.09%) Windows XP
4 12 (12.77%) Linux
5 10 (10.64%) AIX
6 9 (9.57%) Unix
6 9 (9.57%) Windows 2000
7 5 (5.32%) Windows Server
8 4 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (3.19%) Windows 10
9 3 (3.19%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.06%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (38.30%) ITIL
2 28 (29.79%) Service Management
3 16 (17.02%) Service Delivery
4 15 (15.96%) ITSM
5 10 (10.64%) Change Management
6 9 (9.57%) Data Management
6 9 (9.57%) Open Source
6 9 (9.57%) Problem Management
6 9 (9.57%) Service Design
7 7 (7.45%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (7.45%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (7.45%) Data Analysis
7 7 (7.45%) Incident Management
7 7 (7.45%) Migration
7 7 (7.45%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 7 (7.45%) Release Management
8 5 (5.32%) Mentoring
8 5 (5.32%) PRINCE2
9 4 (4.26%) DevOps
10 3 (3.19%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.26%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.19%) Java
3 2 (2.13%) SQL
4 1 (1.06%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (14.89%) Security Cleared
2 10 (10.64%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.32%) MCSE
3 5 (5.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (4.26%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (3.19%) CCNA
5 3 (3.19%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.13%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (1.06%) CCA
7 1 (1.06%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.06%) Degree
7 1 (1.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.06%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.38%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (3.19%) QA
System Software
1 18 (19.15%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.26%) VMware ESX
3 4 (4.26%) XenApp
4 3 (3.19%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (2.13%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.06%) vCloud
6 1 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.06%) vSphere
6 1 (1.06%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (8.51%) SCCM
2 4 (4.26%) Tivoli
3 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (2.13%) NetBackup
3 2 (2.13%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.06%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.06%) SCSM
4 1 (1.06%) WSUS
Vendors
1 24 (25.53%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.45%) VMware
3 4 (4.26%) Altiris
3 4 (4.26%) Cisco
3 4 (4.26%) Citrix
3 4 (4.26%) Fujitsu
3 4 (4.26%) NetIQ
4 3 (3.19%) AppSense
4 3 (3.19%) BroadSoft
4 3 (3.19%) HP
4 3 (3.19%) IBM
5 2 (2.13%) Brocade
5 2 (2.13%) Dell
5 2 (2.13%) Oracle
5 2 (2.13%) SolarWinds
5 2 (2.13%) Veritas
6 1 (1.06%) Fortinet
6 1 (1.06%) Huawei
6 1 (1.06%) Infor
6 1 (1.06%) Lotus
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