The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 25 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 24 - 20
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SLA 4 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.74% - 2.63%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 19.05% - 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Median daily rate £300 - £225
UK excluding London median daily rate £278 £300 £260
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.18 £15.77 £16.80
% change year-on-year
-10.11% -6.13%
SLA
West Midlands

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 Staffordshire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
21 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 9.13% 4.88% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 3
Median daily rate £269 £420 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.01% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £341 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £420 £366
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
-0.06% +5.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £31.25 £20.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.25% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £25.41 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+10.80% +27.02%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Staffordshire region citing SLA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

SLA Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

SLA
Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

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

SLA Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

SLA
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

SLA Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

SLA
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 25 August 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
Stoke-on-Trent - 2 £245 - 2
SLA
West Midlands

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for SLA.

1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) Service Management
3 3 (37.50%) ITIL
4 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (25.00%) SCOM
4 2 (25.00%) Finance
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (25.00%) Change Control
4 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
5 1 (12.50%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certified Master
5 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (12.50%) Line Management
5 1 (12.50%) Coaching
5 1 (12.50%) People Management
5 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (12.50%) High Availability
5 1 (12.50%) Retail
5 1 (12.50%) Billing
5 1 (12.50%) Logistics
5 1 (12.50%) Supplier Management
5 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (12.50%) Degree
5 1 (12.50%) Wiki
5 1 (12.50%) Problem Management

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire 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:

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
1 1 (12.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) WAN
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Billing
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Operations Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) CRM Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Operations Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Service Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Service Improvement Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Service Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Service Operations Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Support Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Leader
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (12.50%) Wiki
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Service Management
2 3 (37.50%) ITIL
3 2 (25.00%) Change Control
3 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (12.50%) Change Management
4 1 (12.50%) Coaching
4 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (12.50%) High Availability
4 1 (12.50%) ITSM
4 1 (12.50%) Line Management
4 1 (12.50%) Logistics
4 1 (12.50%) People Management
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Management
4 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
4 1 (12.50%) Supplier Management
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certified Master
1 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco
2 1 (12.50%) SAP