The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank - 18 17
Contract jobs citing SLA 0 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire - 4.41% 2.17%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - 75.00% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.30 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £11.88
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +22.10%
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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
8 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 3.60% 5.88% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 6
Average daily rate £325 £250 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £250 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £250 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £17.30 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.06 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% +33.75%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Staffordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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
Top 6 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) NHS
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) Change Control

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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.

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Coordinator
1 1 (100.00%) Project Coordinator
1 1 (100.00%) Project Support Officer
1 1 (100.00%) Project Officer
1 1 (100.00%) Project Support Coordinator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) Change Control
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft