The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 Staffordshire 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 17 20 30
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +10
Contract jobs citing SLA 6 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 4.69% 2.11% 0.94%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 66.67% 28.57% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Average daily rate - £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £295
% change year-on-year
- +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.30 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £11.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+27.65% -21.66%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
9 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 7.03% 7.37% 4.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 7
Average daily rate £250 £220 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.60% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £17.30 £20.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.50% -42.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.25 £16.43
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -7.15%
SLA
West Midlands

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
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 - -
Tamworth - - - -
SLA
West Midlands

SLA
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 4 (50.00%) ITIL
1 4 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 3 (37.50%) Risk Management
2 3 (37.50%) Symantec
2 3 (37.50%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (37.50%) SCCM
3 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (25.00%) ITSM
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (25.00%) NHS
3 2 (25.00%) Six Sigma
3 2 (25.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (12.50%) Workflow Management
4 1 (12.50%) Local Government
4 1 (12.50%) Workflow
4 1 (12.50%) Release Management
4 1 (12.50%) Windows
4 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
4 1 (12.50%) DHCP
4 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 1 (12.50%) DNS
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (12.50%) hybris

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) DHCP
1 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
1 1 (12.50%) DNS
General
1 2 (25.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (12.50%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (25.00%) Desktop Support
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Support Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Services Delivery Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Service Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Support
3 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL
1 4 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 3 (37.50%) Risk Management
3 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (25.00%) ITSM
3 2 (25.00%) Six Sigma
4 1 (12.50%) Workflow Management
4 1 (12.50%) Workflow
4 1 (12.50%) Release Management
4 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (37.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Symantec
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) hybris