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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 19 23 32
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +9
Contract jobs citing SLA 2 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.64% 3.54% 0.99%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.00% 57.14% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
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£225 - £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +0.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £8.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £14.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+18.64% -7.81%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
5 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 4.10% 6.19% 4.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 5
Average daily rate £225 £400 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.75% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £271 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £400 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £8.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -7.89%
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 25 July 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent - 2 £225 - 3
Stafford - - - -
SLA
West Midlands

SLA
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 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%) Service Delivery
2 3 (37.50%) ITIL
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (25.00%) NHS
3 2 (25.00%) Six Sigma
3 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (25.00%) Numerical Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) hybris
4 1 (12.50%) Release Management
4 1 (12.50%) SCCM
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (12.50%) Workflow Management
4 1 (12.50%) Local Government
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 1 (12.50%) Workflow
4 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
4 1 (12.50%) Symantec
4 1 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
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%) Active Directory

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
1 1 (12.50%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Services Delivery Manager
1 2 (25.00%) Service Manager
1 2 (25.00%) Team Leader
1 2 (25.00%) Delivery Manager
1 2 (25.00%) Operations Team Leader
2 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Support Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Support
2 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
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%) Service Delivery
2 3 (37.50%) ITIL
3 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (25.00%) Numerical Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Six Sigma
4 1 (12.50%) Release Management
4 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 1 (12.50%) Workflow
4 1 (12.50%) Workflow Management
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Symantec
1 1 (12.50%) hybris