The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Warrington region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 22 19 19
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs citing SLA 14 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 6.97% 6.92% 2.63%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 56.00% 55.00% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
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£120 £390 £115
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-69.23% +239.13%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £14.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+5.35% +16.66%
SLA
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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 Warrington region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Warrington
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
25 20 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 12.44% 12.58% 6.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 4
Average daily rate £525 £510 £135
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +277.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £370 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.05% +12.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.40 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+29.31% -5.94%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Warrington

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Warrington region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Warrington

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in Warrington

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

SLA Daily Rate Trend in Warrington

SLA
Hourly Rate Trend in Warrington

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

SLA Hourly Rate Trend in Warrington

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Warrington

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Warrington 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 30 (75.00%) Service Management
2 28 (70.00%) HP
2 28 (70.00%) MS Excel
3 27 (67.50%) ITIL
3 27 (67.50%) Microsoft
4 25 (62.50%) OpenView
5 24 (60.00%) MS Office
5 24 (60.00%) Lotus
5 24 (60.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 24 (60.00%) MCP
5 24 (60.00%) IBM Notes
6 13 (32.50%) Security Cleared
7 11 (27.50%) SC Cleared
8 9 (22.50%) Incident Management
9 7 (17.50%) Telecoms
10 5 (12.50%) Problem Management
11 4 (10.00%) Oracle
11 4 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
12 3 (7.50%) F5
12 3 (7.50%) Oracle Database
12 3 (7.50%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
12 3 (7.50%) Business Objects
12 3 (7.50%) WebLogic
12 3 (7.50%) IIS
12 3 (7.50%) Windows
12 3 (7.50%) HPUX
12 3 (7.50%) Solaris
12 3 (7.50%) Documentum
12 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2003

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Warrington by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Warrington 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 24 (60.00%) IBM Notes
2 3 (7.50%) WebLogic
2 3 (7.50%) IIS
2 3 (7.50%) Documentum
3 2 (5.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 28 (70.00%) MS Excel
2 24 (60.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) RNC
1 2 (5.00%) Intranet
1 2 (5.00%) ATM
1 2 (5.00%) GSM
1 2 (5.00%) SDH
1 2 (5.00%) UMTS
1 2 (5.00%) Ethernet
1 2 (5.00%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) Oracle Database
1 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
1 3 (7.50%) BODI
General
1 7 (17.50%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.00%) Finance
3 1 (2.50%) Billing
Job Titles
1 31 (77.50%) Analyst
2 30 (75.00%) Service Analyst
3 29 (72.50%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (5.00%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (5.00%) Field Engineer
5 1 (2.50%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (2.50%) Coordinator
5 1 (2.50%) Environment Manager
5 1 (2.50%) Project Coordinator
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.50%) Reference Data
2 1 (2.50%) CMDB
2 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.50%) Windows
1 3 (7.50%) HPUX
1 3 (7.50%) Solaris
1 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (5.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (75.00%) Service Management
2 27 (67.50%) ITIL
3 9 (22.50%) Incident Management
4 5 (12.50%) Problem Management
5 4 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (7.50%) Time Management
6 3 (7.50%) Service Delivery
6 3 (7.50%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (5.00%) Migration
7 2 (5.00%) TOGAF
7 2 (5.00%) WFM
7 2 (5.00%) CAFM
7 2 (5.00%) Service Desk Management
7 2 (5.00%) Line Management
7 2 (5.00%) Mentoring
7 2 (5.00%) Coaching
7 2 (5.00%) Change Control
8 1 (2.50%) Business Transformation
8 1 (2.50%) Configuration Management
Qualifications
1 24 (60.00%) MCP
2 13 (32.50%) Security Cleared
3 11 (27.50%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 3 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.50%) XenApp
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 25 (62.50%) OpenView
2 24 (60.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.50%) OVSD
Vendors
1 28 (70.00%) HP
2 27 (67.50%) Microsoft
3 24 (60.00%) Lotus
4 4 (10.00%) Oracle
5 3 (7.50%) F5
5 3 (7.50%) Business Objects
5 3 (7.50%) Cisco
5 3 (7.50%) Compuware
5 3 (7.50%) VMware
6 2 (5.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 2 (5.00%) Ericsson
7 1 (2.50%) Citrix
7 1 (2.50%) AppSense