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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 38 15 17
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +2
Contract jobs citing SLA 6 18 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 1.79% 8.57% 6.94%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 13.95% 46.15% 37.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 1
Average daily rate £100 £110 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -71.79%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £298 £300
% change year-on-year
+13.44% -0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £10.00 £15.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -6.89%
SLA
Cheshire

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
43 39 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 12.84% 18.57% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 25 15
Average daily rate £550 £325 £510
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+69.23% -36.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £110 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £637 £564 £623
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £10.00 £15.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £25.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+68.00% +45.77%

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 8 February 2016, 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 19 (79.17%) ITIL
2 17 (70.83%) MS Office
3 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
3 13 (54.17%) Service Management
3 13 (54.17%) Problem Management
4 11 (45.83%) MS Excel
5 10 (41.67%) MCP
5 10 (41.67%) OpenView
5 10 (41.67%) HP
5 10 (41.67%) PMI
5 10 (41.67%) PMI Certification
5 10 (41.67%) SCCM
5 10 (41.67%) Mentoring
5 10 (41.67%) Coaching
6 7 (29.17%) Windows
7 6 (25.00%) Unix
7 6 (25.00%) Linux
7 6 (25.00%) Service Delivery
7 6 (25.00%) Telecoms
8 5 (20.83%) SAP XI
8 5 (20.83%) webMethods
8 5 (20.83%) OOP
8 5 (20.83%) OO
8 5 (20.83%) SMTP
8 5 (20.83%) FTP
8 5 (20.83%) HTTP
8 5 (20.83%) Solaris
8 5 (20.83%) Windows XP
8 5 (20.83%) SAP
8 5 (20.83%) JDBC

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Warrington by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 17 (70.83%) MS Office
2 11 (45.83%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) FTP
1 5 (20.83%) HTTP
1 5 (20.83%) SMTP
2 2 (8.33%) DHCP
2 2 (8.33%) DNS
2 2 (8.33%) LAN
2 2 (8.33%) SAN
2 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (8.33%) VoIP
2 2 (8.33%) VPN
2 2 (8.33%) WAN
2 2 (8.33%) Wireless
3 1 (4.17%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 6 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (62.50%) Analyst
2 11 (45.83%) Service Analyst
2 11 (45.83%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Programmer
3 4 (16.67%) webMethods Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Analyst Programmer
4 3 (12.50%) IT Support
4 3 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Senior Analyst Programmer
4 3 (12.50%) Senior Programme Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Senior Programmer
4 3 (12.50%) Senior webMethods Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Service Desk Support
4 3 (12.50%) Service Desk Support Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Support Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) IT Services Delivery Manager
5 2 (8.33%) IT Support Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) ITIL Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Server Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.83%) JDBC
1 5 (20.83%) SAP XI
1 5 (20.83%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (41.67%) PMI
2 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.17%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (29.17%) Windows
2 6 (25.00%) Linux
2 6 (25.00%) Unix
3 5 (20.83%) Solaris
3 5 (20.83%) Windows XP
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Server
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (79.17%) ITIL
2 13 (54.17%) Problem Management
2 13 (54.17%) Service Management
3 10 (41.67%) Coaching
3 10 (41.67%) Mentoring
4 6 (25.00%) Service Delivery
5 5 (20.83%) Integration Testing
5 5 (20.83%) OO
5 5 (20.83%) OOP
5 5 (20.83%) System Integration Testing
5 5 (20.83%) Unit Testing
5 5 (20.83%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (16.67%) SOA
7 3 (12.50%) ITIL V3
7 3 (12.50%) Supplier Management
8 2 (8.33%) Project Management
9 1 (4.17%) Information Security
9 1 (4.17%) Reverse Engineering
9 1 (4.17%) SIEM
9 1 (4.17%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) Java
1 5 (20.83%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) Perl
2 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (41.67%) MCP
1 10 (41.67%) PMI Certification
2 5 (20.83%) Degree
2 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) GCFA
3 1 (4.17%) GCFE
3 1 (4.17%) GIAC
3 1 (4.17%) GREM
3 1 (4.17%) OSCP
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (8.33%) XenApp
1 2 (8.33%) XenDesktop
1 2 (8.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (41.67%) OpenView
1 10 (41.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
2 10 (41.67%) HP
3 5 (20.83%) Oracle
3 5 (20.83%) SAP
3 5 (20.83%) webMethods
4 3 (12.50%) IBM
5 2 (8.33%) Avaya
5 2 (8.33%) BT
5 2 (8.33%) Cisco
5 2 (8.33%) Citrix
5 2 (8.33%) Toshiba
5 2 (8.33%) VMware